PRTC Weekly: 02/06/2017 February and More


Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this week. As Pennsylvanians know, this means 6 more weeks of winter. However, we remain undeterred and hard at work getting ready for some great upcoming races!
1st Grand Prix Event Approaches: We’ve confirmed a scoring team for the first 2017 Grand Prix event, the Frostbite Five Miler. Still, the more the merrier, so we’re hoping to see everyone out. Bibs currently cost $35, but will jump to $40 soon. The race is capped at 1,500 people and we will be able to offer carpooling. Frostbite is an ideal early season race. It also features a scrumptious post-race buffet. Not one to miss!
National Race Result: Matthew Bell, recent PRTC friend, competed this week at USATF Nationals in Bend, Oregon. He ran in a field of 109 and placed 46th overall. The field featured top names like Leonard Korir, Chris Derrick, Shadrack Kipchirchir and Sam Chelanga.  The 10k course was muddy and icy, with crews having cleared a path for the runners after nearly 2 feet of snow fell in the area. Matt crossed the finish in 33:17.
Matt has been joining us for Sunday long runs in recent weeks. He’s currently preparing for a few months of deployment to Kuwait as an Air Force pilot. Best of luck Matt and nice work!
Reminder: It’s a good time of year to renew USATF/Club memberships. Many us lapsed on January 1st and we need to get everyone up to date for scoring in the Grand Prix and other events.

Upcoming Runs, Events & Races

Tuesday: Track work at Franklin Field. Meet at 6:15 PM for warm-up or 6:30 PM for workout. Enter through Brysi Cafe. Workout: Mile repeats or alternative group at track.
Sunday: Long Run: 8:30 AM at Lloyd Hall
Saturday, February 18th – Frostbite 5 Miler – Sign up here!
Saturday, March 18th – Haddonfield Adrenaline 5k – Sign up here!
Sunday, April 2nd – Cherry Blossom 10 Miler
Monday, April 17th – Boston Marathon
Wednesday April 31st – Danny Curran Invite at Widener
Sunday, April 23rd – Valley Forge Revolutionary 5 Mile Run
Thursday, April 27th – Penn Relays (Distance Night)
Sunday, May 7th – Broad Street 10 Mile Run

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