Category Archives: NH

Merrimack Firefighters 5K

The Merrimack Firefighters 5K is a flat and fast race in Merrimack, NH.

(I know what youre thinking. Flat and Fast? Every 5K is described as flat and fasteven if its got a bunch of hills! But last year I ran my fastest 5K in years here, so my legs are quite sure the course is flat and fast! :-)

Come! Run with me now…

(I took this photo, and the others below, while running.)








That was just a few snapshots, to give a you a taste. Now, come experience the entire race!

There are two ways to do this:

1) you can peruse a photo gallery on Facebook (tagging yourself and your friends)…

or…

2) you can immerse yourself in a full-screen HD video!

Photo Gallery on Facebook

You can view the entire race in a photo gallery on Facebook. (To tag yourself or your friends in these photos, first press “LIKE” on the the Run with Ken Facebook page. Then, as a fan of “Run with Ken,” you can tag yourself or your friends in these photos!)

Click on the image below to see the photo gallery:

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HD video

Want to experience this race at its best, in full-screen high-def?

Go ahead!

Click Here to see the HD video!

Were you at this race–and if so, what did you like best about it? What could be improved?

(If you weren’t there, I hope these photos and HD video gave you a taste of the race…and I hope I’ll see you at a race next week.)

210_x_10_transparent.gif © 2011 by Ken Skier. All rights reserved.

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Lamprey Healthcare 5K

The Lamprey Healthcare 5K in Newmarket, NH is generally flat, with a couple of gentle inclines. Noteworthy amenities include a tech shirt and a finisher’s medal.

Come! Run with me now…



(I took this photo, and the others below, while running.)










That was just a few snapshots, to give a you a taste. Now, come experience the entire race!

There are two ways to do this:

1) you can peruse a photo gallery on Facebook (tagging yourself and your friends)…

or…

2) you can immerse yourself in a full-screen HD video!

Photo Gallery on Facebook

You can view the entire race in a photo gallery on Facebook. (To tag yourself or your friends in these photos, first press “LIKE” on the the Run with Ken Facebook page. Then, as a fan of “Run with Ken,” you can tag yourself or your friends in these photos!)

Click on the image below to see the photo gallery:

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HD video

Want to experience this race at its best, in full-screen high-def?

Go ahead!

Click Here to see the HD video!

Were you at this race–and if so, what did you like best about it? What could be improved?

(If you weren’t there, I hope these photos and HD video gave you a taste of the race…and I hope I’ll see you at a race next week.)

210_x_10_transparent.gif © 2011 by Ken Skier. All rights reserved.

Loon Mountain Race

The Loon Mountain Race is the steepest and perhaps the most challenging race in the USATFNE Mountain/Trail Circuit (aka “the Mountain Goat” Series.)

You run four miles up trails to the summit of Loon and then down the far side, where the real challenge begins:

The infamous Upper Walking Boss.

This half-mile climb has an astonishing 40 percent grade!

Come! Run with me now…

(I took this photo, and the others below, while running.)








That was just a few snapshots, to give a you a taste. Now, come experience the entire race!

There are two ways to do this:

1) you can peruse a photo gallery on Facebook (tagging yourself and your friends)…

or…

2) you can immerse yourself in a full-screen HD video!

Photo Gallery on Facebook

You can view the entire race in a photo gallery on Facebook. (To tag yourself or your friends in these photos, first press “LIKE” on the the Run with Ken Facebook page. Then, as a fan of “Run with Ken,” you can tag yourself or your friends in these photos!)

Click on the image below to see the photo gallery:

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HD video

Want to experience this race at its best, in full-screen high-def?

Go ahead! Click the PLAY button below. (Just be sure to elect 720p HD video…and watch it in full-screen.)

Were you at this race–and if so, what did you like best about it? What could be improved?

(If you weren’t there, I hope these photos and HD video gave you a taste of the race…and I hope I’ll see you at a race next week.)

210_x_10_transparent.gif © 2011 by Ken Skier. All rights reserved.

Winni River Trail Race

The Winni River Trail Race is, I suppose, a trail race–but the trail is not tricky or technical: just an old railbed, now paved with crushed stone. There are no roots or rocks to negotiate…so it’s an ideal introduction to trail running for those who have never ventured off the road.

