Marathon Maniacs News Letter For May 2004
The month of May got off to an early start with the running of the Miwok 100k on the 1st. In attendance were Maniacs Lisa Stranc Bliss of Spokane and Maura Schwartz from Oregon.
The following day was a busy one as Maniacs converged on Vancouver BC Canada, Cincinnati Ohio, and Frederick MD.
The same day in Cincinnati there were some Maniacs flying with pigs! That’s right, it was the Flying Pig Marathon where Maniacs Mike Brisbois (Chicago), Dennis Spurlock (Spokane), and John Richeson (Indianapolis) were flying high on the streets of Ohio.
Meanwhile on the east coast, Sutah Robins and Stan Neumann were running the Frederick Marathon.
The following weekend May 8th Sutah “Maniac” Robins was at it again! This week she was in Colorado for the Fort Collins marathon, sporting her yellow maniacs singlet of course! Also running was Marc Frommer making it 5 marathons for the year, and making this a long training run for his goal race in Newport Oregon early next month.
A little farther west in Corvallis Oregon was the MacDonald Forest 50k. Tearing up the trails were Glenn Tachiyama, Maura Schwartz, and our own “Sandals guy” and web master extraordinaire Tony Phillippi. A fun time was had by all, even though there were no Gu fountains on the trails outside of Maniac Metropolis.
Brookings Marathon was run by Paul Hargrave, he ran a great time of 3:37:35 and won himself a 1st place age group award!
Palos Verde’s Marathon was run by Diva Burns of California. This was her 6th marathon of the year and her finishers time was 3:50:06 Nice job Diva!
Delaware Marathon: There were 4 Maniacs in Delaware, Deo Jaravata from California, Lisa Spence from Texas, Cathy Troisi from New York and the soon to be famous Sutah “Maniac” Robins from New Jersey. Sutah’s race was her 5th in consecutive weeks. Will the streak ever end for Sutah?
Sugarloaf Marathon: One of Gary Allen’s favorite races, and deservedly so, Gary ran an incredibly fast race finishing in 2:58:51 12th place overall and 1st in his age group! This was the fastest race run this weekend by any of our Maniacs. Great running Gary!! This was also the 34th time Gary has run a marathon under the 3 hour mark. Also in attendance was Maniac Jack Thornton from Massachusetts Jack ran the race with a time of 3:
Capital City Marathon: Since the majority of our members are in the Northwest right now, this race had a huge showing of Maniacs. It was a perfect day for a race, and the Maniacs race times proved it. The following is a list of all that were there and their times.
Alicia Britt: 3:12:37 this was a PR for Alicia by 3 minutes and placed her 3rd overall in the women’s race. She took home a beautiful award and flowers for being the 1st masters woman. Congratulations Alicia!
Rubin Contreras 3:14:25 Rubin is on a roll this year and his times are staying consistent! He also got 4th place in his age group.
Jen Yogi: 3:17:21 HUGE PR! Jen broke her old PR by over 7 minutes, WOW! She was the 5th place overall woman and 1st in her age group. Team Yogi strikes again!
Maniac President Steve Yee: 3:17:22 Steve played the role of pacer in this race as he ran from start to finish with Jen Yogi, only to be out sprinted by her in the last 50 meters. Nice unselfish work!
Tony Phillippi: 3:17:43 Tony was right on their heels, if only he had one more mile he might have caught them!
Tony Covarrubias: 3:22:14 For a guy who runs the majority of his races on the trails in the form of Ultras, he sure runs some good road races!
Mark Looi: 3:24:47 Mark had his usual solid marathon.
Annie Thiessen: 3:27:10 Annie was the 11th place overall woman and 2nd in her age group. Did the Maniac ladies have a great day or what?
Guy Yogi: 3:39:10 The second half of Team Yogi had a stellar day as well! This was a PR for him by over 4 minutes. And the experts say that runners can only run 1 or 2 good marathons a year. Team Yogi proves that theory wrong in a BIG way!!! Great running you two!
