Seven Hills Running Club
Huntsville, Texas

Running Shorts

RUNNING SHORTS is published in the Huntsville Item on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.  The column is currently written by Dr. Darren Grant and guest columnist, Ms. Emily Villines.  It is included on this web site with the permission of the Huntsville Item.

Rocky Raccoon 100 not for the faint of heart

Darren Grant, February 6, 2018


Seven Hills gives out end-of-year accolades

Darren Grant, January 16, 2018


Hold on to those New Year's resolutions

Darren Grant, January 2, 2018


Major races coming to Huntsville in February

Darren Grant, December 19, 2017


Marathon, race attendance declining across region

Darren Grant, December 7, 2017


Two Turkey Trots set for Thanksgiving

Darren Grant, November 21, 2017


Huntsville race draws 180 competitors

Darren Grant, November 7, 2017


It's never too late to start running

Darren Grant, October 17, 2017


Huntsville Half Marathon coming soon.

Darren Grant, October 3, 2017


This is what happened in summer races

Darren Grant, September 19, 2017


Huntsville High School runners ready for season

Darren Grant, September 5, 2017


Huntsville Steppers hit their stride

Darren Grant, August 15, 2017


Train right and eat healthy

Emily Villines, August 1, 2017


What I've learned from running

Emily Villines, July 18, 2017


Keepin' on keepin' on

Darren Grant, July 4, 2017


Summer a season for running

Darren Grant, June 20, 2017


Huntsville Intermediate School running club finishes successful year

Darren Grant, June 8, 2017


Lots of places to run in Texas, the U.S. and around the globe

Darrent Grant, May 16, 2017


Huntsville State Park offers many advantages

Darren Grant, May 2, 2017


Huntsville neighborhoods great place to run in

Darren Grant, April 18, 2017


Run into history at Pricthett Field

Darren Grant, April 4, 2017


Running to sightsee

Darren Grant, March 21, 2017


Great running path hidden in Huntsville

Darren Grant, March 7, 2017


Mud run coming to Huntsville March 4

Darren Grant, February 21, 2017


Seven Hills passes out 2016 awards

Darren Grant, February 7, 2017


Running a good way to meet community members

Darren Grant, January 17, 2017


Passing the baton off

Darren Grant, January 3, 2017


How to stay motivated to get out and run

Ken Johnson, December 20, 2016


Bickford, Fabian push running streaks to four years

Ken Johnson, December 6, 2016


Where will you be running this Thanksgiving?

Ken Johnson, November 15, 2016


Sherrouse, McCallum win Huntsville Half Marathon

Ken Johnson, November 1, 2016


Finding the best exercise that fits you

Matt Wagner, October 18, 2016


Over 400 runners in Huntsville for Texas 10 Series

Ken Johnson, October 4, 2016


Getting back to the race

Matt Wagner, September 20, 2016


5K now most popular race distance

Ken Johnson, September 6, 2016


Early entry deadline near for Huntsville's big race

Ken Johnson, August 16, 2016


Lots of races in Huntsville this fall

Ken Johnson, August 2, 2016


Travel, racing go well together

Ken Johnson, July 19, 2016


To run inside or outside?

Matt Wagner, July 5, 2016


Registration open for Huntsville Half Marathon

Ken Johnson, June 21, 2016


Gautreaux, Villines win Memorial Day 5K

Ken Johnson, June 7, 2016

Benefits of running outweigh hazards

Matt Wagner, May 17, 2016

How every runner can benefit from cryotherapy

Ken Johnson, May 3, 2016

Local runners racing for healthy fun

Ken Johnson, April 19, 2016

Local runners winning races

Ken Johnson, April 5, 2016

Annual "Run the Trails" to take place on Sunday

Ken Johnson, March 16, 2016

Hydration especially important in warmer weather

Ken Johnson, March 1, 2016

Huntsville's Brian Zemlicka completes 100-mile run

Ken Johnson, February 16, 2016

Huntsville's Dan Byrne continues to impress at long-distance road races

Ken Johnson, February 2, 2016

What is the latest trend in running shoes?

Ken Johnson, January 19, 2016

Seven Hills Running Club elects new officers

Ken Johnson, January 5, 2016

Running, weight training can work cohesively

Matt Wagner, December 15, 2015

Bickford's and Fabian's running streak coming close to three years

Ken Johnson, December 1, 2015

Turkey trots are becoming an annual tradition for runners

Ken Johnson, November 17, 2015

Take precautions when running this fall

Ken Johnson, November 3, 2015

Saloom and McCallum win Huntsville Half Marathon

Ken Johnson, October 20, 2015

Dan Byrne shines at Texas 10 Series in Huntsville

Ken Johnson, October 6, 2015

Seven Hills Running Club marks 30th birthday this month

Ken Johnson, September 15, 2015

Trail running group meets twice a week at Huntsville State Park

Ken Johnson, September 1, 2015

Running injury prevention clinic set for Sept. 17

Ken Johnson, August 18, 2015

Now is the time to sign up for Huntsville's big race

Ken Johnson, August 4, 2015

It's time to start a running program

Ken Johnson, July 21, 2015

Back to back wins for Hornet Taylor McDonald

Ken Johnson, July 7, 2015

Getting to know running terminology

Ken Johnson, June 16, 2015

Record number of runners at Memorial Day 5K

Ken Johnson, June 2, 2015

Consistency is the key to running success

Ken Johnson, May 19, 2015

Let's be careful out there

Matt Wagner, May 4, 2015

Runners taking advantage of cool weather

Ken Johnson, April 22, 2015

Virtual races are all about the bling

Ken Johnson, April 7, 2015

Runners will understand

Matt Wagner, March 17, 2015

Bad weather not enough to deter local runners

Ken Johnson, March 3, 2015

Backhaus take first at Love.Run.Marathon

Ken Johnson, February 19, 2015

Date changed for this year's Texas 10 Series Huntsville race

Ken Johnson, February 3, 2015

Local runners flock down to Houston for marathon

Ken Johnson, January 20, 2015

Plenty of free or low cost races in the area

Ken Johnson, January 6, 2015

Gautreaux completes 100-mile race

Ken Johnson, December 16, 2014

McDonald, Villines prevail at Leftover Turkey 10K Run

Ken Johnson, December 2, 2014

Beyond the race; preparing for success

Matt Wagner, November 18, 2014

What's the latest in running shoes?

Ken Johnson, November 4, 2014

Stephens and Haavikko prevail in Huntsville Half Marathon

Ken Johnson, October 21, 2014

Huntsville's big race just around the corner

Ken Johnson, October 7, 2014

Where are the safest places to run in Huntsville?

Ken Johnson, September 17, 2014

Gautreaux, Damian prevail in Heat Wave 5K at Waterwood

Ken Johnson, September 3, 2014

Obey the laws and be extra careful running roads

Ken Johnson, August 19, 2014

Plenty of runners on-hand for Dog Days Run in Huntsville

Ken Johnson, August 5, 2014

Registration now open for Huntsville's premier race

Ken Johnson, July 15, 2014

Huntsville runners hit the road for Polish Pickle 5K

Ken Johnson, July 2, 2014

Hydration is serious business for runners

Ken Johnson, June 17, 2014

No shortage of summer races

Ken Johnson, June 3, 2014

Several local runners join the streaking movement

Ken Johnson, May 21, 2014

Bickfords represent Seven Hills Running Club at RRCA Convention in Spokane

Ken Johnson, May 13, 2014

Busy, busy weekend for local runners with plenty of 5K, 10K races

Ken Johnson, April 15, 2014

This is "no excuse" running weather

Ken Johnson, April 1, 2014

Where are the best places to run in Huntsville?

Ken Johnson, March 20, 2014

Plenty of local runners at the races

Ken Johnson, March 4, 2014

Local runners shine at Love.Run.Marathon

Ken Johnson, February 18, 2014

Texas 10 Series to return to Huntsville in April

Ken Johnson, February 4, 2014

Running Club elects new officers

Ken Johnson, January 21, 2014

Leah Koester completes her first marathon

Ken Johnson, January 7, 2014

Put your running goals in proper perspective

Ken Johnson, December 17, 2013

Local runners continue Thanksgiving tradition

Ken Johnson, December 3, 2013

Running club gives back to the community

Ken Johnson, November 19, 2013

O'Brien-Nolen, Arellano win Huntsville Half Marathon

Ken Johnson, November 5, 2013

It's not too late to enter Huntsville's big race

Ken Johnson, October 15, 2013

There's a race for every kind of runner in Huntsville this fall

Ken Johnson, October 1, 2013

Tips to help you run safer on streets

Ken Johnson, September 19, 2013

Running club debuts new course at Spring Lake

Ken Johnson, September 3, 2013

Sign up now for Huntsville Half Marathon

Ken Johnson, August 20, 2013

Gautreaux, Villines win Dog Days 5K

Ken Johnson, August 7, 2013

What are modern runners wearing?

