Intervals Blog

Intervals content comes from FSRC members. Share your club news or running-related experiences, expertise, or interests in the next edition. No advertisements, please.

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  • Submission deadlines are as follows: March 1st (spring edition), June 1st (summer edition), September 1st (fall edition), and December 1st (winter edition)

Member Spotlight: Steve Dobson ()

Steve Dobson

As a kid, I preferred stick and ball sports to what I felt was the sheer torture of running.

By the time I reached my early 40s, I was overweight, out of shape, and overall, I did not feel healthy. I knew what was wrong, I had been down this road before, but living a …

Member Spotlight: John Duffy ()

John Duffy

I hated to run in High School. I went to a military boarding school and running was a form of punishment for too many demerits.

I also tried out for the cross-country team but got bad side stitches and stopped. This was long before the internet and I didn’t know what was causing them or …

President’s Message – April 2021 ()

Greetings Steeplechasers. As I begin my term as President, I can’t help but think back to my very first Steeplechaser event. After hearing about the Steeplechasers from Mark Lawrence at my school’s 5k race, I signed up with plans to run the Frederick Half Marathon the following year. I can still remember that cold February …

Member Spotlight: Billy Clem ()

Billy Clem

I would love to share your stories, accomplishments or anything else you would like to share, please send them to

All Steeplechasers positions are 100% voluntary and we have a wide variety of volunteer positions available. Please make sure you thank those special people who donate their valuable time and if interested in lending a hand, please reach out.

This member was one of my first coaches. He is always friendly, supportive, encouraging to all and has stepped up once again to volunteer lead the Steeps Trail Running Group. This week’s amazing member spotlight is on Billy Clem.

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Member Spotlight: Oksana Lightfield ()

Oksana Lightfield

By Oksana Lightfield

In the Beginning

I never saw myself as an athlete. For the longest time, I thought that the word athlete could not be applied to me. Growing up in the 80s in the former Soviet Union, life was interesting.  

Asphalt-paved playgrounds dominated every apartment building courtyard. School-required timed AK-47 assembly/disassembly workshops …