CVR News and Notes

Sizzling summer edition!

CVR Birthdays this week!

Happy Birthday to: Caitlin Acosta and Ira Gardner-Morse

Runners on the Millstone Trails at the Barre Heritage 5K. Cheryl Lasell is in front here (photo from Times-Argus)

Barre Heritage Festival 5K Trail Race

Record turnout (must have been the awesome first place granite awards) at the Barre Heritage Festival 5K on Saturday.  Results are here.  69 runners, the most since the race moved to the Millstone Trails in 2010.  16-year old David Poulin won the race for the men and the coveted granite award. One second behind him was CVR’s Brian Carlson. The first woman was Brittany Telke of Bristol, CT who took a coveted granite award back home.  Thanks to Race Director Jackie Jancaitis, Rehab Gym and the volunteers for a great event!

Next CVR Meeting and Newsletter Deadline

The next CVR meeting will be Monday, August 12 in Craftsbury, at Jim Flint’s house.  Jim has a run planned at 4:30pm, followed by a cooling off dip in the creek.  Potluck and cookout will be at 6pm.  Jim will have the grill fired up, so bring burgers or whatever meat you want to cook.  Other pot luck items too.  We will have a brief business meeting and a short talk about the Craftsbury running program and the upcoming Genny Tenny race by Heidi Caldwell, Craftsbury Running Director (and 2019 Mt. Washington co-winner).  

Driving directions and further info coming up in the newsletter!

Newsletter Deadline

Please submit articles about your summer adventures.  Please send your contributions to Maryke Gillis by August 7.

Colchester Triathon-Vermont Senior Games

Donna Smyers won the Vermont Senior Games triathlon at the Colchester Triathlon this past Sunday.  This race was designated the VSG event for the year. She also won her age group and was 12th overall.  Here is a VSG article.  John Valentine also won his age group but got no credit for the VSG?  Here are results. 

Strava on the CVR website

The website now is displaying Strava data for those who want to join. Or, if not, you still can read. Best post is from Sal Acosta from a hot run on Sunday “what are heat stroke symptoms again?”.  See the right side of the home page.

Runners Wanted

Susannah Colby is going to the Presque Isle Marathon in Erie, PA .  The race is Sunday, September 8 and I believe is closed out, but if you are planning to go, she is interested in sharing transportation and/or accommodation.  Please reach out to Susannah if interested.

Interested in the VT 100 on 100 but don’t have a team? There is a team from Boston looking for members after some dropped out.  They are running it for fun and will be glad to talk to you.  Contact Patrick O’Donnell if interested.  100 on 100 is August 17.

Upcoming CVR Races

Berlin Pond 5 Miler is the next CVR/ORO Race Series race, on Thursday, August 15 at 6pm.  Volunteers are also needed for it, contact Jeff Prescott if you can help.


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 6pm at Harwood Union High School. Kids and Adults Fun Run. Small fee. Contact: Ann Zetterstrom •
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

August 3, Fairfax Egg Run, 5k and 10k, Fairfax, 9am
August 10, Kingdom Run, Half, 10k, 5K, 8:30am, Irasburg
August 10, Jenkins Mountain Scramble, Half and 10k trail, Paul Smiths NY, 10:30am
*August 15, Berlin Pond 5 Miler, 6pm,  registration at Berlin Town Clerk’s Office
August 17, GMAA Scholarship Trail Race, 5k, Red Rocks Park, S. Burlington, 8:30am
August 25, Race to the Top of Vermont, 9am run, 10am bike, Stowe
*August 31, NSB 5K and 1 Mile, 9:30am 5K, 10:30am mile, Northfield
August 31, Elmore 5K, 9am, start at Elmore Town Garage, (free to first 60 Lamoille County, Hardwick and Craftsbury residents) 
September 1, Archie Post 5 Miler, 8am, S. Burlington
September 7, Groton Forest Trail Run, 26.5 and 15 mile, 7am/9am, Boulder Beach State Park
September 15, LL. Bean Flannel 5K, Burlington, 9am, Leddy Park to Battery Park
*September 15, Genny Tenny 10 Miler, Craftsbury, 10am
*September 18 (Wednesday)  Sodom Pond Run, 4 miles, Adamant, 6pm

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.