Andy’s Roundup: Lots of Green in Manchester…and more
Northeast Delta Dental Halfway To St. Patrick’s Day 5K- From green hats to green shirts to green kilts it was a sea of green that ran the streets of Manchester at the Northeast Delta Dental Halfway To St. Patrick’s Day in Manchester. Concord’s Nacho Hernando, who recently returned to New Hampshire from his home in Spain, was the men’s winner with Hooksett’s Stephanie Burnham winning the women’s race. With her win Burnham is the unofficial queen of Irish themed races having won Millennium Running’s Shamrock Shuffle this past March.
Lone Gull 10K- The Millennium Running women’s team took first place in their division at the Lone Gull 10K in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the latest race on the 2014 New England Grand Prix Series schedule. Lone Gull was the sixth of seven races and the unofficial results give the MR women a 15 point lead in the series. That means the second place team, the Whirlaway Racing Team, would have to finish 15 spots ahead of MR in the final series race, the Manchester City Marathon.
Leading the way for the MR women were Bow’s Denise Sandahl and Lebanon’s Laura Hagley, who finished third and fifth.
Elsewhere Around The State
Pelham Old Home Day 5K Race- Hudson’s Phillip Demers and Pelham’s Shannen Arsenault were the winners.
Peter Michael Abbott 5K-Colin Grip, Acton, Massachusetts joined Hancock’s Erica LaBella in the winner’s circle.
Massabesic Mallard Madness 5K Trail Race- Top honors went to Pembroke’s Tim Hamilton and Derry’s Carolyn Morgenstern
Linda’s Closet 5K Run & Walk- Winners were Munsonville’s John Brown and Marlborough’s Alexis Putzel
High Note 5K- Top honors went to two Epping runners, Frederick Horne and Amy McPhee
Connor’s Climb 5K- Nottingham’s Daniel McColley and Exeter’s Shannon Murdock were the fastest male and female.
My Dogs Are Barking 5K, Manchester, September 20
Book It To The Library 5K, Hooksett, September 20
St Katherine Drexel Parish 5K/10K, Alton, September 20
SalemFest 5K, Salem, September 20
Bottomline Technologies Race For A Cause, Portsmouth, September 20
Bite Back For A Cure 5K, Nashua, September 20
Super 5K, Keene, September 21
Strut In Sutton 5K, Sutton, September 21
Trivia Question of the Week
Post your guesses in the comments below.
Who are the twin brothers who both broke 2:16 at the Austin Marathon in 2006?
Last week’s question: Who is the only New Hampshire runner to break 2 hours, 20 minutes at the Boston Marathon? Ray Currier.
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.