NEWSLETTER CONTENTS - Marathon Maniacs

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NEWSLETTER CONTENTS - Marathon Maniacs

NEWSLETTER CONTENTS

Little Rock Marathon 2-6

Half Fanatics 6

Rock N Roll New Orleans 7-8

Pacific Rim One Day 9-10

Social networking 10

Rock N Roll USA 11-12

Georgia Marathon 13

Report from the InSane AlyLum 13

Los Angeles Marathon 14-15

Maniac Poll 15

Tobacco Road Marathon 16

B&A Trail Marathon 16

Sand Hollow Marathon 16

Shamrock Marathon 17

Maniac Book 17

Dizzy Daze Endurance Runs 18-19

Bataan Memorial 20

Yakima River Canyon 21-22

Calendar 23

New Maniacs 24

Promotions 25

Note from the Editor 26

Discounts 27

Rhetorical Revelations

from “The Rev” 28

Volume 9, Number 3


Julie Severns

Denis McCarthy

Shawna and

Geoffrey

Simpson

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Cheri Pompeo

Bob Hearn

Shannon

Hayes Scott Dahl

Kristine Jahn

Luke and Lygea

Welvaert

Leah Zoey

Thorvilson

2


Larry Macon

Jim Almquist

Susan

Phillips

Larry

Macon

Joe Taricani

John Lui

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Annette

Blanton

Barb Hoffman

Big

Medal!

Joni Pinkley

3


Kelly

Pfannenstiel

Little Rock Marathon (3/4): Ali A, Jim Almquist, Tim 'RTR' Bade, Jim Ballard, Linda Ballard, Dave Bell, Jennifer Belmore,

Shane "Runnin' Pimp" Bennett, Jill Bidwell, Annette "Crash" Blanton, Arland "Arkansas" Blanton, Carla Borst, Steph

Bradsher, Ray O' Sunshine, John Carboni, Suzanne Caruso-Brown, Mark "Superman" Cato, Marathon Mitch, Pony

Express, George Cornett, Danielle Cupido, Anita Dabrowska, Scott " Deuces Wild" Dahl, Greg Davis, Michelle Day, Brian

Dedeke, Aprelle Deuell, Van DeWald, Carol "Ponytail" Earles, Derek England, Abbi (Abbi-Normal) Florence, Rick Franks,

Angela Fritz, Jesse Garrett, Ram, Laura Gorycki, Carol Goslin, Elaine Green, Kristina Grisham, Deborah Gulley, Lisa

Gunnoe, Kelly Hammack, PrincessPatti Hammerstein, Emily Hansen, Meg Hays, Shannon Hays, Bob Hearn "UltraBob",

Barb Hoffman, Marie Hoffman, Steve Hughes, Dean "Lazy Ass" Ishida, Running Rob Kay, Lia Kinsey, Sami Kirkendall,

Gary Klawans, Zachary Knebel, Jodina Lam, Edward Lebowski, Laurie Lindstrom, John Shaft, Paul Maness, Dave Mari,

Jay Martin, Lacey Martinosky, Denis McCarthy, Pat Mccracken, Bryan Meadows, Don Morgan, Maggie Mount, Andy

Naumann, Tim Nave, Jean Neely, Terry Nelson, Nicholas L. Norfolk, James "Hurricane" Norris, Jamie O'Connor, Colin

O'Donnell, Tina Orndorff, LOruns2cureNF, John Oster, Kelli Oyewole, Jackie Panfili, KP, Sarah Parrish, Missy Peters,

Kelly Pfannenstiel, Chris Phillips, Joni Pinkley, Cheri Pompeo, Patty Powell, Crew_Dawg, Pascal Radley, Richard

Ramirez, Cade Remsburg, Michael "Dr Dude" Rhodes, Marcia "Super M" Rignault, "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile" Robertson,

Paul "Progman2000" Rogers, Patrick Rosch, Cassy Russell, Jenny Savold, Randall Schramm, Julie Severns, Lori

Sherwood, Geoffrey Simpson, Shawna Simpson, Susan Siragusa, Lu-E "-(O_O)-" Soriano, Chad Spilman, Andrea Spohn,

Rebecca Steven, Kelly Tabara, Joseph "The Marathon Show" Taricani, Chris Thompson, Shen Turner, Stacey Varner,

Trish Wakeham, Gregg Walchli, Larry Wasson, Patrick Weldon, Luke Welvaert, Lygea Welvaert, Marsha

'BookladyWalker' White, Patrick "Wiseguy" Wise, Jeff Witt, Sandra Wright, Lichu Wu Sloan, Lacer the Racer

Jackie Panfili

Elaine Green

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Pascal Radley

Tebowing!

“Larry, you are awesome!”

Lyle

Robertson

Lygea Welvaert

and Mark Cato

James

Norris

4


Kelli Oyewole

Jim

Almquist

Tina Orndorff

Joe

Taricani

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Dave

Bell

Abbi Florence

Jenny Savold

Gregg Walchli and

Cheri Pompeo

5


Kelly Tabara

HALF- M AR ATHON C R AZY

Jill Bidwell

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

Elaine

Green

Marathon

Maniacs

running half

marathons…

YES, it’s true!

Louie Soriano

Patty Powell

Pascal Radley

Susan

Siragusa

Elaine Green

Andrea Spohn

Joe Taricani

Half Fanatic at the NC Half Marathon.

