CVR News and Notes

News and Notes

CVR Birthdays this week!

Happy Birthday to: Kim Caldwell (new AG!), Lori LaCroix, Deidre Ellerson, and Cindy Gardner-Morse.

Start of the Bear Swamp Run this past Saturday (Times-Argus photo)

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

Next up on Saturday, July 27 (new date) is the Barre Heritage 5K Trail Race at the Barre Town forest. 
If you would like to volunteer, contact race director Jackie Jancaitis.

Berlin Pond 5 Miler is the next CVR/ORO Race Series race, on Thursday, August 15 at 6pm.  Volunteers are also needed for it, contact Jeff Prescott if you can help.

Further down the road…

The Groton Forest Trail Run still has openings for both the marathon (plus) and 15 miles distances.  It is on Saturday, September 7 and you can register right here.

Leaf Peepers Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday, October 6 has about 100 registrations to date.  The price goes up September 1 for register now so you don’t forget.  Register here.

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).


Ongoing events

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 •
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

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.