Marathon Maniacs News Letter – November 2004
· The membership just keeps on growing…8 new members for the month of November
· An all-time Maniac record, with 40+ Maniacs finishing the Seattle Marathon
· Quite a few Maniacs being promoted to "GOLD" status
Upcoming Marathon News
26, Run for the Ranch Marathon:
Here's some info passed on from a runner we met at the Montana Marathon. The
race director of the Run for the Ranch in Missouri will let some crazy people
make that into a double marathon. You'll have to supply your own aid, etc. but
won't need much since it'll be cold.
- Nothing definite on start time yet, etc. but it'll be a very easy one to make a double out of as the race has an unusual afternoon start time.
· Oh Lord…It’s that time of the year again. This is to announce the 2005 running out at Lord Hill in Snohomish, Washington. Maniac Tim Lofton is the contact person, and offers the following information. The event will be held Saturday, February 5. As usual the pre-run brief will start at 7 a.m. with runners starting at 7:30 a.m. There is a 60-runner cutoff this year. The format is the same with a loop of about 10.5 miles. I will be measuring during my holiday break. There is approximately 1700 feet of gain per loop. Run up to three loops. An aid station will be set up for the finish/end of each loop. You can post a message on the bulletin board, or for more details, view the following website:
http://hometown.aol.com/cumulus84/LordHillFunRun.html. The previous year's runners get first notification, so as of Dec 3 there are 49 runners signed up. That leaves about 11 spots for 2005. I hope to see some of you out there.
· The second annual Invest in Youth Fund Run will be held on February 26, 2005. The contact person for the race is Maniac Kendall Kreft. This is a fundraiser for the local YMCA and consists of a 12 hour run on a high school track. The run is in Lake Stevens, Wa, which is north and a bit east of Seattle. Additional information: there will be limited aid, no T-shirts and questionable lap counting. All proceeds will go to the Snohomish County YMCA Invest in Youth Program. Last year it was a beautiful sunny, crisp day with great views of the snow-covered Cascades. The run will be held rain or shine. Those participating will have fun - no whining allowed. Feel free to run any distance or time up to 12 hours. Should you participate and want to add this to your count in the Insane Asylum, well, at least you know at least how far you have to run. Contact Kendall at email@example.com for a race brochure/entry form.
interested in doing the Deadwood-Mickelson
Trail Marathon next June? If so, here are some reduced entry fees, courtesy
of Jerry Dunn, the event director (thank you "slug" for spreading the Maniac news!). From now until the end
of November, entry is $55 full; $40 half / December 1st, til May 15: $65 full;
$45 Half / May 15 to May 30; $75 full; $50 half. Your maniacs can take $10 off
the full and $5 of the half of any of the above fees. However, in order to do
that, I'd like for them to download the entry form and mail it to me, so as not
to have to mess with trying to do this at the online registration site. Be sure
to write down that you are a Marathon
Additional option: If they want to register on line, at the listed fee, I will give them a $10 coupon for Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon merchandises. (Of course they will have to make me aware that they are in fact MANIACS). Jerry can be contacted at (605) 641-3534.
Autumn Leaves 50K/50 mile: Tony Phillippi, Fenny Roberts and Jim Scheer were participants in this trail run, mostly paved through lovely Champoeg State Park just south of Portland. Tony finished second overall. A hardier soul, Van Phan completed the 50 miler.
Haney to Harrison 100k: Al Harman. Main Maniac sent you all the race report for Al's ultramaniac achievement in Canada. If you missed it, its posted on the website, under race reports.
New York City: Marie Bartoletti, Steve Hamling, Lesa Overfield, Michael Shiach, Annie Thiessen, Doug MaClean, Gary Allen, Don Kienz and future Maniac Lauri Fauerbach Adams. OK, what’s the deal here…such a huge event but not one race report and no pictures?
City of Trees: Janet Burgess, Ruben Contreras, Bob and Lenore Dolphin, Bill Mandler, Jack and Gunhild Swanson, Paul Hargrave, Brian Baker
United We Run: Robert Hester, Steve Barrick, Jim Anderson, Tony Covarrubias, Glenn Tachiyama, Tim Lofton, Tony Phillippi, Steven Yee. Thank you Maniac Jason Gordon for directing this race and offering us Maniacs the opportunity to be able to run a marathon this weekend without having to leave town.
River Crown Plaza: Tom Detore
Santa Clarita: Sue Fauerbach, Brad Bleiweis, David Reid
Athens (Ohio): Bruce Katter
Kevin's Cup Ultra: Sean Meissner
Richmond: A cool, blustery morning greeted Maniacs Sue Fauerbach, Steven Yee, Phil Walchli and David Knapp for the 27th running of "America's Friendliest Marathon". The beauty of this course … the last mile is all downhill. A great event with wonderful spectators and volunteers.
