Dalton Half Marathon

Dalton Half Marathon
  • Doug Hawley: Dalton Half Marathon doesn’t chase off runners

    October 3, 2010

  • 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.

    September 26, 2010

  • 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.

    September 18, 2010

  • 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.

    September 12, 2010

  • 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.

    September 5, 2010

  • Doug Hawley: Stylish is fine, but stay safe training

    Something can be said for stylish running shirts, but looking good should not surpass safety as you prepare for the first national Dalton Half Marathon, scheduled for Oct. 16. Many area runners appear in the darkness of almost any early morning wearing these name-brand shirts.

    August 29, 2010

  • Doug Hawley: Think nutrition, too

    Diet for runners is an inexact science at best as we set our sights on the first Dalton Half Marathon in October. What works for one person simply does not work for somebody else.

    August 21, 2010

  • Doug Hawley: Building up strength, endurance key to race

    As runners prepare almost two months to the day for the first Dalton Half Marathon, they should be aware of one key word: PATIENCE. That old adage, “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” long has imparted to us the message of a building process. The same can be said for our national 13.1-mile foot race on Oct. 16.
    In anticipation of the event, some area runners already have run the course. That is noble to a certain extent — if you are ready for it.
    One veteran area runner had been nursing an ankle injury. With the lure of running this distance with his friends, the ankle did not prevent him from negotiating the full distance.

    August 14, 2010

  • Doug Hawley: Ex-Bruin takes runner’s high to extreme heights

    One Dalton native’s main obstacle while training for the first Dalton Half Marathon, which is scheduled for Oct. 16, is not the excessive heat that most people encounter, a subject addressed in last Sunday’s column.
    “I know well the struggles of running in the heat as you discussed in today’s article,” 1959 North Whitfield High graduate Gary Ray wrote from Fairplay, Colo.

    August 7, 2010

  • Doug Hawley: Run early or late to beat brutal heat

    I get this question all the time in regards to running: “Do you run on these hot days?” The answer is easy: yes.

    August 1, 2010