Race Reports from the Men: Percy Sutton 5k & Fifth Avenue Mile

Report from Phil Falk and Ed Mulder of the Open:

5th Avenue Mile is always an exciting, action-packed day for CPTC, with runners across divisions streaming down the street throughout the morning, and 2017 was no exception. Conditions were near-perfect for late Summer, with a beautiful, sunny-but-cool day and a moderate tailwind (hey, 12 mph from the North is not bad!). Over 100 runners from the team competed (!), and the CPTC men snagged second place in the team results. (First place escaped our grasp by less than one second!)

 

In the NYRR Championship section, Victor Palumbo led the charge on the men’s team finishing in 4:10.4 and taking 3rd overall. Second on the men’s team was 800M specialist Billy Looney who finished in 4:11.9 to claim fourth overall in the section. Both Palumbo and Looney set new PRs in the mile by 3 seconds and 4 seconds, respectively. Rounding out the top five on the men’s side were newcomers Stephen Ellwood (3rd), 4:18.2, and Luis Porto (5th), 4:20.4, while veteran member Nolan Kier finished in between the second for fourth place on the men’s team in 4:19.9.

 

In the age group sections, Harry Norton made a surprise return from Boston, blazing to a 4:23 and 3rd place finish in the 30-34 division. Phil Falk, fresh from marathon-training cruised to a 4:30, followed closely by Jesse Mang in 4:39 and Martin Huber in 4:45 in the same heat. We also had two notable PRs,  Ilan Hausner, 4:56 (2 second PR) and  Seth Green, 4:55 (a massive 22 second PR). Ilan said he was “thrilled with this, especially coming off a spring marathon. I followed the race instructions relax, attack the hill, compete, and find another gear.”

 

We also had two guys compete in the new New Balance 5 Borough Mile.  Mario Segura (4:44) and Offir Gonzales Vidals (4:51) – a 6 second road PR.

 

Overall, a great day to race and a great showing for CPTC.

 

A couple weeks before, the fall racing season kicked off with a the Percy Sutton 5k, a hilly course up in Harlem. After a grueling summer, it was a balmy 66 at the start, another perfect day to race. Matt Rand posted an incredible 15:01, a 19-second road PR (!), taking third place overall and just three seconds back from the leader. He notes, “I went out with the lead pack, tucked in behind front row for uphill first mile. The pack thinned out a bit after the mile. I was able to respond to the leader’s move and ran in 5th to 6th place for a while. Accelerated during the downhill section and battled down the stretch.”

 

Victor Palumbo cruised to a 15:25, and Matt Lawder notched a  15:55. The scoring team was rounded out by Kyle Marks (16:14) and Greg Cass (16:24).

 

CPTC snagged second place in the team awards in this race as well – just 20 seconds (combined) off the lead team, and ahead of the third place team by 45 seconds. Another reminder that every second matters!

Phi & Matt

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Reports from David Greenberg of the 40+:

The Percy Sutton 5k:

40+ scorer Brad Kelley‘s 16:57/87.73% came in at #3 all time for the 50+ road 5k. Brad ran sub 5 for his last mile to get under 17.
Gerry already has the club record for the 50+ at 16:51.
Gerry:

Middle of summer brings a few constants. Track spikes come off, Devon moves the middle distance workouts from Columbia to the bridle path, NYRR schedules a few club scoring races in a span of weeks and I happily become reconnected with my distant cousins, the CPTC road crew. Luckily, with my limited skill set, the shorter race lengths are presently in the offering and I am hoping to contribute in some way.

