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Running: Preparation for the zombie apocalypse. . .

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The winter that wasn't
We were supposed to get a really rude awakening of winter on Sunday, but it didn't really happen. It was wet and wild with rain instead of snow, though, and that made for a soggy Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Marathon. Edvard Major crossed the finish line in first place for the team in 1:28:43 (6:46 pace). Jeffrey Tente placed second for the Flyer men, followed by Deniz Saat, in 1:34:10 (7:11 pace) and 1:39:56 (7:38 pace). Gary Kane captured fourth place for the Flyers in 1:40:17 (7:39 pace), and Howard Choi picked up the rest of the team points in 1:41:28 (7:45 pace).

In the women's race, Elena Riecke placed first for the Flyers, third Flyer overall, and fifth in the 20-24 age group in 1:37:03 (7:25 pace). Super Ironwoman Friederike Edelmann came in second for the team and fourth in the 45-49 age group in 1:41:45 (7:46 pace). Betty Yung and Denise Iannizzotto placed third and fourth for the team and fifteenth in the 35-39 age group and third in the 55-59 age group in 1:44:10 (7:58 pace) and 1:45:39 (8:04 pace). Stephanie Tang came across the line in fifth place for the team in 1:48:11 (8:16 pace). Other age group honors went to David Gaines (seventh in the men's 65-69 age group); Howard Tanz (eighth in the men's 65-69 age group); Deborah McDuffie-Saat (fourth in the women's 60-64 age group); Elaine Rosen (fifth in the women's 60-64 age group); Vincent Doogan (ninth in the men's 70-74 age group); and Karen Kenney (sixth in the woemn's 65-69 age group).

Cocoa loco
The results were busted for the January 06 NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5-Miler and 10-Miler last week, but all is copacetic now. Four Flyers came out: Papa Bear captured second place in the men's 70+ age group in the 5-Miler, logging 50:38 (10:08 pace). In the 10-Miler, William Nealon placed first for the team and second in the men's 60-69 age group in 1:29:40 (8:58 pace). Barbara and Andrew Paer finished the race in 1:59:13 (11:55 pace) and 2:09:18 (12:56 pace), also picking up first in the women's 60-69 age group and eight in the men's 60-69 age group.

Starting the year in style
The Flyer women started 2019 off with a bang by capturing second place in the Joe Kleinerman 10K on Saturday. Elena Riecke placed first for the Flyer women and third in the 20-24 age group in 43:30 (7:00 pace). Senior veteran phenomenon Heather Tolford placed second for the team and first in the 60-64 age group in 46:16 (7:27 pace). Member at Large Betty Yung placed third for the Flyer women and sixteenth in the women's 35-39 age group in 46:37 (7:30 pace), followed by Melissa Feinberg in 48:29 (7:49 and seventeenth in the 40-44 age group) and Amy Knepper in 48:29 (7:49 pace and eighteenth in the 40-44 age group).

In the men's race, Jeffrey Tente captured first place for the Flyer men in 42:19 (6:49 pace), followed by Tomohiro Inouse in 43:21 (6:59 pace). John LeBreton placed third for the team in 44:40 (7:12 pace), and Jon Riecke placed fourth for the team and twentieth in the men's 50-54 age group in 44:56 (7:14 pace). Howard Choi placed fifth for the Flyer men in 46:17 (7:27 pace).

Ending the year with the joy of giving
There were no NYRR or NYCRUNS races this weekend, but the Flyers still had it goin' on. On Saturday, Heather Marcellis and Dave Kleckner hosted another successful day of giving back, the winter Central Park Volunteer Day Cleanup. A temperate day facilitated plenty of raking and cleanup of autumnal debris, helping us do our part in getting the park in good shape for the spring and summer to come. We hear that Dave's cookies were beyond delicious, too!

Today also marks the close of the 2018 Flyer Food Drive Fundraiser. This year, we raised $3483 in direct donations, plus at least another $100 from corporate matching gifts. We beat our goal by 19%, and that's something to feel really good about. Thank you to everyone who participated, and a special thank you to the Executive Board for supporting this effort.

Another champion in the record books
In last week's Ted Corbitt 15K, we had another spectacular entry in the Flyer Hall of Fame. Recordkeeper Papa Bear shares the details below:

In Saturday's Ted Corbitt 15K, Heather Tolford, with a time of 1:09:38 (performance of 85.18%), was not only first in the 60-64 NYRR age group, but set a new Flyers Hall of Fame record in the 60+ group, besting the record of 1:15:09 set by Judith Tripp in the 2007 Colon Cancer Challenge. Heather has now set Hall of Fame records 12 times in 2018 (a record) and "owns" the 60+ group, holding all the records for races from 1 mile up to to 15K. Congratulations Heather, you've had a great year.

