Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Stork Nears for the Strobels

Sonia is due May 15th!
A regular at the speed workouts, and former collector of shoes for Africa, she's been off the loops since March, as she nears the finish line. Sonia stays fit by walking, tai-chi-ing, and swimming these days.
She and husband Sean plan to formally introduce the baby to the club at the picnic, June 28th. At one month old, will tot Strobel be in shape to do a lake loop?

Friday, April 25, 2008

Welcome back, Tyrone, and Marvlyn

To my knowledge our only representatives from PPTC in Boston were Tyrone Sklaren, who ran, and Marvlyn Baptiste, who cheered. Our friend Ralph Yozzo was also there, posting a 3:05.
The new pale blue w/ yellow lettering tech shirts were praised for their quality.
If any other team member was there please let me know. If you didn't finish in the top 1,000 good luck finding your results.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Keeping an Eye on Gary Wang

If you browse through our database, you couldn't miss the big improvement in Gary Wang's times. He's knocked off nearly 10 seconds a mile in his 5Ks since the beginning of the year. Keep it up Gary, you are on the fast track for an award nomination. I hope you are wearing your PPTC singlet out there. We want people to see that bridge on your back.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

More News

Emily Sanderson blazed through the More Half in 1:31:31 leading the 10 women who represented PPTC. She placed 8th in her age group.
In the full marathon, Danielle Hansen and Veronica Antoine went the distance, placing 13th and 12th in their age groups respectively. Danielle finished confortably under 4 in 3:54+. Both ladies were witnessed moving gingerly at meetings following the race, and coincidentally both announced they were going on vacation.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Speed workouts finish...ready for more

The final workout of the Winter 08 session ended Tues. night after 15 short-hill sprints on a cool night.
Chris O'Brien kept ahead of the pack all winter, while Troy Phipps is gaining confidence right behind him. Danielle Hansen kept getting stronger every week, and Geoff Vincent looks ready for a great season. Charlene Kohler-Britton continued the smooth form and speed that keeps her placing at every race, and vets Frank DeLeo and Gil Torres kept a close eye on each other looking to battle it out in the same age group in '08. Andrew Davenport is not letting up in spite of being a new dad. Chi has battled past the hump,dropped the pounds and gotten faster, and newcomers Dan Slotwiner and Irva Niles have really improved their conditioning, and are poised to take it to the next level.
In 2 weeks, we go for speed again. The Spring 08 session starts Tues, April 22 at 7pm. Look it up on the home page and sign up. I love being part of these groups. The comraderie, the friendly competition and the palpable improvement make it a great way to spend a week night.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Election Results Are In

Welcome to our newly elected directors, Richard Weaver and Susan Tomasi,as well as our new Secretary, Michael Rieman. Only one vote separated Richard and Susan in the final count.
Thanks also to Charlene Kohler-Britton who finished a close 5 votes behind.
We look forward to a great year with the help of our new board members, and we are glad to see the large voter response the race elicited.

The Board consists of the following:
Pres.-Tom Meany
V.P.- Gil Torres
Treasurer- Doug Olney
Secretary- Michael Rieman
Directors- Sandra Ferrari, Luis Figueroa, Michael Ring, Susan Tomasi and Richard Weaver

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Happy 10th Anniversary

This Friday Chris and Karen O'Brien will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary followed by plans to relax on the beaches at St. Bart's. I don't know if this qualifies as entering a new age group, but we wish them our best, and may their relationship grow ever stronger and more meaningful.