Second of the 3 races being Percy Sutton 5K I was looking for retribution from my 2015 performance. Two years ago, mistakenly not assessing the course, I ran right into the buzz saw of Percy’s first uphill miles. Reaching 2 miles I was completely broken. I was committed to not making the same mistake this year. My simple plan. Go out strong but under control banking enough energy to have the ability to use the last downhill mile to run fast instead of floundering in like last time. The weather couldn’t have been better and coming through mile 1 and the first set of hills in 5:33 felt good. Mile 2 was all about putting more rolling hills behind me while staying comfortable enough to press mile 3. I surprisingly still felt strong hitting two miles in 11:10. With the most challenging portion done I threw myself into the downhill of mile 3 seeing how many runners I could catch. Fellow CPTC teammate Brad Kelley and I had been close the whole race as I heard his name being cheered but didn’t actually see him. The final mile he was right behind me and had the remarkable ability to speak absolutely clearly giving me encouragement the whole way. I was sucking in as much air as humanly possible and felt badly I couldn’t reciprocate (so sorry Brad!). Kudos to Brad as he definitely brought us home garnering the 50+ age group club win and as an added bonus breaking 17 minutes. Thanks to all for being out there along the course cheering. The team races are truly such uplifting events for me.

 Top 10s in the age groups.
 The big orange pack has been a force for many years. It is getting older but it is still a fearsome thing moving down the road. 4th-7th in the 45-49.
 (1st: Gerry O’Hara 50-54) 89.31%
(2nd: Brad Kelley 50-54) 87.73%
4th: David Greenberg 45-49 82.64%
5th: Mohammed Lahseni 45-49 81.70%
6th: Daniel Ifcher 45-49 81.37%
7th: John Milone 45-49 77.90%
2017 Scorers. Our depth is always amazing. Some teams score the same 3 or 4 guys every race. Not us.
5: Brad Kelley
2: Peter Brady
2: Sean Fortune
2: Mohammed Lahseni
2: Gerry O’Hara
1: Jim McQuade
1: Alex Tilmant
1: David Greenberg
1: Brian Halusan
1: Stephen Curtis
1: Matt DeAngelis
1: Cary Segall
Daniel Ifcher Cup: Most Points Races Run, 2017:
6: Daniel Ifcher
(5: Brad Kelley)
5: Mohammed Lahseni
4: Jim McQuade
4: David Greenberg
4: John Milone
4: Larry Go
4: Michael Moffitt
And finally a big orange welcome to points race debuts from
Duncan Mcverry
and
David Fedorenko
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The 5th Avenue Mile report:

The status quo was kept on Fifth Avenue, as the CPTC 40+ took another silver medal and solidified its hold on second place in the season long standings. And also once again, the older edge of the team carried the flag.

Scorers were:

Sherman Lau 4:39/3rd 45-49/87.81%

Gerald O’Hara 4:44/2nd 50-54/91.88% (equivalent to a 4:03!)

Brad Kelley 4:50/3rd 50-54/88.71%

Double note Gerry’s age converted time: he almost broke 4 minutes on a converted scale.

I picked out those who hit PRs for the distance, with at least three attempts:

Sherman Lau

Duncan McVerry

Larry Go

Race of the day honors are shared by Gerry, for his 91.88% AG score, and to Larry Go, for a 15 second PR at the distance.

We are falling back in the standings – with two races deleted, unofficially:

Urban Athletics: 84

CPTC: 74

West Side: 66

2017 Scorers

6: Brad Kelley

3: Gerry O’Hara

2: Peter Brady

2: Sean Fortune

2: Mohammed Lahseni

1: Jim McQuade

1: David Greenberg

1: Brian Halusan

1: Stephen Curtis

1: Matt DeAngelis

1: Cary Segall

1: Alex Tilmant

1: Sherman Lau

 

This week we have a shakeup at the top of the Daniel Ifcher Cup, for most points races done. After almost two years of racing every points event, Daniel had to rest his hamstring and did not run 5th Avenue. Mohammed Lahseni has taken over the lead.

Current standings:

7: Mohammed Lahseni

6: Brad Kelley

6: Daniel Ifcher

5: Jim McQuade

5: Larry Go

David

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Report from Chris Donnelly of the 50+:

The gods of weather and competition have been smiling on CPTC’s 50+ men of late, serving up beautiful racing conditions in last week’s Fifth Avenue Mile and August’s Percy Sutton 5K. The team came away with two victories, clawing its way to a tie in the heated NYRR club points competition.

