Club News Archive

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  • 2015
    • Cross Country 2015 Video posted, plus PHOTOS, thanks to Bert Whitson!
    • Zafar Fisher brings his "A" game to the Big Apple: 2015 NYC Marathon: 2:49:50! Congratulations!
    • 2015 Fall Marathon Roundup - Chicago and Twin Cities: October 11, Chicago Marathon, Congratulations Joshua Olatunde: 3:42:33 (new personal record!) FULL RESULTS HERE. October 4, Twin Cities Marathon, Mike Mahurin: 2:50:56, Noel Velasco: 3:09:01,
    • TCLA Cleans up the Eco 8K! Track Club LA brought 14 runners out to the 2015 Eco 8K, with Dean Goodman winning his age-division, and overall winning the Men's 41-50 team competition. View all the Track Club LA results.
    • Eric Bowles and Susanne McNeil Eng - Berlin 2015! Big congratulations to the FASTEST TCLA marathon runners, Eric (mens division), with a 2:29:05 finish, Susanne (womens division), running 2:56:41 and winning her age-group in the crowded international competition. WOW!!!! Full results here!
    • Bennett Naden - Wins the Bell-Jeff open cross country race! TCLA is #1! Great turnout from the TCLA runners on this historic Griffith Park cross country course.
    • Dean Goodman - Keeps it real with a 1st place finish in his age-group at the Santa Monica Classic 5K, running 21:42 (7:01/mile pace), and Ron Hecker does it again, winning his age-group at the Alive and Running 5k!
    • Chip Jackson - 4:27 - sets a new mile record at the 13th Annual Cahn Mile! Last Tuesday, August 25, proved to be one of the most exciting evenings of running for TCLA in years. All results for the 32 runners posted. After the run, we chowed down at native Foods - thanks to Yari for the organization. 2015 Photos Now!: Special thanks again to Thuc Tran! Missed the mile? Try again next week! View all 504 results for 13 years of the Cahn Mile!. What? You need more data? Check out the Cahn Mile Pie Chart!
    • This Tuesday, August 25! 13th Annual Cahn Mile! A Track Club LA tradition continues this Tuesday as runners challenge themselves to run their best mile on the track. Do not miss the excitement! After the workout, join us at Native Foods, 2901 Ocean Park Blvd, for the post run feast. See you there!
    • Suzanne McNeil Eng at America's Finest City Half Marathon 2nd Place Masters McNeil Eng continues her domination of the 2015 TCLA news with a 2nd place overall masters finish on Sunday, August 16. 1:28:02 was the time, behind the 1:27:46 first place finisher's time of Susan Loken of Arizona. Congrats to Susanne!
    • Runner Search! Updated! Check out the improved and expanded Runner Search page. Thanks to Lisa Herman, who converted data into the excel format, we now have searchable results for ALL TCLA marathons and mile races back to the year 200!
    • Congratulations TCLA Will Rogers 5k/10k runners! The talented Suzanne McNeil Eng wins the 10k race! Thanks to Robert Newmark for the great post-race feast. Race photos posted here! Congrats to Ron Hecker (first in age group [76 plus] at the Palisades (see photo). Also, check out the VIDEO.
    • NEW! Will Rogers 5K/10K Mile Split Predictor - Estimate your 2015 Will Rogers 5K or 10K mile splits - thanks David Kent!
    • Congratulations to 2015 Clif Bar Mountains 2 Beach Marathon runners (Ojai): Rafe Emanuel -- 2:46:24 Michel Maokhampio -- 3:12:57 Wansun Song -- 3:14:45. More results here.
    • 2014 TCLA Award Winners Posted! Did you miss the 2014 Awards Banquet on Sunday, March 29? Award winners posted in the awards section! Congratulations to Michael Chamoun, Linnea Koopman, Brian Panosian, and Davis Pullman.
    • 2015 Singlets Available Now! Pay your 2015 dues, and collect your stylish, red, black, and blue striped shirt. The best yet. Race in style!
    • Track Club LA's own Michael Berger is front page news at the Daily Journal! Check out the front page HERE.
  • 2014
    • SMC Corsair Field closing for remodeling starting January 2015! TCLA will meet at Corsair field on Tuesday, December 30, 2014, for our end-of-year Case relays. Check back for details on our early 2015 track workouts.
