PPTC Race Results for 2018 Run as One (4M) Presented by JPMorgan Chase

Date and Time: April 22, 2018, 8:30 AM
Location: Central Park, NYC
Weather: 44 degrees, 34% humidity, wind calm
Thank you, Logan Yu of NBR, for creating this report.

Open Men

11th Place 02:14:39
Ben Crowder 00:25:40
Manuel Serrano 00:26:05
John Mongan 00:26:39
Rudy Valenta 00:27:15
Ernie Hershey 00:29:00

 

Open Women

9th Place 02:31:20
Junko Matsuura 00:26:04
Peggy Li 00:30:33
Allison Sidor 00:30:43
Elyse Marks 00:31:14
Christine Digangi 00:32:46

 

Masters Men (40+)

20th Place 01:27:29
Manuel Serrano 00:26:05
Sebastian Kaupert 00:29:56
Stephane Dapsanse 00:31:28

 

Masters Women (40+)

10th Place 01:44:33
Junko Matsuura 00:26:04
Zadine Richardson 00:39:06
Madeleine Dorval-moller 00:39:23

 

Grand Masters Men (50+)

13th Place 01:30:01
Manuel Serrano 00:26:05
Sebastian Kaupert 00:29:56
Ken Fong 00:34:00

 

Grand Masters Women (50+)

13th Place 02:12:43
Madeleine Dorval-moller 00:39:23
Olga Kalanz 00:45:33
Frances Kotkov 00:47:47

 

Senior Grand Masters Men (60+)

8th Place 01:51:44
Ken Fong 00:34:00
David Coleman 00:35:40
Louis Wiggs 00:42:04

 

PRs (9)

*by NYRR races only

Name PR Time Days Since Last PR Previous Best Time Previous Best Race Previous Best Date
Ben Crowder 25:40 57 25:43 2018 NYRR Al Gordon 4M 2018-02-24
Junko Matsuura 26:04 364 26:08 2017 Run as One (4M) Presented by JPMorgan Chase 2017-04-23
Manuel Serrano 26:05 57 26:05 2018 NYRR Al Gordon 4M 2018-02-24
Rudy Valenta 27:15 14 27:34 2018 Boomer’s Cystic Fibrosis Run to Breathe (4M) Brought to You by UnitedHealthcare 2018-04-08
Julie Rwan 33:58 505 34:02 2016 Jingle Bell Jog 2016-12-03
Kayley Hoffman 38:41 57 38:46 2018 NYRR Al Gordon 4M 2018-02-24
Amelia Vogler 38:55 421 39:32 2017 NYRR Al Gordon Brooklyn 4M 2017-02-25
Adam Rabiner 39:50 7729 44:13 Snowflake 4M 1997-02-22
Chaya Wolf 43:57 1092 44:03 Run as One (4M) Presented by JPMorgan Chase 2015-04-26

 

Age Group Top Ten (2)

*actual AG places. NYRR sometimes removes elites and prize money winners from Age Group Awards so NYRR AG places might be higher. If you are close to top 3, check the NYRR official results page. And for claiming top 3 award plaques, submit the form at https://help.nyrr.org/customer/portal/articles/1936966-claiming-age-group-awards

Age Place Name Age Gender Time
2 Junko Matsuura 44 f 26:04
3 Manuel Serrano 57 m 26:05

 

First race with PPTC! (4)

Manuel Serrano
Josh Carter
Christine Digangi
Matthew Welch

First NYRR 4.0M Race (5)

Peggy Li
Elyse Marks
Willard Anthony Ii
Christine Digangi
Matthew Welch

48 Total Finishers

Overall Women – 24 finishers

Overall Gender Age Name Gender Pace Net Time Age AG Gender AG Percent City State Country
216 20 2 Junko Matsuura f 06:31 26:04 44 18 77.68 brooklyn ny jpn
1323 196 40 Peggy Li f 07:39 30:33 26 354 62.72 brooklyn ny usa
1380 213 45 Allison Sidor f 07:41 30:43 28 387 62.35 brooklyn ny usa
1550 266 76 Elyse Marks f 07:49 31:14 31 457 61.33 brooklyn ny usa
2174 459 104 Christine Digangi f 08:12 32:46 29 696 58.46 brooklyn ny usa
2359 520 76 Jane Yoon f 08:18 33:11 35 739 58.11 brooklyn ny usa
2694 657 105 Julie Rwan f 08:30 33:58 38 828 57.39 brooklyn ny usa
3705 1139 179 Christine Weiher f 09:04 36:15 39 1293 54.04 brooklyn ny usa
4494 1564 377 Laura Palazzolo f 09:31 38:01 27 1933 50.38 brooklyn ny usa
4608 1626 358 Marisa Russell f 09:35 38:20 33 1992 50.08 brooklyn ny usa
4743 1705 377 Kayley Hoffman f 09:41 38:41 31 2096 49.52 brooklyn ny usa
4819 1751 409 Amelia Vogler f 09:44 38:55 29 2151 49.21 brooklyn ny usa
4889 1795 170 Zadine Richardson f 09:47 39:06 48 1340 53.80 brooklyn ny usa
5011 1869 96 Madeleine Dorval-moller f 09:51 39:23 52 1024 55.86 brooklyn ny usa
6012 2526 577 Nadia Santos f 10:47 43:07 34 2800 44.62 brooklyn ny usa
6206 2657 333 Vanessa Russell f 10:58 43:51 42 2692 45.48 brooklyn ny usa
6232 2673 600 Chaya Wolf f 10:59 43:57 34 2918 43.77 brooklyn ny usa
6522 2876 48 Olga Kalanz f 11:24 45:33 61 1324 53.87 flushing ny usa
6704 3001 670 Kali Handelman f 11:39 46:35 34 3221 41.29 brooklyn ny usa
6883 3127 19 Frances Kotkov f 11:57 47:47 67 1056 55.62 new york ny usa
6910 3147 110 Kathleen Lewis f 12:01 48:02 58 2155 49.20 brooklyn ny usa
7074 3262 713 Malika Austin f 12:23 49:31 30 3433 38.69 brooklyn ny usa
7614 3633 251 Irva Niles f 14:43 58:49 50 3557 36.56 brooklyn ny usa
7683 3688 588 Leslie Butler f 15:36 1:02:24 38 3728 31.24 brooklyn ny usa

 

Masters Women (40+) – 8 finishers

Overall Gender Age Name Gender Pace Net Time Age AG Gender AG Percent City State Country
216 20 2 Junko Matsuura f 06:31 26:04 44 18 77.68 brooklyn ny jpn
4889 1795 170 Zadine Richardson f 09:47 39:06 48 1340 53.80 brooklyn ny usa
5011 1869 96 Madeleine Dorval-moller f 09:51 39:23 52 1024 55.86 brooklyn ny usa
6206 2657 333 Vanessa Russell f 10:58 43:51 42 2692 45.48 brooklyn ny usa
6522 2876 48 Olga Kalanz f 11:24 45:33 61 1324 53.87 flushing ny usa
6883 3127 19 Frances Kotkov f 11:57 47:47 67 1056 55.62 new york ny usa
6910 3147 110 Kathleen Lewis f 12:01 48:02 58 2155 49.20 brooklyn ny usa
7614 3633 251 Irva Niles f 14:43 58:49 50 3557 36.56 brooklyn ny usa

 

Grand Masters Women (50+) – 5 finishers

Overall Gender Age Name Gender Pace Net Time Age AG Gender AG Percent City State Country
5011 1869 96 Madeleine Dorval-moller f 09:51 39:23 52 1024 55.86 brooklyn ny usa
6522 2876 48 Olga Kalanz f 11:24 45:33 61 1324 53.87 flushing ny usa
6883 3127 19 Frances Kotkov f 11:57 47:47 67 1056 55.62 new york ny usa
6910 3147 110 Kathleen Lewis f 12:01 48:02 58 2155 49.20 brooklyn ny usa
7614 3633 251 Irva Niles f 14:43 58:49 50 3557 36.56 brooklyn ny usa

 

Senior Grand Masters Women (60+) – 2 finishers

Overall Gender Age Name Gender Pace Net Time Age AG Gender AG Percent City State Country
6522 2876 48 Olga Kalanz f 11:24 45:33 61 1324 53.87 flushing ny usa
6883 3127 19 Frances Kotkov f 11:57 47:47 67 1056 55.62 new york ny usa

 

Overall Men – 24 finishers

Overall Gender Age Name Gender Pace Net Time Age AG Gender AG Percent City State Country
168 151 38 Ben Crowder m 06:25 25:40 33 331 66.39 brooklyn ny usa
217 197 3 Manuel Serrano m 06:32 26:05 57 34 77.71 new york ny esp
299 274 78 John Mongan m 06:40 26:39 32 587 63.76 brooklyn ny usa
401 367 104 Rudy Valenta m 06:49 27:15 30 769 62.10 brooklyn ny usa
830 742 133 Ernie Hershey m 07:15 29:00 38 996 60.30 brooklyn ny usa
1103 966 67 Sebastian Kaupert m 07:29 29:56 54 352 66.06 brooklyn ny ger
1232 1065 248 Brian Curtin m 07:34 30:16 33 1592 56.31 brooklyn ny usa
1635 1346 194 Stephane Dapsanse m 07:52 31:28 43 1382 57.65 brooklyn ny usa
1713 1407 206 Douglas Gordon m 07:55 31:39 44 1361 57.74 brooklyn ny usa
1756 1442 172 Josh Carter m 07:57 31:46 48 1138 59.33 brooklyn ny usa
2114 1677 202 Willard Anthony Ii m 08:10 32:39 47 1430 57.29 brooklyn ny usa
2287 1795 269 Florian Greiner m 08:16 33:01 44 1737 55.36 brooklyn ny ger
2708 2047 35 Ken Fong m 08:30 34:00 64 636 63.32 brooklyn ny usa
3024 2236 388 Patrick Huang m 08:41 34:43 36 2628 49.74 brooklyn ny usa
3473 2466 50 David Coleman m 08:55 35:40 61 1201 58.81 brooklyn ny usa
3710 2568 373 Kamen Yotov m 09:04 36:16 40 2749 48.93 brooklyn ny bul
4027 2726 398 Andrea Baldi m 09:14 36:56 42 2769 48.75 brooklyn ny ita
4750 3041 371 Kenneth Wong m 09:41 38:43 46 2896 47.94 brooklyn ny usa
5148 3181 299 Adam Rabiner m 09:58 39:50 52 2760 48.83 brooklyn ny usa
5777 3398 52 Louis Wiggs m 10:31 42:04 66 2251 52.12 brooklyn ny usa
5963 3472 486 Christian Urena m 10:44 42:54 41 3584 41.67 brooklyn ny usa
6499 3641 117 Sewall Hodges m 11:22 45:27 63 3014 46.95 brooklyn ny usa
7146 3838 695 Matthew Welch m 12:33 50:10 30 3934 33.74 chicago il usa
7373 3914 40 Harvey Rothenberg m 13:15 53:00 74 3196 45.44 brooklyn ny usa

