Indoor Mile Series Predicted Time Contest

Indoor Mile Predicted time Contest

Just for fun.....

All participants in the final race of the Indoor Mile Series are invited to predict their finishing time.  There will be a prize for the runner who is closest to his (or her) predicted time. Runners will run without watches and will only have reference to the race clock.

Register your predicted time when you email Marty Klanchar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up for the February 4th race. Or do so at check-in. As always with these contests, you are invited to post your time and trash-talk with other runners at the Nittany Valley Running Club Yahoo! Discussion Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NVRC/. 

 

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Indoor Mile Series Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Indoor Mile FAQ

Who can run in the Indoor Mile series?: Any member of the Nittany Valley Running Club except students High School age or younger can run in any of the Indoor Mile Series races. Because the races are run in conjunction with Penn State Indoor Track meets, we have to exclude students High School age or younger due to NCAA recruiting rules.

What's it cost?: The Indoor Mile Series Is free. The Club will make a donation to the PSU Track and Field Booster Club. If you'd like to add to that donation, bring a few dollars.

Where are the races held?: The races are at the Horace Ashenfelter III Multi-Sport Facility (MSF), which is the long building just down the hill from the Bryce Jordan Center on University Drive. You can park in the lots you would use for the BJC.

What if I'm not a member of the NVRC?: That's OK. We'll sign you up on race day. It costs $10. You can get a Club Membership Form here.

Do I have to be an elite athlete to run?: No! We get a wide range of talent showing up at the races. We've had runners do the mile in under 4:20 and over 8:30. We get runners in their 20s and others in their 70s. They are a lot of fun, and will keep you focused on improving your speed over the long winter months.

Come on. Isn't it kind of intimidating to run on the same track with all those collegiate athletes?: Honestly, they don't even know you are there. And they won't be running the same race as you will be, anyway! They'll be warming up while you are, which is more awe-inspiring than intimidating. It's inspiring to watch these really fast kids. You might even want to hang around as a spectator after you race! But the kids are so focused on what they are warming up for that they probably don't even know the NVRC event is going on. The crew that organizes, times and officiates the race is very friendly and will make you feel a little less jittery before you take off. And once you get moving, it's like any other race.

OK, I'm in. What's the drill?: Register for one of the races by emailing Marty Klanchar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 4 PM on the Wednesday before the race. Please give Marty an idea of your expected finishing time so that he can organize heats. Show up at the MSF building at least a half an hour before the posted race time to check in and warm up. The check-in desk is at the same end of the track as main entrance doors to the track area, to the left as you walk in the doors. An NVRC member is usually nearby. Tell the NVRC official at the check-in table that you are there to run the Nittany Valley Running Club Indoor Mile. Get your stick-on number and apply it to your running shorts as directed. Then warm up. Be alert when warming up on the track. Many of the Collegiate runners will be warming up at the same time, and the sprinters are fast.

What is the MSF track like?: The MSF is a modern indoor sports facility built in the late 90s. The MSF track is a very fast 200 meter track. The track has an adjustable hydraulic banking system on the curves. The banks will generally be pitched half way for the mile races. The banking does not make much difference to milers, who will spend most of the 8 lap race on the inside lane. There are a little over 8 laps to the mile running on the inside lane. You can find more information about running and training for track events on the NVRC web site. There is a pace chart for the indoor track here.

Can I wear spikes?: Runners may wear conical spikes up to 1/4" during their race. Here is a description of the allowed type of spike.

So what are the prizes?: We usually have some prizes for the winners. Gift certificates, running goodies, and the like. This year we will be giving an award for the best cumulative performances over the course of the series. For runners over 40, we will also have prizes for the best Master's series. We will have a Predicted Time Contest on the last race in the series. Keep an eye on the Indoor Mile Series page for more details as they become available!

