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…

CPTC Women’s Open Fall Recap

  CPTC Open Women had quite the fall of racing that we wanted to share some thoughts our teammates had on their stellar performances. We would love it if everyone would share their thoughts on their races, PRs certainly not required! Hope to see everyone out for the last scoring race of the year on Saturday and at the holiday party in January! Percy Sutton: Our CPTC Open Women’s Team placed second in the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K! In a sneak peak of fall racing weather, we were just 20 seconds off of first place, and showed that the summer…

Race Reports from the Men: NYC Marathon

Report from Phil Falk and Ed Mulder of the Open: The New York City Marathon is a special race for CPTC. It’s our home turf. We trained through an unseasonably warm Fall (temps in the 70s in October anyone?). We crawled out for 6am intervals and crushed 7pm tempos. We ate long runs for weekend brunch. We logged miles. We pushed each other. We got injured. We recovered. And we showed up. 101-strong on race day. Our marathoners saw success – and disappointment –  that day. For the team, we notched third place by the slimmest of margins (35 seconds!).…

Race Reports from the Women: Bronx 10 Miler & Staten Island Half

Report from Ani Go of the 40+: There’s been so many races, it’s hard to know where to start!  But let’s start with Da Bronx where unseasonably warm temps set the stage for our ladies to run 10 miles. And the 40+ ladies ran quite well, taking 2nd place! The scoring team was made up of Colleen McGurk, Amy Kvilhaug, and new baby master Irma Bribiesca.   First scorer, Colleen McGurk, who ran 1:04.01, won her age group, scored for the open team, and…set yet another PR!   Says Colleen: Bronx is always my favorite race and even with the…

Race Reports from the Men: Bronx 10 Miler & Staten Island Half

Report from Phil Falk and Ed Mulder of the Open: The Bronx 10-Miler on September 24, was a tough one with unseasonal heat and humidity – the thermometer read 76! – but the CPTC open men’s team came out strong! As we enter the fall season Sunday’s race showed a lot of potential for the men’s open squad.  Matt Rand led the team with a fantastic finish in 51:01, placing 5th overall. Matt’s running incredibly well, and is poised to take on the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon on October 9. Second on the team was Edward Mulder in 53:16 for…

Race Reports from the Women: Percy Sutton 5k & Fifth Avenue Mile

  Report from Ani Go of the 40+ and 50+: The Percy Sutton 5k report 40+ women: We love Harlem!  The Percy Sutton 5k is a great race to honor a great citizen of Harlem, give Harlem some runner love, and is a fun and challenging change of pace from Central Park.  It lets us know that summer isn’t quite over yet. What ideal conditions for a summer 5k! A 66 degree start on a hazy summer morning.  Our scoring team leads with Colleen McGurk: PR Queen with a 18:37, 2nd in age group, 85.17% AG…and is also prepping for…

Race Reports from the Men: Percy Sutton 5k & Fifth Avenue Mile

Report from Phil Falk and Ed Mulder of the Open: 5th Avenue Mile is always an exciting, action-packed day for CPTC, with runners across divisions streaming down the street throughout the morning, and 2017 was no exception. Conditions were near-perfect for late Summer, with a beautiful, sunny-but-cool day and a moderate tailwind (hey, 12 mph from the North is not bad!). Over 100 runners from the team competed (!), and the CPTC men snagged second place in the team results. (First place escaped our grasp by less than one second!)   In the NYRR Championship section, Victor Palumbo led the charge on the men’s…

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…

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