Marathon Maniacs News Letter – September / October 2007
· 18 new members for the month of September (652 total members)
· The Marathon Junkie is back. Chuck Engle wins the Tupelo and Heart of America Marathons on back to back days!
· Kory Wheatley wins his local marathon at Pocatello
· Meghan Arbogast wins the McKenzie River 50km Invitational
· Cliff "quack quack" Richards and Annie Thiessen win the Skagit Flats Marathon
· Gregg Walchli wins the Gteway to the Pacific Marathon
· Gilles Barbeau: 4 - 100 mile races in 5 weeks!
Chuck "Marathon Junkie" Engle Bill Mandler and Pocatello Winner Kory Wheatley Gilles Barbeau
As some of you ma know, Maniacs #1, #2 and #7 will be heading for Europe for what we hope is an unforgettable marathon vacation, which will take us to Munich, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Dublin and finally back to the states for Manchester. That means we may not have internet access to read emails (or may not have time) to reply to you. So we ask you members for your patience when you see that November's newletter will be late (really late!) and if you happen to order merchandise through the website, well, you may be waiting for quite some time. Plus if you happen to have any pictures for the newsletter, we ask that you either send them to Steve after November 6 or send them to Maniac 3 tp! (email@example.com) or Maniac #9 (firstname.lastname@example.org) whom will hold them until our return. We thank you for your understanding. And remember…YOU CAN DO IT!
Prez, srlopez, Cowboy Jeff, Bill M., Roger Biggs, Hollywood and Kory W. "Draggon" Witman and Lora Eklund
The Marathon Maniacs…At the Races
Painted Hills Festival Marathon: Sean Meissner, Jeff Perry
Grand Teton 100 miler: Gilles Barbeau
Tantalus Triple Trek 50km: Tom Craven, Jeff Fong, Nicholas Kaiser, Johnny "Shaka" Landeza, Gary Marr, Les Omura
Pocatello Marathon: Cowboy Jeff Bishton, Jim Collins, Lora Ecklund, Sue Fauerbach, Claude Hicks Jr., Gary Kobold, srlopez, Larry Macon, Bill Mandler, Little Leslie, Brian Pendleton, "Grannie" Annie Singer, Hollywood Warren, Prez Steven Yee. The race summary from marathonguide.com.
Local runner Kory Wheatley of Pocatello, who was third at the 2007 Teton Dam Marathon, won the 2007 Pocatello Marathon in 2:51:16. Jim Fredericks, of Idaho Falls ID, finished second in 2:59:36. Trevor Stoneberg, of Boise ID, was third in 3:00:49.
Roger Biggs Claude Hicks Jr. leading camera-toting Jim Collins "Hollywood" with Gary Kobold
New Mexico Marathon: Dave "FatMan" Anderson, Dave Bell, Elisa Hawkins, Boonsom Hartman, Robin Hudson, Russ Johnson, Chester Kalb "Southernmost Walker", Mark Lehrmann, srlopez, Craig MacBean, Dave MacBean, Tamara Mackey, Larry Macon, Satiro de Oliveira, Johnny Spriggs, Steve Supkoff, Marv "The Commish" Winters
Walk in the Park 54km: Lorie Alexander, Barry Hopkins, Jon "Coconutboy" Mahoney
Tupelo Marathon: Robert Britain, Kevin Carrothers, Meredith Farrell, Angela Ivory, David Livingston, Matt Manning, Edward McGowan, Phil Min, Shawn Newton, Trent Rosenbloom, Terry Sentinella, Peggy Shashy, Jeff Veneble. From marathonguide.com. Five-time Champion Chuck Engle, 36 of Columbus OH, who set the course record in his 2000 win, added his sixth title - winning the 2007 Tupelo Marathon in 2:37:45. Engle also won the the Hatfield-McCoy Marathon and "Last Chance For Boston" Marathon in 2007 while taking second at the 2007 Sunburst Marathon. Leonard Vergunst, 51 of Ocean Springs MS, the runner-up to Engle in 2003 and 2005 and third place finisher at the 2007 Mississippi Marathon, finished second again in 2:51:08. Defending Champion Brett Addington, 30 of Owens Cross Reeds AL, was third in 2:54:22. Carolyn Koszalka, 43 of Collierville TN, was the first female finisher in 3:18:18. Amy Yanni, 53 of Rapid City SD, who won the 2007 Run With The Horses Marathon last weekend and has seven top three finishes in 2007, finished second in 3:35:34. Lisa Barrett, 34 of Chattanooga TN, was third in 3:43:10.
