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Weekly Announcements Nov. 13th 2019

Hello Striders!
Congrats to:

  • Tara Roark-Towle for completing the USATF All Terrain Series
  • Raymond Boutotte for also completing the USATF All terrain series
  • Donna Sarasin for finishing the Manchester Marathon, completing 3 marathons in 6 weeks and becoming a Marathon Maniac

If you or anyone you know has run a PR or had a significant accomplishment, please let me know!

Mill Cities! Last call for members. We’re putting teams together this week and have a few holes in the 30’s, 50’s and 70’s but can use striders in every other age group. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/yGA8ETtMap1opPz49

This is a last call to apply for one of the Boston Marathon bypass bibs that the club has historically received. Deadline is this Friday. For more information on the process and to apply, visit http://gatecity.org/boston-bibs/

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

The 21st Annual Novemberfest Race, Raffle, and Party will be held on Sunday November 24, 2019 at 11:33 am at Martha’s Exchange and Brewery. Valuable raffle prizes include ski lift tickets to Mt. Sunapee, jewelry from Cardin Jewelers, gift certificates from Fleet Feet Nashua and Goodales Bike Shop, golf equipment from Tulley BMW, mystery door prizes, and much more. Runners will also receive 2 draft beers, thanks to Martha’s Exchange, by making a small donation to the Nashua Children’s Home. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in 10-year age groups and special prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Don’t miss out on the fun. Sign up at http://www.lightboxreg.com/novemberfest_2019

We have a few volunteer opportunities coming up:PAL can always use a few extra hands, please contact Jen Jordan or Tom Cassetty if you are interested in helping out.

On Nov 16th, we’ll need some volunteers to help out at the Wolf Hollow 10 miler in Nashua. Please sign up here: https://forms.gle/V24G6ACAdTv5iwen9

Novemberfest on November 24th will need a few volunteers as well, please contact Bob Thompson if you are interested.

Events:
Nov 16th – Wolf Hollow 10 miler – Mine Falls, Nashua, NH
Nov 23rd – XC – Rachel’s Run – Tyngsboro, MA
Nov 24th – Novemberfest, Nashua, NH
Dec 8th – Mill Cities Relay – Nashua -> Lawrence
Jan 5th – Start of Freeze Your Buns Series

Take care and see you on the roads!

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Weekly Announcements Nov. 6th 2019

Hello Striders! Congrats to:

If you or anyone you know has run a PR or had a significant accomplishment, please let me know!

Mill Cities! WE NEED YOU! Yes you! We will be defending our 11th straight Mill Cities Championship on Dec 8th. We need everyone – doesn’t matter your pace – YOU CAN help us win. We are currently in need of runners in all age groups Last year we had over 120 club members competing, it was a COMPLETE team victory. Every Runner Counted, Every Point Counted. All club members are eligible to compete and there is no cost to participate. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/yGA8ETtMap1opPz49

You have only a few more days to preorder your Striderwear! Orders are due by Friday 11/8! Visit https://mintprintworks.printavo.com/merch/gatecitystriders/?code=gatecitystriders&current_store_id=3659&page=1

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 🙂

The 21st Annual Novemberfest Race, Raffle, and Party will be held on Sunday November 24, 2019 at 11:33 am at Martha’s Exchange and Brewery. Valuable raffle prizes include ski lift tickets to Mt. Sunapee, jewelry from Cardin Jewelers, gift certificates from Fleet Feet Nashua and Goodales Bike Shop, golf equipment from Tulley BMW, mystery door prizes, and much more. Runners will also receive 2 draft beers, thanks to Martha’s Exchange, by making a small donation to the Nashua Children’s Home. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in 10-year age groups and special prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.Don’t miss out on the fun. Sign up at http://www.lightboxreg.com/novemberfest_2019

The Gate City Striders historically receives a number of Boston Marathon entries from the BAA which entitle you to run the most famous marathon in the world without having to qualify! We have revamped our selection process and invite all club members to apply. Applicants will be evaluated on four major categories, including volunteering, participation, racing, and being a leader in the club. For more information on the process and to apply, visit http://gatecity.org/boston-bibs/

We have a few volunteer opportunities coming up:PAL can always use a few extra hands, please contact Jen Jordan or Tom Cassetty if you are interested in helping out.

