Washington D.C.: Six PRTC members traveled to our nation's capital to take on the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon. Mike Vido and Pat McLaughlin finished within the same minute, despite running a very small portion of the race together. The pair, along with Ben Nieto (who PR'd!) did the race as a tune-up for the Boston Marathon this coming April. Ben ran 1:15:44 taking nearly a minute off of his previous best time.
Margaret Vido ran about 30 seconds faster than her effort at this race in 2018. She also placed 2nd this year, up from 4th last year! Katie Rodden followed in 5th with a strong race and time of 1:18:11. Kylie Pearse also came in the top 10 running 1:19:31 for 8th overall. Nice work!
Participants enjoyed access to "excessive quantities" of Michelob Ultra and "elaborate cream cheeses" post-race.
Mike Vido: 1:14:11 (31st)
Pat McLaughlin: 1:14:18 (36th)
Ben Nieto: 1:15:44 (47th) PR!
Margaret Vido: 1:17:19 (2nd)
Katie Rodden: 1:18:11 (5th)
Kylie Pearse 1:19:31 (8th)
Full results here.
Philadelphia, PA: The Leprechaun Run saw two PRTC debuts. Ivan Ruchkin, joining the team from Pittsburgh, captured third with a 27:49 results over the 5 mile course. Blair Biggin also made his first PRTC appearance. Congrats guys, and welcome!
Ivan Ruchkin: 27:49 (3rd)
Blair Biggin: 29:56 (4th)
Full results here.
Philadelphia, PA: On 3/8, Dylan Gearinger, Paul Matusak, David Choi, and Chris Mateer met for a 3k showdown at the historic Franklin Field (also the site of our highly attended Tuesday night track workouts).
The most accomplished of the group, Dylan Gearinger, decided the US Championships weren't enough, so he decided to do some charitable work in his soon-to-be home of Philadelphia. Maybe to secure the graces of the city's elders, he introduced a plan to take the wind (granted, a meager 2 MPH) for the group and bring them through the 2k in 5:48-5:50.
The gun went off and after a hot 66 second first 400m, the group settled into 70-71's for most of the first 2k, coming through right on at a 5:51.
From here, things got spicy and the group traded blows until the bitter end, with Dylan demolishing the competition in a bold 8:41. Paul followed closely behind and probably won if you use Grand Prix age grading rules in an unexpected 8:42ish. Chris Mateer, despite talking a big game, did not PR and ran 8:47. There was a timing error so we don't really know how fast David ran, but it was probably about a 9:02.
Dylan Gearinger: 8:41
Paul Matuszak: 8:42
Chris Mateer: 8:47
David Choi: 9:02
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) *
March 30th, 2019: Back on my Feet Five Miler (Philadelphia, PA)
March 31, 2019: Love Run (Philadelphia, PA)
April 13th, 2019: Philly Style 8k (Philadelphia, PA)
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
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