Marathon Maniacs News Letter – February / March 2007
· 26 new members for the month of February (486 total members)
· Amy Yanni and Gregg Walchli win the Desert Classic Marathon
· Gayle Zorilla wins the Surfside Beach Marathon
· Marathon Junkie wins the Last Chance for Boston Marathon
· Cliff "quack quack" Richards wins the Lost Dutchman Marathon
· Jen Yogi wins the Birch Bay Marathon
· He did it…Craig Swanson is now a Titanium Maniac!
"quack quack" Cliff (with mph) Titanium Craig (right) with son-in-law Marius (430) Jen Yogi (with Dad Guy)
If you find a discrepancy or are missing any information that should be in the scorecard (number of marathons/ultras, total count and states/countries/provinces run, please contact Marc (maniac #9 at firstname.lastname@example.org). Or you can e-mail Chris or Steve. They will be more than happy to make the corrections. Also, if it's your Maniac anniversary date, please help Main Maniac out by renewing your membership. Dues collected help pay for website fees and maintenance, cat food, purchasing of additional Maniac wear and…future surprises. Keep your Maniac Seniority Number!
And please contact Tony only if it involves website stuff. He is working full time in trying to make the Parker Paint Tacoma City Marathon a huge success. In fact if you're not doing anything special on Mother's Day, why not drop on by and either run or volunteer for the Tacoma City Marathon. YOU CAN DO IT!
The Marathon Maniacs…at the Races
Stan Nakashima and "Road Kill" Eric Gierke and Pigtails "HotRod" Barmore
Pigtails Run: Jenny Appel, Ruth Balf, Bill "HotRod" Barmore, Eric Barnes, Michelle Barnes, Steve Barrick, Barb Blumenthal, Jim Boyd, May Cheng, Ruben Contreras, Tony (*tc) Covarrubias, Eric Gierke, Richard "Road Kill" Haase, Mary "mph" Hanna, Shawn Lawson, Jessica Mullen, David Murray, Stan Nakashima, Stacy "Possum" Otter, Monte Pascual, Van "pigtails" Phan, Mel Preedy, Cliff "quack quack" Richards, Diana "sLuG" Robinson, Michael Shiach, Steve Supkoff, Maniac #3 tp!, Maniac #200, Karen "Sushi" Wiggins, Prez Steven Yee, Guy Yogi, Jen Yogi, Jon Yoon
The "Possum" and the "sLuG" Michael Shiach 28.8 milers Steve Barrick, Sushi and the Prez
Death Valley Trail Marathon: Steve "El Pinguino" Frederickson, Jon "Coconutboy" Mahoney, Lisa Stranc Bliss, Cynthia "Draggon'" Witman
Grand Prix 50km: Ed Walsh
Rocky Raccoon Ultra: Laura Bleakley, Rob Cowan, Lori Craig, Andrew Edwards, Lauri "The Kid" Fauerbach Adams, Angela Ivory, Johnny Spriggs, Sam Thompson
Tybee Marathon: Jim Collins, Claude Hicks Jr.
ARR Desert Classic Marathon: Jerry Nairn, Cheri Pompeo, Gregg Walchli, Amy Yanni
Manasota Track Club 50km: Harry Hoffman
Pacific Shoreline Marathon: Andre Boulais, Janet Burgess, Sable Cantus, Tim Chesko, Bob English, Gary Geuss, Eddie Hahn, Ed Indvik, Deo Jaravata, Todd King, Robert "srlopez" Lopez, Jon "Coconutboy" Mahoney, Dana Mosell, Pete "Hippo" Nicholson, Bruce Quam, Quicksilver - Runner, Barefoot Ken Bob Saxton, Charles Sayles
Port Gamble 50km: Linda Barton, Stephanie Day
Twin Peaks Trail Marathon: Andy Kumeda, Natalia Norman
Charles Sayles being congratulated by George and Barbara Charles Sayles and Dana Mosell at Pacific Shoreline
Holiday Lake 50km: Russ Johnson, Jesse Leitner
Pemberton 50km: Christine Humble, Jerry Nairn
Sedona Marathon: Earl Fenstermacher, Dean Hutchinson, Angela Ivory, Dana Mosell, Charles Sayles
Marathon: Adrian Call, Jones Ramsey.
