Welcome to the Website of John Henwood. – Founder of TheRUN – www.the-run.com, New Zealand Representative in the Olympic Games 2004, World Track and Field Championships 2001, Commonwealth Games 2002, sub 4min miler and 13th-place getter in the 2005 ING New York Marathon with a time of 2:15:05. (Also 21st in 2008). I’m a Running coach in NYC and my coaching includes working with world renown coach, Alberto Salazar and teenage sensation Mary Cain. Also i’ve coached two females (Kelly Chin and Caroline Lefrak) to make the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials. I’m also the New York Road Runner of the Year for 30-39yrs Age Group 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2011 and Master runner of the year 2013. I’m currently the winner of 21 New York Road Runner Races.
RADIO INTERVIEW WITH JOHN HENWOOD April 2011
Athletes I have coached who have run under 3 hours for the marathon:
Jorge Pardo – 2.30.10 San Diego 2009, Antonio Oliveira – 2.33.00 (PR) New York 2010, Caroline Lefrak – 2.38.16 (PR) Olympic Trials, Houston 2012, Brendan Donoghue – 2.39.00 (PR) Boston 2009, Adam Mulia – 2.41.28 (PR) New York 2008, Katarina Janosikova – 2.42.57 (PR) NY 2008, Kelly Chin - 2.44.44 (PR) Houston 2010, Edward Hartman – 2.45.21 (PR) Boston 2015, Christophe Wilhelm – 2.45.44(PR) Frankfurt 2011, Jesse Du Bey – 2.47.27 (PR) New York 2010, Ana Johnson – 2.48.04 (PR) Houston 2012, Angela Ortiz – 2.49.12 (PR) Chicago 2014, Joe Di Flumeri – 2.49.23 (PR) Boston 2013, Marcus Wilhelm – 2.50.09 (PR) Boston 2011, Liza Howard - 2.50.32 (PR) Boston 2015, Melissa Raddatz – 2.50.41 (PR) Houston 2012, Frederic Grobost -2.51.27 (PR) Amsterdam 2012, Antony Scott – 2.51.33 (PR) Boston 2015, Arianne Field – 2.51.49 (PR) NY 2008, Laura Kirk – 2.55.29 (PR) London 2010, Melvyn Stafford – 2.56.25 (PR) NY 2014, Myles Fennon – 2.56.58(PR) Boston 2014, Brad Gerderman – 2.57.46 (PR) Boston 2010, Eric Gomberg – 2.58.31 (PR) New York 2011, Daniel Torras – 2.58.56 (PR) NY 2014, Lawrence O’Halloran – 2.59.02 (PR) Chicago 2006, Joe Chan 2.59.11 (PR) Eugene 2012, David Davies – 2.59.36 (PR) Berlin 2012
Please feel free to use the links above and email me with any questions regarding my coaching services and/or strength training for runners. I can work with you for you to become a stronger and less injury prone runner.
Antony Scott (The Running Man) 26 Personal Best times 2012-2014
I teamed up with John in July 2012 with the goal of completing my first marathon and breaking 3hrs. Since working under John’s tutelage, I have PRed in 5k, 4mile, 5 mile, 10k, 10mile, half marathon, and the marathon, running 3:01:19 and 3:02:09 in the Lehigh and 7 weeks later the NYC marathons respectively. I was able to qualify for the 2014 Boston marathon via Lehigh and now have my sights set on breaking 3hrs in the world’s most famous marathon. Under John’s training and guidance, I have become a more efficient runner, covering more distance, much quicker and with fewer injuries. I have benefited immensely through John’s running knowledge, the variety of workouts in ones customized training plan and excellent running caliber of the Henwood’s Hounds team. I look forward to continuing to grow and improve as a runner with the Henwood’s Hounds.
Cynthia Martinez -New York Marathon 2013
After training and then injuring myself during the Paris Marathon this past April I knew I needed to step up my game for the NYC Marathon in November. It only took working with John for 3 months to transform me into a completely different runner. At the age of 31, I am now a more faster, smarter, and confident runner. John helped coached me to multiple PRs. 6:14mile, 20:30 5K, 1:42 half marathon, and a 3:35:34 NYC Marathon. I improved my marathon time by 14 minutes. I suffer from lower back pain and John taught me the proper strength training workouts to help strengthen this area of my body so that it would become less of an issue.
One of my favorite parts of John’s training is working in a group setting every week. The Henwood Hounds running team are a stellar group of runners from around NYC. Everyone encourages you, pushes you, and wants you to succeed!
Molly Bennard – Paris Marathon – April 2013
Twelve weeks before the 2013 Paris Marathon, I found myself restricted to running less than 30 minutes at a time with a hip labral tear and hamstring tendonosis. John came to my rescue by putting me on a serious strength training regimen and running plan. Despite long investment banking hours and numerous overuse injuries throughout my lower extremity, John worked with both me and my physical therapist to slowly build muscle and mileage. The stronger I got, the longer and faster I could run. I completed the Paris marathon just under 3:30, shaving over 30 minutes off my PR! John and the Hounds inspire me to be a better runner – I’m looking forward to training for Boston in 2014!
Carol Healey – Boston 2013
When I turned 50, I decided to try to run a half marathon and then a marathon after only having been a ”weekend” runner since high school. I ran with Team in Training, which was a wonderful experience but didn’t give me the personalized approach that I needed to improve beyond my initials goals of breaking 2 hours and 4 hours, respectively, in these events. I started working with John in the summer of 2012. The intensity and frequency of my training increased dramatically, and my understanding of the different types of workouts (speed, strength, tempo, hard, easy) improved as well. I am completely addicted, partly because I have seen the incredible results of John’s program of personalized, consistent, focused training. Despite my very long work hours and frequent travel, John has created a training plan for me that works; rather than feel less balance in my life, I feel more. Since I started working with John, I not only have PRed every race that I have run, including a 27-minute PR in the 2013 Boston Marathon, but also have won or placed in my age group in the half marathon and shorter races. I now believe that, with John’s continued help, I can see times that I never dared to dream possible. I am grateful to John and proud to be a member of the Henwood Hounds. It is an inspiring and accomplished team with a truly outstanding leader!
Daniel Torras – Philadelphia 2012
I started training with john in the Summer of 2012, as I prepared for Philadelphia’s marathon in the Fall that same year. Immediately, John did away with my preconceived ideas I had with regards to training (total weekly mileage, frequency, type and sequencing of speed workouts, recovery runs, etc..) John’s training plan was carefully drafted to take in consideration my heavy travel schedule, as I fly internationally virtually every week. He also worked with me design a customized strengthening gym routine, an area I had vastly overlooked in the past. And whenever I could, I joined John’s group runs, which provided extra motivation and camaraderie. It all paid off big time. I was hoping to break 3:15 in philly, and ended up crossing the finish line in 3:06, a PR by 21mins! Breaking 3 hours in a marathon, which just a few months ago I would have considered science fiction, seems now a real possibility. And I know that with John’s guidance, I will have a fair shot.
Tanya Namad – California International Marathon 2012
Steve Wagshal Philadelphia Marathon 2012
I was introduced to John in the Spring of 2012 by a friend who ran PR at the 2011 NY Marathon after training with John. I decided to sign up with John on July 1st just prior to my 40th birthday with the goal of breaking 3:25 at the 2012 NYC Marathon. Although the NYC Marathon was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy, I ended up running the Philadelphia marathon 2 weeks later in a time of 3:17:39. This was a PR and beat my prior PR (3:20:01) set back in 1998. In addition to my marathon PR, during the Fall ’12 training season with John I also set a PR in the ½ Marathon (1:30:14) and the 4 mile distance (25.48). These were times I did not think I would be capable of ever attaining. With another season of training with John, I now think it may be possible for me to qualify for Boston. Thanks John!
2012 Female NYRR of the Year Caroline Lefrak
Since working with John, I have shaved almost ten minutes off my
marathon time and broke 2:40 for the first time at the US Olympic
Marathon Trials, where I ran 2:38:14. I don’t believe I would have
been able to have this breakthrough without John’s guidance. He
diligently plans each week of training and really cares about my long
term racing goals. John is careful to make sure all of his athletes have a balanced training system, and I have benefited from a variety
of long runs, tempos, speed work, and twice weekly strength training
with his program. I am sure that when I get back to full time training
I will continue to improve even more
SPEED GROUPS WITH HENWOOD’S HOUNDS
The group meets at 90th and 5th every Tuesday and Saturday mornings. Groups have finished for 2014 , but will start back in December 2014.
2015 Year results (Henwood Hounds)
Achilles Hope and Possibility 5-miler – Jun 28
Margaret Moosbrugger equaled her CP PR for the 5 mile distance with a 46:37 finish – nice job!
Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run 5-miler – Jun 27
Unusually refreshing weather for this race with temps in the low 60s. First home for the HHs and 3rd overall lady was Kelly De Csepel in 29:47 – looks like Kelly is beginning to find her racing stride again. Awesome run! Next up was Denise Peterson in 36:07 for 5th in her AG – nice!
Queens 10k – June 21
It was predicted to be a morning of thunder and lightning with a heavy downpour. This resulted in the start time being moved an hour later so it ended up being a very humid experience for those that raced. Leading the way was, Tony Scott with 37:39 for a 33sec PR. This is Tony’s 10th PR this year – superb run! Eric Weldzius was next finishing with a strong 39:09 – nice one, Eric! Charles Hansford then crossed the line in 44:35 for a 74sec PR – wow! Next was Melodie Fratt for 46:30 then Rosemary Mulia in 1:03:26 – nice running ladies!
