CVR News and Notes from Donna…

Happy New Year!

CVR Birthdays this Week!

Happy Birthday to: Steve Owens, Jeff Prescott, Tim Shea, Caitlin Hollister, Caleb Kessler, and Ben Deede!

It’s going to be cold, but maybe you’ll be used to it by Sunday? There is still time to sign up for NYE 5K in advance–on line or mail in options available until Friday night. This is the first race of the 2018 CVR Race Series. Please Bundle Up–no frostbite allowed! Just think how fun it will be to tell people you actually raced in this weather– Maybe an Instagram Moment even? And remember the cookie pot luck if you have calorie laden leftovers to deal with.

Watch for an invitation with an RSVP requirement coming out soon! The CVR Annual Dinner is January 25th. Details and procedures in a special mailing very soon.

Relay Registration for VCM opens Thursday morning at 6 a.m. As in recent years–no lottery, just first come, first served.

The Winter Long Runs are on hold for 2 weeks due to Christmas and the NYE 5K. Plan to join back in, Jan. 6, at the Red Hen in Middlesex. Maybe it will be above zero by then.

Jeff suggested that if I have a slow news week, like this one, I should share how runners might need their Botox injections more frequently than sedentary people. So much for running keeping us young.

Have you ever wanted to do triathlon, but can’t swim? I always tell people that if you can swim, you can do a triathlon. If you can’t swim, you can’t do a triathlon that includes swimming. I just saw this from the Swimming Hole for you runners who tend to sink:
If you are looking for a swim group for the winter, I’ll be starting the 7:30 a.m. First in Fitness Masters group back up on January 11.

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
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.