Marathon Mitch

Lygea Welvaert and

Sami Kirkendell

Sarah Parrish

6


Brian Wright and Heather Zeigler

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Cathy Bradford Mary Ibbetson

Sandra

Whisnant David Holmen

KC Kleinman

Thomas Okazaki

7


Lori

Schwartz

Tracy Crane and Malisa

Anderson-Strait

Tom Hallee

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Rock N Roll New Orleans (3/4): Timothy Agee, MasterVixen, Cheryl Anderson, Malisa Anderson-Strait, Matt

Antinossi, Paul "Bronx Boy" Arroyo, Chris Baker, Kane Baker, Bethany Barnes, Cheryl Baumann, Cassie Beck, Pete

S. Bochek, Emily Bolling, Diane "Sparkle Skirts" Bolton, Leslie Booker, Cathy Bradford, Ila Brandli, Aaron

Braunstein, Todd "T-Dog" Breneiser, Greg Brumagen, Lisa Cao, Howard Choi, Bryan Cichon, Stephanie Clark, Rich

Colfack, Sue Colgan-Borror, Jim Collins, Ewell Condron, Jerri Lynn Coody, Martha "Ginger26.2" Corazzini,

Charlotte "costume chic" Corriher, Tracy "Trixie" Crane, Julie Crusor, Jeff Davenport, SpatulaPete, Jessica Deree,

Susan DeRoberts, Stacey Doherty, David Donald, Rachel Edney, Traci Falbo, Mabel Fong, Bobby Gallagher, Eric

"& Carlos PartyMonkey" Glass, Greg Glennon, Joanne Gondert, Mike Gonzalez, Phillip Griffith, Brenda Gutmann,

Davin Hagman, Tim "Harro" Harrington, Debbie Haynes, Judith "JudyDenver" Henderson, Nathanael Hevelone,

Greg Hoff, David Holmen, Joshua Holmes, Murray Honick, Ethan Hopkin, Mary Ibbetson, Brian "Action" Jackson,

David "Running Preacher" Johnson, Kathy Kass, Maureen Kennedy, Gopal Kharbanda, Stacy Kincy, John "What's

under the kilt" Kinnicutt, Hideki "Kino" Kinoshita, KC Kleinman, Al Kohli, Mark Kramer, Paige "quacky running

chick" Kurtz, Beatrice Le, Steven "Thunder" Lee, John Kent Leighton, Charli Long, Ed Loy, MM Diva #7, Suann

"Honeybee" Lundsberg, Sue Mann, Joao Marinho, Peter Marriott, Yosuke Matsumura, Liz McMichael, Greg

"Plodalong" Miller, Angela Morris, Tracy Mueller, Kimberly Oehrlein, Thomas "T.O." Okazaki, Andrew Olsen,

Chris "O-Dog" Oppenlander, Sue Parks, Suzanne Petro, Maria Poranski, Nancy Pratt, Joseph "Jo Jo Starbucks"

Reilly, Lettie "Wrong Way" Reinhart, Matthew Richter, Karen Ross, Jennifer Sandenaw, Jc "The Saint" Santa

Teresa, Brent Schmitter, Lori Schwartz, Mike Schwartz, Charlie "Buzz" Scott, Terry Sentinella, Lisa "Runner Girl"

Short, Frank Sizemore, Evelyn Smith, Lisa Smith, Angie Spencer, Scott Stader, Eric Strand, Chuck Struckness,

Rebecca Sudduth, David "Dog Bone" Thierjung, Craig Thompson, Jon "Pugsly" Turner, Eddie Vega, Katie Wade,

Michelle "Mom o' 6" Walker, Darwin "runninguy" Weimer, Terry "rocketgirl" Weimer, Nancy Wentink, Sandra

Whisnant, Jessica Willis, Claudia Wolfe, Brian Wright, Li-Chym Wu, Heather Zeigler, Marie "Mimi" Zornes

Susan DeRoberts and Heather Zeigler

8


Pacific Rim One Day Run (3/17): Jenny Appel, Rose Bak, Todd Bellamy, Sarah Duncan, Ron Frederick, Rob "Rattler" Hester, Genia "Tiptoes"

Kacey, King Arthur Martineau, Cyndie Merten, Frank Purdy, Bob Satko, Linda Walter, Steve "Marathon Freak" Walters, Karen Wang

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Steve wins the

Wildman Award by

running 100 miles

three years straight.

Gail Henry

Jenny Appel and Steve Stoyles

Frank Purdy

Roger Chou Sarah Duncan, Karen Wang and Tim Lawson

Tim Lawson

Bret Henry

Genia Kacey

Stephanie Duncan

Arthur Martineau

Heidi Perry

Ron Frederick

9


Ryan McKnight Bret Henry

Gail Henry

Tim

Lawson

Steve Walters

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Seth Lyon

Cyndie Merten

Heidi Perry

Sarah Duncan

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

Lisa Bliss

Ryan McKnight

Rose Bak

Bob

Satko

10


Floyd Crawford and

Carol Earles

Charli Long

Wayne Sherman

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Robert

Sokol

Henry

Rueden

Barry Smith

Paul Nagel

11


Jill Davis

Narongdej

Jaroensabphayanont

Christie Hayes

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Deydre Teyhen

Alexis Davidson

Rock N Roll USA (3/17): John "Pony Espresso" Backman, Chris Baker, Cassie

Beck, Sara Brunazzi, Chris Calimano, Dana Casanave, Connie Corbett, Floyd

Crawford, Julie Crusor, Alexis Davidson, Jill Davis, Stacey Doherty, Carol

"Ponytail" Earles, Al Emma, Hope Fox, Amanda Freedle, BJ Freeman, Mike

Gonzalez, Mary Harvey, Christie Hayes, Kathleen Holmes, Margaret Hvatum,

Lien James, Narongdej "Jay" Jaroensabphayanont, Yvette Ju, Gerald King,

Charli Long, Jessica Lynch, Vincent Ma, Matthew Maday, Ed Masuoka, Peggy

McKean, Eric "The Great" McMath, Carrie McNish, Eve Mills, Maggie Mount,

Bart Muzzin, Paul Nagel, Jason Park, Missy Peters, Kathy "Rad Queen" Pryor,

Richard Ramirez, har, Laura Schneider, Bill Schultheis, Jessie Sentivan, Wayne

"The Manimal" Sherman, Barry "dcgriz" Smith, Mosi Smith, Robert Sokol,

Bridget Steele, John Teyhen, Alan 'CrabShaman' Tominack, Robert Towne, Tim

Troxel, Eddie Vega, Tammy Watkins, Brad Wolvin, Richard Yanoski, Jr.