 

Masters Men (40+) – 17 finishers

Overall Gender Age Name Gender Pace Net Time Age AG Gender AG Percent City State Country
217 197 3 Manuel Serrano m 06:32 26:05 57 34 77.71 new york ny esp
1103 966 67 Sebastian Kaupert m 07:29 29:56 54 352 66.06 brooklyn ny ger
1635 1346 194 Stephane Dapsanse m 07:52 31:28 43 1382 57.65 brooklyn ny usa
1713 1407 206 Douglas Gordon m 07:55 31:39 44 1361 57.74 brooklyn ny usa
1756 1442 172 Josh Carter m 07:57 31:46 48 1138 59.33 brooklyn ny usa
2114 1677 202 Willard Anthony Ii m 08:10 32:39 47 1430 57.29 brooklyn ny usa
2287 1795 269 Florian Greiner m 08:16 33:01 44 1737 55.36 brooklyn ny ger
2708 2047 35 Ken Fong m 08:30 34:00 64 636 63.32 brooklyn ny usa
3473 2466 50 David Coleman m 08:55 35:40 61 1201 58.81 brooklyn ny usa
3710 2568 373 Kamen Yotov m 09:04 36:16 40 2749 48.93 brooklyn ny bul
4027 2726 398 Andrea Baldi m 09:14 36:56 42 2769 48.75 brooklyn ny ita
4750 3041 371 Kenneth Wong m 09:41 38:43 46 2896 47.94 brooklyn ny usa
5148 3181 299 Adam Rabiner m 09:58 39:50 52 2760 48.83 brooklyn ny usa
5777 3398 52 Louis Wiggs m 10:31 42:04 66 2251 52.12 brooklyn ny usa
5963 3472 486 Christian Urena m 10:44 42:54 41 3584 41.67 brooklyn ny usa
6499 3641 117 Sewall Hodges m 11:22 45:27 63 3014 46.95 brooklyn ny usa
7373 3914 40 Harvey Rothenberg m 13:15 53:00 74 3196 45.44 brooklyn ny usa

 

Grand Masters Men (50+) – 8 finishers

Overall Gender Age Name Gender Pace Net Time Age AG Gender AG Percent City State Country
217 197 3 Manuel Serrano m 06:32 26:05 57 34 77.71 new york ny esp
1103 966 67 Sebastian Kaupert m 07:29 29:56 54 352 66.06 brooklyn ny ger
2708 2047 35 Ken Fong m 08:30 34:00 64 636 63.32 brooklyn ny usa
3473 2466 50 David Coleman m 08:55 35:40 61 1201 58.81 brooklyn ny usa
5148 3181 299 Adam Rabiner m 09:58 39:50 52 2760 48.83 brooklyn ny usa
5777 3398 52 Louis Wiggs m 10:31 42:04 66 2251 52.12 brooklyn ny usa
6499 3641 117 Sewall Hodges m 11:22 45:27 63 3014 46.95 brooklyn ny usa
7373 3914 40 Harvey Rothenberg m 13:15 53:00 74 3196 45.44 brooklyn ny usa

 

Senior Grand Masters Men (60+) – 5 finishers

Overall Gender Age Name Gender Pace Net Time Age AG Gender AG Percent City State Country
2708 2047 35 Ken Fong m 08:30 34:00 64 636 63.32 brooklyn ny usa
3473 2466 50 David Coleman m 08:55 35:40 61 1201 58.81 brooklyn ny usa
5777 3398 52 Louis Wiggs m 10:31 42:04 66 2251 52.12 brooklyn ny usa
6499 3641 117 Sewall Hodges m 11:22 45:27 63 3014 46.95 brooklyn ny usa
7373 3914 40 Harvey Rothenberg m 13:15 53:00 74 3196 45.44 brooklyn ny usa

Race Recap: Trail Marathon, PA Barkley Edition

Race: Special 13 & 26 Mile Trail Run (from the 5k and 10k From Hell series)

Date: Sat., March 24, 2018

Location: Safe Harbor, PA

Website: http://www.5kand10kfromhell.com/13—26-safe-harbor.html

Authors: By Crystal Cun, with contributions from Shan Haq, PaFoua “Puffy” Hang, and some photos from fellow racer Megan Michael

We’re all dedicated runners in PPTC, but have you ever pondered the serious questions in life, like “What is a trail?” and “What is a marathon?” It seemed deceptively obvious what these words meant, until PaFoua Hang, Shan Haq, and I went to Safe Harbor, PA for a trail marathon. There, we had such an unusual race experience that we want to ensure all future participants who sign up for this race do so with the right expectations.

To give some background, the three of us are currently training for trail ultra races, and we were looking for some low-key trail miles. We thought this $20 race might fit the bill, but the website (circa 1995?) was sparse on details, and the domain (http://www.5kand10kfromhell.com) didn’t seem particularly welcoming. I quickly searched to see if I could find race recaps from previous years, and came up empty.

But really, how bad could it be? I emailed to ask for more info, and was told the course was a 4.2-mile loop with more than 500 feet of elevation change, with an aid station at the start of the loop. Buried in another section of the website, there was a written description of the course loop, and the warning “NO ONE TO HELP YOU IF YOU GET HURT OR LOST.” Remembering that on a trail race, you are the only person responsible for making sure you don’t get lost, I scrawled down the directions on a Post-It.

Two days before the race, we were sent a welcome email which said the weather would be a sunny 42 degrees with “remnants of snow.” So for good measure, we purchased waterproof socks. We felt well prepared, despite not having as much information as usual. We were even quietly optimistic that one of us might win, since the website did mention a prize of a $400 gift certificate to a local running store!

At 6 am on race day, we set out from Brooklyn, NY for Safe Harbor, PA. The sleek cityscape faded behind us, and we were soon zipping past bucolic scenes of cows and Amish buggies.

We’d been warned that the last 7 miles of the drive would have ZERO cell reception, so we took screenshots of the directions and finally arrived at Safe Harbor Park…at 10:07 am, 7 minutes after the race officially started. Outside the park, a group of 20 or so runners wearing bibs were making their way up the hill we’d just come down. Inside the park, there was a handful of parked cars, a table with water, chocolate, and bananasand no race director in sight. After waiting for several minutes, we decided to take the DIY approach and simply grab a bib from the stack on the table, pin it on, and start running. Keep in mind that at this point, aside from the Post-It, we really didn’t know where we were going; we were simply going up the hill that we’d seen the other runners on.

After running for about half a mile, a car drove up beside us and a man named Paul introduced himself as the director of the race. He seemed genuinely pleased that we were running his race. He scribbled down our self-assigned bib numbers next to a handwritten list of our names and said we were off-course, but that he would help us get back on course. He then handed each of us a hand-drawn map of the course. When we asked if the course was marked, he paused and said that there were some signs with arrows, and some blue flags, but we should be fine following the map.

We followed Paul’s car up the hill, where he motioned to a big field, and told us to follow the power lines as marked on the map. “Turn left when you’re in the second field!” he said, before bidding us farewell. Soon, we were bushwhacking up a 20% grade slope covered in a foot of hard snow. We sank with every step; it was impossible to run. Rather than a trail run, this was turning out to be a long, wet hike. There was no discernible path, and on the downhill sections, it was difficult to avoid sliding into thorn bushes. The scenery was stark and beautiful, but it was soon apparent that this was not the “trail marathon” we needed for our training.

Since there was no cell reception, we did not bring our phones. The next two photos are courtesy of our new friend, Megan Michael, who raced and won the half marathon and is the voice behind https://meggorun.blogspot.com/.

The rest of the course was sparsely marked and ran over private property. We tried our best to use the hand-drawn map to navigate, but with the ambiguous directions, we got lost for two miles. Finally, we resorted to the Garmin watch “Back to Start” feature, which points you in the direction you came from. With bated breath, we watched as our watches told us we were 0.2 miles away…0.1 miles…and then, we found ourselves at the edge of a steep cliff, within view of the parking lot. We could either backtrack a mile through the snow, or go down the cliff.

I’ve been told that if you aren’t questioning your life decisions during a race, then you’re not trying hard enough. Butt-sliding down a mountain was not quite what I had in mind, but it made the race official for me!

At the start, we found out that most of the other runners had already quit after one loop. “By the way, were you guys threatened by the man in the little house?” said Paul. (See course map for box labeled “Little House.”) Evidently, there was a property owner who was upset by the runners on the course. Paul reassured us that things were fine, and patiently went over the map with us again to make sure we didn’t get SHOT in our next loop. (The marathon required six loops.) At this point, Shan mentioned that he’d heard gunshots during the run, but figured it was hunting season and didn’t want to scare us, so he hadn’t said anything.

After taking everything into consideration, it was clear that while we could finish this race, the risk was unnecessary, and snow hiking was not what we needed for training. This simply was not a trail marathon. Had we known that this race was more akin to a PA rendition of the Barkley Marathons, we would have prepared differently. We decided to DNF (“did not finish”), which meant there were only six runners remaining in the field. Paul turned to another runner. “More victims,” he shrugged.

As we walked towards the car, Shan paused for a moment and said, “You know, $400 is a lot of money…” “Don’t even think about it,” I replied. “It’s not worth being out there for 9 hours! Also, how do we know that the prize actually exists?” We later went back to the website to see the results, if anyone had finished the race. The mention of a $400 gift certificate had been suspiciously scrubbed. But much to our surprise, there were finishing times:

13.1 milers

Female: M. Michael —  2:43

Male: K. Wawrzyniak — 2:52

26.2 milers

Female: T. Walker —  8:07

Walker, we raise our Garmins to salute you. If you received that $400 gift certificate, we hope you used it for a nice pair of hiking poles and snowshoes.

We spent a lot of time reflecting on the race after we drove off; it felt like such a strange dream. As it turns out, we were some of the luckier runners that day. Based on Megan’s race recap, the angry man in the little house that Paul had mentioned actually shot his gun to scare runners who were unknowingly trespassing on his private property. The man also physically harassed the runners, grabbing and shoving them.

We need more affordable trail races. Paul mentioned that he is retired, and puts on races at break-even cost. We fully appreciate a race director who puts together races for the love of it, especially in an era where everything authentic about running is commercialized and squeezed out to the dollar.

