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Weekly Announcements Aug 10th, 2022

Hello Striders!

Hope everyone is enjoying this nice break from the constant 90 degree plus temps and wicked high humidity!

Congrats to Silvana Morgan for 2nd place AG at the Run for Liv a few weeks ago! Speedy!

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

SANDOWN 5 MILER – NHGP

Congrats to everyone who ran for Gate City this past Saturday! We had 36 striders toe the line in some really hot, humid conditions. We came in second place as a club, but regained the lead more than doubling the total number of points that previous NHGP leader, Upper Valley, got! Great work by all!

Great seeing new striders Alison Lilienfeld, Terryl Fritz Colleen Berube, Jon Hambrecht, Erin Caples, among others show up at their first NHGP race and score points for us!

OUTDOOR TRACK

Outdoor track continues on Wednesdays at Nashua North High School. Join the 5k/10k workout or the marathon/21k workouts each night. Starts at 6pm sharp with announcements. Workouts begin just after that

Once the Nashua South track updates are complete, we will be moving back over there. Sounds like they should be done by the beginning of September.

YOGA/CORE NIGHTS

Yoga/Core returns to track! Come join us for a great stretch and a little core work after track. Come for track and stay for yoga, or just come for the yoga. Starts once the track work is done, usually around 6:40pm.

HAYWARDS RUN

Everyones favorite social event is back! Join us on Tuesday August 23rd for a run, and we’ll get you a super secret discount code that’ll get you 25% off ice cream at Haywards afterwards. What better motivation to run!?

https://www.facebook.com/events/5238663456209529

NEW HAMPSHIRE GRAND PRIX

We’ll be running another track 5k on Thursday August 18th at Nashua North. This is free for everyone, and is considered the 5th race in the NHGP series. You can run this as many times as you’d like. Check out more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1189650304944543

Every teammate who shows up WILL score points. You WILL help the team! #EveryRunnerCounts #EveryPointCounts

Singlets can be purchased at Fleet Feet for $20 cash or check!

HEALTH AND WELLNESS NIGHT

Mark your calendars for August 17th to join us at track. We’ll bring in a bunch of local running related vendors who will have some giveaways, and I hear there might be some treats at the finish! If you know of anyone you think should be a part of this, please contact Amanda Naro

Race Reimbursement

Little reminder for those who have run or will be running at least 2 races within a series (New Hampshire Grand Prix, New England Grand Prix, Cross Country or Mountain Series) if you’re looking to take advantage of our race reimbursement program, don’t forget to get your volunteer hours in. More info can be found here: https://gatecity.org/race-reimbursement-program/

CALENDAR

– April 3rd – Oct 16 – Virtual Track 5K – Any Track – New Hampshire Grand Prix

– July 27th – Return of 5k/10k track workouts

– August 14 – 5 Mile – Bobby Doyle 5 Mile, Narragansett RI – USATF New England Grand Prix

– August 17th – Health and Wellness Night at Track!

– August 18th – NHGP Track 5k at Nashua North Track!

– August 23rd – Haywards Run!

– August 27 – 10 Mile – Allen Mello NH Ten Miler, Auburn/Manchester NH – USATF New England Grand Prix

– September 04 – Mt. Greylock – USATF Mountain Series

– September 25 – 10 km – Lone Gull 10K Gloucester MA – USATF New England Grand Prix

– September 25 – Waterville Valley Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series

– October 15 – Cranmore Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series

– October 23 – Delta Dental 1/2 Marathon – Concord, NH, 10/16 – New Hampshire Grand Prix

– November 13 – 5 km – BIGGSteps 5K, Needham MA – USATF New England Grand Prix

– November 20nd – Novemberfest – Nashua

– December – Mill Cities Relay! – Nashua -> Lawrence

Stay tuned! Much more to come!

Take care and see you on the roads!

Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders

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Weekly Announcements July 7th, 2022

Hello Striders!

Congrats to Karen Sirimoglu new 5k PR at the Merrimack Sparkler race!

