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Weekly Announcements Oct. 1st, 2021

Hello Striders!

It’s been awhile as I’ve been busy with a work project, but we’re back at it!
Congrats to Johanna Lisle Newbold for a new 10K PR last weekend!
Congrats to Mark Crane for a new 10K PR last weekend!
Congrats to Kat Hisey for a new Marathon PR at Clarence de Mar!
Congrats to Kate Paradis Von Pichl and Rick Roy for BQ’s at Clarence de Mar!

If you or someone you know has had a significant race accomplishment, please let me know! stephenrrouleau@gmail.com

GCS EXECUTIVE BOARD – TREASURER
After many years of service, Diane Dunklee Clifford is stepping down as treasurer at the end of her term. We’re currently looking for someone to take over for her. Please let me know if you are interested.

GCS SCHOLARSHIP
Congrats to this year’s winner, Carly Matthews! A long-time strider, she is currently working towards her Masters’s in Chemistry at UMass Lowell! Congrats! Good luck to all the HS seniors as they start their final high school year. As many might be pursuing secondary education, we wanted to make sure they, or their parents, are aware of the GCS scholarship.The Gate City Striders (GCS) running club offers a scholarship to a high school or college student who is a member of GCS, whose parents are members of GCS, or who is sponsored by a GCS member.

TRACK
Track is continuing for the next few Wednesdays. 6pm at Nashua North High School

CANDLELIGHT RELAY
Wednesday October 20th It wouldn’t be the end of track workouts without the candlelight relay and bell lap celebration! Join us for this mile relay (4×400 – with randomly selected teams). Pizza and beverages provided post relay for our Bell Lap Celebration – so bring a chair and plan to hang out after!

VIRTUAL BOSTON
Johanna Lisle Newbold is currently hard at work setting up a cheer and aid station along the Nashua River Rail Trail on Saturday October 9th. Stay tuned for more info. Contact her directly if you’re interested in volunteering.

NEW HAMPSHIRE GRAND PRIX!
We had another great showing at the Rail Trail 10k in Lebanon last weekend. We’ll need all hands for the last race in the New Hampshire Grand Prix to solidify our lead and win again this year. The last race is the Manchester Half Marathon on November 7th. There is a discount code available for $5 off. I’m in, who’s joining!? Every Runner Counts, Every Point Counts! With the updated scoring system this year, you WILL score points! Singlets can be purchased at Fleet Feet for $20 cash or check only please! Looking forward to seeing a great crowd at the upcoming races!

NOVEMBERFEST
Annual Novemberfest race to benefit the Nashua Children’s Home is coming up soon. November 21st at 11:33am. Sign up today! https://www.facebook.com/events/125576122863090/

CALENDAR
– Track Practice – Every Wednesday night into the fall – Nashua North High School
– October 10 – USATF XC – Wayland Cross Country Festival Wayland, MA
– October 20 – Candlelight Relay – Nashua North High School, Nashua, NH
– October 24 – USATFNE Mountain – Cranmore Mountain Race
– Nov 7 – NHGP – Manchester Half Marathon – Manchester, NH
– Nov 7 – USATF XC – USATF-NE Open/Masters Championships. TBD
– Nov 20 – USATF XC – Rachel’s Run; Tyngsboro, MA
– Nov 21 – Novemberfest – Nashua
– Dec 5 – MILL CITIES! – Nashua->Lawrence Stay tuned! Much more to come!

Take care and see you on the roads!
Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders