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.
With the conclusion of the Gate City Half Marathon, the 4th event in this year’s series, the Gate City Striders hoist a 55 point lead over 2nd place Greater Derry Track Club. The Upper Valley Running Club sits in a distant 3rd at the halfway point with 417 points. Individually, Derrick Hamel (SIX03) and Lindsay Close (GCS) took home the overall titles while Gini Nichols (GDTC) and Charlie Bemis (GDTC) were the top age-graded performers on the day.
- Gate City Striders – 167 (644)
- Greater Derry Track Club – 143 (589)
- Upper Valley Running Club – 75 (417)
- Millennium Running – 25 (78)
- Six03 Endurance – 10 (160)
- Athletic Alliance Running Club – 7 (15)
A full results breakdown can be found at our schedule & results page
Overall results (Yankee Timing)
Article (Level Renner)
Press Release (WMUR)
Congrats to all who came out to the Seacoast to support Chief Michael Maloney and all area first responders. On the individual side, Jake Wormald (GCS) and Emily Cousens (MILL) lead their respective races gun to wire for the win. On the team side, it was a tight race between the top three teams in the league.
Gate City Striders – 132
Greater Derry Track Club – 129
Upper Valley Running Club – 129
Millennium Running – 30
SIX03 Endurance – 28
White Mountain Milers – 23
Rochester Runners – 8
Coastal Athletic Alliance – 5
Athletic Alliance Running Club – 4
Acidotic Racing – 3
On a frigid cold day in Nashua, NH, the Gate City Striders made an appearance at the Team Earley Leprechaun Leap took command of the NHGP Series early on. The striders won the team competition 203 to 165 over 2nd place Greater Derry Track Club. The defending champions Upper Valley Running Club placed a distant 3rd with 91 team points. Individually, it was SNHU XC alumni Jake Wormald and Souhegan’s Shannon Earley (both repping Gate City) who took the overall titles in 16’25 and 20’05 respectively.
- Gate City Striders – 203
- Greater Derry Track Club – 165
- Upper Valley Running Club – 91
- Millennium Running – 16
- Granite State Racing Team – 11
- White Mountain Milers – 10
- SIX03 Endurance – 8
- Monadnock Regional Milers – 7
Individual Winners by Division:
Men’s 29 & Under – Jake Wormald (GCS) – 16’25
Men’s 30-39 – Jim Johnson (WMM) – 16’52
Men’s 40-49 – Mark LaPrade (MILL) – 18’08
Men’s 50-59 – Rob Edson (UVRC) – 18’17
Men’s 60-69 – Ken Snow (GCS) – 21’58
Men’s 70+ – Lucien Trudeau (GDTC) – 33’10
Women’s 29 & Under – Shannon Earley (GCS) – 20’05
Women’s 30-39 – Lindsay Close (GCS) – 20’54
Women’s 40-49 – Cindy Edson (UVRC) – 22’10
Women’s 50-59 – Gini Nichols (GDTC) – 22’16
Women’s 60-69 – Aline Kenney (GCS) – 28’11
Gini Nichols (GDTC) and Rob Edson (UVRC) were the top age-graded performers on the day.
Full results courtesy of 3C Race Productions
Next race on the schedule is the Red’s Shoe Barn 5 Miler on April 9th in Dover. See you there!
The New England Half Marathon in Concord, NH served as the grand finale in this year’s NH Grand Prix slate. Though having already secured the series victory in the last event, the Upper Valley Running Club threw one last hurrah and was the top team on the day with 140 points, backed by three Granite Runners who completed the whole series. Host club Millennium Running toed 44 runners to the finish and collectively took 2nd as a team with 111 points with the Gate City Striders 3rd, scoring 75 points.
Individually, Upper Valley was also at the front as Syrup Chugger duo Rich Smith and Kevin Hartstein placed 2nd and 3rd overall behind overall winner Jaidiby Zapata. Zapata’s cruised the net downhill 13.11 mile course in 74 minutes, 39 seconds. For the women, it was Millennium’s Mary Klene first across the line in 84 minutes, 26 seconds. with teammate Jennifer Mortimer the runner up in 86’12. Jessica Bashaw traveled east from Cambridge, NY to grab the bronze in 86’42.
For full results, check out MillenniumRunning.com
For additional race photos like the ones above, have a look at Millennium’s Backprint page
For in-depth details on the 2016 NH Grand Prix, visit our Schedule & Results page.
Results are in for the Granite State 10 Miler. Upper Valley Running Club was back to their winning ways with the top score for the race. With that score, UVRC clinched their 2016 NHGP title for their second title in a row. Greater Derry Track Club and Gate City Striders were 2nd and 3rd, both in the race and in the overall standings.
Granite State 10 Miler Top 5 Team Scores:
- Upper Valley Running Club – 167
- Greater Derry Track Club – 149
- Gate City Striders – 67
- Granite State Racing Team – 60
- Six03 Endurance – 20
Series Top 5 (After 7 Races):
- Upper Valley Running Club – 1287
- Greater Derry Track Club – 951
- Gate City Striders – 601
- Millennium Running – 303
- Six03 Endurance – 183
Full results on the results page.
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:
- Upper Valley Running Club – 164 (594)
- Greater Derry Track Club – 140 (406)
- Gate City Striders – 136 (288)
- Millennium Running – 35 (96)
- Granite State Racing Team – 30 (60)
- Six03 Endurance – 17 (99)
- Rochester Runners – 9 (10)
For total series scores, visit our Schedule & Results page.
Shamrock Shuffle scores are in. The team standings are:
- Upper Valley Running Club – 262
- Greater Derry Track Club – 147
- Gate City Striders – 80
- Granite State Racing Team – 15
- Six03 Endurance – 12
- Millennium Running – 4
- 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.
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.
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):
- UVRC – 169 points
- GDTC – 103 points
- GCS – 72 points (tie)
- WMM – 72 points (tie)
- GSRT – 37 points
- SIX03 – 36 points
- CAA – 4 points
And the final series standings:
- UVRC – 1279 points
- GDTC – 1136 points
- GCS – 883 points
- GSRT – 409 points
- SIX03 – 159 points
- MILL – 104 points
- WMM – 82 points
- AARC – 62 points
- RR – 9 points
- ACID – 7 points
- 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!
Photo credit: Dave Giberti
The Lebanon Recreation & Parks Dept Shamrock Shuffle served as the season opener for this year’s NHGP. 80 members of the Upper Valley Running Club toed the line and notched up a total of 227 team points on the day, nearly double that of the defending champion Greater Derry Track Club. This is the 2nd largest team score ever posted in Grand Prix history. Individually, Josh Fontaine and Lorna Young were the overall champions. Rob Edson and Betsy Gonnerman, both of the UVRC, took the age-graded honors. The stats are below:
- Upper Valley Running Club – 227
- Greater Derry Track Club – 118
- Granite State Racing Team – 53
- Six03 Endurance – 51
- Gate City Striders – 50
- Athletic Alliance – 9
Full results courtesy of RaceWire
Also, a warm-hearted welcome to Six03 Endurance, Millennium Running, and Acidotic Racing, who will be additional team competitors in this year’s slate.
The next event in line is the Nashua Soup Kitchen 5k on April 12th. Race goes off at 1PM.