Sid Howard to be Recognized with Ted Corbitt Award

Central Park Track Club legend Sid Howard will receive the Ted Corbitt Award from Run2Live on October 30, 2015.  Sid will be recognized with a festive event at Village View Center for his continuing service to New York City running. As some of the prime beneficiaries of Sid’s work, CPTC members can vouch for his deserving this and his many other honors. According to Run2Live, the Ted Corbitt award “is presented to a person who demonstrates an excellence in the sport of running, a love for the sport of running and a willingness to share and assist others to be the…

Race Reports from the Women: Bronx and Grete’s

From Lauren Carter of the Open: Ken Tso and Alysia Dusseau Grete’s Great Gallop: On a gray and dreary day with temperatures that reminded us that winter is just around the bend, the Women’s Open team took to the road for the second week in a row. Their third place finish was once again led by Veronica Jackson’s 1:26:12 finish. Jacy Kruzel (1:27:04)and Alysia Dusseau (1:27:38) followed closely behind, in lock step for nearly the entire race. Nicole Green laid it out in the 2 laps of the park crossing the finish in 1:27:48. And making her quiet appearance, Annie…

Race Reports from the Men: Bronx and Grete’s

From Matt Lacey of the Open: The CPTC Open Men used depth and a handful of fresh faces to secure a comfortable 3rd place finish at the Grete’s Great Gallop Half Marathon. Not only was the scoring team a completely different lineup then the previous week’s Bronx 10 miler, but for four of the five runners it was their first time scoring for CPTC in 2015. After recovering from the shocking discovery that the race was to be run counterclockwise around the park, Matt Lacey was able to reorient himself to the surroundings and clock 1:11:26 to lead the way.…

Race Reports from the Men: Fifth Avenue Mile

From Greg Cass of the Open: The Central Park Track Club gets many opportunities to run fast at a wide range of distances.  This year, we’ve had the opportunity to highlight impressive and inspiring successes on short roads, long roads, and the track.  Unfortunately, there are not many opportunities for CPTC to demonstrate its prowess in the road mile.  After seeing CPTC’s Open Men’s results from this past weekend’s Fifth Avenue Mile, I can confirm that CPTC’s prowess does indeed extend to the road mile, and I’ll add that it’s unfortunate we don’t have more opportunities to both cheer on…

Race Reports from the Women: Fifth Avenue Mile

From Lauren Carter of the Open: It was a weekend for the races (and one for the ages too!).  Down in Kentucky, our own Katie Casto kicked off her birthday weekend with a 5K win.  Katie raced to an 18:58 finish in the Pure Tap 5K. Katie Casto Sunday was a warm and sunny day as the Women’s Open Team took to the roads again, perfect for running a quick race. In this case, the mile.  The “Under 30” crew crushed it.  They were pitted against the best in the world and came out 4th overall.  The Open team was…

Race Reports from the Men: Team Champs

  From David Greenberg of the 40+: CPTC 40+ won the club championship with a little bit of everything –breakthroughs, consistency, depth, new faces, running while hurt and a little bit of luck. Scoring tends to shift around for a few days after team champs, but as of press time, we won the race and the maximum doubled points.  If the results stand as they were on Monday morning, I believe the points will be: CPTC 89 Warren Street: 78 West Side: 66 NBR: 55   And after the two worst races are subtracted: CPTC: 69 Warren Street: 60 West…

Race Reports from the Women: Team Champs

From Lauren Carter of the Open:   Pushing through the heat Andrea Bradshaw ran 30:46 and Anisa Arsenault finished the race in 31:26.  Jacy Kruzel (31:34) kept Kate Pfeffer (31:44) in her sights when tired, helping both ladies finish strong.  Trying hard to keep in step with them, Lauren Carter(31:57) struggled to the finish, kicking hard at the end.  Casey DePasquale made her scoring debut with a time of 33:14.  Though hot and sunny, Erin Conroy was proud to finish as the 10th Open Women’s scorer in a time of 33:18.   Natalie Sopic also had a solid race.  Looking…

2015 Team Photo!

Thank you Nigel Francis for a great photo!