Sylvie Kimche Profiled by Lifetime Running

Sylvie is a roads captain, former club president and one of our very few athletes capable of running a 90% age graded score. Photo by Ben Ko. https://www.lifetimerunning.net/

Outdoor Track Recap from the Masters Men

Sherman Lau Photo: John Tran The outdoor track season kicked off back in April, when CPTC sent a 40-49 age-group 4 x 400m relay team to compete at the Penn Relays. The team of Sherman Lau, Peter Brady, Neil Fitzgerald and Gerry O’Hara finished 5th in 3:47.1. It was a very respectable showing in a sprint event for a team composed primarily of middle distance runners and there was unanimous agreement that Gerry was the team MVP for arranging VIP parking at his son’s fraternity and cold beers after the race! Road Captain David Alm gave this summary of his track…

50+ Men Run Club Record 4 x 400 at Millrose

From 50-59 track captain Gerry O’Hara: Having cut their teeth at the NYRR Thursday Night at the Races Meet January 25th with an impressive 4:11 clocking the 50+ 4 X 400 relay team of Rob Neal, David Dorsey, Jonathan Simon and Mikal Scott brought their collective talent back to the armory competing again in the 4 x 400 relay at the prestigious Millrose Games the early afternoon of Feb 3. Overcoming enormous pre-race jitters the team ran amazingly well slicing over 4 seconds off their previous time finishing in 4:07.43 garnering 3rd place and setting a new CPTC indoor 50+…

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…

Jen St. Jean Wins Gold In Canada

Photo: Cathy Vandergeest From Masters Track Captain Amy Kvilhaug: Rounding out our masters outdoor track season, Jen St. Jean competed at the NCCWMA (North and Central America and Caribbean Region of World Masters Athletics Championships) at York University in Toronto yesterday and won the 1500m race in a time of 4:54.14. She endured a rainy start, a gun misfire, and then a 65 minutes lightning delay before finally toeing the line for the race.  After battling some serious fatigue throughout midway through the summer (and into Masters Nationals in Louisiana where she finally had to shut it down for a…

Men’s 50+ Breaks the 4 x 400 Club Record at Penn Relays

From John Affleck: A quartet of aging rookie Penn Relay participants broke a club record with a 4:05.77 in the Masters Men’s 4 X 400 on April 28. The 50-over team, made up of lead off man and captain Gerry O’Hara, Chris Potter, Mikal Scott and John Affleck, had a total blast while surprising themselves and the competition by taking fourth place out of 16 finishing teams in the race. The runners, who all have reached the point of being thankful just to get the chance to compete, found their way to the meeting point at Franklin Field about 90 minutes before the…

Peter Brady Sets World Lead, Named USATF-NY Masters Athlete of the Month

Our 40-49 track captain has had a standout first season in the 45-49. Read about it below, reprinted from USATF-NY: Peter Brady, 45, of Jersey City, N.J. has been selected as the USATF New York Masters Athlete of the Month for January 2017.  Brady competes for the Central Park Track Club. He started the month off on January 12 running 2:36.20 over 1000m.  His age-graded score was 92.64% (scores of over 90% are considered world class performances). On January 21, Brady won the highly competitive Hartshorne Masters Mile in Ithaca running 4:30.09.  His age-graded score was 90.58%.  According to masters…

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Hank Schiffman Named USATF-NY Masters Athlete of the Month

From the USATF-NY website: Hank Schiffman, 67, of New York has been selected as the USATF New York Masters Athlete of the Month for September 2016.  Schiffman competes for the Central Park TC – New Balance. Schiffman started the month off by finished third in the men’s 65-69 division at the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile on September 3.  His time was 5:56.  Two weeks later at the Kurt Steiner Cross Country race in the Bronx he covered the 5 km course in 22:23 to win his division.  The following week, on September 25 he ran 1:12:12 at the New…

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