Oakley New York Mini 10k – June 13
Another hot day for racing with temps at 77f! First home was Kelly De Csepel in 39:03 – nice! Next was Melodie Fratt in 47:04 followed by Courtney Buckley in 50:51 – nice running! Tamara Hoover was next in 53:40 then Maria Quiroga just missing the hour mark with 1:00:41 – nice effort from all of you!
UAE Healthy Kidney 10k – May 30
It was a very hot day with a later start than usual of 9am. First home was Charles Hansford slashing 1m18secs from his previous best 10k for a 45:49 finish – wow! Next was Harley Hanrahan who came 4th in her AG finishing in 52:22 – great run, Harley! Katherine Brown was next up in 53:32 – nice! Next to follow was Michael Darling in 53:35 and Margaret Moosbrugger in 62:03 – great job!
Airbnb Brooklyn Half – May 16
Great turnout from the team for one of the best races on the calendar! Antony Scott after just coming off the Boston marathon was able to quadruple PR (10k, 15k, 10m and 1/2) besting his half by 11secs to finish in 1:20:26 – amazing! Eric Weldzius finished next setting a 41sec PR in 1:21:36 – nice one, Eric! After a full 2 weeks of rest post Boston, Liza Howard put away a 1:24:20 on only 10 days of training – great job! Ed Hartman took charge of leading the 1:25 pace group crossing the line in 1:24:20 – nice! Bonnie Averbuch crossed the line next in 1:25:43 followed by Laura Kirk in 1:27:13 and Kelly De Csepel in 1:27:23 – great running ladies! Bryan Kob has been dealing with injuries of late and ran this as a tempo in 1:28:40. Naomi Nocera was 4secs away from breaking her half PR with a 1:32:45 – so close! Cynthia Martinez was next to finish with a PR of over 2mins for 1:33:43 – superb! Next was Denise Peterson in 1:35:31, Ann Powers in 1:37:45, Adam Mulia (who was pacing his wife) in 1:38:32 and Eliza Golden in 2:22 – great running! David Leis was next up with a PR of 9secs for 1:40:32 – Awesome! Charles Hansford also set a PR of 63secs for 1:41:07 – great run! Maria Quiroga followed in 1:41:47 for a 2:14 PR – great running, Maria! Christina Bilsky was next crossing the line in 1:41:52, followed by Melodie Fratt in 1:43:29 and Courtney Buckley set a 1:14 PR with a 1:45:27 finish – nice! Faith Paris Aarons finished next in 1:47:28, Andrew Saunders in 1:51:04, Tamara Hoover in 1:53:44, Michael Darling in 1:55:36, Beth Browde in 1:56:11, Ranna Smith in 2:00:50, Morgan Smith in 2:02:56 and Rosemary Mulia in 2:12:44. Super running from everyone!
The North Face Endurance Challenge: New York (Half) – May 2nd
David Leis ran this very tough race, which has an approximate net elevation of 2,300ft!!! Great job on pulling out a 2:31:03!
Run As One 4-miler – April 26th
Eliza Golden produced another PR shaving 8secs from her previous best for a 28:42 finish – great run! Harley Hanrahan had another strong run finishing 2nd in her AG in 32:35 – nice! And Rosemary Mulia finished with a solid performance in 38:42 – well done!
Boston Marathon – April 20th
Very nice temperatures for running, but a tough day awaited with rain and 20-30mph gusty winds. Coming home in a 6min PR was Ed Hartman in 2:45:21 – superb run! Liza Howard continues to amaze with her 4th PR in 4 marathons crossing the line in 2:50:32 (2min PR) – awesome job! Next up, Antony Scott put away a huge 7min PR finishing in 2:51:33 – wow! Melodie Fratt was next running a solid 3:31:50 – fantastic running from all 4 of you!
More/ Fitness/ Shape Women’s Half Marathon – April 19th
Bonnie Averbuch followed her recent win with a 4th place finish overall and winning her AG with a 1:25:04 (6:30 p/mile) – awesome running! Laura Kirk also had a strong performance today finishing 10th overall and 2nd in her AG with a 1:30:30 (6:55 pace) – super! Next home was Cynthia Martinez coming 7th in her AG for 1:39:29 (7:36 pace) followed by Faith Paris Aarons in 1:52:52 (8:37 pace) – congratulations to all of you!
Run for the Parks 4-miler – Apr 12th
First home was Eliza Golden with a 2sec PR in 28:50 (7:13 pace) – nice job! Harley Hanrahan was next up in 32:14 for 5th in her AG followed by Katherine Brown in 35:20 – great work ladies!
Scotland Run 10k – Apr 4th
Maybe it’s because the Scotland flag is blue that we continually see beautiful clear blue skies for this popular race. Eric Weldzius was the first hound home in 37:16 (6:00 p/mile) for a PR by almost 2mins – nice! Katarina Janosikova was next in 38:05 (6:08 p/mile) for 3rd in her age group – great job! Denise Peterson was next at 7:19 pace for a 45:25 finish followed by Melodie Fratt in 45:41 (7:22 p/mile) – nice! After a 31sec PR in last week’s 10k, Courtney Buckley stormed home in a 66sec PR, crossing the line in 47:24 (7:38 pace) – superb job! Eliza Golden was next to finish in 48:40 (7:50 pace), followed by Michael Darling dipping under 50mins for 49:37 (8min p/mile), Harley Hanrahan 51:18 (8:16 pace) and yet another PR for Beth Browde coming home 2nd in her AG with a 53:06 (8:33 pace) finish, shaving 27secs of her previous best. Super effort from everyone!
NYRR 10k Spring Meltdown – Mar 29th
Comfortable weather with sunny blue skies was all that was needed for a team sweep! Ed Hartman was able to put distance between himself and the chasing pack through the first 5 miles before closing out strongly over the final stretch to finish in 36:06 (5:49 pace) for the men’s title. The previous day, Ed ran a 23-miler! Superb job and congrats on your win, Ed!! Next home and taking the women’s title was Bonnie Averbuch. Bonnie broke the tape in 38:53 (6:16 pace) well over a minute ahead of her closest rival – fantastic win, Bonnie!! Rounding of the team was Courtney Buckley cruising over the finish line in 48:30 (7:49 pace) for a 31sec PR – awesome!
United Airlines NYC Half – Mar 15th
Great race weather for one of NYRR’s biggest races of the year. Leading the way was Adam Mulia in 1:17:35 followed by Ed Hartman just missing out on sub-1:18 by 11secs – nice racing guys! Next up was Bryan Kob with a whopping 7min PR with 1:19:16 – awesome! Antony Scott was at it again setting 4 PRs in the 10k, 15k, 10mile and a 2.5min PR for the half for a 1:20:37 finish – superb run! Liza Howard crossed the line next in 1:21:22 followed by Eric Weldzius in 1:22:16 – nice one, Eric! Next home was David Davies coming in under 90mins for a 1:28:43 -sweet! Denise Peterson was next in 1:37:12, then Christina Bilsky in 1:43:01 followed by Morgan Smith setting a huge 4min PR for 1:43:27 – great job ladies! Charles Hansford crossed the line in 1:44:07, Maria Quiroga 1:44:41, Melodie Fratt 1:44:42, Nikki Nolan 1:47:02, Courtney Buckley 1:48:12, and in setting another PR, Beth Browde sliced a massive 4mins off her best crossing the line in 1:54:57 – awesome! Harley Hanrahan was next in 1:57:04 and Rosemary Mulia in 2:21:39 super effort!
LA Marathon – Mar 15th
After getting sick the week before race day and racing in temps in the mid 80s, Kelly De Csepel threw down a sub 3hr time with 2:59:11 – great run, Kelly!
Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half – Mar 14th
Bill Sheil rocked his race with a PR in 1:52:06 – nice one!
Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5k – Mar 1st
Conditions were fresh for this very fast and popular race. First hound home was Antony Scott in his first race back from injury, finishing in 18:25 (5:56 p/mile) – nice one, Antony! Katarina Janosikova continues to get quicker with a 18:44 (6:02 p/mile) finish – great job! Next up was Bonnie Averbuch dipping under 19mins in 18:52 – awesome! 4th hound home was Ivan Kayser in 20:19 (6:33 p/mile) followed by Denise Peterson for a 724 pace (22:57). Katherine Brown was next to cross the line in 23:23 (7:32 p/mile) and Beth Browde ran a steady 8:28 pace for 26:14.
AL Gordon Classis 4 miler – Feb 21st
Ed Hartman raced a strong 5:46 pace to finish in 23:03 for 2nd in his age group and 12th overall – Super!
NYRR Gridiron 4 miler – Feb 1st
Katarina Janosikova continues to work on building her speed back up with a nice 24:56 finish and 7th lady home. Eliza Golden ran a solid race finishing in 30:21. Nice job ladies!
Fred Lebow Manhattan Half – Jan 25th
Another very cool day for racing with real-feel temps in the 20s! First home for the hounds was Kelly De Csepel who is rediscovering her racing touch – 6:15 pace for a 1:21:43 finish and 3rd lady overall – awesome! Next up was Ed Hartman cruising the race as part of a 2hr long run clocking 1:26:24 for a 6:36 pace. Eric Weldzius was up next with a 1:28:02 – nice! Ivan Kayser was the 4th hound home in 1:38:19 followed by Katherine Brown in 1:46:46, Courtney Buckley 1:47:38, Melodie Fratt 1:47:48 and Charles Hansford 1:48:25. Great job team!