On Nov 16th, we’ll need some volunteers to help out at the Wolf Hollow 10 miler in Nashua. Please sign up here:
https://forms.gle/V24G6ACAdTv5iwen9

Novemberfest on November 24th will need a few volunteers as well, please contact Bob Thompson if you are interested.

Events:
Nov 10th – XC – USATF New England Championships – Franklin Park
Nov 11th – Speaker Night – PEAK
Nov 16th – Wolf Hollow 10 miler – Mine Falls, Nashua, NH
Nov 23rd – XC – Rachel’s Run – Tyngsboro, MA
Nov 24th – Novemberfest, Nashua, NH
Dec 8th – Mill Cities Relay – Nashua -> Lawrence
Jan 5th – Start of Freeze Your Buns Series

Take care and see you on the roads!

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Weekly Announcements Oct. 23rd 2019

Hello Striders!Congrats to:

Lots of new Distance PRs at Ghost Train:

If you or anyone you know has run a PR or had a significant accomplishment, please let me know!

Mill Cities! WE NEED YOU! Yes you! We will be defending our 11th straight Mill Cities Championship on Dec 8th. We need everyone – doesn’t matter your pace – YOU CAN help us win. Last year we had over 120 club members competing, it was a COMPLETE team victory. Every Runner Counted, Every Point Counted. All club members are eligible to compete and there is no cost to participate. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/yGA8ETtMap1opPz49

Novemberfest: November 24th, register here: http://www.lightboxreg.com/novemberfest_2019

We have a few volunteer opportunities coming up:PAL can always use a few extra hands, please contact Jen Jordan or Tom Cassetty if you are interested in helping out

On Nov 16th, we’ll need some volunteers to help out at the Wolf Hollow 10 miler in Nashua. Please sign up here: https://forms.gle/V24G6ACAdTv5iwen9

Novemberfest on November 24th will need a few volunteers as well, please contact Bob Thompson if you are interested.

Events:
Oct 23rd – Candlelight Relay / Bell Lap
Oct 27th – NEGP – Cape Cod Marathon – Falmouth, MA
Oct 30th – Start of Wednesday Pennichuck Runs
Nov 10th – XC – USATF New England Championships – Franklin Park
Nov 11th – Speaker Night – PEAK
Nov 16th – Wolf Hollow 10 miler – Mine Falls, Nashua, NH
Nov 23rd – XC – Rachel’s Run – Tyngsboro, MA
Nov 24th – Novemberfest, Nashua, NH
Dec 8th – Mill Cities Relay – Nashua -> Lawrence
Jan 5th – Freeze Your Buns

Take care and see you on the roads!

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Weekly Announcements Oct. 16th 2019

Hello Striders!Congrats to:

If you or anyone you know has run a PR or had a significant accomplishment, please let me know!

Congrats to our latest Runner of the Month, Raymond Boutotte. Read more here: http://gatecity.org/runner-of-the-month/

The Last NHGP race is the Chad ½ marathon is THIS SUNDAY. We’re in the lead, but will need a strong finish to close out our second straight NHGP title. Currently very light on signups, please let Mark know if you’re running.

Mill Cities! It’s time to start the process of defending our 11 straight Mill Cities titles. We go for the dozen, the Tom Brady of championships, on December 8th. Last year we had over 120 club members competing, it was a COMPLETE team victory. Every Runner Counted, Every Point Counted. All club members are eligible to compete and there is no cost to participate. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/yGA8ETtMap1opPz49

We have a few volunteer opportunities coming up: PAL can always use a few extra hands, please contact Jen Jordan or Tom Cassetty if you are interested in helping out.

The Ghost Train Rail Trail Race, directed by long time strider Theresa Brown Berna, is looking for some volunteers to help out THIS WEEKEND. Please contact Theresa for more information

On Nov 16th, we’ll need some volunteers to help out at the Wolf Hollow 10 miler in Nashua. Please sign up here: https://forms.gle/V24G6ACAdTv5iwen9

Novemberfest on November 24th will need a few volunteers as well, please contact Bob Thompson if you are interested.

