Race Reports from the Women: NYRR XC Champs

From Ani Go: This report is a bit late, but doesn’t diminish the accomplishments of our masters involved.  We had such an unbelievably great showing with three of our ladies scoring for the open team, placing our team in 1st place.  No other team had such a strong showing of women. CPTC masters women are not only fast, but badass as well!   Here is what some of our badass ladies had to say about their races: Judy Stobbe:  VERY happy with this race!!  Not only did I run a VCP 5K course PR by 23 seconds, 20 of those seconds…

Race Reports from the Men: NYC Marathon

From Phil Falk of the Open: GUTS FOR GUSTS CPTC Men battled the conditions on Sunday, facing down brutal headwinds for 26.2. I knew I was in trouble when a weather alert (usually reserved for flashfloods and storms!) popped up on my phone with a wind advisory. A great sense of foreboding crept over the field during morning preparations. Carefully created racing plans were hastily redrawn. The Manhattan skyline looked vanishingly far and small, and the next three hours impossibly distant.  The course heads north for the first 20 miles, give or take, directly into twenty-mile-an-hour winds, with powerful gusts…

Race Reports from the Women: Chicago and New York

From Dani Sturtz of the Open: It’s hard to believe the Chicago Marathon was a little over three weeks ago. We were lucky to have pretty ideal weather that day—unlike NYC—which made for some great races. The flat, fast course was well liked by the racers! Jane Vongvorachoti Jane had an amazing race, running a spectacular 2:40:40, a PR by 4 minutes! She had support from Sean who chased her around the course cheering her on. She ran pretty conservative to start then picked up the pace, chasing down Lisa Uhl in the last 2 miles. Jane had some great…

NYC Marathon Age Group Records

Interesting read, you’ll recognize a lot of CPTC members in this list! Thanks to Alan Ruben for sharing.

Race Reports from the Women: Grete’s and XC

From Cat Beck of Cross Country Fall XC action kicked off on Saturday with CPTC representation at the Paul Short invitational 6k. This race gave the team the chance to preview the course in advance of club xc nationals which will be held there in December this year. Braving an early wake up, inexplicable PA traffic jams, and an epic downpour on the warm up, the team took off across to cornfields of Lehigh, albeit about a half second after the rest of the field due to a collective response to the starting gun that resembled molasses moving downhill of…

Race Reports from the Men: Grete’s and XC

From Matt Lacey of Cross Country If you only want to run in nice weather on flat courses with good footing then why bother racing cross country? On Saturday morning seven of our open men awoke pre-dawn to rainy New York skies for a trip west to Bethlehem PA and the Paul Short Invitational open race. After a soggy warm up the rain subsided, and the grassy course actually held its water well, presenting everyone an honest chance at a competitive race. After successfully employing some evasive maneuvers off the starting line, Matt Lacey led the way for CPTC, finishing…

Race Reports from the Men: Autism Speaks and Fifth Avenue Mile

From David Greenberg of the 40+: Summer racing came to an end (let’s hope) on Saturday as the 40+ put 20 on the line, finishing second to Warren Street in the Autism Four Miler. Our turnout was 1/3 larger than last year’s, about as large an improvement as we have seen all year. While a defeat is never welcome, we maintain our lead over Warren Street in the points: 108 to 93. But we do have to win races – if we drop the two races our lead evaporates to 84 to 81. My favorite stat of the day: in…

Race Reports from the Women: Autism Speaks and Fifth Avenue Mile

From Lauren Carter of the Open: The Women’s Open Team opened Fall road racing with back to back race weekends in different distance categories and very different racing conditions. Christina Argueta Photo: Nigel Francis Fall racing was kicked off by a very warm and sticky 4 Miler that was more reminiscent of Summer on Saturday, September 6th. Christina Argueta endured the course and lead the way for the Women’s Open Team, crossing the finish line in 24:20. Alysia Dusseau, feeling great throughout the race, completed the race less than a minute behind Christina in 24:59. Nicole Falcaro Photo: Nigel Francis…