Andy’s Roundup- Historic Performances at a N.H. Triathlon…and more
Marshmallow Man Triathlon- There are no official records for New Hampshire road races and triathlons but it would appear history was set at the Marshmallow Man triathlon on Saturday, August 2. At the sprint race in Laconia (.25 mile swim, 14 mile bike, 5K run) 61 year old Bruce Butterworth of Hampton was the winner, making him possibly the oldest individual to win a New Hampshire race. With a time of 1:12:09 Butterworth won Marshmallow Man for the second year in a row. Laconia’s Deidre Cullen was the women’s winner in 1:15:10. Cullen was second overall and Tracey Harris of Marblehead, Massachusetts, Manchester’s Meagan Boucher, and Lisa Marquis of Weston, Massachusetts finished third through fifth overall. That gave females four of the top five overall spots possibly a Granite State record for most women in the top five overall at a race.
Kingston Fireman Five Miler/5K- Dover’s Casey Carroll, already the winner of New Hampshire races this year, added to his win total by winning the Kingston Fireman Five Miler. Carroll dominated the event with a winning time of 27:54 over two minutes faster than runner-up, D.J. Ayotte of East Kingston. The women’s winner was Kingston’s Lexi Basiliere in 33:49.
The winners of the 5K were Raymond’s Patrick Ard in 17:03 and Plymouth’s Erica Labella in 20:12
Elsewhere Around The State
Kingman Farm Trail Race- Durham’s Vincent Lyon and Northwood’s Ahna McCusker take top honors.
Baby Rachel’s Legacy 5K- Two Dover runners were the winners, Anthony Coraluzzo and Sara West
Top Notch Triathlon- Olympic Nordic skier Kris Freeman and Alexandra Morss were the winners.
New London Hospital Days Triathlon- Stephen Wright, Holliston, Massachusetts and Megan Cross of New London were first male and female.
Campton Community Spirit 3.4 Mile Road Race: Winners were both from Campton, Glenn Miller and Ellen Tighe.
CHSXC Summer Heat Long 5K- Eric Williams and Collette Silvis won
Mad River Endurafest- It was two days of events at Waterville Valley with two adult triathlons, one kid’s triathlon, a 10K road race, and a 6.5 mile trail run.
Lamprey Health Care 5K, Newmarket, August 9
Alton Old Home Day 5K, Alton, August 9
Sandown Old Home Days 5 Miler/5K, Sandown, August 9
SJRS 4R’S 5K, Concord, August 9
Moultonborough Pathway Fund 5K/10K, Moultonborough, August 9
Wildman Biathlon, Shelburne, August 9
Midnight Owl 15K, Conway, August 9
Caleb Cruise 5K, Whitefield, August 9
Epsom Old Home Day Four Miler, Epsom, August 10
Trivia Question of the Week
Post your guesses in the comments below.
Who is the female runner who holds the N.H. state record for 5K, 8K, and 10K?
Last week’s question: What is New Hampshire’s largest triathlon?
The Timberman Triathlon Festival, a two day event held in August at Elacoya State Park, Gilford
|About Andy Schachat:
Andy has been involved in the New Hampshire road race/triathlon community for well over 20 years. As a runner Andy has three Boston Marathons to his credit. Behind the scenes Andy has reported on New Hampshire road races and triathlons for various publications and has covered races for radio stations and newspapers. Perhaps he is best known as the “voice” of New Hampshire races having been the announcer at hundreds of Granite State events. Andy is also the found of the New Hampshire Road Race Hall of Fame.