Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day 5k Results

The results from the Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day 5k are in! Lead by overall men’s champion Colin Smith, the Gate City Striders took home their 5th race win of the year, extending their lead to a comfortable 300 points over 2nd place Greater Derry Track Club. Courtney Hawkins won the overall women’s title in 18’38 as Millennium Running placed 5th as a team on the day. Charlie Bemis and Elizabeth Gonnerman brought home the top age-graded performances. With just one race to go, the top teams seem to be ironed out as the Striders look to secure their first Grand Prix title since 2011.

Halfway to St. Pats team scores:

  1. Gate City Striders – 205
  2. Greater Derry Track Club – 183
  3. Upper Valley Running Club – 73
  4. Greater Manchester Running Club – 60
  5. Millennium Running – 31
  6. Runner’s Alley – 18
  7. Six03 Endurance – 1
  8. Acidotic Racing – 1

Enjoy below some race results and coverage courtesy of Millennium Running:

Results
Photos
Finish Line Video

Results Spreadsheet updated at our Schedule & Results page

Epsom Old Home Days 4 Mile Recap

The NH Grand Prix continued on this past Sunday with the running of the Epsom Old Home Day 4 Miler. For the first time this season, defending team champion Greater Derry Track Club came out on top in a single race, gathering together 67 finishers to collect a total of 183 points on the day. The Gate City Striders and Upper Valley Running Club would place 2nd and 3rd in the team category with 160 and 56 respectively. Gate City still holds a respectable lead on the series standings with two races remaining.

Individually, Gate City’s Brandyn Naro and Greater Derry’s Amy Bernard captured the overall titles while Charlie Bemis (GDTC) and Elizabeth Gonnerman (UVRC) were the top age-graded performers.

Overall Results (Granite State Race Services)
Photos (Granite State Race Services)
Photos (Donald Yeaton)

Next up is the Halfway to St. Pats 5k in Manchester on Sunday September 9th.

Bill Luti 5 Miler Results

With the conclusion of the 51st Bill Luti 5 Miler, the Gate City Striders have extended their lead in the team standings to a spectacular 283 points. Meanwhile, the Greater Derry Track Club presents a nice showing at the Luti to claim 2nd place from the Upper Valley Running Club. Neal Darmody (25’07) and Emily Durgin (26’50) claim the overall titles. Durgin’s time was one of the fastest 5 milers run on NH soil by an open female, blasting Rachel Schilkowsky’s course record by a minute and eight seconds.

Team Results (Series Totals):

1. Gate City Striders – 158 (924)
2. Greater Derry Track Club – 138 (641)
3. Upper Valley Running Club – 81 (624)
4. Greater Manchester Running Club – 54 (199)
5. Runner’s Alley – 39 (65)
6. Rochester Runners – 34 (46)
7. Millennium Running – 15 (71)
8. Granite State Racing Team – 14 (76)
9. Monadnock Regional Milers – 3 (6)
10. Acidotic Racing – 3 (3)

Race Results (Granite State Race Services)

Capital City Classic 10k Final Scores

Photo credit: Granite State Race Services

Final results are in for the 2018 Capital City Classic! The series leading Gate City Striders ran the show yet again, bringing home six division winners and nearly doubling the score of their nearest competitor in the team category. Neal Darmody (32’50) and Erin Lane (36’45) claimed the overall individual titles. Team scores summarized below:

  1. Gate City Striders – 176 (766 total series points)
  2. Upper Valley Running Club – 90 (543)
  3. Greater Derry Track Club – 89 (503)
  4. Greater Manchester Running Club – 51 (145)
  5. Granite State Racing Team – 34 (62)
  6. Runner’s Alley – 26 (26)
  7. Millennium Running – 13 (56)
  8. Rochester Runners – 11 (12)
  9. Six03 Endurance – 8 (11)
  10. White Mountain Milers – 6 (6)
  11. Coastal Athletic Alliance – 5 (5)

Full results with photos (courtesy Granite State Race Services)

Windham Rail Trail Alliance 5k Results

With the conclusion of the Windham Rail Trail 5k, the Gate City Striders have extended upon their series lead. Upper Valley and Greater Derry remain a distant 2nd and 3rd in the standings. The overall titles were claimed by Carl Hartford (15’46) and Mary Klene (18’44) while Brian Ruhm (GCS) and Elizabeth Gonnerman (UVRC) were the top age graded competitors on the day.

Windham Rail Trail team totals:

1. Gate City Striders – 202
2. Greater Derry Track Club – 157
3. Upper Valley Running Club – 88
4. Greater Manchester Running Club – 57
5. Millennium Running – 25
6. Granite State Racing Team – 6

Team totals after three events:

1. Gate City Striders – 590
2. Upper Valley Running Club – 453
3. Greater Derry Track Club – 414
4. Greater Manchester Running Club – 94
5. Millennium Running – 43
6. Granite State Racing Team – 28
7. Rochester Runners – 3
8. Monadnock Regional Milers – 3
9. Club Northeast – 2

Full results (courtesy Millennium Running)

Gate City Reclaims Series Lead in Nashua

Photo credit: Jim Rhoades

The Gate City Striders utilized their home road advantage well this past Sunday as they raced their way back to a series lead. Lead by WPI alum Austin Scott, the striders amassed a spectacular 225 team points on the day, outdistancing their nearest competitors by 88 points. Women’s winner Bess Ritter and her Upper Valley Running Club teammates claimed that runner up spot with a 138 point total while defending champion Greater Derry Track Club finished 3rd with 122. Age graded top honors went to Rich Smith (UVRC) and Lynn Fawcett (GDTC).