Race Report by Phil Min: A Labor Day weekend marathon
featuring Mississippi heat and humidity, plus a start in the dark with plenty
of roadkill littering the
course......it's an event that only a Maniac could love! There were Maniacs scattered through the 200 plus running the event, from the very front runners to the back of the pack. There were so many that it was impossible to get them all settled down to take a single picture. The winner was "Marathon Junkie" Chuck Engle, while Amy Yanni finished as the second overall woman in a fantastic performance. The Junkie did a 14 mile training run in Percy Warner Park in Nashville on Saturday morning before running a 2:38 in Tupelo on Sunday. He then drove 7 hours to Columbia, Mo and won the Heart of America Marathon on Monday morning with a 2:41! Maniac Aaron "Speedo" Pendergraft pushed the decency envelope once again with a zebra stripe running thong (wonder where he keeps his GU??). Hope that Mississippi sheriff doesn't track you down, Aaron! Meredith Farrell, in her debut appearance in the Maniac "colors", scored a seven minute PR despite the oppressive heat. There was also a large pack of "Monkey" Maniacs using Tupelo as a "warmup" run (literally) for the Flying Monkey Marathon in November.
Meredith Farrell and friend at Tupelo…she also set a personal best! Walk in the Park: Ray and Jane, Lorie A., "Coconutboy" and Barry H.
Tupelo is a fun and well organized event with great medals and legendary t-shirts. The "skull and crossbones" theme keeps 'em coming back. The mission statement of the race is: "Trample the weak, Hurdle the dead", and it certainly delivers. I am sure the large turnout of Maniacs was a record for this event and certainly impressed the other runners. I hope to see more Maniacs and insanity there next year!
American Discovery Trail Marathon: Dave Bell, splopez, Keith "Kip" Panzer, Jeffrey Roger, Steve Supkoff
And read about srlopez' three day journey.
Heart of America Marathon: Matt Manning. The marathonguide.com race summary. Chuck Engle, 36 of Columbus OH, who won the 2007 Tupelo Marathon a day earlier, won the 2007 Heart of America Marathon in 2:42:50. Tom Whalen, 41 of St. Louis MO, who was third in 2005, was second in 2:48:43. Eric Bunch, 25 of Columbia MO, was third in 2:51:14.
MANIACS AT THE NEW MEXICO MARATHON
Boonsom "Lipstick Lady" Hartman Johnny Spriggs Tamara Mackey Satiro de Oliveira
McKenzie River Trail Run 50km: Meghan Arbogast, Bret Fat-Boyee Henry, Kurt Lauer,
Sean Meissner, Kate Merrill, Gail "Detour" Phillips, Rick
"Pole" Smith, Steve Supkoff. The
race according to Clay Hathorn. For you all who don't quite have the time for
the full blog, Meghan was top woman in a group of 16 runners invited for a
"special" running of the McKenzie River Trail Run 50K to mark the
event's 20th year.
I ran with the regular crowd on Saturday and had quite the experience. It's such a trail; I had heard that it was a beautiful trail--I thought it was closer to stunning. There were two or three waterfalls in the first several miles, plus pools and lakes and along the relentlessly pristine river. I finished in 5:12 and was pretty pleased. My running has been scattered at best recently but I guess the fitness levels from tri training and years of marathoning kept me in good stead. I ambled along for the first 10 miles at probably a 10-11:00 mile pace. By mile 16 the trail really smoothed out, and I followed a pattern I've been on of running hard in the mid sections of these long races. I slammed through the next 10 miles at probably 8:00 minute pace or better, easily passing anyone in sight. I struggled a bit on the last five miles but had some strong moments until the finish. The 5:12 got me 42nd place out of about 150. I was able to spend the afternoon soaking the in hot springs-fed pool at the local resort and took a rafting trip with the kids the next day. All in all a great weekend in a part of Oregon that I can't believe I hadn't seen before.
