News and Notes

CVR Birthdays this week:

Happy Birthday to: Eric Morse, Donald Singer, Jonnie Dunne, Carl Etnier (new age group), Amy Mitchell, & Kae Zaino!

Greetings from wintery Adamant,

It’s March in Vermont and the snow is falling. This is the weather that makes the Boston Marathon difficult for runners living in Vermont. The 2023 Boston Marathon is April 17th. For those people planning on running it, the next couple of weeks is when they should be putting in their longest training runs. Having cold, snowy weather makes that very difficult. It’s especially hard when that weather falls on the weekends as it seems to be doing for the past several weeks.  To add to the challenge is that it’s possible for Boston Marathon weather in April to be 80 F. That’s a real shock to the body when it’s acclimated to running in the teens.  As much as I love skiing, I’m hoping for some warmer weather, at least on Saturdays.

Good luck to all CVR members who are running Boston.

Winter Group Runs
Winter Group Runs (WGRs) are here! The deep cold did not stop a hardy group from trekking to Randolph for some great runs/walks around VTC – thanks to our intrepid hosts, Darrel and Cheryl, for enticing folks to head south for their miles!

As winter seems to have finally (?) arrived, it’s easy to forget that regular snow storms are a thing we used to take for granted – this winter we’ve had so few that we haven’t needed to use our “snow date” – only once so far and that was for cold! Well, the forecast demands a snow day this weekend, hence the WGR will be held Sunday March 5 at 9:30, at Berlin Pond, given the roads are likely to be well treated and there’s something there for everyone. More info and sign-up sheet are here.  Look for the details Thursday, and as always, if you want to join that list, email Donna Smyers or Heather Tomlins.

Club Meeting

I didn’t hear from anyone interested in hosting the next club meeting so I have reserved the Adamant Community Club building here in Adamant. The meeting will be Sunday, March 26th from 3-5PM. As it’s being held at the Adamant Community Club, I’d like to offer snacks for members to munch on as we work through the meeting. Please feel free to bring something to share.  Also, please send me your agenda items. One item on the agenda is a discussion around racer and volunteer safety. I’ve also been contacted by the Upper Valley Running Club regarding our race series and the possibility of including them next year. 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
Day Light Saving time change set to happen on March 12th! Once the daylight savings change occurs I wouldn’t be surprised if people started showing up at 5:30 for unofficial runs as sunset will be around 7:00PM. If you do, please continue to wear bright clothes.  The days are getting longer by over 3 minutes now. Civil twilight is now a little over 6:00PM. People should still wear lights and reflective gear.

Race Results/reviews:  

BOSTON —U-32 graduate Andrew Crompton set a new school record for the University of Vermont track and field team in the 5000-meter run on Sunday at the Last Chance Indoor Qualifier at Boston University.

“I am so pleased for Andrew today,” head coach Matt Belfield said. “This record performance is a culmination of years of consistent training and extraordinary commitment to excellence. I’m confident we’ll see more great things before the year is out. I’d also like to acknowledge coach Joe Gingras for the support he has given Andrew in the pursuit of his goals.”

Crompton logged a program-best time of 14 minutes, 17.45 seconds in the distance event. The Berlin native bested the previous record of 14:26.31, which as set by Dan Moroney in 2015. The senior’s mark qualified him for the upcoming ECAC Championships.

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  

If you have a comment or question, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at: 





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