PRTC Weekly: 05/14/2019 (Mayor's Cup and More)

Mayor's Cup Pep Rally Run & Sign Up Sheet

Summer favorite Mayor's Cup is back! Join PRTC at the Mayor's Cup Pep Rally tomorrow night to score $5 off registration. Chris Mateer and Liz Pagonis will be leading a city-wide group club run to Dock Street Brewery. Head to the Cannery to claim access to the special on-site entry rate and a free beer (first 50 arrivals).

Let us know which race you intend to run here. We will need one male and female in each listed distance. Let's keep our Mayor's Cup crown for another year!

Don't worry if not yet sure about race distance. Runners are allowed to switch up to one week prior to the event. Sign up now to lock in the best price! If you are unable to make the Pep Rally, keep an eye on email. Regular registration opens Thursday, May 16th at 10am. We will send out the club password provided by the race so everyone may represent PRTC.

Pep Rally Info
When: Wednesday, May 15th (5:30pm - 8:30pm)
Where: Dock St. Brewery: 701 S. 50th Street 
Transportation: Feet (join Chris & Liz on their run from City Hall. Meet at 6:00pm at the giant compass painted on the ground. Alternatively, catch the 13, 34 or 36 trolley.

Race Results

Swarthmore, PA: PRTC caught some track action at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet. The most popular event among the club was the 5k where one heat featured nearly 60 runners. Dylan Gearinger was first in for PRTC with a very strong 2nd place finish in 14:22. Next up: a debut in the half marathon! Paul Matuszak followed his outstanding performance at Broad Street with another sub 15 effort. He placed 15th. David Choi pulled off a rare double-breakthrough on the season. He again(!) took 14 seconds off his 5k PR and came dangerously close to breaking 15 with a 15:03 finish. Wow, great job David! Chris Mateer (also coming off a strong Broad Street result) held out for a 15:35, good for 63rd.

Erica Long joined the 5k fun and recorded a big PR! Her 18:35 was earned 47th and lowered her record in the distance by nearly 30 seconds. Awesome! Not to be outdone, Maura Ryan showed off her speed in the 800m. Her 2:19.55 earned 16th overall AND a new club record for PRTC. Congrats, Maura!

Happily, "last chance" doesn't apply for post-collegiate runners. PRTC will still hit the track at several events this May and June. Speaking of which, shout out to Chris Hatler for taking on pacing duties throughout the evening. Stay tuned!

Dylan Gearinger: 14:22 (2nd) 5k
Paul Matuszak: 14:49 (15th) 5k
David Choi: 15:03 (32nd) 5k
Chris Mateer: 15:35 (63rd) 5k
Erica Long: 18:34 (47th) 5k
Maura Ryan: 2:19.55 (16th) 800m

Full results here.

Montreal, Canada: Abby Cember enjoyed a spontaneous race in Canada while attending the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Conference. The meeting organizers decided to kick the day off with a 5k. Abby signed up with hopes of taking an overall win. However, she was met with unexpected competition from two fellow attendees (PhD students from Sweden and the Netherlands). Her 18:25 placed 3rd (off of 4 hours sleep!) and she  "cooled down" with the 1st and 2nd place finishers by running up Mount Royal. What an experience!

Abby Cember: 18:25 (3rd)

Cape May, NJ: Caroline Dorey-Stein (fresh off a Broad Street PR!) went down the shore to take on the Great Cape May Footrace. She selected the 10k distance which must have felt like a breeze after 10 miles. Caroline won the event in 40:03. Way to go!

Caroline Dorey-Stein: 40:03 (1st)

Full results here.

Philadelphia, PA: Tommy McClellan placed 5th at the Dirty German 25k. This event, at Penny Pack Park, is considered an urban ultra, perfect for Tommy. He did well in the race running under 2 hours and placing 5th. His effort won him a cuckoo clock which we are sure he will enjoy!

Tommy McClellan: 1:53:56 (5th)

Full results here.

Upcoming Runs, Events, & Races

Tuesday: 6:30 PM from Lloyd (Confirm workout parameters & partners via Slack.)

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

May 16th, 2019Widener Last Chance Meet (Chester, PA)
May 25th, 2019: Garden State TC Twilight Meet (Edison, NJ) + See Slack for Details +
May 26th, 2019Vermont City Marathon (Burlington, VT)
May 31st - Jun 1st 2019Music City Distance Festival (Nashville, TN)
June 1st, 2019Scott Coffee 8k (Moorestown, NJ) *
June 2nd, 2019Philly Run Fest (Philadelphia, PA)
June 8th & 9th, 2019Portland Track Festival (Portland, OR)
June 9th, 2019USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships (Scranton, PA)
June 13th, 2019Midsummer Night 5k Series (Wynnewood, PA)
June 21st, 2019Media Five Miler (Media, PA)
June 22nd, 2019Grandma's Marathon (Duluth, MN)
July 11th, 2019Midsummer Night 5k Series (Wynnewood, PA)
August 8th, 2019Midsummer Night 5k Series (Wynnewood, PA)
August 10th, 2019Philadelphia Mayor's Cup (Philadelphia, PA)
August 25th, 2019The Philly 10k (Philadelphia, PA)
September 7th, 20199/11 Heroes Run (Philadelphia, PA)
September 8th, 2019The Main Line Run 5k (Wayne, PA) *
September 15th, 2019Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
September 29th, 2019BWM-Berlin Marathon (Berlin, Germany)
October 5th, 2019Paul Short Invitational (Bethlehem, PA)
October 12th, 2019Hartford Marathon (Hartford, CT)
October 13th, 2019Delaware Distance Classic 15k (Delaware City, DE) *
October 13th, 2019Chicago Marathon (Chicago, IL)
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, 2019: USATF Club XC Nationals (Bethlehem, PA)
February 29th, 2020US Olympic Team Trials - Marathon (Atlanta, GA)

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