News and Notes from Donna

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Happy CVR Birthdays!

Happy Birthday this week to: Amber Markham, Pat Driscoll, Delanee Hill, and Pam Erickson (new AG!)

The next CVR meeting is May 15. Thank you to those who volunteered to host. I did decline Norm Robinson’s generous offer–Not sure he would have hosted us all in Nashville for an overnight. We’ve decided on the home of Dick and Sandy Ferno at 47 Ferno Rd in WIlliamstown. Directions are on the website. Per usual, pot luck at 6, meeting at 6:30. Read the Annual Meeting Minutes on-line since our next newsletter will be after the meeting instead of just before.

On May 20, the Barre Town Spring Run is the 2nd CVR/ORS Race Series event for 2017. This is a good one to get started on your count to 5 races. You could be 40% of the way there if you did NYE 5K plus Barre and the season will have hardly started. You can also get that volunteer requirement in early–contact Andrea McLaughlin to let her know if you can help.

Deadline for CVR Newsletter submissions is May 22. Summer Race Directors will promote their races and you can expect results and stories on the Mutt Strutt and Barre Town Spring Run. Please send any fun reports and pictures to Bob Howe

The Wed speed group is planning a timed mile on May 10. All are welcome to join in the fun. It will be low key, but a good test for those thinking of the Montpelier Mile on July 3 or just to see what you can do as the season starts. Check with Steve Hill if you want to be sure it hasn’t been changed due to weather, etc. Be warmed up by 6 pm at the MHS track!

Looking for a 5 person relay team for VCM? Kristin Cook has lost most of her team due to injuries (or whatever) and would like to populate it. If you are interested, contact Kristin

The Gardner-Morse Report…

It was a busy couple days in the Gardner-Morse household:

CVR Fun Run Green Up from Mack:
Fortunately the rain held off. In the cool evening, we were able to green up the whole Fun Run course. We picked up a total of 14 bags of trash and three tires! A big thank you to all the volunteers who took time out of their Monday evening to help clean up the Fun Run course:
Greg Wight, Manny Sainz, Donna Smyers, Cindy Gardner-Morse, Ben Deede, Jeff Prescott, Andy Shuford with a little help from Dylan Broderick who was actually just out running, but picked up some stuff for us as she ran. Gary Kessler paused from running to express that he felt guilty not helping.
Happy Spring!!

Mutt Strutt from Cindy: 50 (yes, 50!) people with an uncounted number of dogs on leashes stood in the cool almost-rain on Sunday, April 30. These canines and humans awaited the start of the Mutt Strut, a road race to benefit Central Vermont Humane Society. Little River State Park in Waterbury, rumbled with leashed energy. Someone, hearing the powerful, energetic sound filling the forest, compared the event to a NASCAR line-up. All that power took off at “GO!”
Dogs pulled their people along, charging up the hill, around the bend, looping past the empty camp sites of Little River State Park, hustling the three miles to the finish. A wide variety of prizes from many area businesses filled the award table.
Thank you to Guy’s Farm and Yard, Onion River Animal Hospital, Hardwick Vet Clinic, Petfood Warehouse, Woodbury Mtn Toys, Montpelier Agway, The Quirky Pet, One Stop Pet Supply, PetCo, Bagitos Bagels, Kristi Kilpatrick for donation of prizes and to The World, WDEV, and Capitol Copy for help with promotion.
Mutt Strutt Results are here.

Ongoing events

CVR Fun Run every Tuesday, May to October, at 5:30 pm. Meet at the bike path behind the Dept of Labor Park & Ride. Run 1, 2, 4 or 6 miles. Run for time and/or as a social run–your choice!

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.

Upcoming events

–> 5/6 Color Run at U32
–> 5/7 Run for Jim 5K , St Albans
–> 5/7 Stairs4RTroops Gillette Stadium (use codeword troops for $10 off)
–> 5/11 Corporate Cup 5K 6 pm
–> 5/15 CVR Meeting 6 pm
–> 5/20 Barre Town Spring Run CVR/ORS Race Series
–> 6/3 Kids Track Meet MHS
–> 6/4 Race to the top of Bradford
–> 6/10 Capitol City 10K CVR/ORS Race Series

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