PRTC Weekly: 05/09/2019 (Broad Street and More)

Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA: PRTC had 64 members race the 40th annual Broad Street Run! The club was greeted at the start line by persistent light rain. Concern that poor weather would result in a slow day was set aside as warm ups ended and anticipation rose for the run to begin.

The race kicked off and all talk of rain was quickly forgotten as tens of thousands rushed down Broad Street, toward City Hall, South Philly, and ultimately the Navy Yard. Some of us went out too fast, others perhaps too slow, and a few fortunate souls stuck to their pacing plans perfectly. In the end, it seemed to matter little. Successes were roundly celebrated at the finish!

By our unofficial tally more than 57% of the club PR'd. It is a daunting prospect for us to issue a full athlete by athlete report given our numbers. Our apologies for not being able to celebrate all members individually. Suffice to say, we're proud of everyone's accomplishments. Please kindly consider these highlights:

Paul Matuszak was top Philadelphian in the men's race. His 49:20 placed him inside the top 10 and represented a significant PR in the distance. He also recorded the best Age Graded Result on the day which offers us a strong boost in the USATF Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix Challenge.

Also on the men's side, Matt Kane, Ethan Hermann, and Chris Mullin all scored top 20 finishes. Ethan's race in particular stands out  as a highlight. He had an outstanding result of 51:16 after entering the race thinking of breaking 53 minutes. Great work! In total, 19 of 38 men recorded lifetime records. We were pleased to have many make their club debuts and in awe of everyone's performances.
 
Sam Roecker won top Philadelphian and placed an impressive 4th overall. Her performance marks the start of an exciting new round of racing. Margret Vido and Meghan Bishop (racing just a week after her standout performance in NJ!) joined Sam in the top 10 at 8th and 9th. They were closely followed by many PRTC teammates who had great performances of their own. This includes Liz Barrett who had a significant breakthrough and new PR.

As on the men's side, we were excited to see many new members make their team debuts. 18 of our 26 female participants returned new PR's. A remarkable achievement!

Post-race, athletes enjoyed the Philadelphia Runner party in FDR Park, warm showers, dry clothes, fun in Center City, and Chris Mateer/David Choi's hospitality in West Philly. The Sixers may have lost, but Genesee Cream Ale, pizza, and fun were in high supply.

Thank you all for being part of our community! We firmly believe that many of these PR's would not have been possible without our strong training groups. Staying motivated and having partners to share in the enjoyment of this great sport is so important. Check out our updated race calendar below to plan out what comes next. Also, be sure to consider stopping by our sponsor Phila Massage for a discounted post-race massage. 

Congratulations to all who finished this year's Broad Street Run!

Results & Age Graded Percentile
Paul Matuszak: 49:20 (8th) 89.193% Top Philadelphian *PR*
Matt Kane: 50:55 (12th) 86.387%
Ethan Hermann: 51:16 (13th) 85.798% *PR*
Chris Mullin: 51:38 (17th) 85.189% *PR*
Simon Voorhees: 52:07 (21st) 84.399% *PR*
Kevin Brandon: 52:13 (24th) 84.237%
David Choi: 52:23 (26th) 83.969% *PR*
Chris Mateer: 52:24 (27th) 83.943%
Ethan Rissell: 52:29 (30th) 83.810% *PR*
Steve Hallman: 52:31 (31st) 83.756%
Alex Predhome: 53:06 (37th) 82.837% *PR*
Kieran Sutton: 53:19 (38th) 82.500% *PR*
Colin McGrath: 53:24 (39th) 82.402%
Joe Binder: 53:40 (44th) 82.490%
Geraint Davies: 54:14 (51st) 81.131%
Jeff Young: 54:53 (65th) 80.170% *PR*
Pat McLaughlin: 54:57 (67th) 80.073%
Mike Vido: 55:04 (70th) 79.903%
Alec Brand: 55:22 (74th) 79.470% *PR*
Tim Appman: 55:45 (81st) 78.824% *PR*
Joe Foley: 55:56 (86th) 78.695% *PR*
Ivan Ruchkin: 55:59 (88th) 78.595% *PR*
Tommy McClellan: 56:08 (90th) 78.385%
Cain Leathers: 56:31 (98th) 77.853%
Harsha Thirumurthy: 56:56 (106th) 80.943%
Zach Smith: 57:00 (108th) 77.190%
Breandan Lyman: 57:01 (109th) 77.170%
Max Krall: 57:24 (124th) 76.655% *PR*
Ben Nieto: 57:33 (127th) 76.455%
Matt Ferry: 58:34 (162nd) 75.128% *PR*
Pat Taggart: 59:23 (190th) 74.235%
Blair Biggin: 59:25 (192nd) 74.053% *PR*
Austin Zimmet: 59:52 (219th) 73.497% *PR*
Dan Mallozzi: 1:03:04 (395th) 69.767% *PR*
Daryl Santiago: 1:03:04 (396th) 69.794%
Evan Skalski: 1:03:10 (403rd) 69.657% *PR*
Kurt Palumbo: 1:03:10 (404th) 69.657%
Alex Tozzo: 1:06:59 (777th) 65.812%

Sam Roecker: 55:37 (4th) 88.730% Top Philadelphian *PR*
Margaret Vido: 57:08 (8th) 86.377%
Meghan Bishop: 57:31 (9th) 86.410% *PR*
Katie Rodden: 58:08 (11th) 84.891% *PR*
Jessica Fragola: 58:45 (12th) 85.163%
Liz Barrett: 58:54 (13th) 83.786% *PR*
Kaitlin Frei: 59:49 (16th) 82.502% *PR*
Anne Marie Everhart: 1:00:01 (17th) 83.060% *PR*
Jenny Goswami: 1:00:36 (19th) 82.261% *PR*
Irene Kalbian: 1:00:57 (21st) 80.968% *PR*
Christy Cohick: 1:01:54 (31st) 79.725% *PR*
Lauren Kelly: 1:02:38 (38th) 78.792%
Stephanie Fulmer: 1:02:41 (39th) 78.729%
Abby Cember: 1:03:59 (44th) 77.129%
Caroline Dorey-Stein: 1:04:02 (46th) 77.069% *PR*
Becca Nichols: 1:04:51 (61st) 76.099% *PR*
Erica Long: 1:05:07 (64th) 75.787% *PR*
Lindsay Jones: 1:05:50 (83rd) 74.962% *PR*
Maura Ryan: 1:06:50 (108th)73.915% *PR*
Christine Foley: 1:08:26 (151st) 72.187% *PR*
Meredith Unger: 1:09:07 (168th) 76.127%
Arianna Waters: 1:06:11 (172nd) 74.570%
Lucia Sanchez: 1:10:46 (238th) 69.736% *PR*
Sophia Dahab: 1:10:59 (242nd) 69.829% *PR*
Preshita Gadkari: 1:11:50 (271st) 68.701% *PR*
MaryAnn Tierney: 1:22:41 (1645th) 62.165%

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 11th, 2019Great Cape May Foot Race (Cape May, NJ)
May 13th, 2019Swarthmore Last Chance Meet (Swarthmore, PA)
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)
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 8th, 2019The Main Line Run 5k (Wayne, PA) *
September 15th, 2019Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
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)

USATF Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix Event

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