CVR News and Notes

CVR Birthdays this Week!

Happy Birthday to: Christina Clark, Sarah London (new AG!), Warren Bright, David McMath, and Ava Whitcomb.

Moretown Girls on the Run say thanks to CVR for providing funds to help with their program. Each of them sent us a hand illustrated thank you card, to be shared at the next meeting (photo Christine Tierson).

Mt. Washington Road Race

The CVR Women’s Team of Donna SmyersDot Helling and Ann Bushey won the “Veterans” Division at Mt. Washington on Saturday.  Veterans is an age-designated category; it has nothing to do with military service.  They also did well (third) in the next age category down “Seniors”.   Donna was first in the 60-64 age group with a time of 1:40:21 and Dot was second in the 65-69 with 2:00:13.  On an age-graded basis, Donna’s time was 2nd overall and Dot’s 7th overall.  Other CVR members running were Darrel Lasell and Mike Gillis.  Here are results.

Next CVR/ORO Race Series Race

Montpelier Mile is at 6pm on July 3.  Register here for lower price and to avoid the crowd on race day.  If you want to do some last minute training,Waterbury has a mile race on Saturday, June 29.

From the Archives

A lot of interesting things looking back 35 years at the August 1984 CVR newsletter.  Back then, the Capital City Stampede was held in July and was called the Howard Bank 10K. In 1984, there were 175 finishers.  The winning time was 30:44.  A very fast race; 46 runners were under 40 minutes! The demographics were also different than today as there were only 35 women participants.  And even stranger: no runners in the men 60-69 division!  Also in the newsletter is a race report for the Stowe 8 Miler.  It was hot (nothing new there) and 32 CVR runners participated, most running under 1 hour. Tim Noonan was the top CVR runner and ran 47:35; that was only good for 59th overall.  Nowadays that would be top 5. Finally, the most interesting news is a new race coming in October called  the Leaf Peepers Half Marathon.  The CVR President appeals to the membership to volunteer for the race which is sponsored by Lash Furniture, the Waterbury Lyons (sic) and CVR.


Ongoing events

CVR Fun Run  Tuesday at 5:30pm.  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, 2nd Mondays 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
Wednesdaysat 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

June 20, Elmore Practice Triathlon #1, 6:30 pm, Elmore State Park
June 22, Basin Harbor 10k and 5k, 9am at Basin Harbor Club
June 22, Catamount Ultra 50k/25K, Trapp Family Lodge, 7am and 8:30am (25K)
June 29, Waterbury Not Quite Independence Day 1 mile race, 3:45pm (before the parade)
June 30, Champ’s Challenge, 5K run or bike rides 8 miles to 100K, Basin Harbor Club.
July 1, Elmore Practice Triathlon #2, 6:30 pm, Elmore State Park
*July 3, Montpelier Mile, 6pm, before the parade
July 4, Clarence Demar 5K, Folsom School, South Hero, 8:30am
July 7, Mad Marathon and Half, Waitsfield, 7:00am
July 7, Stowe 8 Miler and 5K, Stowe, 8:30am
July 13, Paine Mountain Trail Races, Marathon, Half, 10K and Kids run, Norwich Univ., 8am to 10am start times
*July 13, Bear Swamp Run, Rumney School, Middlesex, 9am
July 18, Elmore Practice Triathlon #3, 6:30 pm, Elmore State Park
July 20, Vermont 100 Endurance Race, 4am, Hartland
July 27, Barre Heritage Festival 5K Trail Race, Millstone, 9am
August 10, Kingdom Run, Half, 10k, 5K, 8:30am, Irasburg
*August 15, Berlin Pond 5 Miler, 6pm,  registration at Berlin Town Clerk’s Office

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 2019
Feel free to email me any additional events that should be listed here.