Report of David Alm of the 40+: The NB Bronx 10-Mile Run

We had a very strong field at the 6th points race of the year, the Bronx 10 Mile. And despite going in with a huge lead over our competition, DWRT and NBR, we still gave it our all. That’s what makes CPTC so formidable, our ability to dig deep no matter the circumstances, and we never rest on our laurels.  Race day was a little warmer than any of us might have liked, starting in the low 70s at 8:00 a.m. and creeping up. This led to some tough later miles along the Grand Concourse, but many of our top…

Report of Sylvie Kimche of the 60+ & 70+: The NB Bronx 10-Mile Run

It was a warm & humid Sunday morning and some of our runners had a great race while other suffered quite bit. The W60+ team of Barbara Byrne, new (young 60+) member Jeannine Antus & (top of her age group) Sherrel Harmon  took bronze behind NY Flyers and Van Cortland TC Barbara as usual was 1st in her age group and 1st for the team in a brilliant 1:21:06, an 8:07 pace. A performance worthy of a 86.84% AG%. She ran big negative splits of 41:30 & 39:36. Way to go Barbara! Here is what she had to say:  The…

CPTCers go 50k in the City and the Country

Whether on city streets or mountain trails, CPTCers are getting out and doing some serious overdistance in unusual ways. As marathon season begins and many CPTC eyes look with hope to Staten Island, Chicago and Sacramento, I caught up with a couple of guys running off the front, for whom 26 miles is where the game starts. John Paulett has been running 100 to 150 miles per week getting ready for what he calls a ‘classic NYCM/California International Marathon double.’ The marathons are just five weeks apart, but no bother. When you run that much, wearing out New Balance Zantes…

Report of David Alm of the 40+: Team Championships

Gerry O’Hara Photo: Andy Kiss The CPTC M40 team is an absolute force in New York City road racing. Other teams have a lot of talented runners, but our depth is unparalleled. And we proved it with yet another first place finish at what is arguably the most competitive race of the year: Team Champs. We are solidly in first place for 2019, and it’s truly been a team effort, in this past race especially. As Coach Tony said after our victory, “Congrats on being great when it mattered most!” That’s for all of us. Now, to our scorers: Osvaldo Martinez led our…

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

Jeannine Antus, Sherrel Harmon, Sylvie Kimche Photo: Sam La Fata It was a lovely morning for the ladies who were lucky to start their race at 7:00am, as the July 27 temperature was still manageable, the humidity bearable and the course was well shaded. Our four W60+ & W70+ racers all had excellent personal results.  Barbara Byrne: 39:29  7:54 pace, 1st in her W65-69 age group, 1st for our W60+ team and 85.93% AG%.  Sherrel Harmon: 49:33  9:55 pace, 6th in the same age group, 3rd for our W60+ team.  Deborah  Barchat: 50:44  10:09 pace, 3rd in her W70- 74 age…

Report of Hank Schiffman of the 60+ & 70+: Team Championships

Charles Parchment Photo: Andy Kiss Our 60+ men took 1st over Van Cortlandt by a minute and 3 seconds. All 3 of the fastest teams were within 2 minutes, Witold’s being 3rd. Charles Parchment was our lead scorer: 34:35 / 76.48%, 6th in age group. Hats off to Charles! Bob Holliday, 36.39 / 76.98%, 2nd in age group, back in NYC from the Windy City was our second scorer. Alan Ruben Photo: Andy Kiss Alan Ruben, 38.24 / 68.48%, 15th in age group, made all the difference in us getting the double scored 15 points in the team point series.…

Report of Ani Go of the 40+: Queens 10k

The masters women take their A game to Flushing Meadows for the Queens 10k! What a day! At a time where most folks hadn’t even had their first cup of coffee yet, the masters ladies got up at the buttcrack of dawn to travel to the deep wilds of Flushing Meadows, home to Citifield and The Mets!  And hold onto your shorts ladies, it’s time for a crazy zigzagging race through Flushing Meadows! Women’s 40+ took first place!!! Led by Amy Kvilhaug, the 40+ women finished on top at this sold out race. Says the blonde bombshell who also led…

Athlete Profile: Sam Ruddock Steals 2nd Place at USA Pentathlon Men’s Individual National Championship

By Meggie Sullivan Having joined Central Park Track Club in the winter of 2019, Sam Ruddock is the Club’s first-ever Modern Pentathlete—not be confused with track and field’s pentathlon or decathlon. Modern Pentathlon, for us lay folks and runners, is an Olympic sport that consists of five events: épée fencing, a 200-meter freestyle swim, horse show jumping, and a 3200-meter race combined with four stops for laser pistol shooting. The combination of events was inspired by the concept of the “ideal soldier” and was first integrated into the 1912 Olympics.  Ruddock, a member of Team USA, started his journey as…

Report of Laurence Go of the 40+: Queens 10k

Yasuke Hosokawa All win streaks must come to an end and ours did at the Queens 10K.  We had another strong lineup but were bested by the West Side Runners on this day.  However, our strong 2nd place finish keeps us at the top of the standings.   Our scorers: Mark Senter Jay Sullivan Eduardo Ribeiro Ferreira    Mark Senter Newly minted 40 year old and scoring in his second ever race as a master, Mark had this to say about his race: Pleased with how this went given I was coming from 4 months out with a hamstring tendon…