Greater Philadelphia Track Club

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Note: Greater Philadelphia Track Club promotes competition for post-high school and older athletes only.  

WE ARE NOT A YOUTH CLUB

President: Craig Strimel
1st V. President: Tom Jennings
2nd V.President: Rachel Wise
Secretary: Alison Schwalm
Treasurer: Chuck Shields

Feb 17: Fireside Frostbite 5 Mile

Mar 16: Haddonfield Adrenaline Run 5K

Apr 21: Valley Forge Revolutionary 5 Mile

May 5: Blue Cross Broad Street 10 Mile

May 27: Memorial Main Street Mile Yardley
Jun 1: Scott Coffee Moorestown 8K

Jun 1: Red Rose 5 Mile Run
Sep 15: Main Line Run 5K, Wayne
Sep 15: Philadelphia Distance Run 13.1
Oct 20: Delaware Distance Classic 15K
Nov 3: Run the Bridge 10K
Nov 23: Phila 1/2 Marathon & Rothman 8K
Nov 24: Philadelphia Marathon

2023 Series Champions!

Series Champions: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2018, 2017

Road Team Captain: Lauren Siegel

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Mar 2: Looney Leprechaun 10K, Richboro

Apr 6: Tyler Arboretum 10K, Media

May 19:  Coventry Woods 10K, Pottstown

Jun 1: Wissahickon Trail Classic 10K

Jun 30: Run for the Ages 10K, Reading
Jul 28:  Triple Trouble 15K, Elverson

Aug 11: Chobot Challenge 15K
Oct 5: Camp Innabah 5 Mile, Spring City
Oct 13:  Evansburg Challenge 8.3 Mile, Collegeville
Nov 30:  Delaware Open XC 5K, Wilmington

2023 Series Champions!

Series Champions: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2019, 2018

Off Road Team Captain: Mike Flanagan

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Florida Senior Games

Paul Shuler – 800, 2:26.48 – 1500, 5:00.71 – 5K Road, 18:32 (M55 FSG record)

2023 MID-ATLANTIC USATF LDR FINAL STANDINGS

ROAD GRAND PRIX

  1. Greater Philadelphia              3494.604  
  2. Philadelphia Runner              3387.617
  3. Pike Creek Valley                   3247.995   
  4. Pineland Striders                   2895.858
  5. Liberty                                   2521.988             
  6. Philadelphia Masters             2480.970

OFF ROAD

  1. Greater Philadelphia            2078.901
  2. Pike Creek Valley                 2019.237
  3. Rosemont                            1860.085
  4. Pineland Striders                 1727.191

GRAND PRIX INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS

MEN                                                         WOMEN

1st) Tim Harte              536.113                 1st) Doreen McCoubrie       547.157

3rd) Brock Butler          523.388                2nd) Abby Dean                    516.266

4th) John Becker          518.663                5th) Patty Hepplemann         492.782

6th) John Gagliardi      501.978                6th) Linda Boyer                    492.722

7th) Bob Reynolds        500.308              8th) Lauren Siegel                  487.496

8th) Fernando Moura   499.749              9th) Julie Pangburn                481.731

