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NEWSLETTER CONTENTS

White River 50 2-3

Marathon Show 3

Planet Adventure Marathon 4

Grand Ridge Marathon 5

Marathon Maniacs Book 5

ET Midnight Marathon 6-7

Half Fanatics 7

Blister in the Sun Marathon 8

Mt Sneffels Marathon 8

Transcendence 12 hour 9-10

Report from the InSane AlyLum 10

TCM 10 year MANIAC PARTY! 11

First Call Summer Marathon 12-14

Social Networks 14

Big Wildlife Marathon 15

Leading Ladies Marathon 16

Maniac Poll 16

Parker’s Marathon 17

Promotions 18

Calendar 19

New Maniacs 20

Note from the Editor 21

Discounts 22

Rhetorical Revelations

from “The Rev” 23

Volume 9, Number 8


Van Phan

Tracy

Brown

White River 50 (7/28): Matthew Abel, Barbara Alston, *Hotrod*, Tracy Brown, Mark Cliggett, vvn Doorn, Scott Flett, Craig Foster, Georgeta (GG!)

Gruescu, Craig Hanela, Bob Hearn, Sharon Hendricks, Kelly Hutchins, *Kimpossible*, "MMKuhl", Robert 3x111 Lopez, Mike Macey, King Arthur

Martineau, Janice Moyer, Phil Nimmo, KP, The Programmer, Neal "Stinkerbell" Saxe, OneMoreMile, Jennifer Seward, Rob "The Phantom" Stretz, Jason

Weekes, Karen Wiggins, Lisa "Mama Lisa" Wood

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Photo by Glenn Tachiyama ( www.tachifoto.net)

Photo by Glenn Tachiyama ( www.tachifoto.net)

Brian

Pendleton

Ashley West

Photo by Glenn Tachiyama ( www.tachifoto.net)

Bob

Hearn

Maniac Glenn Tachiyama took

great photos at the race.

Vivan

Doorn

Photo by Glenn Tachiyama ( www.tachifoto.net)

Joseph

Tompkins

Photo by Glenn Tachiyama ( www.tachifoto.net)

Robert

Lopez

Photo by Glenn Tachiyama ( www.tachifoto.net)

Arthur Martineau

Bill Barmore

Kristin Parker

Photo by Glenn Tachiyama ( www.tachifoto.net) Photo by Glenn Tachiyama ( www.tachifoto.net)

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Phil

Nimmo

Lisa Wood

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

Jason Ryan

Ashley West

Photo by Glenn Tachiyama ( www.tachifoto.net)

Sharon

Hendricks

Shawna Tompkins

Kimberly Kuhlmann

Daniel Kuhlmann

Lihn

Shark

Photo by Glenn Tachiyama ( www.tachifoto.net)

Photo by Glenn Tachiyama ( www.tachifoto.net)

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Craig

Thompson

Steve Hughes

Pascal Radley

Planet Adventure Eagle Creek Trail Marathon (8/4): Walter "Maniac Man"

Evans, Elaine Green, Brenda Gutmann, Gloria Hinton, Kevin Hoffman, Steve

Hughes, madDOG, Nick Karem, Zachary Knebel, Carol Krizman, Steve Kuhl, John

Kent Leighton, Jeremy Mann, Suzanne Marchesano, Kent Moore, Todd Oliver,

Jackie Panfili, Pascal Radley, har, Logan Samson, Andrea Spohn, David "Dog

Bone" Thierjung, Craig Thompson, Tim Troxel, Brian Wright, Heather Zeigler

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Elaine Green

MadDog

John Kent Leighton

Brian

Wright

Tim

Troxel

Jeremy Mann

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Juli

Goldstein

Rick Haase

Georgeta Gruescu

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Brandy Layton

David

Appleby

Monte Pascual

Chris Warren and the ladies!

Evergreen Grand Ridge Trail

Run 50k/Marathon (8/4):

Shawn Aebi, David Appleby,

Ken Briggs, Kevin Brosi, Deb

Evdemon, Reed Glesne, Matt

Glew, Jungle Juli/ MM Diva #

2, Georgeta (GG!) Gruescu,

Rick "Roadkill A.S." Haase,

Brandy Layton, Barney,

Monte Pascual, Cheri

Pompeo, sLuG w/sTaRs, John

"Snuggie Bear" Snuggs,

George" from Georgia"

Southgate, Brian Starkey,

Gregg Walchli, Steve White

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

Diana

Robinson

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Cyndie

Merten

The Millers

ET Full Moon Midnight 51k/26.2 (8/5): Hector Aleman, Stacy Anderson, Mark Barringer, Jill Bidwell, Julie Branden, Lan Bui, Luis Caballero, Marathon

Mitch, Casey Chernesky, Mike Chewar, Sherry Coffield, Martha "Ginger26.2" Corazzini, Alan Countryman, Tracy "Trixie" Crane, Lynne "Marathon Mimi"

Damron, Diana Daves, Jessica Deree, Rob Distante, Michael Dunn, Diane Durden, Technicolor Daniel, Seth Elsheimer, Jeffrey Farrier, Anders "Biking