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Equivalent Race Times

Equivalent Running Times For Races Of Various Lengths

100 m 200 m 400 m 800 m 1 mile 2 miles 5 km 5 miles 10 km 10 miles
10.0 20.4 45.5 1:44.9 3:55.1 8:27.0 13:33.8 22:31.3 28:24.2 47:13
10.2 20.7 46.2 1:46.6 3:59.0 8:35.7 13:48.0 22:55.1 28:54.3 48:04
10.4 21.2 47.4 1:49.5 4:05.9 8:51.0 14:12.8 23:36.6 29:47.0 49:32
10.6 21.6 48.4 1:52.0 4:11.7 9:03.9 14:33.7 24:11.7 30:31.4 50:47
10.8 22.0 49.4 1:54.5 4:17.8 9:17.4 14:55.6 24:48.6 31:18.2 52:06
11.0 22.4 50.5 1:57.2 4:24.1 9:31.6 15:18.8 25:27.4 32:07.4 53:28
11.2 22.9 51.6 2:00.1 4:30.8 9:46.9 15:43.1 26:08.3 32:59.3 54:55
11.4 23.3 52.6 2:02.6 4:36.7 9:59.9 16:04.8 26:44.9 33:48.7 56:14
11.6 23.7 53.7 2:05.4 4:43.4 10:14.7 16:28.9 27:25.4 34:37.1 57:40
11.8 24.1 54.8 2:08.0 4:49.8 10:29.0 16:52.3 28:08.9 35:27.2 59:04
12.0 24.6 56.0 2:11.2 4:57.2 10:45.7 17:19.4 28:50.5 36:25.0 1:00:42
12.2 25.0 57.0 2:13.8 5:03.6 10:59.9 17:42.7 29:29.7 37:14.8 1:02:06
12.4 25.4 58.1 2:16.6 5:10.2 11:14.8 18:07.0 30:10.7 38:06.9 1:03:34
12.6 25.9 59.2 2:19.4 5:17.1 11:30.4 18:32.5 30:53.7 39:01.5 1:05:06
12.8 26.3 1:00.3 2:22.4 5:24.3 11:46.8 18:59.2 31:38.7 39:58.7 1:06:43
13.0 26.7 1:01.4 2:24.2 5:30.9 12:00.8 19:23.6 32:20.0 40:51.4 1:08:21
13.2 27.1 1:02.5 2:28.1 5:38.1 12:17.8 19:49.9 33:07.7 41:48.2 1:09:45
13.4 27.5 1:03.6 2:31.1 5:45.3 12:34.3 20:17.0 33:50.3 42:46.1 1:11:26
13.6 28.0 1:04.8 2:34.0 5:52.4 12:50.5 20:43.6 34:35.3 43:44.0 1:13:02
13.8 28.4 1:05.9 2:37.1 5:59.9 13:07.4 21:11.3 35:22.2 44:43.0 1:14:44
14.0 28.9 1:07.1 2:40.2 6:07.6 13:24.1 21:40.4 36:11.5 45:45.6 1:16:31
14.2 29.3 1:08.3 2:43.5 6:15.7 13:43.6 22:10.7 37:02.9 46:51.2 1:18:21
14.4 29.7 1:09.3 2:46.3 6:22.4 13:59.0 22:36.0 37:45.9 47:46.0 1:19:54
14.6 30.1 1:10.4 2:49.1 6:29.4 14:15.0 23:02.4 38:30.6 48:42.9 1:21:31
14.8 30.6 1:11.8 2:52.8 6:38.5 14:35.8 23:36.8 39:29.0 49:57.5 1:23:38
15.0 31.2 1:13.2 2:56.6 6:48.0 14:57.8 24:12.8 40:30.4 51:15.6 1:25:51

Source: Computerized Running Training Programs, by James B. Gardner and J. Gerry Purdy, Track and Field News, Los Altos, California

Beidleheimer Sidewinder History

Dave Eggler has compiled the best times for men, women, and teams in the Sidewinder by actual time, age-graded tables, and WAVA tables. Some years one person had all three best times; some years two or three persons had best times.  From 2004-2007 non-gendered winners were decided by age-graded tables, and from 2008 onward by WAVA tables.

