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FLYERS NEWS FLASH

Because no one ever drowned in sweat . . .

Woof
The dog days of summer are here, my friends. It was a nasty shock to arrive back in the sauna after nine days of family, fun, and a coat almost every day in Denmark. For reasons that are entirely inscrutable to me, the hot weather seems to make some of our standout runners just go faster. The Flyer women captured third place in the Retro 4-Miler on Saturday, and Marcy Withington set the pace with a first place team finish and a fifth place finish in the 45-49 age group in 28:12 (7:03 pace). Denise Iannizzotto placed second for the team and won the women's 55-59 age group, racking up an age-graded percent finish of 80.72%, which classifies her performance as national-level caliber. She did all this in a mere 28:34 (7:09 pace). Michelle Yuen placed third for the team and seventeenth in the 30-34 age group in 30:14 (7:34 pace), followed by Yumi Morishige in 31:27 (7:52 pace and fifth in the 50-54 age group) and Mary Beth Ezra in 31:27 (7:52 pace and tenth in the 45-49 age group).

In the men's race, Mr. President ran a standout race, with a first place team finish and third in the 40-44 age goup in 24:30 (6:08 pace). Secretary David Ezra placed second for the team and twentieth in the 40-44 age group in 27:00 (6:45 pace). Tomohiro Inoue came in close behind, capturing thid for the team and twenty-second in the 40-44 age group in 27:05 (6:47 pace). Jose Perez Nessi placed fourth for the team and twenty-third in the 40-44 age group (I'm seeing a lot of depth of club talent in this age group, folks) in 27:17 (6:50 pace), followed by Jon Riecke in 28:26 (7:03 pace and fifth in the 55-59 age group).

I hear there's some screwy stuff with a few people assigned to the wrong gender in the race results again, but the gender-bending hasn't impacted our club scoring this time.

Stay safe out there, people
This heat is really no joke. RRCA has some helpful tips for beating, or at least tolerating, the heat. I don't tolerate heat that well and got very dizzy during both my Saturday and Sunday runs. When that happens, I find that increasing my salt intake for the duration of the stinky weather is really helpful, but I also have to pare my time and distance goals way back. I know I'll be complaining about the cold in December, so am trying to appreciate the sunshine while it's here.

Independence Day Running
While there were no NYRR races this holiday weekend, but NYC Runs and other organizations had races and Flyers were out running:
AVL Independence Day 5k
Glen Rock Tribute 5-K
NYCRuns Firecracker 5-K
NYCRuns Firecracker 10-K

Pride-ful Flyers
This past Saturday at the Front Runners NY LGBT Pride Run, the Flyer Senior Veteran Women Came in 1st Place. Awesome job ladies. You are always doing so well. Heather Tolford, awesome 2nd place win being the fastest Flyer lady finishing in 35:29. Marcy Withington, awesome 5th place win finishing in 35:55. Great mention to Elaine Rosen, Suzanne Turner and so many more. You bring pride to the Flyers

It was great to see James Dunham out there running a very fast 32:35 followed by other speedy Flyers Jeffrey Tente in 33:01 and Tim Decker in 35:55 and David Ezra in 36:07. Great job guys.

Ever hopeful
The official start of summer began this weekend with the Achilles Hope and Possibility 5-Miler. On this sunny Sunday morning, Gregory Hawryluk and Tomohiro Inoue led the men's team around Central Park, placing first and second for the Flyers in 26:10 (6:33 pace) and 26:50 (6:43 pace). Sebastien Lieng came in third for the team and twenty-fourth in the 45-49 age group in 27:32 (6:53 pace), followed by Vincenzo Pascale, sixth in the 55-59 age group, in 27:58 (7:00 pace) and Michel Werthenschlag in 28:50 (7:13 pace).

In the women's race, Amanda Schachter placed first for the Flyers and first in the 45-49 age group in 29:12 (7:18 pace). Caroline Kuras and Michelle Yuen captured second and third for the team in 29:54 (7:29 pace and fourteenth in the 25-29 age group) and 30:31 (7:38 pace). Jeanhie Hahn picked up a fourth place team finish and third in the 50-54 age group in 31:30 (7:53 pace), and Melinda Feinberg placed fifth in 33:37 (8:25 pace). Steve Kasarsky also earned age group honors, placing third in the men's 65-69 age group.