Ken Johnson, July 23, 2013

Running with headphones is risky

Ken Johnson, July 2, 2013

Color and light runs: the latest craze in the crazy world of running

Ken Johnson, June 18, 2013

Registration for Houston Marathon starts Wednesday

Ken Johnson, June 4, 2013

Summer heat no excuse not to run

Ken Johnson, May 21, 2013

Polish Pickle 5K has strong Huntsville following

Ken Johnson, May 7, 2013

Torres, Morris win new Texas 10 Series race

Ken Johnson, April 16, 2013

Time to revisit those New Year's resolutions

Ken Johnson, April 2, 2013

Time to hit the trails

Ken Johnson, March 19, 2013

For various reasons, half marathons growing in popularity

Ken Johnson, March 5, 2013

Chip timing is now the norm

Ken Johnson, February 19, 2013

A hundred marathons and counting for Sam Houston professor

Ken Johnson, February 5, 2013

Guzman, Kramer fastest local runners at Houston Marathon

Ken Johnson, January 15, 2013

Hit the pavement running with your New Year's resolutions

Ken Johnson, January 2, 2013

Plenty of local runners take part in marathon, half marathon in Aggieland

Ken Johnson, December 18, 2012

Huntsville runners take care of leftover turkey in 10K

Ken Johnson, December 4, 2012

Where will you be running this Thanksgiving?

Ken Johnson, November 20, 2012

More than 450 runners in town for annual race

Ken Johnson, November 6, 2012

Run safer in fall and winter

Ken Johnson, October 17, 2012

Running more popular than ever in Huntsville

Ken Johnson, October 2, 2012

What do those number stickers signify?

Ken Johnson, September 18, 2012

There's plenty of races in Huntsville area ahead

Ken Johnson, September 4, 2012

Here's a few reasons to start running

Ken Johnson, August 21, 2012

Quarter marathon returning to Huntsville this fall

Ken Johnson, August 7, 2012

Grant, Villines win Dog Days 5K

Ken Johnson, July 17, 2012

In Texas, there's more marathons than ever

Ken Johnson, July 3, 2012

Kramer, Torres win June Bug 5K in Huntsville

Ken Johnson, June 19, 2012

Garner, Grant win Memorial Day 5K Run

Ken Johnson, June 6, 2012

New study confirms the benefits of running

Ken Johnson, May 15, 2012

Torres, Villines win Spring Fling 5K

Ken Johnson, May 1, 2012

Huntsville runners join thousands at Blue Bell event

Ken Johnson, April 17, 2012

Local runner completes 56K in South Africa

Ken Johnson, April 3, 2012

What motivates you to run?

Ken Johnson, March 20, 2012

Run the Trails at state park March 25

Ken Johnson, March 6, 2012

The moderization of running

Ken Johnson, February 21, 2012

First 50-miler in the books

Ken Johnson, February 7, 2012

Runners to converge on Huntsville for 100-mile race

Ken Johnson, January 17, 2012

Gautreaux wins Texas Marathon

Ken Johnson, January 8, 2012

Last minute gift ideas for runners

Ken Johnson, December 20, 2011

'Tis the season to be running and racing

Ken Johnson, December 6, 2011

Running on the Internet

Ken Johnson, November 16, 2011

Hundreds participate in Huntsville Half Marathon and 5K

Ken Johnson, November 1, 2011

Running outdoors definitely has a dark side

Ken Johnson, October 18, 2011

Now is the time to sign up

Ken Johnson, October 4, 2011

Plenty of races in Huntsville this fall

Ken Johnson, September 20, 2011

Gonzalez, Williams take first place in Huntsville Heat Wave 5K

Ken Johnson, September 6, 2011

What's new in running shoes?

