CVR News and Notes from Donna


CVR Birthdays this Week!

Happy Birthday to: April Farnham, Thorin Markison, Sigh Searles, Max Kissner, Ella Bradley, Gail Pelkey, Rob McDougall, and Avi Zimet!


Congratulations to John Valentine
2018 Spirit of the Club Award.


I hope everyone enjoyed the Annual Dinner last week. Dylan Broderick has posted all 37 pictures that Manny Sainz took on the CVR Facebook page. If you took pictures, you could send them to Dylan for the gallery. Perusing the crowd, it didn’t look like runners have been putting on too much winter weight during the cold snaps. And it is getting lighter every day!

The Winter Long Run for February 3 will be at Rowly Brucken’s house at 252 Central St. in Northfield. That’s right on the NSB 5K course. Since Rowly is planning it, I would plan for hills. Contact Rowly for info or to let him know you will be coming. I’m wondering if he’ll be giving away some of those Ultra Running Magazines as door prizes.

John Hackney and Allie Nerenberg have updated the CVR Membership forms in print and on-line. Allie sent out a reminder to all of us whose membership expires on March 31, 2018. Renew now so you don’t lapse and help Jim Flint stay on top of the series results. Sign up for several years to save effort for you and everyone else involved! If you wonder about your expiration date, contact Allie or find that CVR membership card you tucked away somewhere.

Almost time to enter the lottery for my favorite event! I’d love to get enough for some CVR teams signed up. We have a couple of guys who got bye’s in the lottery by running the Mountain Series and I’m in, so we just need a few more. You’ve got 12 days to work up to signing up! Here are the details straight from the source:
Runners who hope to compete in this year’s Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race need to register for the opportunity between February 12 and February 26. Entrants in the race, a grueling 7.6 miles up New Hampshire’s famously steep and scenic Mt. Washington Auto Road, are chosen by a random selection, accessible at https://mtwashingtonautoroad.com/mount-washington-road-race. Random selection registration opens on February 12 at 8 a.m. and closes on February 26 at 11:59 p.m.
Note, it is only “grueling” if you make it that way.

Saturday long run

Matt Rutherford

Some of CVR’s finest

Darragh Ellerson

Ongoing events

CVR Fun Run every Tuesday, May to October, at 5:30 pm. Unofficial runs will start March 13!

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. Contact Rebecca Harvey or Manny Sainz. Due to sporadic attendance this may only happen with prior arrangements, so get in touch with them to be on the email list.
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

–> 2/10 Cupid 5K, Shelburne
–> 2/18 Balaclava Blitz! Winter Triathlon/Duathlon, Colchester
–> 2/25 Amherst 10 Miler, Amherst MA
–> 3/17 Leprechaun Dash 5K/10K, Shelburne
–> 3/25 CVR Annual Meeting
–> 3/25 Kaynor’s Sap Run 10K

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