The Inaugural New Members Group Run - What a Turnout!

DSC_0283On Saturday, March 30, forty-two PPTCers laced up their running shoes and met up at Grand Army Plaza to take part in our inaugural New Members Group Run, hosted by the PPTC Social Committee!   These quarterly group runs are tailored to encourage new members to come meet the friendly faces of PPTC and enjoy a nice Saturday run. It was so great to see all the new faces and catch up with familiar ones. Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the beautiful spring morning.  What a perfect way to kick of a new season of running! Here's what a few of our Social Committee members had to say: "Seriously -- the turnout was great and everyone seemed to be excited to be there." Evan Oakley

"To my delight one person responded to our announcement about the New Members Group Run needing a slower pace. When we arrived and announced our different paces I was happily surprised to see a group of 6 of us running 12 minute miles. The group was very friendly and super supportive. Our group was able to share experiences about the track club, talk about speed sessions, upcoming races, and exciting adventures. Even though some of us needed less mileage than others - including myself - it was a great experience to meet other members, veterans and newbies together in a fun and beautiful morning run!" Theresa Vitale

"Post-run PPTC Members in each pace group met up at Starbucks for coffee and catch-up. We exchanged running tips, compared upcoming race calendars and talked about everyone’s varying training schedules. To no one’s surprise, everyone is eager to see each other again soon – and can’t wait to represent or cheer on PPTC Members at the Brooklyn Half Marathon in May. RED AND WHITE!" Jessica Bari

"Though I didn't run, I met up with the group that morning and was excited to see such a great turnout. It was great to see some of those new faces at the Membership Meeting this past Monday night. In fact, we had quite a number of new members show up to the meeting. Tom Meany claimed it was the largest number of new members present in one night. Our family is growing!" Jess Yeomans

The next New Members Group Run will be held in a couple months, so be sure to check back for details. In the meantime, you can always find PPTC on Saturday mornings at Grand Army Plaza, 8:00 AM! Happy Trails!

Did you run the New Members Group Run?  Share your experience in the comments below!

Susie Teal