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Barb Flint caught these guys while watching for Jim’s CVR shirt. She might have been confused by the red singlet.

Happy CVR Birthdays!

Happy Birthday this week to: Erin Preston, Eric Ryea, Mack Gardner-Morse, Amy Dickinson, Trish Hasper, Lisa Brucken, Cathy Eustis, Marie Comtois!

Guess what? I just did a count, and 48 of the families (that’s nearly 100 members) actually have expired memberships. Do you know who you are? Allie just sent out a reminder to those not renewed. If you didn’t get an email from her, you are probably good for the year. If you did get one, what are you waiting for???? If you want to check on your expiration date, here is a Membership List. The expired folks are on the first page, the rest of you folks who are on top of it are on the following pages. Of course, if you see an error, let us know…not me though, contact our membership director: Allie Nerenberg.
Quickest and easiest but of course with the small runreg fee is to sign up right now on-line. If you sign up for multiple years, you won’t have to remember next year. But if you prefer the old fashioned paper and check method, print this app and get it out.
Without renewing, you will continue to get these exciting, informative emails from me until about June 1 to give you lots of reminders about why you just couldn’t bear losing your membership, but you must renew by June 1 to be counted in the CVR/ORS Race Series for all the races including NYE 5K and Barre Town Spring Run.

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Boston Results Update

Hey you guys,

While you were cooped up inside today and wishing you were outside, some of your favorite people were running the Boston Marathon.

The fastest CVR member was Geoffrey Kirui in a time of 2:09:37. Oh, wait. Geoff failed to renew his membership this year. So that makes the fastest member Rowly Brucken in a net time of 3:26:44 in the M45-49 division. He was followed by Jim Flint in a net time of 3:40:05 in the M55-59 division. Sandy Colvin finished in a net time of 4:03:45 in the F45-49 division. Tim Noonan rolled in with a net time of 4:07:09 in the M60-65 division. Congratulations to all!

You might observe that the CVR men finished in order of age. Does that mean something? Maybe, maybe not. You might also observe that the CVR men finished in alphabetical order by last name. Does that mean something? Probably not.

Just for fun…I age-graded the results for comparison purposes. (Age-grading results is my new hobby. You knew that, right?) Rowly’s time converts to an equivalent time of 3:08:29 for a…ahem… much younger male competitor. Jim’s time converts to an equivalent time of 3:03:32. So Jim gets some bragging rights once you factor in that he is 10 years older than Rowly. I say congratulations to both as there are plenty of 30-year-old men who would be very happy to run under 3:10:00!

Sandy’s time converts to an equivalent of 3:39:46 for an open female competitor and to 3:19:32 for an open male competitor. Tim’s time converts to 3:22:15 for an open male competitor. You will note that Sandy’s and Tim’s times, both actual and age-graded, were fairly similar. Interestingly enough, the world best time for a 48-year-old woman is 2:30:12 and the world best time for a 60-year-old man is 2:30:15. Who knew that a 48-year-old female and a 60-year-male should be equivalent from a marathon time perspective? I will definitely keep an eye on Sandy and Tim in head-to-head races this year! This could be a new arch-rivalry.

Searchable results are available here:
Click on runner name to see detailed splits. When looking at splits, always remember to be kind. Remember that the first part of the course is downhill and the famous hills come late. And remember that temperatures hit the mid-70’s with only minimal cloud cover. (This was not as hot as 2012 but still too hot in my humble opinion. If you are ever planning a surprise marathon for me, please remember that I like 40 degrees and cloudy. Thank you.)



Race Results Roundup from Jeff

An old photo from the year I won the Half Marathon Unplugged. You remember that year? Right?

Hey you guys,

Just when you thought it was safe to check your e-mail…it’s the return of Race Results Round Up. It looks like our last edition was before Thanksgiving. Sad!

See below for recent results from Half Marathon Unplugged. It was a big race and there was a strong CVR turnout. I may have missed a few folks…especially new members. Let me know if you note any oversights.

Stay tuned for more race results as the spring and summer racing season takes off. And, maybe, I will even backfill some of the interesting winter results. Maybe.


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