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Nina Aitken will be hosting the CVR winter long run for Saturday, December 10. The meeting place will be the parking lot behind Stowe St Emporium (23 Stowe St) in the village of Waterbury. Start time is 9:30 am. Please e-mail Nina if you plan to attend or have questions/requests: nchangelian@yahoo.com.

Your first chance to get points in the 2017 CVR/ORS race series is the New Year’s Eve 5K. PLEASE preregister to curtail any financial exchanges in the Pavilion building. Use this online link to register or you can print and mail the app from here. Contact Ann Bushey, if you can volunteer instead of running.
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Typical CVR Winter Long Run apparel on display in Adamant Feb, 2016

Now that the Fallen Leaves Race Series is complete, it is time to get psyched for the start of our 5th season of CVR Winter Long Runs. The first run of the season will be on Saturday, December 3 at 9:30 am. The meeting place for this run will be inside City Center (State and Main) in Montpelier. There is a public restroom available and there should be plenty of street parking. (Parking is free on Saturday. Don’t put money in the meter.) A variety of distances will be available. All are welcome. The runs will continue every (well, almost every) Saturday through the end of April. The runs are held in different locations each week. You are guaranteed to have the opportunity to run somewhere you have never run before. If you have questions, e-mail Jeff Prescott at jeffp_cvr@myfairpoint. Be forewarned that he may dismantle all of your excuses for not participating.
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Results update from Jeff

Hey you guys,

First a bit of housekeeping…in the last edition, I reported on results from the Shelburne Fieldhouse races. One of my unpaid informants pointed out that I overlooked Meredith Naughton and Anna Berg in the half marathon results. Both posted strong performances and should be poised to shatter the 2:00:00 barrier next year. (No pressure, ladies.)

See below for the following results in reverse chronological order:
Fallen Leaves 5k #3
OBX Southern Fried Half Marathon
Fallen Leaves 5k #2
New England Interscholastic XC Championship
Vermont XC Championship
Ripton Ridge Run
Mad Dash
Art Tudhope 10k
Onward,

Jeff
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Sunday Dot and John Martin and Eric Ryea and I met at Joe’s Pond to try out the new Danville-St J section of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, we were surprised to run into Lance Parker in the parking area. Lance, we learned, was biking back from backpacking in the White Mountains, including a summit of Mt. Washington on Friday. Do you remember how windy it was on Friday? I knew he was tough following up 2nd place in a 50 miler one weekend with a 5th OA in a 100 the next, but he wouldn’t even let me take some of the weight out of his panniers for his final 30 miles.

Speaking of new rail trails, I’m a big fan of rail trails both for running and biking. If you are too, come to an informational meeting put on by the Cross Vermont Trail Association to raise money for a bridge across the Winooski. The presentation is at the Maple Corner Community Center Nov. 15, 6-8 pm. That’s either tomorrow or today, depending on when you read this. There will be snacks! Here is info on the project: Cross Vermont Trail.
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