News and Notes

CVR Birthdays this week:

Happy Birthday to: Gregory Gerdel, Loren Searles, Kate MacLean, & Riley Carlson

Greetings from the Black Fly capital of the world,

We have an amazing group of athletes in Florida for the National Senior Games. So far overall, Vermonters have won 12 medals (4 G, 5S, & 3B). CVR was well represented in the 5K and 10K road races. The races started at 7:30 AM due to the heat. 
Below are 10K podium finishers Tim Hogeboom, Jim Flint and Elizabeth McCarthy.

Another CVR’er, Donna Smyers finished first in her age group in the triathlon. The races continue this week.

Fun Runs/walks are happening!
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. We had a good turnout last week. It was great to have some new faces.

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”.

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.

Race directors, please remember to get your lists of volunteers to Dot Helling as quickly as you can.  Dot is responsible for tracking who volunteers for what so they can be recognized for their help.

Race Results/reviews:  
There are races all over the world (yes world) that CVR club members participate in. If you complete a race, please send me a short blurb about it. People like to hear about races/runs. Thanks.

Coming up Events.
National Senior Games

The National Senior Games are starting in Florida and a couple of CVR folks earned the right to compete. Here’s the list:

Donna Smyers
Elizabeth McCarthy F70-74
Tim Hogeboom – M70-74
Charlie Windisch – M65-69
Jim Flint – M60-64

5k Cycling Time Trial (May 18)
10k Cycling Time Trial (May 19)
20k Cycling Road Race (May 21)
40k Cycling Road Race (May 22)
5k road race (May 12)
10k road race (May 14)

The Capital City Stampede is the qualifier for the 2023 National Senior Games, to be held in Pittsburgh. Athletes who will be age 50 or older in 2023 can qualify for nationals by competing at the state level. For more information on the Vermont Senior Games, visit

Capital City Stampede 10K
The Capital City Stampede 10K is scheduled for June 11th.  This is a qualifier for the 2023 National Senior Games to be held in Pittsburgh, PA. We just learned the dates for that event will be July 7 – 18, 2023.

ORO Trail Race
The Onion River Outdoors trail race (part of the race series) is schedule for June 18th.
Here’s where to go for information: or 

Leaf Peepers
Registration is now open for Leaf Peepers.
Here’s the link:

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!

Shoes for sale
A couple of people are selling their shoes:
Graham Sherriff has two pairs of Saucony Peregrine trail shoes for sale, mens size 11, one new pair and one newly new. See for details.

I bought these a year or two ago and only ran in them twice as they did not work for me.
Know anyone who might want them?  Flexible on price.

Wednesday, June 1st is the date for our next club meeting. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:00PM. The meeting will be held at the East Montpelier Four Corners School House(corner of Dodge and Putnam) This will an in-person meeting with no Zoom option. 

A 5K Event
On June 1st organized by St. Monica- St. Michael School in Barre.  It’s the fifth annual 5K. The event information can be found here:

CVR Equipment Use
Sal has graciously agreed to continue as the CVR equipment manager as Kim and I sort out our roles.  It is possible for other races to use our timing equipment but there are conditions. Reach out to Sal or myself if you have questions.

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’

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Ongoing/Upcoming events 

CVR Races
Barre Town Spring Run 5/21/22
Capital City Stampede 6/11/22

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.

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 Farnham with any questions.

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