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Thank You from Julie

Hi everyone. On behalf of Grace and my entire family, thank you for the incredible support and concern you have all expressed. We are taking your thoughtful suggestions regarding specialists, and composing a treatment plan.
Many, many thanks.


2016 Masters’ Challenge

2016 Masters’ Challenge
Wednesday July 20, 2016

Masters’ Challenge on July 20, 2016 at Rockefeller State Park, starting and finishing along Swan Lake. For the uninitiated, the race is for team members 40 and over, the distance a challenging 5K, and the opposition the Taconic Road Runner, Rockland Road Runners and possibly the Van Cortlandt Track Club. Refreshments will be served after the race. No t-shirts or metals, just bragging rights and a good time.

For more information please contact Wayne Rubin at ballrubin@aol.com or phone (914) 261-7117.

Utica Boilermaker 15K

Utica Boilermaker 15K
July 10, 2016
Utica NY

10th Place, 3rd F20-24 Grace Kahura 51:56
Patrick Wortner 53:55
Brendan Wortner 1:00:08
Jenny Kurz 1:06:07
Dan Fanelli 1:14:07


Call for Advice

Dear WTC Community,

Please read this message from Julie McElroy and email her at julie2016@westchestertrack.org
if you have any recommendations.

Hi everyone. My twin sister, Grace, was running in New Hampshire Sunday morning and was hit by a shuttle bus. She is banged up pretty extensively but is very lucky. She sustained a head injury (12 staples to the back of her head) and a broken rib as well as lesser injuries. When she returns, she will need a real good internist (close to Tarrytown, ideally) and a head specialist. If anyone in the community can offer suggestions, I’d be very grateful. Thanks so much, Julie McElroy

US Olympic Trials

US Olympic Trials
Master Women’s 1500m Exhibition
July 3, 2016
Eugene, OR

2nd Place Jennifer St. Jean 4:43.06


Jennifer was 1 of 12 US Masters invited to compete at 1500m.


Fairfield 5K

Fairfield 5K
June 25, 2016
Fairfield, CT

Emma Behrens, age 10 32:39
Lily Lyons, age 8 37:18
1st F45-49 Julie McElroy 19:21
Kate O’Hern-Lyons 22:07


Fairfield Half Marathon

Fairfield Half Marathon
June 26, 2016
Fairfield, CT

Jenny Kurz 1:39:16
Michael Rubinfeld 2:15:14


Portland Distance Festival Track Meet

Portland Distance Festival Track Meet
Lindsey Scherf 32:27.01 5th place (PR)

11 days after representing the US at the very competitive Bolder Boulder 10K, where she finished 11 th place and 3rd American, Lindsey followed our game plan perfectly at the Portland Distance Festival Track Meet. Hitting 1/2 way (5K) in 16:13, Lindsey was able to run a beautiful even paced 25 laps, finishing with a big last 300M and a personal best time of 32:27.01.

— Coach Mike

Natalie 15th at NCAA 5000M Championships

NCAA Div. I Track Championships
6/11/16 Eugene, Oregon
Natalie Tanner 16:23.04 15th place

2 weeks after running a big personal best at 5000M (16:12) to qualify for the NCAA Championships, Natalie placed 15th of 24 finalists at Heywood Field. The race was very slow for the 1st 5 laps, resulting in a tactical race with times not reflecting the high quality field. Natalie texted me right after the race to tell me that she had a lot of fun, and I texted her back telling her so did I, watching the race live on ESPN.

— Coach Mike

Sign Up for the 2016 Summer Running Camp!

Summer Running Camp

  • Camp will take place from Monday, July 11th through Saturday, August 6th 2015
  • Weeks:
    • Week 1: Monday, July 11th to Saturday July 16th
    • Week 2: Monday, July 18th to Saturday July 23rd
    • Week 3: Monday, July 25th to Saturday July 30th
    • Week 4: Monday, August 1st to Saturday August 6th
  • Camp will meet 4 days per week – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings; Saturday mornings
  • We will meet at 6:15pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings
  • We will meet at 9:15am on Saturday mornings
  • The sessions are generally 1 hour and 45 minutes in duration

For details and to register, please visit the Summer Running Camp page.

Recruiting for 2 NYC Marathon Spots

WTC member Megan Bourassaand is looking to recruit 2 runners for the NYC marathon spots through her charity/job.

Burke Medical Research Institute has 2 remaining spots on their NYC Marathon charity team. We are fundraising for stroke recovery research that is aimed at combining robotic therapy with nutrition. By agreeing to run on our team, runners must agree to a fundraising pledge of $3000. Burke is committed to helping the runner’s fundraising efforts so it will be a team effort. For more info, please visit our website: http://www.burke.org/media/news/2016/04/tcs-new-york-city-marathon-2016/401 or visit our Crowdrise site: https://www.crowdrise.com/burkenyc2016. To join the team or for more info please contact Megan at meb3002@med.cornell.edu.