However, we are concerned that race participants were not given a transparent depiction of what they signed up for. It is one thing to knowingly sign up for a “ballbuster” race, and something completely different to show up expecting to continuously run a marathon on trails. In addition, we question the decision to create a course that trespasses through private property, and to continue the race despite clear threats to runner safety.

This race is already posted with a date in 2019. Assuming it takes place, we hope this recap will help bring about safer conditions for future runners, and set the right expectations for anyone who does sign up.

Addendum: Shan Saves the Day

Since we still hadn’t accomplished our goal of having a solid trail run, Shan then drove us to Brandywine Creek State Park in Delaware. If you’ve never run in Brandywine, I highly recommend it! The trail system there is every runner’s dream. There are meandering sections along the river, lung-busting climbs, rocky scrambles, creeks to ford, and everything in between.

Here, Shan and I are taking on Mount Scarpo (part of local running lore for being a 16% grade incline over 0.23 miles), where I got the second fastest women’s time on the ascent of this Strava segment. It was brutal—I’ve never felt like I was working so hard while making so little forward progress in my life. So much respect for the Delaware hills!

To conclude the day on an even higher note, we all went to Brew HaHa! for a well-earned dinner. Thanks for saving the day, Shan! And for driving us from NY to PA to DE and back to NY within 12 hours. You are the best. Can’t wait for more run-cations with this amazing running family.

PPTC Race Results for 2018 United Airlines NYC Half

Race: United NYC Half Marathon

When: March 18, 2018

Where: Brooklyn to Central Park

Weather: 28 degrees, 31% humidity, wind 9 mph NW

It’s a good thing the weather was chilly last week on Sunday because PPTC was ON FIRE!!!! There were 158 PPTC members repping our club. Despite the fact the newly designed course is harder, several PPTC members came away with PRs. The United NYC Half started in our nabe and we had to defend our turf! Once again, much thanks and gratitude to Logan Yu of NBR for the PPTC Race Results Report.

PRs

  • Jana Trenk (1:23:59) – almost a 4-min PR and this moves Jana up to the coveted AA corrals
  • Adam Iannazzone (1:29:03) – 5 sec PR! Every second counts.
  • Mirza Rahman (1:34:17) – over 7 and a half minute PR
  • Jason Smith (1:29:17) – almost a 6-min PR
  • Diana Richardson (2:13:05) – 5-min PR
  • Isaac Josephson (1:50:04) – 42-sec PR
  • Stuart Kaplan (1:28:16) – a minute and a half PR
  • Katie Dadarria (1:55:13) – over 3-min PR
  • Nicholas Cohen (1:35:37)
  • Jimmy Leung (1:44:10)
  • Sam Smullen (1:50:45)

The following PPTC members scored club points for the different divisions:

Open Men

17th Place 07:05:51
John Mcelroy 01:18:55
Spencer Gallop 01:21:29
Allan Co 01:28:08
Stuart Kaplan 01:28:16
Joseph Iannazzone 01:29:03

Open Women

12th Place 07:51:30
Jana Trenk 01:23:59
Katherine Poor 01:34:41
Mai Truong 01:35:56
Holly Chase 01:37:38
Leiba Rimler 01:39:16

Masters Men (40+)

7th Place 04:17:29
John Mcelroy 01:18:55
Jason Smith 01:29:11
Nate Trevethan 01:29:23

Masters Women (40+)

21st Place 05:21:51
Pam Ritchie 01:44:26
Rosalba Perna 01:46:28
Kirsty Carroll 01:50:57

Grand Masters Men (50+)

12th Place 05:00:07
Michael Trenk 01:34:15
Jack Coogan 01:41:42
Jimmy Leung 01:44:10

Grand Masters Women (50+)

11th Place 05:51:01
Pam Ritchie 01:44:26
Eliza Evans 02:00:55
Randi Roberts 02:05:40

Senior Grand Masters Men (60+)

8th Place 05:56:05
Jack Coogan 01:41:42
Tyrone Sklaren 02:01:10
Tom Tobin 02:13:13

PRs (37)

*by NYRR races only

Name PR Time Previous Best Time Previous Best Race Previous Best Date
John Mcelroy 1:18:55 1:20:00 2017 United Airlines NYC Half 2017-03-19
Jana Trenk 1:23:59 1:28:06 2015 Fred Lebow Manhattan Half 2015-01-25
Stuart Kaplan 1:28:16 1:28:52 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon 2017-05-20
Joseph Iannazzone 1:29:03 1:29:08 2017 NYRR Staten Island Half 2017-10-08
Dan Ubilla 1:31:16 1:33:57 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon 2017-05-20
Fraser Reid 1:33:15 1:35:12 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon 2015-05-16
John Mongan 1:33:21 1:34:23 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon 2017-05-20
Jonathan Giles 1:33:31 1:35:21 2018 NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half 2018-01-21
Mirza Rahman 1:34:17 1:41:53 2017 NYRR Staten Island Half 2017-10-08
Nicholas Cohen 1:35:37 1:36:18 2018 NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half 2018-01-21
Brian Curtin 1:36:55 1:43:18 2018 NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half 2018-01-21
Rob Dekker 1:37:33 1:38:25 2017 NYRR Staten Island Half 2017-10-08
Carlos Vazquez 1:37:40 1:38:06 2018 NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half 2018-01-21
Carmen Cramer 1:40:42 1:43:46 2014 Brooklyn Half Marathon 2014-05-17
Jimmy Leung 1:44:10 1:52:09 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon 2016 2016-05-21
Pam Ritchie 1:44:26 1:47:25 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon 2017-05-20
Ricardo Dias 1:45:22 1:49:04 2015 Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Fred’s Team Presents Grete’s Great Gallop (13.1M 2015-10-04
Mayumi Iwao 1:45:52 1:46:50 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon 2017-05-20
Yulia Yomantayte 1:45:59 1:56:38 2017 NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half 2017-01-22
Robert Demasco 1:46:02 1:47:08 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon 2016 2016-05-21
Sophornzan Sam 1:46:47 2:03:50 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon 2017-05-20
Isaac Josephson 1:50:04 1:50:46 2014 Brooklyn Half Marathon 2014-05-17
Brittany Weeks 1:50:25 1:55:32 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon 2017-05-20
Sam Smullen 1:50:45 1:55:05 2018 NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half 2018-01-21
Conlan O’rourke 1:52:29 1:58:17 2018 NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half 2018-01-21
David Oxley 1:52:39 1:56:30 2017 NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half 2017-01-22
Douglas Gordon 1:53:25 1:58:39 2018 NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half 2018-01-21
Katie Dadarria 1:55:13 1:58:18 2017 United Airlines NYC Half 2017-03-19
Johann Jaeckel 1:56:00 2:12:15 United Airlines NYC Half 2016 2016-03-20
Emmanuel Minas 1:58:34 1:58:55 2016 NYRR Staten Island Half 2016-10-09
Beth Moran 1:58:52 2:05:30 2018 NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half 2018-01-21
Jason Chen 2:00:25 2:14:01 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon 2017-05-20
Camilla Gurun 2:05:00 2:05:48 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon 2015-05-16
Jacqueline James 2:07:13 2:08:00 2018 NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half 2018-01-21
Diana Richardson 2:13:05 2:18:11 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon 2017-05-20
Jessica Harriton 2:14:13 2:14:37 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon 2015-05-16
Alaina Waagner 2:21:34 2:22:24 2017 United Airlines NYC Half 2017-03-19

Age Group Top Ten (2)

*actual AG places. NYRR sometimes removes elites and prize money winners from Age Group Awards so NYRR AG places might be higher. If you are close to top 3, check the NYRR official results page. And for claiming top 3 award plaques, submit the form athttps://help.nyrr.org/customer/portal/articles/1936966-claiming-age-group-awards

Age Place Name Age Gender Time
10 John Mcelroy 42 m 1:18:55
8 Tyrone Sklaren 70 m 2:01:10

First race with PPTC! (6)

John McElroy
James Cooper
Sam Dykstra
Kelsey Liebenson-morse
Samantha Storey
Lucile Dukore

First NYRR 13.1M Race (7)

Jason Smith
Seth Reznik
Brent Archer
Kelsey Liebenson-morse
Eliza Evans
Michael Scourby
Lucile Dukore