Viking" Forselius, Gary Girten, Carol Goslin, Giovanni Guevarra, Craig Haugaard, Lora Haugaard, Steven Heisler, Helena Hennis, Jennifer Hienton, David

Holmen, Cary Inderbitzin, Lien James, Chris Jones, Violeta Lopez, Letty Marino, Peter Marriott, Cliff "deadhead" Matthews, Kathleen McElhannon, Cyndie

Merten, Amy Meyer, Michael "Uncle Mike" Miller, Dana Mosell, Sommer Mueller, Katrina Mumaw, Kathy Peck, Don "Wait For Me!" Pemberton, George

Rehmet, Michael "Dr Dude" Rhodes, Nadia Ruiz, Kerri Sandoval, Laura Schneider, Lu-E "-(O_O)-" Soriano, Ward "Winded Wonder" Sullivan, Debra

Templin, Sabine Thier, Gary "Ben Franklin" Walker, Michelle "Mom o' 6" Walker, Emily Weiler, Jonathan Wendel, Shawna Wentlandt

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Yolanda

Holder

Marathon Mitch

Chris

Jones

Carol Goslin

Larry Macon

and Louie

Soriano

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Edward Mayeda

HALF- M AR ATHON C R AZY

Gregory James

David Holmen

Theresa Hoff

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 2700

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

Amy Meyer

Marathon

Maniacs

running half

marathons…

YES, it’s true!

Elaine Green

Don Pemberton

Jennifer Hienton and Jessica Deree

Half Fanatics at the Rock N Roll Chicago Half Marathon

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DeeDee Earles, Steve Hughes,

Carol Earles

Ted Hobart

Gary Krugger

Mt Sneffels Marathon (8/11): Stacy Anderson, Dave Bell, Emily Bolling, Kevin Brosi, Sharon Harrow, Ted Hobart, Dagmar Knudsen, Gary 'Cougar Bait'

Krugger, Dotty Maddock, James "Night Train" Norris, Hoa "Flower" Pham, Cheri Pompeo, Gregg Walchli, Tom Wozencraft

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

John Kent Leighton, Cathie Johnson, Pascal

Radley, Troy Johnson

Dagmar

Knudsen

Carol and DeeDee Earles

Lisa Nicholls

Andrea Spohn and

Heather Zeigler

Blister in the Sun Marathon (8/5): Diane

"Sparkle Skirts" Bolton, Carol "Ponytail"

Earles, DeeDee "Double Dee" Earles, Daryl

Hallmark, Joshua Holmes, Bob Huber,

Steve Hughes, Rick Jarvis, Cathie "TuTu"

Johnson, Troy "On The Run" Johnson,

Karen Khodadadi, John Kent Leighton,

Michelle Lenahan, Brian Mount, James

"Night Train" Norris, Pascal Radley,

Christopher "Teen Machine" Rayder, "The

Lone Runner" Rob Rayder, Monkey Trent,

Molly Rouns, har, Kendra Schoffstall,

Evelyn Smith, Andrea Spohn, Michael

Strobel, David "Dog Bone" Thierjung,

Deneen Waddell, Ryan Westin, David

Wilson, Heather Zeigler

Gregg Walchli

Troy and Cathie Johnson

James Norris

Gregg Walchli, Kevin Brosi and Cheri Pompeo

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Marc

Frommer

Kim

Kuhlmann

Linda Garbo, Marie Zornes, Tory Klementsen

Katie Robinson and Karen Wang

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Sharon Hendricks is here!

Amy Lynes

Deb Evdemon

Sharon

Butler

Ray Shaw

Paige Denison

Linda Garbo

TRANSCENDENCE 12 HOUR

by Andy Fritz

This was the third year for this event which is only permitted

for 80 runners and sells out quickly. The very flat, 1.5 mile

loop course is perfect for those wanting to run an ultra with

easy logistics and great organization. This year had brilliant

sunshine and a high temperature of 89 degrees. I think that

the unshaded back half of the loop was even warmer, it felt

like an oven. Maniacs were in full force. Some took it easy

and got in the required 50K for Maniac stats before relaxing

in the shade and watching the more stubborn runners

continue on. It is a very social event . With so many loops I

was always seeing fast runners with whom I could run with

for a little while, and slower runners with whom I could share

a walk break. Maniac highlights included Marc Frommer

running 60K on his 60th birthday, Marie Zornes completing

her 100th marathon or ultra, and Ginger Gruber winning the

women’s race and setting a course record with 67.05 miles.