From marathonguide.com. Gayle
Zorrilla, 35 of Denver CA and a top three finisher at three marathons in 2006,
finished first in the women's
division with a time of 3:23:56. Suzy Seeley, 47 of Houston TX the winner
of the 2006 Baton Rouge Beach Marathon and Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathons, won
the finished second in 3:43:50. Tina King, 40 of Edmond OK the 2005 winner and
2006 third place finisher, finished as third woman in 4:08:12.
Scenes from the Valentine Marathon
Rick "Pole" Smith Corrine Austerman Jane Herzog Janice Moyer Brian Pendleton
Last Chance for
"Boston" Marathon: From marathonguide.com. After completing 51 marathons in 2006 with 26 wins, Chuck Engle, 35 of
Columbus OH, completed his first
marathon and first marathon win of 2007 at his hometown "Last Chance for
Boston" Marathon with a time of 2:48:36. Feliciano Vega, 31 of Dublin
OH , was second in 2:54:51. Zachary Graham, 25 of Greenville OH, was third in
Mercedes Marathon: Andrew Edwards, Dick Franklin, Marius Hansen, Chester Kalb, Ron Knecht, Rick Korecki, David Livingston, David Malone, Phil Min, Cheryl Murdock, Jeff Veneble
Valentine Marathon: Corrine Austerman, Jim Boyd, Amanda Cohn, Bob & Lenore Dolphin, Christel Elliot, Richard "Road Kill" Haase, Jane Herzog, Eric Jensen, Barefoot Jon, Tim "pumped2run" Lawson, Little Leslie Miller, Janice Moyer, Jessica Mullen, Monte Pascual, Brian Pendleton, Mel Preedy, Jim Scheer, Rick "Pole" Smith, David Spooner, aNnIe Thiessen, Maniac #3 tp!, Gregg Wachli, Steve "Marathon Freak" Walters, Prez Steven Yee
Happy Valentiners Lenore and Bob Dolphin Monte Pascual, "pumped2run", Jessica Mullen, Marathonfreak and tp!
Buzz Marathon: David Reid, Michael Shiach
Louisville Lovin' the Hills Ultra: Gregory Weglowski
Myrtle Beach Marathon: Dave Bell, Jim Collins, Sue Fauerbach, Lauri Fauerbach Adams, Claude Hicks Jr., David Hunt, Valerie Kilcoin, Larry Macon, Andrew Moore, Amy Osborne, Richard Osborne, Charles Sayles, Peggy Shashy, Andy Smith, Daniel Uhlenhake, Fiona Wright, Wayne Wright, Amy Yanni, Prez Steven Yee
Orange Curtain 50/100km: Natalia Norman
Run the Ditch Ultra: Eric Jensen, James Klarich
Eric Jensen Mel Preedy Gregg Walchli Jim Boyd David Spooner
A1A Marathon: Daniel Lieb
Austin Marathon: Jim Baudhuin, Robert Britain, Philip DeYoung, Thomas "T.O." Okazaki, Keith Panzer, Johnny Spriggs, Adrienne Stipe, Tom Timbol, Bekkie Wright
Bank of America Marathon: Tim Collins, Jeff Giles, Chester Kalb, Rick "TheRrrick" Karampatsos
Bay Marathon: Linda Barton, Jim Boyd, Ruben Contreras, Tony (*tc)
Covarrubias, David England, Eric Gierke, Al Harman, Robert Jacobsen, Mary
Latta, Jeff Loen, Robert "srlopez" Lopez, Jon "Coconutboy"
Mahoney, Stacy "Possum" Otter, Monte Pascual, Van "pigtails"
Phan, Cheri Pompeo, Diana "sLuG" Robinson, David Spooner, Joseph
Tompkins, Guy Yogi. From
marathonguide.com: The Pacific Northwest has become the unique
home of a band of marathoners (the Marathon Maniacs) who believe that it is
sensical and possible to run many many marathons a year (and we agree that this
is true). The small Birch Bay Marathon in the Northwest has become the type of
race these marathoners come to for their weekly dose of 26.2. So as we write
the following sentences describing the top three men and women, we can not
comment on each of these runners past feats - between the six of them, they
completed over 80 marathons in 2006... Michael Bergquist, 34 of Medical Lake
WA, took the win at the 2007 Birch Bay Marathon, completing the course in in
2:49:20. Defending champion Pete Hansen, 50 of Birch Bay, finished second in
2:57:22. Gregg Walchli, 44 of Seattle WA
, was third in 3:00:05.
