Weekly Wag

Welcome to this week’s edition of our weekly news and events roundup of all things Whippet-related.

Congratulations to Ivette Mejia, who qualified for the Olympic Trials at the Valencia Marathon last weekend with a 2:38:24! Ivette is the third member of the team to qualify for the trials, joining Jessica Chichester and Grace Bowen.

Races Nearing Capacity
If an upcoming race is nearing capacity and you want to do it, make sure to register! It’s almost impossible to get in once the race fills up. None are currently nearing capacity.

2020 points race schedule
The NYRR Club Council has determined the 2020 points race schedule. Thanks to Kathleen for attending the Club Council meeting! Here are some details on how this all works:

  • In 2020, there will be 11 races and at the end of the year, the lowest two scores are dropped.
  • Scores are determined by adding the top 5 runners’ times (top 3 for masters), except for Team Championships where the top 10 open (top 5 masters) times are added together.
  • Our open teams are in the A Division (no divisions for masters). Here are the current 2019 standings (https://results.nyrr.org/clubstandings).

The 2020 points race schedule is as follows:

  1. Washington Heights 5K: March 1 (https://www.nyrr.org/races/nyrrwashingtonheightssalsabluesandshamrocks5k)
  2. UAE Healthy Kidney 10K: March 28 (https://www.nyrr.org/races/uaehealthykidney10k)
  3. Run as One 4M: April 26 (https://www.nyrr.org/races/runasone4mpresentedbyjpmorganchase)
  4. Brooklyn Half: May 16
  5. Queens 10K: June 21
  6. Team Champs: August 1
  7. 5th Avenue Mile: September 13
  8. Bronx 10M: September 27
  9. S.I. Half: October 11
  10. NYC Marathon: November 1
  11. Ted Corbitt 15K: December 13

2019 Team Points Race Update

Congrats to everyone who ran the Ted Corbitt 15k yesterday, we had great team results, with our open women, masters men and women, and 50+ women winning their divisions. That means for the year, the team finished as follows:

  • Open women: tied for second place with CPTC (best team finish of all time!)
  • Open men: fourth place (tied for the best team finish of all time)
  • Masters women: second place (tied for the best team finish of all time)
  • Masters men: second place (best team finish of all time!)
  • 50+ women: fourth place (only 1 point out of third place!)
  • 50+ men: second place (tied for the best team finish of all time!)

Other Updates
We have two new pieces of gear available!

Results –
Thanks to our results team for compiling all the data in our database! Brian Donaghy has put together race links on our site where we can display top ten AG and PR performances. We will continue to build this out and improve on this going forward, but to keep our database full of all our team races results, make sure to fill out this link above for non-NYRR races.

Corbitt results coming next week!

And thanks a ton to Martina, who is writing up the results! If you have any non-NYRR results and would like to be featured on our Weekly Wag and have the result in our database, make sure to fill out the results form here: http://www.dashingwhippets.org/race-result-submission-form/ Corbitt results coming next week.

  • Ann Restak was the 2nd woman OA at the Trot For Hunger 5K, where she finished in 18:34.
  • Perry Anderson placed 5th OA at the Sri Chinmoy Thanksgiving Day 5K & 10K, finishing in 18:26.
  • Daniel Masterson placed 3rd OA at the Pelham Half Marathon, where he finished in 1:14:00.
  • Bobby Vasquez (32:52) placed 5th in his AG at the PPTC Turkey Trot 5M.
  • Kathleen Servidea (30:10) was the 2nd woman OA at the Pequot Runners Thanksgiving Day Race.
  • James Turley ran a one-minute PR of 29:43 at the Rothman Orthopaedics 8K.

2020 Points Races

  1. Washington Heights 5K: March 1 (https://www.nyrr.org/races/nyrrwashingtonheightssalsabluesandshamrocks5k)
  2. UAE Healthy Kidney 10K: March 28 (https://www.nyrr.org/races/uaehealthykidney10k)
  3. Run as One 4M: April 26 (https://www.nyrr.org/races/runasone4mpresentedbyjpmorganchase)
  4. Brooklyn Half: May 16
  5. Queens 10K: June 21
  6. Team Champs: August 1
  7. 5th Avenue Mile: September 13
  8. Bronx 10M: September 27
  9. S.I. Half: October 11
  10. NYC Marathon: November 1
  11. Ted Corbitt 15K: December 13

Apparel
All of our apparel is now at one spot at our sponsor, Finish Line Physical Therapy at 119 West 23rd Street, 3rd Floor.

To order gear:

Injury Questions for Finish Line Physical Therapy
Have an ache or pain? Ask our new strength and mobility coach, Emmi Aguilldard, about it here to receive advice ASAP! http://bit.ly/DWRTinjuryq

Running Warehouse
If you shop for running gear at http://www.runningwarehouse.com, make sure to use the team discount code for 10% off. If it doesn’t work online, some brands don’t allow it through the site, but you can get the discount if you call in your order. Discount here: https://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets/messages/boards/thread/51962123

DWRT Chapters
We now have four chapters of the team! If you have friends in Boston, Westchester, or NJ, please send them the following links:

DWRT’s 2019 Wellness Partners and Sponsors
For health and wellness needs, please consider our Wellness Partners. Thank you, Wellness Partners!

Thank you also to our friends at DermalMedix, Amity Hall, and Running Warehouse!

Our friends at Ragnar are providing $100 off DWRT team registrations to 2020 overnight Ragnar Relays.    See “deals and discounts” on Meetup, here:
https://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets/messages/boards/forum/1417105

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Matt co-founder of the Dashing Whippets with Rich since May 2009. Matt has been running since joining his high school cross country team his sophomore year. Since being with the team, Matt has completed 3 marathons with a 2:57:24 PR at the 2013 Boston Marathon and many other races, including a 4:48 mile at the 2015 Fifth Avenue Mile and a 1:18:53 half marathon in the 2014 NYC Half Marathon. Matt lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters. Read more at Board of Directors

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