Weekly Wag

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

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. The following races are nearing capacity:

Other Updates

Results –
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/

  • Both the Men and the Women’s Open Teams placed 1st at the 2020 NYRR Manhattan 7 Mile.  Brian Reis and Karim Bendouma placed 4th and 9th OA, finishing in 38:50 and 40:48. Matthieu Grigoresco (42:07) and Jonathan Meythaler Falcones (44:07) both placed 4th in their AG. Joseph Pennacchio (44:34) placed 6th in his AG.
  • Rose Willey, Lauren Dorsky and Jennifer DiMascio-Donohue placed 4th, 6th and 8th OA for the women, finishing in 44:12, 45:05 and 45:50. Tara Lyons (47:53) and Adiel Schmidt (49:35) paced 4th and 6th in their AG.  John Narducci placed 9th in his AG, finishing in 50:52.
  • Mark Dani won the 5000 in 15:38.27 and Frederick Hines placed 2nd OA at the USATF NY/NJ Championships 5000m, finishing in 16:06. Eric Morley ran 17:14.93 and Chris Fortio ran 17:55.35. Sam Geha won the mile in 4:14.91. Also running the mile was Cam Coneys (4:36.9), Afshin Rostamizadeh (5:16.57), Paul Dobrynin (4:54.25), Yoon Lee (5:27.89), and Terrence McGovern (4:57.31). Anne-Laure White was third in the mile in 5:22.66, followed closely by Meghan Bongartz (5:23.46), Jess Chen (5:38.28), and Sophia Siciliano (6:20.67). Caile Martinez won the 3000 in 10:12.85. Billy Washer ran the 3000 in 9:56.8
  • Russell Turley finished the NJ Trail Series 10K in 48:22, placing 4th OA.
  • Allan Acosta ran the Sprouts Mesa Marathon in 3:32:33.

2020 Points Races

a. Washington Heights 5K (full): March 1 (https://www.nyrr.org/races/nyrrwashingtonheightssalsabluesandshamrocks5k)
b. UAE Healthy Kidney 10K (full): March 28 (https://www.nyrr.org/races/uaehealthykidney10k)
c. Run as One 4M (full): April 26 (https://www.nyrr.org/races/runasone4mpresentedbyjpmorganchase)
d. Brooklyn Half (full): May 16 (https://www.nyrr.org/races/2020popularbrooklynhalf)
e. Queens 10K: June 21
f. Team Champs: August 1
g. 5th Avenue Mile: September 13
h. Bronx 10M: September 20
i. S.I. Half: October 11
j. NYC Marathon (https://www.nyrr.org/tcsnycmarathon/runners/entry/2020): November 1
k. 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:

Training Plans

If you would like to use the team’s plans via the VDOT program (it’s a really cool app that makes training much easier), email the coaches at coach@dashingwhippets.org.

The coaches are now providing an individualized coaching option. Please see information here: http://www.dashingwhippets.org/private-coaching-and-nutrition-consultations/

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
Picky Bars Discount: https://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets/messages/boards/thread/52598254

SkratchLabs Discount: https://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets/messages/boards/thread/52609203

Free Spin Class at Swerve: https://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets/messages/boards/thread/52059192

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 2020 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 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

Ben Ko posted the pictures from the party! Check them out here: https://proofs.benkophotography.com/dwrt2019awardsandpartyceremony/?fbclid=IwAR1WXDD5SgD18BWVrghT3cwO3QPF7LpbISfqCL8t-tmWoKrh1aubvBKJqvU and please consider contacting Ben if you’d like to hire a photographer for anything!

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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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