RRR Summer Track Charges Into 2024 Season

RRR Summer Track Charges Into 2024 Season


The Rockland Road Runners Summer Track program bolted out to a strong start with the debut workout of the 2024 season on June 4 at Tallman Mountain State Park in Sparkill.


The program of 14 weekly sessions runs through September 3 and is designed to help runners get faster, improve their racing fitness and enjoy the mutual support of fellow running enthusiasts. Runners of all abilities are eligible to take part, and participants who are not RRR members are strongly encouraged to join the club.

RRR President Bill Carpenter did his usual boffo job organizing the group workout. Although Coach Ray Kondracki had to miss the first workout due to a conflict, three of his track/cross country athletes at St. Thomas Aquinas, Ciara Durkin, Emma Neil and Kieran Keenan, lent their volunteer efforts along with Emma’s mom, RRR member Peggy Neil.

Tallman Mountain State Park, which opened almost a century ago (1928), has a quarter-mile cinder track situated in an open-ended stadium that has the retro feel of a Chariots of Fire setting. Not as fast and sleek as the all-weather rubberized tracks at the high schools and maybe a yard or two long, but welcoming nonetheless and certainly suitable for the purposes of our weekly training.

The summer track schedule always begins and ends with a 3-mile time trial so participants can measure their progress throughout the summer. We had an excellent turnout of 25 runners for the inaugural session, a mix of new and returning participants. Aidan Dahlem, a student at Albertus Magnus High School, led the pack by covering the 12-lap run in 19:18. Dan Chironno was runner-up in 19:40 and Tyler Perry also eclipsed 20 minutes with a 19:51. Annabel Teiling paced the women’s entrants and finished ninth overall in 23:45, followed by Laura Smith (24:24) and Alisa Kaufman (25:00).

We look forward to continuing the fun and challenging workouts throughout the summer under the direction of Coach Kondracki and his student-athlete assistants.


Summer Track – 3 Mile Time Trial

4th June, 2024 at Tallman Mountain State Park.


  First Name Last Name Gender Age Time
1 Aidan Dahlem M 14 19:18
2 Dan Chironno M 30 19:40
3 Tyler Perry M 29 19:51
4 Bryan Keller M 45 20:18
5 Michael Murphy M 26 20:35
6 Daniel Czajkowski M 50 21:51
7 Jamie Kempton M 65 22:18
8 Joe Schorn M 53 22:25
9 Annabel Teiling F 49 23:45
10 Michael Beckerle M 62 24:14
11 Laura Smith F 27 24:24
12 Shane Hill M 48 24:52
13 Alisa Kaufman F 36 25:00
14 Paul Velluci M 40 25:10
15 Bruce Meyer M 65 25:40
16 JC Santa Teresa M 61 25:40
17 Joe Saxton M 59 26:25
18 Jonathan Kennard M 65 26:40
19 Michele Caton F 48 27:00
20 Ed Antonovitch M 54 27:05
21 Kate Keller F 44 27:30
22 Matt Ammer M 48 28:38
23 Wendy O’Reilly F 48 30:35
24 Joseph Fuggini M 61 32:58
25 Mahdad Parsi M 55 33:18