Ed Masuzaka and Paul Nagel

Eric McMath and Paul Nagel

Charli Long

Lien James

Maricar Korff

Eric McMath

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Georgia Marathon (3/18): Fred Alger, Malisa Anderson-

Strait, Bethany Barnes, Dave Bell, Jim Blake, Jeff Chaney,

Bryan Cichon, Doug "It's Cheaper Than Therapy" Clark,

Michael Dunn, Seth Elsheimer, Steven Elster, Anders

"Biking Viking" Forselius, Rick Franks, Lori Furr, Galen

Garrison, Marcia Godwin, Shannon Hays, Mike Herrin,

David Holmen, Rich Holmes, Chris Humphries, Tom Jarosz

from Norcross, Georgia, Kathy Kass, Mark Kramer, Steve

Laine, C. Kinnier Lastimosa, John Kent Leighton, Karl Leitz,

George Lockhart, Milagros Lockhart, Vincent Ma, Peter

Marriott, Denis McCarthy, Kathleen McElhannon, Brian

Mount, Mike Nasiatka, Tim Nave, Bobby Danger Nelson,

Mark Pack, Brenda Penland, Pascal Radley, Seth Ramaley,

Chris Revoir, Michael "Dr Dude" Rhodes, Scott

Richardson, Stephanie Roberts, Jason Rogers, David

"marathonrye" Rye, "Superman Steve" Schwalbach,

Steven Scoleri, Heather Shoemaker, Andrea Spohn, Aya

Takeichi, Kenneth "Just Running", Larry Wasson, Nancy

Wentink, Marsha 'BookladyWalker' White, Keith Whited,

Barb Wnek, Patrick Wood

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 - - - - - - - - - 375

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Tim Nave

New Maniacs in Mar 2012 126

New Maniacs in 2012 375

Total Maniacs 5211

Shannon Hays

Barb Wnek

Dave Bell

State MM Pct%

Washington 880 16.9%

California 525 10.1%

Texas 402 7.7%

Illinois 232 4.5%

Florida 214 4.1%

New York 181 3.5%

Virginia 166 3.2%

Oregon 161 3.2%

Oklahoma 137 2.6%

Ohio 123 2.4%

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Ed Ettinghausen

Los Angeles Marathon (3/18): Tripster Roger, Hector Aleman, Stephanie "MM Diva #1" Arango, John "Pony Espresso" Backman,

Jonathan Betanoff, Jill Bidwell, Kirk Budds, Lan Bui, Min Chae, Marathon Mitch, Susie Chan, Pony Express, Casey Chernesky, Jon

Chernila, James "Gimme my Medal" Copley, Martha "Ginger26.2" Corazzini, William Crader, Tracy "Trixie" Crane, Sara Croft,

Haywood Crowder, Teota Dangel, David Dassey, Michelle Day, Sako (Run for Peace), Rob Distante, Doug Dominey, Ed "Mad Hatter-

Fancy Pants" Ettinghausen, Jim Fox, Noel "Knees Hurt" Garibay, Jim Green, Paula Hamilton, Michael Hanson, The Shoe, Dean "Lazy

Ass" Ishida, DEO, David Keck, Tracy Kellam, Jaehee Kim, Hideki "Kino" Kinoshita, Sami Kirkendall, Diana Kitching, Ethel Marie

Kitching, Andrea Kooiman, Vickie Lau, Steven "Thunder" Lee, Albert Licano, Violeta Lopez, Meg "Chuck" Lurie, Steve "Sole Runner"

Mackel, Kenichiro Maemura, Laird Malamed, Thomas Mangan, Dan Margolis, Dave Mari, Kirby W. Mills, Jessica "Wabbitz" Montoya,

Rocco Morales, Kevin Morris, Dana Mosell, Robert Nagle, Mark Niblo, Steven Peterson, Joseph "Jo Jo Starbucks" Reilly, Larry Rich,

Nadia Ruiz, Keith Schlottman, Ann Scholl, Cat. Schwartz, Barbara Shainberg, Mary Signorelli, Lu-E "-(O_O)-" Soriano, Rebecca Steven,

Chuck Struckness, Ward "Winded Wonder" Sullivan, Joseph "The Marathon Show" Taricani, Sabine Thier, Craig Thompson, Elizabeth

Trask "50 for Billy", Dolores Valencia, Li-Chym Wu, Ely Yaron, David Yung

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Kino

Sami Kirkendall

Cat

Schwartz

Jill

Bidwell

Ethel Marie & Diana Kitching

Kirby Mills

Casey Chernesky

Roger Adams

Steven Lee

Jessica Montoya

and Joe Taricano

David

Dassey

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Michelle Day

Michael Hsu

Hector Aleman

Elizabeth Trask

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

DEO

Susie Chan

Mark

Niblo

Nadia Ruiz

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: What is your favorite season For running a marathon?

Steve Hernandez and Jessica Montoya

Please vote online between now and May7: http://www.marathonfreak.com/maniacpoll

Last month’s question: How long have you been

running (regularly)?

We have lots of veteran runners (26= yrs) and a lot

of new runners (1-5 yrs). Thanks for voting!

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Shane Garling and Julia Khvasechko

B&A Trail Marathon (3/4): Cowboy Jeff

Bishton, Claire Carder, Dana Casanave,

"Runner Lis" Cooper, Barb Damon, Greg

Damon, Wil Dirkin, Karen Faber, Lisa

Gesualdo, Craig Haugaard, "Insane

Jane", Kevin 'The Machine' Hewitt, Lecia

Holley, Chad Johnson, Duane Kroeger,

Alvin "AL" Lee, Kenichiro Maemura,

Thomas Mangan, Ed Masuoka, Peggy

McKean, Terri Menghini, Cyndie

Merten, Ed Nikowitz, Carolynn Parker,

Talva Parker, Joseph Poliquin, Don

Raake, McGyver, Wayne "The Manimal"

Sherman, Myron Sidloski, Mosi Smith,

Big Al Thomas, Vamsi Valleri, Brad

Wolvin, Bekkie Wright, "Kenyan Keith"

Wright

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Teota Dangel and Sue

Mantyla

Wayne Sherman

Marsha Monson

Tobacco Road Marathon

(3/18): Kristin Allen, Robert

Antulov, Diane "Sparkle Skirts"

Bolton, Ray O' Sunshine, Mike

Chewar, Ray deQuintal, Shane

Garling, Carol Goslin, Elaine

Green, Ken Hamilton, Emily

Hansen, Rebecca-Ayme Hughes,

Steve Hughes, Adam Irvin, Eric

Johnson, Julia Khvasechko,

Dagmar Knudsen, Daniel "I Eat

Hills For Breakfast" Lieb, Jordan

Lynch, Ed Masuoka, Laura

Milak, Julie Musselman, Jackie

Ong, Marcia "Super M"

