- From the Charleston Running Club Newsletter:

CRC June Member Profile-Noah Moore and the MooreOns
 
Noah Moore on how it all began.........


Moore On Running started with me writing a blog (www.MooreOnRunning.com) about my training and weight loss back in 2007. I lost about 100 pounds, started running ultras and along the way I became a certified running coach and started my own Couch to 5K group. 


 The first time we ever used the name MooreOnRunners was when Jennifer and I ran a doughnut run with Peyton and made our own shirts. From then on we were the MooreOnRunners and everyone who trained with us or ran with us just became part of our running family (and MooreOns).

 

One day I was talking to my son Peyton and he thought it would be cool to have a group after the C25K group. He came up with the name "5K and Beyond". 


These MooreOnRunners train for an all night MooreOnRelay around Charleston County and a MooreOnRoadTrip each year. Last year they ran 5 trails in 4 states in 24 hours. It was an awesome adventure that ended with us finding out that Jennifer and I were having a boy (Jennifer screamed it out in the bathroom in the Smoky Mountains between TN and NC).


When I start a new MooreOnRunning 5K and Beyond group I have very specific rules that I send out:
"This is the most special group I coach. My son came up with this idea and I have done everything I can to keep it just the way he would have wanted it. I don't advertise this group. I don't even put it up on Active.com or my web site. This is truly a MooreOn group and you have to be willing to be part of my craziness and not worry about where you finish in a run or a race. You have to leave your fears at home and you have to want to be part of something so crazy people will call you a MooreOn!"


 I am coaching a group of thirty 5KB runners now and they are training for an all night multi state multi trail run in August. After that I will start a Couch to 5K group for the Fall (with some real estate sales in there as well).

- Love my running community - Noah

To all our Wild and Wacky Peeps:

First, thank you all for being part of our boy’s race. As you could probably tell, Peyton’s Wild and Wacky 5K Ultra is not just any race. We wanted this race to bring out the fun and adventure that was truly Peyton and we wanted to share our boy’s crazy spirit with you all. We can only hope that we were able to at least give you a bit of how amazing he really was.



Big thanks to Rachel Vane for coordinating our amazing volunteers. They make us look like we do this full time!

Thank you to our awesome sponsors!

Title Sponsor Lucey Mortgage, Bib and Food Sponsor Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ (so good!), Race Bag Sponsor ISHPI and AE Fit, Race Towel Sponsor Everett Presson Group and Ultra Hat Sponsors Fleet Feet and AE Fit. And every sponsor who gave us money, supplies, product or giveaways (you rock!).



We are runners and skimping on runners is just not our nature. Our sponsors make it possible for us to have the coolest race swag around and raise money for some of Peyton’s favorite groups (Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, Mount Pleasant Track Club and Mount Pleasant Academy).

Big thanks to our friends, family and the running community for all your support. We cannot imagine making it though this without you all and I’m not just talking about the race.

Pictures
Brian Fancher did another amazing job photographing our race! Check out his gallery at:
http://www.brianfancherphotography.com/gallery/Peytons-Wild-and-Wacky-5k-Ultra/G000070Zo2lZ.Xsc/C0000XlAEvGascFY/u=U0000fBRiBm91q.4
His charges are very reasonable for these awesome pictures so please make sure you support his efforts by purchasing these great pics!

Race Results
Race results can be found at www.RUN4P.comor at these direct links:
5K Age Group Awards: www.mooreplus.com/20165KAgeGroupResults.pdf
5K Overall Results: www.mooreplus.com/20165KOverallResults.pdf
50K Overall Results: www.mooreplus.com/201650KOverallResults.pdf
50K Female Results: www.mooreplus.com/201650KFemaleResults.pdf
50K Male Results: www.mooreplus.com/201650KMaleResults.pdf
10x5K Five Person Relay: www.mooreplus.com/201610x5KFivePersonRelayResults.pdf
10x5K Two Person Relay: www.mooreplus.com/201610x5KTwoPersonRelayResults.pdf

Please note that relay results were taken from timing mat 1 and the backup timing mat 2. They were also taken from backup video due to runners activating the timer by crossing over the start or finish with other teammates while wearing their bibs. MPTC 1 and MPTC 2 times were determined to be a tied for first place.