I'm tapped out today
I'm heading off for the holidays on Tuesday, leaving this space in the capable hands of the Flyer web dudes until then. Here's wishing everyone a healthy, happy, and eminently runderful year in 2019. See you on the flip side.

Flyer women are on fire
The Flyer women were lighting up the park all over the place during the NYRR Ted Corbitt 15K, the last points race of the season, on Saturday morning. The Flyer Open Women placed sixth in their division, led by Pamela Hunt, who was the first Flyer overall, eighteenth woman overall, second in the 50-54 age group, and triple scored with first place finishes in the Open, 40+, and 50+ age groups in 59:03 (6:21 pace). Elena Riecke placed second for the team and ninth in the 20-24 age group in 1:06:33 (7:09 pace). Marcy Withington double scored by capturing third for the Flyer Open Women and second for the second place Flyer 40+ Women. Denise Iannizzotto placed fourth in the 55-59 age group and triple scored with a fourth place finish for the Flyer Open Women, third for the Flyer 40+ Women, and second for the second place Flyer 50+ Women in 1:08:07 (7:19 pace). Heather Tolford won the 60-64 age group and knocked out a triple score, placing fifth for the Flyer Open Women, third for the Flyer 50+ Women, and first for the first place Flyer 60+ Women in 1:09:8 (7:29 pace). Andrea Kent placed sixth in the 60-64 age group and second for the 60+ Flyers, and Vice President Elaine Rosen placed third for the 60+ Flyers and ninth in the 60-64 age group.

The Flyer Open Men captured twenty-fourth in their division, led by Mr. President, who double scored with first place finishes for the Flyer Open and 40+ Men and eighteenth in the 40-44 age group in 59:35 (6:24 pace). Deniz Saat placed second for the Flyer Open Men in 1:05:11 (7:00 pace), followed by Gregory Hawryluk in 1:05:33 (7:02 pace). Secretary David Ezra double scored with a fourth place finish for the Flyer Open Men and second for the twentieth place 40+ Flyer Men in 1:06:46 (7:10 pace). Andreas Werder quadruple scored, capturing fifth place for the 60-64 age group and fifth for the Flyer Open Men, third for the Flyer 40+ Men, first for the tenth place 50+ Flyer Men, and first for the fourth place Flyer 60+ Men. John McCreesh placed second for the Flyer 50+ Men in 1:11:12 (7:39 pace), followed by Michael Knopf in 1:12:39 (7:48 pace). Bradford Goz placed second for the Flyer 60+ Men in 1:14:20 (7:59 pace), also coming in sixteenth in the 60-64 age group. Ricky Lam placed third for the Flyer 60+ Men and thirteenth in the 65-69 age group. Other age group honors went to Yumi Morishige (ninth in the women's 50-54 age group); Amy Thakkar (tenth in the women's 50-54 age group); and Anky Lam (third in the women's 65-69 age group).

 
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FLYERS NEWS FLASH
JOIN THE NEW YORK FLYERS
We welcome runners of ALL abilities. We have group runs, personalized speedwork (our SpeedPass program), social events, volunteering opportunities galore and an enhanced marathon training program. Check out these links:
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS:
 
 
FLYER PHOTOS
 
This year's photo albums

Recent albums:

Volunteers and Meet the Candidates Social
NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K
Flyer Holiday Party
Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunt
New York City Marathon
Pre-Marathon Pasta Party
6AM Group Annual Pre-Marathon Picture
Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS SUBMIT ANNOUNCEMENT
 
NEW YORK FLYERS ELECTIONS
The New York Flyers Election Committee is delighted to announce the duly elected members of the 2019 Executive Board:
President:Chris Brennan
Vice President:Elaine Rosen
Secretary:David Ezra
Treasurer:Bill Jones
Member at Large:Betty Yung
We wish to congratulate these winning candidates and to thank all the other nominees for running for office. The new Flyer of the Year for 2018 will be revealed and introduced at the Annual Awards Gala on January 26th. We hope to see you there.

NY Flyers Annual Awards Gala
Saturday, January 26th, 2019
Get your dancing shoes and your Sunday-go-to-Meeting clothes ready and sign up for the #1 Flyers event of the entire year. We're in the Terrace Club this year for the first time and it looks fabulous! With a cocktail hour, open bar, great food, awards presentation, raffle prizes and dancing till you drop: what's not to like? NOTE: we are currently working on a problem with the signup feature. If you have a problem signing up please notify Elaine Rosen
Click on the link for details and to sign up.

