September 14, 2014
2014 Fifth Avenue Mile Professional Men
Jordan McNamara surprises everyone by coming out of nowhere at the end of the race for the victory (finish line pic). His time was 3:50.90. Garrett Heath was a close second in 3:51. This year the top seven runners finished with sub 3:53 mile times.
2014 Fifth Avenue Mile Professional Women
Jenny Simpson repeats as the winner this year by defeating Brenda Martinez. You could not have asked for a better match up with two runners that had outstanding season on the track. The ladies did put on a great race with both running a 4:19 mile. This year’s race was the first time there had been fourteen women sub-4:30. Incredible.
2014 Fifth Avenue Mile Awards Ceremony
June 14, 2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Video of the second group of swimmers as they passed East River Park.
April 1, 2014
Google Now can track the amount of time you walk and cycle by your phone’s activity. It must deduct stopped time since my bike commute is 30 mins total each day. The time I had spent running must be included in my recorded walking time. Since I had run about 34 hours in March.
Update: I ran 37 hours 20 minutes in March according to my training log.
January 11, 2014
The fog was so thick that it hid the Williamsburg Bridge.
December 25, 2013
Christmas may be the only day you will not see any ships on the East River.
September 22, 2013
Jenny Simpson crushed the competition with a scorching 4:19.3 mile.
Nick Willis holds off Bernard Lagat for his second Fifth Avenue Mile win.
July 7, 2013
Not since Cosmo Kramer had made swimming in the East River popular have there been so many swimmers making the across channel swim from Brooklyn to Manhattan.
Brooklyn Bridge Swim
June 14, 2013
This event is FREE for everyone sponsored by East River Park Track Club and Partnerships for Parks. Participants may register for as many events as you like. Awards will be given to the top three (3) performers in each event. double and tripple dipping for awards is allowed! All participants will be given free schwag and refreshments for paricipating. Good luck!
Lockers are available at the track house. Must bring your own lock. Baggage can be watched by staff for participants while they run events.
Location: East River Park Track located at East 6Th Street and FDR.
Directions: Take F train to Second Street station walk East on East Houston towards East River Park approximately 1 mile.
Earlier start time at 9:00 AM to better deal with termperatures.
List of Events (Times subject to change)
9:00 AM 3000M Men
9:20 AM 3000M Women
9:35 AM 1500M Men
9:50 AM 1500M Women
10:05 AM 800M Men
10:20 AM 800M Women
10:35 AM 400M Men
10:50 AM 400M Women