Bart Finishes off the year for PRTC with a Win

New York City, NY

Full of energy from his recent engagement to Veena Reddy, Bart capped off the great progress he has made with his running in 2006 by winning the NYRRC Hot Chocolate 10 Miler in Central Park. The mid-December race drew 6,000 people! Bart lined up with several NYC area elites, including athletes from Central Park TC. From the gun, Bart was right up front. The ten miler was a two loop course, including some Central Park hills of course. Ironically, the only company Bart had at the one mile mark was a guy named Pat Hayburn (brother of PRTC member John Hayburn). Bart and Pat were soon joined by several other men looking to make their bids for the win. At three miles, one of the men from the pack made a surge to splinter the group. Bart went with him and passed him at four miles. From there, Bart began to slowly pull away from the field altogether. Bart ran the entire second lap of the race alone, with Pat Hayburn in second place. Bart split 50:00 for 15k and stopped the clock at 53:29! Considering this time of year is known for building strength, and the fact that this course has some small hills, Bart’s time is impressive. “I was happy about [the race],” Bart remarked afterwards. “I didn’t taper [for the race], but just trained through it in a serious training week.”