Andy’s Roundup: N.H. Athlete wins Ironman…and more |


Andy’s Roundup: N.H. Athlete wins Ironman…and more

Ironman Lake Placid- Concord’s Amber Ferreira brought tremendous pride to the New Hampshire road race and triathlon communities by finishing as first female at Ironman Lake Placid. Ferreira covered the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 mile run in nine hours, 38 minutes, 28 seconds just 6 minutes, 46 seconds ahead of Kim Schwabenbauer of Knox, Pennsylvania. Ferreira was about six minutes faster on the swim but Schwabenbauer picked up one minute on the bike. That meant it came down to the run with still close covering the marathon distance in 3:08:35 to Schwabenbauer’s 3:10:04.

Ferreira was also 13th overall at one of the country’s premier Ironman races. Over 2,700 participated.



Canterbury Woodchuck Classic-The 2014 Capital Area Series (CARS) closed out in fine fashion at the Canterbury Woodchuck Classic on July 26. With 289 runners and walkers taking part the competition for the 5K and championship of the CARS was intense. As for the race, it was a great day for Hopkinton with both the men’s and women’s winners residing from that town. Dominic Repucci won for the second year in a row on the men’s side, clocking 16 minutes, 31 seconds. Christin Doneski, making her Canterbury Woodchuck debut was the women’s winner in 18:43, one second of the race record of 18:42 set in 2013 by Manchester’s Christine Shaw.

As for the CARS titles, Concord’s Keith Lundquist (3rd place in the 5K) and Doneski were crowned the champs of the seven race series. At age 43 Doneski also placed first in the age-graded master’s division with Gilmanton’s Scott Clark winning the men’s age-graded category.



Elsewhere Around The State

MascomaMan Triathlon Festival- Blake Wheale of Fairlee, Vermont and Intervale’s Megan Skidmore won the sprint race with Chris Nocera of Stamford, Connecticut and Sarah Kelly of Ludlow, Massachusetts winning the half triathlon race.

Sprint Triathlon Results:

Half Triathlon Results:

SIX03 Summerfest 10K- The winners were Newmarket’s Jason Dedurato and Jodie Conway of Framington, Massachusetts. The first year event had 389 finishers.


St Anne’s Lake Race- Justin Scheid of Sparta, New Jersey and Chester’s Morgan Sansing were the winners of this five miler.


Chunk Dunk Duatlon- Greenland’s Jeremy Fletcher and Amherst’s Leslie Why took top honors at a race that consisted of a half mile swim and 5K run.


Capital City Triathlon- Kyle Burnell of South Berwick, Maine and Kim Sekera of Durham finish first



Looking ahead

Kingston Fire Road Race, Kingston, August 2

2014 Le Tour De Common 5K, 10K, and Kid’s Fun Run, Rindge, August 2

Pittsfield Balloon Rally 5K, Pittsfield, August 3

Canaan Police Benevolent Association 5K Race and 3K Walk, Canaan, August 3

Hospital Days Triathlon, New London, August 3

Mad River Endurafest, Waterville Valley, August 2-3


Trivia Question of the Week

Post your guesses in the comments below.

What is New Hampshire’s largest triathlon?


Last week’s question: Which former Olympian has the fastest time for a New Hampshire female at the Boston Marathon?

Joan Benoit Samuelson has spent most of her years living in Maine but she was a New Hampshire resident in 1981 when she ran the Boston Marathon in 2:30:16, the fastest time for any N.H. female at Boston.


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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