Olympic Trials Qualifier: Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie

I ran the San Diego Rock and Roll marathon with college friends in 2005 with the goal of finishing, and ran I believe 3:24 it was. I ran cross country nationals that year on next to no training, and Devon quickly whisked me into running track races for the next 5 years that I lived in NYC (where she qualified for USA Indoor Nationals in the mile in 2008 and 2009). 12 years later, in 2017 I trained for Chicago and ran 2:48, took a break to have a baby, and then qualified with 2:43 last June at Grandma’s. Is…

IAAF Lists and Age-Graded for Indoor Track (February 2020)

Latest indoor Age Graded list is up, some very impressive performances!!   

Olympic Trials Qualifier: Andrea Bradshaw

Andrea Bradshaw has been with Central Park Track Club – New Balance since 2009. Originally focusing on short and middle distance events, Andrea only ran her first marathon in 2019. In her second attempt at the distance, at the Philadelphia Marathon, Andrea qualified for the Olympic Trials with a personal best 2:44:15.   Where did you qualify for the trials? What was your time? Philadelphia Marathon 2019. 2:44:12 or 2:44:15 (depending on gun or chip time) What is your best, clearest memory of your qualifying race? The most fun moment was running (mile 5?) through downtown Philly, with spectators on…

Gerry O’Hara Named USATF-NY Athlete of the Month

Gerry was honored for his 8th place finish in the M55-59  at the 2019 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in Bethlehem, PA in December 2019. Subsequently, Gerry ran an age group club record in the 1000 meters of 2:47.89, which was worth a world-class 94% on the age-graded tables.

Thirteen Members Nominated for 2019 NYRR Age Group Awards

Art: John Tran From left to right: Mary Kate Bida, Luis Porto, Matt Rand, Alysia Dusseau, Daniel Ifcher, Brad Kelley, Mohammed Lahseni, Noel Labat-Comess, Barbara Byrne, Hank Schiffman, Sylvie Kimche, Lynn Blackstone, George Hirsch.

CPTC Harriers Race at the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in Pennsylvania

Photo: Johnny Zhang The orange and blue traveled to Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA for Club Nats to compete with the best teams in the nation. CPTC came back to New York City with two top-ten finishes: 8th for the M50+ and 9th for the open women. Deb Barchat was our highest individual finisher with her bronze medal in the 70-74. Judith Tripp was 4th in the W70-74 and Hank Schiffman was 5th in the M70-74 . Photo: Johnny Zhang Open: Phil Falk, Mike Cobb, Jesse Mang, Stephen Gomez, Luis Porto (not pictured: Alexander Petrecca)  Photo: Johnny Zhang Open: Top…

Report of Noel Labat-Comess of the 60+: USATF National Club Cross Country Championships

Photo: Johnny Zhang It’s all said and run. The weather threatened all week and then, though the sun didn’t shine, the rain retreated just in time and we were off. The course was well-soaked and spikes were de rigueur. (In a perfect moment of just-in-time delivery Devon arrived, spikes in hand for Paige Yellen, literally three minutes before the women’s gun, and Paige zipped off, newly shod, to lead the CPTC 40+ women in.) The course, at Lehigh University, is one well-suited to handle large meets, and while it has no hill to rival that of the Vanny, the constantly rolling…

Report of Hank Schiffman of the 60+: Ted Corbitt 15k

The dust has settled on the 2019 Team Point Race Series. All that are left are tears: joy, rage and crocodilian. Happily I can report none of rage here. Our 60+ took a victory lap, comfortably finishing 1st today: CPTC 3:17:04 WSX 3:27:42 and 1st for for the season with a bang: CPTC 117 Witold’s 78 WSX 77 Our 70+ wet eyes were of the crocodile variety. Today we finished 2nd, a minute and 26 seconds behind Taconic, who are 1st place for the season. To be on the podium Club Night we needed 2 things: for the Flyers not…

Report of Sylvie Kimche of the 60+ & 70+: Ted Corbitt 15k

Let it be known that this is my last recap for the W60+ as I have passed the torch on to Stacy Creamer. I will continue to be the team captain for the W70+ It was a sunny but VERY cold morning, especially with a very cold wind that froze you to the bone…. W60+ Recap The W60+ team made up of Stacy Creamer, Barbara Byrne & Sherrel Harmon) took 3rd place. Sherrel was 3rd for the team. Her 1:32:04, a 9:53 pace was good for 6th in the W65-69 age group (she’s at the very top of her age…

Lisa Daley Named to USATF Masters Hall of Fame

Central Park Track Club – New Balance is very proud to have member Lisa Daley join the USATF Masters Hall of Fame.