NEWSLETTER CONTENTS - Marathon Maniacs

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NEWSLETTER CONTENTS - Marathon Maniacs

NEWSLETTER CONTENTS

Surf City Marathon 2-5

The Marathon Show 3

Half Fanatics 11

Myrtle Beach Marathon 6-7

7 Social networking 7

Woolley Trail Runs 8

A1A Marathon 9

Report from the InSane AlyLum 9

Austin Marathon 10-11

Maniac Reunion 11

Maniac Poll 11

Lost Dutchman Marathon 12-13

Maniac Book 13

First Call Presidents Day 14-15

Calendar 16

New Maniacs 17

Promotions 18

Note from the Editor 19

Discounts 20

Rhetorical Revelations

from “The Rev” 21

Volume 9, Number 2


Louie Soriano

Chris Warren and Tony Phillippi

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Paula

Hamilton

Deanna

Vignjevic

Ely

Yaron

Micah Nash

Steve Kipisz and Clyde Shank

Lyle

Robertson

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Lisa Wood and Georgeta Gruescu

Jay Pettitt

Lindsay Baker and Skyler Martinez

The Marathon Show (hosted by Maniac #1817, Joe Taricani) was first broadcast in June 2010. It’s a one of a

kind show that spot lights the marathon and marathon runners. Maniacs have found a safe haven with this

great show. A few times a week Joe broadcast the show live online, the shows are then made available to

download from iTunes (via Podcast). Each week Joe features a marathoner, and often does shout outs to

marathoners from all over. Another great part of this show is the “runners chat”, in these shows Joe gets

three marathoners together and does a round table discussion Elaine about Green many great topics. So if you have

already come across the show, please do.

Check it out and tune in! http://www.themarathonshow.com

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

John Bozung Sally Boles

David Holmen

Brady Wentlandt and Ed Ettinghausen

Joe broadcast the

Marathon Show

from the race

Tony

Nguyen

The Prez

3


http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

David

Thierjung

Joe Taricani interviews the Main

Maniacs at the Surf City expo. Jessica Deree and Steven Yee

Surf City Marathon (2/5): Hector Aleman, Stacy Anderson, Howard Audet, Pureza Bacor, Sally "me and my dad"

Boles, John Bozung, Mitch "The Wiz" Brouwer, Daria Brown, Lan Bui, Sable Cantus, Min Chae, Marathon Mitch,

Die1Lon, Pony Express, Casey Chernesky, Jon Chernila, Bryan Cichon, Tracy "Trixie" Crane, Sara Croft, Haywood

Crowder, Sef "Try-Athlete" Cuesico, Teota Dangel, Michelle Day, Sako (Run for Peace), Jessica Deree, Rob

Distante, Ed "Mad Hatter-Fancy Pants" Ettinghausen, Noel "Knees Hurt" Garibay, Liz Gotter, Roger Greene,

Georgeta Gruescu, Giovanni Guevarra, Paula Hamilton, Michael Hanson, Kimberly Hert, David Holmen, Walter

Hopkins, Denise Jorgensen, Bjoern Kampmann (AmericanGerman), David Keck, Tracy Kellam, Steve "gadget guy"

Kipisz, Craig Lewis, Albert Licano, Violeta Lopez, Jon "Coconutboy" Mahoney, Shoney Mahoney, Dan Margolis,

Nick Matthews, Wes McGaugh, Alison McGinnis, Karl "O3" Michel, Phil Millard, Kirby W. Mills, Pete "Island Wolf"

Mingwah, Jessica "Wabbitz" Montoya, Rocco Morales, Dana Mosell, Micah Nash, Chris "O-Dog" Oppenlander,

John Oster, Keith Parks, Don "Wait For Me!" Pemberton, Steven Peterson, tony (tp!) phillippi, Christian Pratt,

Pascal Radley, Bill Ralph, Joseph "Jo Jo Starbucks" Reilly, Tony Ripberger, "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile" Robertson, har,

Nadia Ruiz, Kerri Sandoval, Rebecca Schaefer, Keith Schlottman, Cat. Schwartz, Barbara Shainberg, Clyde *the

Glide* Shank, Carl Simons, Louis "HotDogger" Skelton, Lu-E "-(O_O)-" Soriano, Rebecca Steven, Chuck Struckness,

Ward "Winded Wonder" Sullivan, Joseph "The Marathon Show" Taricani, David "Dog Bone" Thierjung, Chris

Thompson, Scott Thompson, Jennifer Tyron, Deanna Vignjevic, Karen"Evil Twin" Vollan, CJ **Hollywood**

Warren, Shawna Wentlandt, Lisa "Mama Lisa" Wood, Li-Chym Wu, Ely Yaron, Prez Steven Yee, Janet Yoest

Ed Ettinghausen

Endorphin Dude and Tony Ripberger

Kirby Mills

Michelle Day

Nadia Ruiz

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Giovanni

Guevarra

Bryan Cichon

HALF- M AR ATHON C R AZY

Jessica

Deree

Tired of running marathons and ultras (HA!!)? Need to

back down on that weekly mileage and concentrate on

getting faster? Then join the Half Fanatics

(halffanatics.com). There are currently over 1900

members in the Fanatic Asylum, and I’m sure you’ll

recognize a few names in the group. So jump on the

bandwagon now, get your qualifying races in and join

this new, zany group!

www.halffanatics.com

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Michelle Day

Marathon

Maniacs

running half

marathons…

YES, it’s true!