158 Total Finishers

Overall Women – 67 finishers

Overall Gender Age Name Gender Pace Net Time Age AG Gender AG Percent City State Country
384 56 21 Jana Trenk f 06:25 1:23:59 28 96 77.64 brooklyn ny usa
1457 259 70 Katherine Poor f 07:14 1:34:41 32 498 69.04 brooklyn ny usa
1646 301 80 Mai Truong f 07:20 1:35:56 34 551 68.44 brooklyn ny usa
1944 369 94 Holly Chase f 07:27 1:37:38 34 652 67.25 brooklyn ny usa
2300 454 111 Leiba Rimler f 07:35 1:39:16 33 772 65.98 brooklyn ny usa
2590 519 79 Carmen Cramer f 07:41 1:40:42 35 836 65.40 brooklyn ny usa
2924 616 140 Rachel Walther f 07:47 1:42:02 34 981 64.35 brooklyn ny usa
3395 759 224 Kelsey Liebenson-morse f 07:56 1:43:57 28 1232 62.72 peterborough nh usa
3521 783 30 Pam Ritchie f 07:58 1:44:26 53 190 73.64 brooklyn ny usa
3912 913 137 Mayumi Iwao f 08:05 1:45:52 37 1236 62.70 brooklyn ny jpn
3943 923 201 Yulia Yomantayte f 08:05 1:45:59 32 1453 61.68 brooklyn ny rus
4084 978 61 Rosalba Perna f 08:08 1:46:28 46 718 66.56 brooklyn ny ita
4266 1046 223 Elizabeth Grammer f 08:10 1:46:57 34 1523 61.40 brooklyn ny usa
4268 1047 224 Camilla Gale f 08:10 1:46:57 34 1525 61.39 brooklyn ny usa
4482 1123 241 Elyse Marks f 08:13 1:47:41 31 1726 60.62 brooklyn ny usa
5388 1458 324 Brittany Weeks f 08:26 1:50:25 32 2130 59.20 brooklyn ny usa
5494 1512 431 Allison Sidor f 08:27 1:50:42 28 2240 58.90 brooklyn ny usa
5569 1540 150 Kirsty Carroll f 08:28 1:50:57 44 1242 62.66 brooklyn ny gbr
5991 1702 111 Jennie Matz f 08:34 1:52:09 45 1255 62.56 brooklyn ny usa
6069 1739 262 Vanessa Guida f 08:35 1:52:23 35 2324 58.60 brooklyn ny usa
6328 1854 125 Edwige Sucher f 08:38 1:53:07 47 1154 63.31 brooklyn ny usa
6953 2138 326 Jennifer Shirazi f 08:46 1:54:44 39 2372 58.45 brooklyn ny usa
7164 2239 478 Katie Dadarria f 08:48 1:55:13 31 3052 56.65 brooklyn ny usa
7728 2483 380 Allegra Glashausser f 08:54 1:56:36 35 3130 56.48 brooklyn ny usa
8289 2737 426 Christy Johnson f 09:00 1:57:57 36 3330 56.04 brooklyn ny usa
8698 2926 206 Beth Moran f 09:05 1:58:52 46 1998 59.62 brooklyn ny usa
9354 3265 887 Martina Rudolf f 09:12 2:00:28 25 4228 54.13 brooklyn ny usa
9449 3316 533 Melissa Lee f 09:13 2:00:44 39 3573 55.54 brooklyn ny usa
9510 3346 163 Eliza Evans f 09:14 2:00:55 50 1538 61.32 brooklyn ny usa
9623 3412 550 Alison Cole f 09:15 2:01:15 37 3957 54.75 brooklyn ny usa
11029 4154 884 Camilla Gurun f 09:33 2:05:00 31 5152 52.22 brooklyn ny usa
11126 4213 470 Jennifer Brown f 09:34 2:05:17 43 3813 55.02 brooklyn ny usa
11133 4216 676 Amy Duquette f 09:34 2:05:18 39 4499 53.51 brooklyn ny usa
11138 4219 323 Samantha Storey f 09:34 2:05:18 46 3086 56.55 brooklyn ny usa
11252 4279 209 Randi Roberts f 09:36 2:05:40 54 1388 61.97 brooklyn ny usa
11346 4327 688 Julie Rwan f 09:37 2:05:58 38 4790 52.95 brooklyn ny usa
11777 4563 225 Jacqueline James f 09:43 2:07:13 51 2207 59.00 brooklyn ny usa
11904 4642 743 Amy Greenwood f 09:44 2:07:34 36 5345 51.81 brooklyn ny usa
12949 5236 847 Sarah Welt f 09:58 2:10:34 36 5943 50.62 brooklyn ny usa
13367 5491 1374 Pafoua Hang f 10:04 2:11:49 29 6519 49.47 brooklyn ny usa
13793 5744 935 Diana Richardson f 10:10 2:13:05 35 6509 49.48 brooklyn ny usa
14036 5888 1241 Erica Niemiec f 10:13 2:13:52 31 6844 48.76 brooklyn ny usa
14136 5948 1470 Jessica Harriton f 10:15 2:14:13 26 6935 48.58 brooklyn ny usa
14182 5975 972 Sarah Wichman f 10:15 2:14:22 37 6557 49.40 brooklyn ny usa
14272 6027 499 Patricia Mcnaughton f 10:17 2:14:41 46 4942 52.62 brooklyn ny usa
14613 6241 1322 Dhanya Bell f 10:22 2:15:51 32 7156 48.12 brooklyn ny usa
14674 6272 1532 Laura Palazzolo f 10:23 2:16:01 27 7238 47.94 brooklyn ny usa
15478 6761 822 Carrie Goldberg f 10:36 2:18:58 40 6949 48.54 brooklyn ny usa
16118 7143 883 Zulma Daiello f 10:48 2:21:29 43 6864 48.72 brooklyn ny usa
16145 7161 1718 Alaina Waagner f 10:48 2:21:34 28 8042 46.06 brooklyn ny usa
16506 7389 403 Madeleine Dorval-moller f 10:55 2:23:02 52 4711 53.11 brooklyn ny usa
17136 7784 1605 Abby Horowitz f 11:08 2:25:57 30 8575 44.69 brooklyn ny usa
17352 7923 451 Wai Leung f 11:13 2:27:00 52 5409 51.68 brooklyn ny usa
17667 8109 241 Mary Turnbach f 11:21 2:28:41 56 4391 53.72 brooklyn ny usa
17793 8191 1316 Ashna Chopra f 11:24 2:29:20 38 8583 44.66 brooklyn ny usa
18318 8529 88 Jodie Corngold f 11:38 2:32:26 60 3704 55.24 brooklyn ny usa
18454 8611 1117 Vanessa Russell f 11:43 2:33:30 42 8633 44.56 brooklyn ny usa
18922 8920 1821 Nadia Santos f 11:57 2:36:34 34 9474 41.94 brooklyn ny usa
19488 9318 1200 Jill Gregory f 12:17 2:41:02 43 9217 42.81 west orange nj usa
19526 9347 1539 Caryl Pierre f 12:19 2:41:23 38 9660 41.33 brooklyn ny usa
19776 9531 2123 Annie Semenczuk f 12:29 2:43:39 29 10049 39.84 brooklyn ny usa
20143 9783 1614 Abigail Myers f 12:46 2:47:18 35 10140 39.36 brooklyn ny usa
20423 9975 134 Gina Felicetti f 13:01 2:50:35 64 5168 52.19 brooklyn ny usa
20779 10229 971 Jin Min Oh f 13:26 2:55:58 48 9711 41.16 brooklyn ny usa
21369 10637 2267 Lucile Dukore f 14:26 3:09:01 29 10821 34.50 brooklyn ny usa
21529 10749 1412 Yanira Sanchez f 14:54 3:15:08 43 10750 35.33 brooklyn ny usa
21599 10795 1791 Lorianne Wolseley f 15:05 3:17:41 37 10877 33.58 brooklyn ny usa

Masters Women (40+) – 23 finishers

Overall Gender Age Name Gender Pace Net Time Age AG Gender AG Percent City State Country
3521 783 30 Pam Ritchie f 07:58 1:44:26 53 190 73.64 brooklyn ny usa
4084 978 61 Rosalba Perna f 08:08 1:46:28 46 718 66.56 brooklyn ny ita
5569 1540 150 Kirsty Carroll f 08:28 1:50:57 44 1242 62.66 brooklyn ny gbr
5991 1702 111 Jennie Matz f 08:34 1:52:09 45 1255 62.56 brooklyn ny usa
6328 1854 125 Edwige Sucher f 08:38 1:53:07 47 1154 63.31 brooklyn ny usa
8698 2926 206 Beth Moran f 09:05 1:58:52 46 1998 59.62 brooklyn ny usa
9510 3346 163 Eliza Evans f 09:14 2:00:55 50 1538 61.32 brooklyn ny usa
11126 4213 470 Jennifer Brown f 09:34 2:05:17 43 3813 55.02 brooklyn ny usa
11138 4219 323 Samantha Storey f 09:34 2:05:18 46 3086 56.55 brooklyn ny usa
11252 4279 209 Randi Roberts f 09:36 2:05:40 54 1388 61.97 brooklyn ny usa
11777 4563 225 Jacqueline James f 09:43 2:07:13 51 2207 59.00 brooklyn ny usa
14272 6027 499 Patricia Mcnaughton f 10:17 2:14:41 46 4942 52.62 brooklyn ny usa
15478 6761 822 Carrie Goldberg f 10:36 2:18:58 40 6949 48.54 brooklyn ny usa
16118 7143 883 Zulma Daiello f 10:48 2:21:29 43 6864 48.72 brooklyn ny usa
16506 7389 403 Madeleine Dorval-moller f 10:55 2:23:02 52 4711 53.11 brooklyn ny usa
17352 7923 451 Wai Leung f 11:13 2:27:00 52 5409 51.68 brooklyn ny usa
17667 8109 241 Mary Turnbach f 11:21 2:28:41 56 4391 53.72 brooklyn ny usa
18318 8529 88 Jodie Corngold f 11:38 2:32:26 60 3704 55.24 brooklyn ny usa
18454 8611 1117 Vanessa Russell f 11:43 2:33:30 42 8633 44.56 brooklyn ny usa
19488 9318 1200 Jill Gregory f 12:17 2:41:02 43 9217 42.81 west orange nj usa
20423 9975 134 Gina Felicetti f 13:01 2:50:35 64 5168 52.19 brooklyn ny usa
20779 10229 971 Jin Min Oh f 13:26 2:55:58 48 9711 41.16 brooklyn ny usa
21529 10749 1412 Yanira Sanchez f 14:54 3:15:08 43 10750 35.33 brooklyn ny usa

Grand Masters Women (50+) – 9 finishers

Overall Gender Age Name Gender Pace Net Time Age AG Gender AG Percent City State Country
3521 783 30 Pam Ritchie f 07:58 1:44:26 53 190 73.64 brooklyn ny usa
9510 3346 163 Eliza Evans f 09:14 2:00:55 50 1538 61.32 brooklyn ny usa
11252 4279 209 Randi Roberts f 09:36 2:05:40 54 1388 61.97 brooklyn ny usa
11777 4563 225 Jacqueline James f 09:43 2:07:13 51 2207 59.00 brooklyn ny usa
16506 7389 403 Madeleine Dorval-moller f 10:55 2:23:02 52 4711 53.11 brooklyn ny usa
17352 7923 451 Wai Leung f 11:13 2:27:00 52 5409 51.68 brooklyn ny usa
17667 8109 241 Mary Turnbach f 11:21 2:28:41 56 4391 53.72 brooklyn ny usa
18318 8529 88 Jodie Corngold f 11:38 2:32:26 60 3704 55.24 brooklyn ny usa
20423 9975 134 Gina Felicetti f 13:01 2:50:35 64 5168 52.19 brooklyn ny usa

Senior Grand Masters Women (60+) – 2 finishers

Overall Gender Age Name Gender Pace Net Time Age AG Gender AG Percent City State Country
18318 8529 88 Jodie Corngold f 11:38 2:32:26 60 3704 55.24 brooklyn ny usa
20423 9975 134 Gina Felicetti f 13:01 2:50:35 64 5168 52.19 brooklyn ny us

