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

Cold, you want cold? We got cold for you right here.

Now that that’s out of the way, our 60+ men took 1st place, ahead of 2nd place Witold’s just shy of 10 minutes – 3:18:42 to 3:28:03. That puts us in 2nd place for the year. Taconic did not show today; they didn’t have to. We had to work for our spot. Taconic is on its second dynasty in the past 10 years. Brooklyn ruled in between. 

2nd place come Club Night was a result of a collective effort. We have talent, depth and interest; thanks.

Our 70+ men only had 2 starters due to injuries, but it did not affect the year standings, we took 3rd place for the year. A big Thank You to Captain Dave! He looked at the spreadsheet and saw a spot on the podium on Club Night, marshaled our resources and there will be Tiffany to come. We now have motivation in the ranks.

Today’s scorers: 

Don Favre 1:02:25 / 80.29% 1st AG and best time in CPTC’s records for men 60-69 in a 15k.

Charles Parchment 1:07:50 / 73.88%

Hank Schiffman 1:08:27 / 79.95%

1st back up:

Alan Ruben 1:08:55 / 73.42%

2nd back up:

Kevin McGuire 1:16:06 / 69.78%

Our 70+:

Alex Wilkinson 1:33:41 / 59.72%

Dave Delano 1:36:32 / 58.68%

Dave hosted his wonderful brunch with our 60+ ladies. Another big thank you to Dave.

Charles:

Traffic  traffic  at my start wheels were not turning properly my running speed was confusing at times I ended up on the side walk a slow start for a while but  I enjoyed the run  hot Jamaica on a cold  AMERICAN day 

Hank:

Factoid: if this race was on the day before I would have taken 1st in age group. John Shostrom turned 65 and entered the age group race day.

I thought I had played all the angles like an old pro but ended up feeling like a rookie. Wore all my high tech, lightweight stuff, had a cotton T-shirt over it all and wrapped myself in an old NYCC finisher, mylar race sheet. It even had the tape to hold it in place as a cape. But my fingers went numb anyway. Things turned around at mile 4, and felt comfortable for the better part of the second half of the race. It was all about concentration and focus. You can’t let up. Discipline and dignity. Well, better to focus on discipline and hope dignity follows.

Alan:

I thought I ran a pretty well-paced race, picking up about 10 seconds per mile on the second loop. It didn’t feel that much different from my golden era, except that the pace was 2 minutes per mile slower! I’m hoping that not all of that is due to age and that some is due to my problematic knee and current lack of fitness. Despite the cold, it was actually a good day for racing, and many thanks to Dave for the post-race brunch.

Kevin:

A great race to cap off a season of road and XC racing. I chased Barbara all the way around the park twice but just couldn’t close the gap. A little off last years pace but happy to still be at it.

I continued the chase to Dave’s after race holidays get together. What a fine group of 60+ & 70+ men and women. Bravo Dave.

See you at Coogan’s.

 

Back to the race. Certainly the cold temperatures brought out the best in some in the field. It was extraordinary in another respect; the number of men who ran their age in minutes. Iain Levine of Brooklyn RR ran 57 minutes at 58, a most remarkable 86.11% effort. I was told this was merely 6 days after running a 2:55 marathon. Jonathan Kline of Dashing Whippets at 58 ran 57.46/85.14%. Joe Kelly, unaffiliated, from Katonah ran 58.18 at 59 fro an AG% of 85.18. These are the youngest people to do so in this event that I can recall. Witold’s had a runner, Luis Tipan, who ran 63 at age 64, an effort of 82.62%. The last member of this bizzare club was myself, 69 years old, running 68:27/79.95%, the only dog who got a bone without running over 80%.Our Barbara Byrne‘s even more superlative effort of 86.77% which was 75 minutes at 67 years of age could not propel her into the age in minutes club because statistically, to do so, women would have to run over 100%. The phenomenon is a fluke, only open to men of a certain age and ability.

Registration is open for the Washington Heights 5k and the Healthy Kidney 10k, oh my.

On to the track!

