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Because the days you least feel like running are usually the days you need it the most . . .

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.

Vacation
The end of the fiscal year is nigh, and that means I'm shoveling a lot of work across the finish line and bugging out on vacation next Friday. Hopefully one of my fellow co-conspirators will pick up my slack for the next two weeks. In any case, pretend I sent you a postcard from Denmark, and I'll see you on the flip side.

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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FLYER PHOTOS
 
This year's photo albums

Recent albums:

NYRR New York Mini 10K
Italy Run by Nutella Cafe 5M
Cheryl Diamond 5-K Schlep
Popular Brooklyn Half
Sharon Classic 5-miler
UAE Healthy Kidney 10K
SpeedPass Last Workout and Social
United Airlines New York City Half Marathon
 
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June Happy Hour at the Boat Basin
Friday, June 28th
Hello Flyers! Join us for Happy Hour at the 79th Street Boat Basin! When: Friday June 28th 5:30-8:00 Where: The 79th Street Boat Basin Directions: For those who have never been there, just take a bus or subway (#1) to 79th Street and walk down the hill to the Hudson River. The Boat Basin is tucked behind the highway interchange overlooking the river. Click on the link for details and sign-up.

Randall's Island Long Training Run
Sunday, July 21st
Join us for a run from Columbus Circle to Randall's Island, where we will circumnavigate the island on a beautiful running path with spectacular views of Manhattan, the East River, the Harlem River, the Triboro and Hell Gate Bridges and even Long Island Sound. Details and sign-up at the link. Can't run? Volunteer! (click here).

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
Sunday, September 2nd
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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CALENDAR FLYER EVENTS
  
Jun 25 Tue  Morning Group Run: Central Park
Jun 27 Thu  Thursday Night Group Run
Jun 27 Thu  Morning Group Run: Central Park
Jun 28 Fri  June Happy Hour at the Boat Basin!
Jun 29 Sat  Saturday Morning Central Park Run at 9
Jun 30 Sun  Sunday Morning Prospect Park Run at 8
Jul 01 Mon  July New Members Run & Social!
Jul 03 Wed  NY Flyers 2019 Summer / Fall Marathon Training Program
Jul 16 Tue  NY Flyers Summer 2019 SpeedPass Season
Jul 18 Thu  Team Championships Team Bibs
Jul 21 Sun  Randall's Island Long Training Run
Jul 21 Sun  Volunteers for Randall's Island Long Training Run
Jul 27 Sat  Club Team Picnic, Team Photo, and General Meeting
Jul 27 Sat  Volunteers for Team Championships Picnic
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 22 Sun  Flyers Long Training Run-Palisades Summer Edition
Sep 22 Sun  Volunteers for Palisades Summer Edition
  
CALENDAR OTHER EVENTS
  
Jun 29 Sat Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run (5M)
Jul 04 Thu NYCRUNS Firecracker 5K & 10K (Governors Island)
Jul 13 Sat NYRR Retro 4-Miles
Jul 15 Mon NYRR Brooklyn R-U-N 5K
Jul 18 Thu VCTC Cross Country Summer Series #5
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 15 Sun NYRR Ted Corbitt 15K
  
PRS/AWARDS SUBMIT PR/AWARD ALL PRS/AWARDS
 
Jeanhie Hahn Achilles Hope & Possibility 4M by TD Bank 31:30
Marcy Withington Run for Chris 5K 3rd Female, 1st Master
Marcy Withington Branford Road Race 2nd 45-49
Andrew Paer Westwood Dad's Dash 5K 6th 60-69
Barbara Paer Westwood Dad's Dash 5K 3rd 60-69
David Dempsey Shelter Island 10K 2nd 60-69
Jeffrey Tente NYRR Queens 10K 39:28
Jose Perez Nessi NYRR Queens 10K 45:24
Kin Ng NYRR Queens 10K 46:45
Bradford Goz NYRR Queens 10K 4th 65-69
David Gaines NYRR Queens 10K 7th 65-69
Steve Kasarsky NYRR Queens 10K 10th 65-69
 