Le 10km du 14ème (France) – Jan 25th
Coming though some cobbled stone portions of this 10k, Liza Howard was the 1st lady home in 37:30 for a 6:02 pace! Nice win, Liza – superb job!
Key West Half Marathon – Jan 18th
Cynthia Martinez had a nice showing in Florida winning her AG with a 1:38:21 finish – great job!
Joe Kleinerman 10km – Jan 10th
A solid showing from the Hounds on a very cool, snowy and sunny morning. Leading the way for team was Eric Weldzius at a 6:21 per mile pace . Then came Beth Browde winning her age group with an 8:41 pace – nice! Ranna Smith was next home finishing with a 9:06 pace followed by Courtney Buckley at 9:11 pace and Charles Hansford dipping under the hour mark with a 9:35 pace. Great job team!
2014 Year results (Henwood Hounds)
Roosevelt Island 10km – Dec 21st
Myles Fennon finished 8th overall male in 37mins17secs, while Bonnie Averbuch finished 2nd overall female with 38mins41secs. Strong running guys!
Ted Corbett 15km – Dec 13th
The ladies finished 4th overall team, while the masters were a clear team winner in todays 15km race. Kelly De Csepal ran a 6min10sec per mile pace for the first HHRT female home. Then Liza Howard, who has been resting up, ran 6min23sec pace. Then Karen De Saint Phalle finished with a strong 6min37sec pace. Ellen Basile 6min48sec pace and Denise Peterson a 7min21sec pace.
Jingle bell Jog - 4 miler Brooklyn
Lillie Brinkman ran her best ever NYRR long distance race with a 7min54sec per mile pace. Nice! And Katherine Brown also ran 7mins54secs pace, finishing 1 second behind Lillie.
Memphis Marathon – December 6th
Edward Hartman ran over a 3min PR with a time of 2hr51mins11secs. Great run!
Philly Marathon – Nov 23rd
Eric Weldzuis, who had a PR of 3hr24mins before today, was after sub 3 hours and well capable of it. He was right on it until 19 miles, when he then suffered leg cramps. Still a nice PR of 3hr10mins11secs. Melodie Fratt , who just ran NY in a PR 3hrs28mins, ran 3hrs29mins08secs. Great back-up performance. And Andrew Saunders ran a 20min PR with 3hrs34mins54secs. Awesome running!
Pete McArdie 15km Crosscountry – Nov 23rd, Van Courtlandt Park, Bronx
Both Myles Fennon (6.29 pace) and Ann Powers (6.56 pace) finished 3rd in their age group. Great day to run cross-country!
Race to Deliver – Nov 23rd, 4 miler – Central Park
Karen De Saint Phalle won her age group today, finishing 10th female overall with a 6.19 pace. Hopefully this will get her a nomination for the female master of the year award. Mike Darling ran a solid 7.31 pace on 3 runs per week. Katherine Brown had her best result in 2 years with a 7.37 pace. And Lillie Brinkman ran a PR 7.58 pace!
New York Marathon – November 2nd
An awesome day for HHRT as most runners PR’ed, even though we had a very windy day. The Ladies were 2nd team overall. The Men were the 6th team overall, while the Masters Men were 2nd . Adam Mulia was the first HHRT across the line with 2.39.14. Joe Di Flumeri then came in with 2.51.20, followed by Myles Fennon with a 5min PR, running 2.51.29. Liza Howard ran a nice 2.53.07, for a PR and 25th female overall after a conservative start. She ran a 3min negative split! Max Jahn , who ran Chicago in 2.45 three weeks ago, ran 2.54. Melvyn Stafford (CPTC) ran his first marathon in 2.56.25. Then Daniel Torras broke 3 hours for his first time with a PR 2.58.56. Tony Scott came in just under 3 hours with 2.59.36. That’s 8 people under 3 hours! The Laura kirk ran 3.06.52 after having a week off, 3 weeks ago. Karen De Saint Phalle PRed with 3.09.42. Steve Wagshal PRed with 3.11.12. Ivan Kayser had a huge PR with 3.24.06. Melodie Fratt PRed by 9mins with 3.28.19. Cynthia Martinez – a 5min PR with 3.30.40. Andrew Hancox - (NY Harriers) 3.31.13, Marc Bobrowsky - a 20min PR with 3.31.23. Eliza Golden – PR with 3.38.28. Adam Marsh – 3.41.37, after doing Chicago 3 weeks ago. Then David Leis ran his first marathon with 3.52.15. Courtney Buckley finished with a 12min PR to break 4 hours and run 3.53.10. Morgan Smith PRed with 3.57.22. Faith Paris next with 3.58.49. Nikki Nolan 4.12.38 , off nothing over 16 miles in long training runs. Lillie Brinkman ran her first marathon with 4.19.52. Beth Browde went out too fast, but still ran 4.21.28 for a 14min PR. Maggie Moosbrugger came in next with 4.41.00. Jon Oestreich completed his first marathon, off not a lot of training to run 5.06.48. Awesome running! Best team performance ever!
Dash to the finish 5km – November 1st
Ed Hartman ran another strong 5.45 pace as he gets ready for the Memphis Marathon in December. Kelly De Csepel is starting to get into some of her best shape with a 5.49 pace and winning her age group. Joe Chan ran a 6.07 pace, while Ellen Basile finished 1st in her age group as well, with a 6.25 pace. Mike Darling ran a solid 7.33 pace off not a lot of runs. Nice work.
Polland Spring 5 miler – Oct 26th
Ed Hartman set a nice PR 5.45 per mile and finished 2nd in his age group. Great run. Myles Fennon also had a top run with a 5.50 pace and also 2nd in his age group.
Chicago Marathon - Oct 12th
In fantastic conditions in Chicago, Angela Ortiz (NBR) broke 3 hours for her first time with a huge PR to run 2hr49mins12secs. Adam Marsh finished 5secs shy of her PR with 3hrs37mins22secs after no speed work due to hamstring issue.
Staten Island Half Marathon – Oct 12th
In awesome conditions, Adam Mulia finished 4th overall to run 1hr13mins13secs. Ed Hartman ran a very strong 1hr18min48secs. Eric Weldzuis ran a PR 1hr23mins27secs to show that he’s well capable of breaking 3hrs in the Philly Marathon in November. Myles Fennon cruised a 1hr25min half for training. Melodie Fratt ran 1hr39mins28 for her second best half. Andrew Saunders ran a 4min PR , running 1hr41mins41secs. Maria Quiroga ran a nice 5min PR half marathon with 1hr44mins01secs.
Mohawk Hudson River Half Marathon and Marathon – Oct 12th
Carol Healey set a Half Marathon PR at 54yr olds and won her age group today. Carol ran 1hr36mins52secs. And Amy Foy ran a 23min PR with 4hrs27min36secs and also in the 50-54 age group.
Gretes Half Marathon – October 5th
The nicer conditions paid off with lots of PR’s and the team running very well. Max Jahn ran his fastest half around Central Park with 1hr20mins08secs. Liza Howard finished 4th overall female with a new PR of 1hr20mins50secs. Myles Fennon (Ultra man) was next to finish from the team with 1hr21mins11secs. Antony Scott PR’ed by 2mins with 1hr22mins56secs. Edward Hartman ran as long run as he warms up for Staten Island Half (1hr23mins56secs), covering 19 miles overall. Steve Kang ran 1hr25mins24secs. Kelly De Csepel ran as a solid long run with 1hr25mins39secs and winning her age group. Laura Kirk ran a strong 1hr27mins13secs for one of her best half marathons in recent years. Steven Wagshal ran a strong PR with 1hr27mins36secs. Karen de Saint Phalle PR’ed with 1hr28min10secs and finished 2nd masters female. Ellen Basile finished 4th Masters female with a PR 1hr29mins06secs. Ann Powers ran her first half with a strong 1hr30mins55secs and 3rd in her age group. Ivan Kayser ran an awesome 8min PR with 1hr35mins37secs. Cynthia Martinez PR’ed with 1hr36mins27secs. Rose ann Serpico came in with 1hr38mins29secs. Melodie Fratt ran as a long run, doing 20miles all up. Denise Peterson ran around with her son. Harley Hanrahan PR’ed with 1hr51mins32secs and is a late addition to the Local Competitive group to the NYC Marathon. Lillie Brinkman finished with 1hr57mins02 secs. Females – 3rd team overall and 2nd Masters team. Males – 1st mens B division. Great racing!
Rock N Roll Philly Half – September 21st
On a very humid say, we still had 4 PR’s from the training group out of 7 that went. Angela Ortiz (NBR) ran a 20sec or so PR with a time of 1hr20mins22secs. Edward Hartman was next over from the group with a 1hr24mins36secs training run after catching the red-eye back to NY the day before. Karen De Saint Phalle ran a PR on fairly tired legs with 1hr28mins19secs. Joe Chan ran 1hr30mins11secs. Abby Tracey PR’ed with 1hr34mins42secs after crawling the last 5km with ITB issues. Eliza Golden ran a 2min30sec PR to break 1hr40mins with 1hr39mins36secs. Nice! Courtney Buckley missed her PR by 20secs , running 1hr49mins59secs. And Beth Browde ran 2hr03mins11secs with some pit stops along the way. Well done team!
