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FLYERS NEWS FLASH

Flyers Travel to Brooklyn for the Al Gordon 4M
After a week that followed the increasingly popular Highbridge Long-Training Run and included our monthly new member's run/social, our runners donned their fastest kicks for an away game at Prospect Park, Brooklyn where the Al Gordon 4M race was held. Beein Gim placed first for the team and third in the 45-49 age group in 27:27 (6:50). Rounding out the top three females were Jillian Hobson and Ilse Abusamra who finished in 30:06 (7:32) and 31:10 (7:48), respectively. Also, congratulations to Deborah McDuffie-Saat for her 2nd place age-group award, finishing in 34:22 (8:36)!

On the men's side, Hector Martinez was first to finish in 27:35 (6:54). He was followed by David Horvilleur in 28:21 (7:06) and Brad Goz in 29:57 (7:30). Special congraulations to Brad for he also earned himself a 3rd place age-group award for his performance. Not to be outdone, Howard Tanz won the 70-74 age group by finishing in 30:30 (7:38). Howard finished 6th overall for the Flyers.

Congratulations to all finishers! Next Sunday, March 1st, we kick off the NYRR Points Race season and our own Age-Group Racing Series with the NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K. Here's to a great season to all!

Lucky sevens
The morning after a night of rock and roll glam, nearly a hundred Flyers crossed the finish line in the NYRR 7 Miler. The Flyer women brought home a third place time finish, led by two age group winners: Heather Tolford placed first for the team and first in the 60-64 age group in 49:50 (7:08 pace), followed by Denise Iannizzotto, who won the 55-59 age group in 50:06 (7:10 pace). Amanda Schachter placed third for the team and fourth in the 45-49 age group in 52:16 (7:28 pace). Elena Riecke placed fourth for the team and nineteenth in the 25-29 age group in 52:34 (7:31 pace), and Laura Sackler captured fifth for the team and seventh in the 45-49 age group in 53:18 (7:37 pace).

Jeffrey Tente led the Flyer men to the finish line in 45:17 (6:29 pace and twentieth in the 30-34 age group). John LeBreton picked up a cool second place team finish in 49:06 (7:01 pace), followed by Tomohiro Inoue in 49:20 (7:03 pace). Dave Kleckner brought home a fourth place team finish and seventh in the 55-59 age group in 49:24 (7:04 pace), and Sebastian Lieng placed fifth for the team in 50:32 (7:14 pace).

There were age group honors aplenty today, too. Honorees were Arlyn Apollo (ninth in the women's 45-49 age group); Yumi Morishige (second in the women's 50-54 age group); Guy Simoneau (fourth in the men's 60-64 age group); Howard Tanz (second in the men's 70-74 age group); Sophie Miller (tenth in the women's 50-54 age group); Deborah McDuffie-Saat (eighth in the women's 60-64 age group); Elaine Rosen (ninth in the women's 60-64 age group); Gary Smeal (seventh in the men's 70-74 age group); Barbara Paer (second in the women's 65-69 age group); Fran Breslauer (first in the women's 75-79 age group); Barbara Fratta (third in the women's 70-74 ag group); and Mindi Adler (fourth in the women's 70-74 age group).

$85 right down the can
I woke up Saturday feeling distinctly under the weather, and at 5 pm made the judgment call to keep my germs to myself and stay home instead of attending this year's Gala. While I'm sorry to have missed out on all the fun, I woke up feeling a lot better this morning. While the Awards Page is being updated, head on over to our Facebook Discussion Group to get a first look at the photo gallery.

Iron strength
Superbowl Sunday started with the NYRR's Gridiron 4-Miler pregame event. You see in the results that Dev Baid exploded on the scene with a first place team finish, but he reports that this was a timing mat error owing to a late start. Being the good guy he is, he reported the issue to NYRR, so we expect that a correction is forthcoming. If we normalize the results accordingly, Tim Decker placed first for the Flyer men and fifth in the 50-54 age group in 24:48 (6:12 pace). Jeffrey Tente and Dave Kleckner picked up second and third for the team in 25:35 (6:24 pace) and 27:30 (6:53 pace and eighth in the 55-59 age group). David Horvilleur gave it his all for a fourth place team finish in 28:04 (7:01 pace), and Guy Simoneau placed fifth for the team and seventh in the 60-64 age group in 29:56 (7:29 pace).

