News and Notes from Andy

Fall Races!


CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday to: Shannon Salembier, Julio Thompson, Meg Voisin, Cali Sanders Casserly, Nick Managan, Griffin Ericson, Fred Pond.


Five CVR runners in the Green Mountain Half Marathon this past Sunday (Chris Andresen, Matt Rutherford, Tim Noonan, Phil Krajewski and Manny Sainz) (photo by Ellen Krajewski)

New Year’s Eve Race – Co-Director
Manny Sainz is looking for an assistant to help him with the New Year’s Eve 5K Race which is on the afternoon of December 31 (you knew that, right?). He mostly wants help with logistics on race day but possibly a few things beforehand like searching for prizes. This is envisioned to be a continuing position for the next year’s race too, so it will have a “co-director” title instead of just super-volunteer. If you are interested or have questions, please respond here.

Race Series Volunteers
Now that there is one more race to go in the Race Series (Autumn Onion 5k), please remember that you need to volunteer for at least one club race to be counted in the series. You can see your status here. Opportunities still exist to volunteer at Autumn Onion and the three Fallen Leaves races. Don’t wait until the last Fallen Leaves to volunteer!

If you would like to volunteer for Autumn Onion, contact Donna Smyers.

Fun Runs
These continue through October 23; the last one is next Tuesday. Still at 5:30pm and with the waning light, probably limited to 4 miles at this point. We will do a post run celebration at Julio’s after the last one on the 23rd. No need to reserve; just show up and we’ll call in the headcount before the run.

Next Club Meeting
It is Monday, November 5 at Richarda Ericson’s house in Montpelier. Her address is 3 Liberty St. Potluck will start at 6pm and meeting at 6:30.

Race Results
This past Sunday there was a successful CVR contingent at the Green Mountain Marathon and Half Marathon. Half marathon results are here. Chris Andresen, Tim Noonan and Manny Sainz placed 1, 2 and 3 in the 60-69 Half Marathon Men’s Division. Phil Krajewski was 1st in the 70-79 Half Marathon Men’s division. Lori Howe was 11th overall and Women’s winner of the Half. Marathon results are here. Dot Helling was 1st in the Marathon Women’s 60-69 Division. Newton Baker also ran the marathon, adding another to his total.

Also this past Sunday, CVR was represented at the Hartford Marathon by Dot Martin (1st in AG), Dan Miller-Arsenault and Jen Miller-Arsenault. And John Martin in the half. Results here.

Earlier this month, Nick Persampieri finished the three race BAA Distance Medley series, which includes a 5K, 10K and finally, the BAA Half Marathon. Nick was 3rd in the Men’s 50-59 Division for the series overall, results here. You will note that he was the only Vermonter in the age group.

Upcoming Races
You will note that I added a race below on October 28, the same day as the Autumn Onion. It is GMAA’s XC trail race at Trapps, which is a USATF New England Series race. But you don’t have to choose between the two races. You can do both! Autumn Onion is at 9am and that leaves plenty of time to take off your costume and head to Trapps for the 1pm XC race start time.

Andy

Ongoing events

CVR Fun Run every Tuesday, May 1 to October, at 5:30 pm. Location: Montpelier Rec Path behind the VT Dept. of Labor on Green Mountain Dr.

CVR Speed Workout Wednesdays at 6 pm. Meet near the MHS track on the bike path warmed up by 6. Contact Matt Rutherford if you have questions and want to be added to the email list.

Group Runs you might want to join:
Mondays at 4:15 p.m. On hold for the summer, check back later in the year.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 a.m. Plainfield/EMES/Adamant. Contact Mark Howard.
Wednesdays at 5:30 The Runderachievers run from Good Measures Brewing in Northfield
Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the Brunswick School (formerly the Three Stallion Inn) in Randolph, Contact Hannah Barden or 802-728-2052 to get put on the email list.
Fridays at 6:30: Susannah Colby hosts a trail run from her house in Randolph on the Green Mountain Stock Farms trails. FB info: 802 Trail Running

Upcoming events

–>October 20, YWCA Trick or Trot Trail Run, 10k/5k, Morse Farm in East Montpelier, 9am

–>October 28, GMAA The Hills are Alive 5K Trail Race, Trapp Family Lodge,1pm

**October 28, Autumn Onion 5k, Onion River Outdoors, Montpelier, 9am

–>October 28, Black River Beatdown, 15k/30k/45k, Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 9am

–>November 4, Vermont 10 Miler, Stowe, 10am

->>November 3, 10 and 17, Fallen Leaves 5k, Montpelier High School, 9am

It’s a good idea to check the race information on the race website as dates and times can change.

