CPTC Athletes in Rio!

We have 3 team members competing in the Rio Olympics, follow them on NBCOlympics.com at the links below: Heather Miller-Koch USA 2015 Pan Am Games Silver Medalist Heptathlon Aug 12-13 9:35am Winston George Guyana National Record Holder 400m Aug 12 Prelims 21:05pm Ashley Kelly British Virgin Islands National Record Holder & BVI Flag Bearer in Opening Ceremonies 200m Aug 15 Prelims 9:35am

Race Report from Open Women: NYRR Team Championships

Central Park Track Club Women’s Open Team depth helped them to a second place finish on Saturday’s Team Championship 5 Mile Race.  Kate Pallardy led the whole field through the first mile and held on strong to be our first finisher, taking home 4th place. We were very lucky to have Cat Beck back in town to run a negative split race and be our second scorer, finishing 9th overall.  Alex Bernardi followed up as our 3rd scorer, running another solid race! Jacy Kruzel, Christina Argueta., and Andrea Bradshaw were across the line next, while none had PRs, all noted they were happy…

Race Report from Masters Men: NYRR Team Championships

CPTC 40+ from Larry Go: The CPTC 40+ men made a valiant charge at team champs but came up a mere 42 seconds short with another narrow loss to the new and improved Urban Athletics. We’ve got quite a steep hill to climb in our quest for a 3rd straight team championship with our 2nd place finish at Team Champs. With five races to go we’ll head on to the rest of the season and see how close we can make it. In any case, we can look forward to cooler temperatures and faster racing as we aim for our…

Race Report from Masters Women: NYRR Team Championships

Recap of Womens 40+ from Ani Go: Ladies!! It was all about teamwork, and guts.  Team champs is the most competitive points race and we placed a solid second, which solidly keeps us in first place! NYRR’s unprecedented decision to change the time and course for the race did not deter our ladies determination to get to the podium.  We had an incredible turnout of fierceness in the form of scorers Colleen McGurk, Elizabeth Lopes, and Amy Kvilhaug, and representation of guts from Audrey Kingsley, Julie Tucker, Jennifer Ranck, and myself. Colleen McGurk had a heck of a race, and…

Race Report from Open Men: NYRR Team Championships

Photo Credit NYRR Men’s Open Recap from Greg Cass: The NYRR Team Champs race is always a bit of a wildcard.  Any race deep in the heart of summer is always asking for tough racing conditions, and the weather didn’t disappoint last weekend.  As an added bonus, because of construction on the 102nd Street Transverse, the traditional course that skips the Harlem Hills was forced to detour through the toughest stretch of the park in the first mile.  But as always, the entire course was loaded with cheering teammates, and the 10-deep scoring let the Open Men show off their impressive…

Race Reports from the Masters Women: Front Runners

Elizabeth Lopes Photo: Ben Ko From Ani Go of the 40+: Ladies!!! We’re on a tear! And tearing up the roads is how we do! In the Retro 4-miler, the women’s masters 40+ team took home the gold!  Our amazing scoring team of Colleen McGurk (25:13, 3rd in her age group), Judy Stobbe (Superstar from the 50+ team, 26:43, 2nd in her age group), and Amy Kvilhaug (27:09, 8th in age group) fled ahead of the tie-dyed headband and leg warmer wearing themed runners to lead our 40+ team to victory!  Amy had this to say: “This was my first…

Race Reports from the Men: Front Runners

  Photo: Ben Ko From Phil Falk of the Open: Ahh, the summer race circuit, with the sun up by 5:30am, the warm haze hovering over the ground, the temperatures dipping into the seventies, and the mild tingle of a light heatstroke setting in. All things considered this was a bearable summer outing, although the bright, direct sun on much of the roads made the heat feel a little more intense. So not a day for the fastest racing, but still a good day to run! As NYRR put it, “A sea of rainbow-clad runners, many sporting T-shirts with ‘We…

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…