Rignault, Jon "Pugsly" Turner,

Katie Wade, Michelle "Mom o'

6" Walker, Brian Wright

Claire Carder

Sand Hollow Marathon (3/31): Teresa Baker, Joshua Bryant, Jonathan Crampton, Teota Dangel, Kathleen Gorman, Gary 'Cougar Bait' Krugger, Melissa

Kullander, Pepe the corsican, Dotty Maddock, Sue "Italian Stallion" Mantyla, Marsha Monson, Kurt "The Kidd" Neilan, Angie Whitworth Pace

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Jason

Walters

Shamrock Marathon (3/18): Jordan Applebaum,

Holly Aulen, Jarrett Banks, Scot Barco, Robert Bens,

Jim Bitgood, Bethie Bremner, Lois Broussard, Dana

Casanave, Nathan Cook, Maria Cummings, Amie

Durden, Benji Durden, Earl English, Traci Falbo, Joel

Fenlason, Jessica "GI Jess" Fetter, "Marky Mark"

Fetters, BJ Freeman, Scott "Flying Duck" Griffith,

Jennifer Hatcher, Cori Heden, Judith "JudyDenver"

Henderson, Sandy Hugill, Hunter Jamerson, Bob

Kennedy, Emily Knudson, MikeDaMarine, Paige

"quacky running chick" Kurtz, Dotty Maddock, Letty

Marino, Barb Meinecke, Ruthie Meraz, James

Moloney Jr., Talva Parker, Jenster, Richard Ramirez,

"Captain" Dan Ratliff, har, Vicki Schumacher,

Wayne "The Manimal" Sherman, Barry "dcgriz"

Smith, Bill Smith, Susan Snead, Chip Southern,

Andrew Urbaczewski, Jason Walters, Darwin

"runninguy" Weimer, Terry "rocketgirl" Weimer,

Brendan Young

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Wayne

Sherman

Holly Aulen

Darwin

Weimer

Jessica Fetter

Nathan Cook

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!

Maria

Cummings

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

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Sarah Malcolm and Terry

Sentinella

Kim Kuhlmann Jules Mann

Ray Shaw

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Dan

Whitaker

Dizzy Daze (3/24): Margaret Barrett, Melissa Beard, Roger Biggs, Mark Cartwright, Gary

Cote', Ted Eckert, Jim Fox, Matt Glew, Terri "Maverick" Gray, Ginger Gruber, Rick "Road

Kill" Haase, Jill Hudson, Wendy Jelinek, Laura Johnson, Jules Mann, Tracy Marshall,

Cyndie Merten, Little Leslie, Kent Moore, Heather Myers, Gary Otheim, Monte Pascual,

Mike Pruyne, Rob Stretz, Takao Suzuki, Gary "Ben Franklin" Walker, Linda Walter, Dan

Whitaker, Rusty Willson

Linda Walter and Jill Hudson Ashley Kuhlmann

Scott Krell

Robert Bondurant

Rick Haase

Cyndie Merten

Kevin Douglas

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Jeff Wood

Leslie Miller

Courtney Willson

Rob Stretz

Terri Gray

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

Mike

Pruyne

Melissa Beard

Margaret Barrett

Monte Pascual

Steve

Hopper

Roger

Biggs

Heather Myers

Ginger Gruber

Mark

Cartwright

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Claire

Carder

Danielle Cupido

Liz Santos

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Dana Mosell

Eddie Vega

Bataan Memorial Death March (3/25): Salvador Almeida, Ron Ayers,

Dawn "TronWife" Benz, David Bernstein, Jill Bidwell, Nathan Bliss, Clint

"Last Again" Burleson, Dallas Campion, Claire Carder, Danielle Cupido,

Shaun Curry, Lynne "Marathon Mimi" Damron, Daniel, Steve "El

Pinguino" Frederickson, Kansas-The "Tri Lunatic" G. J. Galindo, Carol

Goslin, Elaine Green, Giovanni Guevarra, Matthew Hamidullah, Bill

Hardy, Debbie Haynes, Gloria Hinton, Nicholas Juskiewicz, Ryan "Ultra

Pussycat" Launder, Nichole Mathis, Cliff Matthews, Robert McElroy,

Dana Mosell, Anntriniece Napper, Missy Peters, Brian Pilgrim, Joseph "Jo

Jo Starbucks" Reilly, Bryan Revling, Liz Santos, Alice Schneider, Haley

Siggers, Cristy Snellgroves, Chuck Struckness, Chris Thompson, David

Thompson, Scott Thompson, Eddie Vega, Jennifer Warren

Scott

Thompson

Jennifer

Warren

John

Lui

Giovanni Guevarra

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Andy Lin

Steve, Steve and Steve

Jessica Archer

Sheryl Perales

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

BJ

Farish

Mic

Bob Dolphin finishes marathon #500!

Congrats Bob!

Tony

Phillippi

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David Holmen and Marc Frommer

Susie Ro

Yakima River Canyon Marathon (3/31): Tripster Roger, Jessica Archer, Eric Barnes, Michelle Barnes, Margaret Barrett, Steve Barrick, Martin Bavuso,

Dave Bell, Roger Biggs, Fernando Bosseloo, Ken Briggs, Mic, Jane Buck, Janet Burgess, John Burke, Adrian Call, Sonia Chan, Oliver "Oyster Engineer"

Chapman, "Runner Lis" Cooper, Connie Corbett, Tom "Drag-on" Craven, Jerry Desmul, Bob & Lenore Dolphin, Doug Dominey, vvn Doorn, Lisa Eagle,

Earl Fenstermacher, George Frederick, Marc Frommer, Lynn Frosch, Linda Garbo, Mo Gillis, Reed Glesne, Susan Glesne, Greg Glockner, "MAINE-iac",

Laura Gorycki, Terri "Maverick" Gray, Paul Grinvalds, Paul Grove, Georgeta Gruescu, Rick "Road Kill" Haase, Lorinda Hagstrom, Istvan, Mary "mph"

