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.

Submission guidelines:

  • 750-word goal
  • Please submit your article in a Word document
  • Up to 2 images (2 MB size-limit, per image) may be submitted, per article — please include image sources
  • Please send submissions to 

Race Recap: Frederick Running Festival ()

The 21st annual Frederick Run Fest was hosted on May 6-7, 2023. The festival consists of three different races, the kids’ fun run, the twilight 5k, and the half marathon. The Steeplechasers had a terrific showing!

Winner! Winner!

The First Female Winner was the Steeplechasers’ very own Claire Heasman! Claire Heasman is a member of …

Frederick Steeplechasers Member Spotlight: Greta Young ()

Greta began her running journey in 2017 when she tried out for her high school track team. She competed in the 55, 100, 200, 300, and 400 meter dashes. She also ran a leg in the team’s 4×100, 4×200, and 4×400 relay races. During her junior year, her 4×200 indoor relay team broke the Brunswick High School relay record and brought home a bronze medal from the Maryland State Track Meet. 

Continue reading “Frederick Steeplechasers Member Spotlight: Greta Young”

Race Recap: YMCA of Frederick County Lucky Leprechaun 5k/10k/1mile ()

Below is a race recap  by one of our newest members, Danielle Douglass! Danielle is looking forward to running more races in the future with the Steeplechasers. Ordinarily, she trains for obstacle course races, but she is willing to try new things, such as this fun and local 5k. Continue reading to hear about Danielle’s experience running the YMCA of Frederick County Lucky Leprechaun 5k/10k/1 mile!

Continue reading “Race Recap: YMCA of Frederick County Lucky Leprechaun 5k/10k/1mile”

Frederick Steeplechasers 2022 Annual Awards ()

The Steeplechasers held their 2022 Annual Awards Banquet at the Arc of Frederick County on Saturday January 28, 2023. 108 people were in attendance. The banquet recognizes Steeplechasers who have had an exceptional year of running or service. The Competition Committee solicits nominations for awards each year, and combs through the submissions to select award recipients. 

Find out more about this year’s award recipients!

Continue reading “Frederick Steeplechasers 2022 Annual Awards”

FSRC Grand Prix Race: Forest of Needwood 5-Miler History ()

By Lee Zumbach, Jennifer Odom Memorial Forest of Needwood 5-Mile Race Director

Much in life has transpired over the past 40 years, but one constant has been the Forest of Needwood 5 mile road race, in Petersville, Maryland. Needwood is the oldest continuous road race in Frederick County. While the pandemic and several snow storms have tried to end the event, the sponsors and directors have found a way to keep the tradition alive.

Continue reading “FSRC Grand Prix Race: Forest of Needwood 5-Miler History”