PRTC Weekly: 05/01/2017 Post-Broad St Party and More

Post-Broad Street Party

Broad Street week is finally here! We’re all looking forward to the race Sunday. We’re expecting to have close to 20 members run this year and hope to have much to celebrate after. Accordingly, we’re planning what is quickly becoming a traditional event: the PRTC Post-Broad Street Party!
Charlie Murphy has volunteered to host this year’s iteration. We’ve timed the party to start after the conclusion of Philadelphia Runner’s post-race tailgate in FDR park. A selection of alcohol and food will be provided, but please feel free to contribute additional items. To paraphrase a recent conversation on a run. “I see no race outcome that would not require alcohol.” Thusly, we’ll have plenty of options to celebrate/mourn or otherwise memorialize another running of Broad Street.
Time: Noon to whenever
Address: 600 N 22nd Street (Fairmount)
Requested items: Post-race stories, alcohol or food appreciated
Guests: Encouraged. Please RSVP to Charlie at if possible.

Race Results

Penn Relays
Margaret Vido: 16:40 (12th)
Kinjal Parkih: 17:34 (45th)

The 123rd Penn Relays were held last week and two of our own ran the Olympic Development 5k. Margaret and Kinjal, both very familiar with Franklin Field as Penn track alumni, raced with great success on distance night. In front of a strong PRTC cheering contingent, Margaret improved her 5k PR by 3 seconds and Kinjal ran 34 seconds faster than her 2016 performance at the relays. Congrats on the fast results!

Crazylegs 8k (Madison, WI)
Jessica Fragola: 28:51 (3rd female)
Jessica Fragola returned to racing this past weekend after an injury hiatus. We’re pleased to report that she did so in style taking 3rd overall female at the Crazylegs 8k. The race finished inside Camp Randall Stadium, home of the Wisconsin Badgers’ football team. Go Jess!
London Marathon
Bjorn Wastvedt: 2:30:38 (65th place)
(Results and splits here)
Lastly, PRTC alumni, Bjorn Wastvedt, wrote in from London to share his experience at the London Marathon. Bjorn trained with us this past fall and credits his work with PRTC in establishing a strong marathon base. He ultimately ended up with a stellar time of 2:30:38 at the very top of his goal range which was good for 65th place! Be sure to check out the link above to see his excellent pace work as well. Great work Bjorn!

Upcoming Runs, Events & Races

Tuesday: 6:30 AT LLOYD HALL. Franklin Field will be unavailable due to Penn Relays cleanup. Meet for a normal run or tempo/fartlek. Check the men’s/women’s email lists for more details or information.
Sunday: Long Run: 8:30 AM at Lloyd Hall (please email before coming, most of club will be at Broad St.)
Sunday, May 7th – Broad Street 10 Mile Run

Social Media Post of the Week

Recipe: Raw Pecan Sandies

Submitted by: Dynise Balcavage

Pecans are grossly underrated. A 2004 study ranked the antioxidant capacity of 100 different foods and found they’re one of the top 15 sources of antioxidants These raw cookies are a breeze to put together – no baking required. They make a quick, healthy snack after a run and they’re easy to transport to parties and picnics.

1 cup raw pecans
2-3 tsp agave nectar
2 tsp tahini or other favorite raw nut butter
Pinch of sea salt
Scraping of one vanilla bean [Optional, but wonderful]
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of turmeric [To speed recovery]
6-12 pecan pieces for decorating
Makes 6 large or 12 small cookies

Process the pecans in a food processor until very fine and the ground nut flour starts to stick to the sides.

Transfer to a medium bowl and mix with remaining ingredients.

Roll into balls and decorate each cookie with a pecan piece. Refrigerate for an hour if you prefer a firmer cookie.