Andy’s Roundup: Ho, Ho, Ho in Manchester… and more
BASC Santa Claus Shuffle– Hundreds of runners and walkers put on their Santa Suits and ran or walked three miles in Manchester on December 6 at the fourth annual BASC Santa Claus Shuffle. With plenty of holiday music greeting participants at the finish line perhaps the song of the day was Feliz Navidad. That’s because Concord’s Nacho Hernando, a Spanish citizen won the race for the second year in a row.
Speaking of second year in a row Newfield’s Melissa Murray won a close race with Goffstown’s Stephanie Burnham with Murray winning by two seconds. In 2013 Murray beat Burnham by three seconds.
There were 1,406 finishers of the race.
Elsewhere Around The State
Jingle Bell Half Marathon, Atkinson- Nashua’s Mike Danaher, who won the Ashworth Awards BayState Marathon in October, was the men’s winner. The women’s winner was Portsmouth’s Kimberly Burke.
All I Want For Christmas 5K, Stratham- Dover’s Jasmin Lepir was top male with top female honors going to Greenland’s Jenni Boynton.
Merrimack Toys For Tots 5K- Concord’s Dave Audet won his 15th race of the season and was joined in the winner’s circle by Londonderry’s Lindsay DeLorenzo.
Yule Light Up The Night, Loudon, Dec. 14 – http://www.millenniumrunning.com/lights
Jingle Bell Run For Arthritis, Portsmouth, Dec. 13
Trivia Question of the Week
What was the original name of the Bill Luti 5 Miler?
Post your guesses in the comments below.
Last week’s question:
What Portsmouth race was a New England Grand Prix race from 1998-2000?
The Market Square Day 10K, New Hampshire’s largest 10K, was a part of the NE Grand Prix for 3 years, 1998-2000.
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.