Healthy Kids Running Series Coming This Spring - Register Now!

The Healthy Kids Running Series is coming to State College! This is an amazing program for kids Pre-K through 8th grade aimed at promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. The Spring series will begin in April with races being held Sundays 5:30-6:30 for 5 weeks. Race location: Circleville Park. Go to http://www.healthykidsrunningseries.com/race_locations/state-college-pa/ for more information and to register. Register today!!

Website Blog Layout

The blog layouts on the site are ordered by date, but one article is forced to always display first. This is done using a kludge so I'm documenting it here: The main article has it's date set to the far future, currently the year 2030.

Nittany Valley Marathon and Half-Marathon Winners

Nittany Valley Marathon

 

Year Date High Temp Low Temp Race Temp Finishers Men's Winner Time Women's Winner Time
1973 (first) 25-Feb 31 2 19 9 Carl Bechdel 2:45:25 none
1974 17-Feb 32 19 27 28 Steven Molnar 2:38:15 none
1975 16-Feb 42 25 35 34
1976 15-Feb 42 16 32 39
1977 12-Feb 52 33 44 43 Dave Felice 2:27:47 Marjorie Podgajny 2:51:54
1978 11-Feb 25 13 20 51 Jeff Bradley 2:36:23 Liz Cunningham 3:05:54
1978 16-Dec 45 33 40 86 Bruce Baden 2:27:48 Liz Berry 2:41:10
1979 8-Dec 44 27 37 101 Jeffrey Brandt 2:28:50 Jane Welzel 2:48:47
1980 6-Dec 41 16 31 92 John Wessels 2:32:12 Karen Holluck 3:18:16
1981 12-Dec 27 20 24 125 Robert Krents 2:38:31
1982 11-Dec 35 27 32 165
1983 10-Dec 38 34 36 Phillip Hunsberger 2:39:01 Gloria Quinn 3:19:45
1984 15-Dec 57 41 51 33 Carl Yehnert 2:33:38 MaryAnn Bonavida 3:38:44

 

 

 

Nittany Valley Half-Marathon

 

YEAR Date High Temp Low Temo Race Temp Finishers Men's Winner Time Women's Winner Time
1984 1-Dec 57 41 51 78 Bill Reifsnyder 1:07:07* Sue Crowe 1:31:35
1985 7-Dec 35 26 31 95 Eric Carter 1:08:38 Evelynn Ellis 1:30:51
1986 6-Dec 34 17 27 99 Eric Carter 1:09:30 Sue Crowe 1:25:38
1987 5-Dec 48 33 42
1988 3-Dec 33 18 27
1989 2-Dec 21 6 15
1990 1-Dec 41 24 34 91 Ken Frazier 1:10:19 Sue Crowe 1:26:16
1991 7-Dec 37 23 31 70 Mark Courtney 1:16:37 Shelly Ralston 1:28:46
1992 5-Dec 35 25 31 Troy Klinger 1:16:28
1993 4-Dec 51 35 45 60 Artie Gilkes 1:15:21 Dana Lindsley 1:31:25
1994 3-Dec 57 36 45 111 Tom McGlynn 1:09:28 Deneen Haines 1:32:05
1995 2-Dec 55 33 46 164 Tom McGlynn 1:08:45 Donna Fidler 1:21:22
1996 7-Dec 37 30 34 177 Stephen Kuchcinski 1:12:59 Donna Fidler 1:28:27
1997 6-Dec 35 25 31 194 Austin Drager 1:12:04 Esther Asplund 1:32:06
1998 5-Dec 66 57 62 252 Luis del Aguila 1:20:25 Shelley Brand & Donna Fidler 1:25:09
1999 4-Dec 56 31 46 259 Steve Walsh 1:12:20 Jennifer Markovitch 1:33:25
2000 2-Dec 38 20 31 264 Gregg Davis 1:15:23 Kris Phillips 1:30:54
2001 2-Dec 51 42 47 279 Vic Flemming 1:12:34 Beth Ann Buchheit 1:28:34
2002 1-Dec 28 21 27 172 Sean Ion 1:16:50 Tanya Cutting 1:31:59
2003 7-Dec 32 19 27 247 Sean Ion 1:14:44 Beth Parker 1:29:12
2004 5-Dec 50 33 45 299 Patrick Murphy 1:15:09 Beth Parker 1:24:57
2005 4-Dec 32 23 35 255 Patrick Murphy 1:17:03 Beth Parker 1:27:06
2006 3-Dec 44 24 34 364 Nate Harkins 1:11:34 Martha Nelson 1:19:57
2007 2-Dec 33 23 30 355 Nate Harkins 1:12:35 Annie Brewer 1:34:45
2008 2-Nov 48 37 40 386 Joseph Ewaskiewicz 1:18:02 Miesha Marzell 1:22:42
2009 6-Dec 31 24 27 452 Jacob Loverich 1:17:43 Elizabeth Herndon 1:25:40
2010 5-Dec 30 25 28 654 A J Kelly 1:15:16 Cassi Knight 1:22:31
2011 4-Dec 51 35 44 732 Luke Watson 1:12:43 Rebecca Donoghue 1:17:25*** 
2012 2-Dec 52 41 48 695 Daniel Craighead 1:11:46 Meria Minard 1:28:25
2013 8-Dec 25 15 21 666 Daniel Craighead 1:12:51 Meira Minard 1:28:55
2014 7-Dec 37 28 35 533 Daniel Craighead 1:10:53** Jayme Rhodes 1:29:55
2015 6-Dec 39 23 28  529 Daniel Wilcko 1:16:57 Marina Orrson 1:21:04
2016 4-Dec
37 34 37 450 Vince Fadale 1:15:38 Marina Orrson 1:24:41 
2017 3-Dec 50 28 34 488 Matthew Pennock 1:15:46 Marina Orrson 1:22:25  

