2013 Founders 5K Photos Posted

Photos of the 2013 Founders 5K may be found here and here. Also see Jay R’s video posted here.

Peter Brady Wins 800 at Masters Nationals

(Photo: Sue Pearsall)   CPTC supplemented its impressive masters middle distance crew this year with the addition of Jersey City’s Peter Brady. With his victory in the M 40 800 at Masters Nationals last week in Kansas, CPTC now has, in Neil Fitzgerald and Peter, both the world champion in the M 40 800, and also the national champion. Many of us have seen Peter (from the back) in local races, since he has been in the area for many years. He grew up in Ridgefield, CT and has been running in the tri-state area since. He came to the…

Race Reports from FRNY – Women

  From Lauren Carter of the Open: Horrible humidity was no match for the Women’s Open Team this past Saturday at the FRNY 5M as they raced to a third place finish.  Annie Onishi and Jesse Mizzone lead the way with a 31:21 and 31:53 respectively.  Veronica Jackson finished just behind Jesse with at 32 flat finish, and Katie Castro bested the heat with at 32:18 finish.  Rounding out the scoring was Jacy Kruzel finishing in 33:32. I’d like to give an honorable mention to Shawnessy Dusseau who set a PR that morning.  Way to go!  I’d also like to…

Race Reports from FRNY – Men

From Phil Falk of the Open: The Open Men put out solid effort on the roads on Saturday at the Front Runners Pride Run, taking fourth place. With many runners diverting their efforts to the track out at Icahn, we drew on our depth to field both a track team and road team on the same day, and turned out a competitive result. On the conditions, the official report says 72 degrees and 79% humidity, which on paper doesn’t sound bad, and true enough, we’ve yet seen hotter, stickier days in the park. But I know the heat hit me…

Race Reports from Portugal Day

  From Greg Cass of the Open: Sunday was a great day for racing in NYC, and the CPTC Open Men threw down some fast times to prove it.  When all is said and done, the Open Men should have 3rd place locked down once again.  Unfortunately, due to some issues with registration and B-tags, the current standings don’t reflect what will ultimately be the team’s second consecutive 3rd place finish and hopefully the beginning of a 2013 trend. The team was led by Dan Seidel, who made the quick trip in from California to run a 26:03 in what…

Francois Lhuissier Wins the San Francisco Marathon

  Our own Francois Lhuissier won the San Francisco Marathon on June 16, with a time of 2:25:15 over a course with an elevation gain of 880 feet. San Francisco could paint its finish line orange: our Lauren Gustafson won the race in 2008.

Race Reports from the Mini

    From Lauren Carter of the Open: In the Mini 10K this past Saturday, CPTC’s Women’s Open team proved just how effective running in pairs can be.  Cat Beck lead the way with a 35:15 finish in her Mini 10K debut setting a personal best by almost 1 minute.  Jane Vongvorachoti  finished 18s behind Cat, running 35:33.  Continuing to prove strength in pairs, Alex Brown and Annie Onishi finishing just 5s apart at 38:42 and 38:47 respectively.  Emilee Brown helped bring home a third place finish for the Women’s Open team with a 39:19. This particular race was special,…

Race Reports from the Men: Brooklyn Half

From Greg Cass of the Open Men: The Men’s Open team took to the roads of Brooklyn looking for fast times and team redemption having been edged by Urban Athletics for 3rd place in the first 2 club scoring races of the year.  The CPTC crew attacked the hills in and around Prospect Park like they train in them every Thursday night and made a strong statement for what can be expected in the rest of the year’s club races. At press time, CPTC Men’s Open sat comfortably in 3rd, over 13 minutes clear of Urban.  The scoring team was…

Race Reports from the Women: Brooklyn Half

From Lauren Carter of the Open Women: This scoring race took Lady Orange out to the borough of Brooklyn where we proved our strength at yet another distance.  From the Brooklyn Museum through Prospect Park and down to Coney Island, we proved that we can be a force to be reckoned with no matter what borough we are in! The women’s open team was led by Kate Pfeffer’s blazing 1:22:57.  Following her lead were Lauren Carter and Alysia Dusseau, with a 1:24:26 and 1:24:36 respectively.  Jenn Busse made her return to the road with a stellar 1:25:11, and Annie Onishi…

Jane runs 34:46 in the 10k at Penn Relays!

Jane ran a 2 minute PR in the Olympic Development 10k at Penn Relays! Official Time 34:46.61. #2 on the CPTC All-Time Track List – Congrats!