CVR News and Notes

CVR Birthdays this Week!

Happy Birthday to: Richard Boisseau, Jacob Bradley, Nancy Fawley, Grace Acosta, Brian Burns and Shaina Kasper

Membership Renewal

Don’t forget that the membership renewal time is here.  Most memberships expire at midnight March 31. You can renew in person at the annual meeting or go to the website.

Winter Long Run

This week’s Winter Long Run will be at John Valentine‘s house in Roxbury at 9:30am.  For more information or to tell him will be there, contact this week’s host John Valentine. It would be nice to let him know to get a count for how many sticky buns to make.

Annual Meeting

The CVR Annual Meeting will be Sunday, March 17.  The meeting will be at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center at 58 Barre St.  We will meet at 4:30pm for the meeting portion and then finish up between 6 and 6:30pm, at which time we will have pizza brought in.  Also, feel free to bring any dishes you wish to share. 


The March newsletter deadline is approaching since it comes out before the annual meeting.  Maryke Gillis would like your contributions by March 9.  Contributions to the past few newsletters have been great, let’s keep it up!

Mt. Washington Road Race

Registration is now open for the Mt. Washington Road Race (only one hill).  It continues through February 25 and the entries are awarded February 28.

For Race Geeks Only

Roger Cranse submitted this interesting NY Times article about race participation.  But if you look deeper into the 60 page analysis, there is some interesting stuff.  A lot of this is self-promotional for the Run Signup platform that produced it, but it does show trends in races, such as all the growth is occurring in new and non-traditional events.  Established events are flat.  

Old Newsletter Notes

Looking through the old newsletter archive on the CVR website continues to be interesting.  The March-April 1981 version discusses the winter Fun Runs and how they weren’t a hit. It appears there were three and only one well-attended.  But then a group of runners started gathering at Montpelier High School on Saturdays at 9:30am to prepare for spring marathons.  So as often happens, runners create a new training opportunity.  Also in this newsletter: two new members joined: Bob Howe and Norm Robinson!  The list of summer races is impressive and many familiar ones: Montpelier Ten Miler, Kaynor’s Sap Run, Bear Swamp Run (in June).  Plus an interesting one that I don’t think exists anymore: Mt. Equinox Hill Climb.  Vermont City Marathon is absent because it didn’t exist yet.  But there was mention that the idea of a Montpelier half marathon has been scrapped. Eventually it would happen and the club would put on a half marathon: Leaf Peepers.


Ongoing Events

CVR Fun Run done for the season, will be back in 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

–>February 23, Peak Snow Devil Snowshoe Races, 100 mile, 26.2, 13.1, 10k, Pittsfield.
–>March 3, Stu’s 30K Road Race, Clinton, MA, 11am
–>March 9, Sugarhouse Snowshoe 5K, Shelburne, 9am
–>March 16, Leprechaun Dash 5k and 10k, Shelburne, 9am
–>March 16, Shamrock Shuffle 5k, Lebanon NH, 9am
–*March 24, Kaynor’s Sap Run, 10K, Westford School, 11am
–>April 13, Half Marathon Unplugged, Colchester/Burlington, 9am and 11am
–*April 27, Paul Mailman 10 Miler and 5K, Montpelier High School, 8:45am
–>April 28, Mutt Strutt, 3 mile race with dogs, Little River State Park, NOTE DATE CHANGE!
–*May 13, Adamant Half Marathon (+ relay), NEW CVR RACE!, 10am in Adamant

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.