Among the women, Jennifer Yogi, 31 of Seattle WA , defended her Birch Bay Marathon title and finished first in 3:22:45. Van Phan, 35 of Maple Valley WA, finished second in 3:25:38. Stephanie Smith, 37, was third in 3:43:15.
Five Points of Life Marathon: Harry Hoffman
GW Birthday Marathon: El Hamersley, Jesse Leitner, Amanda & Grace Preble, Claudia Wolfe
Pensacola Marathon: Etienne Jaulin, Marv "The Commisioner" Winters
The Magic of the Myrtle Beach Marathon
David Hunt and the Prez Fiona and Wayne Wright The Prez, Amy Yanni and Andrew Moore
Lost Dutchman Marathon: Christine Humble, Jerry Nairn, Don Pattison, Marilou Russell, Michael Wakabayashi. From marathonguide.com. The 2007 Lost Dutchman Marathon was a day for the Masters. Cliff Richards, 46 of Maple Valley WA - a masters fixture in the Northwest who since becoming a masters runner in 2001 has run all of his 18 marathons at 3:00:00 or below, added a win at the Lost Dutchman Marathon to his resume by finishing first 2:47:33. Romano Scaturro, 44 of Cornville AZ, repeated his runner-up finish of 2006 by finishing second in 2007 in 2:47:49.
Dutchman…according to Dale Shoup: My
training had been very consistent with long runs up to 25 miles and included
both tempo runs and speed work on the track. My Parrott Predictor had inched
down to 3:33 so I thought a 3:35 to 3:40 was possible for Lost Dutchman.
However all my recent training had been done in the early morning with the
temperature about 40 deg. Not the 60 to 65 deg that greeted us on race day. I
should have adjusted my plan after the temperature hit 82 deg yesterday and
then the clouds came in preventing the temperature from dropping much
overnight. I still thought I would be able to run like I wanted to with the
early morning temperature between 60 and 65 deg if the sun did not come
out. The bonfires were going just like
in previous years when we arrived at about 6AM; however they were hardly
necessary. Nonetheless it sure is a nice touch to be able to sit around
bonfires and chat with other runners before the race.
I told Cher that I would be at mile 15 at about 9:30AM and finish at about 11AM. My sister-in-law and her husband were going to be waiting along with
her too. Unfortunately the race started at 7AM not the 7:30AM on which I had figured the times. I didn't realize my error until after arriving at the starting area and I had no way to call her. I don't risk leaving my phone in my drop bag even though I have never lost a bag yet.
For those not
familiar with the Lost Dutchman, the race starts at the trailhead for the
Peralta Trail at the base of the Superstition Mountains. The first 6 miles are
mostly downhill back to US 60 highway with the first 5 being rolling gravel.