Hanna, Ric "the sweeper pacer" Hart, Brett Heinemann, Sharon Hendricks, "Insane Jane", Claude Hicks Jr., Paul Hoffmann, David Holmen, Rich

Holmes, Debra Hopson Taylor, Kirk Hudson, Jodi Irey, Laura Johnson, Barefoot Jon, David Jones, Daniel Katsin, Don "The Rev " Kienz, Paulette Kosinski,

Patti "pk" Krebsbach, *Kimpossible*, "MMKuhl", Andy Lin, Kristoffer Lindstrom, Robert 3x111 Lopez, Brian Lorenz, Roger MacMillan, Larry Macon,

Todd McCrory, Jim McGoorty, Al " retired CMSGT, USAF" McGowan, Rich Menzel, Cyndie Merten, Little Leslie, Michele Miller, Pat Neff, Suzanne

Nester, Ned Newlin, Heather Nugent, Bob 'BobO" OBrien, Gary Otheim, Monte Pascual, Scott Patterson, The Programmer, Sheryl Perales, Jeff "Slice"

Pettett, tony (tp!) phillippi, Susan Pierce-Richards, "Downhill Dave" Poglitsch, Cheri Pompeo, Suzanne Potts, Mel Preedy, Cherry "Bomb", Kathy Rafish,

Bill Ralph, Lisa "Cupcake" Reid, Cliff "quack, quack" Richards, S, sLuG w/sTaRs, Jose Jacques Rodriguez, EatDrinkRunWoman, har, Neal "Stinkerbell"

Saxe, Shannon Schulz, Tom Scott, Sabrina, McGyver, Michael Shiach, Brian Starkey, Tim Stensen, Wendy Stensen, Richard "Obiwan" Stewart, Haim

Strasbourger, Rob Stretz, Takao Suzuki, Gunhild Swanson, Shana "Rustynail" Tolean, Gregg Walchli, Steve "Marathon Freak" Walters, Karen Wang, CJ

**Hollywood** Warren, Francine Weigeldt, Emily Weiler, Julie Wells, Steve White, Esther J Williams, Brett Wittner, Lisa "Mama Lisa" Wood, Prez

Steven Yee, Guy Yogi, Marie "Mimi" Zornes

Everyone

wanted a

picture with

Bob.

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Paul Hoffman

Lisa Wood

Bret Bellevue

and Mel

Preddy

Phillip Kriss and Heidi

Hubler

Malcolm

Anderson

Marc

Frommer Karen Wang and Sharon Hendricks

Dan McElrath and Tina Holme

Michelle Barnes and

Margaret Barrett

Steve Barrick Scott Krell Steve Yee

Leslie Miller

Takao Suzuki did a great

job of taking hundreds of

photos along the course

as run completed a

marathon with Bob.

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Friday, April 13

Potowatomi 150m (IL)

Santa Barbara Endurance Race 100m (CA)

Zumbro 100m/50m (MN)

Saturday, April 14

Bull Run Run (VA)

CAR Run with Charlie Marathon (CA)

Davy Crockett Bear Chase (TX)

Eisenhower Marathon (KS)

Enviro(CA)

Evergreen Squak Mountain 50k (WA)

Gansett Marathon (RI)

Glacier Ridge Trail 50m/50k (PA)

Gunnison City Spring Runoff (UT)

Hogs Hunt (TX)

Landsford Canal Lock(SC)

Martian Marathon (MI)

Ozark Fitness Challenge Day One (AR)

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

San Juan Trail 50k (CA)

Santa Barbara Endurance Race

100k/50m/50k (CA)

Southern Indiana Classic (IN)

Traprock 50k (CT)

Wild Sebastian 50/75/100m (FL)

Sunday, April 15

Alger Alp 50k (WA)

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)

Marathon/Ultra Calendar between April 13-May 20

Saturday, April 21

Blue Ridge Marathon (VA)

Brian Mickelsen Memorial Run (AZ)

Calico Labor of Love 100m/50m/26.2 (NV)

Carmel Marathon (IN)

Diablo Trails Challenge (CA)

Double Chubb 50k (MO)

Energizer Night Race (MYS)

Free State Trail Run 100k/40m/26.2 (KS)

Full Bloom 50k (VA)

Greenberg Traurig Ultra Miles for Moffitt 12

Hour (FL)

Hyner View Trail Challenge (PA)

Jersey Shore Relay Marathon (NJ)

Kings Mountain Marathon (SC)

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Lumberjack Endurance Runs

100m/100k/50m (WA)

New Mexico Centennial Marathon (NM)

Ouachita Trail 50m/50k (AR)

Oz Marathon (KS)

Rainshadow Yakima Skyline Rim 50k (WA)

Red Mountain 50k (UT)

Ruth Anderson Ultras 100k/50m/50k (CA)

Salt Lake City Marathon (UT)

SweetH2O 50k (GA)

Sybil Ludington 50k (NY)

Trail Mix 50k (MN)

Wenatchee Marathon (WA)

Zane Grey 50m (AZ)

Sunday, April 22

Bali Marathon (IDN)

Calico Labor of Love 50k (NV)

CAR Back to the Beach Marathon (CA)

Earth Day Challenge Marathon (OH)

Glass City Marathon (OH)

Lansing Marathon (MI)

London Marathon (GBR)

Mt Si 50m/50k (WA)

Old Route Relay (VT)

Rock N Roll Madrid (ESP)

San Luis Obispo Marathon (CA)

Spokane River Run (WA)

WSU 100k (WA)

Saturday, April 28

Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes (MN)

Capitol Peak 50m/55k (WA)

CAR Run the Canal Trail Marathon (CA)

Cheyenne Mountain Trail Race (CO)

Chippewa 50k (WI)

Collegiate Peaks Trail Run (CO)

Country Music Marathon (TN)

Delaware Trail Marathon (DE)

Frisco Railroad Run 50m/50k/26.2 (MO)

Illinois Marathon (IL)

Jailbreak Marathon (WI)

Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon (KY)

Leona Divide 50m/50k (CA)

Outrun 24 Hour Trail Run (OH)

Pine Line Marathon (WI)

TARC Spring Classic 50k/26.2 (MA)

Tie Dye 50k (OH)

Sunday, April 29

Big Sur International Marathon (CA)

CAR Rockin the Marina Marathon (CA)

