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by Charlie Ban June 19, 2018 at 11:21 am 0

Caitlyn Tateishi finishing the Love the Run You’re With 5k. Photo: Bruce Buckley/Swim Bike Run Photography

  • Three women with local connections qualified for the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials at Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minn. D.C. resident Caitlyn Tateishi ran 2:43:35, West Potomac alumna (and 2013 Marine Corps Marathon and 2016 Army Ten-Miler winner) Kelly Calway ran 2:42:26 and Oakton and American University alumna Keira (Carlstrom) D’Amato ran 2:44:03. Alexandria’s Bethany Satchleben, who had already qualified, did so again in the Gerry Bjourklund Half Marathon in 1:12:22.
  • Patriot alumna Rachel McArthur, a freshman at Villanova University, won the U.S. junior 1,500 meter title, running 4:25.70. Georgetown University freshman Rey Rivera finished second in the 800 meters, running 1:50.47. They will compete at the world junior championships in Finland July 10-15.
  • Fairfax’s Beth Ann Telford was a guest on the Diz Runs podcast, talking about her 2017 World Marathon Challenge.
  • Potomac River Running is opening a store at the One Loudoun shopping mall in Ashburn in the next few weeks.

by Charlie Ban June 18, 2018 at 6:13 pm 0

Sean McGorty wins the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Photo: Spencer Allen

Chantilly alumnus Sean McGorty won the NCAA 5,000 meter championship a little over a week ago.

 

by Cristina Burbach June 18, 2018 at 10:00 am 19 Comments


We’re having some trouble with our water fountains. Many are not working and if they are, produce only a trickle. Let us know where and when you found such a fountain and RunWashington will try to get some answers about what is going on and when we can expect some repairs. Thank you!


Fountains compiled by Joanna Russo. New or broken fountain? Let us know here

It’s a simple expectation.  You press the button and water comes out.  Except sometimes it doesn’t.

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by Katie Bolton June 17, 2018 at 11:38 am 0

Lori-Beth, Matthew and Dieu Hua

Three years ago, we introduced the running community to Matthew Hua, a runner at J.E.B. Stuart High School who would not allow his unique medical condition slow him down. In the time since, Matthew has proven unstoppable. In fact, within four days, Matthew hosted a dinner for the many champions who’ve supported him and his family over the years, graduated from Stuart with an international baccalaureate diploma and underwent surgery to further improve his breathing capacity.

RunWashington caught up with Matthew and several of his champions to find out what has changed in his life since 2015, and how running has changed him.

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by Charlie Ban June 15, 2018 at 9:49 am 0

 

Name: Katie Morgan

Self-described age group: Under 30 crowd

Residence: Washington, D.C.

Occupation: I work in the environmental advocacy space, currently at Ocean Conservancy

Volunteer roles in the running world: I joined the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club – Rock Creek Crew last year in order to give back to the trails that I run on every week, and have loved it ever since. The club goes out each month and helps repair and restore sections of trail in Rock Creek Park that need a little love – last month we patched up a section of the Battery Kemble trail. We repair wash outs after big rain storms to blow downs from big wind events, general trail maintenance, invasive control and everything in-between. We work with the National Park Service, and it is a fantastic way for me and my fellow volunteers to give back to the trails we love!  I’ve learned so much – how to use a pick mattock, dig a trench, position trails to reduce erosion and spot issues on trails I otherwise never would have paid attention to. As an avid trail runner, this is probably my favorite activity outside of running each month, and it gives me great pride each time I run over trails I helped restore.

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by Charlie Ban June 12, 2018 at 12:57 pm 0

Sean McGorty closes in on his first NCAA championship, the 5,000 meters. Photo courtesy of Stanford University Athletics

Chantilly alumnus Sean McGorty, finishing his fifth year at Stanford, won the NCAA 5,000 meters, running 13:54.81 to edge Syracuse’s Justyn Knight by 0.22 seconds. Look out for him next week on the Pace the Nation podcast. Heritage alumna Weini Kelati, running for the University of New Mexico, finished the 5,000 meters in 15:46.57 for ninth place.

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by Dickson Mercer June 8, 2018 at 11:51 am 0


It takes an hour to get here from Washington, D.C.

You head north on Interstate 270, pass by the main exits for Frederick and continue onto U.S. Route 15. Catoctin Mountain comes into view. And as Cactus Flats Roadhouse passes by on your left, be on the lookout for your exit: Mountaindale Road.

You wind down through fields, passing by Mountaindale Convenience Store. When you have to choose right or left, choose left, and continue on what is still Mountaindale (Putnam Road is to the right). If you start seeing log cabin-inspired homes and the Cold Deer Hunting and Fishing Club, you chose correctly, and are almost there.

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by Charlie Ban June 5, 2018 at 11:38 am 0

The southern end of the Glover Archbold Trail shortly after additional fencing was added in December 2017. Photo: Charlie Ban

  • Runners hoping for the Glover Archbold Trail entrance at Canal Road to be reopened are due for more uncertainty. The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board denied WMATA’s petition to demolish the deteriorating streetcar trestle that spans the trail entrance. The threat of falling pieces has forced the closure of the trail entrance and a detour that really isn’t much fun at all.
  • A new bike and pedestrian path will be added to Piney Branch Parkway over the next year, between Beach Drive and Arkansas Ave NW.
  • The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced several honors for local coaches and runners for the 2018 outdoor track season.
  • Georgetown’s Brandon Bonsey was named Mid-Atlantic Region assistant coach of the year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
  • Williams College junior Tristan Colaizzi, a Georgetown Day alumnus, was a Division III All-American in the 1,500 meters.
  • Northern Virginia girls swept the top six places in the 6A 1600 meters and Loudoun Valley swept the top four 1600 meters spots in 4A at the Virginia state track championships. Here are the local winners and sweeps in various distance races. The Vikings also took seven of the top 10 places in the 3200 meters:

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by Charlie Ban June 4, 2018 at 3:25 pm 0

Mike Crozier during the 2018 Penn Relays 5k. Photo: Errol Anderson

As a freshman at Georgetown, Mike Crozier didn’t see himself leading the workouts and trying to make a name for himself.

He wanted to show up, shut up and be patient.

“Just give myself time and work my way up,” he said.

He did that, but it took longer than he planned. Robbed of more than two years by persistent injuries, Crozier is about to finish his sixth year on the team in the grandest way possible – on the track at the NCAA championships, running the 10,000 meters Wednesday night in Eugene, Ore. His race is scheduled for 10:08 Eastern.


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