The race starts on the main street of Franklin, NH, which exudes the small-town warmth of the Jimmy Stewart classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Then it leaves the road for the rail-trail, which rises ever so slightly as it follows the course of the Winnipesaukee River, tumbling and frothing a few yards below.

Come! Run with me now…



(I took this photo, and the others below, while running.)









All right! Let’s get to the good stuff–an HD video that puts you right in the middle of this race. Go ahead! Click the ‘Play’ button below. (And be sure to view the video in Full-Screen, so you’ll see the race in panoramic, high-resolution.)

Were you at this race–and if so, what did you like best about it? What could be improved?

(If you weren’t there, I hope these photos and HD video gave you a taste of the race…and I hope I’ll see you at a race next week.)

210_x_10_transparent.gif © 2010 by Ken Skier. All rights reserved.

Witch Way to the 5K

The “Witch Way to the 5K” is a Halloween-themed race at the Lurgio Middle School in Bedford, NH. Kids and adults race while dressed as witches and superheros. Their capes flow gracefully behind them as they run.

It’s got a good-sized hill so no one is likely to set a PR (Personal Record)…but it’s a fun race, followed by a great buffet and a very good raffle.

Come! Run with me now…

(I took this photo, and the others below, while running.)







All right! Let’s get to the good stuff–an HD video that puts you right in the middle of this race. Go ahead! Click the ‘Play’ button below. (And be sure to view the video in Full-Screen, so you’ll see the race in panoramic, high-resolution.)

Were you at this race–and if so, what did you like best about it? What could be improved?

(If you weren’t there, I hope these photos and HD video gave you a taste of the race…and I hope I’ll see you at a race next week.)

210_x_10_transparent.gif © 2010 by Ken Skier. All rights reserved.

Great Bay 5K

The Great Bay 5K is popular race on the rolling roads of Stratham, NH.  A beautiful course–especially today, with the fall foliage on display

But this morning doesn’t feel like fall. It feels like the first day of winter. Temp is just 36 degrees, and there’s a strong breeze with occasional gusts…so the wind chill is down in the 20’s.  Almost everyone is wearing long sleeves, and most runners are sporting multiple layers.  I see a lot of hats and gloves…even some mittens.

But when I run, I throw off heat like a furnace–so I’ve learned to wear very little.  (Don’t want to overheat during a race!)  The problem is that it is cold waiting for the race to start.

Especially my feet!  (I’m running barefoot today. This will be my 15th barefoot race.)   I think my feet will be fine when I start running, but I made a big mistake and walked through wet grass to get to the starting line, and now my feet are cold, wet, and not at all happy.

Oh!  The race is about to start.  Come!  Run with me now…

(I took this photo, and the others below, while running.)







All right! Let’s get to the good stuff–an HD video that puts you right in the middle of this race. Go ahead! Click the ‘Play’ button below. (And be sure to view the video in Full-Screen, so you’ll see the race in panoramic, high-resolution.)

Were you at this race–and if so, what did you like best about it? What could be improved?

(If you weren’t there, I hope these photos and HD video gave you a taste of the race…and I hope I’ll see you at a race next week.)

210_x_10_transparent.gif © 2010 by Ken Skier. All rights reserved.

Great Island 5K

The Great Island 5K is a romp along the rolling roads of New Castle, NH. Every turn in the road and every small hill brings you a new view of the water.

This 5K is the final race in the New Hampshire Seacoast Race Series…so for many runners it caps off a season of great races.

Come! Run with me now!



(I took this photo, and the others below, while running.)









All right! Let’s get to the good stuff–an HD video that puts you right in the middle of this race. Go ahead! Click the ‘Play’ button below. (And be sure to view the video in Full-Screen, so you’ll see the race in panoramic, high-resolution.)

Were you at this race–and if so, what did you like best about it? What could be improved?

(If you weren’t there, I hope these photos and HD video gave you a taste of the race…and I hope I’ll see you at a race next week.)

210_x_10_transparent.gif © 2010 by Ken Skier. All rights reserved.