5th Avenue Mile – September 13th
All 15 Hounds ran their best 5th Avenue Mile in this race and 95% of them PR’ed with their best ever mile. Ed Hartman smoked a 4min51sec mile for a PR. Tony Scott also PRed with a 5min09sec mile. Joe Chan equaled his PR with 5mins10secs. Abigail Tracy won her age group with a PR 5min14sec Road mile. Steve Wagshal PRed with 5mins23secs. Karen De Saint Phalle finished 4th in her age group and hasn’t run that fast since high school. She ran 5mins27secs. Ellen Basile PRed with 5mins31secs. David Leis PR’ed with 5mins40secs. Kristine Carleton PR’ed for the 5th ave mile with 5mins42secs. Then Mary Darling ran her first 5th ave mile and ran 5mins52secs. Melodie Fratt stormed under 6mins with a 5min59sec PR. Carol Healey Ran her fastest 5th ave mile with 6min03secs. Maggie Moosbrugger PR’ed with a huge run for her. She ran 7mins09secs. And Beth Browde , who has been setting PR’s all year, took 20secs off her best mile , with 7mins33secs. The ladies were 5th female team overall and 2nd in the Masters.
Autism speaks – 4 miler – September 7th
Warm conditions for this 4 mile race. From the training group, Angela Ortiz (NBR) ran an awesome 3rd place overall female and 1st in her age group with a nice PR 5mins50secs per mile. Liza Howard was the first Hound home, with a 6min03sec per mile pace. Liza is getting in very good shape with some high miles approaching this month. Karen de Saint Phalle was 3rd overall Master female and ran a 10sec per mile PR of 6min14secs per mile. Awesome. Joe Di Flumeri is getting back with a 6min16sec per mile pace. Steven Wagshal is finally lifting weights and ran a very nice PR with a 6min22secs per mile pace. Sub three hours for marathon could be on if he keeps up with the weight training. Ellen Basile ran a good 6min36secs per mile off limited training. Kelly De Csepel also ran 6mins36sec per mile. Laura Kirk ran an awesome first race back, from giving birth her second time around. Laura ran a 6min41sec per mile pace. Denise Peterson ran 6mins52secs per mile pace next. Mary Darling ran 6mins54secs per mile. Lille Brinkman then finished with 8mins42secs per mile. The Henwood Hounds females finished 4th team overall and 1st in the masters!
Percy Sutton 5km -August 23rd
Beth Browde ran an awesome 5km to win her age group and run a PR at 62 years young. Beth ran 8min28secs per mile. Tony Scott, who recently returned from injury, ran a nice 6min05sec pace.
Team Champs – 5 miles , Aug 2nd Central Park
The ladies managed to come in 4th overall female team and 2nd overall master female team for a successful day at Team Champs. Patricia Barry, who’s been getting back into shape, ran a 5.44 pace for 5th overall female , but then unfortunately went water skiing two days later and gave herself an injury. Angela Ortiz (NBR) ran an awesome 5min54sec pace (PR) for 15th. Liza Howard ran her best race in Central Park with a 6.04 pace. Kelly De Sepel ran a steady 6.16 pace. Then Karen De Saint Phalle ran her best NYRR race with a 6.24 pace at 43yrs young. She was the 4th overall Master. Abigail Tracy is coming back into shape as she trains towards Chicago Marathon. She ran 6.28 pace. Then Ellen Basile ran a fantastic 6.37 pace , after not being able to train a lot with a foot issue. Naomi Nocera ran her best race with a 6.37 pace also. Awesome! Both Ellen and Naomi are over 40yrs old. Melodie Fratt ran her second best ever race out of her 50-60 NYRR races. Great run by her. (7.08 pace). Rose ann Serpico ran a 7.11 pace in her first race back for about a year. Cynthia Martinez ran 7.19 pace and Eliza Golden 7.40 pace. Beth Browde just ran fairly easy with a 9.05 pace. Well done ladies!
In the mens race, Marcus Wilhelm didn’t show up and we couldn’t get any reserves, so only 9 scored unfortunately. Adam Mulia ran a solid 5.37 pace. Myles Fennon ran a very strong 5.48 pace. Ed Hartman is on his way back from just having a baby . He ran a 5.51 pace. Joe Chan was next with a 6.18 pace. Then Tony Scott a 6.31 pace after just returning from injury and taking it pretty easy. David Leis ran his best race in over a year with a 7.10 pace. And Charles Hansford, just returned from a small injury with a 7.33 pace.
Giants Run of Champions 5km – July 20th
Patricia Barry returned after almost a year off with a solid 5.37 pace (17mins23secs) for 5km and 4th place overall female. Gabrielle Doran (17yrs old) won her age group with 20min15secs. This was a PR 5km for Gabrielle.
Boomers 4 miler – July 12th
Charles Hansford ran a nice PR by 35secs for a 4 miler with a 6.56 pace. This was the first time he has ever been under the 7mins per mile pace for any distance.
Firecracker 4 miler Saratoga – July 4th
Carol Healey improved a huge amount form her last race with a 7.09 pace and 2nd in her age group of 50-54. Nice!
Pride Run – 28th of June
Sophie Ewald finished 4th overall women with a solid 5.57 pace. Naomi Nocera also ran strong with a 6.45 pace and 3rd in the masters women overall. Ellen Basile was 4th master overall with a 6.45 pace. Natalie Sopic ran great with a 7.14 pace after not a lot of training. Then we had Eliza Golden with a 7.44 pace. Carol Healey a 7.46 pace. And Courtney Buckley a 8.09 pace.
Queens 10km – June 22nd
Myles Fennon ran a strong 5.56 pace for 5th in his age group. Melodie Fratt also ran one of her consistently strong races with a 7.15 pace. And Beth Browde ran a 1min PR if 53mins33secs in her 60-65 age group. Awesome running from Beth and 3rd in her age group.
Portugal Day Run -June 15th
Naomi Nocera ran a strong 6min42sec pace for 2nd in her age group. Denise peterson ran a 6.53 pace after racing the Oakley Mini 10km the day before. Denise finished 4th in he age group today.
Oakley Mini 10km – June 14th
Ana Johnson ran a nice 6.07 pace for the HHRT first female. Liza Howard, who ran a 2hr56min Marathon 3 weeks ago and had 12 days off, ran very well for a 6min13sec pace. Kelly De Csepal ran a 6.19 pace. Denise Peterson ran 6.56. Abby Tracy ran 6.57. Mary darling hit 7min pace. Then Melodie Fratt ran one of her strong races with a 7min14sec pace. Chris Bilsky did a 7.16 pace. Courtney Buckley ran a small PR with a 7.54 pace for next HHRT. Harley Hanrahan ran another strong race with a 8min16sec pace. And Beth Browde ran a 90sec PR with an 8.48 pace. Beth is 61 years old and an avid runner. You can still PR at 61!
Celebrate Israel Run – June 1st 4 miler
karen De Saint Phalle ran a 6.29 pace to finish 3rd in her age group. Nice run from karen. She was 13th female across the line overall. Harley Hanrahan had one of her best races with an 8.02 pace. She hasn’t run that fast in 2 years and is an avid runner. Denise Peterson ran a 6.54 pace hard workout.
Ottawa Marathon – April 25th
Liza Howard ran 2hr56mins28secs to finish 4th in her age group with a PR time. Liza was going for around 2hr52mins but bonked a little after trusting in just 1 Gu. Lesson learn’t, but nice run all the same!
Brooklyn Half Marathon May 17th
Awesome running from the HHRT female Masters team to take out 1st place in the team event for the Masters. Our ladies overall finished 4th female team. Fantastic. Myles Fennon was the first Hound across the line in 1hr20mins o5secs after running 2 marathons in (2hr56mins and 3hr05mins) and a 100km race in the last month. He’s getting ready for a 100 miler in 2 weeks. Ana Johnson ran her second best time ever with a 1hr20mins45sec race. That put her 13th overall female and 4th in her age group. Joe Chan ran close to a 2min PR with 1hr22mins45secs. Kelly Chin ran a solid 1hr24mins53 secs. Ellen Basile was finished 3rd master female overall with a strong time of 1hr29mins57secs after having some time off with a foot issue. Denise Peterson ran Boston a few weeks ago and still came out with a strong performance of 1hr32mins09secs. Naomi Nocera PRed with 1hr32mins42secs. Nice! Marc Bobrowsky PRed by 3mins with a time of 1hr33mins05secs. Mary darling had her first race in years with 1hr35mins35secs. Right on our prediction! Chris Bilsky ran her best half in 6 years with 1hr35mins48secs, which finished her 3rd in her age group. Abby Tracy ran 1hr36mins 24secs after 4 runs in the last month. Slacker Abby!:) Melodie Fratt ran another strong half with 1hr38mins24secs for her second best half ever. And Molly Bennard PRed by 2mins with 1hr41mins34secs after Boston a month ago. Morgan Smith also PRed with 1hr47mins35secs. And Beth Browde finally broke 2 hrs for the half with a 1hr58mins39secs PR. Awesome Beth! Maggie Moosbrugger, Michael Darling, Cynthia Martinez, Eliza Golden and David Leis all ran but ran without any training.
Long Island Marathon – May 4th
Edward Hartman ran an awesome 2hr54mins27secs to run a 13min PR and finish 16th overall in windy conditions on a very boring course. Determined running by Ed to pull that off.
Toronto Half marathon – May 4th
Liza Howard ran a nice 2min PR to finish 3rd overall female with a time of 1hr21mins31secs. A fantastic run from Liza!