    • 37th Annual Santa Monica Venice Christmas Run December 6, 2014: Track Club LA continues its dominance at our local Christmas race. More details coming soon, full race results here!
    • Thanksgiving Day with TCLA: Our early morning Thanksgiving run tradition continues - join us at the Coffee Bean and Tea in Brentwood at 7:15 am for a easy 7 - 8 mile run.
    • Tuesday, November 25 Dr. Chris Cote, DC will be volunteering his time for to help our club with any injuries (Consultations/ Questions/Active Release Therapy Demonstrations/Muscle Activation Therapy Demonstrations). More Info Here.
    • 2014 USATF Cross Country Championships: photos posted! Thanks to USATF Cross Country chair Mike Mahurin and lead volunteer Brian Panosian, Eric Barron and all the TCLA runners and volunteers who made this great day of running possible.
    • A big congratulations to Michael Berger for completing the Javelina 100K endurance run, on Saturday/Sunday, November 1/2, 2014, in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Check out a photo of Mike with his 100K finisher's belt buckle.
    • Run a local cross country race this Sunday, November 2, at Kenneth Hahn State Park. More info: www.greenrunningevents.org. A perfect way to get ready for our big club cross country race in Pacific Palisades two weeks later, 11/16.
    • 2014-10-12 Marathon Results: Thuc Tran: 3:00:06, Enzo Ferrari Marathon (Italy). From the Chicago Marathon: Ankur Tarneja 2:32:1, Zafar Fisher 2:48:06, Mike Mahurin 2:54:25, Susanne McNeil Eng 2:59:00, Mike Krakovsky 3:13:22, Linnea Koopmans, 3:14:31, Albert Li 5:04:46.
    • Video posted for the 2014 Cahn Mile (1 Mile Time Trials). Thanks David Kent!
    • Look for Rikako Takei profiled on page 60 in the 2014 September issue of Westways magazine. A strong triathlon competitor, Rikako is highlighted for her top-five podium finish in the 2008 Ironman World Championship.
    • Nyron Bernard reclaims his title as the TCLA 1 Mile Time Trial champion. Full Cahn mile results posted! Congratulations to all the TCLA runners who participated. Photos Posted! Note: Try the mile again on Tuesday, September 2, if you missed this week or want to aim for a better time.
    • Susanne McNeil Eng finishes 1:27:26 at the AFC Half Marathon on August 17, second place overall masters finisher for 2nd year.
    • 2014 TCLA Awards Banquet photos now posted.
    • Congratulations to all 25 TCLA finishers at the 2014 Boston Marathon. Ankur Tarneja led the way with a 2:31:14, and Nikki Prouse, in 3:12:08, was our first woman to cross the line.
    • TCLA runners take top honors at 2014 Tokyo Marathon!
  • 2013
    • TCLA women's masters team (Susanne McNeil Eng, Rikako Takei, Wenise Wong, and Liz Poppert) recaptures the trophy cup at the 2013 SCA/USATF Cross Country Championships.
    • Congratulations to Mike Davies, winner of the 15th annual Alive & Running 5K.
    • The 11th Annual Cahn Mile results are in (though you have another chance to get your name on (or up) the list this coming Tuesday) and can be seen here.
    • Another Fourth of July, another great turnout by TCLA at the Will Rogers 5K/10K, and another fine post-race celebration at the Newmarks. See the race highlights here, courtesy of Bert Whitson.
    • Congratulations to Susanne McNeil Eng and Megan Laib on their respective second and fifth place age group finishes at the 2013 Los Angeles Marathon.
  • 2012
    • Kudos to Ginna Ladd for her victory at the Venice Christmas 10K.
    • TCLA fields two team champions at the Chicago Marathon: Mixed Open and Male Masters. Scoring for the mixed team were Ankur Tarneja, Eric Bowles, Ginna Ladd, and Susanne McNeil Eng. Scoring for the masters team were Nick Bowden, Mike Mahurin, Rit Tun, Mike Krakovsky.
    • TCLA made its mark at the 2012 Will Rogers 5K/10K in Pacific Palisades. Ankur Tarneja won the 10K, Eric Bowles was second, and Mike Davies, Rasmus Tamstorf, and Bruce Reisenfeld ensured the club had five of the top ten finishers. Many more TCLA'ers ran, and many medaled; to see who did what, click here.
