CPTC Harriers Race at the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in Pennsylvania

Photo: Johnny Zhang The orange and blue traveled to Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA for Club Nats to compete with the best teams in the nation. CPTC came back to New York City with two top-ten finishes: 8th for the M50+ and 9th for the open women. Deb Barchat was our highest individual finisher with her bronze medal in the 70-74. Judith Tripp was 4th in the W70-74 and Hank Schiffman was 5th in the M70-74 . Photo: Johnny Zhang Open: Phil Falk, Mike Cobb, Jesse Mang, Stephen Gomez, Luis Porto (not pictured: Alexander Petrecca)  Photo: Johnny Zhang Open: Top…

Report of Noel Labat-Comess of the 60+: USATF National Club Cross Country Championships

Photo: Johnny Zhang It’s all said and run. The weather threatened all week and then, though the sun didn’t shine, the rain retreated just in time and we were off. The course was well-soaked and spikes were de rigueur. (In a perfect moment of just-in-time delivery Devon arrived, spikes in hand for Paige Yellen, literally three minutes before the women’s gun, and Paige zipped off, newly shod, to lead the CPTC 40+ women in.) The course, at Lehigh University, is one well-suited to handle large meets, and while it has no hill to rival that of the Vanny, the constantly rolling…

Report of Hank Schiffman of the 60+: Ted Corbitt 15k

The dust has settled on the 2019 Team Point Race Series. All that are left are tears: joy, rage and crocodilian. Happily I can report none of rage here. Our 60+ took a victory lap, comfortably finishing 1st today: CPTC 3:17:04 WSX 3:27:42 and 1st for for the season with a bang: CPTC 117 Witold’s 78 WSX 77 Our 70+ wet eyes were of the crocodile variety. Today we finished 2nd, a minute and 26 seconds behind Taconic, who are 1st place for the season. To be on the podium Club Night we needed 2 things: for the Flyers not…

Report of Sylvie Kimche of the 60+ & 70+: Ted Corbitt 15k

Let it be known that this is my last recap for the W60+ as I have passed the torch on to Stacy Creamer. I will continue to be the team captain for the W70+ It was a sunny but VERY cold morning, especially with a very cold wind that froze you to the bone…. W60+ Recap The W60+ team made up of Stacy Creamer, Barbara Byrne & Sherrel Harmon) took 3rd place. Sherrel was 3rd for the team. Her 1:32:04, a 9:53 pace was good for 6th in the W65-69 age group (she’s at the very top of her age…

Lisa Daley Named to USATF Masters Hall of Fame

Central Park Track Club – New Balance is very proud to have member Lisa Daley join the USATF Masters Hall of Fame.    

Paralympian Tatyana McFadden Announced as Featured Speaker for 2019 CPTC Benefit

We are excited to announce that US Paralympian and 5x NYC Marathon champion, @tatyanamcfaddenusa, will be the featured Athlete Speaker at our annual benefit sponsored by @NewBalance. You can purchase tickets and sponsorship packages here.    

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

Our 60+ men took 2nd place at this year’s NYC Marathon. We have locked up 1st place for the season, a glorious thing. And we did it without having a runner who dominated his age group. We had talent, depth and participation. Essentially, we ran a solid season, immovable in 1st place regardless of the outcome of the Ted Corbitt 15k. I have only one thing to say: Hallelujah! Charles Parchment 3:26:52 / 73.32% Alan Ruben 3:43:33 / 68.51% Stuart Calderwood 3:51:56 / 65.4% Yasuhiro Makoshi 3:57:19 / 67.82% Dennis O’Donnell 4:00:49 / 64.22% Gary Gosselin 4:08:54 / 63.38% Rick…

Report of Sylvie Kimche of the 60+: The NYC Marathon

Devon’s email of11/06/19 with the CPTC NYC Marathon results says it all: Masters Women 60+ — 1st time in CPTC’s (47 years) history that our 60+ women scored as a team and they took 2nd! 2nd Place 12:50:24 Barbara Byrne 03:54:36 Stacy Creamer 03:57:31 Jeannine Antus 04:58:17 Over the last 13 years when we started having W60+ runners, we’ve had lonesome runners on a number of years: Deborah Barchat in 2007, 2008 & 2010, Judith Tripp in 2016, Barbara Byrne in 2014 & 2015.  We also had “duos” twice: Judith & Deb in 2009 & 2011. All very commendable efforts!…

Report of Laurence Go of the 40+: The Staten Island Half

It was a great day for racing both near and far (more on the far later) as the 40+ men grabbed 3rd place at the Staten Island Half.    Our scorers: Eduardo Ribeiro Ferreira Mohammed Lahseni (was also the 1st scorer for the 50+ men) Stephen Curtis Eduardo our 1st scorer; 1:18:57, 5th in age (40-44), 78.45 AG%; who had quite the race and whom our co-captain David saw while on his way back at around mile 8 (which would have been mile 4 for Eduardo) had this to say of his incredible race: Unfortunately, I arrived late to the race…

Report of Hank Schiffman of the 60+: The Staten Island Half

Our 60+ men took 1st over WSX by 10 minutes and 41 seconds; we dominated: David Blumel, 1:30:50 / 80.07%, which was 35th out of 5539 men overall AG. 2nd in age group: That was about 10 miles farther than I prefer to race. At least the finish came before the collapse. Art Palmer, 1:33:18 / 77.95%, 67th AG overall men. 5th in age group. Last year 1:39:29 / 72.4%. His fastest was in 2016, 1:33:02 / 75.97%, but as you can see, Art’s AG% was significantly higher this year. Noel Labat-Comess, 1:33:20 / 77.18%, 81st AG overall men, his fastest SI…