PRTC Weekly: 04/08/18 Rev Run Sign Ups, Race Results, And More

Rev Run Sign Ups

Our next big USATF Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix event is just two weeks away: The Valley ForgeRevolutionary Five Mile Run! PRTC currently sits in 2nd place in the Grand Prix Challenge. We trail Greater Philadelphia Track Club by just six points. Please consider joining us for this fun local race. We’re very much in the chase for 1st overall and a strong performance here would greatly help us win the series.

The Valley Forge Revolutionary Five Miler is advertised as: “A unique challenge… that traverses the hilly terrain of Valley Forge National Historical Park. The race is run on a closed course that utilizes a combination of roads and trails, ending at the park’s Vistors Center.” Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers.

Sign up here!

Weekend Race Results

Washington D.C: Craig Eppler got some great Broad Street prep work in at the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run this weekend. He placed 87th overall with a time of 56:11. This is an encouraging sign as Craig aims to run 55:30 or better at Broad Street. We’d also like to recognize Faye Hellman’s performance of 1:06:38. Faye is an incoming club member and assistant xc coach at the University of the Sciences. Nice job!  Full results  here .


Craig Eppler: 56:11 (87th)
Faye Hellman: 1:06:38 (461st)

Philadelphia, PA: Josh Hibbs extended his win streak since joining PRTC taking 1st at the Hot Chocolate 15k Saturday morning. In addition to first overall, Josh’s 48:15 was good for the course record. Lauren Kelly also reached the podium, running a strong race in 57:55 to place 2nd overall. Congratulations to both!  Full results  here .


Josh Hibbs: 48:15 (1st)

Lauren Kelly: 57:55 (2nd)

Princeton, NJ: PRTC was represented on the track this weekend by Chris Mateer and Colin Leak. The pair each traveled to the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton University. Colin took a break from his more traditional race distance and raced the 1500m. He successfully dipped under 4 minutes beating the mark by 0.3 seconds. Chris took on the 5k. He held on to his target pace through 3k before falling off his goal. More to come from him soon, we are sure! Meet results here.


Colin Leak: 3:59.70 (1500m; 15th, 1st heat)

Chris Mateer: 15:42.45 (5000m; 16th, 2nd heat)

Upcoming Runs, Events & Races

Tuesday: Franklin Field at 6:30 PM for track work. Email list to plan workout / confirm attendance

Sunday: Long Run 9:00 AM at Lloyd Hall


April 16th, 2018Boston Marathon (Boston, MA)

April 22nd, 2018Valley Forge Rev Run 5 Miler (Valley Forge, PA) *

April 26th, 2018Penn Relays (Philadelphia, PA)

April 29th, 2018The New Jersey Half & Full Marathon (Monmouth, NJ)

May 6th, 2018Broad Street Run (Philadelphia, PA) *

June 2nd, 2018Scott Coffee Run (Moorestown, NJ) *

* Denotes USATF Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix Event

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