PRTC Weekly: 10/16/2016 (T-Shirt Launch Party, Runner’s World Half Results and More)

T-Shirt Launch Party / Run!
PRTC T-Shirts are in! To celebrate, the store is hosting a launch party for the club. The event will begin at 7 PM this Thursday in Center City. We’ll reveal the t-shirts, distribute pre-orders and help jump start sales for our fundraiser. This is a great opportunity to get all of our running friends and supporters together for a fun night. Not enticing enough? There will also be free beer!
Before the party, we will host a group run to the store. We’ve extended invitations to other local clubs to join us for the run/launch party. The run will start at 6:30 PM from Lloyd Hall. Please feel free to invite any running friends to join us for the jog over to the store.
Ross and Philadelphia Runner have been generous in their support of PRTC. Let’s thank them for all their efforts by getting as many members to attend as possible and inviting all of our friends. To us, $25 for a cool t-shirt, group run, free beer and great company is a steal!
When: October 20th (Thursday) at 6:30 PM for group run and 7 PM for launch party
Where: Philadelphia Runner Center City (16th and Sansom). Group run from Lloyd.
Invited Clubs: Penn Track Club, Greater Philadelphia Track Club, Philly Runners, South Philly Striders, Fishtown Beer Runners and Run215 (open invitation to anyone else!)
Runner’s World Half Marathon Results
Margaret Vido successfully defended her title as reigning Runner’s World Half Marathon Champion this Sunday morning. She ran 1:17:56 to take first place. To add to the achievement, Margaret improved upon her 2015 time of 1:19:27. Great job Margaret and congratulations on the repeat win!
Mike Vido and Breandan Lyman represented the PRTC men’s team in Bethlehem, PA at the event. They both ran great races, placing 6th and 8th respectively.  Mike ran 1:13.04. For perspective, this time is more than three minutes faster than his 2015 result of 1:16.25! Breandan also shaved more than a minute off of his result from last year. He ran 1:14.13 compared to 2015’s 1:15.17. Nice work guys!

Workouts / Upcoming Races

Tuesday: Franklin Field at 6:15 PM. Enter through Brysi Cafe. Workout starts at 6:30 PM. Women: 6-7 1,000’s at 5k pace . Men: Yasso 800’s or TBD at track. Other: Workouts options also available through Penn Running Club and TBD PRTC groups.

Thursday: T-Shirt Launch Party! Philadelphia Runner Center City at 7PM. Group run leaves at 6:30 PM from Lloyd Hall.

Sunday: Long Run: 8:30 AM at Lloyd Hall.

Sunday, October 30 – Penn Medicine Radnor 5 Miler *
Sunday, November 6 – USATF East XC Championships
Sunday, November 6 – Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge *
Saturday, November 19 – Rothman Institute 8k *
Saturday, November 19 – Philadelphia Half Marathon *
Sunday, November 20 – Philadelphia Marathon *
Saturday, December 10 – USATF Club XC (Tallahassee, FL)

* = USATF Grand Prix Race
Bold = Club XC Team Race

Miscellaneous: Join the men’s, women’s, easy runs or social email list(s) for info about unofficial club runs/meet-ups.

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