Herb Allen: 3:39:54 What can we say about Crazy Herb? At 61 years young he is running times as fast as the younger guy’s! His time was good enough for 2nd in his age group. This was herb’s 9th marathon this year!
David Jones: 3:44:48
Lesa Overfield: 3:45:59 Just a few short months ago, Lesa was talking about giving up marathoning all together. That’s when the founders stepped in to set her straight! Lesa was putting too much pressure on herself to run the perfect race at every marathon and she had lost the fun in it. By challenging herself to qualify to be a Maniac she re-discovered the massive amounts of joy in doing these races, not to mention still placing well, she went home with some hardware for getting 2nd in her age group!
Steve Barrick: 3:53:41
Claudia Cooper: 3:54:46 And to think that Claudia was feeling a little burnt out coming into this race. I say feel burnt out all the time Claudia, you ran a super race! By the way, after the race she was already talking of her next race. That’s the maniac spirit!
Steve Monk: 4:06:01
Diana “The Slug” Robinson: 4:12:06 The Slug was in full force with her huge smile and maniac yellow singlet. The Slug is usually extremely elusive so the singlet should help other Maniacs spot her.
Cheri Gillis: 4:40:12 Cheri had just flown in late the night before from Fiji, with hardly any sleep, she still made it to the starting line on time and ran a solid race! Cheri is a hard core Maniac!
Mel Preedy: 4:40:17 3rd in the 70-74 age group. Mel and Bob have had some tough battles over the last few months, but it was Mel who came out on top this time. Great running Mel, now if we could keep you from falling off them ladders and hurting your back, you could start running pain free again! This was Mel’s 233rd road marathon.
Bob Dolphin: 4:56:46 5th in the 70-74 age group. #289 for Bob
Carol Dellinger: 6:32:09 This was Carol’s 169th lifetime marathon. Can you say marathon addiction? We love every second of it!!! Keep it up Carol!
As for me, I ran my best race of the year clocking a 3:00:58 Just missing my goal of a sub 3 hour race. Feeling good at the finish line, thoughts started wandering to the next race. We maniacs just are a breed all our own, huh?
May 22nd and 23rd
Ogden Marathon: Ogden Utah. At it for the 6th time in 6 weeks was the one and only Sutah “Maniac” Robins. After missing her flight out of New York she had to arrange for other flight plans. A long layover in Texas would help make things more difficult for her as she didn’t arrive in Ogden till only hours before the race! Being the true Maniac that she is, sleep and proper carb loading wasn’t an issue as she made her way to the starting line. With all these adversities Sutah still ran a respectable race finishing in 4: Also running in Ogden was Bill Mandler from Pocatello Idaho.
Redmond watershed preserve was the site for a 12 hour run which Glenn Tachiyama and Tony Covarrubias ran. Tony completed 62 Miles and Glenn ran 59.5 miles
Green Bay Marathon Green Bay Wisconsin
This race was threatened by severe weather as lightning and hard rain were pounding the Green Bay area. As race time approached the sky’s were still dropping rain but the lightning had subsided. This was good news for Maniac Steve Supkoff, he had made the trip from North Bend WA and to be rained out of a marathon would’ve been extremely disappointing! All went well for Steve as he ran a personal best in 3:34:xx
Peach City Marathon, Penticton British Columbia, Canada
Penticton is the site of Ironman Canada and the Peach City Road Runners use the same course for their marathon. There for the race were the founding Maniacs along with the world famous Bob Dolphin. This would be Bob’s 290th road marathon and 336th combined race. At 74 years young, Bob is going as strong as ever! He finished with a time of 4:57:xx 3rd in his age group. At the finish line he was already talking about his next race in Alaska next weekend, amazing! Sandals Guy and Mr. President had good races as well, they ended up finishing together in 3:15:xx for a share of 12th place overall. The treasurer had another solid race clocking a 3:07:15 for 8th place overall.