Kings and Queens
It was a pretty spectacular Saturday for the Queens 10K, and the Flyers rose to the occasion for this points race with fully loaded teams in all scoring divisions. The Flyer Open Women captured eighteenth in their division. Amy Knepper started the party off with a double score, placing first for the Flyer Open Women and first for the sixth place Flyer 40+ Women in 45:18 (7:18 pace). Denise Iannizzotto followed up with a triple score, placing second for the Flyer Open and 40+ Women and first for the third place Flyer 50+ Women, also capturing fourth place in the 55-59 age group in 45:33 (7:20 pace). Jillian Hobson zoomed through the course in 47:13 (7:36 pace), placing third for the Flyer Open Women. Kristel McKanna double scored for the Open and Master Flyer teams, taking fourth for the Flyer Open Women and third for the Flyer Master Women in 48:13 (7:46 pace and seventeenth in the 45-49 age group), and Mary Beth Ezra took fifth place for the Flyer Open Women and twenty-first in the 45-49 age group in 28:37 (7:50 pace).

This is where things get weird. Guy Simoneau is listed in the results as a woman when we know he's a dude, and this error is screwing up the remaining Flyer women's results. Guy is listed as second in the women's 60-64 age group, and his time is counted as a double-scoring second place finish in for the Flyer 50+ Women and first for the Flyer 60+ Women. Since NYRR will correct these results at some point, I'm skipping over Guy to report where the Flyer 50+ and 60+ team scores actually landed.

With all that said, once the results are fixed, we'll see that Nina Parks-Taylor and Vice President Elaine Rosen double scored, kicking it in for second and third for the Flyer 50+ Women and first for the currently first place Flyer 60+ Women in 50:46 (8:11 pace and seventh in the 60-64 age group) and 52:56 (8:31 pace and eleventh in the 60-64 age group). Deborah McDuffie-Saat placed third for the Flyer 60+ Women and fifteenth in the 60-64 age group in 55:26 (8:26 pace).

In the men's race, Mr. President led the 25th place Flyer Open Men and fifteenth place Flyer 40+ Men with a double score, also coming in eighteenth in the 40-44 age group, in 38:39 (6:14 pace). Jeffrey Tente placed second for the Flyer Open Men in 39:28 (6:22 pace), followed by the triple scoring thunder Tim Decker, who placed third for the Flyer Open Men, second for the Flyer 40+ Men, and first for the eighth place Flyer 50+ Men in 41:09 (6:38 pace and fifteenth in the 50-54 age group). Michael Alexander double scored with a fourth place Flyer Open Men's finish and third for the Flyer 40+ Men in 42:08 (6:47 pace), and Deniz Saat placed fifth for the Flyer Open Men in 43:02 (6:56 pace). Vincenzo Pascale cruised in with a second place finish for the Flyer 50+ Men and fourteenth in the 55-59 age group in 43:49 (7:03 pace), and Jon Riecke took third in 45:21 (7:18 pace).

Here's where things get weird again. Remember how Guy Simoneau picked up first place for the Flyer 60+ Women through a gender bending mistake in the results? He should have been listed in second place for the Flyer 60+ Men. The Flyer 60+ Men are currently listed in fourth place in their division, and once the results are corrected, they'll show that Andreas Werder placed first for the team and seventeenth in the 60-64 age group in 46:58 (7:34 pace), followed by Guy in 47:29 (7:39 pace), which will probably also result in an age group award, but we don't know exactly what at this point. Third place went to Bradford Goz in 48:29 (7:49 pace and fourth in the 65-69 age group).

This was confusing, yo.