Jon Mahoney

and Shoney

Mahoney

Elaine Green

Wentlandt Family

Deanna Vignjevic

Half Fanatic at the RnR Pasadena Half Marathon.

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Charlotte Corriher

Juli Goldstein

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Missy Peters

Carol Earles and DeeDee Earles

Diane

Bolton

Dave Mari and the girls!

Larry Macon

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Kara Campbell

From Facebook to Twitter, the Maniacs have a presence in the world of social

networking. Whatever social network your prefer I’m sure the Maniacs are there,

so check them out!

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8904689204

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/e/vgh/1843119/

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/marathonmaniacs

Dailymile: http://www.dailymile.com/groups/1403-marathon-maniacs

RunningAhead: http://www.runningahead.com/groups/MMs

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Tim Nave Heather Zeigler

Jill Hudson

Myrtle Beach Marathon (2/18): Andrea Amend, Paul "Bronx Boy" Arroyo, Diane

"Sparkle Skirts" Bolton, Kara Campbell, Charlotte "costume chic" Corriher, Maria

Cummings, Danielle Cupido, Susan DeRoberts, Carol "Ponytail" Earles, DeeDee

"DeeDle Dee" Earles, Kurt Eckert, Steven Elster, Earl English, Kate Engster, Alicia MM

Diva #3, Jim Evans, Kay "Dirtball" Evans, Jonathan "Dr. J" Fass, Joel Fenlason, Kristina

Funseth, Lisa Gesualdo, Jungle Juli/ MM Diva # 2, Scott "Flying Duck" Griffith, Ken

Hamilton, Christie Hayes, Shannon Hays, Cori Heden, Mike Herrin, Kevin 'The

Machine' Hewitt, Murray Honick, Jill Hudson, Adam Irvin, Donna Jacobs, Cathie

"Gotta Run" Johnson, Troy "Nasty Nine Runner" Johnson, Howard L. Keener, Jr,

Gopal Kharbanda, Hideki "Kino" Kinoshita, Steve "gadget guy" Kipisz, Dagmar

Knudsen, Al Kohli, Alvin "AL" Lee, Steven "Thunder" Lee, John Kent Leighton, Jim

Lepore, Laurie Lindstrom, Dawn Lyke, Vincent Ma, Dave Mari, Peter Marriott, Denis

McCarthy, Richard McNeil, Tim Nave, Daniel Nieves, Todd Oliver, Mark Pack, Missy

Peters, Cade Remsburg, Matthew Richter, Nadia Ruiz, Jc "The Saint" Santa Teresa,

Lisa Smith, George" from Georgia" Southgate, Bridget Steele, Ben Tam, Tim Troxel,

Sam Wachsman, Brian Wright, Richard Yanoski, Jr., Brendan Young, Heather Zeigler

Paul Arroyo

Steve Elster

Susan DeRoberts

Shannon Hayes

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Woolley Trail Runs (2/18): Robert Bondurant, Mark Cartwright, Steve Duncan,

Deb Evdemon, Andy Fritz, Terri "Maverick" Gray, Rick "Road Kill" Haase, Francie

Hankins, "Insane Jane", Eric Jensen, Dean Kayler, Stacey Legg, Sarah Lynch, Mike

Mahanay, Gary "The Red Rabbit" Marr, King Arthur Martineau, Cyndie Merten,

Little Leslie, Janice Moyer, Monte Pascual, Conor "Condor" Renouf, Gay Renouf,

sLuG w/sTaRs, har, Terry Sentinella, McGyver, Rob Stretz, Jeff Wood, Guy Yogi

Deb

Evdemon

Janice Moyer

Lisa Eagle

Dean

Kayler

Ryan

McKnight

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Jeff

Wood

Robert

Bondurant

Kevin

Douglas

Terri

Gray

Guy

Yogi

har

Betsy Rogers and Matt Hagen

Rob

Stretz

Jane Herzog

Rick Haase

Mike

Mahanay

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Rodrigo

Gomez

Kelly Pfannenstiel and

Michael Pfannenstiel

Shavaughn

Blades

The following is a statistical update on the growth of the Marathon Maniacs. It may not mean much to you, but I find it very interesting.

