Andy’s Roundup: Nashua runner crosses the border for win…and more
Ashworth Awards BayState Marathon/Half Marathon- The trip from Mike Danaher’s home in Nashua to Lowell, Massachusetts for his first marathon was less than the 26.2 miles he ran once the race got underway. Regardless, it was a great day for the 23 year old on Sunday, October 19 as he finished first at the Ashworth Awards BayState Marathon. Danaher ran the only sub-2 hour 30 minute performance at the race, finishing in 2:29:24. At the finish line Danaher told the spectators his goal was to break 2:30 so obviously he was pleased with his performance.
Other winners on the day were Katie Misuraca of Gloucester, Massachusetts in the marathon while half marathon winners were
Ethan Brown of Lowell, Massachusetts and Leonara Petrina of Bayport, New York
There were 1,527 marathon finishers and 1,641 half marathon finishers.
Granite State Ten Miler- The capital city of Concord was where 231 runners decided to be on Sunday morning, Oct. 19 at the Granite State Ten Miler. At the front of the pack was Chesterfield’s Greg Hammett who was the men’s winner in 55: 51. Concord’s Eric Williams, one of New Hampshire’s top master’s runners, was second in 56:21
On the women’s side Christen Doneski of Hopkinton, the 2013 N.H. Women’s Masters Runner of the Year, dominated the women’s race with a winning time of 1:05:58. Second place went to Anne Bajor of Methuen, Massachusetts in 1:12:28.
Elsewhere Around The State
The Telegraph Santa Fund Run- B.J. Bottomley of Hollis was top male and Rachel Lozeau of Nashua was top female.
Missy’s Hope 5K- Raymond’s Justin Egan joined Manchester’s Mollie Simpson as the winners.
Salmon Run- Nathan Huppe and Sally McNamara take top honors.
Trick or Feet 5K- Winners were Dover’s Thomas Doherty and Gonic’s Anna Noble
Exeter Hospital Trick or Treat Trot- Rye Beach’s Aaron Coleman was the men’s winner and Newton’s Nicole St. Cyr was the women’s winner.
CHaD Trick or Trot 3K, presented by Millennium Running, Manchester, Oct. 25
http://www.millenniumrunning.com/trick-or-trot (The first of the three Holiday Hat Trick Races)
CHaD Hero Half Marathon/5K, Hanover, Oct. 26 http://www.chadkids.org/dv/half_marathon_relay.html
Great Bay 5K, Stratham, Oct. 25
Wicked FIT 5 Miler, Concord, Oct. 25
Meredith Bay Trick or Trot 5K, Meredith, Oct. 25
Apple Dash 5K Trail Race, One Mile, Hampton Falls, Oct. 25
Trick Or Trot 5K, Dover, Oct. 26
Brandon Garabrant Memorial 5K, Peterborough, Oct. 26
CMN Halloween Run For Kids 5K, Nottingham, Oct. 26
Ghost Runner 5K, Nashua, Oct. 26
LOCO Marathon/Half Marathon, Newmarket, Oct. 26
Trivia Question of the Week
Post your guesses in the comments below.
Which city or town in New Hampshire has been the residence of the most top male and female New Hampshire finishers at the Boston Marathon?
Last week’s question: What road race is the only USATF certified 12K in New Hampshire?
The Bedford Rotary 12K, which takes place in May. Because the 12K distance is rare there have been runners from outside New Hampshire who have run the race to attempt national records at that distance.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Male: Mike Danaher, Nashua- In 2014 a number of New Hampshire runners and triathletes have crossed the border and won races outside the Granite State. Danaher was the latest with his win at the Ashworth Awards BayState Marathon. Danaher was also the only runner to break 2 hours, 30 minutes in the 26.2 mile race
Female: Christin Doneski, Hopkinton- In the past few years it isn’t often that another woman beats Doneski at the New Hampshire race and it didn’t happen at the Granite State Ten Miler. Doneski, who has established herself as one of New England’s top masters female runners, won the race by almost seven minutes.