Gate City Opens Up With a Victory on Home Turf

The final scores of the Nashua Soup Kitchen 5k have been released. After corrections, the Gate City Striders are in the lead with 196 points. Greater Derry is keeping things close just 20 points behind while the Upper Valley Running Club is in third place with 88 points. Here is a breakdown of the scores as a whole:

  1. Gate City Striders – 196
  2. Greater Derry Track Club – 176
  3. Upper Valley Running Club – 88
  4. Granite State Racing Team – 15
  5. Rochester Runners – 3

Rob Edson (UVRC) and Lynn Fawcett (GDTC) took top honors in the age-graded category.

Also, feel free to check out some race coverage courtesy of Mike Giberti and

An article on the race along with an interview with race winner Alex Hall can be found here.

We are also proud to share a guest blog by UVRC’s Shanon Hounshell on her first ever Grand Prix race at the Soup Kitchen 5k. She had some uplifting words to say about the race:

I participated in the first race of this year’s series with the Upper Valley Running Club (UVRC)– the Nashua Soup Kitchen 5k. It was a well-organized event. Participants ran through a quiet, charming neighborhood complete with water stops. Volunteers were plentiful, pre and post race massages were available, a post race meal was served, and the race supported a great cause.

Read Shanon’s full blog post on Stay, Work, Play New Hampshire.

The next race on the 2014 NHGP schedule is the Pack Monadnock 10 Miler on May 11th. See you all there. And remember to get in a few hill repeats in preparation for it!