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Hills Are Alive X-Country 5K recap

The weather for the Hills Are Alive XC 5K on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 was amazing! Thirty degrees to start at set up and about 45 at start of race. Minimal wind, and with cider donuts and hot cider, it was easy to be outside!

We had a successful turnout under friendly skies. Even though we were unable to get on the NE USATF XC Grand Prix Calendar, the race still pulled in about 80 runners! The course proved true to its name, and the Hills Were Alive with the sound of trail runners breathing hard as they went up and down.

Silas Talbot was the overall race winner with a blazing time of 19:23, and Kasie Enman was first for women with an equally-impressive 20:31.

Complete Race Results can be found here.

Race Directors: Laura Ryan and Tim Richmond

Round of applause for our Volunteers: Carol Ann Jones, Debra Fraser, Anne Treadwell, Alex McHenry, Russ Cooke, Harry Curth, Maki Jones, Lorraine Ryan, Greg Larsen, Martha Nowlan, Jan Leja, Brenda Macy, Brett Macy, Mark Duchaine

Generous Donations from: Ski Rack – (2) $25 Gift Cards; Edelweiss – $25 Gift Certificate; Darkside – Hat; HOKA/Jack – Hats (6) Mugs (2) Rubber Cup (1); Eric Harper- Honey and Maple Syrup; McCarty’s – $20.19 Gift Cert; Exit 18 Equip Bike Locks (2); Laughing Moon Chocolates – 4 pack truffles; Ben Durant – 15 Cases of Wine!!; Stowe Bowl – $60 Gift Cert; Movement Mortgage – Cups and Backpack with cool stuff in it; BTV420 – CBD Runner Salve; Dianna Benoit, Clarity Real Estate – Maple Syrup; Carolyn Weaver – KW Vermont, Realtor/Coach – Red Barn Gardens – Pumpkin Bread and 2 Pumpkins; Body Lounge – Arnica Salve (2) CBD Runner Salve (1); Mike and Carol Boivin – Blueberry Jam and Runner Bib Belt Holder; Sports and Fitness Edge – 1 Month Membership; Tim and Laura – cookies and apple sauce, 6 pumpkins, bacon deviled eggs!

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Green Mountain Marathon & Half Marathon recap

The 49th Annual Green Mountain Marathon and Half Marathon brought out over 200 half marathoners and over 100 marathoners. While milling around the school, past race directors Ray Allen (’78-’85) and Howie Atherton (’86-’02) met and caught up a little bit. After a flurry of activity at the school, runners lined up on South Street just north of Allenholm Farm to start the race.  The weather was perfect – a perfect October morning for racing with brilliant blue skies and bright sun with the temperatures in the 50s and a light breeze.

For the men’s marathon, Casey Carroll, from Dover, NH, crushed his 18th marathon attempt by finishing in 2:47:39.  For the women, Lindsay Martin, from Arlington, Mass, won with a 3:22:17.  Amy Fredericks completed the feat of running a marathon in every state when she finished this race wearing bib 50!

The half marathon was a sweep by the Enmans! Eli Enman and Paul Wagner led the men’s race with Eli running a stronger couple miles at the end to finish in 1:19:18.  Kasie Enman flew through the course breaking her own course record and posting the win for the women’s race in 1:22:03.  Of special recognition, Paul Huyffer celebrated his 81st birthday by running the half marathon with his daughter KJ, son Eric, and nephew Cliff. 

Complete Marathon results are here.
Complete Half Marathon results are here.
Race photos coming soon.

Runners enjoyed donuts from Hackett Orchards; apples and cider from Allenholm; bagels from Myer’s; and chili made at the Center of Technology at Essex High School.  

Race Directors: Jessica Bolduc and Bob Monette

Thank you to all the many volunteers: Damian Bolduc, Adrian Wadsworth, Camille Bolduc, Jeremiah Wadsworth, Sarah Pribram, Meredith White, Karen Bohmann, Carlie Krolick, Tanya Smith, June Golato, Laura Neville, Harry Curth, Jennifer Dickinson, Paul Huyffer, Anne Treadwell, Ruth Blauwiekel, Kevin Bessett, Dave Huffman, Scott Nichols, Nik Ponzio, Richard Priest, Scott Springer, Kristian Omland, Carole Coggio, Adam Bulakowski, Tom Green, Liz Champagne, Jeannie Quintin, Barb Capen, Dave Capen, Matt Mitchell, Marjorie Hollocher (and daughter), Jan Leja, Maricela Acosta, Audrey Acosta, Leah Acosta, Jackie Bombardier, Mike Early, Rose Bergeron, Laura Ryan, Zachary Acosta, Russ Cooke, Derek Rodriguez, Peter Mitchell, Forrest Lemoine, Jim Morris, Mike Bessette, Liz Hollenbach, Tim Richmond, Kirsten Wiley, Cari Causey, CVU XC Team, Caelan Keenan, Dave Delibac, Monte Pappas, Simon Powhida, Jennifer Nachbur, SB XC Girls – 10, Judth Craig, Werner Zehetner, Geoffrey Miller, Jason Storms and family, Michael Mashtare and family.

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Art Tudhope 10K Results

Cold conditions overnight turned into a beautiful Fall racing day! Ninety-eight runners toed the line for a fast, scenic course from Shelburne Beach to Charlotte Beach and back. The race was won on the men’s side by Charlie Schaefer running a very impressive 33:17 for the overall win. The winner for the women was Kate Leugers with an equally impressive time of 39:35.

Fast times appeared throughout the field given the fantastic conditions, and the race went smoothly due to the many volunteers manning the course and finish line. A festive post race celebration capped off the day with age group awards presented for both GMAA and the Vermont Senior Games, finishing with a post race raffle well supplied by our generous local sponsors.

Full results can be found here.
Race photos can be found here. (Credit to Nik Ponzio)

We were also featured in Stuck in Vermont!! You can watch the video here

A huge thanks to our sponsors and donors: The Ski Rack, Hannaford, Bove’s of Vermont, Burlington Beer Company, Shelburne Orchards, and Bog Road Honey.

Big thank as always to our many volunteers: Ramsey Hazbun, Jim Adkisson, Harry Curth, Russ Cooke, George Moltz, Tom Howard, James Lehneman, Diana Wood, Andy Klem, Norm Larson, Paul Wagner, John Izzo, Charlie Nokes, Julie Mullowney, Nik Ponzio, Alex McHenry, Gordon McFarland, Georgi De Rham

Race Director: Ian McCallum-Cook