The Nittany Valley Running Club has announced dates for the 2015 Indoor Mile Series.
The series races are held at the Ashenfelter Multisport Facility in conjunction with Penn State indoor track meets. In 2014, the series attracted more than 100 runners and saw new club records including the women’s masters mile (Meira Minard, 5 minutes, 37.62 seconds).
The 2015 races will take place on Jan. 10, Jan. 17, Jan. 30, and Feb. 6. The last race in the series will also include a 3,000-meter run. Runners should check http://nvrun.com for race times as they are subject to change.
The race series is free and open to all members of the club (except students high school age and younger, according to NCAA recruiting rules). Runners can join the club at any of the meets but must contact Marty Klanchar at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. on the Wednesday before the meet with an expected finishing time to sign up for each race. Runners of all speeds are welcome but predicted times are necessary for placing runners in heats.
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For more information about the series, see http://nvrun.com.
Central Pennsylvania was represented well at the Philadelphia Marathon on Nov. 23. Leading the way was Penn State grad student Lauren Philbrook, who took second place in the women’s marathon in 2 hours, 42 minutes, 6 seconds, and earned herself an entry to the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials.
Tom Cali of State College won the men’s 60-64 age group, finishing in 3:00:19, more than 14 minutes ahead of the next runner in the division.
Eric Marshall of State College won the Run for Shelter 5K at Centre House in State College on Nov. 8 in 17 minutes, 10 seconds. His wife, Megan, led the women, finishing fifth overall in 18:32. Owen Isham, 13, of State College was first in the middle school competition, representing Park Forest Middle School and finishing second overall in 18 minutes flat.
Bob Saylor of State College won the Team Snap 5K at Tudek Park on Nov. 9 in 20:58. Victoria Raish of Mifflintown was second overall and the first woman in 21:06.
David Moore and Meira Minard both won turkeys on Thanksgiving morning in Boalsburg. Moore was first overall in the Turkey Trot 5K benefiting Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy’s cross-country and track field program, finishing in 15:43. Minard was eighth overall and the first woman in 19:19.
Nittany Valley Half Marathon, Dec. 7, 10 a.m., Penn State Ag Arena. Registration and more information available from the Nittany Valley Running Club at http://nvrun.com.
Jingle Bell Dash 1-mile family fun run, Dec. 13, 10:30 a.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 127 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall. Registration: $10 adults, $8 children under 12. Download and print a registration form from http://www.nvrun.com/apps/app-jinglebelldash-14.pdf or register on race day from 9:30 to 10 a.m.
State College First Night Resolution Run 5K, Dec. 31, 6:30 p.m., corner of College Ave. and S. Allen St. Register online at http://nvrun.com or Dec. 30 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the State College Municipal Building lobby or on race day at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church basketball court from 4 to 6 p.m.
CJ’s Resolution Challenge, Jan. 3, 9 a.m., R.B. Winter State Park, Mifflinburg. Choose between Kids Revolutions, RC Revolutions timed 3-hour race, and Last Man Standing. Registration: $35 through Dec. 14, $40 afterward. Website: http://resolutionchallenge.org.