SKAGIT FLATS MARATHON WINNERS AND AGE GROUP PLACERS
"Quack Quack" and the "Annie-mal" "Coconutboy" and "MMM" with race director Terry S. "mph" with Maple Valley Runners
Erie Marathon at Presque Isle: The race
summary from m arathonguide.com. Kevin Pool, 24 of Greenville PA, was the
winner of the 2007 Erie Marathon in 2:25:29. Defending Champion Mike Aldrink,
30 of Durham NC, who has six marathon victories in 2007, finished second in
2:31:23. Chuck Engle, 36 of Columbus OH,
who won was one week off of a double-win at the 2007 Heart of America and
Tupelo Marathons and was runner-up at the Erie Marathon in 2003, finished third
Skagit Flats Marathon: Bill "Totrod" Barmore, Linda Barton, Jim Boyd, Janet Burgess, May Cheng, Ruben Contreras, Mark Cook, Tony (*tc) Covarrubias, Carol Dellinger, Bob and Lenore Dolphin, Steve Ellis, David Englund, Eric Gierke, Rick "Road Kill" Haase, Al Harman, Stuart Jackson, James Kondek, "Sancho"Lin, Tim Lofton, srlopez, Jon "Coconutboy" Mahoney, Sherry "MMM" Mahoney, Tammy Massie, Little Leslie, Jess Mullen, Stan Nakashima, Monte Pascual, Van "pigtails" Phan, Cheri Pompeo, Mel Preedy, Jeanette Quintana, Tom Rogers, Scott Sebelsky, Ray "McGyver" Shaw, Michael Shiach, David "Marathon Diet" Spooner, David Stout, Thomas Tan, Joseph Tompkins, Maniac #3 tp!, Michael Wakabayashi, Gregg Walchli, Hollywood Warren, Prez Steven Yee. The press release from marathonguide.com. Cliff Richards, 46 of Maple Valley WA, who was third in 2006, won the 2007 Skagit Flats Marathon in 2:53:49. Daniel Ederer, 37 of Seattle WA, finished second in 2:57:30. Ruslan Tkebuchava, 26 of Vancouver WA, who won the 2007 Grizzly Marathon and 2007 Pacific Crest Marathon, was third in 2:58:28. Defending Champion Annie Thiessen, 37 of Tacoma WA, added her second win of 2007 (having won the 2007 San Juan Island Marathon in June), was the first female finisher in 3:17:22. Mary Hanna, 46 of Maple Valley WA, the winner of the 2007 Yakima River Canyon Marathon, finished second in 3:18:32.
James Kondek "pigtails", May Cheng and Eric Gierke Ruben Contreras
Chelan Parks Shore to Shore Marathon: Bob and Lenore Dolphin, James Klarich, Gary Kobold, Kurt Lauer, Jon "Coconutboy" Mahoney, Little Leslie, Janice Moyer, Gary Otheim, Monte Pascual, Mel Preedy. From marathonguide.com. Marlene Farrell, of Leavenworth WA, who was the runner-up at the 2007 Seafair Marathon, won the 2007 Shore to Shore Marathon in 2:58:14. Todd Knowles, of Shoreline WA, was second overall and the first male finisher in 3:13:54. Christopher Warren, Renton WA, finished second in the men's division and third overall in 3:18:57. Mike Koslosky, of Everett WA, was the third male finisher in 3:28:19. Jodi Brautaset, of Mount Vernon WA, the runner-up at the 2007 San Juan Island Marathon and 2007 Wenatchee Marathon, was the second female finisher and fourth overall in 3:27:38. Sherry Mahoney, of Vernon BC, who won the 2007 Loop The Lake Marathon, was third in 3:45:32.
Lake City Track Club Lake City Marathon - The race summary from marathonguide.com. Katherine DeMeritt, 29, was the first female finisher in 2:59:55. Laura Herr, 22 of Goshen College IN, finished second in 3:05:36. Amy Yanni, 53 of Rapid City SD, who has four marathon victories in 2007, finished third in 3:25:14.
Air Force Marathon: Eddie Hahn, Todd King, Rick Korecki, srlopez, Mel Martin, Don Pattison, Amanda & Grace Preble, John Richeson, Dr. Ashis Roy, Henry Rueden, Terry Sentinella. The race summary, courtesy of marathonguide.com. Josh Cox who was seventh at the 2004 USA Olympic Trials, but still needed a qualifying time to enter the 2008 Olympic Trials met his goal at the 2007 Air Force Marathon. Cox had been mostly out of training and marathoning in the prior couple of years as he spent time with his father who passed away earlier in 2007. Cox finished so far ahead of the rest of the field and ahead of the previous course record that timing officials were not completely prepared and we are still waiting for Cox's official time, although initial indications are that Cox ran a 2:20:10ish. Chuck Engle - after a DNF at the 2006 Air Force Marathon - redeemed himself by setting a PR to finish second in 2:31:01 - that after running four marathons (3 wins and 1 third place finish) in the prior two weeks. Nathan Peters - at age 18 set a new PR and bettered his fourth place Air Force finish of 2006 by completing the course in 2:32:09 for third place.
