Hello Striders!Congrats to:
- Amanda Walker new 5 mile PR at Feaster 5
- Catherine McNamara new 5k PR
- Thomas Cantara new course PR at the Nashua Turkey Trot
If you or anyone you know has run a PR or had a significant accomplishment, please let me know!
We’ve reserved a theater for a private screening of Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker! Come join your GCS friends for a Friday night showing of the latest (and last) in the skywalker series. Buy your tickets here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044eaead2fa57-star1 First come, First served. Please contact Rebecca Dorr if you have any questions
It’s Mill Cities week! Hope to see everyone out on Sunday to help Gate City bring home the 12th straight championship! Teams are listed here: http://gatecity.org/mill-city-relays/ If you have any questions or issues, please contact the Mill Cities Team of Jack Wormwald, Steven Hammar and Justin Soucy directly. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently looking for nominations for our annual awards. Know of a club member who has had a great year making a significant improvement, has come back from injury or a setback, has been a great supportive teammate, among other awards. Please nominate them here: http://gatecity.org/awards/ You do not have to nominate someone for every award, however, if you do nominate someone, please write a small blurb on why.
We will once again have a bus heading down for the Boston Marathon. You can reserve your spot by paying $65 / seat ($75 after Feb 15th) to Dan Dugan. Checks payable to GATE CITY STRIDERS and mailed to Marathon Bus, 22 Cabot Dr, Nashua NH 03064. Or Venmo Dan at Dan-Dugan-99. Please include Name of Runner, Phone Number, E-mail Address, Emergency Contact Name, Emergency Contact Number, Any concerns you won’t make it to Hotel by 5:30PM? Any questions, message Dan Dugan
If you purchased Strider wear this fall, it is currently available at the front desk at the Merrimack YMCA
Weekly Pennichuck group runs have started! Leave from the back of the Pennichuck Middle School at 6pm sharp. Need Headlamp and reflective vest. Questioning why you’re running up Deerhaven optional.
Indoor track starts in the new year. Competitive Runners on Tuesday nights and Recreational signups are for Wednesday nights. Get some nice coached speedwork thru the winter! More information here: http://gatecity.org/indoor-track-workouts/
New England Grand Prix slate for 2020 is out, I’ve added it to the calendar below.
Dec 8th – Mill Cities Relay – Nashua -> Lawrence
Dec 20th – Star Wars Episode 9 – Chunky’s Nashua
Jan 5th – Start of Freeze Your Buns Series
Jan 7th – Start of Indoor Track (competitive)
Jan 8th – Start of Indoor Track (recreational)
Jan 25th – Annual Awards Dinner
Feb 2nd – Super Sunday 5 mile (NEGP) – Cambridge, MA
Mar 15th – New Bedford Half Marathon (NEGP) – New Bedford, MA
Apr 4th – Frank Nealon Boston Tune Up 15k (NEGP) – Upton, MA
May 17th – Gate City Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay – Nashua, NH
May 24th – Vermont City Marathon (NEGP) – Burlington, VT
Aug 29th – NH 10 Miler (NEGP) – Auburn, NH
Sep 20th – Lone Gull 10k (NEGP) – Gloucester, MA
TBD – BiggSteps 5k (NEGP) – Needham, MA
Take care and see you on the roads!