After a couple miles along US 60 the course loops around the King's Ranch/Gold
Canyon Golf Community. After another mile on US 60 the course goes up Mountain View
Road and then wanders around in Apache Junction. There is an out and back
section where we are joined by the half marathon runners for the remainder of
the course. The final 6 miles is mostly rolling with a notable hill at mile 23
called the Lost Dutchman's Revenge. At least 4 miles of that is gravel. They
don't use chips so the approximately 400 runners lined up close to the start
line. I tried to seed myself about 1/5th of the way back where I thought most
of the other runners with the same pace would be. However that did not prove to
be the case. I had trouble getting my stride and had to pass a lot of runners
who had no business being so close to the start. I finally got a good stride
going but did not get a split till mile 2, when I discovered I was overdoing it
a bit at a 7:21 pace. I settled back to an 8:00 pace for the next few miles. My
5 mile split was 38:32 which faster than I intended, but it is mostly downhill
and I felt good anyway.
Along the flat of
US 60 I maintained the 8 minute pace, however as soon as we turned and started
our gradual climb around Gold Canyon my pace faltered.
At first I tried to keep my HR below 145 but gave that up when my pace dropped to 8:30. Even that failed as the hills got steeper (or at least seemed to) and my pace fell to 8:45. However now the sun was out and the temperature was rising. Sweat was running off my brow and burning my eyes. I had to take my glasses off to wipe my eyes with my singlet which did not help a whole lot since it was soaked with sweat too. Signs of heat stress and dehydration were multiplying. My pace slipped to 9:00 for mile 12. Even for the downhill stretch back to US 60, I was only able to muster a 8:15 pace. My second 5 mile split was 41:33 which was about where I wanted to be, but my third 5 mile split was 43:49 and my distress was increasing. None of my support group were at mile 15, since I was a good half hour earlier than the time that I had told them.
This time along the flat of US 60 my pace was 8:45, and it got worse as we climbed gradually along Mountain View Road and around the east side of Apache Junction. I really struggled on the out and back where my pace slid even more to 9:45. I grabbed a couple waters when I could and poured one on my head. It helped but it wasn't enough to salvage the day. My fourth 5 mile split was 43:55 and any hopes of a 3:40 were wilting in the heat.
I lost my determination to continue ad found the temptation to stop and walk along with the walking half-marathoners that I was passing irresistible. I tried to limit my walking to the hills but my pace plummeted nonetheless to as low as 11:20. Surprisingly I wasn't passed by a lot of runners. I guess I wasn't the only one suffering. My final 5 mile split was 52:51. I did resume running for the final 1.2 to finish as strong as I could. I was only seconds behind the winner of the 60-65 AG so maybe there is some hope I can place next year that is if Dick Decker doesn't run.
Andy Smith Claude Hicks Jr. and Jim Collins
Cowtown Marathon: Steve Grady, Robert "srlopez" Lopez, Thomas "T.O." Okazaki, Barefoot Rick Roeber, Anne Scarazzo, Johnny Spriggs, Tom Timbol
Cross Timers Trail Runs 50Miler: Dianna Susler
Hagg Lake 50km: Stephanie "Crash" Day, Sarah Duncan, Bret Fat-Boyee Henry, Sean Meissner, Kate Merill, Pete "Hippo" Nicholson, Fenny Roberts, Jim Sceer, Olga Varlamova, Steve "Marathon Freak" Walters, Karen "Sushi" Wiggins
Orcas Island 50km: Christel Elluot, Shawn Lawson, King Arthur Martineau, Van "pigtails" Phan,
Mardi Gras Marathon: Cowboy Jeff Bishton, Kevin Carrothers, Robert Habisreitinger, Russ Johnson, David Malone, David Nemoto, Don Pattison, Charles Sayles, Ron Westbury
Antarctica Marathon: Richard "Road Kill" Haase, Deo Jaravata
More Magic from Myrtle Beach
Peggy Shashy Dave Bell, Sue Fauerbach, Larry Macon and the Prez Could this be Daniel Uhlenhake??