Monthly Growth

Month ► Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Yearly

Averages ► 42.0 39.3 42.5 36.0 64.7 50.4 33.3 19.8 23.4 58.7 71.2 73.7 537.2

2011 ► 95 101 113 94 209 128 77 50 51 171 218 174 1481

2012 ► 154 95 - - - - - - - - - - 249

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

A1A Marathon (2/19): Shavaughn Blades, Jim Blake, Ken Christie,

Jacqueline Conniff, Laura Conway, Rodrigo Gomez, Jamie Knight, Joseph

Kolinsky, Jeremy Mann, Kenneth Massett, Scott Perrapato, Kelly

Pfannenstiel, Michael Pfannenstiel, Anthony Phillips, Scientist Runner,

Damaris Rosich-Schwartz, Jim "Splinter" Schroeder, Mark Shachner, Shen

Turner, Trish Wakeham, Wayne Wright

Jamie Knight

New Maniacs in Feb 2012 95

New Maniacs in 2012 249

Total Maniacs 5085

Jim Blake

Anthony Phillips

Jeremy Mann

State MM Pct%

Washington 878 17.3%

California 514 10.1%

Texas 377 7.4%

Illinois 230 4.5%

Florida 203 4.0%

New York 176 3.5%

Virginia 161 3.2%

Oregon 159 3.1%

Oklahoma 132 2.6%

Ohio 122 2.4%

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Val

Hower

Thomas

Okazaki

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Lygea Welvaert

Terri

Menghini

Zac Babb

Chad Spilman

Kevin

Brosi

Galen Garrison

Ethan

Hopkin

Danilo Mendoza

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Sherry

Ricker

Austin Marathon (2/19): Rudy Acevedo, Kristin Allen, Jawn "Marathawn Jawn" Angus, Zac

Babb, Gary Beaty, Cathy Bradford, Kevin Brosi, David Bucklew, Charles Clutter, Rich Colfack,

George Cornett, Jaye Cremer, Brooke Sydnor Curran, Brian Dedeke, Doug Dominey, Breanna

Dullum, Rachel Edney, Zac Elliott, Pedro Faria, Marcos Fernandes, Sergio Garrido, Galen

Garrison, Christiana Garton, Lara Gonzalez, Craig Haugaard, Lora Haugaard, Larry Herman,

Ethan Hopkin, Val Hower, Hunter Jamerson, David "Running Preacher" Johnson, Steve

Johnson, Gerald King, Nichole Mathis, Danilo Mendoza, Terri Menghini, Heather Nerhood,

Shawn Newton, Phil Nimmo, Thomas "T.O." Okazaki, Karen Osborn, Suzanne Petro, Connie

Ramirez, Sherry Ricker, Diane S., Karla Scroggins, Haley Siggers, Chip Southern, Chad Spilman,

John Strohmeyer, John Teyhen, Olga Varlamova, Michelle "Mom o' 6" Walker, Luke Welvaert,

Lygea Welvaert, Marsha 'BookladyWalker' White, James Wilson

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Sergio Garrido

Breanna Dullum

Suzanne Petro

Jawn Angus

Marcos

Fernandes

Charles

Clutter

Each month there will be a “Maniac poll”. This poll will be posted online. Please

take a few moments to answer this poll. I will post the results in the next

newsletter.

This month’s question: How long have you been running (regularly)?

Karla

Scroggins

Please vote online between now and April 7: http://www.marathonfreak.com/maniacpoll

Last month’s question: How often do you wear

Maniac gear at a marathon/ultra?

Maniacs like to ear the gear! 58% of voters wear

the Maniac gear every time they run a marathon or

ultra. Thanks for voting!

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Lost Dutchman Marathon (2/19): Kevin Abraszek, Jordan Applebaum, Matt Baxter, Annette "Crash" Blanton, Arland "Arkansas" Blanton, Sue Colgan-

Borror, Martha "Ginger26.2" Corazzini, Joshua Drake, Traci Falbo, Laura Gorycki, Mary "mph" Hanna, Steve Hansen, Jack Heely, Brett Heinemann, David

Holmen, Heather Holst, Warren Kerola, Mary Lenari, Tamara Mackey, Sue "Italian Stallion" Mantyla, Kevin Morris, Julie Musselman, Heather Myers,

Robert Nagle, Kyle "K" Nelson, Andrea Odrzywolski, Talva Parker, Vern Patterson, Don "Wait For Me!" Pemberton, Jeff "Slice" Pettett, Joseph "Jo Jo

Starbucks" Reilly, Michael Rice, Cliff "quack, quack" Richards, Ron Rodriguez, Brett Ruckle, Dale Shoup, Ward "Winded Wonder" Sullivan, Teresa

Verstraet, Karen"Evil Twin" Vollan, Angie Whitworth Pace, Michael Willets, Melissa M. Williams, Marlin Yoder, Jonathan Young, Rob (Rocket Man) Young

Melissa

Williams

Rob and Jonathan Young

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Sue Mantyla

Jack Heely

Joseph Reilly

Heather

Myers

Don Pemberton

Angie Whitworth Pace

Tamara Mackey

Julie Musselman

Vern Patterson

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Annette

Blanton

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Angie

Whitworth

Pace

Martha

Corazzini

Ward

Sullivan

Angie busts through “the wall”!

