Marathon Maniacs News Letter – October / November 2006
· 18 new members for the month of October (372 total members)
· Jennifer Yogi wins the Leavenworth Marathon
· Gayle Zorrilla and Ken Blauvelt run the Durango 50km/Durango marathon double and both were fast enough to qualify for the free Boston Marathon entry promotion.
· Van Phan wins the Baker Lake 50 km and takes the Trail Runner Trophy Series
· Maniac #200 wins the Halloween Marathon
Jen Yogi Gayle Zorrilla Van "Pigtails" Phan Maniac #200
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 #7 at email@example.com). 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!
The Marathon Maniacs…at the Races
Auburn Marathon:Jack Heely, Van "pigtails" Phan, Karen "Sushi" Wiggins
Karen "Sushi" Wiggins at the start of the Auburn Marathon
Easy Street Marathon: Keith "Kip" Panzer
Lakefront Marathon: Ron Knecht
Blues Cruise 50km: Michael Shilling
Maine Marathon: Gary Allen, Rob Cowan, Stephanie Day, Valerie Kilcoin, Russ McCaffery, Rick "Pole" Smith, Steve Supkoff
Prince Edward Island Marathon: Gene Jochen
YMCA Johnstown Marathon: Dane Rauschenberg, Keith Whited. From marathonguide.com. Defending champion, Justin Gillette, 23 of Niles IN, led with a strong pace to win the 2006 Johnstown Marathon in 2:34:39, his fourth marathon win for 2006. Chuck Engle, back from a three-week layoff due to injuries, finished his 37th marathon of the year and his 34th top three finish as he came in second in 2:48:53. Adam Lint, 23 of Fayetteville PA, set a new PR and finished third overall with a 2:51:06, a good improvement over his fifth place finish of 2005. In the women's race, Mindy Sawtelle, 33 of Indiana PA and third-place finisher at the 2006 Fargo Marathon, was the winner in 3:02:23. Amy Tucker, 23 of Pittsburgh PA, finished second. Amy Yanni, 52 of Rapid City SD, added something like her 12th top three finish of the year, completing the Johnstown course in 3:25:46.
Twin Cities Marathon: Meghan Arbogast, Marie Bartoletti, Dave Bell, Mary "mph" Hanna, Debbra Jacobs-Robinson, David Nemoto, Kent Sizer, Dennis Spurlock, Ron Westbury
Wineglass Marathon: El Hamersley, Don "The Rev" Kienz, Cyndie Merten, Michael Szklarz, Keith Wright
Portland Marathon: Keven Babbitt, Bill Barmore, Eric Barnes, Dave Bridgeman, Brian Bury, Pete Carter, Benjamin Chan, Bob Coyne, Patch Dahl, Lenore Dolphin, Sarah Duncan, Vincent Ferraro, Judy Fisher, Marc Frommer, Monte Fus, Eddie Hahn, Jane Herzog, Robert Hester, David Jones, James Klarich, Roman Kucala, Kurt Lauer, Jake Lin, Edward McGowan, Maniac #200, Little Leslie Miller, David Miller, Greg Mills, Cheryl Murdock, David Murray, Pete "Hippo" Nicholson, Lesa Overfield, Brian Pendleton, Bill Powers, Mel Preedy, Marilou Russell, David Stout, Michael Wakabayashi, Steve Walters, Cynthia "Draggon" Witman, Jen Yogi and the Maniacs pictured below.