Events:
Oct 20th – NHGP – CHaD ½ Marathon – Hanover, NH
Oct 23rd – Candlelight Relay / Bell Lap
Oct 27th – NEGP – Cape Cod Marathon – Falmouth, MA
Nov 10th – XC – USATF New England Championships – Franklin Park
Nov 11th – Speaker Night – PEAK
Nov 16th – Wolf Hollow 10 miler – Mine Falls, Nashua, NH
Nov 23rd – XC – Rachel’s Run – Tyngsboro, MA
Nov 24th – Novemberfest, Nashua, NH
Dec 8th – Mill Cities Relay – Nashua -> Lawrence

Take care and see you on the roads!

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Weekly Announcements Oct. 8th 2019

Hello Striders!Congrats to:

If you or anyone you know has run a PR or had a significant accomplishment, please let me know!

Congrats to our latest Runner of the Month, Raymond Boutotte. Read more here: http://gatecity.org/runner-of-the-month/

The Wayland XC Festival is this weekend. According to Mark, it is an easy course with little to no risk of rolled ankles or strange footfalls for those getting ready for later season marathons. Sign up and let Mark know if you’ll be running!

The Last NHGP race is the Chad ½ marathon on October 20th. We’re in the lead, but will need a strong finish to close out our second straight NHGP title. Please let Mark Furler know if you’re running.

Mill Cities! It’s time to start the process of defending our 11 straight Mill Cities titles. We go for the dozen, the Tom Brady of championships, on December 8th. Last year we had over 120 club members competing, it was a COMPLETE team victory. Every Runner Counted, Every Point Counted. All club members are eligible to compete and there is no cost to participate. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/yGA8ETtMap1opPz49

We have a few volunteer opportunities coming up:PAL is starting up this coming weekend, please contact Jennifer Jordan or Tom Cassetty if you are interested in helping out.

The Ghost Train Rail Trail Race, directed by long time strider Theresa Brown Berna, is looking for some volunteers to help out the weekend of October 19th and 20th. Please contact Theresa for more information

On Nov 16th, we’ll need some volunteers to help out at the Wolf Hollow 10 miler in Nashua. Please sign up here: https://forms.gle/V24G6ACAdTv5iwen9

Novemberfest Race on November 24th will need a few volunteers as well, please contact Bob Thompson if you are interested.

Events:
Oct 13th – XC – Wayland XC Festival – Wayland, MA
Oct 20th – NHGP – CHaD ½ Marathon – Hanover, NH
Oct 23rd – Candlelight Relay / Bell Lap
Oct 27th – NEGP – Cape Cod Marathon – Falmouth, MA
Nov 10th – XC – USATF New England Championships – Franklin Park
Nov 11th – Speaker Night – PEAK
Nov 16th – Wolf Hollow 10 miler – Mine Falls, Nashua, NH
Nov 23rd – XC – Rachel’s Run – Tyngsboro, MA
Nov 24th – Novemberfest, Nashua, NH
Dec 8th – Mill Cities Relay – Nashua -> Lawrence

Take care and see you on the roads!

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Weekly Announcements Sept. 24th 2019

Hello Striders!

If you or anyone you know has run a PR or had a significant accomplishment, please let me know!

We had another Sea of Red on Sunday at the Granite State 10 Miler! Such a strong showing. Overheard one person early in the race commenting that there were “A lot of you in red” out there.. I’m still waiting for the results to be updated with the team scores to see how we ended up doing. But lots of great performances on a tough course! (I’m not sure I want to see that hill at mile 5.5 again anytime soon

Congrats also to everyone who raced Lone Gull 10k (NEGP) on Sunday! Every Runner Counts, Every Point Counts!

It’s almost time to start thinking about defending our Mill Cities Title. We’ll start collecting names soon. Save the date: December 8th! #QuestForTwelveStraightTitles

Those who won the free entry into the Wolf Hollow 10 miler should have an email in their inbox from me. If you did not receive it, please let me know. For everyone else, a discount code is available: GCSWH10. We’ll be looking for volunteers in the next few weeks to help out with a water stop here.