Ø Titanium (10 star) Maniac: Craig Swanson for completing 30 marathons in 30 states in one tear.
Ø Iridium (4 star) Maniac: Shawn Lawson (4 in 4 weeks), Genia "tiptoes" Kacey (2 in 2 days), Art Jacobsen, David Malone (9 marathons in 9 states in one year), Monte Pascual (4 marathons/ultras in 23 days).
Ø Gold Maniac (3 star): Andre Boulais (4 in 28 days), Jerry Nairn (4 marathons/ultras in 35 days)
Ø Silver Maniacs (2 star): Gary Otheim (8 in one year), Ed Indvik, Tim Timbol, Bret Fat-Boyee Henry (6 in 5 months), David MacBean (12 in one year)
Ø 50 marathon mark: Janet Burgess (Pacific Shoreline)
Ø Maniac Press: Read about Eddie Hahn and Barefoot Ken Bob Saxton in the March/April issue of Marathon and Beyond.
Titanium Craig Swanson with Maniac Brother Mike (288) Eddie Hahn with the newest future Maniac
New Members for the Month of February
2/01 - Richard "the Rrrick" Karampatsos #461 (Temple Terrace, Florida): Rick is a 5 star, Ruthenium Maniac with 13 completed marathons in 13 states in 1 year. He just turned 62, and his accomplishments are many. Read his story (and check out his blogsite http://www.june3rd.com/blogs)below:
I Am Now Called A Maniac
uring my past 62 years, I’ve been called a number of names in my life. Some of them lifted me up – others fell into the ‘sticks and stones may break my bone but names will never hurt me’ area. Still not sure, if I truly believe that saying, but it helped say something back at the kids in grade school. Most of those kids I have forgotten as well as the names verbally hurled at me.
hen I took up competitive running again back in 2001, (had not competed since prep school) nicknames appeared again. I received complimentary ones as well as the destructive because of how many miles and races I was doing. A quick example: I joined the 1000-mile club with the Salisbury Rowan Runners club. How was I to know that no one had ever gone over 2,000 miles in a year! I put in over 3,000 miles that first year with the club – and, ran a race every weekend with wins most of the time in my age division. I felt young again and was hooked on running!
People in the club accused me of not being complely truthful about the number of training miles I was doing. Many said that I did too much cross training at the YMCA. They could not understand why I ran on the treadmill for hours at a time, worked out on the elliptical machine, THEN headed to the pool to do some jogging in the water.
The results of all the hard and timely training were more than just getting into shape and being able to win trophies. I was able to fight off the osteoarthritis that was coming on fast and hard in my body (that would soon put me on disability when it caused me to lose the full use of my hands). However, there was a more important reason behind my efforts.
Yes! I like winning. However, it is not only for the sake of winning that I still push so hard. It opens up opportunities to share my Christian faith. My testimony, with stories of how doctors told me twice that I would never walk again, is always exciting to share! Those stories are for another time – another article!
Bottom line - I stayed in shape and as of this date, I have won over 200 trophies, ribbons and plagues. And, as of this date, I have completed 44 marathons (won in my age division 16 times) in less than 4 years. Forty of the fifty different states are already checked off, with the last ten scheduled and their registration paid for. My love of running marathons quickly had them outnumber running the shorter distances.
Because of the running in my life, articles and pictures of me have been in newspapers and newsletters. I have been able to write numerous articles about running and my faith. Scott Jenkins, from the Salisbury Post©, did a neat story with pictures of me working out in the pool and running The bold print title clearly called like it as it is in my life: “They that wait upon the Lord…shall run”. That is from Isaiah 40: 29-31. The article captured why I run and share my faith with the same energy.
ow, you can now call me a MANIAC, and I will not take any offence. In addition to still belonging to a club back in NC ( www.salisburyrowanrunners.com ) , a local church running club that goes by the name of – ‘4 His Temple’*, one here in Tampa ( www.tampabayrunners.com) , a Christian marathon club ( www.team413.org ), a national marathon club (www.50statesmarathonclub.com) and a national marathon group (www.50statesanddcmarathongroup ) – I am now also a member of the Marathon Maniacs Club (www.marathonmaniacs.com ).
