Category Archives: Blog

NOVA Featured Runner: Gwen Gunter

From Coach Jerry:Gwen has been a great addition to NOVA during her time with the team. Gwen has steadily improved over the course of the last several months, and she had some excellent performances in the fall of 2019. Gwen was in even better shape in 2020, and she would have run some huge PRs if the opportunity… Read More »

NOVA Running Club Return To Practice Guidelines

What to expect before coming to practice Everyone must sign the updated NOVA Running Club waiver (available ) before returning to practice. If you forget to do so, you must complete on your phone when you arrive at practice  Health questionnaire: Everyone will be asked (as a group) prior to starting each practice if you are currently experiencing fever (100.4… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Phil Rector

From Coach Jerry:Phil was an outstanding 800 meter runner in college, and he has made a successful transition to the shorter road distances. Phil has been a critical part of the of our men’s A group, which has grown in size and quality since Phil came on board in 2015. Unlike most of his A group comrades, Phil… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Landon Sherwood

From Coach Jerry: Landon is a very talented runner who has improved significantly during his time with NOVA.  Landon has thrived in our men’s A group, and as he continues to work hard, the results will continue to come.  Landon has a big marathon breakthrough in him, and I expect big things from him in 2020. 1) What… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Alexandra Swiatocha

From Coach Jerry: Most of you may not know Alex too well, since she lives in New York, but since she joined the club a few years ago (along with her brother Greg) she’s been one of our top women and a solid representative of NOVA at many local DC races. She had a really nice year in 2019,… Read More »

2019 NOVA Running Club Selected Individual Awards

Congratulations to the 2019 NOVA Running Club Individual Award Winners: Robbie Brusso, Lindsey Swansen, Brandon Ueki and Alex Markenzon . NOVA Coach Jerry Alexander provides his breakdown of the four award winners below.

NOVA Featured Runner – David Cole

From Coach Jerry: David had a truly incredible fall.  When David returned to the team at the end of a summer of high mileage, he was an entirely new runner.  With the newfound confidence from his high fitness level, David set ambitious goals for the season, and not only met those goals, he exceeded them.  David has much… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner – Alex Markenzon

From Coach Jerry: Alex has been a great addition to the team.  His consistent training has led to dramatic improvements in his performances, and there is much more to come.  Alex’s 3:09 at MCM in horrible conditions would have been worth 3:05 in good conditions, and sub 3 hours is well within reach this spring.  With another solid… Read More »

2020 Board Member Role Descriptions

The Northern Virginia Running Club (NOVA) 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… Read More »