Royal Race Report: Aine Chalmers on Run the Farm

What was your race experience like? Despite it being a cold fall day (real feel in the 30’s), the race was a very fun and muddy experience. The race is just big enough to feel competitive without being too crowded or intense. The trails are beautifully maintained and well-marked. The send off (a call/response consisting …

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Final Travel Race Postcard from Summer

Joey Marra on the Bear Mountain North Face Endurance Challenge (last month you heard Kay’s take on this race – now it’s Joey’s turn) In May, Kay and Joey ran the North Face Endurance Half Marathon in Bear Mountain, NY. The morning was all light rain and fog, with too few bear sightings for some runners, and …

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Meet a Royal: Kelly Vaughn

Meet a Royal: Kelly Vaughn Why do you run? I guess it’s the cheapest, quickest way to get exercise? And you don’t have to be THAT coordinated? What’s your favorite thing about running? I get a lot of thinking done when I’m running. I don’t run with music or podcasts, so I just kind of …

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Berlin Marathon Race Report

by Sunny K. What was your race experience like? The Berlin Marathon was an experience like no other. Some fellow CHRCers and I got a place in Berlin together to help psych each other up. I arrived in Berlin the Friday before the race, excited but unsure what to expect. David and I attended marathon …

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Postcards from the Road

Just when you were mourning the end of your summer travels, three postcards from travel races to cheer you up! Gideon Bautista on the New Jersey Marathon: Distance: 26.2 miles Date: April 29th, 2018 Location: Monmouth, NJ Favorite race moment: Getting called “banana man” while not even wearing the costume by people who couldn’t have …

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Crooks’ Camping Report

Editorial Note: For our August 2018 Crown Crier, we have a guest feature on CHRC’s 2018 Camping Trip from none other than Crooks the Chicken. Crooks the Chicken is a longtime member and unofficial mascot of CHRC and a roommate of CHRC members Spencer McCormick and Nicole Teeny.  When she’s not camping with CHRC, she …

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Summer 2018 Run Schedule

We’ve updated our runs for the summer! Check out the new schedule below: Monday 6:30am Shakeout @ Eastern Parkway & Rogers Monday 7:45pm Stamina @ Prospect Park, Grand Army entrance, Flatbush side Wednesday 7:45pm Park PR Run OR 7:10pm PPTC Summer Speed Series 5K Check the CHRC website/calendar for details Friday 6:30am Easy Five @ Eastern Parkway …

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A History of CHRC

by Kay Naito When I first moved to Crown Heights in 2013, the neighborhood was “up and coming.” Many of the eateries and boutiques you now find on Franklin Avenue hadn’t opened yet but the neighborhood and its gentrification was making news; a few good coffee shops were thriving but Starbucks wasn’t here yet. I …

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