We're excited to host our 2019 kickoff event at Diadora this year!
Please join us at Diadora HQ (Bok Building) this coming Thursday at 6 PM. We'll have a happy hour, pizza, and plan to discuss all things PRTC for 2019. Diadora will also be sharing news about updated kits, demo testing for athletes, and more.
Confirm attendance by replying to our Facebook Event found here. Hope everyone can make it!
State College, PA: Chris Hatler returned with great success to one of his favorite events, the mile, at the Penn State National Open. He won his race in 4:05.22. The finish was incredibly tight as he out-leaned Nick Wareham of Georgetown by 0.01 seconds. Chris' time was good for first overall at the meet and set a new PRTC Club Record which was previously held by Brian Gallagher at 4:12 since 2003. Congrats, Chris!
Full results here.
Boston, MA: Dylan Gearinger similarly impressed on the indoor circuit. Sporting a PRTC singlet for the first time, he placed 6th in the 3k at the Boston University Terrier Classic. Dylan took a huge 17 seconds off of his previous best time, qualified for USATF Indoor Championships, and set a new PRTC record! His 7:59.74 (!!!) replaces Ryan Fennelly's 7:59.88 which he ran in 2009, also at Boston University. Congrats, Dylan and welcome to the club!
Full results here.
PRTC In the News
The club managed to make the news twice this week:
We were featured in Billy Penn with the article, "This elite Philly running club fields Olympic qualifiers - but anyone is welcome to join."
And Paul Matuszak shared a week in his life with Philly Mag resulting in, "This Marathon-Running Dad Eats 7 Times a Day to Fuel His Intense Training Schedule."
Let us know if you have an idea for PRTC to get some press. The Philly Magazine lifestyle profile is an ongoing series. We'd love to see more of our athletes featured!
A reminder that we are currently processing memberships for 2019. If you plan to retain membership, please sign up for the club as soon as possible. We'll need three things from each returning (or new) member.
1) RunSignUp registration w/ the club.
2) Signed tier contract
3) An email to update roster profile with any new PR's or related information.
Please let us know if you did not receive an invitation to join a tier and the RunSignUp link.
Race Sign Ups
1) To enter the Ursinus Indoor Track meet on 02/02/19 email Crystal Bacon at firstname.lastname@example.org by 01/30/19. Include name, event, and seed time to register. $15 due at the track (per event).
2) Today is the perfect time to sign up for our next Grand Prix race The Frostbite 5 Miler! Guarantee of a race shirt ends on February 2nd. Register here!
Upcoming Runs, Events, & Races
Tuesday: Franklin Field at 6:30 (warm-up at 6:15. Organize workouts via Slack.
Sunday: Long run at 9:00 AM from Lloyd Hall.
February 2nd, 2019: Frank Colden Invitational at Ursinus (Collegeville, PA)
February 23rd, 2019: Fireside Frostbite 5 Miler (Ambler, PA)
March 16th, 2019: Adrenaline 5k (Haddonfield, NJ)
April 25th - 27th, 2019: Penn Relays (Philadelphia, PA)
April, 28, 2019: Revolutionary Run 5 Miler (Valley Forge, PA)
May 5th, 2019: Broad Street Run (Philadelphia, PA)
June 2nd, 2019: Philly Run Fest (Philadelphia, PA)
June 9th, 2019: USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships (Scranton, PA)
* Denotes USATF Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix Event