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November 29, 2012

Hundreds are on the run in Derry

Hundreds race in annual Turkey Trot

DERRY — There were turkey hats, drumstick hats, even someone in a full turkey costume on Thanksgiving morning when the Greater Derry Track Club hosted its annual 5K Turkey trot.

More than 1,300 runners trotted along Route 102 in the annual event.

Joe Jourdain, 20, of Hudson was the first to cross the finish line in 15:29. He was followed by Andrew Sears, 21, at 15:41 and Chris Pietrocardlo, 21, at 16:01.

Eimear Black, 20, of Northern Ireland was the first female finisher, coming in at 18:10. She was followed by Amy Bernard, 34, of Chester at 18:28 and 14-year-old Morgan Sansing, also of Chester, at 19:17.

The youngest runners were 11. But there also were some impressive ages among the oldest in the group.

Among the oldest men, ages 70 to 99, Michael Bryson, 70, of Windham finished first at 30:25. In second place was Richard Satter, 72, of Bedford at 31:57 and, in third, was Al Hobbs, 80, of Merrrimack at 48:32.

Among women ages 70 to 99, Rachel Clement, 72, of Salem finished first at 52:17. She was followed by Sally Spencer, 74, of Derry in second place at 54:43.

In third place for the age group was Gretchen Lawler, 72, of Pepperell, Mass., at 56:12. Marie Gillespie, 71, of Derry finished fourth at 64:25.

The top 10 (preregistered) Derry finishers were: Joe Jourdain, 20, 15:29; Tony Anzivino, 18, 16:13; Ryan Busby, 23, 17:15; Michael Robinson, 19, 17:19; Michael Fraysse, 40, 17:38; Eimear Black, 20, 18:10; Richard Disalvo, 47, 18:16; Brennan Holmes, 35, 20:10; Nichole Reimer, 38, 20:46; Timothy Wood, 17, 20:53. (The official race timer has Jourdain and Black listed as Derry residents.)

The top 10 (preregistered) Londonderry finishers were: Michael Karthas, 27, 18:01; Andreas Geiger, 18, 18:13;Michael Dufour, 48, 19:16; Devereux Geiger, 18, 19:40; Sarah Titus, 22, 20:19; Robert Demeo, 47, 20:24; Isabella Ziolek , 13, 21:53; Kaitlyn Marchant, 13, 21:53; Kevin Osgood, 19, 22:09; David Giles, 57, 22:27.

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