Last Saturday night may have been one of the biggest in NHGP history as 247 club members crossed the finish line for race number 6 of the series.
The post race beer and music was sweetest for the Gate City Striders who led the field with 191 points and extending their overall series lead with a total of 958 points. Gate City was not he only club celebrating though as Greater Derry Track Club (152 points), Millennium Running (119 points), and Upper Valley Running Club (80 points) all had strong nights as well. The big score for GDTC was enough to pull them into a tie for second place in the series overall with UVRC as both clubs have 734 points.
Individually the top NHGP Male was Andrew Erickson (UVRC) completing the course in a winning time of 16:27 while the top NHGP Female (and winner) was Katherine Estep (GCS) crossing the line at 19:00.
Full results can be found at the following link and updated standings on the 2019 page. Full Results
Under warm and sunny conditions the New Hampshire Grand Prix continued in Concord last weekend with the Capital City Classic 10K. Racers from ten different member clubs took to the streets of Concord for the event.
When all was said and done the Gate City Striders once again took the team victory, amassing 157 points on the day to gap second place Greater Derry Track Club by 31 (126 points).
Individually the top NHGP Male was Jacob Wormald (GCS) completing the course in a time of 33:20 while the top NHGP Female was Katie Cross-Powers (GMRC) crossing the line at 39:19.
After the Windham Flat & Fast 5K on June 9th we are now halfway through the 2019 series and it appears that we have quite the race for 1st going on!
Individually Gate City took the crown for both the Men and Women with Jacob Wormald leading the NHGP men (2nd overall) and Katherine Estep leading the NHGP Women (2nd woman overall).
Gate City also took the team competition on the day scoring a total of 187 points to finish 32 points ahead of Greater Derry (155 points). Rounding out the scoring were Upper Valley (98 points), Millennium (21 points), Greater Manchester (11 points), and Rochester (10 points).
The first place finish on the day was enough for Gate City to also put themselves into a narrow first place standing over Upper Valley in the overall team competition:
The 2019 series held it’s third race on May 19th, and the first of two half marathons this year, at the Gate City Half Marathon
Once again we had the same top three, but for the third straight race the order was flipped. In first, defending their home course, were the Gate City Striders with a score of 154 followed next by Upper Valley Running Club (111 points). Rounding out the scoring were the Greater Derry Track Club (63 points), Millennium Running (12 points), and Six03 (5 points).
Individually Jaidiby Zapata of GDTC was first for the males while Kato Cavallaro of GCS paced the females.
Overall team results through three races:
Full series standings and complete race results can be found at the links below:
The 2019 series held it’s second race last Sunday, this time moving to Dover for Red’s Race For a Better Cause 5 Miler!
The top three teams remained the same but the order was reversed as The Greater Derry Track Club (GDTC) took first with 127 points. A close second were the Gate City Striders (GCS) with 125 points and Upper Valley Running Club (UVRC) rounded out the top 3 with 115 points. Despite the third place finish UVRC was able to hold their series lead, now 71 points ahead of the second place GCS.
Individually Jacob Wormald of GCS pulled off his second straight victory while Sarah Canney won for the women (Sarah St. Martin of the Greater Manchester Running Club was second overall woman, 1st NHGP)
Full series standings and complete race results can be found at the links below:
The final results are in! Congrats to all on a fun, competitive series across the New Hampshire clubs. This year saw a new champion in the Gate City Striders, who took home their first series title since 2011 and set a record for most Granite Runners brought for by a single team in one year. Full details listed below:
2018 Final Team Standings:
1. Gate City Striders – 1453
2. Greater Derry Track Club – 1061
3. Upper Valley Running Club – 901
4. Greater Manchester Running Club – 286
5. Millennium Running – 108
6. Runner’s Alley Racing Team – 83
7. Granite State Racing Team – 79
8. Rochester Runners Club – 66
9. Six03 Endurance – 25
10t. White Mountain Milers – 6
10t. Monadnock Regional Milers – 6
12. Coastal Athletic Alliance – 5
13. Acidotic Racing – 4
14. Club Northeast – 2
Age Division Winners:
Male 29 & Under – Jake Wormald (GCS)
Female 29 & Under – Carly Matthews (GCS)
Male 30-39 – Brandyn Naro (GCS)
Female 30-39 – Tivan Casavant (GDTC)
Male 40-49 – James Porter (GMRC)
Female 40-49 – Yuki Chorney (GCS)
Male 50-59 – Brian Ruhm (GCS)
Female 50-59 – Karen Long (GCS)
Male 60-69 – Scott Abercrombie (GDTC)
Female 60-69 – Lynn-Marie Fawcett (GDTC)
Male 70+ – John Lewicke (GCS)
Female 70+ – Elizabeth Gonnerman (UVRC)
Age Graded Top Three:
1. Scott Abercrombie (GDTC)
2. Brian Ruhm (GCS)
3. Trevor Ward (GCS)
1. Elizabeth Gonnerman (UVRC)
2. Karen Long (GCS)
3. Lynn-Marie Fawcett (GDTC)
32 Total Granite Runners!!
Adam Gerhard GCS
Adriana Tyers GCS
Amanda Naro GCS
Amy Doyle GCS
Brandyn Naro GCS
Bridget Callen GCS
Bruce Conti GCS
Carly Matthews GCS
Danielle Ferrucci GCS
Emily Cunha GCS
John Lewicke GCS
John Singelais GCS
Laura Ray GCS
Lin Zhang GCS
Lisa Reilly GCS
Mark Crane GCS
Mark Furler GCS
Megan Hostler GCS
Phil Petschek GCS
Thomas Cantara GCS
Tom Kolb GCS
Trevor Ward GCS
Breanne Piazik GDTC
Colleen Falardeau GDTC
Mike Elliott GDTC
Kathy Denoncour GDTC
Priscilla Camarda GDTC
Tivan Casavant GDTC
Jonathan Alizio MILL
Jim Burnett UVRC
Karen Wright UVRC
Tiffany Currier UVRC
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:
Gate City Striders – 205
Greater Derry Track Club – 183
Upper Valley Running Club – 73
Greater Manchester Running Club – 60
Millennium Running – 31
Runner’s Alley – 18
Six03 Endurance – 1
Acidotic Racing – 1
Enjoy below some race results and coverage courtesy of Millennium Running:
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)
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:
Gate City Striders – 176 (766 total series points)
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: