CVR News and Notes


CVR Birthdays this Week!

Happy Birthday to: Mack Gardner-Morse, Lisa Brucken, Alexis Drane, Tracy MacNicoll, Marie Comtois, Ron Allen, Lucinda Copans, and Embry Erickson.

From this past Saturday’s Muddy Onion. Yellow jacket cyclist appears to be Jill Aspinall… (photo from Alex Geller/Onion River Outdoors).

CVR Races Coming Up

The next Race Series race is the 45th Annual  Paul Mailman Ten Miler is this Saturday, April 27 at 8:45am.  The companion 5K race is not part of the Race Series but is at the same time and on the same course.  Remember the parking and start have moved to the Department of Labor (Fun Run start).  Also remember this is the RRCA Vermont State Championship 10 Miler!  RRCA state champion awards will be given in the Open, Masters, Grand Masters and Senior Grand Masters divisions.

And Sunday is the 23rd Annual Mutt Strutt at Little River State Park at 10am.  Nice scenic 3 mile course on a closed road.  Bring your leashed dog, or you can run solo without a dog. 

Volunteers Needed for the 10 Miler

We are currently short of volunteers for the 10 miler.  Postions open: finish line, water stop, course monitor and the turnaround. Please contact Andy Shuford if you can help.

Vermont City Marathon

If you are running the marathon this year, please register CVR as your club.  The club competition awards the club with the best three times in each RRCA division (Open, Master, Grand Masters, Senior Grand Masters).  VCM is the national RRCA championship marathon this year.  Wouldn’t it be great to have bragging rights and win a team competition.  CVR has won a division before so it is certainly possible!  And the award is cash!  So please register as CVR. If you have already registered and forgot to name CVR as your team, let me know and I’ll get Run Vermont to add you to the team.  

Unplugged Half Marathon

One outstanding result I missed last week is the half marathon debut forLoren Searles at Unplugged, in a time of 1:50:04.  Loren is 18 and was first in the 0-19 AG in Wave 2.  Awesome first half marathon time!


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.


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
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

*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.