News and Notes from Andy

CVR News!

CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday to: Douglas Maddox, Rich Sparks, Dylan Broderick, Richard Cleveland, George (Geordy) Aitken

Autumn Onion on Sunday needs volunteers, see below.

Club Meeting on Monday November 5th
At Richarda Ericson’s house in Montpelier. Her address is 3 Liberty St. Potluck will start at 6pm and meeting at 6:30. Lots of important club business like the 2019 Race Series and race schedule. Please be there!

Autumn Onion 5K
Don’t forget the last race of the CVR/ORO Race Series. Autumn Onion is this Sunday at 9am. Register here. This year the race features a new course. Actually two-you can pick a shorter one with a hill or a longer, flat one.

Volunteers Needed This Sunday Morning!
We are in great need of volunteers for Autumn Onion. Course monitors are needed especially. Costume is not required. This will be a great time to scope out this year’s best Halloween costumes. And if you need Race Series volunteer credit, now is your chance.

If you can help, please contact Donna Smyers.

Fun Runs
Fun Runs are done for the year. They will start again in May. Thanks to Darragh Ellerson for being there every week to time and keep us in line.

RRCA National Marathon Championships
RRCA has announced their national championship races for 2019 and the marathon will be Vermont City Marathon. So you may want to factor this into your 2019 plans. Just like the state championship events (e.g., Paul Mailman 10 Mile), there will be national level awards for Open, Masters, Grand Masters and Senior Grand Masters age groups.

Alex Jinks on the Ghost Train
Alex Jinks broke the course record at the Ghost Train 100 Mile in Brookline, NH on Saturday. Here are results.
His time of 13:29:19 was way faster than his prior year time of 15:25:00. Congratulations Alex!

Fallen Leaves 5Ks
These begin Saturday, November 3 at 9am. They continue over the next two weekends. The first one will likely start from the Dept. of Labor back parking lot next to Montpelier High School (due to a school conflict) but the others will start at the school track. More details next week,


Fabienne Pattison, Chris Cote, Dylan Broderick and Darrell Lasell at the Circumburke Trail Marathon a couple of weeks ago. All four ran the race and Dylan was 2nd Woman.

Circumburke results

Rachel Allen, Susannah Colby, Cheryl Lasell and Darrell Lasell at the Heady Trotter 4 Mile in Stowe on Sunday. This was undoubtedly the largest 4 mile race every held in Vermont.

Heady Trotter results

Ongoing events

CVR Fun Run every Tuesday, May 1 to October, at 5:30 pm. 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. On hold for the summer, check back later in the year.
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

–>October 27, Kingdom Challenge Half marathon and 5k, Lyndonville, 8:30am, 5k at 9:30am in St. Johnsbury

–>October 27, Westford 4 Mile Trail Run, 9:30am at the school

–>October 28, GMAA The Hills are Alive 5K Trail Race, Trapp Family Lodge,1pm

**October 28, Autumn Onion 5k, Onion River Outdoors, Montpelier, 9am

–>October 28, Black River Beatdown, 15k/30k/45k, Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 9am

–>November 4, Vermont 10 Miler, Stowe, 10am

->>November 3, 10 and 17, Fallen Leaves 5k, Montpelier High School, 9am

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.