Posted in Blog,Team Race ResultsNovember 26, 2013
Last weekend Jessica Purcell decided that 26.2 miles isn’t enough, so she (voluntarily) registered for the nine fun-filled laps that make up the NYRR (I’ll Always Call You Knickerbocker) 60k. Apparently Jess didn’t like it that much because she chose not to stay out there nearly as long as the other ladies. In fact, Jess only took 6:02:18 (9:45/mile), which was good enough for 12th out of the 104 women in the field, and 2nd in her AG.
Posted in Blog,Team Race ResultsNovember 19, 2013
Apparently Jeffrey “J-Train” Dweck didn’t get the memo that you’re not supposed to run a marathon just two weeks after setting your marathon PR. Nor did he see that if you do indulge in such nonsense, you should choose a gentle course, rather than something that involves multiple laps and significant climbing. Lucky for Jeff, since he ran 3:10:02 at the Brooklyn Marathon, which was good for 2nd in the 40-49 AG.
Additional congratulations to J. Geoff Badner (3:30:29) and Ralph Toussie (3:56:21), and the brave souls/soles from the JackRabbit Marathon program.
Posted in Blog,Team Race ResultsNovember 18, 2013
Our athletes made their way along the Turnpike and made their way to the birthplace of The Fresh Prince (and democracy) for the Philadelphia Marathon and Half. Some speedy times made for a happy trip back.
- Elizabeth Corkum – 3:05:27 (PR)
- Meera Joshi – 3:20:25 (PR), 7th in 40-44 AG
- Cipriana Cuevas – 4:03:58
- Adele Laboz – 4:12:17, 6th marathon in 10 weeks
- Lottie Bildirici – 1:48:41
Big time NYC congratulations to everyone who raced the Marathon yesterday. Our CCMS group performed admirably:
- Jeffrey Dweck – 3:05:05 (PR)
- Jessica Purcell – 3:23:43
- Steven Zebrak – 3:31:11 (11-minute PR)
- Sheila Monaghan – 3:42:10
- Sara Bibi – 3:48:06
- Evan Epstein – 3:58:34
- Tom Kleinberger – 3:58:49
- Adele Laboz - 3:59:54 (5th marathon in 8 weeks)
- Marc Mouhadeb - 4:14:04 (his “recovery run” one week after his 50-miler)
- Ralph Toussie – 4:22:13
- David Rodriguez – 5:07:14 (23-minute PR)
- Chanan Feldman – 5:08:50
In addition, both the Brooklyn and Manhattan sections of our JackRabbit Sports training programs had a great day.
Plus there were friends of CCMS (for whom we can take ZERO credit, but we’re happy nonetheless):
- Paul Leone – 3:20:55
- Ellen Hart – 3:25:58 (at age 55)
- Asmeret Berhe-Lumax 3:38:00
- Robin Arzon – 3:38:47
And some Run for the Rabbit Alum:
- Ben Wymer – 3:36:52
- Ali Feller – 3:58:43
- Margaret Marrer – 5:36:42
Great work everyone. And thank you to the amazingly talented Ben Ko for the featured photo.
Very nice work by Liz Corkum at the oh-so-windy Atlantic City Half Marathon. Liz finished in 1:35:11. Though that’s well off her PR, it’s reflective of the conditions, and it was still good for 5th overall in the women’s field, and 3rd in the AG.
Congratulations to Cousin Brian Sica on his strong performance at the Westchester Triathlon where he finished in 2:13:00 – good for 3rd place in the 25-29 AG.
To our great pleasure, Brian joined City Coach after leaving his previous team, and he’s already making noise. He finished 2013 strong, and we’ll settle for nothing less than global domination from him in 2014.
Congratulations to the City Coach athletes who ventured to the Windy City for the Chicago Marathon.
- Nyles Garrison 3:38:06
- Evan Epstein 3:43:20 (PR)
- Cipriana Cuevas 3:51:53
Nice work team.
There are few things that I enjoy more than sharing a happy race report. But sharing two happy race reports qualifies.
Yesterday Jamie Kyei and Adele Laboz raced the Wineglass Marathon, and each, in their own way, had a great race.
Jamie finished in 3:02:08, running a strong, smart race (complete with a negative split) to hold on to second place. To say that I am proud of Jamie for sticking with the plan and racing so well is an understatement. And just in case my pride isn’t enough to keep Jamie happy, she also got a big-ass medal, a bottle of champagne, and a big fat check for her troubles.
Posted in Blog,Team Race ResultsSeptember 28, 2013
The City Coach ladies headed east today, and all came home with impressive hardware from the Hamptons.
In the Hamptons Marathon, Deanna Culbreath was the first overall female, in a time of 3:09:00.
Former overall winner Bridget McKenna was 7th overall and 1st in her age group (and our hearts) in the half marathon, clocking 1:32:23.
Lastly, Isang Smith was the winner of the 5k, in a course record 19:09.
Throw in strong races by future, former and friends of City Coach including Tim Armstrong, Stephen Szycher, Rickey Gawley, Troy Squire and Chris Guerrero, and it was a great day all around. Now if we could just teach Isang to play Connect Four.
Congratulations to the following veteran City Coach athletes on their performance at Sunday’s 5th Avenue Mile:
- Jeffrey Dweck 5:10
- Isang Smith 5:21
- Evan Epstein 6:04
- Michele Levy 8:37
As impressive as those results are, our most exciting performance of the day came from 9-year old Caroline Wiese. The 5th Avenue Mile was Caroline’s first race, and under NSQ’s tutelage, she finished in a speedy 7:42!