Filed under: NBR Goings On, Inspiration, Events, Club Points Racing, Club Night
Oops, we did it again! We smell like Team Spirit! Our second NYRR Team Spirit Freddie in four years. Oh, what a night! What a feeling! Well deserved and congratulations to all members.
As previously known, NBR took home two racing Freddies. Once again, we won third place in Open Women A division and fifth place in Open Men A. Our ladies were presented their crystal on the Hard Rock Cafe Stage, while the men were, very unceremoniously, handed the crystal in the hallway.
A fun time was had by all. Thanks to all attendees.
Who is Gary Muhrcke? Winner of the First New York City Marathon.
Let’s keep the spirit alive! Here’s to a great 2014. See you all at Gala!
As you have no doubt already heard, NBR won the coveted Team Spirit Award last night at NYRR’s Club Night awards ceremony. This was a wonderful surprise, and I could not be more proud to be a part of NBR right now.
This award is not handed out for mere fabulousness (although I think we would do just as well, if that were the case). It takes a lot of planning and hard work to get a team of this size to come together and make all that noise and show all that support for not only our teammates, but the entire running community at large. With that in mind, let’s extend a huge thank you to our Volunteer Coordinators: Jose LaSalle, Michael Finelli Brown, & Erica Silbiger. Their dedication and hard work have helped keep this team focused on community spirit, and the fun that comes with it. Please keep your eyes open for upcoming opportunities to volunteer/voluncheer with the team.
In other fantastic news, the amazing NBR Women took home the third place award for Open Women’s A Division, and the NBR Men took home the fifth place award for their Open A group. Congratulations! Considering the intense level of competition in this city, NBR’s accomplishments are really incredible. We are also so proud of our very own Lauren Perkins, who was nominated for Runner of the Year (Women 30-34).
This year is already gearing up to be one of continually improving times and personal bests for a lot of you. Go get ‘em.
It was a great night for NBR. Congratulations to all, and let’s keep up that momentum!
Ok, see you at the bins.
Director, North Brooklyn Runners
Purchase your 2014 Gala Tickets! On Sale here Now!
NBRs Fifth Annual Anniversary Gala: 00NBR
Friday March 14th
8PM – 12:00AM
$20 per person online / $25 per person at the door
(Plus TBD After Party)
Vote for the Annual NBR Awards
I’d like to FORMally introduce our March Busy Bee… Max Frumes!
Max is the kind of guy that gives…a LOT. And he puts himself into everything he does. He has led the Wednesday Night Form Run since before heel striking was a thing. If you have questions about your line of vision while running or want to crush an ultra marathon– Max Frumes is your man-in-the-know! Even when the weather is brutally cold, Max will still gather his daring WNFR crew over to the frozen tundra that used to be Prospect Park and proceed to teach the merits of Ice Running. That’s right. We said, Ice Running. So now, we know two things
- How to run on ice
- Max Frumes’s gumption may rival that of Ernest Hemingway
We could easily digress about Max’s drive and how it helps him learn more about running and winning races (e.g. winning a 100K race ). However, we would be remiss if we didn’t highlight the fact that Max chooses to also use that drive to help others. Not only does Max regularly devote his time and energy to teaching members how to avoid running injuries, he also volunteers whenever and wherever needed. When another beloved NBR member needed volunteers to help staff a volunteer program benefiting the homeless (see Back on My Feet), Max was there. When Hurricane Sandy decimated much of the Rockaways in 2012, Max was one of the first NBR members on the scene, and later inspired others to join him. He also continued to help with the cleanup weeks after the storm. Max is dedicated. Max values his community. Max is NBR!
And we are so proud to have him on our team!
Thank you, Max!
Visit our Busy Bee’s Page for more detail and past recipients.
Washington Heights 5K
Distance: 3.1 miles, 5 kilometers
Date/Time: March 2, 2014, 9:00 AM
Location: Washington Heights, NYC
Weather: 36 Degrees, 46% Humidity, Wind 5MPH, Overcast.
Men 5th 01:24:29 Ricky Reusser 15:27 Alexander Woolverton 16:33 Logan Yu 16:59 Shmuel Gross 17:37 Justin Ginsburgh 17:53 Women 3rd 01:35:51 Angela Ortiz 18:15 Sayo Yamagata 18:44 Lillian Wolfson 19:13 Taeya Konishi Schogel 19:34 Mia Chen 20:05 40+ Men 10th 00:58:08 Markus Randler 18:06 Nicholas Anderson 19:48 Michael Hill 20:14 40+ Women 13th 01:12:27 Jessica Boucher 23:17 Gwendolyn Bevis 23:39 Valerie Flora 25:31 50+ Men 18th 01:16:31 Wesley Adams 20:36 Peter Menderson 24:39 James Lu 31:16 50+ Women 7th 01:15:27 Gwendolyn Bevis 23:39 Valerie Flora 25:31 Pamela Pratt-Galik 26:17
25-29 7th Ricky Reusser 15:27 40-44 7th Markus Randler 18:06 75-79 2nd James Lu 31:16 30-34 7th Angela Ortiz 18:15 55-59 9th Valerie Flora 25:31
Full Individual Results:
|Last Name||First Name||Bib||Overall
|Konishi Schogel||Taeya||523||269||44||14||0:19:34||06:19||0:19:29||64||76.03 %|
|Valle Pechu?n||Ignacio||1856||656||552||65||0:21:33||06:57||0:20:04||538||64.32 %|
|Coulton||Beth Ann||1172||973||174||23||0:22:45||07:21||0:22:32||251||65.72 %|
|Novilla||Artemio Jr.||5664||5750||2966||393||0:40:24||13:02||0:40:24||3025||31.94 %|
It’s NYRR Club Night Awards Ceremony time! Because NBR loves you, we are giving our runners a 50% discount on the $50 tickets!
Club Night details… Every year, New York Road Runners throws an awards ceremony honoring local teams and runners. This year The NBR Women won THIRD PLACE OVERALL!!!!! This means we get to go up on stage to receive the award!
Our Men will also be honored for their Fifth Place Overall win (they don’t get to go up on stage but the top 5 are announced and we cheer the heck out of the place when they get to “North Brooklyn Runners”)
As if third place and fifth place team awards aren’t enough, our very own Lauren Perkins was nominated for Runner of the Year (Women 30-34)! How awesome is that!?!?!
Also, deserving of shout outs, but not awarded at Club Night, the Men’s 40+ and 50+ Masters placed 7th and 20th overall, and the Women’s 40+ and 50+ Masters placed 15th and 12th overall! and NBR won for having the greatest number of participants at the FRNY 5-miler!!! We hope you’ll all come out to celebrate the phenomenal presence that NBR makes in the NYRR community.
After all the awards are given, a DJ comes out and NYRR throws a dance partay where we get to dance with those teams we only see in the corrals.
Who gets to go… Every NBR runner is invited to join us at the Award Ceremony. NBR is a club for runners of all paces. So in addition to some of our top scoring women, NBR is subsidizing 20 lucky NBRers (preference will be given to runners who ran the most races last year). Complete the application here and we’ll let you know what runners won the NBR discounts in two weeks. Discounts will be given via paypal, so don’t forget to buy your Club Night Tickets directly from NYRR here first.
Sign-up for the discount here.
-NBR Race Coordinators,