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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 »

NOVA Featured Runner: Kevin Welch

On the heels of his strong PR and Boston Marathon qualifying performance at the VA Beach Shamrock Marathon, Kevin Welch is this month’s NOVA Featured Runner. While Kevin’s recent performance at Shamrock solidified his nomination, his hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed and we look forward to many more great races from him! From Coach Jerry:When… Read More »

Northern Virginia Running Club Estate Planning and Donation

NOVA Running Club is important part of many of our lives. NOVA Resource Director Bob Weiner has developed a template for NOVA members to donate a portion of your estate through a bequest to NOVA in your will. Giving in one’s estate is a painless way to provide for what is important to you, and balance it with… Read More »

NOVA Featured Coach: Jerry Alexander

Coach Jerry Alexander, the head coach of the NOVA Running Club since 2006, is our feature this week! Known by all of NOVA as the guy who designs our Tuesday workouts, and for his watchful guidance over us at the track (rain or shine), he’s been to many people in our club the person who has helped them… Read More »