CPTC New Balance Athletes to Follow on Strava

We’ve compiled a list of some of the top Central Park Track Club New Balance athletes to follow on Strava! We love Strava and are excited to have so many members share their training and participate in our CPTC NB Strava Club. Check back often as we’ll update this page with new athletes over time. And if you’re not on Strava yet, what are you waiting for!? Click here to see Dani’s Strava Profile! Event/s: 5k-Marathon Personal bests: 20:50 in 5k; 42:53 in 10k; 1:32:41 in half marathon; 3:20:45 in marathon Favorite workout/run: My favorite workout is 2 x 4…

Race Reports from the Men: NYC Marathon

Report from Greg Cass and Phil Falk of the Open: The NYC Marathon is always one of the best days of the year in the city, and 2016 didn’t disappoint.  As the calendar turned to November, we mostly managed to leave the hot weather in the summer and the painfully cold rain and wind in October / Staten Island.  This year’s marathon saw comfortable temperatures and a cool fall breeze – perfect spectating weather but perhaps just a little short of ideal for the runners.  CPTC showed well – persevering on the course and cheering from the sideline.  In the end,…

Race Reports from the Women: NYC Marathon

Report from Veronica Jackson of the Open: Congratulations to everyone who raced in the 2016 New York City Marathon.  Marathon Sunday is a great day to be a New Yorker, and the CPTC Women’s Open Team took on all five boroughs with New York pride this past weekend. In a day that was crisp but windy, our team fought hard through headwinds, crosswinds, and up the dreaded 5th Ave. In hearing from some of our great racers, it’s clear that no matter the outcome, the New York City Marathon is a magical day, made even better by the tremendous CPTC support…

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Race Reports from the Women: Staten Island Half

Report from Veronica Jackson & Jacy Kruzel of the open: Staten Island Marathon Recap & Safety Classes! Hi Ladies! Alysia Dusseau Congratulations to everyone that battled the elements at the Staten Island Half Marathon this weekend! Through the wind and the rain, the CPTC Women’s Open squad was small but fierce, led by Alysia Dusseau in 1:24:48. Alysia said that even though the weather was brutal (she even overheard someone say that this is great practice if anyone likes steeplechase), it was cool running under the Verrazano Bridge a month ahead of the marathon. Dani Sturtz Photo: David Greenberg Colleen…

Race Reports from the Men: Staten Island Half

Report from Phil Falk of the Open: We boarded the ferry at Bowling Green before the sun rose, swaddled in raincoats and garbage bags. As Manhattan receded into the distance, no Statue of Liberty was visible through the thick mist. At the Staten Island Yankees Ballpark, runners lined-up under awnings, sheltering from the elements, loath to take off those warm-ups. But we finally got out those singlets and corralled into the starting area, ready to tackle the S.I. Half Marathon.  The rain turned into a light drizzle for most of the race, thankfully, but the puddles stuck around. While you…

Hank Schiffman Named USATF-NY Masters Athlete of the Month

From the USATF-NY website: Hank Schiffman, 67, of New York has been selected as the USATF New York Masters Athlete of the Month for September 2016.  Schiffman competes for the Central Park TC – New Balance. Schiffman started the month off by finished third in the men’s 65-69 division at the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile on September 3.  His time was 5:56.  Two weeks later at the Kurt Steiner Cross Country race in the Bronx he covered the 5 km course in 22:23 to win his division.  The following week, on September 25 he ran 1:12:12 at the New…