Andy’s Roundup: Costume party on the run….and more |


Andy’s Roundup: Costume party on the run….and more

_2KT3766CHaD Trick or Trot- With dozens of runners and walkers dressed in costumes while participating in a road race the CHaD Trick or Trot 3K looked like a moving costume party in Manchester on Saturday night, October 25.  At the head of the pack were two of New Hampshire top runners, Louis Saviano of Sandown and Stephanie Burnham of Goffstown. Saviano was the men’s winner in 9 minutes 31 seconds with Burnham taking top honors for the women in 10:58. Overall, there were 1,087 finishers.

CHaD Hero Half Marathon/5K– A day after the CHaD Trick or Trot the focus switched to Hanover for another CHaD event that drew over 1,000 finishers, the CHaD Hero Half Marathon/5K. One of the top runners in the Hanover area was the winner of the half marathon as Alex Hall crossed the finish line as the winner in 1:12:25.

On the women’s side Phoebe Novello crossed the border from West Windsor, Vermont to win in 1:27:32.

In the 5K the top runners were Charles Harker of Janesville, Wisconsin was the men’s winner in 18:19. The women’s winner was Julia Salinaro of Hastings-On-Hudson, New York.

There were 785 half marathon finishers and 844 5K finishers.


Elsewhere Around The State

White Mountain Miler’s Half Marathon- Madison’s Jim Johnson was first male while first female was Albany’s Leslie Beckwith



Meredith Bay Trick or Trot 5K- Laconia’s Sam Wood was the men’s winner and Meredith’s Rachel Kelly-Martin was the women’s winner



Witch Way To the 5K- Dan Diprio and Jennifer Barriault took top honors



Wicked FIT Run- Winners were Concord’s Nacho Hernando and New Boston’s Cathy Kuhn



Udder Madness 5K and 3K- Northwood’s Derek Hamel joined Keene’s Hannah Drew as 5K winners while 3K winners were Fitzwilliam’s Staci Pirozzi and Mike Swartz



Great Bay 5K- Nate Jenkins of North Andover, Massachusetts and Newmarket’s Keeley Maguire were first male and female.



Chickens On The Loose 5K- Winners: Simon Swartout and Amy Zulo



Cheshire YMCA Kids Come First 5K Run & Walk- Benjamin Hoy and Sydney Ecceleston went to the winner’s circle



LOCO Marathon/Half Marathon- Half marathon winners were Manchester’s Steve Varga and Dana Mackey of Dorchester, Massachusetts. Marathon winners were Robert Ashby of Brunswick, Maine and Elizabeth Dollas of Amesbury, Massachusetts.


Ghost Runner 5K- ­Michael Cusson of Chelmsford, Massachusetts was the men’s winner and Lauren Chesnulevich were the winners.Results: Trick or Trot 5K- Dover’s Fergus Cullen joined Kaitlyn Doratle of York, Maine as the winners. Results:

Brandon Garabrant Memorial 5K- Men’s winner was Temple’s Sean Radcliffe and women’s winner was Nashua’s Marisa Gursese



Looking ahead

Cocheco Challenge Half Marathon, Dover, November 1

SIX03’s Pumpkin Relay, Lee, November 1

Jack London Trail Race, Nashua, November 1

Castle In The Clouds Half Marathon, Moultonborough, November 2

Anthem Manchester City Marathon/Half Marathon/Relay, Manchester, November 2


Trivia Question of the Week

Post your guesses in the comments below.

Which National Football League coach has a relative who was once a top runner in New Hampshire?


Last week’s question:  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?

On eight occasions the city of Manchester has been home to the top male and female at the Boston Marathon, most of any New Hampshire community. Runners-up are Nashua and Dover with five apiece.

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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