Barefoot Jon Beth Berndt Kamika Smith Gail "Detour" Phillips Bret "FatBoyee" Henry
Dick Decker's Race
Report: This was my 4th Portland Marathon (out of 27 total):
1994 3:14:35 (my 3rd fastest), 1995 3:17:43, 1997 3:38:56, 2006 3:22:00 (8th fastest)
I was, at first, a bit disappointed since I was hopeful of
at least matching the Newport time of 3:18 since I've been training more and
better since then and I really felt like the weather and all was perfect when I
got to the start line. Marc Frommer says "I positioned myself fairly close
to the start (around the 3:00 pace sign)
since Portland has a horrible start where no one seems to pay attention to pace signs". And I certainly agree since I've been telling everyone else that as
well. Cliff Richards and I lined up on the front line where tp! took our picture. I couldn't believe that it was NOT crowded up front. I felt so out-of-place that I just had to move back into the pack a little way. Still I did not go out too fast and monitored my heart rate as planned. I watched carefully at the turn-around for friends and was able to recognize a few. I've lost all the split times (as usual!) but I remember that I felt good at the Half at 1:36+ which was only a minute
Dick Decker Bob Dolphin Claudia Cooper Tim Bruce Nathan Greene
slower than last month's Super Jock and Jill Hal Marathon!!! I usually walk up to the St John's bridge but this time I jogged up slowly monitoring the heart rate. Then, to my surprise, my right calf cramped on the way down! That's when I usually make up time but I had to walk about 100 yds. That calf had been aching a bit for the last week though. About mile 19 the 3:10 Pace group came by and I certainly made no attempt to keep up with them. Then a few miles later the 3:20 group came by and I kept up for a mile but then felt cramps coming on again - this was after the big downhill before the steel bridge. Jogging now at 8-9 minute pace and walking the water stops helped and I kept this up till the last half mile then decided to make it hurt...passing about 30 or so including one young 53 year old who should not have been ahead of me! Cramps hit my left leg as I was getting assistance with undoing shoelaces, and for the first time, I had to go to the tent for massage - which worked wonders!
Like Marc says, it was sure great to be close by...we stayed
at a hotel only a few blocks from the start and did not have to wait in porta
potty lines...we just left our room and jogged to the start at about 6:45! It
made me feel like an "elite" :) I was able to finish ahead of two
guys who I have never been able to beat before...guess they're getting old :).
It was great to get with Marc and Ron and have a few beers and something to eat
afterwards and have Cliff drive me to Chehalis...what luxury! I finally flew
home this morning and had to land in Enumclaw due to fog/low clouds and got to
visit with some local pilots. Ah,
that was great weekend. As usual also, before finishing the run, I was already planning my training to do better at Seattle. I feel pretty good today after a few miles of walking to loosen up. The Volunteers were incredible! Thanks to all for keeping us supplied. Thanks Portland you have a great city.
Lisa Spence and Maniac #3 tp! Hope Fox and Christie Hayes David Englund
Sacramento Marathon: Les Omura. Comments from
Les regarding his latest adventure…Aloha Tony, Steve and Chris,
Thanks to the inspiration of the three of you and the rest of the Maniac gang, I did my first and LAST Quadzilla this weekend. It wasn't easy and I truly suffered at times but now that it is all done the feeling of accomplishment is amazing. But I must be sick...I actually feel like I could do a fifth marathon today (must be withdrawals). It was great to be a part of such an event. I was able to meet many of the other Maniacs from around the country. In addition to the Tahoe Triple, I ran the Sacramento Cowtown on Sunday. I wimped out and chose the flat course instead of Auburn. The fourth day was actually the easiest. I really felt the effects of the altitude at Tahoe. I don't know how many stars this qualifies me for but this gives me five marathons (including Maui) in two weeks.
Durango 50km: Steve Barrick, Ken Blauvelt, Steve Boone, Gayle Zorrilla
Kansas City Marathon: Barefoot Rick Roeber, Jim Collins, Angela Ivory
Leavenworth Marathon: Keven Babbitt, May Cheng, Genia "Tiptoes" Kacey, Jeff Klancke, Stacy "Possum" Otter, Lesa Overfield, Mel Preedy, Diana "Slug" Robinson, Gregg Walchli, Jen Yogi
St. George Marathon: Bill Mandler, Tom Neuman
Baker Lake 50km: Jim Boyd, Tony (*tc) Covarrubias, Christel
Elliot, Richard "Road Kill" Haase, Tony Johns, Mary
"Cartwheel" Latta, Kurt Lauer, Shawn Lawson, Jeff Loen, King Arthur
Martineau, Pete "Hippo" Nicholson, Jeff Perry, Van
"pigtails" Phan, Terry Sentinella, Joseph Tompkins, Karen
"Sushi" Wiggins. Cheri
Pompeo's Race Report: I had a request for my Baker Lake race report so here
goes, short and sweet as usual. I debated between doing the Leavenworth
Marathon with Gregg (well, you know, on the same course on the same day) or
Baker Lake 50K which I had done every year. When I looked on the Baker Lake web
site to see if it was full, I found that there was a special gift and hall of
fame entry for anyone who had done it for all 5 years so I entered. My races
had all been really slow since WS100 so I didn't expect anything except to
finish and pick up my 5 year perks. I started out with Lynn Yarnall who had
lots of off time due to surgery and had a bad cold. I stayed with her for 5
miles which really helped me. If I start out slow I usually do well. I felt
great! I took off and ran all the up
hills, admittedly, they're not as long as most of the 50K hills around here but
they're hills. I took a little detour on the wrong trail and found myself at a
dead end I had encountered before. I
tried to cut through the woods to the real trail but that didn't work so I
back-tracked. I don't know how long all
of that took but I think less than 10 minutes. I started passing the people I
had passed earlier and made it to the halfway point at around 3:40.
