Lisa Daley Wins Bronze at World Masters Championships

Lisa Daley and I were fortunate to attend the Master’s World Athletics Championships in Malaga, Spain earlier this month.  For those that are not familiar, WMA (World Masters Athletics) organizes this track and field, cross country and road championships every two years.  The location changes and is announced a couple of years prior.  There is also an indoor championship that is on the alternate year of the outdoor event.  It draws the most elite and experienced masters (35 years and older) from around the world.  And it’s not just track…there are road 10k, half marathon, cross country and race walking…

2018 Benefit Tickets

Join us on Friday October 19th for the 46th Anniversary Central Park Track Club Benefit honoring Tony Ruiz and Bob Laufer. Purchase tickets and sponsorship here.    

Central Park Track Club M50+ Wins National Cross Country Championship

The core of distance running is going after it, again and again, hoping that in the end the work pays off with accomplishment and improvement. The current crop of CPTC 50+ harriers has been going after a national title for many years, hoping one year they could get on top. One year they were third,  last year they broke through to second, and in 2018 they broke the tape in first, national champs. The win did not come easily, since getting a five-member team to an away race is never easy. Families were asked to be understanding, employers had to…

Race Report from Laurence Go of the 40+: Percy Sutton 5k & 5th Avenue Mile

Percy Sutton 5K: On a picture perfect summer day at Percy Sutton the masters men captured 3rd place with a skeleton crew.  Jeremy Shingleton was our first scorer with aid offered by Grand Masters Brad Kelley and Mark Lindrud. Our first scorer Jeremy Singleton (16:56, 2nd in age (40-44), 80.96%) had this to say about his race: It’s been very gradual progress for me.  Each year, I put in a little more miles and manage to shave off a few seconds from the same races I’ve run in the past.  Saturday was my best time for this course and a…

CPTC Member Jaclyn Gilbert’s Novel About Running Celebrated

CPTCer Jaclyn Gilbert’s Late Air, is almost here. Official publishing date is November 13, 2018, but readers, including many teammates,  came together in New York City to celebrate the novel. “Late Air is a story of the world of elite female athletic performance like no other novel I can think of. In her debut, Gilbert is alternately a miner, a sculptor, a guiding ghost, but always a virtuoso—showing us the athlete’s body as a perfectible object, a vessel for obsessions, a target, and a site for the recuperation of the athlete’s humanity.” —Alexander Chee, author of Edinburgh, The Queen of the Night, and How to…

Race Report from Jacy Arbeit & Veronica Jackson of the Open Women: Percy Sutton 5k & 5th Avenue Mile

Percy Sutton 5K Race Report The Percy Sutton 5K changed its course so the runners saw a hilly new route that coupled for with humid conditions, made for a tough race. The Open came away with a second place team finish and some top 10 times, despite all of this.     Steph Herrick was our first runner with a time of 18:28.  She also happened to be 7th overall and nagged a 2nd place in her age group award as well.   Our next two runners sandwiched the podium in the 35-39 age group with Alysia Dusseau taking 1st in…

Race Report from Hank Schiffman of the 60+ & 70+: Percy Sutton 5k & 5th Avenue Mile

For our 60+ & 70+ men, the 2018 Percy Sutton 5k was a good day at the races. Once again, David Blumel shook the field, taking 1st 60+ men / 60-64 men, besting all of 1st place Taconic RR runners. He may look thin, but he has a mean reach. Yasuhiro Makoshi took 1st 65-69 men. With Hank Schiffman and Chris Neuhoff in the next 2 spots in the age group, rising from the ashes like a phoenix back to the warrior he had been. David was so quick, he would have missed 2nd place in 55- 59 men by…

Race Report from Ani Go of the 40+ & 50+: Percy Sutton 5k & 5th Avenue Mile

PERCY SUTTON 5K: We love Harlem!  On a favorable summer morning, the Master Blasters moved uptown to race a hilly 5k which included lovely St. Nicholas and Jackie Robinson Parks.  The first mile of the newly revised course started almost completely uphill, followed by a quick downhill and a sharp pop-up uphill in the second mile, then concluding with a flying downhill and a flat landing pad.  Our small troop did represent, with Audrey Kingsley and Sarah Abdallah for the 40+ team, and Captain Ani Go and Susan Doyle-Lindrud representing for the 50+ team.  Susan Doyle-Lindrud and your newly aged 50+…

Race Report from Sylvie Kimche of the 60+ & 70+: Percy Sutton 5k & 5th Avenue Mile

Percy Sutton On a beautiful Saturday morning, on a re-designed course (still as hilly as before IMHO), our W60+ team , with an average age of 71+  took 4th place in the W60+ category.  Unfortunately we did not have a 3rd W70+ runner to score in the W70+. Barbara Byrne, our lone 60+ runner was 1st for the team – as usual – and 1st in her W65-69 age group in 25:08 She had this to say about her race: It was good to be up in Harlem and experience the feeling of a race again after I have done so…

Sid Howard Profile in Lifetime Running

(Sid) Howard’s track and field career includes five world championships, 50 national championships, five world records and eight gold world champion medals. Also on his resume are the American indoor 65-69 records of 2:19.4 for the 800, 5:23.05 for the mile, and 4:45.36 for 1500 meters. He was inducted into the USATF Masters Hall of Fame in 2005. Howard is running, coaching, and continuing his role as ambassador for the sport he loves, always with a smile and encouraging words for everyone he meets.   https://www.lifetimerunning.net/2018/09/profile-sid-howard-has-finished-35.html