Winter Is Returning for the 8k on Saturday

It looks as though no matter how fantastic the weather is during the week, if there is a race over the weekend (especially a Club Points race) the weather turns cold and nasty. And a 7:30 AM race in winter? What were they thinking?? Dress appropriately for the expected high winds and possible rain/snow. Those of you who look at such things may have noticed that in the “Best Times” link of the Racing section, there are now new top ten lists for the 8k, separate from the five mile top ten lists. Given that there have been relatively few…

More Madness

It s possible that as your read this your bracket for the men s tournament pool has already been busted. Luckily, this site does not believe in discrimination — and does believe in supporting hot athletic women — so it s only fair that a Women s March Madness Pool coexist alongside the men s pool. Click here to join, or go to the main page and select group CPTC and password cptc. As with the men s pool, there will be a trophy for the winner, and recognition for the best entry name. Unlike the men s pool, each…

More Wins in Central Park

Congratulations to Anna Fyodorova, who won the 4 mile, and Lauren Gustafson, who won the 15k, both on Sunday. Second places in each race also went to CPTC runners, Kristina Maletz, and Allison Lind. CPTC women have now come in first and second in four out of the last five NYRR races! Furthermore, seven different CPTC runners comprise those eight places.

Tonight’s CPTC Intrasquad Relays

Reminder to Prospective Members and all CPTC sprinters, mid-distance & distance runners: Tonight at 7pm, it s the annual CPTC INTRASQUAD RELAYS at the Armory! All are welcome. Please email Coach Tony at or Coach Devon at if you need more info.

Thursday Night Workout Report March 8th, 2007

After a three week hiatus, the Thursday night workout report returns! You could tell I ve been away for a little bit, as most people forgot to offer up any stories of note. I m sure things will be different next week!! A cold March night with wicked, wicked wind welcomed Central Park Track Club members this past Thursday. The pre-workout talk focused on two things, the weather: and some rumor about a guy attempting to climb Mt. Everest while only wearing shorts (for the record, only three brave souls came to the workout wearing shorts). [Click here for more…

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad March

The brackets for the NCAA basketball tournament were announced yesterday, which means it s time for everyone to get their picks in. And what better place to enter those picks than in the annual CPTC Tournament Challenge? (Don’t answer that — it s a rhetorical question.) Just click here, or go to the ESPN tournament page, and select group CPTC with password cptc. This is a great way to earn bragging rights over all your teammates, and also a trophy of some sort. Plus, just like in the CPTC World Cup pool last summer, there will be a prize (but…

Thank You For Your Patience

The CPTC site was moved to a new, better server on Monday. Unfortunately, that move revealed some flaws in the code, which may have affected your ability to view certain pages this week. I’ve fixed most of these bugs, and expect to have the rest done soon. If you find any pages that aren’t working, please send an email to

Anna Does It Again

Fresh off of winning the coveted NYRR ultra-marathoner of the year award, Anna Fyodorova captured the women s 2007 USATF 50K Road Championship held at Caumsett Park this past Sunday. Anna covered the course in 3:55:13, nearly five minutes ahead of her nearest competitor. For those keeping track at home, that s 7:35 per mile over 31 long and grueling miles. Way to go Anna!

Friday Night Feldenkrais Workshop Report

Two weeks ago, if you told me that I would spend a Friday night comparing and contrasting photographs of a runner and a robot (and would pay for the privilege to do so), I wouldn t have believed you. However, that s exactly what I and 19 other Central Park Track Club members did this past Friday, as we attended a Feldenkrais Workshop taught by Jae Gruenke. The workshop focused on optimal running form, and the inter-connected goings-on of our body. The goals of the class were simple, to improve your running form / efficiency, and to minimize running injuries…

Boston Marathon

Calling all Boston Marathoners! CPTC is ready to paint Boston ORANGE! If you are racing Boston, please email Michael Basen at so that we can include you in both “team entry” and any CPTC events during the Boston weekend.