From the website that votes early and often . . .
The results were busted for the January 06 NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5-Miler
last week, but all is copacetic now. Four Flyers came out: Papa Bear
captured second place in the
men's 70+ age group in the 5-Miler
, logging 50:38 (10:08 pace). In the 10-Miler
, William Nealon
placed first for the team and second in the men's 60-69 age group in 1:29:40 (8:58 pace).
and Andrew Paer
finished the race in 1:59:13 (11:55 pace) and 2:09:18 (12:56 pace), also picking up first in the women's 60-69 age group and eight in the men's 60-69 age group.
Stand up and be counted
Club elections are in full swing, and you have until January 20
to make your voice heard. While you're at it, if you haven't registered for the 2019 Annual Awards Gala
, prices go up on January 19
. Lock in your savings now! This year's event promises to be a night of fun in a fresh, new venue. Claim your spot before it's gone!
Starting the year in style
The Flyer women started 2019 off with a bang by capturing second place in the Joe Kleinerman 10K
on Saturday. Elena Riecke
placed first for the Flyer women and third in the
20-24 age group in 43:30 (7:00 pace). Senior veteran phenomenon Heather Tolford
placed second for the team and first in the 60-64 age group in 46:16 (7:27 pace). Member at Large Betty Yung
placed third for the Flyer women and
sixteenth in the women's 35-39 age group in 46:37 (7:30 pace), followed by Melissa Feinberg
in 48:29 (7:49 and seventeenth in the 40-44 age group) and Amy Knepper
in 48:29 (7:49 pace and eighteenth in the 40-44 age group).
In the men's race, Jeffrey Tente
captured first place for the Flyer men in 42:19 (6:49 pace), followed by Tomohiro Inouse
in 43:21 (6:59 pace). John LeBreton
placed third for the team in 44:40 (7:12 pace), and Jon Riecke
placed fourth for the team and twentieth in the men's 50-54 age group in 44:56 (7:14 pace). Howard Choi
placed fifth for the Flyer men in 46:17 (7:27 pace).
Ending the year with the joy of giving
There were no NYRR or NYCRUNS races this weekend, but the Flyers still had it goin' on. On Saturday, Heather Marcellis
and Dave Kleckner
hosted another successful day of giving back, the winter Central Park Volunteer Day Cleanup
. A temperate day facilitated plenty of raking and cleanup of autumnal debris, helping us do our part in getting the park in good shape for the spring and summer to come. We hear that Dave's
cookies were beyond delicious, too!
Today also marks the close of the 2018 Flyer Food Drive Fundraiser
. This year, we raised $3483
in direct donations, plus at least another $100 from corporate matching gifts. We beat our goal by 19%, and that's something to feel really good about. Thank you to everyone who participated, and a special thank you to the Executive Board
for supporting this effort.
Another champion in the record books
In last week's Ted Corbitt 15K
, we had another spectacular entry in the Flyer Hall of Fame
. Recordkeeper Papa Bear
shares the details below:
In Saturday's Ted Corbitt 15K, Heather Tolford, with a time of 1:09:38 (performance of 85.18%), was not only first in the 60-64 NYRR age group, but set a new Flyers Hall of Fame record in the 60+ group, besting the record of 1:15:09 set by Judith Tripp in the 2007 Colon Cancer Challenge. Heather has now set Hall of Fame records 12 times in 2018 (a record) and "owns" the 60+ group, holding all the records for races from 1 mile up to to 15K. Congratulations Heather, you've had a great year.
I'm tapped out today
I'm heading off for the holidays on Tuesday, leaving this space in the capable hands of the Flyer web dudes until then. Here's wishing everyone a healthy, happy, and eminently runderful year in 2019. See you on the flip side.
