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 now an enhanced marathon training program. Check out the links on the TRAINING and INFO menu tabs above.
 

FLYERS NEWS FLASH

From the website that votes early and often . . .

Cocoa loco
The results were busted for the January 06 NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5-Miler and 10-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). Barbara 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. Denise Iannizzotto 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). Deniz Saat 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. John McCreesh 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
Adolfo Ferrando 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 record), and
   Open (also Karen de Saint Phalle'srecord).

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 and 10K. 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).

Jingle jangle
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). Vincent Eng 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 Joyce McGrath-MacFarlane in 8:52:50 (14:18 pace and seventh in the 55-59 age group).

Dave Kleckner 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 in 6:47:25 (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.

 
Swipe News Flash box to scroll text
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:

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
 
NEW YORK FLYERS ELECTIONS
On behalf of the Election Committee, the campaign period for the 2018 NY Flyers Executive Board has been completed and the election is now in progress. Please use the link in the email you received from "election@electionbuddy.com" to vote. Here are the bios of the candidates:
  Flyer of the Year Candidates Bios   Executive Board Candidates Bios
If you have any questions or problems voting, email the elections committee. Here's the schedule for the complete election process:
Nomination Period:Completed
Campaign Period:Completed
Election Period:In Progress - January 20
Announce Election Results:January 22

NY Flyers Annual Awards Gala
Saturday, January 26th, 2019
Get your dancing shoes and your Sunday-go-to-Meeting clothes ready and sign up for the #1 Flyers event of the entire year. We're in the Terrace Club this year for the first time and it looks fabulous! With a cocktail hour, open bar, great food, awards presentation, raffle prizes and dancing till you drop: what's not to like? Click on the link for details and to sign up.

Flyers Chinese New Year Run + Tour + Dim Sum Brunch
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at 9:00
Join the New York Flyers on a 4.4 - 5 mile run either from Prospect Park in Brooklyn to Chinatown or from Central Park and we'll all meet up for a quick history tour of parts of Chinatown in celebration of the Chinese New Year! Only 30 seats are available for dim sum and you get two drinks on the house as a big Thank You. Click on the link for details and to sign up.

Long Training Run: Run to Highbridge Park:
Sunday, Feb. 10th
This tour of Upper Manhattan will take you through Central Park, Morningside Park, St. Nicholas Park, Jackie Robinson Park, Highbridge Park AND over the bridge and back. The run will be supported with baggage check, and fluid station! 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
Saturday 9:00 CP: 72nd & East Drive Ed Altman
Sunday 8:00 PP: West Drive, Grand Army Plaza Entrance Stephanie Tang
 
THE LATEST FROM OUR BLOG
 
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
  
Jan 17 Thu  Thursday Night Group Run
Jan 17 Thu  Morning Group Run: Central Park
Jan 19 Sat  Saturday Morning Central Park Run at 9
Jan 20 Sun  Sunday Morning Prospect Park Run at 8
Jan 20 Sun  Post Fred Lebow 1/2 Breakfast at Big Daddy's NYC!
Jan 22 Tue  Morning Group Run: Central Park
Jan 26 Sat  NY Flyers Annual Awards Gala
Jan 31 Thu  2019 NYRR Clubnight: Flyers Table Reservation
Feb 02 Sat  Flyers Chinese New Year Run + Tour + Dim Sum Brunch
Feb 10 Sun  Long Training Run: Run to Highbridge!
Feb 10 Sun  Volunteers for Highbridge Long Training Run!
Mar 09 Sat  Long Training Run: Little Red Lighthouse!
Mar 09 Sat  Volunteers for Little Red Lighthouse Run!
  
CALENDAR OTHER EVENTS
  
Jan 20 Sun NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon
Jan 23 Wed NYRR Brooklyn Half Guaranteed Entry Period Ends
Jan 30 Wed NYRR Brooklyn Half Registration Opens 12:00 noon
Jan 31 Thu NYRR Club Night
Feb 02 Sat NYCRUNS Frozen Penguin 5K & 10K
Feb 03 Sun NYRR Gridiron 4M
Feb 17 Sun PPTC Cherry Tree 10 Miler & Relay
Feb 23 Sat NYRR Al Gordon Brooklyn 4M
Feb 24 Sun NYCRUNS Central Park Half Marathon
Mar 03 Sun NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K
Mar 10 Sun NYCRUNS Spring Fling 5K & 10K
Mar 17 Sun United Airlines NYC Half
Mar 23 Sat NYCRUNS Ladies First 5K & 10K
Apr 28 Sun UAE Healthy Kidney 10K
May 18 Sat Popular Brooklyn Half
Jun 15 Sat NYRR Five-Borough Series: Queens 10K
Jul 27 Sat NYRR Team Championships: Men (5M) and Women (5M)
Sep 29 Sun New Balance Bronx 10 Mile
  
PRS/AWARDS SUBMIT PR/AWARD ALL PRS/AWARDS
 
William (bill) Nealon NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 10 Miler 2nd 60-69
Barbara Paer NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 10 Miler 1st 60-69
Richard Garland NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5 Miler 2nd 70+
David Gaines NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K 4th 65-59
Lee Ruelle NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K 9th 65-69
Delton Mace NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K 7th 70-74
Elena Riecke NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K 3rd 20-24
Rebecca Mandel NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K 56:02
Ami Thakkar NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K 7th 50-54
Jeanhie Hahn NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K 8th 50-54
Yumi Morishige NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K 4th 50-54
Heather Tolford NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K 1st 60-64!!!
 
