Running Bananas: The 1st Person Experience

This week, a special race report from Gideon Bautista aka Captain Potassium, describing his journey running bananas. — Whenever another Crown Heights Runner wants to race in a banana suit for the first time, I always say, don’t fret the aerodynamics, but steel yourself for a psychological gauntlet. Take my first race: Team Champs, 2016. … Continued

Brooklyn Half Marathon Race Recap

In spite of training derailments, injuries, and other unexpected obstacles (which we runners have no shortage of experience with), almost fifty #CHRC team members crossed the finish line among tens of thousands on the boardwalk at Coney Island this spring.    The results of the day consisted of majority Personal Bests (PBs or PRs), at least … Continued

Volunteer with CHRC @Girls On The Run 5K

It’s not too late to sign up for our semi-annual volunteer activity: the Girls on the Run 5K on Sunday, June 4! Sign up by this Friday to secure your spot with the team.  DETAILS: When: Sunday, June 4 @ 9am-12ish (volunteer shifts start earlier); with team brunch together after for folks who want to join!  Where: Roosevelt … Continued

AirBnB Brooklyn Half: 9 DAYS OUT

The AirBnB Brooklyn Half is just over a week away! Over 60 members of #CHRC will be running this year’s race so you’ll be in great company! As you get tapered for the big day, we want to help you celebrate all that you have accomplished to this point in training and the important day. 13.1 … Continued

Get ready team: Brooklyn Half is coming!

Week of May 1 – May 6 BROOKLYN HALF TRAINING CHECK-IN and PREP May 4: Custom Performance  is hosting ONE MONTH OUT: BROOKLYN REPRESENT. Join an exemplary panel of coaches, nutritionist, and specialists from the hottest NYC running clubs for a social and discussion about the 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon GIVEAWAYS & DEMOS! HYPERICE PRODUCTS AND … Continued

Hello and Welcome Spring Newbies!

Week of April 24-30 GET TO KNOW YOUR RUNNING BUDDIES! Leave your running shoes at home; come and hang out with your running and neighborhood buddies at our April Meet’n Greet this Wednesday April 26 7:30pm until late at Union Street Pub. Happy Hour prices until 8pm. CHRC Gear size samples will be available! This … Continued

THIS weekend’s announcements!

(Whatever is left of) Week of April 17-23 Hi run buds! Sorry for the delay in getting this week’s news out to you. Hopefully you’re part of our Facebook Community or we’ve seen you in person at our weekly runs so you haven’t missed us too much. There are some very important CHRC Announcements you … Continued

What should I wear on race day?

Many runners have a hard time figuring out what come wear on race day. CHRC member Spencer McCormick made this handy flowchart. Hope you find it helpful! For more information about running bananas, click here

How do NYRR club points work?

INTERCLUB POINTS NYRR serves as an umbrella organization for local NY running clubs by hosting a Club Council and an annual team-points series for both men and women. Each year, the Club Council designates 11 NYRR  races as Club Points races. SCORING The fastest 5 runners per division from each club have their finishing place added together … Continued

Running Nutrition

Check out these resources from CHRC member Tara Mardigan, aka The Plate Coach!   Dining Out Less Active Healthy Weight Endurance 5Fingers CHRC Marathon Nutrition Tips