PRTC Weekly: 09/24/2018 (Racin' Around the World and More)

Racin' Around the World

Philadelphia, PA: Chris Mateer punched his ticket for a return trip to Spain with his second Global Energy win on Sunday morning. For those unfamiliar, the race is held in 35 cities around the world. It is put on by Bimbo Bakeries with an aim of raising awareness of global hunger. Bimbo Bakeries donates two slices of bread for every kilometer participants for a total of over 1 million slices of donated bread. The winner (male/female) from each race is invited to run the event again the following year at a special destination (Madrid in 2019; Rio this year). All-expenses-paid for two!

Chris earned his return trip with a winning time of 32:38. Great job and congrats! Let us know what the application process is for travel partners!

Chris Mateer: 32:38 (1st)

Full results here.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Sam Roecker reaped the bounty of winning last year's Global Energy race in Philly. She traveled to Brazil with Kinjal Parikh (who received the prize for her efforts in Spain). The pair (theoretically) participated in the Rio Global Energy 10k on Sunday around the same time as Chris was racing. Unfortunately, results were not easily accessible here in the US. We're looking forward to hearing about the race and trip upon their return!

Newville, PA: Alex Predhome reacquainted himself with XC at the Dickinson Long-Short Invitational. Alex opted to go "short" with the 4k race. He competed against current college runners under the Dickinson alumni banner. Alex ran well and placed 11th with a time of 12:40. He plans to join PRTC at next week's XC outing at Paul Short. Nice job!

Alex Predhome: 12:40 (11th)

Full results here.

Free Mile at Ursinus!

Ursinus College has kindly invited the club to participate in their annual UC Fall Twilight Meet. It will be held on Friday, November 2nd. Members will be able to enter the open mile free of charge! If that isn't enticing enough, post-race food will be provided for runners at the Appalachian Brewing Company.

Email Crystal Bacon ( or Carl Blickle ( directly to secure your spot!


Thanks all who have signed up for Slack! As announced last week, we've begun supplementing our email lists with Slack. This is a platform (mobile/desktop) that functions as a type of group text for members. It should help us better organize runs, workouts, and other club events.

We've had 52 people join our channel so far. Please register here so you don't miss any of our runs/events!

Upcoming Runs, Events, & Races

Tuesday: Franklin Field for track work. Arrive at 6:15 for warmup or 6:30 for the start of our workouts.

Sunday: Long run at 9:00 AM from Lloyd Hall.

September 29th, 2018Paul Short XC Invite (Lehigh, PA)
October 7th, 2018Delaware Distance Classic 15k (Delaware City, DE) *
October 7th, 2018Chicago Marathon (Chicago, IL)
October 13th, 2018Hartford Marathon (Hartford, CT)
October 13th, 2018Jack Saint Clair XC Invite (Philadelphia, PA)
November 2nd, 2018: Ursinus Fall Twilight Track Meet (Collegeville, PA)
November 4th, 2018Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge 10k (Camden, NJ) *
November 17th, 2018Philadelphia Half Marathon (Philadelphia, PA) *
November 17th, 2018Rothman Institute 8k (Philadelphia, PA) *
November 18th, 2018Philadelphia Marathon (Philadelphia, PA) *
December 8th, 2018USATF Club XC Nationals (Spokane, WA)

* Denotes USATF Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix Event

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