Category Archives: Blog

New Winter Training Option – Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex

Winter 2015 has been rough here in the DMV. Snow, ice and single digit temperatures have made it difficult to run outside and have even led to canceled track sessions. Luckily, there appears to be an indoor option that does not include the use of a treadmill. NOVA member Lisa McNichols recently ventured to the Prince George’s County… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Dawn Gillis

NOVA  runner Dawn Gillis has been selected this week as the NOVA Featured Runner, based on her excellent performance at the JFK 20K on January 18! Dawn was gracious enough to sit down with NOVA and share some insights into her running career to date, running goals for 2015, and her thoughts on Coach Jerry and the NOVA team!… Read More »

NOVA Membership Renewals

The time is NOW for many of you to renew your annual NOVA membership. As mentioned, we are now making memberships renewable on a rolling basis, so your membership renewal will be due the same month of your original signup the previous year. The NOVA Membership Coordinator will be sending out emails the beginning of each month to those… Read More »

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!

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!

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 »