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

High Mileage = High Results: Matt Rand Profile

Matt Rand has been a mainstay at in the front of the field at New York road races the last several years. Rand got his start early growing up in a running family and picked up the sport from his parents. After successful high school (where he split time between running and baseball) and college careers (Tufts ‘13), Rand worked and ran in Washington D.C. before moving to New York. Living in Ozone Park, Queens, Rand does many training runs on his own, but still manages to meet up with team member for bigger workouts and training runs. During his…

Race Report from Colleen McGurk of the 40+ Women: Team Championships

Persistence, Tenacity and Grit! That’s what we all witnessed from the Master Women who led us to a first place finish at club champs as well as placing us in the overall lead for NYRR club points! Just WOW! Our scoring team was led by Paige Yellen (31:13), Jen St. Jean (31:31) and Amy Kvilhaug (34:30). These three amazing women were relentless and all grit leading us to the CHAMPIONS of club champs and also placing us in the overall lead for NYRR club points. Paige and Jen also placed 2nd and 3rd in their age group! Simply killing it!…

Race Report from Laurence Go of the 40+ men: Team Championships

Team Champs was on a perfect late July morning.  That is, if your idea of perfect is hot and humid.  Great for the beach but not ideal for fast racing.  However, the 40+ men defied Mother Nature on this day.  We finished 2nd, finally breaking our 3rd place streak. This 2nd place finish, in an important double points race, put distance on the 4th place team chasing us and places us in a virtual tie for second place (details below).   Our Scorers:   Peter Brady, 27:40, 2nd in age (45-49), 84.26% Jeremy Shingleton, 28:22, 5th in age (40-44), 78.47%…

Olympic Trials here we come: Aileen Conlon Barry Profile

In her first attempt, long-time CPTC team member Aileen Conlon Barry hit the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifying Standard this past June at Grandma’s Marathon! Conlon Barry raced to a 2:44:49 in Duluth, MN to beat the standard by just 11 seconds. While she only took up running after college, Conlon Barry has been racing for CPTC for over 12 years, putting in many miles and workouts all across the city. Conlon Barry has been coming back to running over the last month and helped the women’s team capture first place in the Open division at the Club Championships placing…

Race Report from Jacy Kruzel & Veronica Jackson of the Open: Team Championships

The Open Women competed with tenacity, teaming, and speed to come away with the win at the NYRR Club Championship! With the competitive nature of NYRR, this is no little feat. Speaking in cross country terms, our spread from our first scorer to our last, was only one minute and 6 seconds! A coaches dream! 9 girls ran under 30 and 7 ran PRs!!! Our first runner was Veronica Jackson, leading the team with a new PR in 29:01.  She loved the fun energy on and off the course. In her own words: On a day when things weren’t quite…

Race Report from Hank Schiffman of the 60+ & &0+ Men: Team Championships

With injuries endemic among our 60+ men, an uncertain scoring situation arose for this year’s Team Championships. Concern evaporated as race results proved our talent pool to be deep. Brooklyn RR too has been beset with similar injuries; they could not fill in the void. Taconic RR had their knives sharpened and won the day. Yet David Blumel bested them all. We took 2nd for 2 x 12 points in the team points tally. And for the first time, we scored in mens 70+, also taking 2nd… how sweet. David Blumel Photo: John Tran Regarding our 1st scorer, David Blumel: quoting…