August 12, 2012 in Olympia, Washington

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Guerilla Running Transcendence 12h (8/12):

Rose Bak, Jane Buck, Deb Evdemon, Andy Fritz,

Marc Frommer, Linda Garbo, Ginger Gruber,

Sharon Hendricks, "Insane Jane", Tory "Teechur"

Klementsen, PK, "MMKuhl", Robert 3x111 Lopez,

Tracy Marshall, Scott McMurtrey, Cyndie Merten,

Suzanne Nester, Hideko Opperman, KP, Monte

Pascual, The Programmer, Lisa "Cupcake" Reid,

sLuG w/sTaRs, Katie Robinson, Jason Ryan,

McGyver, Nikki Todd, Linda Walter, Karen Wang,

Jason Weekes, Prez Steven Yee, Marie "Mimi"

Zornes

Erik and Sharon Butler

and Steven Yee

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 95 126 132 160 147 101 56 - - - - 971

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Brian Pendleton and Diana Robinson

Nikki Todd

New Maniacs in Aug 2012 56

New Maniacs in 2012 971

Total Maniacs 5807

Linda

Garbo

Stephanie

Duncan

Heidi Perry

Marie Zornes runs

her 100 th !

State MM Pct%

Washington 926 15.9%

California 557 9.6%

Texas 422 7.3%

Illinois 254 4.4%

Florida 222 3.8%

New York 189 3.3%

Oklahoma 176 3.0%

Virginia 173 3.0%

Oregon 167 2.9%

Ohio 134 2.3%

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Come celebrate a decade of Maniacal running at the 2013

Tacoma City Marathon. This will be the largest gathering

of Maniacs in one race with special treatment for Maniacs

all weekend! A Maniac meeting on Saturday afternoon

(5/4/13) is a can’t miss with prizes, awards and more!

As of August 31, 2013 there are 188 Maniacs

registered for the 10 Year Maniac Celebration!

The Main Maniacs will be guest speakers.

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Sunday May 5, 2013

The NEW Michelob ULTRA Tacoma City Marathon is a scenic

point to point net downhill course. Starting at Tacoma

Narrows Airport runners will actually run the "runway".

Crossing the Tacoma Narrows Bridges will leave you in awe

of the great Puget Sound and views of Mt. Rainier. After the

short accent off the Narrows Bridge you will be treated to

easy rolling terrain through North Tacoma's Proctor District,

the home of the new Fleet Feet Tacoma location. The course

gradually descends through beautiful Pt. Defiance Park and

eventually comes down to the flat and fast Tacoma

Waterfront. The new finish line provides a flat and fast

entrance into the city. Experience the Narrows and Beauty of

Tacoma! Register today!

DON'T MISS OUT ON THE 10 YEAR MANIAC CELEBRATION

IN 2013! Check out who's coming HERE


John

Anderson

Shannon Schulz

Bob Satko

Adrian

Call

Jon

Mahoney

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Wendy

Stensen

Mike Pruyne

Gregg

Walchli

Melissa Williams

Laura Johnson, Gary Otheim

Ryan McKnight

Andy Lin

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Lisa

Eagle

Stan Nakashima

Jon

Mahoney

Jeff and Robin Loen

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Mike Mahanay

Deb Evdemon

Rick

Haase

First Call Summer 50k/26.2 (8/18): Shawn Aebi, John Anderson, Jim

Fox, Andy Fritz, Steve Geertgens, Rick "Roadkill A.S." Haase, Laura

Johnson, Andy Lin, Mike Mahanay, Jon "Coconutboy" Mahoney, Tracy

Marshall, Janice Moyer, Heather Myers, Gary Otheim, Jason Park, KP,

Cheri Pompeo, Mike Pruyne, Bob Satko, OneMoreMile, Shannon Schulz,

Scott Sebelsky, Linda Walter, Steve "Marathon Freak" Walters, IronMel

Jason

Park

Scott

Sebelsky

Andy

Fritz

Tracy Marshall Janice Moyer

Cheri

Pompeo

Megan

Ruether

Sheryl

Perales

13


Jill Hudson

Bob Satko

and Ryan

McKnight

Shawn Aebi

Marty Gordon

Linda

Rinker

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Heather Myers

Linda Walter

Andy Dunn

Steve

Walters

Mark

Casey

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

Will Flint

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http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Nancy

Wentink

Clint Burleson

Shanan and Aaron

Redinger

Big Wildlife Runs (8/19): Kane Baker,

Ralph Blanchard, Clint Burleson, Dan

Cardell, Tony C, Anders "Biking

Viking" Forselius, Paul Grinvalds, Tim

Gundeck, "Insane Jane", Stuart

Jackson, Hideki "Kino" Kinoshita, Lisa

Kosto, John Lafayette, Steven

"Thunder" Lee, Shawn McTaggart,

Chris "O-Dog" Oppenlander, Lynn

Palmer, Talva Parker, Aaron Redinger,

Shanan Redinger, Peggy Rogers, Keith

Schlottman, Brent Schmitter,

McGyver, Scott Stader, Michael Stahl,

Bill Tichenor, Nancy Wentink, Jessica

Willis

Jessica Willis and Patrick Scoco

Ray

Shaw

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Linda Ambard

Leading Ladies

Marathon (8/19):

Kristin Allen, Linda

Ambard, Cheryl

Baumann, Diane

"Sparkle Skirts" Bolton,

Lori Bufka, Lisa

Gesualdo, Carol Goslin,

Nancy Marino, Karen

Mayes, Cyndie Merten,

Sarah Parrish, Melissa

Rankin, Amy Reed,

Elizabeth Trask "50 for

Billy", Joni "why rush?"