Maximum Mini
It started as the first all-women's race in the country, and it helped launch the women's running boom. This year, 76 Flyer women turned out to honor history and celebrate running in the NYRR New York Mini 10K. Senior veteran superstar Heather Tolford placed first for the Flyers and second in the 60-64 age group in 44:30 (7:10 pace), logging an astonishing 88.60% in age-graded results. Anything over 80% is considered national-level caliber, and Heather is one of the best of the best. On the other end of the generational spectrum, 24-year-old Elena Riecke placed second for the team in 45:33 (7:20 pace). Stephanie Tang placed third in 45:55 (7:24 pace), and veteran Denise Iannizzotto scored a fourth place team finish and second in the 55-59 age group in another national-caliber performance, scoring 80.15% on an age-graded basis. Betty Yung scored the remaining team points with a fifth place finish in 46:10 (7:26 pace).

While the race was all about the women runners, grateful thanks and appreciation to the Flyer men and non-racing women who gave up a couple of extra hours of rest to come out and cheer for their teammates. That's what being part of a community is all about!

A four day work week is just five days of work in four days
On Sunday, we celebrated bella Italia with the 2019 Italy Run 5-Miler, and I heard that you could eat Nutella by the pound somewhere around there, too. Michael Alexander placed first for the Flyers and sixteenth in the 40-44 age group in 33:13 (6:39 pace), followed by Gregory Hawryluk in 33:42 (6:45 pace). Dave Richter and Vincenzo Pascale represented for the Flyer Veteran men, placing third and fourth for the team in 34:48 (6:58 pace) and 35:01 (7:01 pace), also capturing ninth in the 50-54 age group and sixth in the 55-59 age group. Sebastian Lieng placed fifth for the Flyer men in 35:04 (7:01 pace).

In the women's race, Jose Perez Nessi placed first for the team and sixth in the 40-44 age group in 26:14 (7:15 pace). Veteran superstar Denise Iannizzotto placed second for the Flyer women and first in the 55-59 age group in 37:36 (7:32 pace). Michelle Yuen came in third for the team in 27:58 (7:36 pace), followed by Melissa Labozzetta in 28:35 (7:43 pace and eighteenth in the 40-44 age group) and Kathleen McCormack in 38:39 (7:44 pace and ninth in the 45-49 age group). Other age group honors went to Kathleen McCormack (ninth in the women's 45-49 age group); Yumi Morishige (seventh in the women's 50-54 age group); Ricky Lam (tenth in the men's 65-69 age group); Moira Zelin (eighth in the women's 55-59 age group); Deborah McDuffie-Saat (ninth in the women's 60-64 age group); and Barbara Fratta (eighth in the women's 70-74 age group).

 
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Retro 4-Miler
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Randall's Island Long Training Run
Sunday, July 21st

WE ARE CANCELLING THIS EVENT DUE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT
We regret we must cancel this event due to the dangerous heat (in the upper 90°s) this weekend. If you plan to do any running this weekend we suggest reading this information on running in the heat:
Stay Safe in the Heat


Team Championship Picnic and Team Photo
Saturday, July 27th
Calling All NY Flyers: The NYRR 5 Mile Team Championship races are Saturday, July 27th so come represent one of the best running clubs in the nation, The NY Flyers. Women's race is at 7:00 and Men's race is at 8:15. We need everyone to support the club and wear whatever NY Flyers gear you have! We will be celebrating with our annual post-race Team Picnic and 2019 Team Photo and we will end with an informal team General Meeting where you will have the opportunity to raise issues or ideas or ask questions about the club. Families, pets, and prospective and new members are welcome! Can't run? Volunteer! (click here).

Three Bridges Long Training Run #1
Sunday, August 25th
Come join the NY Flyers for the first of our two annual 20 mile Three Bridges LTR runs. This run starts and ends in Manhattan, takes us through three boroughs and over three bridges. Click on the link for details and sign-up. Can you be a pacer? Sign up here: pacers sign-up. Can't run? Please volunteer to help put this run on: sign up here: volunteer sign-up.

