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.
More than 100 BKTC runners descended on 11th Street bar on Wednesday evening to celebrate a an awesome 2018.
Heres a handful of photos from the beginning of the night.
Brooklyn Track Club, Orchard Street Runners and Nike NYC hosted a very special Pre New York Marathon Shakeout run in Manhattan, on Saturday. We were joined by 700 runner who were completing 16-weeks of grueling training and treated them to an appearance by Olympic distance runner Amy Cragg, Olympic 5000 meter silver medalist Paul Chelimo, and Olympic 1500 meter gold mentalist Matt Centrowitz.
Our very own Leigh Anne Sharek was interviewed by Citius Mag's 'Runners Of New York Podcast"
“I run because of the way that it makes me feel and the way that it has positively influenced my entire life. It’s not even about running but work, relationships and self-awareness. All of those things wouldn’t be possible if I didn’t have this thing in my life. I run for me and to share that with other people. That’s why I’m part of a team and that’s why I try to run with other people and talk to other people. Because, if it’s made me feel this good, I want everyone to have that same experience. It’s such a confidence booster and such a way to know yourself better.”
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.
Full Moon, Full Send: