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Red’s Race Attracts Huge Grand Prix Turnout

 

The 2nd race in the 2017 NH Grand Prix took place last Sunday with the Red’s Race for a Better Community. 667 finishers crowded the streets of Dover with 190 of those finishers representing NH Grand Prix clubs. The top two overall finishers from the first series race would repeat as the 1, 2 at Red’s, but in reverse order. It was Gate City’s Steve Hammar who bested the field with his time of 26’16 while GCS (and high school) teammate Jake Wormald finished 2nd in 26’45. Mary Peters of the Upper Valley Running Club crossed the line first for the women in a speedy 31’28 with 51 year old Lisa Miller traveling from Pacific Grove, CA to grab the silver medal in 31’56.

On the team side of things, the Greater Derry Track Club prevailed over the Gate City Striders by a slight margin, accumulating a total of 152 point on the day. Gate City’s 142 was enough to hold their staple on the series lead so far. Upper Valley placed 3rd with 122 points for the race and a total of 213 over the first two races while hometown club Six03 Endurance posted their largest series presence so far, placing 4th with 114 points.

Team standings for Red’s Race:

  1. Greater Derry Track Club – 152
  2. Gate City Striders – 142
  3. Upper Valley Running Club – 122
  4. Six03 Endurance – 114
  5. Rochester Runners – 18
  6. White Mountain Milers – 10
  7. Granite State Racing Team – 8
  8. Millennium Running – 7
  9. Athletic Alliance Running Club – 4

Check out some race media below:

Photos (Maine Running Photos)

Article (Seacoast Online)

Video (Level Renner)

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)

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.

UVRC Grabs Insurance Points Going Into Final Race

The Convenient MD 10k served as a great event for the 7th NHGP race of the year. Cool weather and a flat course brought forth some fast race times for runners across the state. As for the team competition, 35 members of the Upper Valley Running Club took the trip down to Windham and gathered 185 points to take home a very important victory over host club Greater Derry Track Club, who was 2nd with 167. The Gate City Striders would place a distance third with 75 points. Other NH teams represented include the Granite State Racing Team, Millennium Running, Six03 Endurance, Athletic Alliance Running Club, and the White Mountain Milers.

Team scores for the Convenient MD 10k:

  1. UVRC – 185
  2. GDTC – 167
  3. GCS – 75
  4. GSRT – 20
  5. MILL – 10
  6. SIX03 – 5
  7. AARC – 4
  8. WMM – 1

The overall individual winners on the day were recent Tufts grad Joe St. Pierre and new UVRC member Phoebe Novello. Both broke the previous course records as well as male runner up Sam Fazioli of Whirlaway. The NHGP age-graded titles were won by UVRCs Rob Edson and GDTCs Cathy Merra.

Check out the full results courtesy of Millennium Running.

Check out some photos of the race courtesy of Gate City Strider Richie Blake.

Check out some media coverage of the race and race video courtesy of LevelRenner.com.

For a full results breakdown, visit our Schedule and Results page.

 

Upper Valley Extends Lead in Auburn

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Photo courtesy of Millennium Running and OrangeTheory Fitness

The 2015 NH Grand Prix continued its slate in Auburn with the New Hampshire 10 Miler on August 29th. Series leaders UVRC brought many of their best into the Southern part of the state to extend their lead, totaling 162 points on the day. The Greater Derry Track Club placed 2nd not far behind UVRC with 136 team points. The Gate City Striders would have the third highest tally with 131. With these results, the UVRC lead has been lengthened to 59 points.

Team totals for the NH 10 Miler:

  • UVRC – 162
  • GDTC – 136
  • GCS – 131
  • SIX03 – 36
  • GSRT – 32
  • MILL – 19
  • AARC – 17

Scott Mindel (Saucony Hurricanes) and Erica Jesseman (Dirigo) were the overall winners on the day with Rich Smith (UVRC) and Steph Wilson (unattached) the 2nd place finishers.

Two events remain in the series. The next one takes place on September 27th, 2015; the Convenient MD 10k in Windham.

Check out a highlights video of the race as compiled by Millennium Running:

Check out the full results courtesy of Millennium Timing

For full series results, visit our Schedule & Results page.