2018 Team Points Standings

Front Runners New York at NYRR Points Races

The most fun and well-attended races on the calendar, and usually with a chance to socialize as a team afterwards.

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Part of the Men’s and Women’s FRNY teams at the 2018 NYRR Team Championships. (Photographer unknown)

Front Runners New York is one of a few hundred member local clubs within the New York Road Runners association of running clubs in the greater New York metropolitan region. Our club is unique in that we geographically draw members from the entire region and we welcome and encourage running at all ability levels while also maintaining a competitive spirit. One of the founding initiatives in 1979 for the club was to defy stereotypes that gay athletes faced at the time and to show the running world that LGBT athletes can and do compete among leaders. To that end, participation in the inter-club New York competition of Points Races forms cornerstones of our own FRNY Achievement and Participation Awards. We encourage the participation of all desiring members to race in the 2019 NYRR Points Races, we encourage cheer zones to support our members who are racing, and we plan post-race gatherings to celebrate our achievements. A breakdown of FRNY's rankings over the years is shown below in Table 1.

Table 1. FRNY Teams' Rankings from 2013 - 2018 in NYRR Points Races

 

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

Women's Open A

12

12

11

12

12

Div B #2

Men's Open A

9

8

8

10

Div B #1

10

Women's Masters

8

9

3

7

4

8

Men's Masters

11

7

7

10

13

9

Women's Vets

14

13

17

14

15

11

Men's Vets

9

12

t-7

11

8

6

Women's Supervets

15

15

X

12

16

13

Men's Supervets

9

6

6

9

4

6

Women's 70+

X

X

X

--

--

--

Men's 70+

4

5

7

--

--

--

By the end of 2018, our roster exceeded 800 members. The huge membership count places FRNY as one of the largest clubs in the city. Our presence at NYRR Points Races helps to fulfill our mission to create greater visibility for LGBT athletes and more tolerance and justice for LGBT people of all athletic abilities. Table 2 shows a detailed look at the points the FRNY team earned in 2018.

Table 2. Front Runners New York NYRR Points Races Scores 2018

 

WaHi 5K

UAE 10K

Q 10K

BK Half

Chmp 5M

Percy 5K

5thAv 1M

Bx 10M

SI Half

TCS Mar

Ted 15K

Men's Open A

2

-

2

-

6

3

4

4

4

1

2

Women's Open A

-

-

1

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

Men's Masters

4

-

-

1

2

3

1

1

3

1

1

Women's Masters

-

-

3

5

6

1

3

3

4

1

2

Men's Vets

2

-

3

2

6

2

-

1

1

3

1

Women's Vets

1

1

-

1

2

4

4

1

1

1

-

Men's Supervets

4

5

1

-

4

5

3

1

-

1

1

Women's Supervets

4

-

-

0

0

0

4

1

0

0

0

Men's 70+

12

10

-

-

16

8

0

0

0

0

0

Women's 70+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you plan your racing schedule for 2019, I hope you take into consideration the NYRR Points Races. There are at least 3 ways you can support the club during Points Races*: 1) Race, 2) Cheer, and 3) Organize a post-race gathering. Race captains will remind you of registration deadlines and upcoming races and contact the Social Committee to help organize. If you have any questions about training or preparing for a particular distance or course, I encourage you to get in touch with our coaches.

The inimitable Dan Ferguson, immediate past-president, has prepared a handy-dandy FAQ on NYRR points races.

*Not mutually exclusive - one can do all three or a combination of two for any given race.

Erick Tatro