Thursday Night Workout Report February 1st, 2007

Crisp February air welcomed 36 runners to the Daniel Webster statue on Thursday, as the CPTC members prepared for the 1K Special Workout (not to be confused with the Special K Diet). The workout consisted of three hard 1K efforts, followed by a reservoir loop of 10 lamppost pickups. Pre-workout buzz focused on Thom Little s really cool Skeletor gloves, which had to be seen to be believed. Andrea Costella led off the pre-workout announcements with a message on NYRR Club Night, which will once again be held on a Thursday. As Coach Tony will attend Club Night in lieu…

Runners Paradise Weekend

OK, so this weekend we have the 100th running of the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden on Friday night, we have the two-day New Balance Collegiate Invitational at the Armory on Friday and Saturday afternoon, we have the Night of Sprints meet on Saturday night, and finally we have the annual Gridiron Classic 4 mile road race in Central Park (I liked it better as a 5k) on Super Bowl Sunday morning. Nike Central Park Track Club runners will be competing in ALL of these events. At the Garden we have the 4 X 400 masters men and women…

Catch The Wave

The wave start, that is. Starting with the Gridiron Classic 4 Miler this Sunday, select NYRR races will use the wave starts, where runners will start the race in groups of 500-750 people. Each wave will go off in one or two minute intervals. Only the first coral is seeded; the remaining corals will fill up on a first come, first serve basis. To qualify for the seeded coral, you will need to have run an age-graded performance of 74% or better at a NYRR race (what is so magical about the number 74?). For reference, it takes an age…

NYRR Scoring Races

Feb 24th, Snowflake 4M Mar 17th, Open 8K Apr 14th, Brooklyn Half Apr 29th, Thomas Labreque 4M May 19th, Healthy Kidney 10K June 9th, Mini 10K (WOMEN ONLY) June 17th, Father s Day 5M (MEN ONLY) July 22nd, Run to Home Plate 5K Aug 18th, Club Team Championships (DOUBLE POINTS) Sep 16th, Fred Lebow XC 5K Oct 6th, Grete s Great Gallop Nov 4th, NYC Marathon Dec 9th, Joe Kleinerman 10K Only best 10 of 12 races will count

Thursday Night at the Races Report January 25th, 2007

Wow! As someone who subscribes to both NHL Centre Ice and NBA League Pass, I m used to watching excessive amounts of sports on any given evening. But nothing can compare to the Armory s Thursday Night at the Races. It doesn t matter how many times you ve been in the past, nothing can prepare you for the amount of track action held in upper Manhattan. I mean, we re talking over THIRTY races in a three and a half hour period. The action never stops, and if you take one trip to the facilities or to look at…

Millrose Games ticket for sale – best offer

I have one ticket for sale for the Millrose Games, which is being held at Madison Square Garden, Friday night – February 2. It is one of the best seats in the entire Garden (right in the front, Box 51 – Row G – see seating chart. Ticket price: $95.00 or best offer. You will get to see all of the action up close (including Alan Webb, Bernard Lagat and Craig Mottram in the mile and Dibaba [indoor WR in 5000], Jen Rhines, and Sara Hall in the first ever women s 3000). You’ll also see eight CPTC masters runners…

Reebok Boston Indoor Games on TV

Taped coverage of the Boston Indoor Games will on ESPN2 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM on Sunday. This should be a great meet, with Alan Webb and a host of other distance stars competing. Like last year, our own Chris Potter will be running in the masters mile. Chris ran 4:32.23 in third last year, and who knows, maybe he ll even be on TV this year.

The Sports Guy Talks About Running !?!?

Well, he kind of does at least. In Bill Simmons latest ESPN The Magazine article, he gives his take on the two competing Steve Prefontaine movies, Prefontaine and Without Limits. To see which flick he prefers, you can read the article here. Personally, I found that Running Brave, the Billy Mills story, was far superior to either of the Prefontaine films…

Thursday Night at the Races report

A huge contingent of Central Park runners ran in the NYRR Thursday night track meet. With music blaring, the 3000 meter races seemed to go on forever. These are some highlights: John Roberts set a PR, running 8:38.8, Jay Barry ran 9:09.3, Katy Masselam ran 9:59.1, and Katrina Bruckschwaiger moved into the club all time top ten list, running 10:18.9. In the 1500 Jason Ostenson ran a fast 4:05.0. Info on other races and posted results will be coming shortly. The top ten lists have already been updated.

The Nominations Are In

Forget the Oscars. The important nominations — for NYRR Runners of the Year — have been announced, and CPTC scored an even dozen of them: MEN 30-39 Thom Little 45-49 Stuart Calderwood Peter Allen Alan Ruben 50-54 Tom Phillips 55-59 Alston Brown 65-69 Sid Howard WOMEN 20-29 Kate Irvin 30-39 Katy Masselam 55-59 Mary Rosado 60-64 Marie-Louise Michelsohn Ultra-Marathon Anna Fyodorova And of course, there are the team awards, which you already knew about: Open Men A 2. Nike Central Park Track Club 40+ Men 3. Nike Central Park Track Club 50+ Men 3. Nike Central Park Track Club Open…