Straight Outta NOVA

They started out six years and a few miles apart in Burke. In June 2014, they wound up almost 2,300 miles away, neck and neck at the Rock n’ Roll San Diego Marathon. When Anna Corrigan and Bonnie Axman were cruising through the first miles, they had

Susanna Sullivan is Making Plans

Over five weeks this spring, Susanna Sullivan ran four races. A nation-leading 26:51 at the St. Patrick’s Day 8k. A week later, second at Virginia Beach’s Shamrock Half Marathon in 1:14:22. After a break, second at the Collegiate Running Association championships at Richmond’s Monument Avenue 10k with

Something Happened on the Way to Boston

Some Boston Marathon hopefuls had to deal with heartbreak long before they reached the eponymous hill in Newton. While Boston always carries a special significance, runners this year were even more determined to prove the running community’s resilience after two bombs went off at the finish line

Ted Last

The bananas and bagels are almost gone and the band, if there is one, is wrapping things up. The finish line is about to come down, but here comes Ted Hobart. The native Arlingtonian’s size would throw off most people if they guessed his sport — he

DCRRC celebrates with a four-mile run

The second race of the D.C. Road Runners Club Bunion Derby race series was underway Saturday evening at the Hugh Jascourt Memorial 4-Miler. More than 80 runners turned out on Saturday evening on the C&O Towpath near Fletcher’s Boat House to celebrate its club’s founding president’s birthday,

The hill remains the same

Red, white and blue replaced head-to-toe green. Long sleeves made way for tank tops and sports bras. The hill, however, was the same as everyone remembered it. The Freedom Four set up shop at the top of Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, with the same out-and-back course as

Running with dad

“Do it for Dad” was the motto for a plethora of runners June 15th at the Father’s Day 8k. Held on the C&O Canal Towpath in Georgetown, the flat course offered an opportunity for the perfect finale to the holiday weekend. Many runner families enjoyed the dual

Mugger no match for morning runners

When nearing the end of an hour-long run in this hot and humid weather, the last thing you want to put your body through is a full on sprint. But just a few weeks ago at approximately 6:05 a.m., several runners of the Pacers 5 a.m. running

Local community runs in honor of Jaime Rowley

The sounds of laughter, music and families with friendly dogs and moonbounce-loving children filled the start area of the ninth annual Twilight Festival 4 Miler June 21 in Ashburn. But a subtle somberness permeated the race and paralleled the evening’s overcast skies. On March 12 of this year, Ashburn

Celebrate Running: Jay Wind’s Van

If you’re hoping to catch some looks in Georgetown, hop behind the wheel of race organizer Jay Wind’s maroon Ford Aerostar XLT van. I did in 2011, for a spin around M Street and Wisconsin Avenue. It handled well enough, but what mattered was inside. Enough equipment