Race Reports from the Men: Club Nats XC and Ted Corbitt 15K

From Matt Lacey of the XC Team: On Saturday December 14th, four brave men toed the starting line at the USATF Club Cross Country National Championships in Bend Oregon, a 10k challenge to cap off an exciting year of racing for the CPTC Men. The squad was led by Carlos Jameson, who finished in 154th place (out of 410 runners!) amazingly the EXACT same position he crossed the line in the 2012 installment of the race. Cross Country veteran Jon Kenworthy came next, 23 places later. Two “newbies” rounded out the CPTC squad, with Taylor Burmeister finishing in 250th and…

Race Reports from the Women: Club Nats XC and Ted Corbitt 15K

Women’s XC Recap, by Nicole Falcaro & Cat Beck:    Photo: Sue Pearsall   Women’s USATF Club XC Championships, by the numbers: 3600 feet net elevation gain 84 spikes (some 3/8 inch, some ½ inch!) 27 total mountain loops raced 18 average hours of travel per person, round-trip 0 falls On a course that literally circles up and down a mountain three times, the ladies of CPTC showed up to Bend, not to break, knowing their lungs and legs would be tested like a Maury Povich guest’s DNA sample. At 3600 feet above NYC level, the course featured a steep…

You are invited to Mary Rosado’s Induction Ceremony

We are very proud of long-time member Mary Rosado’s election last month to a New York Civil Court Judgeship. Winning races seems to come naturally to Mary! We wish her success as she helps to preside over the largest civil court system in the country.  Here is a profile of Mary:  http://www.centralparktc.org/2013/10/journal/faster-masters-mary-rosado-profile/

Race Reports from the Women: 2013 Turkey Trots

From Lauren Carter of the Open: Thanksgiving proved to be more than a day just for eating for the Women’s Open Team.  Several ladies took to the roads in their hometowns and proved that not even the cold, windy conditions could stop them.  Evelyn Abiola ran the 3 mile Lou Marley Turkey Day Run in Staten Island for a 2nd place finish in 18:58.  Just across the river in Brooklyn, Christina Argueta brought home 1st place and 32s PR in the 5 mile Prospect Park Turkey Trot with a time of 29:01.  She was not the only one on the…

Race Reports from Cross Country: New England Championships

Sunday, November 10th: USATF New England XC Championships: Franklin Park in Boston, MA   Ladies’ Recap: By Nicole Falcaro After dominating their last appearance at Franklin Park two weeks ago at Mayor’s Cup, the women’s team returned to Franklin Park this weekend to prove they weren’t a won hit wonder at the USATF New England XC Championships. This time, the women let the dogs out and raced the 6k version of the course. Though the team’s usual top runners are recovering from the uphill Dash to the Finish Line, the women took second place as a team. Unfortunately, it was a bitter sweet…

Race Reports from the Men: NYCM!

From Phil Falk of the Open: Matt Lacey The marathon was a story of breakthroughs and breakdowns for the CPTC men’s team. It was a story of redemption, after an extraordinarily rough patch of marquee marathon racing: the tragedy in Boston 2013, the cancellation of New York in 2012, and the blistering hot day in Boston 2012. I think our team was ready to compete in the biggest and best race in our grand city. It was a story of disappointment. There’s so much training, build-up, nerves, anticipation going into a single race, and a few errant details can throw…

Race Reports from the Women: NYCM!

From Lauren Carter of the Open: Alysia Dusseau Our Fall Marathon Season opened with Lindsay Kos running a 3:19:43 in the VIA Lehigh Marathon and Shawnessy Dusseau running a 3:31:44 in the Wineglass Marathon.  These ladies were our first Boston Qualifiers. Columbus Day Weekend the Women’s Open Team took on Chicago!   With 3 runners under the 3 hour mark, they proved they are a forced to be reckoned with no matter what city they visit. Leading the team to a first place finish was Kir Selert with her 2:49:49 finish.  Her first time under the 2:50 mark! Katie Casto came…

“I am Determined to be a Better, Faster Me.”

Our Katie Castro Hynes  got some notice from New Balance for her speed, for her carving skills and most importantly for her love of running.     “Running is a part of me, a part of my identity. Running makes me whole. Without it, I become another person, as if something is missing. “I run wherever I am and whenever I can. My New Balance-clad feet take me to the park, to the track, to the city streets. They bring me home from work, they carry me to class, they cross the finish line. “The marathon is my distance. It…

2013 Annual Benefit

Please save the date for the Central Park Track Club’s 7th Annual Benefit which will take place Friday, November 22nd at the New York Athletic Club. We are thrilled to announce our speaker, 2012 Olympic silver medalist Leonel Manzano, the first American to medal in the Olympic 1500m since Jim Ryun in 1968. If you could use a little pick me up, you can watch Leo’s medal winning performance here. Hope to see you November 22nd!  Tickets can be purchased here.