Weekly Wag

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

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  • The first club-point race of the season, the NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K, was held this past Sunday.
  • Our women got 3rd place. Jennie Cohen (18:06) and Elizabeth Laseter (18:07) placed 8th and 9th OA for the women and were followed by Brigette Kolson (18:49-5th AG); Francesca DeLucia (19:14-10th AG) and Chandler Rainey (19:27-10th AG).
  • Our master women placed third thanks to Kim Martineau (19:36-5th AG); Patricia Choux (21:09-4thAG) and Eileen Costa (21:45-9th AG).
  • Our men placed 4th thanks to MacLean O’Donnell (15:50-6th AG); Ned Cunningham (16:20-9th AG); David Roeske (16:44-3rd AG); Troy Squire (16:45-2nd AG) and Skyler Mosenthal (16:59).
  • For the masters, the team placed 4th thanks to Troy Squire (16:45-2nd AG); Jonathan Kline (17:34-1stAG) and Frank Drury (19:10-4th AG).
  • Both of our 50+ teams also placed in the top 3 with our women led by Laura Stephen, Sarah Tobin, and Mary Haskins and our men by Jon Kline, Frank Drury, and Mark Heller!
  • Kaitlyn Kiernan was the 3rd female at the Ocean’s Run Half Marathon and finished 14th OA!
  • Theresa Tufaro and Atlee Murphy represented us at the Tokyo Marathon 2016, finishing in 3:15:50 and 3:22:40!
  • At the E Murray Todd Half Marathon, Mark Degenhart placed 4th OA with a time of 1:15:53 and Keith Slyman finished in 1:32:28.
  • At the Miles Mania #4, Elizabeth Laseter competed in the mile, finishing 1st OA with a time of 5:18. Jeremy Shingleton finished the 800m in 2:16, placing 4th OA. Chris Forti placed 3rd in his AG for the mile with a time of 5:10. He also raced the 2M distance, placing 2nd OA with a time of 11:05.

Press Digest

Points Races


For a limited time, we are reducing the price of our singlets and long sleeved shirts from $25 to $20. Jackets are still $110. While supplies last, you can get a “2015” short sleeved shirt for free with a purchase. Apparel will be available at Custom PT at the seminar tonight!

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Training Plans

More about Matt

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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