Events:
Sept 29th – Mountain Series – Waterville Valley
Sept 29th – XC – Brown Bear Invitational – Westfield, MA
Oct 13th – XC – Wayland XC Festival – Wayland, MA
Oct 20th – NHGP – CHaD ½ Marathon – Hanover, NH
Oct 23rd – Candlelight Relay / Bell Lap
Oct 27th – NEGP – Cape Cod Marathon – Falmouth, MA
Nov 10th – XC – USATF New England Championships – Franklin Park
Nov 11th – Speaker Night – PEAK
Nov 16th – Wolf Hollow 10 miler – Mine Falls, Nashua, NH
Nov 23rd – XC – Rachel’s Run – Tyngsboro, MA
Nov 24th – Novemberfest, Nashua, NH
Dec 8th – Mill Cities Relay – Nashua -> Lawrence

Take care and see you on the roads!

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Weekly Announcements Sept. 18th 2019

Good Afternoon Striders!

Mark Furler won the Halfway to St Patricks Day 10k in Manchester on Sunday

If you or anyone you know has run a PR or had a significant accomplishment, please let me know!

The next NHGP race is the Granite State 10 miler in Concord on Sept 22nd. We’re currently in the lead of the New Hampshire Grand Prix series, but Upper Valley and Greater Derry are hot on our heels. We’ll need a full team effort to maintain our lead. Sign up at https://gs10smiler.com/ and let Mark Furler know so we’re covered in all age groups. So far this year we’ve had 66 different runners score points for Gate City in the NHGP. Every Runner Counts, Every Point Counts.

Those who won the free entry into the Wolf Hollow 10 miler should have an email in their inbox from me. If you did not receive it, please let me know.

Enjoy the cooler temps heading into the fall!

Events:
Sept 22nd – NHGP – Granite State 10 Miler – Concord, NH
Sept 22nd – NEGP – Lone Gull 10k
Sept 29th – Mountain Series – Waterville Valley
Sept 29th – XC – Brown Bear Invitational – Westfield, MA
Oct 13th – XC – Wayland XC Festival – Wayland, MA
Oct 20th – NHGP – CHaD ½ Marathon – Hanover, NH
Oct 23rd – Candlelight Relay / Bell Lap
Oct 27th – NEGP – Cape Cod Marathon – Falmouth, MA
Nov 10th – XC – USATF New England Championships – Franklin Park
Nov 11th – Speaker Night – PEAK Recovery
Nov 23rd – XC – Rachel’s Run – Tyngsboro, MA
Nov 24th – Novemberfest, Nashua, NH

Take care and see you on the roads!

Danielle at the end of Reach the Beach
Striders at the Halfway to St Patricks Day 5k/10k
Reach the Beach
Guest Speaker Laura Ascenzi, RDN, LDN from Nutrition in Motion
David cruising at the Halfway to St Patricks Day 5k/10k
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Weekly Announcements Sept. 11th 2019

Good Afternoon Striders!

Mark Crane completed his first marathon and qualified for Boston in the process!

If you or anyone you know has run a PR or had a significant accomplishment, please let me know!

The next NHGP race is the Granite State 10 miler in Concord on Sept 22nd. We’re currently in the lead of the New Hampshire Grand Prix series, but Upper Valley and Greater Derry are hot on our heels. We’ll need a full team effort to maintain our lead. Sign up at https://gs10smiler.com/ and let Mark Furler know so we’re covered in all age groups. Every Runner Counts, Every Point Counts.

Our next speaker night will be on September 16th with Laura Casterline of Nutrition in Motion. She’ll be talking about overall nutrition and how to fuel for long runs, etc. Come join us at the Nashua Country Club at 6:30pm on September 16th. First drink is on the club.https://www.facebook.com/events/1065780810284238/?ti=icl

Good luck to everyone running Reach the Beach this weekend!


