Race Report From the Women: NYC Half Marathon

From Lauren Carter of the Women’s Open: “Behold the Ides of March” the saying goes.  We checked and checked and checked again all week to make sure it would be spring(ish) temperatures and winds would be at our backs. On race morning, however, it seems the odds were not so in our favor.  Temperatures did not reflect the one day we all got to wear shorts that week, but rather a brutal reminder of winter pains we had endured for weeks. Cat Beck The Women’s Open Team showed mother nature, no matter how cold she intends for it to stay…

Race Reports from the Women: Washington Heights 5k

From Lauren Carter of the Open: On Sunday, the Women’s Open team kicked off their road racing season with a big bang in the Washington Heights 5K!    Andrea Bradshaw Photo: NYRR Led by Andrea Bradshaw’s 5th overall finish in a time of 17:43, Lady Orange finished 2nd behind NYAC by 20seconds.  Hot on her heels was Aileen Barry who made a big come back to the road with her 17:46 5K.  Cat Beck ran for a fierce 5K finish just behind Aileen with a time of 17:49.  Aileen Barry Photo: NYRR Finishing just over 18 minutes, Christina Argueta (18:03)…

Race Reports from the Men: Washington Heights 5k

Phil Falk Photo: NYRR From Phil Falk of the Open: The “Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K” is the traditional kick-off race for the NYRR club points season. Look, let’s be real, it was a rough month for training. As you’ve probably read, it was the coldest February in 80 years and third coldest on record. With an average temperate of 24 degrees, and RealFeel regularly in the single digits (or below), getting out for those early mornings or late nights has required a steeled sense of impenetrability.  Basically whole weeks where the temperature never even touched the normal lows for the…

Lidia & Roberta Featured in Womens Running Magazine

Be sure to pick up the latest edition of Womens Running. CPTC Athletes Lidia Garcia & Roberta Little are featured, great article!

Race Reports from the Women: Club Nats XC and the Corbitt

Judy Stobbe, Colleen McGurk, Amy Kvilhaug and Sue Pearsall Photo: Runners World From Cat Beck of the Open XC:  In the spirit of the season, I have a festive recap poem from the CPTC open women’s outing to USATF XC Club Nationals at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.   ‘Twas the night before Club Nats             by Cat Beck   ‘Twas the night before Club Nats, and all across the Mid-Atlantic Distance runners were stirring and getting a bit frantic “Tomorrow is the biggest race of the year. We cannot believe it is finally here!”   The day dawned, a crisp…

Race Reports from the Men: Club Nats XC and the Corbitt

From Matt Lacey of the Open XC: It was an up and down day for the Open Men at the USATF Club Cross Country National Championships. One one hand it never feels good to walk away from a race with a 38th place team finish, but on the other hand there were numerous season’s best times and performances, and marked improvement over the last time the team competed at the 10k distance. It should also be noted that this race had a whopping 572 finishers from 68 scoring teams. Even on a championship caliber course such as the one at…

Central Park Holiday Classic 10k Results

          Results posted here for the Central Park Classic 10k.

Race Reports from the Women: Turkey Trots

From Lauren Carter of the Open: Some trotted and some raced but one thing is for sure, the Women’s Open Team certainly earned their Thanksgiving dinners! The week kicked off on Sunday down in Philadelphia where Kim Velsey raced in the Philadelphia Marathon and Hannah Rose raced in the Half Marathon in what was nearly ideal weather.  Bolstered by Coach Tony’s workouts, Kim far exceeded her goal of running under 3:30.  Kim completed her first marathon in 3:13!  Through solo workouts and overcoming several injuries, Hannah slashed her half marathon PR by a whopping 3 minutes to finish in 1:28:30s.…

Race Reports from the Men: NYRR XC Champs

Photo: Jay Mojica From Hank Schiffman of the 60+: Bob Glover once remarked that you loose 15 seconds per 5k after the age of 50. Kevin McGuire obviously didn’t hear it. Last year he ran 24:20, this year it was 24:14, 3rd in AG. Also in the 60-64 AG, Dan Molloy emerging from injury ran 24:28, 4th in AG. Last year his 24:13 was right on the Glover target. Our most mature guy, The Great Sid Howard, in his first NYRR race in recovery mode ran 28:27, 1st in AG; a few months shy of 76, a few months on…