Running Shorts

Plans for new W*OD Trail bridge over Wiehle Avenue in Reston. Photo: Fairfax County
  • Due to excessive rain over the past few days, Montgomery County Parks is closing all natural surface trails for the rest of the week. This is intended to protect both the trails and their users.
  • Generally look out near trees, because the heavy rains have exposed roots and loosened the ground
  • A car drove onto the W&OD Trail Monday evening, July 23 between Leesburg and the Loudoun County Fairgrounds. The car, which a witness described as likely a gold Lexus, was heading east and traveling about as fast as a car would on a road and fast enough that the witness couldn’t take a picture or make out the license plate. Several people reported nearly being hit.
  • Further east on the W&OD Trail, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved final design plans for a bridge over Wiehle Avenue that is due to be completed by October 2022. Reston Now has more.
  • The D.C. Road Runners club held its track championships in Saturday’s deluge, featuring men’s and women’s elite miles and 800 meter races. Click (more) to see videos.

Men’s Mile


Women’s Mile


Men’s 800 meters


Women’s 800 meters

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Since everyone seems to be remarking that last year felt like five, here’s some of what happened in the local running scene in 2021.

RunWashington’s coaches panel reviewed the 2021 season and picked the 62 best cross country runners in the D.C. area.

RunWashington’s coaches panel reviewed the 2021 season and picked the seven girls and seven boys for the All-RunWashington Virginia team.

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