Eugene Marathon (OR)

Gettysburg North(PA)

Lake Waramaug 100k/50m/50k (CT)

Louisville Backside Trail Marathon (KY)

Mount Lemmon Marathon (AZ)

NWTR Soaring Eagle 50k (WA)

Oklahoma Memorial Marathon (OK)

Trail Marathon/50k (MI)

Waterloo Marathon (ON)

Saturday, May 5

Brazen Western Pacific Marathon (CA)

CAR Rock the Beach Marathon (CA)

Evergreen Ft Steilacoom 50k/26.2 (WA)

Greenland Trail 50k (CO)

Ironman St George (UT)

Lake Lowell Marathon (ID)

Miwok 100k (CA)

New River Marathon (NC)

NFEC Northeast Regional 50m/50k/26.2 (NY)

North Coast 24h Spring Edition (OH)

OBX Ultramarathon (NC)

Provo City Marathon (UT)

River Towns Marathon (PA)

Run for Kids Challenge 12h/50k (AL)

Shiprock Marathon (NM)

Strolling Jim 40m (TN)

Tejas Trails Pandoras BoX of RoX (TX)

Whiskey Row Marathon (AZ)

Wild Wild West 50k/26.2 (CA)

Wisconsin Marathon (WI)

Sunday, May 6

Avenue of the Giants Marathon (CA)

Borneo International Marathon (MYS)

Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon (OH)

Colorado Marathon (CO)

Cox Providence Rhode Races (RI)

Eau Claire Marathon (WI)

Kalamazoo Marathon (MI)

La Crosse Fitness Festival Marathon (WI)

Lincoln Marathon (NE)

Long Cane 55m/50k (SC)

Long Island Marathon (NY)

Maratona Brasilia (BRA)

Mississauga Marathon (ON)

New Jersey Marathon (NJ)

OC Marathon (CA)

Pittsburgh Marathon (PA)

Potomac River Run (MD)

Rock River Marathon (NV)

Salzburg Marathon (AUT)

Tacoma City Marathon (WA)

Toronto Marathon (ON)

Vancouver Marathon (BC)

Thursday, May 10

3 Days at the Fair 72h (NJ)

Friday, May 11

3 Days at the Fair 48h (NJ)

Zion 100 (UT)

Saturday, May 12

3 Days at the Fair 24/12/6h (NJ)

50s For Yo Momma 50m/50k (OH)

Brookings Marathon (SD)

CAR Rock the Forest Marathon (CA)

Dances With Dirt Gnawbone

50m/50k/26.2 (IN)

Elk Beaver 100k/50m/50k/26.2 (BC)

Grand Valley Marathon (CO)

GutsMuths Rennsteiglauf 72.7k (DEU)

Ice Age Trail 50m/50k (WI)

Journeys Marathon (WI)

Lake Geneva Marathon (WI)

Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon (MN)

Lost Lake 50k (WA)

Massanutten 100 (VA)

McDonald Forest 50k (OR)

Mind the Ducks 12h (NY)

PCT 50 (CA)

PCTR Sycamore Canyon (CA)

Quad Rock 50m (CO)

Rock On Lake Perry (KS)

Seaton Trail 50m/52k (ON)

Sunflower Marathon (WA)

Twisted Ankle Trail Marathon (GA)

Zion 50 (UT)

Sunday, May 13

CAR Rock the Ocean Marathon (CA)

Delaware Marathon (DE)

Fredericton Marathon (NB)

Prague Marathon (CZE)

TIMTAM 50k/26.2 (IA)

Friday, May 18

CRUD 24h Trail Run (IL)

Saturday, May 19

Berryman 50m/26.2 (MO)

Call of the Wild 50k/26.2 (WA)

Capon Valley 50k (WV)

CRUD 8h Trail Run (IL)

CTR Horseshoe Lake 50k/26.2 (CA)

Famous Idaho Potato Marathon (ID)

Fargo Marathon (ND)

Great Wall Marathon (CHN)

Herriman Oquirrh Mountain Marathon (UT)

Huff to Bluff Marathon (UT)

Ironman Texas (TX)

Jemez Mountain Trail Run 50m/50k (NM)

Keys 100 (FL)

Luxembourg Marathon (LUX)

Ogden Marathon (UT)

Scenic City Trail Marathon (TN)

Silver State 50m/50k (NV)

Superior Trail Race (MN)

Watershed Preserve 12h (WA)

Windermere Marathon (WA)

Sunday, May 20

Blue Nose Marathon (NS)

Bob Potts Marathon (PA)

Capital City Marathon (WA)

Chicagoland Spring Marathon (IL)

Cleveland Marathon (OH)

Colfax Marathon (CO)

Copenhagen Marathon (DNK)

Dirty German Endurance Fest 50m/50k (PA)

Green Bay Marathon (WI)

Pasadena Marathon (CA)

Rainshadow Sun Mountain 50m/50k (WA)

Rhein(DEU)

Rockford Marathon (IL)

Run for the Red Marathon (PA)

Shires of Vermont Marathon (VT)

Sugarloaf Marathon (ME)

Surfers Parth Marathon (CA)

The Qualifer (MI)

Woodys Red Deer Marathon (AB)

XTERRA Oak Mountain (AL)

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Susan Siragusa (#5086)

Shaun Schottmiller (#5087)

Matt Fisher (#5088)

David "Foxy" Bayley (#5089)

Mike Chewar (#5090)

Sheri Giese (#5091)

Drew Barton (#5092)

Jeannette Brown (#5093)

Ventura Gallegos (#5094)

Abdul Karim Fakir Ali (#5095)

Anders "Biking Viking" Forselius (#5096)

Michael Canle (#5097)

Karen Khodadadi (#5098)

Josh Thomas (#5099)

Steve Alexander (#5100)

Chris Redford (#5101)

Abbi (Abbi-Normal) Florence (#5102)

Russ Horn (#5103)

Heather Hankins (#5104)

Kok Woh Chong (#5105)

Walter Zahler (#5106)

Orion "Wingman" Marx (#5107)

Bethany Schramm (#5108)

Yvette Dunn (#5109)

Danielle Macik (#5110)

Marty Koster (#5111)

Bennjamin Griffin (#5112)

