Category Archives: Features

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 »

NOVA Featured Runner: Stephanie Lundeby

This week’s NOVA Featured Runner is Stephanie Lundeby. As one of the speedsters on the NOVA team, Stephanie put together a string of fantastic performances, most recently finishing the Philly Marathon in 3:07:56. In addition to her superb performances with NOVA, Stephanie is also part of the Elite Snapple Triathlon team and took home a 1st place AG… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Mark Drosky

This week’s NOVA Featured Runner is Mark Drosky. A legend within the DC running community, long time NOVA member (and former NOVA President!), and all around great runner and loyal friend, Mark is a true stalwart of the NOVA gang. He recently ran the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon, and his performance at that race solidified his selection for… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Katie Kieran

This week’s NOVA Featured Runner is speedster Katie Kieran. Katie has been lighting the race circuit on fire this season, claiming first place finish after first place finish. A regular at the NOVA Tuesday Night Track sessions, Katie has been a welcome addition to our strong NOVA Women’s team. Congratulations Katie! From Coach Jerry: Katie is a superb… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Nene Reed

This week’s NOVA Featured Runner is our very own Communications and Social Media Director Nene Reed. Nene has been an energetic and enthusiastic presence at NOVA since joining the team last fall. In addition to his role on the NOVA Board, Nene has been working hard on the track (and in the bike and pool too!) His latest… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Jessica Bowden

This month’s NOVA Featured Runner is none other than Jessica Bowden. Jess has been a great addition to the NOVA Women’s team and her 19:15 finish at the NOVA 5k is evidence that hard work gets results. FROM COACH JERRY Jess has been a revelation since she joined NOVA. Through hard work and persistence, she’s improved dramatically, and… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Craig Shearer

This month’s NOVA Featured Runner is Craig Shearer! Craig has become a fixture on the NOVA team and a fantastic addition to a strong men’s team. If you don’t know Craig, his answers below will help to get to know him better, but first, we have some words from Coach Jerry: Craig is one of the hardest working… Read More »