Donna’s News and Notes

News you can use!

CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday this week to: Steve Sease, Mike Gillis, David Rye, Charlie Windisch, Henry Marcy, William Everett, Diana McTeague Scott, Miles Burr, Emma Kessler, & Cindy Allen!


SIGN UP TODAY!!!! The NSB 5K and 1 Miler are on-line only registration. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION! Sign up now– Don’t get closed out from your next chance at CVR/ORS Series points and a chance to place at the Vermont Senior Games 5K.

Speaking of CVR/ORS points. Our intrepid points keeper, Jim Flint has already tallied up the Berlin Pond results in the standings posted on CVRunners.org. Wow, are some of the age groups competitive this year! The total number in the series is higher than ever and some people are already in the 480’s and 490’s. Those people will probably keep doing races to eke up their scores. There are 4 more opportunities to get 100 after all. Only Dot Martin has 500 sewn up already. I’m so glad I’ll be in the 60-69 next year. But by then Sue Hackney will probably be back out there again. Out of the frying pan and into the fire.
If you see any problems with your score, contact Jim Flint. If you don’t see an X next to your name in the volunteer column, remember you’ll need to get one to stay in the standings.

Help wanted department…
Greg Wight and John Valentine volunteered to form the nominating committee for next year’s Executive Committee. Please let either of them know if you would consider an officer’s position or would like to help find appropriate people to fill those positions. We definitely need a new President and Vice President in 2018. Ann Bushey needs a co-director for the NYE 5K this year because she will be in CA for some time just before the race. If you can help Ann out, please let her know. BusheyA@wssu.org. Bob Murphy is heading up a group to propose a 2018 CVR schedule and ORS/CVR Series schedule at the November meeting. Please let Bob know if you have opinions about the race schedule, so would like to be on that committee.

Sandy Colvin headed up the CVR group sign-up for this weekend’s Race to the Top (at a discount!).
You can still join us–on-line until Aug 23, late sign up Sat or Sunday.

Leaf Peepers Half Marathon Training Series

The 10-week training program on Saturday mornings from July 22-September 23 for Leafpeepers runs at 8:00am Saturdays from Onion River Sports in Montpelier. Contact Richarda or Caroline if you can be a group leader (either beginner or advanced) for the runs.

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

–> 8/26 Maple Corner Triathlon
–> 8/27 Race to the Top of Vermont
–> 8/27 Scholarship Trail Race GMAA
–> 8/27 Zoe’s Race 1K/5K, Oakledge Park
–> 9/2 NSB Northfield 5K CVR/ORS Race Series
–> 9/3 Archie Post 5 Miler GMAA
–> 9/9 Charlotte Covered Bridges Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
–> 9/16 Common to Common 30K GMAA
–> 9/20 Sodom Pond 4 Miler CVR/ORS Race Series

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