NYC Marathon Age Group Records

Interesting read, you’ll recognize a lot of CPTC members in this list! Thanks to Alan Ruben for sharing.

Race Reports from the Women: Grete’s and XC

From Cat Beck of Cross Country Fall XC action kicked off on Saturday with CPTC representation at the Paul Short invitational 6k. This race gave the team the chance to preview the course in advance of club xc nationals which will be held there in December this year. Braving an early wake up, inexplicable PA traffic jams, and an epic downpour on the warm up, the team took off across to cornfields of Lehigh, albeit about a half second after the rest of the field due to a collective response to the starting gun that resembled molasses moving downhill of…

Race Reports from the Men: Grete’s and XC

From Matt Lacey of Cross Country If you only want to run in nice weather on flat courses with good footing then why bother racing cross country? On Saturday morning seven of our open men awoke pre-dawn to rainy New York skies for a trip west to Bethlehem PA and the Paul Short Invitational open race. After a soggy warm up the rain subsided, and the grassy course actually held its water well, presenting everyone an honest chance at a competitive race. After successfully employing some evasive maneuvers off the starting line, Matt Lacey led the way for CPTC, finishing…

Race Reports from the Men: Autism Speaks and Fifth Avenue Mile

From David Greenberg of the 40+: Summer racing came to an end (let’s hope) on Saturday as the 40+ put 20 on the line, finishing second to Warren Street in the Autism Four Miler. Our turnout was 1/3 larger than last year’s, about as large an improvement as we have seen all year. While a defeat is never welcome, we maintain our lead over Warren Street in the points: 108 to 93. But we do have to win races – if we drop the two races our lead evaporates to 84 to 81. My favorite stat of the day: in…

Race Reports from the Women: Autism Speaks and Fifth Avenue Mile

From Lauren Carter of the Open: The Women’s Open Team opened Fall road racing with back to back race weekends in different distance categories and very different racing conditions. Christina Argueta Photo: Nigel Francis Fall racing was kicked off by a very warm and sticky 4 Miler that was more reminiscent of Summer on Saturday, September 6th. Christina Argueta endured the course and lead the way for the Women’s Open Team, crossing the finish line in 24:20. Alysia Dusseau, feeling great throughout the race, completed the race less than a minute behind Christina in 24:59. Nicole Falcaro Photo: Nigel Francis…

Race Reports from the Women: Team Championship

From Lauren Carter of the Open: Saturday may have a wet and dreary day, but for the Women’s Open Team it was a chance to shine.  Leading the Women to their 2nd Place finish in the Road Team Championships was Kate Pallardy.  Kate ran for a finish of 28:49, setting a small PR along the way.  Kate Pallardy Photo: Nigel Francis Hot on her heels with a time of 28:52 was Cat Beck. Kir Selert finished her first 5M in Central Park as the Women’s Open 3rd scorer. Grateful to have survived, Kir finished in a time of 29:53. Lauren…

Race Reports from the Men: Team Championship

From Phil Falk of the Open: The men’s team lit up the roads on Saturday at the NYRR Men’s Team Championships. The depth of our team really shows for a race like this, where we had 63 finishers, 18 guys under 28 minutes, and a very tightly packed top 10, earning a spot on the podium at third place: Jeff Ares, Jonathan Wetzel and Peter Brady Photo: Nigel Francis Kerwin Vega, 25:53 Greg Cass, 26:21 Taylor Burmeister, 26:26 Stan Berkow, 26:43 Timothy Lynch, 26:58 Peter Brady, 26:59 Jeff Ares, 27:05 John Pollina, 27:07 Matthew Lacey, 27:07 Tommy Fyffe, 27:20 I…