In February the Main Maniacs released the Marathon Maniacs book!

This book is collection of stories by members of the Marathon Maniacs.

These stories are sure to be encouraging and motivation to current and

future members. The book was edited by Maniac Malcolm Anderson

author of the book “The Messengers”.

Be sure to get your copy of the book and enjoy the

stories of the World’s Most Insane Running Club!

http://www.databarevents.com/shopproductdetail.asp?prodID=105&catID=14

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Sabrina Seher

Brandy

Layton

Cheri Pompeo

Henry

Rueden

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Bob Dolphin

runs marathon

#499!

Arthur Martineau

Bob Satko

Rich

Menzel

Scott Sebelsky

Mark Casey

Linda

Walter Rob Hester and

Michelle Barnes

Courtney Willson

Kristin Parker

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Rob Stretz

First Call Presidents Day Marathon/50k (2/20): Steve Barrick, Francesca

Carmichael, Paige Denison, Bob & Lenore Dolphin, Margaret Gorog, Wendy

Jelinek, Laura Johnson, Barefoot Jon, Gary Kobold, Jules Mann, King Arthur

Martineau, Rich Menzel, Cyndie Merten, Janice Moyer, Gary Otheim, KP,

Monte Pascual, The Programmer, Cheri Pompeo, Frank Purdy, har, Marilou

"The Dovenator" Russell, Bob Satko, Scott Sebelsky, Terry Sentinella, Rob

Stretz, Takao Suzuki, Linda Walter, Rusty Willson, Marie "Mimi" Zornes

Rusty Willson

RD Adrian Call and his wife Jules Mann

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Laura Johnson and Gary Otheim

Paige Denison

Michael Hsu

Barefoot Jon

Marie Zornes

Boram

Kim

Cyndie

Merten

Larry Macon

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Marathon/Ultra Calendar between March 16-April 16

Friday, March 16

Howard Aslinger Foundation 24/12h (MO)

Jerusalem Marathon (ISR)

Saturday, March 17

CAR St Patricks Day Trail Marathon (CA)

Chuckanut 50k (WA)

CTR Canyon Meadow Winter 50k/26.2 (CA)

Instant Classic Marathon Trail Run (VA)

Lt JC Stone 50k Ultra (PA)

MCF 2012 (WI)

Oriflamme 50k (CA)

Pac Rim One Day Run (WA)

Pot O Gold Fat Ass (MI)

Rock N Roll USA (DC)

Savage Gulf Marathon (TN)

St Paddys Day Marathon (TX)

Tarawera Ultra 100k/85k/60k (NZL)

Wilderness Park Trail Run for the Bridges (NE)

Sunday, March 18

Big Island International Marathon (HI)

Georgia Marathon (GA)

ITR Rodeo Valley Trail Run (CA)

LA Marathon (CA)

Maratona di Roma (ITA)

Modesto Marathon (CA)

Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon (TX)

Seoul International Marathon (KOR)

Shamrock Marathon (VA)

St Patricks Day Marathon (NY)

TARC Spring Thaw 6h (MA)

Tobacco Road Marathon (NC)

Two River Marathon (PA)

Wrightsville Beach Marathon (NC)

Friday, March 23

Antelope Island Buffalo Run 100m (UT)

CAR Runnin Gage 2 Marathon (CA)

Saturday, March 24

Antelope Island Buffalo Run 50m/50k (UT)

CAR California Gold Rush Trail Marathon (CA)

Cupcake Run (WA)

Dances With Dirt Green Swamp 50m/50k/26.2 (FL)

Dizzy Daze 100k/50k/26.2 (WA)

Ellerbe Marathon (NC)

Grasslands 50m/26.2 (TX)

HAT Run (MD)

Kal- Haven Trail Run 33.5m (MI)

NJ Ultra Festival 100m/100k/50m/50k/26.2 (NJ)

Old Goat 50 Mile Trail Race (CA)

Palm 100 (FL)

Steamboat Challenge 50k/26.2 (TX)

Tatur Snake Run 6h (OK)

Terrapin Mountain 50k (VA)

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Sunday, March 25

Barcelona Marathon (ESP)

Bataan Memorial Death March (NM)

CAR Run the Marina Marathon (CA)

Greenway Marathon (TN)