** Part of the CVR/ORO Race Series
Feel free to email me any additional events that should be listed here.

News and Notes from Andy

CVR News!


CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday to: No one! No current members have birthdays this week. Weird!


Jim Flint competing in the Art Tudhope 10k on Saturday (also a VT Senior Games event). Photo from VT Senior Games.

VT Senior Games
They have a few running events which are open to those 50 and older. Winning a medal qualifies you for the national championships which is in Albuquerque NM in June 2019. You just have to register for the games at the same time you register for the event. This year’s running events included a track meet back in June, the NSB 5K and the Art Tudhope 10K this past weekend. A number of CVR members qualified for the national championship in the NSB 5K. At the Art Tudhope 10K, a GMAA event held in Shelburne, Jim Flint and Manny Sainz both won medals. Jim has been to nationals a few times before and plans to go again this year. More info about the games is here.

Autumn Onion
ORO now has a link for the Autumn Onion. Only $10 pre-reg for the last race of the season!.

Newsletter
It won’t be long before the next newsletter. If you have some running adventures from this summer that would make a good article, please write it up and send it to Maryke Gillis. She wants your submissions by October 15.

Updated Race Series Standings
Jim Flint has updated the race series through Leaf Peepers. Here they are. With only one more race to go, a number of the divisions have a winner (Female 20-29, 40-49, 60-69, Male 50-59, 60-69 and 70-79). Autumn Onion could decide (or not) the rest of the divisions. Congratulations to Kim Caldwell, Meg Allison, Sue Hackney, Bob Emmons, Chris Andresen and John Hackney for already winning their divisions.

Race Series Volunteers
Now that there is one more race to go in the Race Series (Autumn Onion 5k), please remember that you need to volunteer for at least one club race to be counted in the series. You can see your status here. Opportunities still exist to volunteer at Autumn Onion and the three Fallen Leaves races. Don’t wait until the last Fallen Leaves to volunteer!

Fun Runs
These continue through October 23. Tuesday at 5:30pm. We will do a post run celebration at Julio’s after the last one on the 23rd.

Next Club Meeting
It is Monday, November 5 at Richarda Ericson’s house in Montpelier. Her address is 3 Liberty St. Potluck will start at 6pm and meeting at 6:30.

Andy

Ongoing events

CVR Fun Run every Tuesday, May 1 to October, at 5:30 pm. Location: Montpelier Rec Path behind the VT Dept. of Labor on Green Mountain Dr.

CVR Speed Workout Wednesdays at 6 pm. Meet near the MHS track on the bike path warmed up by 6. Contact Matt Rutherford if you have questions and want to be added to the email list.

Group Runs you might want to join:
Mondays at 4:15 p.m. On hold for the summer, check back later in the year.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 a.m. Plainfield/EMES/Adamant. Contact Mark Howard.
Wednesdays at 5:30 The Runderachievers run from Good Measures Brewing in Northfield
Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the Brunswick School (formerly the Three Stallion Inn) in Randolph, Contact Hannah Barden or 802-728-2052 to get put on the email list.
Fridays at 6:30: Susannah Colby hosts a trail run from her house in Randolph on the Green Mountain Stock Farms trails. FB info: 802 Trail Running

Upcoming events

–>October 13, Westmore Mountain Challenge, Trail run/hike, varying distances up to marathon, Charleston to Westmore.

–>October 13, Trapp Lodge Mountain Marathon (and Half), Stowe, 8am

–>October 13, Circumburke Trail Challenge, Burke Mountain, Marathon trail run, 8am

–>October 14, GMAA Green Mountain Marathon and Half, South Hero, 8:30am

–>October 20, YWCA Trick or Trot Trail Run, 10k/5k, Morse Farm in East Montpelier, 9am

**October 28, Autumn Onion 5k, Onion River Outdoors, Montpelier

–>October 28, Black River Beatdown, 15k/30k/45k, Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 9am

–>November 4, Vermont 10 Miler, Stowe, 10am

->>November 3, 10 and 17, Fallen Leaves 5k, Montpelier High School, 9am

It’s a good idea to check the race information on the race website as dates and times can change.

** Part of the CVR/ORO Race Series
Feel free to email me any additional events that should be listed here.

CVR News and Notes from Andy

35th Leaf Peepers Wrap Up


CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday to: Maclay Ericson, Dot Martin, Amani Suter, Todd Sears, David Erickson, Philip Picotte, Cassie Morse


Leaf Peepers start with Manny Sainz (blue shirt) and Shannon Salembier (yellow) in front of a lot folks (photo by Steve Hill)

Newsletter
It won’t be long before the next newsletter. If you have some running adventures from this summer that would make a good article, please write it up and send it to Maryke Gillis. She wants your submissions by October 15.

