Treasurer's Report Available

The NVRC Treasurer's Report, revised to include last year's data, is now available here.

Cherry Run Trail

Marty Mazur and his family recently hiked the Cherry Run Trail near Lamar, PA. The trail would also make a nice trail run, though challenging in spots. Here's a link to Marty's report on the trail.

The Latest From Girls On The Run of Happy Valley

The Girls on the Run international organization recently approved a Happy Valley chapter, as reported here a couple of months ago. The local chapter is now busy setting up shop. Here's the latest news.

2012 Indoor Mile Series Schedule Announced

The 2012 Indoor Mile Series will again feature 4 meets in January and February. Each meet will have heats of the mile. The last meet will also have a heat of the 3000 meter run. As usual, there will be a Predicted Time Contest for the mile at the last meet.

The Indoor Mile Series is open to all NVRC members except students high school age or younger (due to NCAA recruiting rules). The coming Series will be held on the newly resurfaced Multi-Sport Facility track. There will be new regulations regarding spikes, which will soon be posted on the Indoor Mile Series page. Details of the Series can be found here.

Representatives Of Girls On The Run To Be At Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK Expo

The Centre Region chapter of Girls on the Run will have a table promoting their new local chapter at The Ramada Inn Expo for the Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK on Saturday evening, and also at Tussey the mOUnTaiNBACK on Sunday. Stop by and find out about this great new organization for 3rd through 8th grade girls.

Superhuman Effort To Benefit Juvenile Diabletes Research Fund

Steve McAninch, who last year ran 30 hours to raise $30K for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, is about to embark on an even more superhuman endeavor. Between now and May 19, Steve plans to run 750 miles, with 130,000 feet elevation gain;  bicycle 1500 miles, and lift 1,000,000 pounds.  May 18 into 19, he will conclude his effort with a 100 mile run around the State College area. To kick off his fundraising, Steve is working with Chik-Fil-A to hold a Spirit Night on World Diabetes Day, Monday, November 14. On this day, Chik-Fil-A will donate 15% of all receipts from customers who hand in this ticket

Thursday Track Report: A Decided Lack Of Seriousness

September 1, 2011

Who does the two-fers, Part II? We have less to go on because the Thursday Track attendance was pretty light. Only Tom Cali, John Domico, Judd Michael, Lance Bland, Andy Maguire, Michael Goldfine, Mike Casper, Rob Shaver, Esther Prins, Mark Fedkin, Miles Smith, Jim Laudermilch, Rich Harter, Rob Peterson, and Marty Mazur came out. And among them, only Cali, Harter, and Mazur headed to the hills by eventide. And Cali was suffering from some kind of Low T ailment, huffin' and a wheezin'.

Bwana realizes that we do a lot of "maintain and sustain" workouts, where we keep some kind of barely sub 5K race pace over a bunch of long reps. How about a little kickin' out the jams, especially for the "fast-twitch challenged", like Rob Peterson? So 8X200 it was. That's a little light on the 200s (Bwana usually asks for at least 12), but Bwana at least thought that more Trackers would double up in the evening. Peterson acquited himself well. He'll have a hard time keeping the title of Sandbagger of the DCR with that kind of effort.

OK, so why were there so few people at the track today. School is in, both Penn State and the little kiddies. Nobody should be on vacation anymore! It's mOUnTaiNBACK training season! Nobody should be slacking! Unless you're among the many mOUnTaiNBACK injured. But even Judd Michael, hobbled mOUnTaiNBACK DCR ex-captain, made it to the track to work that bad hammie! If you're serious, get to work!