Category Archives: Blog

NOVA Featured Runner: Greg Swiatocha

Greg Swiatocha is the NOVA Featured Runner this week! Greg has been selected based on his recent 10th place performance in the Annapolis 10 Miler, as well as his consistently strong performances in road races as well as at track practice, while serving as the de facto men’s team leader. Greg also has served for the past 1.5… Read More »

NOVA Running Club Welcomes Dr. David Goodwin

Dr. David Goodwin is an orthopedic surgeon with a focus on the operative and nonoperative management of athletic injuries in sports medicine. This includes everything from shoulder injuries and hip arthroscopy (with labral tears and IT band syndrome) to achilles tendinitis/tears, and literally everything around the knee (patellofemoral syndrome, meniscus, ACL, etc…). Dave is local to the DC… Read More »

Coach Jerry’s Top 10 Moments with the NOVA Running Club

I’ve recently hit my 10 year mark as the coach at NOVA, and that auspicious anniversary has caused me to reflect on the many, many great moments that I’ve had the pleasure to be part of during those 10 years. While it’s impossible to list all of the wonderful accomplishments of our athletes in the last decade, here… Read More »

Martha Merz Tribute – By Coach Jerry

As many of you know, Martha Merz is moving to Connecticut with her family at the end of July. Rather than attempt to list all of Martha’s accomplishments in the three years that it’s been my pleasure to work with her at NOVA, I’m going to focus on the race that defines Martha in my mind, her American… Read More »

NOVA Summer Track Mid-Distance Night I Results

NOVA Running Club’s Summer Track Mid-Distance Night I is in the books! Thank you to everyone that came to participate, cheer, support and volunteer! The official results from the races are below and can also be viewed at  . Join us next week, June 28th, for NOVA Summer Track Mid-Distance Night II. NOVA Summer Track Mid-Distance Night… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Brie Gawrys

Brie Gawrys is the NOVA Featured Runner! We’d like to recognize Brie for her numerous great performances over the past year and her years of participation in the NOVA Running Club. Sadly, this post also serves as a send-off farewell as Brie will head to California in just a few short weeks (sob!) Fortunately, there is still time… Read More »

Coach Jerry Alexander Featured In ‘Faces of Pacers’

Our very own Coach Jerry Alexander was profiled in this week’s Pacers Running Faces of Pacers feature page.Here is an excerpt: As a coach, my goal is to make the athletes I work with the best they can be. I coach athletes with the Pacers//GRC- New Balance team and the Northern Virginia Running Club. I have learned over years of working… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Ben Brooks

In recognition of his awesome performance in Boston, as well as his years of participation in the NOVA Running Club and many great races along the way, Ben Brooks has been selected as the NOVA Featured Runner. We all know Ben from his contributions to the club on the racing side but Ben has been gracious enough to… Read More »

2016 Boston Marathon – Race Report – By Ben Brooks

So, this race was a total mystery for me, and my plan was to run a 3:20. Very conservative, since I had no idea of my fitness level after coming back from the flu three weeks ago (all indications were not looking good, so a 3:20 would be thrilling). Using Runner’s Connect, I cobbled together my own pace… Read More »