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November 28. 2013 7:17PM

Manchester, Derry road races draw more than 3,600 trotters


Jeff Glaude, just back from Afghanistan with the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry, met his fiancee, Christine Carlson of Bedford, at the finish line, during the NH Fisher Cats' annual Thanksgiving Day 5K, on Thursday in Manchester. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)

The two largest of New Hampshire's 16 Thanksgiving Day footraces had more than 3,600 official finishers Thursday.

In Manchester, 2,369 crossed the finish line at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in the Fisher Cats Thanksgiving 5K. Seth Tucker, 27, of Bluffton, S.C., led the men's field in 16 minutes 4 seconds, and Christine Shaw, 28, of Manchester, was the first female finisher, in 17:20.

In Derry, the 40th annual Greater Derry Track Club Turkey Trot drew 1,248 finishers, led by town resident Peter Najem, 27, with a time of 15:58.

Amy Bernard, 35, of Chester, led the women's field in 18:50.


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