Andy’s Roundup: A Dog’s World in Manchester…and more
My Dogs Are Barking 5K- For the past few years Laconia’s Sam Wood has established himself as one of the top runners in New Hampshire. On Saturday, September 20 Wood proved he can also run fast when accompanied by “man’s best friend”. Wood was the top finisher at the My Dogs Are Barking 5K at Derryfield Park, a race that drew 255 runners and walkers, many of who participated with their dogs. With a leash tied around his waist and his dog, Tucker, running by his side Wood finished the race in 16 minutes, 56 seconds.
Top female was Manchester’s Karyn Beaudette who did not run with a dog and finished in 21:38. Top female with a dog was Raymond’s Nova Clifford who was also second overall.
Horne Street School 5K- For the eighth time in 2014 Dover’s Nathan Huppe was the winner of a northern New England road race when he topped the field at the Horne Street School 5K in Dover. Huppe ran 16:29 to beat a field that included 587 runners at a race that was the latest in the 2014 Dover Race Series.
Top female was Dover’s Katie Tsigounis in 21:18
Elsewhere Around The State
Wallis Sands Triathlon- Portsmouth’s Lucas Pozzetta and Kimberly Shattuck of Bridgewater, Massachusetts were the winners.
St Katherine Drexel 5K & 10K-Dave Audet and Michaeleen Sicard won the 10K and Hudson Ingoldsby and Delay Kjendal won the 5K
Pitch Pine Triathlon: Exeter’s Gabe Dakowicz and Amherst’s Stacey Sweetser won the sprint race with the Olympic race winners were Center Conway’s Andrew Drummond and Intervale’s Megan Skidmore
SalemFest 5K- Top honors went to Lyndeborough’s Joseph Rogers and Nancy Corsaro of Methuen, Massachusetts.
Newton Memorial School 5K- Plaistow’s Nicholas Gregory joined Newton’s Nicole St. Cyr as the winners.
Erica’s Run To Strike Back Against Cancer 5K- Merrimack Jarod Ottman was top male while top female was Milford’s Raelyn Coates
Bottomline Technologies Race for a Cause 5K- Top finishers were Chris Range of Methuen, Massachusetts and Dover’s Lucy Garfield.
Book It To The Library 5K- Candia’s Peter Kimball and Hopkinton’s Sydney Stockwell were the winner’s
The Traveler Beer New England Half Marathon (Millennium Running’s Signature Half Marathon)-
WOW Fest ’14 5K/10K, Laconia, September 27
Get Your Rear In Gear 5K, Contoocook, September 27
Tuftonboro 5K Run/Walk, Tuftonboro, September 27
Project Safety 5K, Portsmouth, September 27
Lois’s Race Against Lyme, Nashua, September 27
Run George Run 5K, Charlestown, September 27
Friends of the Poor 5K, Greenville, September 27
Convenient MD Urgent Care 10K, Windham, September 28
Cottage Hospital 5K, Woodsville, September 28
Trivia Question of the Week
Post your guesses in the comments below.
Who holds the most wins (7) at the Northeast Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race?
Last week’s question: Who are the twin brothers who both broke 2:16 at the Austin Marathon in 2006?
Casey and Pat Moulton who were living in Pelham in 2006. Their performances at the Austin Marathon are believed to be the fastest marathons ever run by a New Hampshire runner.
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.