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August 29, 2012

5K at Mack's is no walk in the park

LONDONDERRY — Seventy-two runners competed in this year’s Mack’s Apples 5K Sunday.

This is the 16th year the race has taken place, although not as many participants ran this year.

“The course is not easy,” race director Eldon Burkinshaw said. “It attracts a lot of new runners, but not a lot of people seem to be signing up for it again.”

Last year, 86 people finished; in 2010, 128 people ran.

The race is hosted by Mack’s and organized by the Greater Derry Track Club.

The course travels through two small apple orchards separated by a wooded area. The tree roots and rough wooded terrain presented a great challenge. Despite the uneven surfaces, two five year old runners finished the race, as well as a 79 year old man.

Sean Kopetz of Derry, 18, was the top finisher at 17:27. For the women, it was 12-year-old Kalin Gregoire of Londonderry at 22:09.

For complete results, visit gdtc.org.

Top 10 men

1. Sean Kopetz, 18, Derry, 17:27

2. Tristan Smith, 18, Marlow, 17:36

3. Jared Kane, 14, Londonderry, 18:14

4. Brian Beaudoin, 23, Londonderry, 18:23

5. Zack Peters, 13, Londonderry, 18:58

6. James Banyas, 48, Tyngsboro, 20:32

7. Jim Peters, 56, Derry, 20:42

8. Ethan Boucher, 16, Hudson, 21:13

9. Forest MacKenzie, 11, Deerfield, 21:15

10. Ken Peters, 49, Londonderry, 21:27

Top 10 women

1. Kalin Gregoire, 12, Londonderry, 22:09

2. Kaitlyn Marchant, 13, Londonderry, 23:05

3. Cindy McNally, 52, Derry, 23:49

4. Carolyn Shreck, 40, Hampton, 23:56

5. Olivia Balch, 14, Manchester, 24:01

6. Gwen Barnes, 10, Hooksett, 24:07

7. Laurel Goding, 12, Londonderry, 24:12

8. Deborah Severance, 37, Derry, 24:14

9. Joyce Waterhouse, 51, Derry, 24:19

10. Emily Holland, 13, Londonderry, 24:32

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