Big Sur Marathon – April 27th
Myles Fennon, who finished with a 2hr56min PR Marathon the weekend before in The Boston Marathon, ran 3hr05min57secs for 29th place in the Big Sur Marathon. Wow!
Run as One 4 miler – Central Park April 27th
Sophie Ewald continued her nice form with a 4th place overall female and claimed a cash prize for the first Brooklyn runner. Sophie ran a 5min56sec per mile pace. Harley Hanrahan ran one of her best 4 mile races with an 8min06sec pace, to finish 6th in her age group (55-60yrs).
Asbury Half Marathon – April 26th
Naomi Nocera finished 4th female overall with a time of 1hr34mins41secs. Naomi was the first Master (over 40) across the line. Great run!
Boston Marathon – April 21st
With Meb’s awesome win, we had two guys under 3 hours for the Marathon. Both ran PR’s. Myles Fennon ran a PR 2hrs56mins58secs, after going out a little fast and Antony Scott ran another PR , breaking 3 hours for the first time with 2hr58mins48secs. Daniel Torras ran a great race for 3hr03mins23secs to be just off his best. Denise Peterson and Steve Wagshal both felt great for the first half but then they both said the weather got a little hot and hurt them the last half. Although coach John says ” Need to Strength Train Steve”. Important! Denise ran 3hrs21mins42secs and Steve finished up with 3hrs23mins04secs. Natalie Sopic finished next with an awesome time of 3hr30mins25secs after missing a couple of weeks 6-8 weeks ago and not being able to train the same with her new job. She was just 4mins off her best. And Molly Bennard ran very well , posting a time of 3hr36mins19secs after training though some foot pain and doing 3-4 runs the last 2 weeks. Great running. Then Maggie Moosbrugger finished in a PR 4hr27mins03 secs to break the 4hr30min mark. Nice going team!
More Half Marathon – April 13th
Melodie Fratt continued her great form with a 1hr39min45sec half marathon on the tough Central Park course. It was certainly a PR for her on the course. Strong run from her.
Run for the Parks 4 Miler – April 6th
Naomi Nocera ran “out of her tree” for her best ever race in this 4 miler. She won the masters with a 6min37sec per mile pace, finished 15th female overall and ran a PR race for anything over a mile. Awesome run! Eliza Golden also ran well with a 7min17sec pace, for one of her best runs.
Scotland 10km (points race) April 5th
The ladies finished 3rd team overall with a nice performance. Sophie Ewald ran a PR 10km with a 5min57sec pace to give her 8th place female overall. Fantastic run by Sophie. Liza Howard ran a strong 6min11sec pace and Kelly Chin also ran a strong 6min14sec pace after being sick all week. Abigail Tracy was next and 4th in her age group with a 6min34sec pace. Then Melodie Fratt, again ran an awesome race with a 7min12sec pace and PR 10km. Christina Bilsky ran a solid 7min16sec pace next, while Courtney Buckley tempo’ed a strong 8min34sec pace. And Beth Browde finished up with a 10km PR and 5th in her age group with a 8min54sec pace. The two men to run were Edward Hartman and Mike Darling. Ed ran a 10km PR with a 5min51sec pace while Mike Darling ran a 7min51sec pace, which was a nice blow out for him.
Spring Meltdown 15km – March 30th
Adam Mulia had his best ever race in Central Park, winning the race with a 5min41sec pace. This was his first race for the team and his first win in Central Park/win of any NYRR race. Awesome.
New York City Half Marathon (points race) – March 16th
Edward Hardman rocketed a 1hr18min.07 sec time to take over 10mins off his PR. Ed was an Australian Jockey and has taken to the running very well. Myles Fennon ran a strong 1hr19mins14 secs for his 2nd best ever Half Marathon. Antony Scott , for once, actually didn’t PR , as he was food poisoned the night before the race. Antony still slogged it out with a 1hr28mins40sec time. Nice! Daniel Osias visited from Seattle and ran 1hr33mins59secs. Melodie Fratt made it another Half Marathon PR with 1hr37mins13 secs. Wow! Natalie Sopic , who’s been busy with her new job ran a respectable 1hr41min12 time. Morgan Smith ran a huge 12 min PR with a time of 1hr49mins19secs. Fantastic. While Courtney Buckley also ran a PR with a time of 1hr50mins33secs. And Maggie Moosbrugger ran a steady 2hr04mins18sec pace to be about 4mins off her PR.
Washington Heights 5km (Points race) – March 2nd
The ladies came in 5th overall in the 1st teams points race of the NYRR season. Liz Howard ran a strong 5min58sec per mile pace to be the first of the females team across the line. Then Kelly Chin was next and improving after having a baby , with a 6min05sec pace. Abby Tracy ran a very strong 6.08 pace next. Then Ellen Basile continued her great form, finishing 2nd in her age group with a 6min25sec pace. And rounding out the top 5 was Naomi Nocera with a 6min50sec pace. This was her first race since having her baby and a fantastic effort, finishing 6th in her age group. Denise Peterson ran solid for her 7min01sec pace. Christina Bilsky was next with a 7min02sec pace at 50yrs old and Melodie Fratt ran her fastest ever race with a 7min07sec pace. Nice! Also Karine Jones had her first race for the team with an 8min01sec pace. Antony Scott was one of two males to run for the team and had his best ever race with a first time under a 6min mile pace. Antony ran a 5min53sec per mile pace. Awesome! Myles Fennon ran a solid 5min55sec per mile pace as he improves with his training for the Boston Marathon.
Al Gordon 4 miler - Feb 22nd
Edward Hartman ran his best ever race with a 19th overall place and a 5min51sec per mile pace to do it. Nice work from Ed.
Gridiron Classic 4 miler – Feb 2nd
Denise Peterson ran strong to finish 3rd in her age group (40-45yrs) with a 6min51sec pace per mile.
Miami Half Marathon Feb 2nd
Cynthia Martinez was hoping to run another PR half in this race , but with the weather at 71 degrees, with 90 percent humidity , her dreams were shattered in this race. She ended up going out fairly hard and bonking to a 1hr46min.08 time. No worries. She can throw that race out of the window. She will still run a great Marathon March 9th in LA.
San Francisco Half Marathon – Feb 2nd
Julia Knittel battled through the wind (18 miles per hour) and rain to finish in a time of 1hr35mins10secs. Julia wasn’t so happy with that time for her, but the conditions were horrible.
Fred Lebow Half Marathon – Jan 26th Central Park
Antony Scott (The PR man) ran yet another PR , taking 90secs of his best Half Marathon time and finishing 2nd Master overall. Antony’s time was 1hr24mins43 secs. Awesome!
Key West Half Marathon – Jan 19th Florida
Cynthia Martinez took about 5mins off her PR and won her age group ,(31yrs old) beating all of the other 177 runners in he age group to the finish. Fantastic run.
Joe Kleinerman 10km – Jan 11th Central Park
Sophie Ewald had her best race with a 6th place overall female finish and 1st in age group (6min13sec pace), while Antony Scott rocked a nice 10km PR by 1min with a 6min16sec pace. Awesome! Dan Torras just tempo’ed for a 7min07sec pace while Joe Chan ran a nice 6min36sec pace . Chris Bilsky finished 2nd in her age group in her first run for the team with a 7min13sec pace. Nice Chris! And Molly Bennard ran strong for a 1min30sec 10km PR with a 7min18sec pace. Super running team!
2013 Year results: (Henwood Hound Athletes on Programs)
Ted Corbitt 15km – Dec 14th Central Park.
It was 27 degrees and snowing in this race. I finished 8th overall in 5mins22sec per mile pace and 1st master. Ana Johnson ran awesome on not much training with a 6min24sec pace. Kelly De Csepal also ran very well as she continues to progress towards getting in shape after her baby. Kelly ran a 6min35sec pace per mile. And Ellen Basile ran her best longer distance race with a 6min35sec pace. Fantastic run by Ellen. She finished top female master. Abigail Tracy ran a nice 6min51sec (3rd in age group) pace next while Liza Howard just ran a normal pace run for her with a 7min04sec pace. These top 5 ladies bought us through to 4th place overall women in the teams. Tamaro Hoover ran a nice 8.28 pace for next and Helen Leis had a few breathing problems with her 10.47 pace. Overall a successful day.
Jingle-bell Jog 4 miles – Prospect Park
I finished 3rd overall (although results say 4th) with a 5min10sec per mile pace. Michael Darling ran a solid 7min30sec pace. And Amy Foy ran a huge PR today with an 8min27sec pace. Wow!
Run wild 5km
Tony Scott ran a strong 6min05sec per mile 5km to be 17th overall out of 1500 runners. Nice!
Ellen Basile ran a strong 6min25sec 4th place female at the Prospect park 5 miler Turkey trot with a nice 5 mile PR. Kelly Chin who recently had her first baby won her Turkey trot which was 6 miles. She ran a 6.40 pace. It was called the Gateway Gobbler. And Carol Healey ran 45mins47secs for her 10km Turkey trot to be 3rd 50-54 age group and 6th master overall. Well done ladies!
Race to Deliver – 4 miles Central Park
Liza Howard ran 6.11 pace as she starts working her fitness back. This comes after her 2hr57min marathon a couple of months ago. And Ranna Smith went out there for a hard run with a 8min34sec pace.
