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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 »

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 »