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September Race Updates

By: Geoff Dunbar

Fall is coming, UVRC, and I am looking forward to some racing in cooler/less-humid weather!
Upper Valley Running Series
The August race was the Under the Tree 5K/10K in Hartland, VT. That was quite a hill in the 10K! But the 5K still counts for "finisher" status. The UVRS site has a link to race results, and current series standings:
Race five in the series is the Sharon Sprouty 5K/10K in Sharon VT. Again, the 10K is the scoring race, but the 5K is finisher eligible. Remember, you need to finish 6 races to be a series finisher, and you've got 4 more races to go. You do the math!
See the website (above) for links to series races, as well as overall information on the series.
New Hampshire Grand Prix
Congratulations to all brave UVRC racers who finished the Sandown 5M in hot steamy conditions. At mile 2, I changed my goal from "Run fast" to "Finish without walking." We had a much better result this year than 2021, thanks to increased participation. UVRC is in third in the series, but in serious contention, just a few points behind the Gate City Striders in first.
How can you help UVRC claim our third ever NHGP title? Two scoring chances remain!
First is the track 5K. Run anytime you like (on any official track), submit your time. Tim Smith and the UVRC coaching staff tells me that tentatively, TNT on September 20th will be a group effort at the track 5K. A great chance to do it with a group.
Then, the last race in the series is the Delta Dental 1/2 Marathon, Concord NH on October 23. Remember that participation is weighted pretty heavily in the NHGP scoring, so even if you come out and do the race as a long run, you'll be helping the club. Traditionally, we've been pretty strong in the half marathon events, and Concord is pretty close compared to some of the races in the series. So, let's go UVRC!
If you have no idea what the New Hampshire Grand Prix is, check the website:
Western New Hampshire Trail Running Series
Trail runners love the summer! So two August races in this series:

  • STOAKED, August 6 Hanover NH.
  • French's Ledges Trail Race, August 20 Plainfield NH.

The series wraps up in September with the last two races: 

  • Lilyan Wright 10K, September 10, Goshen NH.
  • Farnum Five.5, September 24, Lebanon NH.

Results, information about upcoming races, and about the series in general:

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