Palisades Long Training Run Summer Edition
Saturday, September 21st
This gorgeous run can range from a moderately hilly run of less than 10 miles to a very challenging 20-miler. An out and back course, you turn around whenever you wish. You cross the GWB, descend through Palisades Interstate Park down to the Hudson River and then head up to Alpine to the turn-around. Details and sign-up at the link. Can't run? Please volunteer to help put this run on: sign up here: volunteer sign-up.
 
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
  
Jul 20 Sat  Saturday Morning Central Park Run at 9
Jul 21 Sun  Sunday Morning Prospect Park Run at 8
Jul 21 Sun  Randall's Island Long Training Run Cancelled
Jul 23 Tue  Morning Group Run: Central Park
Jul 25 Thu  Thursday Night Group Run
Jul 25 Thu  Morning Group Run: Central Park
Jul 27 Sat  Club Team Picnic, Team Photo, and General Meeting
Jul 27 Sat  Volunteers for Team Championships Picnic
Aug 05 Mon  August New Member Run & Social!
Aug 25 Sun  Pacers for Three Bridges #1
Aug 25 Sun  Volunteers for Three Bridges #1
Aug 25 Sun  Flyers Long-Training Run - Three Bridges #1
Sep 20 Fri  Bronx 10 Mile Team Bibs
Sep 21 Sat  Flyers Long Training Run-Palisades Summer Edition
Sep 21 Sat  Volunteers for Palisades Summer Edition
Oct 04 Fri  Staten Island Half Marathon Team Bibs
Oct 06 Sun  Flyers Long-Training Run - Three Bridges #2
Oct 06 Sun  Volunteers for Three Bridges #2
Oct 06 Sun  Pacers for Three Bridges #2
Oct 20 Sun  The Last 10 Miles!
  
CALENDAR OTHER EVENTS
  
Jul 27 Sat NYRR Team Championships: Men (5M) and Women (5M)
Aug 01 Thu VCTC Cross Country Summer Series #6
Aug 04 Sun NYRR Manhattan 7 Mile
Aug 15 Thu VCTC Cross Country Summer Series #7
Aug 24 Sat Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run
Aug 25 Sun NYRR Henry Isola Cross Country (4M)
Sep 08 Sun New Balance Fifth Avenue Mile
Sep 29 Sun New Balance Bronx 10 Mile
Oct 13 Sun NYRR Staten Island Half
Nov 03 Sun TCS New York City Marathon
Dec 07 Sat NYRR Ted Corbitt 15K
  
PRS/AWARDS SUBMIT PR/AWARD ALL PRS/AWARDS
 
David Dempsey VCTC Cross Country Series #5 1st 70+
Timothy Decker NYRR Brooklyn R-U-N 5K 6th 50-54
Yumi Morishige NYRR Brooklyn R-U-N 5K 2nd 50-54
Neil Tipograph Jamesport Triathlon 3rd 60-64!
Lisa Konorty Long Beach Waterfront Warriors 5K 2nd 55-59
Silke Eiserbeck Laugavegurinn 55-K trial ultra 3rd woman overall
Chris Brennan NYRR Retro 4-Miler 3rd 40-44
Jon Riecke NYRR Retro 4-Miler 7th 55-59
Jorge Fajardo NYRR Retro 4-Miler 8th 55-59
Timothy Hadel NYRR Retro 4-Miler 10th 60-64
Guy Simoneau NYRR Retro 4-Miler 4th 60-64
Bradford Goz NYRR Retro 4-Miler 1st 65-69!!!
 
RESULTS SUBMIT NEW RESULT ALL RESULTS
 
Jul 18 VCTC Cross Country Series #5
Jul 15 NYRR Brooklyn R-U-N 5K
Jul 14 Long Beach Waterfront Warriors 5K
Jul 14 Jamesport Triathlon
Jul 13 NYRR Retro 4-Miler
Jul 13 Laugavegurinn 55-K trial ultra
Jul 07 Southampton Firecracker 8K
Jul 07 Canadaman Xtri
Jul 07 Last Call 50 Miler
Jul 04 NYCRuns Firecracker 10-K
Jul 04 NYCRuns Firecracker 5-K
Jul 04 Township of Wall Firecracker 5-Miler
 
