2014 NHGP Slated to Kick Off on Sunday

The Nashua Soup Kitchen 5k in Nashua, NH is scheduled to lead off the 2014 edition of the New Hampshire Grand Prix this Sunday, April 6th. The race is a lightly rolling certified 5k loop around downtown Nashua starting and finishing at the Muldoon Center on the campus of Rivier University. The race will be underway at 1PM. We’re looking forward to another great year of competition between the state’s finest running clubs. See you all there!

Race website: http://www.nsks.org/racehome0.aspx

2014 NHGP Schedule:

  • April 6th – Nashua Soup Kitchen 5k – Nashua, NH
  • May 11th – Pack Monadnock 10 Miler – Wilton/Lyndeborough, NH
  • June 22nd – Shaker Seven Road Race – Enfield, NH
  • July 17th – Bill Luti 5 Miler – Concord, NH
  • August 10th – Epsom OHD 4 Miler – Epsom, NH
  • September 28th – Convenient MD 10k  – Windham, NH
  • October 26th – CHAD Hero Half Marathon – Hanover, NH

Greater Derry Track Club Captures Second Straight Grand Prix Title

After the conclusion of the final NHGP event, the Greater Derry Track Club came out on top for the second year in a row with a score of 1107 points, 96 points over runner up Gate City’s 1011 points. The Upper Valley Running Club notched the third spot with a score of 450 over Granite State Racing Team’s 436 points. Below are the scores of the Granite 10 Miler and the final series standings:

Granite 10 Miler Scores:

  1. Greater Derry Track Club – 138
  2. Gate City Striders – 130
  3. Granite State Racing Team – 84
  4. Upper Valley Running Club – 49
  5. Rochester Runners – 20
  6. Athletic Alliance – 11

Final Series Team Standings:

  1. Greater Derry Track Club – 1107
  2. Gate City Striders – 1011
  3. Upper Valley Running Club – 450
  4. Granite State Racing Team – 436
  5. Rochester Runners – 128
  6. Athletic Alliance – 77
  7. Coastal Athletic Alliance – 1

 

Potential Granite Runner Status

Every year, the New Hampshire Grand Prix recognizes all of the runners who participated in every race in the series that season with what is called “Granite Runner” status. A commemorative t-shirt is usually awarded to those individuals at the end of the year or early the following year. This year however, the prize is rumored to be a hooded sweatshirt. The following people have completed every race in the 2013 Grand Prix thus far and are eligible to become Granite Runners if they participate in the remaining three events:

From the Gate City Striders:

  • Bob Thompson
  • Brandyn Naro
  • Bruce Conti
  • Emily Soucy
  • Jim Long
  • Justin Soucy
  • Lisa Klasman
  • Shannen Arsenault
  • Stephen Rouleau
  • Suzanne Barker
  • Tom Kolb

From the Greater Derry Track Club:

  • Bob Dolan
  • Bonney Cashin
  • Brenda Coyle
  • Brian Coyle
  • Carolyn Morgenstern
  • Caryn Pepin
  • Jim Peters
  • John McGarry
  • Patrick Connelly
  • Regan Coyle
  • Robert Parent
  • Scott Abercrombie
  • Sean Coyle

From the Upper Valley Running Club:

  • Cindy Edson
  • Geoff Dunbar

From the Granite State Racing Team:

  • Clifford Smith
  • Hazel Johnstone
  • Kathy Baril

If you have any questions or corrections to this list, please email the scorekeeper at gibertim@comcast.net

The NH Grand Prix Remains Close After Four Races

With the conclusion of Nate’s Race this past Sunday, the Greater Derry Track Club has cut the Gate City Striders’ lead to just three points. This series is shaping up to be another exciting battle between the two teams.

Official Nate’s Race Team Scores:

  1. Greater Derry Track Club – 167
  2. Gate City Striders – 153
  3. Granite State Racing Team – 25
  4. Upper Valley Running Club – 19

Series Totals After Four Races:

  1. Gate City Striders – 594
  2. Greater Derry Track Club – 591
  3. Upper Valley Running Club – 327
  4. Granite State Racing Team – 241
  5. Rochester Runners Club – 72
  6. Athletic Alliance Running Club – 51
  7. Coastal Athletic Alliance – 1

Patrick Connelly and Lynn Fawcett still lead the Age-Graded standings.

Another Race, Another Shift in the Series Lead

After the conclusion of the Bedford 12k, the Gate City Striders have officially taken over the NHGP series lead. Here are the scores:

Series Standings:

  1. Gate City Striders – 441
  2. Greater Derry Track Club – 424
  3. Upper Valley Running Club – 308
  4. Granite State Racing Team – 216
  5. Rochester Runners – 72
  6. Athletic Alliance Running Club – 51
  7. Coastal Athletic Alliance – 1

Bedford 12k Overall Results and Official Scores:

  • Gate City Striders – 178
  • Greater Derry Track Club – 138
  • Granite State Racing Team – 57
  • Upper Valley Running Club – 55
  • Athletic Alliance Running Club – 28
  • Rochester Runners – 15

Updated 2013 Schedule

Due to the cancellation of the Pack Monadnock Race, the 2013 has been changed: