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
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.
Over a week has passed since the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. And while events like that put things in perspective and remind us that now matter how seriously we take racing, it’s not really that important, our athletes’ efforts still deserve recognition. Below are the team’s results from the day. We look forward to being back next year, for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.
- Jeffrey Dweck – 3:06:04
- Alisa Stern – 3:20:00 (PR)
- Sheila Monaghan – 3:20:00
- Keila Merino – 3:24:25
- Dan Seidler – 3:24:57
- Cipriana Cuevas – 4:21:26
- Elizabeth Ann Corkum – 4:21:26
Liz and Cip are both coming off of injuries but didn’t want to miss the race, so they ran together at a comfortable pace. Sheila ran with Alisa and the results were a 10+ minute PR for Ms. Stern. And while Keila’s time might not blow you away at first glance, it should be noted that it was her second marathon of the day.
Most importantly, I’m glad that our team and friends are all safe and accounted for. Our condolences to the victims and all those impacted by the bombing.
The came, they raced, they ate pancakes. We had a nice showing at today’s Percy Sutton 5k, here in Harlem, USA. We have preliminary race results as well as a few photos to get the party started.
Belated congratulations to the City Coach and JackRabbit Sports athletes who raced last weekend’s NYC Tri. The JackRabbit crews (from both Brooklyn and Manhattan) all finished strong, and we had a small but impressive City Coach contingent including:
- Daniel Seidler 2:24:12
- Cipriana Cuevas 2:52:11
- Nate Land 2:56:42
Congratulations to Bridget “Who’s That Girl?” McKenna (Aetos Capital) who finished the 3.5 mile course in 21:17 (6:05/mile), which was good for 4th place at the Wednesday edition of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. And let’s not forget the indefatigable Cirpriana Cuevas (Loew’s Corporation) who finished in a strong 24:20 (6:57/mile). There’s no word as to whether Bridget wore her trademark pearls or Cip wore her signature skirt for the event, but I can only hope so, as it would have served to further crush the dreams of the masses behind them.
Nice work ladies.
Would someone please tell Cipriana Cuevas that she’s not supposed to get so fast so fast? You’ve heard me tell the story before….starts running…does Run for the Rabbit a few months later…does her first marathon in 4:50….does a marathon in 3:34 less than a year later…loses 80 pounds along the way…breaks 7-minute miles for the first time…yada, yada, yada. Her latest head turner came today at the NYRR Portugal Day 5-miler, where she not only went sub-7 again, but also won the 25-29 AG in a time of 34:10.
Congratulations to the ladies of City Coach on their strong showing at this morning’s NYRR Mini 10k. Four ladies, four PR’s. Even if a couple of them are grumbling that they should have gone faster, I’ll take it.
- Nicole Sin Quee – 41:06 (6th in AG) PR
- Jessica Purcell – 42:46 PR
- Cipriana Cuevas – 43:27 PR
- Deanna Culbreath - 39:56 (NYF) (10th in AG) PR
And thanks to Liz, Luna and Fabian for joining me to cheer the ladies on.
City Coach was born in Brooklyn and our first JackRabbit program was the Brooklyn Half Marathon
, so we have a special place in our cold little heart when it comes to the Brooklyn Half. So after all the drama about the course, the fees, the size of the field, as well as a heat advisory for a day when the temps topped out in the low-60′s during the race, we’re happy to report that we had a very strong showing in the County of Kings.
I’ll keep updating results as they come in. Here’s what we have so far.
We met the lovely Cipriana Cuevas last summer as part of JackRabbit’s Run for the Rabbit campaign. I was lucky enough to coach her and the rest of that awesome crew. Cip was new to running and wanted to survive her first marathon. She did so, in 4:51 at the Hamptons Marathon in September 2011. She followed that up with a 4:27 a few weeks later in NYC. She continued to train with our team and put in lots of hard work on her own, and showed signs of progress. Still, when she asked me if I thought she could qualify for Boston I gave her my patented “it’s ambitious but not entirely crazy” response, figuring that maybe someday she could. Say hello to someday.
Cipriana just ran a 3:33:56 at today’s Flying Pig Marathon. You heard me. 3:33:56. Hello BQ. And check out the ridiculous 6+ minute negative split.
I’m not sure if it’s my brilliant coaching, NSQ’s “you wanna have fun? Running faster is fun” speech during Cipriana’s first marathon, or maybe it had a little something to do with all the hard work that Cipriana put in to make this happen, but one way or another I couldn’t be more proud or excited. Congratulations Cip.