Winston George Takes the GOLD at South American Championships!

South American Championships Winston George of CPTC New Balance Gold Medalist  400m  45.42

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Race Reports from the Men: Queens 10k

Report from Greg Cass and Phil Falk of the Open: A flat 10K is hard to find in NYC.  Typically, a NYRR 10K means a standard Central Park loop – certainly familiar, though not necessarily “easy” or “fast”.  When the Queens 10K was added to the Club Points Series this year, many CPTC racers circled the race as an opportunity to attack a flat course over the 10K distance, even if it did come with the challenges of getting out to Flushing Meadows for a 7:45am Saturday start.  But although the course was flat, the competition was deep, and the…

Race Reports from the Women: Queens 10k

Report from Jacy Kruzel and Veronica Jackson of the Open: Summer racing is upon us, which means high temps and high humidity.  For the CPTC Open Women’s team, Summer also equates to fast times.  Don’t be fooled, at the Queens 10K on Saturday the humidity was 91%, but two ladies came away with shiny new 10K PRs.  Congratulations to Colleen McGurk, who dipped under 39 to PR in 38:56!  Jackie Erdos also PRed with a time of 41:19, which was a PR by over 3 minutes! Colleen McGurk Photo: John Le Jacqueline Ballou Erdos Photo: John Le To help us…

Race Reports from the Men: Brooklyn Half

Report from Phil Falk of the Open: The Brooklyn Half was a banner race for CPTC. Our team fielded 117 (!) runners overall, out of the record-breaking 27,400 field (‼). Runners set their alarms for 4:30am, and filed in to Prospect Park as the sun was rising at 5:45am, in order to make the 7:00am starting gun. We were greeted with near-perfect conditions for a late-May race. A propitious early morning shower, while people were filing into the corrals, cooled off the crowds and kept the pollen in check. Winds were calm, temperatures were mild, and the sun mostly behind…

Race Reports from the Women: Brooklyn Half

Report from Jacy Kruzel and Veronica Jackson of the Open: Congratulations to all of our speedy Brooklyn Half Marathon racers!  The CPTC Open Women were 28 strong at the largest half marathon in the country on Saturday, and came away with a 4th place finish and countless PRs. The hilly start through Prospect Park, and long stretch down Ocean Parkway can make the final miles lonely and painful, but our women’s team held strong. Our first four runners were within an incredible 19 seconds of each other, coming in 39th through 42nd. The team was led by a smiling Grace…

David Bosch 1966-2017

Dear CPTC, A handful of us from CPTC met up in Chestnut Ridge for Dave Bosch’s memorial on Saturday, and we wanted to share the experience with those who wanted to be there but couldn’t make it, and also to share a little of who Dave was with those who didn’t know him. A longtime member of CPTC, Dave passed away Wednesday evening after suffering a stroke while swimming in Coney Island on Sunday. He was 50.  By 4:00, the clouds and chill of the day had given way to a pristine spring afternoon, and the setting couldn’t have been more peaceful. The memorial was…

CPTC Newsletter Archive Published

Thanks to Gal Cohen, Alan Ruben, Chip Olsen & Frank Handelman for organizing and digitizing our the CPTC Newsletters going all the way back to 1979 (for you kids out there that is pre-internet…). Take a look at them on our Club History Page. Here is a highlight from 1980:

Men’s 50+ Breaks the 4 x 400 Club Record at Penn Relays

From John Affleck: A quartet of aging rookie Penn Relay participants broke a club record with a 4:05.77 in the Masters Men’s 4 X 400 on April 28. The 50-over team, made up of lead off man and captain Gerry O’Hara, Chris Potter, Mikal Scott and John Affleck, had a total blast while surprising themselves and the competition by taking fourth place out of 16 finishing teams in the race. The runners, who all have reached the point of being thankful just to get the chance to compete, found their way to the meeting point at Franklin Field about 90 minutes before the…