CVR Birthdays this week:

Happy Birthday to: Dodge Bingham, Ann Bushey, Michael Chernick, Rosalie Managan, Evan Thornton-Sherman, Marian Wolz (new age group), Heidi Hales, Andy Gilbert, & Lesley Kantlehner (new age group)!

Greetings from a STILL wintery Adamant,

The snow off the roof may be piled 3/4 way up my window, blocking a lot of my view of the world, but the average daily temperature high for mid-March here is around 40 F degrees so I expect the snow levels to recede soon. This of course will usher in mud season making the roads around here an obstacle course. This seems to be the time of year potholes make their presence known on paved roads as well. With that in mind, watch yourselves as you ramp up your running for the coming running season. There’s another St Patrick’s day race in Lebanon NH this coming weekend and Kaynor’s Sap Run two weeks later. It just gets busier after that. Speaking of upcoming races, John Hackney needs volunteers for the Paul Mailman races on April 15th. Please sign up online or contact John directly at as soon as possible.

As always, watch your footing, wear bright colored clothes, watch for cars, stay healthy, and have fun.

Winter Group Runs
Fifteen souls (or 30 soles) turned up for the Plainfield WGR. For once it wasn’t ten below or snowing hard.This weekend the plan is to meet in Waterbury at Black Cap Coffee Roasters onSaturday at the usual meeting time (9am). Given the approach of more wet weather and lots of freeze/thaw (hello March), spikes or shoes with screws are going to be your friend!  Look for the details Thursday for the next run, and as always, if you want to join that list, email Donna Smyers or Heather Tomlins. More info and sign-up sheet are here.

Club Meeting
 I have reserved the Adamant Community Club building here in Adamant for our March meeting. The meeting will be Sunday, March 26th from 3-5PM. As its 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. Current agenda includes a financial update, race safety, adding an Upper Valley race to the race series, and club officer position renewing for the coming 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!

Senior Games Recognition
Jim Flint reports Elizabeth McCarthy , Tim Hogeboom, Donna Smyers, Charlie Windisch, and I are the CVR members who went to Nationals last year. Tim, Elizabeth, and I won ribbons (4th-8th) in our age groups. I also won a bronze medal. Donna will receive special recognition as a multi-medal winner for Vermont. Vermont Senior Games recognition of athletes will be on March 15 at the Vermont State House.

Donna’s three gold medals and one bronze medal at Nationals were eclipsed by just one other Vermonter – the legendary Flo Meiler. Competing in track and field, Flo, 87, earned five gold, four silver, and one bronze. 

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 has happened! While the current storm may put a damper on people running on the first Tuesday, I expect more people will be showing up Tuesday evenings. Civil twilight is now about 7:30 PM. If you do run Tuesday evenings, please continue to wear bright/reflective clothes and lights.  The days continue to lengthen by roughly 3 minutes.


Race Results/reviews:  

Shiver Me Shamrocks St. Patty’s Day 5K Run/Walk
Jim Flint reports six CVR members ran the 5k in Rutland. Ann Treadwell was second female and first for F50-59. Tim Hogeboom and Elizabeth McCarthy won the M70-79 and F70-79 age groups. Cheryl Lassell won the F60-69 age group. Darrel and I were third and second in the M60-69 age group. 

Up Coming Events.

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.

Adamant Half Marathon
The Adamant Half Marathon already has 17 people signed up. If you’re looking for a fun run through the hills of Vermont, this is your race. 

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

100 on 100
Vermont’s 100 on 100 Relay Race is AUGUST 12, 2023

Round up your closest friends and prepare to take on 100 miles of scenic Vermont terrain–while you make an endless supply of memories! The 100 on 100 Relay is a challenging relay where friends converge from across the country to complete 100 miles together along Vermont’s historic Route 100. Push beyond your limits, lean on your teammates, and complete something extraordinary. Plus, we’ll be having an epic after-party at the finish line with delicious food, live music, and beer (21+).  

Dandelion Run/Walk/Bike
May 20, 2023
Derby, Morgan, and Holland, Vermont
This is a great half marathon as well as 10 km, 4 mile, 2 mile, 1 mile options.

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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