50K results have been submitted to Ultra Runner Magazine and are on UltraSignUp.
Thank you Jimmy Stephens, Timing Inc, for all your work timing this crazy event. Timing four races over ten hours is crazy hard. Next year we will have one bib per team and a running tally for solo runners and relay teams.



Awards and Medals

If you placed in your 5K age group (top 3) email me if you would like to set up a time to pick your award from my office on Isle of Palms.We would love for you to have them (or we are going to eat all the candy and walk around our house wearing medals - don't judge).

Next Year – March 11, 2017
Save the date for next year’s race! The 3rd Annual Peyton’s Wild and Wacky 5K Ultra will be held at Laurel Hill County Park on March 11, 2017. We will be capping the race again (100 solo, 20 relay teams 2 and 5 person teams, and only 200 5K spots) so sign up early. Registration will open on Peyton’s Birthday, September 10, 2016.

If you or someone you know would like to be one of our cool sponsors please let us know (seriously, we have the coolest sponsors!).

Again, thank you so much for being part of our boy’s race. Peyton loved the running community. He loved walking around races and track meets all day and just being with the people he loved. Watching all of yous pend the day together while running and laughing was a gift to us.



Noah and Jen (Peyton and Miles’ Dad and Mom)

#RUN4P
Join us for the second annual "Peyton's Wild and Wacky 5K Ultra" on March 12, 2016!



Last year we had a huge turnout, a great race and a lot of fun. This year will be even better!

Register at UltraSignUp: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=34011

This race is in honor of Peyton Moore, our nine year old son who passed away in 2013. P was a local runner, track and field star and all around great kid who lived life to the fullest. We could not think of a better way to remember our boy than spending a day running and hanging out with all our runner friends.


Read about Peyton at www.RUN4P.com

Just like Peyton, this race will be very wild and wacky. Join us for a 10x5K (50K) Ultra or come out and run the 5K event right in the middle of the ultra. Run the 50K solo or make a relay team with 2 or 5 of your friends. All races will be held on the Laurel Hill Trail in Mount Pleasant, SC.

All proceeds from the race will be donated to Peyton's favorite organizations;
Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund
Mount Pleasant Track Club
Mount Pleasant Academy



Register at UltraSignUp: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=34011

This race features one of the best swag bags around, lots of give a ways all day, great food, cool shirts with Peyton’s artwork, finisher medals for all races and one of a kind hand painted awards created by Peyton’s friends.

Update (2-27-16)

Race is almost sold out!
5K - 76 spots left
10x5K solo - 7 spots left
10x5K relay (2 person team) - SOLD OUT
10x5K relay (5 person team) - SOLD OUT

Don't miss the coolest trail race in the Lowcountry!



Register at UltraSignUp: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=34011



#RUN4P



I have had such a hard time writing my blog these past two years. 
My son, Peyton, loved reading the crazy stuff I wrote and loved that "our" blog was read by so many people. After Peyton died I just lost the ability (or maybe desire) to write what I was doing on a daily basis. One of my last posts was titled "my son, my motivation" and was a group of pictures of Peyton. I would have never thought that I would lose him just a few weeks later...
I have continued to run and coach these past two years and MooreOnRunners seem to be everywhere. I really don't know what Jen and I would have done without the support of these runners and the whole running community. They really have held us up at every turn.
So about nine months ago (you might know where this is going) something pretty incredible happened. I found out that my wife was pregnant and two weeks ago our baby boy was born! 
I shared the news on Facebook (so this might be old news to you), but I felt like posting it here too (its my blog). I took a little liberty with a poem by Robert Frost that is used by so many runners (I hope he's cool with that). Anyway, you never know, maybe I will start writing more "stuff" again...
This crazy universe is not quite done with us; 
a little Moore has been added to our lives to share in all our adventures. 
We have things to see and promises to keep and Miles to go before we sleep...
Miles Johnson Moore
October 7, 2015
7 lbs
19 1/2 inches




This was Peyton's school...
Another year has passed without our beautiful boy…
Peyton

I fall asleep and wake up every day thinking and missing Peyton’s smile, laugh, jokes, hugs,
conversations and every quirky thing he ever said or did.

