Gate City Half Marathon results

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:

UVRC 450

GCS 421

GDTC 311

SIX03 46

GMRC 29

RR 17

MILL 14

CAA 13

ACID 10

Full series standings and complete race results can be found at the links below:

Race Series Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JcS2lzhOxTbNQZqGRDMq8XrhFkLFurmXgcHisNDBCJQ/edit?usp=sharing

Next up: Flat n Fast 5K – June 9 in Windham NH!

Red’s Race For a Better Community 5M Results

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:

Race Series Spreadsheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aIu_07jYM_qFaylc4yzlhiB9LoqVzBhN_MPHcGEWn78/edit?usp=sharing

Complete Race Results: http://www.coolrunning.com/results/19/nh/Apr7_38thRe_set1.shtml

Next up: Gate City Half Marathon – May 19 in Nashua NH!

Shamrock Shuffle 5K Results

The 2019 New Hampshire Grand Prix kicked on last Saturday in Lebanon for the Shamrock Shuffle 5K. Windy conditions certainly did not scare away the runners as nearly 1,000 participants crossed the finish line including over 150 runners representing 7 different NHGP clubs!

Upper Valley Running Club held home court and paced the field with 223 points. Second and third were the Gate City Striders and Greater Derry Track club with 142 and 121 points respectively.

Full series standings and complete race results can be found at the links below:

Race Series Spreadsheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1h1fZ1dS2FsAmXDVlWASard4zyUF1Q_WYDjVgof9dmnQ/edit?usp=sharing

Complete Race Results:
http://www.coolrunning.com/results/19/nh/Mar16_Shamro_1_set1.shtml

Next up: Red’s Race – April 7th in Dover NH!

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.

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)

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.

Gate City Half Recap: Striders Pull Ahead on Home Ground

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.

  1. Gate City Striders – 167 (644)
  2. Greater Derry Track Club – 143 (589)
  3. Upper Valley Running Club – 75 (417)
  4. Millennium Running – 25 (78)
  5. Six03 Endurance – 10 (160)
  6. 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)

Three Team Duel at Chief Maloney

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

Charlie Bemis (GDTC) and Gini Nichols (also GDTC) take top honors in the age-graded category.

Results (Millennium Running)
Photos (Chief Maloney Memorial Fund)
Video Recap (LevelRenner.com)
Press Release (WMUR)

Striders Claim The Podium at Leprechaun Leap

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.

Team Standings:

  1. Gate City Striders – 203
  2. Greater Derry Track Club – 165
  3. Upper Valley Running Club – 91
  4. Millennium Running – 16
  5. Granite State Racing Team – 11
  6. White Mountain Milers – 10
  7. SIX03 Endurance – 8
  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!

New England Half Closes Out 2016 Grand Prix on High Note

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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.