                                                               10th) Sandra Folzer                475.737

AGE GROUP STANDINGS – ROAD GRAND PRIX

W35 – Theresa Gagliardi, 2nd, 18 pts

W40 – Kara Rubinich, 2nd, 15 pts

W45- Kim Dietrick, 2nd, 25 pts

W45 – Amy Gannon, 3rd, 13 pts

W50 – Abby Dean, 1st, 30 pts

W50 – Patty Heppelmann, 2nd, 20 pts

W50 – Siobhan McHugh, 3rd, 19 pts

W55 – Julie Pangburn, 1st, 30 pts

W55 – Anabelle Broadbent, 2nd, 12 pts

W60 – Lauren Siegel, 1st, 34 pts

W60 – Doreen McCoubrie, 2nd, 30 pts

W65 – Linda Boyer, 1st, 33 pts

W80 – Sandra Folzer, 1st, 30 pts

M40 – John Becker, 1st, 47 pts

M40 – John Gagliardi, 2nd, 19 pts

M40 – Scott Burns, 3rd  tie, 11 pts

M45 – Brock Butler, 1st, 31 pts

M45 – Jason Holroyd, 2nd, 15 pts

M50 – Tim Harte, 1st, 35 pts

M50 – Matt Cutrona, 2nd, 21 pts

M55 – Chuck Kruelle, 2nd, 13 pts

M60 – Scott Armstrong, 1st, 30 pts

M65 – Bob Reynolds, 2nd, 24 pts

M70 – Fernando Moura, 1st, 24 pts

M70 – Don Morrison, 2nd, 18 pts

M70 – Gene Dykes, 3rd tie, 15 pts

M70 – Steve Sawyer, 3rd tie, 15 pts

M75 – Jim Bell, 1st, 27 pts

M75 – Tom Jennings, 2nd, 20 pts

OFF ROAD

W19-39  Rachel Wise, 1st, 22 pts

W50 – Sheila Regan, 1st, 30 pts

W60 – Linda Boyer, 1st, 17 pts

M50 – Mike Flanagan, 2nd, 16 pts

M60 – Stan Hatch, 1st tie, 18 pts

M70 – Don Morrison, 1st, 23 pts

M70 – Gene Dykes, 2nd, 15 pts

M70 – Tom Wise, 3rd, 14 pts

       

Mike Fanelli 1956 – 2023

It is with deep sadness that we note the passing of our long-time club member and generous sponsor Michael Fanelli. Following is a note from his wife Renay.

Dear Friends & Family,
It is with unbearable sadness that I share with you that Michael has passed away from brain cancer, at home, surrounded by loved ones. While he was a public figure in many ways, he was also a very private person. Because of that, he chose not to share his diagnosis broadly, preferring to live his life as if he was living, not dying.

A little over a year ago, Michael was diagnosed with glioblastoma. Nevertheless, he faced this journey in the same way he approached all he did in life: with determination, discipline, dignity, and optimism. As a coach, he often told runners to divide the race into thirds: “Run the first part with your head, the middle part with your personality, and the final third, with your heart.” In many ways, it’s how he took on his illness. 

Through it all, he continued to do the things he loved, including running, of course. In October, he achieved his goal of reaching 115,000 miles run, the equivalent of traversing 4 times around the world. As many of you know, mentoring and coaching were lifetime passions of Michael’s. He truly believed that the world was a place of abundance and wanted to share that with others. And in the process, he had the privilege of influencing and inspiring so many along the way.

For Michael, the magic happened when pushed outside his comfort zone. In a podcast a few years ago, he said, “As long as I can come across the finish line…knowing that I couldn’t possibly have run one iota faster, that to me, that’s satisfying.”