Van Arsdale, Michelle

"Mom o' 6" Walker

Sarah Parrish

Michelle

Walker

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

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 many marathons do you plan to run this Fall (Sep 22-Dec 22)?

Please vote online between now and October 7: http://tinyurl.com/MMpollOct2012

Kristin Allen

Last month’s question: What do you do for

running during the hot summer months?

Yolanda Holder

Most Maniacs don’t notice (or least don’t change

their running schedule) during the summer months.

Thanks for voting!

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Anders Forselius and

Wayne Sherman

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Brian Wright

Annette

Tomal

Pascal Radley

Parker's Marathon (8/26): Lori Arceo, Kane Baker, Jennifer

Browning, Michael Browning, Craig "C-DOG" Davidson,

Anders "Biking Viking" Forselius, Maria Frosth, Gary Girten,

Intisar Hamidullah, Matthew Hamidullah, Steve Hughes,

"Shamrock Sandy" Hugill, Bob Jacobowski, Nick Karem, Jeff

Kobinsky, Steve Kuhl, John Kent Leighton, Owen Lillywhite,

Vincent Ma, Kent Moore, Richard Park, Pascal Radley, Bob

Schluben, Lori Schwartz, Mike Schwartz, Wayne "The

Manimal" Sherman, George" from Georgia" Southgate,

Annette Tomal, Stephen Velott, Deneen Waddell, Halbert,

Charlie Weiland, Mary Weiland, Brian Wright

John Kent Leighton

Wayne

Sherman

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If you reached a higher Maniac level and want the recognition in the Newsletter Please fill out this form: http://tinyurl.com/MMupgrade

�Titanium (10 star) Maniac: Irlan Hebner, Julia Khvasechko

� Platinum (8 star) Maniac: Michelle Walker, Eddie Vega

� Palladium (7 star) Maniac: None

� Osmium (6 star) Maniac: Jim Tello

�Ruthenium (5 star) Maniac: Scott Stader, Lori Schwartz

�Iridium (4 star) Maniac: None

� Gold (3 star) Maniac: None

�Silver (2 star) Maniac: Jacob Case

100 Marathons: Betsy Rogers, Marie Zornes

Betsy Rogers runs

her 100 th at the

Waldo 100k!

Desiree

Marek

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

James Evans

Josh Owen

Yanggu DMZ Marathon in

Yanggu, South Korea

New Titanium Maniacs!!

Irlan Hebner

Julia Khvasechko

Irlan Hebner

Tracy's Fat Ass Marathon

Sarah Bradham

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Friday, September 14

Run Rabbit Run 100m (CO)

Marathon/Ultra Calendar between August 18-September 11

Saturday, September 15

7 Hours of Kaanapali (HI)

Air Force Marathon (OH)

Autumn Color Run (CO)

Bismarck Marathon (ND)

Bohemian Alps 50k (NE)

CAR Run the Park (CA)

CTR Diablo 50k/26.2 (CA)

Equinox 40m/26.2 (AK)

Frosty Mountain Ultra Trail Marathon (BC)

Great Lake Walk and Ultramarathon 56k (BC)

Maritime Race Weekend (NS)

Mark Twain 100 (MO)

Most Beautiful Thing 100k/50k (MYS)

NFEC Midwest Regional 50m/50k/26.2 (WI)

Pennsylvania 100 (PA)

Pine to Palm 100m (OR)

Rainshadow Cle Elum 50k (WA)

Rocket Racing Summer Spectacular 50k/26.2 (CA)

Rough Creek Trail Run 40m/26.2 (TX)

Run Rabbit Run 50m (CO)

Top of Utah Marathon (UT)

Wabash Trace Nature Trail Marathon (IA)

Walker North Country Marathon (MN)

Youngstown Ultra Trail Classic (OH)

Sunday, September 16

Buncombe 55k (SC)

CAR Run the Ocean Vista (CA)

Dam Full (PA)

Doughnut Marathon (WA)

Einstein Marathon (DEU)

Erie Marathon (PA)

Fox Valley Marathon (IL)

Maui Marathon (HI)

Montana Marathon (MT)

NorCal Marathon (CA)

Pisgah Mountain 50k (NH)

Sydney Marathon (AUS)

Taiping International Marathon (MYS)

Tunnel Lite Marathon (WA)

Two Bear Marathon (MT)

Yonkers Marathon (NY)

Friday, September 21

Brooks Maratonia 50k Trail Run (ISR)

Saturday, September 22

Bartlett Park Ultras 50m/40m/50k (TN)

Big Cottonwood Marathon (UT)

Birkie Trail Run (WI)

Bob Ardrey Marathon (KS)

CAR Fall Classic Marathon (CA)

Craze Ultra (SGP)

CTR Coastal 50k (CA)

Dances with Dirt in Hell 50m/50k (MI)

Flagline 50k (OR)

Flagstaff Marathon (AZ)

Georgia Jewel 100m/50m/35m (GA)

Germantown 50k (OH)

Hancock Shaker Village 50 (MA)

