Category Archives: Blog

NOVA Featured Runner: Frank Rocha

From Jerry:Frank has made fantastic progress in his time with NOVA. His recent half marathon PR was a huge breakthrough, and that fitness is going to show in the full marathon soon. It’s really a pleasure to have Frank on the team, and I look forward to many more big PRs from him in the future. 1. What… Read More »

2017 NOVA Running Club Selected Individual Awards

From MVP to Rookie of the year, the four 2017 NOVA Running Club Individual Award winners each stand out. NOVA Coach Jerry Alexander provides his breakdown of the four award winners below: Congratulations to Greg Swiatocha, Jessica McGuire, Robbie Brusso and Lindsey Swansen!

2017 NOVA Running Club Top Performances

2017 proved to be another fantastic season for NOVA Running Club as club members collectively ran 4300 race miles. New additions and NOVA stalwarts alike helped to make 2017 a huge success for our ever-expanding club and we look to tackle the new season as we raise the bar even more in 2018. Women’s 2017 Top Performances 1.Jessica… Read More »

NOVA Running Club Holiday Donation

The NOVA Running Club Holiday Donation Drive begins November 27, 2017. Please visit the link below for more information on how to contribute. Donating via Paypal or Credit Card/Debit Card both give the option to Add special instructions.Please be sure to enter comments in the Add special instructions to the seller field if you wish to remain anonymous.… Read More »

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 »