Race Report from Masters Women: NYRR Team Championships

Recap of Womens 40+ from Ani Go: Ladies!! It was all about teamwork, and guts.  Team champs is the most competitive points race and we placed a solid second, which solidly keeps us in first place! NYRR’s unprecedented decision to change the time and course for the race did not deter our ladies determination to get to the podium.  We had an incredible turnout of fierceness in the form of scorers Colleen McGurk, Elizabeth Lopes, and Amy Kvilhaug, and representation of guts from Audrey Kingsley, Julie Tucker, Jennifer Ranck, and myself. Colleen McGurk had a heck of a race, and…

Race Report from Open Men: NYRR Team Championships

Photo Credit NYRR Men’s Open Recap from Greg Cass: The NYRR Team Champs race is always a bit of a wildcard.  Any race deep in the heart of summer is always asking for tough racing conditions, and the weather didn’t disappoint last weekend.  As an added bonus, because of construction on the 102nd Street Transverse, the traditional course that skips the Harlem Hills was forced to detour through the toughest stretch of the park in the first mile.  But as always, the entire course was loaded with cheering teammates, and the 10-deep scoring let the Open Men show off their impressive…

Race Reports from the Masters Women: Front Runners

Elizabeth Lopes Photo: Ben Ko From Ani Go of the 40+: Ladies!!! We’re on a tear! And tearing up the roads is how we do! In the Retro 4-miler, the women’s masters 40+ team took home the gold!  Our amazing scoring team of Colleen McGurk (25:13, 3rd in her age group), Judy Stobbe (Superstar from the 50+ team, 26:43, 2nd in her age group), and Amy Kvilhaug (27:09, 8th in age group) fled ahead of the tie-dyed headband and leg warmer wearing themed runners to lead our 40+ team to victory!  Amy had this to say: “This was my first…

Race Reports from the Men: Front Runners

  Photo: Ben Ko From Phil Falk of the Open: Ahh, the summer race circuit, with the sun up by 5:30am, the warm haze hovering over the ground, the temperatures dipping into the seventies, and the mild tingle of a light heatstroke setting in. All things considered this was a bearable summer outing, although the bright, direct sun on much of the roads made the heat feel a little more intense. So not a day for the fastest racing, but still a good day to run! As NYRR put it, “A sea of rainbow-clad runners, many sporting T-shirts with ‘We…

Peter Brady Named USATF-NY Masters Athlete of the Month

Photo: Andy Kiss Peter Brady, 44, of Jersey City, N.J. has been selected as the USATF New York Masters Athlete of the Month for May 2016. On May 16, competing against open and collegiate athletes, Brady clocked an impressive 4:07.98 1500m at the Swarthmore Final Qualifier Meet in Pennsylvania. Three days later, he ran 2:02.82 at the USATF New York Road To Rio Twilight Meet in New York City.  He finished the month off on the roads at the Ridgewood Memorial Day Run in New Jersey where he ran 16:11 in the 5 km to finish seventh overall (and first…

Good luck to Winston & Ashley & Samantha at the Aliann Pompey meet in Guyana this Saturday!

Winston  George and Ashley Kelly are on the flyer and all three, including Samantha Edwards,  are doubling at 200/400

Race Reports from the Women: Retro Four

From Jacy Kruzel and Veronica Jackson of the Open: The CPTC Open Women’s team toughed it out, despite humid conditions and a deep team field, to come away with second place at Saturday’s Retro 4 Mile Race.  It was great to have Kate Pallardy back out there in uniform, leading the team with a third place overall finish.  She also grabbed the #10 spot in the CPTC history books, crossing the line in 22:49. Veronica Jackson and Eduardo Ribeiro Ferreira Photo: Nigel Francis Veronica Jackson, fresh off her win at the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge, was our second scorer, in 23:34. …

Race Reports from the Men: Retro Four Miler

From Greg Cass of the Open: Just two weekends after taking on a half marathon in Brooklyn, the NYRR club points series continued with the humid Retro 4-Miler back in the friendly and familiar confines of Central Park.  The Open Men were not distracted by NYRR’s gimmicks and continued its strong start to the 2016 season (though kudos to NYRR for those gimmicks – they really went all-in on the retro theme – costumes, the lead vehicle, post-race handouts, and even swapping out each mile’s time clock for an employee with a manual watch).  The Open Men showed off its…