Congrats to Maggie Brice for 2nd overall woman at the Merrimack Sparkler Race!

Congrats to all those who scored age group victories at the Sparkler as well including: Gina Joubert (2nd), Melissa Wu (3rd), Ryan Aschbrenner (1st), Kent Sirimoglu (2nd), Kelly Aschbrenner (2nd)

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

OUTDOOR TRACK

We’ve been having a good crowd at track throughout the first half of the year! While the 5k workout will be on vacation for a few weeks, the Marathon/Half Marathon workout will be continuing as usual.

If you’re looking to run a half marathon or full marathon this fall, there will be a sign up form at track tonight to join our training programs starting July 6th, Next week!. This is included with your membership. Coach David Salvas will put together a training plan no matter whether you’re an expert or novice. If you can’t make it tonight, please reach out to me, stephenrrouleau@gmail.com or to coach directly at davidsalvas@aol.com. please include your name, email, which race you’re targeting and whether you’re an expert or novice.

YOGA/CORE NIGHTS

On Vacation returning to track on July 27th! All included as part of your membership! Come have a strong workout on the track and get a solid stretch and core workout to finish up!

NEW HAMPSHIRE GRAND PRIX

We’re in second place overall and need a great showing at the new race, the Sandown 5 Miler on August 6th. Come be a part of Gate City winning the club championship again!

Every teammate who shows up WILL score points. You WILL help the team! #EveryRunnerCounts #EveryPointCounts

Singlets can be purchased at Fleet Feet for $20 cash or check!

ULTIMATE RUNNER

Gate City’s annual competition to see who will earn the title of Ultimate Runner. Run a 400, 800, 1 mile and 5k on the track – all times are age and gender graded – the top combined time will earn the title! Contact Bob Thompson if you’re interested. Or just show up on July 20th! Volunteers needed as well

FITNESS UNIVERSITY

Currently underway on Tuesday nights. We’re always looking for volunteers, contact Carolina Keri Tumminelli if you have any questions

HEALTH AND WELLNESS NIGHT

Mark your calendars for August 17th to join us at track. We’ll bring in a bunch of local running related vendors who will have some giveaways, and I hear there might be some treats at the finish! If you know of anyone you think should be a part of this, please contact Amanda Naro

CALENDAR

– April 3rd – Oct 16 – Virtual Track 5K – Any Track – New Hampshire Grand Prix

– July 10th – Loon Mountain Race (USATF-NE Mountain Champs) – USATF Mountain Series

– JUly 20th – Ultimate Runner Night – Nashua North HS Track

– July 27th – Return of 5k/10k track workouts

– August 6th – Sandown 5M – Sandown, NH, 8/6 – New Hampshire Grand Prix

– August 14th – 5 Mile – Bobby Doyle 5 Mile, Narragansett RI – USATF New England Grand Prix

– August 17th – Health and Wellness Night at Track!

– August 27th – 10 Mile – Allen Mello NH Ten Miler, Auburn/Manchester NH – USATF New England Grand Prix

– September 04th – Mt. Greylock – USATF Mountain Series

– September 25th – 10 km – Lone Gull 10K Gloucester MA – USATF New England Grand Prix

– September 25th – Waterville Valley Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series

– October 15th – Cranmore Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series

– October 23th – Delta Dental 1/2 Marathon – Concord, NH, 10/16 – New Hampshire Grand Prix

– November 13th – 5 km – BIGGSteps 5K, Needham MA – USATF New England Grand Prix

– November 20th – Novemberfest – Nashua

– December – Mill Cities Relay! – Nashua -> Lawrence

Stay tuned! Much more to come!

Take care and see you on the roads!

Stephen Rouleau

President
Gate City Striders

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Weekly Announcements Mar. 11th 2020

Hello Striders!

