Andy’s Roundup: Hundreds Run XC in Manchester…and more |


Andy’s Roundup: Hundreds Run XC in Manchester…and more

The Millennium Running NH XC Festival-One of the most historic sites on the New England cross country scene, Derryfield Park, Manchester, was the center of activity on Saturday, August 23. Over 600 runners, from high school age to their 60’s, took part in one of eight events run at Derryfield. After the four high school races that were 2.1 miles four open races of the 5K distance took place. The top male was Nashua’s Joshua Grant in 16 minutes, three seconds. Hampstead’s Amy Bernard was top female in 19:51.

The other fun part of the day was the school competition amongst open runners. Running for the schools they once attended the open runners were fighting to win their school’s new uniforms, courtesy of Millennium Running. On the men’s side Merrimack was top dog while Manchester Central took home the women’s bragging right.




Saunders at Rye Harbor 10K- On a cool Thursday night one of New Hampshire’s great running traditions took place, the 38th Annual Saunder’s at Rye Harbor 10K. Eight hundred and 41 runners and walkers took part with Rochester’s Jesse Young winning the men’s title in 32:45. Traveling up from Gloucester, Massachusetts was women’s winner Katie Misuraca who also finished fourth overall with a time of 35:21.



Elsewhere Around The State

Thunder Chicken 5K- Rochester’s Jesse Young won his second New Hampshire race in three days while Laura Buchanan of Melrose, Massachusetts was top female.



Timberlane High School Soccer 5K- Donovan Kelley and Jennifer Marois were the winners:

5K Run Walk & Roll for Kelly’s Cause- Two Keene runners were the winners, Chris Reilly and Erin Yelle took top honors.


Gilford Old Home Days 5K- Gilford’s Ryan LaFrance joined Hannah Tuson of Ann Harbor in the winner’s circle.



Danville Old Home Days Four Miler- Epping’s Randy McNeil was first male while first female was Sandown’s Nancy Jacovina was first female.


Barnstead Firefighters Association 5K- Dover’s Nathan Huppe and Alton’s Alexandria Rogers won. Results:


Farmington Hay Day Race- Farmington’s Brian Beaverstock was first male and Portland, Maine’s Tessa Prince was the first female.



Looking ahead

Millennium Running New Hampshire Ten Miler.

Atkinson Road Race, Atkinson, August 28

5K Race to the Ledges, Concord, August 30

Run Your Buns Off 4.2 Miler, Bristol, August 30

Circle Triathlon, Ashland, August 31

Swanzey Covered Bridges Half Marathon, Swanzey, August 31

Memorial Hospital Kids Fun Run at Story Land, Glen, September 1

St Charles Children’s Home 5K, Portsmouth, September 1

Francestown 5 5K, Francestown, September 1

Trivia Question of the Week

Post your guesses in the comments below.

In honor of the St. Charles Children’s Home 5K, taking place in Portsmouth on September 1, what is the nickname for the children who run races and live at the St. Charles Children’s Home in Rochester?

Last week’s question: Name the race that is the only 6K in New Hampshire that has ever been used for New Hampshire 6K state records?  The Southern N.H. Medical Center 6K in Nashua, a race that now longer exists.

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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