Category Archives: Features

NOVA Featured Runner: Erin Masterson

  This month’s NOVA Running Club Featured Runner is none other than NOVA RC President Erin Masterson.  The well deserved feature goes to Erin for her gutty performance in Boston where she faced and overcame adversity in the form of a pre-race illness and tough in-race weather conditions. Coach Jerry:Erin continues to amaze me with her improvement. When… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Mike Naff

We are recognizing Mike Naff, AKA Coast Guard Mike, this week as NOVA Featured Runner, not only for his strong performances in the DC Rock N Roll Half Marathon this past Saturday, March 14, 2015, but also for his impressive 5K/10K double in the Pacers St Patrick’s Day race on March 1, AS WELL AS his performance just… 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 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 »