Andy’s Roundup- A Good Time in Manchester… and more |


Andy’s Roundup- A Good Time in Manchester… and more

Hula Hustle 5K/10K

Manchester- Dozens of runners and walkers took part this past weekend at the Hula Hustle 5K/10K. Leading the way in the 5K was Londonderry’s Nicholas Leach, who turned in a time of 17 minutes, 55 seconds. Leach was more than 90 seconds faster than runner-up Chris Bishop of Manchester who finish in 19:27.

On the women’s side Merrimack’s Felicia Dowling was the winner in 21:15. Second place went to Manchester’s Caitlyn Vanavery in 21:40.

In the 10K it was a Manchester sweep for the top three men’s positions with Dan Helie first (40:55), Dana Breeden second (41:18), and Edward Ferris III in third (42:26). Saco, Maine’s Katie Dwyer was first in 43:48 followed by Manchester’s Rowan Anderson (46:10) and Laura Gomez of Methuen, Mass. in third (46:20).



Bill Luti 5 Miler

Concord- The 47th Bill Luti 5Mile Road Race took place under beautiful conditions on Saturday, July 19. Serving as part of both the Capital Area Race Series (CARS) and the New Hampshire Grand Prix Series the race drew close to 400 finishers.

On the men’s side Concord’s B.J. Smith outkicked Nashua’s Josh Grant for the win with both runners clocking 26:00. Bedford’s Sam Daly was third in 26:12.

Bow’s Denise Sandahl, the winner of the Ribfest 5 Miler in June (the New England Five Mile Championship) was  the women’s winner in 29:47. Second place went to Hopkinton’s Christin Doneski (30:13) with Milford’s Tammie Robie finishing third (30:27). Sandahl and Robie run for the Millennium Running Women’s Team, currently in first place in the New England Grand Prix Series.



Elsewhere Around The State

Pease 7K Run/Walk– Dover’s Casey Carroll and Newfield’s Melissa Murray were the winners.



Give Peace A Tri Sprint Triathlon- The father/daughter combination of Manchester’s Mark and Casey Hecox reigned supreme as the top male and female.


41st Stratham Fair 5.7 Mile Road Race– Claiming first place were North Hampton’s Justin Trott and Nottingham’s Nataliya Tereshchenko.


Looking ahead

Canterbury Woodchuck Classic, Canterbury, July 26

New Durham’s Fun Games and Giving 5K, New Durham, July 26

All Out Trail Run 5 Miler, Gorham, July 26

Lancaster Street Fair 5K, Lancaster, July 26

St. Anne’s Lakes Race 5 Miler, Hampstead, July 26

MascomaMan Triathlon Festival, Enfield, July 26-27


Trivia Question of the Week

Post your guesses in the comments below.


Which former Olympian has the fastest time for a New Hampshire female at the Boston Marathon?


Last week’s question: The Northeast Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race is the state’s oldest road race. What is the second oldest race?


The Bill Luti 5 Miler started as the Concord 5 Miler in 1968. This past weekend it was held for the 47th time and is the second oldest race in New Hampshire.


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.

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