Name: Justin Knoernschild
Self-described age group: 30-35
Occupation: Voter registration & elections. Have you moved since you last voted? Check on your registration status and vote early to avoid any last minute problems in November
Volunteer roles in the running world: I help time races for Pacers Events, but I really just drive trucks around and setup equipment in the early morning
How has your running changed in the last six months: I put in more miles than normal in the spring to have some sense of normalcy and routine, but the past few months have just been getting out when I have time to relax and recover mentally
Why you run: I love to race and push myself, but it has helped me so much with focus, work ethic and stress relief
Name: Katelyn Engen
Self-described age group: 24-29
Residence: Kensington, Md.
Occupation: Collegiate athletic trainer
Volunteer roles in the running world: I ran my first race with Ainsleys Angels at the end of 2019, with hopes to do it more in 2020. Now my goal is to run more with them in 2021! They’re a group that organizes runners & chairs so everyone access to road racing. The National Capital Region group is fantastic.
How has your running changed in the last six months: I ran a ton the first few months, recently, since going back to work, I’m running a much more reasonable amount. I’ve found that more than ever, I run for my own well being & mental health, not just because I have a race to train for.
Why you run: Because I am way nicer & more patient on days I run!
Ex2 Adventures Race Director Andy Bacon talks about his role with the local trail racing company and how it managed to hold a race recently.
- The MPSSAA released a plan for fitting three 2020-2021 school year sports seasons starting Feb. 1, 2021.
- The winter season, including indoor track, will go Feb. 1-March 27.
- The fall season, including cross country, will go March 15-May 8.
- The spring season, including outdoor track, will go April 26-June 19.
- The Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail will hold its annual membership meeting remotely Monday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m – 8:30 p.m.
- Centreville alumnus and former Lake Braddock and Marymount coach Brian Cunningham will be the guest on this Wednesday’s Potomac River Running Instagram Live, from 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Cunningham ran and coached track at the College of William and Mary, which has annouced plans to cut the men’s indoor and outdoor track teams, along with five other sports.
- D.C.’s Keshia Roberson was a guest on the Social Sport podcast, talking about the Womxn Run the Vote Relay.
- On this week’s Run Farther and Faster podcast, host Lisa Levin recounts running an actual marathon over the past weekend.
Former Falls Church resident Rheinhardt Harrison talks about his development leading up to his 4:01 mile last month, following his sophomore year of high school.
- Arlington Police charged David Marlowe with robbery, three counts of assault and battery and five counts of indecent exposure in connection with a series of incidents along Arlington County trails in August. More details are available here but they involve abusive language, assault and battery of trail users and several moonings.
- Bethesda’s Ben Beach completed his record-extending 54th Boston Marathon, albeit remotely, running from KenGar Park in Kensington into Washington, D.C. and Virginia.
- This week’s guest on the Potomac River Running Instagram Live, Wednesday from 8-9 p.m., is Saucony rep Ty Akins.
Name: Bryan Ego-Osuala
Self-described age group: 40-44
How has your running changed in the last few months: Running less mileage and focusing on strength
- Montgomery County Parks’ weekend closures of portions of Sligo Creek Parkway, Little Falls Parkway and Beach Drive will continue until further notice, and over Labor Day weekend will last until 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. Typically, the closures start at 9 a.m. on Fridays and last until 6 p.m. on Sundays.
- The 14th Street Pacers location is closed until further notice after a motorist drove a car into the storefront Aug. 29.
- Massage therapist (and 2016 Best of Washington Running Best Running Doctor or Therapist) Pete Sherry will be the guest on Wednesday’s Potomac River Running Instagram live, from 8 p.m – 9 p.m.
- Georgetown alumnus and UNC assistant coach Dylan Sorensen was a guest on the Convos Over Cold Brew podcast.
- Thomas Jefferson alumnus and former professional runner Chris Mocko was a guest on the BibRave podcast.
- Georgetown alumna Kate Landau was a guest on the Running for Real podcast.
- MedStar Health Sports Cardiology is looking for marathon runners diagnosed with atrial fibrillation to participate in a research study. If you are a runner with atrial fibrillation and want to learn more about your cardiac health by participating in an EKG, Echo-cardiogram and Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (VO2 max), please reach out to Arjun Kanwal or Kezia Alexander.
Name: Caroline Peterson
Self-described age group: 34
Occupation: Graphic designer
How has your running changed in the last few months: I have been running more miles than I typically do during the summer. Between more frequently and just higher miles
Why you run: I run for my own mental and physical health.
When did you get started running: I was laid off from work at the beginning of 2013, and I learned about color runs, so I decided to train for a 5k and then just kind of grew from there.