The day was absolutely gorgeous, postcard perfect with the sun filtering through the trees, maple leaves circling lazily downward doing their autumn thing and fabulous Mt Baker reflected on the perfectly calm azure lake. My return trip involved walking more of the hills and a pit stop. Dave tried to coax me to take refreshment at about mile 29 but I screamed by him and finished in 7:19:11 for a PR on that course! I got a lovely sports bag with the race logo bear paw and "hall of fame" on it. Oh and I won a peach pie in the random drawing! Great race, great day, and I finally feel like I've recovered from whatever I did to myself at WS100. (I'm thinking heat exhaustion) Dave and Jeanette have turned this in to one of the best 50K's in the northwest.
Steamtown Marathon: El Hamersley, Shaun Hamill, Larry Herman, Mark Janosky, Tom Kapowich, Jan Rego, Anne Scarazzo, Darwin "runninguy" Weimer, Keith Whited
El Hamersley (Steamtown) Bekkie Wright (front row-3rd from right) on Day 33 of Dean Karnazes North Face Endurance Tour
Bizz Johnson Marathon: David Dassey, Monte Fus
Durango Marathon: Steve Barrick, Steve Boone, Ken Blauvelt, Philip DeYoung, Amy Yanni, Gayle Zorrilla
Melbourne Marathon (Australia): Chris McTaggart
Mohawk-Hudson River Marathon: Robert Britain, Tom Detore
Mount Rushmore Marathon: Chester Kalb, Dane Rauschenberg, Steve Supkoff, Fiona Wright, Wayne Wright
Okanagon Marathon: Brian Bury, Al Harman, Tim Pate
Ottawa Fall Colors Marathon: Gene Jochen
Royal Victoria Marathon: Roxanne Beaver, Barb Blumenthal, Benjamin Chan, Bob Coyne, Bob and Lenore Dolphin, Robert Jacobsen, Jon "Coconutboy" Mahoney, Jim Morton, Pete "Hippo" Nicholson, Debby Wilson
Baltimore Marathon: Shaun Hamill, Scott Insley, Jesse Leitner, Jan Rego, Michael Shilling, Claudia Wolfe
Hartford Marathon: Robert Bens, Robert Britain, Ron Bucy, Anne Scarazzo, Terry Sentinella, Ron Westbury, Bekkie Wright
Whistle Stop Marathon: Alex Juchems, Cynthia "Draggon" Witman
Atlantic City Marathon: El Hamersley
Bay State Marathon: Janet Burgess
Columbus Marathon: Jennifer Beck, Benjamin Chan, Melissa Heaton, Andrea Hill, Mark Janosky, Marathon Junkie, Rick Korecki, David Malone, Russ McCaffery
6 Hour 60th Birthday Run: Patrick Shields
Des Moines Marathon: Tom Detore, Bret "Fat-Boyee" Henry, Ron Knecht, Don Pattison, Gail "Detour" Phillips, Dane Rauschenberg, John Richeson, Rick "Pole" Smith, Amy Yanni
Forest Trail Marathon: Angela Ivory
Graz Marathon (Austria): Helmut Linzbichler
Long Beach International Marathon: Brad Bleiweis, David Campbell, Eddie Hahn, Jon "Coconutboy" Mahoney, Barefoot Ken Bob Saxton
Mt. Desert Island Marathon: Terry Sentinella
New Denver Marathon: Steve Barrick, Dave Bell, Kevin Brosi, Tim Chesko, Keith "Kip" Panzer
Marathon: Ken Briggs, David Jones,
David Murray, Tim Pate, Mel Preedy, Michael Wakabayashi. From marathonguide.com:
In the women's division, Lori Buratto
repeated her first place finish of a year ago in 3:12:23. Jane Chi finished
second in 3:37:41. Van Phan was third in 3:39:25.
