On all of the members-only pages you’ll see a menu section on the left side of the page with links to all the other members only pages as well as to the Bulletin Board and the Marathon Maniacs Home Page.

The My Preferences link in the menu allows you to control how your stats will be updated. Note that your stats will not be updated manually by the Maniac team. We have gotten too big to use that method. You have two choices regarding how to update your stats. If you choose the Calculate options, your stats are automatically updated as you add races to your My Marathons list. Note that if you have not listed all your marathons, your automatic updating will not be correct. The alternative is to manually update your stats on your My Statistics page. If you don’t choose auto calculation for your Stars, you’ll still need to email Marc when your Stars need to be updated. For more information about changing your preferences, click on the Help link in the menu section.

The My Personal Info link allows you to modify your address, the name that is displayed in the InSane AsyLum and other information.

The Add My Marathon link allows you to add a race to your My Marathons list. Adding your marathons is easy – at a minimum all you have to enter is the race name and date, and select the distance if longer than a marathon.

I f you would like other Maniacs to be able to send you email directly from the Maniacs site, then go to your My Preferences page and enter your email address for "Maniac Contact Email". Once you've done that, then when other Maniacs view your My Marathons page, and they are logged in, they will see a link at the top of the page to Email Maniac and your Maniac number.

Any logged in Maniac will be able to send email to you or any other Maniac who has entered a Maniac Contact Email address on their My Preferences page.

Finally, let me add a huge thank you to Brian Pendleton (#286) for all the work he has done on the new system. We had outgrown the old one and needed to change. Brian volunteered his time and knowledge and made it happen.

We will continue to tweak the system over time. This is your system so please let us know any feedback you have. You can email any of us (Steve, Chris, Tony, Brian, or Marc – the email address is name@marathonmaniacs.com – e.g., marc@marathonmaniacs.com) with suggestions and/or feedback, or you can post your suggestion to the Suggestions forum on the Bulletin Board. While we might not be able to make all suggested changes we will certainly take them into consideration.

Thanks for your patience.

The Maniacs