Black Fly in My Eye 2019 Results

New Hampshire’s Premier Running Events Signal

The Start of Summer at Mount Washington

Pinkham Notch, NHTwo of the Granite State’s premier running races kick off summer at Mount Washington. On Saturday, June 8, a field of 109 runners took the start at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center for the 10th annual There’s a Black Fly in My Eye 10-Mile Trail Run and Relay. This coming Saturday, June 15, over 1,300 runners from around the world will tackle the legendary Mt. Washington Auto Road for the annual Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race.

There’s A Black Fly In My Eye 10-Mile Trail Race & Relay

Runners were blessed with great weather last weekend for New Hampshire’s leading trail running event at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, coursing it’s way along the base of Mount Washington on both single-track and carriage roads. The black flies were in attendance as well, adding some extra motivation for the runners. The course consisted of three distinct loops within the Great Glen trail system, all starting and finishing at the base lodge, with the final loop including a crossing of the Peabody River. Racers had the option of tackling the entire 10-mile course solo or as a team of three, or opting for a 3-mile race on the first loop. Congratulations go out to all the runners, as well as a heartfelt “thank you” for making this one of the best trail races in New England.

Of the 76 runners who competed as individuals, Brent Trail posted the fastest overall time of 1 hour 5 minutes and 29 seconds. The men’s, women’s, and team podium positions were held by:

Men’s Individual – 10 Mile

1st Place Brent Trail 1:05:29

2nd Place Chris Bartlett 1:11:37

3rd Place Skylar Lobdell 1:12:28

Men’s Individual – 3 Mile

1st Place Curtis Haberbosch 26:34

2nd Place Scott Varin 30:06

3rd Place Paul Schmieder 35:09

Women’s Individual – 10 Mile

1st Place Kim Proulx 1:29:54

2nd Place Abby Cirinna 1:30:09

3rd Place Katherine Carlson 1:31:17

Women’s Individual – 3 Mile

1st Place Kyle Giaquinta 26:47

2nd Place Cat Hetu 28:09

3rd Place Sianna Streeter 33:46

Teams of 3

1st Place Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers 1:25:16

2nd Place Le Pazze 1:33:18

3rd Place BMC 1:33:35

For the complete list of results, click HERE

For high resolution downloadable photos from this release click HERE

Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race

On Saturday, June 15, the Mt. Washington Auto Road will host the state’s most historic and challenging running race—the Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race. 2019 marks the 59th running of the race on the legendary Auto Road, which has been sponsored annually by Northeast Delta Dental since 2001. The steep, all-uphill, 7.6-mile course climbs over 4,650 vertical feet, with a maximum grade of 22%. It’s a test for all of the 1,300-plus racers, whether they’re Olympians or weekend warriors.

The strong partnership between Northeast Delta Dental and the Mt. Washington Auto Road, bolstered by the Auto Road’s ongoing commitment to local communities, has resulted in annual donations totaling over $125,000 to Coos County Family Health Services (CCFHS). Ken Gordon, CCFHS’s Chief Executive Officer, commented on the joint effort: “The Mt. Washington Auto Road and Northeast Delta Dental have been remarkable partners. Their support has helped us to purchase new equipment for our dental clinic, and allowed us to establish a small program to help with the cost of providing dentures. Their support has been instrumental to our work, and has made a real difference in the lives of many local residents.”

Spectators are encouraged to come cheer on the runners from the start/base area, and can walk up the Auto Road prior to the start to view the racers on course. A limited number of on-mountain spectator tickets will also be sold on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 7:00 AM in the base lodge. Those spectators will be transported up the Auto Road at 8:00 AM in designated spectator vans. The Auto Road will re-open for regular traffic at approximately 1:30 PM after the conclusion of the race.

Summer is upon us, with events for athletes, families, and everyone in between. Join us for:

Mt. Washington Auto Road

• Northeast Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race: June 15

• New Hampshire ATV Day (tickets sold out): June 29

• Sunrise Drives: June 30, July 28 & August 25

• Seek The Peak Expo: July 20

• Summit Salute: July 21

• Adaptive Sunrise Ascent: August 4

• Mt. Washington Bicycle Hillclimb: August 17

• Muster In The Mountains: September 6 – 8

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

• Salomon Spring Trail Running/Walking Series: Thursdays, May 9 – June 27

• Tin Mountain Conservation Center Spring Wildflower Walk: June 1

• There’s a Black Fly in My Eye 10-Mile Trail Run & Relay: June 8

• M&M Assurance Summer Mountain Bike Series: Tuesdays, July 9 – August 27

• Salomon Fall Trail Running/Walking Series: Thursdays, September 5 – October 10

• Paul Letarte Memorial XC Invitational: September 7


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