Philly Marathon -Nov 17th
Bonnie Averbuch finished 30th female overall, just missing breaking 3 hours with 3hr.00.17secs. Great time! Michael Darling ran at a sub 3hr45min marathon pace for 18 miles but then the lack of his long training runs showed as he cruised in with a time of 4hr06mins. Still had good run without the long runs.
New York Marathon 2013 -November 3rd
A windy day for the team in the NY Marathon. Joe Di Flumeri ran very well and right on his predicted time, finishing with 2hr53mins17secs. Joe looked great at 23 miles. Tony Scott also ran very well to run 3.02.09 after running 3.01 6 weeks ago. Tony went out very strong and just faded the last few miles slightly. Steve Wagshal finished in 3.13.05 to be just outside his PR. Dave Davies blew up a bit and ran 3.14.19 with his wife Doni running 5 mins faster. Carol Healy ran a great race and just missed breaking 3.30 with a time of 3.30.47. That was still a PR and with a less windy day, she would have broken that barrier. Natalie Sopic ran 3.31.05 to be 18secs behind Carol and very satisfied with her run. Melodie Fratt ran a PR of 3.35.14 while stopping a number of times with a foot issue. And Cynthia Martinez ran a nice 10min PR with a time of 3.35.34 to be just outside the Boston qualifying time by 34secs. Rose-ann Serpico took off strong with a 1hr39mins first half but then started suffering major stomach cramps and came in with 3.37.11. Hard luck Rose-ann. Najah Abouelafia ran a great first marathon with a time of 3.45.07. Bernie Ford PR’ed with 3.48.53. Not bad for a big strong 260 pound guy. Natalia Maldonado ran right on her predicted time , finishing her first marathon in 3.50.36. Natalia is new to running this year, so pretty dam good. Faith Paris-Aarons Pr’d with 3.53.19 after having a cold for a few days right before the marathon. Good work Faith. Billy Sheil came oh so close to his 4hr barrier in his first marathon with 4.00.32. Dam!! Courtney Buckley ran awesome considering her limited training with getting through her hip injury. Courtney ran 4.10.56. Ranna Smith finished in 4.22.04 , which was great considering having to run through the marathon with plantar problems in her foot. And Jessica Romance was all about finishing the marathon in her limited time to prepare. She did awesome with 6.05.25. Well done team!
Princeton Half Marathon – November 3rd
Denise Peterson won the race with a time of 1hr31mins17secs. Nice win Denise!
NYRR 5km Dash – November 2nd
Joe Chan and Ellen Basile both did PR’s with strong 5km’s. Joe ran 6.04 pace and Ellen ran a 6.21 pace. Fantastic results.
Running with the Jets Half -October 27th
Julia Knittel finished with a time of 1hr36mins39secs for a nice performance after having some time off with moving cities for a job etc.. Nice work!
Chuncheon Marathon – October 26th Korea
Kristine carleton finished 17th overall female with a strong time of 3hrs17mins33secs in this very popular marathon in Korea. Great run by Kristine.
Haunted Hustle for the hearing 5km – Oct 26th
In a small 5km event, Cynthia Martinez finished with a 6.30 pace and ended up first female with only one guy beating her. Awesome run by Cynthia.
Toronto WaterFront Marathon – Canada October 21st
Liza Howard ran her first marathon and broke the 3 hour barrier with an impressive 2hr57mins33secs. Eliza finished 6th in he age group.
Staten Island Half Marathon -October 13th
Joe Di Flumeri ran a strong 1hr22mins04secs as he still improves towards the NY Marathon. David Leis ran a steady 1hr41mins55secs to be close to his PR and Melodie Fratt ran 1hr41mins56secs after a blistering start, but had a couple of foot issues in the second half. Natalie Sopic ran 1hr48mins14secs after having some stomach problems in the race and Helen Leis ran a 13min PR for a half marathon with 2hr21mins06secs!
Hudson River Run half Marathon - October 13th
Carol Healey ran a 2min PR with a time of 1hr37mins57secs to finish 2nd in her age group in the 50+. Nice run!
Hartford Half marathon -October 12th Hartford
Bonnie Averbuch ran 1hr30min01secs in the half marathon, which was a little disappointing for her after her PR 1hr24mins in Philly. She maybe a little tired as it has been a long build up and Philly wasn’t that long ago. At the same time Philly was a much fast course.
Gretes Half marathon – October 6th Central Park
Hot a very humid day. Ana Johnson ran a nice 1hr24mins44secs pretty much on natural talent. Steven Wagshal PR’ed , breaking 1hr30mins for his first time with 1hr29mins02 secs. Sophie Ewald ran her first half marathon with a 1hr29min24 secs effort. Great running! Laura Kirk ran 1hr29mins58secs for her first half marathon after her baby. And Dave Davies had just finished off a cold to run a sub par 1hr30mins31 secs. Hard luck for Dave. Ellen Basile took it easy with a 1hr37min.04 effort. Cynthia Martinez (1hr42.26secs) and Eliza Golden (1hr42mins49secs) both PR’ed with sold efforts. As did Molly Bernard with a PR 1hr43mins21secs. Faith Paris ran very close to her PR with 1hr43mins32secs while Melodie Fratt and Courtney Buckley treated the run as a long run as they completed 18-20 miles.
Bronx 10 miler – September 29th
Antony Scott continued to get better as he has all session with a 6.24 pace 10 miler. Great run.
5th Ave mile – September 22nd
Love this race. I had very limited running with a knee issue but managed to finish 3rd in my race with 4mins32secs. Antony Scott ran 5mins10secs to take 15secs off his best. Joe Chan ran a strong 5mins14secs. Abigail Tracey finished 2nd in her race with a 5min25sec race. Chris Bilsky wasn’t use to the mile distance with a 6min 09sec mile. Still, a solid run. Cynthia Martinez ran a fast 6min14sec mile. And Natalie Sopic ran 6min25secs for her mile.
Newport Half marathon – September 22nd
Rose ann Serpico ran 1hr34mins for a great race in this half marathon. Rose ann’s hip has been acting up, so great racing on that.
Cow harbor 10km -September 21st
David Leis ran a nice 43min20secs for this Hilly 10km. While his wife Helen smashed her best pace to run a 9min44sec pace to run 59mins54secs. Helen came to me 6months ago as a 12min miler and since we’ve been doing one session per week together. She is turning into a lean mean racing machine!
Tune up 18 miler – Central park – September 15th
Same day as Philly and also awesome weather. Steven Wagshal ran a solid 7min14secs pace as he looks to break 3hr10mins for the NY Marathon. Eliza Golden ran 7min58sec pace as she’s hoping to go under 3hr30mins for the marathon. She’s easily on track for that. Natalie Sopic (8.02 pace) and Melodie Fratt (8.05) pace ran very well as well. Natalie has broken the 3hr30mins barrier with her 6th placing in the Brooklyn Marathon last year and Melodie is now chasing it in NY November 3rd. Michael Darling ran a strong 8min22sec pace for his 18 miler. Awesome! Faith Paris also ran strong for an 8min30sec pace as she looks for a good PR in the Marathon. And Katherine Brown ran an impressive 8min51sec pace.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Philly half Marathon - September 15th
A gorgeous day in Philly to rock out some PR’s. Joe Di Flumeri ran 1hr22mins34secs as he improves towards the New York Marathon. Joe is coming on at the right time before the big event November 3rd. Joe Chan (1hr23mins52secs), Ellen Basile (1hr29mins37secs) and Denise Peterson (1hr30mins) all ran PR’s by less than 30secs and Bonnie Averbuch ran 1hr24mins17secs to take 2.5mins of her best marathon time. Awesome! Mary darling cruised around, enjoying the scenery with a 1hr37mins 52sec effort . including looking at the bathroom decor, while Natalia Maldonado totally rocked her first half marathon with a time of 1hr43min.01 secs. She ran at a faster pace than she’s done for the shorter distance events. Wow!
Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon – September 8th
Antony Scott ran his first marathon today chasing the 3 hour mark and ran very well but just missed the time with a finishing time of 3hrs01mins19secs. Antony finished 63rd overall and was 7th is his age group. A fantastic first marathon considering a year ago, before he arrived on the team he couldn’t run that pace for a half marathon, let alone a marathon.
Autism Speaks 4 miles of hope – September 7th
An awesome day was produced to run some fast times over 4 miles and that’s exactly what clients did. I won my age group with a time of 5.03 per mile pace while Joe di Flumeri ran close to his best with a 5.59 pace. Laura Kirk ran one of her best races with a 6.09 pace. Then Sophie Ewald ran a strong 6.11 pace for her first NYRR race. Natalie Sopic ran a strong 7.03 pace to be very close to her PR. And then 4 big PR’s in a row. - Eliza Golden 7.13 pace, Cynthia Martinez 7.14 pace, Melodie Fratt 7.15 pace ( after having her shoe laces come undone twice and ripping out a 6.45 last mile) and Helen Leis who ran a minute per mile faster than her best pace with a 10.06 pace. Awesome running team!
Summer End Dewey Beach 5km – Delaware August 31st
Cynthia Martinez ran a strong 5km PR, winning her age group with a time of 22mins35secs (7min19secs per mile). Cynthia is looking lean and mean and i’m expecting some nice PR’s in the future from her.
Percy Sutton 5km – Harlem August 24th
Patricia Barry broke the course record for the ladies with a fast 16min41secs or 5min23secs per mile. Wow! She ended up only having 6 men in front of her. That included myself in 4th place with a 5min10sec per mile pace. And Eliza Golden PRed with a 7min17sec pace per mile. Great run from her.
