Central Park - April 18, 2010
TCHITCHUI ETIENNE M38 495 PPTC BROOKLYN NY 51 50 11 23:48 5:57 22:49 79 73.8 % MAZZUCHIN DANIEL M34 328 PPTC BROOKLYN NY 63 62 17 24:01 6:00 23:37 117 71.2 % WANG GARY M36 533 PPTC BROOKLYN NY 106 105 20 25:09 6:17 24:28 177 68.8 % HASEMAN VICTOR M37 1226 PPTC BROOKLYN NY 304 292 58 27:07 6:46 26:12 419 64.3 % GREENE GARY R. M55 674 PPTC BROOKLYN NY 372 355 11 27:25 6:51 23:00 84 73.2 % PLOCICA ROBERT M38 1414 PPTC BROOKLYN NY 968 855 180 30:17 7:34 29:02 1007 58.0 % WONG DAVID M41 2552 PPTC BROOKLYN NY 1001 879 134 30:26 7:36 28:32 888 59.0 % DEE MEGAN F41 2128 PPTC BROOKLYN NY 1322 216 25 31:27 7:51 30:09 206 63.7 % GONZALEZ ARTHUR J M63 2188 PPTC BROOKLYN NY 1758 1378 19 32:48 8:12 25:41 342 65.5 % HOGAN MEGAN F28 4211 PPTC BROOKLYN NY 2375 664 198 34:39 8:39 34:39 878 55.5 % KENNEY JULIET F43 3256 PPTC BROOKLYN NY 2958 984 98 36:25 9:06 34:22 826 55.9 % RODRIGUEZ ELBA F56 4415 PPTC BROOKLYN NY 3266 1164 10 37:22 9:20 30:14 212 63.5 % SOSKIND PAUL M66 6475 PPTC BROOKLYN NY 3912 2301 21 39:53 9:58 30:23 1305 55.4 % NILES IRVA F42 7380 PPTC BROOKLYN NY 4047 1711 182 40:30 10:07 38:32 1612 49.9 % BERMAN STEPHANIE F41 7050 PPTC BROOKLYN NY 4051 1713 184 40:31 10:07 38:50 1663 49.5 %
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Central Park - April 18, 2010
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INTERVIEW WITH MAJO TINOCO
P.S.: You've been a PPTC member for about a year now. Were we your introduction to running?
Majo: No , I actually started about two years ago. Coogan's Bluff was my first race. So every year I want to do it as a celebration.
P.S.: Well, you sure didn't pick an easy one. Why Coogan’s?
Majo: My friend told me if I completed it, we'd go for some fried chicken. She said "It's only 5k anyone can do this." I surprised myself in doing it in 31:34.
P.S.: How have you evolved since then?
Majo: I did the Turkey Trot that fall, and joined PPTC to gain motivation and encouragement. PPTC helped me to train and complete the 2009 Brooklyn Half.
P.S.: How did you feel after that?
Majo: Great, and I'm doing the NYC Marathon this fall.
P.S.: What do you attribute your ability to bridge from a 5K to a marathon in two years?
Majo: Being cautious enough to find a balance between miles and intensity. I try
to key in on someone during a race who will make me put out the effort I need without causing injury by overdoing it. I also look at photos of myself running to attempt to improve my form and become more efficient..
P.S.: So while you have running goals, you want to avoid being sidelined.
Majo: I'm in this for the long haul, I want to be running pain free many years from now.
P.S.: You certainly have a wise and balanced outlook. Much success in many years to come.
INTERVIEW WITH PATRICIA PERLO
P.S.: When did you get involved with running?
Patricia: In 1976 when the New York Marathon took to the streets, my mother and I visited the
exhibit about it at Sak's 5th Avenue. Mom said "You can do this." Six years later, I did.
P.S:.How did you train until that day you toed the line in1982?
Patricia: I started running, upping my mileage, and eventually ran with Nina Kuscik (the first N.Y. woman to complete a 50 miler and break three hours on the old Yonkers Marathon course}. She inspired me. I was doing 20 miles on a low week and as high as 50 miles in a hard week. I ran N.Y. until 1987.
