- Dalton Half Marathon
Misty Watson: Not there yet, but I won’t quit
I had plans to sit down and write about how successful I’d been. I wanted to write about how easy it had been to go from being a non-runner to completing my first 5K in three months, about how I had shed several pounds and how awesome I felt.
But that’s not exactly what has happened.
Special guest on way for Dalton HM weekend
Chris Anderson, National Director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes En-durance Ministries Institute, will be in Dalton in conjunction with this weekend’s Dalton Half Marathon and Run for God.
What's Going On?: Volunteers needed for weekend
You’ve logged the miles, done your speedwork, targeted your pace, even bought a new pair of running shoes — broken in nicely over the past couple of weeks, naturally — in preparation for the big day. For area runners who plan to participate in the Dalton Half Marathon, it’s almost time to lace ’em up and go.
The Dalton Half Marathon, which is part of the United States Running Association’s half marathon series, is set for this Saturday. And after the long-distance racers take off at 8 a.m., a 5K will follow at 8:15 and a one-mile fun run at 9:45 for a morning full of activity that will be followed with an awards presentation and finish line party.
- Doug Hawley: Last bit of advice
DPD announces road, lane closures for half marathon
On Saturday, Oct. 16, the Dalton Police Department will close some city roads and some lanes of other city roads to accommodate runners in the Dalton Half Marathon.
- Doug Hawley: Dalton Half Marathon doesn’t chase off runners
Doug Hawley: Coleman’s example offers inspiration
When Dr. Sean Coleman was a starting offensive lineman for the Dalton High football team in 1986, his senior year, he had a disdain for running.
Doug Hawley: Rest essential for runners
Consistently good rest often is overlooked by runners who become addicted to logging many miles. Some world-class runners reportedly sleep an astounding 12 hours a night.
Doug Hawley: Going over the course
It was a shock to learn the first Dalton Half Marathon suddenly became brutal with a change in the course. Due to complaints by some veteran runners about a lack of hills, race organizers decided to revamp the course in a big way.
Short strides, better times
When observing runners, be mindful of the adage, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” During the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, a distance runner from Czechoslovakia appeared in agony from the first step. Those unknowing observers might have wondered how he even qualified against the world’s greatest performers.
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