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…

Race Reports from the Women: Healthy Kidney 10k

Report from Jacy Kruzel and Veronica Jackson of the Open: Ivette Mejia led the way for the CPTC Open Women’s Team 3rd place finish.  She mentioned the race went out a little faster than she wanted but was determine to compete and not hold back, evidenced by her 11th overall finish in a very competitive field.  She also PR-ed by 37 seconds in the process of landing herself the #7 spot on the CPTC Best List!  Even more impressive, she landed herself into the NYRR’s President’s Circle!!! Way to set up the team for a great day Ivette! Ivette Mejia…

Race Reports From the Men: Healthy Kidney 10k

Report from Greg Cass of the Open: The 2017 NYRR Club Points Series continued on Sunday, April 9 with the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K (or, The-Race-Formerly-Known-As-The-Scotland-Run-10K).  Early spring racing conditions can be a bit of a wildcard, but something lined up perfectly to give racers ideal conditions – sunny, mid-40’s, no wind.  In a field filled with both world class professionals and the best the area’s clubs have to offer, the Open Men showed well, finishing 5th (4th among NYRR clubs) to continue on a solid stretch of racing to start the year. Matt Lawder lead the way with an…

Race Reports for the Men: Washington Heights 5k

Report from David Greenberg of the 40+: On Sunday, in Washington Heights, the 40-49 men had a classic sports day dilemma. We made a huge leap forward compared to previous years. Our team time was far below that of the last few years and several of us had phenomenal races. But we finished third again in the standings. So we have to be happy about the team’s improvements and individual accomplishments, but we don’t have to be happy about our third place finish.  Pre-race, judging by our entry list and comparing projected times to previous winning times, I felt we…

Race Reports for the Women: Washington Heights 5k

Report from Ani Go of the 40+ & 50+: What a start to the race season!  This was the coldest kickoff that I can recall.  Stats say 14 degrees, and last year it was 28 degrees–twice as warm as this year.  Let’s hope we don’t get 7 degrees next year or we’ll have to train in a meat locker to get used to the cold.  With penguins.  And filet mignons.   Despite that, the Masters 40+ and 50+ teams went out and got it done…with a twist!  The 40+ team–led by the incredible Judy Stobbe and speedy newcomer Susan Doyle-Lindrud–are…