CPTC-NB Men Set Indoor Marathon Relay Record: 2:09:43

CPTC teammates Felix Cancre, Stephen Gomez, Matt Lawder, Benjamin Toomer, Mike Cobb and Open Roads Captain Phil Falk broke the old record by around eight minutes. https://www.armorytrack.com/gprofile.php?mgroup_id=45586&do=videos&video_id=273075-Central-Park-Track-Club-New-Balance-Breaks-The-Meet-Record-Running-2-09-43-In-The-Indoor-Marathon-Team-Relay  

Peter Brady is USATF-NY’s Masters Track Athlete of the Year for 2018

Peter is a former national masters champion in the 800 meters and has masters club records at 1000 meters, 1500 meters (indoors), one mile and 3000 meters.  

CPTC-NB Masters Win Three Medals at Indoor Nationals

From Captain Amy Kvilhaug: The CPTC masters squad brought home three medals from USATF Masters Nationals held at the JDL FastTrack in Winston-Salem, NC March 1-3, 2019. Amy Kvilhaug (W40-44) led the way earning the gold medal and a national championship title in the 800m (2:31.34), in addition to a bronze medal in the 400m (66.98). She tweaked her calf a bit warming up for the 400m so had to scratch from the mile on Saturday, which she was also slated to run. It proved to be the right move as she was able to race the 800m on Sunday…

CPTC-NB Masters Win Four NYRR Runner of the Year Awards and One Team Championship

The masters crew put a cap on its fine 2018 roads season with four runner of the year awards from NYRR, and the M50+ brought home a first-place team trophy.   Men’s 50+:  Brad Kelley, David Dorsey, Captain Chris Donnelly, Mark Lindrud, David Greenberg   Sylvie Kimche, 70-74: Barbara Byrne 65-69: Brad Kelley, 50-54: Yasuhiro Makoshi, 65-69:

Lisa Daley Wins Bronze at World Masters Championships

Lisa Daley and I were fortunate to attend the Master’s World Athletics Championships in Malaga, Spain earlier this month.  For those that are not familiar, WMA (World Masters Athletics) organizes this track and field, cross country and road championships every two years.  The location changes and is announced a couple of years prior.  There is also an indoor championship that is on the alternate year of the outdoor event.  It draws the most elite and experienced masters (35 years and older) from around the world.  And it’s not just track…there are road 10k, half marathon, cross country and race walking…

Central Park Track Club M50+ Wins National Cross Country Championship

The core of distance running is going after it, again and again, hoping that in the end the work pays off with accomplishment and improvement. The current crop of CPTC 50+ harriers has been going after a national title for many years, hoping one year they could get on top. One year they were third,  last year they broke through to second, and in 2018 they broke the tape in first, national champs. The win did not come easily, since getting a five-member team to an away race is never easy. Families were asked to be understanding, employers had to…

CPTC Member Jaclyn Gilbert’s Novel About Running Celebrated

CPTCer Jaclyn Gilbert’s Late Air, is almost here. Official publishing date is November 13, 2018, but readers, including many teammates,  came together in New York City to celebrate the novel. “Late Air is a story of the world of elite female athletic performance like no other novel I can think of. In her debut, Gilbert is alternately a miner, a sculptor, a guiding ghost, but always a virtuoso—showing us the athlete’s body as a perfectible object, a vessel for obsessions, a target, and a site for the recuperation of the athlete’s humanity.” —Alexander Chee, author of Edinburgh, The Queen of the Night, and How to…

Sid Howard Profile in Lifetime Running

(Sid) Howard’s track and field career includes five world championships, 50 national championships, five world records and eight gold world champion medals. Also on his resume are the American indoor 65-69 records of 2:19.4 for the 800, 5:23.05 for the mile, and 4:45.36 for 1500 meters. He was inducted into the USATF Masters Hall of Fame in 2005. Howard is running, coaching, and continuing his role as ambassador for the sport he loves, always with a smile and encouraging words for everyone he meets.   https://www.lifetimerunning.net/2018/09/profile-sid-howard-has-finished-35.html

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…

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