News and Notes from Donna

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Happy CVR Birthdays!

Happy Birthday this week to: Casarah Acosta, Anika Leahy, Meredith Naughton, Tim Noonan, Mark Howard, Jennifer Miller-Arsenault, Sargent Burns, and Gary Kessler

Well, nobody broke the 2 hour marathon barrier in Italy last weekend, but Kipchoge did get close. Nothing like a little drafting and a dead flat course with a pace car to take a few seconds off. I doubt anybody will hit his 4:36 pace for the timed mile at the Wednesday Speed workout this week, but who knows?

From Steve Hill:

Weds. is timed mile night.
come warmed up and stretched if you need it.
at 6ish we’ll do a couple of laps of fartlek.
the workout will be the timed mile.
followed by some recovery and a timed 800 meters (or two laps).
followed by some recovery and a timed 400 meters.
cool down together.
It will be sort of like a track meet where everyone runs all the events.

**Note from your president/resident PT: this workout is not recommended if you are racing the Corporate Cup Thursday. Otherwise, Everyone is Welcome! Even spectators.

The next CVR meeting is next Monday May 15 at 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 (except for a mini newsletter with the meeting notice to those who only receive the paper copy).

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

Have fun at the timed mile or Corporate Cup and/or see you at Fun Run. By next week’s email maybe it will even have stopped snowing and raining? Then we really get started on the season…

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

–> 5/11 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.