Our 50+ team was out in force during the two club points races as well as other summer races, yielding PRs, podium finishes, and other targeted goals.  

On the Avenue

On Fifth Avenue the wind was literally at our backs and Gerry O’Hara breezed in at 4:44 to take second place in the age group competition, with Brad Kelley, at 4:50, coming home in third place. David Dorsey, who’s been on a tear since turning 50 recently, took eighth place in the 50-54 category with his 4:57. Collectively, their 14:31 time offered a comfortable margin over second place UA’s 14:57 aggregate time. Mostly we’re gonna let the guys tell you how it all went down.

Brad offers us some great commentary about the drama up front:

It was a perfect day with a nice tailwind. I held back through the half at which point Gerry quickly opened up about 25 yards on a pack of 4 or 5 of us. In many races you have a gut check moment where you have to make a split decision…do I do something that is going to really really hurt and may end up poorly or do I run “smart”. Gerry was out of range so quickly that I stayed back with Paul Thompson till about 66th street where I began my kick. I was able to get by Paul (a first) but Gerry was running a time trial at that point and I don’t think he gave anything back in the last quarter. He simply dominated the field. My only regret is that I did not have the guts to run in no man’s land the full final 800. I had a secret goal to break 4:50 and I think I left a 4:49 on the table (but it is so easy in hindsight). Overall I am very pleased to be in the mix and go 4:50. Being in my 50’s I take nothing for granted and am happy to have four sub 5:00s in a row at this event. Wonderful work David and Gerry and also to the 55-59 runners who really should have their own race. As always thanks to Tony and Devon for putting the killer workouts together, I wish I could make more Tuesday/Thursdays. I heard so many “go Brad” cheers along the way it really propelled me in the final 400. No rest for the weary. See you in the Bronx.

Our third scorer, David Dorsey, was one of a few CPTC teammates that ran in the special five borough challenge heat. 

David tells us:

I was super excited about this race, particularly because I knew my training was going well and I had no major physical issues …anymore!   I was fortunate to get on the Staten Island Team for the NB 5 borough challenge but that also meant I had a later start.  I was a nervous wreck at the start trying to line up toward the front. As the horn sounded I found myself trying not to go out too fast. After the 1st qtr (1:15) it was time to work that hill. I tucked in behind a fast female from S.I. that I know runs sub 5 for the mile. At the 800m mark I made my move..”just start kicking!” Is what I told myself. With 100m to go I saw the clock (4:35). Oh shoot! “Get going David“! Me yelling at myself. I could see the official clock , 4:49, 50, 51…can I break it??? Yesssss!! Finally after 10 years! Sub 5 (4:57). Big thanks to Coach Tony and Stuart Calderwood for their words of encouragement! 

 

Rob Neal, another runner who just turned the page into 50+, clocked a 5:08, good for 12th in the 50-54 group. Coach Tony Ruiz – this is the only race he runs on the road – finished at 5:12 to take fifth place in the 55-59 bracket.  Marc Mizrahi and Stephen Menlove both crossed the line 5:27.  

For Stephen, it was good for 13th place in the 55-59 category and he has this to say about it:

Well I was feeling good, but didn’t execute well (too conservative – which is the opposite of my usual MO).   Anyway, it was a blast and I’m looking to forward to next year already.  Also, the depth of speedy milers in the 50+ is really something.

And how!

Peter Allen, a CPTC veteran whose NYRR racing stats stretch all the way back to 1983, has been back on the roads this year. Nearly 15 years after he first laced up for the Fifth Avenue classic, here he was again, laying it down with a 5:42, for a lofty 78.9% AG.

Don Favre, on the road back from his injury followed at 5:45, was upbeat:

Not a great race and I certainly didn’t score, but what the heck…I ran the damn race!

Likewise Chris Donnelly, hobbling along and just happy to be running right now, finished with a 6:04, with recent recruit Charles Parchment (6:05) on his heels. 

