News and Notes from Andy

Early Winter Edition

CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday to: Elizabeth McCarthy, Gerry Carlson, John Gardner-Morse, Sarah Richardson, Mary Nealon, Jill Sudhoff-Guerin and Asa Lloyd (new AG!)

Looks like winter has come early. So that should be a reminder for:

Winter Long Runs
These begin Saturday, December 1. Winter long runs are for anyone who wants to run with a group on Saturday morning. The run is at 9:30am at a different location every week and will continue into April 2019. A weekly email is sent with the location and details for the week. The usual distance is around 10 miles but there are usually options to do more or less, depending on the location for that week. Winter Long Runs are for everyone, fast or slow, and in the winter, most of us are slow. If you have been on the email list before, you will continue to be. If you would like to be added or are interested in knowing more, email Jeff Prescott.

Fallen Leaves 5Ks
The last one is this Saturday, November 17 at 9am. Looks like another wintry Fallen Leaves this weekend and maybe some snow on the grass. Contact Tim if you can volunteer.

Fallen Leaves #2 results are here. 35 finishers and 8 volunteers endured a chilly, wintry morning. Congratulations to Richarda Ericson for the overall female win!

2018 CVR/ORO Race Series
The 2018 series is done except for a few folks who still need to volunteer. Even if you aren’t the first in your division, volunteering is important because if you don’t, you will disappear from the results! No one wants to disappear, so volunteer if you can for the last Fallen Leaves races so you will stay in the 2018 race series. You can check your volunteer status here (doesn’t include Fallen Leaves). If you do decide to volunteer, please contact Tim Noonan before the race so he can assign you a job.

Save the Date – Annual Volunteer and Awards Dinner
This is set for Thursday, January 24th, so reserve it on your calendar. More details to follow. Remember that you must have volunteered for one CVR race in order to attend for free. If you haven’t volunteered yet, there are still one Fallen Leaves race and the New Years Eve race.


When racing this Thanksgiving season, always make sure you beat the Turkey Man! (photo by KC Running Co).

Ongoing events

CVR Fun Runs done for the season, will be back in May. 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. Usually at Berlin Town Office, sometimes in Adamant. Contact Donna Smyers if you want to get on the list.
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

->>November 17, (Saturday), Fallen Leaves 5k, Montpelier High School, 9am
->>November 18, (Sunday), Middlebury Turkey Trot & Gobble Wobble, 10k/5K, 12 noon, Middlebury Rec Center
–>>November 22, (Thursday), Gobble Wobble Turkey Trot, Barre Town, 9:30am
–>> November 22, (Thursday), GMAA Turkey Trot, Burlington, 11am
–>>November 22, (Thursday), Zack’s Place Turkey Trot, Woodstock, 10am
**>>December 31, (Monday), CVR New Year’s Eve 5K, Montpelier, 2pm

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.