We Finish Together ()

by Lynn Whiten

#WeFinishTogether and #BrownSkinGirls These two hashtags inspired me to invite my friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors to join Team #BrownSkinGirls for the best race in Frederick: The Frederick Women’s Distance Festival.

The WDF has always been my favorite race.  It was my first 5K race as a Steeplechaser after joining the Women’s …

Still a Steep: Shawn Burns ()

Despite Distance, Club Members Stay Close

~Second in an occasional series~

Editor’s Note: Many Steeps members who have moved away from Frederick continue to stay in touch with us, and even travel back here for training, racing and socializing from time to time. We thought we’d reach out to learn more about our long-distance club …

Sizzling Summer Decathlon ()

by: Tim O’Keefe

The 2021 version of the Summer Decathlon was like no other of the 28 previous events. It came after a year when the Decathlon was cancelled. Due to the high school track season being extended, the first 5 events were NOT held on the track. AND it started just as COVID restrictions …

Still a Steep: Jack Edwards ()

Despite Distance, Club Members Stay Close

~First in an occasional series~

Editor’s Note: Many Steeps members who have moved away from Frederick continue to stay in touch with us, and even travel back here for training, racing and socializing from time to time. We thought we’d reach out to learn more about our long-distance …

Member Spotlight: Robin McConaughey ()

Robin

“I consider myself athletically challenged. Anyone who has run with me knows I can fall standing still.

I am a late bloomer in my running journey, I did not start until I was 40.

Robin

Unbelievable to me, I won a hula hoop contest at my son’s elementary school, then won a jump rope contest. …

Member Spotlight: Chris Dutton ()

Chris Dutton

“My grandfather always said, he was going to make a runner out of someone in the family. I suppose I was his choice as many of my visits with him were spent being timed around a track or up and down the halls of his apartment. Since that was his wish, I decided to try …

Member Spotlight: Chuck Flayhart ()

Chuck Flayhart

“So how did it start…? I needed to drop a few pounds (and still do), so I started biking. Well, bikes are WAY too efficient and the time needed was more than I could commit, so I then tried running.

It was a slow start, but I eventually found like-minded people who were supportive. In …

Caution: Streaking Runners Ahead! ()

Roxanne celebrating one of her recent RSDs

As we now know, streaking in running lingo has recently assumed a new meaning. It has nothing to do with running naked in public as a result of a lost dare. Streaking simply means running on consecutive days, for a set period of time, without fail. It is not as easy as you might think. …