2017 New York City Marathon Race Recap & The Last 10 Miles with a Side of Picnic
On an overcast and humid day on November 5th, after an early morning wake-up to go to Staten Island by ferry or bus (or Uber and ferry), over 50,000 athletes cruised over the Verrazano Bridge to start the NYC Marathon. Here is PPTC by the numbers: 170 total PPTC members in NYC Marathon 16 PPTC members BQ'd 16 PPTC members completed their FIRST marathon. Of those, 4 PPTCers BQ'd in their first marathon (Do we call this a running hat trick - PR, BQ, & first marathon?).
- Shan Haq (2:52:47)
- Ben Collier (2:57:20)
- Sean Quealy (2:58:05)
Top 3 Women in PPTC
- Jana Trenk (3:07:50)
- Katie Poor (3:10:47)
- Mary Johnston (3:15:40)
Congratulations to our Michael Ring for completing his 30th marathon with his son, Nicholas!!!!!!!! It was over 3 years ago when he became paralyzed by Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). After years of excellent medical treatment, hard work, and some setbacks, Mike realized his dream of once again crossing the finish line in Central Park.
Marcia Brown 3:44:28 BQ 4th in her age group (60-65)
Ben Allison 3:16:01 27-min PR
Nicholas Cohen 3:22:07 0:02:23 PR and BQ I raised $3,000 for my friend Mateo's prosthetic leg
Julie Raskin 5:25 First marathon PR PPTC IS AMAZING! I am so grateful for the support of the club- from the training to the magical tree all the way to the finish line. And walking into PS 87 to the cheers (and the beer) was moving beyond words!
Mey Chery 4:03:44 25-min PR & 6-month post-surgery
Sam Smullen 4:05:55 PR
Jimmy Leung 4:04:30 PR & completed 3 of the 6 World Major Marathons
Noah Devereaux 3:02:18 PR, BQ, & first marathon!
Shane Shifflett 3:09:20 First marathon PR
Katie Daddaria 4:32:05 5-min PR on her birthday I’ve been dealing with/recovering from PF most of the year. I cannot fathom how I did so well. Also, it was my birthday! Really amazing day. :)
Isabel Santiago-Gordon 4:20:33 9-min PR I found NYCM so amazing that I want to do it again.
Jack Coogan 3:44:48 PR, BQ, & first marathon! Thanks to the Tuesday morning MTG and the Last 10 Mile Run for getting me as ready as I could be.
Hilary Lawton 4:20:58 First marathon PR Huge thank you to Tony and Charlene- their class was great for helping with my speed work and for meeting other wonderful PPTCers!
Kirsty Carroll 3:54:05 29-min PR & BQ I ran my last marathon 11 years ago.
Aung Barteaux 3:33:05 PR, BQ, & first marathon!
Mike Roberts 4:20:12 First marathon PR
Robert DeMasco 3:49:42 32-min PR
Stuart Kaplan 3:30:50 First marathon PR Even though I hit the wall, if it wasn't for Matteo and Melissa pushing me along, I might not have finished.
Ricardo Dias 4:04 PR
Pamela Ritchie 3:53:59 PR, BQ, & first marathon! Shoutout to Isaac Josephson for being my running ambassador, and Kristen Uhrich who I feel is my running soulmate.
Melissa Lee 5:04:43 First marathon PR
Patrick Huang 4:20:30 20-min PR Thanks for the support from PPTC and teammates
Eric Levenstein 4:59:25 First marathon PR
Carlos Vasquez 3:33:11 20-min PR
Isaac Josephson 4:24 3-min PR & 7-min course PR I beat Ethan Hawke's time.
Sara Devine 5:27:26 First marathon PR
Rachel Pennycuick 4:34:04 PR
Emily Rinehart 3:30:24 BQ
Sarah Singer 3:30:47 BQ
Holly Chase 3:34:49 BQ
Michael Trenk 3:36:17 BQ
Rosalba Perna 3:38:00 BQ
Maggie Carr 4:32:10 First marathon after 2 years of injury Seeing PPTC all over the city, whether as spectators or fellow runners, made my first marathon even more special. Special shoutout to Coaches Missy, Adam, and Michael for organizing MTG - that preparation was key to fighting through the last few miles!
David Hantman 5:44:48 9.5-min course PR He raised $1,600 for the MVRP Foundation and is still accepting donations until 12/31/17 (donate here: https://www.crowdrise.com/nyc-marathon-david-runs-for-mvrp)
Shan Haq 2:52:47 BQ
Mary Turnbach 5:26:20 4.5-min PR
Sarah Bass 6:38:04 First marathon PR
Gabrielle Napolitano 6:41:56 First marathon PR
Jackie James 4:38:46 First marathon PR
Samantha Storey 4:55:28 First marathon PR
Acknowledgments of the volunteers and sponsors Thank you to PPTC for funding the Fall Picnic, to Peter Forgach of Saucony for providing blankets to PPTCers on marathon morning (he drove from Manhattan at 3 am to deliver them!), and to Jackrabbit for letting us use their store.
Fall Picnic Organizers Crystal Cun Adam Iannazzone Lillian Park
Last 10 Miles Volunteers Sherry Wang Murray Rosenblith Roshan Leslie Adam Devine Melissa Morrison
NYC Marathon Volunteers Janet Gottlieb Anh-Tuan Tran Murray Rosenblith Emma Walker Geoffry Gertz David Coleman Isaac Murchie Fanny Greene Amy Sowder Jane Yau Roshan Leslie James Israel all photos on this page were taken by Marek Stepniowski and of course, to all PPTC members who stood on the sidelines to cheer and cowbell.
Comments and thoughts from our participants
I also ran the last 10M - it was so helpful knowing what was to come in the later parts of yesterday’s race. PPTC pacers and volunteers were awesome! ~Kirsty
I thought the Last 10 Mile Run was really helpful. At least during my last 800 meters, I knew where the finish line was going to be and that helped a ton because I knew when I could pick up the speed at the end. ~Aung
It's been a bit less than a year since I joined PPTC, and this was the first event I'd organized for the club. In many ways, I still feel like a green member, but it was nice to see so many familiar faces and reflect on all the new runships I've formed over the last year.
re: last 10 miles He doesn't know it, but my marathon training strategy has basically been: 1) Show up every Sat at 8 am. 2) Follow Oren for 20 miles, or until I can't keep up. 3) Repeat.
...Also, we can't forget the poncho. When Murray held up a brightly colored wrap and said, "Who wants a serape?" my hand immediately shot up. Now that marathon training is done, my biggest dilemma is whether to use the poncho as throwaway clothing or keep it. #ponchostruggleisreal ~Crystal