Race Reports from the Men: Ted Corbitt 15k

  Peter Brady and Jordy Smilde Photo: Ben Ko From Greg Cass of the Open: Since becoming a club points race, December’s Ted Corbitt 15K has largely been associated with cold, snow, and more cold.  Surprisingly, the weather threw us a nice hanging curveball last weekend with conditions that would make the Scotland Run jealous.  Even though a large portion of the Men’s Open team was representing the orange well at the USATF Club Cross Country National Championships on the other side of the country, the CPTC men still came through in a big way with our 4th place showing…

Race Reports from the Women: Ted Corbitt 15k and Club Nats XC

From Nicole Falcaro of XC: The women’s team was lean and mean this weekend, with Andrea, Cat, Christina, Ivette, and Nicole all flying across the country (boy, were their arms tired) to San Francisco to compete in the USATF Club Cross Country Championships. The men outnumbered the women this weekend, especially with Nicole and Ivette not pictured. The women previewed the course in Golden Gate Park on Friday afternoon. At the time, the course “seemed flat and fast,” according the Christina Argueta. “Like a Desperate Housewives episode, it seemed more downhill than uphill,” Nicole thought. A pre-race meeting in the…

Race Reports from the Women: NYCM and XC

Thanks to Matt Trappe and Strava for the photo of Amy! From XC Captain Sue Pearsall: The XC Season is underway and we have a group of fast committed runners. Six of us toed the line in Saratoga for the USATF Masters 5k XC Championship. This race is no joke and I am so proud of all of us. Colleen led the team with a speedy 19:41, followed by Judy Stobbe (20:07) who earned a third place medal in the 50+ category, Amy Kvilhaug (20:19), Sue Pearsall (21:09), Wanda Wang (22:48) and Judith Tripp (28:57-taking 4th in her age group). The…

Race Reports from the Men: NYCM and XC

From David Greenberg of the 40+:   The CPTC 40+ put a bright orange ribbon on the 2015 club points championship with a very fast day in the five boroughs. The team put three under 2:50 for second place, one spot on the podium higher than main rivals West Side Runners. NYAC won the day with the help of a certain Meb Keflezighi. No matter what happens in the one remaining race – the Corbitt 15k – the 40+ will repeat as champions. It’s over but for one more post-race cinnamon raisin bagel. While winning races is fun, it’s fitting…

Sid Howard to be Recognized with Ted Corbitt Award

Central Park Track Club legend Sid Howard will receive the Ted Corbitt Award from Run2Live on October 30, 2015.  Sid will be recognized with a festive event at Village View Center for his continuing service to New York City running. As some of the prime beneficiaries of Sid’s work, CPTC members can vouch for his deserving this and his many other honors. According to Run2Live, the Ted Corbitt award “is presented to a person who demonstrates an excellence in the sport of running, a love for the sport of running and a willingness to share and assist others to be the…

Race Reports from the Women: Bronx and Grete’s

From Lauren Carter of the Open: Ken Tso and Alysia Dusseau Grete’s Great Gallop: On a gray and dreary day with temperatures that reminded us that winter is just around the bend, the Women’s Open team took to the road for the second week in a row. Their third place finish was once again led by Veronica Jackson’s 1:26:12 finish. Jacy Kruzel (1:27:04)and Alysia Dusseau (1:27:38) followed closely behind, in lock step for nearly the entire race. Nicole Green laid it out in the 2 laps of the park crossing the finish in 1:27:48. And making her quiet appearance, Annie…

Race Reports from the Men: Bronx and Grete’s

From Matt Lacey of the Open: The CPTC Open Men used depth and a handful of fresh faces to secure a comfortable 3rd place finish at the Grete’s Great Gallop Half Marathon. Not only was the scoring team a completely different lineup then the previous week’s Bronx 10 miler, but for four of the five runners it was their first time scoring for CPTC in 2015. After recovering from the shocking discovery that the race was to be run counterclockwise around the park, Matt Lacey was able to reorient himself to the surroundings and clock 1:11:26 to lead the way.…