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)

Phunt 25k/50k Race Report ()

by Angela Papillo

When I registered for the Phunt 25k almost a year in advance, I had no idea whether I could run that far on trails or roads. My longest trail run had been at the half marathon distance, and I only had a couple of those under my belt.

My running friends all …

Racing Team Results December 2018 – February 2019 ()

Date               Race                                                  Athlete / Results

2019-02-24 RRCA Club Challenge 10 miler Ruth Taylor 1:20:29, Art Gregory 1:23:30, Chris VanSant 1:06:49, Claire Heasman 1:04:03 (8th Overall Female, 1st Masters Female)
2019-02-10 Bear Run 4 Miler Mike Geisler 25:36
2019-02-03 Run your Ice Off 5k Jamie Wisz 19:56 (1st overall female)
2019-02-02 Lewis Memorial Race 10

FSRC Officers & Key Volunteers ()

President – Robert Hall

Vice President – Josh Roane

Treasurer – Crystal Tressler

Secretary – Heidi Novak

Board of Directors – Jill Cameron, Pam Geernaert, Lou King, Mark Lawrence, Tim O’Keefe, John Stuart

Calendar – Mike Kearney

Competition – Shannon Matthews & Ruth Taylor

Communications, Chair – Louis Schiavone

Communications, Public Relations – Louis Schiavone

President’s Message ()

When Eric and I first moved to Frederick, what we wanted most from our community was a fun running club. I know it sounds silly, but we had come from such a strong running family we wanted the same here.

I will never forget the day we were moving into our small rental house on …

First Time Race Director ()

by Lou King

It was August 2017 and I was considering what it would take to have the Frederick Steeplechasers put on a new marathon in the Frederick area. I did a lot of research and planning and took the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Race Director Certification course. Luckily, I came to my …

FASTER IN THE PAST: Present at the Adolescence – An Incomplete History of Women’s Running in Frederick ()

by Brent Ayer

“I couldn’t imagine, Frederick was little, Frederick having such a major meet. It showed the importance and how much the track community trusted this man.” – Stan Goldberg, long-time Sports Editor of the Frederick News-Post.

The year was 1972 and Governor Thomas Johnson High School was hosting the U.S. Olympic Team selection …

Vacation Running ()

by Malcolm Senior

Our vacation in October gave me the opportunity to run two races I had enjoyed racing before – Freedoms Run half marathon and Spook Hill Cider and Wine 4 Mile Run.

Freedoms Run – ‘An event for health and heritage”

Saturday 6th October with a full marathon; half marathon; 10k and …