Marseille Marathon (FRA)

Oakland Running Festival Marathon (CA)

Ocean Drive Marathon (NJ)

ORRRC Marathon (OH)

Rainshadow Gorge Waterfalls 50k (OR)

Taipei University 12 Hour Ultra Marathon (TWN)

Virginia Creeper Marathon (VA)

Friday, March 30

Badger Mountain Challenge 100m (WA)

Tel Aviv Marathon (ISR)

Saturday, March 31

Andrew Jackson Marathon (TN)

Badger Mountain Challenge 50k (WA)

CAR Another Beach Run Marathon (CA)

Chicago Lakefront 50k (IL)

Circular Logic Marathon (IN)

Clinton Lake 30m (IL)

Diamond Valley Lake Marathon (CA)

EVGR Dash Point State Park Trail Run (WA)

Garden Spot Village Marathon (PA)

Gator Trail 50k (NC)

I R A N 50k/26.2 (TX)

Mad City 50k (WI)

Oak Mountain 50k (AL)

Operation Endurance 24h/12h (GA)

Sand Hollow Marathon (UT)

Trailbreaker Marathon (WI)

Umstead 100 (NC)

Yakima River Canyon Marathon (WA)

Sunday, April 1

A2A Arbuckles to Ardmore Race for Mercy (OK)

Athens Marathon (OH)

Brew to Brew 43m (KS)

CAR Palm Sunday Marathon (CA)

Connemarathon 39.3/26.2 (IRL)

Fools Trail Run (OH)

Knoxville Marathon (TN)

Marathon de Cheverny (FRA)

Maraton de Santiago (CHL)

Mountains to Sea Trail 50k Challenge (NC)

Operation Endurance 6h (GA)

Friday, April 6

Dead Sea 50k/26.2 (JOR)

Gopher Attack! (SK)

Saturday, April 7

American River 50m (CA)

Bob Green Easter Marathon (WA)

Cedro Peak 45m/45k (NM)

Charlottesville Marathon (VA)

Croom Trail Fools Run 50m/50k (FL)

Hells Hills Endurance Trail Run 50m/50k (TX)

Lake McMurtry Trail Races (OK)

Philadelphia 100 Endurance Run (PA)

Shotgun Trail Blast (OR)

Two Oceans Marathon 56k (ZAF)

Sunday, April 8

Marathon des Sables (MAR)

Friday, April 13

CAR Run with Charlie Marathon (CA)

Potowatomi 150m (IL)

Zumbro 100m/50m (MN)

Saturday, April 14

Bull Run Run (VA)

Davy Crockett Bear Chase (TX)

Eisenhower Marathon (KS)

Enviro-sports Muir Woods Marathon (CA)

EVGR Squak Mountain 50k (WA)

Gansett Marathon (RI)

Glacier Ridge Trail 50m/50k (PA)

Hogs Hunt (TX)

Landsford Canal Lock-In 24h (SC)

Martian Marathon (MI)

Potowatomi 100m/50m/30m (IL)

San Juan Trail 50k (CA)

Southern Indiana Classic (IN)

Traprock 50k (CT)

Sunday, April 15

Big D Texas Marathon (TX)

Bob Green Spring Fling Marathon (WA)

CAR Run Dove Canyon Marathon (CA)

Crossroads of Northwest Indiana Marathon (IN)

Forget the PR Mohican 50k (OH)

Go! St Louis (MO)

Hogeye Marathon (AR)

Kasumigaura Marathon (JPN)

Milano City Marathon (ITA)

North Shore Marathon (HI)

Paris Marathon (FRA)

Peterson Ridge Rumble 40m (OR)

Rotterdam Marathon (NLD)

Too Slow for Boston Marathon (NC)

Vernonia Marathon (OR)

Whidbey Island Marathon (WA)

Monday, April 16

Boston Marathon (MA)

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Marc Mendoza (#4991)

Amanda Jobe (#4992)

Zac Babb (#4993)

Trish Wakeham (#4994)

Robert Antulov (#4995)

Terri Varnadoe (#4996)

Celestina Yeager (#4997)

Kris Mahurin (#4998)

Mark Casey (#4999)

Bridget Steele (#5000)

James Butler (#5001)

Darlene Baltimore (#5002)

Kay "Tasty Pie" Allen (#5003)

Janice Tham-Cheng (#5004)

Loc Pham (#5005)

Randall Schramm (#5006)

Steve Gunnels (#5007)

Kathleen Gorman (#5008)

Todd Seay (#5009)

Adam Horton (#5010)

Aaron Avery (#5011)

Delia Park (#5012)

Al Emma (#5013)

Dale Shotkoski (#5014)

Elaine Hillis (#5015)

Diane Durden (#5016)

Joy Nagal (#5017)

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Robert Lott (#5018)

