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For Local Runners: Hagley to Speak at the Howe Library in Hanover NH

Team Amp's Inspire Active Living series concludes on Wednesday Sept. 25 with a talk at the Howe Library in Hanover by Lebanon's Laura Hagley on improving running performance and preventing injury.

About Laura Hagley, DPT, CSCS, HFS Laura earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, and a Health Fitness Specialist through the ACSM. Laura was a competitive Division III cross country and track runner and she has since found a passion for marathons. Laura has been a member of the Upper Valley Running Club since she moved to the area in 2010. Laura's racing history includes the Boston Marathon in 2006, and she has placed in several races since then, including the Green Mountain Marathon (2nd place female 2009), MVP Health Care Rochester Marathon (2nd place female 2010), and Wallis Sands Half Marathon (1st place female 2012).

Hagley's discus…

Runner Jack Pilla to Speak at Howe Library: Inspire Active Living Speaker Series

Runner Jack Pilla to Speak at Howe Library: Inspire Active Living Speaker Series
 Runners this one's for you!

"Inspire Active Living Speaker Series" #2, 
Wednesday, August 28th @ 7pm
Howe Library, Hanover, NH

Jack Pilla was just recently featured on VPR about his Ultra Running Career and Run Coaching background. He has had amazing success over an extended period of time in the Ultra Running world. He just recently passed the 30,000 mile mark since he started tracking those stats just 6 years ago... yep that is all on foot!

He has a sweet powerpoint full of great info on races in Europe and around the country. Just two years ago Jack was the third OA United States Finisher at UTMB in France and that was at the age of 53. Want to know how he does it?

Here is Jacks personal blog if you are interested in finding more about him. Better yet come meet him in person this week!

The North Face Race To The Top Of Vermont

Note: Registration Prices Increase August 1st - Register Now & Save!
The North Face Race To The Top Of Vermont
4.3 miles and 2564 feet up Mt Mansfield
Vermont's Highest Peak

Sunday, August 25th
Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, VT
Event Options: Run, Bike, Hike, 1k & 3k Kids Fun Run

Start Time:
Run/Hike - 9am
Bike - 10am
Kids Fun Run - 12:00 Noon

$27,000+ in Awards & Prizes

Every August the North Face Race To The Top Of Vermont draws as many as 800 hikers, mountain bikers, and runners from across the U.S. and Canada to climb Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak. The course climbs up the historic Toll Road, is 4.3 miles in length and climbs 2564 ft. For some it's all about trying to achieve the fastest time up this tough 4.3 mile course. For others, they come to challenge themselves, compete against their friends, and to enjoy the spectacular views. Either way, we promise the Race to the Top of Vermont will be one of the most challenging and fulfilling days y…

Congrats to ALL Our Runners!! Race Results are Posted!!

Race Winner Rich Smith Enfield NH. Rich is a back to back race winner.

Congratulations to ALL our runners.  To run in this heat and humidity you are all WINNERS!!

Race Results are posted!!
Congratulations to our Top Three Women and Men! Krista Brown, Lindsay Crouse and Brittany Boulanger Jotham Burnett, Rich Smith and Ben Schippers More pics will be posted over the next few days (
There was NO Official RACE PHOTOGRAPHER so if you have pics or videos you'd like to share. please email the jpgs and YouTube links to:

See you next year for the 23rd Annual CBHM Mike, Bill and the Race Committee 
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Race Hydration Begins NOW!!


Staying hydrated is critical to your running performance and, more importantly, for preventing heat-related illnesses. Dehydration in athletes may lead to fatigue, headaches, decreased coordination, and muscle cramping. Other heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heatstroke, have even more serious consequences. Runners need to pay attention to what and how much they’re drinking before, during and after exercise.

Pre-Run Hydration If you're doing a long run or race (more than 8 to 10 miles), it's important to make sure you're well-hydrated during the few days leading up to your long run. You know you're well-hydrated if you void large volumes of pale urine at least six times a day. 
In the days leading up to your long run (or race), drink plenty of water and nonalcoholic fluids. Not only does alcohol dehydrate you, but it can also prevent you from getting a good night's sleep. It's not a good idea to run with a hangover because…

Thanks to Our Race Sponsors

Our 2013 Race Sponsors
We receive generous support from the following sponsors in both monetary and in-kind donations. When in Town for the Race, just visiting for the weekend, or out on a Stay-Cation please visit our Sponsors and Thank them for supporting the Covered Bridges Half Marathon!!


Foley Distributing, Rutland Vermont

Harpoon Brewery


Quechee Gorge Village

Listen to MAXX 93.9 online
Woodstock VT

Listen to WGXL online
Hanover NH

Listen to Pulse 94.3 online
White River Junction VT

Listen to KIXX 100.5 online
Lebanon NH

Shackleton Thomas
Top Acres Farm South WoodstockSugarbush Farm
Strong House Spa
Woodstock Farmers Market
Calkins Portable Toilets
Woodstock Recreation Department
Hartford Recreation Department
Hartland Recreation Department Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce
Woodstock Chamber of Commerce
Quechee Lakes Landowners Association
Towns of Hartford, Pomfret & Woodstock
Villages of Quechee and Woodstock


Thoughts and Prayers to victims and families...

To all those touched by the tragedy April 15th at Boston Marathon, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We must be strong and support one another now and in the future and not let acts like this keep us from participating in our passions.
Mike, Bill and the Race Committee