Continued wonderful running weather greeted another 139 kids to the Kids Summer Fun Runs. This brings the total up to 583 children enjoying the Tuesday evening running races, where everyone is a winner. Food donations for the St. Thomas Food Pantry were at 365 pounds this week, bringing the 2 week total up to 860 pounds. We appreciate our presenting sponsor MVP Health Care, supporting sponsors Derry Medical Center and Northeast Delta Dental, and this week’s support from the Monarch Hockey Challenge.
The winners for 7/3/12 are:
Boys 9 year old Girls
1 Isaac Miley (Derry) 1 Samantha Franks (Derry)
2 Bailey Pittman (Greenville, SC) 2 Grace Holland (Londonderry)
3 Ryan Griffin (Londonderry) 3 Ashley Griffin (Londonderry)
Boys 10 year old Girls
1 Camden Nesis (Londonderry) 1 Anna Haas (Londonderry)
2 Daniel Herrero (Derry) 2 Cailin Borovieka (Londonderry)
3 Gavin Goyetin (Derry) 3 Alexzandra Metro (Londonderry)
Boys 11 year old Girls
1 Ethan Desmarais (Chester) 1 Nicole Alves (Derry)
2 Benjamin Doris (Londonderry) 2 Jessica Lacey (Chester)
3 Mac Johnson (Derry) 3 Jessica Thrower (Windham)
Boys 12 year old Girls
1 Cameron Phelps (Derry) 1 Katlin Gregoire (Londonderry)
2 Richard D’Amico (Bedford) 2 Adrianna Sullivan (Chester)
3 Brian Metro (Londonderry) 3 Alexandria Nadeau(Londonderry)
Boys 13 year old Girls
1 Lukas Blythe (Salem) 1 Taylor Sheley (Chester)
2 Kayke Alves (Salem) 2 Olivia Balch (Manchester)
3 Noah Smalley (Chester) 3 Niamh Walker (Salem)
Boys Open Mile Girls
1 Philip Demers (Hudson) 5:09 1 Morgan Sansing (Chester) 6:01
Presented by MVP Health Care; with financial support also provided by Northeast Delta Dental and Derry Medical Center, the series is in its 37th year. GDTC members lead the kids in stretching exercises and provide running tips. The 2-3 year olds run 50 meters, 4-6 year olds run 200 meters, 7-8 year olds run 300 meters, 9-10 year olds run 600 meters, and the 11-13 year olds run the cross country mile. 14 year olds and up run the open mile on the track, which often sees parents challenging the local high school elite runners.
GDTC supplies entrants with water, Gatorade, and watermelon. Runners receive weekly participation ribbons, which are supplied by the Derry Recreation Department. Runners completing the series receive medals and T-shirts from GDTC. For more information and pictures, go to www.gdtc.org.
Future Dates: July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7. Location: Londonderry High School Track, Londonderry, New Hampshire. Registration 6:00pm, races start at 6:30pm. Check www.gdtc.org for weather updates. Registration is free, but please bring a nonperishable food item to restock food pantries in the greater Derry area.