NYRR 60-64 Runner of the Year Heather Tolford placed first for the Flyer women and second in the 60-64 age group in 27:57 (7:00 pace). Amy Knepper captured second for the team and seventh in the 40-44 age group in 28:05 (7:02 pace). Laura Sackler finished third for the Flyer women and third in the 45-49 age group in 28:26 (7:07 pace), followed by Amadnda Schachter in 29:20 (7:20 pace and sixth in the 45-49 age group) and Elena Riecke in 29:41 (7:26 pace).

Other age group honors went to William Herbert (ninth in the men's 60-64 age group); Yumi Morishige (sixth in the women's 50-54 age group); Howard Tanz (second in the men's 70-74 age group); Janine Smith (ninth in the women's 50-54 age group); Lisa Konorty (seventh in the women's 55-59 age group); Laura Guerra (ninth in the woment's 55-59 age group); Nina Parks-Taylor (seventh in the women's 60-64 age group); Gary Smeal (eighth in the men's 70-74 age group); Delton Mace (tenth in the men's 70-74 age group); Barbara Paer (third in the women's 65-69 age group); Fran Breslauer (first in the women's 75-79 age group); Barbara Fratta (fifth in the women's 70-74 age group); and Mindi Adler (sixth in the women's 70-74 age group).

Penguin power
February opened with the NYCRUNS Frozen Penguin 5K and 10K. In the 5K, Jeff Zimmerman brought the team in with a sixth place finish in the men's 40-49 age group in 24:07 (7:47 pace). Peter Lewy placed second in the men's 60-69 age group in 26:14 (8:28 pace), and Joseph Hill captured seventh in the men's 50-59 age group in 27:18 (8:49 pace), and Jodie Fischer placed sixteenth in the women's 50-59 age group in 32:59 (10:39 pace).

In the 10K, Kristel Mckanna and Guy Simoneau represented for the Flyers. Kristel scored third placein the women's 40-49 age group in 47:44 (7:42 pace), and Guy won the men's 60-69 age group in 52:21 (8:27 pace).

The whole half
The first NYRR half marathon of 2020 kicked off on Sunday, the day after our first real January snow. It wasn't exactly Snowpacolypse this time, and the sun made a welcome appearance in time for the race. In the men's race, Jeffrey Tente placed first for the team in 1:31:50 (7:01 pace), followed by Veteran superstar Tim Decker in 1:37:45 (7:28 pace and twenty-fifth in the 50-54 age group). Dave Kleckner and Jon Riecke also represented for the Flyer Veteran Men, placing third and fourth for the team in 1:41:22 (7:44 pace) and 1:41:35 (7:45 pace). Leonardo Souza finished fifth for the Flyer men in 1:42:34 (7:50 pace).

In the women's race, Marcy Withington and Frieda Edelmann placed first and second for the team, third and fourth Flyers overall, and first in the 50-54 age group and seventh in the 45-49 age group in 1:37:53 (7:28 pace) and 1:40:15 (7:39 pace). Laura Sackler captured third for the team and tenth in the 45-49 age group in 1:41:57 (7:47 pace). Arlyn Apollo placed fourth for the Flyer women and twelfth in the 45-49 age group in 1:42:55 (7:51 pace), amd Manasi Agrawal brought it home for the team in 1:45:57 (8:05 pace).

There were plenty of other age group honors to go around, too: Ami Thakkar (fourth in the women's 50-54 age group); Denise Iannizzotto (fifth in the wome's 55-59 age group); Brad Goz (ninth in the men's 65-69 age group); Yumi Morishige (seventh in the women's 50-54 age group); Howard Tanz (third in the men's 70-75 age group); Vice President Elaine Rosen (seventh in the women's 60-64 age group); Debora McDuffie-Saat (ninth in the women's 60-64 age group); Barbara Paer (sixth i nthe women's 65-69 age group); Barbara Fratta (fourth in the women's 70-74 age group); and Karen Kenney (ninth in the women's 70-74 age group).

