A Central Vermont Runners event at Little River State Park, Waterbury, Vermont to benefit the Central Vermont Humane Society
For the third year in a row, the weather was ideal for the Mutt Strutt. The women runners ruled the day. Caitlin Compton, fresh from a successful season of nordic ski racing at the national level, was in shape to win - the only question mark was her 10-year old dog Clover. Clover kept pace and the pair topped the entire field in 19:00, beating their own course record for women of 19:20 set in 1997. Dot Martin and Kona, who edged out Caitlin and Clover last year in the women's competition, were second overall in a fast 19:22. Former winners Tim Noonan and Gus were third overall and top men's team.
We appreciate the great support from our sponsors: Ide's Feed Store, Onion River Animal Hospital, Julio's Restaurant, House Mouse Designs, and KC's Bagel Cafe. The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation kindly waived the permit fee for use of the park, and The Hartigan Company gave us a reduced rate for the portable toilet service. Because of the generosity of these parties, most of the race entry fees went directly to support the Central Vermont Humane Society. Thanks also to Eric Ryea, Dave Kissner, Cristine Maloney, Richard Cleveland, Mack Gardner-Morse, John Martin, Bruce Westcott, Patty Welsh, and Michael Chernick for volunteer help on race day. See you again next year!
Runner Runner Dog Place in Place Human Dog Residence Time M/F class class class ===== ===== === ======== ==== === ===== ===== ====== 1 Caitlin Compton Clover Warren 19:00 F Open Large 1 2 Dot Martin Kona Barre 19:22 F Open Med 1 3 Tim Noonan Gus Montpelier 20:06 M Masters Med 1 4 Geoff Hurwitch Riley Middlesex 22:34 M Open Large 1 5 Laura Medalie Arlo E. Montpelier 22:56 F Open Med 2 6 Kimberly Walsh Bandit Enfield, NH 23:51 F Open Med 3 7 Kathy Dragon Rosie Waterbury Ctr. 24:39 F Open Small 1 8 Marcy Nisenholtz Sam Morrisville 24:43 F Open Large 2 9 Bill Lorenz Koda Richmond 24:57 M Masters Med 2 10 Maggie Anderson Tish Stowe 25:36 F Open Med 4 11 Nance Smith Clay E. Montpelier 25:55 F Masters Large 1 12 Kim Kendall Sandy East Montpelier 25:56 F Open Large 3 13 Carol Simon Sparkey Stowe 26:03 F Masters Large 2 14 Karen Kane Tango Williston 26:08 F Masters Large 3 15 Libby Hale Olive Waterbury Ctr. 26:56 F Open Large 4 16 John Halpin Chris Thetford Ctr. 27:25 M Masters Small 1 17 Hope Crifo Loki Middlesex 28:25 F Masters Large 4 18 Matt Bijun Sage Burlington 28:26 M Open Med 1 19 Roger Murphy Kota Stowe 28:27 M Open Large 2 20 Tom Slayton Alice Montpelier 29:21 M Masters Med 3 21 Cynthia Jacob Calais 29:51 F Masters Large 5 Gardner-Morse 22 Ruth Lazenby Belle Montpelier 30:15 F < 18 Med 1 23 Mary Roux Star Northfield 31:04 F Open Small 2 24 Katie Greenleaf Sully Waterbury Ctr. 32:15 F Open Med 5 25 Dylan Kane Jazzy Williston 32:51 M < 18 Med 1 26 Ellen Roux Benny Northfield 34:53 F < 18 Med 2 27 Chelsea Welsh T.C. E. Montpelier 37:12 F < 18 Large 1 28 Cassandra Brush ~stroller~ Woodbury 39:12 F Open 1 29 Scott Skinner Coco Montpelier 41:59 M Masters Large 1 30 Maureen Carr Lily Montpelier 44:08 F Open Med 5 31 Andrea Stander Blue & Mocha Montpelier 51:22 F Masters Med 1 32 Chuck Sontheimer Chelsea Northfield 51:23 M Masters Samll 2 33 Fred Dunan Jake Somersworth, NH DNF M Open Med