I do this every day, but this time of year always feels different...

If you can you imagine watching a calendar like it’s a countdown, that’s how Jen and I feel as June comes around. When school is almost out and the track & field state meet is just around the corner, we start to relive each moment that lead up to the death of our son.

I can remember every moment of Peyton's last day with us. I can remember him quickly jumping out of bed to give his Mama a kiss goodnight and telling her he loved her. And I can remember Peyton laying in bed as I turned off his bedroom lights and saying “I love you Daddy” and me saying “I love you too baby”.

I can also remember every moment of the morning we found him...

For the longest time I had trouble going places or doing things that I would have done with Peyton. I just felt so guilty doing things without him. Knowing that I will be a father to another little boy has created a whole new storm of emotions. Can you imagine thinking of doing any of those things with another child? Believe me, it can make you think your mind is ripping apart.

Getting excited and then feeling guilty about that joy has almost been more than I can handle. It really is a struggle. I think any parent would struggle, there really aren't many handbooks on how to handle this stuff.

I have worked hard to figure out how I can exist with both my grief for losing Peyton and the joy for my baby to be. It’s been tough to get to this thought, but I don’t think they have to be dependent upon each other. I don’t think that me being happy and excited to see this baby takes away anything from how much I miss and love Peyton.

Our family
Man, believe me, it has not been easy to get to this point…

I continue to write about and post pictures of Peyton each day because even when some of those memories make me cry they also bring a smile to my face. I can picture our boy joking with us or with his friends. I can clearly remember all the times we picked him up from school and him telling us all the trouble he got into before telling us all the good things he had done (he loved to get the "bad stuff" out first). I can remember him talking about girls and sock hops and how much he loved being with his friends. I can remember how Peyton would tell us every person in his class and where they were currently seated (and how many times they had been moved and why – including himself). I can remember all the talks we had about sports. I can remember helping him with homework and studying for tests. I can remember so many moments that I walked in to find Peyton and his Mama deep in conversations about music, movies, girls and friends. I remember Peyton jumping in our bed in the middle of the night when he had a nightmare and holding him tight while telling him everything would be okay…

I remember our last few weeks together. I remember our last weekend together. And I remember our last day together. I don’t think we wasted a moment, but we weren’t with him the whole time either. Peyton had his own friends, his own dreams, his own life…

Sometimes I forget that others miss our boy too.

This year I received a copy of an essay that a younger brother of one of Peyton’s friends wrote. He wrote about looking up to Peyton. He thought of Peyton as a hero. A few days ago I received a text from the mother of one of Peyton’s friends. He had made a book for school and dedicated it to Peyton. I continue to run with and coach some of Peyton’s friends and they remind me very often of how much they miss their buddy P…

My boy
I know very well that Peyton’s aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents miss him too. It’s hard for
them to put into words how they miss Peyton and how bad they feel because they are usually trying to be careful with their own grief when they are with us. We might not be able to put it into words, but we understand.

Our friends continue to amaze us with their support and the way they rally to keep Peyton’s memory alive. Helping us with Peyton’s Race, honoring P with awards at his school, track team and with the running club. Sometimes it’s hard for us to tell everyone how we feel, but all those things mean so much to us. Jen and I are so very proud of the way our boy touched so many lives.

