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NH 10 Miler Recap

A dedicated group attended the USATF-NH 10 mile championship around Lake Massabesic in Auburn, NH over the weekend. Thanks goes to everyone’s alarm clocks for going off reliably so we could pile into the team vans for an on time departure at the 4:00am hour. At least the early start meant we were all back home by early afternoon to enjoy the rest of the day basking in a nice sense of accomplishment!

With lots of our team members stepping across age groups to score for the club in multiple categories, we managed to leave our mark with:

  • 1st place in the men’s 70+ Team – with a 1st, 2nd, 4th by Gordon MacFarland, Allan Bates, and Chuck Arnold.
  • This same trio doubled up to place 4th in the 60+ team category.
  • Our Men’s 50+ team also placed 4th (Binney Mitchell, Allen Mead, Matt Gallagher, Mike Early, and… Gordon again!)
  • 5th place Master’s Women (Anne Treadwell, Liz Champagne, Tracy Benedict)
  • 6th place Master’s Men (Binney, Allen, Tim Richmond, Matt, Mike)
  • 7th 50+ Women (Anne, Liz, Rose)
  • 9th Open Women (Kasie Enman, Anne, Liz, Tracy, Rose)
  • 10th Open Men, led by Silas Talbot with the fastest GMAA time of the day – 55:56 (plus Charlie Schaefer, Binney, Allen, Tim)

Links: Results & GMAA Team Series Standings after 5 races

Comprehensive Race Recap from USATF:

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Scholarship Trail Race recap

Fifty-one runners toed the line at Red Rocks Park for another fantastic edition of the race. The course was damp from early morning rain, but that did not stop the racers from running through the beautiful trails. At the finish line, we celebrated the winners and ate snacks. Special thanks to South Burlington Parks and Rec for allowing us to use the park and volunteering to help with parking. Also big thanks to SkiRack and The Mill for providing awards.

Scholarship Trail Race results.

Photos of the race

You can find results for any GMAA race on the Results page.

Race Director: Matt Solomon

Volunteers: Patrick Murphy, Zackery Weimer, Katie Aman, Nita Solomon, David Solomon, Talia Solomon, Olivia Perek-Clark, Kate Donnelly, Kiki White, Johnathan Sands

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Richmond Round Church Recap

The 40th annual Round Church Women’s Run went off without a hitch. Opening words included some history of the beginning of the race shared by Dianne Schullenberger.

There were 159 finishers; 116 completed the 5K, and 43 completed the 10K. Two local runners took the fastest finishes: Huntington’s Kasie Enman placed first in the 5K with a speedy time of 18:17 and Jericho’s Danielle Simons-Cheney finished the 10K with a swift 41:50. The First Strides beginner women’s running/walking program again had strong representation among the finishers.

Overall Results

5K – Women | Age Groups | Age Graded
10K – Women | Age Groups | Age Graded

There were over 25 volunteers who handled everything from parking and registration to course monitoring and recovery food and more. Many thanks to each of them; we could not hold our races without our volunteers.

Timing was conducted by 802 Timing’s Tom and Lauren. Due to the great heat/humidity for the 10K runners especially, we will strongly consider starting next year’s race at 8:00 am.

Donations by: Mann & Machine: start area space; Round Church: parking area; Hannaford: food; Bove’s: sauce; Richmond Hardware; Paige Tomlinson; Cheri Audet; Diana Benot; RunVermont: glasses

Race Directors: Hillary Holmes and Laura Ryan

Volunteers: Carlie Krolick, Carol Boivin, Chance Crocker, Chris Cote, Danielle Blais-Hall, Diane Fuchs, Francis Churchill, Gordon McFarland, Harry Curth, Henry Busetti, Jan Leja, Jeffrey Jodoin, Liz Buchanan, Lorraine Ryan, Luna Hall, Mare Tilton, Mark Duchaine, Michael Boivin, Michael Lechman, Mike Bessette, Newton Baker, Norma Jodoin, Phil LaCroix, Ray Grant, Russ Cooke, Steve Merrill, Wayne Reisberg

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Stowe 8 Miler Recap

This past weekend’s Stowe 8 Mile race marked the halfway point of our GMAA Team Racing Performance Series – see updated standings. Although it was one of the cooler mornings of the month so far, things still heated up on the race course making the post-race ice cream and beer much appreciated. Results here.

Award winning club members on the day:

  • Charlie Schaefer, 2nd overall
  • Kasie Enman, 1st overall female
  • Evan Thornton-Sherman, 1st teen male
  • Zoraya Hightower, 1st twenties female
  • Binney Mitchell, Allen Mead, Alex McHenry 1-2-3 fifties male sweep!
  • Gordan MacFarland, 1st seventies male

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2019 GMAA Scholarship Winners

We are pleased to announce the three deserving winners of the 2019 GMAA Scholarship!

  • Hannah Bohmann from Champlain Valley Union High School
  • Brendan Magill from Harwood Union High School
  • Meredith Mashtare from Bellows Falls Academy-St Albans

Each year GMAA sponsors three $750 scholarships given to students graduating from Northern Vermont high schools.

Each student must meet the following criteria:

  • Accepted at an accredited two or four year college
  • Participated in cross country running and/or track events in grades 11 and 12
  • Maintained a B average in high school
  • Shows qualities of good citizenship and sportsmanship

Selections are made by the GMAA Board of Directors, and the recipients were notified by email. Their scholarships will be awarded at their high school’s Spring Sports Awards Night.

Congratulations to all three winners!  We wish them well in their academic and running endeavors.