Overall Men – 91 finishers

Overall Gender Age Name Gender Pace Net Time Age AG Gender AG Percent City State Country
166 142 10 John Mcelroy m 06:02 1:18:55 42 113 77.20 brooklyn ny usa
243 208 53 Spencer Gallop m 06:13 1:21:29 32 399 71.67 brooklyn ny usa
655 563 109 Allan Co m 06:44 1:28:08 35 919 66.59 salt point ny usa
679 585 116 Stuart Kaplan m 06:44 1:28:16 37 861 66.93 brooklyn ny usa
732 630 140 Joseph Iannazzone m 06:48 1:29:03 26 1059 65.57 brooklyn ny usa
748 644 82 Jason Smith m 06:49 1:29:11 44 594 69.44 new york ny usa
771 662 86 Nate Trevethan m 06:50 1:29:23 43 660 68.71 brooklyn ny usa
820 701 142 Seth Reznik m 06:51 1:29:48 36 1063 65.54 brooklyn ny usa
864 737 63 James Cooper m 06:54 1:30:16 46 568 69.75 brooklyn ny usa
979 822 186 Dan Ubilla m 06:58 1:31:16 32 1319 63.98 brooklyn ny usa
1139 943 124 Matteo Cavalleri m 07:04 1:32:34 44 867 66.90 brooklyn ny ita
1182 982 198 Adam Devine m 07:06 1:32:56 35 1470 63.15 brooklyn ny usa
1224 1012 230 Fraser Reid m 07:07 1:33:15 32 1582 62.62 brooklyn ny usa
1237 1024 234 John Mongan m 07:08 1:33:21 32 1595 62.56 brooklyn ny usa
1262 1047 93 Jonathan Giles m 07:08 1:33:31 45 890 66.78 brooklyn ny usa
1368 1133 32 Michael Trenk m 07:12 1:34:15 57 274 73.60 scarsdale ny usa
1376 1139 216 Mirza Rahman m 07:12 1:34:17 27 1753 61.93 brooklyn ny usa
1582 1298 293 Chris Rouland m 07:18 1:35:31 32 1960 61.15 brooklyn ny usa
1606 1316 120 Nicholas Cohen m 07:18 1:35:37 46 1008 65.85 brooklyn ny usa
1715 1401 265 Ben Allison m 07:21 1:36:18 37 1899 61.35 brooklyn ny usa
1826 1484 338 Brian Curtin m 07:24 1:36:55 33 2214 60.31 brooklyn ny usa
1905 1548 218 Craig Ortner m 07:26 1:37:25 43 1496 63.05 brooklyn ny usa
1928 1566 294 Rob Dekker m 07:27 1:37:33 27 2354 59.85 brooklyn ny usa
1951 1580 220 Carlos Vazquez m 07:27 1:37:40 42 1646 62.38 brooklyn ny usa
2255 1813 254 Elliot Piatetsky m 07:34 1:39:04 42 1863 61.49 brooklyn ny usa
2434 1947 284 Rick Rodriguez m 07:38 1:39:54 41 2134 60.51 brooklyn ny usa
2597 2075 302 Brian Schwartz m 07:41 1:40:43 41 2305 60.03 brooklyn ny usa
2701 2148 477 Munier Salem m 07:44 1:41:13 30 3070 57.69 brooklyn ny usa
2757 2188 216 Gerard Luna m 07:45 1:41:25 45 1840 61.57 brooklyn ny usa
2837 2245 21 Jack Coogan m 07:46 1:41:42 62 417 71.52 brooklyn ny usa
2905 2295 339 Matt Knecht m 07:47 1:41:58 43 2240 60.24 jersey city nj usa
3016 2371 523 Brent Archer m 07:49 1:42:27 31 3344 56.99 brooklyn ny usa
3083 2417 430 Sam Dykstra m 07:51 1:42:42 27 3388 56.85 brooklyn ny usa
3246 2526 479 Jeff Rigby m 07:53 1:43:21 37 3281 57.17 brooklyn ny usa
3453 2685 163 Jimmy Leung m 07:57 1:44:10 51 1483 63.10 brooklyn ny usa
3768 2905 568 Jason Fleischauer m 08:03 1:45:20 38 3602 56.35 brooklyn ny usa
3779 2914 438 Ricardo Dias m 08:03 1:45:22 41 3204 57.38 brooklyn ny bra
3965 3035 303 Robert Demasco m 08:06 1:46:02 46 2504 59.38 brooklyn ny usa
4205 3182 683 Sophornzan Sam m 08:09 1:46:47 32 4299 54.69 brooklyn ny usa
4553 3406 215 Kevin Abraszek m 08:14 1:47:54 52 1874 61.45 brooklyn ny usa
4639 3461 223 Gary Purdy m 08:15 1:48:08 52 1911 61.31 brooklyn ny usa
5179 3803 397 David Brenner m 08:23 1:49:47 47 3012 57.84 brooklyn ny usa
5225 3829 403 Kevin Gross m 08:23 1:49:54 48 2894 58.28 brooklyn ny usa
5271 3859 820 Miguel Valiente m 08:24 1:50:01 34 4967 53.22 brooklyn ny usa
5288 3865 581 Isaac Josephson m 08:24 1:50:04 44 3631 56.26 brooklyn ny usa
5511 3992 120 Sam Smullen m 08:27 1:50:45 56 1728 62.06 brooklyn ny usa
5532 4003 844 Edward Morgan Laird m 08:28 1:50:51 33 5194 52.73 brooklyn ny usa
5642 4078 606 Stephane Dapsanse m 08:29 1:51:08 43 4042 55.26 brooklyn ny usa
6099 4350 926 Conlan O’rourke m 08:35 1:52:29 30 5602 51.91 brooklyn ny usa
6156 4383 647 David Oxley m 08:36 1:52:39 42 4572 54.08 brooklyn ny aus
6449 4540 674 Douglas Gordon m 08:40 1:53:25 44 4335 54.61 brooklyn ny usa
6804 4739 322 Paul Lane m 08:44 1:54:22 52 2972 57.98 brooklyn ny usa
6927 4800 163 Jonathan Rouner m 08:45 1:54:41 57 2143 60.49 brooklyn ny usa
7017 4843 529 Daniel Feldman m 08:46 1:54:52 47 4033 55.28 brooklyn ny usa
7188 4940 540 James Sailer m 08:48 1:55:17 49 3733 56.03 brooklyn ny usa
7373 5053 762 Dutch Fox m 08:50 1:55:47 40 5630 51.85 brooklyn ny usa
7427 5080 967 Ernie Hershey m 08:51 1:55:54 38 5937 51.21 brooklyn ny usa
7473 5108 972 Johann Jaeckel m 08:51 1:56:00 38 5957 51.17 brooklyn ny ger
8218 5515 833 William Walker m 09:00 1:57:49 44 5284 52.56 brooklyn ny usa
8566 5705 879 Emmanuel Minas m 09:03 1:58:34 42 5856 51.38 brooklyn ny rsa
9090 5961 676 Edward Wilson m 09:09 1:59:46 48 4858 53.47 brooklyn ny usa
9327 6077 930 Jason Chen m 09:12 2:00:25 29 7207 48.49 brooklyn ny usa
9592 6198 8 Tyrone Sklaren m 09:15 2:01:10 70 1132 65.07 brooklyn ny usa
9607 6204 1255 John Harris m 09:15 2:01:13 33 7312 48.22 brooklyn ny usa
9726 6266 454 Geoffry Gertz m 09:17 2:01:32 53 4157 55.04 brooklyn ny usa
10281 6525 1013 Dexter Miranda m 09:23 2:02:59 41 6929 49.16 brooklyn ny usa
10336 6550 1212 Mike Roberts m 09:24 2:03:07 39 7214 48.47 brooklyn ny usa
10596 6673 1038 Michael Kaltenborn m 09:27 2:03:50 43 6700 49.60 brooklyn ny ger
11159 6928 526 Roberto Labrador m 09:34 2:05:22 50 5567 51.97 new york ny usa
11180 6938 1369 Eric Levenstein m 09:34 2:05:25 34 7917 46.68 brooklyn ny usa
11532 7098 544 Louis Rosenfeld m 09:39 2:06:29 52 5362 52.42 brooklyn ny usa
11580 7122 1123 Jason Asbury m 09:40 2:06:37 44 7039 48.91 brooklyn ny usa
11609 7134 1319 Patrick Huang m 09:40 2:06:41 36 8004 46.46 brooklyn ny usa
11836 7242 559 Chris Carr m 09:43 2:07:21 53 5307 52.53 brooklyn ny usa
12942 7710 337 Clifford Tsao m 09:58 2:10:33 56 5236 52.65 brooklyn ny usa
13457 7915 1432 Gregory Bodkin m 10:05 2:12:03 35 8680 44.44 brooklyn ny usa
13834 8066 187 Tom Tobin m 10:10 2:13:13 63 4093 55.13 brooklyn ny usa
15069 8556 398 Andy Wong m 10:30 2:17:30 55 6732 49.54 brooklyn ny usa
15071 8558 61 Bruce Weiner m 10:30 2:17:31 66 4163 55.02 brooklyn ny usa
15484 8721 1056 Tor Ekeland m 10:37 2:18:59 48 8136 46.08 brooklyn ny usa
15728 8826 1382 Kamen Yotov m 10:41 2:19:55 40 9144 42.91 brooklyn ny bul
16459 9107 15 Arthur Gonzalez m 10:54 2:22:48 71 3820 55.83 brooklyn ny usa
17107 9339 245 Alexis Davidson m 11:08 2:25:49 62 6563 49.87 brooklyn ny usa
17444 9465 1785 Aurelio Garcia m 11:16 2:27:31 34 9937 39.69 brooklyn ny mex
18132 9720 85 Michael Scourby m 11:33 2:31:16 67 6286 50.53 brooklyn ny usa
18155 9732 1179 Kenneth Wong m 11:34 2:31:26 46 9541 41.58 brooklyn ny usa
18612 9889 1207 Javier Potes m 11:48 2:34:33 47 9658 41.09 brooklyn ny usa
19064 10033 25 Michael Koplin m 12:02 2:37:33 70 6486 50.05 brooklyn ny usa
19067 10034 1567 Christian Urena m 12:02 2:37:34 41 10189 38.37 brooklyn ny usa
20331 10421 107 Louis Wiggs m 12:56 2:49:21 66 8599 44.67 brooklyn ny usa
20825 10563 303 David Hantman m 13:29 2:56:46 60 9809 40.36 brooklyn ny usa