Ken Johnson, August 16, 2011

Houston now offers indoor marathon

Ken Johnson, August 2, 2011

Local runners selected for 2012 Houston Marathon

Ken Johnson, July 19, 2011

Now is the time to start training

Ken Johnson, July 7, 2011

Running:  a good sport for the whole family

Ken Johnson, June 22, 2011

Koester and Harper win Memorial Day 5K in Huntsville

Ken Johnson, June 7, 2011

No better time than the present

Ken Johnson, May 17, 2011

How far was that marathon you ran?

Ken Johnson, May 4, 2011

Duncan claims first at Hog's Hunt 10K Trail Run

Ken Johnson, April 21, 2011

Local runners compete in Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon

Ken Johnson, April 7, 2011

Runners celebrate SHSU president's investiture

Ken Johnson, March 16, 2011

Gautreaux and McClellan win Sweetheart 5K

Ken Johnson, March 2, 2011

How do you get started?

Ken Johnson, February 15, 2011

Gautreaux fastest local runner at Houston Marathon

Ken Johnson, February 1, 2011

Local runners getting ready to hit the streets of Houston

Ken Johnson, January 18, 2011

Get off and running to start the new year

Ken Johnson, January 5, 2011

Can you drop some weight by running?

Ken Johnson, December 21, 2010

Guzman, Williams win Huntsville's Leftover Turkey 10K

Ken Johnson, December 7, 2010

What is the best running surface?

Ken Johnson, November 17, 2010

Runners aplenty at Huntsville Half Marathon

Ken Johnson, November 2, 2010

Marathon 2 Marathon, a unique experience to be part of

Ken Johnson, October 20, 2010

Plenty of participation in local races

Ken Johnson, October 5, 2010

Can music make you run faster?

Ken Johnson, September 21, 2010

Seven Hills Running Club celebrates 25th anniversary this month

Ken Johnson, September 7, 2010

Lots of local races in Huntsville in the next few months

Ken Johnson, August 17, 2010

Be consistent to get the full benefits of running

Ken Johnson, August 3, 2010

Houston Marathon modifies lottery system for entry

Ken Johnson, July 20, 2010

Don't let the summer heat keep you from running

Ken Johnson, July 6, 2010

Houston Marathon switches to lottery system

Ken Johnson, June 15, 2010

Want your running questions answered?

Ken Johnson, June 1, 2010

Running in your bare feet

Ken Johnson, May 18, 2010

Lots of local runners participating in races

Ken Johnson, April 22, 2010

Where are you on the running scale?