Chris:

During that first quarter mile there was a nice bunch of CPTC runners just ahead of me, just rolling ahead effortlessly, and what a charge that was to see so many of us out there. I was reticent to go deep into my pain cave after a similar attempt at Percy Sutton brought immediate protest from my beat up knee. I was just out there to have fun and maybe close well, without that steaming pit of despair that usually opens up in the last few hundred meters. Coulda been way better but I felt good just finishing.

As noted above, this squad came out in force!  Stalwart Oscar Garcia (6:16),  Michael Caggia  (6:35), Budd Heyman (6:38), and Andy Kiss (6:43) all contributed to the CPTC effort.  We’ve so fortunate to have this kind of deep bench.  

To the hills

Meanwhile, uptown offered a different kind of hilly challenge in the Percy Sutton 5K on Aug 26. The same scoring crew, Gerry O’Hara (16:55), Brad Kelley (16:57) and David Dorsey (18:12), racked up a convincing victory with a collective 52:04, besting UA by more than three minutes – though it must be noted that the otherworldly Paul Thompson wasn’t around for this race. Still, CPTC’s 50+ men are coming into their own once again, and this was a second straight club points victory following the Team Championship race.  On this beautiful morning for racing the 50+ result was so dominating it would have been good for 3rd place in the 40+ competition (because Gerry and Brad both scored 40+).

Gerry filed this report:

Middle of summer brings a few constants. Track spikes come off, Devon moves the middle distance workouts from Columbia to the bridle path, NYRR schedules a few club scoring races in a span of weeks and I happily become reconnected with my distant cousins, the CPTC road crew. Luckily, with my limited skill set, the shorter race lengths are presently in the offering and I am hoping to contribute in some way.

Second of the 3 races being Percy Sutton 5K, I was looking for retribution from my 2015 performance. Two years ago, mistakenly not assessing the course, I ran right into the buzz saw of Percy’s first uphill miles. Reaching 2 miles I was completely broken. I was committed to not making the same mistake this year. My simple plan. Go out strong but under control banking enough energy to have the ability to use the last downhill mile to run fast instead of floundering in like last time. The weather couldn’t have been better and coming through mile 1 and the first set of hills in 5:33 felt good. Mile 2 was all about putting more rolling hills behind me while staying comfortable enough to press mile 3. I surprisingly still felt strong hitting two miles in 11:10. With the most challenging portion done I threw myself into the downhill of mile 3 seeing how many runners I could catch. Fellow CPTC teammate Brad Kelley and I had been close the whole race as I heard his name being cheered but didn’t actually see him. The final mile he was right behind me and had the remarkable ability to speak absolutely clearly giving me encouragement the whole way. I was sucking in as much air as humanly possible and felt badly I couldn’t reciprocate (so sorry Brad!). Kudos to Brad as he definitely brought us home garnering the 50+ age group club win and as an added bonus breaking 17 minutes. Thanks to all for being out there along the course cheering. The team races are truly such uplifting events for me.

 

Brad:

I am very pleased to run sub 17 which honestly I did not think was possible for me. I have had probably 5 or 6 bites at the apple in the last few years, my last being in the summer of 2016 where I ran 17:19 on a hotter but much flatter day (in Flushing Meadow Park). I believed I just did not have the raw speed so very happy to do this and cross it of the bucket list. It was a very strange race as I had not run the course and got some imperfect info on where the hills were. I was told 1 to 2 miles was a large uphill so I held back a bit not realizing horror hill at about 1/2 mile was the main hill and already done.  With a little over a mile to go I took the kitchen sink route and went all out. I was right behind the amazing Gerry (who had started behind me in the coral) and together (according to my Garmin) we ran that mile in 5:04. Ok so it was downhill but still for guys in their 50’s, that’s crazy. I finished strong and was happy to see some of the soon-to-be 50’s finishing fast (David Greenberg and Daniel Ifcher). Overall a great day and wonderful warming down with Gerry and John Milone, we have some good laughs. Hats off to Gerry who joked with me in a Strava post some months ago that he was worthless past running the mile. His 89 age graded percent on a hilly course is mind blowing. 