Masters Men (40+) – 59 finishers

Overall Gender Age Name Gender Pace Net Time Age AG Gender AG Percent City State Country
166 142 10 John Mcelroy m 06:02 1:18:55 42 113 77.20 brooklyn ny usa
748 644 82 Jason Smith m 06:49 1:29:11 44 594 69.44 new york ny usa
771 662 86 Nate Trevethan m 06:50 1:29:23 43 660 68.71 brooklyn ny usa
864 737 63 James Cooper m 06:54 1:30:16 46 568 69.75 brooklyn ny usa
1139 943 124 Matteo Cavalleri m 07:04 1:32:34 44 867 66.90 brooklyn ny ita
1262 1047 93 Jonathan Giles m 07:08 1:33:31 45 890 66.78 brooklyn ny usa
1368 1133 32 Michael Trenk m 07:12 1:34:15 57 274 73.60 scarsdale ny usa
1606 1316 120 Nicholas Cohen m 07:18 1:35:37 46 1008 65.85 brooklyn ny usa
1905 1548 218 Craig Ortner m 07:26 1:37:25 43 1496 63.05 brooklyn ny usa
1951 1580 220 Carlos Vazquez m 07:27 1:37:40 42 1646 62.38 brooklyn ny usa
2255 1813 254 Elliot Piatetsky m 07:34 1:39:04 42 1863 61.49 brooklyn ny usa
2434 1947 284 Rick Rodriguez m 07:38 1:39:54 41 2134 60.51 brooklyn ny usa
2597 2075 302 Brian Schwartz m 07:41 1:40:43 41 2305 60.03 brooklyn ny usa
2757 2188 216 Gerard Luna m 07:45 1:41:25 45 1840 61.57 brooklyn ny usa
2837 2245 21 Jack Coogan m 07:46 1:41:42 62 417 71.52 brooklyn ny usa
2905 2295 339 Matt Knecht m 07:47 1:41:58 43 2240 60.24 jersey city nj usa
3453 2685 163 Jimmy Leung m 07:57 1:44:10 51 1483 63.10 brooklyn ny usa
3779 2914 438 Ricardo Dias m 08:03 1:45:22 41 3204 57.38 brooklyn ny bra
3965 3035 303 Robert Demasco m 08:06 1:46:02 46 2504 59.38 brooklyn ny usa
4553 3406 215 Kevin Abraszek m 08:14 1:47:54 52 1874 61.45 brooklyn ny usa
4639 3461 223 Gary Purdy m 08:15 1:48:08 52 1911 61.31 brooklyn ny usa
5179 3803 397 David Brenner m 08:23 1:49:47 47 3012 57.84 brooklyn ny usa
5225 3829 403 Kevin Gross m 08:23 1:49:54 48 2894 58.28 brooklyn ny usa
5288 3865 581 Isaac Josephson m 08:24 1:50:04 44 3631 56.26 brooklyn ny usa
5511 3992 120 Sam Smullen m 08:27 1:50:45 56 1728 62.06 brooklyn ny usa
5642 4078 606 Stephane Dapsanse m 08:29 1:51:08 43 4042 55.26 brooklyn ny usa
6156 4383 647 David Oxley m 08:36 1:52:39 42 4572 54.08 brooklyn ny aus
6449 4540 674 Douglas Gordon m 08:40 1:53:25 44 4335 54.61 brooklyn ny usa
6804 4739 322 Paul Lane m 08:44 1:54:22 52 2972 57.98 brooklyn ny usa
6927 4800 163 Jonathan Rouner m 08:45 1:54:41 57 2143 60.49 brooklyn ny usa
7017 4843 529 Daniel Feldman m 08:46 1:54:52 47 4033 55.28 brooklyn ny usa
7188 4940 540 James Sailer m 08:48 1:55:17 49 3733 56.03 brooklyn ny usa
7373 5053 762 Dutch Fox m 08:50 1:55:47 40 5630 51.85 brooklyn ny usa
8218 5515 833 William Walker m 09:00 1:57:49 44 5284 52.56 brooklyn ny usa
8566 5705 879 Emmanuel Minas m 09:03 1:58:34 42 5856 51.38 brooklyn ny rsa
9090 5961 676 Edward Wilson m 09:09 1:59:46 48 4858 53.47 brooklyn ny usa
9592 6198 8 Tyrone Sklaren m 09:15 2:01:10 70 1132 65.07 brooklyn ny usa
9726 6266 454 Geoffry Gertz m 09:17 2:01:32 53 4157 55.04 brooklyn ny usa
10281 6525 1013 Dexter Miranda m 09:23 2:02:59 41 6929 49.16 brooklyn ny usa
10596 6673 1038 Michael Kaltenborn m 09:27 2:03:50 43 6700 49.60 brooklyn ny ger
11159 6928 526 Roberto Labrador m 09:34 2:05:22 50 5567 51.97 new york ny usa
11532 7098 544 Louis Rosenfeld m 09:39 2:06:29 52 5362 52.42 brooklyn ny usa
11580 7122 1123 Jason Asbury m 09:40 2:06:37 44 7039 48.91 brooklyn ny usa
11836 7242 559 Chris Carr m 09:43 2:07:21 53 5307 52.53 brooklyn ny usa
12942 7710 337 Clifford Tsao m 09:58 2:10:33 56 5236 52.65 brooklyn ny usa
13834 8066 187 Tom Tobin m 10:10 2:13:13 63 4093 55.13 brooklyn ny usa
15069 8556 398 Andy Wong m 10:30 2:17:30 55 6732 49.54 brooklyn ny usa
15071 8558 61 Bruce Weiner m 10:30 2:17:31 66 4163 55.02 brooklyn ny usa
15484 8721 1056 Tor Ekeland m 10:37 2:18:59 48 8136 46.08 brooklyn ny usa
15728 8826 1382 Kamen Yotov m 10:41 2:19:55 40 9144 42.91 brooklyn ny bul
16459 9107 15 Arthur Gonzalez m 10:54 2:22:48 71 3820 55.83 brooklyn ny usa
17107 9339 245 Alexis Davidson m 11:08 2:25:49 62 6563 49.87 brooklyn ny usa
18132 9720 85 Michael Scourby m 11:33 2:31:16 67 6286 50.53 brooklyn ny usa
18155 9732 1179 Kenneth Wong m 11:34 2:31:26 46 9541 41.58 brooklyn ny usa
18612 9889 1207 Javier Potes m 11:48 2:34:33 47 9658 41.09 brooklyn ny usa
19064 10033 25 Michael Koplin m 12:02 2:37:33 70 6486 50.05 brooklyn ny usa
19067 10034 1567 Christian Urena m 12:02 2:37:34 41 10189 38.37 brooklyn ny usa
20331 10421 107 Louis Wiggs m 12:56 2:49:21 66 8599 44.67 brooklyn ny usa
20825 10563 303 David Hantman m 13:29 2:56:46 60 9809 40.36 brooklyn ny usa

Grand Masters Men (50+) – 23 finishers

Overall Gender Age Name Gender Pace Net Time Age AG Gender AG Percent City State Country
1368 1133 32 Michael Trenk m 07:12 1:34:15 57 274 73.60 scarsdale ny usa
2837 2245 21 Jack Coogan m 07:46 1:41:42 62 417 71.52 brooklyn ny usa
3453 2685 163 Jimmy Leung m 07:57 1:44:10 51 1483 63.10 brooklyn ny usa
4553 3406 215 Kevin Abraszek m 08:14 1:47:54 52 1874 61.45 brooklyn ny usa
4639 3461 223 Gary Purdy m 08:15 1:48:08 52 1911 61.31 brooklyn ny usa
5511 3992 120 Sam Smullen m 08:27 1:50:45 56 1728 62.06 brooklyn ny usa
6804 4739 322 Paul Lane m 08:44 1:54:22 52 2972 57.98 brooklyn ny usa
6927 4800 163 Jonathan Rouner m 08:45 1:54:41 57 2143 60.49 brooklyn ny usa
9592 6198 8 Tyrone Sklaren m 09:15 2:01:10 70 1132 65.07 brooklyn ny usa
9726 6266 454 Geoffry Gertz m 09:17 2:01:32 53 4157 55.04 brooklyn ny usa
11159 6928 526 Roberto Labrador m 09:34 2:05:22 50 5567 51.97 new york ny usa
11532 7098 544 Louis Rosenfeld m 09:39 2:06:29 52 5362 52.42 brooklyn ny usa
11836 7242 559 Chris Carr m 09:43 2:07:21 53 5307 52.53 brooklyn ny usa
12942 7710 337 Clifford Tsao m 09:58 2:10:33 56 5236 52.65 brooklyn ny usa
13834 8066 187 Tom Tobin m 10:10 2:13:13 63 4093 55.13 brooklyn ny usa
15069 8556 398 Andy Wong m 10:30 2:17:30 55 6732 49.54 brooklyn ny usa
15071 8558 61 Bruce Weiner m 10:30 2:17:31 66 4163 55.02 brooklyn ny usa
16459 9107 15 Arthur Gonzalez m 10:54 2:22:48 71 3820 55.83 brooklyn ny usa
17107 9339 245 Alexis Davidson m 11:08 2:25:49 62 6563 49.87 brooklyn ny usa
18132 9720 85 Michael Scourby m 11:33 2:31:16 67 6286 50.53 brooklyn ny usa
19064 10033 25 Michael Koplin m 12:02 2:37:33 70 6486 50.05 brooklyn ny usa
20331 10421 107 Louis Wiggs m 12:56 2:49:21 66 8599 44.67 brooklyn ny usa
20825 10563 303 David Hantman m 13:29 2:56:46 60 9809 40.36 brooklyn ny usa

Senior Grand Masters Men (60+) – 10 finishers

Overall Gender Age Name Gender Pace Net Time Age AG Gender AG Percent City State Country
2837 2245 21 Jack Coogan m 07:46 1:41:42 62 417 71.52 brooklyn ny usa
9592 6198 8 Tyrone Sklaren m 09:15 2:01:10 70 1132 65.07 brooklyn ny usa
13834 8066 187 Tom Tobin m 10:10 2:13:13 63 4093 55.13 brooklyn ny usa
15071 8558 61 Bruce Weiner m 10:30 2:17:31 66 4163 55.02 brooklyn ny usa
16459 9107 15 Arthur Gonzalez m 10:54 2:22:48 71 3820 55.83 brooklyn ny usa
17107 9339 245 Alexis Davidson m 11:08 2:25:49 62 6563 49.87 brooklyn ny usa
18132 9720 85 Michael Scourby m 11:33 2:31:16 67 6286 50.53 brooklyn ny usa
19064 10033 25 Michael Koplin m 12:02 2:37:33 70 6486 50.05 brooklyn ny usa
20331 10421 107 Louis Wiggs m 12:56 2:49:21 66 8599 44.67 brooklyn ny usa
20825 10563 303 David Hantman m 13:29 2:56:46 60 9809 40.36 brooklyn ny usa

2018 Cherry Tree 10-Miler & Relay Race Recap

Race: Cherry Tree 10-Miler & Relay

When:  February 18, 2018

Where: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

We don’t call this the Race for the Hardcore for nothing! We never know what the weather might be for the weekend before Presidents Day. In 2016, it was the coldest weekend of the year and in 2017, the weather was positively balmy. What would 2018 bring? We thought we were in the clear when a last-minute winter storm blew in the night before. Fortunately for the runners, it was simply a light fall of snow and the course was cleaned up in time for the race. We were on!

Here are some of the standout PPTC performances for the Cherry Tree 10-Miler & Relay.

