Category Archives: Blog

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 »

NOVA Featured Runner: Brandon Ueki

From Coach Jerry: Brandon had a humongous breakthrough at Grandmas, and in running 2:50:29 he exceeded his, and my, expectations.  Brandon’s PRs at Cherry Blossom and GW Parkway proved what had been obvious from his workouts–that he was in great shape.  It was clear to me that he was ready to break 3 hours at Grandmas, and by… Read More »

Boston Marathon 2019 – Race Report by Ben Brooks

I’m very pleased with my Boston Marathon performance yesterday.  It was a Boston PR, a post plantar injury PR, and my second fastest marathon time.  I awoke the morning of the marathon questioning why I was subjecting myself to another potential suffer fest like last year’s Boston (the forecast was still iffy and we had to take shelter… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Mark Lent

From Coach Jerry: Mark has been a great addition to NOVA. All I can ever ask of an athlete is to work hard and do his best, and Mark has done just that for the last two years. Mark isn’t the most talented athlete on the team, but he takes the sport very seriously, and his consistent improvement… Read More »

NOVA Running Club 2019 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: Alli Sarfati

From Coach Jerry: Alli’s qualification for Boston was a wonderful accomplishment, and it did not happen by accident. Alli has been working really hard for more than two years to reach that goal, and despite some hard times and the disappointment last year of being under the Boston standard but not getting in, she never gave up on… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Ann Pohlers

From Coach Jerry: I’ve worked with many, many outstanding runners over the years, but I can’t remember working with a runner that has inspired me quite the way Ann has. Ann is not going to win races, but she is incredibly passionate about being the best runner she can be. Hearing Ann’s excitement at the very realistic prospect… Read More »

Congratulations Dr.Sheehan

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Sheehan at our club sponsor, Arthritis & Sports! Earlier this summer, he was one of 299 participants to finish the Western States Endurance Race – which is, “one of the ultimate endurance tests in the world,” according to the event’s website! He is a Rehabilitation Medicine specialist, providing a wide range of nonsurgical treatment… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Erik Uribe

From Coach Jerry: Erik brings a passion and competitiveness to his running that is contagious. He has big goals, and he’s proven to me that he’s willing to do the hard work necessary to accomplish those goals. As our top group of men continues to expand and improve, Erik will continue to be a vocal leader of that… Read More »