Flyer women are on fire
The Flyer women were lighting up the park all over the place during the NYRR Ted Corbitt 15K
, the last points race of the season, on Saturday morning. The Flyer Open Women placed sixth in their division, led by Pamela Hunt
, who was the first Flyer overall, eighteenth woman overall, second in the 50-54 age group, and triple scored with first place finishes in the
Open, 40+, and 50+ age groups in 59:03 (6:21 pace). Elena Riecke
placed second for the team and ninth in the 20-24 age group in 1:06:33 (7:09 pace). Marcy Withington
double scored by capturing third for the Flyer Open Women and second for the second place Flyer 40+ Women.
placed fourth in the 55-59 age group and triple scored with a fourth place finish for the Flyer Open Women, third for the Flyer 40+ Women, and second for the second place Flyer 50+ Women
in 1:08:07 (7:19 pace). Heather Tolford
won the 60-64 age group and knocked out a triple score, placing fifth for the Flyer Open Women, third for the Flyer 50+ Women, and first for the first place Flyer 60+ Women in
1:09:8 (7:29 pace). Andrea Kent
placed sixth in the 60-64 age group and second for the 60+ Flyers, and Vice President Elaine Rosen
placed third for the 60+ Flyers and ninth in the 60-64 age group.
The Flyer Open Men captured twenty-fourth in their division, led by Mr. President
, who double scored with first place finishes for the Flyer Open and 40+ Men and eighteenth in the 40-44 age group in 59:35 (6:24 pace).
placed second for the Flyer Open Men in 1:05:11 (7:00 pace), followed by Gregory Hawryluk
in 1:05:33 (7:02 pace). Secretary David Ezra
double scored with a fourth place finish for the Flyer Open Men and second for the
twentieth place 40+ Flyer Men in 1:06:46 (7:10 pace). Andreas Werder
quadruple scored, capturing fifth place for the 60-64 age group and fifth for the Flyer Open Men, third for the Flyer 40+ Men, first for the tenth place 50+ Flyer Men, and first for the fourth place Flyer 60+ Men.
placed second for the Flyer 50+ Men in 1:11:12 (7:39 pace), followed by Michael Knopf
in 1:12:39 (7:48 pace). Bradford Goz
placed second for the Flyer 60+ Men in
1:14:20 (7:59 pace), also coming in sixteenth in the 60-64 age group. Ricky Lam
placed third for the Flyer 60+ Men and thirteenth in the 65-69 age group. Other age group honors went to Yumi Morishige
(ninth in the women's 50-54 age group); Amy Thakkar
(tenth in the women's 50-54 age group); and Anky Lam
(third in the women's 65-69 age group).
And on Sunday
completed the NYCRUNS Big Apple Half Marathon
in 1:39:47 (7:37 pace).
Flyers Hall of Fame records fall again
The latest and greatest from our own Papa Bear
: In Saturday's Ted Corbitt 15K, Pamela Hunt, with a time of 59:03 (performance of 88.45%), was not only first Flyer (men and women) to finish, but set new Hall of Fame records in 4 age groups:
50+ (Andrea Kent's
1:06:48 record set in the 2011 Ted Corbitt 15K
40+ (Karen de Saint Phalle's
1:00:12 record set in the 2016 Ted Corbitt 15K
30+ (also Karen de Saint Phalle's
Open (also Karen de Saint Phalle's
This is the first time in Flyers history that anyone has set a quadruple record. What a way to finish the year - in 2018 Pamela
has set no less than 6 (now 7) Hall of Fame records! Congratulation Pamela
Will run for cocoa
On Sunday, it rained into everyone's cocoa, but that didn't stop a handful of hardy Flyers from coming out for the NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5K
. Mike Folger
completed the 10K in a flat 51:00 (8:14 pace),
which gave him sixteenth place in the men's 30-39 age group. Melissa Labozzetta
captured sixth in the women's 40-49 age group in 58:45 (9:29 pace).