JW Corbett 50m/50k (FL)

North Coast 24h Endurance Run (OH)

NWTR Middle Fork 50k (WA)

Oslo Marathon (NOR)

Priest Lake 50k/26.2 (ID)

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Redman Triathlon (OK)

Rock N Roll Denver (CO)

Staten Island 6h (NY)

Sundance Trail Run (WY)

Trails 4 Tails 40m (PA)

Virgil Crest 100m/50m (NY)

Sunday, September 23

Adirondack Marathon (NY)

CAR Blasting the Beachfront (CA)

Fox Cities Marathon (WI)

Grand to Grand Ultra (AZ)

Half Moon Bay Marathon (CA)

Honest Abe Trail Run (IN)

Huffin Puffin Marathon (NF)

Jackson Hole Marathon (WY)

Mad Moose Marathon and Ultra (BC)

Omaha Marathon (NE)

Panhandle Marathon (TX)

Quad Cities Marathon (IL)

Rochester Marathon (NY)

Rock N Roll Montreal (QC)

Run for Heroes Marathon (ON)

Samui Island Marathon (THA)

Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 7h (WA)

Thunder Bay Marathon (ON)

Virgil Crest 50k (NY)

Monday, September 24

Race Against the Clock 12h/26.2 (CA)

Tuesday, September 25

Double Dog Dare Marathon (CA)

Friday, September 28

Emerald Bay Marathon (CA)

Rhode Island Red Distance Classic 8h (RI)

Saturday, September 29

Akron Marathon (OH)

Aravaipa Javelina Night 100k/75k/50k (AZ)

Cal-Neva Marathon (CA)

CAR September Fun Marathon (CA)

ChesapeakeMan Triathlon (MD)

Dare to Ascend Trail Run (TX)

Enviro-sports Big Sur Trail Marathon (CA)

Hamptons Marathon (NY)

Hinson Lake 24h (NC)

Huntsville Marathon (UT)

ITR Berkeley Trail Adventure (CA)

Layton Marathon (UT)

Leona Valley Trail Race (CA)

Mt Taylor 50k (NM)

New Hampshire Marathon (NH)

Not Yo Momma's 100m/100k/75k/50k (OH)

Oktoberfest Marathon (MI)

Run for the Toad (ON)

Ultra Race of Champions 100k/50k (VA)

Warrior 50 (PHL)

Sunday, September 30

Bear Chase 50m/50k (CO)

Bellingham Bay Marathon (WA)

Berlin Marathon (DEU)

CAR Autumn Trail (CA)

Clarence DeMar Marathon (NH)

Idaho Wine Run (ID)

It's About the Shirt (AL)

Kaslo Suffer Fest (BC)

Kenai River Marathon (AK)

Lake Tahoe Marathon (CA)

Loch Ness Marathon (GBR)

London to Brighton Trail Race (GBR)

Maine Marathon (ME)

Maraton Warszawski (POL)

NipMuck Trail Marathon (CT)

Run Crazy Horse (SD)

Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon (NH)

Surrey International World Music Marathon (BC)

Vermont 50 (VT)

Wabash Heritage Trail Marathon (IN)

Wineglass Marathon (NY)

Trapline Marathon (NF)

Twin Cities Marathon (MN)

Tyler Rose Marathon (TX)

Valley Harvest Marathon (NS)

Victoria Marathon (BC)

Monday, October 08

Quadtoberfest Day Four (CA)

Friday, October 12

West Virginia Trilogy Day One (WV)

Monday, October 01

Saturday, October 13

24 Hours of Boulder (CO)

Baltimore Running Festival (MD)

Bug Light Park Marathon (ME)

CTR Horseshoe Lake 50k/26.2 (CA)

Defiance 50k (WA)

Tuesday, October 02

Dick Collins Firetrails 50 (CA)

Back Cove Park Marathon (ME)

Freedoms Run (WV)

Gibbet 50m/26.2 (VA)

Friday, October 05

Golden Hills Trail Marathon (CA)

24 Hour Tour D'Esprit (TN)

Hagg Lake Hybrid Marathon (OR)

Grindstone 100 (VA)

Hartford Marathon (CT)

Quadtoberfest Day One (CA)

Haunted Hustle (WI)

Heartland Spirit of the Prairie 100m/50m (KS)

Saturday, October 06

Iron Horse 100m/100k (AB)

Antelope Island Buffalo Run 100k/50k (UT)

John Holmes Trail Run (FL)

Arkansas Traveller 100m (AR)

Le Grizz Ultramarathon (MT)

Baker Lake 50k (WA)

Market to Market 50k (NE)

Can Lake 50m/50k (NY)

Monument Marathon (NE)

Cuyamaca 100k (CA)

New River Trail 50k (VA)

Durango 50k (CO)

NFEC Southeast Regional 50m/50k/26.2 (GA)

Hearts and Health 12h/6h (OH)

North Face 100k/50k (SGP)

High Trestle Trail Marathon (IA)

Oil Creek 100m/100k/50k (PA)

Leavenworth Marathon (WA)

Rockaway Marathon (NY)

