Cross Country Weekly Roundup #3

Thirty-three of the 62 All-RunWashington preseason runners competed at the Oatlands Invitational in Leesburg, with teams from Maryland and D.C. making it the first of the big opportunities this season for harriers to race their contemporaries from across the river. It served as a debut for Weini

Have Shoes, Will Travel

In 2013, runners from the D.C. region traveled more than 37,000 miles to finish marathons as near as Baltimore and as far as Honolulu, and that’s before we count trips to marathons on other continents. This region may play host to the venerable Marine Corps Marathon and

The Dojo of Pain

Cue an early scene from “Karate Kid.” The kid himself walks into Cobra Kai dojo and discovers that his nemesis is the top student. If that wasn’t intimidating enough, the kid also encounters a meathead instructor, or sensei, as he’s laying out some raw facts. “Pain does

Hunter, newcomer Kelati, dominate Oatlands

Loudoun County’s cross country teams were gracious hosts at the Oatlands Invitational, but not pushovers. Last year’s 3A state champion Andrew Hunter of Loudoun Valley continued to exhibit his dominance that has been budding since last spring to win in 15:21, and Heritage newcomer and Eritrean native Weini

Local college cross country teams enter the fray

Five local college teams battled on the Naval Academy golf course, with the Salty Dog Invitational serving as a de facto D.C. championship, since all of the teams compete in different conferences. On the men’s side, American University (Patriot League led the D.C.-based teams in the men’s

Cross Country Weekly Roundup #2

Laid end-to-end, the races by the scoring five of a cross country team would stretch 15.5 miles. As cool as that would be, it would take forever, so the Braddock Relays cuts it in half, gives the runners and atmosphere otherwise saved for high school football games

The Tower

When he last set foot on a track, all was right in Jim Vollmer’s world. He was at the Maryland state track and field championships over Memorial Day weekend, working as a race official and silently cheering on his Poolesville High School runners, whom he coached in

Taylor sets course record, Fernandez defends, at Navy-Air Force Half

Many runner notched new personal records – and broke some course records as well – on a beautiful morning at the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon. Erin Taylor, who runs with Capital Area Runners, had hoped to finish in the top three, but ended up winning the half marathon

Parks Half winner doubles back from 4:05 mile

Siraw Kebede might have run a little faster on more than two hours of sleep, but not much. The Parks Half Marathon winner got in from New York at about 3 a.m., the morning after he ran 4:05.3 to win the New York Road Runners Road Mile

Cross Country Weekly Roundup #1

Every week during the cross country season, we’ll hear from our RunWashington coaches panel to learn what they liked about the most recent races, including some normative judgments that I, as a journalist, feel unqualified to make. Local teams ran at the Monroe Parker, Great Meadows, Lake Forest, Seahawk