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Weekly Announcements Oct. 15th 2020

Good Afternoon Striders!

Loving the bright sunshine and 70+ degree temps outside, hopefully you all can get out and enjoy!

Congrats to new Strider Gabriela Webber on a new half marathon PR this past weekend!
Congrats to Johanna Lisle Newbold on a significant new half marathon PR this past weekend!
Congrats to Jill A Whitney on a new half marathon PR at the New England Half
Congrats to Paul Donovan on a new half marathon PR
Congrats to Kent Sirimoglu on a new half marathon PR!

Congrats to all those who raced as well! If you or someone you know has run a PR or a significant accomplishment, please let me know!

26×1 mile relay update:We are still looking for folks to join us for a fun event this Sunday. At the moment sign-ups are low so we will be making the final call on the event Friday. If you want an excuse to actually have folks cheer you on during a portion of your run this weekend we would love to have you join us! Contact Brandyn Naro with any questions…/1sSo0kQakhSTERg5hyx6…/htmlview

Virtual Speaker Night!
Join us the evening of Monday, November 9th at 6:30PM for a virtual event and learn about how a local Manchester, NH native went from racing track and cross country as a teen to competing nationally and internationally, on the road, in the snow, and on mountaintops! Kasie Enman, a member of Green Mountain Athletic Association (GMAA) living in Huntington, VT is no stranger to competition and only seems to be getting stronger after transitioning from the open to masters division. Learn about how her training has changed over the years along with racing terrain and what has led to her continued success.Kasie is a mother of two, a business owner, educator, race director, and accomplished athlete. Her running resume includes: 2020 Marathon Trials Athlete (her 3rd trials), 2020 Boston Prep 16 Miler First Female, Vermont City Marathon First Female (x3), podium finisher at the Skyrunning World Series, 2011 USATF National Mountain Running Champion and WMRA World Mountain Running Champion, 2006 U.S. Snowshoe Racing Champion, NCA Division III All-American Cross Country Athlete, and more. We’re excited to host Kasie for a virtual speaker event and look forward to hearing about her training and running!

Due to Covid-19 the 22nd Annual Novemberfest will be held virtually on Sunday November 22, 2020.This event, hosted by the Gate City Striders, benefits the Nashua Childrens Home, and the wonderful work they do. Novemberfest has always been primarily a social event and a successful Novemberfest has been when we had a standing room only crowd in the bar at Martha’s Exchange. While we can’t gather as usual this year, the Nashua Children’s Home still needs our support. We are still offering some terrific raffle prizes of value greater than your entry fee. Entrants are encouraged to run the 4-mile Novemberfest course anytime before Sunday November 22, 2020 to be included in the race results.

Take care, be safe, and see you on the roads!
Stephen Rouleau
Gate City Striders