Make mine iced
It was an unseasonably warm Sunday for a race based around cocoa, but the NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 4-Miler drew a handful of Flyers who channeled their inner snowstorms for the race. Adolfo Ferrando was the first Flyer to cross the finish line and fifth in the men's 40-49 age group, finishing in 26:58 (6:45 pace). Lisa Konorty finished second for the team and third in the women's 50-59 age group in 33:04 (8:16 pac), followed by in 33:54 (8:29 pace and fifth in the men's 60-69 age group). Teresa Palomero and Scott Martin finished in 35:52 (8:58 pace and eleventh in the women's 40-49 age gorup) and 37:52 (9:28 pace and sixteenth in the men's 50-59 age group), followed by in 39:00 (9:45 pace and fourth in the women's 60-69 age group), Andrewe Paer in 40:42 (10:11 pace and twelfth in the men's 60-69 age group), and Jodie Fischer in 43:59 (11:00 pace and sixteenth in the women's 50-59 age group).

Go, go, go for Joe
Saturday's dampness didn't dissuade the Flyers from turning out for the second race of 2020, the Joe Kleinerman 10K. Jeffrey Tente led the Flyers through the course, placing first for the team in 41:18 (6:39 pace). Tomohiro Inoue crossed the line in second place for the team in 42:13 (6:48 pace). Jose Perez Nessi and John LeBreton came in third and fourth for the Flyers in 43:40 (7:02 pace) and 43:45 (7:03 pace), and Adam Morgenlender placed fifth in 43:55 (7:04 pace).

Denise Iannizzotto set the pace for the Flyer women, placing first for the team and second in the 55-59 age group in 45:46 (7:22 pace). Arlyn Apollo came in second for the team and fifth in the 45-49 age group in 46:43 (7:32 pace). Kristel Mckanna captured third for the Flyers and seventh in the 45-49 age group in 47:39 (7:41 pace), followed by Spencer Hoffman in 47:47 (7:42 pace). Mary Beth Ezra closed off the top five scoring positions with a fifth place team finish and eleventh in the 45-49 age group in 48:19 (7:47 pace).

Resolved
A group of 33 Flyers started 2020 on the right foot at the Midnight Run 4-Miler. Tim Decker led the charge, capturing first for the team and first in the men's 50-54 age group in 24:51 (6:13 pace). Brad Goz placed second for the team and first in the 65-69 age group in 30:10 (7:33 pace). Jorge Giraldo and Ryan Owen took third and fourth for the Flyer men in 30:33 (7:39 pace and thirteenth in the 50-54 age group) and 39:31 (9:53 pace), and John LeBreton finished fifth for the team in 39:47 (9:57 pace).

In the women's race, Elizabeth Huggins placed first for the Flyer women in 37:09 (9:18 pace), followed by Jennifer Episcopo in 39:05 (9:47 pace) and Jamie Kelleher in 39:49 (9:58 pace). Jennifer Pyun and Lori Reiss captured fourth and fifth for the Flyer women in 40:48 (10:18 pace) and 40:49 (10:19 pace).

Start as you mean to go on
With no races this past weekend other than my own personal race to the Christmas tree on Wednesday morning, it's time to take a look at how the 2020 Flyer calendar will unfold. First and foremost, there are only sixteen spots left for Winter/Spring MTP. If you have a spring marathon in the works or if you just want to get in really good racing shape, this program might be for you! The program begins on Sunday, January 05.

I wanna rock and roll all night
It's also time to get your party shoes out of the closet for two upcoming events: First, join us in honoring Fran Breslauer and Heather Tolford, who are up for major NYRR awards at NYRR Club Night on Thursday, January 30. The Flyers are buying two tables, and as of now there are nine seats left for the party.

The following weekend, the not-to-be-missed Flyers Annual Awards Gala and Dance Party takes place at Rosie O'Grady's in midtown. This year, you can dress up in your glamorous best if you prefer, but since the theme is Rock and Roll, you can also bust out the leather pants and Aqua Net. Either way, it's going to be a great night of dinner, dancing, honoring our top athletes and active, energetic club members, and a look back on the year that was. Early pricing of $85 for members and $90 for guests is in effect until January 15.

