Category Archives: Blog

NOVA Featured Runner: Paul Burger

From Coach Jerry: Paul had a truly exceptional fall, and while I would not encourage his teammates to run 4 marathons in 3 months, it worked out great for him. If anything, Paul looked stronger as the season went on, and I was really impressed with how quickly he recovered after each race. But what most impressed me… Read More »

NOVA Running Club 2018 Board Member Role Descriptions

The Northern Virginia Running Club is a non-profit organization with an elected, volunteer board, composed of club members, which manages the club’s finances, operations and activities. Any member of the Northern Virginia Running Club in good standing is eligible to serve on the board according to club by-laws. The members of the board are elected on a yearly… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Lindsey Swansen

From Coach Jerry:Lindsey’s improvement in her short time with NOVA has been truly impressive. She jumped out at me right away as a hard worker, and that hard work paid off in a big way with her huge marathon PR. It’s not yet clear to me what Lindsey’s ceiling is, but I’m sure she’s not anywhere near it… Read More »

My experience as a Pace Group Leader at the Steamtown Marathon

by Erin Swiatocha Last weekend, on an unseasonably warm, humid day in Scranton, PA, I ran my eight marathon. In contrast to my seven previous marathons, which all had been serious race attempts with the goal to PR, to which I achieved a greater degree of success at some than others, on this one I took a different… Read More »

NOVA 5k Results

Thanks again to everyone that joined us for the 2017 NOVA 5K. The race was a success thanks to our participants and volunteers! The results are available below: http://novarunningclub.com/about-us/race-results/2017-nova-5k-results/ and also via RacePacket.com

NOVA Featured Runner: Dan Hoff

Dan Hoff is the new NOVA Featured Runner! Dan has been working hard with NOVA and his recent PR performance at Grandmas Marathon as well as his other strong results this year made the selection a no brainer. In fact, Coach Jerry specifically selected Dan for this honor, which is a rare thing for him to do! Congratulations… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Robbie Brusso

FROM ERIN: Robbie had a break through race at GW Parkway, running 1:03:52. He has been training intensely for the past 5 months with Greg for Grandma’s Marathon, running 80-85 miles a week. He is hoping to PR at Grandma’s (current marathon PR is 3:20). He comes to nearly every NOVA event – practice, tempo, happy hour, trail cleanup, etc,… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Noel Adams

Fresh from his PR performance in the DC Rock N Roll half marathon, NOVA Running Club would like to recognize Noel Adams as the NOVA Featured Runner! From Coach Jerry: Noel has been a great addition to the team. He’s got a lot of talent, as demonstrated by his impressive PRs from his college days, and he’s putting… Read More »

NOVA Runners Featured in New Run Washington Rankings

Run Washington’s yearly Runner Rankings list was released this week, spanning the 2016 season. The annual list, which features many of the top runners in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area calculates rankings based on a required minimum of six races, three in each half of the year. As in 2015, NOVA Running Club members were featured in… Read More »

2016 NOVA Running Club Selected Individual Awards

From MVP to Rookie of the year, the four 2016 NOVA Running Club Individual Award winners each stand out. NOVA Coach Jerry Alexander provides his breakdown of the four award winners below: Congratulations to Philip Rector, Andrea Hamlen-Ridgely, Nene Reed and Kevin Welch!