The Nashua Soup Kitchen Road Races attracted nearly 700 runners to the streets of Nashua, NH this past Sunday morning. Participants had two distance options with a certified 5k and 10k course to choose from. The 5k saw the vast majority of the competition since it served as the 2nd installment of the New Hampshire Grand Prix series. Gate City Strider and top local triathlete Lucas Pozzetta captured an easy title as he blazed the moderately hilly course in 15’41. 2014 race winner Alex Hall would come through as the runner up in 16’39. On the women’s end of things, UVRC’s Lorna Young would break the tape in her 2nd straight NHGP event. Young finished in a blazing 17’57, almost two minutes ahead of Gate City’s Shannen Arseneault, who still covered the course in a very solid 19’40.
Despite not having the NH Grand Prix support, the 10k race still saw a good amount of success. Greater Lowell Angry Chicken Justin Patronick took the overall win in the longer event of the day with a 37 minute and 33 second stroll. David Audet of the Granite State Racing Team would come through the line two and a half minutes later to take the silver in 40:12. 14 year old Lauren Robinson would dominate the women’s 10k with a 44’15 gig, a good three and a half minutes over Cathy Kuhn’s 47’50 performance.