Season End Scoring Tabulations

Washington Heights 5k

scored

Alan Ruben

Art Palmer

Hank Schiffman

finished

Kevin McGuire

Dan Molloy

(Charles Parchment 59 y/o)

Healthy Kidney 10k

scored

David Blumel

Alan Ruben

Hank Schiffman

finished

Dennis O’Donnell

Kevin McGuire

Bob Haig

(Don Favre 59 y/o)

(Charles Parchment 59 y/o)

Brooklyn Half

scored

Art Palmer

Alan Ruben

Noel Labat-Comess

finished

Yasuhiro Makoshi

Hank Schiffman

Gary Gosselin

Dennis O’Donnell

Bob Haig

(Don Favre 59 y/o)

(Charles Parchment 59 y/o)

Queens 10k

scored

David Blumel 85.08%!

Art Palmer

Yasuhiro Makoshi

finished

Charles Parchment

Hank Schiffman

Kevin McGuire

Team Champs

scored

David Blumel

Yasuhiro Makoshi

Charles Parchment

finished

Dennis O’Donnell

Chris Neuhoff

Victor Osayi

Kevin McGuire

Dan Molloy

Chip Olsen

Harry Lichtenstein

Dave Delano

Bob Haig

George Hirsch

Percy Sutton 5k

scored

David Blumel

Yasuhiro Makoshi

Charles Parchment

finished

Hank Schiffman

Chris Neuhoff

John Kenney

Chip Olsen

Dave Delano

Harry Lichtenstein

Bob Haig

5th Avenue Mile

scored

David Blumel

Don Favre

Charles Parchment

finished

Victor Osayi

Hank Schiffman

Alan Ruben

Dan Molloy

Chris Neuhoff

Dennis O’Donnell

Hal Lieberman

Norm Goluskin

Dave Delano

Bob Haig

Sid Howard

Bronx 10

scored

Charles Parchment

Yasuhiro Makoshi

Hank Schiffman

finished

Alan Ruben

Art Palmer

Dennis O’Donnell

Gary Gosselin

Kevin McGuire

Harry Lichtenstein

Alex Wilkinson

Bob Haig

Dave Delano

George Hirsch

Staten Island Half

scored

Charles Parchment

Yasuhiro Makoshi

Hank Schiffman

finished

Art Palmer

Dennis O’Donnell

Gary Gosselin

Rick Shaver

Alex Wilkinson

NYC Marathon

scored

Don Favre

Charles Parchment

Yasuhiro Makoshi

finished

Dennis O’Donnell

Alan Ruben

Gary Gosselin

Rick Shaver – streak of 41!

Corbitt’s 15k

scored

Don Favre

Charles Parchment

Hank Schiffman

finished

Alan Ruben

Kevin McGuire

Alex Wilkinson

Dave Delano

70+

Team Champs

scored

Chip Olsen

Dave Delano

Bob Haig

Percy Sutton 5k

scored

Chip Olsen

Dave Delano

Bob Haig

5th Avenue Mile

scored

Hal Lieberman

Norm Goluskin

Dave Delano

finished

Sid Howard

Bronx 10

scored

Alex Wilkinson

Bob Haig

Dave Delano

finished

George Hirsch

 

Yearly Totals 60+

scored

Charles Parchment 7

Yasuhiro Makoshi 6

David Blumel 5

Hank Schiffman 5

Don Favre 3

Art Palmer 3

Alan Ruben 3

Noel Labat-Comess 1

 

Finished

Hank 9

Charles 8 (+2 not yet 60)

Yasuhiro Makoshi 7

Alan Ruben 7

Bob Haig 6

Kevin McGuire 6

Dennis O’Connell 6

David Blumel 5

Dave Delano 5

Art Palmer 5

Don Favre 3 (+2 not yet 60)

Gary Gosselin 3

Harry Lichtenstein 3

Dan Molloy 3

Chris Neuhoff 3

Alex Wilkinson 3

George Hirsch 2

Chip Olsen 2

Victor Osayi 2

Rick Shaver 2

Norm Goluskin1

Sid Howard 1

John Kenney 1

Hal Lieberman 1

 

Yearly Totals 70+

scored

Dave Delano 4

Bob Haig 3

Chip Olsen 2

Norm Goluskin 1

Hal Lieberman 1

Alex Wilkinson 1

finished

Bob Haig 6

Dave Delano 5

Alex Wilkinson 3

George Hirsch 2

Chip Olsen 2

Norm Goluskin 1

Sid Howard 1

Hal Lieberman 1

 
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