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Running After Your Prime: Wise Words From Hal Lieberman

For many of us on CPTC, running is, for the most part, easy. Running at peak levels and setting PRs requires extra effort, but the basic process, the motivation, the perceived effort, and other running details can remain relatively consistent for long periods of time. Taken as a whole, running can be somewhat robotic and the reaction function is easy to understand – put the work in and see the benefits in your performance. And then one day, things start to change ever so slightly, and unfortunately, sometimes the cause of that shift is hard to reverse. Although the list…

Meet Jen St. Jean…Again!

Last month, Amy Kvilhaug wrote about Jen St. Jean’s gold medal victory in the 1500m at the North and Central America and Caribbean Region of the World Masters Athletics Championships in Canada.  This came on the heels of her victory at the USATF Masters Track and Field Championship in the 1500m and recognition as the USATF June Masters Athlete of the Month even before that victory.  But do you actually know Jen St. Jean?  In CPTC’s last newsletter, we ran the interview that follows – take a read to learn more about one of CPTC’s top performers. MEET JENNIFER ST. JEAN Meet…

Race Reports from the Women: Percy Sutton 5k & Fifth Avenue Mile

  Report from Ani Go of the 40+ and 50+: The Percy Sutton 5k report 40+ women: We love Harlem!  The Percy Sutton 5k is a great race to honor a great citizen of Harlem, give Harlem some runner love, and is a fun and challenging change of pace from Central Park.  It lets us know that summer isn’t quite over yet. What ideal conditions for a summer 5k! A 66 degree start on a hazy summer morning.  Our scoring team leads with Colleen McGurk: PR Queen with a 18:37, 2nd in age group, 85.17% AG…and is also prepping for…

Race Reports from the Men: Percy Sutton 5k & Fifth Avenue Mile

Report from Phil Falk and Ed Mulder of the Open: 5th Avenue Mile is always an exciting, action-packed day for CPTC, with runners across divisions streaming down the street throughout the morning, and 2017 was no exception. Conditions were near-perfect for late Summer, with a beautiful, sunny-but-cool day and a moderate tailwind (hey, 12 mph from the North is not bad!). Over 100 runners from the team competed (!), and the CPTC men snagged second place in the team results. (First place escaped our grasp by less than one second!)   In the NYRR Championship section, Victor Palumbo led the charge on the men’s…

Jen St. Jean Wins Gold In Canada

Photo: Cathy Vandergeest From Masters Track Captain Amy Kvilhaug: Rounding out our masters outdoor track season, Jen St. Jean competed at the NCCWMA (North and Central America and Caribbean Region of World Masters Athletics Championships) at York University in Toronto yesterday and won the 1500m race in a time of 4:54.14. She endured a rainy start, a gun misfire, and then a 65 minutes lightning delay before finally toeing the line for the race.  After battling some serious fatigue throughout midway through the summer (and into Masters Nationals in Louisiana where she finally had to shut it down for a…

Noel Haynes Named USATF Masters July Athlete of the Month

Noel Haynes had been named as USATF Masters July Athlete of the Month. Read more about it here. Congrats Noel!      

Race Reports from the Women: Team Championships

Report from Jacy Kruzel and Veronica Jackson of the Open: For the first time in 10 years, the CPTC Women’s Open team took home the win at the NYRR Team Championship 5 mile race in Central Park. This is no small feat, as many NYRR teams include athletes that shine on the international stage! The hard work, focus, and drive of every runner contributed to this and we are so proud of everyone who raced! The team finish was the summation of many stellar performances in hot and humid conditions, starting with a podium finish by Ivette Ramirez (3rd place…

Race Reports from the Men: Team Championships

Report from David Greenberg of the 40+: Great comebacks are often long slogs, fighting race by race or game by game to catch up. That’s not what happened to the CPTC 40+ men. We had the kind of comeback that happens in one cataclysmic moment when everything was one way before…then everything was different the next. The minute before Team Champs, we were tied for third and far behind leaders Urban Athletics. The minute after, we were tied with Urban for the lead. Yes, if we drop each team’s two worst results, after our victory at Team Champs we are…

2017 Team Photo

Thanks Andy Kiss for the great photo!