Toronto Marathon: Gene Jochen, Trent Rosenbloom
Breakers Marathon: Dave Bell, Robert Britain, Kevin Brosi, Janet Burgess, Lauri "The Kid" Fauerbach Adams, David Goodrich, Debbra Jacobs-Robinson, Russ McCaffery, Ruth Morrow, Cheryl Murdock, David Reid, Michael Szklarz. Compliments of marathonguide.com. In the women's race, Yukiko Nishide, 44 of Rye NY, who won North Olympic Discover Marathon, Central States Marathon and Potomac River Run Marathon earlier in 2006, completed her eleventh marathon of 2006 with a winning time of 3:21:55. Amy Yanni, 52 of Rapid City SD, who had top three finishes at too many marathons for us to name here completed her twenty-sixth marathon of 2006 with a second place finish of 3:32:42.
Green Mountain Marathon: Tom Detore, Art Jaccobsen, Todd King
Halloween Marathon: Barb Blumenthal, Jim Boyd, Patch Dahl, Jane Herzog, Jeff Klancke, Roman Kucala, Rebecca Lamendola, Robert "splopez" Lopez, Maniac #200, King Arthur Martineau, Nicole Mills, Brian Pendleton, Van "pigtails" Phan, Cheri Pompeo, Maniac #3 tp!, Steve Walters, Karen "Sushi" Wiggins
Patch Dahl Cheri Pompeo Maniac #3 tp! King Arthur Martineau
Indianapolis Marathon: Scott Insley, Angela Ivory, Marathon Junkie, Chester Kalb, Tom Neuman
San Diego 100 mile Endurance Run: Andy Kumeda, Sean Meissner
Siouxland Lewis & Marathon: Cyndie Merten, Cathy Troisi
Whiskeytown Marathon: Jeff Perry
Casino Niagra Marathon: Tim Chesko, Dane Rauschenberg, Patrick Shields
Chicago Marathon: Barefoot Rick Roeber, Marie Bartoletti, Benjamin Chan, Ruben Contreras, Al Harman, Andrea Hill, Brian "Action" Jackson, Mark Janosky, Jane Jarcho, Marathon Junkie, Josh Leibman, Edward McGowan, Steve Rice, Greg Roth, Lisa Stranc Bliss, Annie Thiessen, Tom Timbol, Ron Westbury
Louisville Marathon: Bob and Lenore Dolphin, Angela Ivory
Mystic Places Marathon: Dave Bell, Robert Britain, Janet Burgess, Lauri "The Kid" Fauerbach Adams, David Goodrich, El Hamersley, Russ McCaffery, Cheryl Murdock, Anne Scarazzo, Lisa Spence, Amy Yanni
Nike 26.2 Marathon: Bill Barmore, Amanda Cohn, Christine Humble, Gena "Tiptoes" Kacey, Diana "sLuG" Robinson
Ogden Valley 50: Bill Mandler
On the Road For Education: Cyndie Merten, Cathy Trosi
Old Mulkey Marathon: Angela Ivory, Little Leslie Miller
The Maniac Start at the Tri-Cities Marathon Sue Fauerbach, Gary Otheim and Cyndie Merten
Blue Springs Trail Marathon: Robert Bens, Tim Chesko, Jane Herzog, Ron Knecht, Amy Yanni
Buenos Aires Marathon: Rodolfo Lucena
Cape Cod Marathon: Dave Bell, El Hamersley, Gregory James, Kamika Smith
Detroit Free Press Marathon: Gene Jochen, Steve Monk, David Nemoto, Michael Shilling, Ron Westbury
Grand Rapids Marathon: Melissa Heaton
Marine Corps Marathon Forward (Iraq): James Goetschius
Marine Corps Marathon: Marie Bartoletti, Jennifer Beck, Jim Bitgood, Kevin Brosi, Bob and Lenore Dolphin, Lauri "The Kid" Fauerbach Adams, Jim Geiger, Al Harman, Brian "Action" Jackson, Mark Janosky, Russ Johnson, Chester Kalb, Tom Karpowich, Don "The Rev" Kienz, Rick Koreki, Josh Leibman, Dan Marvin, Aaron Patel, Don Pattison, Amanda & Grace Preble, Dane Rauschenberg, Jan Rego, Greg Roth, Terry Sentinella, Kent Sizer, Gregory Weglowski
Gunhild and Jack Swanson Barb Bumann Gregg Walchli Marilou Russell and Jim Scheer
