ANDY’S ROUNDUP: Fast Runner at Ten Miler, N.H. Athletes Shine Out of State….and more
New Hampshire Ten Miler-It took Amos Sang of Chicopee, Massachusetts a lot longer to travel to the NH Ten Mile Ten Miler than it did for him to run the race. Turning in one of the fastest ten mile performances in New Hampshire history Sang won with a time of 50 minutes, 39 seconds, breaking the course record by almost five minutes. Just as impressive as his overall performance were Sang’s splits. After running the first five miles in 25:22 Sang kept up the pace and ran the second five miles in 25:19. How much faster was Sang from the rest of the 530 individuals and 72 relay teams? Second place went to Durham’s John Corona in 55:39. The top relay team, Beast Mode, finished in 1:03:47.
The women’s race was much closer with Newfields Melissa Murray winning in 1:09:52. At the halfway point Murray was just two seconds ahead of Pembroke’s Lindsay’s Fitzpatrick and led by only 24 seconds at the 7.5 mile mark. Murray then pulled away down the stretch with Fitzpatrick coming in second in 1:11:02.
The race was the seventh in the 2014 Elliot Millennium Running Series.
GMAA Labor Day 15K- Normally a 15K road race in Burlington, Vermont would not attract attention amongst the New Hampshire road race community but this year was the exception. The August 31 race was part of the 2014 New England Grand Prix Series and that meant the Millennium Running women’s team, based out of New Hampshire, ran in this event…and ran pretty well. With four MR women placing second through fifth (in order: Denise Sandahl, Christine Shaw, Laura Hagley, and Jen Mortimer) the team won the open division amongst the women. With the win the MR women have increased their lead in the USATF-NE series with just two of the seven series races left on the 2014 schedule.
Another N.H. based women’s team, the Gate City Striders, took first place in the 60 and over division and continue to lead that division in the NE series.
Overall winners of the race, which had 418 finishers, were Laura Paulsen of the Greater Boston Track Club and Ruben Sanca of the Whirlaway Racing Team.
2014 ITU Sprint Triathlon World Championships- Two New Hampshire female triathletes turned in medal winning performances at the ITU Sprint World Championships in Alberta, Edmonton. Amherst’s Karin Biskovich, one of New Hampshire’s premier triathletes, finished second in the women’s 40-44 age group. Biskovich finished the 750 meter swim, 12 mile bike, 5K run in 1:11:32,45 seconds.
Manchester’s Lynda Lubelczyk won the 65-69 division in 1:27:50
Elsewhere Around The State
Atkinson 5K Road Race- Pat Fullerton of Bradford, Massachusetts won with a time of 14:33 with top female honors going to Laura Brustolon of Lawrence, Massachusetts.
St. Charles Children’s Home 5K- Westerly, Rhode Island’s Andrew Springer joined Biddeford, Maine’s Carly Dion in the winner’s circle.
Race To The Ledges 5K- Concord’s Nacho Hernando and Contoocook’s Sydney Stockwell were the winners.
Run Your Buns Off 4.2 Miler- Give it up for Chris Novak of Dennis Port, Massachusetts and Holderness’ Elizabeth Beeson.
Francestown 5 5K- Nelson’s Andrew Hunt and Nashua’s Lori Lambert took top honors.
Swanzey Covered Bridges Half Marathon- Winners were Gilsum’s George Adams and Ariel Beccia of Rutland, Massachusetts
Circle Triathlon- Jonah Belk of Waterville, Maine joined Intervale’s Meghan Skidmore as the winners of the sprint event. There were also a couple of kids races that were part of the festivities.
Crescent Lake Run For Pride 5K- Winners: Matt Maynes and Marissa Hallee
Home Stretch 5K, Nashua, Sept. 7– Gate City Series: http://www.annemariehouse.org/events/homestretch
Laconia Clinic 5K Run/Walk For The Kids, Laconia, Sept. 6
Otter Limits Triathlon, Keene, Sept. 6
The Contoocook Carry, Contooccook, Sept. 6
Concord Friendly Kitchen Race, Concord, Sept. 7
Friends Fighting Cancer 5K, Manchester Sept. 7
Run To The Fall 5K, Northwood, Sept. 7
Trivia Question of the Week
Post your guesses in the comments below.
What was the Concord based insurance company that sponsored a 5K/Ten Mile race in Concord in the 1980’s and 1990’s?
Last week’s question:In honor of the St. Charles Children’s Home 5K, which took place in Portsmouth on September 1: What is the nickname for the children who have run races and lived at the St. Charles Children’s Home in Rochester? The St. Charles Eagles.