 
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FLYERS NEWS FLASH
JOIN THE NEW YORK FLYERS
We welcome runners of ALL abilities. We have group runs, personalized speedwork (our SpeedPass program), social events, volunteering opportunities galore and an enhanced marathon training program. Check out these links:
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS:
 
 
FLYER PHOTOS
 
This year's photo albums

Recent albums:

NYRR Manhattan 7-Mile
Flyer Awards Gala
NYRR Gridiron 4-Miler
Club Night
Joe Kleinerman 10k
TCS New York City Marathon
Gel Station New York New York Video
Pre-Marathon Pasta Party
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS SUBMIT ANNOUNCEMENT
 
New York Flyers "DEBS" Book Club
Monday, February 24th 6:30 - 8:30
This month we will be reading "Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory" by Deena Kastor. To cancel your reservation or to get on the wait list, click on the event page link above.
Note: there are only 6 spots left.

 
Little Red Lighthouse Hudson River Run:
Saturday, March 7th
Join the Flyers on this supported training run (up to 20 miles) free to Flyers ($15 for non-Flyers). This is a beautiful run, with fantastic views of the Hudson River and an up close view of the George Washington Bridge and, of course, the Little Red Lighthouse standing underneath the bridge. Bag check and water/Gatorade stop provided plus possible post run Goodies. Click on the link for details and sign-up. Can't run? Volunteer! (click here).  
March New Members Run/Brunch & Social
Sunday, March 22nd
Whether you joined us last year or yesterday please join us for our New Member's Run & Brunch in Brooklyn on Sunday, March 22nd. Come for the run and brunch or just come for the brunch!! The Board and some team captains will be at the run and we will accommodate all paces. Click on the link for details and sign-up.
Palisades Long Training Run – Spring Edition
Saturday April 4th
Join us for one of the most beautiful runs in the New York area - the Palisades! This gorgeous run can range from a moderately hilly run of less than 10 miles to a very challenging 15-miler. The Palisades run is an out and back course crossing the George Washington Bridge and then descending through Palisades Interstate Park down to the Hudson River and then back up the Palisades Cliffs. Then you turn around and come back! Can't run? Consider volunteering: Volunteer Signup Page, Thanks.
 
GROUP RUNS
Group Runs: Running almost every day
Did you know that the Flyers have organized group runs almost every day of the week? And all NY Flyers group runs are open to all: members, prospective members or guests. Click the Group Runs link above or email the leader for details.
Day/Time Meet at Leader
Tuesday 6:00 CP: 72nd & CPW Francine Alfandary
Thursday 6:00 CP: 72nd & CPW Francine Alfandary
Thursday 7:00 CP: Columbus Circle Entrance Dave Kleckner or
Lisa Konorty
Saturday 9:00 CP: 72nd & East Drive Ed Altman
Sunday 9:00 PP: West Drive, Grand Army Plaza Entrance Beth Brennan or
Debbie Panek
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Jan. 1: Advice from Papa Bear: Tidbits of wisdom for January, February and March.
Dec. 12: Maybe When I Am Older: Profile of a Prolific Flyer.
Dec. 2: Running in the Dark: Keeping Safe Where the Sun Don't Shine.
 
CALENDAR FLYER EVENTS
  
Feb 24 Mon  DEBS Book Club
Feb 25 Tue  Morning Group Run: Central Park at 6 AM
Feb 27 Thu  Morning Group Run: Central Park at 6 AM
Feb 27 Thu  Thursday Evening Group Run: Central Park at 7pm
Feb 29 Sat  Saturday Morning Central Park Run at 9
Mar 01 Sun  Sunday Morning Prospect Park Run at 9
Mar 07 Sat  Long Training Run: Little Red Lighthouse!
Mar 07 Sat  Volunteers for Little Red Lighthouse Run!
Mar 13 Fri  Team Bibs UAE Healthy Kidney 10K
Mar 22 Sun  March New Member Run / Brunch
Mar 29 Sun  Run to Chip
Apr 04 Sat  Palisades Long Training Run-Spring Edition
Apr 04 Sat  Volunteers For Palisades Long Training Run-Spring Edition
Apr 10 Fri  Team Bibs Run As One 4 Miler
Nov 15 Sun  NYRR NYC 60K
Nov 22 Sun  Race to Deliver 4M to Benefit God's Love We Deliver
Dec 05 Sat  NYRR Jingle Bell Jog 5K
  
