MAGP 2019, 3 races left

There are only 3 races left in the 2019 MAGP series! Run for the Pines, 5k at the Cathedral in the Pines, Rindge, HoFall 5K Run/Walk trail race in Milford and ending with Friends of the Poor 5K in New Ipswich. I have started interviewing some of the race directors of the MAGP races in effort to have our members better understand these races. This newsletter includes interview with Mad Dash race administrator Dana Whitehouse and Run for the Pines administrator Elizabeth Halper. Hopefully, this will encourage more local runners to discover these unique races.

Updated website for Wednesday night and weekend training

There have been many people asking about the Wednesday training workouts. People who are interested in starting running hear about the Wednesday night training workouts but the website didn’t have a simple to access page that described the workouts. Mike Smith explains the Wednesday night training runs very well in a interview we had with Coach Smith on the topic last year. I combined that with our more relaxed weekend training runs on a single page. You can get to this page from the MRM homepage (at the top).

The About and Contact links were moved to the bottom of the homepage. The About and Contact links are commonly at the bottom of homepage of many sites.

MAGP 2019 July update

There are only 5 MAGP Races left in the 2019 series. Next up in August are two great summer 5K races. First is the Run for The Honey in Hancock on August 17th. Saturday August 17th is “Hancock Old Home Days”. After the race you can enjoy food and vendors right in town. You can race and then have good time in Hancock.

MAGP #10 is the Marlborough, Mad Dash 5K Saturday, August 24th. The Mad Dash is a beautiful course yet not to challenging 5K among the farms fields of Marlborough. The Mad Dash benefits the American Legion, Croteau-Coutts Post #24 College Scholarship Program, Boys State, and other local Veteran's Programs.

MAGP 2019, July

We are close to halfway through the 2019 MAGP series. The next MAGP race (#7) is the Four on the Fourth is this Thursday in Keene.

The Four on the Forth is a very spirited race with a ton of prizes, music and food. The 4 mile course is relatively flat and starts and finishes on the Cheshire Rail Trail in the center of Keene. To beat the heat, the race starts early in the day; walkers start at 7:30 AM and runners start at 8:00 AM. Start your 4th of July holiday with this popular race in Keene.

On July 27th MAGP #8 is the Run for the Rescue 5k in Jaffrey. This 5K runs half on rail trail and half in a woods trail and is entirely shade. Running in shade can be very important in late July! This race is good for you trail runners or anyone who wants to get off the hard, hot pavement. The Run for the Rescue is administered by and benefits Jaffrey Fire Department.

Need volunteer's for Ann Bunce race

We need volunteers for the 2nd Ann Bunce Memorial 5K Run/Walk this Friday at 6:00 PM in Munsonville/Nelson around Granite Lake. This is a Monadnock Regional Milers club sponsored race. This is also a unique Friday evening race. If you cannot or do not want to run the race, please consider volunteering. There will be free shirts for helpers. Of course there will be great food too. Please contact or or to volunteer.

All proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. in memory of Ann Bunce.

Local high school runners bring home awards in recent Division II and III championships

Local high school runners bring home awards in recent Division II and III track and field championships at UNH.

ConVal senior Rachel Hurley won the 3,200M run in 10:58.27, breaking ConVal’s school record held by Laura Laplante since 2006.

ConVal’s Del Bonsu-Anane won the boys’ 400M dash in 50.72, just fractions off the ConVal school record of 50.56. Bonsu-Anane also finished fifth in the 200M dash in 23.62.

In the boys 800M, ConVal senior Evan Coyne finished second with 2:00.91.

Milford’s Lauren Robinson won the girls’ 1,600M at 5:07.50 with ConVal’s Clare Veverka coming in second at 5:10.02. Clare also won third in the 800M run at 2:19.76.

ConVal Junior Harrison Kim placed third in the boys 3,200M, finishing in 9:57.10.

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