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New mug shot for the Running with the Big Dog column

                                                                            Starting on Monday, July 2, the Running with the Big Dog column will feature a new head shot of columnist Wayne ‘Big Dog’ Joseph.

      Can you notice the difference?   Do you like this mug better than those of the past?

    Feel free to leave a comment with your opinion.

   The new hair cut was produced by Sherry Fox and Ohana Barber Shop in the Keaau Village Market area.

   Makes me feel like a new person!

By the way my daughter Jackie took the photo and chose the background and the shirt that I am wearing, so if you like the photo she wants the credit :))))


June 30, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , | 8 Comments

Big Dog to get County Council award on July 3 – welcomes friends to join him

County Council to recognize Big Dog’s Contributions to community

Councilmember Fred Blas will be presenting Wayne ‘Big Dog’ Joseph with a certificate/proclamation in the Hilo Council Chambers at 9 am on Tuesday, July 3.

‘The certificate is just a small way of acknowledging community members of their good work,’ a spokesperson for Blas’ office said.

‘Big Dog is certainly a community member worthy of acknowledgement, sharing his time, experience and knowledge as a teacher.  For living an inspirational life and sharing his love of running through his sports column and for his service to the County as a member of important Board(s) and/or Commission(s) to name a few,’ the spokesperson said.

Friends, family members and other supporters are encouraged to attend, but are asked to arrive 15 minutes early, at 8:45 am on July 3.

June 27, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , | 3 Comments

Practice photos of the Kai Ehitu Canoe Club in Kailua Kona

Click any photo to enlarge.   All photos property of Wayne “Big Dog” Joseph

Girls 12: 1. Kai Ehitu 2:03.94 (Nayeli Silva-Kahalewai, Mahinalani Bonomi, Tanya Penovaroff-Diaz, Tatiana Macomber, Olivia McKellar, Kealoha Dinson)    One of the best girls 12 teams on the Big Island

June 9, 2012 Posted by | Canoe Racing | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Big Dog Awarded Big Isle Road Runners Lifetime Membership

Big Dog Awarded Lifetime Membership

On Mother’s Day, May 13, 2012 the Big Island Road Runners Club, under President Steve Pavao, gave me a plaque for Outstanding Service.

The plaque reads:   The Big Island Road Runners Club hereby presents this Outstanding Service and Lifetime Membership Award to Wayne “Big Dog” Joseph

For his lifelong dedication to the promotion of running through media, running events and by serving as a personal example and inspiration to others and

“Should you see him jogging along Bayfront Park, remember to smile, say “woof” and never shy away from

Running with the Big Dog                               May 13, 2012

President Pavao and Big Dog

Mahalo Nui to the Big Island Road Runners for bestowing upon me a great honor.   I appreciate the award and hope that lifetime membership last a long time!  

May 27, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , , | 3 Comments

South Dakota’s Curtis Huffman thanks the City of Hilo for a Great Job hosting marathon

This is what was the greatest thing about this marathon.  It was small and low-key, but the support and work behind it was like that of the Boston Marathon.  Very good job to everyone, especially you Wayne “Big Dog” Joseph.  Thank you for giving me the oppportunity to come and be an elite runner and all the news/press coverage you gave me.  It is kind of nice to be recognized.  I am glad I could live up to the expectations.  Keep up the good work and tell the city of Hilo thank you from South Dakota.


Curtis Huffman

Wessington Springs School

March 31, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , | 2 Comments