P.S. So now you’re back, what are your goals?
Patricia: To go faster, be stronger. do better. I'm stronger, have
greater bone density, and more muscle mass then I did in 1982.
P.S.: How has PPTC helped you?
Patricia: When I decided to train hard PPTC was there for me with arranged workouts, people who encouraged me, exhorted me to try harder without the nasty elitism found in some
other clubs. Running has been a lifesaver for me and PPTC has helped me realize much of it.
INTERVIEW WITH REGINA CAHILL
P.S.: What was running like when you became involved?
Regina: There were few female participants. Women were often accepted grudgingly. PPTC
had included several talented women - Flavia Marin, Vicky Collette, and Claire Murphy (twin of PPTC’s 2:33 marathoner Harry Murphy Jr.). Bob Muller and Harry Murphy encouraged me to join and were very supportive.
P.S.: So, you already had a running background?
Regina: No, I played basketball and softball in high school, wearing gym uniforms with "numbers" written on them in magic marker. During college I worked, but continued participation in those sports.
P.S.: So, you were never a track athlete in college?
Regina: Actually, when I went back at age 29 to do graduate work, I competed on a college level, against much younger women in the 1500 and 800.
P.S.: That explains your ability to this day to dig deep and best many younger rivals. Now,
however, you seem to have a particular affinity for cross country. Why?
Regina: It was probably spawned out of those long Sunday runs with Harry over the old Yonkers Marathon course. Out in the woods, in rural settings, natural running.
P.S.: How have things changed since the late seventies?
Regina: Back then there were fewer participants and far fewer women in the sport, but people had fewer other commitments, so they could devote far more time to training and racing. Rivalries were very intense, but so was the support and camaraderie. For a long time PPTC was somewhat lacking in those aspects, but lately we've gained a group of female runners who are helping to carry on the PPTC tradition of competition, camaraderie and pride. The men are also taking up the challenge, so I have great hope for the future. I'm glad I still compete on an intense level and hope to inspire others as well.
P>S. As someone who has followed your running, I'm sure I thank you on behalf of us all for your contributions to PPTC
INTERVIEW WITH LYNDA MULES
P.S.: Were you a born runner?
Lynda: No, the only running I did way back was a compulsory mile for high school gym class, which was traumatic! I was doing yoga and biking until about three years ago when I did a
5K in Philadelphia. Running became a metaphor for something I couldn't do; so starting to run was a challenge against negativity.
P.S.: How did you join PPTC?
Lynda: When I moved to Brooklyn, I wanted a club that was community oriented. My participation in the speed workouts introduced me to a diverse, supportive, encouraging group of people,
so I felt I wanted to become an integral part of the club.
P.S.: How have you done this?
Lynda: By volunteering at events, encouraging others, and helping to implement any new ideas we develop.
P.S.: So how do you feel we can improve?
Lynda: We should have club uniforms readily available to all members, we should all show our colors at races; and we should massively extend our participation outside of Prospect Park and Brooklyn.
P.S. What do you aspire to for yourself?
Lynda: To run faster, and complete my first marathon this year; then use the strength from marathon training to run faster in shorter races.
P.S.: I'm sure I speak for all of PPTC when I say we're glad you're on board and continue to have great success.
Posted by ChickenUnderwear at 1:57 PM
Whilst strolling through the Park one day,
In the merry, merry month of May...
Strolling? Get a move on - it's May and it's time to go racing!
There's plenty to do this month as the various Summer speed series get under way. Both tentative at press time, but we're looking at the Tuesday night Fort Hamilton Army Base Speed Series 5k slated to start May 4th and the Thursday Staten Island Summer Speed Series 3m on the 6th - start times for both 7:00 PM. For those of you who prefer a little dirt under your feet there's the 5k XC Series in Parsippany, NY on Wednesdays at 7:15 PM (those begin April 21st) and the Van Cortlandt Track Club's X-C Summer Series (5k - start time 7:00 PM) starting May 27th.
Closer to home PPTC's very own Al Goldstein 5k Summer Speed Series gets under way on May 26th - every other Wednesday at 7:00 PM by the Oriental Pavilion. More details should be on the website soon.
