October Racing Update
By: Robert Jones
September was a busy month for UVRC, and October will be even busier!
In non-series news, the CHaD half marathon is up in October, featuring a challenging new course. This local Hanover race does a good job putting on a running event, and also raises a lot of money for the local children's hospital.
Upper Valley Running Series
In September, a bunch of us made the trek out to Sharon VT for the Sprouty 5K/10K. You can check the UVRS site for the latest standings after race #5, along with links to race results and other information.
Two races coming up in October!
- October 15, from Enfield to Lebanon NH is the Downriver Rail Run 10K, a fast gentle downhill 10K.
- October 30, also in Enfield NH, it's the Tiger Run 12K, which I believe is the only current 12K in NH.
Visit this website for links to series races, as well as overall information on the series.
Western New Hampshire Trail Running Series
The WNHTRS is done for 2022! See results on their website.
See everyone in 2023 for another installment.
The NH Grand Prix
The NH Grand Prix is almost over for the season but there is a last race to run. The Grand Prix is team-based points competition so anyone who runs will earn UVRC lots of points (being faster may score more points but everyone will score plenty of points as scoring is participation-based and turnout is less for half marathons). It is the Delta Dental New England Half Marathon, a point-to-point race from Hopkinton (NH) to Concord. It is October 23rd starting at a brisk 8 a.m. (sure you have to get up early but you can be home early as well). The signup and details are here:
The UVRC has a van going so you can sign up for that as well. The van is leaving at 6 a.m. but you are asked to arrive at 5:45 a.m. This a great service on a point-to-point course as it will be dropping us off at the start line and picking us up in Concord. You need to register for the van--here is the vanpool registration link.
The only other NH Grand Prix news is that we had another great turnout for the Virtual (Track) 5k. Anyone who wants to run can still do it--you just need to submit your time here.