It turned out to be a nice day for a run yesterday. We left Tacoma to pick up Maniacs Chris Warren and Alicia Britt at 5:00 am. The $15.00 entry fee made for a inexpensive weekend, the race started promptly at 7:30 am. There are two races to choose from, Tanks A lot which is a straight out and back though the traps twice, hence Tanks Allot.
The second option is a loop course that only goes through the traps once. Maniac Cheri Gillis said to me... being a road runner I would opt for the loop course (Ron Herzog) . Thanks Cheri, going through the traps once was enough. I was whipped and beaten on the one trip through as it were. We were on logging roads for about 10 miles before we hit the traps. Once we got there, Maniac Kendall Kreft says "come on Tony…this is where the fun begins"! That was the last I saw of Kendall until we got to the aid station at 15.5 miles (he runs the traps like he runs down hills…FAST!)
Kendall was kind enough to wait for me at the aid station where he had been enjoying hot soup and drink for about 10 minutes. When I arrived, I got fueled up and we were off. I took advantage of Kendall's 100 mile knowledge and probably asked him too many questions. CCC is on my list for next year again. Thanks for the company Kendall! Well we had some fleeting thoughts of finishing under 5 hours but it didn't happen. We came in at 5:04. Maniac Chris was there taking the duties of official photographer.
Huntington: Marie Bartoletti, Tom Detore, Keith Panzer
Marathon of the Palm Beaches: Carol Dellinger, Rick Korecki
Montgomery County in the Parks: Greg Walchli, Sue Fauerbach, Steven Yee, Phil Walchli, David Knapp. A scenic yet very hilly course. It was certainly no bargain for Phil, David, Sue and Steve, whom all ran Richmond the day before.
Nifty Fifty Ultra: Cathy Trosi
Oklahoma: Keith Panzer
Gobbler Grind: Roger Biggs, Tom Detore
Philadelphia: Deo Jaravata, Kevin Brosi, Sue Fauerbach, Steven Yee, David Knapp, Robert Lopez and Lauri Fauerbach Adams.
Palermo (Italy): Greg Walchli
Mississippi Coast: Roger Biggs, Tom Detore, Marie Bartoletti
Knickerbocker 60K Ultra: Gary Allen
Quad Dipsea Ultra: Lisa Stranc-Bliss
Seattle: An all-time Maniac gathering occurred at this years' Seattle Marathon. The sea of runners was alive with the color of yellow (keep wearing your singlets, the audience love it!). Starting with the newest members, the list is a who's who in Maniac circles: Richard Haase, Ruth Balf, Steve Federickson, Jim Morton, Brad Bleiweis, David Knapp, Cyndie Merten, Jim Scheer, Fenny Roberts, Earl Fenstermacher, Susan Marshall, Janet Burgess, Jack and Gunhild Swanson, Dale Shoup, Tim Lofton, Steve Hamling, Kurt Lauer, Ruben Contreras, David Jones, Alicia Britt, James Anderson, Annie Thiessen, Carol Dellinger, Herb Allen, Cathy Troisi, Steve Supkoff, Michael Shiach, Steve Barrick, Diana Robinson, Jennifer and Guy Yogi, Van Phan, Dennis Spurlock, Mark Looi, Mel Preedy, Kendall Kreft, Cheri Gillis, Tony Covarrubias, Glenn Tachiyama, Marc Frommer, Sue Fauerbach, Tony Phillippi, Chris Warren and Steven Yee.
Congratulations to the following Maniacs who received age-group awards: Jennifer Yogi, Annie Thiessen, Sue Fauerbach, Susan Marshall, Gunhild Swanson, Jack Swanson, Mel Preedy, Ruben Contreras, Dale Shoup and Tony Phillippi.
Firenze (Florence): Greg Walchli
Post Mortem / Omissions
Ø Mystic Places Marathon (10/24): Jack Thornton
Ø Somehow we never seem to catch those marathons in the UK. Roger Biggs completed the Snowdonia Marathon on 10/31.
Noteworthy Accomplishments / Promotions:
Ø Ruthenium Maniac: Sue Fauerbach has advanced to 5 star level by completing 3 states in a period of 7 days. She accomplished that feat twice in November!
Ø From 1 star to 4: Ruth Balf recently completed the back to back double (Ghost of Seattle and the Seattle Marathon), qualifying her for Iridium level.
Ø Gold Medalists: The following Maniacs have run 12 marathons / ultras this year, thus adding a star to their names: Jennifer Yogi, Guy Yogi, Diva Burns, Kurt Lauer, Olga Varlamova, Brad Bleiweis and Marc Frommer. And they've all been getting faster…the Maniac Magic works!
