Cross Country Wrap Up

After winning the Genesee Valley cross country race in Rochester in November (and winning $800) the women s team traveled to San Francisco to compete in the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships on December 9. The open women s team consisted of Aileen Conlon, Kate Irvin, Katy Masselam, Sarah Alaei, Lauren Gustafson, Andrea Costella, Felice Kelly, and Kristel Adler. The team competed well and finished eleventh (out of 28 teams) in a very tough field. (Results) Sue Pearsall ran in the masters race and then proceeded to take 200 photos of the open women s and men s races.…

Nike Discount at Urban Athletes

Urban Athletes will give a “Nike Discount” to all CPTC members this Saturday, January 6. More info to follow.

Are You Fit???

Men s Health Magazine just published a list of ten things any fit man should be able to do. While the running challenges don t seem too too hard, some of the other items on the list seem downright tough. So the question remains, do we have anyone on our team who can do all ten challenges? Is any CPTC member truly fit ??? My guess is no, but I’d love someone to prove otherwise, and do each of the challenges below. 1. BENCH-PRESS 1 1/2 TIMES HIS BODY WEIGHT 2. RUN A MILE AND A HALF IN 10 MINUTE…

Day One Run with Governor Spitzer

Day One Run Anyone near Albany or willing to make the treck on January 1, is invited to participate in a short run through Washington Park with new Governor Eliot Spitzer as he makes good on a campaign promise he made this fall during a speech at the Lake House, where he promised that if elected, he would run in Washington Park on the morning of his inauguration. The two-mile run will begin promptly at 6:00am in front of the Lake House amphitheater. Participants are asked to arrive in Washington Park between 5:30 and 5:45am via Henry Johnson Boulevard and…

Holiday Drinks and Dinner, Tuesday Dec. 26

For all CPTC members and friends, distance runners and middle distance and sprinters and timers and coaches alike – I would like to propose a holiday gathering for dinner and drinks and good cheer at Coogan s on 168th and Broadway on Tuesday night, December 26th after practice at the Armory. Please drop me a note at if you think you can join us so I can try to get a big table or two. And the best to you all for a healthy and happy and fast and (more) peaceful 2007! Frank Handelman

For your racing calendar

It s track time again — thanks to the NYRR and their annual Thursday Night at the Races: January 11 Mile 800m 2-Mile January 25 3000m 800m 1500m February 8 Mile 800m 2-Mile February 22 1500m 8 x 200m relay 800m 10,000m relay* * 10-person relay, 200m legs only; each athlete runs five 200s

Awards Dinner Photos

Michael Basen has posted photos from the Awards Dinner at Kodak Gallery. Free registration required, or use the following login: username: password: photos

Still Off His Rocker

Surely you ve been wondering what happened to John Rocker after his miserable failure as a member of the Long Island Ducks. Well, now you can find out everything, thanks to an interview Rocker did with Deadspin. And it seems we all misjudged the erstwhile pitcher. Let s start with that infamous 1999 Sports Illustrated article about him. Yes, he did say this about New York: “Imagine having to take the [Number] 7 train to the ballpark, looking like you re [riding through] Beirut next to some kid with purple hair next to some queer with AIDS right next to…

More Cooking Classes at SOY And Other Gift Ideas

Announcing more classes that would make a great gift! Japanese Home Cooking — Saturday, January 6, $55 Soy Cooking for Clueless — Saturday, February 3, $50 Sushi Master — Saturday, January 20, $60 Details at SOY NYC All the classes will be held at SOY, 102 Suffolk Street Time: 11:30am – 2pm Seats are limited. They’ll sell out soon! Call or email to reserve your seats. Also currently available at SOY: Banrai Tofu making pot: check info on their website. The Tofu making kit ($95) contains individual size Banrai pot, stand, fuel packs, nigari (natural coagulant), and Banrai soymilk…

Joe K Photos

Patrick Cowden has posted two pages of photos from the Joe Kleinerman 10K on his website.