Message from Donna

Paul Mailman 10 Miler this Sunday!


Your generosity is appreciated by these future CVR members!
Hi All,

I finally did register for the Stowe 8 Miler. It has been a long time since I’ve run it. It never fit well with triathlon season, but I’ve got to contribute to the team total and there aren’t any really important tri’s I want to do that weekend. $250 goes to the biggest total team, so you can be as slow as you want and can run the 5K and you get CVR/ORS race series points and help CVR in the contest. So what is your excuse?

What’s at stake:

$250 to the Club or Team with most participants (8-Miler and 5K combined), and $150 to the Club or Team consisting of 3 Female and 3 Male runners with the lowest combined time for the 8-Miler.
Sign up here for either the 5K or 8 Miler to count towards our total: . Just be sure to put Central Vermont Runners as your team when you do register. The CVR plus GMAA members will have to pick their allegiance and get picked on by whomever they choose not to support.

Roy Belcher thinks maybe the heat scared some runners away from the Worcester 4. Here is his update: “Ten intrepid souls braves the heat on the morning of Sunday June 19th to run in the fourth annual Worcester Four Mile Challenge and Two Mile Fun Run. The clear weather allowed for the stunning views associated with this out and back course to be fully enjoyed. A new female under 15 record was set for the two mile run by 10 year old Ambiana Glavin with a time of 22:33:86.”

Looks like it is going to be kind of warm for the 42nd Annual Paul Mailman 10 Miler. Last year was cool and rainy for a change, this should be more normal. 10 Miles is a great distance and we don’t find many races that distance anymore. Lots of CVR/ORS race series points are on the line and we are on to the 4th of 12 possible races in the series. Time to get started toward that 5 race total for maximum points. If you are not running, contact Andy,, since he could use a few more volunteers on the course.

I just realized I missed an opportunity to pass on an option for those of the opposite running persuasion from the 10 Miler–this Saturday is the Vermont Senior Games Track and Field Event at UVM. It says on the website that you had to pre-register by yesterday (I don’t know how strict they are on that). Here are the events: 50 m dash, 1500 m run, 100 m dash, 400 m run, 800 m run, 200 m run, long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault, shot put, discus, javelin, hammer. If you are interested for next year, check out the website or Sprinticity Track Club, and go watch the event this year. Those awesome photos that cover the entire side of Onion River Sports are from last year’s games at Nationals. Who says you have to run a mile or more to be a real runner?

July 3 is just around the corner and I could still use a few more volunteers to help out at the finish line of the Montpelier Mile. It is a fun and chaotic place to be, but since you only need to be there about 15 minutes, it’s a quick job. Do you like to be loud and keep people in line? Or maybe you want to be the videographer–a finish line video is our ultimate back up with 200+ people finishing within 10 minutes of each other. Or maybe you are eagle eyed and articulate so you can feed the finish line bib writers the bib numbers quickly. On the other hand, I highly recommend pre-registering here, so you can get some of the quickest easiest CVR/ORS points to be had with the biggest audience any of our races get. I’m looking forward to the day I’m free to run it–that’s probably the same day I pull a hamstring trying to run fast with my Mount Washington shuffle.

Here are some tidbits from the Ski Rack’s recent newsletter: Saturday July 9 is RUNBTV Demo Day at The Ski Rack. You can test out shoes and talk to shoe reps. Remember, as at ORS, we do get a 15% discount on shoes there, but remember to bring your current membership card to receive the discount. Here’s a crazy new record: The Fastest Half Marathon in Dress Shoes. And somehow I missed it at the finish line of the Corporate Cup, but did you notice the people Racing in Ski Boots?

Ongoing events

Fun Run every Tuesday at 5:30. Meet at the Dept of Labor parking off of Green Mtn Dr. at the bike path for 1, 2, 4, or 6 mile course options.

CVR Track Workouts every Wednesday–Intervals start at 6 pm at the Montpelier High School Track

Upcoming events

–> 6/21 Craftsbury Tuesday Night Trail Race
–> 6/25 Newport Sprint Tri
–> 6/25 CVMC 5 Mile Fun Run and Walk
–> 6/26 Paul Mailman 10 miler (CVR/ORS-4)
–> 6/28 Craftsbury Tuesday Night Trail Race
–> 6/30 2nd Elmore Practice Triathlon
–> 7/3 Montpelier Mile (CVR/ORS-5)
–> 7/4 Clarence DeMar 5K (GMAA)
–> 7/10 Stowe 8-miler & 5K (CVR/ORS-6)
–> 7/10 Mad Marathon, Mad Half and Relays
–> 7/14 3rd/Final 2016 Elmore Practice Triathlon
–> 7/18 Vermont Sun Triathlon
–> 7/23 38th Annual Bear Swamp