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…

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

Yasuke Hosokawa All win streaks must come to an end and ours did at the Queens 10K.  We had another strong lineup but were bested by the West Side Runners on this day.  However, our strong 2nd place finish keeps us at the top of the standings.   Our scorers: Mark Senter Jay Sullivan Eduardo Ribeiro Ferreira    Mark Senter Newly minted 40 year old and scoring in his second ever race as a master, Mark had this to say about his race: Pleased with how this went given I was coming from 4 months out with a hamstring tendon…

Report of Alysia Dusseau of the Open: Brooklyn Half

Caroline Willian and Elena Barham Congratulations on the open women’s team on getting 2nd place in the A division of the Brooklyn Half Marathon!  We had Caroline Willian lead the way with a 1:19:25, Elena Barham finished shortly behind her with a 1:19:56, Kate Pfeffer rounded out 3rd with a 1:19:56 which was a PR on the course and another person with a course PR was Elleree Erdos with a time of 1:20:09 and Jenny Donnelly rounded out the top 5 with a 1:20:21.  Jenny had the most fun on the most gorgeous day and was able to negative split…

Report of Hank Schiffman of the 60+ & 70+: Queens 10k

Our 60+ men had an acute case of evaporating starters. The registration roll looked stout, but come gun time we had but three 60 runners 60 – 69; all crossed the line. Who would have thunk Dennis O’Donnell, our returned prodigal son of the 5k and marathon, would be our next high card?  Charles Parchment Photo: Hank Schiffman Noel Labat-Comess, 41:56 / 78.98% and Charles Parchment, 42:47 / 77.39% (last year 45:08 / 71.69%), both ran brilliantly. But our “would be” third fast scorer was vaporware . Had Dennis, 49:25 / 67.63%, known he was our third scorer, he surely would…

Report of Sylvie Kimche of the 60+ & 70+: Queens 10k

On a pleasant Sat morning in Flushing Meadow (61°F & 56% humidity, no wind), the CPTC Silver Foxes were golden and  bronzed on a flat & fast course. W60+ Team Report The W60+ led by Barbara Byrne, followed by Sylvie Kimche & Sherrel Harmon got 3rd place team. Barbara Byrne Photo: Hank Schiffman Barbara ran a fast 49:06 (a minute improvement on her 50:02 in the Mini 10k the previous week), a 7:54 pace which gave her an outstanding 87.47% age grading percentage. Of course, she was 1st in her age group… no surprise here…😉 And not much surprise either that…

CPTC New Balance Sprinters Asha Ruth, Tahir Walsh, Andre Marcano & Winston George pushing their envelopes

Andre Marcano Photo: J Swift, Swift Sports From Florida to Philadelphia, South Carolina to Atlanta and Grenada to Canada our CPTC New Balance sprinters have been putting in some work this outdoor season! All that work has also come with sweet rewards. Andre Marcano and Asha Ruth Photo: Michael Shelton, H.O.T. Shots Asha Ruth has been consistent with her times and has already seen 2 personal bests in the 200m (23.63) and 400m (52.95). Tahir Walsh, just recently ran a huge season best in Grenada in the 100m (10.37) just shy of his personal best of 10.28. Andre Marcano had…

Report of Mark Lindrud of the 50+: Brooklyn Half & Healthy Kidney 10k

Daniel Ifcher, David Dorsey, Mark Lindrud, Brad Kelley, Jeff Dengate and David Greenberg Photo: Mikal Christopher Scott The men’s 50-59 squad continues to dominate its division during CPTC’s strong early season.  Following a first-place win at the Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K, the squad has maintained its top place by winning the 50+ age group in both the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K and the Popular Brooklyn Half.  Most significantly, the last two races have demonstrated the depth of the team by using five scoring members over the last two races.  In April, Central Park was filled with many…

Report of Ani Go of the 40+, 50+ & 60+: Brooklyn Half

Ah, the Brooklyn Half. Last year the Lady Oranges were frozen and soaked. This year the stage was set for good vibes and great performances!  The 40+ladies nabbed 2nd place in a very competitive race! Our ranks now include the talents of the amazing Kate the great Pfeffer, and Sarah Richardson (who also just turned 40 the same day as the race!).  Kate proves that age is just a number running 1:19.56 which is her PR, and was our first scorer.  Second to score was Amy Kvilhaug who also ran a time of 1:31.58! Amy has been on a streak this…

Report of Hank Schiffman of the 60+: Brooklyn Half

Charles Parchment Our 60+ men did well, a solid effort. Collectively, we were just about 10 minutes slower than last year, but it was good for 1st place. We did not field a team of 70+; injuries are the crocodiles in our age pools.  For the largest half marathon in the country, or so I’m told, it had the outward appearance of a team point race. CPTC 4:49:22 WSX 5:08.20 NY Flyers 5:08:22 VCTC 5:22:49 Charles Parchment 1:33:32 / 76.28% 4th AG / 268 (last year 1:33:57 / 75.23%) In conversation, Charles expressed that the straightaway that is Ocean Parkway played with…

Report of David Alm of the 40+: Brooklyn Half

Nick Thompson There was something in the air for the 2019 Brooklyn Half. Despite higher temps than many of us might like for such a long race, our squad saw some tremendous performances.  Oh, and we won. For the third time this year, in as many points races. We are absolutely dominating the masters roads for 2019, which, I don’t think I need to point out, is a really big deal. To quote the great Tony Ruiz, “You guys are on Fiyah!”  The M40 team was led by Nick Thompson, who at 43 ran a personal best of 1:11:59. That’s…

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