Roy Belcher reports that the group pictured above took on the challenge of this year’s Worcester 4 Miler and 2 Miler Fun Run. Results
The 20th Annual Central Vermont Runners Kids Tracks Meet held on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Montpelier High School Track had a record 238 registered participants. The event is free to all Central Vermont kids aged pre-school through 6th grade and includes a variety of track running events as well as a softball throw and long jump. Founded by Montpelier resident and CVR runner Tim Noonan the event is a favorite amongst area parents and kids. Each participant receives a participant t-shirt, finisher’s medal and sticker identifying them as #1. Co-directors Dot Helling and Sandy Colvin are already planning next year’s event and welcome any and all input from partciipants and their parents. Thank you for coming out and a special thanks to the amazing fleet of volunteers without whom this event could not take place so safely and successfully.
Coming off of the US Olympic Trials Marathon, followed by the Boston Marathon, Leah Frost smashed her 2015 record by almost 8 minutes, finishing the hilly 20 Miler course in 2:15:34. Leah finished 1st overall, beating the first male relay team of Gavin Boyles and Mack Gardner-Morse by 50 seconds. The first male finisher was Jonathon Rea from Stowe in 2:17:17. The most hotly contested age group was the 50-59 women where Dot Martin edged out Sue Hackney in 2:39:51 vs 2:40:25. All participants enjoyed the post race feed of a variety of soups, bread, cheese and cookies. Proceeds benefit the Adamant Music School which hosts this scenic run.
Black flies were out in force to hassle the volunteers who valiantly stayed out there with the assistance of copious insect repellant.
Many thanks to the large volunteer force including:
Sigh Searles, Greg Wight, John Kaeding, June Burr, John Martin, Sean and Amy Murphy, Sue Emmons, Sarah Drapp, Newton Baker, Pam and Dave Erickson, Tim Noonan and Barb Flint.
Eric Ryea and Donna Smyers, Race Directors
Three CVR women placed 1,2,3 in the Female 50-59 age group at the 2016 Five College Realtors 10 miler on February 28th. Sue Hackney was first in the age group with a time of 1:11:13, followed by Dot Martin in 1:13:56, and Beth Daut in 1:15:39. Conditions were excellent with dry paved roads and firm dirt sections.