Weekend Race Wrap: April 27-28

Runners took advantage of optimal weather during a full slate of races in New York this past weekend. Almost 7,000 runners completed Sunday’s Run as One (4M), organized by New York Road Runners in Central Park. The usual suspects from WSX and NYAC dominated both the men’s and women’s field.

PPTC participation was relatively modest with 13 club members listed among the finishers (although there are ongoing issues with NYRR listing club affiliation). The top PPTC male finisher was George Feely with a nifty time of 25:28. Matt Strawn completed the mini-loop in 27:58. Tina-Marie Rosenberger claimed top PPTC female and 6th in her age group, with a time of 26:34. Another notable performance was registered by Rosa Nales, who also finished 6th in her age group.

Saturday’s Verrazano Festival of Races, organized by NYCRUNS, drew hundreds of participants for a 5k, 10k and a half-marathon along The Narrows. In the marquee event, the half, David Kinz was the top male finisher in 1:25:58, while Jackie Adamshick was first among the women at 1:32:02. Among PPTC participants, Oren Efrati took 2nd in his age group and finished 22nd overall with a time of 1:35:58.

Other, smaller races taking place over the weekend included the Matchmaker 5k on Roosevelt Island, the Run for Hope 5k run/walk in Prospect Park, and the Lincoln Tunnel 5k, which benefited Special Olympics New Jersey.

How did your run go this weekend? Speak up below!

Justin Burke