Race Reports From the Men: Healthy Kidney 10k

Report from Greg Cass of the Open: The 2017 NYRR Club Points Series continued on Sunday, April 9 with the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K (or, The-Race-Formerly-Known-As-The-Scotland-Run-10K).  Early spring racing conditions can be a bit of a wildcard, but something lined up perfectly to give racers ideal conditions – sunny, mid-40’s, no wind.  In a field filled with both world class professionals and the best the area’s clubs have to offer, the Open Men showed well, finishing 5th (4th among NYRR clubs) to continue on a solid stretch of racing to start the year. Matt Lawder lead the way with an…

Race Reports for the Men: Washington Heights 5k

Report from David Greenberg of the 40+: On Sunday, in Washington Heights, the 40-49 men had a classic sports day dilemma. We made a huge leap forward compared to previous years. Our team time was far below that of the last few years and several of us had phenomenal races. But we finished third again in the standings. So we have to be happy about the team’s improvements and individual accomplishments, but we don’t have to be happy about our third place finish.  Pre-race, judging by our entry list and comparing projected times to previous winning times, I felt we…

Race Reports for the Women: Washington Heights 5k

Report from Ani Go of the 40+ & 50+: What a start to the race season!  This was the coldest kickoff that I can recall.  Stats say 14 degrees, and last year it was 28 degrees–twice as warm as this year.  Let’s hope we don’t get 7 degrees next year or we’ll have to train in a meat locker to get used to the cold.  With penguins.  And filet mignons.   Despite that, the Masters 40+ and 50+ teams went out and got it done…with a twist!  The 40+ team–led by the incredible Judy Stobbe and speedy newcomer Susan Doyle-Lindrud–are…

Looney runs 2:23 for 1,000m club record, breaks 1:50 in 800m

Billy Looney‘s 2017 season has started about as well as he could have asked: personal bests in the 600m, 800m 1,000m and mile, and he’s not done yet. His 1,000m time of 2:23.66 at the Boston University Terrier Classic on January 28 broke the club record by more than 1.5 seconds. The time may qualify him for the USATF Championships in Albuquerque next month. In the same race, Victor Palumbo also ran under the old club record, clocking a time of 2:24.41, improving more than 10 seconds from his best time prior to this year. Adding to the weekend’s success, Nolan Kier also ran a personal…

Peter Brady Sets World Lead, Named USATF-NY Masters Athlete of the Month

Our 40-49 track captain has had a standout first season in the 45-49. Read about it below, reprinted from USATF-NY: Peter Brady, 45, of Jersey City, N.J. has been selected as the USATF New York Masters Athlete of the Month for January 2017.  Brady competes for the Central Park Track Club. He started the month off on January 12 running 2:36.20 over 1000m.  His age-graded score was 92.64% (scores of over 90% are considered world class performances). On January 21, Brady won the highly competitive Hartshorne Masters Mile in Ithaca running 4:30.09.  His age-graded score was 90.58%.  According to masters…

Race Report: Women’s Masters Track

 TNAR & Great Dane, Report from Amy Kvilhaug: We are well into indoor season!  This is a recap of last week’s events to include TNAR #2 on Thursday, January 12, 2017 and the Great Dane meet (hosted by the University of Albany) held at the Ocean Breeze Complex in Staten Island on Saturday, January 14, 2017.  We had five masters women compete this week:  Judy Stobbe (1000/600) – TNAR #2 Sue Pearsall (1000/600) – TNAR #2 Ani Go (600/3000) – TNAR #2 Colleen McGurk (3000) – TNAR #2 Resie Caffrey (mile/800) – Great Dane  Many of you may have seen the…

CPTC Masters Athletes to Follow on Strava

In addition to our profile of open athletes, we’ve compiled a list of some of the top Central Park Track Club New Balance Masters athletes to follow on Strava! We love Strava and are excited to have so many members share their training and participate in our CPTC NB Strava Club. Check back often as we’ll update this page with new athletes over time. And if you’re not on Strava yet, what are you waiting for!? Name: Hank Schiffman (yes, it really is Hank) Event/s: 400 relay to Half Marathon. I’m a Swiss army knife; I have a blade for…

Race Reports from the Men: Ted Corbitt’s 15k

Report from David Greenberg of the 40+:  The M40+ took its third consecutive gold at the final race of the 2016 NYRR team points race. Our traditional end of the season kick arrived, and it was fearsome.  But it left us just short of a third consecutive championship.  Unofficial points standings after Corbitt:  Urban Athletics: 155  CPTC: 152  After deleting our two worst races:  Urban: 144  CPTC: 132  The race was a fitting close to our season – it had a little of everything that we have brought to the table all season. Old faces, new legs, great performances and…

Race Reports from the Women: Ted Corbitt’s 15k

Jacy Kruzel, Alysia Dusseau, Alex Bernardi, Lindsay Kos Report from Jacy Kruzel & Veronica Jackson of the Open: The Ted Corbitt 15K reminded us how difficult winter running is.  It also reminded us how tough our women’s team is; as they took home the Open Women title!  The team was led by runner-up,  Kate Pallardy, finishing with a new club record of 53:37! Kate Pallardy Photo: Ben Ko The next two scorers also made their way into the CPTC record books, with Ivette Ramirez, finishing in 55:41, good for #4 all time and Alex Bernardi, finishing in 56:32, good for…