Ø Palladium Man: Can you say Mr. Frequent Flyer, aka Maniac Keith Panzer, having completed marathons in 22 states this year!
Ø More Palladium: I thought I'd never get there but it finally happened. With Seattle being my 38th completed marathon this year, I've graduated to the ranks of Palladium, where I can now join my Maniac brothers Tony and Chris in the courtside seats!
Ø Congratulations to Maniacs Susan Marshall and Jim Morton for receiving "Marathon Maniac" awards from their running club, Ceevacs, located in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada. The awards were certificates, framed with Main Maniac on it, their level and qualifying races. Now where are the Marathon Maniacs awards?
Ø Congratulations to the following (ultra)Maniacs who were selected via lottery to run the 2005 Western States 100-miler. Lisa Stranc-Bliss, Connie Ridenour, Gunhild Swanson, Olga Varlamova, Kendall Kreft and Sean Meissner.
Ø Thanks again to John Elliot for his valuable time and effort for linking marathonmaniacs.com with marathonguide.com, and establishing the race spreadsheet and bulletin board options.
****Please note: While we are trying our best to stay up to date with all of our members and all of the races they run, unfortunately we may have missed some of you. If we did, it wasn’t intentional! To make sure we get all your races and that you get recognition on the website marquee as well as the monthly newsletter, we are asking you to send us an e-mail each time you run a marathon. Thank you for your help in making this a great marathon club!
New Members for the Month of November
11/01 - Jason Gordon (Washington)
11/03 - Lois Berkowitz (Michigan)
11/06 - Robert Lopez (Washington)
11/23 - Terry Sentinella (Washington)
11/23 - Milos Kostic (Saskatchewan, Canada)
11/25 - Michael Dutton (Washington)
11/27 - Richard Haase (Washington)
11/29 - Lauri Fauerbach Adams (Pennsylvania)
UPCOMING MANIACS at the RACES
12/04: Memphis Marathon: Keith Panzer
Tecumseh Trail Marathon: Meredith Johnson, J. Ellis, Steve Monk
12/05: California International Marathon: Laura Bleakley, Carol Dellinger, Sue Fauerbach, Kurt
Lauer, Dennis Spurlock, Chris Warren, Steven Yee
Orange County Marathon: Brad Bleiweis, David Dassey, Terry Sentinella, David Knapp
Tucson Marathon: Barb Bumann, Chris Marr, David Reid
Los Cabos Marathon: Gregg Walchli
12/11: Birch Bay Marathon: Diana Robinson, Olga Varlamova, Glenn Tachiyama,
Tony Covarrubias, Richard Haase, Tony Phillippi, Chris Warren
Rocket City Marathon: Tom Detore, Kevin Brosi
SunMart 50 Mile Ultra: Susan Bell
12/12: Honolulu Marathon: Sue Fauerbach, Janet Burgess, Al Harman, Steven Yee
Dallas White Rock Marathon: Robert Lopez
12/19: Christmas Marathon: Ruth Balf, Sue Fauerbach, Olga Varlamova, Jennifer Yogi, Bob and
Lenore Dolphin, Ruben Contreras, Robert Hester, Gregg Walchli, Richard Haase, Guy
Yogi, Tony Phillippi, Chris Warren, Steven Yee
Jacksonville Marathon: Rick Korecki
12/26: Run for the Ranch Marathon: Tom Detore
01/01: Redding Marathon: Diana Robinson, David Reid, Chris Warren
Texas Marathon: Cathy Troisi, Tom Detore
Fat Ass 50 Mile Ultra: Al Harman
01/02: First Light Marathon: Terry Sentinella
Fat Ass 50K (Tiger Mt): Tim Lofton, Glenn Tachiyama, Robert Hester, Richard Haase,
Tony Covarrubias, Olga Varlamova, Tony Phillippi
In an attempt to make the Marathon Maniacs one of the best and unique running clubs out there, we want to hear how we’re doing. You as members know what you want and what you don’t want, so don’t hesitate to let us know. We can’t guarantee that we can accommodate every request, but we’ll do the best we can.
If you have a desire to share your race experience with the rest of the Maniacs, feel free to write up a race report, submit it to us and we’ll post it in the monthly newsletter. This is a good way to get the info you want into the letter and not just what we might write.
· $5 off marathons put on by Bob Green (his next one is the Christmas Marathon 12/19/04.
· 10% off any running shoes, apparel at the Bellevue, Wa Foot Zone store (ask for Jenny)
· discount on BITE sandals (contact Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org for details)
End of the Year Maniac Awards
That’s right Maniacs, we still plan to have “End of the Year” Maniac Awards. Look in the website to see what we've come up with!
More to come in the December Newsletter and to the web site soon.
The President has written…