PRTC Weekly: 09/30/2019 (Major Marathon PR's and More)

Race Results

Berlin, Germany: Expectations were high for the 2019 Berlin Marathon after 2018 saw a world-record-setting top performance. Although no world records fell this year, PRTC had an excellent day in Germany as our two participating runners both recorded big PR's!

Steve Hallman recorded an excellent race after many months of dedicated training. He finished 87th at this world major marathon. Steve's time of 2:22:03 represented a substantial and very much deserved PR of more than 4 minutes. He cited the prospect of making PRTC's Elite Tier as the prime motivating factor of his last several miles.

Arianna Watters also recorded a huge PR in Deutschland as she took nearly 10 minutes off her previous best 26.2 mile time. Her expertly paced 3:15:17 marathon was good for just over 100th place at 107th and marked a big jump in fitness.

Congrats Steve and Arianna! Safe travels and have fun!

Steve Hallman: 2:22:03 (87th)
Arianna Watters: 3:15:17 (107th)

Full results here.

Ocean City, NJ: Margaret Vido became the first-ever female overall winner at the Ocean City Half. Margaret ran 1:19:15 and led from start to finish. Her closest competition came in at 1:25:26 making the lead motorcycle her best company during the race. Margaret next looks to take on an October marathon, possibly USATF Club XC, and definitely 2020 trials. Nice work and way to make some history!

Margaret Vido: 1:19:15 (1st)

Full results here.

Philadelphia, PA: Ethan Hermann represented PRTC on our home turf at the CHOP Parkway Run. He won the 5k (which was 0.2 miles long) in 16:39 and split 15:31 through the GPS measured 5k point. This is a new PR for Ethan and a great start to his season here in Philly. Congrats!

Ethan Hermann: 16:33.69 (1st)

Full results here.

Philadelphia, PA: Issa Run Crew marked the end of the summer by hosting Unsanctioned Race #3. PRTC continued to enjoy the Issa run lineup as this race required meeting 4 checkpoints scattered through West Philly. Simon Voorhees emerged victorious and he continued the shown strong aptitude on the unsanctioned circuit and Christine Eisenberg also appeared as a multi-time winner. Other participants included Alexis Geslin (2nd), Ethan Rissell (3rd), and Lauren Kelly (2nd).

Philadelphia, PA: In all the excitement over our stellar performances at Global Energy, we (Kevin) neglected to mention we also had a winner in the 5k category. Meredith Unger took advantage of a free entry to the race and wisely decided to go for glory in the 5k knowing the 10k was stacked in anticipation of the first prize trip giveaway. Meredith ran well even though the 5k field caught up to many 10k stragglers about halfway through their race. Sorry for the omission!

Meredith Unger: 20:50 (1st)

Full results here.

Upcoming Runs, Events, & Races

Tuesday: 6:15 PM warm-up at Franklin Field. Workouts start at 6:30 PM. Check Slack for pace partners!

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


October 5th, 2019Paul Short Invitational (Bethlehem, PA)
October 12th, 2019Jack Saint Clair XC (Philadelphia, PA)
October 12th, 2019Hartford Marathon (Hartford, CT)
October 13th, 2019Delaware Distance Classic 15k (Delaware City, DE) *
October 13th, 2019Chicago Marathon (Chicago, IL)
November 3rd, 2019Marshall Half Marathon (Huntington, WV)
November 3rd, 2019New York Marathon (New York, NY)
November 3rd, 2019Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge (Camden, NJ) *
November 23rd, 2019Philadelphia Half Marathon (Philadelphia, PA) *
November 23rd, 2019Rothman 8k (Philadelphia, PA) *
November 24th, 2019Philadelphia Marathon (Philadelphia, PA) *
December 8th, 2019California International Marathon (Sacramento, CA)
December 14th, 2019USATF Club XC Nationals (Bethlehem, PA)
February 29th, 2020US Olympic Team Trials - Marathon (Atlanta, GA)

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