FOP 3rd annual Run in the Park 5K/10K Trail Race/Walk - May 27th

Well it’s official; the 3rd Annual Run in the Park is in the books.  Saturday May 27th was the day which turned out to be a pleasant sunny day.  Leading up to race day there had been plenty of days of rain which has been our spring trend this year.  The rain and lack of sun made for some muddy slippery conditions which made the terrain a bit more challenging.  All in all feedback was that it was still a good day to be out enjoying the park and miles of trail.

This year we had an increase in participation from last year with 38 running or walking the 5k and 53 running or walking the 10k.  The annual run in the park is a great event for FOP and the community because it has appeal to many.  Age range this year was from 9 – 72 with both young and old being some of the top competitors if not the top finishers.  Of note was Kaylee Lougee and her impressive first place female finisher for the 5k and only 10 years old.  Well done Kaylee!

Race Winners:

5K Men:  Jerry McDougle 25:41, Robert Coufal
26:11, Lexter Humphreys 30:56

5K Women:  Kaylee Lougee 30:59, Liz Francese
31:11, Jane Lescynski 31:48

10K Men:  Brett Russell 50:21, Joseph Sumner
50:38, Michael Heiden 51:56

10K
Women: 
Rachael Colbath 58:50,
Marguerite Lacroix 1:02:11, Kim Cotter 1:05:19

Full results can be found at
http://results.active.com/events/3rd-annual-friends-of-Pisgah-5k-10k-tra... Also be sure to check out the Friends of Pisgah Facebook page www.facebook.com/FriendsOfPisgah/?ref=bookmarks.

FOP is greatly indebted to all the volunteers and supporters
who provided hours of work and financial aid/food for the Race.  Volunteers included the organizing committee, parking, registration, water station and numerous course marshals. 

Thank you Friends thank you to everyone who came out on a
busy Memorial Weekend to support the Friends of Pisgah and enjoyed the day with us at the race.  As always the proceeds
will go directly into Pisgah Sate Park improvements.  We hope to see you again next year and be sure to invite your friends for even more fun.

Abe Howe

FOP Race Director

Photos by Meghan DeTore can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/FriendsOfPisgah/photos/?tab=album&album_id=83206397-0277685

Photos by John Herrick can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/FriendsOfPisgah/photos/?tab=album&album_id=832067216944027


2017 FOP Race Donators

Brattleboro:

Burrows Specialized Sports

Marina

Top of the Hill Grill

Sam’s 

The Shoe Tree 


Chesterfield

Chesterfield Tire


Concord

DRED


Dublin

Good Digs, LLC

Pump Man Arthur H. Susmann


Harrisville

Harrisville Designs

T&H Construction


Hinsdale

Echo Farms

Granite State Productions

Main Street Market


Keene

C & S Wholesale Grocers

Home Depot

Counter Tech

Keene Monument Company, Inc.

Hamshaw Lumber

Ted’s Shoe and Sport

Savings Bank of Walpole

Brentwood Golf Course

Keene Country Club

Dick’s

Downtown Fitness

JimEddie’s Restaurant

Monadnock Food Coop

Option One

Prime Roast

Wal-Mart

Pam at Studio H Hair Salon

FW Webb


Marlborough

David O’Neil Construction, LLC

Fraziers Garage


Nelson

Tolman Builders LLC


Putney

West Hill Shop


Swanzey

Beth & Gary Phippard


Troy

Troy Power Sports


Winchester 

Gary’s Power Equipment

Trader John's Gun Shop

June 10th Trail Maintenance Gathering Spot Changed!

06/10/2017 - 10:00am
06/10/2017 - 2:00pm
Etc/GMT-4

The Friends of Pisgah are meeting at the Route 119 Trailhead in Hinsdale Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at 10:00 am to work on the south end of the Reservoir Trail. We are going to attach signs along the trail, move trees and branches off the trail and open paths for water to drain off the trails.

Prepare for sun, black flies and mosquitoes and bring water and lunch.  Bring your own tools or use ours.
See you Saturday!

May 13th Park Workday

The Friends of Pisgah met at the Horseshoe Road Trailhead in Chesterfield Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 10:00 am to work on the upcoming 10K race loop (mostly Reservoir, North Ponds and Lily Pond Trails). Numerous trees and branches across the trails were removed and paths opened for water to drain off the trails.

