Monday, December 31, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Anyone out there running the New Year's Eve races in Central Park or Prospect Park? Would love to hear from you (and get pictures ...)
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Noting this, from this month's Slope Sports Newsletter:
Monday, December 31 11:15pm
Ring in a happy and healthy New Year by joining us for the New Year’s Eve Fun Run in Prospect Park . Organized by Slope Sports and Brooklyn Road Runners. One loop of the Park (approx. 3.3M) Free pair of running gloves to first 150 registrants. Fireworks and hot chocolate at Finish Line! $20 registration fee before 12/31; $25 Race Day fee. Register in-person at Slope Sports; download an application at http://www.slopesports.com or on-line at www.active.com.
Top female finisher was Anna Fyodorova, who ran a 26:43. Top male finisher was Felipe Garcia, with a 20:38 (good for third overall). Congrats to everyone who ran in this, the last qualifying race for next year's New York Marathon.
Some key race dates:
1/12 (Saturday): Fred Lebow 5 Mile
1/27 (Sunday): Manhattan Half Marathon
2/10 (Sunday): Bronx Half Marathon
2/23 (Saturday): Al Gordon 4 Mile
Nothing yet in March - we'll see if we can find out when the Brooklyn Half is on the schedule.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
From the PPTC Web site:
"Please email by December 7th your name, bib number, and pick up location (Brooklyn or NY) to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll notify you when the medals are ready for pick up. "
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Various workouts appear possible, though I've still got to figure out exactly where they end. But a 200, 400, 600, 800, 1200, 1400 and mile are all possible. It's also not clear if they are in yards or meters.
The full loop, by the way, measures 0.41 miles - 2,164 feet, or 721 yards (this from the New York Parks department). If you include just the synthetic path, that's 0.36 miles, or 1,900 feet.
Other ways to qualify: run a half-marathon at 1:05, or a 10K in 28:30.
Friday, November 30, 2007
"All sizes, all shapes, all colors, all abilities, all genders, the Turkey Trot is the perfect Brooklyn race.
Most of all, Smartmom loved the bystanders who seemed to take great pleasure in cheering runners they didn’t even know."
Thursday, November 29, 2007
"Due to a larger than expected turnout, we ran out of medals after the first 1,000 runners on race day. We’d like to make arrangements for any registered finisher who did not receive a medal to pick one up at a Jack Rabbit Sports store if interested. Please email by December 30th your name, bib number, and pick up location (Brooklyn or NY) to email@example.com and we’ll notify you when the medals are ready for pick up."
Once we have the info, we'll pass it along ...
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Two races upcoming this weekend:
First off, take some time to get off the
On Sunday, check out the Jingle Bell 3M Run out in Bay Ridge at 10 a.m.. Race info is here.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
More info on Cosme’s Coney Island Boardwalk Turkey Trot (a 5K race at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18)
* Entry fee: $25 before race day/$30 on race day
* Hooded sweatshirts to first 200 entrants
* Start and finish:
* Same-day registration: Peggy O’Neill’s, from 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
* Reception features buffet, beverages and beer
* First three male and female finishers receive a Butterball turkey.
To get a race application, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or e-mail:
The problem/advantage that places like Road Runner Sports and National Running Center offer is that, for a yearly fee, you can get all sorts of cool stuff and special offers.
What you don't get is the special attention that running stores can offer, essential when you are looking at new kinds of running shoes, etc.
So, note the following order I placed with National Running Center today (enticed, I must say, with the offer of a free Frank Shorter running shirt). I'm a member, paying $30 a year to do so. With that, I get 10 percent off all orders as well as free UPS ground shipping.
-- A 24-pack of Vanilla Gu
-- 3 pairs of Coolmesh running socks
-- 1 pair of Hind Alpha running shorts
-- 1 Under Amour heat-gear running shirt (I have two UA hats and LOVE them)
-- 1 pair of Hind running tights
-- 1 Frank Shorter long-sleeve running shirt (which, as mentioned, was free with a $100 order)
Total cost, including shipping: $109 (and no, the colors weren't ugly - I had plenty of choices).
I probably saved at least $30 on comparable items, and I picked up most of the gear that I needed to get me through the winter. And still I feel vaguely guilty ....
So, that said, for those of you who are in town during Thanksgiving, check out the annual 5-miler hosted by the Prospect Park Track Club. Race kicks off, rain or shine, at 9 a.m. near the skating rink in the southern part of the park. It's a lower loop, plus a full-loop of the park. What's best? Pies to the top runners in the various categories. All finishers get medals, and there's usually a freebie that's *not* a T-shirt.
Registration information is here. And the club is always on the lookout for volunteers if you're not up for running that day.
The top Brooklyn male was Edvard Gapak, with a time of 2:28:04. Leading the women was Victoria Ganushina, with a 2:45:15. Obviously, those times could change if they were among the 2,000 or so runners in the Orange corral whose times were effected by a glitch at the start.
Noting that there's a vibrant hashing community here in New York City, with plenty of Brooklyn events as well.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
From: Jon Skilling <email@example.com>
At: 11/06 17:06:47
Please reply to this e-mail and indicate either:
Please send this information to us as soon as possible, so that we can update our website results and print your certificate for the race. In order to have this information reflected on your certificate, we need
your response before .
