PRTC Weekly: 05/21/2019 (River to River, Across the Ocean, and More)

Mayor's Cup Registration

We hope everyone had a great time at last week's Mayor's Cup Pep Rally!

If you missed the event, please note that online registration is now open. Mayor's Cup is a city-wide competition among all Philadelphia based running clubs. PRTC emerged the victor out of last year's large field. We hope to extend our streak in 2019!

The password to register for PRTC's racing team is: BreweryARS. Don't worry if not yet sure about race distance. Runners are allowed to switch events up to one week prior to the race.

Let us know which event you intend to run here. We will need one male and female in each listed distance.

Race Results

Philadelphia, PA: We lead this week's newsletter with a review of the newly created (and unsanctioned) River to River Race. Submitted by Chris Mateer.

Thursday at 8pm 7 PRTC members received an email from Richard Issa Bockari of a "suggested" course through Philadelphia, running from the Schuykill River to the Delaware. Along the way were 3 checkpoints that must be hit before the finish. Between these points, anyone in the race could choose their own path. With 24 hours to plan, texts and Slack DM's flew, with members coming to a general consensus on the best way to navigate the streets of Philadelphia. 

24 hours later, at 8:10pm (sunset), an airhorn sounded beneath the South St Bridge and Lauren Kelly (a late addition), Kieran Sutton, Max Krall, Alex Predhome, Ethan Rissell, Simon Voorhees, and Chris Mateer took off against the field of about 15 runners. From here, all but one raced the along to Schuylkill before taking the steps up from the skatepark and played Frogger across the parkway to the first checkpoint at Eakins Oval. Kieran alone strayed from the pack, jumping a fence and sprinting across the train tracks, paving an early path to victory. Running one block behind for the rest of the race, the main pack believed themselves to by vying for victory, cutting off cars and jumping barricades. Only at the finish did they find Kieran patiently waiting. 

The women's race played out very differently. Lauren Kelly found herself running alone most of the way and very nearly reached the finish without incident. Seemingly bored with the lack of competition, Lauren passed one block from the finish, and continued south. All in all, Lauren added on about an extra mile but still won. Both her and Kieran secured $100 in cash for their victory. Lauren bought Chris one beer for recommending she sign up, still securing a profit of about $93.

Post race began with shotgunned Genny's under 95 and continued to Morgan's Pier, sponsored by 26.2 Brew. Throughout the night, the runners drank and socialized with competitors of Issa Run Crew and Original Propaganda Track Club. More unsanctioned races by Issa Run Crew seem to be in the works, so keep your eyes open for a July version!

Estimated and probably wrong finish order is listed below:

1. Kieran Sutton
2. Chris Mateer
3. Simon Voorhees
4. Ethan Rissell
5. Max Krall
6. Alex Predhome

1. Lauren Kelly 

Seoul, Korea: Kevin Brandon took the "River to River" concept too far and ended up in South Korea. He made his international debut at the Bada Marathon 10k in celebration of World Ocean Day. He placed 2nd with a 33:13 to a fellow international runner (Kenya) which at least won him first American. Highlights included: anchovies as the race participant prize, winning 150,000 won, and the spectacle of cheerleader led warm up routinue.

PRTC singlets have now been worn at races in (at least) the following countries: USA, Canada, Spain, Brazil, South Korea, England, Germany, and The Netherlands. 

Kevin Brandon: 33:13 (2nd)

Full results here.

York, PA: Daryl Santiago had the longest race of the weekend as he braved the York County Marathon. His 26.2 mile effort was not made easy by Mother Nature who challenged runners with 80% humidity and high temperatures even with an early 6am gun time.

Daryl, coming off a nice PR at Broad Street, aspired to secure his first Sub 3 hour time and Boston Qualifier. He kept pace through mile 17, but ultimately it was not the right day. Happily, he maintained compusure for the remaining distance and ended his race without ever checking out. Congrats on completing another marathon! We're sure a BQ is in the cards soon!

Daryl Santiago: 3:08:28 (19th)

Full results here.

Philadelphia, PA: PRTC was represented by Joe and Christine Foley at the Philadelphia Bar Association 5k. The dynamic duo had much to celebrate at the finish line. Joe claimed 1st place and Christine recorded a new 5k PR replacing her previous fastest time which was run 7 years ago. Great work!

Joe Foley: 16:26 (1st)
Christine Foley: 19:37 (3rd) PR!

Full results here.

Coatesville, PA: Miles of mud and obstacles at the Tough Mudder Philly edition were no problem for Pete Celona who ran the race after winning a bib as a raffle prize. Pete's time of 1:22:13 came after such challenges as, "Pitfall", "Devil's Beard", "The Block Ness Monster", and "Pyramid Scheme." We aren't quite sure what these dauntingly named obstacles entailed, but safe to say these ten miles weren't a walk on the river drive. He placed third which earned a case of refreshing kiwi flavored soda water. Enjoy!

Pete Celona: 1:22:13 (3rd)

Full Results here.

Berwyn, PA: Liz Barrett followed up her excellent Broad Street Run with a win at the Berwyn Veterans Victory Run. She covered a hilly 5k in 17:36 continuing to show great fitness this spring season! Next up is a return to the track where flater grounds promise to push that 5k time down even further. Great work!


Liz Barrett: 17:36 (1st)

Full results here.

Northville, NY: The first ever Great Sacandaga Half Marathon was won by none other than our own Tommy McClellan. His 1:17:58 outpaced the second place finisher by over 5 minutes. The race was centered around Sacandaga Lake and looks to have a promising future. Congrats Tommy!


Tommy McClellan: 1:17:58 (1st)

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 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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