News and Notes

CVR Birthdays this week:

Happy Birthday to: Tom Foltz, Mike Gillis, Michelle Risley, Jay Stewart (new age group 50’s!), Johanna De Graffenreid, Stephanie Arnold

Hi CVR Members,
I’m on vacation this week so this will be a short one. The Berlin Pond 5 Miler was another success. Fun Runs and Summer Trail Runs are still in full swing and next up is the Northfield Savings Bank 5K. Let’s get into the news.

Berlin Pond 5K
Bob and Sue Emmons conducted a nice and incident free race in extremely hot and humid weather. Sixteen year old Avery Smart of Montpelier was the overall and male winner in a time of 27:28. It was his 3rd CVR race and 3rd victory. First place woman was also a teenager, 17 year old Loghan Hughes of Georgia. 

Even in extreme conditions, 3 age group records were broken.
Neal Graves 30-39 27:55
  Old record 27:56 by Marc Gilbertson in 2006  

Dot Helling 70-79F 46:54
  Old record 49:45 by Celine Blais in 2017  

Bob Murphy 80+ 53:49
  Old record 1:01:34 by Gerow Carlson in 2014  

Impressive on a hot night!

For all the results view them on our CVR website or my dashboard below.

Summer Trail Run
Last week’s host Natalie Chapell and Michelle Risley took the group on a tour of Groton State Forest by covering Owls Head, Big Dear and Little Dear peaks. Another fun run on a really humid morning. It was also a sneak peak of the Groton Forest race coming up next month. This week the event will be hosted by Tara Cariano Northfield.

CVR Meeting
As announced, the next meeting will be this coming Sunday, starting at 4 PM at the Adamant CO-OP. There is a cook out place behind the CO-OP. We will have the meeting and then eat pot luck afterwards. So far I do not have enough “Yes” replies for us to have a quorum. Hopefully a few more will attend.

Next Up Races
Next up is the Northfield Savings Bank 5K and it will also include the Vermont Senior Games. It is open for registration. Groton Forest on 9/11 and Leaf Peepers on 10/2 are also open for registration. Those events also need volunteers.

Other News
6 Hours on Lovers Lane

Last weekend several CVR members took on the 6 hour challenge on Lovers Lane. Matt Caldwell, Darrel Lasell and April Farnham all performed well. April was 2nd overall in the event and first overall female. Matt was 2nd overall male and Darrel was an age group winner. Congratulations all!

100 on 100 in New Hampshire
I didn’t know NH had a route 100 but for sure they had a 100 on 100 over the weekend as well. CVR member Natalie Gentry ran on a team. She has some exciting pictures posted on our CVR Facebook Community page.

Leaf Peepers Training
Last week was week #2 of Leaf Peepers Training. A run up Maple Hill on a pretty hot and humid night must have been fun.

2021 Race Dashboard
Updated with Berlin Pond 5 Miler. View the dashboard here CVR 2021 Race Season Dashboard.

Volunteers Needed!
Thank you for volunteering. If you can please sign up for future events. CVR Race Volunteer List. Thanks!

Paine Mountain School
Rowly Brucken ask me to post this request:
Paine Mountain School District is looking for varsity boys and varsity girls XC coaches.  These are teams composed of Northfield and Williamstown high school runners.  Anyone interested please apply at, or contact T.J. Powers (, 802-455-8739)

Corporate Cup
Dot Helling asked me to post this message about the Corporate Cup.
The Corporate Cup is looking for volunteers. Dot Helling needs experienced runners and walkers to serve as course marshalls and judges over the competitive walking division. This 5K running and walking event is the largest fundraiser for the Governor’s  Council on Physical Fitness and Health.  The event will be held LIVE on Thursday, September 16, 2021 starting from the Capitol in Montpelier.  You will be trained to do the judging.  Plan on a time commitment of 2-3 hours beginning around 5pm.  More details to follow.  Please contact Dot at

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Ongoing/Upcoming events 

CVR Races
Northfield Savings Bank 5K – September 4
Groton Forest 26.5, 15, 6.2 – September 11
Sodom Pond 4 Miler – September 22
Leaf Peepers Half/5K – October 3

Fun Runs – Every Tuesday night at 5:30 PM starting on the Montpelier bike path.

Millstone Virtual Trail Series
Millstone Trails is raising money by doing a 13 week trail virtual series. Click the following links for more details. Two more weeks!!

Safe Running!
Manny Sainz