High Mileage = High Results: Matt Rand Profile

Matt Rand has been a mainstay at in the front of the field at New York road races the last several years. Rand got his start early growing up in a running family and picked up the sport from his parents. After successful high school (where he split time between running and baseball) and college careers (Tufts ‘13), Rand worked and ran in Washington D.C. before moving to New York. Living in Ozone Park, Queens, Rand does many training runs on his own, but still manages to meet up with team member for bigger workouts and training runs. During his…

Olympic Trials here we come: Aileen Conlon Barry Profile

In her first attempt, long-time CPTC team member Aileen Conlon Barry hit the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifying Standard this past June at Grandma’s Marathon! Conlon Barry raced to a 2:44:49 in Duluth, MN to beat the standard by just 11 seconds. While she only took up running after college, Conlon Barry has been racing for CPTC for over 12 years, putting in many miles and workouts all across the city. Conlon Barry has been coming back to running over the last month and helped the women’s team capture first place in the Open division at the Club Championships placing…

“I knew that I needed to join CPTC”: Ryan Archer Profile

This week’s CPTC runner profile is Ryan Archer. After a solid collegiate career racing for Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Ryan moved to New York last year to work as a software engineer for Jet.com. After training solo for a few months, Ryan began to attend some of the team workouts in Central Park and up at the Armory. Ryan joined the team in the Spring of this year, stating “Eddie (Mulder) and Victor (Palumbo) blew me away in a few workouts at the Armory, and I knew that I needed to join.” Ryan had a great spring, racing on the…

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