CVR News and Notes

News from Boston and other spring races

CVR Birthdays this week!

Happy Birthday to: Caleb Clark (new AG!), Bernard Bull, Andrew Reid and Eric Ryea

Chris Andresen and Richarda Ericson at the Unplugged Half Marathon finish showing off their bottle opener race medals (photo by Dot Helling)

Dylan Broderick at the Runamok 50K (2nd F)


Three CVR runners had good races in Boston on Monday.  Nick Persampieri ran 3:26:47 in his first Boston.  Boston veterans Sandy Colvin (3:56:54) and Phil Krajewski (3:46:52) both had solid races (Phil was 11th in AG).  All of these meet the qualifying standard for next year, although in Sandy’s AG it took a 3:55:08 to actually get in the race for 2019.  Searchable results here.

Unplugged Half Marathon

Lots of CVR runners at the warm and muggy Unplugged Half Marathonon Saturday.  Some notable performances:  Wave 1: Allie Nerenberg (8th F 1:33:32) and Richarda Ericson (11th F 1:35:26). George Aitken was 3rd overall in his first Unplugged in 1:20:19.  Chris Andresen would have been 2nd 60-69 AG (if there were AG awards) in 1:39:25. The smaller (and even warmer) Wave 2 saw Dot Martin 9th F in 1:41:51.  Wave 1 results here.
Wave 2 results here.

Running Amok

This past weekend saw CVR runners on the trails too.  At the Runamok 50K in Pomfret, Dylan Broderick was second female in a time of 4:19:10.April Farnham ran her first 50K in a time of 5:43:03 and go the award for the “fastest first time female”.  Congratulations to both!

CVR Races Coming Up

The next Race Series race is the 45th Annual  Paul Mailman Ten Miler on Saturday, April 27.  The companion 5K race is not part of the Race Series but is at the same time and on the same course.  Early discount registration is still available.  

The next day, on Sunday the 28th, is the 23rd Annual Mutt Strutt at Little River State Park.  Nice scenic 3 mile course on a closed road.  Bring your leashed dog, or you can run solo without  a dog. Awards based on dog size/owner gender/age.


With two races in two days, plenty of opportunity to get your Race Series volunteering done.  Both races need help, contact Andy Shuford for the Ten Miler (Saturday) or Manny Sainz for the Mutt Strutt (Sunday) if you can help.

Winter Long Run

The last Winter Long Run is this Saturday at 9:30am and will be hosted byBob and Sue Emmons. The venue will be the Green Mountain Coffee Visitor Center at the Waterbury train station.  


The next newsletter will go out before the May Meeting (May 13). Start working on articles now and have them to Maryke Gillis no later than May 4.

Green Up

The annual tradition of greening up the Fun Run course will occur on Thursday, May 2.  Meet at the Fun Run start at 5:30pm (behind VT Dept. of Labor on Green Mountain Dr.). Mack Gardner-Morse will be in charge and will have some bags and gloves, but you may want to bring your own.  If you want to come early, Mack will be there early and will stay at the start until at least 6pm if you can’t get there at 5:30pm.  This year’s green up is in honor of Scott Skinner who passed away last year and was a frequent participant.


Here is a thank you note from the Craftsbury Girls on the Run team for our recent donation to their program.

Ongoing Events

CVR Fun Run Unofficial runs on Tuesday at 5:30pm, official runs return 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
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

*April 27, Paul Mailman 10 Miler and 5K, Dept. of Labor Parking Lot, 8:45am
April 27, Rollin Irish Half Marathon, Essex, 9am.
April 28, Mutt Strutt, 3 mile race with dogs, Little River State Park
May 4, Pump it Up 5 miler, Jericho, 9am
May 5, Middlebury Maple Run, Half marathon, 9am
*May 11, Adamant Half Marathon (+ relay), NEW CVR RACE!, 10am in Adamant
May 11, Road to the Pogue, 6 mile trail race, Woodstock, 8:30am
May 16, Vermont Corporate Cup and State Agency Race 5k, 6pm.
*May 18,  Barre Town Spring Run 5K , Barre Town Rec Area, 9am
May 26, Vermont City Marathon and Relay, Burlington
June 1, Colchester Causeway Race, 15k/10k/5k, 8:30am Airport Park, Colchester
June 1, Craftsbury Beer Run, Half marathon from Craftsbury to Hill Farmstead, 9:30am
*June 8, Capital City Stampede 10K, 9am, Onion River Outdoors on Langdon St.
June 15, NH-VT Covered Bridge Half Marathon, + 5K and relay, Colebrook, NH, 8:30am
June 16, GMAA Equinox Trail 10K and 5K, Charlotte, 9:30am

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.