Race Reports from the Women: The Bronx 10

From Jacy Kruzel of the open: The CPTC Open Women took home the gold on Sunday at the 2016 New Balance Bronx 10-Mile race, beating second place NYAC by over 7 minutes! The victory felt even sweeter with New Balance professional athlete Kim Conley taking the win!  Leading the women with a podium finish and #2 All Time-List accolades, was Kate Pallardy, crossing the line in 57:38. Kate Pallardy Photo: Nigel Francis Not skipping a beat after a Top 5 finish at the Philadelphia Rock and Rock Half Marathon just the weekend before, was Alex Bernardi in 58:21, good for…

Race Reports from Men Bronx 10

From Greg Cass of the open: Greg Cass Photo: Nigel Francis This year’s summer was hot.  And humid.  And long.  But after each grueling workout and weekend-sapping long run, we reminded each other that cooler fall conditions weren’t far off and that the benefits of the hard work would multiply when weather cooperated again.  Cooler conditions always arrive, but it’s rare when the arrival coincides with a Club Points race.  Everything lined up this past weekend at the New Balance Bronx 10-Miler when a perfect early fall day allowed CPTC’s Open Men, many with months of hot marathon training under their belts,…

Race Reports from the Women: Percy Sutton and Brooklyn Mile

From Jacy Kruzel of the Open: Congratulations to all the ladies who raced last Saturday at the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run.  With many teammate away on summer plans, the women’s team was still able to come out with a 4th place team showing. Teamwork was evident with the 5 scorers separated by just over 40 seconds. Jacy Kruzel, Alysia Dusseau and Lauren Carter were the first ones to cross the line.  They all considered themselves grateful that they did not get caught behind a mid-race ambulance! A 5K is way too short to have to stop for traffic 😉…

Race Reports from the Men: Percy Sutton

From Greg Cass of the Open: Road races that take place on paved surfaces outside of NYC’s amazing park system are actually pretty rare – not only does the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K offer a unique opportunity to run fast on actual NYC streets, but it also provides a nice tour of a part of the city that many racers may not ordinarily visit.  The weather was warm – this is a late August race after all – but the temperature and humidity dropped enough to give us a reprieve from some of the oppressive conditions of the previous weeks…

CPTC Athletes in Rio!

We have 3 team members competing in the Rio Olympics, follow them on NBCOlympics.com at the links below: Heather Miller-Koch USA 2015 Pan Am Games Silver Medalist Heptathlon Aug 12-13 9:35am Winston George Guyana National Record Holder 400m Aug 12 Prelims 21:05pm Ashley Kelly British Virgin Islands National Record Holder & BVI Flag Bearer in Opening Ceremonies 200m Aug 15 Prelims 9:35am

Race Report from Open Women: NYRR Team Championships

Central Park Track Club Women’s Open Team depth helped them to a second place finish on Saturday’s Team Championship 5 Mile Race.  Kate Pallardy led the whole field through the first mile and held on strong to be our first finisher, taking home 4th place. We were very lucky to have Cat Beck back in town to run a negative split race and be our second scorer, finishing 9th overall.  Alex Bernardi followed up as our 3rd scorer, running another solid race! Jacy Kruzel, Christina Argueta., and Andrea Bradshaw were across the line next, while none had PRs, all noted they were happy…

Race Report from Masters Men: NYRR Team Championships

CPTC 40+ from Larry Go: The CPTC 40+ men made a valiant charge at team champs but came up a mere 42 seconds short with another narrow loss to the new and improved Urban Athletics. We’ve got quite a steep hill to climb in our quest for a 3rd straight team championship with our 2nd place finish at Team Champs. With five races to go we’ll head on to the rest of the season and see how close we can make it. In any case, we can look forward to cooler temperatures and faster racing as we aim for our…