Lots to do on the weekends too. Good luck to everyone running the LI Marathon on the 2nd (or any of the related events that weekend) and ditto the North Face Endurance Challenge races the weekend of the 8th and 9th.
For everyone else there's the Cinco de Mayo 5k here in Prospect Park on May 2nd and the Y the Ramble 5k and 10k up in Riverdale.
Don't forget May 9th is Mother's Day and what better way to celebrate than by taking part in the Prospect Park Mother's Day Duathlon and The Fuggetabout It 5K? OK, so Mom might prefer flowers...
There's more multi-sport fun the following weekend (for those so inclined) with the Queens Biathlon out in Alley Pond Park on May 16th. If it's the same course I competed on many years ago the bike leg includes a wicked fast downhill on the Cross Island Parkway (closed to traffic, of course).
Also on the 16th is Buckley's - Kennedy's 5k (details not finalized at press time), the Forest Park Classic 4 in Queens, the NYPD Memorial 5k (Liberty and West Streets in Manhattan) and others too numerous to mention.
If you're not running the Brooklyn Half Marathon on May 22nd you might want to check out the Keep BRAVO Running 5k on the 23rd, down on Shore Road in Bay Ridge.
Finally, I'm still waiting for definite details on the May 16th Harbor Fitness 5k and May 31st Staten Island Advance Memorial Day 4 Mile Run - I'll update the calendar when I hear more, so keep checking back I’m always adding something new!
No matter what races you choose, run fast - and wear your team colors!
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THE INSIDE LOOP
TOM BYRNES and FRIENDS
Thanks to Bobby Fisher and Coralie Dartiques for catching mention of PPTC in a recent Runners World magazine article. The few lines on Harry's Handicap on page 99 were part of a piece called 'Sweat Equity'. As Coralie Dartiques says, “Yay PPTC!!” Hey, let’s have a French pastry to that!
The mid March weekend storm certainly did lots of high wind damage to many of the older trees in Prospect Park. Instead of rocking and rolling in the reported 70 mph winds, many of these older taller trees just belly flopped down. An overwhelmed Park’s Department’s call for help saw several PPTCers stepping in, among them Geoff Vincent and Patty Perlo.
Let’s keep PPTC’s long time friend and Broadway Ultra’s President for Life Richie Innamorato in our thoughts and prayers with his mom’s passing mid-March. The death of a loved one is always a sad loss and hopefully Richie and family will find solace in the memories of mom’s 97 years.
Looks like PPTC’s Susan Kegg Eastman’s working as well as living on the Navajo res out in Nevada. She still runs some, mostly after her cute two year old son Gabriel, works some, and misses Brooklyn pizza a whole lot!
Any interest in Birkam yoga? Maria Green usually knows the when’s and the whereas of these interesting sessions that certainly will keep you flexible and limber.
PPTC was not only on the roads but behind the scenes as well at March’s New York Half. Race results for those who ran are posted on PPTC’s website but behind the scenes volunteering with USADA and Doping Control were PPTC’s Lynette Gonis,Maria Green, Natasha Ferrari, and Tom Byrnes .Thanks also to Sandy Ferrari and Lynda Mules who offered to volunteer if and when there were last minute volunteer spots.
Great job that Geoff Vincent is doing coordinating upcoming races on PPTC’s calendar of upcoming events on the website. You really can’t say that you don’t know where to race given all the hard work Geoff is doing on this. Check it out and see what I mean!
Catching the Brooklyn Irish Day Parade on Sunday March 21st brought back memories of PPTC’s group run in the park and then settling in to a Sunday brunch at Circle’s restaurant before getting out watching the parade from PPW and 15th street. Hey, used to be a great chance to sit down and break bread. Flying pieces of French toast, dropped pieces of ketchupped fries, member’s kids not wanting to sit still, food orders getting mixed up.Fun? Yes, it actually was!
PPTC’s presence at the Scotland Run on Saturday April 3rd certainly wasn’t any left over April’s Fool joke. Some 27 odd runners! No, no, not that the runners were odd, that’s just an expression, you see…………….hey, .see you on the roads!
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By Geoffry Vincent
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