Top 3 Male Finishers

  1. Spencer Gallop (1:01:42)
  2. Keith Williams (1:06:02)
  3. Robert Dimock (1:06:24)

Top 3 Female Finishers

  1. Katherine Poor (1:14:02)
  2. Aungwara Barteaux (1:14:03)
  3. Holly Chase (1:14:10)

The Snobbyjoggers (Jana Trenk, Noah Devereaux, & Shan Haq) came in 2nd for the coed relay division (59:32). Team Born to Run #1 (sorry, I don’t have your names, please identify yourselves!) came in 1st for the masters relay division (1:09:48).

Age-Groupers

  • Hannah McCormick came in 3rd (20-29) at 1:15:30.
  • Pam Ritchie came in 3rd (50-59) at 1:19:30 (this was also a PR!)
  • Claire Dougherty came in 2nd (60-69) at 1:39:05.
  • Charlene Kohler-Britton came in 3rd (60-69) at 1:45:53.

PRs

  • Suriah Fattah (1:31:04 – over 9-min PR – thanks to Coach Tony & Coach Charlene)
  • John McElroy (1:00:17)
  • Eliza Varner (1:20:46)

If you missed Larry Sillen’s photos of the event, don’t worry, you can get to them right here.

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NYPD vs. FDNY 41st Annual 5mi Race Recap

by Jimmy Leung

Race: NYPD vs FDNY 41st Annual 5 Miler
When: March 10, 2018
Where: Central Park, Manhattan, NY

It was cold and windy when I went to pick up my bib for the NYPD vs. FDNY 41st Annual 5 Mile Race from the gym. I kept on one throwaway hoodie and jogged towards Central Park. I saw Puffy by the start. She ran from Brooklyn to cheer me and was finishing her long run so I decided to warm up by running with her. We ran a little over a mile in the opposite direction of Harlem Hill and it felt like the hills would never end. Puffy was tired and struggling to get up the hill so I was able to distract myself from the race by channeling my energy towards encouraging her. When we got back to the start, I was warmed up and ready to start racing.

I took off my throwaway sweater and lined up close to the front with my blue NYPD Running Club singlet. This race was special because it was a showdown between the New York Police Department and the Fire Department of New York. There is mutual respect between the two departments so this annual competition is friendly and fun. I forgot what my 5mi PR was but that did not really matter because the main focus was to run fast enough to score for my team—only the first 100 men and women from both teams are scored.

The race started from 102nd transverse and ran counter-clockwise. Fueled by adrenaline, excitement, and a windy 30-degree morning chill, I ran up the first mile through the  rolling hills of the Three Sisters a little too fast. My friend, Melanie, and I were running around the same pace for the first two miles, but as I was tiring on the downhill, she passed me. I was very happy to see Rachel Michelle cheering around West 82nd Street. My strategy was to charge up the hills and slow down on the descent to minimalize the impact on my knees and calves. I’m much stronger going up the hills rather than down. I slowed down after the Three Sisters hills to calm my breathing and lower my heart rate. I ran up Cat Hill strongly and I saw Rachel again around East 82nd Street—she ran across the Park to cheer for me a for a second time. Seeing her cheering encouraged me to keep on going stronger and push harder.

In the last mile, I had plenty of energy to start picking off FDNY runners. There were many FDNY runners who were not sporting their red singlet and it was hard to target them so I just ran as fast as I could and passed everyone who I was able to. I got excited every time I ran past an FDNY runner. I think I might have passed about 20 FDNY runners in that last mile. Eventually, I ran past Melanie again and encouraged her to keep going. I kept on running as hard as I could towards the finish line and saw Puffy taking pictures at the corner of my left eye as I was approaching the last 400 meters. My last mile was my fastest split.

I PR’d with a finish time of 38:01. I was the 55th overall finisher and 21st NYPD runner so my time went to help score for team NYPD. My friend, Melanie, was the 2nd overall NYPD/FDNY woman. Puffy was surprised that I did not get an AG award and I had to explain to her that my age group is actually a very competitive age group. I was 8th of 39 in my age group. It was fun seeing all my NYPD buddies at the finish line. I usually see them at most races but I was usually sporting the PPTC red singlet. I feel the same sense of pride representing either PPTC or NYPD, but it was kind of nice to be sporting the same color with my NYPD buddies in this showdown race.

Puffy and I went to the gym post-race to enjoy some treats that only NYPD and FDNY would dare put out. We had Vodka Gatorade, cooler tapped beer, Bloody Marys and the best post-race bagels I’ve ever had. It was fun seeing my buddies again and help NYPD BEAT FDNY! Can’t wait until next year’s showdown. I’m glad Puffy was there cheering and taking awesome pictures. I’m sure she enjoyed the post-race party. 🙂

2017 PPTC Awards Night

One night a year, PPTCers dress up in their finest and celebrate! A big thank you to PPTC Captains, Missy, Linda, Adam, & Michael for their hard work in organizing a wonderful night at Berg’n where for once we weren’t wearing spandex and covered in sweat.

Winners of the different divisions are in bold.

Most Races
Alexis Davidson

New Member of the Year
Crystal Cun
Noah Devereaux
Eric Levenstein
Mike Roberts
Sam Smullen

Most Inspirational
Michael Ring
Crystal Cun
Adam Devine
Sara Devine
Isaac Josephson
Eric Levenstein
Jimmy Leung
Linus Ly
Jennie Matz
Doug Olney
Sam Smullen

Outstanding Single Contribution
Adam Devine
Missy Burgin
Adam Iannazzone
Lisa Maya Knauer
Jimmy Leung
Linus Ly
Lillian Park
Larry Sillen
Jana Trenk

Comeback Runner of the Year
Etan Levavi
Ben Collier
Zadine Richardson
Selina Rutovitz

Most Improved
Noah Devereaux
Adam Devine
Jimmy Leung
Hilary Pauli
Eliza Varner
Andy Wong

Volunteer of the Year
Lisa Maya Knauer

President’s Award
Eric Levenstein

Ultra-Runner of the Year
PaFoua Hang

Bob Mueller Award
Michael Koplin
Linda Ewing
Jimmy Leung
Doug Olney
Larry Sillen
Sam Smullen

Male Runner of the Year
Johnny Nuzzela

Female Runner of the Year
Jana Trenk

Run Brooklyn
Jimmy Leung
Holly Chase
Linda Ewing

Photos of the night from Larry Sillen can be seen here:  Album 1 & Album 2

Keep running and ringing those cowbells!

PPTC 2017 Fall & Winter Racing Recaps

Happy 2018!

PPTC finished out an amazing year full of fun, races, good times, and great friends. It’s been heartwarming to see all the shout-outs from our members thanking the club and more importantly, the wonderful people in PPTC, for the pushing them to become better runners, whether it be running faster, chasing after PRs, increasing mileage, becoming more consistent, running happily, or simply just being out there. Running is a personal journey and it’s about what YOU want it to be. We’re happy to simply be a part of it.

We wanted to give kudos to our members who ran excellent races all throughout fall and winter of 2017, but haven’t received a spotlight on their accomplishments and to thank our hardworking members who volunteered at the Holiday Party and at Harry’s Handicap.

Mary Turnbach
Marine Corp Marathon
5:30:54
13.42-PR
Ran for Semper Fi Charity Team

Jason Smith
Queens Half Marathon
1:35:01
PR
Hannah Southworth
2017 Rock n’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon
1:40.42
PR

Johnny Nuzzela

Philadelphia Marathon
2:56:13
PR/BQ & ran faster than Nick Symmonds’s marathon debut (3:00:35)
Johnny Nuzzela
Binghamton Bridge Run Half Marathon
1:21:50
PR/First race in hometown
Rachel G.

Queens Half Marathon
1:58:36
First HM/PR

Ulla Griffiths
Queens Half Marathon
2:07
The first half marathon since 2013. Not a PR, but just glad that I am back at it after 4 years break from racing.

Donna Newton
Al Goldstein 5K 6/21/17
28:50
PR
Note: We included it here, since it was Donna ran this before we started regularly featuring members’ races.
Chris Fischer
NYC Runs Cocoa Classic 5K
19:29
2nd AG/8th overall
Chris Fischer
Queens RR Turkey Trot 5M
31:13
1st AG/7th overallChris Fischer
Happy Jack 5K

19:53
1st overall
Matthew Imberman
Trimera Sports Holiday Half Marathon
1:28:58
3rd AG (35-39)/10th overall.
Geovani Valerio
East Brunswick 5K
21:27
6th overall

Yulia Yomantayte

Philadelphia Marathon
3:58:37
PR
Leiba Rimler
Passaic Chanukah 5K
21:06
1st overall
Lillian Park
Passaic Chanukah 5K
22:58
3rd overall
Sara Devine
Passaic Chanukah 5K
29:35
1st AG (35-39)/5th overall
Chaya Wolf
Passaic Chanukah 5K
31:18
1st AG (30-34)/7th overall
Adam Devine
Passaic Chanukah 5K
20:41
3rd overall
Etan Levavi
NYRR NYC 60K
4:38:48
4th overall
Ben Collier
NYRR NYC 60K
4:47:40
8th overall
Andrei Fluerasu
NYRR NYC 60K
5:19:49
20th overall for men
PaFoua Hang
NYRR NYC 60K
6:13:30
18th overall for women
Lillian Park
Lee Bong Ju Day 5K Run
22:31
PR/2nd overall for women
Lillian Park
Wineglass Half Marathon
1:43:27
3-min PR
Lillian Park
California International Marathon
3:40:36
14-min PR & BQ
James Cooper
Baystate Marathon
3:17
1-hr PR & BQ
Hilary Pauli
Richmond Marathon
4:21:34
30-min PR
Jimmy Leung
Snowball 5 Mile Run
38:52
3rd AG (50-54)
Jimmy Leung
NYC Turkey Trot 5K
23:08
1st AG (50-54)
Holly Chase
NYRR Ted Corbitt 15K
1:08:17
PR
Joyce Keener
Jingle Bell Jog 5k
25:22
PR
Congratulations to PPTC for coming in 1st for the NYRR Open Women B Group, 3rd for the NYRR Open Men B Group, & 3rd for NYRR 70+ Men.
Big thank you to our volunteers!!!
Holiday Party
Adam Devine
Alison Donnelly
Crystal Cun
Holly Chase
Linus Ly
Murray Rosenblith
Nick Cohen
Oren Efrati
PaFoua Hang
Eric Levenstein
Lisa Maya Knauer
Harry’s Handicap
Jennie Matz
Isaac Josephson
Andy Wong
Jane Yau
Kristen Socks
Donna Newton
Katie Wersdale
Julio Zanale
Anne Perzeszty
Mark Guralnick
Linus Ly
Geoffrey Gertz
Robert Dimock
Lisa Maya Knauer
Rachel G.
Tom Meany
Crystal Cun
Amy Sowder
Trish McNaughton
Eric Levenstein
Michael Ring 
Sara Devine
Kind words from Abigail Myers: Just want to thank the club for all the support as I ran my first marathon! I ran NYC and was so grateful for the speed workouts, the Last 10 Miles run, and all the fun at Camp PPTC at Fort Wadsworth. It was a great experience and I’m thankful to have been part of it with PPTC.

