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NOVA Team Profile: Erin Masterson

PRs 800m: 2:15.2 1500m: 4:40.3 Mile: 5:03 5k: 18:28.7 5 Mile: 32:48 10k: 40:05 10 Mile: 1:05:57 Half Marathon: 1:31.2 Marathon: 3:14.21 Erin Masterson started running at the advanced age of 7. Growing up in Annapolis, MD, she was recruited to the Annapolis Junior Striders, a fledgling running club started by her dad as an offshoot of the flagship… Read More »

NOVA Team Profile: Bob Koeppen

Bob played varsity baseball and basketball in high school and never had an interest in running unless he was late for something.  Into his twenties, he was mildly active which allowed him to stay fairly fit.  Fast forward 10 years, married with one child and working 55-60 hours a week at a New York investment bank, Bob had become “pleasantly plump.”… Read More »

NOVA Spotlight: Coach Jerry Alexander

“Okay gang. Nice and easy. Nothin’ too crazy.” If those words sound familiar to you, you may have spent some time circling a track with NOVA Coach Jerry Alexander keeping a careful eye on your progress. As the coach for the Northern Virginia Running Club (NOVA),  Alexander has spent more than his fair share of hours watching athletes… Read More »