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Running: Because some other forms of stress release are frowned upon . . .

Springing forward
I just got back from vacation in sunny Belize, and I was expecting spring to be a little more advanced by now. Nevertheless, we march on (see what I did there?). There were no local race results this weekend, so we'll just congratulate Mr. President on his 3:03:33 marathon finish today in LA and wish our Boston-bound marathoners speed and strength a couple of weeks from now.

West side story
A promise of spring was in the air for the March long training run on Saturday, a jaunt across Central Park and along the Hudson River running path up to the Little Red Lighthouse. With gels, Gatorade, and water available during the out and back course, it was a pleasant Sunday stroll through the parks. Thanks and appreciation to event captain and Member at Large Betty Yung and her team of volunteers at check-in, check-out, and at the aid station, and a big personal thank-you to Dave Kleckner for great company and keeping me going the entire way.

In the heights
In an annual highlight of the late winter running season, ninety Flyers descended on Washington Heights for the NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K. This one was the March NYRR points race, so settle in and see how our age group teams did.

The Flyer Open Women placed thirteenth in their division, led by the superstar quadruple qualifier Heather Tolford. Heather placed first for the Flyer Open Women, the sixth place 40+ Women, the fourth place 50+ Women, and the first place 60+ Women and won the 60-64 age group in 21:40 (6:59 pace). She also scored in the 85.60 percentile, which places her firmly in the league of national-level competitors. Congratulations, Heather! Stephanie Tang placed second for the Flyer Open Women and twenty-first in the 35-39 age group in 22:25 (7:13 pace), followed by another Flyer blazing star, Denise Iannizzotto, who triple scored with a third place finish for the Flyer Open Women and second in both the 40+ and 50+ Women's divisions. Jillian Hobson placed fourth for the Flyer Open Women in 23:10 (7:28 pace), followed by Mary Beth Ezra in 23:11 (7:28 pace and ninth in the 45-49 age group). Mary Beth also double scored with a third place finish for the Flyer 40+ Women.

Nina Parks-Taylor notched another double score by capturing third place for the Flyer 50+ Women, second place for the Flyer 60+ Women, and fourth in the 60-64 age group. Elaine Rosen placed third for the Flyer 60+ Women and eighth in the 60-64 age group in 25:28 (8:22 pace).

In the men's races, Dan Lam started off with a double score by placing first for the nineteenth place Flyer Open Men and first for the ninth place Flyer 40+ Men, as well as twenty-first place in the 40-44 age group in 18:44 (6:02 pace). Mr. President captured second for the Flyer Open and 40+ Men and twenty-sixth in the 40-44 age group in 18:57 (6:06 pace). Pat Duffy triple scored, placing third for the Flyer Open and 40+ Men, first for the fourth place Flyer 50+ Men, and fourth in the 55-59 age group in 19:44 (6:21 pace). Marc Bochner also triple scored, crossing the finish line in fourth place for the Flyer Open and 40+ Men and second for the Flyer 50+ Men, as well as fourteenth in the 50-54 age group in 19:50 (6:23 pace). Deniz Saat represented for the Millennials, capturing fifth place for the Flyer Open Men in 20:14 (6:31 pace).

Dave Kleckner took the third and final scoring position for the Flyer 50+ Men in 20:31 (6:26 pace). The Flyer 60+ Men placed fifth in their division, thanks to Andreas Werder, first in 22:32 (7:15 pace and thirteenth in the 60-64 age group); Brad Goz, second in 23:43 (7:38 pace and seventeenth in the 60-64 age group); and Howard Tanz, third in 24:11 (7:47 pace and seventh in the 65-69 age group). The Flyer 70+ Men placed fourth in their age group, led by Gary Smeal in 27:46 (8:57 pace and eleventh in the 70-74 age group). Delton Mace placed second for the team in 29:04 (9:22 pace and seventeenth in the 70-74 age group), and Papa Bear himself, Richard Garland placed third for the team and third in the 75-79 age group in 30:28 (9:49 pace). Other age group honors went to Andrea Kent (ninth in the women's 60-64 age group); Deborah McDuffie-Saat (tenth in the women's 60-64 age group); Anky Lam (third in the women's 65-69 age group); Fran Breslauer (first in the women's 75-79 age group); and Steven Estrine (tenth in the men's 75-79 age group).