    • Congratulations to Bruce Reisenfeld for winning the inaugural Leslie Cohen Law 5K.
  • 2011
    • TCLA men's masters team takes its first title at the SCA/USATF Cross Country Championship. Scoring for the team were Nick Bowden, Eric Barron, Mike Branch, Rit Tun, and Adam Radly.
    • Nick Bowden wins the SCA/USATF Cross Country Men's Masters Championship.
    • Bert Whitson wins the Camarillo Sprint Duathlon.
    • Congratulations to Zach Dion on qualifying for the 2011 World Youth Track Championships in the 3000m.
    • The Los Angeles Marathon offered a 26-mile swim. To see how everyone handled the rain, click here.
  • 2010
    • Congratulations to Frank Tai on his third place age group finish at the USA Masters Marathon Championships.
    • Congratulations to Nick Thornton who won the USATF Club Track & Field 800m Championship in 1:53.84.
    • The Los Angeles Marathon's new stadium-to-sea course inspired 45 TCLA'ers to give it their best shot. Read about all the news you need to know here.
    • Congratulations to Mike Davies, your 2010 Pasadena Marathon winner.
  • 2009
    • TCLA women's masters team takes its third straight title at the SCA/USATF Cross Country Championship. Scoring for the team were Lydia Salinas, Theresa Uhrig, and Bari Ramberg with Lorena Ocon and Wenise Wong being displacement scorers. The TCLA masters men run well, too, and earn their first Championship. Mike Branch, David Kent, Ron Paquette, Frank Tai, and Bruce Blair scored with Adam Radley and Peter Glassman as displacement scorers.
    • Congratulations to to Frank Tai for his 8th place AG finish at the USA Masters Marathon Championships in Minnesota.
    • Mark Gieseker comes from behind to overtake Bert Whitson in winning the 7th Annual Cahn Mile.
    • Eric Bowles places second in the Big Sur Marathon with a 2:39:34.
  • 2008
    • Mike Mahurin wins the Tucson Marathon.
    • TCLA women's masters team retains its title at the SCA/USATF Cross Country Championship. Congratulations to team members Bari Ramberg, Susanne Eng, Lydia Salinas, and Amy Aukstikalnis.
    • TCLA men's open and masters teams take first place at the SCA/USATF Cross Country Open.
    • Rikako Takei finally gets her podium finish at the Hawaii Ironman.
    • Tom Case earns All-American status in the mile. Tom is profiled in the October 2008 issue of National Masters News.
    • Nyron Bernard and Chris DeWitt set new club 24 x 400m relay record of 27:40.
    • TCLA'er Mike Davies cruises to a p.r. 2:31:17 at Boston.
  • 2007
    • TCLA Masters Women's team wins the SCA/USATF Cross Country Championship. Congratulations to team members Susanne Eng, Lisa Herman, Lydia Salinas, and Rikako Takei. Check out the entire TCLA cross country squad.
    • Congratulations to Mike Davies on his 2:37:18 performance at the Athens Marathon!
    • 5th Annual Cahn Mile results.
    • Huge crowds in Brentwood: a new Wolfgang Puck restaurant? Nope, the 2007 Brentwood 5K/10K.
    • Neither Nor'easter nor Heartbreak Hill could deter TCLA's Boston Marathon finishers.
  • 2006
  • 2005
    • The TCLA Annual New Year's Midnight Run, will leave from the Santa Monica Pier at midnight on New Year's Eve. We will run (actually, jog) up to San Vicente and back (a real easy 3 miles to start the New Year on the right foot). All are invited.
    • Congratulations to our CIM, Las Vegas, and Tucson Marathoners: Jimena Barrera, Michael Berger*, Tyrone Black*, Hoss Dubash, Liz Grau*, Eirik Haenschke*, Gina Jamero*, David Kent*, Michael Mahurin*, and Bruce Reisenfeld*.
      *Boston Marathon qualifier
    • Congratulations to our Chicago Marathoners: Scott Allen, Elizabeth Farnan Garfield*, Anne Marie Mowad, Todd Patterson*, Jenny Takakura, and Sharon Yamato*.
      *Boston Marathon qualifier
    • Congratulations to our many St. George Marathoners: Tayo Balogun, Michael Berger, Tyrone Black*, Hoss Dubash, Gina Jamero, David Kent*, Theo Lacy*, Jennifer Liu*, Mike Lynch, Terry Power, Susan Rendell, and Diana Vivanco.
