Granite State 10 Miler Preview

As we head into the fall and the cooler temperatures settle in, the NH Grand Prix takes a dive into some longer distance road racing. The next race in the series is the Granite State 10 Mile in Concord, NH on October 9th. For those who haven’t ran it before, the course is challenging, but a PR is very doable given conditions are typically good for racing in the fall months and the last few miles of this one are running down the hills you ran up earlier in the race. The Boys and Girls Club of Central NH is the title sponsor this year and they have provided us with a course preview video. Check it out below, study the course, and show up on race day ready to deliver your best performance!

Also, the last time the GS10 was part of the NHGP was in 2013. For those of you who were there, check out this short video from the start of the race:

If you haven’t yet registered, you may do so here.

GDTC Takes Top Honors at St. Charles

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The Greater Derry Track Club officially ended Upper Valley’s eight race NH Grand Prix team winning streak with the highest points total at Monday’s St. Charles 5k. Their score of 179 points was good enough to top UVRC’s score by 18 points and 106 points over distant 3rd place Gate City. Individually, UNH Alumni Kevin Greene (Flynn Running) and Keely Maguire (Millennium Running) were the overall champions in 15’07 and 17’37 respectively. See our Schedule & Results page for full updates on the series.

St. Charles Team Scores:

  1. Greater Derry Track Club – 179
  2. Upper Valley Running Club – 161
  3. Gate City Striders – 73
  4. SIX03 Endurance – 51
  5. Millennium Running – 48
  6. Rochester Runners – 32
  7. Granite State Racing Team – 22
  8. Coastal Athletic Alliance – 16
  9. Athletic Alliance Running Club – 8

NHGP Division Winners:

Male Open – Nick Aguila (MILL) – 15’23
Female Open – Keely Maguire (MILL) – 17’37
Male Sub-Masters – Rick Bernard (GDTC) – 18’14
Female Sub-Masters – Heather Mahoney (GDTC) – 18’02
Male Masters – Will Locandro (SIX03) – 18’11
Female Masters – Christin Doneski (GSRT) – 18’44
Male Seniors – Rob Edson (UVRC) – 17’23
Female Seniors – Gini Nichols (GDTC) – 19’38
Male Veterans – Ken Snow (GCS) – 20’36
Female Veterans – Judi Lemaire (RR) – 23’41
Male 70+Michael Gonnerman (UVRC) – 27’01
Female 70+Betsy Gonnerman (UVRC) – 25’01

 

 

Millennium Ties Upper Valley on Home Turf

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The 2016 NH Grand Prix competition continued the evening of July 23rd with a road race/country concert event in Londonderry. After a 40 minute lightning delay, the Boot Scootin’ Boogie 5k kicked off without a hitch. Host club Millennium Running gave series leader Upper Valley Running Club the closest challenge any club has given them in a single race this year. Both club tied for the top spot on the day with 147 team points. Greater Derry (111) and Gate City (109) followed as a distant third and fourth. Upper Valley now holds a 336 point stale on the series with three races left. Recent Londonderry High grad Noah Schrank outleaned Gate City’s Brandyn Naro for the men’s title while Millenium’s Mary Klene won her 2nd straight Boot Scootin’ Boogie race.

Full team scores for the race are below. Be sure to visit our Schedule & Results page for all the up-to-date details on the 2016 series.

  • Upper Valley Running Club – 147 (959)
  • Millennium Running – 147 (243)
  • Greater Derry Track Club – 111 (623)
  • Gate City Striders – 109 (461)
  • Granite State Racing Team – 24 (92)
  • Six03 Endurance – 8 (112)

Granite Runner Eligibility

There are currently 30 athletes who have finished all of the first four events and are eligible for the Granite Runner prize going into the 2nd half of the series. The names are below. If you believe you have completed the first four events and your name is missing from this list, please email the scorekeeper (gibertim@comcast.net) for verification.

Amanda Naro GCS
Ken Forrence GCS
Nick Forrence GCS
Ken Snow GCS
Luann Laquerre GCS
Mark Furler GCS
Tom Kolb GCS
Amanda Blanchard GDTC
Brenda Coyle GDTC
Brian Ki GDTC
Carolyn Morgenstern GDTC
Caryn Pepin GDTC
Colleen Falardeau GDTC
Eddie Clements GDTC
Erik Dodge GDTC
Gary See GDTC
Joe Di Mattina GDTC
Michael Elliott GDTC
Regan Coyle GDTC
Scott Abercrombie GDTC
Sean Coyle GDTC
Andrea Resende SIX03
Cara Baskin UVRC
Cindy Edson UVRC
Ellen Chandler UVRC
Gunner Currier UVRC
Jim Burnett UVRC
Kevin Hartstein UVRC
Mary Mancuso UVRC
Rob Daniels UVRC
Rob Edson UVRC

For more info on the series results, please visit our schedule & results page and download the detailed results spreadsheet.

