Second Annual Fun Run up and Running with a Great First Wednesday Night

August 2, 2019

 

by Len Lathrop

Alvirne’s maroon track and infield was put to great use on Wednesday, July 24 as 92 runners from all age brackets were there to have fun and run.  And, of course, enjoy some watermelon.

This is the second year that residents of all ages have been invited to run on Wednesday nights in July and August.  Organized by Matt Simpson and his friends and other coaches from the high school, the Fun Run on July 17 could not have been a more beautiful night off of Derry Road. While the first week’s run had to be scratched due to heavy rains, an additional date will be tacked on in August.

Runners were out again on the 31st and then there are two more Fun Wednesdays scheduled for Aug. 7 and Aug. 14. Here are the results from the runners who came out on July 24.  In the “big people” races the leaders were (place, name, age):

Open XC Mile Results:

1 Cooper Downey, 16; 2 Alec Dubois, 17; 3 Nicholas Marcotte, 14; 4 Jacob Moralez, 17; 5 Jack Marotta, 17; 6 Shae Williams, 17; 7 Cody Cahill, 13; 8 Michael Bates, 15; 9 Matt Gerling, 15; 10 Anna Simpson, 12.

Open Track Mile Results:

1 Jen Parkhurst, 25; 2 Laura Mclaughin, 36 3 Matt Gerling, 15 4 Jacon Moralez, 17; 5 Neil Macaloney, 35; 6 Alec Dubois, 17; 7 Alex Solovyeva, 39; 8 Nicholas Marcotte 14; 9 Cody Cahill, 13; 10 Cooper Downey, 16.

Girls 7/8 Years (300 Meters):

1 Charlianna Downey; 2 Celia Smalley; 3 Mia Ballantine

Boys 7/8 Years (300 Meters)

1 Braeden Carey, 2 Brayden Belmore, 3 Mason Verrocchio

Girls 9/10 Years (400 Meters) 

1 Blissanay Castonguay, 2 Emily Andrews, 3 Ella Verrocchio

Boys 9/10 Years (400 Meters)

1 Gavin Ryan, 2 Andrew Fernald, 3 Kyrin Johnson