In the 5K, Anne Mullin
, who also ran the Jingle Bell Jog 5K
the day before, placed fourth in the women's 50-59 age group with her 26:01 finish (8:24 pace). Peter Lewy
placed second in the men's
60-69 age group in 27:38 (8:55 pace), followed by Papa Bear
himself, Richard Garland
, who won the men's 70+ age group in 32:06 (10:21 pace). Denna Novick
placed eleventh in the women's 40-49 age group
in 33:07 (10:41 pace).
Candy stripes and jingle bells were all over the course in Saturday's Jingle Bell Jog 5K
. The Flyer women captured third place in their division, led by Veteran dynamo Pamela Hunt
, who placed first for the team, second Flyer overall, first in the
50-54 age group, and third woman overall in 18:57 (6:06 pace). Jillian Hobson
placed second for the team in 23:22 (7:32 pace), and Stephanie Tang
placed third for the team and twenty-third in the 35-39 age group in
23:47 (7:39 pace). Hiromi Nobata
captured fourth for the Flyer women and fourth in the 50-54 age group in 23:58 (7:43 pace), and Noreen Okarter
placed fifth for the team in 25:09 (8:06 pace).
In the men's race, Mr. President
placed first for the team and fifth in the 40-44 age group in 18:55 (6:06 pace). Gregory Hawryluk
came in second for the Flyer men, crossing the finish line in 21:34 (6:57 pace).
placed third for the team and twenty-second in the 50-54 age group in 23:51 (7:41 pace), followed by Ramanarayanan Kalakkad Rangnathan in 27:22 (8:49 pace). Joel Gunderson
captured the rest of the team points in 29:56 (9:38 pace). Vincent Doogan
also earned age group honors for his ninth place finish in the 70-74 age group.
Starting that calorie deficit out right
Thanksgiving morning was brutally cold, but that didn't stop Elaine Rosen
, Jaclyn Valero
, and Yinglee Wong
from heading out to Prospect Park for the Prospect Park Track Club 5 Miler
. Elaine Rosen
blew away the competition with a first place team finish and second in the 60-64 age group in 43:41 (8:44 pace). Jaclyn
captured second for the team in 46:21 (9:16 pace), and Ying
placed third for the Flyers in 49:44 (9:57 pace). The air hurt my face, so I just stayed in and ate. Kudos to you three for doing so much more.
We're like the post office: Often late, but we usually deliver and don't break too much stuff doing it
The NYRR NYC 60K
results are up, and we remain astonished. Four Flyer women and ten Flyer dudes completed this mind-blowing ultra in circles. Frieda Edelman
was the first Flyer overall as well as first for the Flyer women, tenth woman overall, and second in the
45-49 age group in 5:30:55 (8:53 pace). Jo Rees
placed second for the Flyer women and sixth in the 40-44 age group in 6:59:08 (11:15 pace), followed by Kathleen McCormack
in 7:03:27 (11:22 pace and sixth in the 45-49 age group), and
in 8:52:50 (14:18 pace and seventh in the 55-59 age group).
captured first for the Flyer men and fourth in the 55-59 age group in 5:54:32 (9:31 pace), followed by Jorge
and Ernesto Giraldo
in 6:12:33 (10:00 pace and
seventeenth in the 45-49 age group) and 6:23:23 (10:17 pace and twelfth in the 40-44 age group). Michael Yakubov
came in fourth for the Flyer men in 6:29:07 (10:27 pace and twenty-second in the
45-49 age group), and Philip Giang
captured the remaining men's team points in 6:32:53 (10:33 pace and ninth in the 50-54 age group). The rest of the Flyer men's roster included Dev Baid
(10:56 pace and twenty-second in the 40-44 age group), Christian Rodriquez
in 6:50:57 (11:02 pace and twelfth in the 25-29 age group), Filo Fiorani
in 7:00:34 (11:17 pace
and twenty-seventh in the 40-44 age group), Andy Tse
in 8:04:39 (13:00 pace and thirty-ninth in the men's 45-49 age group), and Daniel Seite
in 8:53:34 (14:19 pace and eighteenth in the
50-54 age group.