News and Notes

CVR Birthdays this week:

Happy Birthday to: Richard Boisseau, Colin Clifford, Roger Cranse, Tim Heney, & Jason Gravel!

Greetings from slightly muddy Adamant,

I hope everyone has had a good week. With the warmer temperatures the local roads have softened up a bit and even downright soupy in places. With the melting from the warmer days, please watch the ice and your footing when you’re out for a morning run or walk as any water is freezing at night.

At the annual awards banquet I was neglectful in that I failed to recognize the six highest point winners who didn’t win their division. They were Elizabeth McCarthy, Jamie Gadwah, Joe Merrill, Darrel Lasell, Sal Acosta, & Jim Flint. Of the roughly 330 club members, 50 (25 women & 25 men) qualified for the race series. The average number of races run was a little over 4. The six people named above averaged 7.5 races. I think it’s important to recognize these people for their effort and commitment to the club and themselves. 

WGR’s are happening!  Here’s the group photo from last Saturday (Darrel does a much better job with the pictures). The group was evenly split between runners and walkers.

  • Winter Group Runs (WGRs) are here! Last weekend’s WGR took place in Montpelier, testing out Bohemian Bakery as a decent downtown meetup since the demise of La Brioche – a good turnout despite the competition from Millstone Madness!

    This weekend we are in Montpelier again but on the outskirts, with runs heading up into East Montpelier on the backroads, courtesy of hosts Holly Fowler and Scott Richardson! 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 want to join that list, email Donna Smyers or Heather Tomlins.

Club Meeting
The next club meeting will be the last week in March. I’m in the process of nailing down time and place. I’ll have those for you next week. In the meanwhile, please send me your agenda items. One item on the agenda is a discussion around racer and volunteer safety. This is your club so bring up your concerns. Thanks!
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
It’s a new year and Joe and John are the ones handling the race series tracking.  Head here cvroro race series – Central Vermont Runners ( to check out who’s where.

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.

Other runs
It seems Darrell can’t let go of running Tuesday evenings… It’s my understanding that he’s there most Tuesday evenings at 5:30 PM. The days are getting longer by 3 minutes now. Sunset was at 5:19. People should still wear lights and reflective gear, but spring is creeping closer.

Race Results/reviews:  

The Millstone Madness snowshoe race was this past Saturday. Matthew Dugan was the first male finisher. April Farnham was the first female finisher, and Lauren Scott was the first non-binary finisher. The official results are posted on the CVR website. Word of mouth says it was a great race. I’m impressed with the CVR cookies and mugs (I want one) that were given out as prizes.

Up Coming Events.

Shiver Me Shamrocks St. Patty’s Day 5K Run/Walk
March 11, 2023 at 1 p.m. in downtown Rutland. The race is a benefit for Come Alive Outside, a Rutland-based nonprofit that encourages people to enjoy being outdoors in nature. Every registered 5k runner/walker will receive a drink ticket, good for one drink or soda, to use during the after party at the Hop n’ Moose! For more information and to register, please visit

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

Kaynor’s Sap Run
42nd GMAA, Kaynor’s Sap Run
Sunday, April 1, 2023 at 11:00 a.m..

Paul Mailman
Paul Mailman 10 mile and 5K are now open for registration in Run Signup. The Paul Mailman is scheduled for April 15th

Mutt Strut
It’s now possible to sign up for the Mutt Strut. The Mutt Strut is scheduled for April 23rd.

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.

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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