News and Notes

April 4, 2023

CVR Birthdays this week:

Happy Birthday to: Michael Chartrand, Jackie Jancaitis (New Age Group!), Jane Miller-Arsenault, & Mike Giberti!

Greetings from a slightly muddy Adamant,

I don’t know about you, but I follow the weather closely. Knowing the weather helps me plan my time, both inside and out as well as what I do and where and when. This is especially true as we transition from Winter to Spring and the weather seems more finicky. A saying I like states “There’s no bad weather, just bad gear.” Knowing what to expect is important when heading out for a run. While it’s easy and quick to turn away from my monitor and look out a window, to better understand what I can expect I often head to my favorite weather site. It’s called The site is located just outside of Montpelier. In addition to the standard information such as temperature and wind, there are a variety of links to web cams around the state including highways and ski areas among other things. There are also links to national weather information. You can also get a look at the weather for the next ten days. While it’s still too early to see what the weather will be like on April 17th, I bet the club members running Boston will be checking regularly to see what they’ll be dealing with. Anyways, enjoy your opportunities to be outdoors. As always, watch your footing, wear bright colored clothes, watch for cars, stay healthy, and have fun. I look forward to seeing you on the road.

Club Meeting
The next meeting is scheduled for the afternoon of June 4th so mark your calendars now. The meeting will be held in Northfield in the Community Room (75 S Main Street, Northfield). Thanks Kim for finding the space.

Winter Group Runs
We had a good turnout in Adamant for the next to last WGR. Thanks to Mac and Ann for providing additional treats. Everyone had more than enough to eat! The roads were significantly better than the day before. This past Sunday saw a great crew come out for the return of some wintry weather and wind to tackle the hills of Adamant, and a wonderful spread was on offer by Chris and Dot, thank you! This weekend marks our last WGR of the season, but it’s also competing with a number of other regional races and it’s also Easter so with that mind we will plan to meet on Saturday in Montpelier. Starting and finishing at Bohemian Bakery, there will be something for everyone! More info and sign-up sheet are here. Look for the details Thursday.

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.  It’s a new year and a new series. As folks have until June to join the club, the race series tracking won’t be posted until then. 

Trail Running
Mark informed me that trail running is still in hibernation for the winter. While trails at lower elevations are clearing of snow, there’s still plenty higher up so plan accordingly. Also remember that the Green Mt Club asks people to stay off mountain trails typically until Memorial Day weekend. As the mountain trails in Vermont get a lot of traffic (Camels Hump can have 400 people summit on a summer day), the Green Mt Club likes to minimize the damage that’s easily done to muddy trails by letting the them dry as much as possible.  

Other runs
Day Light Saving time has happened and Spring is here!  Civil twilight is now about 7:50 PM. People are showing up Tuesday evenings to enjoy roads and company through running and walking

Seeking carpool partners for Thursday evening runs in Chittenden County
The Long Trail Running Club has Thursday evening runs in Chittenden County, starting and finishing at a brew pub. It’s a fun group, and they usually find good routes. (Last week, we paused before the final leg of the run to watch the sunset over the Adirondacks from Battery Park.) Routes are 4-6 miles long; the group stops from time to time to wait for the caboose to catch up; there’s also often a group that walks. Apparently we give off great vibes—as we crossed Church Street last week, one woman who we ran by said to a friend, “That looks like a lot of fun—too bad we’re not runners!” Check out the group at

My Montpelier-based carpool partner has up and moved to South Burlington, so I’m looking for someone new to share driving with. The runs start at 6:15 or so; I usually leave Montpelier around 5:00 or 5:15; I could pick someone up along the way, too. If you’re interested, email me at or text me at 802 441 3337. 
–Carl Etnier; April 4, 2023

    We still need 5 more volunteers for the Paul Mailman races on April 15th. Please volunteer now using the online button on the CVR website home page at OR contact John Hackney at jhackney67@gmail. We cannot put on any of our CVR races without many volunteers, and we rely on our members to help make our races successful. Contact John with any questions or problems with volunteering.

  • Volunteers are also needed for the  Mutt Strut on April 23. Please volunteer with the new simplified online process on the CVR homepage OR contact Maryellen Copping at for Mutt Strut or John Hackney at for Paul Mailman.

    All of the remaining races for 2023 are open and accepting volunteers online using the link on the homepage, so please support CVR’s races and the race directors by volunteering now. Contact John Hackney with any questions about volunteering.

Corporate Cup
Dot is need of Walk Judges for Corporate Cup which is May 11th this year. Corporate Cup is a 5K though the streets of Montpelier. As it’s a 5K, judges are only needed between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM. I did this last year and will again this year. It was fun saying “Hi” to all the CVR people who streamed by.

Girls on the Run
Emily Carr • Gallison Hill Rd, Montpelier
The Girls on the Run program is slated to start Monday the 27th for 3rd – 5th graders in Montpelier. Problem is, registration has not opened up for UES because no one has signed up to coach. I know there are many runners in this town. If you are interested in coaching and providing an opportunity for our children to build confidence, please consider signing up.

Race Results/reviews:  

Kaynor’s Sap Run (part of the CVR Race Series) was held this past Saturday. There were a number of CVR members present. George Aitken was third overall in a time of 37:42. Donna Smyers was first in her age group in a time of 53:09. Cheryl Lasell was third in the same age group. Charles Windisch was fourth in his age group. Darrell Lasell was 6th in the same age group. I apologize if I missed anyone.

Up Coming Events.

The Bunny Hop 5k Run or Walk
Northfield High School, 9 am, Saturday April 8th
Overall prizes, age group prizes, Easter Eggs along the way and baskets for awards!
Come out and enjoy a spring run, a fast course, and support the efforts of the Student Leadership Club!
Day of registration only. $20.00 adults, $15 for students, children ten and under are free!

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.

5k St. Shuffle
St. Monica-St. Michael is hosting their 5th annual 5k St. Shuffle fun run/walk on 5/31/23 at the scenic trail run past historic granite quarries. Start and finish at the field across from Millstone Lodge. Register by May 13 to get a t-shirt! All entrants get a raffle ticket and post-race cook-out.

Adamant Half Marathon
The Adamant Half Marathon already has 26 people (and growing) 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.


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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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