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Newport’s Teschek Entering MWRR Hall of Fame

Pinkham Notch, n.h. — Next month’s running of the Mount Washington Road Race will include induction into the event’s Hall of Fame for Newport resident Bob Teschek.

Teschek will be part of a four-person class entering the hall on June 14. The 7.6-mile running race up the Mount Washington Auto Road follows on June 15.

Teschek ran the MWRR on six occasions, the first coming in 1966. He later took over the operation of the event in 1982 and continued in that capacity for 29 years. Teschek also operates Granite State Race Services, a timing service that works with road races around the region throughout the year.

The hall class also includes J’ne Day-Lucore, a three-time women’s division winner; Simon Gutierrez, another three-time winner and owner of six of the nine fastest men’s masters times in race history; and Jonathan Wyatt, a two-time race champ and six-time winner of the World Mountain Trophy. All will be honored at a ceremony at the base of the Auto Road on June 14 at 6 p.m., and the public is invited.

On the Diamond

CV South Softball Organizing

Norwich — The Connecticut Valley South Babe Ruth softball programs is seeking players for as many as three age levels this season.

The club expects to field teams at the U14 and U16 levels. The club is also looking into putting together a U18 squad if interest is high enough. Registration for the summer is $85, which includes a custom jersey and visor. Players returning with last year’s jersey and visor to sign up for $70. While a home field has yet to be determined, past sites have included the diamonds at Hartford High School and the Lyme School.

CV South will hold two meetings in the coming weeks to answer questions, collect fees and provide any other necessary information. One will be held on May 8 at Lebanon’s Elks Field immediately after the conclusion of the Lebanon High School game (approximately 6 p.m.), and on May 11 at Norwich’s Huntley Meadows field after the Hanover High contest (approximately 12:30 p.m.).

For more information, contact CV South president and coach Ben Nichols at nicholstrees@gmail.com or 603-795-4392.

On the Tee

UA Open May 17

Woodstock — Union Arena will hold its third Union Arena Open fundraising golf tournament on May 17 at Woodstock Country Club.

The event is part of UA’s ongoing anniversary project, raising money as part of the facility’s 10th anniversary. The tournament begins with a 1 p.m. shotgun start, with a social hour, dinner and silent auction to follow at 5:30 p.m. Room for foursomes and individual golfers remains; the evening activities are also open to people not participting in the tournament.

Registration and information are available online at www.unionarena.org. For more information, contact UA general manager Dan French at 802-457-2500, ext. 11, or tournament director Andy Townley at 802-734-2903 or golf@unionarena.org.

On Two Wheels

KMS Invited to Travel

Killington, Vt. — Fresh from a successful race at the Tour of the Battenkill in New York, two members of the Killington Mountain School cycling team will get to work with USA Cycling’s national team this summer during a trip to Europe.

Brendan Rhim, of Norwich, and Ansel Dickey, of Truro, Mass., earned their invitations for the training trip thanks to efforts in the recent past. Rhim was invited after winning the Battenkill earlier this month, while Dickey was identified at an Olympic Training Center regional talent camp in California as well as winning the second stage of the San Dimas (Calif.) Stage Race. It will be Rhim’s second trip with USA Cycling to Europe and Dickey’s first.

The six-member team will use the new European Training Center in Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands, as a home base for the May 19-June 9 trip, which will include races in Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. The events will help determine the U.S. roster for the Junior World Road Championships on Sept. 21-29 in Firenze, Italy.

Ride of Silence May 15

Grantham — The Ride of Silence, an effort to raise awareness for bicycle safety on area roads, will take place in Grantham on May 15.

The ride, part of a national effort begun 10 years ago, will begin and end at the Grantham park-and-ride lot, starting at 7 p.m. The ride will cover 8.5 flat miles to the Croydon Fire Station and back to the Grantham lot. The ride will be done at a slow pace meant to resemble a funeral procession; this year’s Upper Valley ride will be done in memory of Tristin Roy and Bob Saturley and in recogntion of Jill Davis and Michael Feeney, riders who have been injured while on area roads.

There is no talking during the ride — which will be escorted by members of the Grantham and Croydon police departments — and helmets are mandatory. A rain-out date of May 18 at 10 a.m. is scheduled should weather intervene on May 15.

On the Run, Etc.

Fairlee Triathlon
Resumes

Fairlee — Triathlon competition will return to Lake Fairlee this summer in the form of the New England Trifest, a series of three events tied together and set for June 29-30.

The weekend will feature half-Ironman and Olympic-distance triathlons based at Camp Horizons on the lake, as well as an off-road duathlon for youths ages 7-14. The half-distance tri, which starts at 7 a.m., will include a 1.2-mile swim of the lake, a 56-mile loop bike segment and a 13.1-mile run. The Olympic-distance tri will cover much of the same territory, only less of it: a 0.9-mile swim, 28-mile bike and 6.2-mile run. Kids in the duathlon will cover two half-mile runs sandwiching a one-mile bike ride.