Shannon Barron (#5019)

Dr. J (#5020)

Tom Swingen (#5021)

Steve Summers (#5022)

Ralph Blanchard (#5023)

Teresa Chandler (#5024)

Rick Jarvis (#5025)

Kitzzy Aviles (#5026)

Bijou Chacko (#5027)

Tony Campbell (#5028)

Alex Morrow (#5029)

Deb Potash (#5030)

Todd Breneiser (#5031)

Nathan Bliss (#5032)

Daniel Esparza (#5033)

Dave Hodson (#5034)

John Gignac (#5035)

Venkatraman G S (#5036)

Lisa Page (#5037)

Amy Lynes (#5038)

Elaine Ver Halen (#5039)

SpatulaPete (#5040)

Mark Gershman (#5041)

Keith Reyes (#5042)

Larry Taylor (#5043)

Matt Waldbusser (#5044)

Gina Snow (#5045)

Michael Glueck (#5046)

Reynaldo Ramos (#5047)

Brian Mount (#5048)

Clint Bissett (#5049)

Brady Layton Sean Meissner

JoAnna Villalon (#5050)

Glenn Rustay (#5051)

Helen McKenzie (#5052)

Ulf Kirchdorfer (#5053)

Amanda Blocker (#5054)

Denise Kaufman (#5055)

Maria Lomba (#5056)

Robert Nagle (#5057)

Don Morgan (#5058)

Dan Kuch (#5059)

Lois Green (#5060)

Arlette Lackey (#5061)

Brad Candia (#5062)

Michael Gillespie (#5063)

Donna Braswell (#5064)

Tammy Watkins (#5065)

Shane Houshmand (#5066)

Jim Tello (#5067)

Mark

Casey

(#4999)

Desiree

Marek Jonathan Bernard

Beth Goodwin (#5068)

Chris Smith (#5069)

Joe Nelson (#5070)

Jim Morrical (#5071)

Rich Yap (#5072)

Bethany Stephens (#5073)

Michael Stephens (#5074)

Hilary Grant (#5075)

Teresa Kirkwood (#5076)

Mark Hall (#5077)

Christopher Quigley (#5078)

Katsy Spratley (#5079)

Jean-Michel Fouard (#5080)

Allyson Hatfield (#5081)

Shelley Hills (#5082)

William Gaugler (#5083)

Bryan Meadows (#5084)

Paul Maisel (#5085)

Bridget

Steele

(#5000)

Jane Herzog

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Please let me know if you reached a higher Maniac level and want the recognition in the Newsletter!

Titanium (10 star) Maniac: Rob Young, Jonathan Young

Platinum (8 star) Maniac: Chad Spilman

Palladium (7 star) Maniac: Fran Libasci, Tom Brand, Michelle Walker

Osmium (6 star) Maniac: Susan DeRoberts, Donna Palmer

Ruthenium (5 star) Maniac: None

Iridium (4 star) Maniac: Pete Ming-wah, Mark Cato

Gold (3 star) Maniac: Mike Walsh

Silver (2 star) Maniac: Lisa Eagle, Laird Malamed, Bhoovarahan Desikan, Rodrigo Gomez, Lygea Welvaert, Luke Welvaert, Terri Scadron,

Kinnier Lastimosa, Jennifer Cheng, Suzanne Petro, Jen Metcalf

100 Marathons: Sally Boles, Harold Jackson

The Prez and

Tracy Crane

Maniacs at Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon.

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Plenty of Maniac pink at Run

with Donna Marathon in

Jacksonville.

Kevin

Hewitt

New Titanium Maniac!!

Rob Young

Matthew Maday

Jonathan Young

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Tony selling

the new

Maniac book

Steve Walters and Ryan Westin

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Pascal Radley and Vincent Ma

Richelle Runyon

Thomas

Okazaki

F R O M T H E E D I T O R …

George Washington Birthday Marathon

Volanda

Holder

Thank you everyone who sent in pictures this last month. So many great photos! Every time a

big marathon takes place in Southern California the Maniacs turn out in full force! It really makes

me want to do a marathon in SoCal. It truly looks like Maniacs have the most fun on the

marathon course no matter if it’s May, October or even February!

He’s a call out to people to sent in notes or reports of 500 words or less. Keep the pictures coming and as always, I send in your race report!

David

Johnson

- Steve “Marathon Freak” Walters MM#338

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http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Jeff “Boneman” Bollman (#1058)

Christmas might be past, but the Maniac stocking is stuffed with discount goodness! Take a peek at the new

discounts that have a * in front of the race name. And don’t forget about the Maniac discounts at Running

Skirts www.runningskirts.com and The Running Warehouse www.runningwarehouse.com for all your non-

Maniac branded apparel and shoe needs and at TRY Chips www.trychips.com for your healthy snacking needs.