 

* Men's event record

** Men's present course record.

*** Women's  event and present course record

[Site CSS]

/* * DO NOT edit this file with the standard Joomla editors - it is a CSS file and must not contain any HTML! * (this file is included in every article using the "Default Commands" option to the "SDMacros" plugin extension) */ /* IE 8 fixes */ /* remove max-width:100% from */ img { max-width: none; /* remove max-width:100% - IE ignores width attribute and expands to container */ } body.home { filter: none; /* IE8 background bug */ background: #fff; filter: none; } #header { filter: none; /* IE8 background bug */ } /* Header and Logo */ #header { background:#fff url("/images/NRVCLogo-10x120.png") repeat top left scroll; } #logo {padding: 0;} #logo img {height: 120px; max-width:none} #purpose { /*background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, .5); color: black;*/ background-color:rgba(2, 220, 85, .25); color: black; font-size: small; text-shadow: none; padding:6px 75px 6px 6px; line-height:19px; /* IE8 height difference */ /*font-weight:bold;*/ } /* Menu bar background */ .wrapper-menu, .wrapper-bottom-menu { background-color: #02dc55; background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #02dc55, #04983a); background-image: -webkit-gradient(linear, 0 0, 0 100%, from(#02dc55), to(#04983a)); background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #02dc55, #04983a); background-image: -o-linear-gradient(top, #02dc55, #04983a); background-image: linear-gradient(to bottom, #02dc55, #04983a); filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr='#02dc55', endColorstr='#04983a', GradientType=0); /* IE8 background bug */ } .navbar-inner { background-color: #02dc55; background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #02dc55, #04983a); background-image: -webkit-gradient(linear, 0 0, 0 100%, from(#02dc55), to(#04983a)); background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #02dc55, #04983a); background-image: -o-linear-gradient(top, #02dc55, #04983a); background-image: linear-gradient(to bottom, #02dc55, #04983a); filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr='#02dc55', endColorstr='#04983a', GradientType=0); /* IE8 background bug */ } .navbar .nav li.dropdown.open > .dropdown-toggle, .navbar .nav li.dropdown.active > .dropdown-toggle, .navbar .nav li.dropdown.open.active > .dropdown-toggle, .navbar .nav > .active > a, .navbar .nav > .active > a:hover, .navbar .nav > .active > a:focus { background-color: #00ae48; background-image: none; filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr='#00ae48', endColorstr='#00ae48', GradientType=0); /* IE8 background bug */ } /* Calendars - gCalMarkup */ #gCalMarkup\.table\.grp1 { clear: both; width: 100%; border-collapse: collapse; border: 3px double gray; } #gCalMarkup\.table\.grp1 .monthHeader { text-align:center; font-size: larger; border-bottom: 1px solid black; color: white; background-color: rgb(4, 137, 53); }