David Dorsey, in his first timing scoring for the 50+ squad tells us:

I had a great day! Ran a PR for the last several years!  Feeling pumped up and well trained I approached the start line in usual on-time fashion. .After a brief teammates greeting and prayer it was time to mentally get ready. My plan was to go out hard (5:50) then gut it out in the last 1.5.

When the horn sounded I found myself fighting through the crowd to get on pace..should have pushed more to the front. Mile 1 (6:08) off my target and feeling anxious.  Fought through more crowd,  elbows and stuff, till I reached mile 2 (11:58)…now it was time to hammer it home. That last turn coming downhill slingshot me to the home stretch. After hearing Tony shout “lift your knees!!” it wasn’t long before I could see the clock, 18:09, 10, 11,12..whew! Glad that’s over!! 🙂 felt like I got held back that first half but all in all I’m very grateful!! On to 5th Ave and that elusive 5min barrier! Lol! 🙂 Big Thanks to our Coaches Sid, Devon, and Tony! You guys are SUPER!!

 

Mikal Scott, who sadly pulled out of the Fifth Avenue Mile midway with a hamstring issue,  hit this one hard, scoring a better than 30 second course PR and a one second overall 5K PR with his 19:24. Mikal took fourth among men 55-59 and his story is all the more compelling given recent fitness issues.

Mikal:

18 days after having PRP therapy (platelet replacement plasma) in my right knee, I decided that I would run the Percy Sutton 5K. On the 19th day, arriving at the event, the weather was close to perfect. It would be my second time on this course, so I planned to go out at a reasonable pace (6:45), and then pick up pace on condition of how my knee would feel. At the start I was calm for about the 1st 800 and as we got onto the 1st hill realized I got sucked into the speed and my pace was 6:25. My knee felt ok, so I kept going at that pace. Even in the slight road inclines my pace was increasing but I just kept going. About mile 2, I starting seeing and passing more ‘A’ corral people (I still don’t understand why I cannot get an ‘A’ letter for bib), and my pace had increased. The closest CPTC runner was waaaaay up ahead; so I wanted to try to time it so I could get as close as I could by the finish. Somewhere up on the back hills I could hear Coach Tony‘s voice reverberating throughout… always a great motivation to keep going.

But then the fast downhill started and I was having thoughts about taking it easy on the knee. Well after about a minute and nothing bad, I picked up the pace and set out to catch him (turned out it was Joe O’Leary) We came out onto the flat to return to the finish, and I couldn’t tell where the finish was located; was tempted to accelerate as people were passing me left and right but I had no idea where the finish was… when I could actually see it, I took off, passed a few who had previously passed me, caught Joe and finished. I immediately went up to him to express my gratitude as he unknowingly was my pacing target. Awesome teammate. 

Edwin Hernandez ran 20:30 taking 21st pace in the 50-54 competition;  Charles Parchment followed, at 20:42 for eighth place among the 55-59 men. Michael Siegell rolled in with a 21:14; Chris Donnelly was at 21:30, for 15th in the 55-59 group. The mighty Budd Heyman capped it off at 24:01. 

Elsewhere

Bob Markinson, who’s pursuing his fall cross-country muse, checked in from Cemetery Hill with yet another of his seemingly endless string of PRs:

Congrats to all on the Percy Sutton!  I opted to commence my XC season at Van Cortlandt for the Henry Isola  four miler on Sunday scoring a course PR (+/- 30:25) dropping approximately 40 seconds off my previous 2015 PR time (31:05). What a great weekend for racing!

While we’re at it, Rob Neal took first place for men 50-54 in the Isola, covering the two Cemetery Hill loops in 25:09.

And with his Chicago Marathon fast approaching, Ron Romano reported in on the Aug. 20 France Run 8K in Central Park. Ron’s 32:54 time was not only a strong 76.49% AG but he also took second-place for men 55-59. That’s prize money! Ka-Ching!  Sign that dollar bill and give it to Tony. Our own Fred Chiao was also out there, running 45:43.

