Group runs every Monday and Wednesday nights at 6:30p. Come meet us in the lobby of the West Side Y at 5 West 63rd Street, New York, New York!
Who we are

Who we are

The West Side Y Road Runners Club is a community running team that was started in December 2007. The group meets every Monday and Wednesday evening at 6:30, in the lobby of the West Side YMCA. There is no registration or obligation required – the group is free and trains across the street in Central Park. We are open to both West Side YMCA members and non-members, and welcome runners of all speeds and experience levels....
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This Week’s Workouts: 11/28 – 12/4

Congratulations to Steven Lee who followed up last week’s Havana Marathon with the Panama City International Marathon this weekend. Monday.  Easy run. Run up W. Drive to 86th Street.  Enter the reservoir and run a complete loop plus a little extra, exiting at Engineer’s Gate.  Run up E. Drive and cross the 102nd Street Transverse.  Run down W....

Race Results

Congratulations to our runners who traveled to Cuba last weekend.  Alfonso Chang completed the Havana Half Marathon in 1:49:54, and Steven Lee completed the full marathon in 3:41:11. And it wouldn’t be a Thanksgiving weekend without a Thanksgiving Day turkey trot.  Gina Lentine ran a 49:45 at the Bethesda Turkey Chase 10K.

This Week’s Workouts: 11/21-11/27

Race Results Congratulations to Cindy Truong and Alan Tam for their 29:29 in the Hoboken Turkey Trot 5K and to Ian McGhie (38:46) and Kimoon Yoon (30:30) for their Race to Delivery 4M finishes. Monday.   Begin on W. 63rd and run the lower loop counterclockwise until you reach W. Drive again. Head up W. Drive and make a right on the 102nd Street Transverse....

This Week’s Workouts: 11/14-11/20

Monday.  Easy run. Run counterclockwise around the lower loop.  Continue on East Drive to the 102nd Street Transverse.  Turn around and run down East Drive to the 72nd Street Transverse.  Turn right on the transverse, run to the end of the transverse, make a left, and end your run at 63rd Street.  (5.3 miles) Wednesday....

This Week’s Workouts: 11/7-11/13

Monday.  Marathon Recovery. For everyone that ran the marathon yesterday, run (or walk) one lower loop in a counterclockwise direction.  For everyone else, run 2 lower loops.  (1.7 or 3.4 miles) Wednesday.   Run up W. Drive to the 72nd Street Transverse and make a right.  Run the 4-mile inner loop and end at 63rd...

This Weekend’s Race Results

It was NYC Marathon weekend.  Other than a little wind, the weather cooperated.  Annie Heck (4:19:25), Jodie Pfau (4:15:41), Rhonda Braun (3:44:39), Carol Buonanno (3:40:47), and Keila Merino (3:29:34) completed the marathon for the women.  Keila was a NYRR 3:30 pacer, and Jodie’s time was an almost 9-minute PR for her. Chuck Kim, Alan Tam (4:23:13), Alfonso Chang (4:05:46), Jesse Licht (3:54:49), Steven Lee (3:49:18), Michael Smyth (3:39:49), and Benny Tam (3:06:10).  Steven was a NYRR 3:50 pacer, Jesse’s time was a...

This Week’s Workouts: 10/31-11/6

NYC Marathon Week started today with the Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff 5M.  Javier Pinto (49:33), Kimoon Yoon (42:21), and Cody Goudeau (41:34) took advantage of an unusually warm day and represented the WSY. Monday.   Run the 5-mile loop in a counterclockwise direction.  End your run at Tavern on the Green at W. 67th Street.  Bring your NYRR membership card....

This Week’s Workouts: 10/24-10/30

Monday.  Easy run. Run up W. Drive and over Harlem Hill.  When you reach E. 102nd, turn around and retrace your steps back to W. 63rd Street.  (6.6 miles) Wednesday.  400s & 800s Warm up around the lower loop to E. 86th Street.  Run 2 x 400 86th to 91st @5K pace.  Run 2 x 800...

This Week’s Workouts: 10/17-10/23

Monday. Easy run. Run the lower loop in a counterclockwise direction and head up East Drive.  Turn left at the 102nd Street Transverse, making a right at the end of the transverse.  Do a complete upper loop, ending back at W. Drive.  Run back to W. 63rd Street.  (6.6 miles) For a shorter workout, skip...

Race Results

I forgot to menton a couple of people from last weekend’s Staten Island 5K.  Rhonda Braun ran a 24:42, which was good for 9th place in her age division, and Javier Pinto ran a 29:06 in the same race. This weekend, Steven Lee and Alfonso Chang headed to Canada for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.  Steven ran a 3:27:47, and Alfonso ran...

This Week’s Workouts: 10/3-10/9

Monday.  Run the 5-mile loop counterclockwise.  When you reach W. 86th Street, hop onto the reservoir and run one complete loop.  Continue on W. Drive to 63rd Street.  (6.5 miles) Wednesday.  3 x Mile. Warm up on W. Drive and cross the 72nd Street Transverse.  Continue your warm up on the E. Drive to E....

Race Results

A big congratulations to Steven Lee for his 3:17:58 BQ at the Hampton’s Marathon this past weekend.  He finished 8th out of 265 runners, 7th out of 132 men.  Jesse Licht ran the half marathon in 1:54:50. Congratulations also goes to Robert Ledesma for his 21:46 at the Andrew Harvey 5K, which was good for a 2nd place finish...