RESULTS SUBMIT NEW RESULT ALL RESULTS
 
Jun 23 Achilles Hope & Possibility 4M by TD Bank
Jun 22 Run for Chris 5K
Jun 22 Anchorage Mayor's Half Marathon
Jun 22 NYRR ACHILLES by TD Bank 4 Mile
Jun 16 Westwood Dad's Dash 5K
Jun 16 Branford Road Race
Jun 15 NYRR Queens 10K
Jun 15 Shelter Island 10K
Jun 15 Leadville Heavy Half
Jun 09 Woodcliff Lake 10k
Jun 09 Koyasan Ryujin Onsen Ultramarathon
Jun 09 Eagleman Half Ironman
 
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WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS:
 
 
FLYER PHOTOS
 
This year's photo albums
Recent albums:
NYRR New York Mini 10K
Italy Run by Nutella Cafe 5M
Cheryl Diamond 5-K Schlep
 
CALENDAR FLYER EVENTS
  
Jun 25 Tue  Morning Group Run: Central Park
Jun 27 Thu  Thursday Night Group Run
Jun 27 Thu  Morning Group Run: Central Park
Jun 28 Fri  June Happy Hour at the Boat Basin!
Jun 29 Sat  Saturday Morning Central Park Run at 9
Jun 30 Sun  Sunday Morning Prospect Park Run at 8
Jul 01 Mon  July New Members Run & Social!
Jul 03 Wed  NY Flyers 2019 Summer / Fall Marathon Training Program
Jul 16 Tue  NY Flyers Summer 2019 SpeedPass Season
Jul 18 Thu  Team Championships Team Bibs
Jul 21 Sun  Randall's Island Long Training Run
Jul 21 Sun  Volunteers for Randall's Island Long Training Run
Jul 27 Sat  Club Team Picnic, Team Photo, and General Meeting
Jul 27 Sat  Volunteers for Team Championships Picnic
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 22 Sun  Flyers Long Training Run-Palisades Summer Edition
Sep 22 Sun  Volunteers for Palisades Summer Edition
  
CALENDAR OTHER EVENTS
  
Jun 29 Sat Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run (5M)
Jul 04 Thu NYCRUNS Firecracker 5K & 10K (Governors Island)
Jul 13 Sat NYRR Retro 4-Miles
Jul 15 Mon NYRR Brooklyn R-U-N 5K
Jul 18 Thu VCTC Cross Country Summer Series #5
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 15 Sun NYRR Ted Corbitt 15K
  
PRS/AWARDS SUBMIT PR/AWARD ALL PRS/AWARDS
 
Jeanhie Hahn Achilles Hope & Possibility 4M by TD Bank 31:30
Marcy Withington Run for Chris 5K 3rd Female, 1st Master
Marcy Withington Branford Road Race 2nd 45-49
Andrew Paer Westwood Dad's Dash 5K 6th 60-69
Barbara Paer Westwood Dad's Dash 5K 3rd 60-69
David Dempsey Shelter Island 10K 2nd 60-69
Jeffrey Tente NYRR Queens 10K 39:28
Jose Perez Nessi NYRR Queens 10K 45:24
Kin Ng NYRR Queens 10K 46:45
Bradford Goz NYRR Queens 10K 4th 65-69
David Gaines NYRR Queens 10K 7th 65-69
Steve Kasarsky NYRR Queens 10K 10th 65-69
 
RESULTS SUBMIT NEW RESULT ALL RESULTS
 
Jun 23 Achilles Hope & Possibility 4M by TD Bank
Jun 22 Run for Chris 5K
Jun 22 Anchorage Mayor's Half Marathon
Jun 22 NYRR ACHILLES by TD Bank 4 Mile
Jun 16 Westwood Dad's Dash 5K
Jun 16 Branford Road Race
Jun 15 NYRR Queens 10K
Jun 15 Shelter Island 10K
Jun 15 Leadville Heavy Half
Jun 09 Woodcliff Lake 10k
Jun 09 Koyasan Ryujin Onsen Ultramarathon
Jun 09 Eagleman Half Ironman
 
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