• Columbia SC Marathon (SC) 3/10/12: http://columbiascmarathon.com

• Lower Potomac Marathon (MD) 3/11/12: www.cbrcmd.org

• *Andrew Jackson Marathon (TN) 3/31/12: https://sites.google.com/a/andrewjacksonmarathon.com/ajm/home

• Martian Marathon (MI) 4/14/12: www.martianmarathon.com

• *Southern Indiana Classic Marathon 4/14/12: http://www.sicmarathon.com

• Peterson Ridge Rumble 40M/20M (OR) 4/15/12: www.petersonridgerumble.com

• Carmel Marathon (IN) 4/21/12: www.carmelmarathon.com

• The Oz Marathon (KS) 4/22/12: www.olathe.org/cvb/sports/Marathon

• Jailbreak Marathon (WI) 4/28/12: www.jailbreakmarathon.com

• Eugene Marathon (OR) 4/29/12: http://eugenemarathon.com

• Big Sur International Marathon 5/1/12: www.bsim.org

• Knoxville Marathon (TN) 5/1/12: www.knoxvillemarathon.com

• Wisconsin Marathon 5/5/12: www.wisconsinmarathon.com

• *LaCrosse Fitness Festival (WI) 5/6/12: www.lacrossefitnessfestival.com

• Pittsburgh Marathon 5/6/12: www.pittsburghmarathon.com

• Tacoma City Marathon (WA) 5/6/12: www.tacomacitymarathon.com

Elaine Green

• Vermont City Marathon 5/27/12: www.vermontcitymarathon.org

• Casper Marathon (WY) 6/3/12: www.runwyoming.com

• Utah Valley Marathon (MANIAC REUNION!) 6/9/12: www.utahvalleymarathon.com

• Kona Marathon 6/24/12: http://konamarathon.com

• *Cook Park Marathon (OR) 6/30/12: http://cookparkmarathon.com

• *Stars & Stripes Marathon (OR) 7/1/12: http://starsandstripesmarathon.com

• Make It By Midnight Marathon (GA) 7/14/12: http://makeitbymidnight.homestead.com

• SOGONAPMIT Marathon (UT) 7/28/12: http://afhalf.com/sogonapmit-marathon

• San Francisco Marathon 7/29/12: www.runsfm.com

• Moose’s Tooth Marathon (AK) 8/19/12: www.bigwildliferuns.org

• *Pocatello Marathon (ID): 9/1/12: www.pocatellomarathon.com

• *Lake Chelan Shore to Shore Marathon (WA) 9/8/12: www.lakechelanmarathon.com

• *Top of Utah Marathon 9/15/12: www.topofutahmarathon.com

• Grand Rapids Marathon (MI) 10/12/12: http://grandrapidsmarathon.com

• *Hartford ING Marathon (CT) 10/13/12: www.hartfordmarathon.com

• Kansas City Marathon 10/20/12: www.waddellandreedkansascitymarathon.org

• Mount Deseret Island Marathon (ME) 10/14/12: http://www.mdimarathon.org

• Norfolk Freedom Marathon (VA) 11/11/12: www.freedommarathon.org

• *Renegade Race Series (CA) Multiple Dates/Half Marathons or less: www.renegaderaceseries.com

Details on how to obtain the discount/perk are in the Discount section of the Bulletin Board on the Maniac web site. I

post new ones on the Bulletin Board as the details are finalized, so keep an eye out. If you have any questions, shoot me

an email at: jeff@marathonmaniacs.com

PLEASE RENEW YOUR ANNUAL MANIAC DUES (ON YOUR MANIAC BIRTHDAY)

YOUR DUES HELP MAINTAIN THE CLUB AND KEEP THE COVETED MANIAC GEAR IN STOCK!!

A REMINDER IS SENT WITH THE MONTHLY E-FLASH

AND SOME OF YOU ARE OVERDUE!!

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R H E T O R I C A L R E V E L A T I O N S A N D W ( R I T E S ) …

F R O M T H E R A M B U N C T I O U S R E V

Hiya Prez! Or actually, “Dear Oh Inspirational One,”

Man, gentle Yee, you have no idea how far your impact reaches. You, “Hollywood” Warren, and Tony “TP” Phillippi

created this whole Maniac running club, and now some theologian 3000 miles away is compelled to swim endless laps and

ride bicycles that are stapled to a gym floor. That’s just weird.

Your ideas really do inspire us, my friend. And then maybe we inspire others…but then maybe they turn the tables

and amaze us. Such is today’s story, Prez, for I have a friend we may not have to recruit, cajole, or even exaggerate to

about how much fun it is to run miles 21 to 25, in order to get him to join us. He’s a rare kind of raw, pure, maniacal

breed. Allow me to explain.

