Friday, February 10, 2012

2012 Fleet Feet Racing: Dana Overton

Name: Dana Overton
Date of Birth: November 12, 1974
City: Albertville, Alabama

Brief Biography

I love to run! I enjoy running socially, racing and especially those heart felt, sole searching runs by myself! I am blessed with a loving Mom and Dad that encourage me no matter what. I appreciate the blessings I have been given and the great friends I have made through the running community.

Short Term Goals

This season I am looking forward to improving my speed at all race distances.
I would specifically like to run a sub 20 minute 5k and a sub 40 minute 10k. I am also especially looking forward to returning to ultra distance running after missing the 2011 season."

Long Term Goals

I would like to run a sub 3 hour marathon and complete The Western States Endurance Run.

Personal Records
  • 5km at Spirit of Halloween 5k on 10/2006 Time 20:38
  • 15km at Mante Sano 15k on 10/2009 Time 1:06:24
  • Half Marathon at Huntsville Half Marathon on 11/2005 Time 1:33:00
  • Marathon at Rocket City Marathon on 12/2006 Time 3:16:00
  • 50km at Carl Touchstone MS50 on 03/2005 Time 4:30:59
  • 50 Mile at Quachita 50 on 04/2005 Time 9:34:00
  • 100 Mile at Pinhoti 100 on 11/2008 Time 25:30:00

Goal Races
  • McKay Hollow Madness 25k Trail Run. 03/24/12
  • Chattanooga Mountain Stage Race, 06/04/12
  • Huntsville Half Marathon, 11/10/12
  • Rocket City Marathon, 12/08/12

A fun fact others might not know

I would do just about anything for a bag of Cheddar Chex Mix and Dark Chocolate Haagen Dazs Bars!!

How have you been an ambassador to the sport of running?

I look for opportunities to help other runners reach their goals. I train hard, race often and volunteer at local running events. I enjoy discussing training plans and race preparation with other runners.