We broke up into 3 groups.  Doug Favreau, Iva Woods and Sherisa Sterling cleared the northern section of South Woods Trail, the Habitat Trail and Lily Pond Trail.  Jon Knickerbocker, John Herrick and Park Manager Whip Newell cut tree on the south end of Lily Pond Trail.  Matt Edson, Jack Kondos and John Hudachek cleaned the Reservoir Trail down to North Ponds Trail. The intersection of North Ponds Trail and the Reservoir Trail was cleared and new signs made by Whip installed.  Much pooled water was drained.

The black flies were fierce at the trailhead, but diminished in the park interior.  We were all done and on our way home by 2:30.

John Hudachek

FOP Run in the Park 5K/10K Trail Race/Walk Results

Thank you to everyone who came out on a busy Memorial Weekend to
support the Friends of Pisgah and enjoy the day with us.  We had a
beautiful day with a few days of rain before that made for some slippery
trail conditions.  All in all feedback was that it was still a good day
to be out enjoying the park.

We are happy to tell you that results are posted and can be found at http://results.active.com/events/3rd-annual-friends-of-pisgah-5k-10k-trail-race-walk.  

In the coming days be sure to check out the Friends of Pisgah Facebook page www.facebook.com/FriendsOfPisgah/?ref=bookmarks.for race pictures.  

We hope to see you again next year and be sure to invite your friends for even more fun.

Thank you,

Friends of Pisgah

Pisgah State Park Open for All Activities

Whip Newell, the Pisgah State Park Manager, informed us today, May 25, 2017, that the park is now open for all activities.

May 13th Friends of Pisgah Trail Maintenance

05/13/2017 - 10:00am
05/13/2017 - 2:00pm
Etc/GMT-4

The Friends of Pisgah are meeting at the Horseshoe Road Trailhead
in Chesterfield Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 10:00 am to work on the
upcoming 10K race loop (mostly Reservoir, North Ponds and Lily Pond
Trails). Most trees across the trails have been recently removed, but
with May high winds more will down and/or leaning across the trail.  We
need help moving trees and branches off of the trail and opening paths
for water to drain off the trails.

Prepare for black flies and bring water and lunch.  Bring your own tools or use ours.

Clifford W Struthers, Jr. Passes

Clifford W Struthers, Jr., who died on March 21, 2017, was a long time active member of the Friends of Pisgah including serving on the Council. Cliff assisted Park Manager, Norma Reppucci, in maintaining the park using his tractor to grade roads.  He also surveyed and mapped the historical sites in the park.  He will be missed.

See the attached obituary for details.

Pisgah Parking Lots Plowed

Whip Newell, the Pisgah Park Manager, informed us this morning that all Pisgah trailhead parking lots were plowed Thursday, March 16th.

Enjoy the snow!

FOP Run in the Park 5K/10K Trail Race/Walk

05/27/2017 - 8:00am
05/27/2017 - 9:45am
Etc/GMT-4

Mark your calendar, Saturday, May 27th. That's the day the Friends of Pisgah will hold the third annual Run In The Park 5k/10k trail race/walk. Be there and give those feet of yours a good workout. Registration will begin at the Horseshoe trailhead parking lot in Chesterfield at 8:30 a.m. The races will begin at 10 a.m. Help support the Friends of Pisgah's all-volunteer effort to build and maintain bridges, upgrade more than 50 miles of trails, improve access roads, and create new signage and blazing in the park. The registration fee is $25 per adult, $10 for youth 16 years and under. All proceeds go "on the ground" to make Pisgah State Park the best that it can be. So, get off the couch and mark that calendar.

The poster and race form are attached below.

Annual Meeting - November 15th, 2016

Click here to view photos by Matt Donachie

Members In Attendance: Laura Susmann, Jack Kondos, Matt Edson, Jim Schofield, Kim Nilsen, John Herrick, Beth Phippard, Matt Donachie, Abrahm Howe, John Hudachek, Jack Kondos, John Summers, Jon Knickerbocker

President Matt Edson called tonight’s meeting to order at 7:03 pm