Upper Valley Duo Snags Gold Medals in Enfield
By Mike Giberti
The Shaker Seven Road Race in Enfield, NH served as the third installment of the New Hampshire Grand Prix and saw some solid results. Alex Hall, already having won the first race in the NHGP, took the crown at the third race as well with his finishing time of 38’44” with master’s Upper Valley Running Club teammate Rich Smith coming across the line in 39’22” for second. On the women’s side of things, RibFest 5 Mile runner-up Laura Hagley (this time representing the Upper Valley Running Club) cruised to victory in 41’37”, just seven seconds ahead of teammate Lorna Young.
UVRC may have had the most talented individuals at the race, but they were edged out by the Greater Derry Track Club in team points by a slim 2 point margin (scores of 163 to 161). The Gate City Striders placed a distant third accumulating 92 points. The point spread Greater Derry had over Gate City in this event puts them 16 points ahead of Gate City to take over the series lead after three races. Upper Valley made up some ground, but still sits in third place overall as a team.
Team Scores (Shaker 7):
- Greater Derry Track Club – 163
- Upper Valley Running Club – 161
- Gate City Striders – 92
- Granite State Racing Team – 22
- Rochester Runners – 4
- NH Athletic Alliance – 1
Overall Series Point Totals (after three races):
- Greater Derry Track Club – 458
- Gate City Striders – 442
- Upper Valley Running Club – 307
- Granite State Racing Team – 55
- White Mountain Milers – 28
- Rochester Runners – 12
- NH Athletic Alliance - 1
Check out the official results here.