Flyers Chinese New Year Run + Tour + Dim Sum Brunch
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at 9:00
Join the New York Flyers on a 4.4 - 5 mile run either from Prospect Park in Brooklyn to Chinatown or from Central Park and we'll all meet up for a quick history tour of parts of Chinatown in celebration of the Chinese New Year! Only 30 seats are available for dim sum and you get two drinks on the house as a big Thank You. Click on the link for details and to sign up. Note: there are only 2 spots left.

Long Training Run: Run to Highbridge Park:
Sunday, Feb. 10th
This tour of Upper Manhattan will take you through Central Park, Morningside Park, St. Nicholas Park, Jackie Robinson Park, Highbridge Park AND over the bridge and back. The run will be supported with baggage check, and fluid station! Can't run? Consider volunteering: Volunteer Signup Page, Thanks.
 
GROUP RUNS
Group Runs: Running almost every day
Did you know that the Flyers have organized group runs almost every day of the week? And all NY Flyers group runs are open to all: members, prospective members or guests. Click the Group Runs link above or email the leader for details.
Day/Time Meet at Leader
Tuesday 6:00 CP: 72nd & CPW Francine Alfandary
Thursday 6:00 CP: 72nd & CPW Francine Alfandary
Thursday 7:00 CP: Columbus Circle Entrance Dave Kleckner
Saturday 9:00 CP: 72nd & East Drive Ed Altman
Sunday 8:00 PP: West Drive, Grand Army Plaza Entrance Stephanie Tang
 
THE LATEST FROM OUR BLOG
 
Jan. 1: Advice from Papa Bear: Tidbits of wisdom for January, February and March.
Dec. 12: Maybe When I Am Older: Profile of a Prolific Flyer.
Dec. 2: Running in the Dark: Keeping Safe Where the Sun Don't Shine.
 
CALENDAR FLYER EVENTS
  
Jan 22 Tue  Morning Group Run: Central Park
Jan 24 Thu  Thursday Night Group Run
Jan 24 Thu  Morning Group Run: Central Park
Jan 26 Sat  Saturday Morning Central Park Run at 9
Jan 26 Sat  NY Flyers Annual Awards Gala
Jan 27 Sun  Sunday Morning Prospect Park Run at 8
Jan 31 Thu  2019 NYRR Clubnight: Flyers Table Reservation
Feb 02 Sat  Flyers Chinese New Year Run + Tour + Dim Sum Brunch
Feb 10 Sun  Long Training Run: Run to Highbridge!
Feb 10 Sun  Volunteers for Highbridge Long Training Run!
Mar 09 Sat  Long Training Run: Little Red Lighthouse!
Mar 09 Sat  Volunteers for Little Red Lighthouse Run!
  
CALENDAR OTHER EVENTS
  
Jan 23 Wed NYRR Brooklyn Half Guaranteed Entry Period Ends
Jan 30 Wed NYRR Brooklyn Half Registration Opens 12:00 noon
Jan 31 Thu NYRR Club Night
Feb 02 Sat NYCRUNS Frozen Penguin 5K & 10K
Feb 03 Sun NYRR Gridiron 4M
Feb 17 Sun PPTC Cherry Tree 10 Miler & Relay
Feb 23 Sat NYRR Al Gordon Brooklyn 4M
Feb 24 Sun NYCRUNS Central Park Half Marathon
Mar 03 Sun NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K
Mar 10 Sun NYCRUNS Spring Fling 5K & 10K
Mar 17 Sun United Airlines NYC Half
Mar 23 Sat NYCRUNS Ladies First 5K & 10K
Apr 28 Sun UAE Healthy Kidney 10K
May 18 Sat Popular Brooklyn Half
Jun 15 Sat NYRR Five-Borough Series: Queens 10K
Jul 27 Sat NYRR Team Championships: Men (5M) and Women (5M)
Sep 29 Sun New Balance Bronx 10 Mile
Oct 13 Sun NYRR Five-Borough Series: Staten Island Half
  
PRS/AWARDS SUBMIT PR/AWARD ALL PRS/AWARDS
 
David Gaines NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon 7th 65-69
Howard Tanz NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon 8th 65-69
Vincent Doogan NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon 9th 70-74
Elena Riecke NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon 5th 20-24
Friederike Edelmann NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon 4th 45-49
Rebecca Mandel NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon 2:03:10
Denise Iannizzotto NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon 3rd 55-59
Deborah Mcduffie-saat NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon 4th 60-64
Elaine Rosen NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon 5th 60-64
Karen Kenney NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon 6th 65-69
Yumi Morishige Houston Marathon 3:42:00
William (bill) Nealon NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 10 Miler 2nd 60-69
 