40 years ago, Chris was a medium-distance all-star county runner in his Cleveland suburban high school. He entered the Marine Corps, where he became a

protected and oft-promoted member in his Company, as he won big Inter-Company Competition points with his running. Captains like that in a fellow.

When he left the Corps, he became semi-normal, kept in reasonable shape, but dropped the running. He enjoyed a nice life until his late thirties, when

almost every piece of internal personal hardware competed to post a “LEMON” sign on his forehead. His thyroid went. The kidneys sickened. At 41, we almost lost

him entirely to a frightening heart attack. He lost half of his heart muscle.

That wake-up call got him back to the track. Jogging, then running, became steadfast routine. A year later, the doctor summarized Chris’ new EKG report this

way: “Forget the other patients. You’re in better cardio-vascular condition than anyone on the office staff.”

Grateful, Chris began volunteering at the hospital. Meanwhile, he ran, and ran, for a decade, three or four 5- to 10milers

each week, occasional 13-milers, all at about a nine-minute pace. His 5’8” frame sculpted down to 158 pounds, and

he held that pose into his fifties.

We talked about my marathons some, but I didn’t expect what followed. Captain Organ Failure enlisted me to

accompany him in his first marathon attempt, appropriately the 2009 Marine Corps Marathon. I agreed, with both

enthusiasm and cautions for him. He insisted I need not worry; we were out to finish, not set records. But the Jarhead’s

steady training did go one run too many when, out by himself, he contracted a stress fracture in his leg on the Monday

before the race. Naturally, (he’s a Marine), he would not to tell anyone, for fear we would stop him from running in the

marathon.

So, run we did, happily for 18 miles. Then he then started to favor “a sore knee.” He dismissed the thought of stopping

for aid. At mile 20, his kidney flared up, much more painfully than the leg. (He described it as someone “driving a knuckled

fist into your back.” Now, “Sharing time is a happy time!,” so he demonstrated on my back… must be an “espirit de corps”

sort of thing. Oo-rah.) But? Having made it to the bridge in time, we could continue, and so we did continue, employing

something only resembling walking. These were six-point-two of the longest miles I can recall. Arm-in-arm we crossed at

the finish, at which point Stiff-Upper-Lip-Man sidled away, and grimaced in near-tears of excruciating pain. His dear wife

found him, threw her arms around him, and she, having been frightened all day about his heart, elicited his promise that

this was a once and done deal. He quietly assented.

Here is where the story gets rather maniacal. For the next three years he kept the running routine, 15 years now after his heart attack. Then, in the middle of

a recent Saturday night, Chris got out of bed, dressed quietly, woke his wife, and said simply, “You better take me to the hospital.” She dressed hurriedly, drove

him the three miles to the hospital where he had been volunteering, and he stepped out of the car and walked into the Emergency Room. There he said simply,

“I’m having chest pains.” (Chris advises me that “those words will get you some immediate attention.”) As almost everyone knew him and his half-a-heart status,

nurses, doctors, even a few machines came running down the hall, attaching themselves all over his chest, and wheeling him away.

Thirty-six hours later, Chris, now resting in ICU recovery, was visited by the cardiologist, who entered and said, “Chris, people who come in here and register

the numbers you registered Saturday night don’t walk in, they are wheeled in, and second… they don’t see Monday. That your heart made it through is as near to a

miracle as we’ll ever admit to. It is your exercise routine that saved you. Now, we need to clear out the arteries like last time, but then you should be good to go.”

Well, almost. On Wednesday, the “Electrician Doctor” insisted that they insert a pacemaker onto whatever is left of his heart, to keep it beating within the

proper pace range. In it went, and two weeks later, new numbers have been run. Pun intended. The cardiologist’s summary of these numbers?

“Chris, your running strengthened your heart, which is why you survived. Wait another three weeks. We’ll make sure the wires are all settled in nicely. Then,

no sprinting; keep your heart rate in the assigned ranges. But run all you like. Run a marathon if you want to.” He actually said that.

The happiest, most profound phone call came through this evening, Prez. Chris spoke of a new sense of how vivid every moment of life really is. “You know,” he

said, “it used to bother me if someone cut me off driving, but now I figure he needs to get to where he’s going faster than I need to get where I’m going.” I could

hear his smile.

His next words were quieter. He said he had, while praying for his grandchildren, experienced “a profound sense of the presence of God, in a visceral way, I

never had before. The… the real peace that filled the room… exceeded any anxieties I’ve ever had.” We wondered together about this for a while.

And then he suggested we begin his road back with a local 10k, and then the Cleveland Half.

Prez, I don’t know when, or if, or where, and I do know we don’t have a star level for a maniac like Chris. But if he and I ever do run that second marathon, is

it okay with you, Prez, if we loan him one of my yellow singlets for a day?

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Luvya,

Rev

dgkienz@yahoo.com

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