News and Notes from Andy

Fall Races!

CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday to: Shannon Salembier, Julio Thompson, Meg Voisin, Cali Sanders Casserly, Nick Managan, Griffin Ericson, Fred Pond.

Five CVR runners in the Green Mountain Half Marathon this past Sunday (Chris Andresen, Matt Rutherford, Tim Noonan, Phil Krajewski and Manny Sainz) (photo by Ellen Krajewski)

New Year’s Eve Race – Co-Director
Manny Sainz is looking for an assistant to help him with the New Year’s Eve 5K Race which is on the afternoon of December 31 (you knew that, right?). He mostly wants help with logistics on race day but possibly a few things beforehand like searching for prizes. This is envisioned to be a continuing position for the next year’s race too, so it will have a “co-director” title instead of just super-volunteer. If you are interested or have questions, please respond here.

Race Series Volunteers
Now that there is one more race to go in the Race Series (Autumn Onion 5k), please remember that you need to volunteer for at least one club race to be counted in the series. You can see your status here. Opportunities still exist to volunteer at Autumn Onion and the three Fallen Leaves races. Don’t wait until the last Fallen Leaves to volunteer!

If you would like to volunteer for Autumn Onion, contact Donna Smyers.

Fun Runs
These continue through October 23; the last one is next Tuesday. Still at 5:30pm and with the waning light, probably limited to 4 miles at this point. We will do a post run celebration at Julio’s after the last one on the 23rd. No need to reserve; just show up and we’ll call in the headcount before the run.

Next Club Meeting
It is Monday, November 5 at Richarda Ericson’s house in Montpelier. Her address is 3 Liberty St. Potluck will start at 6pm and meeting at 6:30.

Race Results
This past Sunday there was a successful CVR contingent at the Green Mountain Marathon and Half Marathon. Half marathon results are here. Chris Andresen, Tim Noonan and Manny Sainz placed 1, 2 and 3 in the 60-69 Half Marathon Men’s Division. Phil Krajewski was 1st in the 70-79 Half Marathon Men’s division. Lori Howe was 11th overall and Women’s winner of the Half. Marathon results are here. Dot Helling was 1st in the Marathon Women’s 60-69 Division. Newton Baker also ran the marathon, adding another to his total.

Also this past Sunday, CVR was represented at the Hartford Marathon by Dot Martin (1st in AG), Dan Miller-Arsenault and Jen Miller-Arsenault. And John Martin in the half. Results here.

Earlier this month, Nick Persampieri finished the three race BAA Distance Medley series, which includes a 5K, 10K and finally, the BAA Half Marathon. Nick was 3rd in the Men’s 50-59 Division for the series overall, results here. You will note that he was the only Vermonter in the age group.

Upcoming Races
You will note that I added a race below on October 28, the same day as the Autumn Onion. It is GMAA’s XC trail race at Trapps, which is a USATF New England Series race. But you don’t have to choose between the two races. You can do both! Autumn Onion is at 9am and that leaves plenty of time to take off your costume and head to Trapps for the 1pm XC race start time.


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

–>October 20, YWCA Trick or Trot Trail Run, 10k/5k, Morse Farm in East Montpelier, 9am

–>October 28, GMAA The Hills are Alive 5K Trail Race, Trapp Family Lodge,1pm

**October 28, Autumn Onion 5k, Onion River Outdoors, Montpelier, 9am

–>October 28, Black River Beatdown, 15k/30k/45k, Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 9am

–>November 4, Vermont 10 Miler, Stowe, 10am

->>November 3, 10 and 17, Fallen Leaves 5k, Montpelier High School, 9am

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.