Reykjavik Half marathon – August 24th
Tamara Hoover ran this race in 1hr54mins56secs after a week of hiking. Nice run from Tamara as she chases down her 4 hour marathon goal in January.
Kingdom Half Run – August 10th
Antony Scott finished 10th on a hilly course to run 1hr28mins32 secs. Nice run Antony.
Team Champs - August 3rd
With the ladies, we had some great results. Patricia Barry PRed with an incredible 5.26 pace to finish 3rd overall just behind 2 Ethiopians who broke the Race record. Caroline Lefrak, who is also in our training group but runs for NYAC finished 1 sec behind Patricia for 4th overall with a PR 5.27 pace. Wow! Ana Johnson had her first race after her baby and ran strong with a 6.08 pace. Ellen Basile then PRed with a 6.32 pace. Great run! Denise Peterson was right around her PR with a 6.43 pace. Then Rose ann Serpico ran around her PR with a 7.05 pace. Rose Ann also had a baby not long ago. Natalie Sopic (7.10 pace) and Melodie Fratt (7.30 pace) both ran their best race in 8 months. Then Faith Paris (7.42 pace) ran her second best race ever. Ranna Smith ran a strong 8.26 pace and Beth Browde ran her second best race with a 9.02 pace. Awesome job ladies!
In the mens team race we had 6 PR’s out of the 10 runners so the guys did awesome. I ran 5.11 pace to win my age group. Jose Benitez took at least 90secs off his best time with a 5.13 pace to run his best race of his life, while finishing 10secs behind me. Andreas Soler ran with an injury and ran his best with a 5.54 pace. Wow! Antony Scott killed it by taking 15secs per mile off his best race ever. Then Bernie Ford smoked it with a 7.30 pace, which was a PR and he hasn’t come close to that for 4 years. Davie Davies did a PR 6.31 pace, which must be close to the Australian record. Joe chan ran solid with a 6.17 pace. Awesome guys!
Queens 10km – July 21st
Antony Scott PRed with a 6.25 pace to finish just 6 secs behind Joe Chan. There we are few other hounds running the race for a tempo.
MLB All-Star 5km – July 13th
Jose Benitez ran a strong 5.19 pace to come in 6th overall with a time of 16mins28secs. Nice work from Jose.
Achilles Hope and Possibility 5 miler – Central Park 30th of June
Antony Scott ran a strong race for 3rd in his age group with a 6.27 pace and another solid performance! Natalia Maldonado ran her best ever race with a 7.52 pace as she improves with every run.
Pride 5 miler – Central Park , 29th of June
Tamara Hoover ran a strong 8.22 pace, Courtney Buckley a 8.24 pace and Beth Browde a 9.53 pace on this hot day in Central Park.
NYC Police Chase 5km – 27th of June
Jose Benitez ran a nice PR to win the race with a 15min53sec 5km. Great running Jose! Getting better all the time.
Portugal Day 5 miler – Central park – 16th of June
Denise Peterson ran her best ever race with a 6.41 per mile pace and finished 1st in her age group. Awesome! Najah Abouelafia ran one of her best races as well with a 7.38 pace. Beth Browde can in with a 9.51 pace. Nice ladies!
Oakley Mini 10km – June 8th
Patricia Barry finished 16th overall (34mins26secs – 5.33 pace) and Caroline Lefrak 17th overall (34mins32secs – 5.34 pace) with incredible performances. It was exactly a min PR for a 10km for Patricia, while Caroline just had a baby 3 months ago. Amazing running! Natalie Sopic ran a solid 7.22 pace as she just relaxes in her training before her NY Marathon build up. Courtney Buckley continues to improve and run PR’s as she runs a PR by over a minute with a 7.55 pace. Natalia Maldonado ran an improving race as well with a 8.05 pace. And Shiuan Wu ran her second best NYYR race with a nice 8.14 pace , while she’s training fairly relaxed as well, before her Marathon build up. Beth Browde (10.04 pace) felt tried in the race. And Helen Leis ran her best race with a 11.07 pace. Helen is improving every race. Nice work ladies!
Nassau County Police 5km – June 6th
Jose Benitez finished 1st in 16mins25secs. Nice!
Boston Run To Remember Half – May 26th
Jose Benitez finished 7th in 1hr14min53secs with a strong run and good improvement from is 1hr16min half marathon in the NYC Half
Run for Red Marathon – Pocono – May 19th
Steven Wagshal took another 5min30secs of his best Marathon, running 3hr12min29secs and finishing 47th place overall. Nice work Steve!
NYPD 5km – May 19th
Jose Benitez finished 3rd with a very fast 16min19secs for 5km. Awesome!
Brooklyn Half Marathon – May 18th
Caroline lefrak is back on a training program and ran an awesome 1hr15mins53secs for 4th female and only a couple of months after giving birth two her second child. Caroline is the New York Road Runner of the Year for 2011 and runs for NYAC. Tony Scott ran a nice 2min30sec PR with a time of 1hr26min02 secs, while Angelina Roberts missed her PR by 2secs with a time of 1hr35mins58secs. Then Will Gillies ran a strong 6min PR with a time of 1.36.41 pace. Wow! And Natalie Sopic ran 1hr38mins48secs after missing a bunch of 2 hour runs with a little bit of tendonitis in her toe. Natalie ran a good PR in the 4 miler a few weeks ago but without your 2 hour long runs, the half marathon will find you out. Still a solid run by natalie though she was 3mins off her PR. Then Stephanie Middleberg and Kevin Leichter, who are brand new runners this year, both broke 2 hours running 1hr58.35 and 1hr58.53 respectively. Great run guys!
Japan Day 4 miles – May 12th
Michael Darling ran a solid 7.07 pace for 4 miles on a nice day for racing. Good work!
Healthy Kidney 10km – May 11th
Courtney Buckley continued her good improvement with a 50min25sec 10km to take over 1min off her best.
Long Island Marathon – May 5th
Joe Chan had a hard day in the office and ran 3hr06mins25secs, which was about 7mins slower than his PR. Joe was hoping for a PR but really has only had the consistent training for the last 6 weeks in his build up. He had a couple of down/off weeks around the New York City Half with a small injury. Joe still finished 27th in the race.
Bundang 1/2 Marathon – Seoul April 21st
Kristine carleton won the female section of the race with a time of 1hr31min44secs. She was neck and neck with the second female with 400m’s to go, but Kristine’s kick was superior. Great to see Kristine back and getting closer to her PR.
Run for Parks 4 miler – Central Park April 21st
Natalie Sopic ran another PR and her first time under the 7mins per mile barrier. She ran a 6.56 pace for 4 miles. Awesome! Also Helen Leis ran a PR 11min12sec per mile pace fore the 4 miler. Nice work!
London marathon – April 21st
Micheal Darling went out too fast in the London marathon. I had set him up to go at an 8.45 pace but he went at around 8-8.10 for the first 10km and then after half way, its was hard going. Mike ran 4hr15mins with splits of 1hr50mins for the first half and 2hr25mins for the second half. He still had a good time, although having nothing in the tank after the first 15 miles.
Boston Marathon – April 15th.
Joe Di Flumeri ran 2hr49mins 23 secs to PR by about 25 secs. Great run as his previous PR was on a flat course. David Davies quads blew up after the down hill as he ran 3hr15mins. David now gets it that you can’t get away without strength training for a marathon to run your best. It’s a must. Especially if you have a course that has 10km’s down hill at the start like Boston. Carol Healey ran a huge 27min PR with a time of 3hr31mins53secs! Carol was hoping to dip under 3hr30mins but Im sure she will do that next time. Ranna Smith ran a strong 4hr04mins34secs running pretty even all the way. I’m very glad that Ranna was safe as she was only 5mins faster than when the bombs were set off. Also Tanya Namad ran 3hr26mins just as a run as she missed 3 weeks training.
More Half Marathon – Central Park, April 14th
Courtney Buckley ran a 2min30secs PR for the half marathon distance running 1hr50mins16secs. Great going on the hilly Central Park course.
Paris Marathon -April 7th
Molly Bennard ran a huge 31min PR , running a time of 3hr29mins58secs to beat her goal by over 15mins and beat my goal for her by 2secs. Molly had run a bunch of marathons but had never run under 4 hours. With some strength training in the weights room and following a good structured training plan, she smashed it! Elizabeth Vargas also ran well and took 12mins of her best marathon time , running 4hr23mins. She could only run twice per week because of all these aches and pain she had going on, but we got her through it. Awesome chicks!
Greenwich Cup Half Marathon – April 7th
It was great to see Laura Kirk back running for the Hounds after her new born 5 months ago. Laura finished 4th female overall with a time of 1hr33mins43secs. Awesome!
Colon Cancer 15km – April 7th
Steven Wagshal ran his best ever race with a 6.35 pace as he builds up to his marathon for May 19th. He finished 8th in his age group with this. That show’s he’s on for about a 3hr5min marathon right now, which would be a 12min PR. Also Kevin Leichter who is a beginner run trying to run his first half marathon in Brooklyn, ran a great race. Kevin went around in a 9.30 pace.
Scotland Run 10km – April 6th
Daniel Torras again broke 40mins for 10km on a hilly course with a time of 39min59secs!
NYRUNS Spring Fling 10km – March 30th
Daniel Torras, fresh off his PR Marathon 2 weeks ago broke 40mins for 10km for his first time with a PR of 39mins29secs. Daniel finished 13th out of 460 runners and 2nd in his age group. Awesome!
