Ambler, PA: PRTC kicked off the 2019 USATF Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix series with the Frostbite 5 Miler. Conditions were favorable resulting in quick times on the rolling course.
Paul Matuszak set a fast pace from the start. He went toe to toe with eventual winner Landon Peacock for the duration of the race. This helped propel him to a strong sub 25 minute result. Josh Hibbs followed for 3rd chased by both Sean Clark and Chris Mullin. Chris Mateer, recovering from a stomach bug, was next in. He crossed the finish line in 8th. Alex Predhome and Kevin Brandon rounded out the top ten with 9th and 10th. David Choi claimed 13th and a sub 27 minute time. Ethan Rissell arrived in 15th just a second over 27. Jeff Young and Pat McLaughlin followed for 17th and 19th. Joe Foley and Evan Skalski both made their PRTC debuts. They placed 27th and 55th. Welcome aboard guys!
In the women's field, Meghan Bishop returned to familiar roads having grown up in the Ambler area. She claimed first with her 28:44 finish besting Furthur Training's Stephanie Knast by a few seconds. Kaitlin Frei followed for 4th. Caroline Dorey-Stein recorded 10th. Newcomer Christine Foley made her PRTC debut (alongside husband Joe) as the pair recently welcomed a child. She aims to race Boston this spring.
These results position us to take an early lead in the Grand-Prix series. Thanks to all who came out and great racing!
Results and Age Graded Percentiles
Paul Matuszak: 24:55 (2nd) 85.88% *
Josh Hibbs: 25:43 (3rd) 83.02% *
Sean Clark: 25:52 (5th) 82.86% *
Chris Mullin: 25:55 (6th) 82.25% +
Chris Mateer: 26:18 (8th) 81.05%
Alex Predhome: 26:21 (9th) 80.90%
Kevin Brandon: 26:28 (10th) 80.54%
David Choi: 26:48 (13th) 79.54%
Ethan Rissell: 27:01 (15th) 78.90%
Jeff Young: 27:10 (17th) 78.47%
Pat McLaughlin: 27:11 (19th) 78.42%
Joe Foley: 27:47 (27th) 76.96%
Evan Skalski: 30:47 (55th) 69.17%
Meghan Bishop: 28:44 (1st) 84.40% *
Kaitlin Frei: 29:43 (4th) 81.44% *
Caroline Dorey-Stein: 32:10 (10th) 75.12%
Christine Foley: 38:03 (48th) 63.60%
Full results here!
* = Scored for PRTC in the Grand Prix Challenge!
+ = Not yet re-affiliated with Mid-Atlantic/PRTC. Returning soon!
New York, NY: Dylan Gearinger recorded his first appearance at USATF Indoor Nationals. He earned a spot in this elite meet after running a sub 8 minute 3k earlier this season. Dylan faced off against a very competitive 2 mile field. He ran well recording an 8:52. Dylan reports he had bigger plans for the race, but it was a valuable experience all the same. He now looks to take his talents outdoors as he looks toward new PR's.
Dylan Gearinger: 8:52.39 (23rd)
Full results here!
Glassboro, NJ: Abby Cember successfully defended her title as reigning women's champion at the Browning Ross Glassboro 10 Miler. She crossed the line in 63:30 after a hilly 10 miles. Her fast race capped a high-mileage week. Abby is aiming toward her upcoming appearance at the Boston Marathon. Nice work!
Abby Cember: 1:03:30
Full results here!
Adrenaline 5k Deadline is Friday
There are less than 200 spots left in our next race on the USATF Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix circuit: The Haddonfield Adrenaline 5k. Join PRTC on March 16th at 9 AM. Adrenaline is hands-down the best road 5k in the area. It offers a fast course and always features a competitive field. Deadline for signing up is this Friday. Register here!
1st - $400
2nd - $250
3rd - $150
4th - $100
5th - $50
1st - $100
2nd - $75
3rd - $50
Carpool available to anyone who has a need. Just reach out on Slack. See here for a preview of the course.
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.
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