For those who weren’t at the London Marathon or James Joyce Ramble this weekend, the rest of the competitive running in New England took place at the Chief Maloney Unity Run. This beautiful, point-to-point, slightly net downhill course gave participants a tour of the NH seacoast towns and served as the 2nd race in the New Hampshire Grand Prix slate.
Stealing the show was Millennium Running ace Nick Aguila-Mandich, who shot out front from the gun and ran a solo time trial, covering the 6.2 mile layout in 31 minutes, 22.8 seconds. Leading the chase pack for 2nd overall was Joel Turcotte (Six03 Endurance) with Kevin Hartstein (Upper Valley RC) not far behind. Turcotte and Hartstein crossed the finish in 33’55 and 34’27 respectively.
The Millennium Running elites brought the top female finisher as well. Breaking the tape was Dartmouth college student Phoebe Novello, who finished in a brisk 35 minutes, 15 seconds. Novello’s performance breaks Keely Maguire’s course record of 35’43 when she won the race overall in 2014. Finishing in 2nd was Whirlaway/Greater Derry double-team athlete Amy Bernard, who finished in 37’27 and hopes to be a sub 3 hour finisher at the Vermont Cities Marathon in a month. Allison Davis (Millennium Running) snatched the bronze medal in 38’18.
Overall results courtesy of Millennium Timing.
New Hampshire Grand Prix team results (to be adjusted)