On June 16th, many of us took on the annual mile race down Kent Avenue to christen the summer season!
BKTC had an epic day with Daniel Winn winning the Men’s Fastest Movers section, Lena Plaszek winning the Women's Open race, and Henna Rustami finishing 3rd in the Women’s Fastest Movers; Henna and Daniel also brought home the Men’s and Women’s Fastest Miler in Brooklyn titles. Leigh Anne Sharek, Lena Plaszek, Sarah Fountain and Henna Rustami won the women’s 4x400m, with the BKTC men’s team coming in second place.
Congratulations to all who ran and thank you to the supporting cheer zones who made it such a community affair throughout the 9 races!
BKTC Vs The Midnight Half
Joe DiNoto of Orchard Street Runners, David Trimble of Trimble Racing and the Nike NYC team put on quite the show on Thursday night.
At 11:00 pm over 200 runners alongside spectators assembled in Gowanus, Brooklyn to launch the return of this grueling underground masterpiece of pain. With no formal route, racers were instructed to complete 8 checkpoints in sequential order, before the clocks were shut off.
BKTC was proud to have over 20 athletes representing in the field and when the dust settled, several emerging in the top 10!
BKTC Women: Leigh Anne Sharek 2nd, Sarah Fountain 4th, Andrea Burdett 5th, Lena Placzek 6th, Marta Fenollosa 8th, Nicole Quilliam 10th.
BKTC Men: Cameron Erhardt 3rd, Michael Conroy 5th.
Crossing the Hudson
On Saturday NYRR held the Fiesta 5k in Jersey City, NJ. In our annual demonstration of solidarity with our NJ resident members, BKTC crossed over the Hudson to take on and support this brand new NYRR race.
Besides the traffic, tunnels, bottlenecking and pothole-ridden landscape we overcame to see many achieve some fast new personal bests and walk away with a little hardware and prize money!
BKTC Women Top 5: Leigh Anne Sharek 2nd, Henna Rustami 3rd, Carly Graham 5th, Sarah Fountain 7th, Caro Hernandez 46th.
BKTC Men Top 5: Daniel Winn 1st, Paul Corcoran 8th, Dennis Serna 25th, Zac Price 39th, Andrew Leibowitz 51st.
In August 2018 small group of Brooklyn Track Club runners flew to Portland, Oregon to take part in Hood To Cost, a 199 mile relay from Mount Hood to the beach town of Seaside.
The following is an article published on Citius Mag by RJ McNichols, a Sports Documentary Producer based in LA, who followed the teams HTC journey.
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