Message from Donna

CVR Weekly Track Workouts start June 1!

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Running club shirts from CVR’s donation to the Barre Girls and Boys Running Clubs. Wish I had a shot of them streaming down the road with Thorin, well in front of me, at the start.


Hi CVRunners,

I thought I kept the Central Vermont Runners apprised of most local running events. Imagine my surprise when I saw on the news that 1200 people ran (and walked) a 5K in Stowe this past Saturday and I’d never heard of it. I perused the results and didn’t see any CVR members until Jeff pointed out that Leslie Welts was there. My guess is you can find out how her race went if you join the CVR Strava group. It’s amazing how high quality, unlimited beer attracts people to races.

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Results update from Jeff

Hey you guys,

The first order of business is to reveal the winner of the cleverly hidden contest from last week’s Race Results Round Up. The challenge was to name the two current CVR races that I have never run. There were no entries that named both races by the noon Friday deadline. Donna Smyers did correctly guess them Saturday at the Barre Town Spring Run but rules are rules! For the record, I have never run the Worcester 4-Mile Challenge nor the Berlin Pond Five Miler. I have no good excuse for never running the Worcester race. It just hasn’t worked out yet. (Sorry, Roy!) My excuse for not running Berlin Pond is that I have been race director since my very first day as a Vermont resident. (How did that even happen?) Anyway…the winner, drawn from the pool of all entries correctly naming one race by the deadline, is Kelly Collar. Kelly correctly guessed Berlin Pond. She incorrectly guessed Bear Swamp Run…which I have raced 6 times. I sort of like that race! Anyway…a Chill gift certificate is on its way to Kelly.

See below for results from:
Barre Town Spring Run
Craft Brew Race
New England Season Opener Triathlon
Onward…

Jeff
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Message from Donna

All sorts of fun CVR info

Hi CVRunners,
Last week I mentioned a few interesting articles about aging runners times and how millenials killed the running boom. This week, new in from the WSJ, which seems to suddenly have a fascination with running, we learn How Women Took Over the World of Running. Women made up 57% of the 17 million U.S. race finishers in 2015, up from 32% just pre Oprah in 1994 and less than 15% of cycling participants. So apparently it is just male millenials killing the running boom.

Time to get some CVR/ORS Series points! This weekend, Saturday, 9 a.m. at the Barre Town Spring Run is your second chance of the year to get points. Gather as many points as you can to be in the initial tally by June 1 when the results may start being publicized. Remember that if you haven’t renewed or joined CVR by June 1, any races prior to joining won’t count in the final results.
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Results update from Jeff

Hey you guys,

Just in time to inspire you to greatness at the Adamant 20-miler, here is another Race Results Round Up.

See below for results from:
Mutt Strutt
Mystic Half Marathon
Shipyard Maine Coast Marathon
Pocono Run for the Red Marathon
Stowe Triathlon
Road to the Pogue
Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race
Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini Marathon
Adamant 20-Miler & Relay
Pump It Up 5-Miler
Ammonoosuc Amble
Onward…

Jeff

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Message from Donna

All sorts of fun CVR info

Hi Runners,
Reminder! CVR Meeting next Monday, May 16 at the home of Denise Ricker, 399 Murray Hill Dr., Montpelier. Potluck at 6 pm, meeting to start at 6:30. There is so much to cover in the weekly notes, that I will send out one more reminder with a tentative agenda later in the week. Watch your mailbox for your possibly final snail mail newsletter this week!

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CVR Fun Run Green Up was a great success. As you run, please enjoy the beauty exposed by the removal of Mack’s entire truckload of trash. As you enjoy it, remember to thank our volunteers: Mack Gardner Morse, Pam and Dave Erickson, Scott Skinner, Fred Pond, Greg Gerdel (and me of course!). For the first time ever, we think we actually covered the entire 6 mile course.
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