Dave Walters - DWRunning

DWRunning Tenure:

Joined in October 1985 (Dan's birth)


Half Marathon: 1:03:22, Marathon: 2:19:56

Primary Focus:

The Marathon. It is a race that allows (and encourages!) the runner to actually enjoy the first miles before heading into the Dark Room.

Proudest PR:

Columbus Marathon 1986. Time of 2:19:56. Windy and cold (39 degrees) day. Set my PR and qualified for the US Olympic Marathon Trials. Smiled for a month!

Long-Term Running Goals:

I am aiming towards setting the American Record for the Marathon and Half Marathon in the 60-64 Age Group.

Running Start:

1968. Marangu, Tanzania. Began running early morning workouts with the college students of the Marangu Teacher's Training College. 3 miles every morning at 6am on the side of Mount Kilimanjaro brought pain and a sense of accomplishment every day.

Motivation When Hurting During a Race or Workout:

The fear of losing to another old, bald guy. NOT. GOING. TO. HAPPEN.

Reward for a Good Race:

Chocolate... in any and all forms.

Favorite Part of Being a DWRunner:

Love the great people and workouts! 


Tea or Coffee?:

Tea Tea Tea

Early Bird or Night Owl?:

Early People Rule

Chocolate or Vanilla?:

There really is no choice. The big C.