CVR News and Notes from Andy

Summer Running Officially Begins Thursday!

CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday to: Christina Clark, Sarah London, Warren Bright, Ava Whitcomb, and Dick Ferno

CVR contingent at the Mt. Washington Road Race on Saturday (Darrel Lasell, Rebecca Harvey, Donna Smyers and Mike Gillis (photo provided by Rebecca Harvey)

The U32 4×800 team came in 18th at the New Balance Nationals, with a time of 8:05.93. Thanks to all who supported them in their trip last weekend to Greensboro, NC.

Four CVR members ran the infamous Mt. Washington Road Race this past weekend: Darrel Lasell, Rebecca Harvey, Donna Smyers and Mike Gillis). Our group was too small to qualify for the team competition so some of them ran for other teams. This was Rebecca’s and Darrel’s first trip up the One Hill but Donna and Mike are veterans, Donna with 20+ races and Mike with 30+. Donna once again won her age group, this year in a new one and was third overall on age graded basis. Results at

The one mile classic is back again, sponsored by Onion River Outdoors. Early registration is available at $15 adult and $5 under 12. The race is at 6pm on July 3rd before the parade.

Jim Flint has updated the race series results through Capital City Stampede. Chris Andreson is leading the men with 400 perfect points and Donna Smyers with 394.7. Check out the standings and if you have changes, please let Jim know. Next Race Series race is the Mile.

Registration is officially open at The race date is September 30 this year. A blast email was sent out to past participants and other interested parties; the company that does our registration had some technical issues and not everyone received it. Or some got more than one. But never mind, now I have told you the same thing: registration is open. So please sign up!

Results from the first Elmore tri are here: Next one is June 28.

Sunday, July 15. We have reserved the picnic shelter at Boulder Beach in Groton. In the afternoon there will be activities such as swimming, hiking and possible preview of the upcoming Groton Forest Trail Race course. Plan for a cookout later in the afternoon, pot luck style.

I am looking for volunteers to help with the outing so if you can help with the grill or activities, let me know.


Ongoing events

CVR Fun Run every Tuesday, May 1 to October, at 5:30 pm. Location: Montpelier Rec Path behind the VT Dept. of Labor on Green Mountain Dr.

CVR Speed Workout Wednesdays at 6 pm. Meet near the MHS track on the bike path warmed up by 6. Contact Matt Rutherford if you have questions and want to be added to the email list.

Group Runs you might want to join:
Mondays at 4:15 p.m. Meet at the Berlin Town Clerk’s Contact
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 a.m. Plainfield/EMES/Adamant. Contact Mark Howard.
Wednesdays at 5:30 The Runderachievers run from Good Measures Brewing in Northfield
Fridays at 6:30: Susannah Colby hosts a trail run from her house in Randolph on the Green Mountain Stock Farms trails. FB info: 802 Trail Running

Upcoming events

–>June 23, Basin Harbor 5K and 10K, Basin Harbor Club, Ferrisburgh.

–>June 23, Central Vermont Medical Center 5 Mile Fun Run and Walk, 8:30AM, Berlin Pond. Click here for the flyer.

–>June 23, Catamount Ultra 50k/25k, Trapp Family Lodge

–>June 24, Shaker 7 Race, 7 mile run and 3 mile walk, Enfield, NH, 9AM

—>June 28, Elmore Practice Triathlon #2, Elmore State Park, 6:30pm

**July 3, Montpelier Mile, 6pm.

–>July 4, 36th GMAA Clarence Demar 5K, South Hero, 8:30am

–>July 8, Mad Marathon and Half, Waitsfield, 7am

**July 8, Stowe 8 Miler and 5k, Stowe, 8:30am

–>July 12, Elmore Practice Triathlon #3, Elmore State Park, 6:30pm

**July 14, 40th Annual Bear Swamp Run, Rumney School, Middlesex, 9am

–>July 21, Vermont 100 Endurance Race, West Windsor VT.

–>July 21, Goshen Gallop, 10K/5K trail race, Goshen VT, 4pm

–>July 22, Essex Half Marathon, Essex Junction, VT, 8:30am.

It’s a good idea to check the race information on the race website as dates and times can change.

** Part of the CVR/ORO Race Series
Feel free to email me any additional events that should be listed here.