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winterwonder On January 25, 2015, the USATF CT Grand Prix Racing Series kicked off at the Winter Wonderland 5 mile race in Milford CT. In the blustery conditions, the NHRR women placed 3rd in the Overall division. Sarah Piazza (54th overall, 2nd in age category) led the charge with a time of 32:53. Amanda Pelowe and Adele Plunkett rounded out the top three for the women. Scott Kulakowski was NHRR’s first male finisher in a time of 31:33 (38th overall).

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With 73 points, the NHRR women finished a close second to the Milford Road Runners in the Women’s Open category of the 2014 CT Grand Prix Road Race series. The series consists of 8 races ranging from 1 mile to the half marathon that take place from February to September. The NHRR women took first place in 6 of the 8 races. Though the NHRR men started the season strong, a weak finish left them in 5th place, well below their usual performance. Both the men and women look forward to a fun and successful campaign in 2015, which kicks off on January 25 with the Winter Wonderland 5 miler in Milford CT.

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The NHRR women continued their stellar running at the Sea Leg Shuffle on August 3. Once again, Kristen Leslie led the charge on the 10 mile course with a time of 1:05.28, which placed her 4th among all females. Diane Sobers finished close behind as the 5th place female with a time of 1:06.57. Nicole Deziel (1:12.18, 3rd in age group) and Annie McMahon (1:13.39) rounded out the top 4 for the Elm City Runners.


SSM-2014Led by Amanda Pellowe’s 2nd place finish in a time of 4:56, the NHRR women continued to storm through the USATF Grand Prix Road Race Series at the Spring Street Mile on June 14.   Kristen Leslie (3rd woman, 5:09) and Nicole Leslie (8th woman, 5:30) rounded out the top 3 for the women on the downhill course.  Tom Howloka (9th male, 4:18),  Ludovic Renou (18th male, 4:32), and Eugene Douglass (20th male, 4:35) led the men as they finished second in the muggy Read the rest of this entry »

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On May 24, Sarah Piazza, running 24:22 on a flat but windy course, led the NHRR women to a decisive win in the women’s open division of the Delaney Dash.   Her time placed her 3rd among all women in the race.  Kristi Schuette (24:55, 5th place women’s open) and Amanda Pellowe (25:37, 6th place women’s open) also ran strong races to round out NHRR’s top 3 women.     The men finished 4th in the male’s open division, led by Eugene Douglass, who finished 8th overall in 22:12, a personal best for the event.   Nathan Kucera (22:54, 15th overall) and Brian Korody (23:04, 16th overall) also ran well and were joined by NHRR rookies Ben Carlson (25:20) and Richard Andreozzi (29:26) in NHRR’s top five men.   View the results at this link:   2014 Delaney Dash Results

newbalanceAmanda Pellowe, NHRR’s middle distance specialist, set a personal record for the 1500 meters run Saturday night during the New Balance Boston Twilight Series, held at Bentley College.  Her time of 4:45.08 placed her 8th in a field that included US Olympian Anna Willard and several other professional athletes.