Just a great read. Mostly immigrants,many of them, are banging out doubles before working truly demanding jobs like being a plumber. Very old school.
NY Times wrote:
Felipe Vergara, 49, starts his first of two daily workouts at 4:30 a.m., running 8 to 10 miles in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Then he heads to his job as a plumber with a small construction firm at 7 a.m.
“As long as I’m at work on time, they don’t ask questions,” Vergara said of his bosses. “But they’re not very interested in the races.”
He runs 10 miles in the evening,
This line from the head of the club was hilarious:
West Side Runnesr President said:
“Minorities seem to keep running longer here (with the West Side Runners). They’re not getting into triathlons or buying a house in the suburbs.”
Blue collar running apparently isn't dead after all - http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=5460052