News and Notes

CVR birthdays this week:

Happy Birthday to: Marie Comtois, Mack Gardner-Morse, Eric Ryea, & Heather Tomlins

Greetings from the snowy village of Adamant,

Boy, what a week for running! Saturday was the Paul Mailman 10 miler & 5 K races and then Monday was the Boston Marathon. While the weather wasn’t the best, we had 51 runners complete the 10 miler and 36 runners complete the 5K.  The overall winner of the 10 miler was Avery Smart. Avery posted a 56:35. That’s a 5:40 pace. The overall winner of the 5K was Colin Pope, posting a 17:57 for a 5:47 pace. I encourage everyone to check the CVR website ( ) to see the age group winners. I’d like to thank the race director and all the volunteers who made the race happen. I’d like to also thank ORO for loaning us their tent to protect the timers from the weather. There are a bunch of photos on the CVR Facebook page.

Monday was the Boston Marathon. If you haven’t seen the end of the women’s race you are missing out on an amazing finish. You can watch the last mile or so on Youtube. I’ve watched Boston from the sidelines and am blown away by how fast the elite runners are. The men’s winner was running a sub-five minute pace at the finish. Only in my dreams.

The club has a number of runners who run both trail and road. Mark Howard ( ) is getting the trail runs organized (but would like some help). Reach out to him for more information. 

Club wise, Peter Luyckx has stepped up to help us address our media presence. At the annual meeting there was a need expressed to improve how and who we reach via our electronic connections. Peter has been kind enough to share his expertise and help us with that goal. Thanks Peter.  

If members have questions, here are the people to reach out to for possible answers:
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 movin’

Chris Andresen  ( )

Winter Group Runs

Heather has asked me to remind you about the survey regarding the Winter Group Runs.  She’s received eight so far and is hoping for a bunch more. This survey is open to all CVR members, regardless of whether you joined a WGR this season – we’d like to hear from folks who were regular participants as much as we want to hear from anyone who never was able to join us. Please fill out the survey by April 24


Membership Renewal – Reminder

We are in the renewal time of year. If your membership year is 2021 your membership expired on 3/31/2022. Those who haven’t yet renewed please move it up on your “to-do list”.

Fun Runs are running!
Every Tuesday at 5:30 Fun Runs are happening. Distances are 2, 4, and 6 miles on a flat, out and back route along the river. The runs are self-timed if you’re interested in that. 

MHS School Track
The Montpelier School Board voted for a new track and upgrades at their recent meeting. It was reported to be well attended. Thank you to everyone who supported the decision. I look forward to seeing the plans and the work happening.

Volunteer Signup
To make this year’s events successful, we need volunteers! Race Directors are always in need of volunteers so if you are available on the day of an event and will not be running, please consider volunteering. This year, we are accepting your sign up on our website. Click here to check out the signup site. Click on “Volunteer for a CVR Race”. If any issues, please reach out to our webmaster John Hackney.

Coming up Events

Mutt Strutt
The most fun race of the year!! Bring your dog and show how well you can run with them. It’s a blast and it’s on April 24th at Little River State Park! Registration is open.
Registration link.

Adamant Half Marathon
Adamant Half Marathon Sunday, May 8th is open for registration! Register here.

Other News

Newsletter Editor
We are in search of our next newsletter editor. If you have any interest please let me know.

Corporate Cup 5K
Dot Helling, who is on the Governor’s Fitness Council, is reaching out for volunteers and also needs race walk judges. The event is Thursday May 19th at 6 pm. If you can support this event please reach out to Dot. Thanks!

Green-up Day
Mack Gardner-Morse reported that he’s seeing a lot of litter on the Fun Run Course.  Vermont’s Green Up Day is Saturday May 7th.  So, he’s thinking Thursday May 5th from about 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. is a good day to get CVR members together to help Green Up the Fun Run course.

Mac willing to bring Green Up bags, a few nitrile gloves (limited sizes) , hand sanitizer, and our pickup truck for carting away the bags.

All we need are some willing volunteers!

Muddy Onion
While the Muddy Onion isn’t a run, ORO is one of our sponsors so I’m including this: Muddy Onion gravel grinder is on Saturday, April 23. More than 700 riders will tackle the challenging ride this year and we need your volunteer help to make it a success! In exchange, get our eternal love and gratitude, a hot meal, and a special-edition Muddy Onion beer at the apres-party on Langdon Street.

CVR sponsored by:

Ongoing/Upcoming events 

CVR Races
Mutt Strutt 4/24
Adamant Half Marathon 5/8/2022

Tuesday Fun Runs – weekly
5:30 PM Meet at the bike path in the Department of Labor parking lot

Runderachievers in Northfield 
Runderachievers is a social run group that meets in front of Good Measure Brewing Co every Thursday at 5:30. (17 East St, Northfield, VT 05663)
All ages, and abilities are welcome. After a short run(or walk) we enjoy special pricing of their draft craft beers.
Anyone wishing to enter the brewery must show proof of vaccination.

Spruce Mountain Hike/Run – Postponed until road conditions improve!
Every Sunday from 7:30 am. Hikers or runners of all abilities can join. Reach out to April Farnhamwith any questions.

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