Upper Valley Opens Up Significant Gap at Skip’s Run

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The final results are in and after four races, the Upper Valley Running Club holds a comfortable 300 point lead on the team standings. The Wooly Syrup Chuggers have accumulated a total of 812 points at the halfway mark in the series. Greater Derry and Gate City have established themselves as clear 2nd and 3rd place teams, with 512 and 352 team points respectively. Josh Fontaine and Lydia Gill captured the overall individual crowns. The results for race four along with grand totals are below:

  • Upper Valley Running Club – 218 (812)
  • Greater Derry Track Club – 106 (512)
  • Gate City Striders – 64 (352)
  • Granite State Racing Team – 8 (68)
  • Six03 Endurance – 5 (102)
  • Rochester Runners – 4 (14)
  • Millennium Running – 0 (96)
  • acidotic Racing – 0 (12)
  • Coastal Athletic Alliance – 0 (11)

Bedford 12k Sees Large NHGP Turnout

 

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With the conclusion of the Bedford Rotary 12k, the Upper Valley Running Club now leads the series by a significant spread. Their 594 combined score so far sits 188 points over that of 2nd place Greater Derry Track Club. The Gate City Striders are settled in a distant third. Overall winners were Millennium’s Nick Aguila-Mandich and Upper Valley’s Hannah Taska. Team totals for the race are below:

  1. Upper Valley Running Club – 164 (594)
  2. Greater Derry Track Club – 140 (406)
  3. Gate City Striders – 136 (288)
  4. Millennium Running – 35 (96)
  5. Granite State Racing Team – 30 (60)
  6. Six03 Endurance – 17 (99)
  7. Rochester Runners – 9 (10)

For total series scores, visit our Schedule & Results page.

Upper Valley Extends Early Lead in Unity

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The 2016 NH Grand Prix slate continued with a point-to-point, slightly downhill 10k as the Chief Maloney Unity Run gave runners a tour of the NH Seacoast back roads. The race linked the Stratham and Greenland police departments and featured some solid racing. Millennium Running ace and SNHU XC coach Nick Aguila-Mandich took the victory in 31’22 with teammate Phoebe Novello (pictured above) winning as the top female in 35’13.

With the conclusion of the Chief Maloney Unity Run, the Upper Valley Running Club has extended their early series lead. The Wooly Syrup Chuggers’ series total of 430 points has them up front by over 150 points over Greater Derry’s 266. Gate City holds the third position with 152. Rob Edson and Betsy Gonnerman lead the age-graded standings.

Check out our Schedule & Results page for detailed results.

The series continues with the Bedford Rotary 12k on May 21st, 2016.

Shamrock Shuffle Scores – UVRC Breaks Single Race Team Points Record

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Shamrock Shuffle scores are in. The team standings are:

  1. Upper Valley Running Club – 262
  2. Greater Derry Track Club – 147
  3. Gate City Striders – 80
  4. Granite State Racing Team – 15
  5. Six03 Endurance – 12
  6. Millennium Running – 4
  7. Rochester Runners – 1

Defending champion UVRC is off to a hot start in the series, breaking the single race team points record. They hope to repeat as team champions.

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For full, official NHGP scores, see the standings page: http://www.nhgp.org/?page_id=486

For the full race results, see: http://www.coolrunning.com/results/16/nh/Mar19_Lebano_set1.shtml

Note: See the NHGP.org set for official scores.

2016 Series

Announcing the 2016 New Hampshire Grand Prix schedule!

  1. Shamrock Shuffle 5K, Lebanon NH, Saturday, March 19, 2016
  2. Chief Maloney Memorial 10K, Greenland NH, Sunday, April 24, 2016
  3. Bedford Rotary 12K, Bedford NH, Saturday, May 21, 2016
  4. Skip’s Run 4M, Lebanon NH, Sunday, June 19, 2016
  5. Boot Scootin’ Boogie 5K, Londonderry NH, Saturday July 23, 2016 (evening event)
  6. St. Charles Children’s Home 5K, Portsmouth NH, Monday (Labor Day), September 5, 2016
  7. Granite State 10 Miler, Concord NH, Sunday October 9, 2016
  8. New England Half Marathon, Concord NH, Sunday, October 23, 2016

Stay tuned for race start times, and race website and registration links.

UVRC Claims First NHGP Crown in Club History

After the conclusion of the White Mountain Milers’ Half Marathon, the Upper Valley Running Club has garnered the 2015 New Hampshire Grand Prix Team Title, their first in program history. Leading gun to wire, the Wooly Syrup Chuggers have managed to rally armies of talent to almost every race and were strong enough to upset 3x defending champion Greater Derry Track Club.

The results for the final race of the series (WMM Half):

  1. UVRC – 169 points
  2. GDTC – 103 points
  3. GCS – 72 points (tie)
  4. WMM – 72 points (tie)
  5. GSRT – 37 points
  6. SIX03 – 36 points
  7. CAA – 4 points

And the final series standings:

  1. UVRC – 1279 points
  2. GDTC – 1136 points
  3. GCS – 883 points
  4. GSRT – 409 points
  5. SIX03 – 159 points
  6. MILL – 104 points
  7. WMM – 82 points
  8. AARC – 62 points
  9. RR – 9 points
  10. ACID – 7 points
  11. CAA – 4 points

Rob Edson (UVRC) and Julia Martinage (GDTC) are the individual age-graded champions for the series.

For full series results, including the winners of each age group, and the full scoring spreadsheet, see: 2015 Results Page

Race results: CoolRunning

Congratulations to the clubs, and all the runners involved, on another great series, and let’s look forward to some good racing next year!