News and Notes from Donna

News you can Use!

Even on a snowy night, the Wednesday speedsters have fun!

The Saturday CVR Winter Long Run for Feb 11 will be hosted by the Maple Corner group of Meredith, Thorin and Lance. Meet across from the Maple Corner Store at 32 W. County Rd., Saturday at 9:30 a.m. I recall that last year there was a big turnout of speedy runners in addition to a few of us old plodders at the Maple Corner winter run. Contact Meredith Naughton for more information

Note that I have added a few events to the calendar below. This coming weekend, it could be fun to try the Salomon Snow Cross Relays at Sleepy Hollow in Huntington. Snow Cross is a cross country ski followed by a trail run and can be done solo or as a relay.
Want to support other local running clubs? Northern Vermont Ridge Runners is putting on the Slip Sliding Away 5K , Feb18th and, like CVR, they charge just $5. John and Dot Martin are planning on running and welcome inquiries about a carpool to Hyde Park. Also, GMAA welcomes additional people in their bus or vans to the Amherst 10 Miler. Register on if you want to join their group for the race. If you are going, you might as well join GMAA and USATF to be part of the team.

CVR Member Bob Murphy with the news (or more appropriately “olds”?):

Did you get an ORS postcard with a 50% off coupon? Don’t forget to join in the fun this Saturday at our sponsor’s annual Customer Appreciation Day!

Reminder: Sign up for Mount Washington Road Race lottery Feb 15. Join Mike Gillis, Dot Helling and myself in our annual trek up the mountain. It’s Only One Hill! Be sure to put CVR as your club if you sign up.

If you wanted to run the Covered Bridges Half Marathon June 4, but got closed out, Health Connections of the Upper Valley contacted me to let you know they have charity spots still available.

Aren’t you happy it is getting lighter each evening? Just 4 1/2 weeks to Daylight Savings Time!

Ongoing events

CVR Saturday Morning Winter Long Runs. Contact Jeff Prescott to be included in the weekly information emails.

CVR Speed Workout Wednesdays at 6 pm–Yes, they really do continue. Meet near the MHS track on the bike path. Bring a headlamp! Contact Steve Hill if you have questions and want to be added to his email list.

Official Fun Runs for 2016 are over! See you there in April/May at 5:30 on Tuesdays

Upcoming events

–> 2/11 Cupid 5K, Shelburne, VT

–> 2/11 Salomon Snow Cross Relays (ski/run) Huntington

–> 2/18 Slip Sliding Away 5K, Hyde Park

–> 2/24-2/25 World Snowshoe Championships Saranac Lake, NY

–> 2/25 5th Annual Farmstead 5K Snowshoe, Worcester

–> 2/26 Hyannis Marathon & Half Marathon

–> 2/26 Amherst 10 Miler

Feel free to email me any additional events that should be listed here.