PRTC Weekly: 06/24/2019 (Mayor's Cup Takeover, Grandma's, and More)

Mayor's Cup Takeover

Some social media news this week: PRTC has taken over Philadelphia Mayor's Cup accounts! Check out @phillymayorscup (Instagram), @phillymayorscup (Facebook), and @phillymayorscup(Twitter) to follow the fun.

Inspired to sign up for Mayor's Cup? Let us know which race you intend to run by placing your name on our tracking sheet here. We are still looking for someone to take on the 10 mile distance in the women's division. Enter here!

Race Results

Duluth, MN: Five club members chased the prospect of PR's and OTQ's to Minnesota's North Shore for Grandma's Marathon. This race runs from Two Harbors to Duluth and attracted nearly 9,000 runners. Participants were thrilled to wake up on race day to ideal conditions and all ran fast times!

Matt Kane logged the first of many PR's with a 2:25:17. His 57th place finish marked a 12 minute improvement upon his previous fastest marathon. While his initial goal was to hit the 2:19 OTQ time, he made a mile 14 reassessment and wisely adjusted his race plan. This allowed him to reach mile 20 in relative comfort and preserved his ability to finish with confidence and record such a large PR. Cain Leathers followed Matt for 136th with a time of 2:41:51. He negative split the race and was excited to have a productive test of a newly revamped foot strike. Cain next aims to take on the Philly Marathon in November.

Crystal Bacon began a set of very successful races for our three female finishers. She came agonizingly close to an OTQ (2:45:37) and set a new PR by almost 15 minutes! Crystal credits her fast race to a mostly healthy training cycle and guidance from her coach, James McKirdy, of McKirdy Trained. Anne Marie Everhart joined Crystal in the 2:45's at 2:45:56. This was a huge PR for her and a great benchmark to hit as she strives to join our OTQ's. Anne Marie worked alongside training partner and friend Jenny Goswami for much of the race. Jenny completed our PR's for the day with a fantastic result of 2:47:10. This too was a great sign in the OTQ quest and a nice improvement over her previous best in the distance of 2:52.

Great work all. We are super excited to see each of you toe the line again and hope all enjoy some well deserved R&R!

Matt Kane: 2:25:17 (57th)
Cain Leathers: 2:41:51 (136th)
Crystal Bacon: 2:45:37 (41st)
Anne Marie Everhart: 2:45:56 (54th)
Jenny Goswami: 2:47:10 (63rd)

Full results here.

Media, PA: The Media Five Miler celebrated its 40th anniversary this past Friday. David Choi was the sole member of PRTC to represent as this long-standing local race hit this big landmark. He ran a 27:11 off of just a few weeks training which was good for 4th place. Nice race!

David Choi: 27:11 (4th)

Full results here.

Exton, PA: Maura Ryan and Craig Eppler enjoyed a mid-week race on Wednesday at the Cure4Cam Moonlight 5k Run. Maura ran away from the competition, but not the heat and humidy, as she added another win to her personal record books by a margin on over 2 minutes. She placed 1st in 19:20. Craig, in the early stages of training for the Chicago Marathon, put forward a 17:31 effort which was good for 2nd place. Great work!

Craig Eppler: 17:31 (2nd)
Maura Ryan: 19:20 (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.

June 30th, 2019Princeton Twilight Meet (Princeton, NJ)
July 11th, 2019Midsummer Night 5k Series (Wynnewood, PA)
July 16th, 2019Henderson All Comers Track Meet (West Chester, PA)
July 24th, 2019Henderson All Comers Track Meet (West Chester, 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, 2019Marshall Half Marathon (Huntington, WV)
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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