Category Archives: Blog

NOVA Running Club Board Member Role Descriptions

Cast your vote for the 2016 NOVA Running Club Board Member HERE. 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… Read More »

Potomac River Half Marathon Race Report – By Kent Lassman

Today (Sunday) I ran the Potomac River Half Marathon along the towpath of the C&O Canal.  We started at Carderock and ran east toward Washington before turning around to do an out-and-back course.  There were three aid stations and the course was extremely fast.  There was a marathon and a half marathon running simultaneously and start times of 7.00, 8.00 and 9.00… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Mark Drosky

This week’s NOVA Featured Runner is Mark Drosky. A legend within the DC running community, long time NOVA member (and former NOVA President!), and all around great runner and loyal friend, Mark is a true stalwart of the NOVA gang. He recently ran the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon, and his performance at that race solidified his selection for… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Katie Kieran

This week’s NOVA Featured Runner is speedster Katie Kieran. Katie has been lighting the race circuit on fire this season, claiming first place finish after first place finish. A regular at the NOVA Tuesday Night Track sessions, Katie has been a welcome addition to our strong NOVA Women’s team. Congratulations Katie! From Coach Jerry: Katie is a superb… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Nene Reed

This week’s NOVA Featured Runner is our very own Communications and Social Media Director Nene Reed. Nene has been an energetic and enthusiastic presence at NOVA since joining the team last fall. In addition to his role on the NOVA Board, Nene has been working hard on the track (and in the bike and pool too!) His latest… Read More »

Marc Stokes Featured In Navy-Air Force Half Marathon Race Guide

NOVA’s own Marc Stokes. was featured in the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon Race Guide as he recounted the story of how he overcame a brain tumor and came back to run stronger than ever! Marc was our fastest NOVA finisher at this year’s Boston Marathon (2:57) and we know he has many great performances ahead. We’re glad he’s… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Jessica Bowden

This month’s NOVA Featured Runner is none other than Jessica Bowden. Jess has been a great addition to the NOVA Women’s team and her 19:15 finish at the NOVA 5k is evidence that hard work gets results. FROM COACH JERRY Jess has been a revelation since she joined NOVA. Through hard work and persistence, she’s improved dramatically, and… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Craig Shearer

This month’s NOVA Featured Runner is Craig Shearer! Craig has become a fixture on the NOVA team and a fantastic addition to a strong men’s team. If you don’t know Craig, his answers below will help to get to know him better, but first, we have some words from Coach Jerry: Craig is one of the hardest working… Read More »

Friends Honor Memory of Runner, Advocate Nina Brekelmans

Friends of GRC’s Nina Brekelmans honored the memory of the runner and advocate who died at the age of 25. The Dartmouth and Georgetown graduate helped promote equality for women in the Middle East through running. The full story story about Ms. Brekelmans can be found below: http://www.runnersworld.com/general-interest/friends-honor-the-memory-of-runner-advocate-who-died-at-25

NOVA Running Club Track Meet/Summer Mid-Distance Night – RESULTS

Thank you to everyone that attended, volunteered and participated in the NOVA Running Club Track Meet/Summer Mid-Distance Night. You helped make our event a success. Below are the official results, courtesy of Safety and Health Foundation who provided timing services. NOVA Running Club Track Meet/Summer Mid-Distance Night Results