2008-2009 West Side Runners' History


West Side Runners' Club  (WSX)  - a competitive running team based in New York City and the

tri-State area embracing runners of all distances and abilities.

Age Graded Results  West Side Runners Blog  Chart your run - http://run.wsxnyc.org 

Sunday, April 19, 2009

2009 Boston Marathon

The WSX open team was 13th overall  (Jorge Real, Kirt Joseph, William Pedraza)

  74  Jorge Eliecer Real      2:33:26
 240  Kirt Joseph             2:43:57  PR
1036  William Pedraza         2:58:03
2122  Antonio Andrade         3:06:25
3565  Ralph "Hey Hey" Yozzo   3:16:18
4732  Fernando Aponte         3:23:14
1781  Paula Yepes             3:34:53
6614  Admas Beligne           4:12:34

Sunday, April 19, 2009

2009 Run As One

Tesfaye Girma breaks WSX four mile record in Run as One 4 Miler in Central Park
with an 18:38 good for second overall.  The team record was previously held by Alene Reta (18:49).  The men's team was 2nd overall including Mohammed Awol (who ran a 1:04 half marathon the previous day in West Virginia), Jorge Fernandez, Angel Confesor and Emiliano Garcia.
WSX women won first place team with Serkalem Biset Abrha running 22:25 for 4th overall, Nohemi Mandile, Lisa Castillo, Abigail Vidal and Patricia Bravo comprising the team.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

WSX men's team second in Scotland 10K by 17 seconds with (left to right) Tesfaye Girma (2nd) , Mohammed Awol (5th) and Teklu Tefera Deneke (4th).  Women's team lead by Serkalem Biset Abrha (2nd Overall) and Malika Mejdoub (7th overall) cops third place team.

Jorge Eliecer Real (in blue) takes early lead followed in lead pack by Felipe Garcia, Mohammed Awol and Tesfaye Girma

Friday, March 27, 2009

West Side Runners win First Place Men's Open Division

Sunday, March 24, 2009

West Side Runners signed up for the 2008 Boston Marathon

Jorge Eliecer Real, Jose Julian Berrio Londono, William Pedraza, Fernando Aponte, Kirt Joseph, Antonio Andrade, Paula Yepes, Admas Belilgne, and Ralph Yozzo.

Good Luck to them and to all the runners.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

West Side Runners at the Coogans 5K Race

At Coogans, our men's open was 3rd, the men's masters 2nd, the mens Vets 2nd,
the women's open was 5th and the women's masters was 3rd.  

Coogan's Party

Sunday, February 28, 2009

West Side Runners News Update

Congratulations 13 WSX Runners nominated for awards in their respective age groups by the NYRR  based upon their 2008 NYRR results.   The winners will be announced at a cocktail reception at the Hard Rock Cafe on March 24th.
WSX Nominees are:
Age 15-19   Carlos David Roa
Age 20-29   Teklu Tefera Deneke
Age 30-39   Mohammed Awol
                  Dereje Tesfaye Hailegiorgis
                  Jorge Eliecer Real
Age 40-44   Trevor Murray
Age 45-49   Jorge Fernandez
                  Alfonso Polania
Age 50-54   Jaime Palacios
                  Jose Santiago
Age 65-70   Rolando Vizhnay
Age 20-29  Meseret Kotu
Age 30-39  Maria Lucia Alves Veira Moraes

Sunday, February 22, 2009

West Side Runners sweep Prospect Park Track Club's Cherry Tree 10 Miler

Go West Side!

BibNo Time Pace (mi/mile) Name Age Place Gender Division Team

0:54:26 0:05:26 Neil Tarneja 26 1 M Elite WSX

0:54:45 0:05:28 Angel Confesor 24 2 M Elite WSX

0:55:24 0:05:32 Felipe Vergara 44 3 M Elite WSX

0:56:05 0:05:36 Kirt Joseph 37 4 M Open WSX

Full Results

Sunday, February 8, 2009

West Side Runners win the Men's Open in the Bronx Half Marathon

Sunday, January 18, 2009

West Side Runners win the Men's Open in the Manhattan Half Marathon

Many thanks to excellent runs by:

Teams - Men's Open Results:

  1st Place:
 West Side Runners 6:22:59

Elmustafa McHkirate 1:14:29

Felipe Vergara 1:15:14

Kirt Joseph 1:17:10

Neel Tarneja 1:17:49

Julio Sauce 1:18:17

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Teklu wins 2009 Bermuda Marathon

West Side Runners Collage

January 10, 2009

Fred Lebow rolls over in his grave as runners suffer the cold after the race with
no awards ceremony and cold "hot chocolate".

