CVR News and Notes from Andy


CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday to: Hazen Copans, Kim Kiniry, Lauren Navas, Jack Thompson, Megan Valentine (new AG!), Laura Medalie, Gianna Petito, Dewey Burns and Alex Jinks


Runners in the Gobble Wobble Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving braving the cold temperatures, including Dot Martin and Darrel Lasell (photo from Barre Congregational Church).

Gobble Wobble results

2018 CVR/ORO Race Series
The 2018 series is done and here are final standings, after removing non-volunteers. If you have any corrections or questions about your status, please email Jim Flint no later than December 15. After December 15 results will be final with no more changes.

Save the Date-Annual Volunteer and Awards Dinner
This is set for Thursday, January 24th, so reserve it on your calendar. More details to follow. Remember that CVR member volunteers eat for free! The official volunteer roster is here, if you are not on the list and believe you should be, please email me at andy.cvr@myfairpoint.net.

New Year’s Eve Race
Remember the 2019 Race series starts on New Year’s Eve! The race location is the same as in the past (at the Pavilion). Advance registration is suggested, see the info page here.

We need volunteers for the race, please email Race Director Manny Sainz if you can help.

Winter Long Run
The first Winter Long Run will be this Saturday. Meet at City Center in Montpelier. Bathrooms are available. The run leaves at 9:30am so be there ready to run before then. Questions? Contact Jeff Prescott.

For Your Information
Here is a good article about the effect of exercise on aging, including the proposition that older exercisers can have the same body as someone 30 years younger.

Note that registration for the Unplugged Half Marathon opens on December 3. The race is on April 13 and early registration is necessary to get in the earlier wave and get the best bus times.

Andy

John Martin and Dot Martin before the start of the Gobble Wobble. Not sure where John got the hat… (photo from Barre Congregational Church)

Ongoing events

CVR Fun Runs done for the season, will be back in May. Location: Montpelier Rec Path behind the VT Dept. of Labor on Green Mountain Dr.

CVR Speed Workout Wednesdays at 6 pm. Meet near the MHS track on the bike path warmed up by 6. Contact Matt Rutherford if you have questions and want to be added to the email list.

Group Runs you might want to join:
Mondays at 4:15 p.m. Usually at Berlin Town Office, sometimes in Adamant. Contact Donna Smyers if you want to get on the list.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 a.m. Plainfield/EMES/Adamant. Contact Mark Howard.
Wednesdays at 5:30 The Runderachievers run from Good Measures Brewing in Northfield
Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the Brunswick School (formerly the Three Stallion Inn) in Randolph, Contact Hannah Barden or 802-728-2052 to get put on the email list.
Fridays at 6:30: Susannah Colby hosts a trail run from her house in Randolph on the Green Mountain Stock Farms trails. FB info: 802 Trail Running

Upcoming events

->>December 2, RiRa’s Santa Run 5K, Burlington, 9:30am
**December 31, (Monday), CVR New Year’s Eve 5K, Montpelier, 2pm
->>December 31, Resolution Run 5K and Walk, Champlain Valley Expo, 3:30pm (formerly First Run which used to be held on New Year’s Day).

It’s a good idea to check the race information on the race website as dates and times can change.

** Part of the CVR/ORO Race Series 2019
Feel free to email me any additional events that should be listed here.

News and Notes from Andy

Happy Thanksgiving!


CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday to: Ellen Krajewski, Darrel Lasell, Jill Aspinall, Bryan Bushey and Hartley Bingham


Sandy Ferno at the Fallen Leaves finish line on Saturday. Sandy and Dick Ferno volunteered for all three Fallen Leaves! So did John Martin (see more about him below.) Photo by Jeff Prescott.

Fallen Leaves 5Ks
I said last week there may be snow on the grass at the final Fallen Leaves. There was, and about 5 inches of it. Between that and the snow-laden track, Tim Noonan decided to change the course for the first time in the 15 year history of the event. The alternate course still used the bike path but substituted the field and track for loops around the DOL and some running on Green Mountain Drive.

