The setting at Notchview Reservation was perfect…a crisp chilly fall morning with a dusting of snow on the fallen leaves and trees…and yes the Autumn aroma of leaves and the pending winter! CRNA Trail Run/ Snowshoe leader Tom Wright with Notchview staff, Cosmo, put together beautiful 5/10K loops for runners who have run most of the previous HBBT member 5K winery runs as well as those that follwed the series but culd not attend until Saturday.
Heartfelt thanks and appreciation goes to the Notchview staff Jim Caffrey and Cosmo for hosting the event and CRNA members, Stephen Wilson (course), Tom Wright (leader), Colin McDonough and Becky Myer (Timing) who overcame a variety of regular event glitches to ensure all went according to “Hoyle!”
The series top male and female were Karen and Scott Bradley from the Western Massachusetts Athletic Club….results can be found on CRNA’s website. All had a great time asking for CRNA to return to work with Notchview and the local ski club to host XC and snowshoe events.
FINALLY…AND MOST IMPORTANTLY….Thank you to the HBBT member wineries , Sue Goold/Karen Gardy/Beth -Brookview Station at Goold Orchards, John Vittori/Dave Martel-Furnace Brook Winery at Hilltop Orchard and Derek Grout- Harvest Spirits at Golden Harvest Orchards for their willingness to host CRNA’s Orchard runs, and their generous donations for the Notchview Finale. So apreciated
A number of runners on Saturday asked that all the HBBT members have runs next summer…something HBBT and CRNA will definitely entertain!!
If you haven’t been to Notchview…it is so worth the trip….breathtaking beauty is an understatement!!!!