And Dr. Roy gets more press: http://in.sports.yahoo.com/070916/43/6kt8d.html
ADT Marathon: Steve Supkoff, srlopez,
Jeffrey Roger Tantalus Trekkers: "Shaka",
Jeff Fong, "Red Rabbit", Les Omura, Tom Craven
Timberline Marathon: Sarah Duncan, Sue Fauerbach, Rick "Road Kill" Haase, Pete "Hippo" Nicholson, Brian Pendleton, Jeff Perry, Maniac #3 tp!, Olga Varlamova, Karen Wiggins, Deborah "Cheese Dawg" Wilding, Prez Steven Yee
Maui Marathon: Alfredo Aromin, Dave Bell, Claudia Cooper, Martha Corazzini, Jane "camelbak" Herzog, Michael Higa, Nicholas Kaiser, Rick "TheRrrick" Karampatsos, Johnny "Shaka" landeza, Ruth Morrow, Les Omura, Lesa Overfield, Keith "Kip" Panzer, Ray "McGyver" Shaw, Daniel Uhlenhake, Jeff Veneble, Wyatt Waro
Lewis & Clark Marathon: Wrayjean Cornwell, Marius Hansen, Gregory James, srlopez, Satiro de Oliveira
Timberline Marathon: Jeff Perry and "Hippo" Nicholson Maniac 450 - "Cheese Dawg" Prez, "Cheese Dawg", "Road Kill" and Sue
Omaha Marathon: Nancy Agosta, Tim Chesko, Jim Collins, Alan Countryman, Ed Invik, Rob Klein, Jeff Krueger, Mel Martin, Little Leslie, Jim "Norm" Norman, John Richeson, Johnny "The Animal" Spriggs, Dick Vogt, Christopher "Hollywood" Warren, Wayne Wright, Amy Yanni
The race summary via marathonguide.com. In what might be the
first "Barefoot Marathon" division, three men completed the marathon
without shoes. Julian Romero, 24 of Pasadena CA, ran a 3:00:10 to become the
first barefoot finisher and fourth overall. Rick Roeber, 51 of Lees Summit MO and impetus for the barefoot division, finished his 30th
barefoot marathon in 3:46:50. Chad Novak was the third barefoot marathoner
A message from overseas…from our Brazilian Maniac Rodolfo Lucena.
I have just run one more ultra here in Brasil, this time in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro. Yes, for surprise of lots of people from abroad, Rio is not only carnaval, beaches and mulatas. There mountains and wonderful places for hiking and running. The ultra, a 50k, was the Supermaratona de Nova Friburgo, which was in its maiden edition. It was run from the city of Teresópolis (named after Dona Tereza Cristina, who was the second Brazilian emperatress, in the XIX century) to the city of Nova Friburgo, and it was in honor of the anniversary of ProCorrer, the running club from Nova Friburgo. The tarmac road crossed hills and valleys, mostly hills, hills and then some more hills in the are called Serra dos Órgãos, which has rocky peaks of over 2.300 meters (around 7.000 feet). The road itself runs around 1.000 meters, I believe. The sun filled the day with brightness and heat, way too much heat. Anyway, I manage to finish in the time-limit, closing the distance in 6h34; considering that I am now at least 6 kg overweight, not too bad. The race was very nice, tiresome, but fun and, instead of a medal, we got a wonderful trophy.
Tupeloat 4:45 AM
Rodolfo Lucena crossing the finish line M. Farrell, D. Livingston, M.Manning, J. Veneble, K. Carrothers, P. Min
And a message from Maniac #58 Nelsen Petersen
ANYWAY....here's the reason for my letter. We here at KIBO
Productions have completely revamped our video magazine "Destination:
Marathon" Each episode now features a virtual course tour and a
"one-on-one" interview with the race director(s)/founders...whatever
- you get it, the race honchos. These two additions are seperate chapters on
the DVD....sorry, we've completely let go of the VHS format. Our "feature
event" chapter still runs about 30-35 minutes and still features some of
the best marathons throughout North America and beyond - some we've all heard
of and other that are the real hidden gems of the sport. And yes...we still
take a very light-hearted approach to each production so for those who think
we're immature, sophmoric dolts with cameras....sorry.
"Destination: Marathon" is released 6 times each year (delivered during the "even" months) and our "base" is beginning to grow. But we'd like to aim our "new and improved" version at a group of runners who, we believe, "get" the whole concept of D:M. So, we're making a special subscription offer to members of the 50-states marathon club(s)....Yes, I know there are two clubs but I'm NOT getting into the middle of that debate....and the fun folks that call themselves Marathon Maniacs.
Here's the deal. Subscribe for a year of "Destination: Marathon" at the regular annual rate of $30.00/year (6 episodes) and we'll send immediately our latest marathon documentaries: "The 2006 Antarctic Ice Marathon" and "America's Greatest Challenge: 50 years of the Likes Peak Marathon". These two DVD's are regularly sold for $15/ea but will be free to members of these two (or three...cripes) marathon clubs for subscribing to one year of D:M by July 31st of 2007.
