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.

Race Reports from the Men: Cross Country

From Matthew Lacey: Amidst the excitement of the return to Franklin Park for Mayor’s Cup XC, someone (Runner, Course Marshall, Lead Biker, Random Drifter) forgot how to tell their left hand from their right hand, and led many of the lead runners astray half way through the 8k course. Fortunately, due to the looping nature of the hallowed course, this merely led to confusion, not catastrophe, as those runners were able to complete an identical course in a different sequence (advantages debatable) and the final results remain unimpacted. If you were to pick one CPTC XC runner to brazenly run…

Race Reports from the Women: Cross Country

  From Nicole Falcaro: The women shipped up to Boston this weekend for the 22nd annual Mayor’s Cup. New Yorkers racing in New England was no tea party, as the women won the team race with 40 points to New Balance Boston’s 47 points. Rolanda Bell, a.k.a. Toots was fifth overall, earning some prize money on her birthday! Birthday twin Lidia Garcia, a.k.a. “Babu” was there to witness the women’s dominance. “Steph never sang us ‘Happy Birthday’ so Ro Ro and I didn’t have as happy of a birthday as it could’ve been. We LOVED all the tasty homemade treats…

Cross Country Race Reports from the (National Champion) Women:

From Ani Go of the 40+: Tis the season for cross country! On a beautiful crisp Sunday morning, the 40+ masters ladies, Judy Stobbe, Sue P, and Terry Ballou headed to Flemington, NJ for the USA Masters 5k XC Champs to take First Place! The Tigress Terry sums up cross country perfectly, stating that “it’s time to get scrappy!” Says Ms. Judy, who ran 20:50, “this is my first XC race in 27 years…I missed my 5k pr by 41 seconds…It’s an honor to be on the winning team! Looking forward to more xc!”. She’s also looking to not only…

Cross Country Race Reports from the Men

From Matthew Lacey of the Open: Bill Wells Photo: NYRR  CPTC Men scorched the Van Cortland Park course last weekend, sweeping spots 2-6 en route to an impressive team victory and an average time of 16:26. Jon Wetzel led the way in 16:20 followed closely by Joe and Paul Gilhuley in 16:22. Jonevan Hornsby knocked 30 seconds off his time from the week prior, finishing in16:33, ahead of Will Davis who ran a course PR of 16:36. The Orange dominance did not stop there as CPTC had 6 MORE runners in the top 25, including Herbert Plumber, who ran 17:47, a Van Cortland PR by 90…