RESULTS SUBMIT NEW RESULT ALL RESULTS
 
Jan 13 Charleston Marathon
Jan 06 NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5 Miler
Jan 06 NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 10 Miler
Jan 05 NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K
Jan 01 1st Day 5 K
Jan 01 NYRR Midnight Run
Dec 16 Head for the Holidays 5K
Dec 13 The BLK Mile III
Dec 09 NYCRUNS Big Apple Half Marathon
Dec 08 Santa Paws 5K
Dec 08 2018 NYRR Ted Corbitt 15K
Dec 08 Rehobeth Beach Marathon
 
style="width:100px;margin:0 auto;text-align:center;cursor:pointer" > style="width:100x;text-align:center;margin:0 auto;display:none;" > style="width:271px;margin:0 auto;text-align:center;border:solid gray 1px;cursor:pointer;" title="Click for Weather Underground" > style="width:271px;margin:0 auto;text-align:center;border:solid gray 1px;;display:none;"
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
 
CALENDAR FLYER EVENTS
  
Jan 17 Thu  Thursday Night Group Run
Jan 17 Thu  Morning Group Run: Central Park
Jan 19 Sat  Saturday Morning Central Park Run at 9
Jan 20 Sun  Sunday Morning Prospect Park Run at 8
Jan 20 Sun  Post Fred Lebow 1/2 Breakfast at Big Daddy's NYC!
Jan 22 Tue  Morning Group Run: Central Park
Jan 26 Sat  NY Flyers Annual Awards Gala
Jan 31 Thu  2019 NYRR Clubnight: Flyers Table Reservation
Feb 02 Sat  Flyers Chinese New Year Run + Tour + Dim Sum Brunch
Feb 10 Sun  Long Training Run: Run to Highbridge!
Feb 10 Sun  Volunteers for Highbridge Long Training Run!
Mar 09 Sat  Long Training Run: Little Red Lighthouse!
Mar 09 Sat  Volunteers for Little Red Lighthouse Run!
  
CALENDAR OTHER EVENTS
  
Jan 20 Sun NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon
Jan 23 Wed NYRR Brooklyn Half Guaranteed Entry Period Ends
Jan 30 Wed NYRR Brooklyn Half Registration Opens 12:00 noon
Jan 31 Thu NYRR Club Night
Feb 02 Sat NYCRUNS Frozen Penguin 5K & 10K
Feb 03 Sun NYRR Gridiron 4M
Feb 17 Sun PPTC Cherry Tree 10 Miler & Relay
Feb 23 Sat NYRR Al Gordon Brooklyn 4M
Feb 24 Sun NYCRUNS Central Park Half Marathon
Mar 03 Sun NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K
Mar 10 Sun NYCRUNS Spring Fling 5K & 10K
Mar 17 Sun United Airlines NYC Half
Mar 23 Sat NYCRUNS Ladies First 5K & 10K
Apr 28 Sun UAE Healthy Kidney 10K
May 18 Sat Popular Brooklyn Half
Jun 15 Sat NYRR Five-Borough Series: Queens 10K
Jul 27 Sat NYRR Team Championships: Men (5M) and Women (5M)
Sep 29 Sun New Balance Bronx 10 Mile
  
PRS/AWARDS SUBMIT PR/AWARD ALL PRS/AWARDS
 
William (bill) Nealon NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 10 Miler 2nd 60-69
Barbara Paer NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 10 Miler 1st 60-69
Richard Garland NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5 Miler 2nd 70+
David Gaines NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K 4th 65-59
Lee Ruelle NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K 9th 65-69
Delton Mace NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K 7th 70-74
Elena Riecke NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K 3rd 20-24
Rebecca Mandel NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K 56:02
Ami Thakkar NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K 7th 50-54
Jeanhie Hahn NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K 8th 50-54
Yumi Morishige NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K 4th 50-54
Heather Tolford NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K 1st 60-64!!!
 
RESULTS SUBMIT NEW RESULT ALL RESULTS
 
Jan 13 Charleston Marathon
Jan 06 NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5 Miler
Jan 06 NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 10 Miler
Jan 05 NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K
Jan 01 1st Day 5 K
Jan 01 NYRR Midnight Run
Dec 16 Head for the Holidays 5K
Dec 13 The BLK Mile III
Dec 09 NYCRUNS Big Apple Half Marathon
Dec 08 Santa Paws 5K
Dec 08 2018 NYRR Ted Corbitt 15K
Dec 08 Rehobeth Beach Marathon
 
style="width:100px;margin:0 auto;text-align:center;cursor:pointer" > style="width:100x;text-align:center;margin:0 auto;display:none;" > style="width:271px;margin:0 auto;text-align:center;border:solid gray 1px;cursor:pointer;" title="Click for Weather Underground" > style="width:271px;margin:0 auto;text-align:center;border:solid gray 1px;;display:none;"
  "The New York Flyers", the red and black diamond logo, and "You can't run a mile in Central Park without hearing Go Flyers" are trademarks of The New York Flyers. All rights reserved. All pages on this site are © Copyright 1989-2019 The New York Flyers.