News and Notes from Donna

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Happy CVR Birthdays!
Happy Birthday this week to: Gordon MacFarland, Coleman Bingham, Scott Griggs, Celeste Moulton, Lauren Singer, Laurie Scharf, Susan Dodge, Caleb Clark!

You can tell it is the change of seasons. Last week, Steve Hill reported that there were 10 attendees at the Wednesday speed workout compared to 3 the week before. But while our photographer Manny Sainz was busy at Unplugged Half Marathon, John Martin submitted this picture of the Saturday morning winter run.

Then with the aid of Manny’s phone, John took this follow-up of today’s unofficial Fun Run. Counting photographer John, that is double last week’s attendance. Hooray for running shorts weather!

Winter may be winding down, but you still have 2 chances for a Saturday morning long run with the group….
The April 15 CVR ‘Winter’ Long Run will be hosted by Jeff Prescott, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from City Center in Montpelier. Contact Jeff,, for info or to let him know you are coming.
The final winter long run will be April 22 in Stowe. Stay tuned for details next week. Congratulations to all the CVR members who ran Unplugged Half Marathon even if they skipped the winter long run.

CVR’s first race of the season, the 21st Annual CVR Mutt Strutt follows the final Saturday run! Spread the word to make it a big success. If you’d like to volunteer, contact Cindy Gardner-Morse or Matt Germaine.

Reminder to high school seniors! Did you know GMAA gives scholarships to Northern VT runners? Check it out and apply by April 21


Ongoing events

CVR Saturday Morning Winter Long Runs. Contact Jeff Prescott to be included in the weekly information emails. April 15 and April 22 are the final runs of this season!

CVR Speed Workout Wednesdays at 6 pm. Meet on the MHS track warmed up by 6. Contact Steve Hill if you have questions and want to be added to his email list.

Unofficial Fun Runs for 2017 have begun–no timing, but somebody is likely to join you if you show up. Official Fun Runs start May 2. 5:30 every Tuesday. Meet at the bike path behind the Dept of Labor Park & Ride. Run 1, 2, 4 or 6 miles.

Upcoming events

–> 4/15 Granite City Group Fitness 5K, Barre
–> 4/15 Sleepy Hollow Trail Demo Day
–> 4/22 GMAA Rollin Irish Half Marathon, Essex
–> 4/29 Greenfield NH 5K and 10 K
–> 4/29 ORS Muddy Onion (bike ride), Montpelier
–> 4/29 Choice Academy 5K Fun Run/Walk, Barre Town Rec Field
–> 4/30 Sleepy Hollow Mtn Race
–> 4/30 CVR Mutt Strutt
–> 5/7 Run for Jim 5K , St Albans

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