Report of Ani Go of the 40+: Queens 10k

The masters women take their A game to Flushing Meadows for the Queens 10k!

What a day! At a time where most folks hadn’t even had their first cup of coffee yet, the masters ladies got up at the buttcrack of dawn to travel to the deep wilds of Flushing Meadows, home to Citifield and The Mets!  And hold onto your shorts ladies, it’s time for a crazy zigzagging race through Flushing Meadows!

Women’s 40+ took first place!!! Led by Amy Kvilhaug, the 40+ women finished on top at this sold out race. Says the blonde bombshell who also led us for Brooklyn:

Psyched that our team placed! Every race for me has a purpose and the purpose for Queens was to run it for the team. I am deep into track mode so this was very challenging race for me. I was feeling pretty fatigued going into it but hoping I could pull off something good. I could tell about a half mile in that it may be a tough day. I actually thought of Des Linden and the Boston Marathon a few years ago when she said she didn’t think she had it and then went on to win. The difference between Des and I that day was that I never got my groove back and after 5K I decided that in order to finish I was going to have to bring it down to a pace that I could manage and just ride home. Great job to all the masters ladies who came out, especially Resie and Nathalie who helped us podium.

Next up we had the speedy Resie Caffrey who had a PR in this race after running the Mini 10k last week—

I’ll keep it short. I wasn’t going to run. Amy gently talked me into going. “Just run & finish she said… no expectations. Have fun.” (I’m paraphrasing but you get the gist). I ran. I finished. No expectations. I had FUN and ran 2 min 21 sec faster than last year. Now it’s time to start actually training ?

Closing up the gap and completing our first place team was rising star Nathalie Jones!

Congrats to all of the CPTC runners who ran the Queens 10k, I had an amazing time, can’t wait for the team championship!!

Well done, ladies!

Our 50+ ladies scrambled ?into 2nd place!  Led by Queens native, your little Captain Ani came in first of the scorers.  Captain Ani didn’t have the best race with bad tummy issues, but managed to stay away from the portapotty until after the race ?. Next up fellow Queens native Audrey Kingsley scored second making it possible for us to place second! And reaching into the golden group Barbara Byrne (1st in her age of course) clinched our team for silver!  While we didn’t have a complete 50+ team, we did have enough talent from all our incredible masters to pool together for our podium place finish!

I’m so thankful for our ladies who not only had to come to the strange planet of Queens, but to race at an outrageously early time.  Because of your grit and determination we have such a great team and consistently come up on top.  

Congrats to our open and masters teams!  Next up—Team Champs!!!

GO ORANGE ? ??!!!

Captain Ani ?

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