How do you order? simply go to our website at http://www.destinationmarathon.com and click on the "Subscribe to Destination: Marathon" button or click on the provided link: http://www.destinationmarathon.com/dmoffer.html
If you have any questions about this offer, let me know via email or give me a call at (402) 580-7768.
Rick "TheRRrick" Karampatsos and Martha Corazzini with RW's Bart Yasso at Maui Halloween Marathon? No, srlopez at Lewis & Clark
Arkansas Marathon: Cowboy Jeff Bishton, Andrew Edwards. The
press release from marathonguide.com. Ginger Patterson, 34 of Lafayette LA, was
the first female finisher in 4:12:26. Joanne
Jackson, 55 of Edmond OK, was 2nd in 4:17:32. Tala Hill, 47 of Jacksonville
AR, was 3rd in 4:31:25.
Changes to the Monthly Maniac Newsletter
I've read your messages and now I'm acting. Its much too lengthy, especially with 650+ members, to list all of the races and whom ran them, so to shorten the newsletter I'll try this. I'll continue to list races with the names of the Maniacs running only if it falls within the following criteria: 1) I have photographs of the race, 2) a member submits a race report, 3) the race director is a Maniac, 4) if your name shows up in the weekly marathonguide.com summaries, 5) if you win a race and 6) give me any other reason to include it. Frankly, I'd rather include more pictures of you, the members, in the newsletter so please keep those photos coming.
Triplers Barrick, Burg, Coconutboy, Walsh, srlopez, Quicksilver Jon "Ice" Burg Maniac Savior Barefoot Todd
September 27 / 28 / 29: The Tahoe Triple: Steve Barrick, Jon "Ice" Burg, Eddie Hahn, Yolanda "Waking Diva" Holder, Debbra Jacobs-Robinson, srlopez, Jon"Coconutboy" Mahoney, Brian Pendleton, Quicksilver-Runner, Johnny "The Animal" Spriggs, Dianna Sulser, Ed Walsh
Tahoe Triple Race Report…courtesy of Debbra Jacobs-Robinson
Lake Tahoe offers the visitor many pleasant diversions. For example, you could run a marathon at elevation for the challenge. There's also great scenic beauty to enjoy. Or you could run a second marathon the next day just in case the first one - run along the side of highway with trucks barreling down on you – wasn't scary enough. Then there's gambling as an attraction. Of course, you could always run a third consecutive marathon on the third day across ice left by an early snowfall, making your way completely around the lake in the company of the hardy (foolhardy?) souls who completed the Tahoe Triple on September 29.
This is an event for the hardcore masochist – or for the runner who wants to test themselves and their limits. The course contains many tough hills and is run along the edge of a highway with virtually no protection and constant traffic. Oh, and there's little runner support on the first two days. If that doesn't whet your appetite, consider running on ice, though race officials can't guarantee that weather might not be hot instead. "This just sucks," one competitor laughed before adding that this was his fourth time. Runners at the Triple are like that, readily plunging into the frigid waters of Lake Tahoe after each marathon to "restore" (i.e., freeze) their legs. There are other events, too: a marathon, a 20 miler and a half, but these are for sissies. Rate this one a ten for difficulty, a ten for scenery, and a ten for comradeship.
Lake Tahoe Marathon: Barefoot Todd, Sherry "MMM" Mahoney
Dianna and Debbra soaking it in! QuickSilver - Runner Eddie Hahn
Boulder Marathon: Sue Fauerbach, Rob Klein, Dave MacBean, Doug Meadows, Keith "Kip" Panzer, Prez Steven Yee
Gateway to the Pacific Marathon: Linda Barton, Jim Boyd, Tony (*tc) Covarrubias, Rick "Road Kill" Haase, Jill Hudson, srlopez, Little Leslie, Monte Pascual, Brian Pendleton, Van "pigtails" Phan, Ray "McGyver" Shaw, Gregg Walchli, Hollywood Warren, Karen Wiggins, Jon Yoon
The new and improved Maniac database is up and running. Muchos gracias to Brian Pendleton for creating and administering the database and Marc Frommer for answering members e-mails and troubleshooting. Since we weren't able to migrate passwords from the previous server, your password is the same as your user name, until you change it. And please offer suggestions on how the Insane Asylum and bulletin board can be improved. If you continue to have problems logging on to the database, please contact Maniac #9 (Marc) (email@example.com).
