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…

Report of Laurence Go of the 40+: Healthy Kidney 10k

Osvaldo Martinez Photo: John Tran Two races into the season and two wins.  What more can you ask for!  In all my years at CPTC I don’t remember starting the year with two wins.  Our scorers: Mark Lindrud Brad Kelley Jay Sullivan  Our 3rd scorer Jay Sullivan had this to say about his race: Healthy Kidney was my second of three target races this spring season along with Washington Heights and Brooklyn Half.  I felt like I had gotten some good training but still unsure about how the race would go. The first 2.5 miles are very fast and with…

Report of Alysia Dusseau of the Open: Healthy Kidney 10k

Anisa Arsenault Photo: John Tran Congratulations to the women’s open team who managed to grab 2nd place in the second scoring race of the year!  Anisa Arsenault came in first for the team with a 36:14, this was a PR for Anisa; Caroline Willian Photo: John Tran Caroline Willian coming off some great winter races was able to work for a 36:37; Manon Blackman pushed through the hilly course to finish with a 37:25; and to round out the top five scoring Eileen Toomer Photo: John Tran Alysia Dusseau and Eileen Toomer (first race on CPTC) both ran a 37:43…

Report of Ani Go of the 40+ & 50+: Healthy Kidney 10k

Judy Stobbe Photo: John Tran TS Eliot wrote…”April is the cruelest month…” However, it wasn’t so for our team!  The masters women’s 40+ and 50+ teams ran away with gold!  After worrying about a miserable and soggy race, the conditions turned out near perfect with overcast skies, a bit moist but with barely a hint of rain or wind.   Leading the 40+ winning team with a blistering 41:19,  Amy Kvilhaug had an amazing day.  Her words: Teamwork took on a whole new meaning the morning of UAE Healthy Kidney. When I texted Judy (Stobbe) before the race expressing that I…

Report from Hank Schiffman of the 60+: Healthy Kidney 10k

Kevin McGuire Photo: John Tran With Taconic RR rich in the suit of leg speed for the 60+ age group, the battle in the team point race for our men this season is for second place. One would suppose a 10k run in Central Park this time of year would be a draw for most of our talent, well yes and no. Between injury and other commitments, the number of our starters was remarkably small. While our 2:09:16 was no match against Taconic’s 2:03:49, it was good enough to keep Witold’s at bay with their 2:11:02 collective effort. The past…

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

It was a great day for the Silver Foxes (and team W60+) and Golden Ladies (1st place W70+). In fact, it was a great racing day for all the CPTC teams, all golden or silver. Congrats to us all! W60+ Recap: Barbara Byrne led the W60+ team as usual…., she was first in her W65-69 age group, in 50:03, a 8:04 pace, good for an impressive 85.79 AG %. Barbara ran negative splits (25:13 / 24:50).  Way to go Barbara! Barbara, in her own words: The race went far better than I had expected . My legs had been sore…

Report of Laurence Go of the 40+: Washington Heights 5k

What a great way to start the season! The weather looked a bit dicey with snow and rain the day before and the threat of a lingering shower but in the end it was as good as it gets for early March.  There were some fast times with some nice PRs to boot.  Our scorers were: Cary Segall – 16:59 Brad Kelley – 17:27 (ringer from the 50+ squad) Richard (Jay) Sullivan – 17:37 Cary (16:56, 2nd in age (40-44), 80.96%) when asked about his race and winter training had this to say: As is my pattern, I like to spend a few…

Report of Hank Schiffman of the 60+ & 70+: Washington Heights 5k

60+ men 1st place in the first team point race, besting Witold’s by one minute, one second: Charles Parchment 21:19, 74.92%, 3rd AG, 2018- 21:40, his fastest this year’s race David Blumel 21:30, 75.56%, 4th AG, his 1st Wash Heights 5k Hank Schiffman 21:55, 78.84%, 3rd AG, 2018- 21:46, his fastest 2010-19:55 Alan Ruben 22:22, 72.03%, 11th AG, 2018- 20:23, his fastest 2015-18:15 Dennis O’Donnell 24:18, 66.61%, 21st AG, his fastest 2014-21:25 Kevin McGuire 24:30, 69.2%, 10th AG, 2018- 23:35, his fastest 2010-22:27   I have not heard a story of any of our runners where they felt they were…

Report of Ani Go of the 40+ & 50+: Washington Heights 5k

What a great day for a 5k!  The history of weather for this particular race has been downright arctic the last few years, so what a pleasure it was to have perfect winter racing conditions for our first scoring race of the year, Washington Heights! It was a balmy 36 degrees at the start.  The course is challenging with its up and down hills, and also with the narrow out and back road.  Patches of ice and uneven surface were additional variables to keep in mind for race strategy. That being said, the Women’s Masters 40+ team finished 2nd and…

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