In the news this week was Sam Roecker with a very nice feature in Runner's World. Sam is currently ranked12th in the field of 2020 Marathon Qualifiers and is, "Hot on the heels of the best distance runners in the country." Read the whole article at: "Philadelphia Nurse Nails an Olympic 'A' Qualifying Time in the Marathon"
Congrats Sam and thanks for the shoutout to the club! We think this is the first time PRTC has ever been mentioned in Runner's World. Way to go!
Boston, MA: Dylan Gearinger returned to Boston for the classic Valentine Invite where he claimed his second club record in as many races. Dylan's 14:13.60 replaces Jay Wassell's 14:18.34 which was also set at Valentine, but in 2006. Dylan is having a fantastic indoor season and is positioned nicely to take on USA's soon.
Dylan was joined at BU by Kieran Sutton who provided pacing duties in the race as well as club newcomer Simon Vorhees. Simon returned to the track with a very respectable 15:14. This earned him 75th place in a very deep field. Great work!
Dylan Gearinger: 14:13.60 (5th)
Simon Vorhees: 15:14 (75th)
Full Results here.
Phoenix, AZ: Sean Clark made a wise decision to escape winter weather by racing the Sprouts Mesa-PHX Half Marathon in sunny Arizona. He ran very well over the course of the race crusing through 10 miles in 52:00 before recording a 16:08 final 5k. His overall time of 1:08:08 earned 8th place and lowered his half marathon PR by an impressive 52 seconds. Congrats Sean!
Sean Clark: 1:08:08 (8th)
Full results here.
Carlisle, PA: Alex Predhome returned to his alma matter of Dickinson University for some fun on the indoor track at the DuCharme Invitational where he jumped in the 3k. After some initial excitement (a 38 second first lap) he settled down and ran a time of 9:08 for 6th place.
Alex Predhome: 9:08 (6th)
Full results here.
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
It's not too late to join the club at the Frostbite 5 Miler for our first Grand Prix event of the year! Check out the registration page here to complete signups. Carpools available to anyone who needs one. Just reach out on Slack!
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 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