Rain beats snow
On a warmish and damp Sunday, three Flyers completed the NYCRUNS Central Park Half Marathon: Adolfo Ferrando finished first for the team in 1:40:51 (7:42 pace), followed by Francine Alfandary in 2:21:49 (10:50 pace) and Andrew Paer in 2:44:09 (12:32 pace and thirteenth in the men's 60-69 age group).

Al for one and one for Al
Overall Place Gender Place Age-Group Place Bib Name Gender/Age IAAF Overall Time Pace Gun Time Age-Graded Time Age-Graded Place Age- Graded Percent I'm afraid of jinxing everything by saying that winter seems like it's in its last gasp, but it was a decidedly not horrible February day for the Al Gordon 4-Miler on Saturday. Gregory Hawryluk set the pace for the Flyer men, placing first for the team in 25:55 (6:29 pace). Deniz Saaat placed second for the Flyer men in 25:59 (6:29 pace), and Howard Choi captured third in 28:18 (7:05 pace). Christina Rodriguez clocked in for fourth place for the team in 29:47 (7:27 pace), and Ilse Abusamra finished fifth for the team and nineteenth in the 40-44 age group in 30:44 (7:41 pace).

Meanwhile, Stephanie Tang led the Flyer women through the course, breaking a PR from 2012 with her first place team finish in 28:32 (7:08 pace and fifteenth for the 35-39 age group). Jillian Hobson and Peri Saat placed second and third for the Flyer women in 30:29 (7:38 pace) and 32:17 (8:05 pace). Jeanhie Hahn picked up a fourth place team finish and sixth in the 50-54 age group in 32:46 (8:12 pace), and Diane Klein placed fifth for the Flyer women and seventh in the 55-59 age group in 33:21 (8:21 pace). Other age group honors went to Howard Tanz (fourth in the men's 65-69 age group); David Gaines (sixth in the men's 65-69 age group); Deborah McDuffie-Saat (fourth in the women's 60-64 age group); Fran Breslauer (first in the women's 75-79 age group); and Gary Heard (seventh in the men's 70-74 age group).

I don't see no cherry blossoms – Those must await the coming of spring.
Despite the snow that's arriving again this week, spring really is only a few weeks away. One of the first harbingers of spring for local runners is the PPTC Cherry Tree 10-Miler and Relay, which took place in Prospect Park on Sunday morning. Results aren't listed by club, but Facebook tells me that we had a strong Flyer turnout. You can check out the results put together by the Flyers who were there here.

 
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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:

Volunteers and Meet the Candidates Social
NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K
Flyer Holiday Party
Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunt
New York City Marathon
Pre-Marathon Pasta Party
6AM Group Annual Pre-Marathon Picture
Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS SUBMIT ANNOUNCEMENT
 
April New Members Run & Social
Monday, April 1st
Whether you joined us last year or yesterday please join us for our New Member's Run & Social on Monday April 1st. You can leave a bag in a locker at the Jack Rabbit store (2nd floor, Time Warner Center). Meet at the Maine Monument — look for runners in Flyers gear! Do the run and social or just the social! 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 6th
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.

Little Toot Battery Park Hudson River Run:
Sunday, May 5th
Join fellow Flyers and guests for a beautiful run from East 72nd Street, across Central Park and then down the Hudson River to Battery Park and back, with the possibility of additional mileage in Central Park. Runs of 1 to 20+ miles are available. Free to Flyers ($15 for non-Flyers). We will not have formal pacers; this is a self-guided run, but we will send people off in self-led pace groups ranging from 7:30 min/mile to 11:00+ min/mile. Click on Link for details and signup.
 
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
Saturday 9:00 CP: 72nd & East Drive Ed Altman
Sunday 8:00 PP: West Drive, Grand Army Plaza Entrance Stephanie Tang
 
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Dec. 2: Running in the Dark: Keeping Safe Where the Sun Don't Shine.
 
