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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!

Read more: 2013 Race Series Leader Board

NVRC Supports 2022 United Way Day of Caring

The 2022 United Way Day of Caring was held on October 6. The NVRC took part with another of their annual PSU Golf Course trail maintenance projects. Cheree Jones coordinated with Joe Hughes, Penn State Golf Courses PGA General Manager. The NVRC also provided lunch for the crew. This year the 11 volunteers included Jarod Stanton from Barton Associates, Tom Weller from Auntie Anne’s, Penn State Parents Council, Laura Gebhart, Lisa Love, and Miriam Powell from the Penn State Field Hockey coaching staff, as well as Joe Hughes, Cheree and Bob Jones, Janie Brown, and Liz and Jim Kisenwether. They cleared brush, especially from wooded segments of the trail, working tirelessly to make the trail safer. Sections of the trail were widened, outlets were created, and the grass leading to the entrances off of Blue Course Drive was cut. This trail has been a Centre County Day of Caring project for the NVRC each year from 2011-2022 (There was an informal small group of volunteers in 2020 due to the pandemic.) Here are some photos from the day of the project.

Read more: NVRC Supports 2022 United Way Day of Caring

Join the 2021 Run For CVIM Challenge

Come be part of the 2021 Run For CVIM Challenge! If you are running a race this spring or summer, 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 Run For CVIM Challenge fundraising pages for individual runners are now going up on the CVIM web site. If you can't run with us this year, please take a moment and donate to the cause in the name of one or more of the athletes!

 For more information or to join the team, contact Jaimie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2022 Nittany Valley Running Club Indoor Mile Series Final Standings

The 2022 Indoor Mile Series saw two mile records eclipsed, both by the same woman. Carly Shea turned in the fastest Women’s Masters mile time in Series history, winning the second meet in 5:35.52. She also had the best two combined mile times in Series history, 11:11.89.

Men's Open

                             Best Two
Place Name                   Combined
----- ----                   --------       
  1.  Nicholas Deamer         8:53.92         
  2.  Vince Fadale            8:54.88         
  3.  Cameron Mallett         9:14.69         
  4.  Matt Balogh             9:15.57         
  5.  Jason Sammut            9:23.40         
  6.  Josh Holmes             9:24.07         
  7.  John Mihalek            9:29.09         
  8.  Jigar Gosalia           9:33.00         
  9.  Benjamin Wonderling     9:44.97         
 10.  Zack Mitarotonda        9:51.40         
 11.  Patrick Driscoll        9:55.55         
 12.  David Brown            10:10.31        
 13.  Michael Fisher         10:21.05        

Men's Masters

                             Best Two
Place Name                   Combined
----- ----                   --------       
  1.  Sean Devlin            10:56.88  
  2.  Matthew Smith          11:45.01  
  3.  Keith Henderson        12:40.82  
  4.  Marty Klanchar         13:50.56  
  5.  Phil Phillin           14:38.55  

Best Mile Times

 Open     Nicholas Deamer     4:25.75
Masters   Sean Devlin         5:26.64

Women's Open

                             Best Two
Place Name                   Combined
----- ----                   --------       
  1.  Maggie Mahoney         11:09.09  
  2.  Jodi Patterson         11:21.96  
  3.  Ella Snyder            11:40.27  
  4.  Tess Wright            11:48.72  
  5.  Quincey Reese          11:59.90  

Women's Masters

                             Best Two
Place Name                   Combined
----- ----                   --------  
  1.  Carly Shea             11:11.89 (R)
  2.  Lorraine Jasper        11:39.02  

Best Mile Times

 Open     Maggie Mahoney      5:26.83
Masters   Carly Shea          5:35.53 (R)

(R) - Indoor Mile Series Record

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.

Registration: This program is FREE, but pre-registration is required and limited to 20 participants. To register, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide your name, age, email address and phone number. 

Here's an informational flyer.

2022 Nittany Valley Running Club Indoor Mile #1

January 15, 2022
University Park, PA.

The first meet in the 2022 Indoor Mile Series was a great success. It's been two years since the Series has been run, and it was great seeing some familiar faces from past Series. It was also nice seeing a much bigger participation from among the women in the PSU Cross-Country Club than we had in several years!

The first heat was almost all PSU XC Club girls. Ella Snyder was patient and took the lead in the last quarter mile to edge Tess Wright, breaking 6 minutes to finish in 5:59.68. Tess will be trying harder next time to go under 6, just missing this time in 6:01.27. And Quincy Reese was not far behind, finishing third in 6:04.53.

The second heat saw the fastest Men's and Women's Masters times, and a near record. The top 3 finishers were Benjamin Wonderling, who won running away in 4:47.63 (he'll be moved up to the fast heat the next time he runs); Michael Fisher in 5:17.83; and Sean Devlin in 5:30.24, who was the top Men's Masters finisher. Carly Shea, an accomplished Women's Masters runner, nearly took the NVRC Women's Masters record of 5:35.56 set by Jaimie Wright in 2020, finishing 5th in the heat in 5:36.36. 

The fast heat was really fast. Vince Fadale ran the fastest mile the Series has seen in 5 years, topping the field in 4:25.96. But Nicholas Deamer was not too far behind, clocking 4:28.04. Matt Balogh, perennial Series runner, took third in 4:38.72. But expect Matt to close in on the 4:30 times he's used to running as the series goes on.

The next meet in the Indoor Mile Series is next Friday, January 21, in conjunction with the Penn State National Meet. Remember to pre-register by emailing Marty Klanchar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tell Marty your approximate projected finishing time to help him organize heats.


Ella Snyder won the first heat, and broke 6 minutes.

Benjamin Wonderling was the fastest runner in the second heat.

Carly Shea was less than a second from capturing the Series Masters Women's record.

Vince Fadale turned in the fastest Series time in 5 years to win the fast heat.


Heat 1

Place  Name                      Time
-----  ----                      ----
  1    Ella Snyder              5:59.68
  2    Tess Wright              6:01.27
  3    Quincey Reese            6:04.53
  4    Abby Hart                6:16.05
  5    Gulshan Gorrepati        6:41.55
  6    Greg Basarab             6:43.22 (M)
  7    Anna Norman              6:50.36
  8    Phil Philin              7:15.53 (M)

Heat 2

Place  Name                      Time
-----  ----                      ----
  1    Benjamin Wonderling      4:57.63
  2    Michael Fisher           5:17.83
  3    Sean Devlin              5:30.24 (M)
  4    Ethan Chen               5:30.84
  5    Carly Shea               5:36.36 (M)
  6    Jodi Patterson           5:43.70
  7    Delia Mahoney            5:53.76
  8    Maggie Mahoney           5:53.79
  9    Matthew Smith            5:54.64 (M)

Heat 3

Place  Name                      Time
-----  ----                      ----
  1    Vince Fadale             4:25.96
  2    Nicholas Deamer          4:28.04
  3    Matt Balogh              4:38.72
  4    John Mihalek             4:39.91
  5    Cameron Mallett          4:43.70
  6    Josh Holmes              4:46.29
  7    Jigar Gosalia            4:46.45
  8    Jason Sammut             4:46.92
  9    Brendan Morgan           4:54.84
 10    Zack Mitarotonda         4:59.03
 11    Patrick Driscoll         5:05.21

(M) - Masters Runner