Barcelona Marathon – March 17th
Daniel Torras shaved 5mins off his Marathon PR, to come very close to breaking 3 hours for the marathon distance. Daniel managed to stick with the 3 hour pace setter until 21 miles , when falling off slightly , but to still run a great time of 3hrs01mins45secs. Great run!
NYC Half Marathon – March 17th
Some great running from the team in the cold at the New York City Half with some serious PR’s! Jose Benitez ran a fantastic 1hr16min45secs to be first from the training group. Joe Chan ran a PR by 22 secs with a time of 1hr24mins34secs. Tony Scott ran a 5min PR to break 1hr30mins with 1hr28mins11secs. Then Norma Betesh PRed by 2mins with 1hr35min53secs. Najah Abouelafia was next to finish from the team with a 10min PR of 1hr41mins37secs! Then Shiuan finished with a 9min PR to run 1hr45mins56secs. Michael Darling then came in with a time of 1hr46mins48secs after having to stop twice. And Ranna Smith ran a strong race to just be outside her PR with a time of 1hr51mins12secs. Then Billy Sheil , who is a new runner and had a goal to break 2 hours, ran strong with a time of 1hr53mins23secs. Beth Browde also just missed her PR with a time of 2hr04mins38secs. In all a great days racing.
Al Gordon 4 miler – Feb 23rd – Prospect Park
Joe Chan had one of his best races as he ran a 6.08 pace for the 4 miler to finish 6th in his age group. Awesome run Joe!
Gridiron Classic – Feb 3rd - 4 miler Central Park
Beth Browde ran her best race in 18 months with a 9.16 pace and a 5th placing in her age group. Fantastic run Beth!
Thursday Night at the Races – Jan 17th Armory track
Tanya Namad had a crack at the 3km and ran a strong 6.10 pace. Great run Tanya! And Tony Scott had a great run in the 5km, running 18mins10secs for a 5.45 pace per mile!
Houston Half Marathon – Jan 12th
Kristine Carleton used the half marathon as a good hard effort in her first race back from a foot injury. kristine ran a commendable 1hr37mins21secs, to be well off her best time but right on where she wants to be at this stage.
Joe Klienerman 10km – Jan 5th – Central Park
Joe Chan just started back up on his build up and ran a solid 6.22 pace on not a lot of fitness. I contribute this to the strength training in the gym Joe’s doing. I’m looking forward to a great marathon in May from Joe. Tony Scott continued his improvement to run his best ever race. Tony ran a 6.27 pace. Awesome! Tanya Namad also had her best race around Central Park with a 6.47 pace. It was Tanya’s first race since her incredible marathon early December. Then Mark Fang ran his best ever race with a 6.45 pace. Great running Mark! Mean while Ann Powers ran great, finishing 5th overall female with a 6.15 pace and Melissa Raddatz ran solid with a 6.22 pace. Both Ann and Melissa aren’t on a program right now.
Ted Corbett 15km – Central Park Dec 15th
Joe Chan ran a strong 6.26 pace as he slacks off a little bit with training before his build up for Boston. Nice run Joe! Antony Scott kept up with his good performances with a 6.48 pace. I’m expecting Antony to be a completely different level of runner in a months time, as we build some consistent mileage weeks. Katherine Brown used the race as a long run and ran a strong 8.22 pace for her Sunday long run pace. That was her race pace for this event last year. Awesome! And Ranna Smith ran her best longer race in Central Park with a 8.25 pace after taking a week off. Ranna is also going to be a different runner very soon!
Jingle-bell Jog 4 miler Prospect Park – Dec 8th
Kelly Chin returned to racing with a second place overall Female result. Kelly ran a strong 5.51 pace! Joe Chan ran a solid 6.11 pace which was 5th in his age group and his best run since February. Mark Fang, who has been with me for 2 months, had his first race in 3 years and ran his best race ever at 44 yrs old! He ran a 6.38 pace. Great stuff Mark! And Katherine Brown continued her good form with a 7.34 pace and she builds up to the Disney Half Marathon in January.
California International Marathon – Dec 2nd
Tanya Namad today ran one of the best races of the year, if not the best from any of my runners i’ve coached this year. (In terms of improvement). Tanya took 23mins off her PR to run a 3.08.59 Marathon in the wind and rain in Sacramento today. Tanya went through the half way in a new Half Marathon PR of 1hr31mins and change. She also went thought the 10km in a PR (40mins 20secs) after the 3:10 pacemaker got it wrong. To do a PR 10km, a PR Half marathon and PR marathon all in the 1 race (marathon), at this level is incredible! If the race was more even, with better conditions, we might of had a 3.05. Wow!!! Patrick Bane was going to be a started for the race but pulled his hamstring on thanksgiving day racing his younger brother. Ouch! Hard luck Patrick!
Join the voices 5 miler – Central park – Dec 2nd
Great running from the team today. Laura Rodriguez ran her best miler pace ever (6.11), finishing 9th overall female. Fantastic Laura! Antony Scott ran a 6.26 pace for his second best race, as he now works on mileage rather than racing. Nice! Natalie Sopic who finished 6th in the Brooklyn Marathon ran an awesome 7.04 pace for 5 miles. This is her best short race pace. Melodie Fratt ran one of her top races with a 7.25 pace. Both Natalie and Melodie did a marathon two weeks ago and took the week off after the marathon. This just shows their strength and fitness is awesome. They are new athletes! And speaking of new athletes, Katherine brown ran 20 secs per mile faster than she has for 5 miles before with an awesome 7.32 pace. Wow!
USA National Secondary School Cross country Champs – Oregon – Dec 1st
Mary Cain finished 2nd and only 3 secs behind top cross country runner Sarah Baxter in an absolute mud bath! Not bad for a track runner. If the course was any firmer, there’s no doubt she would have won. She closed 4 seconds in the last 90secs of the race but the course didn’t allow her to get up on her toes and use her track speed at the end. Awesome Mary! Her rival Sarah is also a terrific talent.
Greenwich Turkey Trot 10km – November 22nd
Kelly Chin ended up winning the whole race by about 45secs with a time of 37mins19secs. Nice kel!
Troy Turkey Trot 10km – November 22nd
Carol Healey finished 4th master with a huge 7.15 pace PR in this race. Carol had to miss a marathon with the cancelation of New York, but is easily in her best running shape of her life. She was hunting for a 20min PR in the New York Marathon.
NYRR Cross Country Champs 5km -Van Cortland – November 18th
16yr old Mary Cain won this race in a strong 17mins26secs. Wow! legendary Coach, Alberto Salazar has started coaching her, while I will be supervising and sometimes pacing her workouts in New York. Mary is the American Secondary Schools 1500m record holder and a star in the making.
Race to Deliver 4 miler – November 18th
Antony Scott ran 6.19 pace today for his best ever race. Awesome Antony! And Ranna Smith ran her 2nd best ever race with a 7.52 pace, which was a terrific time!
Brooklyn Marathon – November 18th
Rose Ann Serpico finished 6th female overall with 3.25.09 after a long bathroom stop in the middle. She gave birth to a cute little baby boy only 8 months ago or so. Great run! Then Natalie Sopic finished 7th overall female to be right behind Rose Ann in 3.25.34. Natalie PRed by a whopping 17mins. Fantastic ladies!
Philadelphia Marathon. – November 18th
Some big PR’s on a nice day for the Philly Marathon. Melissa Raddatz ran 2.55.54 to finish 25th Female overall and 5th in her age group. She was a fighting a little bit of a cold so happy with her run. Joe Chan then came in with 3.01.40 to be 2mins off his best. Joe has been going great butt missing some strengthening sessions in the gym over this build up. Then Sam Lieberman came in in 3.03.41 which was a great result after running 1hr33mins for the Gretes Half Marathon 5 weeks ago. I talked diet with Sam after Gretes Half Marathon and he lost 14 pounds in those 5 weeks to get back down to his race weight and ran just off his best time. Then Daniel Torras took an out standing 21mins off his Marathon time to run 3.06.56. Daniel speed up drastically between the half mark and the 30km mark to be on for a 3.01. But then couldn’t hold it and dropped to his finishing time of 3.06. Awesome run! Julia Knittel then came in with a time of 3.08.47 , which was 70th overall female and 15th in her age group. Julia ran strong throughout, but next time we want to find that extra gear for her to break 3 hours. Steven Wagshal was very happy with his 3.17.43 PR for next runner on the team. I think he can go much quicker than that considering her ran a 1hr29mins in Gretes Half. It was a good run, but a sub 3.10 is there at least. Then Brad Horowitz from team Asphalt Green came to me to try and break 4 hours for the first time. He ran an incredible 3.37.44 to kill his goal. Wow! Also Wow goes to Melodie Fratt who has been having toe problems the last 2 months and she killed her PR. She ran 3.38.40 to take 15mins off her best marathon. This was after making her do 20 miles the Saturday before the race because she was missing those very long runs because of her foot issues. She also stopped 4 times in the marathon to stretch. Great run! Then Bill Georges PRed by 29mins with 3.56.56 to break 4 hours for the first time! Fantastic run considering missing a weeks training with a foot issue! Congrats runners!
Half Marathon in St Petersburg – Florida November 18th
Laura Rodriguez finished 2nd on a windy day in 1hr27min58secs in this Half Marathon, to be about 3.5mins behind the leader and 3mins clear of 3rd place. Although Laura was looking for a faster time, she said the wind threw her around a lot. It was windy the whole 13.1 miles.