2 Reminders and a Request
Philly 10k: See our "member" email list for info about signing up for this race. We have a deadline of July 27th. Reply to this email if any questions.
Mayor's Cup: Registration is still open for Mayor's Cup. Our club password is BullsEyeRed. I've updated our google tracking sheet here to show who has actually signed up. If your name is in red, this means you have not signed up, but indicated you wanted to run a specific event. Let us know if we need to find alternative coverage!
Website: Help us keep our new website up to date by completing our roster survey here! We'd like to show everyone's most recent PR's, best pictures, and brief biographical info.
Washington D.C: Colin McGrath returned to his former stomping grounds and raced the DC Road Runners Track Championships. His self-reported finishing time was 4:30... something. The official results must have washed away, as this occurred during Saturday night's "puddles on the track" level rain storm. No matter the time, Colin's effort was worth third place and a $100 payout. Nice job!
Colin McGrath: 4:30.. something (3rd)
Full results here (eventually?)
Harrisburg, PA: Evan Megoulas represented PRTC at this year's Harrisburg Mile. The race, run along the Susquehanna River on Front Street attracted over 500 participants this year. Evan ran 5:54 which was good for 94th place and 7th in his age group of 20-24. Great work, Evan!
Evan Megoulas: 5:54 (94th)
Full results here.
Philadelphia, PA: The West Philly Runners borrowed Chris Mateer for the weekend. He sat in with the group for The WPR 26x1 Mile Marathon Relay at Woodlands Cemetery. Race profits benefited the privately owned historic cemetery. Chris helped his team to first place by running three legs of the marathon relay. All under 5 minutes! This won the group a new course record of 2:33!
Meanwhile, Breandan Lyman repped Yard's Brewing Co. He turned in a consistent performance of 5:14 and 5:15 for his two legs. Full team results are not yet in, but we bet Breandan helped Yard's score. One can only hope he was fairly compensated with beer.
Chris Mateer: 4:49; 4:51; 4:48 (1st place team)
Breandan Lyman: 5:14; 5:15
Results will be updated here.
Lake Placid, NY: And in an entirely different world, Susie Cirilli completed an Ironman. Her location of choice was Lake Placid: two-time host of the winter Olympics. It's hard to wrap the mind around an endurance race of this magnitude. So, setting aside the enormous training obligation to prepare for such a race, here is a description from the host:
"Athletes begin with a two-loop (2.4 mile) swim in clear Mirror Lake, with the famous sight line at the bottom of the lake to guide them. Transitioning in the Olympic Speed Skating Oval to the bike, the rolling mountain views provide a scenic backdrop to the ride. Two loops of 56 miles bring competitors back to the Oval once again, where they begin their 26.2-mile run through the town and around the lake."
View Susie's splits and overall result below. Congrats!
Transition 1: 5:15
Transition 2: 3:57
Susie Cirilli: 11:46:20 (253 overall; 8th division; 41st female)
Full results here.
Upcoming Runs, Events, & Races
Tuesday: 6:30 PM at Lloyd Hall for an easy club run or workout. Email list with workout ideas if desired. We will be at Lloyd Hall until we officially regain access to Franklin Field when Penn's fall semester begins.
Sunday: Long run at 9:00 AM from Lloyd Hall
August 9th, 2018: Midsummer Night 5k (Ardmore, PA)
August 11th, 2018: Mayor's Cup (Philadelphia, PA)
August 26th, 2018: The Philly 10k (Philadelphia, PA)
September 9th, 2018: Main Line Run (Wayne, PA) *
September 29th, 2018: Paul Short XC Invite (Lehigh, PA)
October 7th, 2018: Delaware Distance Classic 15k (Delaware City, DE) *
October 7th, 2018: Chicago Marathon (Chicago, IL)
October 13th, 2018: Hartford Marathon (Hartford, CT)
October 18th, 2018: Jack Saint Clair XC Invite (Philadelphia, PA)
November 4th, 2018: Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge 10k (Camden, NJ) *
November 17th, 2018: Philadelphia Half Marathon (Philadelphia, PA) *
November 17th, 2018: Rothman Institute 8k (Philadelphia, PA) *
November 18th, 2018: Philadelphia Marathon (Philadelphia, PA) *
December 8th, 2018: USATF Club XC Nationals (Spokane, WA)
* Denotes USATF Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix Event