For Current Local Running News and Discussion, Join Our Google Group!
In early 2018, we moved our email listserve to Google Groups due to unreliable service from our previous provider Yahoo. The Club listserve is where we keep you updated on coming events including races, group runs, meetings, and other activities. It's also a forum for discussing training programs, running health and injury prevention, and anything else of interest in the local running community. You do not have to be a dues-paying member of the NVRC to join our listserve, but we encourage you to join the Club!
If you would like to join our Google Group, instructions and more are here.
2013 Race Series Leader Board
The 2013 Race Series is over! Please accept our apologies for the delay in getting results out. The new Race Series Scoring software took some time to get over its early bumps, and there were some problems along the way, including a hardware crash! Below is the list of this year's top finishers, those eligible for Awards.
This year's top point getter was again Alan Effrig. Alan has won the prize the last two years! A new Series rule regarding repeat winners stipulates that Alan is "on hiatus" until next year, but his points are posted as a challenge. First place this year goes to Tom Cali. Matt Smith came in second, and Dan Craighead was third. Marty Mazur was a close 4th. The top 3 get special awards, and anyone who got over 30 points will be rewarded.
There is no longer a contest for Volunteer of the Year, but Club volunteers are rewarded according to a points system. Top volunteers and their awards are also listed below.
Full tallies for the Race Series Cup and Volunteer Awards are here.
Information on the Race Series, Volunteer Awards, and full standings, can be found here. You must be an NVRC member to participate. If you want to participate in the 2014 Race Series, it's time to join the Club!
2018 Race Series Cup
The 2017 Race Series is in the books. Final tallies can be found here. The 2018 Race Series is well underway. So far we've had 2 races in the Series: the FIrst Knight Resolution Run 5K and the Indoor Mile Series. More races are coming, so lace up!
Check here for rules and here for the list of Series races. There are also numerous opportunities to earn Volunteer points: Helping out at NVRC races, at the NVRC/Centre Parks and Rec Youth Cross-Country Meets, Volunteer coaching with the Nittany Track and Field Youth Group, and donating blood at the NVRC Blood Drives, and many more. But to participate, you have to be an NVRC member to participate. Join the Club! More information on the Series is here.
Join the 2018 Marathoners For Medicine (M4M) Team
Come be part of the 2018 Marathoners for Medicine team! If you are running a longish race this spring, please consider joining the team. We raise funds for Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM), a local organization that provides free and/or discounted medical and dental care to our neighbors in Centre County who lack health insurance. The need is great, and there is no better time to combine your love for running with an opportunity to enable more of our neighbors to live healthier lives.
We request that you dedicate your race to CVIM, and then ask your family and friends to support you by making a donation to CVIM. You are not required to raise a minimum dollar amount -- every dollar counts, and every dollar you raise goes directly to providing services at CVIM. You'll help to make a difference in our community. Greg Fredericks will once again be serving as an honorary coach along with Fumi Franklin, and we are hoping to have Sue Paterno return.
The M4M fundraising pages are now going up on the CVIM web site. If you can't run with M4M this year, please take a moment and donate to the cause in the name of one or more of the athletes!
Spring 2017 Running Workshop Series: Run Healthy, Run Strong
The 2017 Spring Running Workshop Series is being put on by Cheryl Keller Capone, PhD, NASM-CPT and Christine Dorman, USATF Level I. The workshops will be held at Tudek Park (at the pavilion) at 3 PM on four successive Sundays: April 30, May 7, May 14, and May 21. This program is designed for beginners as well as more advanced runners looking to improve their performance. Please come dressed to run. We also suggest bringing a large towel as some activities will be performed lying on the ground.
Each weekly session will have three main parts:
Part I will focus on topics such as breathing mechanics, core stability, and body weight strength training. The emphasis will be on instruction and proper technique, along with practice time. Each week will build upon the week prior, but it is not essential to attend every session. No experience required!
Part 2 will focus on dynamic warm up exercises/drills. Over the 4 week course, we will cover differences between warming up for longer distances vs. speed work vs. races.
Part 3 will be a group run in Tudek Park around the 1.5 ml loop course - various pace groups available.
Here's an informational flyer.