View this email in your browser

Running Club at Ohio State

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

From the Desk of the Secretary

Hey Running Club!

Great job to everyone that ran at Kenyon yesterday! Congrats to Emma Dalan for placing first in the 800m, Drew Davis for also placing first in the 800m, the 4 x 2 team of Emma Dalan, Jaime Donaldson, Daisy Okpa, and Jessica Wrenn for placing second, and Nick Bandy for placing second in the 3000m. Finally, special shout out to those who set new records: Sarah Taylor with a 9.67 in the 60m hurdles, Emma Dalan with a 2:21.59 in the 800m, and Neil Brown with a 12.74m in the triple jump!

Full results here.

Nominations for elections are now open! If you want to run for an officer position or would like to nominate someone else for a position, please fill out this form here by February 25th at midnight. Emails will be sent out to anyone who was nominated for confirmation after this date. Elections will take place on Friday, March 2nd at 5PM in room 110-120 of CBEC.

As you can see on the form, there will be five different waves in the breakdown of positions. You can find descriptions of all the positions on the form as well. Note that you can only run for one position in each wave. If you choose to run, you make a speech no more than 2 minutes long, explaining to the club why you would be a good fit for the role you are running for. After all speeches have been presented, there will be a short dicsussion where those who attend can weigh in on the candidates. Then voting takes places, and repeat! NOTE: If you want to run for a position but can't attend, you can have someone else read your speech and vouch for you!

Dinner will be provided, but if you need more incentive than that, remember that you are the future of this club. It's important to come and support your friends and teammates by voting for those you believe will continue to make this club great. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

It's time for our first NIRCA meet of the season, the Illinois Club Relays! We will be leaving on Friday and staying overnight both Friday and Saturday, coming home on Sunday. Sign ups for this meet close tonight at midnight! You can sign up to race here.

The fee for this weekend will be $40 for non-drivers, $20 for drivers. Sign up for a ride here! Note that the carpool sheet is set up according to what time the drivers can leave on Friday, so make sure to sign up for a car with a time that works for you. If you need to drop, please let Tessa know ASAP.

Race Address: University of Illinois Armory, 505 E Armory Ave, Champaign, IL 61820
Hotel Address: Baymont Inn & Suites, 302 W Anthony Dr, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61822-1216

Running Club now has a sheet regarding top times for cross country and indoor/outdoor track! The sheet was made with times/marks from NIRCA XC Nationals 2016/2017, Tiffin and YSU 2018, and NIRCA Track & Field Championships 2016/2017. If you have a time that is faster (or a jump/throw that is further) than what is posted, contact Daisy Okpa. Please provide the time/mark along with the link to the meet ran for verification purposes. Top times will be limited to the top 25 for XC and top 10 for track. Check out the sheet here!

On March 3rd from 1:30-6PM, Morgan would like to get a group of around 10 or so volunteers to work at the Habitat for Humanity Restore West location. The organization raises money for Habitat for Humanty-MidOhio, supplies the community with low-cost home improvement materials, and re-uses building materials to prevent them from entering landfills. Our jobs will include loading/unloading donations, helping customers move supplies, and organizing merchandise. Please consider signing up here, and giving back to your community!

Workouts from your Racing Committee:
Long Distance
5-10 x 1000m intervals (5k pace) w 2:00 active recovery

4-6 x 400m on (I) / 400m off (E), drop out if times are not hit

Middle Distance
2-4 x 1k (T) / 1 min + 2 x 400m / 2:30 + 4 x 200m / 2:30
2 x 200m / 75s jog + 2 x 400m / 2:30 jog + 1-2 x 1600m (T) / 1:00 jog
+ 2 x 400m / 2:30 jog + 2 x 200m / 75s jog

Run mile, 3 x 10 A Lifts

6 x 200m @ 90% (5-7 min rest)
3 x 8 Speed Lifts

4 x 150m accels, 6 x 50, starts, hurdles, jumps
Bike 10 min, 3 x 10 B Lifts
(You can download the sprinting plan for February here.)

[Note: T=threshold pace, I=interval pace, E=easy pace]

If you're interested in sprinting, please contact our Sprint Captains Emma and Justin at,

Basic information:
  • Our club meets M/W/F at 4:30 PM at the Ohio Union West Plaza, T/Th from 7-8:30 PM at the French Field House, and Sundays at 9 AM for long runs.  Nothing is mandatory, everything is optional!
  • Here is the link to the slides from the information session.
  • We have a Facebook group (linked here), which along with this newsletter and our website is how we pass along information to all of the running club's members. To join this Facebook group simply search "Ohio State Running Club", or click the link above, and make sure you select the group, not the page. Once you request to join, one of our officers with approve you shortly.

If you have any questions, please reach out to one of the officers or to the club email,

Your friendly neighborhood Running Club Secretary,

Becca Ogorzaly
Secretary, Running Club at Ohio State
"To get to the finish line, you'll have to try lots of different paths."
- Amby Burfoot

Join our Facebook Group
Read our Blog

Weekly Schedule

Monday - 4:30 PM Union
South Trails

Tuesday - 7 PM
Workout @ French Field House

Wednesday - 4:30 PM Union
Park of Roses

Thursday - 7 PM
Workout @ French Field House

Friday - 4:30 PM Union
Goodale Park

NIRCA Meet @ Illinois

Sunday - 9 AM Union
Long Run (25% of weekly mileage, tempo last 2mi at your discretion)

Nothing this week!

Track Schedule

January 20th:
Tiffin Open

February 3rd:

February 17th:

February 24th-25th:
Illinois (overnight)

March 24th:
Mount Vernon Nazarene (first outdoor)

March 30th-31st:
Otterbein Midnight meet

April 14th-15th:
NIRCA Nats at Indiana University (overnight)

April 21st:
NITCA meet at Illinois (overnight)

Officers for the 2017-2018 School Year

Will Herriman

Co-VPs: David Rose, Tessa Dombi

Treasurer:  Leah Niekamp

Secretary: Becca Ogorzaly

Webmaster: Evan Sergent

Social Committee: Nicole Nazar, Morgan Wickey, Daisy Okpa

Long Distance Captain: Ryan Heckman

Middle Distance Captain: Frankie Rimer

Male Sprint Captain: Justin Law

Female Sprint Captain: Emma Dalan

Race Logistics Managers: Vicky Evankovich, Zach Napholz

Add your name if you are graduating to our Alumni List to let us know about your whereabouts and stay in touch with any planned get together! 

Copyright © 2018 Running Club at Ohio State, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you signed up for the Running Club at Ohio State's newsletter list.

Our mailing address is:
Running Club at Ohio State
1968 Iuka Avenue Apt. E
Columbus, OH 43201

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Track, XC, and Running Club at Ohio State · 185 Oakland Ave · Columbus, OH 43201 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp