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July 19, 2012

GDTC series proves popular

LONDONDERRY — The Greater Derry Track Club Kids Summer Fun Run Program continued at the Londonderry High School track on July 10.

This was the third event of the seven scheduled for the summer. Another 130 new runners signed on for the series, bringing the total participants this season to 713 children.

The track was very active with many children running various distances for the green participation ribbons supplied by the Derry Recreation Department. Watermelon, Gatorade and water kept the runners hydrated and happy.

Food donations for the St. Thomas Food Pantry were at 369 pounds this week, bringing the three-week total up to 1,229 pounds.

Presented by MVP Health Care; with financial support also provided by Northeast Delta Dental and Derry Medical Center, the series is in its 37th year. GDTC members lead the kids in stretching exercises and provide running tips.

Children run distances ranging from 50 meters to an open mile.

Future runs are scheduled for July 24 and 31, and Aug. 7 at the Londonderry High School track. Registration is at 6 p.m., races start at 6:30 p.m.

Check gdtc.org for weather updates. Registration is free, but runners are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to restock food pantries in the greater Derry area.

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The winners for July 10 are:

9-year-olds

BoysGirls

1. Matt Griffin, Londonderry1. Hope Johnson, Derry

2. Luke Marsh, Londonderry2. Ashley Griffin, Londonderry

3. Brody Burke, Hudson3. Aleksandra Carney, Derry

10-year-olds

BoysGirls

1. Isaac Miley, Derry1. Gwen Barnes, Hooksett

2. Will Kemball-Cook, Londonderry2. Cailin Borovicka, Londonderry

3. Conor Seleny, Derry3. Colleen Furlong, Londonderry

11-year-olds

BoysGirls

1. Ethan Desmarais, Chester1. Nicole Alves, Derry

2. Jake Donnelly, Londonderry2. Jessica Lacey, Chester

3. Conrad Demers, Auburn3. Jessica Thrower, Windham

12-year-olds

BoysGirls

1. Cameron Phelps, Derry1. Kalin Gregoire, Londonderry

2. Richard D'Amico, Bedford2. Megan Zogaib, Londonderry

3. Connor Keeley, Londonderry3. Adrianna Sullivan, Chester

13-year-olds

BoysGirls

1. Kayke Alves, Derry1. Taylor Sheley, Chester

2. Jonathan Forbes, Derry2. Veronica Sullivan, Chester

3. Jacob Young , Sandown3. Jessica Georato, Brentwood

Open Mile

BoysGirls

1. Peter Najem, Derry, 4:281. Morgan Sansing, Chester, 5:54

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