Tri-Cities Marathon: Dave Bridgeman, Ken Briggs, Pete Carter, May Cheng, Dave Conger, Michael Dutton, Sue Fauerbach, Hope Fox, Marc Frommer, Clay Hathorn, Christie Hayes, Sara Heskett, Eric Jensen, David Jones, James Klarich, Rebecca Lamendola, Kurt Lauer, Jeff Loen, King Arthur Martineau, Cyndie Merten, Pete "Hippo" Nicholson, Gary Otheim, Brian Pendleton, Van "pigtails" Phan, Mel Preedy, Bruce Quam, Marilou Russell, Gunhild Swanson, Seng-Lai Tan, Michael Wakabayashi, Gregg Walchli, Karen "Sushi" wiggins, Cynthia "Draggon" Witman.
Barb Bumann's Race
Report: Time -- 4:12:15, 3rd AG
"You really know how to pick 'em," was Chris Marr's parting shot to me when he found out I was running the Tri-Cities Marathon. At that time winds up to 40 mph were predicted for Sunday. Is it plain old human nature to think, "Maybe this year it won't be so bad"? :-) Well, thank goodness this wasn't a target marathon for me but rather an opportunity to check my overall fitness for the distance and whether I'm fully recovered from the calf injury last summer. In that regard, I'm a-ok. David and I got up early Sunday morning after dutifully remembering to set our clocks back. He loaded his bike into the truck with the intent to ride out onto the course. It was pleasant and clear in Spokane when we left, but you could tell it was windy in the Tri-Cities. Very windy, but not cold. Actually without the wind it would have been pleasant running in a singlet.
I remember in 2004
the first half I had a tailwind and seemed to fly along. That was less apparent
this year. It seemed the wind constantly changed direction, one minute
buffeting me from the side, the next nearly lifting me off my feet from behind.
I saw my friend Molly's husband, Greg, at about eight miles. He was in the
handcycle division and just finishing up the out and back in the middle, so he
was probably between miles 14 and 15. This was only his second marathon and he
seemed to be doing quite well--more on this later!
Bruce Quam and Dave Conger The Prez and Brandy Garton` May Cheng James Klarich and Jeff Loen
At both bridge crossings it seemed like we were in danger of being blown overboard. After the second one, between miles 16 and 17, we turned onto the viaduct again and headed directly into the wind. I don't take up much space and couldn't offer much pushback, so there were times when wind gusts would nearly sweep me off my feet. I certainly stumbled often enough and had trouble staying on the path at times! In this section I allowed myself to "walk a minute" every mile, which was laughable in a way since my walking pace couldn't have been much slower than my running pace at that point.
At mile 21 I saw Greg and another handcycle stopped in the middle of the path. I remember thinking, he should have been done long ago, but I was too focused on just battling the wind and moving forward to stop and see what was happening. At mile 22, I saw Maniac Prez Steve Yee and Sue Fauerbach. Steve has been injured too and was just overjoyed to be running again. I guess that was my mindset as well. Usually I fold up like a wallet when conditions get tough, but it felt so good to be running a marathon again that I just kept grinning and moving forward. David was at mile 25 taking pictures (goodness knows what I looked like!) and I laughed and said, "well, I've had better races." He replied, "you are doing great!" Under the circumstances, he decided not to go very far on the course on his bike for fear he'd be a hazard to the runners.
