Weekly Wag

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

Track Meet

Make sure to sign up for the track meet we are hosting with NBR on June 2!


Sloane Stecker Physical Therapy will be hosting a Running Event on Saturday, June 23, 2018. The clinic will provide a complimentary running assessment for injury prevention and performance enhancement utilizing its Noraxon Treadmill with video, pressure, and muscle firing (EMG) analyses. Participants will also be provided with assessments utilizing Globus Kineo and Force Plate Systems.

Please contact Bianca Rodriguez at  to schedule an appointment today! Scheduling is limited.

Results – thanks a ton to Martina, who is writing up the results! If you have any results and would like to be featured on our Weekly Wag, make sure to fill out the results form below.

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/

  • At the 2018 Popular Brooklyn Half, a team-point race, both our men and our women placed fourth!
  • Both Mark Hess (1:09:50) and Keaton Naff (1:12:04) placed 7th in their AG. They were followed by Cory Helder (1:12:14); Jordan Odonoghue (1:12:55-8th AG) and Karlo Mendoza (1:13:03-9th AG).  Chris Dawes placed 6th in his AG, finishing in 1:17:22.  Cliff Collins set a new team record of 1:50:30 for Master’s 60+.
  • One the women side, both Jessica Chichester (1:18:39) and Jessy Scarpone (1:19:19) placed 5th in their AG. Anoush Shehadeh (1:20:54) and Laura Gann (1:22:27) placed 4th and 6th in their AG. Kendall Lyons finished in 1:23:02.  Kathleen Servidea (1:23:40-3rd AG); Barbara Mann (1:28:20-9th AG) and Kim Martineau (1:29:37-4th AG) helped the women’s masters team to secure third place!  Rebecca Verrone (1:24:55) plced 8th in her AG.
  • So many Whippets ran a PR on Saturday! Stephen Gnoza qualified for the 2019 NYC marathon with a PR of 1:20:41. Dennis Ryan ran a 3-minute PR of 1:23:58. Kristen Elkins broke the 1:30 barrier for the first time and ran a 4-minute PR of 1:29:31. Melissa Wolfe and Cici Pandol crossed the finish line hand-in-hand, getting two new, shiny PRs of 1:36:18 and 1:36:19! Daniela Alvarado ran an over 3-minute PR of 1:38:19. Jaquii Alexander and Hamish Alexander both ran 4-minute PRs of 1:51:43 and 1:54:08. Congrats also to Young Cho (1:24:36); Anastasia Voevodin (1:26:42); Frances Vignola (1:28:48); Eliza Ragsdale (1:29:09); Jennifer Marchuk (1:32:13); Heather Weneck (1:42:07); Jaime Chien (1:57:40) and Sara Nies (1:58:17).
  • Samantha Creath was the third woman OA at the Ultra Race of Champions 100K! She finished in 12:36:53.
  • Shayleigh Dickson ran the Indy Mini Half Marathon in 1:41:37.

2018 Points Races

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

Italy Run 5k

We wanted to let you know about a FREE non-competitive 5K Fun Run coming up. The This Is Italy Fun Run will take place June 30 at 9AM, kicking off at Pier 62 at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. The course will go along the water up to Pier 84 and back. Runners can register at: http://thisisitaly-run.com/register/, and you will receive a t-shirt. The first 100 people to sign up will get FREE tickets to the Guggenheim Museum at race shirt pick-up. For more information, please click here.

Injury Questions for Finish Line Physical Therapy
Have an ache or pain? Ask a physical therapy professional about it here to receive advice ASAP! http://bit.ly/DWRTinjuryq

New Members
If you are a new member of the Dashing Whippets, please join us on Mondays for the New Member and Easy Run, out of Amity Hall. Our website has a new page with FAQs for new members: http://www.dashingwhippets.org/for-new-members/

Running Warehouse
If you shop for running gear at http://www.runningwarehouse.com, make sure to use the team discount code for 15% 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/10793056

BOA Shorts Discount Code
If you want some cool running apparel, check out the 20% off code at this great shorts/running clothes maker: https://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets/boards/thread/51227248. Check out their site here: https://www.boausa.com/

Rabbit Apparel Discount Code
We have a new team discount code for Rabbit Apparel, which has some really nice looking shirts, singlets, and other running apparel. Here’s the site:https://www.runinrabbit.com/ And the code is here: https://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets/boards/thread/51263666

DWRT’s 2017 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!

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Matt is one of the co-founders of the Dashing Whippets with Rich.

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