CVR News and Notes

CVR Birthdays this week:

Happy Birthday to: Ira Gardner-Morse

Hi CVR Members,

Welcome to August!

I already announced this on Monday but I will repeat the news about the weekly prizes for the Participation Virtual Race Series.

VT Creamery, Morse Farm and ORO. 
Vermont Creamery is donating a $100 gift basket that will be broken up into goat cheese prizes that will be given weekly plus a final gift basket for the final drawing. Vermont Morse Farm will provide 10 creemees, so 1/week for 5 weeks and then 5 at the finale. Onion River Outdoors will provide $10 per week plus $25’s at the end!

The final drawing will also include homemade blueberry jam donated by Megan Valentine and a Free Injury Screening courtesy of Fixer-Upper PT!

So here are the first set of weekly winners….congratulations! Run a race this week for your chance to win the lottery next week.

Week 7/27 – 8/2 Lottery Winners
Jen Miller Arsenault
John Martin
Cheryl Lasell

Contact Donna for your prize by clicking on her name.

Last week I asked members to send me news about their running experience or any news they would like to share about running. Jim Flint sent me his experience to a recent race he ran and I will share that this week.

“On Sunday, I actually did a race – the Caspian Challenge in Greensboro. There were 22 finishers in the 6.75-mile lake loop and a bunch more participants in the 5k out and back. There were no bibs; registration was entirely online, runners self-timed, and you could start the race at any time during the day.
I started with a group of six or so runners at 8:30, including Ann Treadwell from Burlington. Evan Thornton-Sherman started almost 10 minutes after me. He caught up and passed me about 100 meters before the finish line. 
My time of 47:50 was good for fourth overall, though I did not win the 60s age group! Roger Prevot, who is also 61, from East Hardwick, ran later in the day. He finished in 47:02. John Fixx, son of the legendary Jim Fixx, also ran in the lake loop.
It was a decent morning to run with temps in the low 70s and a light breeze. The rolling course was quite beautiful and it felt good to test out the legs.”

For the Virtual Participation Race Series the number of registrants have increased to 54 runners that are participating or tend to participate. Remember the deadline for registering has been extended to this weekend so sign up now!!

Results are now 110! The Berlin Pond 5 Miler is now clearly the most popular race event with 21. John Martin remains the only one to have completed all 10 events and has even started a second round of them!

Congratulations to all that are running!

Review all the details in this dashboard – CVR Virtual Participation Series Dashboard.
Total Registrations: 54
Total Events Completed: 110

Participation by Event

Event NameEvent Runs
Berlin Pond 5 Miler21
Paul Mailman 5K15
Montpelier Mile14
Paul Mailman 10 Miler12
Barre Town Spring Run10
Bear Swamp Run10
Northfield 5K10
Barre Heritage 5K Trail Run8
Adamant Half Marathon5
Capital City Stampede5
Grand Total110

Central Vermont Runners Participation Virtual Race Series
The race series includes the following races.
Adamant Half Marathon
Paul Mailman 10 Miler & 5K
Barre Town Spring Run 5K (Course)
Capital City Stampede
Montpelier Mile
Bear Swamp 5.7 Miles
Barre Heritage 5K Trail Run
Berlin Pond 5 Miles
Northfield 5K

Any questions about the series please ask me and any questions about the registration or posting your results please send an email to Registration closes this weekend!!!

CVR Newsletter 

Alice McCormick is accepting articles until August 10th for the next Newsletter. You can reach her by clicking here – Alice.

Ongoing events

None to report.

Upcoming events 

The Central Vermont Runners Virtual Participation Series. Sign up and run the series!
Participation Race Series Link.

Leaf Peepers Half Marathon and 5K – Registration is open (the race committee will be discussing it next week)

Dot Helling asked me to post these details about the upcoming Virtual Corporate Cup Race.

Safe Running!
Manny Sainz