We stuck around for the awards ceremony where we had the opportunity to visit with lots of Maniacs and found out that Greg had blown a tire at mile 21. I wondered about how he handled some of the gravelly parts of the course. Dave and I then headed quietly back to Spokane. I dozed off in the car and woke up to ask, "Why is it so foggy?" Dave said it wasn't fog, it was *dust* blowing in the wind. We could hardly see 10 feet in front of us. After dinner both of us were pretty tired -- daylight savings time always throws me off for awhile. I ended up going to bed at 8:30! So marathon 51 is over and done with. I'm pretty sore this morning which I think reflects an overall lack of conditioning and the constant fight to stay on my feet.
Eric Jensen Mike Wakabayashi and Pete Carter Dave Bridgeman
Noteworthy Accomplishments / Promotions / Omissions / Maniac Stuff:
Ø Platinum (8 star) Maniac: Amy Yanni for completing 29 marathons in 24 states in one year.
Ø Osmium (6 star) Maniacs: Jack Heely and Les Omura for completing Quadzilla, Don Pattison and Lauri Fauernach Adams for running in 16 states this year, Bekkie Wright for running 6 marathons in 6 days.
Ø Ruthenium (5 star): Pete "Hippo" Nicholson and Janet Burgess for completing 3 marathons in 3 states/provinces in 8 days
Ø Iridium (4 star) Maniac: Eric Jensen and Dana "Puddles" McBride for completing the Tahoe Triple, Pete "Hippo" Nicholson, Russ McCaffery and David Goodrich for completing 2 marathons in 2 days, Gene Jochen for completing 4 marathons in 22 days, David Nemoto for completing marathons in 9 states this year.
Ø Gold Maniac: Genia "Tiptoes" Kacey and Patch Dahl for completing 12 marathons in one year, Anne Scarazzo for completing 4 marathons in 6 weeks and Michael Shilling for completing 4 marathons in 4 states in 43 days.
Ø Silver Maniacs: Tim Bruce (6 in 4 months), "Little" Leslie Miller (6 in 5 months) and Seng Lai-Tan, David Nemoto, Trent Rosenbloom and Marilou Russell (6 marathons in 6 months), Art Jacobsen for completing 8 marathons in one year, Debby Wilson for completing 3 marathons in 3 weeks
Ø 200 marathon mark: Keith "Kip" Panzer (Denver)
Ø 100 marathon mark: Cheryl Murdock, Van "pigtails" Phan
Ø 50 marathon mark: Steve Supkoff, Les Omura, Dane Rauschenberg, Eric Jensen
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.
Tri-Cities Reprise: Want to see how windy it really was at Tri-Cities???
Kurt Lauer and the Hippo do the Singlet Swerve Pigtails Gone Awry! What wind?? Christie Hayes and Hope Fox live in Richland
New Members for the Month of October
10/03 - Sarah Duncan #355 (Portland, Oregon): Sarah's best hard core marathon streak included the completion of 4 marathons/ultras in 4 months (North Olympic Discovery, Mt. Hood PCT 50K, McKenzie River Trail Run 50K and the Portland Marathon. Her lifetime totals are 10 marathons in 4 states.
10/05 - Debby Wilson #356 (Bellevue, Washington): You have to go all the way back to 1990 for Debby's first marathon (Marine Corps) and since that time has run in 22 more, in 5 states and DC and British Columbia. Recently she completed Day 1 and Day 3 of the Tahoe Triple and the Royal Victoria Marathon to earn her Silver Maniac status.
10/09 - Roxanne Beaver #357 (Bellevue, Washington): Just recently married (Congratulations!!) Roxanne, under her former surname "Seubert" completed Day 1 and Day 3 of the Tahoe Triple with her recently inducted Maniac friend Debby (#356) Wilson. Add her Royal Victoria Marathon completion the week after and her best hardcore streak is 3 marathons in 10 days, earning her Silver Maniac status. Out of her 9 marathon completions, 4 have been run in Canada.
10/11 - Brian Bury #358 (Surrey, British Columbia, Canada): During the past month, Brian ran the Portland and Okanagan Marathons to qualify him for Bronze membership in the Insane Asylum. His other 2006 finishes include Newport and Disney World.
10/11 - Bob Coyne #359 (Seattle, Washington): Bob's recent hardcore marathon streak (3 in 4 weeks) was achieved by running the Royal Victoria, Portland and Timberline Marathons. His lifetime totals include 11 marathons in 3 states and Canada. He was referred to our fine Insane Group by none other than Maniac #12 Cheri Pompeo.