Fallen Leaves #3 results are here. Maxfield English repeated as men’s winner and Dot Martin was the female winner.
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Early Winter Edition


CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday to: Elizabeth McCarthy, Gerry Carlson, John Gardner-Morse, Sarah Richardson, Mary Nealon, Jill Sudhoff-Guerin and Asa Lloyd (new AG!)


Looks like winter has come early. So that should be a reminder for:

Winter Long Runs
These begin Saturday, December 1. Winter long runs are for anyone who wants to run with a group on Saturday morning. The run is at 9:30am at a different location every week and will continue into April 2019. A weekly email is sent with the location and details for the week. The usual distance is around 10 miles but there are usually options to do more or less, depending on the location for that week. Winter Long Runs are for everyone, fast or slow, and in the winter, most of us are slow. If you have been on the email list before, you will continue to be. If you would like to be added or are interested in knowing more, email Jeff Prescott.

Fallen Leaves 5Ks
The last one is this Saturday, November 17 at 9am. Looks like another wintry Fallen Leaves this weekend and maybe some snow on the grass. Contact Tim if you can volunteer.

Fallen Leaves #2 results are here. 35 finishers and 8 volunteers endured a chilly, wintry morning. Congratulations to Richarda Ericson for the overall female win!

2018 CVR/ORO Race Series
The 2018 series is done except for a few folks who still need to volunteer. Even if you aren’t the first in your division, volunteering is important because if you don’t, you will disappear from the results! No one wants to disappear, so volunteer if you can for the last Fallen Leaves races so you will stay in the 2018 race series. You can check your volunteer status here (doesn’t include Fallen Leaves). If you do decide to volunteer, please contact Tim Noonan before the race so he can assign you a job.

Save the Date – Annual Volunteer and Awards Dinner
This is set for Thursday, January 24th, so reserve it on your calendar. More details to follow. Remember that you must have volunteered for one CVR race in order to attend for free. If you haven’t volunteered yet, there are still one Fallen Leaves race and the New Years Eve race.

Andy

When racing this Thanksgiving season, always make sure you beat the Turkey Man! (photo by KC Running Co).

Ongoing events

CVR Fun Runs done for the season, will be back in May. Location: Montpelier Rec Path behind the VT Dept. of Labor on Green Mountain Dr.

CVR Speed Workout Wednesdays at 6 pm. Meet near the MHS track on the bike path warmed up by 6. Contact Matt Rutherford if you have questions and want to be added to the email list.

Group Runs you might want to join:
Mondays at 4:15 p.m. Usually at Berlin Town Office, sometimes in Adamant. Contact Donna Smyers if you want to get on the list.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 a.m. Plainfield/EMES/Adamant. Contact Mark Howard.
Wednesdays at 5:30 The Runderachievers run from Good Measures Brewing in Northfield
Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the Brunswick School (formerly the Three Stallion Inn) in Randolph, Contact Hannah Barden or 802-728-2052 to get put on the email list.
Fridays at 6:30: Susannah Colby hosts a trail run from her house in Randolph on the Green Mountain Stock Farms trails. FB info: 802 Trail Running

Upcoming events

->>November 17, (Saturday), Fallen Leaves 5k, Montpelier High School, 9am
->>November 18, (Sunday), Middlebury Turkey Trot & Gobble Wobble, 10k/5K, 12 noon, Middlebury Rec Center
–>>November 22, (Thursday), Gobble Wobble Turkey Trot, Barre Town, 9:30am
–>> November 22, (Thursday), GMAA Turkey Trot, Burlington, 11am
–>>November 22, (Thursday), Zack’s Place Turkey Trot, Woodstock, 10am
**>>December 31, (Monday), CVR New Year’s Eve 5K, Montpelier, 2pm

It’s a good idea to check the race information on the race website as dates and times can change.

** Part of the CVR/ORO Race Series
Feel free to email me any additional events that should be listed here.