Race Reports from the Women: Queens 10k

Report from Jacy Kruzel and Veronica Jackson of the Open: Congratulations to all of our Queens 10k runners! The Central Park Track Club Open Women’s team came in a strong second place at this year’s Queens 10k. A warm and curvy course made everyone work for it, but our summer training is clearly paying off.  Finishing only 40 seconds off first place and almost 3 minutes ahead of third, this result puts us in a great position heading into our next team points race: the Team Championships on July 28th. Make sure to mark your calendars, as the Team Championships…

Race Reports from the Men: Queens 10k

Report from David Alm of the 40+: It was hot, but not nearly as humid as last year’s Queens 10K. Rarely have I heard so many year-on-year comparisons made in the moments before a race. Nevertheless, we still managed to place 3rd, thanks in part to an assist from our friends Brad Kelley and Mark Lindrud in the 50+ cohort (thanks guys!)  One of CPTC’s newest quadragenarians, Jeremy Shingleton, led us from the start, finishing in a swift 35:41, good for 3rd AG placement as well.  “I’ve always been on the bubble of scoring” for the open men’s team, Jeremy…

Race Reports from the Men: 2018 Brooklyn Half

Report from David Alm of the 40+: We placed 3rd in last weekend’s Brooklyn Half, right behind West Side and Urban Athletics. The soft rain and low-50s temps enabled some blazing-fast times — thanks, in no small part, to our coaches and the enthusiasm of our on-course support, as well as the new morning workouts (see below). We also further solidified our 3rd Place standing for the year, with NBR a ways behind, but we shouldn’t get cocky. I often train with those guys and they’re formidable.  2018 Standings: West Side: 45  Urban Athletics: 36  CPTC: 30  NBR: 21  Our…

Race Reports from the Women: 2018 Brooklyn Half

Report from Colleen McGurk of the 40+: The weather might have been cold and rainy but the CPTC Master 40+ women were on fire at the Brooklyn Half as we raced hard and finished strong for a first place finish! Colleen McGurk and Johhny Zhang Our first scorer was Colleen McGurk who had this to say: I am probably the only person who ran who was happy about the forecast. More rain means less pollen and as someone who suffers greatly from allergies this time of year, the weather was absolutely perfect:) It was great to work the race with…

Race Reports from the Women: Healthy Kidney 10k

Report from Jacy Kruzel and Veronica Jackson of the Open: Spring has arrived and the Women’s Open team used perfect spring like conditions to rack in a 3rd place finish and lots of individual PRs. Jordan Snyder led the charge, with a 2 minute PR.  Her time of 37:09 came after battling a major sinus infection all week.  Nothing could stop her from toeing the line, and the PR reward was pretty sweet! Our next scorer was Colleen, who continuously amazes the team as a whole – double dipping as a scorer for both the open and masters’ teams.  Hank…

Race Reports from the Men: Healthy Kidney 10k

Report from Phil Falk and Ed Mulder of the Open: CPTC Men lit up the roads last Sunday at the Healthy Kidney 10K, taking second place in the team competition, with an insane 31:27 average time for our top five finishers. I am told the CPTC Men’s team of legend in the early 1990s may have topped this performance, but I can say with some confidence it’s the strongest road 10K showing we’ve had in the 21st century.  Coach Tony notes: “Wow! That was a magical day! I am so proud of the whole crew!” Of course – it was a great day…

Race Reports from the Women: Washington Heights 5k

Report from Veronica Jackson of the Open: The CPTC Open Women’s Team is happy to report that they opened the 2018 NYRR Club Points series with an exciting victory and numerous personal records at NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues and Shamrocks 5K,  despite a difficult and hilly course and 22 MPH wind gusts.  We couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the year. The Open Women’s Team touted four runners under 18 minutes, lead by Aileen Barry and her impressive 3rd place overall finish. Despite a slow and cautious first mile from the lead women, Aileen ran a major…

Race Reports from the Men: Washington Heights 5k

Report from Laurence Go of the 40+: Springtime for most is signaled with budding trees, tulip bulbs poking through the soil and the sound of birds singing. For us it’s the start of the road race season and the Washington Heights 5K. The temperature at the beginning of the race was springlike in the low 40s but unfortunately the whipping wind reminded us winter was still with us. We had a couple of late scratches but others were able to step up. We placed solidly in 3rd with a combined time of 50:58 which was 22 seconds faster than last…

Race Reports from the Women: Ted Corbitt 15k

Report from Jacy Kruzel and Veronica Jackson of the Open: CPTC Open Women wrapped up the 2017 NYRR road racing season with a runner-up finish at the Ted Corbitt 15K.  The team was led by a 3rd place overall finish by 2020 Olympic Trials bound Kate Pallardy. Bill Wells, Kate Pallardy, Iber Gonzalez Vidals and Nicholas Schump Photo: John Tran Running close together where Colleen McGurk and Aileen Barry.  Colleen is quite the tough competitor – she was able to race a cross country 15K the week prior and double back on Saturday with another speedy time!   It was…

Race Reports from the Men: Ted Corbitt 15k

Report from David Greenberg of the 40+: That’s a wrap on 2017, as we put a lock on the silver with our second-place finish at Ted Corbitt. The 15k was a microcosm of the year, as we again put together a fast top three, had a big turnout, set several PRs, had many debuts, ran significantly faster than we ran in 2016…but it wasn’t enough, as Urban simply has some outstanding masters competitors. That was the story all year. Congratulations to Urban for the win and we’ll see them at Coogan’s come March. Actually, we’ll see them at all the…

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