Online registration and more information is available at www.sunmultisportevents.com.

WNHTRS Slate Set

Hanover — The Western New Hampshire Trail Running Series has set its schedule for the 2013 season, beginning with the non-points Dirty 5K at Storrs Pond Recreation Area on May 12.

The WNHTRS follows with an eight-race slate, with all events running between five and 14 kilometers in length. The series is open to first-time trail runners as well as the experienced athlete. The schedule:

∎ June 8: West Windsor 5 & Dime, Windsor.

∎ June 15: Six in the Stix, Newport.

∎ June 29: All Out Trail Run, Claremont.

∎ July 6: Wicked Wildcat Wander, Langdon, N.H.

∎ July 20: Frenzy in the Forest, Sunapee.

∎ Aug. 10: Stoaked Trail Run, Hanover.

∎ Sept. 7: Farnum Five.5, Lebanon.

∎ Sept. 21: Lost a Lot Trail Race, Lebanon.

Advance full-series registration is $100; ages 15-19 can sign up for the full series at $50, and juniors (ages 12-14) are free. Runners may also register on a per-race basis for $20 per event in advance and $25 the day of the race. For more information on the series, visit www.wnhtrs.com or contact series coordinator Chad Denning at 603-558-2342 or cdenning@teamamp.org.

Beginner 5K Class

White River Junction — The Hartford Parks and Recreation wants to send another group of first-time runners on their way by offering a beginner’s 5K running program later this summer.

The class is for ages 15 and older, geared to get anyone ready for the third Hartford 5K on Aug. 3. The class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 4, spending the summer building endurance for the race.

Classes meet from 6-7:30 p.m. at Hartford High School. The registration deadline is May 28, and the cost is $25 for Hartford residents and $35 for nonresidents. Call Hartford Rec at 802-295-5036 for more.

In the Outdoors

Wednesday Walkers
Back in the Woods

White River Junction — The arrival of spring means the resumption of Hartford Parks and Recreation’s Wednesday Walkers hiking series.

The series is open to everyone. All walks begin with a 9 a.m. meeting at the Hartford Municipal Building for transportation to that day’s trailhead. The spring schedule:

May 8: Hurricane Forest Wildlife Refuge, Hartford.

May 22: Quechee Gorge, Quechee.

June 5: Clay Brook Trail, Lyme.

All hikes are free. Participants are asked to wear boots and appropriate clothing and bring a light snack and water for the trip. Call Hartford Parks and Rec at 802-295-5036 for more information or to confirm a scheduled outing.

Lebanon Hiking Series

Lebanon — The Lebanon Recreation and Parks Department will hold a series of hikes through the month of May.

Krissy Flythe will lead the outings. Participants are reminded to bring snacks, a backpack (if needed), water and hiking boots. The schedule:

∎ May 3: Alice Peck Day Loops, Woodlands and Lizzie Elliot Loop, Lebanon (easy).

∎ May 10: Farnum Hill Reserves, Lebanon (easy-moderate).

∎ May 24: Boston Lot, Lebanon (moderate-difficult).

∎ May 31: Cardigan Mountain, Canaan (difficult).

All hikes are free of charge. Contact Lebanon Rec at 603-448-5121 for meet-up information or other details.

With a Disc

Ultimate Frisbee Returns

White River Junction — Hartford Parks and Recreation, teaming with local pickup group UFX, will sponsor another season of twice-a-week pickup ultimate Frisbee play at Watson Park.

Mary Bouchard will oversee play, which will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. until dark starting May 6 and running through Aug. 28. All ages and abilities are welcome; casual instruction is provided, and participants are recommended to wear cleats or running shoes with good traction.

There is a $2 drop-in fee per week. The club will also hold its fifth Cinco de Mayo Sombrero Ultimate Tournament on May 4 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Club details can be found by visiting www.ufxultimate.org.

In the Saddle

GHMA Eventing Clinic

South Woodstock — The Green Mountain Horse Association has scheduled its first festival of eventing clinic for Aug 5-8 at its home facility in South Woodstock as a run-up to the Aug. 9 one-day competition for elementary, beginner novice and novice riders and the Aug. 10-11 meet for novice through intermediate equestrians.

The clinic will offer riders and horses intruction, briefings, unmounted sessions and fun in such areas as dressage schooling, stadium exercises and cross country gallops. There will also be opportunities to experience fast-pace work on GMHA’s steeplechase course. Registration opens on June 25.

Contact GHMA’s Molly Hutchins at 802-457-1509, ext. 219 or molly@gmhainc.org for more information.