CVR News and Notes from Donna

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CVR Birthdays this Week!

Happy Birthday to: Dick Bushey, Carol Gregory, Toni Kaeding, Pam Eaton, Katherine Brucken, and Marcella Dent (New AG!)!




This may be a record setting year for the Winter Long Runs!
Clothing choices: Shorts, Turtle Fur Neck warmers, Husky Fur.


Now it is really Time to sign up for NYE 5K. I just signed up, it’s really easy. Sign up in advance please–on line or mail in options. Don’t make CVR get in trouble for collecting money in the Pavilion! The 2018 CVR Race Series will count your best 6 races, so you better get started early.
Don’t like to run straight uphill a mile then downhill a mile on snow and ice? Get your 2018 volunteer credit in 2017! Sandy and Ann still need volunteers. Contact Ann Bushey to sign up.

20 people and 2 canines participated in the 2nd Saturday Winter Long Run of the series. The Saturday morning run for Dec 16 will be in Adamant hosted by Donna Smyers- -(yes that is me). Contact me for details and so I have an idea of how many want to run how far and how many muffins I should try to talk Mack Gardner-Morse into baking. Be at 1171 Haggett Rd, Adamant ready to run, at 9:30. There will also be a trail walk (or snowshoe?) option led by Eric Ryea.

‘Tis the season! If anyone wants to give the gift of a CVR shirt, Richarda Ericson is happy to make special arrangements to meet with you before the holidays. We have a number of great men’s and women’s technical shirts left in various sizes and prices and of course lots of cotton t/shirts at only $5 each! Can you say stocking stuffers?
Let Richarda know if you’re looking for something specific in a specific size so she can check for you. Please email ricruffle@yahoo.com. Thank you!

I hear the Wednesday Speed Work Group perseveres through the cold and snow. The track is covered, so they are now meeting on the bike path near the track at 6 pm. Speed as allowed by conditions. They are promising a photo of the hardy runners for next week. Join them and let us think you are hardy and dedicated too, but please dress for conditions!

The Tuesday 5 pm Montpelier winter group has started and would love to have additional members. Contact Rebecca Harvey or Manny Sainz to get on their email list.



Nina Aitken forwarded me this photo, suggesting CVR host a Speedo Run.
Is Montpelier ready for it??? Boston, Chicago and Atlanta were.
The Underpants Run in Kona was designed to make fun of those hanging out in their Speedo’s, but this takes it to a new level.

Ongoing events

CVR Fun Run every Tuesday, May to October, at 5:30 pm. See you next year!

CVR Speed Workout Wednesdays at 6 pm. Meet near the MHS track on the bike path warmed up by 6. Contact Steve Hill if you have questions and want to be added to his email list. These continue through the winter–bring headlamps!

Saturday Winter Long Runs: Contact Jeff Prescott to be on the email list.

Unofficial Group Runs through the winter:
Mondays at 4:15 p.m. Meet at the Berlin Town Clerk’s Contact dosmyers@gmail.com
Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Meet at the Fun Run start Contact Rebecca Harvey or Manny Sainz.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 a.m. Plainfield/EMES/Adamant. Contact Mark Howard.
(please help me add to this list if you know of other groups)

Upcoming events

–> 12/31 NYE 5K, CVR/ORS 2018 Race Series #1
–> 1/1/18 First Run 5K, Essex Jct (new location)
–> 1/28 Boston Prep 16 Miler and 5 Miler, Derry, NH

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