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
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.

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.

  • The 2019 NYRR Ted Corbitt 15K was the last team-point race of the year and the Women’s Open Team placed 1st. Michelle Vaccaro was the 10th woman OA, finishing in 56:00. Jessica Chichester (56:41) and Laura Gann (57:11) placed 8th and 4th in their AG. Khia Kurtenbach (57:45) and Kathleen Servidea (58:09) placed 4th and 2nd in their AG.
  • Sam Geha (48:07) placed 6th OA and led the Men’s Open Team to 3rd place. Karlo Mendoza (49:11) and Spencer Zidarich (50:09) both placed 4th in their AG. Hugh Parker (52:21) and Frederick Hines (53:01) placed 9th and 1st in their AG.
  • Both Masters Teams placed 1st. Julie McElroy (1:02:37) and Barbara Mann (1:03:35) placed 2nd and 3rd in their AG. Jordan Wolff placed 3rd in his AG, finishing in 53:45.
  • Lauren Dorsky (59:09) and Emmi Aguillard (59:43) both placed 6th in their AG. Meghan Bongartz (1:00:00) placed 1th in her AG. Megan Horn (1:01:15) and Megan Lavins (1:02:22) placed 8th and 10th in their AG.Satomi Sugishita (1:09:29) and Paula Scaminaci (1:12:47) placed 5th and 10th in their AG.
  • Richard Nacin (59:57) placed 10th in his AG.
  • Drew Katz placed 9th OA at the 2019 NYRR Pete McArdle Cross Country (15K), finishing in 1:02:44. Richard Nacin (1:18:59) and Naomi Keena (1:22:39) placed 7th and 6th in their AG. John Obrien (1:24:10) and Mary Haskins (1:33:22) paced 2nd and 4th in their AG.
  • Jeremy Arthur ran a team record for the 3rd time this year at the California International Marathon, finishing in 2:24:00. Tanner Long ran a 2:57:16 and Jaime Chien finished in 4:07:12.

2020 Points Races

a. Washington Heights 5K: March 1 (https://www.nyrr.org/races/nyrrwashingtonheightssalsabluesandshamrocks5k)
b. UAE Healthy Kidney 10K: March 28 (https://www.nyrr.org/races/uaehealthykidney10k)
c. Run as One 4M: April 26 (https://www.nyrr.org/races/runasone4mpresentedbyjpmorganchase)
d. Brooklyn Half: May 16
e. Queens 10K: June 21
f. Team Champs: August 1
g. 5th Avenue Mile: September 13
h. Bronx 10M: September 27
i. S.I. Half: October 11
j. NYC Marathon: November 1
k. Ted Corbitt 15K: December 13

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

  • Coming later this month: training plans for Boston Marathon, NYC Half, and winter/spring shorter races (5K-10K and indoor track)
  • Coming in January: training plan for New Jersey Marathon

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:


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