PRTC Weekly: 08/28/2019 (Upcoming Grand Prix Race, Philly 10k, and More)

Return of the Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix

Join PRTC at the Main Line Run in Wayne on Sunday, September 8th in our continued quest for Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix domination!

This 5k is a good follow up to the Philly 10k and quite important for the Grand Prix. There will be cash awards for the top three finishers and top masters. PRTC currently trails Greater Philadelphia Track Club and a few others in the challenge. We're in good shape to climb in the standings if we get a strong turn out for this race and the other remaining dates. Sign up here!

Carpooling available via Slack. Just reach out on #race!

Race Results

Philadelphia, PA: This year's running of the Philly 10k may have been the best yet. The sold-out race was held in outstanding weather, featured strong neighborhood support, and flawless execution.

PRTC again dominated the start line (and finish) as the team showed up in full force to run the streets of South Philly. Neon Diadora racers and white singlets helped the club stand out as this showcase event for Philadelphia Runner and Diadora hosted several thousand runners.

The men's team claimed 8 of the top ten spots. Dylan Gearinger led the way as he engaged in a tough battle against eventual winner Zachary Barker. His second place finish was followed up by an all-star performance by Steve Hallman who logged a 40 second PR. Other highlights included a handfull of PRTC debuts and our ever-growing roster of talented runners.

PRTC's women featured a 17 member strong lineup. Liz Barrett captured the first result for the team in her 4th place finish. She was closely followed by Kinjal (Dargan!), Irene, and Alana who all placed top 10. Alana, Jess, Megan, Sophia, and Arianna recorded PR's on the day. Congrats to all who ran!

Post-race the team enjoyed Federal Donut's infused custard from Shake Shack, beers from Philadelphia Brewing Co, great live music, and an overall fun atmosphere. The team took some down time and then spent Sunday afternoon with Max Krall at his medical school fraternity house. Here great views of the Philadlephia skyline were enjoyed on his rooftop while beer poured freely from the basement tap room.

Dylan Gearinger: 30:57 (2nd)Steve Hallman: 31:46 (3rd) *Simon Voorhees: 32:07 (4th) *Chris Mullin: 32:15 (5th)Kieran Sutton: 32:24 (6th)Chris Mateer: 32:29 (7th)Patrick DeSabato: 32:48 (9th)Josh Hibbs: 32:59 (10th)Alex Predhome: 33:00 (11th)Ethan Rissell: 33:10 (12th)David Choi: 33:16 (15th)Alexis Geslin: 33:35 (16th)Kevin Brandon: 33:55 (17th)Greg Olenginski: 34:02 (18th)Nick Scullin: 34:25 (22nd)Thomas Connelly: 34:30 (23rd)Alec Brand: 35:10 (26th)Pat McLaughlin: 35:14 (27th)Sam Stortz: 35:56 (34th)Max Krall: 36:14 (37th)Cody Amengual: 36:32 (41st)Michael Tait: 36:57 (44th)Daryl Santiago: 37:58 (61st)Dan Mallozzi: 38:25 (67th)Pete Celona: 38:41 (76th)Alex Tozzo: 39:55 (113th)
Liz Barrett: 37:11 (4th)Kinjal Dargan: 37:15 (5th)Irene Kalbian: 37:53 (7th)Alana Jacaruso: 38:01 (9th) *Lauren Kelly: 39:17 (13th)Jess Smith: 39:49 (17th) *Christina Luptak: 40:11 (18th)Caroline Dorey-Stein: 40:28 (21st)Megan Feehan: 40:44 (23rd) *Emily DeSabato: 41:11 (24th)Faye Hellman: 41:17 (26th)Sarah Heins: 41:21 (27th)Christine Foley: 42:19 (38th)Lucia Sanchez: 42:25 (40th)Rebecca Nichols: 42:32 (42nd)Sophia Dahab: 42:46 (45th) *Arianna Watters: 42:50 (46th) *
Full results here.
* = PR

Philadelphia, PA: Two PRTC athletes returned to Fairmount Park for more Plateau fun at the Belmont Hall of Fame Classic. Paul Matuszak and Jesús Muniz took on the 5k course where they both ran strong times. Paul came ever closer to his elusive goal of scoring a sub 16 minute record on the course as he claimed the overall win. Jesús took nearly a minute off his 5k time from Mayor's Cup showing greatly improved racing fitness. His 19:32 earned 14th overall. He also rallied to support the team at the Philly 10k on Sunday where he took some excellent photos. Nice work!

Paul Matuszak: 16:09 (1st)
Jesús Muniz: 19:32 (14th)

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.


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 22nd, 2019USATF NJ Open & Masters 8k XC Championships (Logan Township, NJ)
September 29th, 2019BWM-Berlin Marathon (Berlin, Germany)
October 5th, 2019Paul Short Invitational (Bethlehem, PA)
October 12th, 2019Jack Saint Clair XC (Philadelphia, 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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