Derek (#5193) and Jennifer

(#5194)Warren

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Katie Hines (#5113)

John Bader (#5114)

Jennifer Hatcher (#5115)

Roger Teel (#5116)

Susan Almquist (#5117)

Jonathan Teter (#5118)

Mitch Monroe (#5119)

Bob Dedeke (#5120)

Peter Langlois (#5121)

Jordan Lynch (#5122)

Cheryl Iseberg (#5123)

Margaret Tollner (#5124)

Julie Bonner (#5125)

Nita Kay Lemay (#5126)

Monica Abbott (#5127)

Argenta Lucas (#5128)

JoAnne Barnes (#5129)

Johanna Michel (#5130)

John Dever (#5131)

Heather Sorenson (#5132)

Lori Dather (#5133)

Charles Crabtree (#5134)

Amy Amadi (#5135)

Donald Rosenleaf (#5136)

Michele Parnell (#5137)

Larry Cyz (#5138)

Schanon Turner (#5139)

Tiffany Menzel (#5140)

Andrea Hillman (#5141)

Kathleen McElhannon (#5142)

Mark Peterson (#5143)

Chris Boundy (#5144)

Steve Felson (#5145)

William

Warthon

(#5202)

Troy Mitchell (#5146)

Jackie Frederick (#5147)

Christy Alfertig (#5148)

Jeffrey Nelson (#5149)

Rose Laurence (#5150)

Peter Doyle (#5151)

Sandy Singleton (#5152)

Kevin Steinberg (#5153)

John Izzo (#5154)

Harve Truskett (#5155)

Christine Rockey (#5156)

Sheila LeBlanc (#5157)

Jennie Curran (#5158)

Lisa Masson (#5159)

Dan Rasay (#5160)

Cheryl Calton (#5161)

Carla Pessoa Roy (#5162)

Omer Womack (#5163)

Ron Ylagan (#5164)

Ann Steiner (#5165)

Victoria Webster (#5166)

Cody Dangel (#5167)

Jaehee Kim (#5168)

Patrick O'Diam (#5169)

Seth Reynolds (#5170)

Gina Pennisi (#5171)

Robert Aberle (#5172)

Sandra Weston (#5173)

Ashleigh Jimmilyn Rosson (#5174)

Jeff Chaney (#5175)

Nicole Creech (#5176)

Jenny Majamaki (#5177)

Kelley Flynn (#5178)

Dan Schultz and Craig Davidson

John "Carolina John" Flynn (#5179)

Omar Evans (#5180)

Melissa Kullander (#5181)

Scot Barco (#5182)

Cynthia Yang (#5183)

Stephen Warren (#5184)

Jonathan McCoy (#5185)

Leigh Anne Guveiyian (#5186)

Diana Daves (#5187)

Jeff Burgess (#5188)

Eddy Horn (#5189)

Caitlyn Kogel (#5190)

Amanda Morken (#5191)

Jason Noble (#5192)

Derek Warren (#5193)

Jennifer Warren (#5194)

Janet Aguilar (#5195)

Aaron Kingsbury (#5196)

James Towey (#5197)

Dan Schultz (#5198)

Sheika Brown (#5199)

Craig Davidson (#5200)

Amador Rodriguez Jr (#5201)

William Warthon (#5202)

Bryan W. Miller (#5203)

Jamie Winter (#5204)

Will 'CAK7' Flint (#5205)

Brandy Windham (#5206)

Sara Whaley (#5207)

John Lassig (#5208)

Brandee Taylor (#5209)

Wendy Blauman (#5210)

Shantelle Leonard (#5211)

Brenda Griffiths

Michele

Parnell

(#5137)

Jennie Curran

(#5158)

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Lisa Cao

and

Heather

Zeigler

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

�Titanium (10 star) Maniac: Galen Garrison, Andres Forselius

� Platinum (8 star) Maniac: Chad Spilman

� Palladium (7 star) Maniac: Julia Khvasechko, Andrea Spohn, George Southgate

� Osmium (6 star) Maniac: Shane Garling

�Ruthenium (5 star) Maniac: Paul Arroyo, Talva Parker, Barry Smith, Matthew Maday

�Iridium (4 star) Maniac: Charli Long, Rob Distante, Danille Cupido, Kate Engster, Kinner Lastimosa,

� Gold (3 star) Maniac: Jamie Knight, Kevin Levitt

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Jennifer Cheng, Edward Lyell, Rieko Lyell

�Silver (2 star) Maniac: George Lockhart, Michael Rhodes, Dayna Harrison, Laura Schneider, Mary Harvey, Kelsey Kilinski, Jim Roche,

Ned Newlin, Leslie Snyder, Jim Blake

New Titanium Maniacs!!

Galen Garrison

Anders Forselius

500 Marathons: Bob Dolphin 200 Marathons: Diana Robinson 100 Marathons: Jane Herzog, David Dassey

Diane Bolton, Kenneth Tenebro,

Diana Bibeau, Tony Recker

Steve Boone

Laura Johnson

Josh Owen

Rich Menzel finished the

Yakima River Canyon

Marathon with Bob Dolphin.

Lower Potomac River Marathon

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Guy

Yogi

Scott Stader,

Joshua Holmes

Tracy Crane

and Malisa

Anderson-

Strait

Sonny

LaForm

Steve Walters and Bob Dolphin

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Delano Park 12 hour

Robert

Lopez

Looking good Mr. Soriano!

F R O M T H E E D I T O R …

Charli Long

Greenway Marathon

Snuggling with

Sock-money!

Jeff Webb and

Desiree Marek

March was a fun month. For starters the Little Rock Marathon was a very popular one with what

I can only assume is the biggest medal around. Others took the trip to New Orleans for a Rock N’

Roll event. A few weeks later there was the Rock N Roll USA Marathon and the Los Angeles

Marathon. But I opted run for 24 hours straight in the Pacific Rim One Day Run here in the PNW.

As many of you know the Marathon Maniacs released a book. I know many of you missed out on including a story for the book. If you have a

story to tell send it my way. I’d be happy to include your story (up to 1000 words) and pictures can be included.