RESULTS SUBMIT NEW RESULT ALL RESULTS
 
Jan 20 Houston Marathon
Jan 20 NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon
Jan 06 NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5 Miler
Jan 06 NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 10 Miler
Jan 05 NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K
Jan 01 1st Day 5 K
Jan 01 NYRR Midnight Run
Dec 16 Head for the Holidays 5K
Dec 13 The BLK Mile III
Dec 09 NYCRUNS Big Apple Half Marathon
Dec 08 Santa Paws 5K
Dec 08 2018 NYRR Ted Corbitt 15K
 
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WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS:
 
 
FLYER PHOTOS
 
This year's photo albums
Recent albums:
Volunteers and Meet the Candidates Social
NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K
Flyer Holiday Party
 
CALENDAR FLYER EVENTS
  
Jan 22 Tue  Morning Group Run: Central Park
Jan 24 Thu  Thursday Night Group Run
Jan 24 Thu  Morning Group Run: Central Park
Jan 26 Sat  Saturday Morning Central Park Run at 9
Jan 26 Sat  NY Flyers Annual Awards Gala
Jan 27 Sun  Sunday Morning Prospect Park Run at 8
Jan 31 Thu  2019 NYRR Clubnight: Flyers Table Reservation
Feb 02 Sat  Flyers Chinese New Year Run + Tour + Dim Sum Brunch
Feb 10 Sun  Long Training Run: Run to Highbridge!
Feb 10 Sun  Volunteers for Highbridge Long Training Run!
Mar 09 Sat  Long Training Run: Little Red Lighthouse!
Mar 09 Sat  Volunteers for Little Red Lighthouse Run!
  
CALENDAR OTHER EVENTS
  
Jan 23 Wed NYRR Brooklyn Half Guaranteed Entry Period Ends
Jan 30 Wed NYRR Brooklyn Half Registration Opens 12:00 noon
Jan 31 Thu NYRR Club Night
Feb 02 Sat NYCRUNS Frozen Penguin 5K & 10K
Feb 03 Sun NYRR Gridiron 4M
Feb 17 Sun PPTC Cherry Tree 10 Miler & Relay
Feb 23 Sat NYRR Al Gordon Brooklyn 4M
Feb 24 Sun NYCRUNS Central Park Half Marathon
Mar 03 Sun NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K
Mar 10 Sun NYCRUNS Spring Fling 5K & 10K
Mar 17 Sun United Airlines NYC Half
Mar 23 Sat NYCRUNS Ladies First 5K & 10K
Apr 28 Sun UAE Healthy Kidney 10K
May 18 Sat Popular Brooklyn Half
Jun 15 Sat NYRR Five-Borough Series: Queens 10K
Jul 27 Sat NYRR Team Championships: Men (5M) and Women (5M)
Sep 29 Sun New Balance Bronx 10 Mile
Oct 13 Sun NYRR Five-Borough Series: Staten Island Half
  
PRS/AWARDS SUBMIT PR/AWARD ALL PRS/AWARDS
 
David Gaines NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon 7th 65-69
Howard Tanz NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon 8th 65-69
Vincent Doogan NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon 9th 70-74
Elena Riecke NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon 5th 20-24
Friederike Edelmann NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon 4th 45-49
Rebecca Mandel NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon 2:03:10
Denise Iannizzotto NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon 3rd 55-59
Deborah Mcduffie-saat NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon 4th 60-64
Elaine Rosen NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon 5th 60-64
Karen Kenney NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon 6th 65-69
Yumi Morishige Houston Marathon 3:42:00
William (bill) Nealon NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 10 Miler 2nd 60-69
 
RESULTS SUBMIT NEW RESULT ALL RESULTS
 
Jan 20 Houston Marathon
Jan 20 NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon
Jan 06 NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5 Miler
Jan 06 NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 10 Miler
Jan 05 NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K
Jan 01 1st Day 5 K
Jan 01 NYRR Midnight Run
Dec 16 Head for the Holidays 5K
Dec 13 The BLK Mile III
Dec 09 NYCRUNS Big Apple Half Marathon
Dec 08 Santa Paws 5K
Dec 08 2018 NYRR Ted Corbitt 15K
 
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