Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday Night 1-28-2009

The night was wet, not raining but a lot of moisture in the air.  The temp was around 40-something degrees and we ran our "Winter" route.  A bulk of the route runs along the Path on Howard and DeKalb.  It's one of the flattest routes we run.  The times ranged from 37 minutes to 43 minutes on the 5-miler.  Even with the weather it was a good number of runners and even a couple of faces we hadn't seen in a while.  Welcome back and see you next week.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wednesday Night 1-21-2009

It was around 35 degrees at the start of our run.  From what everyone said this is one of the hillier routes that we run.  It doesn't have a lot of turns but a couple of people overshot the 2nd to last turn onto Ansley and just kept running up McDonough.  The group finished from 37 minutes to 45 minutes on a 5-miler.  Thanks to everyone that came out.  See you all next week. :)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Saturday Morning Runs at One Step at a Time

Saturday morning was cold.  It was in the teens at 9am.  Even with the cold weather, close to 20 people gathered at One Step at a Time for some runs.  A group of 8 went out for a long run to train for the GA ING Marathon and Half-Marathon.  The long run was 15 miles.  The route was simple and took a tour of Oakhurst, Winnona Park, Decatur, Lake Claire, Little 5 Points, and Druid Hills.  It was a real great group to run with.

The second group went out on the regular Saturday morning 5K/3.1 miles route through Oakhurst, Agnes Scott, and Winnona Park.  There was a diverse group of 8 and all had smiles on, even with weather starting in the teens.  Thanks to Charles Cope of One Step at a Time for hosting the runs, having a warm store to start and end from, and water available for all runners and walkers.

If you are interested in Saturday runs in the Oakhurst neighborhood, please join us.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

CdLS Awareness 5K Run/Walk - February 7, 2009

About the race
CdLS Awareness 5K
5K Run/Walk
Saturday, February 7, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Decatur, Ga.
Medlock Park

Race to benefit the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation and research facilities.
Find out more about CdLS below.

Ed Williams - 404-327-7738.
Jen or Jim Pomfret - 770-472-9610

- Saturday, February 7
9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Race Day Registration
10 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk.

(Clicking on link will open a new window to display a printer friendly application.)

Entry Fees
Pre-registration (by January 31) - $18
After Jan 31 & Race day registration - $25

Thursday Night 1-15-09

On Thursday nights our friends at Cabbagetown Run Club host the run from Milltown Arms in Cabbagetown.  They usually have at least 2 groups go out, one longer and faster than the other.  They meet every Thursday night at 7pm.  Tonight may have been one of the coldest runs in their history.  There have been colder.  Cold and wind didn't stop the runners and we had a great run.  Thanks to the Cabbagetown Run Club keeping their streak alive in the cold.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wednesday Night 1-14-09

It was a great run tonight.  The temp was just above 40 degrees.  We started out at One Step at a Time and ran the East Lake Golf Course route which is just over 5 miles.  The lead group came in under 37 minutes with the final runners coming in at 45.  I was huffing and puffing and didn't stop my watch or else I would have had a more exact time.  We have a wide range of runners so there is a pace for everyone.  Thanks to the 2 new runners who joined us.  See you next week!

Wednesday Night 1-14-09

GA ING Marathon in Decatur

The following is from Cheryl Burnette, Special Events Coordinator for the City of Decatur.

The community is invited to attend an ING Marathon Community Information Meeting on Thursday, February 5th from 6 – 7pm in the City Commission Room at Decatur City Hall. Organizers from ING will be there to answer questions as well as give information about volunteering, the Community Challenge, the race route and more. The event is scheduled, Sunday, March 29th.

The City of Decatur will be staffing two water stations again this year, as well as have a cheering section. And of course, we will be competing to win once again!

Hope to see you at the  meeting,


Special Events Coordinator - City of Decatur - 678-553-6573 -

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

2009 Granite Grinder

Subaru Of South Atlanta 2009 Granite Grinder Half Marathon & 5k Trail Race! logo

Registration Fees increased on at Midnight Sunday Jan. 11th.  However, there are still serveral ways to get registration discounts!

Silver Comet 10K

Silver Comet 10k - March 14, 2009
– Fast Fast Fast!

Register Now at: or print application at – The new website launched this week!
Results will be posted by 2:00pm 3/14/09 for you to print off and include with Peachtree Road Race 2009 Applications!

Monday, January 12, 2009

ORC in the Oakhurst Leaflet

Thanks to Charles Cope of One Step at a Time for writing about the Oakhurst Running Club and running in Oakhurst.

ORC in the Oakhurst Leaflet

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Site Picture

Just to let everyone know about the picture, it's part of the blog template.  I can't/still haven't been able to figure out how to change the photo.  Rest assured, we run in Decatur and there are no beaches, surf, surfers, or pier.  We don't run on the beach.

Sorry to burst your image of the group.

Running at Night

It's that time of the year when our runs are at night and in the dark.  As much as routesd try to stick to wide and lighted streets, please also use some common sense guidelines. Consider:

  • Run against traffic. It's easier to avoid traffic if you can see it.

  • Don't wear dark colors at night. White running attire is the easiest to see at night, but orange and yellow are also appropriate. Along with anything reflective, flashing, or lights.

  • Run behind vehicles at intersections. Even if a car or truck has stopped at a stop sign, there's no guarantee the driver has seen you.

  • Don't wear headphones. Wearing headphones diminishes a runner's ability to hear a car horn, a voice or a potential attacker.

  • Wear a billed cap and clear glasses. The bill of a cap will hit an unseen tree branch or another obstacle before the obstacle hits your head. Clear glasses will protect your eyes from bugs and other unseen obstacles.

  • Vary your routes. A potential attacker can watch for runners' patterns and loom in a particularly dark or isolated area.

  • Run with a partner. There's strength in numbers.

  • Try to make eye contact and acknowledge a driver. The interaction, however brief, could save your life.

Guidelines were taken from an article by James Raia for, "Tips for Safely Running in the Dark."


Welcome to the newly designed Oakhurst Running Club website.  I haven't really been keeping up and maintaining the website so I thought I would try something new and really commit to updating the website often.  I liked the old website because it provided information but it was lacking updates, news, and other stuff.  My thought was that adding a blog would be a good way of sharing what's happening with the Oakhurst Running Club.

Thanks and I hope you enjoy!