CVR News and Notes from Andy

Independence Day!


CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday to: Henry Busetti, Amber Collett, June Burr & Diane Baker


Montpelier Mile back again on Tuesday (photo from Onion River Outdoors)

Get ready for a busy week next week with the Montpelier Mile and then the Stowe 8 Miler on Sunday, July 8. No Fun Run next week on the 3rd due to the Mile race. This week’s Fun Run made up for next week’s absence with a HUGE turnout of 36.

MONTPELIER MILE ON TUESDAY!
The one mile classic is back again, sponsored by Onion River Outdoors. Early registration through July 2 is available at $15 adult and $5 under 12. The race is at 6pm on July 3rd before the parade. Day of registration is $25.

VOLUNTEERS
Donna Smyers needs volunteers for the Mile. This is as short a volunteer gig as you can get. Please contact her if interested.

GUINEA PIGS WANTED?
Dr. Patrick Wilson of Old Dominion University in Virginia is conducting a research study on runners: specifically mood states, gastrointestinal symptoms and performance during endurance events. It mostly involves completing a questionnaire after races. If you are interested, here is a link to a podcast and other info: http://www.scienceofultra.com/podcasts/16

CATAMOUNT 50K/25K AT TRAPPS
Lots of CVR members at the Catamount Ultra 50k/25k this past Saturday. My quick count came up with 9 members between the two races. Some did one loop; some did two.

EAST MONTPELIER TRAIL WORK
The East Montpelier Trails group is working on a boardwalk for the Sparrow Farm Trail. Trail work will be happening Wednesday the 27th and on Thursday too. Depending on progress, there may be more work days. Contact Rick Hopkins if you are interested in helping.

CVR SUMMER OUTING
Sunday, July 15. We have reserved the picnic shelter at Boulder Beach State Park in Groton. In the afternoon there will be activities such as kayaking, swimming, hiking and a preview of the upcoming Groton Forest Trail Race course. Mark Howard will have a few running route options available for those interested in seeing some of the course. More details later but the run will take place early afternoon.

There is an entrance fee to the park. Paddleboats, kayaks and SUPs are available for rent. The park doesn’t allow pets.

The cookout/potluck will be 4:30pm to 5pm.

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

Andy

Wednesday Speed Workout at the MHS track last week. Note special guest Newton Baker on the right (photo from Matt Rutherford’s phone by Maricela Acosta)
Matt Germaine receiving the Congressional Award Gold Medal on June 21. This program took him over two years and he is one of 442 to receive the award this year. Not sure who the presenters are in the photo but they look like important Washington types (photo from Congressional Award site).

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. On hold for the summer, check back later in the year.
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
Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the Brunswick School (formerly the Three Stallion Inn) in Randolph, Contact Hannah Barden or 802-728-2052 to get put on the email list.
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

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 dosmyers@gmail.com
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
—>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.

–>July 28, GMAA Round Church Women’s Run, Richmond 830am, 5k and 10k

–>July 29, CVR Barre Heritage Trail Race at Millstone, 10am

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.