News and Notes from Donna

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Happy CVR Birthdays!

Happy Birthday this week to: David Birse, Andrew Nuquist, Alex Drew, Dick Mansfield, Ava Shanley, Amanda Ellingson, Jessica Hill, Bob Howe, George Phillips, Jen Castle, Dot Helling, Zachary Acosta!

SPRING AHEAD!! That means that the Tuesday night Fun Runs will begin very unofficially next Tuesday. ‘Unofficially” means no Darragh (i.e. no timing), but it is light enough to meet people at the Dept. of Labor Parking near the bike path at 5:30 every Tuesday for a run. It also means no more headlamps for the Wednesday Night speed workouts which never even took a break all winter. I hear rumors that a return to the track from the bike path could be imminent too.

It won’t feel like we are about to spring ahead this Saturday March 11 when the CVR Winter Long Run will be hosted by Donna Smyers and Eric Ryea in Adamant. Meet at 1171 Haggett Rd in Adamant, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ready to run. Contact me for directions, more information, and to let me know you’ll be coming. I promise… will not be muddy.

Bob Howe has announced the deadline for the March newsletter–Get articles to Bob,, by this Sunday, March 12. He invites you to let him know any favorite races you’d like to get more CVR members going to. Any other fun articles and pictures are always welcome–did you go on a winter racecation? Tell us about it!

Reminder and Time Confirmation: CVR Annual Meeting… March 26th at Four Corners School House in East Montpelier. Chi Running instructor Sarah Richardson will do an introductory Chi Running clinic prior to the meeting at 3:30. The pot luck will be at 5 and the business meeting starts at 5:30.

Congratulations to CVR member and MHS student Jeremy Hoyne-Grosvenor for 3rd place in the mile at New Englands in Boston on March 4. Jeremy ran a 4:18.7 just 1.15 seconds behind 1st place. Also, Sue Hackney and Dot Martin helped GMAA win 1st in the USATF Senior Women’s division at the Amherst 10 Miler Feb 26.


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. Meet near the MHS track on the bike path. Headlamps now optional! Contact Steve Hill if you have questions and want to be added to his email list.

Unofficial Fun Runs for 2017 start Next Tuesday March 14, WELCOME daylight savings time! Official Fun Runs start in May at 5:30 on Tuesdays. Meet at the bike path behind the Dept of Labor Park & Ride Lot.

Upcoming events

–> 3/18 Spring Fling 5K/10K , Shelburne
–> 3/19 New Bedford Half Marathon (Go with GMAA)
–> 3/26 38th Annual GMAA Kaynor’s Sap Run, Westford
–> 4/1 Funny Twunny ~20K or ~20 Mi plus jokes and riddles, Huntington
–> 4/8 Unplugged Half Marathon
–> 4/22 GMAA Rollin Irish Half Marathon, Essex
–> 4/29 Greenfield NH 5K and 10 K
–> 4/30 CVR Mutt Strutt

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