Dave MacBean and the Prez at Boulder Early Maniac starters at the Gateway to the Pacific Gateway Winner Gregg Walchli
Noteworthy Accomplishments / Promotions / Omissions / Maniac Stuff:
Ø Platinum (8 star) Maniac: Claude Hicks, Jr., Little Leslie
Ø Palladium (7 star) Maniac: Jim Collins
Ø Osmium (6 star) Maniacs: Chester Kalb II, Ruth Morrow
Ø Ruthenium (5 star) Maniac: Gilles Barbeau, Brian Pendleton, Eddie Hahn, Steve Barrick,
Ø Iridium (4 star) Maniac: Marv "The Commissioner" Winters, Elisa Hawkins, Michael Rasmussen
Ø Gold Maniacs (3 star): Scott Tomchick, Mel Martin,
Ø Silver Maniacs (2 star): Gary Kobold, Jeanette Quintana, Merita Trohimovich, Johnny "Shaka" Landeza, Sarah Duncan
Ø 100 marathon mark: Ruth, Morrow, Charles Sayles
Ø 50 marathon mark: Gay Renouf, Little Leslie, Ed Walsh, King Arthur Martineau
Ø 50 states and DC Completed: Rick "therrRick" Karampatsos (Maui Marathon)
Ø Stan Nakashima: Has run ALL 30 Skagit Flats Marathon
SELDOM (IF EVER) SEEN MANIACS IN THE NEWSLETTER
Donna Gering and Gary Engstrom Bob Hearn "Grannie" Annie Singer and the Prez
9/05 - Jeff Krueger #635 (Omaha, Nebraska): Jeff's best marathon streak came last year when he completed the Omaha, San Francisco Nike and the Las Vegas Marathon, thus qualifying him for Bronze Maniac induction in the Insane Asylum. He has 7 lifetime marathons to his credit in 7 states.
9/05 - Rick Rayman #636 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada): When Rick came to Bellevue recently to run in the Seafair Marathon, he saw a big group of those goofy Maniacs and figured if you can't fight 'em, then join them! Known to have the longest continuous running streak in Canada (28 years, 8 months and counting), Rick is a 4 star Iridium Maniac by virtue of completing 5 marathons in 5 weeks. His 177 lifetime marathons include 14 states and 6 provinces.
9/05 - Grant Lindsay #637 (Los Angeles, California): With all of the marathons in California, why venture out of the state to become a Maniac? Grant did just that by running his Maniac qualifying streak in the Golden State (Big Sur, San Diego Rock and Roll and San Francisco), thus earning him Bronze.
9/06 - Yolanda Holder #638 (Corona, California): The "Walking Diva" recently completed her Bronze maniac qualifier by finishing 3 marathons in 3 months (New Mexico, Park City and San Francisco. To date she has completed 18 marathons in 6 states. Her next great adventure will be in Lake Tahoe…you guessed it…the Tahoe Triple!
Jeff Krueger Rick Rayman Yolanda "Walking Diva" Holder Jon Swift
9/07 - Stanley Hup #639 (Northfield, Minnesota): Stanley was maniacal even before he became an official member, as witnessed by his 22 marathons in 2006 and 18 marathons in 2005. He has 83 lifetime marathons to his credit, has completed the 50 states and DC circuit and has run on 5 continents. He is a 7-star Palladium Maniac by having run 20 states in one year.
9/07 - Jon Swift #640 (Livingston, Tennessee): Jon qualified for Silver Maniacdom by having run 7 marathons in 6 months, starting with the Rocket City 2006 and ending with the Cincinnati Flying Pig 2007. His lifetime marathon count is at 9 and also has 1 completed ultra.
9/09 - Robert Klein #641 (Aurora, Colorado ): With some "sound" advice from Maniac Johnny Spriggs, Rob undertook the serious mission of doing back to back marathons recently and passed with flying colors. So with the completion of the New Mexico and Roswell Marathons, Rob is a certifiably 4-star Iridium Maniac!
9/09 - Alan Countryman #642 (Edmond, Oklahoma): This past spring, Alan started his Bronze Maniac qualifier with the Oklahoma City Marathon, followed by the Andy Payne and completed his journey in the sweltering heat at Missoula. His lifetime totals include 21 marathons in 13 states.
9/10 - Roger Heacock #643 (Rapid City, South Dakota): Roger also completed his Bronze Maniac qualifier at Missoula, and previously had run the Deadwood-Mickelson and Mayor's Midnight Marathon. He has at least two more marathons planned for this year to add to his 8 lifetime marathons, run in 7 states.
Jim "Norm" Norman Nancy Dillon Frank Livaudais
9/17 - Jim "Norm" Norman #644 (Ramsey, Minnesota): How did Jim come to know about the Maniacs? Well, he roomed with a "Maniac" during the Colorado Colfax Marathon and he must have been given the "treatment"! He was initiated as a 2 star Silver Maniac by having run 3 marathons in 16 days. To date, he has 52 marathons in 18 states and has run marathons in Australia, Italy and on the Great Wall of China.