Halefom Abede Tsegaye of the West Side Runners ran 24:42 to win the men’s Fred Lebow race.  

 December 7, 2008
Once Again West Side Runners win the NYRR Men's Open Competition
In an impressive performance, the West Side Runners come out on top in the Joe Kleinerman 10K to win the year long competition.  West Side placed 5th, 7th, 8th, 18th, and 19th for a total of 57 points beating rivals by more than 50 places.

NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K
Award Winners

Teams - Men
  1    West Side Runners          5    7    8   18   19 =  57
2 New York Athletic Cl 3 11 25 34 36 = 109
3 Nike Central Park TC 14 29 33 40 42 = 158

Thanks to excellent performances by
Last Name
First Name
AG %
DENEKE TEKLU TEFERA M29 627 WSX NEW YORK NY 5 5 2 30:49 4:58 30:47 7 87.2 %
HAILEGIORGIS DEREJE M32 497 WSX NEW YORK NY 7 7 1 32:06 5:10 31:50 15 84.2 %
GARCIA FELIPE M26 137 WSX BROOKLYN NY 8 8 4 32:23 5:13 32:23 25 82.9 %
MCHKIRATE ELMUSTAFA M27 259 WSX NEW YORK NY 20 18 6 33:22 5:22 33:22 36 80.4 %
CONFESOR ANGEL M23 79 WSX BROOKLYN NY 21 19 5 33:26 5:23 33:26 37 80.3 %


November, 2008

Photos from the Annual West Side Runners Party.  This is a free and fun event.

Annual West Side Runners Party

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Great results just keep on coming from the West Side Runners.  West Side Runners Tefera and Meseret finish first in the Men's and Women's Race respectively.

Sunday, November 3, 2008

West Side Runners Finish Second in the NYC Marathon Team Competition to move into First Place in the Men's Open Overall Standings
West Side Runners Team came in 2nd in the Open, first in Masters, 2nd Veterans and 2nd Senior Male and 5th Open Women in the marathon.   87 finished. Congratulations to all runners!!!

Teams – Men


Westchester TC


Mohammed Awol (30) WTC, NY 2:19:13

Kassahun Kabiso (25) WTC, NY 2:19:54

Genna Tufa (24) WTC, NY 2:20:23


West Side Runners


Teklu Tefera Deneke (29) WSX, NY 2:20:47

Felipe Garcia (26) WSX, NY 2:34:20

Carlos Sauce (31) WSX, NY 2:37:00

 Deneke Teklu Tefera finished 18th Overall
 Kotu Meseret finished 27th for the Women

2008 NYC Marathon

Sunday, October 4, 2008

West Side Runners finish First, Second, and Third in an impressive performance.
West Side Runners are now tie for first in the New York City Men's Open Competition.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

2008 Yonkers Marathon - West Side Runners take first in women and first in Men's Masters

2008 Yonkers Marathon - West Side Runners take first in women and first in Men's Masters

Saturday, September 6, 2008

2008 Fitness Games

West Side Runners win the 2008 Fitness Games in the Men's Open Division.

Saturday, August 18, 2008

2008 Team Championship in New York City

The West Side Runners finished fourth in the local open men's team competition.  One WSX runner was not counted (the winner) due to rules that are very specific to the NYRR club.  Since it appears that running is New York is very different than running in the rest of the world, the existing USATF rules are not sufficient for NYRR.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

2008 Nike Half Marathon in New York City

The West Side Runners finished second in the local open men's team competition on a hard incident filled day.  You know it's a tough race when Felix Limo (winner of the London, Chicago, Berlin, and Rotterdam marathons) only wins an age group award.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

2008 Coney Island Run


Sunday, June 8, 2008