My everything...
I try my best to smile and laugh when I‘m with all my family and friends. Just like Peyton, it makes us feel good to see others smile too. I share a lot (maybe way too much), but I don’t want to share every dark moment that I have. The truth is that sometimes I have to pull my car over because the tears are just too much. But it’s just not fair to put that on other people. These are my moments and I know they are the result of my love and my grief. Peyton was the love of my life and losing someone you love so deeply comes with a high cost and that is just a fact…

So we start another year, another countdown. Things will be different this time next year for sure. We will be sharing our love and life with Peyton’s little brother. There is no doubt that we will love this little baby, no doubt at all. And there is no doubt that we will continue to miss and love Peyton, no doubt at all…

Noah Moore (Peyton's Dad)

www.facebook.com/PJMmemoriesPage
www.RUN4P.com 

Many of you who follow my blog know about the passing of my son, Peyton Moore (June 4, 2013).

He was my inspiration and the love of my life...

Because my wife Jennifer and my son allowed me to share our lives so openly, many of you have come to know them from my posts, pictures and videos.

I do not have the words to express my grief, nor would I ever try to express my wife's feelings. I can only say that right now our world has been turned upside down and we are devastated.

My friends and family have given us so much love and support.

The running community has been more than amazing. We are so grateful to the Charleston Running Club for hosting Peyton's reception and to all the runners coming out in force to honor my son this past Sunday for a group run with my Couch to 5K runners.

We were so honored to have the Marines as Peyton's pallbearers and overwhelmed by the unbelievable escort and honors given to our son by all the Law Enforcement community.

Thank you to the thousands of people who have written, called, and showered us with love and support.

I do not know where my life will be led from this point, but I will do everything in my power to honor my beautiful, sweet, caring boy.

He was our miracle, our love, our angel...




Video from our local ABC news which covered my son's funeral:

WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather






Last night I met my MooreOnRunners Intermediate Group for Hill Repeats and Speed Drills. The weather was perfect and we had a great turnout.

There are all kinds of excuses you can use to not run and coming up with one when you know you are about to do a hard workout is really easy. So seeing so many runners there, ready to go, really was amazing.

We warmed up with a short run and then headed to the bottom of the Cooper River Bridge. The workout is pretty simple: 90 seconds hard pace up and walk back down for a recovery x 6.

A lot of the group didn't have watches (even though I reminded them to bring them!) to time themselves going up so I brought a whistle (I never get to use my whistle).

The hard part of this workout is not stopping or slowing down too much before the end of the 90 seconds. It
might not seem that long at first, but it seems like it's an eternity the more repeats you do.

The group ran really strong. I was super impressed with their effort and how they stayed with it for the whole workout.

After the group finished, we ran back to the parking lot and I set up my cones for speed drills. I almost laughed when I saw their faces :)

Again, the group stayed with me as I had them do sprints, cross overs, sliders, and bounding drills. When we
finished I could tell they had worked hard.

One of the amazing things is that most of this group just finished my Couch to 5K program at the beginning of May! Pretty impressive, if you ask me.

The group will continue building their base mileage for the rest of the month and they have decided to train
for a 5-6 mile midnight run in July.

My favorite part of coaching this group is that I get to throw out some crazy ideas for a goal race or run and
they get to pick what they want to do as a group. The only rules are that it has to be something a little out of the ordinary and it has to be an adventure!

Plus, I get to say I'm running with a bunch of MooreOns!









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Don't miss out on our next Couch to 5K class!

Registration is now open for the August to September class!

Next Class Starts August 4th! 

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Have you ever wanted to run a 5K?  Do you want to get back into running after taking time off?  

Start a new adventure by getting off the couch and to the finish line of a 5K race!

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Couch to 5K Training Program


Next Class Starts August 4th! 



March C25K Group at the Race the Landing 5K!

January C25K Group at the Catch the Leprechaun 5K!

We have had three successful classes this year.
January, March and May classes filled up with more than 20 runners each time!
Click here to read about our January group.

Don't miss out on our next Couch to 5K class!

Registration is now open for the August to September class!

Next Class Starts August 4th! 

Planning an Event?Try our event management software solution
by ACTIVE Network
Have you ever wanted to run a 5K?  Do you want to get back into running after taking time off?  

Start a new adventure by getting off the couch and to the finish line of a 5K race!


