Andy’s Roundup- N.H. Grand Prix stops in Epsom…and more
Epsom Old Home Days Four Miler-A small but fast group of runners gathered in Epsom for the Epsom Old Home Days Four Miler road race. The race was part of the 2014 New Hampshire Grand Prix Series which accounted for some of state’s fastest runners taking part. Hanover’s Alex Hall was the men’s winner in 21 minutes, 36 seconds. Hampstead’s Amy Bernard was top female in 24:22. Total number of finishers was 110.
Kingston Triathlon- Both the men’s and women’s races were decided in the final stages of the Kingston Triathlon sprint race. Trailing after the swim and run Tuftonboro’s Nathan Kenison ran a bit faster than runner-up Steve Levandosky of Hopkinton, Massachusetts and won the race in 1:05:40 with Levandosky finishing second in 1:06:06.
On the women’s side Salem’s Kelly Hulshult withheld a charge by Derry’s Lisa Zappala and won with a time of 1:19:33 to Zappala’s 1:19:54. Zappala was over three and half minutes behind as the run started and outran Hulshut by 3:14 but it wasn’t enough and Hulshult held on for the win.
Elsewhere Around The State
Sandown Old Home Days Five Miler/5K- Sandown’s Louis Saviano and Atkinson’s Tina Kimball won the five miler with Londonderry’s Noah Schrank and Mary Schena of Waltham, Massachusetts winning the 5K.
Belmont Ten Miler- Winners were Derry’s Kevin McMahn and Cat Chivruk of Worcester, Mass.
Alton Old Home Days 5K- Alton’s Drew Tuttle and Amy Babeu of Groveland, Massachusetts were the winners.
Wildman Biathlon- Chris Freeman And Fran O’Donoghue take top honors
SJRS 4R’S 5K- Two Concord runners took top honors, Silas Frary and Emily Dodge.
Lamprey Health Care 5K- Newmarket’s Kyle Williams joined Jennifer Wilson Sober of Deer Creek Lake, Maryland as winners. Results: http://www.coolrunning.com/results/14/nh/Aug9_Lampre_set1.shtml
Seabrook Rail Trail 5K- North Hampton’s Justin Trott and Julie Solimine of Haverhill, Massachusetts take top honors. Results: http://www.coolrunning.com/results/14/nh/Aug10_3rdAnn_set1.shtml
Monadnock Half Marthon/5K- Durham’s John Corona and Weare’s Allison Harris won the half marathon while Swanzey’s Clint Joslyn, Jr. and Westmoreland’s Lydia Seraichick won the 5K.
22nd Cigna/Elliot Corporate 5K Road Race, Manchester, August 14
35th Run For The Honey, Hancock, August 16
Backwoods Farm Off-Road Runnin’ 5K, Rumney, August 16
Connect With The Outdoors 5K, Littleton, August 17
Trivia Question of the Week
Post your guesses in the comments below.
With the Cigna/Elliot race coming up this week: who is the runner that ran the fastest 5K ever by a New Hampshire runner at a New Hampshire race (at the Cigna/Elliot race in 1997)?
Last week’s question: Who is the female runner who holds the N.H. state record for 5K, 8K, and 10K?
Lynn Jennings, the former Olympic medalist who used to live in Newmarket.
|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.