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.