Club Night

Those long runs cleanse my system, physically and mentally. Joan Benoit Samuelson

The New York Road Runner's (NYRR) held its usual Club Night honoring all of the 242 local clubs in New York City area. Many of the local clubs do not offer an awards gala like the NYF, so to them this was their time to celebrate for club night. The festivities were held at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square, the second year in a row, forming a more presentation setting for slide show pictures and video reviews of the decade.

The NYRR honors some of the top scored teams and the greatest running athletes around the NYC area in each age category for team points races.

Congratulations to the New York Flyer Veteran team, who did very well taking home the 3rd place or "bronze" in the 60+ division. A very special "shout out's" to the following ladies who contributed throughout the season in achieving this goal These ladies came behind only two powerhouse teams: Central Park and Greater New York, although word has it that they will overcome them in the 2010 season.

For all Team Award Winners:


For all Runner of the Year Nominees:


For a recap of the night:


As many of us know, the NYRR produces some of the finest races in the country, as well as an amazing array of world class athletes.

The night was very awe inspiring, where all of these amazing athletes, young and elder, came together from different clubs to battle it out for these age group awards with their amazing times. As each age group continued into the 50’s, 60’s 70’s and 80’s…it brings great hope to see these people stay so active even in their prime. Probably the more predominant effect was the amount of energy these winners projected at their age.

Race after race we mix ourselves within this wide range of runners from different teams, countries and cultures. We exuberate a healthy competition amongst each other, some will even grow good friends with other runners around as you see them from race to race. Although we all share one common goal with one another and that is to run for each other’s respected club team and leave it all out on the race course…or just have fun.

Best quote of the night:

"Run happy and run with all your heart" Gordon Bakoulis, NYRR Runner of the Decade winner.

Check out pictures from this year’s Club Night



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