Katherine Switzer visits local GOTR group

Running legend Katherine Switzer visited the Girls on the Run group at School Without Walls at Francis Stevens April 21 and part of the D.C. chapter’s 10th anniversary. Members of the 12-percon group that were at practice that afternoon had the opportunity to ask questions about Switzer’s experience

D.C. duo wins GW Parkway Classic

Two D.C. runners made detours to Mount Vernon on their way to Philadelphia and picked up first place finishes at the George Washington Parkway Classic. Carlos Jamieson (52:03) and Kerry Allen (1:02:20) tuned up for the Broad Street Run with a rehearsal 10 mile race.  Both members of the

Celebrate Running: Pace the Nation

When you meet your friends for a run, do you make an outline of things you want to discuss? Of course not, so why should the hosts of a running podcast do it? That’s the approach Joanna E. Russo, Tim Marriott (better known as William E. Docs)

David McKay, Beth Conlon lead local Boston Marathon finishers

Washington, D.C.’s David McKay and Montgomery Village, Md.’s Beth Conlon led local finishers Monday at the Boston Marathon. A total of 610 runners who registered with local addresses finished the race. Conlon, 24, ran at Watkins Mill High School in Maryland and competed at Georgetown University as

This year’s Boston Marathon entrants

The D.C. area has 718 registrants in next Monday’s Boston Marathon: 182 from D.C., 191 from Maryland and 345 from Virginia. Naturally, some may not be running, and some current residents lived somewhere else when they signed up. But, here they are:

Chelanga is first American Cherry Blossom winner since ’90

Reset the counter on that “years since Cherry Blossom had an American winner” sign.  Sam Chelanga’s one-second victory over Silas Kipruto gave him that distinction, which had been out of use since Chris Fox won in 1990. His time of 48:25.1 was slowed considerably by winds gusting to 40 miles

High winds force Cherry Blossom infrastructure changes

Winds predicted to high 50 miles per hour race morning have prompted the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile race committee to make some changes to race infrastructure and procedures, according to race spokesman Keith Peters. The kids’ race has been cancelled The elite women will now start with

Running Shorts, March 28

Matthew Centrowitz, son of American University cross country and track coach Matt Centrowitz, won the IAAF World Indoor Championships 1,500 meters, running 3:44.22 to edge the Czech Republic’s Jakub Halusa by .08 seconds. Centrowitz went to Broadneck High School, near Annapolis. The Marine Corps Marathon entry lottery

Off the Beaten Path: The Hash House Harriers

I wasn’t approaching a normal running club. That much was clear as I cautiously approached a group of runners convening near a D.C.-area metro station. No one glared down at a Garmin, willing it to load data. I saw no race t-shirts and no new shoes (sporting

Back and Better Than Ever

Our Lady of Good Counsel was 1,000 meters from glory. This was all that separated the Falcons from beating rival Bishop O’Connell for the first time in seven years to win the 2014 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference cross country crown. But then the squad’s best runner, 16-year-old