Noah Moore, USATF and RRCA certified running coach, has partnered with TrySports to offer an eight
week couch to 5K program to help you achieve your goals!






Coach Noah is a former couch potato who lost over one hundred pounds and went from the couch to running Ultra Marathons.  He has designed his own format of this classic training program that will help you get moving and stay moving.



The cost of this program is $50 and includes:

-         A certified running coach who will meet with you every Sunday for 8 weeks.
-         An eight week training plan to get you from the couch to the finish line of a 5K race.
-         Group training opportunities with experienced runners each week.
-         Professional support from the TrySports staff and team leaders.
-         Discounts on running gear (two month TrySports Believe Achieve membership included).
-         Motivation and support to get you to the finish line.
Participants will receive a 20% discount off their Isle of Palms Connector 5K Race registration (October 5th).



Group training and instruction will meet in Mount Pleasant's Old Village on Sunday mornings at 7:00am for one hour. 


Click here to read about our January class finishing their 5K.

Click below to find out more about the TrySports Walk Run Club 
Noah Moore
Certified Running Coach

  


Sometimes when I'm doing a product review I think "How dumb is this thing?" other times I think, "How dumb am I that I didn't have this thing when I really needed it!"

Wearing the RIBZ Front Pack with my hydration pack
This is one of those things I could have really used.

Recently, I was sent a RIBZ Front Pack to review. Unfortunately, it was after my run across the Grand Canyon.

Oh well...

The first thing I wondered was if it was going to be like a fanny pack or something cheesy. The next thing I wondered was if it would be too bulky or too loose to use on a run.

Well, its not cheesy and it really worked well on my long run.

I was sent the green (alpine) version of the RIBZ Front Pack, but their is a black (stealth) and a camo (no cool nickname) version as well.

The Front Pack is basically that, a pack carried on your front (as opposed to a backpack, which is a pack on your back...you see where I'm going with this right?).

The Front Pack has a harness system that, once on, is really easy to adjust and is very comfortable. The whole thing weighs about eleven ounces and comes in regular and small sizes. It has two large pockets with an outside pocket on each.

Really cool zipper
Those outside pockets have plenty of room for gels and bars. Plus, its really nice to be able to get to them without stopping or having to reach around your hydration pack. They also have zippers that are super easy to use with gloves.

The two large pockets have plenty of room for everything else (don't go crazy, you still have to run with it).

There are two mesh pockets inside to separate things for you OCD peeps too.

I actually watched a video review by some guy that showed how he could carry his Glock handgun inside one of the mesh pockets (not sure I would need that on a run, but you never know).

I never use any type of pack on a short run, so I thought the best way to test it would be to use it with my hydration pack on a long run.

Mesh pockets inside
I packed some gels and bars in the front pockets and then packed my cellphone, gloves, hat, small first aid kit, some electrolytes and a Mylar blanket in the large pockets (I still had plenty of room for a longer trip or run).

I really liked the lightweight, breathable, material used for the Front Pack. I never felt too hot or weighed down by the pack. I was able to tighten the straps enough so the pack did not move around as I ran and I was really happy that the Front Pack was a perfect fit with my hydration pack.

As I ran, I was able to get to everything I needed. The zipper tabs are a really nice touch as they made it easy to open and close all the pockets. Again, this would have been so helpful on my Grand Canyon run.
It even comes with a cool carrying case!

The only thing I found missing was a waterproof pocket for my cellphone. I ended up putting my cellphone in a zip lock baggy and it worked fine.

When I finished my run I loved that I could take the pack off by simply unzipping the large zipper in front and the whole thing just slipped off.

I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked the RIBZ Front Pack. One thing I worry about on a long (unsupported) trial run is carrying enough supplies along with my water and this really makes it easy to do both.

I will definitely use it for some long trail runs in the future.

Oh, and I love that I get to put something official like this too!

In an effort to comply with FTC Endorsement Guidelines 16 C.F.R. Part 255: Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the Front Pack for free from RIBZ as coordinated by Deep Creek Public Relations in consideration for review publication.

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