 

 Year/                                  Actual   Age-graded  WAVA
 Category  Name                    Age   Time     Time       Time
 --------  ----------              ---   -----   ----------  ----
2004                               
   men     Tom        Cali          49   37:28    34:08      33:53
   women   Lisa       Glebatis      23   45:55    39:55      41:24
           Sue        Crowe         48   47:08    38:08      38:01

2005
   men     John       Jacob         32   35:53    35:53      35:53
           Tom        Cali          50   37:19    33:19      33:29
           Stephen    Forrestel     55   39:03    31:43      33:39
   women   Katherine  Ward          15   41:18    35:18      35:43
           Amy        Fakterowitz   37   42:40    36:40      37:47

2006
   men     Nathan     Harkins       27   32:05    32:05      32:05
   women   Meira      Minard        30   41:12    35:12      37:09
           Monika     Modest        50   43:49    33:49      34:42
   team    Geezelles                            3:04:18    3:10:46

2007
   men     Andy       Cunningham    28   37:31    37:31      37:31
           Duane      Serpentine    37   37:48    37:48      37:22
           Bob        Crowe         59   46:33    36:33      38:44
   women   Meira      Minard        33   40:27    34:27      36:28
   team    Bellefonte Road Raiders              4:01:07    3:56:21

2008
   men     Bob        Radzwich      39   35:10    35:10      34:18
           Terry      Reid          49   37:46    34:26      34:09
   women   Sarah      Farrant       35   46:20    40:02      41:22
           Pamela     Scott         46   46:47    38:27      38:24
   team    Juniata Valley Striders              3:18:32    3:16:50

2009
   men     Patrick    Singletary    43   35:24    34:04      33:32
           Tom        Cali          54   38:35    31:55      33:31
   women   Katie      Davis         21   36:52    30:52      33:14
   teams   WAVA Raiders                         2:52:40    2:53:46
           Tussey Teasers                       2:58:40    3:07:05
           Mop Up Crew                          3:05:42    3:07:23

Racing and Competition

Every year there are a great many races of all distances in areas all over the state, as well as many in Centre County and the surrounding areas. Distances range from single miles in the Indoor Mile Series, to a 50 mile ultra-marathon at the Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK. To see the results of a recent or past event, check out the Results section. Many of the local races are also sponsored by the club. Details on these races can be found in the Club Sponsored area. Participation in these races and in the club is encouraged through the NVRC Race Series. Finally, the Race Director section has lots of useful information for helping race directors organize a race. If you would like to have a race added to our calendar please go to our Add Event Form.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of requests for event postings, and our desire to provide Central Pennsylvanians with an uncluttered calendar of local events, we regretfully cannot list events outside a 90 mile radius of State College, PA.

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Boalsburg Memorial Day Run History

Boalsburg Memorial Day Run History
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The Boalsburg Memorial Day Run has been going on since 1981. It's one of the longest established races in the area. Somehow Mike Casper got hold of a spreadsheet that had data on the race going back to the beginning. The spreadsheet ends in 1997. I made a table below with some of the interesting statistics. I filled in the information for the races after 1997 from our results on the web site, but there are a few missing years. If you have any information on these races, let me know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The village of Boalsburg is a small town just outside of State College, PA. It's one of the towns that claim have originated the idea for Memorial Day around the time of the Civil War. The town still has an old-fashioned home town feel. They have a great Memorial Day celebration, including an arts and crafts fair, a carnival, a parade, and the race itself.
The Boalsburg race has always been a funky affair. It used to be billed as a 4 Miler, but the race directors were never very picky about the distance measurement. The current course is really about 3.8 miles and it has always been about that long. But the start and finish changed from the Diamond at the center of town to Blue Spring Park, not far away, and there have been a few other tweaks over the years, so course records are hard to compare. It seems like the whole town either runs the race or cheers the runners. And despite the fact that the course is pretty tough, with two challenging hills, lots of people of all ages run it. It's a nice way to spend Memorial Day morning.

