CVR News and Notes

CVR Birthdays this week:

Happy Birthday to: Brian Bushey, Hazen Copans, Darrel Lasell, Will Roben

Hi CVR Members,

We reached the end of the Fall Series and the end of the year of racing for 2020! What a difficult year, but you’ve all proven that not even a pandemic can stop one’s desire to run and compete, at some capacity, including a virtual environment. The Fall Series drew 161 participants for the 7 events and when those results are added to the previous two series, there were a total of 648 participants in the three series! The following is the breakdown. Over the course of the year, this gave us an average of 28 participants per event we offered. That’s pretty awesome!

2020 Three Series Results

Series Name# Events# ParticipantsAve/Event
Virtual Series (Spring)629549
Participation Series (Summer)1019219
Fall Series716123

As mentioned already, the Fall Series has already been completed with the final event, the Fallen Leaves #3 coming to a conclusion over the weekend. There were a total of 161 participants. The following is the breakdown.

Fall Series Participation

Event Name# Participants
Autumn Onion 5K 19
Fallen Leaves 5K #1 19
Fallen Leaves 5K #2 18
Fallen Leaves 5K #3 25
Leaf Peepers 5K 22
Leaf Peepers Half Marathon 21
Sodom Pond 4 Miler 37
Grand Total161

Fallen Leaves 5K #3

The Fallen Leaves #3 had a solid turnout of 25 participants. For prizes, we once again went with gender age graded results and because of the quantity of prizes (chocolate bars from Nutty Stephs) we are giving away three each to the top male and female and then 6 lottery winners for a total of 12! Here are the winners with the results listed below.

Top 3 Male
Brian Carlson
Avery Smart
Tim Noonan

Top 3 Female
Donna Smyers
Rima Carlson
Jen Miller-Arsenault

And the 6 lotteries go to:
Dick Ferno, Bob Murphy, Gregory Gerdel, Sarah Katz, Dot Martin, Anya Carlson

Contact Donna for your prize.

Congratulations to all the participants!

Central Vermont Runners Meeting

I will be announcing this in a separate mail, but wanted to give you a heads up that I am calling our next club meeting on Monday, December 7. It will be by Zoom attendance and my email will give you all the details you need to participate in the meeting.

CVR Members in the News

It was brought to my attention that Jacob Miller-Arsenault of the U-32 Cross Country team won the Time Argus Runner of the Year. You can read the full article here – Miller-Arsenault a cut above. Congratulations Jacob!

Thanksgiving Gobble Wobble 5K

For those who didn’t already know it, due to the increase in Covid cases and new guidance, this race has been postponed until Spring.

Safe Running!
Manny Sainz