News and Notes from Donna

Northfield 5K and 1 Mile this Saturday!

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Perfect summit day for Sandy Colvin and Gail Pelkey
(with not yet CVR member Chuck Schwartz)
Hi All,

The CVR/ORS series continues with the Northfield Savings Bank 5K on Sept 3. The 1 mile is at 9:30, the 5K at 10:30. Rowly tells me he has enough volunteers, so all of you can participate. I think a Saturday morning 5K is great because you can get your race in and then play or work as hard as you want the rest of the long weekend without worrying about how it will affect your race. Bring your friends and neighbors to help Northfield celebrate 5 years of recovery from Irene.
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Leafpeepers 2016 coming right up! Join the party!

Hi All,

The August CVR meeting at Beth’s had a talkative group of 18 members present. Here are a few tidbits to share:
Leafpeepers is nearing half full at 431 half marathoners registered and 139 in the 5K. Encourage your friends and family to sign up soon. June Burr is starting to gather the list of Leafpeepers volunteers. Motivational signs need updating–a fun volunteer opportunity for some artistic types and you can still run the race.
Mutt Strutt still needs a new Race Director or it will not happen next year. Let me know if you might want to help.
Berlin Pond and Leafpeepers need certification. John Valentine and I are the current certifiers, but would love to train anybody who would like to help out.
Discussion on including a longer race like the GMAA Common to Common 30K again in the CVR/ORS series for 2017
Donna and Eric will again provide a spaghetti supper for all participants at Sodom Pond 4 Miler Sept 14.
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Hi All,

I was in Omaha for a triathlon last weekend and am once again impressed at how nice a place we live in to run. I think it was the ugliest (OK maybe one of the ugliest) run in a race I’ve done, but we were supposed to be excited by the fact that we ran around the dirt part of the outfield in the TD Ameritrade Stadium for the turnaround of the 10K. The highlight of the run actually is that Dot Martin had the fastest 10K split for GrandMasters resulting in her winning a Garmin. I’m not sure, but I think since she already has one, so you might contact her if you are in the market…And once again I am convinced that I do not like swimming in Midwest waters. Icky murky brown and green–yuck!
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Look at all those speedy folks from The Wed Track workout.
Can’t say I didn’t warn you if one sprints past you at Berlin Pond!

Hi All,

Watch your inbox for a special link to the next CVR Newsletter. Our first electronic version will be out very shortly. (Editor’s note: There is a newsletter link on this page, upper left.) The print version will be mailed to the people who have chosen paper, but they may get it a couple days later.
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Special Bulletin – CVR/ORS Race Series Standings

Hey you guys,

The last 2016 CVR/ORS Race Series standings that I publicized were through Stowe 8-Miler and Flying Onion 5k. Jim Flint has updated the standings for Bear Swamp Run. Donna Smyers mentioned in News & Notes that the new standings are on-line. This is a reminder to check them out if you have not already done so.

See below for the current age group leaders.

Things to note:

There are two changes on the leaderboard with Colin Clifford displacing Thorin Markison in M 30-39 and Jim Flint displacing Mack Gardner-Morse in M 50-59. (I hate my age group.)
Remember that your best 5 results count towards your final score. If you run more than 5 races, you can start dropping your “low” scores.
Nina Aitken and Chris Andresen both have 4 races with 4 age group wins. Not too shabby.
Dot Martin has 5 races with 4 age group wins. I expect her to run another race before this is over with! You heard it here first.
At Stowe 8-Miler, Donna Smyers scored 95.7353 points compared to Dot Martin’s 100 points. At Bear Swamp Run, Donna scored 95.7656 points compared to Dot’s 100 points. That’s what I call improvement!
There are plenty of events left. You still have time to run 5 races in the series even if you have not started yet.
The full standings are posted here: http://cvrunners.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/STANDINGS_2016_073016.pdf

If you have questions or corrections, please send a nice e-mail to Jim and he will investigate: jimflintvt@gmail.com

Your next opportunity to earn points is the Berlin Pond 5-Miler on Thursday, August 18. Lots of information about the race series can be found here: http://cvrunners.org/?page_id=211

Jeff

Here are the age-group leaders through 6 events:
F 0-19 — Jane Miller-Arsenault (2 races)
F 20-29 — Dylan Broderick (5 races; 2 age group wins)
F 30-39 — Leslie Welts (4 races)
F 40-49 — Rima Carlson (4 races; 1 age group win)
F 50-59 — Dot Martin (5 races; 4 age group wins)
F 60-69 — Nina Aitken (4 races; 4 age group wins)
F 70-79 — Marsha Bancroft (2 races; 1 age group win)
M 0-19 — Brian Bushey (3 races; 1 age group win)
M 20-29 — Geordy Aitken (3 races)
M 30-39 — Colin Clifford (4 races)
M 40-49 — Rowly Brucken (4 races; 1 age group win)
M 50-59 — Jim Flint (3 races; 1 age group win)
M 60-69 — Chris Andresen (4 races; 4 age group wins)
M 70-79 — Greg Wight (3 races)
M 80+ — Gerry Carlson (4 races; 3 age group wins)