9/17 - Deanna Dredge #645 (Omaha, Nebraska): Having run her first marathon at the age of 48, there's no stopping Deanna now. Her Bronze Maniac qualifier came earlier this year with the completion of the Tybee Island, St. Louis and the Lincoln Marathon. Six marathons in one year in six different states and two within a 3- week time span…not too shabby for someone who has been running marathons for less than a year!
9/19 - Nancy Dillon #646 (Medina, Ohio): Nancy ran her first 2 marathons back in 1999 and didn't resume her marathon count until mid 2006 with an ultra. A Bronze Maniac, she has 7 lifetime and 2 ultramarathons to her credit.
9/19 - Frank Livaudais #647 (Austin, Texas): Frank is a hardcore marathoner, as witnessed by either his 7 marathons in 7 weeks or 20 marathons in 12 months streak. That puts him in the rarified air of 6 star Osmium status. He has completed 53 marathons and 5 ultras in 33 states and 3 countries.
9/19 - Jeff Fong #648 (Honolulu, Hawaii): Under the "guidance" of Maniacs Les Omura and Johnny "Shaka" Landeza, Jeff finally attained Bronze maniac status, with his completion of the Kona and Volcano Marathons and ending with the Tantalus Triple Trek 50 km. Like most of our Hawaiian Maniacs, the majority of Jeff's marathons have been run in Hawaii, but will be expanding his horizons by running later in the year in Oregon, New York and the great state of Washington, home of the Marathon Maniacs!
Jeff Fong Robert Klein Dotty Maddock
9/25 - Harvey Nakasone #649 (Hilo, Hawaii): Back to back Hawaiian Maniacs…hmmm could it be the Les Omura syndrome again? Actually, Harvey lives on the Big Island and is not related to Maniac #613 with the same surname. But their commonality? They are both Marathon Maniacs of the Bronze variety. Harvey ran the Kona, Volcano and the Maui Marathons to be eligible for the Insane Asylum.
9/25 - Barbara White #650 (Pike Road, Alabama): Since her family and friends say she's already a Marathon Maniac, Barbara decided to make it "official". She is a Bronze level Maniac with a best streak of 3 in 3 months (Country Music, Sunburst and the Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon). Her short term goal is to move up to silver level by trying to run in 8 marathons this year and would like to complete the 50 state circuit in a few years. She has currently run in 31 marathons.
9/26 - Dotty Maddock #651 (Phoenix, Arizona): Dotty has run one marathon per month for the past 10 months (in 10 different states) and plans to run 4 more this year. Her goal is to continue this streak through at least May 2008. The above streak puts her at 4-star Iridium level and just a tad bit away from obtaining Ruthenium. Her lifetime totals include 24 marathons in 19 states.
9/30 - Stephen
Rudmann #652 (White Sulphur Springs, Montana): Let's have Stephen tell us
his story on becoming a Maniac. This is my first year running......ever. I
started running in October 2006 to stay in shape through the long Montana
winters, so that I could backpack during the peak season, and to just be doing
some sort of fitness activity. I started with 4-5 mile runs at probably a
10min.mile pace. Then one January day I decided to run 6, then 10, then 13.1.
At this point I thought I could, with additional training run a marathon. The
next week I got ITBS from trying too hard, so I had to take a month off an
stretch that band like crazy. Before the injury, I had already registered for 4
marathons. The first was to be on March, 31st in the Yakima River Canyon
Marathon. I didn't get to start re-training until mid-February, and I was
sorely deficient of long runs. So my 3 weeks leading up to my first marathon
were a 12, 15.6, and 20 mile long runs. No taper and still having to stretch
that IT band often. I ran that first marathon in 4 hours and 37 minutes. Even
with a slow speed, I was hooked. It was Bob Dolphins 400 marathon and it was
also the site of the Marathon Maniacs Reunion marathon. I met a lot of Marathon
Maniacs at that race.
The 2nd run was 10 weeks later. It was the Teton Dam Marathon in Rexburg, Idaho. I ran a 44 minute PR coming in at 3 hours 53 minutes. The next run
was another 10 weeks later in Green River, Wyoming. This was a hilly, high elevation course. I again PR'd the course with a 3 hour 44 minute run, and
earned my first age-group award, coming in 3rd, and 7th overall. The next run was 3 weeks later. It was the Two-Bear Marathon in Whitefish, Montana.
The guy who started us with a bullhorn, said in his pre-race instruction that none of us was going to get a PR on this course, it was just too hard. I PR'd that course at 3 hours 41 minutes and got another 3rd place age group award. Then I decided to be a Manic, so 7 days later, on this very day (September, 23 2007) I ran the Lewis and Clark Marathon in Bozeman, Montana. The lactic acid still viable in my blood, and a moderately hard course slow me down a lot in the end of the marathon, but I still broke the 4 hour mark (my goal for the day) with a 3 hour 57 minute run. So, I am asking to invited to be a Bronze level Maniac. I have met a lot of elite-level Maniacs, but at this point I am pretty happy to amongst the lower status members. Congratulations Stephen, you did it…you are a certified Bronze member in the Insane Asylum!