Prairie State Marathon (IL)

Stone Bridge Marathon (IL)

Quadtoberfest Day Two (CA)

TARC Fall Classic 50k/26.2 (MA)

Rainshadow Mt Spokane 50k (WA)

Timp Trail 50k (UT)

Rio Del Lago 100m/100k/50k (CA)

Top of Michigan 100k (MI)

Rock/Creek StumpJump (TN)

Utah Marathon (UT)

Southern Tennessee Plunge (TN)

Vulture Bait (ON)

St George Marathon (UT)

West Virginia Trilogy Day Two (WV)

Triple Lakes Trail Race 40m/26.2 (NC)

Whispering Pines Trail Run (TX)

West Texas Crossroads Marathon (TX)

Yellowstone-Teton Endurance Races 100m/50m (WY)

Whistlestop Marathon (WI)

Sunday, October 14

Sunday, October 07

Amica Marathon (RI)

Blues Cruise 50k (PA)

Beijing Marathon (CHN)

Brussels Marathon (BEL)

CAR Blaze the Coast (CA)

Bucharest International Marathon (ROM)

City of Trees Marathon (ID)

Budapest International Marathon (HUN)

Farm to Farm 50m/50k (ME)

Chester Marathon (GBR)

Green Mountain Marathon (VT)

Chicago Marathon (IL)

Louisville Marathon (KY)

Colombo Marathon (LKA)

Mother Road Marathon (MO)

CTR Bizz Johnson 50k/26.2 (CA)

Mount Desert Island Marathon (ME)

Durango Marathon (CO)

Munchen Marathon (DEU)

FATS 50k (SC)

Mystery Mountain Marathon (GA)

Long Beach Marathon (CA)

Nike Womens Marathon (CA)

Lyon Marathon (FRA)

On the Road for Education Marathon (IA)

Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon (WI)

Poulsbo Marathon (WA)

Mohawk Hudson River Marathon (NY)

Prairie Fire Marathon (KS)

Okanagan Marathon (BC)

Prince Edward County Marathon (ON)

Ottawa Fall Colours Marathon (ON)

Prince Edward Island Marathon (PE)

Portland Marathon (OR)

Spokane Marathon (WA)

Quadtoberfest Day Three (CA)

Toronto Waterfront Marathon (ON)

Red, White, and Blue 26.2 (OH)

Walla Walla Marathon (WA)

Sleeping Bear Marathon (MI)

Wild Life Marathon (MI)

Steamtown Marathon (PA)

Towpath Marathon (OH)

Wine Country Marathon (CA)

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Alexander Tan (#5752)

Kristin Waters (#5753)

Susan Bosco (#5754)

Nicole Taylor (#5755)

Maria Austero-Macavinta (#5756)

Raymond Macavinta (#5757)

Malory Peterson (#5758)

Orpha White (#5759)

Richard Arriaga (#5760)

Evan Perperis (#5761)

Kevin "Flash" Flaspohler (#5762)

Debbie Albers (#5763)

Stacey Dorn (#5764)

Calvin Dorn (#5765)

Eric Kass

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Karen Tancuan (#5766)

Christina Luini (#5767)

Michael LeCompte (#5768)

Nicole Johnson (#5769)

Scott G. Taylor (#5770)

Steven Fuller (#5771)

Diane Montgomery (#5772)

Brett Moore (#5773)

Jerod Honrath (#5774)

Anne (#5775)

Sheila Beermann (#5776)

David Pearson (#5777)

Ryiah Nevo (#5778)

Shawn Mullaly (#5779)

Dave Potter Jr (#5780)

Adam Griffith (#5781)

Yvonne Kemeny (#5782)

Caren della Cioppa (#5783)

Scott Warrington (#5784)

Una-Melodie Miller (#5785)

Carol von Michaelis (#5786)

Canadian Derby Edmonton Marathon

Julie Marsden (from South Africa)

and Jeff Pettett at Crater Lake

Marathon

Ben Drexler (#5787)

Diane Toth (#5788)

Susan Roundy (#5789)

Arthur Laforteza (#5790)

Paul Geenen (#5791)

Tom Bandler (#5792)

Janice Northrup (#5793)

Richard Watson (#5794)

Dan Pollock (#5795)

Sara Turner (#5796)

Daniel Dollar (#5797)

Marion Hoffman (#5798)

Lianne Griffin (#5799)

Nancy Shell (#5800)

Robin Solis (#5801)

Ashby Knox (#5802)

Wei Jen Lim (Warren) (#5803)

Teri Lyon (#5804)

Shawn Irving (#5805)

Patrick Mulqueen (#5806)

Sweaty Slug (#5807)

David Pearson

(#5777)

Beast of Burden (NY)

Ben Drexler (#5787)

Teri Lyon (#5804)

Wausau Marathon (WI)

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Pikes Peak Marathon (CO)

Water in the face?

YES PLEASE!

Crater Lake Marathon (OR)

Casey Chernesky and Steve Walters

Keep the pictures coming and keep on running and having fun!

