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News and Notes from Donna

Stowe 8 Miler/5K this Sunday,
Congrats to racers, thanks to volunteers at Montpelier Mile

Hi All,
Whew! Timing the Montpelier Mile without chips may be reaching its limits for CVR, but the fantastic volunteer crew made it go very smoothly. At least as smoothly as a race with 148 preregistered and 163 race day entries who all finish within 10 minutes can go.
Many thanks to the volunteer crew. John Hackney manned the computer with Denise Ricker assisting, and Toni Kaeding running the sheets from the finish line through the crowd to the computer. Dot Helling and Jen Miller Arsenault wrote bibs down assisted by Ann Bushey and Sue Hackney. Chris Andresen and Dan Miller Arsenault kept chute flow under control while Mark Howard, Nina Aitken and Brynn and Dick Bushey kept people in line. All that matched up with our quadruple effort at the finish to get a time for everyone–John Valentine, Newton Baker and Michael Chernick clicked every time while Nick Persampieri got select times to allow for error correction. I can’t wait to see the video being produced by Geordy Aitken which he took for back up finish order in case of important mishaps. That’s a lot of volunteers for a 15 minute race and I’m sorry if I missed some, but it saves ORS a couple thousand dollars in hiring a chip timing company. And that was just the finish line. CVR member Tim Heney heads up the course monitors and marking for the Rotary Club whose programs benefit from race proceeds.
And of course CONGRATULATIONS to all who raced and raced well. I’m sure Jeff will have a results report forthcoming. In the meantime, they are on and for your own perusal.
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Message from Donna

Montpelier Mile this Sunday!


Rowly revels in the heat at Paul Mailman
Hi All,
The summer is just too short! I had so many things I wanted to do this past weekend. I ended up racing the Newport Triathlon (just $25 which is a great deal for triathlons) on Saturday and doing the Central Vermont Cycling Tour to benefit the Cross Vermont Trail on Sunday. I was really torn about not doing the 10 miler and after realizing that Sue Hackney didn’t participate and Dot Martin was just getting in some LSD the day after placing 2nd OA F at the Toughman Triathlon, I regret not trying to score some big points there. Not sure how I am going to make it to 5 this year, but I am signed up for Stowe and hope to make it to Bear Swamp. That will get me to 3 with a few races left to go.
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Results update from Jeff

Here we go again…

Richard Weinstein (bib # 203) at 2016 Paul Mailman 10-Miler
Hey you guys,

It turns out that we had a celebrity in our midst yesterday at the Paul Mailman 10-Miler although we didn’t know it at the time. No, it wasn’t Paul Mailman himself (although he and his family did attend in 2014). An anonymous club member told me yesterday afternoon that she was chatting with a man after the race. He mentioned to her that he was a former winner of the race back in the day. I contacted Bob Murphy and he e-mailed me race results from 1985. (Who else would have 31-year-old race results handy?) The winner of the Montpelier 10 Mile Race on June 29, 1985 happened to be Richard Weinstein of Brighton, MA in a time of 53:57. Welcome back, Richard!
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