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Important Update as of Nov. 2 1:00 pm
Our permit for PS 87 has been cancelled. There will be no PPTC reunion area and we can not bring your baggage to the finish line.
Sunday, October 28th Saturday October 27 The Prospect Park Track Club is sponsoring a group run of the last 10 miles of the NYC Marathon course. We will meet under the 59th Street Bridge at 1st Avenue and be ready to run by 8 AM. 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 at Engineers Gate). At the “finish line” (the Tavern on the Green parking lot) there will be more goodies waiting for us. This event is free and is for PPTC members and their invited guests only. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: THE RUNNING OF THE LAST 10 MILES HAS BEEN CHANGED TO SATURDAY OCT 27TH SO WILL WILL NOT CRASH INTO THE NYRR POLAND SPRING KICKOFF. STILL 8AM.
The importance of this run cannot be stressed enough. Seven days later you will be running this same route after covering 16 miles. You will have the memory of how easy and fun it was with fresh feet and how close the finish line is. This is also a great run for someone who is not running the NYC Marathon - it is a way to “have a taste” of the Marathon.
On Marathon Sunday, we are happy to announce that JackRabbit Sports is again joining us in transporting Brooklyn runners to the Start. Buses will be leaving from in front of their Brooklyn store at 151 7th Avenue (between Garfield and Carroll) and will take you to Fort Wadsworth. Buses will leave promptly at 6 AM and will not wait. JackRabbit will be open at 5 AM on Marathon Sunday. They will be providing a bathroom, a place to be warm and dry, and the opportunity to purchase any last minute items.
In addition, we will be offering a bag check so you can have clean, dry clothes and other belongings waiting for you when you finish – bags will be at the PPTC Marathon reunion area (see below). Bags will be brought from JackRabbit to PS 87. So if you need anything at Fort Wadsworth, don’t leave it at JackRabbit. Please make it a tiny bag, we don’t plan on renting a truck.
UDATE: AS OF OCTOBER 5th, THE BUSES ARE FULL
The cost for bus transportation is $10 for PPTC members and $15 for “friends.” All seats are prepaid and go quickly. There are no walk-ons – reservations and advance payment is required. If you are taking the PPTC bus, you will need to be in front of Jack Rabbit Sports no later than 5:45 AM to be checked in. Go here (https://nycruns.com/races/?race=pptc-marathon-bus) for a link to reserve your place on the bus.
After the race we have our own Marathon reunion area. You can meet your friends and family at PS 87, located on West 77th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam. It is just 2 blocks from the finish line. We will provide hot chocolate, fruit, cold soda, bagels and an indoor restroom with a place to change. This event is free and open to PPTC Members and their “friends” who joined us on the marathon bus. We just ask that you let us know if you are going to join us. Again please RSVP to email@example.com if you plan on coming to the school. If you checked a bag with us when you boarded the bus at JackRabbit it will be waiting for you at the school.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Posted by Michael Ring at 5:14 AM
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
TOM BYRNES and FRIENDS
Congrats to Irene and Gil Torres on their son Keith's recent marriage to Cairyn Holmes in early July. Gil has been seen back on the roads logging some miles fast and slow so who knows.
And yes, in case you were losing sleep wondering, , it was PPTC's Keith Williams who was the very first club member to ask if there would be a PPTC bus to the start of the NYC marathon this November.
Bobby Fisher getting back in to the bike mode participating in the very hilly 75 mile Hudson Valley Rail ride on July 22.
Tom Byrnes' grandson Jake celebrated his six month birthday with family and friends on July 25th, he'll now be entering a new age category, little boys six months to a year, who can't really crawl or walk yet but he's gotta be thinking of it ....
Dennis Sivack not letting the tides change too often without getting into the wet with Brooklyn's Sebago Canoe and Kayak club
Congrats to Clair Dougherty on her recent Brooklyn Bridge Swim , from the Dumbo area near the base of the bridge on the Brooklyn side across to Manhattan . No MTA card needed.
Thanks to Tom Tobin for passing along some vintage pics from back in the day of current USA Olympian Matt Centrowitz competing in one of the Rockaway Running series races on the boardwalk . From a Rockaway 5k to a 1500 on London's Olympic stage. In how many years?
Posted by Michael Ring at 11:12 AM