Peter Brady Named USATF-NY Masters Athlete of the Month

Photo: Andy Kiss Peter Brady, 44, of Jersey City, N.J. has been selected as the USATF New York Masters Athlete of the Month for May 2016. On May 16, competing against open and collegiate athletes, Brady clocked an impressive 4:07.98 1500m at the Swarthmore Final Qualifier Meet in Pennsylvania. Three days later, he ran 2:02.82 at the USATF New York Road To Rio Twilight Meet in New York City.  He finished the month off on the roads at the Ridgewood Memorial Day Run in New Jersey where he ran 16:11 in the 5 km to finish seventh overall (and first…

Good luck to Winston & Ashley & Samantha at the Aliann Pompey meet in Guyana this Saturday!

Winston  George and Ashley Kelly are on the flyer and all three, including Samantha Edwards,  are doubling at 200/400

Race Reports from the Women: Retro Four

From Jacy Kruzel and Veronica Jackson of the Open: The CPTC Open Women’s team toughed it out, despite humid conditions and a deep team field, to come away with second place at Saturday’s Retro 4 Mile Race.  It was great to have Kate Pallardy back out there in uniform, leading the team with a third place overall finish.  She also grabbed the #10 spot in the CPTC history books, crossing the line in 22:49. Veronica Jackson and Eduardo Ribeiro Ferreira Photo: Nigel Francis Veronica Jackson, fresh off her win at the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge, was our second scorer, in 23:34. …

Race Reports from the Men: Retro Four Miler

From Greg Cass of the Open: Just two weekends after taking on a half marathon in Brooklyn, the NYRR club points series continued with the humid Retro 4-Miler back in the friendly and familiar confines of Central Park.  The Open Men were not distracted by NYRR’s gimmicks and continued its strong start to the 2016 season (though kudos to NYRR for those gimmicks – they really went all-in on the retro theme – costumes, the lead vehicle, post-race handouts, and even swapping out each mile’s time clock for an employee with a manual watch).  The Open Men showed off its…

65 years, 65 miles: Allan Dias Runs His Age

We last checked in with teammate Allan Dias in 2014, via a profile in Running Times, written by our own David Alm: http://www.runnersworld.com/masters/a-unique-rhythm Allan has again made headlines – this time for an epic accomplishment: running 65 miles on his 65th birthday. He enlisted some friends as a support crew and…I’ll let Allan tell the tale: The run my age idea came about over the course six or seven years, when I first remember hearing about ultra running and the “birthday run”. I’ve been trying to get it together since I turned 60, but the timing was never right. This year, having…

Race Reports from the Women: Brooklyn Half

From Veronica Jackson of the Open: Congratulations to the CPTC Women’s Open team for capturing second place at the largest half marathon in the country! Our CPTC ladies (39 strong!) used teamwork to battled the crowds and humidity, and came away with some impressive PRs, and four women under 1:20. The Brooklyn Half Marathon course included many ups and downs in spectator-heavy Prospect Park, before exiting for the long haul of Ocean Parkway.  Those who took the park conservatively came out on top, and were able to chip away at the competition during the final few miles.  Thankfully, CPTC cheerers…

Race Reports from the Men: Brooklyn Half

From Greg Cass of the Open: Thursday night loops of Central Park can get a little dull, but the Brooklyn Half offers a brief respite every spring, giving CPTC’s orange an opportunity to take over another Olmsted creation for a morning. The change in scenery didn’t cause any performance lapses, and the Open Men continued their strong 2016 campaign with another solid podium finish, comfortably placing third. Matt Lacey The always-reliable Matt Lacey ventured downstate to lead the Open Men, perfectly executing a negative split to finish in 1:10:37, a NYRR half marathon PR. Despite the sizeable commute from Clinton, Matt has already scored for the Open…

Women’s Track: Early Season Speed

Brianna Welch, Emily Rosario and Meg Manley From Meggie Sullivan of the Women’s Open: As the spring season comes underway and into swing, CPTC’s women’s track team is heating up with quite a few impressive performances and personal records. Starting off, Stephanie Herrick and Meg Manley ran two very strong performances in the 800m just two weekends ago at Maryland’s Kehoe Invite, with a 2:06.93 and 2:07.41 respectively. Manley’s mark was good enough to land her a #4 spot on CPTC’s all-time performance list. Herrick impressively remains #1 with a 2:04.47 in 2014. With positive benchmarks to work off for…

CPTC 40+ Women’s 4 x 400: Silver at Penn Relays

Judy Stobbe, Roberta Little, Lisa Daley, Colleen McGurk CPTC 40+ Women’s 4x400m Relay Team takes home silver at Penn Relays I just received an email from Hank Schiffman about the Men’s 60+ Relay Team at Penn and within the body of the write up about those extraordinary guys (how great to be 60+ and sprinting at Penn!), Hank couldn’t have put it any better: “The real winners were our women. Our 40+ team came in 2nd. They were magnificent” http://pennrelaysonline.com/Results/results.aspx?en=383 Hank hit the nail on the head.  Magnificent they were. With a time of 4:34.85, the CPTC 40+ team showed their…

PRinceton PRs

Perfect weather in Princeton, NJ on the evening of Friday, April 22 helped a number of the CPTC mid-distance men run personal bests (or very close to them). Click here for full results.  Action started when Sean Atkinson ran an outdoor PB in the 800m of 1:51.31. Just short of his overall PB, this is the fastest Sean has opened any outdoor season. He will be looking to drop at least a second off that time at the University of Maryland Kehoe Twilight meet on May 6. On April 16, Sean dropped another 4 seconds off his 1500m PB, sneaking…