CPTC 50+ Men Win Silver at USATF National Masters 5k Cross Country Championships

From left, Gerry O’Hara, Brad Kelley, Armando Oliveira, Charles Parchment, David Greenberg, David Dorsey   About a dozen CPTC harriers traveled to Franklin Park, Boston last month for the USATF Masters 5k Cross Country National Championships. The meet attracts some of the finest masters fields in the nation every year, and feels like a celebration of masters running. The powerhouse CPTC 50-59 men were the standouts, finishing second in the team championship with 67 points, behind Greater Springfield Harriers, with 41 points. The day was warm and humid, bringing an element of attrition to even a relatively short race. Many…

2017 Benefit Pictures

Big thanks to Pierre Castillon for taking pictures at this years Benefit! The full album can be viewed here. If anyone else has picture they would like to share let us know and we can add to the album.    

Race Reports from the Women: Bronx 10 Miler & Staten Island Half

Report from Ani Go of the 40+: There’s been so many races, it’s hard to know where to start!  But let’s start with Da Bronx where unseasonably warm temps set the stage for our ladies to run 10 miles. And the 40+ ladies ran quite well, taking 2nd place! The scoring team was made up of Colleen McGurk, Amy Kvilhaug, and new baby master Irma Bribiesca.   First scorer, Colleen McGurk, who ran 1:04.01, won her age group, scored for the open team, and…set yet another PR!   Says Colleen: Bronx is always my favorite race and even with the…

Race Reports from the Men: Bronx 10 Miler & Staten Island Half

Report from Phil Falk and Ed Mulder of the Open: The Bronx 10-Miler on September 24, was a tough one with unseasonal heat and humidity – the thermometer read 76! – but the CPTC open men’s team came out strong! As we enter the fall season Sunday’s race showed a lot of potential for the men’s open squad.  Matt Rand led the team with a fantastic finish in 51:01, placing 5th overall. Matt’s running incredibly well, and is poised to take on the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon on October 9. Second on the team was Edward Mulder in 53:16 for…

2017 CPTC Benefit Tickets

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Running After Your Prime: Wise Words From Hal Lieberman

For many of us on CPTC, running is, for the most part, easy. Running at peak levels and setting PRs requires extra effort, but the basic process, the motivation, the perceived effort, and other running details can remain relatively consistent for long periods of time. Taken as a whole, running can be somewhat robotic and the reaction function is easy to understand – put the work in and see the benefits in your performance. And then one day, things start to change ever so slightly, and unfortunately, sometimes the cause of that shift is hard to reverse. Although the list…

Meet Jen St. Jean…Again!

Last month, Amy Kvilhaug wrote about Jen St. Jean’s gold medal victory in the 1500m at the North and Central America and Caribbean Region of the World Masters Athletics Championships in Canada.  This came on the heels of her victory at the USATF Masters Track and Field Championship in the 1500m and recognition as the USATF June Masters Athlete of the Month even before that victory.  But do you actually know Jen St. Jean?  In CPTC’s last newsletter, we ran the interview that follows – take a read to learn more about one of CPTC’s top performers. MEET JENNIFER ST. JEAN Meet…

Race Reports from the Women: Percy Sutton 5k & Fifth Avenue Mile

  Report from Ani Go of the 40+ and 50+: The Percy Sutton 5k report 40+ women: We love Harlem!  The Percy Sutton 5k is a great race to honor a great citizen of Harlem, give Harlem some runner love, and is a fun and challenging change of pace from Central Park.  It lets us know that summer isn’t quite over yet. What ideal conditions for a summer 5k! A 66 degree start on a hazy summer morning.  Our scoring team leads with Colleen McGurk: PR Queen with a 18:37, 2nd in age group, 85.17% AG…and is also prepping for…

Race Reports from the Men: Percy Sutton 5k & Fifth Avenue Mile

Report from Phil Falk and Ed Mulder of the Open: 5th Avenue Mile is always an exciting, action-packed day for CPTC, with runners across divisions streaming down the street throughout the morning, and 2017 was no exception. Conditions were near-perfect for late Summer, with a beautiful, sunny-but-cool day and a moderate tailwind (hey, 12 mph from the North is not bad!). Over 100 runners from the team competed (!), and the CPTC men snagged second place in the team results. (First place escaped our grasp by less than one second!)   In the NYRR Championship section, Victor Palumbo led the charge on the men’s…