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Paulette Kosinski

Tim Gill and Larry Macon

F R O M T H E E D I T O R …

Wayne Sherman getting a ride?

Moses Lake Marathon (WA)

Howl at the Moon 8 hour

I thought I would have trouble getting enough pictures from the month of August, but you guys

really came through. Even though this newsletter is shorter then most, it’s pretty packed with

great photos. Are you ready for the Fall racing season? The races will start flooding in soon, and I

look forward to doing some traveling and running marathons from coast to coast. Hope to see

many of you out there.

- Steve “Marathon Freak” Walters MM#338

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Jeff “Boneman” Bollman (#1058)

As always, there are many great new races that have been added and we are well on our way to helping you fill your

2013 race calendar. 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.

• Fox Cities Marathon (WI) 9/23/12: www.foxcitiesmarathon.org

• Omaha Marathon (NE) 9/23/12: http://omahamarathon.com

• The Panhandle Marathon (TX) 9/23/12: www.panhandlemarathon.com

• New Hampshire Marathon 9/29/12: www.nhmarathon.com

• Tyler Rose Marathon (TX) 10/7/12: www.tylermarathon.com

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

• Hagg Lake Hybrid Marathon (OR) 10/13/12: www.hagghybrid.com

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

• Amica Marathon (RI) 10/14/12: www.amicamarathon.com

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

• Poulsbo Marathon (WA) 10/14/12: www.poulsbomarathon.com

• Toronto Waterfront Marathon 10/14/12: www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com

• Indianapolis Marathon 10/20/12: www.indianapolismarathon.com

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

• Des Moines Marathon 10/21/12: www.desmoinesmarathon.com

• *Running for the Bay Marathon (FL) 10/21/12: www.runningforthebay.com

• *Columbia River Power Marathon (OR) 10/27/12: www.columbiarivermarathon.com

• Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 11/3/12: http://monumentalmarathon.com

Elaine Green

• Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon (NC) 11/4/12: www.cityofoaksmarathon.com

• Fort Worth Marathon 11/11/12: http://fortworthmarathon.org

• Malibu International Marathon 11/11/12: www.malibuintmarathon.com

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

• Space Coast Marathon (FL) 11/25/12: www.spacecoastmarathon.com

• Fortitude for First Descents (DE) 12/1/12: http://fortitude4fd.com/

• *Operation Jack Northwest Run (OR) 12/22/12: http://operationjacknorthwestrun.com

• New Years Double (TX) 12/31/12 & 1/1/13: www.newyearsdouble.com

• Mississippi Blues Marathon (MS) 1/5/13: www.msbluesmarathon.com

• *Bank Trust First Light Marathon (AL) 1/13/13: www.firstlightmarathon.com

• Louisiana Marathon 1/20/13: http://thelouisianamarathon.com

• Melbourne Music Marathon (FL) 2/3/13: www.themelbournemarathon.com

• Tallahassee Marathon 2/3/13: www.tallahasseemarathon.com

• IMS Arizona Marathon 2/17/13: http://thearizonamarathon.com

• *Mercedes Marathon (AL) 2/17/13: www.mercedesmarathon.com

• Columbia SC Marathon 3/9/13: http://columbiascmarathon.com

• *The Inaugural Navy Marathon (TX) 3/24/13: www.freedommarathon.org/corpus-christi-marathons.htm

• *Blue Ridge Marathon (VA) 4/20/13: http://blueridgemarathon.com

• Carmel Marathon (IN) 4/20/13: www.carmelmarathon.com

• Oz Marathon (KS) 4/20/13: www.olathe.org/sports/Marathon

• Tacoma City Marathon (MANIAC 10 Year CELEBRATION!) 5/5/13: www.tacomacitymarathon.com

• 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

(Note to Newbies: “Gu”, it turns out, is a pasty substance you may eat during a race for energy.)

Hiya Prez!

For a guy 3000 miles away, around my house you sure get thought of a lot!

See, I was just a normal guy at 47 with a new activity when I met you, Chris, and Tony. Now, everything’s

changed… except I am back to my regular toothpaste, since I got suspicious about razzberry Gu. And the other flavors

didn’t work either, so I am back to Colgate. But all else? Man!

My wardrobe, and the very words I use to describe it, have changed. I used to have one or two pairs of sneakers.

Now I have eleven used pairs of “running shoes.”

My T-shirts were cotton. Now? Wicking fabric, which I learned from Lassoe should not be put it in the dryer. Nuts.

Doing the laundry is a real chore now because of all that separating I have to do.

I own big thick gloves for skiing. They are in a box. The thin running ones are on the shelf though, next to these weird little containers for carrying water. They are just

the tip of the iceberg of new things I now own but don’t use anyway.

Let’s see. My dresser contains compression socks, compression shorts, and a compression shirt, none having anything to do with going for the “slimming” effect. That

would require a solution of more than restrictive cloth anyway.

My good watch is in the drawer; I wear the 100-lap one daily. I’m not any faster yet, and… I can prove it.

When I used to “exercise,” I would play street hockey or racquetball. Now it’s “go for a run,” or, if my feet are sore, “ride stationary bike,” or even “swim laps.” Well, ok,

at the start it was, “swim lap.”

