Sunday, September 30, 2007

ING NYC Marathon Tune-Up Results

Results for the race, three loops of Central Park, have been posted on the NYRR site. Leading the way were Brooklyn residents Ted Towle of Urban Athletics (1:45:34, good for a 5:51 pace) and Taylor Delhagen of Brooklyn Road Runners at 1:46:32. Alexandra Warren was the top Brooklyn finisher among women (and 8th overall), clocking a 2:06:03.

2007 Tunnel to Tower Run

Results are here. Kieran O'Neill was the top Brooklyn male finisher (3rd overall) with a chip time of 17:40 for the 5K run . Tracy Lewis was the top Brooklyn female, with a time of 27:06.

The things you see while running in Brooklyn ...

If you're in Dumbo, you shouldn't be surprised ...

Music That Heals Start

Here's a look at the start of today's Music that Heals 5K.

New York Times article on Fifth Avenue Mile

The article in today's paper quotes Abraham Weintraub

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Fast Times at Fifth Avenue Mile

Eleven Brooklyn men broke 5:00 at today's Fifth Avenue Mile, led by 33-year-old Brett Albright, who dashed the distance in 4:47. Anna Fyodorova ran the fastest time among Brooklyn women, clocking a 5:38.

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!

Music That Heals 5K on Sunday

For those of you seeking a good, fun 5K race this weekend, check out the Music That Heals 5K on Sunday, Sept. 30, in Prospect Park. Race time is 10 a.m., starts in the park just outside of Bartel Pritchard Square at 15th Street and Prospect Park West (so you get the downhill in the beginning and the uphill around mile 2). Race day registration at Shepherd's Hall at Holy Name Church. Proceeds to provide musical performances at hospital bedsides and other facilities for children and adults who are seriously ill.

Race-day signup is $20. There's also a pee-wee race for $10.

More information can be found at The closest subway stop to the race is the F train, which stops at 15th Street/Prospect Park West.


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