Here's the history:

Year # of Runners Start/Finish Men's Winner Time Women's Winner Time
1981 146 Diamond Richard Harter 20:44 Sue Crowe 24:06
1982 253 Diamond Gary Black 20:13 Barbara Black 25:30
1983 316 Diamond Bill Knapp 21:18 Sue Crowe 25:39
1984 332 Diamond Bob Hudson 20:11 Liz Kisenwether 25:20
1985 415 Diamond Pete Bortolotti 20:22 Lynne Strauss 25:17
1986 426 Diamond Bob Hudson 20:43 Karen Borza 25:29
1987 430 Diamond Matt Colton 20:39 Sue Crowe 23:30
1988 336 Blue Spring Park Matt Colton 19:47 Sue Crowe 22:21
1989 372 Blue Spring Park James Hegarty 20:18 Laurie Morrow 23:16
1990 412 Blue Spring Park Mike Crescenzi 19:15 Sue Crowe 22:26
1991 436 Blue Spring Park Austin Morrow 19:45 Sue Crowe 23:26
1992 300 Blue Spring Park Mike Crescenzi 18:59 Heidi Gerken 22:15
1993 281 Blue Spring Park Leif Steiner 21:15 Sue Crowe 23:12
1994 263 Blue Spring Park Colin Heitzman 20:33 Evelynn Ellis 23:56
1995 310 Blue Spring Park Jeff Miller 20:32 Evelynn Ellis 23:49
1996 302 Blue Spring Park Chris Pass 20:23 Evelynn Ellis 24:04
1997 356 Blue Spring Park Chris Pass 20:30 Evelynn Ellis 24:04
1998 ? Blue Spring Park ? ? ? ?
1999 425 Blue Spring Park Louis Aquila 19:50 Bethann Scott 25:06
2000 496 Blue Spring Park Matt Kretchmar 20:44 Chris Crowe 25:27
2001 440 Blue Spring Park Stephen Gross 20:33 Chris Crowe 24:43
2002 408 Blue Spring Park Stephen Walsh 19:37 Jessi Loner 24:13
2003 348 Blue Spring Park Brian Wheeler 21:48 Julie Grubb 24:31
2004 412 Blue Spring Park Erik Scott 20:22 Patricia Keating 25:09
2005 418 Blue Spring Park David Moore 20:19 Jessi Loner 24:32
2006 491 Blue Spring Park Erik Scott 20:49 Martha Nelson 23:02
2007 420 Blue Spring Park Richard Koubek 20:48 Meghan Mason 23:30
2008 437 Blue Spring Park Andy Cunningham 21:44 Meghan Mason 23:21
2009 479 Blue Spring Park David Moore 20:29 Katie Davis 23:02

2010

492

Blue Spring Park

Andy Cunningham

21:56

Tatum Del Bosco

24:08

2011

494

Blue Spring Park*

Pat Singletary

21:31

Hayley Weyhe

25:12

2012

470

Blue Spring Park

Jacob Loverich

20:23

Samantha Snead

23:21

2013

405

Blue Spring Park

Daniel Craighead

20:10

Heather Hoechst

24:42

2014

406

Blue Spring Park

Daniel Craighead

20:53

Jaimie Wright

26:05

1991

338

Blue Spring Park

Daniel Craighead

20:19

Kirsten Frazier

24:43

 

* Course shortened by about 150 yards due to muddy fields at Blue Spring Park.

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Every year there are a great many races of all distances in areas all over the state, as well as many in Centre County and the surrounding areas. Distances range from single miles in the Indoor Mile Series, to a 50 mile ultra-marathon at the Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK. To see the results of a recent or past event, check out the Results section. Many of the local races are also sponsored by the club. Details on these races can be found in the Club Sponsored area. Participation in these races and in the club is encouraged through the NVRC Race Series. Finally, the Race Director section has lots of useful information for helping race directors organize a race. If you would like to have a race added to our calendar please use the Add Event Form.

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