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Yet the runners were running together through Brooklyn (e.g. it didn't seem like there was a race) and don't represent the top times (or the top group of times) from the various boroughs. Once NYRR releases more detailed results, I'll see if I can pinpoint a) the top runners and b) the top city runners by group, based on a modified cross-country system of scoring.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
The course route is below.
The 1983 Boston Marathon race, which featured Salazar and Dick Beardsley running neck-and-neck for almost all of the distance, is one of the most compelling races I've ever seen. Should a similar situation arise during next weekend's Trials, or even one of the high-profile U.S. marathons, one wonders if distance-running will get the boost it deserves? Or will more people be focused on the Nov. 4 Patriots-Colts matchup the following day?
At least two options are available through Brooklyn, thru the Prospect Park Track Club and Brooklyn Road Runners. Both have buses leaving at 5:30 a.m. and 5:45 a.m. Both leave well in advance of the 7 a.m. bridge closing.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Two local running clubs are offering marathoners a chance to get to the New York Marathon start by providing buses that leave near
The Brooklyn Road Runners is providing a bus that leaves at 5:30 a.m. from Circles (
The Prospect Park Track Club has a similar bus that will leave at 5:45 a.m. from
Both clubs say the buses will be leaving on the dot in order to get across the bridge before it shuts down for traffic, so if you make reservations, be on time.
** REMEMBER THAT DAYLIGHT SAVINGS STARTS ON NOV. 4, SO PLAN AHEAD **
Sunday, October 7, 2007
|Rachel R Burt||28||F||3:46:52|
|John R Joyce||30||M||3:53:56|
|Jene S Shaw||23||F||4:02:17|
|Susan J Sloan||32||F||4:03:26|
|James R Halliday||55||M||4:04:32|
|Kevin M Abraszek||41||M||4:06:18|
|Patricia A Skeete||50||F||4:17:31|
|Megan S Scott||30||F||4:19:45|
|Brittany A Ausmus||25||F||4:24:00|
|Alan E Ho||26||M||4:26:22|
|Mary Katharine Gallagher||45||F||4:27:36|
|Lisa M Sposato||40||F||4:33:00|
|Benjamin S See||46||M||4:36:17|
|Rebecca T Smith||31||F||4:39:21|
|Anna K Schmidt||29||F||4:41:23|
|Brendan K Kelleher||28||M||4:47:48|
|Aaron M Milestone||33||M||4:57:33|
|Victor L Prial||30||M||5:07:33|
|Stephanie S Schuster||33||F||5:14:10|
|Abby L Coutant||29||F||5:15:08|
|Lauren E Koch||26||F||5:18:17|
|Laura A Taylor||49||F||5:18:21|
|William C Ladd||29||M||5:40:27|
|Melissa B Ferrara||28||F||5:41:02|
|Damian J Stafford||31||M||5:41:17|
|Andrew M Archila||33||M||5:59:39|
|Kelvin A Dickerson||38||M||6:13:26|
Sarah Joyce was the top woman with a chip time of 3:11:41. Adam Mulia led the men with a 2:43:33.
Anyone who was at Chicago and is reading this (still growing, still in beta, blog), feel free to post your comments about the experience.
We'll post top Brooklyn finishers from Chicago, as well as results from some the local races as soon as they are available.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Plenty of races to choose from as the weather (hopefully, finally) turns cooler:
Sunday, Oct. 7: The 11th annual Eileen Dugan 5K takes place. Start time is 10 a.m. over at
Sunday, Oct 7: The 26th annual Bed-Stuy 10K kicks off at 10 a.m. as part of the Bed-Stuy Gateway Family Fun Fest. The race starts at
Sunday, Oct. 14: New York Road Runners hosts the Staten Island Half Marathon at 9:40 a.m. The race starts over by the Staten Island Yankees ballpark. If you’re lacking a car, the best way to get over there is by the ferry (which packs up pretty quickly - make sure you’re on the 8:30 a.m. at the latest).
Sunday, Oct. 14: Cross-country runners get a chance to stride through the trails at Van Cortlandt Park in the Harry Murphy 5K. The race starts at 11:30 a.m. (Allow for at least 90 minutes of travel on the subway on a Sunday morning).
Sunday, Oct. 14: Those looking to stay in
Thursday, October 4, 2007
A letter by Donnell Suggs, now of Atlanta, reminisces about "the Brooklyn Bridge mile and runs through Prospect Park at night."
There's also a photo of the Brooklyn Bridge Park as part of an article by Ed Eyestone on how to hit your target tempo pace. For those who haven't run there, it's a nice addition to any run near the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, or the Promenade.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Of note: Noel Haynes, 61, a member of Brooklyn Road Runners, ran a 5:31. Abraham Weintraub, at 97, the oldest competitor in the field, ran an 18:49. And Kieran Newcomb, 14, won his age group with a blazing 4:57. Yowsa!
Race-day signup is $20. There's also a pee-wee race for $10.
More information can be found at http://www.musicthatheals.org/race.html. The closest subway stop to the race is the F train, which stops at 15th Street/Prospect Park West.