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Weekly Announcements Oct. 27th 2021

Hello Striders!

Congrats to Johanna Lisle Newbold a new distance PR at Ghost Train!
Congrats to Shannon Maguire Lessard for a new Marathon PR at Boston!
Congrats to Jill A Whitney for a new distance PR at Ghost Train!
Congrats to Amanda Nicole for a new Marathon PR at Baystate!
Congrats to Jennifer Jordan for the distance PR at Ghost Train!
Congrats to Kerrie-Ann Briguglio for winning her Age Group at the MidState Massive Ultra 100 Miler!

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.

NEW HAMPSHIRE GRAND PRIX!

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!

MILL CITIES IS BACK – WE NEED YOU! DECEMBER 5th

Mill Cities Relay is coming soon, and WE NEED YOU to help us reclaim the title after a narrow defeat in 2019 from the Greater Lowell Road Runners.It is time to start putting together teams for this year’s Mill Cities Relay – taking place on Sunday, Dec 5th. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! 2019 was our clubs first loss in 12 years, and we need your help to get back on top!!! Our club wins because of the participation of everyone!For those who are new to the club, The Mill Cities Relay is a 5-leg, 27ish mile race from Nashua, NH to Lawrence, MA. It is an epic event! The relay race began 37 years ago (in 1984) as a way of celebrating the end of the local road racing season and it determines bragging rights among the 22 participating Merrimack Valley running clubs. The race starts not with a starting gun, but with the drop of a ceremonial Mill City brick. The five leg distances are 5.6, 4.7, 2.5, 9.4 & 4.7 miles and points are awarded to teams in 18 age/gender categories. Teams finishing in the top 3 in their division get a brick trophy with a small plaque on it.Any current club member is eligible to participate in this year’s race – free of charge! Each relay runner gets a commemorative MCR gift and the post-race party at the Claddagh is not to be missed.Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSefV3z3w8Sstf…/viewform

MOBILITY MONDAYS

Strider Shelly Walker-Adams is be livestreaming on Monday’s from Nov 1st until Dec 13th at 7pm. Each week she’ll be focusing on ways to improve our running stride, core stability, balance, flexibility and yes.. how to use that foam roller. Along the way she’ll throw in some challenges. This is free for all members. Stay tuned for the link to participate.

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/

USATF-XC – RACHEL’S RUN

Our friends in the Greater Lowell Road Runners are putting on the 8th Annual Rachel’s Run on Saturday Nov 20th – the day before Novemberfest. This is the last race in the USATF XC series. Find out more information here: http://glrr.net/rachels-run/

PENNICHUCK RETURNS STARTING TONIGHT!

The weekly Pennichuck runs start tonight from Pennichuck middle school at 6pm sharp. Meet in the parking lot and go get reaquainted with our old pal Deerhaven. Please wear lights and a reflective vest.

WINTER WARRIORS – FLEET FEET

Winter Warriors will be returning on Monday and Thursday evenings starting December 2nd. They’ll start on the “North” route that Thursday.

CALENDAR

– 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