Race Report from Jacy Arbeit & Veronica Jackson of the Open Women: Percy Sutton 5k & 5th Avenue Mile

Percy Sutton 5K Race Report The Percy Sutton 5K changed its course so the runners saw a hilly new route that coupled for with humid conditions, made for a tough race. The Open came away with a second place team finish and some top 10 times, despite all of this.     Steph Herrick was our first runner with a time of 18:28.  She also happened to be 7th overall and nagged a 2nd place in her age group award as well.   Our next two runners sandwiched the podium in the 35-39 age group with Alysia Dusseau taking 1st in…

Race Report from Hank Schiffman of the 60+ & 70+: Percy Sutton 5k & 5th Avenue Mile

For our 60+ & 70+ men, the 2018 Percy Sutton 5k was a good day at the races. Once again, David Blumel shook the field, taking 1st 60+ men / 60-64 men, besting all of 1st place Taconic RR runners. He may look thin, but he has a mean reach. Yasuhiro Makoshi took 1st 65-69 men. With Hank Schiffman and Chris Neuhoff in the next 2 spots in the age group, rising from the ashes like a phoenix back to the warrior he had been. David was so quick, he would have missed 2nd place in 55- 59 men by…

Race Report from Ani Go of the 40+ & 50+: Percy Sutton 5k & 5th Avenue Mile

PERCY SUTTON 5K: We love Harlem!  On a favorable summer morning, the Master Blasters moved uptown to race a hilly 5k which included lovely St. Nicholas and Jackie Robinson Parks.  The first mile of the newly revised course started almost completely uphill, followed by a quick downhill and a sharp pop-up uphill in the second mile, then concluding with a flying downhill and a flat landing pad.  Our small troop did represent, with Audrey Kingsley and Sarah Abdallah for the 40+ team, and Captain Ani Go and Susan Doyle-Lindrud representing for the 50+ team.  Susan Doyle-Lindrud and your newly aged 50+…

Race Report from Sylvie Kimche of the 60+ & 70+: Percy Sutton 5k & 5th Avenue Mile

Percy Sutton On a beautiful Saturday morning, on a re-designed course (still as hilly as before IMHO), our W60+ team , with an average age of 71+  took 4th place in the W60+ category.  Unfortunately we did not have a 3rd W70+ runner to score in the W70+. Barbara Byrne, our lone 60+ runner was 1st for the team – as usual – and 1st in her W65-69 age group in 25:08 She had this to say about her race: It was good to be up in Harlem and experience the feeling of a race again after I have done so…

Race Report from Colleen McGurk of the 40+ Women: Team Championships

Persistence, Tenacity and Grit! That’s what we all witnessed from the Master Women who led us to a first place finish at club champs as well as placing us in the overall lead for NYRR club points! Just WOW! Our scoring team was led by Paige Yellen (31:13), Jen St. Jean (31:31) and Amy Kvilhaug (34:30). These three amazing women were relentless and all grit leading us to the CHAMPIONS of club champs and also placing us in the overall lead for NYRR club points. Paige and Jen also placed 2nd and 3rd in their age group! Simply killing it!…

Race Report from Laurence Go of the 40+ men: Team Championships

Team Champs was on a perfect late July morning.  That is, if your idea of perfect is hot and humid.  Great for the beach but not ideal for fast racing.  However, the 40+ men defied Mother Nature on this day.  We finished 2nd, finally breaking our 3rd place streak. This 2nd place finish, in an important double points race, put distance on the 4th place team chasing us and places us in a virtual tie for second place (details below).   Our Scorers:   Peter Brady, 27:40, 2nd in age (45-49), 84.26% Jeremy Shingleton, 28:22, 5th in age (40-44), 78.47%…

Race Report from Jacy Kruzel & Veronica Jackson of the Open: Team Championships

The Open Women competed with tenacity, teaming, and speed to come away with the win at the NYRR Club Championship! With the competitive nature of NYRR, this is no little feat. Speaking in cross country terms, our spread from our first scorer to our last, was only one minute and 6 seconds! A coaches dream! 9 girls ran under 30 and 7 ran PRs!!! Our first runner was Veronica Jackson, leading the team with a new PR in 29:01.  She loved the fun energy on and off the course. In her own words: On a day when things weren’t quite…

Race Report from Hank Schiffman of the 60+ & &0+ Men: Team Championships

With injuries endemic among our 60+ men, an uncertain scoring situation arose for this year’s Team Championships. Concern evaporated as race results proved our talent pool to be deep. Brooklyn RR too has been beset with similar injuries; they could not fill in the void. Taconic RR had their knives sharpened and won the day. Yet David Blumel bested them all. We took 2nd for 2 x 12 points in the team points tally. And for the first time, we scored in mens 70+, also taking 2nd… how sweet. David Blumel Photo: John Tran Regarding our 1st scorer, David Blumel: quoting…

Race Report from Sylvie Kimche of the 60+ & 70+ Women: Team Championships

It was oppressively humid (97%) but reasonably hot (72°F) at the very early start of the women’s Team Championships race. It did not matter…. The CPTC ladies came out in force (see the amazing first place results of the open and 40+ masters!) The 4 valiant golden ladies who toed the line took 1st place in the W70+ (Lynn Blackstone, Judith Tripp and Sylvie Kimche) and 4th place in the W60+ (Deborah Barchat with Judith & Sylvie double-dipping…). (FYI, 2 of our regular W60+ scorers were absent: Barbara Byrne, spending time in England with her grandchildren & Sherrel Harmon, still recovering…

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…

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