At this point, the spirited 50 + competition is a dead heat, with CPTC and UA locked at 108 points apiece. The four long road races remain: the Bronx 10 miler, Staten Island Half, the NYCM, and in December, the Ted Corbitt 15K.  And beyond that,  the team is assembling for the Masters 5K Road National Championships in Syracuse and the XC National Championships in Boston, both in October. It’s going to be a busy Fall. Climb on board for the ride of your life!

[two for the price of one race report! you get  a mile and a 5K, that’s 4.1 miles of awesomeness]

Chris

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Report from Hank Schiffman of the 60+:

We revisited the 5k format, having toughened up our act since the first team pointer, the 5k in Fort Washington. Yes, “Coogan’s” is a bear. It goes right for your throat, matching an uphill for every down, not letting up till the final downhill. Goodness, halfway is below the elevation of the start but you’d never think it so as it had been using you as a punching bag. Percy Sutton’s course is more user-friendly but for a deceptively long final stretch. All that pre-race adrenaline carries you up to Convent Ave as if you were shot out of a cannon. And the hill steps up in stages. You get breathers. Once up on the ridge the vertical allows you to settle back into a more or less level road. From here you have an opportunity to add a bit more power. And soon enough the road begins to descend, extending the reach of your effort. Of course everyone around you shares the descent, but if you are ambitious you can squeeze every drop of juice out of the orange and work that much more than others, gaining on the herd. After the turn back onto St Nicholas the home stretch isn’t eaten in one bite. No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you; you can’t see the finish line. In fact, getting the pace correct at this point is now the frosting on the cake. Surge too soon and your legs will protest before you reach the line. Surge too late and you will go home with gas in your tank.

Thus it came to pass CPTC 60+ men took 3rd place with 1:04:52 (last year 1:05:21), exactly 3 minutes behind 2nd place Taconic, who were 8 seconds behind 1st place Brooklyn. We were 29 seconds ahead of Front Runners.

Hank Schiffman 20:37 / 83%, 2nd AG (Salsa 21:23) 2016: 20:23 / 83.15%

Alan Ruben 20:50 / 76.67%, 5th AG (Salsa 20:17) 2016: 21:15 / 74.56%

Kevin McGuire 23:25 / 71.16%, 6th AG (Salsa 23:57)

Phil Vasquez 25:09 / 66.24%, 11th AG (Salsa 26:07)

Harry Lichtenstein 27:58 / 59.64%, 18th AG 2016: 26:30 / 62.34%

George Hirsch 29:46 / 75.35%, 1st AG 2016: 28:24 / 76.77%

Hank:

Every time I run this race I get the feeling that I am caught running 400 meter pace for 800+ meters in the final St Nicholas stretch to the line. Mental note to self next year, don’t pull the string too early. Oh, and the Isola XC 4 miler starts at 9 am, not 11;30…

Alan started with his son Dan in the C corral. His fastest 5k time this year, running the more difficult Salsa.

It was a glorious day.

The 5th Avenue Mile report:

“May the wind always be at your back.” Amen to that brother. Today it was so. Our talent was awesome. Our 60+ men came out swinging for the fences.

David Blumel, mild mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper.. Well not a reporter but certainly appearing to be Clark Kent, proved Superman today, knocking the ball out of the park, 4 seconds out of 1st in 60- 64, running an outstanding 5:17 for 87.33%. He put distance on the angry back behind. The 3rd runner in 60-64 was 7 seconds back.

Our 2nd scorer was 10 years David’s senior. Noel Haynes kicked open the door with 5:37/91.44%. Yes those numbers are real. He is world class, easily taking 1st in 70 – 74. Harry Nolan, no slouch at 70, was 14 seconds back. He would have tied for 2nd place in 65-69 .

