Rec Briefs: Furler, Evans Set Pace at CHaD Hero Half Marathon

Published: 10/18/2018 12:00:01 AM
Modified: 10/18/2018 12:00:10 AM

Hanover — Mark Furler, of Hollis, N.H., and Charlotte Evans, of Washington, D.C., earned victories in Sunday’s CHaD Hero Half Marathon.

Furler claimed the overall victory, covering the 13.1-mile route through Hanover and Norwich in 1 hour, 16 minutes, 52.7 seconds. Canaan’s Jotham Burnett produced the top finish by an Upper Valley athlete to placing second (1:20:13.2), and Benjamine Maines, of Abbot, Maine, was third (1:20:52.8).

Evans led the women’s field with a 16th-place time of 1:29:06.3. Hanover’s Mackenzie Knights had the best result by an Upper Valley woman, coming in 23rd overall and second among all women (1:30:07.5). Elisabeth Fawcett, of New York, N.Y., pulled in third in the women’s division in 1:33:26.5, good for 33rd out of the 459 runners who completed the race.

Hanover’s Ian Stiehl (17 minutes, 12.3 seconds) and Caroline Pennacchio (18:44.7) picked up victories in the associated CHad Hero 5K road race.

A list of the top 50 finishers in each event can be found in the chart on this page.

Run for Pie Upcoming

Grantham — Eastman Recreation will again put sweets in front of feets when it hosts the annual Run for Pie 5K on Nov. 3, beginning and ending at the South Cove Activity Center.

The event, which is also the final race of this year’s Upper Valley Running Series, serves as an opportunity to help those in need. Proceeds from the day benefit families in Enfield, Springfield, N.H., Grantham and Newport, and each participant is asked to bring a nonperishable food item for the local food pantry.

Runners can take to the 5K road race course, while walkers have a two-mile option at their avail. Advantage registration is open at Day-of registration will start at 9:30 a.m., with the run and walk to follow at 11 a.m.

The cost to participate is $15 for individuals and $32 for families in advance, increasing to $18 for individuals and $38 for families on race day. The price includes a hearty post-race lunch. Fresh homemade pies will go to race winners, and others will be raffled off after the race.

For more information, contact Eastman Rec at 603-863-6772 or

Gory Days Run

White River Junction — The Hartford Dismas House and the Main Street Museum will host its Halloween-themed Gory Daze 5K road race on Oct. 27.

The race begins at 10 a.m. at Dothan Brook School. Halloween costumes are encouraged for all participants, and runners and walkers are both welcome. The day includes face painting, food and music for all.

The $20 race fee will benefit Dismas House, a facility for men and women transitioning from incarceration to the community. For more information, email or call 802-698-8661.

Indian River Run

Enfield — The Indian River School’s track and cross country programs will host the Tiger Run 12K and 5K on Oct. 28 at the Shaker Village Recreation Field.

The run is a fundraiser for the two IRS programs, which receive no school district funding. The 12K route closely follows that of the annual Shaker 7 Road Race, while the day also will include a 5K for those seeking a shorter distance. Both events start at 10 a.m.

The cost for the 12K for ages 16 and older is $35 through the end of September, $40 from Oct. 1-26 and $45 on race day. The fee for ages 15 and younger is $5 less in all cases.

The 5K fee for ages 16 and older is $25 from Oct. 1-26 and $30 on race day. The fee for ages 15 and younger is $5 in all cases as well.

The day also will include a kids fun run, which costs $2 through Oct. 26 and $5 on race day.

Online registration is available via the Mascoma Valley Parks and Recreation page on Facebook or at

On the Slopes

Whaleback Cleanup Day

Enfield —Whaleback Mountain will hold a fall cleanup and volunteer day on Saturday to get the ski area ready for the coming winter season.

Help of all ages is sought, with work going from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The major activities needing volunteer help will include mowing and weed-whacking of Whaleback’s ski trails and painting of the ski area’s various buildings. Lunch will provided to everyone lending a hand.

For more information, contact Whaleback at 603-448-5500.

To the Hoop

VBCA Fall Clinic

Colchester, Vt. — The Vermont Basketball Coaches Association will stage its annual coaches clinic for all ability levels on Nov. 18 from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Ross Sports Center at St. Michael’s College.

Former Army head coach Pete Gaudet will be the guest speaker, and he will run clincis with help from the Champlain Valley boys and girls varsity teams. The clinic package includes tickets to St. Mike’s men’s-women’s doubleheader with Stonehill on Nov. 17.