Montclair Bread Co. 5K Doughnut Run Race Report

by Linus Ly

Race: Montclair Bread Co. 5K Doughnut Run

When: Sunday, December 10, 2017

Where: Montclair, NJ

Social media can sometimes be a waste of time with nothing good coming out of it. In other instances, it can be useful. I keep tracks of races by regularly checking the calendars of time-management companies or race producers, mostly for the Run Brooklyn program that PPTC supports. I thought I know a lot about the races in the New York City metro area, but I had never heard about the 5K Doughnut Run put on by the Montclair Bread Company in New Jersey. In a post in the PPTC Facebook group fellow runner Shana Skaletsky alerted me to a contest the Bread Company was hosting. Make something donut-inspired when you run, something right up my alley! I made the “Just donut” run and waited for the result to be announced and finally learned that I won two complimentary entries and a box of donuts! Naturally, Shana got the second entry as if not for her I wouldn’t know about the race.

The night before the race I had the fear of not being able to find parking near the start. Or being stuck in traffic somehow and not make it on time. I think it’s called deeenessphobia. It turned out my worry was groundless. I left my house really early, picked up Shana, then made the trip across state line to Montclair, New Jersey. Shana knows the area well and that helped a lot because even though I had GPS guiding me, most of the trip was on local roads. We arrived at our destination early. Even though some roads were already closed, I was able to park the car mere two blocks away from the Bread Company. Packet pickup was quick and painless, and we had enough time to wait in the car.  Along with a nice long-sleeved tech shirt, we also got a sack containing a water bottle, a fanny pack, and coupons/flyers for local businesses.

About 15 minutes to 8 am, we started walking to the start line. The race had a cap of 2300+ and it seemed everyone showed up. Walnut Street was already packed with participants. Shana and I found our way to the back of the mass. The national anthem was performed by a saxophonist then off we went, slowly at first. It snowed the night before but the roads were mostly cleared. For the first half-mile, I mostly walked. There were many people and it was very difficult to actually run, not that I am a fast runner. I am not used to running with people pushing strollers and had the fear of being tripped by them. I believe at least a few were double-sized too, so they really took up a wide swath of the road. If you can get behind a fast stroller then it’s like infantry crouching behind armored vehicle, the stroller creates a path for you to follow. Otherwise you just have to try to avoid them.

Maybe it was because of the cold temperature, cheering along the course was sparse. There were a few patches of ice here and there but volunteers along the course pointed them out. There were two water stations, with munchkins (doughnut holes), but I opted to skip them both to improve my time a bit. As usual, the last mile seemed to take forever to cover. It was extra challenging that the last few yards involved an uphill.

So far the race was good, sure it was a bit crowded in the beginning but it was a fun run so I didn’t mind it too much. Things went awry right after the finish mat. Instead of a long chute for finishers to spread out, there was a sharp turn left to get medals and refreshment, plus whatever the sponsors gave out. It was so crowded I didn’t know what the “line” was for. It was not much of a line, just a mass of people standing in place, not moving. In the cold. Eventually I was able to squeeze onward to get my medal. Next, the line for donuts and small cups of hot chocolate, supposedly, was pretty long too, also barely moving. I decided to not have those donuts and instead went for my prize donuts. Inside the bakery there were boxes of donuts but only for people who pre-ordered them. I only had to find my contact person from the bakery, waited for her to finish conducting the award ceremony, then the dozen of donuts was mine. Time to find Shana, wolfed down a donut or two in the car, then made our exit from the area.

According to official posts on Facebook, half of the volunteers failed to show up. I am sure the no-shows badly impacted the event, but I think what ruined the finish experience was the short space allocated for finish chute, medal chute, and refreshment area. It was basically one city block that the finishers squeezed into. It should be at least three blocks long. Otherwise having more volunteers wouldn’t make any difference. I don’t know how it was done the previous three years, maybe there weren’t that many people. Growing pains, I guess. Fans of the 5K posted many ideas to improve the situation next time. Mine would be to have donuts along the race course. The whole point of the run is to eat donuts. If I don’t have a box of prize donuts waiting for me, I doubt I will do this race again, as I really don’t like waiting around in the cold.

PPTC Turkey Trot 2017

Name: PPTC Turkey Trot

Where: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

When: Nov 23, 2017

For many New Yorkers, particularly Brooklynites, the PPTC Turkey Trot is an annual Thanksgiving tradition that’s right up there with the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce. Without fail, this “little” local race sells outs when the weather is still warm and we’re wondering when fall is going to start. For the first time this year, PPTC offer 100 bibs for $100 for the people who missed out on the early pricing. That $10,000 was donated to CHiPS, a wonderful local community organization which provides food and shelter to those in need.

Thanksgiving morning, the weather was not at all frightful. Instead, cool crisp weather ideal for running greeted the 2204 runners who came out to trot their stuff for five miles.

The Top Three PPTC Women Runners

  1. Leiba Rimler (34:46), 9-sec PR, 2nd AG (30-34)
  2. Holly Chase (35:22)
  3. Chloe Free (37:04), 5-min PR

The Top Three PPTC Men Runners

  1. Yves Nozil (25:36), defended his title in winning the PPTC Turkey Trot for the second year in a row
  2. Etan Levavi (28:37), 2nd AG (25-29)
  3. Alan Lawn (31:30), PR

Other notable running accomplishments

Anthony Watson
36:00
3rd AG (55-59)

Lillian Park
37:37
1.5 min PR & 3rd AG (40-44)

Neil R Feldman
42:41
3rd AG (65-69)

Tyrone Sklaren
41:59
1st AG (70+)

Nancy Wagner-Wetzel
47:46
1st AG (65-59)

Charlene Kohler-Britton
50:32
3rd AG (65-69)

Photos of the Turkey Trot taken by Larry Sillen can be seen here:

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Acknowledgments
Thank you to the staff at NYC Runs and to Modell’s for having their store be the site for the packet pick-up. Big thank you to our club members who volunteered the Sunday, Monday, Tuesday before Thanksgiving, and the day of the race, from medal assembly, stickering bigs, manning the packet pick-up, schlepping goods, manning bag check, and much, much more. This race could not have happened with your enthusiasm, skill, and dedication.
Adam Devine
Alexis Davidson
Alison Donnelly
Andrei Fluerasu
Andy Wong
Anh-Tuan Tran
Aniella Zaslavsky-Tang
Anne Perzeszty
Aung Barteaux
Beth Moran
Bianca Merbaum
Brittney Laryea
Carlos Vazquez
Charlene
Christine Goh
Cressida Robinson
Crystal Cun
Danielle Fagenblat
Fran Kotkov
Dave Leslie
David Chen
David Coleman
David Hantman
Donna Newton
Doug Olney
Emily Perillo
Eric Levenstein
Gary Belcher
Geoffry Gertz
Heather Isiminger
Hilary Pauli
Holly Chase
Holly Goddu
Isaac Josephson
Isaac Murchie
Jack W. Wang
Jackie Ore
 Jane Yau
Jenn Adams
Jennie Matz
Jim Wengler
Jimmy Leung
Joanne Guralnick
Joe Habib
Joe Lyons
Joelle Reeves
Julie Rwan
Julio Zavala
Junior Passee
Kathleen Lewis
Keight Bergmann
Kevin Abraszek
Kristen Stocks
Larry Balick
Leala Vazquez
Lillian Park
Lindsay Turley
Linus Ly
Lisa Maya Knauer
Louis Wiggs
Marek Stepniowski
Margaret Gambaro
Maribel Pena
Mark Arce
Marvlyn Baptiste
Megan Dee
Melissa Lee
Michael Murphy
Michael Silver
Missy Burgin
Monique Hamilton
Murray Rosenblith
Nathan Kisin
Nicoletta Neragis
Noah Devereaux
PaFoua Hang
Pam Ritchie
Paul Lace
Priscilla Upshaw
Rachel G
Rebekah TonThat
Regina Chan
Rich Nolan
Roshan Leslie
Rosie Cortijo
Ruth Gurksy
Sam Smullen
Sandra Ferrari
Sara Devine
Sara Rafiy
Steve Oxley
Tanya Saltzman
Tom Greene
Tom Meany
Tricia Naughton
Vanessa Guida
Vanessa Russell
Victoria Shan
William Stenhouse
Zadine Richardson

Purchasing PPTC Gear

You’re a new member and want to proudly represent PPTC at your future races. Or perhaps you’re a seasoned member and now your beloved PPTC singlet is worn out and seen better days. Or maybe you just want more PPTC in your life.

We have singlets, shirts, caps, and visors; all sold for $25 each for cash, check made out to PPTC, or Venmo (please have the app downloaded and your account active prior to purchasing).

PPTC gear is exclusively sold at our monthly meetings, which are generally held on the first Monday of every month at Da Nonna Rosa (140 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215). The meeting begins at 7 pm and clothing sales begin around 8-8:30 pm. Please make sure to check the PPTC Speed Read for the upcoming meeting dates, which can be found by signing up for the PPTC Google Group Open Forum (https://groups.google.com/group/pptc-open-forum).

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee stock availability at this time. You can email clothing@pptc.org to check if we have your size available.

If you are unable to make the monthly meeting, please email the clothing@pptc.org to make other arrangements for pick up and payment.

Volunteering at events with the Clothing Committee:
You don’t have to be a member of the clothing committee to help out! During PPTC events such as the Final 10 Training Run, gear will be sold and volunteer slots will be available to help out the Clothing Committee (you’ll receive volunteer points for helping out!). Jobs include organizing the gear before/during/after the event, pulling extra sizes as needed, or collecting transactions. Please email clothing@pptc.org if you have any questions about volunteering.

Be a part of the Clothing Committee!
The Clothing Committee is always looking for dedicated members to get involved and keep our club looking sharp! Below are just a few of the many tasks that you can get involved with. Please email clothing@pptc.org if you’d like to be a part of the Clothing Committee or have any questions.

  1. Help set up and manage online shop for ordering hoodies and sweatpants.
  2. Design or organize design contest for new gear designs, including printing prototype shirts or other gear.
  3. Organize the 2018 NYC Marathon PPTC shirt process, including design, delivery, and distribution.
  4. Help with storage and sales of current PPTC gear.