Race Reports from the Masters Women: Front Runners

Elizabeth Lopes Photo: Ben Ko From Ani Go of the 40+: Ladies!!! We’re on a tear! And tearing up the roads is how we do! In the Retro 4-miler, the women’s masters 40+ team took home the gold!  Our amazing scoring team of Colleen McGurk (25:13, 3rd in her age group), Judy Stobbe (Superstar from the 50+ team, 26:43, 2nd in her age group), and Amy Kvilhaug (27:09, 8th in age group) fled ahead of the tie-dyed headband and leg warmer wearing themed runners to lead our 40+ team to victory!  Amy had this to say: “This was my first…

Race Reports from the Men: Front Runners

  Photo: Ben Ko From Phil Falk of the Open: Ahh, the summer race circuit, with the sun up by 5:30am, the warm haze hovering over the ground, the temperatures dipping into the seventies, and the mild tingle of a light heatstroke setting in. All things considered this was a bearable summer outing, although the bright, direct sun on much of the roads made the heat feel a little more intense. So not a day for the fastest racing, but still a good day to run! As NYRR put it, “A sea of rainbow-clad runners, many sporting T-shirts with ‘We…

Peter Brady Named USATF-NY Masters Athlete of the Month

Photo: Andy Kiss Peter Brady, 44, of Jersey City, N.J. has been selected as the USATF New York Masters Athlete of the Month for May 2016. On May 16, competing against open and collegiate athletes, Brady clocked an impressive 4:07.98 1500m at the Swarthmore Final Qualifier Meet in Pennsylvania. Three days later, he ran 2:02.82 at the USATF New York Road To Rio Twilight Meet in New York City.  He finished the month off on the roads at the Ridgewood Memorial Day Run in New Jersey where he ran 16:11 in the 5 km to finish seventh overall (and first…

Good luck to Winston & Ashley & Samantha at the Aliann Pompey meet in Guyana this Saturday!

Winston  George and Ashley Kelly are on the flyer and all three, including Samantha Edwards,  are doubling at 200/400

Race Reports from the Women: Retro Four

From Jacy Kruzel and Veronica Jackson of the Open: The CPTC Open Women’s team toughed it out, despite humid conditions and a deep team field, to come away with second place at Saturday’s Retro 4 Mile Race.  It was great to have Kate Pallardy back out there in uniform, leading the team with a third place overall finish.  She also grabbed the #10 spot in the CPTC history books, crossing the line in 22:49. Veronica Jackson and Eduardo Ribeiro Ferreira Photo: Nigel Francis Veronica Jackson, fresh off her win at the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge, was our second scorer, in 23:34. …

Race Reports from the Men: Retro Four Miler

From Greg Cass of the Open: Just two weekends after taking on a half marathon in Brooklyn, the NYRR club points series continued with the humid Retro 4-Miler back in the friendly and familiar confines of Central Park.  The Open Men were not distracted by NYRR’s gimmicks and continued its strong start to the 2016 season (though kudos to NYRR for those gimmicks – they really went all-in on the retro theme – costumes, the lead vehicle, post-race handouts, and even swapping out each mile’s time clock for an employee with a manual watch).  The Open Men showed off its…

65 years, 65 miles: Allan Dias Runs His Age

We last checked in with teammate Allan Dias in 2014, via a profile in Running Times, written by our own David Alm: http://www.runnersworld.com/masters/a-unique-rhythm Allan has again made headlines – this time for an epic accomplishment: running 65 miles on his 65th birthday. He enlisted some friends as a support crew and…I’ll let Allan tell the tale: The run my age idea came about over the course six or seven years, when I first remember hearing about ultra running and the “birthday run”. I’ve been trying to get it together since I turned 60, but the timing was never right. This year, having…

Race Reports from the Women: Brooklyn Half

From Veronica Jackson of the Open: Congratulations to the CPTC Women’s Open team for capturing second place at the largest half marathon in the country! Our CPTC ladies (39 strong!) used teamwork to battled the crowds and humidity, and came away with some impressive PRs, and four women under 1:20. The Brooklyn Half Marathon course included many ups and downs in spectator-heavy Prospect Park, before exiting for the long haul of Ocean Parkway.  Those who took the park conservatively came out on top, and were able to chip away at the competition during the final few miles.  Thankfully, CPTC cheerers…

Race Reports from the Men: Brooklyn Half

From Greg Cass of the Open: Thursday night loops of Central Park can get a little dull, but the Brooklyn Half offers a brief respite every spring, giving CPTC’s orange an opportunity to take over another Olmsted creation for a morning. The change in scenery didn’t cause any performance lapses, and the Open Men continued their strong 2016 campaign with another solid podium finish, comfortably placing third. Matt Lacey The always-reliable Matt Lacey ventured downstate to lead the Open Men, perfectly executing a negative split to finish in 1:10:37, a NYRR half marathon PR. Despite the sizeable commute from Clinton, Matt has already scored for the Open…