May 29th and 30th
The Great Potato Marathon: Boise, Idaho
This race has got bad reviews on marathonguide.com by those that have run it in the past. This didn’t scare The sandals guy and the treasurer away. OK, so the course was a little hard to follow to follow towards the end of the race as these two got lost and ended up running a 28 mile race
Tony Phillippi 3:55:xx for 28.2 miles
Chris Warren 3:44:xx for 28 miles
Coeur d’ Alene Marathon: Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho
This is the race that started it all! Yes, the Coeur d’ Alene Marathon was where the Maniacs where born. The turnout of Maniacs for the 1 year anniversary was great!
Mel Preedy 4:14:38 Mel is starting to get his speed back after suffering with some back problems earlier in the year. As some of you might know, Mel likes to climb ladders, only problem is, he hasn’t figured out how to stay on them! Nice running Mel!!!
Doug MacLean 3:08:35 The speedy one was at it again! Doug turned in an outstanding performance on what some might consider a challenging course. We wouldn’t expect anything less for this guy! Must be something in his water?!
Diana “Slug” Robinson 4:31:33 The first of 3 marathons in 3 states within 9 days for the Slug! Again she was very elusive as no other Maniacs where able to catch up to her. Diana plans to run ANOTHER double next weekend. One in Oregon and the following day in Washington. Details in next months news letter.
David Jones 3:42:13 David is the model of consistency, not only does he run tons of races, his times are always in the same time frame. Outstanding!
Dennis Spurlock 4:10:03 Running a marathon in the town where you were raised always seems to be a bit special, this was the case for Dennis. He was organizing the after race party for the maniacs and at mile 25 stopped in his tracks to tell us some of the details. Dennis, you’re running a marathon! Keep going!! We can wait for you to finish for that stuff! Even with stopping, Dennis still turned in one of his better times of the year. Good running! And Thank You for taking care of us !!!
Steve Supkoff 3:26:40 This guy deserves the name Mr. PR! Unbelievable and completely outstanding! Only one week after setting a PR by 8 minutes in Green Bay, Steve makes the trip to CDA and runs yet another PR! Get this, he breaks last weeks time by over 8 minutes again! That’s a 16 minute PR in 2 weeks. Steve is proving all those type A “I can only race a marathon once or twice a year” runners wrong! Who knows what he’ll do in his next race!
Steve Yee 3:08:42 I think the president was feeling footsteps from the other two founders who had run the day before (he couldn’t get beat by someone running a double) and ended up running his fastest time of the year
Tony Phillippi 3:21:27 His second in two days went well for the sandals guy. Faster times are coming soon for him, stay tuned!
Chris Warren 3:16:17 Also feeling good on the 2nd of the double. A little added motivation on trying to break 7 hours with his combined times.
Prince Of Wales Marathon May 29th Craig Alaska
Mad City Marathon, Madison Wisconsin May 30th
Lakeshore Marathon, Chicago, Illinois
Memorial Day marks the running of this race.
Mike Brisbois 3:16:xxThe Speedy one from Chi Town ran his home town race and faired quite well!
Sutah Maniac Robins This was #7 in a row for Sutah, she is completely OUT OF CONTROL! Take a break girl and have a drink!
Med City Marathon, Rochester, MN May 30th
Tom Detore 3:35:21 Tom continues to get faster despite running the mass quantity of races he does.
***Please Note: We are trying our best to stay up to date with all our members and all 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 in each monthly newsletter, we are asking you to send us an email each time you run a marathon. This will make it easier to keep the Insane Asylum up to date and your personal count correct. Thank You for your help in making this a great marathon club!
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New Members for the month of May
2. Ruben Contreras of Washington
3. Kurt Lauer of Washington
4. Steve Monk of Wisconsin
5. Steve Hamling of Washington
6. Dude from Oregon
7. Tim Lofton from Washington
Attention Maniacs! We want your feedback!
End of the Year Awards!
More to come in the June Newsletter and to the web site soon!!!