Andy’s Roundup: Hundreds run half marathon and more
Wolf Hollow Half Marathon/5K- New Hampshire’s biggest race the weekend before Thanksgiving took place in Nashua at the Wolf Hollow Half Marathon/5K. The third edition of this event drew over 573 finishers for the half marathon, 50 half marathon relay teams and another 131 5K finishers all taking advantage of a sunny day in the Gate City.
Leading the way in the half marathon were Dave Moyer of Jamaica Plan, Massachusetts who set a course record in 1 hour, 12 minutes, 55 seconds, over four minutes faster than runner-up Marc Leblanc of Ashland, Massachusetts. Leblanc finished in 1:17:10.
The women’s race was won by Jenna Mead of Bedford in 1:33:30. Second female was Cait Miller of Pepperell, Massachusetts in 1:35:49.
The 5K winners were Chris Poulos (address unknown) and Nashua’s Jamie Morse.
Elsewhere Around The State
Tiger Trot Road Race- Concord’s Dave Audet and Newfield’s Melissa Murray won the ten miler and Hampton Falls Cole Albert and Portsmouth’s Christine Graham won the 5K.
Turkey Chase 5K- Nashua’s Corey Hawkins and Nashua’s Ariana Braccio were the winners.
Novemberfest Trail Run- Festus Mbuva of Lowell, Massachusetts joined Nashua’s Sandra Van Den Heuve as the winners.
Looking ahead- A big day in New Hampshire on Thanksgiving
Fisher Cats Thanksgiving 5K, Manchester, November 27– http://www.millenniumrunning.com/thanksgiving
Seacoast Turkey Trot, Portsmouth, November 27– http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/SitePages/SitePage.aspx?cid=7145&pid=54083
Free Fall Classic 5K, Rochester, November 27
Lake Sunapee Turkey Trot, Sunapee, November 27
Wobble Gobble, Keene, November 27
Bow Police Association Turkey Trot, Bow, November 27
Merrimack Turkey Trot, Merrimack, November 27
Great Derry Turkey Trot, Derry, November 27
Galloping Gobbler, Concord, November 27
Run For the Wax Turkey Trot, Windham, November 27
5K Turkey Trot and Chicken Run, Colebrook, November 27
Severance Wilderness Trail Run, Jefferson, November 27
Dover Turkey Trot, Dover, November 27
Great Gobbler Thanksgiving Day 5K, Nashua, November 27
Central Pride Shuffle 5K, Manchester, November 29
Lumberjack Give Back 5K, Lincoln, November 29
Nate’s Race, Hudson, November 29
Jingle Bell Run For Arthritis 5K, Concord, November 30
Trivia Question of the Week
Post your guesses in the comments below.
What is the oldest Thanksgiving Day race in New Hampshire?
Last week’s question: Derek Froude is the first runner to break one hour and Jonathan Wyatt is the course record holder at the Northeast Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race, What country are they from?
Both runners are from New Zealand.
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.