News and Notes
CVR Birthdays this week!
Happy Birthday to: Kim Caldwell (new AG!), Lori LaCroix, Deidre Ellerson, and Cindy Gardner-Morse.
Bear Swamp Run
The 41st edition of the Bear Swamp Run was this past Saturday. There were 45 runners, with CVR’s George Aitken as the Men’s winner. Torey Olson won for the Women. Here are results.
Here is link to photos at the Times Argus.
This was the 8th CVR/ORO Race Series event. Here are updated standings.
Next CVR meeting and newsletter deadline
The next CVR meeting will be Monday, August 12 in Craftsbury, at Jim Flint’s house. Jim has a run planned at 4:30pm, followed by a cooling off dip in the creek. Potluck and cookout will be at 6pm. Jim will have the grill fired up, so bring burgers or whatever meat you want to cook. Other pot luck items too. We will have a brief business meeting and a short talk about the Craftsbury running program and the upcoming Genny Tenny race by Heidi Caldwell, Craftsbury Running Director (and 2019 Mt. Washington co-winner).
Craftsbury is a beautiful venue for our summer meeting and less than an hour drive from Montpelier, so please come on the 12th!
The meeting means there is a newsletter coming up. Please send your contributions to Maryke Gillis by August 7.
Upcoming CVR Races
Further down the road…
Bear Swamp Run – 1993
Looking back for old Bear Swamp results, I found results for the 15th annual race in the September 1993 newsletter. This is before it was 100% a CVR race; we co-directed it with the Middlesex Recreation Committee. There were 29 finishers in hot, humid conditions on July 10, 1993. Eric Morse was the winner only 2 seconds off the record (which I imagine still stands) in 29:23. There were only three female runners (things have changed!) including Maureen Carr in 2nd place.
Another interesting item in this newsletter was Vermont City Marathon times of club members. Two members were under 3 hours: Jamie Shanley and Dot Graham (now Martin).
CVR Fun Run Tuesday at 5:30pm. 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, 2nd Mondays in Adamant. Contact Donna Smyers if you want to get on the list.
Mondays at 6pm at Harwood Union High School. Kids and Adults Fun Run. Small fee. Contact: Ann Zetterstrom • email@example.com
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
July 18, Elmore Practice Triathlon #3, 6:30 pm, Elmore State Park
July 20, Vermont 100 Endurance Race, 4am, Hartland
July 27, Barre Heritage Festival 5K Trail Race, Millstone, 9am
July 27, Round Church Women’s Run, 5k and 10k, Richmond, 8:30am
August 3, Fairfax Egg Run, 5k and 10k, Fairfax, 9am
August 10, Kingdom Run, Half, 10k, 5K, 8:30am, Irasburg
August 10, Jenkins Mountain Scramble, Half and 10k trail, Paul Smiths NY, 10:30am
*August 15, Berlin Pond 5 Miler, 6pm, registration at Berlin Town Clerk’s Office
August 25, Race to the Top of Vermont, 9am run, 10am bike, Stowe
*August 31, NSB 5K and 1 Mile, 9:30am 5K, 10:30am mile, Northfield
August 31, Elmore 5K, 9am, start at Elmore Town Garage, (free to first 60 Lamoille County, Hardwick and Craftsbury residents)
September 7, Groton Forest Trail Run, 26.5 and 15 mile, 7am/9am, Boulder Beach State Park
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.