For more information on costs and schedules, visit www.

New Referee Class

White River Junction — Vermont Board 105 of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials will hold classes for people interested in becoming high school referees this month.

The program is open to Vermont and New Hamsphire residents and will consist of Monday and Thursday night classes at Hartford High School beginning Oct. 29. There is a cost involved for materials as well as the referee exam required to begin working games.

For more information, contact Dan Pause at 802-683-9315 or

On the Pitch

Fever Falls to Top Foe

Bedford, n.h. — The Lightning Soccer Club’s U12 Fever boys ran into a buzzsaw over the weekend, dropping a 6-1 decision to GPS NH, the top-ranked team in the Fever’s New Hampshire division.

LSC dominated the first 20 minutes of the match, conrolling possession and notching the game’s first goal. Cabot McLaren did the honors on a bomb from outside the GPS penalty area.

The hosts took over from there and scored six unanswered goals for the win. Henry Cotter made several strong saves for LSC in the face of the GPS onslaught.

Cyclones Drop Pair

Meriden — The LSC U12 Cyclones dropped a pair of one-goal contests over the weekend.

League-leading Londonderry handed the Cyclones a 1-0 defeat on Saturday. LSC’s defense, led by goalkeeper Wyatt Daigle, put the clamps on a Londonderry attack that entered the day averaging more than four goals per game. Graham Thompson nearly put the Cyclones in front with a drive off the Londonderry goalkeeper, leading to a rebound that Ryan Carroll couldn’t quite catch. Londonderry later prevailed, capitalizing on the absence of injured Cyclones left back Safir Mehra for the only goal of the match.

The Cyclones also fell to Connecticut River FC in overtime on Sunday, 4-3. Xander Oshoniyi had two goals, Alex Orsino added one and goalkeeper Cody McKinstry had a strong first half, but CRFC scored late to force overtime before winning in the second extra session.

Hurricanes Beaten Twice

Meriden — The LSC U10 Hurricanes played two good squads competitive, but ended the weekend with a pair of losses.

Liverpool FC Mass. topped the Canes, 3-2, while the Western United Pioneers were 4-2 winners in the Canes’ other contest. Matt Lepene, Nate McFetridge and OWen Medved accounted for LSC’s scoring. Finn McColgan, Jesse Madory and Yuvi Sathre had good weekends on defense. Nolan Borne, Sumner Finley, Colin McLaughlin and James Coughlin rotated in the goal.

Other LSC results from the weekend:

■U14 Storm boys played Boston Bolts LPDA Minutemen to a 0-0 draw.

■U11 Thunder boys claimed a 2-1 decision from Boston Bolts North.

■U15 Sparks girls blanked Aztec Boston Select, 5-0.

■U12 Fury girls lost to Raymond Rams, 1-0.

On the Ice

Curling Club Activities

White River Junction — With the ice to soon go down at Wendell A. Barwood Arena, the Upper Valley Curling Club set up a pair of opportunities for people interested in learning more about the sport.

The UVCC will hold a free open house on Oct. 20 from 6-8 p.m. Experienced curlers will be on hand to show the basic elements of the game and will answer questions about play, strategy and the equipment involved. Participants are recommended to wear warm clothing, including hats and gloves, as well as clean shoes with non-skid soles.

Although there is no charge to participate, the UVCC asks would-be visitors to register for the clinic first at

The club will follow that up with its first learn-to-curl clinic of the season on Oct. 27 from 5:45-8 p.m.

After learning game strategies from experienced curlers, participants will hit the ice for a short game. The learn-to-curl clinics cost $25. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited.

The UVCC hosts league competition at WABA through the winter. To learn more, visit the club website or email

In the Pit

Windsor Gaga Tourney

Windsor — The Windsor Recreation Department is going gaga over gaga ... or gagaball, hosting a tournament for youths and adults on Nov. 7 at the Windsor Recreation Center.

Gagaball is a variation on dodgeball, played in an octagonal pit with a soft foam ball. The object of the game is to dodge, strike, run or jump to avoid an opponent hitting you below the knees with the ball. The whole point of the game is motion. The last survivor wins.

The tournament is open to anyone ages 5 and older, and divisions for youths, high schoolers and adults are planned. The cost to take part is $5 per person.

Contact Windsor Rec at 802-674-6783 to learn more.

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