Report of Colleen McGurk of the 40+: the NYC Marathon

Although it was a beautiful, crisp autumn day, the CPTC master women were on FIRE blasting through all five boroughs and leading us to a second place NYCM finish! What a fantastic day! Our first scorer was Paige Yellen in 2:59:50. Paige looked strong as she passed me on 1st avenue and ran solid to the very end! This past year Paige has run every distance from the 5k to the marathon and seems to kill each distance. Congratulations on another phenomenal performance, Paige! Audrey Kingsley Photo: John Tran Our next scorer was Audrey Kingsley in 3:25:33 and Don’t Call…

Report of Jacy Kruzel of the Open: the NYC Marathon

The Women Open’s Team had quite the day, with 4 girls under the 3 hour barrier! If you include our Master’s superstar Paige Yellen, we had 5 women under 3! These quick times contributed to a 4th place overall finish and was accompanied by many PRs and smiles on what was just the perfect fall marathon day. Manon Blackman led the orange charge with big PR of over 5 minutes, finishing in 2:55:44! It also garnered a club record for the 20-24 age group time in the NYCM.  She said, “The marathon was probably the most painful race I’ve ever…

Report from Dave Delano of the 70+: Bronx 10 miler & Staten Island Half

The Bronx 10 Miler Well, as you know, getting the 70+ men off and running has not been easy, since we are all such rugged individualists!   Two weeks ago we only had one 70+ male entered, Bob Haig.  Then we recruited Alex Wilkinson, and I threw my shoes into the ring.  So we had three real-life, registered, 70+ runners for the Bronx.  I had sent a note earlier to Bob and Alex, to arrange a meet in corral G, (for geezer).  We didn’t hear back from Bob, and did not see him at the start, so Alex and I toed…

Report from Hank Schiffman of the 60+: the NYC Marathon

The NYC Marathon attracts world wide talent of all ages; taking 2nd team place is a big deal, we did it! Consider that WSX, 1st place, had 2 runners who were each top 3 finishers in their age groups. Their 1st, Jaime Palacios had the 3rd fastest time of all finishers over 60. He was 2 minutes and 12 seconds over 3:00. Only 2 runners over 60 ran sub 3:00. While conditions would appear to have been ideal, just 2 of our runners, Don Favre and Yasuhiro Makoshi, ran close to even splits. Charles Parchment, our 2nd scorer, had leg…

Report from David Alm of the 40+: the NYC Marathon and Dash to the Finish

The men’s 40-49 team proved on Sunday, November 4th that marathons are a test of patience and discipline. In a word, maturity. Our years of experience on the roads paid off, and we saw some times that would be just as impressive in the open field. And our depth allowed us to win the race with minutes to spare. This bumps us up to 2nd place in the standings for the year. Our top scorer was Tom DiChiara, in 2:37:18, his first NYCM since 2011. Tom came up from his new home in Maryland to don his orange singlet again.…

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…

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