Report of Laurence Go of the 40+: Washington Heights 5k

What a great way to start the season! The weather looked a bit dicey with snow and rain the day before and the threat of a lingering shower but in the end it was as good as it gets for early March.  There were some fast times with some nice PRs to boot.  Our scorers were: Cary Segall – 16:59 Brad Kelley – 17:27 (ringer from the 50+ squad) Richard (Jay) Sullivan – 17:37 Cary (16:56, 2nd in age (40-44), 80.96%) when asked about his race and winter training had this to say: As is my pattern, I like to spend a few…

CPTC-NB Men Set Indoor Marathon Relay Record: 2:09:43

CPTC teammates Felix Cancre, Stephen Gomez, Matt Lawder, Benjamin Toomer, Mike Cobb and Open Roads Captain Phil Falk broke the old record by around eight minutes. https://www.armorytrack.com/gprofile.php?mgroup_id=45586&do=videos&video_id=273075-Central-Park-Track-Club-New-Balance-Breaks-The-Meet-Record-Running-2-09-43-In-The-Indoor-Marathon-Team-Relay  

Peter Brady is USATF-NY’s Masters Track Athlete of the Year for 2018

Peter is a former national masters champion in the 800 meters and has masters club records at 1000 meters, 1500 meters (indoors), one mile and 3000 meters.  

CPTC-NB Masters Win Three Medals at Indoor Nationals

From Captain Amy Kvilhaug: The CPTC masters squad brought home three medals from USATF Masters Nationals held at the JDL FastTrack in Winston-Salem, NC March 1-3, 2019. Amy Kvilhaug (W40-44) led the way earning the gold medal and a national championship title in the 800m (2:31.34), in addition to a bronze medal in the 400m (66.98). She tweaked her calf a bit warming up for the 400m so had to scratch from the mile on Saturday, which she was also slated to run. It proved to be the right move as she was able to race the 800m on Sunday…

Report of Hank Schiffman of the 60+ & 70+: Washington Heights 5k

60+ men 1st place in the first team point race, besting Witold’s by one minute, one second: Charles Parchment 21:19, 74.92%, 3rd AG, 2018- 21:40, his fastest this year’s race David Blumel 21:30, 75.56%, 4th AG, his 1st Wash Heights 5k Hank Schiffman 21:55, 78.84%, 3rd AG, 2018- 21:46, his fastest 2010-19:55 Alan Ruben 22:22, 72.03%, 11th AG, 2018- 20:23, his fastest 2015-18:15 Dennis O’Donnell 24:18, 66.61%, 21st AG, his fastest 2014-21:25 Kevin McGuire 24:30, 69.2%, 10th AG, 2018- 23:35, his fastest 2010-22:27   I have not heard a story of any of our runners where they felt they were…

Report of Ani Go of the 40+ & 50+: Washington Heights 5k

What a great day for a 5k!  The history of weather for this particular race has been downright arctic the last few years, so what a pleasure it was to have perfect winter racing conditions for our first scoring race of the year, Washington Heights! It was a balmy 36 degrees at the start.  The course is challenging with its up and down hills, and also with the narrow out and back road.  Patches of ice and uneven surface were additional variables to keep in mind for race strategy. That being said, the Women’s Masters 40+ team finished 2nd and…

Report of Sylvie Kimche of the 60+ & 70+: Washington Heights 5k

The CPTC silver foxes/golden ladies started the year with a bang! The W60+ team (average age 69 – Barbara Byrne & Sherrel Harmon with the help of Sylvie Kimche) was 2nd to a much younger NY Flyers team.  The W70+ ladies (Sylvie, Deborah Barchat & Caryl Baron) were golden!  W70+ recap: In the absence of Lynn Blackstone, (usually our 3rd runner), Caryl Baron accepted the challenge and got a late entry to complete the team and help us to 1st place! Here is what Caryl had to say: The day turned out better than expected—not too cold, and no precip,…

CPTC New Balance Sends 5 Athletes to USA Nationals!

CPTC NEW BALANCE SENDS 5 ATHLETES TO USA NATIONALS NEW YORK – Central Park Track Club New Balance sends 5 athletes to USA National Indoor Championships set for this weekend in Staten Island, New York. Leading CPTC New Balance team is Asha Ruth who will compete in the women’s 300 meters. Ruth was a finalist in this event the last time the 300 meters was contested at USA Indoor Nationals in 2017. Ruth also had a sensational 2018 season setting a new American Record in the indoor 4 x 200m relay and competing for Team USA in the 4 x…

CPTC-NB Masters Win Four NYRR Runner of the Year Awards and One Team Championship

The masters crew put a cap on its fine 2018 roads season with four runner of the year awards from NYRR, and the M50+ brought home a first-place team trophy.   Men’s 50+:  Brad Kelley, David Dorsey, Captain Chris Donnelly, Mark Lindrud, David Greenberg   Sylvie Kimche, 70-74: Barbara Byrne 65-69: Brad Kelley, 50-54: Yasuhiro Makoshi, 65-69: