The first Fallen Leaves 5K was a bit slower than prior years since the high school teams were all in Thetford. Several locals and CVR members were standouts at the State xc Championships coached by CVR members Tim Noonan, Tim Shea (MHS) and Andrew Tripp (U32). Youngsters still dominated at Fallen Leaves though since a 14 year old from Rutland was 1st F and an 18 year old from Toronto was 2nd M. I kept running into 5K participants (who I chased to the finish) Sandy Colvin and Rima Carlson and families at the Wellness Fair (aka free food samples) at City Hall afterwards. I also ran into Jeff and Andy who saw fit to skip the 5K, but not the free food. Actually I ran into them and Dot Helling at the Montpelier Indoor Rec and Aquatics table. If you have interest/opinions on the need for a rec facility in Montpelier, take this survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/FHB76BQ. Seems like there is a big hole in the indoor fitness options within walking distance for Montpelier these days.
Jim Flint has posted the final CVR/ORS Series standings. They are final except some of you will disappear (poof, you are gone!) if you don’t volunteer at one of the Fallen Leaves races–We got one of the winners this past week, still one outstanding. If you do not have an X in the volunteer column, don’t wait any longer! Remember, it is not just being included in the final results at stake, it is also getting free dinner in January at the Annual Volunteer & Awards Dinner. Contact Tim Noonan to volunteer at one of the next 2 Fallen Leaves 5K’s.
Here is Jim’s final report on the standings:
Congratulations to the CVR/ORS Race Series Age Group Winners and to all participants!
A record nine runners reached the maximum 500 points this year, up from three 500-point runners in 2015. Dot Martin set a new CVR record by winning her age group 8 times. Dot eclipsed the old mark of 7 age group wins set by Sue Hackney in 2008.
The closest age group race for the women was 30-39. Meg Valentine edged out Sarah London, 500 to 488 points. The closest age group for the men was 40-49. Brian Burns accumulated 494 points to 483 points for Rowly Brucken.
Brian Bushey and Brynn Bushey were the only related family members to win their age groups. Brian finished 4th in the Vermont Middle School Championship cross country race on Saturday. On Sunday, he won his age group at the Autumn Onion 5k to notch a perfect 500 points in the CVR/ORS series. Brynn moved up from second to first place in the race series by winning her age group at Autumn Onion.
Official Fun Runs for 2016 are over! See you there next April/May at 5:30 on Tuesdays
CVR Track Workouts every Wednesday at 6 pm–As of now these continue. Bring a headlamp! Contact Steve Hill if you have questions and want to be added to his email list.
–> 11/6 World Run Day 5K and kids 1 Mile (untimed & Free)
–> 11/12 Fallen Leaves 5K #2 CVR
–> 11/12 Run Your Can off Thanksgiving Trail Run
–> 11/19 Fallen Leaves 5K #3 CVR
–> 11/24 14th Annual Gobble Wobble Turkey Trot 5K , Barre
–> 11/24 8th Annual Norwich VT Turkey Trot 4.4 mi
–> 11/24 40th GMAA Turkey Trot 5K
–> 12/31 New Year’s Eve 5K CVR