RRCA Club Challenge: Fun with ESRC and 10 seconds away from last year’s time

For the second year in a row, I got up early and left Salisbury for Columbia around 4:30 a.m. for the Maryland-Washington, D.C. RRCA Club Challenge 10 Miler, hosted by the Howard County Striders. Road Runners Club of America running clubs based in Maryland and Washington, D.C. compete in various team categories at this race. … More RRCA Club Challenge: Fun with ESRC and 10 seconds away from last year’s time

Consistency and confidence: Pacing the 2018 Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon

Follow @vanessajunkin I ran this year’s Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon next to the same person the entire race.  This was the seventh half marathon that I’ve paced, and there have been other races in which I’ve run with people for much of the race, but I was side-by-side with a woman from New Jersey the … More Consistency and confidence: Pacing the 2018 Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon

Freedom’s Run Marathon: A literal uphill battle among beautiful battlefields

Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received free entry to Freedom’s Run as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! I was running up a hill at Murphy Farm in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, early in the Freedom’s Run Marathon when I soon … More Freedom’s Run Marathon: A literal uphill battle among beautiful battlefields

The 2:30 groove: Pacing the Bethany Beach First Responders Sports Weekend Half Marathon

Follow @vanessajunkin For the fourth time in a row, I paced a successful 2:30 half marathon. The latest of these races was held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the inaugural Bethany Beach First Responders Sports Weekend Half Marathon. I really feel like I’m finding my groove as a pacer. Obviously, I enjoy pacing, or I wouldn’t … More The 2:30 groove: Pacing the Bethany Beach First Responders Sports Weekend Half Marathon

Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon: Fun race, steady pace

Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! After finishing the Mike Sterling 10K last Saturday, I got in the car with my friend … More Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon: Fun race, steady pace

Chase the Chicken 3K: What it was like to run as a ‘chicken’

Follow @vanessajunkin I’ve run a lot of races, but before last weekend, I’d never done one in a chicken costume. The Chase the Chicken 3K Fun Run/Walk was held on Saturday, Aug. 18, as part of the Wicomico County Fair at WinterPlace Park. I work for Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism, which partnered with … More Chase the Chicken 3K: What it was like to run as a ‘chicken’

A police chase I signed up for: Foot Pursuit in the Park 5K recap

Follow @vanessajunkin One of the signs at the Foot Pursuit in the Park 5K read, “Run Like You Stole It! But don’t steal, because that’s bad!” The 5K course, held last Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Salisbury City Park as part of National Night Out, was filled with fun motivational signs. I appreciated them, and … More A police chase I signed up for: Foot Pursuit in the Park 5K recap