Leaf Peepers
Sunday we had great running weather and a decent amount of fall color for the 35th Leaf Peepers Half Marathon and 5K. Results are here. The half marathon was a Waterbury sweep, with Tom Thurston and Madaileine Kingsbury winning. See the Times-Argus article. In the 5K, CVR’s Lori Howe ran a course record 19:33 to win the women’s race and was 2nd overall. This was race director Roger Cranse’s last time leading the event, which went off great as usual. Thanks to Roger and all the volunteers!

Race Series Volunteers
Now that there is one more race to go in the Race Series (Autumn Onion 5k), please remember that you need to volunteer for at least one club race to be counted in the series. You can see your status here. Opportunities still exist to volunteer at Autumn Onion and the three Fallen Leaves races. Don’t wait until the last Fallen Leaves to volunteer!

Fun Runs
These continue through October 23. Tuesday at 5:30pm. The past two Tuesdays have been have been quite rainy so let’s hope for good weather for these last three. We will do a post run celebration at Julio’s after the last one.

Next Club Meeting
It is Monday, November 5 at Richarda Ericson’s house in Montpelier. Her address is 3 Liberty St. Potluck will start at 6pm and meeting at 6:30.

Fall Festival this Sunday in Montpelier (with 5K race)
Come run a 5k (the Fallen Leaves course!) at Montpelier High School at 1:00 pm this Sunday, October 7th as part of the Montpelier Public Schools Fall Festival! Registration is $25 and all funds go to support our public schools. Register at www.montpelierfallfestival.com. All proceeds from the Fall Festival are used to support school field trips, student enrichment activities, and teaching materials not covered by the Montpelier school budget. Don’t want to run but would like to help out? Email Richarda Ericson at ricruffle@yahoo.com to volunteer.

Andy

Tom Thurston winning the Leaf Peepers Half Marathon on Sunday (photo by Jeff Prescott)
Leaf Peepers Half Marathon winner Madaileine Kingsbury at the top of Perry Hill on Sunday (photo by Elizabeth MacGowan)

Ongoing events

CVR Fun Run every Tuesday, May 1 to October, at 5:30 pm. Location: Montpelier Rec Path behind the VT Dept. of Labor on Green Mountain Dr.

CVR Speed Workout Wednesdays at 6 pm. Meet near the MHS track on the bike path warmed up by 6. Contact Matt Rutherford if you have questions and want to be added to the email list.

Group Runs you might want to join:
Mondays at 4:15 p.m. On hold for the summer, check back later in the year.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 a.m. Plainfield/EMES/Adamant. Contact Mark Howard.
Wednesdays at 5:30 The Runderachievers run from Good Measures Brewing in Northfield
Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the Brunswick School (formerly the Three Stallion Inn) in Randolph, Contact Hannah Barden or 802-728-2052 to get put on the email list.
Fridays at 6:30: Susannah Colby hosts a trail run from her house in Randolph on the Green Mountain Stock Farms trails. FB info: 802 Trail Running

Upcoming events

–>October 6, Vermont Foliage 15k and 5k, Randolph, 1pm.

–>October 6, Art Tudhope 10K, GMAA, Shelburne, 9am.

–>October 6, CVMC 5k for Komen, Barre Town Rec Field, 9:30am

–>October 6, Stark Mountain Hill Climb, Mad River Glen, 10am

–>October 7, Run for the Lake, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain, 10k/5K, 9am, Georgia Shore Beach.

–>October 7, Montpelier Fall Festival 5k (see above)

–>October 7, Mad Dash, 10k/5k, Waitsfield,10am

–>October 7, Ripton Ridge Run, 10k/5K, Ripton, 12:30pm

–>October 13, Westmore Mountain Challenge, Trail run/hike, varying distances up to marathon, Charleston to Westmore.

–>October 13, Circumburke Trail Challenge, Burke Mountain, Marathon trail run, 8am

–>October 14, GMAA Green Mountain Marathon and Half, South Hero, 8:30am

–>October 20, YWCA Trick or Trot Trail Run, 10k/5k, Morse Farm in East Montpelier, 9am

**October 28, Autumn Onion 5k, Onion River Outdoors, Montpelier

–>October 28, Black River Beatdown, 15k/30k/45k, Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 9am

–>November 4, Vermont 10 Miler, Stowe, 10am

->>November 3, 10 and 17, Fallen Leaves 5k, Montpelier High School, 9am

It’s a good idea to check the race information on the race website as dates and times can change.

** Part of the CVR/ORO Race Series
Feel free to email me any additional events that should be listed here.

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