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

We will once again have a bus heading down for the Boston Marathon. The bus is open to non-members now as well. You can reserve your spot by paying $75 / seat 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

The next races in the New Hampshire Grand Prix is this weekend! The Shamrock Shuffle up in Lebanon, NH. For those who are holding off, there will be race day registration. As far as we are currently aware, this race is still on. Help Gate City defend our back to back NHGP championships! Every Runner Counts, Every Point Counts. Please let Mark Furler and Brandyn Naro know if you sign up. Hope to see everyone out there!

This coming Monday night will be the annual meeting of the membership. A chance to meet fellow club members, hear the status of the club – with a review of last year and this years’ upcoming plans, and also discuss new business. Apps served starting at 6:30 and the meeting will start at 7pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/181945723026935/

Just 1 more week left to join us at indoor track on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please fill out the waivers and sign up form from here: https://gatecity.org/indoor-track-workouts/ and bring them and a check to the track and you’re in! Lots of great workouts to get you ready to kick butt into the spring season! A night by night option is available. $10 per night as long as there is capacity. First come, first served with precedence to anyone who has signed up for the entire workout. You’ll still need to fill out the waivers but bring exact cash or a check made out to the Gate City Striders and check in with the coaches to pay and get the wristband. The competitive night is similar to our outdoor track workouts. Whether you are training for a 5k,10k, half or full, there’s a workout prescribed for that night. The coaches are there to help guide you thru and give lap times. Just like at outdoor track. All paces are absolutely welcome. Come join us next Tuesday if you’re curious. Recreational night is similar to a Couch to 5k program.

The Gate City Striders is now accepting applications for two $1,000 scholarships! This scholarship is open to high school or college students who will be attending a post-secondary educational institution, including a college, university or vocational school in the fall of 2020. Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria: 1) embodiment of the running spirit; 2) community service and/or extracurricular activities; and 3) recommendation letters of personal character. Any GCS member, child of a GCS member, or a student sponsored by a GCS member is eligible. Read all the details and download an application from https://gatecity.org/gate-city-strider-scholarship/.

We had about 75 runners join us for The Gate City Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay preview run on Sunday!
Come out and race the new flatter and faster course! http://www.gcsmarathon.org/

http://www.lightboxreg.com/gcsmarathon_2020

If you know anyone who is looking to get into running, we’ll have registrations up for Couch to 5k very shortly! Stay Tuned!

Events:

Mar 11th – Indoor Track (recreational)

Mar 14th – Shamrock Shuffle 5k (NHGP) – Lebanon, NH

Mar 16th – Gate City Striders Annual Meeting – Nashua Country Club

Mar 17rd – Indoor Track (competitive)

Mar 18th – Indoor Track (recreational)

Apr 5th – Frank Nealon Boston Tune Up 15k (NEGP) – Upton, MA

Apr 5th – Soup Kitchen 5k (NHGP) – Nashua, NH

Apr 20th – Boston Marathon – Boston, MA

Apr 22nd – Outdoor Track Starts – Nashua, NH

Apr 26th – Sleepy Hollow Mountain Race (Mountain Series)

May 3rd – Pack Monadnock (Mountain Series)

May 17th – Gate City Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay – Nashua, NH

May 23rd – Wachusett Mountain Race (Mountain Series)

May 24th – Vermont City Marathon (NEGP) – Burlington, VT

June 7th – Cranmore Mountain Race (Mountain Series)

June 13th – Ascutney Hill Climb (Mountain Series)

June 27th – Capital City Classic 10k (NHGP) – Concord, NH

July 12th – Loon Mountain Race (Mountain Series)

Aug 8th – Sandown 5 Miler (NHGP) – Sandown, NH

Aug 29th – NH 10 Miler (NEGP) – Auburn, NH

Sep 6th – Mount Greylock Road Race (Mountain Series)

Sep 20th – Lone Gull 10k (NEGP) – Gloucester, MA

Sep 27th – Waterville Valley Mountain Race (Mountain Series)

Oct 11th – New England ½ Marathon (NHGP) – Loudon -> Concord, NH

Nov 15th – BiggSteps 5k (NEGP) – Needham, MA

Nov 22nd – Novemberfest – Nashua, NH

Take care and see you on the roads!