Great work out there today at the NYRR Gridiron Classic 4-miler.
Jeffrey Dweck - 26:30
Owen Smith - 28:18 (PR)
Cipriana Cuevas - 29:08 (PR)
Jessica Purcell - 29:16
Sara Bibi - 29:20
Adele Laboz - 31:33
Michele Levy - 34:50
Special congratulations to our new runner, Owen Smith, who was 8th in the 12-14 year old age group. He's going to just keep getting better. And another great job by Cipriana Cuevas who is setting a PR at nearly every race she does.
Saturday's Manhattan Half Marathon was supposed to begin the season for us. Unfortunately, Mother Nature wasn't in a very cooperative mood, and blanketed Central Park (and the rest of our fair city) with a few inches of snow. In the interest of safety NYRR turned the race into an untimed "fun run". That didn't deter Luke McCambley from running an impressive (albeit unofficial) 1:18:30. That's a swift time under any circumstances and even more so considering the conditions.
And not only is young Mr. McCambley a fast MOFO, he's talented too. Check out his artistic representation of the day as well as his overly critical commentary.
Bridget McKenna, Jessica Purcell-Zebrak and Steve Zebrak each ran the race as well though they chose to stick with the "fun run" theme rather than racing it.
Strong work on Turkey Day by City Coach's Luke McCambley, who ran 26:10 (5:14/mile) at the Peoquot Runners Thanksgiving Day 5 Miler. That's comparable to the pace that Luke was racing for 5 miles earlier this season, so he's clearly getting stronger.
Do we have any more team results from Turkey Trots? Send me your results.
I am often impressed, but never surprised by the performances of our athletes. City Coach racers Keila Merino, Agnes Zbylut and Stephen England all raced the JFK 50-Miler today. In a field of nearly 1000, all three finished strong.
Stephen England, 33rd place, 7:13:12, 8:40/mile
Keila Merino, 97th place, 8:05:57, 9:44/mile
Agnes Zbylut 458th place, 10:11:48, 12:15/mile
Congratulations to all three on their impressive results.
Congratulations to the legend on legs, Francis Laros, who finished today's NYRR Knickerbocker 60k (that's 37.2 for you Americans keeping score at home) in 4:41:19. That effort was good for 6th overall (in a field of 270 finishers), and clocked in at an average of 7:33 per mile. Apparently Francis didn't get the memo about needing time to recover after his 2:41 NYC Marathon two weeks ago, nor did he get the one about how he's supposed to slow down now that he's 48. In fact Francis not only won his age group, but was the first finisher over the age of 35.