Race Reports from the Women: NYC Marathon

Report from Veronica Jackson of the Open: Congratulations to everyone who raced in the 2016 New York City Marathon.  Marathon Sunday is a great day to be a New Yorker, and the CPTC Women’s Open Team took on all five boroughs with New York pride this past weekend. In a day that was crisp but windy, our team fought hard through headwinds, crosswinds, and up the dreaded 5th Ave. In hearing from some of our great racers, it’s clear that no matter the outcome, the New York City Marathon is a magical day, made even better by the tremendous CPTC support…

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Race Reports from the Women: Staten Island Half

Report from Veronica Jackson & Jacy Kruzel of the open: Staten Island Marathon Recap & Safety Classes! Hi Ladies! Alysia Dusseau Congratulations to everyone that battled the elements at the Staten Island Half Marathon this weekend! Through the wind and the rain, the CPTC Women’s Open squad was small but fierce, led by Alysia Dusseau in 1:24:48. Alysia said that even though the weather was brutal (she even overheard someone say that this is great practice if anyone likes steeplechase), it was cool running under the Verrazano Bridge a month ahead of the marathon. Dani Sturtz Photo: David Greenberg Colleen…

Race Reports from the Men: Staten Island Half

Report from Phil Falk of the Open: We boarded the ferry at Bowling Green before the sun rose, swaddled in raincoats and garbage bags. As Manhattan receded into the distance, no Statue of Liberty was visible through the thick mist. At the Staten Island Yankees Ballpark, runners lined-up under awnings, sheltering from the elements, loath to take off those warm-ups. But we finally got out those singlets and corralled into the starting area, ready to tackle the S.I. Half Marathon.  The rain turned into a light drizzle for most of the race, thankfully, but the puddles stuck around. While you…

Hank Schiffman Named USATF-NY Masters Athlete of the Month

From the USATF-NY website: Hank Schiffman, 67, of New York has been selected as the USATF New York Masters Athlete of the Month for September 2016.  Schiffman competes for the Central Park TC – New Balance. Schiffman started the month off by finished third in the men’s 65-69 division at the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile on September 3.  His time was 5:56.  Two weeks later at the Kurt Steiner Cross Country race in the Bronx he covered the 5 km course in 22:23 to win his division.  The following week, on September 25 he ran 1:12:12 at the New…

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,…