Race Report from Hank Schiffman of the 60+ & &0+ Men: Team Championships

With injuries endemic among our 60+ men, an uncertain scoring situation arose for this year’s Team Championships. Concern evaporated as race results proved our talent pool to be deep. Brooklyn RR too has been beset with similar injuries; they could not fill in the void. Taconic RR had their knives sharpened and won the day. Yet David Blumel bested them all. We took 2nd for 2 x 12 points in the team points tally. And for the first time, we scored in mens 70+, also taking 2nd… how sweet. David Blumel Photo: John Tran Regarding our 1st scorer, David Blumel: quoting…

Race Report from Sylvie Kimche of the 60+ & 70+ Women: Team Championships

It was oppressively humid (97%) but reasonably hot (72°F) at the very early start of the women’s Team Championships race. It did not matter…. The CPTC ladies came out in force (see the amazing first place results of the open and 40+ masters!) The 4 valiant golden ladies who toed the line took 1st place in the W70+ (Lynn Blackstone, Judith Tripp and Sylvie Kimche) and 4th place in the W60+ (Deborah Barchat with Judith & Sylvie double-dipping…). (FYI, 2 of our regular W60+ scorers were absent: Barbara Byrne, spending time in England with her grandchildren & Sherrel Harmon, still recovering…

Sylvie Kimche Profiled by Lifetime Running

Sylvie is a roads captain, former club president and one of our very few athletes capable of running a 90% age graded score. Photo by Ben Ko. https://www.lifetimerunning.net/

Outdoor Track Recap from the Masters Men

Sherman Lau Photo: John Tran The outdoor track season kicked off back in April, when CPTC sent a 40-49 age-group 4 x 400m relay team to compete at the Penn Relays. The team of Sherman Lau, Peter Brady, Neil Fitzgerald and Gerry O’Hara finished 5th in 3:47.1. It was a very respectable showing in a sprint event for a team composed primarily of middle distance runners and there was unanimous agreement that Gerry was the team MVP for arranging VIP parking at his son’s fraternity and cold beers after the race! Road Captain David Alm gave this summary of his track…

“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…

Mr Consistency: Matt Lawder Profile

High turnover is an inevitable reality for CPTC’s Open Roads scoring teams.  Open CPTC members are often still weighing their commitments to the NYC area, running, and CPTC, so movement on and off the club at that age is common.  Since the middle of 2016, the Open Men have benefitted from the consistent contributions of Matt Lawder. Matt has been able to maintain a relatively low profile despite his impressive performances.  But, as a valuable teammate and someone who has shown willingness to get involved with CPTC more broadly, Matt deserves a formal introduction. Matt moved to NYC from St. Louis…

Race Reports from the Women: Queens 10k

Report from Jacy Kruzel and Veronica Jackson of the Open: Congratulations to all of our Queens 10k runners! The Central Park Track Club Open Women’s team came in a strong second place at this year’s Queens 10k. A warm and curvy course made everyone work for it, but our summer training is clearly paying off.  Finishing only 40 seconds off first place and almost 3 minutes ahead of third, this result puts us in a great position heading into our next team points race: the Team Championships on July 28th. Make sure to mark your calendars, as the Team Championships…

Race Reports from the Men: Queens 10k

Report from David Alm of the 40+: It was hot, but not nearly as humid as last year’s Queens 10K. Rarely have I heard so many year-on-year comparisons made in the moments before a race. Nevertheless, we still managed to place 3rd, thanks in part to an assist from our friends Brad Kelley and Mark Lindrud in the 50+ cohort (thanks guys!)  One of CPTC’s newest quadragenarians, Jeremy Shingleton, led us from the start, finishing in a swift 35:41, good for 3rd AG placement as well.  “I’ve always been on the bubble of scoring” for the open men’s team, Jeremy…

Race Reports from the Men: 2018 Brooklyn Half

Report from David Alm of the 40+: We placed 3rd in last weekend’s Brooklyn Half, right behind West Side and Urban Athletics. The soft rain and low-50s temps enabled some blazing-fast times — thanks, in no small part, to our coaches and the enthusiasm of our on-course support, as well as the new morning workouts (see below). We also further solidified our 3rd Place standing for the year, with NBR a ways behind, but we shouldn’t get cocky. I often train with those guys and they’re formidable.  2018 Standings: West Side: 45  Urban Athletics: 36  CPTC: 30  NBR: 21  Our…