2017 Award Winners & Party Photos!

Another great awards party in the books, congrats to all of this years winners!    

Tony Ruiz, a NY Times New Yorker of the Year

Tony has been featured in the NY Times as a 2017 New Yorker of the Year! You can check out the article here. Congrats Tony! Photo Credit Dave Sanders for The New York Times

Race Reports from the Women: Ted Corbitt 15k

Report from Jacy Kruzel and Veronica Jackson of the Open: CPTC Open Women wrapped up the 2017 NYRR road racing season with a runner-up finish at the Ted Corbitt 15K.  The team was led by a 3rd place overall finish by 2020 Olympic Trials bound Kate Pallardy. Bill Wells, Kate Pallardy, Iber Gonzalez Vidals and Nicholas Schump Photo: John Tran Running close together where Colleen McGurk and Aileen Barry.  Colleen is quite the tough competitor – she was able to race a cross country 15K the week prior and double back on Saturday with another speedy time!   It was…

Race Reports from the Men: Ted Corbitt 15k

Report from David Greenberg of the 40+: That’s a wrap on 2017, as we put a lock on the silver with our second-place finish at Ted Corbitt. The 15k was a microcosm of the year, as we again put together a fast top three, had a big turnout, set several PRs, had many debuts, ran significantly faster than we ran in 2016…but it wasn’t enough, as Urban simply has some outstanding masters competitors. That was the story all year. Congratulations to Urban for the win and we’ll see them at Coogan’s come March. Actually, we’ll see them at all the…

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.