News and Notes

CVR Birthdays this week:

Happy Birthday to: Grace Acosta, Jacob Bradley, Heidi White, Geoffrey Ransom, Joslin Parker, Julie Smith, Ryan Edwards, Sarah Williams, Nick Lamson (new age group), Carla Quandel, Ruth Hannah Brown, & Doreen Audette (new age group)

Greetings from slightly dryer Adamant,

With temperatures approaching a more normal range the roads around Adamant have firmed up a touch. This has made for some nice running/walking here the past couple of days. However, the forecast is for a foot of snow followed by sub-zero temperatures just in time for the Winter Group Run (again).  It’s Vermont so one day being 40F and the next being -5F is to be expected. It’s still beautiful.

Speaking of Winter Group Runs, look at the photo below. There were nineteen (19) of us out there. It was nice to see new people (like our hosts Holly and Scott) as well as some people I hadn’t seen in a while (Hi Manny).

Winter Group Runs
 Winter Group Runs (WGRs) are here! A great group in Montpelier came together for a run/walk in some chilly temps and the thread of icy roads last weekend – thank you again to our hosts, Holly Fowler and Scott Richardson! 

This weekend we are switching it up a bit with hosts Darrel and Cheryl Lasell hosting in Randolph at VTC – new spot and new routes! As a note, given Randolph is a little further than our typical start spot, and it’s looking to be chilly again, we will meet at 9:30 on Saturday instead of 9, to allow more time to get to the start and for it to warm up a bit. 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
While I was tempted to hold the next club meeting at Holly and Scott’s last Saturday because of the number of people, the next club meeting will be Sunday, March 26th. The meeting will be in the late afternoon (possibly 3-5).  I’m still looking for possible places to hold it. If anyone would be willing to have it in their home, please let me know (  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 and thoughts how we can be a better club. Thanks!

Membership Renewal – Reminder 
We are in the renewal time of year. If your membership year is 2022, your membership will expire on 3/31/2023. 
There’s a link to RunReg at (“JOIN CVR”). This page also has a printable form for those who prefer to mail their renewal.
Do consider renewing with a multi-year membership. This means fewer year-end renewals for you and less administration for the club. 
Not sure whether your membership is due for renewal in 2023? 
•              check your membership card * 
•              check when your membership expires by logging in to the CVR website at (instructions at:
•              contact me at and I’ll confirm your renewal date 
* Need a new card for yourself or other household members? Let me know!

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

Web Site
We have a story sent in by a member that is now posted on the website. It’s by Joe Merrill about his and Katie’s trip to Bermuda to run the Bermuda Triangle Challenge. Here’s a link to the story on the Member Posts page:    Please send any running related stories and articles that you think other members would be interested to read to John at

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 your competition.

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. Civil twilight is now 6:00PM. People should still wear lights and reflective gear (Mack), but spring is creeping closer with Day Light Saving time change set to happen on March 12th!

Race Results/reviews:  

BOSTON – Evan Thornton-Sherman and Myles Thornton-Sherman competed over the weekend at the Boston University David Hemery Track and Field Invitational. The brothers grew up in Waterford, Vermont and are graduates of St. Johnsbury Academy.

Evan, a freshman at the University of Maine, ran a personal best mile race on the banked 200 meter indoor track. Myles, a sophomore at Colby College, had a personal best pole vault at the prestigious meet.

Evan’s time of 4:07 shattered his previous personal best mile of 4:15 set on January 15. The field was crowded with talented runners. The talented distance runner placed 117th of 432 collegiate milers competing across multiple heats.Black Canyon Ultra
This past weekend was the Black Canyon Ultra (in Arizona). The Black Canyon Ultras feature point to point 100K & 60K courses along the world-class Black Canyon National Recreation Trail. My brother-in-law, Brian ran the 60K. It was his first 60K and it was a tough course, but he was able to finish. The top two male and female finishers for the 100K are invited to the Western States Endurance Run. I know two club members who have run in the Western States Endurance run. 

Up Coming Events.

Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race —Lottery registration opens Feb 13th

Runners who hope to join the 62nd running of the Delta Dental Mt. Washington Auto Road Race on Saturday, June 17th must register for the random selection, or lottery, between February 13th and 27th.
This race continues to be “a must run race” to runners around the world. The random selection registration opens on Monday, February 13th at 8 a.m. through the Auto Road website. Seeking CVR teammates: Be sure to put CVR as your team when you enter!

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.


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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