News and Notes

CVR Birthdays this week:

Happy Birthday to: Ella Bradley, Max Kissner, Rob McDougall, Diane Jones!

Greetings from the lengthening days of Adamant,
Last week was a really nice week for me. I was able to get out for a ski on Adamant pond and I walked around Sodom Pond for the first time since my hip replacement. However, the highlight was the CVR dinner last Thursday. Around forty people braved the wintery conditions and met for dinner and the annual awards. I appreciate that the club recognizes the people who volunteer through the year by covering their dinner as well as the racers. 

Last year there were one hundred-forty different volunteers who helped the club put on twenty events. Those twenty events had 1506 runners. Those runners came from twenty-three different states and Canada. This club does amazing work!

Here are the Race Series winners for the past race season:
Female 0-19        Grace Acosta
Female 20-29      none
Female 30-39      Kim Caldwell
Female 40-49      Anna Milkowski
Female 50-59     Anne Treadwell
Female 60-69     Donna Smyers
Female 70-79     Dot Helling
Male 0-19           Isaac Nadzam
Male 20-29         George Aitken
Male 30-39         Mathew Caldwell
Male 40-49         Kevin Nadzam
Male 50-59         Peter Luyckx
Male 60-69         Mack Gardner-Morse
Male 70-79         Tim Hogeboom
Male 80-89         Bob Murphy

The David Ellerson award for honoring the volunteer work of a club member went to Dick Ferno. Club records show Dick volunteering since 2001. Dick put in hours of time at six different events.

The Spirit of the Club award for a member who represents the mission of the club went to Ann Bushey. Ann, a club member since 1997, in addition to competing, works with school running groups from neighboring communities to promote running for kids. She is also a high school coach and has been a race director.

Winter Runs are HERE!
Winter Group Runs (WGRs) are here! Last weekend’s WGR in Waterbury brought out a great group starting some very early training on the Leaf Peepers course – a club favorite and great set of races that take place in October each year. Sounds like Black Cap Coffee was a hit as well!

This weekend there is a slight CHANGE in our WGR schedule. Please take note! There is arctic cold forecast this Friday-Saturday and the predicted temperatures are looking dangerously cold for Saturday morning (as in, -30 or colder with windchill in the morning). Even if the forecast eases up a bit, we still think it’s safe to bet Saturday will not be an ideal outdoor day. Therefore we are opting to move this weekend’s WGR (in Northfield, hosted by Rowly Brucken!) to Sunday, and starting a little later at 9:30am. We hope that you are able to stay inside and toasty on Saturday as we wait out this cold snap – Sunday looks to be a balmier single digits but above zero! More info and sign-up sheet are here. We will send out more details in a Thursday email blast to the WGR listserv- if you were not on it last year but want to join that list, email Donna Smyers or Heather Tomlins.

Were you aware the Winter Group Runs are recorded on Strava? Check with Donna or Heather if you want to join.

Web Site
John has offered to publish members’ running related stories on the CVR website. You can send him your articles about racing, running vacations, CVR history, or whatever you have written that you think other CVR members would be interested to read. There is no set schedule; you can submit articles whenever you have them, and they will be published within a few days on the website. Contact John at to submit your article or with any questions that you may have.

Race Series
John has posted the final race series results on the website. Joe Merrill gets a huge THANK YOU for handling the spreadsheet to track all the results. Head here cvroro race series – Central Vermont Runners ( to check out who did what.

Trail Running
Mark informed me that trail running has gone into hibernation for the winter. For those who like to be on trails year-round, I encourage you to look into a set of micro-spikes from Onion River Outdoors. The folks there can also suggest a wide range of trails to explore and how best to do it.

So…we’re going to have some sub-zero temperatures here in central VT, especially Saturday morning. Additionally, any wind is going to drop the temperature even lower. Please cover up and take care.


  • The Volunteer List by Race Number on the homepage of the website shows all volunteers for this year and the race at which they volunteered.
  • The Alphabetic Volunteer List on the homepage of the website is the list that establishes eligibility for the annual dinner and for the race series.
  • Anyone that has volunteered for a race this year should check to confirm that they are on the list.
  • Please have anyone with questions about the lists contact me by email at or check with the race director of the race at which they volunteered.

    Race Results/reviews:  

Up Coming Events.

Millstone Madness Snowshoe Race

Want a chance to win a pair of snowshoes?  It might not look like snowshoe racing weather yet but the snow should be coming. It’s a crazy race, 3 miles with unpredictable snow conditions, and who knows how much time anyone will have trained on snow. 

There will be a beautiful well marked course, fire with marshmallows, and hot cocoa. I am extremely excited that we have a new sponsor, Dion Snowshoes. They have donated a pair of snowshoes to raffle off to participants! 
Race registration is open at or by mail at
February 11, 2023

The snowshoe race price increases after Tuesday 1/31/23. 

Millstone Trails, Barre Town Forest, Barre, VT

For more information: Contact Jackie Jancaitis at:

Mutt Strut
It’s now possible to sign up for the Mutt Strut. The Mutt Strut is scheduled for April 3rd.

Lebanon Shamrock Shuffle
Lebanon Shamrock Shuffle is a fast one, cruising through neighborhoods and along the scenic Mascoma River. March 18, 2023.

Half Marathon Unplugged
Registration is open for the 17th annual Half Marathon Unplugged. Saturday April 8 –

The RRCA Eastern Region Championship Series

4/1/2023.  Asbury Park Half Marathon, Jersey Shore Running Club,  Asbury Park, NJ

5/7/2023  Mountain Goat 10 Mile Run, Syracuse Track Club/Mountain Goat Foundation, Syracuse, NY

5/28/2023 M&T Bank Vermont City Marathon, Run Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

5/29/2023 Loudoun Street Mile, Shenandoah Valley Runners, Winchester, VA

07/08/2023 Twisted Trail 10K Cross Country, Blue Ridge Trail Runners, Belford, VA

7/22/2023 Kicks 4 Kids 5K, River City Runners & Walkers, Parkersburg, WV

9/10/2023. Malta 10K, Roundabout Runners Club, Malta, NY

10/1/2023. Blues Cruise Ultra, 50K, Leesport, PA

CVR Equipment Use
 Anyone wanting to use equipment send Sal (and cc myself) a request that includes 1) Date equipment to be removed from the shed, 2) Itemized list of equipment being removed; including quantities, 3) Date equipment will be returned to the shed.  Please send Sal (and cc the club president) and email to let us know when the equipment has been returned.

The Club Timing Clock 
If you use the club timing clock, it’s important it be returned the next day. The clock is used for a lot of events other than club races. It’s club policy that if the clock is requested for a non-CVR event, a CVR member must be present to ensure proper handling.

Dana McCarthy ( has a gray, wick away, CVR t-shirt, size Men’s Small to pass along. I might have worn it once. It’s in great shape. No snags, pulls, holes, stains.

Free: 2 like-new blue Icestripe ID bracelets. Like-new, never worn. Do not include ID plates. Perfect for someone who already has an ID bracelet (Icestripe, RoadID) and would like a new color for their plate.

Free: Nathan running vest. Excellent condition, but needs a new bladder.
Graham Sherriff at


Elected Officers
President – Chris Andresen (
Vice President – Kim Caldwell
Finance – John Valentine
Secretary – Cheryl Lasell
At Large Executive Committee: Bob Murphy, Darragh Ellerson

Keep your feet moving

Chris Andresen  

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