Category Archives: Features

NOVA Running Club Board Member Role Descriptions

The Northern Virginia Running Club is a non-profit organization with an elected, volunteer board, composed of club members, which manages the club’s finances, operations and activities. Any member of the Northern Virginia Running Club in good standing is eligible to serve on the board according to club by-laws. The members of the board are elected on a yearly basis by… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Jessica McGuire

From Coach Jerry: Jess had a truly fantastic race in Chicago! She worked extraordinarily hard in the last year to transform herself into a sub-3 hour marathoner, and that goal seemed so ambitious a few months ago that it would have been easy to dismiss it as a fantasy. But Jess believed in herself, put in the hard… Read More »

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 »

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 http://www.safetyandhealthfoundation.org/20160621.html  . 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »