PRTC Weekly: 03/27/2017 April Events and More

April Events

April is shaping up to be a busy month for running events. Please be sure to check out our upcoming race schedule (below). Note: We’ve added The Run for Clean Air (April 9th) as a recommended race and our next Grand Prix venture, The Valley Forge Revolutionary Run, is April 23rd.
Also, this Saturday; from our sponsor Philadelphia Runner: “No April Fool here, it’s just that time of year! In Philadelphia, the first Saturday of April means the start of car free, traffic free running along MLK Drive on Saturday mornings.
Runners from the city’s running clubs are invited to meet up for a fun run from Lloyd Hall out along MLK Drive (AKA West River Drive) at 9AM on Saturday, April 1st followed by a potluck in the park. You do not need to be in a club to join the fun (or the run!).
Meet everyone in front of Lloyd Hall at 9 AM and we’ll split into pace and distance groups. The run will end behind the Art Museum in the Azalea Garden for a potluck picnic – food and drinks are BYO.” If interested, confirm on Facebook here!

Race Results

This past weekend saw a smattering of big and small local races. PRTC was well represented across the board. Here are some results:
Love Run Half Marathon
Alex Hershman: 1:12.24 (2nd place!)
Will Landis: 1:19.50 (19th)
Samantha Sloan: 1:28:04 (15th female!)
Back on My Feet 5 Miler
Sean Pezzulo: 26:38 (2nd!) *
Breandan Lyman: 26:59 (4th)
Craig Eppler: 27:34 (9th) *
Sam Roecker: 28:45 (1st Female)
Kinjal Parikh: 29:31 (2nd Female)
* PRTC Friend
Get your Rear in Gear (4 Mile)
Mike Vido: 21:50 (1st!)
Margaret Vido: 22:20 (1st female; 2nd overall!)

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:
Group A: (Submitted by Sam) 5 x 1600
Group B: (Submitted by Dynise) 4 x 800 at 6:40-6:50 pace; 90 seconds rest + 400m hard (1:30 goal/6:02)
Group C: (Submitted by Chris) Ladder: 2 Mile Tempo; 4 x 800 at 10k pace followed by 4×400 quicker
Group D: Alternate at track if desired.
Sunday: Long Run: 8:30 AM at Lloyd Hall
Fri. March 31st / Sat. April 1st – Danny Curran Invite at Widener
Sunday, April 2nd – Cherry Blossom 10 Miler
Sunday, April 9th – Run for Clean Air (Register)
Monday, April 17th – Boston Marathon
Sunday, April 23rd – Valley Forge Revolutionary 5 Mile Run (Register)
Thursday, April 27th – Penn Relays (Distance Night)
Sunday, May 7th – Broad Street 10 Mile Run

Social Media Post of the Week


An Instagram feature this week from our sponsor Philadelphia Runner. Sam and Kinjal post BOMF 5 Miler!