For your racing calendar

It s track time again — thanks to the NYRR and their annual Thursday Night at the Races: January 11 Mile 800m 2-Mile January 25 3000m 800m 1500m February 8 Mile 800m 2-Mile February 22 1500m 8 x 200m relay 800m 10,000m relay* * 10-person relay, 200m legs only; each athlete runs five 200s

Awards Dinner Photos

Michael Basen has posted photos from the Awards Dinner at Kodak Gallery. Free registration required, or use the following login: username: photos@centralparktc.org password: photos

Still Off His Rocker

Surely you ve been wondering what happened to John Rocker after his miserable failure as a member of the Long Island Ducks. Well, now you can find out everything, thanks to an interview Rocker did with Deadspin. And it seems we all misjudged the erstwhile pitcher. Let s start with that infamous 1999 Sports Illustrated article about him. Yes, he did say this about New York: “Imagine having to take the [Number] 7 train to the ballpark, looking like you re [riding through] Beirut next to some kid with purple hair next to some queer with AIDS right next to…

More Cooking Classes at SOY And Other Gift Ideas

Announcing more classes that would make a great gift! Japanese Home Cooking — Saturday, January 6, $55 Soy Cooking for Clueless — Saturday, February 3, $50 Sushi Master — Saturday, January 20, $60 Details at SOY NYC All the classes will be held at SOY, 102 Suffolk Street Time: 11:30am – 2pm Seats are limited. They’ll sell out soon! Call or email soypower@soynyc.com to reserve your seats. Also currently available at SOY: Banrai Tofu making pot: check info on their website. The Tofu making kit ($95) contains individual size Banrai pot, stand, fuel packs, nigari (natural coagulant), and Banrai soymilk…

Joe K Photos

Patrick Cowden has posted two pages of photos from the Joe Kleinerman 10K on his website.

2006 Award Winners

COMEBACK OF THE YEAR – Warren Adler MULTI SPORTS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – Anna Fyodorova WOMEN S ROOKIE OF THE YEAR – Aileen Conlon MEN S ROOKIE OF THE YEAR – Idris Payne WOMEN S MOST IMPROVED PERFORMER – Felice Kelly MEN S MOST IMPROVED PERFORMER – John Roberts CPTC AWARDS CONSISTENCY – Andrea Costella PARTICIPATION – Russ Pfeffer TENACITY – Anselm LeBourne COMPETITIVENESS – Sarah Alaei WOMEN S MASTERS TRACK – Sue Pearsall MEN S MASTERS TRACK – Sid Howard WOMEN S MASTERS – SHORT DISTANCE – Stacy Creamer WOMEN S MASTERS – LONG DISTANCE – Mary Rosado…

A Little Help From Our Friends

We are pleased to introduce the new journal page and the new journal staff. Yes, several people graciously responded to our cry for help. And a few others were kidnapped in the middle of the night and chained to a computer alongside the infinite number of monkeys who ve been writing most of the journal entries thus far. the page won t look any different, except that some posts will now have signatures attached, just after the date. We re not going to introduce the new writers yet, but you ll see their names (some real and some noms de…

Your True Colors Are Beautiful

We know some of you aren t big fans or the color orange, but we admire the way you ve all stuck with it (that recent flirtation with what s normally the secondary color on the uniform notwithstanding). That s as it should be: if your team has a color you stick with it. You wouldn t wear a yellow jacket with the CPTC logo any more than you d wear a green hat with the Red Sox logo on it. Seriously, even if you re hot, it still makes you look like a tool. But too many people refuse…

And You Thought We Had Nothing More To Say About The Marathon

The Times reports that running a marathon may actually be bad for your heart. As always, having a pre-existing heart condition plays a major role, as does undertraining (under 35 miles per week in the study they cite). (The Gray Lady also reports that carrying an overly heavy bag can cause back pain, a concept that is to so self-evident we re surprised that even the Styles section would bother with it.) Of course, all our members train properly (right?), but we know that some non-members read this page (and complain just as much as the orange folks when we…

Nike Outfits

We are excited to offer the whole team the royal BLUE rainsuit, tights and speedsuit at discounted prices. These prices include CPTC logo and taxes. If you wish to purchase any of these items you MUST email Margot Sheehan at margot@blarg.net with the item and size by Wednesday, December 6. It is expected that the items will be available for pick-up before the end of the year. Payment will be due then. Note: The rainsuit and tights are *UNISEX* sizes and tend to run “big”. RAIN JACKET – $45 Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL all women should order extra…