News and Notes from Andy

Here is the view from Steve Hill’s “Winter Long Run” in California this past Saturday. See below for the Vermont version.
CVR News & Notes
CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday to: Nina Aitken, Dick Bushey, Toni Kaeding and Pam Eaton

January Newsletter
The next newsletter comes out in January.  Remember how great the last one was?  Your contributions are encouraged and welcome, please send them to Maryke Gillis.  She would like them by January 11. Good topics for you to write about: race reports, an interesting race that others may not know about, your favorite places to run in winter, etc.

2018 CVR/ORO Race Series
The 2018 series is done and here are final standings, after removing non-volunteers.  If you have any corrections or questions about your status, please email Jim Flint no later than December 15.  After December 15 results will be final with no more changes.

Save the Date-Annual Volunteer and Awards Dinner
This is set for Thursday, January 24th, so reserve it on your calendar. More details to follow.  Remember that CVR member volunteers eat for free!  The official volunteer roster is here, if you are not on the list and believe you should be, please email me at  

New Year’s Eve Race
Remember the 2019 Race series starts on New Year’s Eve!  The race location is the same as in the past (at the Pavilion).  Advance registration is suggested, see the info page here.  The race starts in the warm part of the day, at 2pm.

We need volunteers for the race, please email Race Director Manny Sainzif you can help. 

Winter Long Run
This week’s Winter Long Run will be in Waterbury.  Meet at KC’s Bagels on Stowe Street on Saturday at 9:30am.  Questions about this Saturday’s run, contact host Nina Aitken.  

Wednesday Speedwork
As noted below, speedwork is always at 6pm on Wednesdays and usually at Montpelier High School on the bike path.  But sometimes they change it up and do hill repeats, often behind the state house.  If you plan to go, you may want to check with Matt Rutherford first for the location.

CVR Member in the News
See this video where Phyllis Arsenault-Berry gives a big thumbs up to the new Ceres on the state house.


Ongoing events

CVR Fun Run done for the season, will be back in May.  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, sometimes 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
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 

–>December 22, Winter Wild Uphill Series , Magic Mountain in Londonderry, 7am start
**December 31, (Monday), CVR New Year’s Eve 5K, Montpelier, 2pm
->>December 31, Resolution Run 5K and Walk, Champlain Valley Expo, 3:30pm (formerly First Run which used to be held on New Year’s Day).

 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.
Winter Long Runners this past Saturday smiling despite it being 3 degrees!