Team stangings after two races:

Gate City Striders – 388
Upper Valley Running Club – 365
Greater Derry Track Club – 257
Greater Manchester Running Club – 37
Granite State Racing Team – 22
Millennium Running – 18
Monadnock Regional Milers – 3
SIX03 Endurance – 3
Club Northeast – 2
Rochester Runners – 1

Enjoy full results and photos by clicking on the links below:

Results courtesy of Granite State Race Services
Photos (Granite State Race Services)
More Photos (Jim Rhoades)

NH Grand Prix action resumes at the Windham Rail Trail Alliance 5k on Sunday, June 10th. See you all there!

Shamrock Shuffle Kicks Off 2018 Slate On High Note

Photo credit: Ted Kinson

The 17th edition of the Lebanon Parks & Rec Shamrock Shuffle served as the first race in this year’s NH Grand Prix. 924 finishers were treated to a rolling 5k, free Bratwurst, and a fun-filled St. Paddy’s day celebration. Crossing the line first was defending male 29 & under champion Jake Wormald, who’s 16 minute, 16 second performance bested the course record set by Josh Fontaine in 2015 by four seconds.* Teammate Brandyn Naro (16’49) and Upper Valley’s Kevin Hartstein (17’08) placed 2nd and 3rd. UVRC newcomer Bess Ritter took top honors for the women, posting an astounding 18 minute, 55 second time. Ritter finished almost a minute up on her closest competition, UVRC teammate Mary Peters (19’50). The Upper Valley women would sweep the podium, capped off by Megan Miller‘s 3rd place finish in 20’03. The top age-graded performers on the day were UVRC’s Rich Smith and Betsy Gonnerman.

The Upper Valley Running Club utilized their home road advantage well, jumping out to an early lead in the team standings with 227 total points. The Gate City Striders were the runner up team with 163 while defending series champion Greater Derry Track Club finished 3rd with a total of 135.

Official team standings:

Upper Valley Running Club – 227
Gate City Striders – 163
Greater Derry Track Club – 135
Athletic Alliance Running Club – 23
Millennium Running – 6
Club Northeast – 2
Rochester Runners – 1

Results (courtesy of Granite State Race Services)
Photos (courtesy of Granite State Race Services)
Photos (courtesy of Ted Kinson)

Visit the Schedule & Results page for a full breakdown and the official scoring spreadsheet.

*Overall race record is 15’36 held by Rick Rountree. The course was changed in 2015 to ease traffic management at the start. Both the old and new course are USATF-certified.

2018 Series Announced

The 2018 series has been announced!

  1. March 10, 12 noon – Lebanon Shamrock Shuffle 5K – Lebanon NH
  2. April 8, 1pm – Nashua Soup Kitchen 10K – Nashua NH
  3. June 10 – WRTA Alliance Fast N’ Flat 5K – Windham NH
  4. June 23 – Capital City Classic 10K – Concord NH
  5. July 21 – Bill Luti 5M – Concord NH
  6. August 12 – Epsom Old Home Days 4M – Epsom NH
  7. September 9 – Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day 5K – Manchester NH
  8. October 14 – CHaD HERO Half Marathon – Hanover NH

Keep an eye on the series page for updates and results:

2018 Schedule & Results

 

Greater Derry Holds On for 5th NHGP Title

Series champs GDTC at the Granite 10 Miler. Photo credit: Amy Crowley

With the conclusion of the Granite 10 Miler, the Greater Derry Track Club has officially captured the 2017 Grand Prix Team Title. The Gate City Striders were the top club the 10 Miler, but GDTC was able to hold onto their lead and win the series. What a great battle between those top two teams all year long!

Final Standings:

1. Greater Derry Track Club – 1313
2. Gate City Striders – 1285
3. Upper Valley Running Club – 941
4. SIX03 Endurance – 207
5. Millennium Running – 107
6. Rochester Runners NH – 103
7. Granite State Racing Team – 102
8. White Mountain Milers – 65
9. Athletic Alliance Running Club – 35
10. acidotic RACING – 23
11. Coastal Athletic Alliance – 22
12. Monadnock Regional Milers – 13

Congrats to everyone on a fantastic year of racing. We hope you enjoyed this year’s slate. Stay tuned for more details regarding individual/age group awards and Granite Runner prizes.

Granite 10 Miler results courtesy Granite State Race Services

Photos courtesy Granite 10 Mile Race Crew

Mike Giberti’s on-course race video below:

Greater Derry with Sensational Team Showing at St. Charles

The Greater Derry Track Club gathered their forces and executed a big late season team performance to close the gap and take command of the series. Collectively, the GDTC scored 222 team points to best rival team Gate City’s 167 total by 55 points. That is enough to open up a 33 point series lead going into the final event. Individually, UNH standout Kevin Greene and Cornell alum Corey Dowe raced to the individual titles in 15’13 and 18’05 respectively.

  1. Greater Derry Track Club – 222 (1144)
  2. Gate City Striders – 167 (1111)
  3. Upper Valley Running Club – 102 (840)
  4. Rochester Runners – 20 (89)
  5. Six03 Endurance – 18 (198)
  6. Coastal Athletic Alliance – 16 (22)
  7. White Mountain Milers – 12 (55)
  8. Athletic Alliance Running Club – 11 (31)

Results via Granite State Race Services

Photos via Maine Running Photos

The series finale is the Granite State 10 Miler in Concord on October 22. It’s going to be an exciting finish!