10/12 - Troy "Industrial Bellybutton" Windsor #360 (San Francisco, California): The first thing you you might want to ask Troy when you meet him is "what does his nickname Industrial Bellybutton mean?" He is a Silver Maniac by having run 6 marathons in 6 months (Napa, Boston, Twisted Ankle, Walk with Me, San Francisco and Silver State). His 14 total marathons include 2 at the end of Ironman triathlons.
10/14 - Jerry Nairn #361 (Chandler, Arizona): Three times Jerry has completed 3 marathons in 90 days which qualifies him for Bronze level induction. His first marathon goes back to 1998 (Silicon Valley) and since that time has completed 32 marathons in 6 states.
10/16 - Keven Babbitt
#362 (Snoqualmie, Washington): Ever since Keven picked up a Maniac brochure
at the new Las Vegas Marathon he knew this was the club for him. Unfortunately he hasn't been able to run as
many marathons as he would have liked to, but recently he did complete the
Portland and Leavenworth to qualify for Bronze Maniac induction. He is planning on running in 3 or 4 races by
the end of the year.
10/18 - Shaun Hamill #363 (Parkville, Maryland): Shaun has been following the Maniacs for some time with the hope of someday joining. He's finally joined the ranks of the Insane by recently completing the Steamtown and Baltimore Marathons on back to back weeks. A bronze inductee, Shaun has completed 5 total marathons and has two more lined up in the upcoming weeks.
10/19 - Jeff Venable #364 (Dallas, Texas): Jeff was looking for the right marathon group to join after a couple he was involved in folded. Case in point…his Team Marathong died when the ladies dropped out and the Elvis group he was in changed to half-marathons so he gave up on them. He needed a group that has personality and uniqueness. Well Jeff, where are you going to find that?? All we can offer you is a place where you can get respect again and be amongst crazy and insane people, just like your 6 marathons in 6 months (Silver).
10/21 - Ken Briggs #365 (Spokane, Washington): I "ran" into Ken at the recent Tri-Cities Marathon and he informed me that he just completed his fifth year of running. He became eligible to become a Bronze Maniac by completing 3 marathons/ultras in 3 months (Pacific Crest 50 mile, Uncle Joe 50 km and the Spokane Marathon).
10/22 - Jeff Klancke #366 (University Place, Washington): Jeff has run 4 lifetime marathons, of which 2 came within 16 days (Leavenworth and Halloween) of each other. So give Jeff a Bronze star.
10/27 - Marianna Inslee #367 (Mechanicsville, Virgina): Marianna's best hardcore Maniac streak was running 6 in 6 months this year, starting with the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon and finishing with the Great Eastern Endurance Run 100km. Her lifetime totals include 9 marathon and 2 ultramarathon finishes in 9 states. Her November plans include the Mountain Masochist Trail 50 miler, the Valley of Fire and the North Central Trail Marathon.
10/28 - Jane Jarcho #368 (Chicago, Illinois): Jane met the 3 marathons in 3 month Maniac criteria by finishing the Gay Games, Quad Cities and the Chicago Marathon. So welcome Jane to the Insane Asylum as a Bronze member.
10/28 - Benjamin Chan #369 (Portland, Oregon): Just recently, Benjamin qualified for Iridium status by completing a streak of 4 marathons in 22 days (Portland, Royal Victoria, Columbus and Chicago). He has completed 8 total marathons in 4 states and British Columbia.
Ken Briggs Rodolfo Lucena Rebecca Lamendola
10/30 - Rodolfo Lucena #370 (Sao Paulo, Brazil): Our first Maniac from South America, Rodolfo Reckziegel de Lucena has run marathons all over the world in exotic locales such as Easter Island, China, France, Chile and Greece. He qualified for Bronze Maniac induction by running 3 marathons in 78 days (Easter Island, Maratona de Santa Catarina and the Lake Tahoe Marathon). He has run marathons in 5 continents. After being a regular couch potato his whole life, Rodolfo took up running in 1998 and hasn't stopped since. He ran his first marathon in 1999, and usually runs just one or two a year. But things are changing as he wants to run a 100 km race next May. He credits his lovely wife Eleonora, who is always with him in his running life.
