News and Notes from Donna

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Hi All,

I was in Omaha for a triathlon last weekend and am once again impressed at how nice a place we live in to run. I think it was the ugliest (OK maybe one of the ugliest) run in a race I’ve done, but we were supposed to be excited by the fact that we ran around the dirt part of the outfield in the TD Ameritrade Stadium for the turnaround of the 10K. The highlight of the run actually is that Dot Martin had the fastest 10K split for GrandMasters resulting in her winning a Garmin. I’m not sure, but I think since she already has one, so you might contact her if you are in the market…And once again I am convinced that I do not like swimming in Midwest waters. Icky murky brown and green–yuck!

Berlin Pond 5 Miler this Thursday at 6 pm is your next chance for CVR/ORS points. You could run this race for $20 or $25 with other organizations, but once again CVR pulls it off for just $5 entry fee. How can you go wrong? Jeff tells me that they may already have enough volunteers, so you have no excuse not to race it! I think we might have a table to sell CVR clothing set up. Come ready to get your new race shirt!

CVR meeting August 22. Let me know if you have any requests for agenda items.
Time: Potluck at 6:00pm, meeting starts at 6:30pm.
Location: Beth Daut’s house. 793 Crosstown Rd., Berlin
Directions: On the South side of the road just after the intersection with Hill St. Ext.

The CVR/ORS series continues with the Northfield Savings Bank 5K on Sept 3 followed by Sodom Pond 4 Miler on Sept 14. And have you signed up for Leafpeepers 5K or half yet? If not racing, please volunteer!

Here’s a request from June Burr:
June Burr is participating on a NE Trail Ragnar Relay team and is looking for someone to fill a spot made open by an injury. Race dates August 26-27; 121 miles. Entry fee is reduce from $140 to $100. Team runs 121 miles of trail; ~15.2 miles each runner (3 loops: 3, 4.9, & 7.3m). Camp/run thru the night; team uses 2 tents. Teammates: Liz Champagne (captain), John LaCroix, Keith Miller, Russ Cooke, June Burr, Karen Benway, Patty Richards. More info at:

Oakley has asked if we could help with a marketing survey for running sunglasses. It took me a few minutes, but since I am never happy with what is out there, I like to put in my 2 cents (I guess I am known for doing that no matter what the issue). Totally voluntary time expenditure:
Women’s Survey:
Men’s Survey:

See you at Berlin Pond?

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

–> 8/18 Berlin Pond 5 Miler CVR/ORS Series
–> 8/19 Last Mile 5K by Gifford Medical Center
–> 8/20 Under the Tree Race 5K and 10K Hartland VT
–> 8/21 Scholarship Trail Race 5K GMAA
–> 8/22 CVR Meeting
–> 8/28 Race to the Top of Vermont
–> 8/28 Zoe’s Race 1K/5K Oakledge Park
–> 9/3 NSB 1 Miler and 5K CVR/ORS Series
–> 9/4 Archie Post 5 Miler GMAA
–> 9/10 The Sprouty 5K and 10K, Sharon VT
–> 9/14 Sodom Pond Run CVR/ORS Series
–> 9/17 Common to Common 30K GMAA
–> 10/1 Art Tudhope 10K GMAA
–> 10/2 Leafpeepers Half Marathon and 5K CVR/ORS Series