CALENDAR OTHER EVENTS
  
Mar 01 Sun NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K
Mar 08 Sun NYCRUNS Spring Fling 5K & 10K
Mar 15 Sun 2020 United Airlines NYC Half
Mar 28 Sat UAE Healthy Kidney 10K
Apr 05 Sun Boomer's Cystic Fibrosis Run to Breathe 4M
Apr 05 Sun VCTC Urban Environmental Challenge 10K and 5K
Apr 18 Sat NYCRUNS Prospect Park 5K & 10K
Apr 19 Sun SHAPE + Health Women's Half-Marathon
Apr 26 Sun Run as One (4M)
May 10 Sun Japan Run 4M
May 16 Sat 2020 Popular Brooklyn Half
May 17 Sun NYCRUNS Summer Loving 5K & 10K
May 31 Sun Italy Run by Nutella Cafe 5M
Jun 07 Sun NYRR Queens 10K
Jun 09 Tue NYCRUNS Building Brooklyn 5K
Jun 09 Tue NYCRUNS Building Brooklyn 5K (Team Signup)
Jun 13 Sat NYRR New York Mini 10K
Jun 27 Sat Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run 5M
  
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WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS:
 
 
FLYER PHOTOS
 
This year's photo albums
Recent albums:
NYRR Manhattan 7-Mile
Flyer Awards Gala
NYRR Gridiron 4-Miler
 
CALENDAR FLYER EVENTS
  
Feb 24 Mon  DEBS Book Club
Feb 25 Tue  Morning Group Run: Central Park at 6 AM
Feb 27 Thu  Morning Group Run: Central Park at 6 AM
Feb 27 Thu  Thursday Evening Group Run: Central Park at 7pm
Feb 29 Sat  Saturday Morning Central Park Run at 9
Mar 01 Sun  Sunday Morning Prospect Park Run at 9
Mar 07 Sat  Long Training Run: Little Red Lighthouse!
Mar 07 Sat  Volunteers for Little Red Lighthouse Run!
Mar 13 Fri  Team Bibs UAE Healthy Kidney 10K
Mar 22 Sun  March New Member Run / Brunch
Mar 29 Sun  Run to Chip
Apr 04 Sat  Palisades Long Training Run-Spring Edition
Apr 04 Sat  Volunteers For Palisades Long Training Run-Spring Edition
Apr 10 Fri  Team Bibs Run As One 4 Miler
Nov 15 Sun  NYRR NYC 60K
Nov 22 Sun  Race to Deliver 4M to Benefit God's Love We Deliver
Dec 05 Sat  NYRR Jingle Bell Jog 5K
  
CALENDAR OTHER EVENTS
  
Mar 01 Sun NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K
Mar 08 Sun NYCRUNS Spring Fling 5K & 10K
Mar 15 Sun 2020 United Airlines NYC Half
Mar 28 Sat UAE Healthy Kidney 10K
Apr 05 Sun Boomer's Cystic Fibrosis Run to Breathe 4M
Apr 05 Sun VCTC Urban Environmental Challenge 10K and 5K
Apr 18 Sat NYCRUNS Prospect Park 5K & 10K
Apr 19 Sun SHAPE + Health Women's Half-Marathon
Apr 26 Sun Run as One (4M)
May 10 Sun Japan Run 4M
May 16 Sat 2020 Popular Brooklyn Half
May 17 Sun NYCRUNS Summer Loving 5K & 10K
May 31 Sun Italy Run by Nutella Cafe 5M
Jun 07 Sun NYRR Queens 10K
Jun 09 Tue NYCRUNS Building Brooklyn 5K
Jun 09 Tue NYCRUNS Building Brooklyn 5K (Team Signup)
Jun 13 Sat NYRR New York Mini 10K
Jun 27 Sat Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run 5M
  
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