10/31 - Rebecca Lamendola #371 (Renton, Washington): I met Rebecca (aka the Red Flapper Girl) as she finished the Tri-Cities Marathon. After crossing the line she was so happy that she had qualified for Maniacism (she ran the Halloween Marathon the week before) that she sent her application in the next day. She's hoping that she receives her new Maniac singlet for her next marathon in Baton Rouge.
10/31 - Jane Herzog #372 (Tacoma, Washington): Jane had a busy October, having finished the Portland, Halloween and the Blue Springs Trail Marathon,
By virtue of running 2 marathons in 2 weeks, Jane becomes a Bronze Maniac. She has run 6 total marathons in 4 states.
Salute these Maniac Volunteers
When you see these three Maniacs, please give them a whole-hearted THANK YOU for helping us out…
Marc Frommer Lesa Overfield Robert "srlopez" Lopez
Marc helps initiate all new members, updates the Insane Asylum, gives spinny stars and is the Head Maniac Gopher
Lesa produces and mails out all of the certificates for promotions and new members
Stevie Ray Lopez is the ultimate discount guy, always looking for Marathon discounts for the members
(he says to check the discount page weekly as things change frequently)
Rhetorical Revelations and W(Rites)…from the Rambunctious Rev
A Mini-Maniac plans their strategy for successfully surviving that last 5th hour.
A Mega-Maniac plans their strategy for successfully negotiating that last 5 miles .
Dear Mr. President of the Marathon Maniacs, or in other words, Hiya Stevie!
Miss you this year. Didn’t we see you at eleventyhundred marathons by now a year ago? I can’t help it, Steve. It still seems to me like there is so MUCH to learn from the difference between the Unbelievable, Incredible people who populate your club, and the Creaky Creepers who by virtue of your admission criteria, also get to populate your club! Yessir, Stevemachine, I “ran” (aaahhh, Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha) the Marine Corps Marathon this past weekend, and was so Incredibly Incompetent out there, I actually took my singlet off and turned it inside out so I wouldn’t embarrass us! It wasn’t that I was running slowly. We’re allowed to do that.
No sir. I was a-sitting, and then a-walking, and felt more like Huckleberry Finn looking for a fishin’ hole than a marathoner. Huck himself would have asked me to hurry up. And THIS plodding was taking place at the sadly numbered miles of 13, 14, 15, and 16. Oh Honorable Mr. Yee, I couldn’t complete those miles inside a full hour. A sad sight? The nice lady with the gummy bears wanted me to “just take the whole tray”. But just to remind you, and a few of your perhaps heretofore otherwise shy members who read of incredible feats at this web-site and consider shrinking away, the unofficial sub-culture of the irrepressible MiniManiacs lives on!!!! It’s a wonderful life in the back of the pack, it is. See, I got an experience back there ol’ Chuck Lightfoot Engle and Tiptoes and Ms. Pigtails and Action Jackson jest won’t get, running the way they do with, well, you know, competence.
I’m cruising along about mile 17, and up ahead of me is a silver-haired fellow with the stooped shoulders of aging and a gallop that suggested he had run a few years longer than television has been in color. Well, I did my best sprinting at that point, and passed the fellow, but I winded within yards, and so resumed my walk. And the fellow passed me. Had a red, Marine Corps Marathon singlet on, from a prior year. Name of Richmond printed on it, across the back. Well, for the last 9 miles of the race, we played silent tag. I’d pass him. He’d pass me. I’d pass him. He’d pass me. At mile 25, I tapped him on the shoulder, and mentioned our little game. He hadn’t noticed, but chortled a bit.
Well, this old fellow finished a few yards ahead of me, and I went over and congratulated one who looked for no congratulations, and we chatted. Turns out, Colonel Richmond of the Marine Corps is one of only five men on the planet who have run all 31 Marine Corps Marathons. He was nothing but delightful, humble, proud, and pleasant, and he hoped I would return again next year.
I only hoped everyone drops their own concerns long enough in these things to say hi to somebody out there. You never know what sort of treat you might receive.
Maniac Ongoing Discounts
· $10 off marathons put on by Bob Green (his next one is the Christmas Marathon).
· 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)
More to come in the November/December 2006 Newsletter and to the web site soon.
The President has written…
Eric Barnes "Flexing Judy Fisher Maniac Muscle"