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WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS:
 
 
FLYER PHOTOS
 
This year's photo albums
Recent albums:
Retro 4-Miler
Front Runners NY LGBT Pride Run
NYRR New York Mini 10K
 
CALENDAR FLYER EVENTS
  
Jul 20 Sat  Saturday Morning Central Park Run at 9
Jul 21 Sun  Sunday Morning Prospect Park Run at 8
Jul 21 Sun  Randall's Island Long Training Run Cancelled
Jul 23 Tue  Morning Group Run: Central Park
Jul 25 Thu  Thursday Night Group Run
Jul 25 Thu  Morning Group Run: Central Park
Jul 27 Sat  Club Team Picnic, Team Photo, and General Meeting
Jul 27 Sat  Volunteers for Team Championships Picnic
Aug 05 Mon  August New Member Run & Social!
Aug 25 Sun  Pacers for Three Bridges #1
Aug 25 Sun  Volunteers for Three Bridges #1
Aug 25 Sun  Flyers Long-Training Run - Three Bridges #1
Sep 20 Fri  Bronx 10 Mile Team Bibs
Sep 21 Sat  Flyers Long Training Run-Palisades Summer Edition
Sep 21 Sat  Volunteers for Palisades Summer Edition
Oct 04 Fri  Staten Island Half Marathon Team Bibs
Oct 06 Sun  Flyers Long-Training Run - Three Bridges #2
Oct 06 Sun  Volunteers for Three Bridges #2
Oct 06 Sun  Pacers for Three Bridges #2
Oct 20 Sun  The Last 10 Miles!
  
CALENDAR OTHER EVENTS
  
Jul 27 Sat NYRR Team Championships: Men (5M) and Women (5M)
Aug 01 Thu VCTC Cross Country Summer Series #6
Aug 04 Sun NYRR Manhattan 7 Mile
Aug 15 Thu VCTC Cross Country Summer Series #7
Aug 24 Sat Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run
Aug 25 Sun NYRR Henry Isola Cross Country (4M)
Sep 08 Sun New Balance Fifth Avenue Mile
Sep 29 Sun New Balance Bronx 10 Mile
Oct 13 Sun NYRR Staten Island Half
Nov 03 Sun TCS New York City Marathon
Dec 07 Sat NYRR Ted Corbitt 15K
  
PRS/AWARDS SUBMIT PR/AWARD ALL PRS/AWARDS
 
David Dempsey VCTC Cross Country Series #5 1st 70+
Timothy Decker NYRR Brooklyn R-U-N 5K 6th 50-54
Yumi Morishige NYRR Brooklyn R-U-N 5K 2nd 50-54
Neil Tipograph Jamesport Triathlon 3rd 60-64!
Lisa Konorty Long Beach Waterfront Warriors 5K 2nd 55-59
Silke Eiserbeck Laugavegurinn 55-K trial ultra 3rd woman overall
Chris Brennan NYRR Retro 4-Miler 3rd 40-44
Jon Riecke NYRR Retro 4-Miler 7th 55-59
Jorge Fajardo NYRR Retro 4-Miler 8th 55-59
Timothy Hadel NYRR Retro 4-Miler 10th 60-64
Guy Simoneau NYRR Retro 4-Miler 4th 60-64
Bradford Goz NYRR Retro 4-Miler 1st 65-69!!!
 
RESULTS SUBMIT NEW RESULT ALL RESULTS
 
Jul 18 VCTC Cross Country Series #5
Jul 15 NYRR Brooklyn R-U-N 5K
Jul 14 Long Beach Waterfront Warriors 5K
Jul 14 Jamesport Triathlon
Jul 13 NYRR Retro 4-Miler
Jul 13 Laugavegurinn 55-K trial ultra
Jul 07 Southampton Firecracker 8K
Jul 07 Canadaman Xtri
Jul 07 Last Call 50 Miler
Jul 04 NYCRuns Firecracker 10-K
Jul 04 NYCRuns Firecracker 5-K
Jul 04 Township of Wall Firecracker 5-Miler
 
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