Category Archives: Blog

Coach Jerry Alexander Featured In ‘Faces of Pacers’

Our very own Coach Jerry Alexander was profiled in this week’s Pacers Running Faces of Pacers feature page.Here is an excerpt: As a coach, my goal is to make the athletes I work with the best they can be. I coach athletes with the Pacers//GRC- New Balance team and the Northern Virginia Running Club. I have learned over years of working… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Ben Brooks

In recognition of his awesome performance in Boston, as well as his years of participation in the NOVA Running Club and many great races along the way, Ben Brooks has been selected as the NOVA Featured Runner. We all know Ben from his contributions to the club on the racing side but Ben has been gracious enough to… Read More »

2016 Boston Marathon – Race Report – By Ben Brooks

So, this race was a total mystery for me, and my plan was to run a 3:20. Very conservative, since I had no idea of my fitness level after coming back from the flu three weeks ago (all indications were not looking good, so a 3:20 would be thrilling). Using Runner’s Connect, I cobbled together my own pace… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Kevin Welch

On the heels of his strong PR and Boston Marathon qualifying performance at the VA Beach Shamrock Marathon, Kevin Welch is this month’s NOVA Featured Runner. While Kevin’s recent performance at Shamrock solidified his nomination, his hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed and we look forward to many more great races from him! From Coach Jerry:When… Read More »

Northern Virginia Running Club Estate Planning and Donation

NOVA Running Club is important part of many of our lives. NOVA Resource Director Bob Weiner has developed a template for NOVA members to donate a portion of your estate through a bequest to NOVA in your will. Giving in one’s estate is a painless way to provide for what is important to you, and balance it with… Read More »

NOVA Featured Coach: Jerry Alexander

Coach Jerry Alexander, the head coach of the NOVA Running Club since 2006, is our feature this week! Known by all of NOVA as the guy who designs our Tuesday workouts, and for his watchful guidance over us at the track (rain or shine), he’s been to many people in our club the person who has helped them… Read More »

2015 NOVA Running Club Individual Awards

NOVA Running Club 2015 Men’s MVP: Greg Swiatocha Greg was NOVA’s undisputed number one runner in 2015, and he set a new standard of excellence for our men’s team. Greg had numerous strong performances throughout the year at a variety of distances. The highlight of 2015 was at the Army Ten Mile, where he ran a big PR of 55:51,… Read More »

2015 NOVA Running Club Top Performances

With over 500 races run collectively by our members, a slew of excellent performances including three team race championships and several more top-five finishes, dozens of PRs earned by our members, and thousands of miles logged, 2015 was indeed a banner year for NOVA Running Club. Our group is vast and diverse. Our members live in areas stretching… Read More »