      *Boston Marathon qualifier.
    • The annual Cahn Mile results are now available!
    • Fun runs at the REC, a house on Venice Beach (specifically, at 523 Ocean Front Walk) will occur Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. starting next week and going until late September. These are set up by Nike for its Run Hit Wonder 5K/10K, Saturday, September 24. This race has sold out within two weeks in other cities, so if you plan to run it this year, sign up at www.active.com or at www.nikerunhitwonder.com..
    • Pictures from our last annual party are now online on our Kodak website. (You all clean up quite nicely.) Now that we have a picture website, feel free to give Wenise any TCLA digital pictures (by cd or online file), and she will upload them for all to see.
    • Thanks to Robert Newmark for once again hosting TCLA's Annual July 4 Party after the Palisades Will Rogers 5K/10K.
    • A passel of TCLA runners put down the barbeque tongs long enough to turn in 5K or 10K through Brentwood over Memorial Day weekend.
    • TCLA had six entries in the 2005 edition of the Jimmy Stewart Relay Marathon.
    • TCLA's annual dinner will be Sunday, March 13 at C&O Cucina at 5:30 p.m.. All members are invited with a guest, but R.S.V.P. to wenise@hotmail.com.
    • For any TCLA marathon runners or tow trucks, you are invited to use the Bunker Hill Ballroom at the Omni Hotel as a staging area for your pre- and post-marathon relaxation, starting as early as 5:00 a.m.. We are sharing the ballroom with the LA Leggers, and it has plenty of space, as well as some food and drink. The hotel's address is 251 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, California 90012; phone: (213) 617-3300.
    • Awards Event: Please join us Sunday, February 26 at 8:00 p.m. at Niketown to honor those individuals who inspire others to be their best. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Los Angeles running community, and you will enjoy an open bar and hors d'oeuvres. Click here to sign up!
  • 2004
    • Results for 2004 Long Beach and Chicago now posted.
    • Congratulations to St. George Marathon finishers and Boston Marathon qualifiers Philip Steinman and Sharon Yamato.
    • Mile time trial results posted from August 24, 2004.
    • Fourth of July party at Robert Newmark's house right after the Will Rogers race. His house is close to the finish line, and he can give you the exact address. Please let Robert know that you are coming by email.
    • Eleventh of July Saturday run at Nike Blu House. If you are going and did not get an e-mail about how to reply, let Eric know.
    • Visit the new TCLA online store for all your apparel needs (including the latest in TCLA infant wear!).
    • Throngs of TCLA members were seen racing along the Boulevard in Brentwood this Memorial Day weekend.
    • Dexy's Midnight Runners? TCLA runners showed up for the Run Hit Wonder 5K/10K like teenage groupies!
    • Sunday in the park: TCLA entered several teams in the 2004 Jimmy Stewart Relay Marathon.
    • Congratulations to TCLA's Boston finishers: Brian Spangenberg, Mark Bearak, John Loveless, Alison Song-Lee, Kim Brettler, Michael Berger, Anne Marie Mowad, Carmela Pinillos, and Jim Spear.
    • Hot enough for you? A pack of TCLA members braved this year's scorching edition of the LA Marathon.
    • The Brady Bunch? He Hate Me in the Big Game? JT exposing JJ? The Lingerie Bowl? None of the hype seemed to bother the TCLA Superbowl Sunday racers.
  • 2003
    • Congratulations to Jose Castillo*, Michelle Chille*, Eirik Haenschke, Andreas Kemkes*, Todd Patterson, Terry Power, Roberta Silverman, Brian Spangenberg* (second place overall), and Sharon Yamato on running the Tucson Marathon. (*Boston qualifier.)
    • Congratulations to Paul Anderson, Amy Aukstikalnis*, Tyrone Black*, Jose Castillo*, Eric Gilbert*, John Loveless, Gary McArdle*, Clarence Smith*, Alison Song*, Reuben Villanueva, and Colin Walker on running the St. George Marathon. (*Boston qualifier.)
    • "A man that don't love a horse, there is something the matter with him". TCLA celebrated the Fourth in style at the Will Rogers 5K/10K.