In closing, I want to share two more words that I am proud of being associated with. They originate from a singer - Carmen (www.carmen.org ) and a concert he did by the same title. He asked the crowd if anyone was - Radically Saved - I answered ‘YES! >>> I am not ashamed about either my excessive running or Christian faith enthusiasm. They make up whom I am. I am proud to be a Born Again** Christian runner who openly shares the joy and desire of both my faith and this great sport.
* (11 Corinthians 6:16 says “...ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” ** (Gospel of John / chapter 3). Please, feel free to contact me about this article: email@example.com
Rick "the Rrrick" Karampatsos Ed Ellis Jessica Mullen
2/01 - Ed Ellis #462 (Newport Beach, California): Last year, Ed ran 12 marathons to qualify him for Gold level Maniac status. He's traveled all corners of the U.S. to accomplish this feat, such as Alaska (Humpy's), Tennessee (Country Music), New York (New York City), Oregon (Portland) and Nevada (Las Vegas).
2/03 - Carole Williams #463 and Tom Williams #464 (Pullman, Washington): Welcome to our latest wife and husband marathon tandem, both Carole and her husband Tom (#464) recently completed the Marine Corps, Seattle and Rock and Roll Arizona Marathons to qualify for Bronze level status in the Insane Asylum. They've both done a total of 8 marathons together, except that for Idaho, Carole completed the CDA Ironman while Tom ran the Coeur D'Alene Marathon. They're both taking a break for now but they plan on running the Deadwood-Mickelson in June.
2/04 - Jessica Mullen #465 (Seattle, Washington): Jessica initially ran in only road marathons but seems to be branching towards those tantalizing trail ultras, as witnessed by her Western Washington Fat Ass and Pigtails 50km completions. Coupled with the Valentine Marathon, she qualifies for as a Bronze level Maniac. She's looking forward to running the upcoming Yakima River Canyon Marathon where she will be running with about 100 other Maniacs!
2/05 - Catherine "Aunt Fun" Wyman #466 (Phoenix, Arizona): A big welcome to our second Maniac sister combo, Catherine is the younger sister of Maniac 301 Mary "mph" Hanna. Mary must've been a "bad" influence because when Catherine came to Seattle in 2006 for a visit and a run at Seafair, she hadn't run a marathon yet. The speed genes run in this family as she qualified for Boston in her inaugural marathon in 2006 (St. George) and since that time has completed 3 more. Her 2 marathons in 2 weeks (Rock and Roll Arizona and San Diego) qualifies her for Bronze level in the Insane Asylum. As for her nickname "Aunt Fun", here's the scoop. When Mary's daughter Jenny was 3 (now 20), she refused to talk to Catherine on the phone…why? Because Jenny said "She's no fun" to which Catherine quickly replied "YES I AM", I am AUNT FUN! And it stuck for all of these years.
Catherine (Aunt Fun) Wyman and mph Jon Yoon Michael Larkin
2/08 - Jon Yoon #467 (Algona, Washington): Jon's claim to Maniac fame is that for his Bronze qualifier, he completed three ultras in 3 months (Pigtails Flat Ass, Bridle Trails and the Pigtails Run). And he's just starting. We wonder if Jon will ever run a sane distance such as a marathon!
2/08 - Lori Manna #468 (Sammamish, Washington): Lori started running marathons in 2006 and with her 6 marathon completions (North Olympic Discovery, Seafair, Skagit Flats, Portland, Tri-Cities and Seattle) in a little under 6 months qualifies her for Silver status in the Insane Asylum.
