Race Reports from the Women: Team Championships

Report from Jacy Kruzel and Veronica Jackson of the Open: For the first time in 10 years, the CPTC Women’s Open team took home the win at the NYRR Team Championship 5 mile race in Central Park. This is no small feat, as many NYRR teams include athletes that shine on the international stage! The hard work, focus, and drive of every runner contributed to this and we are so proud of everyone who raced! The team finish was the summation of many stellar performances in hot and humid conditions, starting with a podium finish by Ivette Ramirez (3rd place…

Race Reports from the Men: Team Championships

Report from David Greenberg of the 40+: Great comebacks are often long slogs, fighting race by race or game by game to catch up. That’s not what happened to the CPTC 40+ men. We had the kind of comeback that happens in one cataclysmic moment when everything was one way before…then everything was different the next. The minute before Team Champs, we were tied for third and far behind leaders Urban Athletics. The minute after, we were tied with Urban for the lead. Yes, if we drop each team’s two worst results, after our victory at Team Champs we are…

Race Reports from the Men: Queens 10k

Report from Greg Cass and Phil Falk of the Open: A flat 10K is hard to find in NYC.  Typically, a NYRR 10K means a standard Central Park loop – certainly familiar, though not necessarily “easy” or “fast”.  When the Queens 10K was added to the Club Points Series this year, many CPTC racers circled the race as an opportunity to attack a flat course over the 10K distance, even if it did come with the challenges of getting out to Flushing Meadows for a 7:45am Saturday start.  But although the course was flat, the competition was deep, and the…

Race Reports from the Women: Queens 10k

Report from Jacy Kruzel and Veronica Jackson of the Open: Summer racing is upon us, which means high temps and high humidity.  For the CPTC Open Women’s team, Summer also equates to fast times.  Don’t be fooled, at the Queens 10K on Saturday the humidity was 91%, but two ladies came away with shiny new 10K PRs.  Congratulations to Colleen McGurk, who dipped under 39 to PR in 38:56!  Jackie Erdos also PRed with a time of 41:19, which was a PR by over 3 minutes! Colleen McGurk Photo: John Le Jacqueline Ballou Erdos Photo: John Le To help us…

Race Reports from the Men: Brooklyn Half

Report from Phil Falk of the Open: The Brooklyn Half was a banner race for CPTC. Our team fielded 117 (!) runners overall, out of the record-breaking 27,400 field (‼). Runners set their alarms for 4:30am, and filed in to Prospect Park as the sun was rising at 5:45am, in order to make the 7:00am starting gun. We were greeted with near-perfect conditions for a late-May race. A propitious early morning shower, while people were filing into the corrals, cooled off the crowds and kept the pollen in check. Winds were calm, temperatures were mild, and the sun mostly behind…

Race Reports from the Women: Brooklyn Half

Report from Jacy Kruzel and Veronica Jackson of the Open: Congratulations to all of our speedy Brooklyn Half Marathon racers!  The CPTC Open Women were 28 strong at the largest half marathon in the country on Saturday, and came away with a 4th place finish and countless PRs. The hilly start through Prospect Park, and long stretch down Ocean Parkway can make the final miles lonely and painful, but our women’s team held strong. Our first four runners were within an incredible 19 seconds of each other, coming in 39th through 42nd. The team was led by a smiling Grace…

David Bosch 1966-2017

Dear CPTC, A handful of us from CPTC met up in Chestnut Ridge for Dave Bosch’s memorial on Saturday, and we wanted to share the experience with those who wanted to be there but couldn’t make it, and also to share a little of who Dave was with those who didn’t know him. A longtime member of CPTC, Dave passed away Wednesday evening after suffering a stroke while swimming in Coney Island on Sunday. He was 50.  By 4:00, the clouds and chill of the day had given way to a pristine spring afternoon, and the setting couldn’t have been more peaceful. The memorial was…

Race Reports from the Women: Healthy Kidney 10k

Report from Jacy Kruzel and Veronica Jackson of the Open: Ivette Mejia led the way for the CPTC Open Women’s Team 3rd place finish.  She mentioned the race went out a little faster than she wanted but was determine to compete and not hold back, evidenced by her 11th overall finish in a very competitive field.  She also PR-ed by 37 seconds in the process of landing herself the #7 spot on the CPTC Best List!  Even more impressive, she landed herself into the NYRR’s President’s Circle!!! Way to set up the team for a great day Ivette! Ivette Mejia…

Race Reports From the Men: Healthy Kidney 10k

Report from Greg Cass of the Open: The 2017 NYRR Club Points Series continued on Sunday, April 9 with the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K (or, The-Race-Formerly-Known-As-The-Scotland-Run-10K).  Early spring racing conditions can be a bit of a wildcard, but something lined up perfectly to give racers ideal conditions – sunny, mid-40’s, no wind.  In a field filled with both world class professionals and the best the area’s clubs have to offer, the Open Men showed well, finishing 5th (4th among NYRR clubs) to continue on a solid stretch of racing to start the year. Matt Lawder lead the way with an…

Race Reports for the Men: Washington Heights 5k

Report from David Greenberg of the 40+: On Sunday, in Washington Heights, the 40-49 men had a classic sports day dilemma. We made a huge leap forward compared to previous years. Our team time was far below that of the last few years and several of us had phenomenal races. But we finished third again in the standings. So we have to be happy about the team’s improvements and individual accomplishments, but we don’t have to be happy about our third place finish.  Pre-race, judging by our entry list and comparing projected times to previous winning times, I felt we…

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