MORE FROM THE SKAGIT FLATS MARATHON
Tim Lofton Tammy Massie Stu Jackson Carol Dellinger
Rhetorical Revelations and W(Rites)…from the Rambunctious Rev
A MegaMarathonManiac enjoys running a marathon in consecutive years, so they say, because they know roughly what their splits will be at various places in the race. Ha! A MiniMarathonManiac knows that’s not true, because each year courses get lengthened, duhhh.
Man, I KNOW you guys made this club fun by not ever talking here about times, just the fun of it all, and the frequency at which we show up. Cool idea, and it works. How else would some of us ever get to know 89% of your fellow yellow-and-black-singleted friends?
But if you don’t mind, I did read about one fellow’s time this month that got me to thinking about how to improve my own marathoning, and hope my new ideas will help you too.
See, some fellow named Haile Gebrselassie set the new marathon record for time (two hours four minutes and 26 seconds!). Man, I can’t spell Gebrselassie that fast. He’s not one of us yet, but there is something about him that suggests maniac to me. The videotape shows that, no, he didn’t borrow a bicycle, so cool, the real deal, huh? I read more about him, and learned some new tricks!
1) Run negative splits. Of course! Next time I run a 1:03 half, I gotta pick up the pace.
2) Practice running 4:45 miles. I can do that (the practice part) I think. I broke it down. I can’t run a 4:45 mile yet. Not quite up to a 2:22 half-mile either. A 1:11 quarter mile is a bit beyond my reach (though I have actually sprinted once around a track). I’m not quite sure I can run an 0:36 eighth either. But I know I can do an 0:18 sixteenth! So now I just have to string together 416 of those in a row, and I’ll be right there with him. It’s just practice every day, I think.
3) Run a few warm-up half marathons under an hour. Now this I’ve got a better chance at hitting early in my preparation (than the 2:04 marathon), see, because my PR in the half is only 48 minutes off Haile’s, whereas my PR in the full is over 2 hours slower, so if I improve by a minute a month, why, I’ll catch him in the half in four years, but it will take, oh, about ten years, three months and two weeks for the marathon. But even there I’ve got a chance to catch him, because by then he will be much older, so I’ll bet he will be slower by then, right?
4) And there’s no way he can improve by a minute a month for the next ten years like I might. It wouldn’t fit psychologically: he’s got laurels to rest on. See, I’m shy a few laurels. So I’m on to something here.
5) I noticed he looks to be in a little bit better shape around the abdominals than I, but shoot, I’m already doing 25 sit-ups three times a week, so that’s not the trouble. I’m going to attack my diet. I’ve been reading up on that too, and am combining them into the South NutraBeachkins approach: in October, I’m going to eat a leaf of Romaine. In November, I’m going to eat both that and a cherry tomato. And then in December, I’m going add a cheese doodle to replenish my calcium. (On Christmas, if I’m really nice, I’m going let myself dig one of those chocolate chips out of a Christmas Tollhouse cookie. That’s the best part.)
Well Mr. Yee, my big trip this year, thanks to all of you being so inspiring (and to a very gracious wife) is the St. George Marathon, and I’m thinking two things. One, when we get to travel and do something so special, we are very, very blessed indeed. And two, man, is this course map ever downhill. It may all be good, but this little factoid might be a gooder good for me, buddy.
BRIAN PENDLETON UNLEASHING HIS SEPTEMBER "FURY" AFTER COMPLETING THE INSANE ASYLUM DATABASE
Pocatello Teton Trail Timberline Tahoe Triple Day 1
Maniac #3 tp! to Olga Reese at 10 weeks old and after 7 marathons
Either I had one too many or I'm pregnant! While inside Genia Kacey…the next generation of Maniacs!
Maniac Ongoing Discounts
· $10 off marathons put on by Bob Green (his next one is the Halloween Marathon).
· 15% off shoes, apparel at the Balanced Athlete (Kent, Wa); ask for Eric Sach
· 10% off any running shoes, apparel at the Foot Zone store (Bellevue location only, ask for Jenny)
· discount on BITE sandals (contact Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org for details)
· More to come in the October / November Newsletter and to the web site soon. The President has written…
Why are srlopez and Brian smiling? All hail to #1 Stan Nakashima
Because they just finished Quadzilla! Has finished all 30 Skagit Flats Marathons