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CVR News and Notes from Andy

Berlin Pond 5 Miler on Thursday!

CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday to: Maureen Carr, Jay Stewart and Tom Foltz (new AG!)

Look out for goats on the bike path at the next Fun Run! The city has decided this is the solution to the poison ivy out there.

Berlin Pond 5 Miler
The next race in the CVR/ORO series is this Thursday, August 16 at 6pm. Registration at the Berlin Town Office. Allow enough time to get to the race start 1/2 mile away. $5 on race day, no pre-registration. This is a great way to celebrate your Bennington Battle Day holiday!

CVR Newsletter
Maryke Gillis has produced her first newsletter and it is awesome! If you haven’t seen it, here it is.
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Eight Race Series Races Down, Seven to Go

CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday to: Kim Caldwell, Lori Lacroix, Deirdre Ellerson, Cindy Gardner-Morse and Alana Bonner

Smoke rising at the cookout at Boulder Beach last Sunday (photo by Manny Sainz)

The 40th Annual Bear Swamp Run on Saturday was the 8th CVR/ORO Race Series event. 57 runners enjoyed ideal conditions on Saturday. Lots of competition: particularly in Male 30-39 and Female 50-59. Thanks to Tim Noonan and his volunteers for an excellent event!

Jim Flint has updated the standings after this race. If you see any corrections, let Jim know. Seven more races to go; the next is Berlin Pond Five Miler. So not too late to get 6 races!

The first annual CVR Summer Outing on Sunday was a fantastic time. We had 13 enthusiastic participants including one of the newest members (George, at 9 months). We enjoyed Boulder Beach and beautiful weather, trail running, cycling, kayaking, swimming and, of course great burgers supervised by grill master Maryke Gillis. Can’t wait for next year!

Speaking of social events, it is time for another Julio’s night and let’s plan on this coming Tuesday, July 24 after the Fun Run. As usual we will take a headcount before the run and phone in a reservation. Hope you can make it!
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Independence Day!

CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday to: Henry Busetti, Amber Collett, June Burr & Diane Baker

Montpelier Mile back again on Tuesday (photo from Onion River Outdoors)

Get ready for a busy week next week with the Montpelier Mile and then the Stowe 8 Miler on Sunday, July 8. No Fun Run next week on the 3rd due to the Mile race. This week’s Fun Run made up for next week’s absence with a HUGE turnout of 36.

The one mile classic is back again, sponsored by Onion River Outdoors. Early registration through July 2 is available at $15 adult and $5 under 12. The race is at 6pm on July 3rd before the parade. Day of registration is $25.

Donna Smyers needs volunteers for the Mile. This is as short a volunteer gig as you can get. Please contact her if interested.

Dr. Patrick Wilson of Old Dominion University in Virginia is conducting a research study on runners: specifically mood states, gastrointestinal symptoms and performance during endurance events. It mostly involves completing a questionnaire after races. If you are interested, here is a link to a podcast and other info:

Lots of CVR members at the Catamount Ultra 50k/25k this past Saturday. My quick count came up with 9 members between the two races. Some did one loop; some did two.
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