Thursday Track Report: Spun Silk And Sunshine

September 20, 2012

The last Thursday Track workout of the Summer saw Jim Myers, John Domico, Tom Cali, Lance Bland, Judd Michael, Bob Cornwall, Marv Hall, Rick Stehouwer, Andrew Webb, Michael Goldfine, Dean Capone, Andy Maguire, Jake Clements, Will Smith, Rich Harter, Torrie Raish, Jaimie Wright, Mike Casper, newcomers Mike Martin and Charlie Vasey, and Marty Mazur head to the track under sunny skies with mild temperatures and some challenging breezes.

Bwana took a minute to introduce a couple of newcomers to the Crew. Charlie Vasey, whose wife is a post-doc at Penn State and has been a regular at the mOUnTaiNBACK Discovery Runs, came by to tweak his fast-twitch muscles. And Mike Martin, a mOUnTaiNBACK DCR veteran, stood at the shallow end of the pool for a while before jumping in with the big kids. After the intros, Bwana pulled out an old not-so-favorite: NX200 on the minute (or 65 seconds, runner's choice). Like all the Thursday workouts, how much good they do depends on whom you pair up with and whether you find the “sweet spot” of the workout effort curve. Anybody can run continuous 200s at an 8 minute mile pace with no rest. But cut that 200 time down from a minute to 50 seconds and things are no longer smooth as silk. That last 10 seconds before your minute is up seems like an awful short time to catch your breath. It gets worse the faster you go, so don’t go too fast, but get a good workout in!

On the cool down jog, Jaimie asked Bwana where he gets his ideas for the workouts. Bwana revealed some of his sources, but maintained enough tact and couth not to tell her where he pulls some of them from. Next week is the beginning of Fall. Bwana will be all week working on a gem to pass on to all of you.

New And Improved 2013 NVRC Race Series Begins With First Night

The NVRC Race Series Cup and Volunteer Achievement Awards are activities designed to help NVRC members earn awards based on their participation and achievement in local races and Club activities. The Race Series Cup and Volunteer Achievement Awards have been significantly revamped in order to increase your participation in and enjoyment of local racing. The 2013 NVRC Race Series begins on New Year's Eve with the First Night Resolution Run 5K. Here are some of the important changes:

Read more: New And Improved 2013 NVRC Race Series Begins With First Night

Nittany Track and Field Youth Group Starts Cross-Country Season Training

Nittany Track and Field youth club will start cross country training season on August 25th. Kids of ages from 8 to 18 are invited to join the club practice, which will be held near State College High School (grass area behind the SCHS South Building) Monday through Thursday 5:45 to 7:15 pm. In addition our Sunday runs from 4:00 to 5:30 pm will go from various parks around State College.

NTF XC is a great running program for all levels and is friendly to beginners! We teach the kids the basics of distance running, work on general endurance, strength, and speed while having a lot of fun! Participants will have an opportunity to participate in some youth cross country meets, if they like, and as the season progresses, the club will be building age-group boys and girls teams for competing at the AAU Districts and Nationals in November. If your children would like to try it – welcome!

The Club will hold an informational meeting on Friday August 23rd, at 6 pm, at the High School Track. If you have additional questions please e-mail Mark Fedkin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check Club’s website www.ntfxc.com. We welcome volunteers from the running community, so please contact Mark if interested in coaching or helping with workouts on any days.

Some frequently asked questions and answers about the program are posted here:

http://www.ntfxc.com/aboutxc.html

The registration form can be found here:

http://www.ntfxc.com/NTF_Registration_FA13.pdf