2/10 - Kelli Staub #469 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania): Kelli has run 23 lifetime marathons (in 5 states and Canada), but since August 2004 when her daughter was born she has completed 11. She ran half of the Baltimore Marathon just 10 weeks after giving birth because she missed racing so much. Now that's Maniacism at its best! Her best streak is 2 in 3 weeks (Flying Pig and Cleveland) which makes her a Bronze Maniac.
2/11 - Adrian Call #470 (Brier, Washington): Adrian recently met the Bronze level criteria by completing 3 marathons (Seattle Ghost, Diamond Valley Lake Challenge and the Surfside Beach) in 3 months. His lifetime totals include 15 marathons in 9 states.
2/12 - Michael Larkin #471 (Fountain Valley, California): Michael is in elite company as one of his completed marathons came on the Great Wall in China. A Bronze Maniac by virtue of completing 2 marathons in 3 weeks, his lifetime totals include 28 marathons in 6 states and 2 countries.
2/12 - Hajime Nishii #472 (Japan): A warm welcome to our first Maniac from Japan, Hajime promotes distance running for slow runners via his webpage, though primarily in Japanese. His best streak is 2 marathons in 2 days, thus making him a 4-star Iridium Maniac. While in Japan where many races of shorter distances are considered marathons, Hajime's friend Barefoot Jon (whom he met in 1997) will be updating his stats to determine how many races he has done that qualify over the marathon distance, which is tentatively at 451. Hajime is proud to claim that he has completed marathons on all 7 continents.
Hajime Nishi (left) with Barefoot Jon Vernon Hee Scott Tomchick
2/12 - Alan Morton #473 (Great Britain): At 75 years young, Alan has nearly 400 marathons to his credit, with no. 398 in Tokyo on February 18. His best streak is 4 marathons in 9 days, making him a Ruthenium member. Though residing in Great Britain, Alan has been to the United States numerous times and has run in 12 states. He especially enjoys New York, where he has run 17 times. He runs so many marathons each year that he's hard to track so his good friends the Dolphins will handle that task. In the meantime Alan, welcome to the Maniacs!
2/13 - Vernon Hee #474 (Vancouver, Washington): Vernon recently ran the Goofy challenge so we know that he's crazy enough to join the Insane Asylum. With the Portland, Seattle and Walt Disney World Marathons, Vernon is a Bronze level Maniac.
2/14 - Scott Tomchick #475 (Lynwood, Washington): A true proponent of 50km ultras as all of Scott's races have been at that distance. He's a Silver level Maniac with 6 ultra finishes (Cle Elum, Baker Lake, Ron Herzog, Pigtails Flat Ass, Bridle Trails and Port Gamble) in 6 months.
2/15 - Lori Craig #476 (Huntington Beach, California): With a little from Maniac "advertising" at the Rocky Raccoon 100 miler, Lori is now a full-fledged Silver level Maniac, with her best streak of 6 in 5 months. Lori surely is hard-core, hving completed 60 marathon and 15 ultras in 7 states in her lifetime.
Lori Craig Sable Cantus Dianna Susler
2/19 - Sable Cantus #477 (Santa Fe Springs, California): Once again we owe a debt of gratitude to Les Omura for spreading the "Maniac Gospel", whon encouraged Sable to join. Sable's best streak came recently with the completions of the Las Vegas, Rock and Roll Arizona and the Pacific Shoreline to fulfill the Bronze level requirement for entry into the Insane Asylum. He has 12 lifetime marathons to his credit in 3 states.
2/19 - Jones Ramsey #478 (Houston, Texas): It was in Carlsbad, California where Jones noticed quite a few runners sporting the traditional yellow singlets. Since that time he knew wanted to join other runners who enjoy the pain and fellowship of running as many marathons as possible. A runner since USMC boot camp in 1981, Jones has been running marathons for the last 13 years but never knew that there was so many events near home (thank you MM website calendar). So far this year, Jones has run in the Kingwood New Years Day, San Diego and the Surfside Beach Marathons to qualify for Bronze Maniac induction.
