CPTC Women’s Open Fall Recap

  CPTC Open Women had quite the fall of racing that we wanted to share some thoughts our teammates had on their stellar performances. We would love it if everyone would share their thoughts on their races, PRs certainly not required! Hope to see everyone out for the last scoring race of the year on Saturday and at the holiday party in January! Percy Sutton: Our CPTC Open Women’s Team placed second in the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K! In a sneak peak of fall racing weather, we were just 20 seconds off of first place, and showed that the summer…

Alan Ruben Featured in 2017 NYC Marathon Guide

CPTC’s Alan Ruben – a Hall of Famer, a former president, and generally a running legend – was featured in this year’s NYC Marathon program.  This year marked Alan’s 30th consecutive NYC Marathon.  Remarkably, 25 straight of those were sub-3 hours.  Alan’s well deserved spotlight from NYRR can be seen below.  Congrats Alan! Text From NYRR Program: The first time Alan Ruben ran the New York City Marathon, he thought it would be “a nice way to say goodbye” to the city. The Englishman had been living and working here for a couple of years and was about to head…

Race Reports from the Men: NYC Marathon

Report from Phil Falk and Ed Mulder of the Open: The New York City Marathon is a special race for CPTC. It’s our home turf. We trained through an unseasonably warm Fall (temps in the 70s in October anyone?). We crawled out for 6am intervals and crushed 7pm tempos. We ate long runs for weekend brunch. We logged miles. We pushed each other. We got injured. We recovered. And we showed up. 101-strong on race day. Our marathoners saw success – and disappointment –  that day. For the team, we notched third place by the slimmest of margins (35 seconds!).…

CPTC 50+ Men Win Silver at USATF National Masters 5k Cross Country Championships

From left, Gerry O’Hara, Brad Kelley, Armando Oliveira, Charles Parchment, David Greenberg, David Dorsey   About a dozen CPTC harriers traveled to Franklin Park, Boston last month for the USATF Masters 5k Cross Country National Championships. The meet attracts some of the finest masters fields in the nation every year, and feels like a celebration of masters running. The powerhouse CPTC 50-59 men were the standouts, finishing second in the team championship with 67 points, behind Greater Springfield Harriers, with 41 points. The day was warm and humid, bringing an element of attrition to even a relatively short race. Many…

2017 Benefit Pictures

Big thanks to Pierre Castillon for taking pictures at this years Benefit! The full album can be viewed here. If anyone else has picture they would like to share let us know and we can add to the album.    

Race Reports from the Women: Bronx 10 Miler & Staten Island Half

Report from Ani Go of the 40+: There’s been so many races, it’s hard to know where to start!  But let’s start with Da Bronx where unseasonably warm temps set the stage for our ladies to run 10 miles. And the 40+ ladies ran quite well, taking 2nd place! The scoring team was made up of Colleen McGurk, Amy Kvilhaug, and new baby master Irma Bribiesca.   First scorer, Colleen McGurk, who ran 1:04.01, won her age group, scored for the open team, and…set yet another PR!   Says Colleen: Bronx is always my favorite race and even with the…

Race Reports from the Men: Bronx 10 Miler & Staten Island Half

Report from Phil Falk and Ed Mulder of the Open: The Bronx 10-Miler on September 24, was a tough one with unseasonal heat and humidity – the thermometer read 76! – but the CPTC open men’s team came out strong! As we enter the fall season Sunday’s race showed a lot of potential for the men’s open squad.  Matt Rand led the team with a fantastic finish in 51:01, placing 5th overall. Matt’s running incredibly well, and is poised to take on the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon on October 9. Second on the team was Edward Mulder in 53:16 for…

2017 CPTC Benefit Tickets

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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…