News and Notes from Donna

Stowe 8 Miler/5K this Sunday,
Congrats to racers, thanks to volunteers at Montpelier Mile

Hi All,
Whew! Timing the Montpelier Mile without chips may be reaching its limits for CVR, but the fantastic volunteer crew made it go very smoothly. At least as smoothly as a race with 148 preregistered and 163 race day entries who all finish within 10 minutes can go.
Many thanks to the volunteer crew. John Hackney manned the computer with Denise Ricker assisting, and Toni Kaeding running the sheets from the finish line through the crowd to the computer. Dot Helling and Jen Miller Arsenault wrote bibs down assisted by Ann Bushey and Sue Hackney. Chris Andresen and Dan Miller Arsenault kept chute flow under control while Mark Howard, Nina Aitken and Brynn and Dick Bushey kept people in line. All that matched up with our quadruple effort at the finish to get a time for everyone–John Valentine, Newton Baker and Michael Chernick clicked every time while Nick Persampieri got select times to allow for error correction. I can’t wait to see the video being produced by Geordy Aitken which he took for back up finish order in case of important mishaps. That’s a lot of volunteers for a 15 minute race and I’m sorry if I missed some, but it saves ORS a couple thousand dollars in hiring a chip timing company. And that was just the finish line. CVR member Tim Heney heads up the course monitors and marking for the Rotary Club whose programs benefit from race proceeds.
And of course CONGRATULATIONS to all who raced and raced well. I’m sure Jeff will have a results report forthcoming. In the meantime, they are on cvrunners.org and coorunning.com for your own perusal.

Next up is Stowe 8 Miler/5K. I’ve got news that as of today GMAA has 25 entered and we have 15, so the win is a long shot. But maybe we will have the best finishing kick for registration. Last day for on-line registration is July 6 and after that the price goes up again for race day registration. Points remain up for grabs and the weather sounds good.

And then we actually get a little break until the 38th Annual Bear Swamp Run 5.7 Miler on July 23 at 9 a.m. So in the meantime, come to Tuesday Fun Runs and/or Wednesday track workouts to keep tuned up.

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

–> 7/10 Stowe 8-miler & 5K (CVR/ORS-6)
–> 7/10 Mad Marathon, Mad Half and Relays
–> 7/12 Craftsbury Trail Races
–> 7/14 3rd/Final 2016 Elmore Practice Triathlon
–> 7/18 Vermont Sun Triathlon
–> 7/23 38th Annual Bear Swamp
–> 7/31 Barre Heritage 5K
–> 8/18 Berlin Pond 5 Miler