Ken Johnson, April 6, 2010

Local runners headed west for marathon

Ken Johnson, March 16, 2010

Influencing others to run

Ken Johnson, March 4, 2010

Running hills is actually good for you

Ken Johnson, February 17, 2010

Material rewards of running races

Ken Johnson, February 5, 2010

Plenty of Huntsville runners in Houston races

Ken Johnson, January 19, 2010

Now is the time to start making running resolutions

Ken Johnson, January 5, 2010

A few helpful tips for safer running during the winter

Ken Johnson, December 15, 2009

Seven Hills Running Club elects new officers

Ken Johnson, December 1, 2009

Downhill Dash to precede Christmas Parade

Ken Johnson, November 17, 2009

Give your body enough fuel for the long run ahead

Ken Johnson, November 3, 2009

Several hundred runners on hand for Huntsville Half Marathon

Ken Johnson, October 20, 2009

Deadline quickly approaching for Hillcrest Huntsville Half Marathon

Ken Johnson, October 6, 2009

Learning the running lingo

Ken Johnson, September 15, 2009

Add variety to your running routine

Ken Johnson, September 1, 2009

Runners set to defend titles

Ken Johnson, August 18, 2009

Running partnerships help with motivation

Ken Johnson, August 5, 2009

It's time to gear up for fall races

Ken Johnson, July 21, 2009

The mental aspect of running

Ken Johnson, July 7, 2009

Langelier Wins at Hog's Hunt

Ken Johnson, June 2, 2009

Blog your way to running success

Katy Lampson, May 26, 2009

Weather or not to run

Ken Johnson, May 5, 2009

Setting and achieving goals

Ken Johnson, April 21, 2009

Ten good reasons to run

Ken Johnson, April 7, 2009

Running the Texas Independence Relay

Ken Johnson, March 17, 2009

Plenty of Huntsville runners at the races

Ken Johnson, March 5, 2009

Running distance is all relative

Ken Johnson, February 17, 2009

Running and dogs

Ken Johnson, February 3, 2009

Local runners compete in Houston Marathon

Ken Johnson, January 20, 2009

Local runners trained and ready for Houston Marathon

Ken Johnson, January 6, 2009

Plenty of local runners compete in Trail Run

Ken Johnson, December 16, 2008

Seven Hills Running Club elects new officers

Ken Johnson, December 2, 2008

Huntsville runners turn out for Rocky Raccoon Trail Run

Ken Johnson, November 18, 2008

John wins his last race

Ken Johnson, November 5, 2008

Langelier wins Huntsville Half Marathon for second year in a row

Ken Johnson, October 21, 2008

Plenty of great local races this fall

Ken Johnson, October 7, 2008

Winning consistently paving way for bright future

Ken Johnson, September 18, 2008

Study shows that running regularly can extend life

Ken Johnson, September 2, 2008

Running publications a great resource for runners

Ken Johnson, August 20, 2008

Time is right to start training for Huntsville Half Marathon and 5K

Ken Johnson, August 5, 2008

Persistence and consistency pay off

Ken Johnson, July 15, 2008

Road running laws and safety to keep in mind

Ken Johnson, July 1, 2008

There's nothing wrong with running slow

Ken Johnson, June 3, 2008

Good time to cross train

Katy Lampson, May 20, 2008

Proper hydration critical with hot weather

Ken Johnson, May 6, 2008

Nearly 300 runners show up for Hog's Hunt

Katy Lampson, April 15, 2008

Running clubs support all types of runners

Ken Johnson, April 1, 2008

The Bataan Memorial Death March

Katy Lampson, March 18, 2008

Running on the Internet

Ken Johnson, March 4, 2008

SHSU grad student wins Top Female at Surfside

Katy Lampson, February 19, 2008

Rocky Raccoon Trail Run packs Huntsville State Park

Ken Johnson, February 5, 2008

Don't let the winter weather keep you inside

Katy Lampson, January 15, 2008

Several area runners set to run first marathon in Houston

Ken Johnson, January 3, 2008

Lessons learned in failing to finish

Niki Bellnoski, December 19, 2007

Runners gearing up for Sunmart and White Rock

Ken Johnson, December 4, 2007

Overcoming excuses for not running

Ken Johnson, November 20, 2007

You're never too old to run

Ken Johnson, November 6, 2007

Sizing up other runners

Niki Bellnoski, October 17, 2007

Running for cash and other things

Ken Johnson, October 2, 2007

State park a super place for running

Ken Johnson, September 19, 2007

Huntsville Half Marathon - an annual tradition

Ken Johnson, September 4, 2007

Ultra-distance racing season quickly approaching

Niki Swearingen, August 21, 2007

The marathon experience is something to remember

Ken Johnson, August 7, 2007

Shopping for right pair of shoes a must

Ken Johnson, July 17, 2007

Increasing distance can be done with planning, proper motivation

Ken Johnson, July 3, 2007

Parallels exist between running and life

Niki Swearingen, June 19, 2007

Races provide extra motivation for running

Ken Johnson, June 7, 2007

The splendor of spring makes it a good time to start running

Niki Swearingen, May 15, 2007

Safety comes first when you head out running

Ken Johnson, May 1, 2007

Refueling your motivation to run

Niki Swearingen, April 17, 2007

Great places to run in your own backyard

Ken Johnson, April 3, 2007

Running past the pain opens up new opportunities

Niki Swearingen, March 20, 2007

Tips to start a running program and keep it going

Ken Johnson, March 6, 2007

Emotional benefits of running

Niki Swearingen, February 19, 2007

Running offers all kinds of healthy benefits

Ken Johnson, February 6, 2007

Trail running offers more than good health

Niki Swearingen, January 16, 2007

Record number of Huntsville-area runners gearing up for Houston races

Ken Johnson, January 2, 2007


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