Delaware Open XC Championship 5K – Wilmington, DE

Lorraine Jasper 24:04, 78.740%

Gene Dykes 24:02, 78.017%

Larry Rechtin 21:04, 76.661%

Don Morrison 24:06, 75.311%

Keith Davies 21:55, 74.981%

Carmen Zappile 20:35, 74.494%

Mike Flanagan 20:40, 73.629%

Linda Boyer 27:07, 72.649%

Stan Hatch 22:17, 72.476%

Chuck Shields 22:45, 72.234%

Matt Cutrona 20:46, 72.071%

Bruce Weber 22:33, 71.619%

Tom Jennings 29:27, 68.817%

Sheila Regan 25:31, 66.819%

Duncan Smith 26:23, 62.855%

Rachel Wise 23:53, 62.526%

Christine Kelley 31:42, 59.779%

Tom Wise 31:01, 57.711%

2023 Turkey Day Races:

Gobble Wobble 5K – Haverford, PA

Mary Pat McFarland 26:28, 1st W60

Ken Kapner 21:22, 1st M60

Tel Hail Turkey Bowl 5K – Honey Brook, PA

Don Morrison 22:19, 1st M70

Face to Face 5M – Philadelphia, PA

Tom Jennings 44:09, 2nd M70

Leroy Miles 48:23

Delco TT 5K – Wallingford, PA

John Gagliardi 16:37, 2nd M40

Theresa Gagliardi 20:46, 3rd W40

Chester County TT 5K – Downingtown, PA

Mike Padilla 16:23, 1st M40

Jason Holroyd 16:22, Masters Winner

Erika Holroyd 19:59, 1st W40

Kim Dietrick 20:37, 1st W50

Leslee Hoey 21:15, 2nd W50

Toss Your Turkey 5K – Pottstown, PA

Larry Rechtin 19:10

Philadelphia Marathon Weekend of Races

Marathon

Doreen McCoubrie 3:21:41, 88.100%

Marten Beels 2:52:05, 75.293%

Kara Rubinich 3:18:11, 72.004%

Brett Hina 3:35:46, 66.677%

David Webb 3:33:13, 63.394%

Half Marathon

Gene Dykes 1:35:33, 88.104%

Brock Butler 1:12:43, 86.408%

Fernando Moura 1:39:27, 81.063%

Scott Burns 1:15:41, 80.973%

Kim Dietrich 1:37:23, 74.979%

Mike Bodary 1:40:09, 73.223%

Theresa Gagliardi 1:35:14, 69.986%

Siobhan McHugh 1:47:04, 69.847%

Mark Wenger 1:41:01, 68.553%

Mary Pat McFarland 2:03:44, 66.891%

Steve Sawyer 2:04:48, 64.597%

Julie Levick 1:59:50, 63.950%

Bob Boland 2:22:24, 53.605%

8K

Tim Harte 27:40, 89.217%

John Becker 26.28, 85.139%

Don Morrison 35:31, 82.872%

Jason Holroyd 27:57, 82.588%

John Gagliardi 27:38, 81.544%

Lauren Siegel 38:23, 81.502%

Bob Reynolds 33:35, 81.241%

Mary Swan 38.12%, 80.846%

Matt Cutrona 31:15, 77.653%

Phil Reilly 35:57, 75.892%

Erika Holroyd 34:15, 74.258%

Jim Bell 49:14, 65.064%

Ken Kapner 35:49

Karen Wheeler 47:51

GPTC Club Social was Saturday, Nov 11th

To celebrate our 2023 success we returned to The Mile Bar on Saturday night, November 11 for a lively Beef & Beer.  This is also the club’s annual fundraiser to support our ongoing efforts.  Much was accomplished in 2023 with several team LDR AG championships and our first National T&F title!

This was our 2nd event in New Jersey. It supports our efforts in Track & Field, Cross Country, Road and Trail racing. This event also helps to keep our membership fees low (we have not increased dues since 2008!)

PLATINUM: Kelly Welde & Co LLP CPA’s, CFG Bank

GOLD: Delvin and Davirah Dinkins, Cathy Popovitch, Chuck’s Cross Country Calendar www.chuckxc.com, The Pugliese Family, Bruce Rash.

SILVER – Len Garza of Premier Insurance Group LLC, Lauren Siegel, Vincent R. Liott, Inc., Claudia Simpson, Betsy Stewart, Alison Schwalm, John Becker, Paul Brock, Michael Rohl, Carl Stocking, Waldo Hernandez, Greater Philadelphia Combined Events, Wale Aka-Bashorun

BRONZE – Sandra Folzer, Gene Dykes, Tim Conheady, Tom Jennings, Doreen McCoubrie

Raffle Items: Thanks to the following for their contributions:

Painting, wine, book and clothing – Sandy Folzer
French Creek gift certificate – Diane McManus
Wine basket – The Pugliese Family
Jim Beam Black and assorted swag – Chuck Shields
Basket – Lauren Siegel
Pair of Sixers tickets – Tim Naylor
Stoked Oats – Gene Dykes
Wine basket – Vince Liott
Basket – Guy Delillio
Pair of Women’s running shoes Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 (size 6) – Keith Davies
Born to Run gift certificate – Jim Assal
Sunday Morning Track basket – Andrew Albright

Greg Cheney – Setup

John Curtis – Clean up

Gene Dykes – photos

Wally Hernandez – trivia games

Anthony Pugliese – 50/50 tickets

Alison Schwalm – music

Lauren Siegel – admission

Rachel Wise – raffle tickets

Run the Bridge 10K – Camden, NJ

Chip times:

Zach Miller 32:14, 1st Master, 85.005%

Brock Butler 32:58, 2nd Master, 87.159%

John Becker 33:28, 3rd Master, 84.512%

Tim Harte 35:16, 1st M55, 87.949%

Matt Cutrona 39:26, 1st M50, 77.303%

Chuck Kruelle 41:39, 2nd M55, 74.470%

Doreen McCoubrie 42:56, 1st W60, 90.722%

Theresa Gagliardi 43:21, 1st W40, 71.242%

Fernando Moura 43:37, 1st M70, 83.798%

Kim Dietrick 43:59, 1st W50, 76.582%

Ken Kapner 44:21, 1st M65, 76.700%

Gene Dykes 44:48, 1st M75, 85.045%

Alison Schwalm 46:52, 3rd W45, 68.350%

Siobhan McHugh 48:44, 2nd W50, 70.725%

Lauren Siegel 49:05, 3rd W60, 80.407%

Linda Boyer 49:37, 1st W65, 81.693%

Reza Manavi 50:41, 56.232%

Tom Jennings 52:37, 2nd M75, 77.922%

Steve Sawyer 54:19, 3rd M70, 67.291%

Julie Levick 56:34, 62.345%

Jim Bell 1:03:05, 3rd M75, 63.672%

Sandy Folzer 1:06:06, 1st W80, 87.544%

Diane McManus 1:42:00, 1st W70, 43.905%

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