News and Notes

CVR Birthdays this week:

Happy Birthday to: Audrey Acosta

Greetings from quiet Adamant, 

So… I erred on the results for the Vermont 100. Dylan contacted me and cued me in to my error. Dylan ran the race in 20:45:56. The first male was Roy Van Cleef (16:30:01) and first female was Aliza Lapierre (18:35:25). 

The first female (and over all winner) in the 100K was Riley Brady (10:03:55) and first male was Natty Montoya (10:32:17).

In other racing news, Here’s a photo from the start of the Maine Senior Games 5k road race held on Saturday in Sanford, Maine. There were 23 finishers ranging from age 50 to 85. Although temperatures were well into the 80s, most of the course was shaded. Jim says he went out a little too fast at 6:48 for the first mile, then adjusted for the heat to finish in 21:50. Chuck Chokel, 69, from New Hampshire, finished second in 23:56. Chuck was the M65-69 triathlon silver medalist at the 2022 National Senior Games. We’re hoping that a few of the Maine and New Hampshire runners will travel to Vermont on September 3 for the Northfield 5k, which serves as the Vermont Senior Games 5k state championship road race.

I want to thank Darrell Lasell for his work with the club. Darrell has often been the person providing me with photos of club activities. Darrell has also agreed to help stay on top of our Facebook presence. Darrell is also currently leading his age group in the CVR/ORO race series. Thanks Darrell. 

The CVR/ORO races series standings continue to be updated with the results of the Bear Swamp soon to be included.  Thanks for getting the results updated and posted Joe & John. 

Fun Runs/walks are happening! 
Runners and Walkers welcome!

Every Tuesday at 5:30 Fun Runs/walks 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.   The weather report looks good again this week so expect there will be runners there. 

Trail Running

Here’s the link for CVR trail runs:

It’s a Google Doc. You can look ahead and see if there’s a run that interests you. 

We’ll have two more trail runs in July (at Millstone in Barre and North Branch/Hubbard in Montpelier).
If you haven’t yet joined a summer trail run, put one or more on your calendar – they are always a lot of fun.

We hope to continue the summer trail runs in August, but need hosts for all four weeks.
Please consider hosting on your favorite local trails!

Millstone Trails has brought back their Virtual trail series. There are 10 weeks of trail challenges and the series benefits Millstone Trails. For more info go to

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

Using the volunteer’s app, race directors are responsible for making any final changes to their list of volunteers within 2 or 3 days after their race. Then, using the ‘Set volunteer status’ item on their menu, they should set the volunteer status of their race to Final to prevent any more changes from being made. 

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. 

Be like Darrell and send me photos!

Up Coming Events.
Barre Heritage Trail 5K
July 30th is the club’s next trail race. More information is available on the CVR website. *Jackie could use a couple more volunteers*

The Caspian Lake Challenge 
Sunday, July 31, 8:30 a.m. Greensboro
5k out and back race or 6.8-mile Lake Loop
Sponsored by the Greensboro Association
Register online through July 30, or day of race, 7:30 to 8:15 a.m.
Post-race refreshments provided.

Cate Farm Tomato Trot 5K 
Fun run at 4pm, and Farm Tour with Demo of unusual farm equipment at 5pm.

 Come run around Cate Farm! The Tomato Trot 5K is a scenic trail run through farm fields and on woods roads, around the borders of Cate Farm. The first kilometer snakes along the Winooski River and is relatively flat; the rest of the run is over small rolling hills. Each runner will receive a pound of Cate Farm tomatoes upon finishing the 5K, and anyone 65 or older who beats Farmer Richard’s time gets 2 pounds of tomatoes!(FYI, Richard is not that fast:)

Tomato Trot 5K registration fee is $5, sign up at HERE. Check-in is from 3-3:45pm on August 13. Online pre-registration only.

Berlin Pond 5 Miler
Mark your calendars as Bob and Sue have changed the date of the Berlin Pond 5 Miler to August 18th.  

Beer Run
Put on by the Craftsbury Outdoor Center
August 20 – – 9:30am

This annual crowd pleaser is a point to point dirt road half-marathon that acts as a fundraiser for the Center for an Agricultural Economy. What’s more crowd pleasing then that? Well maybe a taco lunch and free pint of local beer at the finish. Find the details

Northfield 5K Run/Walk and 1-mile Kids Run
Registration is now open for the Northfield races on Saturday, September 3. CVR has stepped up to direct this year’s races. Northfield Savings Bank, which previously directed the race, will sponsor the age group awards for adults and kids. For runners and power walkers, age 50 and up, the race will also serve as the Vermont Senior Games 5k state championship. VSGA gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three male and female runners and walkers, in five-year age groups. The 5k run and 5k power walk are qualifiers for the 2023 National Senior Games, to be held in Pittsburgh next July. More info and early registration discounts are available at  

Genny Tenny
September 11 –  – 10:00am

10 mile point to point dirt road run fundraiser for Albany Community TrustRead more and register.

Leaf Peepers
Registration is now open for Leaf Peepers.
Here’s the link: 
Will Robens is looking for a volunteer coordinator. You can reach out to will here: 

Other News
A reminder that Lenny’s in Barre has given CVR member’s a 10% discount for shoes in the past. Graham Sherriff has reached out to them to see if this applies to their Williston store. I’ll let you know what Graham finds out. Thanks Graham for your work on this.

CVR Equipment Use
 Anyone wanting to use equipment send Sal 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. 

CVR Membership
We (Graham) are in the process of going through our membership to keep it up-to-date as well as shared with our MailChimp account so everyone is getting my amazing newsletters

Rick Rountree <> has some shoes for sale: First is:
Nike ZoomX Vaporfly Next% 1, Ekiden colorway.  Size 11. These are new in box, never run in. I bought them in Feb 2020 to satisfy my curiosity about carbon plated shoes and when I was considering a return to racing as a masters runner…never happened given everything in 2020…  Would do $240 for them.  Not super firm on price. They’re just sitting here and I’d rather someone use them.

I also have two pairs of new in box Adidas racing flats circa 2008-2010.  Both size 11.  Adidas adistar Comp FW05 and adizero LT DC. I’d trade these for a good 4-pack of beer each.  Not sure I’d actually race in these given the breakdown of shoe foam over time, but maybe there is a collector who wants them.

The Berlin Pond race debuted on October 11, 1980. It was first envisioned as a 10k but was run as a six-miler from 1980 to 1986. The race was run as a couples race from 1980 to 1999, with individuals also allowed to enter. 
Eric Morse ran the six-mile course in 30:55 in 1986, breaking his own course record. He was 20 years old. His time translated to a 5:09 per mile average pace on a humid day in August. His prize for winning was a complete physical at Central Vermont Hospital. The race director that day was Dot Helling (aka First Lady Dot).

In 1987, the course was recertified as a 8k race (4.97 miles).

In 1990, Eric Morse ran the 8k course in 24:32, breaking his own course record. His pace was 4:56 per mile (significantly faster than Dan Grosvenor.)

In 2020, the race was renamed the Berlin Pond Runaround (still 8km).

In 2005, the race became the Berlin Pond Five-Miler, with Dot Helling as the race director. The course was recertified as five miles.

Thanks to Jim Flint for the race detail. Jim was also the winner of the loaf of bread. 
This week’s trivia question: Who were the members of the winning 4×400 women’s team at the World Championships in Oregon this year?

Email your answers to me at  I will pick one correct answer at random to receive a prize.

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  

If you have a complaint or question, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at 

Ongoing/Upcoming events 

CVR Races
Barre Heritage July 30

Berlin Pond August 18

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 – 
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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