Report of Hank Schiffman of the 60+ & 70+: Washington Heights 5k

60+ men 1st place in the first team point race, besting Witold’s by one minute, one second: Charles Parchment 21:19, 74.92%, 3rd AG, 2018- 21:40, his fastest this year’s race David Blumel 21:30, 75.56%, 4th AG, his 1st Wash Heights 5k Hank Schiffman 21:55, 78.84%, 3rd AG, 2018- 21:46, his fastest 2010-19:55 Alan Ruben 22:22, 72.03%, 11th AG, 2018- 20:23, his fastest 2015-18:15 Dennis O’Donnell 24:18, 66.61%, 21st AG, his fastest 2014-21:25 Kevin McGuire 24:30, 69.2%, 10th AG, 2018- 23:35, his fastest 2010-22:27   I have not heard a story of any of our runners where they felt they were…

Report of Ani Go of the 40+ & 50+: Washington Heights 5k

What a great day for a 5k!  The history of weather for this particular race has been downright arctic the last few years, so what a pleasure it was to have perfect winter racing conditions for our first scoring race of the year, Washington Heights! It was a balmy 36 degrees at the start.  The course is challenging with its up and down hills, and also with the narrow out and back road.  Patches of ice and uneven surface were additional variables to keep in mind for race strategy. That being said, the Women’s Masters 40+ team finished 2nd and…

Report of Sylvie Kimche of the 60+ & 70+: Washington Heights 5k

The CPTC silver foxes/golden ladies started the year with a bang! The W60+ team (average age 69 – Barbara Byrne & Sherrel Harmon with the help of Sylvie Kimche) was 2nd to a much younger NY Flyers team.  The W70+ ladies (Sylvie, Deborah Barchat & Caryl Baron) were golden!  W70+ recap: In the absence of Lynn Blackstone, (usually our 3rd runner), Caryl Baron accepted the challenge and got a late entry to complete the team and help us to 1st place! Here is what Caryl had to say: The day turned out better than expected—not too cold, and no precip,…

CPTC New Balance Sends 5 Athletes to USA Nationals!

CPTC NEW BALANCE SENDS 5 ATHLETES TO USA NATIONALS NEW YORK – Central Park Track Club New Balance sends 5 athletes to USA National Indoor Championships set for this weekend in Staten Island, New York. Leading CPTC New Balance team is Asha Ruth who will compete in the women’s 300 meters. Ruth was a finalist in this event the last time the 300 meters was contested at USA Indoor Nationals in 2017. Ruth also had a sensational 2018 season setting a new American Record in the indoor 4 x 200m relay and competing for Team USA in the 4 x…

CPTC-NB Masters Win Four NYRR Runner of the Year Awards and One Team Championship

The masters crew put a cap on its fine 2018 roads season with four runner of the year awards from NYRR, and the M50+ brought home a first-place team trophy.   Men’s 50+:  Brad Kelley, David Dorsey, Captain Chris Donnelly, Mark Lindrud, David Greenberg   Sylvie Kimche, 70-74: Barbara Byrne 65-69: Brad Kelley, 50-54: Yasuhiro Makoshi, 65-69:

Report from Meggie Sullivan: Women’s Track & Field Update

The Central Park Track Club’s Women’s T&F team has been off to a blazing start this 2019 indoor season. In early December, Staten Island native and new member, Olga Kosichenko began her season with a qualifying time for USATF’s National Championship, clocking 1:29.22 in the 600-meters at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex.  Freshly-minted with a New Balance sponsorship, Asha Ruth also qualified for USA’s in the 300-meters and captured a win with a lightning 38.50 finish. Just last week at the Norb Sander Invitational, rookie CPTC’ers Victoria Kingham and Maryann Gong stationed themselves onto the Club’s 3000-meters indoor best-time list,…

Report of Laurence Go of the 40+: Ted Corbitt 15k

We finished 2nd at Ted Corbitt, it was a strong finish to our season.  We came on strong the second half of the season but came up just short of second place in the final standings with Urban Athletics besting us by one point.  It was great to see the team come together with so many different guys pinching in.  We had 10 different scorers for the team throughout the year with Jeremy Shingleton leading with 4 races. Amazing and congratulations to all! As for Ted Corbit, we had a bunch of fast times with Peter Brady leading the way. …

Report of Sylvie Kimche of the 60+ and 70+: Ted Corbitt 15k

Lynn Blackstone Photo: John Tran W70+ Team: The W70+ team finished the year with a bang, taking 1st place again (we are always 1st team when we do have a team….unfortunately there were too many races where we did not have 3 runners and therefore did not score. Let’s try to do better next year!) Deb lead the team in 1:31:17, good for 1st in her new age group W70-74 and good also for 7 in the top 10 CPTC best times list for W60+ Way to go Deb! Deb had this to say about her race: I dreaded this race:…

Report of Hank Schiffman of the 60+: Ted Corbitt 15k

Cold, you want cold? We got cold for you right here. Now that that’s out of the way, our 60+ men took 1st place, ahead of 2nd place Witold’s just shy of 10 minutes – 3:18:42 to 3:28:03. That puts us in 2nd place for the year. Taconic did not show today; they didn’t have to. We had to work for our spot. Taconic is on its second dynasty in the past 10 years. Brooklyn ruled in between.  2nd place come Club Night was a result of a collective effort. We have talent, depth and interest; thanks. Our 70+ men…