Events:Sept 16th – Speaker Night – Laura Casterline, Nutrition in Motion – Nashua Country Club
Sept 22nd – NHGP – Granite State 10 Miler – Concord, NH
Sept 22nd – NEGP – Lone Gull 10k
Sept 29th – Mountain Series – Waterville Valley
Sept 29th – XC – Brown Bear Invitational – Westfield, MA
Oct 13th – XC – Wayland XC Festival – Wayland, MA
Oct 20th – NHGP – CHaD ½ Marathon – Hanover, NH
Oct 23rd – Candlelight Relay / Bell Lap
Oct 27th – NEGP – Cape Cod Marathon – Falmouth, MA
Nov 10th – XC – USATF New England Championships – Franklin Park
Nov 11th – Speaker Night – PEAK Recovery
Nov 23rd – XC – Rachel’s Run – Tyngsboro, MA
Nov 24th – Novemberfest, Nashua, NH

Take care and see you on the roads!

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Weekly Announcements Sept. 4th 2019

Good Afternoon Striders!

Christy Kervin new Half Marathon PR at Swanzey
Edwin Mabel-Edwin Emata new Marathon PR at the Green River Marathon
Angela Upton Poulin new Marathon PR at the Green River Marathon
Tony Michaud new 8k PR!
Eric Chorney new 5 Mile PR

If you or anyone you know has run a PR or had a significant accomplishment, please let me know!

This month’s runner of the month is Philip Gaffey! Read more about Phil at http://gatecity.org/runner-of-the-month/

Our next speaker night will be on September 16th with Laura Casterline of Nutrition in Motion. She’ll be talking about overall nutrition and how to fuel for long runs, etc. Come join us at the Nashua Country Club at 6:30pm on September 16th. First drink is on the club.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1065780810284238/?ti=icl

Events:
Sept 9th – Cross Country – Greater Boston TC XC Festival Great Brook Farm, Carlisle MA
Sept 16th – Speaker Night – Laura Casterline, Nutrition in Motion – Nashua Country Club
Sept 22nd – NHGP – Granite State 10 Miler – Concord, NH
Sept 22nd – NEGP – Lone Gull 10k
Sept 29th – Mountain Series – Waterville Valley
Nov 24th – Novemberfest, Nashua, NH

Take care and see you on the roads!

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Weekly Announcements Aug. 21st 2019

Good Afternoon Striders!

  • Catherine Donovan PR’d at the Boot Scootin’ Boogie
  • Marcus Tumminelli PR’d the 5k at Trail Series this week
  • Ali Von Pichl PR’d the 5k at Trail Series
  • Lauren Long with a new 5k PR at Boot Scootin’ AND was 3rd overall woman!
  • Suzanne Yee new 5k PR
  • Kelly Williams new 5k PR
  • Emma Kervin new 5k PR
  • Colin Cook won his Age Group at the Ironman Mont Tremblant!
  • Kate Estop won the women’s race at the Boot Scootin’ Boogie

If you or anyone you know has run a PR or had a significant accomplishment, please let me know!

It was a great team victory at the Boot Scootin’ Boogie on Saturday night! Over 50 striders toed the line, scoring 194 points in the initial standings. We beat out Greater Derry (148 points) and Upper Valley (80) to extend our lead in the New Hampshire Grand Prix. Next Race is in September. #back2back#everyrunnercounts#everypointcounts

Trail series ended for the season on Monday night with the PR race. Thankfully we were able to avoid the Thunderstorms and had 180+ runners join us. A HUGE Thank You to all of you who volunteered at some point during the year.

Our next speaker night will be on September 16th with Laura Casterline of Nutrition in Motion. She’ll be talking about overall nutrition and how to fuel for long runs, etc. Come join us at the Nashua Country Club at 6:30pm on September 16th. First drink is on the club.

Events:
Aug 24th – NEGP – NH 10 Miler – Lake Massebesic
Sept 1st – Mountain Series – Greylock
Sept 16th – Speaker Night – Laura Casterline, Nutrition in Motion – Nashua Country Club
Sept 22nd – NHGP – Granite State 10 Miler – Concord, NH
Nov 24th – Novemberfest, Nashua, NH

Take care and see you on the roads!