The trunk of my car used to be empty. Now it has all kinds of gear, in case I can get in a run somewhere.

I can estimate my heart-rate without taking my pulse. I no longer come in from the rain. The size of my thighs has shrunk, and my circle of friends has grown.

Vacation? I used to think “relax at beach”. Now I think “race someplace new,” although in my case that race word is a bit of a stretch, as I am reminded when my bib

number has 7 or 8 digits.

Saturday dinners used to be steak. Now? Spaghetti. My drink was Root Beer. Now? Water, or for a real treat, unsweetened iced tea. During the week now, I juice kale,

cukes, and carrots. Tip? Add watermelon, and you’ve got yourself a deeee-lectable delight. You trust Rev, don’t you?

Now I weigh myself daily. Why? Each pound costs me 6 seconds a mile. I skip foods I used to gobble up like a terrier with a Bac’n Strip. Ok, ok, I still eat ice cream.

The living room used to have two pictures of my favorite golf holes. Now it has two pictures of The Yakima River Canyon Marathon course, from that sweetheart Lenore,

and a pretty, silver, “Marathon Maniac#48” race-medal hanger, with my 20 least-slowest race medals displayed. (It would take moxie I just don’t have for me to call them

my “fastest” races.)

The family photos on my desk now share space with a small water-color of the finish line at Boston. (Hey! A fellow needs his dreams). Also, there is one of happy,

yellow-singleted friends. I am also smiling in it, so it must be a pre-race shot.

An entire bookshelf examines the science of running, which, as a kid, I used to know how to do without instructions. The magazine pile is up by 25%.

My cellphone contact list has a new sub-category: Running Doctors.

I own hot packs, cold packs, hot/cold packs, menthol gels from 3 companies, 4 kinds of bandages, tape, Fast-Acting Eight Second Tylenol and Long-Lasting Eight Month

Tylenol, and the Endurolyte pills you recommended that do eradicate the leg cramps, but have not lowered my marathon times by the hour you promised. Naughty Prez.

Despite all these new things and changes, I’m still just me. But one of the quieter internal changes is that, like never before, I appreciate human accomplishments much

more deeply. Where I used to either giggle ignorantly or just nod politely at them, now, in my trying, I see things anew.

In our club alone, we have grown to include thousands of multiple-marathoner WonderMen and Women. This doesn’t make our achievements less impressive; it says

the enthusiasm is contagious.

Appreciation widens with the varieties of activities possible. Just within our sub-culture, last month’s newsletter’s reports from Marathon Maniacs who completed the

Ultra-adventure of 137-miles through Death Valley and up Mt. Whitney are startling stories! And they no longer seem “nuts.”

Reflecting further and wider, it was a thrill to see Pistorius racing in the Olympics on half-a-leg.

Or wider yet. A teen-age girl sailed a boat, solo(!), around the world. A sixty-year-old woman is attempting to swim from Cuba to Florida for a third time… (I told Mom to

rent a boat, but nooooo.) Closer to home, my brother-in-law, Bob, just became the 37 th person to climb the 300 highest mountain peaks in Colorado.

I don’t mean to say we really understand what they went through, but we do a little bit. We can grasp that Bob’s logistical travel challenges to just get to 300 climbs’

starts is mind-boggling; his exercise preparation must be ongoing; the risks he has conquered safely took serious thought (and give me pause); and, maybe most

impressively, his steady, long-term determination and endurance is truly humbling. But he would point to the gloriousness of the whole of it: the very nature of the

mountains, the elk, the streams, the skies, the storms and all the rest.

What I see is that this is done, seen, and felt by a “normal” human being, and that’s the twinkle in it.

One appreciation more, just short of absolute fantasy. We may not begin to match them, but we can imagine, appreciatively, the intense mindsets that transformed

two normal boys named Neil and Buzz into single-minded men who committed to extraordinary levels of rigorous preparation and unspeakable courage! They entered a

tiny room to fly to, land on, and step out onto the moon. And all that without a choice about using the funny containers to carry… their oxygen.

We all started out as children, once upon a time, and so we Maniacs are not as weird as I once thought. Wildly different in abilities and accomplish-ments, yes. No one

ever confuses my race times with Engle’s… despite our similar physiques.

But having this wonderful habit of a few weekly training runs to prepare for “unthinkable” marathons is, after all, something “normal” folks can do. More than a few

Maniacs are proof of that, huh Prez?

We can invite people to aim for a marathon. It might be their turn next year. Maybe it’d do them some good too.

GollygeeheckandHooters, Prez, they might even get to meet Three Wise Men, SuperFonz, Rustynails, Island Wolf, O-Dog, Turtlerunner, Sky Queen, Ponytails, Pigtails,

Sparkle Skirts, Detour, Kino, Cupcake, Geronimo, Dr.Dude, or, God bless him, McGyver. And Other Normal People, eh?

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Luvya,

Rev

dgkienz@yahoo.com

(To other readers: if you have any question about your health for exercise, ask the doctor…especially that heart one).

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