CALENDAR FLYER EVENTS
  
Mar 26 Tue  Morning Group Run: Central Park
Mar 28 Thu  Thursday Night Group Run
Mar 28 Thu  Morning Group Run: Central Park
Mar 30 Sat  Saturday Morning Central Park Run at 9
Mar 31 Sun  Sunday Morning Prospect Park Run at 8
Apr 01 Mon  April's New Member Run & Social!
Apr 06 Sat  Palisades Long Training Run-Spring Edition
Apr 06 Sat  Volunteers For Palisades Long Training Run-Spring Edition
Apr 15 Mon  Popular Brooklyn Half Marathon-Team Bibs
Apr 19 Fri  UAE Healthy Kidney 10K-Team Bibs
May 05 Sun  Long Training Run: Little Toot Battery Park Hudson River Run
  
CALENDAR OTHER EVENTS
  
Mar 30 Sat VCTC Urban Environmental Challenge 6K & 10K
Apr 07 Sun Boomer’s Cystic Fibrosis Run to Breathe (4M)
Apr 13 Sat NYCRUNS Queens Half Marathon & 5K
Apr 14 Sun SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon
Apr 20 Sat Run as One (4M)
Apr 20 Sat NYCRUNS Prospect Park 5K & 10K
Apr 27 Sat NYCRUNS Verrazano 5K & 10K
Apr 28 Sun UAE Healthy Kidney 10K
May 04 Sat NYRR Newport Fiesta 5K
May 04 Sat Sharon Classic Road Race (5M)
May 12 Sun Japan Run (4M)
May 14 Tue The Empire State Building Run-Up
May 18 Sat Popular Brooklyn Half
May 19 Sun NYCRUNS Summer Loving 5K & 10K (Governors Island)
Jun 01 Sat NYCRUNS Narrows 5K & 10K
Jun 02 Sun Italy Run by Nutella Cafe (5M)
Jun 08 Sat NYRR New York Mini 10K
Jun 11 Tue NYCRUNS Building Brooklyn 5K
  
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WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS:
 
 
FLYER PHOTOS
 
This year's photo albums
Recent albums:
United Airlines New York City Half Marathon
NYRR Al Gordon Brooklyn 4M
PPTC Cherry Tree 10 MIler
 
CALENDAR FLYER EVENTS
  
Mar 26 Tue  Morning Group Run: Central Park
Mar 28 Thu  Thursday Night Group Run
Mar 28 Thu  Morning Group Run: Central Park
Mar 30 Sat  Saturday Morning Central Park Run at 9
Mar 31 Sun  Sunday Morning Prospect Park Run at 8
Apr 01 Mon  April's New Member Run & Social!
Apr 06 Sat  Palisades Long Training Run-Spring Edition
Apr 06 Sat  Volunteers For Palisades Long Training Run-Spring Edition
Apr 15 Mon  Popular Brooklyn Half Marathon-Team Bibs
Apr 19 Fri  UAE Healthy Kidney 10K-Team Bibs
May 05 Sun  Long Training Run: Little Toot Battery Park Hudson River Run
  
CALENDAR OTHER EVENTS
  
Mar 30 Sat VCTC Urban Environmental Challenge 6K & 10K
Apr 07 Sun Boomer’s Cystic Fibrosis Run to Breathe (4M)
Apr 13 Sat NYCRUNS Queens Half Marathon & 5K
Apr 14 Sun SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon
Apr 20 Sat Run as One (4M)
Apr 20 Sat NYCRUNS Prospect Park 5K & 10K
Apr 27 Sat NYCRUNS Verrazano 5K & 10K
Apr 28 Sun UAE Healthy Kidney 10K
May 04 Sat NYRR Newport Fiesta 5K
May 04 Sat Sharon Classic Road Race (5M)
May 12 Sun Japan Run (4M)
May 14 Tue The Empire State Building Run-Up
May 18 Sat Popular Brooklyn Half
May 19 Sun NYCRUNS Summer Loving 5K & 10K (Governors Island)
Jun 01 Sat NYCRUNS Narrows 5K & 10K
Jun 02 Sun Italy Run by Nutella Cafe (5M)
Jun 08 Sat NYRR New York Mini 10K
Jun 11 Tue NYCRUNS Building Brooklyn 5K
  
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