We got a lot of pushback on April 13 so I've changed the date to April
20th to tie in to Riley's workout at Van Cortlandt Park.
For those who've never run Vanny:
Van Cortlandt Park is a popular site for cross country running owing to
its miles of cinder trails and hills. The path surrounding the Parade
Grounds, known to runners as the "flats," is 1.37 miles The infamous
"back hills" provide a 1.3-mile loop in the northwestern section of the
The park was used for the Northeast regional championships of the Foot
Locker Cross-Country Championships until 2009 and is used as numerous
college championships each fall. The famed 2.5-mile course is used for
most high school races, including the Manhattan College Invitational, one
of the largest high school cross-country meets in the nation. In 2006, the
USA Cross-Country Championships were held at Van Cortlandt and organised
by USATF and New York Road Runners
. The park is also used for many college races and is the home course for
Fordham University , Iona College, New York University and Manhattan
College (which is located right across the street). The college course is
5 miles . It is used annually for the ICAAAA championships and has hosted
the championships on numerous occasions (10k).
The park is the home course for the Van Cortlandt Track Club. From its
humble origins in the late 1970s as a small group of runners meeting for
jaunts around the Jerome Park Reservoir in the Bronx, Van Cortlandt Track
Club has grown into one of the most prominent running clubs in New York
City - UNTIL THE BLACK SHEEP started grazing there.
Let me know who's in and then I'll send out time and meeting location.