Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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Sunday, December 11, 2011
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Friday, November 25, 2011
Our own N. Wayne BAILEY took hundreds of photos, (even a few of me and I did not even know he was there) click here to check them out
and our own Patricia added these 201 photos to this Snapfish album
We made it to NEWS 12, (You would think the Prospect Park Track Club did not have any volunteers)
EMMAYNC found a way to celebrate Thanksgiving in the US.
We got a whole section in Runner's World's blog
Pixonomy made a Flickr slideshow
Roadrunning Guide described our race with no feeling at all.
and Cuttblaster gave the most detailed description of 5 miles I ever read.
and for a great 30 second video click here
Below is an entire news story from SIlive.com
Twelve-year-old Lauren Pitarresi, represenhting the New York Flyers, completed the Prospect Park Track Club Five-Mile Turkey Trot in 40:02.Beth said "Overall a fun race and one I think I’ll be looking forward to every year for the foreseeable future." Beth, I hope to be there for you!
Our second place women reports that the pie was delicious! Congratulations Mary!
Tom Meany and I gave good quote in this Currier Life story... "The soul-satisfying slog "
Posted by Michael Ring at 8:48 AM
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
On Saturday October 29, 2011 the Prospect Park Track Club will have a supported group run of the last 10 mile of the NYC Marathon Course. This run is on open roads and sidewalks. There will be no traffic control. It is the responsibility of each participant to be aware of their surrounding. It is strongly advised to not use any headphones.
If you are participating in this run and have not already RSVPed please email email@example.com, we need to know how many cookies to buy.
meet start at 8am on the Right side of 1st Ave at East 58th Street, under the 59th, Queensboro, Koch Bridge. This is near a supermarket and a Starbucks. So if you need buy stuff or use the bathroom that can be done.
The Prospect Park Track Club will move your (TINY) bag from where we start to the parking lot at Tavern on the Green. PPTC will also have have water, sports drink and other goodies on the left side of 1st Ave between 124th and 125th streets (that is actually under the
Triboro RFK Bridge) and at the entrance to Central Park at Engineers Gate, 5th Ave and 90th Street). We will also have even more goodies in the parking lot at Tavern on the Green.
On Monday, October 24 PPTC volunteers walked over The Willis Ave Bridge. Assuming the construction patters remain the same this is the route to cross from Manhattan to The Bronx. Don't worry, on Marathon Sunday we run on the roadway.
Getting onto The Willis Ave Bridge is easy. There is a clearly marked bike / pedestrian path on the LEFT side of the bridge. Once over the Harlem River there is a clearly marked detour. It leads to a STAIRCASE
Then through a fenced in detour and run parallel to the bridge (the orange arrow is chalk, it might not be there on Oct 30.)
Cross under the bridge and make a left
Cross Bruckner Blvd. (The construction guys said their heavy equipment will not be there on Saturday and the crosswalk will be passable)
Proceed on Willis Ave towards the Mobil Gas Station
Cross the street to the Gas Station and make a left. You are now on the Marathon Route again.
Continue on 135th Street to Alexander Ave and make a right. You could be following the Marathon Banners at this point too.
After a few blocks you will make a left on 138th Street (you are making a left at a Police Station)
I honestly see no value in adding that "dimple" to this run. I also see no need to leave Central Park and run on 59th Street and then reenter the park and Columbus Circle. It will be really think with tourists on a Saturday morning and you want to leave some surprised for the big day.
The end of 138th Street looks like this
The bike / pedestrian path is on the RIGHT side of the Madison Ave Bridge
Proceed over the Madison Ave Bridge and make a Left on 5th Ave.
Again, if you are doing this with the Prospect Park Track Club, with another group or on your own, please be careful. This is not a park. This is not a closed race course. This is the world of cars, trucks, bikes, dogs with leashes and baby strollers. Be aware of your surroundings and be courteous.
Posted by Michael Ring at 10:07 PM
Saturday, September 24, 2011
On Saturday, October 29th
59th Street Bridge at 1st Avenue and be ready to run by 8 a.m... As usual this run will be supported by a rolling aid station. There will be Gatorade, cold water and energy food waiting for us before we cross the Willis Ave Bridge (1st Avenue and 125th Street) and as we enter Central Park (90th Street). For a details on crossing the Willis Ave Bridge and getting into The Bronx, click this
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Thursday, September 1, 2011
For most Brooklynites, trail running means taking the subway up to Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx or hitching a ride to Rockefeller State Park in Westchester County. However, there are a number of off-road routes that you can run in our own Prospect Park. It's important to remember that running in the woods alone is not advisable - particularly in the early mornings or evenings. For runners who would like to try a trail route (similar to the one indicated below), join the regular PPTC group run, this Sunday morning, September 4 at 9am. As usual, the group will meet at Grand Army Plaza. Membership in PPTC is not required to join the run.
|Blue line indicates one of the possible off-road loops that trail-runners can choose within the confines of Prospect Park|
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
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Thursday, June 2, 2011
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