Alan Ruben, with full focus on the marathon, ran 5:46/80.19%, ran this race as a snack. He was disappointed with his time. A rational man as ever as I have known, I asked him if he would trade my 6:01 for his 5:46. After all, I was disappointed in my time too. Why not work it out so only one of us was disappointed. Alan did the math quickly and decided to keep his time. This race was so competitive that his results were only good for 14th place 60 – 64. Alan refused to run Tony’s Tuesday workout dedicated to this mile, running Yasso 800s instead. His table scraps were good enough to be our 3rd scorer:

The mile is tough. I found it hard to get going, but was able to finish strongly – just 3 seconds shy of my marathon PR pace from 20 years ago.

Victor Osayi, our 1st backup, fast in the past and clawing his way back ran 5:59/77.13%. Victor is on the ascendency. He went out with the plan to hang with Alan. Alan dialed it back do he passed only to have Alan pass him about 2/3 the way. More than likely, Alan had a better sense of pace for the mile.

Hank Schiffman, hoping to run sub 6:00 ran 1 second over for AG% of 82.57. This was the first team point race for CPTC since joining the team back in 2008 that he did not score:

Well it’s about time; I’m 68. My job is to foster our 60+ guys to give us the lowest combined time for 3 finishers. If I run I only need 2 others. After 8 seasons we finally have a race with 4 faster feet. I would have loved to finish below 6:00. It wasn’t as if I was saving something for Xmas. If its and buts were soups and nuts…

Sam Mann, whose 6:07 was 0.01% below 82%, ran with Hank till a surge in the second half. Nearing 1500 meters, Sam surged himself and was running again together. Tapping an extra gear from Tony’s interval workouts, Hank did a final surge just before the line.

Chris Neuhoff, ran 6:20 just shy of 77%, his second team pointer this season.

Dan Molloy, snapped at Chris’s heels in 6:24/76.24%. Both these guys have retained their speed even though they have backed off on the degree of their past race attendance. There is something to be said about fresh legs and no apparent injury.

Dennis O’Donnell, 6:26, just under 72%. He had just run the Anchorage Skinny Raven Half Marathon, in 1:43:48:

 Yasso was quite a bit behind me at 2:05.43.

Yes, that Yasso!

Art Palmer, running in injury recovery mode, ran 6:31, just shy of 72%.

Harry Lichtenstein’s 7:47 had a good day, bettering his prep times.

Incidentally, Dmitriy‘s dad Mark Krasny, 60, ran 6:18.

Thus our collective scoring was 16:40, 16 seconds behind 1st place Shore AC, and 2 seconds ahead of 3rd place Taconic. Brooklyn was 4th. We are solidly in 3rd place in the standings, 2nd for the day:

Shore AC 16:24

CPTC  16:40

Taconic  16:42

Brooklyn  17:23

West Side  18:32

Witold’s 18:40

VCTC 18:48

FNY 20:23

 

Current standings:

Taconic 100

Brooklyn 97

CPTC 90

Witold’s 61

 

With 2 subtracted:

Taconic 78

Brooklyn 77

CPTC 72

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Report on our  70+ men, a first:

We have finally fielded a 70+ team, and it took 1st place:

CPTC 20:12

VCTC 22:18

Millrose 34:52

Superstar Noel doubled dipped and drove the wagon, 5:37/91.44%.

Track Captain Hal Lieberman, 7:09/75.01%.

Long time CPTC member Norm Goluskin, 7:26/77.81%, 3rd AG rounded out the trio.

Ambassador of running Sid Howard, 8:02/ just shy of 72% was backup continuing his mighty streak.

Dave Delano, fresh from winning his AG at the Manchester 5k in Vermont yesterday ran this day on not so fresh legs, 8:20.

Robert Haig, 8:25, made the total 6 in the 70+ group. We’ve had years where we didn’t have 3 finishers for the Brooklyn Half.

Elsewhere:

At the Maple Leaf Half Marathon in Manchester, Vt, Alan Heblack, Kevin McGuire and Phil Vasquez finished 1st, 2nd and 4th respectively in their age group.

Hank

 
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