    • Strong showing at the Brentwood 5K/10K for TCLA.
    • TCLA had 16 finishers at the Boston Marathon. Congratulations to all!
    • Paced by scores of TCLA runners, the Kenyans powered to fast times and top places in the 2003 LA Marathon.
    • Congratulations to TCLA's 4 x 880y relay team (Chris DeWitt, Nathan Shopay, Rasmus Tamstorf, and Alex Thompson) for its first place finish at the L.A. Invitational.
    • The 2003 TCLA annual dinner was held at Earth, Wind, & Flour in Santa Monica on Sunday, February 23rd.
  • 2002
    • TCLA co-founder Dave has recently started Track Club Miami.
    • The mile time trial results are available.
    • Check out Mike K's photos from Jimmy Stewart '02.
    • By George, TCLA did it. TCLA sent seven runners to the St. George Marathon and all seven qualified for Boston (and most ran p.r.'s). Congratulations to Paul Anderson, Amy Aukstikalnis, Tyrone Black, David Kent, Jorge Newbery, Brian Panosian, and Terry Power.
    • TCLA runs well and runs the race well at the 2002 Jet to Jetty.
    • Fourth of July fireworks! TCLA had many strong performances at the Will Rogers 5K/10K.
    • Looking for the real killer? TCLA sent a large contingent to search in the annual Brentwood 5K/10K.
    • TCLA entered a club record 12 teams in the Jimmy Stewart relay marathon.
    • TCLA sent 32 runners through the full distance at the 2002 LA Marathon.
    • High rollers in the desert! TCLA members tore themselves away from the tables to run 13+ in Vegas.
  • 2001
    • Thanks to the following TCLA members for helping at the 2001 Jet-to-Jetty race. We all appreciate your efforts to promote a stronger running community and to help the Airport Marina Counseling Service. Sharon Yamato, Cindy and Jeff Bernstein, Stephanie Cahn, Stephanie Enriquez, Shannon Whaley, John Moraytis, Paul and Zan Scott, Jesus Rivera, Todd Patterson, Tyrone Black, Tim Petersen, Ogie Espinosa, Amy Aukstikalnis, and our volunteer coordinator, Wenise Wong.
    • The NYC marathon was not to be missed in 2001: read one TCLA member's experiences from the Big Apple.
    • TCLA's top dragonslayers steamrolled through the St. George's Marathon in Utah.
    • Wet and underdressed? Read all about the Will Rogers 5K and 10K.
    • Check the Brentwood results from Memorial Day weekend 2001.
    • TCLA's 8 teams ran circles around others at the 2001 Jimmy Stewart Relay Marathon.
    • TCLA brought home the brass/hardware in the 2001 L.A. Philharmonic/Home Depot 5K/10K.
    • No rain, much wind, many Kenyans. TCLA took on the 2001 L.A. Marathon.
    • Congratulations to the 26.2s and 13.1s who ran Pacific Shoreline Marathon and Half Marathon.

  • Earlier
    • Gertrude Cox Scholarship 5k, Anaheim: David Afshartous, first place, 16:15, August 12, 1997
    • Pasadena OTF 10K: Rebecca Werneck, first place woman overall, 37:41, Jun 14,'97
    • Rice Open Track Meet: Kevin Scannell, first place men's triple jump, 13.87m, Jun 13, '97.
    • Powder House Pub 4 Mile Road Race, Somerville, MA: Dermot Fitzpatrick, first place overall, 20:06, Jun 8, '97.
    • Brentwood 5K: Peggy Enriquez, first place, women's 45-49 age division, May '97.
    • Reebok VO2 MAX Distance Classic: Rebecca Werneck, 17:41.5 women's open 5k, May '97.
    • 2nd Co-ed Team, Jimmy Stewart Relay Marathon, Apr'97 (Peggy Enriquez, Jeannie Rothman, Rebecca Werneck, Tom Delner, Miguel Rodriguez)
    • Las Vegas Marathon: Dermot Fitzpatrick, 2:35 marathon, Feb'97
    • Irvine Half-Marathon: Dave Afshartous, 1:13:22, Jan'97
    • 1st Co-ed Team, John Wayne Cancer Institute Terry Fox 5k, Sep'96 (Eric Barron, Peter Kelly, Dave Afshartous, Rebecca Werneck, Dorsey Dobry)

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