Report from David Alm of the 40+: Bronx 10 miler & Staten Island Half

This year’s Bronx 10-Mile and Staten Island Half Marathon offered welcome reminders that the swampy days of summer do end. We proved our strength on the roads in both races, but especially at Staten Island, which we handily won.  This further secures our third-place status for 2018, with 114 points to Urban’s 117. With one race dropped, we are still in third, but we’ve got two races left in the year. Can we gain three points to surpass our friendly rivals? I think it’s more than possible.  Bronx 10 — Our 50+ Phenoms Take Top Spots We took third place…

Report from Jacy Kruzel of the Open: The Staten Island Half

The CPTC Open Women came away with a runner up finish on Sunday at the Staten Island Half Marathon. Fall has finally arrived and the team took advantage of the perfect racing temperatures to run many solid races, including some PRs! It previewed some of our top fall marathoners stellar fitness as they approach the last weeks of their training. Alex Bernard led the team with a 7th overall finish in 1:20:03.  Alex, along with 8th overall finisher, Veronica Jackson, ran side by side the whole race, chatting and making the fast times look easy. Both ran the race as…

Report from Sylvie Kimche of the 60+ & 70+: Bronx 10 miler & Staten Island

Bronx 10 miler – Sunday Sept 30 It seems like the start of the Bronx 10 miler was a bit chaotic this year again… not sure why NYRR can’t get their act together for this race. Once the race got going though it did not really matter and did not prevent our ” golden” W70+ team – Deborah Barchat leading the team in her 1st race in her new age group, Judith Tripp and the indefatigable Lynn Blackstone – from scoring 1st place (as we always do when we manage to have 3 runners….) To that effect, a big thank you…

Report from Hank Schiffman of the 60+: Bronx 10 miler & Staten Island Half

The Bronx 10 miler It was Good Day Sunshine for our 60+ and 70+ men at the Bronx 10 miler. If you were well-conditioned, recovered and injury-free or on the mend, more than likely it was a great day in The Bronx. Results tended to bear this out. Cooler temperatures than prior team pointers, low humidity and mild wind in brilliant sunshine will bring the best out in those healthy and prepared. With no fluid replacement in either case, I lost 5 lbs in an easy 10 mile training run a few weeks ago while only 3 lbs in the…

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

Percy Sutton 5K: On a picture perfect summer day at Percy Sutton the masters men captured 3rd place with a skeleton crew.  Jeremy Shingleton was our first scorer with aid offered by Grand Masters Brad Kelley and Mark Lindrud. Our first scorer Jeremy Singleton (16:56, 2nd in age (40-44), 80.96%) had this to say about his race: It’s been very gradual progress for me.  Each year, I put in a little more miles and manage to shave off a few seconds from the same races I’ve run in the past.  Saturday was my best time for this course and a…

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!…

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