Weekly Wag

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

The Dashing Whippets Running Team thanks our 2016 Team Sponsors for their generous support of the club: RunnerClinicNYC, Brooklyn Roasting Company, Strava, and Fitletic, Inc.


Points Races


Results – thanks a ton to Martina, who is writing up the results!
Make sure to help us fill out our results database by entering your non-NYRR results here:http://www.dashingwhippets.org/race-result-submission-form/

  • We had 262 Whippets running the NYRR Brooklyn Half Marathon last Saturday!
  • The Brooklyn Half was the second club point-race of the year.
  • Our women placed 4th thanks to some outstanding performances from Michelle Rafferty (1:21:34-6th AG); Elizabeth Laseter and Jessica Chichester, who ran an identical time of 1:22:19; Carolina Pena (1:23:37) and Jennie Cohen (10th AG).
  • The Masters Women’s Team won its division thanks to Carolina Pena, who finished in 1:23:37 and placed 1st in her AG, Kim Martineau (1:30:08-8th AG) and Patricia Choux (1:34:45 – 10th AG).
  • Our men took 8th place. They were led by Luke Baltrusch (1:16:21) and followed by Jared Dourdeville (1:16:26); Skyler Mosenthal (1:16:54); Eric Morley (1:17:37) and Mark Degenhart (1:17:54).
  • The Masters Men’s Team placed 7th in its division thanks to Seoung Hoon Kang (1:23:29-7th AG); Ming-chang Tsai (1:23:57) and Frank Drury (1:24:43-1st AG).
  • Many team members ran amazing PRs! Congrats to: Ab Brody (1:23:13); Brigette Kolson (1:28:25); Tatyana Abugova (1:28:26); Perry Anderson (1:28:31); Richie Hildebrand (1:32:47); Daniel Deluna (1:34:36); Cara Rabin (1:34:38); Patricia Tirona (1:35:01); Megan Jones (1:37:54); Gabi Light (1:42:33) and Heather Weneck (1:52:26).
  • Eytan Kurshan placed 1st overall at the Generosity Brooklyn 5k, finishing in 17:59.


For a limited time, we are reducing the price of our singlets and long sleeved shirts from $25 to $20. Jackets are still $110. Apparel will be available at Custom PT at the seminar tonight!

See info below:

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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