Category Archives: Blog

NOVA 2014 End Of Year Party Highlights

 2014 was a great year for NOVA! Here’s to an awesome 2015! Here are some highlights from a great end of the year party. 2014 Team Award Winners Men’s MVP: Michael Naff 2014 was the best year of Mike’s running career, as he set PRs of 30:52 for 8k and 61:32 for 10 miles, barely missed his PR… Read More »

NOVA 2015 Board Member Elections: Survey Open December 1-15, 2014

NOVA 2015 Board Member Elections: Survey Open December 1-15, 2014 NOVA Board Membership elections survey open December 1 until December 15, 2014.  SURVEY LINK: HEREDecember 15, 2014 Write-in candidates are also accepted at the time of voting (even if not pre-listed on the survey ballot). All Board Member positions are currently up for election, including: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Coordinator, and… Read More »

Coach Jerry Quoted in Runner’s World!

Coach Jerry Quoted in Runner’s World! Check out Coach Jerry’s quote in a recent Runner’s World article!http://www.runnersworld.com/races/more-runners-passing-the-baton?page=single

Best Name in Running: Gretchen Speed!

Hey NOVA – take a minute and vote for Gretchen Speed, one of Coach Jerry’s former athletes in the Runner’s World Best Name in Running contest! http://m.runnersworld.com/fun/vote-the-best-name-in-running

NOVA Running Club Summer Track Mid-Distance Night

Join the NOVA Running Club for our first Summer Track Distance Night! This is an open event for all comers interested in trying out a track race. For those post-collegiate runners who haven’t raced on the track in years, to younger kids thinking about joining their high school team and want to get a taste of it now,… Read More »

NOVA Runners Compete in the 2014 Boston Marathon

The NOVA team turned out a good showing in the Boston Marathon on Monday, with gutsy performances from all our runners who entered. Leading the pack was Cory Schwartz, finishing with an outstanding time of 2:59.30. NOVA stalwart Mark Drosky also had a strong performance, finishing in 3:10:14. Following behind was the trio of Erin Masterson (3:23:53), Dawn… Read More »

NOVA Team Profile: Betty Blank

PRs 1 mile 5:26 5k 18:53 8k 30:43 10k 39:26 10 miles 64:50 1/2 marathon 1:24:30 Marathon 3:02:00 52 marathons 32 Triathlons 3 Half Ironman Triathlons Betty was a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines for 17 years. While she was based in New York, a guy named Bob Girgus came into the crew lounge and said he needed… Read More »

NOVA Team Profile: Jay Jacob Wind

PRs Jay Jacob Wind photo: Jay Wind 100m: 13:08 200m: 29:03 400m: 60.9 800m: 2:14 1500m: 4:28 Mile: 4:44 3000m: 9:37 2 Mile: 10:15 3 Mile: 15:18 5k: 15:45 4 Mile: 21:38 5 Mile: 26:25 10k: 2:37 15k: 51:03 10 Mile: 52:42 20k: 69:45 Half Marathon: 1:13:18 20 Miles: 1:52:00 Marathon: 2:27:25 50 Miles: 6:16:15 Jay Jacob Wind… Read More »

NOVA Team Profile: Dave Wertz

PRs 5K: 15:16 8k:  25:57 10k: 31:58 10 Mile: 53:21 Seven years ago, before he became the elite runner we know him as today, Dave Wertz had no formal background in running, and limited his workouts to a little jogging to stay in shape. Fast forward to 2013, and Dave is burning up the track and the roads… Read More »