2/19 - Dianna Sulser #479 (Denison, Texas): Dianna does what many marathoners in our group enjoy…combining the travel with running lots of them in different states in one year, hence her 6 star Osmium level status (17 states in 2006). Her marathon career started back in 1992 and since that time has amassed a total of 105 marathons and 16 ultramarathons. Proving that running numerous marathons hasn't slowed her down, she routinely qualifies and runs Boston. Dianna is on track to completing the 50 state circuit this year, as she only needs 3 more states and plans on number 50 being in August at Humpy's (Alaska).
2/23 - David Hartz #480 (Cold Spring, Minnesota): David initially inquired about Maniac membership half a year ago, but was too busy running to get around in applying for entry into the Insane Asylum. Last year, he completed the Fargo, Pacific Crest and Paavo Nurmi Marathons to qualify for Bronze Maniac. He has 10 marathon completions in 7 states.
2/23 - Amy Osborne #481 and Richard Osborne #482 (Greenville, South Carolina): Welcome to our next wife and husband Maniac combo. Both Amy and Richard recently completed 3 marathons (Las Vegas, Warner Robins and Myrtle Beach) to qualify for Bronze Maniac induction.
2/24 - David Livingston #483 (Birmingham, Alabama): A friend of maniac 454 Phil Min, David has met the Bronze Maniac criteria of 3 marathons in 3 months (Rocket City, First Light and Mercedes). What is unusual is that no other Maniac has used three marathons from Alabama as their qualifier. There's always a first in Maniacdom! David has completed 6 marathons in 3 states.
2/26 - Steve White #484 (Seattle, Washington): Steve just celebrated 10 years of marathoning, his first being the Calgary Marathon back in 1996. With 21 total marathons in 3 states and Canada, Steve qualified for Bronze Maniac status last year by completing the Skagit Flats, Victoria and Seattle in monthly succession.
2/26 - Linda Ambard #485 (Colorado Springs, Colorado): Linda started running marathons back in the good old days. How many Maniacs can say they ran in the now defunct Seaside Marathon in Oregon, a race won by the legendary Bill Rogers in 1978? Well, Linda did! Unfortunately, substantial medical issues and being a military wife with 5 children doesn't leave much time for training and racing marathons, so after 1981, Linda took a 15 year hiatus before she returned to the marathon scene at Frankfurt. She recently ran 2 marathons in 3 weeks to qualify for Bronze membership in the Insane Asylum.
2/28 - Peter Klein
#486 (Okauchee, Wisconsin): Peter loves the Maniac website, and heard all about
the Maniacs at the Lost Dutchman Marathon from miles 13-16 via Maniac Marilou
Russell. Having run marathons since 1988, Peter was doing one a year for 10
years until he had back surgery in 1998. His doc said to him "You've run
your last marathon"! Since that time, he has run 24 more, 34 in his
lifetime and has no plans on stopping.
His best streak was back in 2005, with 5 marathons in 9 weeks. And be sure to check out his website…. http://www.manifestationnetwork.com
Greg Weglowski (left) at Louisville Marathon Freak and pumped2run at Valentine Marathon Freak at muddy Hagg Lake
Rhetorical Revelations and W(Rites)…from the Rambunctious Rev
Currently training hard for his next Marathon Maniac Adventure…be back next month!
Maniac Ongoing Discounts
· $10 off marathons put on by Bob Green (his next one is the Easter Marathon).
· 15% off shoes, apparel at the Balanced Athlete (Kent, Wa); ask for Eric
· 10% off any running shoes, apparel at the Bellevue, Wa Foot Zone store (ask for Jenny)
on BITE sandals (contact Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org for details)
More to come in the March / April 2007 Newsletter and to the web site soon. The President has written…
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