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I forgot to get a photo at the Annual Meeting, so enjoy this group selfy, courtesy of Manny Sainz, who is the only one with a 100% attendance record at the unofficial Fun Runs for 2017. Except for precipitation from 5:30-6:30….it also is 2 for 2.


Happy CVR Birthdays!

Happy Birthday this week to: Callie Barrett, Peyton Burr, Meg Allison, Ben Kidder, Laura Fillbach, & Sawyer Castle!


CVR has some famous folks! Learn why Sue and John Hackney run so fast in the GMAA Newsletter feature article. And MHS student/CVR member Jeremy Hoyne-Grosvenor hit another PR with a 9:15.59 in the 2 mile run, placing 12th at Nationals in NY on March 12, this follows on his 3rd place, state record setting 4:18 mile at New Englands, just a couple weeks ago. Our Ace Reporter, Jim Flint, has written some great articles about Jeremy’s races and about other local runners for the Hardwick Gazette. Go to your local library or ask Jim for the stories.
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Happy CVR Birthdays!

Happy Birthday this week to: Kaitlyn Farnham, Ron Ridlon, Justin Kenney, Robert Mercier, Suzanne Burgos, Anna Berg, Bob Emmons, Bob Patterson
DON’T FORGET!!!!
CVR Annual Meeting… March 26th at Four Corners School House in East Montpelier. That is this Sunday! Chi Running instructor Sarah Richardson will do an introductory Chi Running clinic prior to the meeting at 3:30. The pot luck will be at 5 and the business meeting starts at 5:30. There are no kitchen facilities, but there is electricity and water. Unfortunately our agreement prohibits alcohol on site.
Besides the usual procedural stuff and deciding on the donation budget for the year, I would like to talk about ways to build up Tuesday Fun Runs, forming a training group for Leafpeepers registrants and maybe some sort of special CVR event like the Sub Ultimate Runner (read Norm’s account in the newsletter). If you have any fun ideas to add, let me know before Sunday! Would you like to be an officer? All positions get elected or appointed at this meeting and we always are happy to elect new volunteers. Let me know if I can help nominate you.
Directions: From Montpelier if low mud: Go up Main St. toward County Rd. Bear R at Center Rd. After the pavement ends, bear R onto Dodge Rd. In 1.5 miles, the Four Corners Schoolhouse is on your R at the triangle between Vincent Flats, Dodge and Snow Hill.
From south or east or if deep mud: Take Route 2 or 14 to their jct in East Montpelier. Just past Dudley’s Store, before 2 and 14 split at the traffic light, turn L up Quaker Hill Rd toward East Montpelier Elementary School. At the end of the pavement, go straight and the schoolhouse is immediately on your L in the triangle.
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Happy CVR Birthdays!
Happy Birthday this week to: Rebecca McBroom, Dodge Bingham, Sigrid Olson, Andrew Tripp, Jake Robertson, Isaac Reilly, Marian Wolz, Michael Chernick, Ann Bushey, Matt Calhoun, Ben Feinbaum, Tess Kessler, & Ben Ellingson (and since this is earlier than last week, I’ll repeat the Happy Birthday to Pi Day babies: Dot Helling & Zachary Acosta)!

SPRING AHEAD??? OK, I was a bit too optimistic last week…. I am officially cancelling the unofficial start to the Fun Run season tomorrow. Not sure what will happen with the Wednesday Speed workout, but you might contact Steve Hill for an update if you aren’t already on his list and plan to start this week.
Maybe it will be spring next week when the calendar says so?
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Happy CVR Birthdays!

Happy Birthday this week to: David Birse, Andrew Nuquist, Alex Drew, Dick Mansfield, Ava Shanley, Amanda Ellingson, Jessica Hill, Bob Howe, George Phillips, Jen Castle, Dot Helling, Zachary Acosta!


SPRING AHEAD!! That means that the Tuesday night Fun Runs will begin very unofficially next Tuesday. ‘Unofficially” means no Darragh (i.e. no timing), but it is light enough to meet people at the Dept. of Labor Parking near the bike path at 5:30 every Tuesday for a run. It also means no more headlamps for the Wednesday Night speed workouts which never even took a break all winter. I hear rumors that a return to the track from the bike path could be imminent too.
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CVR Reunion at Gasparilla Half Marathon last weekend


Happy CVR Birthdays!
Happy Birthday this week to: Bonnie Burkholder, Joe Loga, Ariane Kissam, Kari Bradley, Julia Shedd, Rosa DeAngelis, Willem Colvin, Haley Tamburo, Eric Morse!

(This is a new feature I thought would be fun. If you don’t want to be listed, let me know. If I miss you, sorry, I’m getting it from the membership list which doesn’t have everyone’s birthday on it.)


The Saturday CVR Winter Long Run for March 4 will be hosted by John Valentine in Roxbury. Meet at John and Jane’s house at 440 Northfield St, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ready to run. Contact John jvalentine@tds.net for directions, more information and to let him know you’ll be coming. Brrr, I hear winter is coming back just for the Roxbury run. At least it won’t be muddy like last year.
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