- Steve “Marathon Freak” Walters MM#338

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• 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: http://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

• *Cox Providence Marathon (RI) 5/6/12: www.rhoderaces.com/marathon.html

• 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

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

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

Elaine Green

• 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

• *Sun River Marathon for a Cause (OR) 9/2/12: www.sunrivermarathon.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

• ING Hartford 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

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

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

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.

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

{To Rookies of the MarathonManiacs - A few years ago, when there were less than 500 of us, we asked Rev,

#48, to share some thoughts in the newsletter because, well, he was a few things we are not. He is from the

east coast. He is old…ok, not that old, but… he is creaky. And, we never get to talk to him after he finishes

races, because, well, because we’re usually home by then. But he seemed so mesmerized by what we do in the

club, we figured better to let him make fun of us than people who don’t try to run. So we let him write. One

more thing: management is not responsible for the opinions of Rev.}

Dear “Negative 1!”

Monte Pascual! How are you, my new friend? Man, I’m glad Prez, Mr. Member # 1 himself, introduced us in Yakima last weekend! You know, you do look like

his twin! Aww, it’s a compliment! What a coincidence having two positive guys who look alike wearing the yellow singlet! Cool moniker, Monte. “Negative 1!”

So I usually write to Prez this time of the month to keep in touch, but thanks to some friends of ours, the Mrs. and I made the trip to Yakima and I saw Prez, so I

thought I’d write to you today!

Man, that Yakima! What a location, course, and reunion opportunity for Maniacs! The weekend goes by too quickly. I saw scores of people with whom I

wanted to chat, but all the scurrying about kept us all pretty busy. A warm sense of gratitude for even the briefest talks is inevitable when folks like Claude Hicks,

Mary “Grete Waitz” Hanna, Jane Herzog, Ray, Mel, Rick, SR, Chuck, Cowboy, the incredibly popular Janet, and Ben “Steve Boone” Franklin and the Mrs. Franklin are

your friends. I got the coveted boost from Roger Mac, the cool Canadian, and shared a meal with #3 and Slug. I made new friends, too, like Rodolfo Lucena from

Brazil, and Jack, Gina, and Roger from Great Britain. I even met friends of a friend who couldn’t make it (heal quickly, Keely). I made a new friend out on the course,

as Brian “the Birds’ Best Friend” Pendleton kindly hung back, swapping stories and thoughts, masking the tightening of the tendons. Reviewing all this, maybe we

had a week-long visit after all. One sure isn’t lonely there.

Funny: when I got back east, speedy Emma from Long Island asked whether I’d recommend Yakima. Let me think a min… Yup!

Yakima is like running through the great American West in a John Wayne movie, passing cattle ranches, viewing the stately mountains’ brown cliffs, rocky,

sandy soils, and flowing green grasses, hearing meadowlarks and sensing the eagles sailing above, winding through a canyon carved out by a grand river that invites

a tubing ride, paralleled by train tracks that invite a romantic rail ride, but? We have to run the 26 miles, because arranging for the train ride is the only detail on

earth Lenore hasn’t thought up yet. And so we run, half way up the dry canyon slopes, where the views in every direction are majestic and intimate, creative and

colorful, inspiring and peaceful. What a beautiful place.

Lenore and Bob Dolphin are miraculous race directors. I have seen her lists of things to do. They are handwritten, and they are encyclopedic. Their home is a

repository of all things marathon, framed by a bank vault’s worth of Bob’s trophies, medals, and plaques. She has brought together local, national, and international

groups of volunteers who love returning, both to there and to her, then covering their duties, and then squeezing in a long canyon run. Even Mr. Keith Henry from

Subaru volunteers his time to drive for all sorts of errands because, as he told me, he “just likes it.”

Another club was in attendance. 44 One Hundred Marathon Club Members (American edition) were in the field. (A woman named Lenore organizes this club.

Guess which Lenore. Go ahead, guess.) 100 marathons? That’s misleading, Negative 1. These 44 now average two hundred and fifty-two. 252! (Mr. Macon was not

even there to boost the number, the slacker.) I heard more ridicu… inspiring stories than I can say. But I’ve got a big tip for you, Neg: get Malcolm Anderson’s book,

The Messengers. He brilliantly interviewed 120 runners of One-Hundred Marathons, and wrote their stories down. I know some of these people, and I read this

incredible book, and so many stories still surprised and amazed me! Mr. Anderson was at Yakima, too, and a friendlier fellow you have never met.

And as a loving favor to Lenore, John “The Penguin” Bingham, the 14-year columnist for Runners World, came back to Yakima to honor Bob’s triumphant 500 th .

John is very down-to-earth, his pasta dinner speech great fun. But his improvisational comments after our race efforts were simply hilarious.

Neg, I’m no sports reporter, but there was one fun race within the race that Engle (m) and Emmal (f) won that you can rib certain fellows about. You know we

call the three founders (Prez Steve Yee, Tony Phillippi, and Chris “Hollywood” Warren), “The Three Wise Men.” Well, Tony and Chris raced a jaw-dropping sub-3-hour

battle, and Tony won Low Wise Man by a couple of ticks. (Hmm. Low Wise Man. Somewhere his poor Mom is crying, “I told him to study harder.”)

I used to think golf was the sport to enjoy in retirement, Neg, but not anymore. One, the gray heads seemed to outnumber the youngsters, and more than a

few outran them, too. Guys like Ron Fowler at 64 ran times I can only imagine. I need to rethink the ice cream.

Two, this gentle Dolphin fellow ran. Age has cost him quickness, but not graciousness, no sir. He took the two-hour early start. A friend 25 years his junior took

the regular start. When the friend came within 50 yards of Bob at mile 21, he guessed he might walk in with the old Marine, right?

Well, never lose your humility, Negative 1, never lose it. See, the friend catches the silver-haired Bob, who selflessly encourages the friend, saying, “Look at

you! You started two hours after me, and caught me! Wow, that’s something!”

“Man,” the friend thought, hearing this, “aren’t you tired? How are you even thinking about someone else?” And so he replied to Bob, “If I am even out here in

25 years, then we can talk comparisons, eh?”

They climb half the hill together. The good-hearted Jeff Hagen is accompanying Bob the whole way, so the friend stops to take a picture, and Bob continues his

steady pace, getting a hundred yards ahead. So the younger friend set off after him. 22. 22.5. By 23, Bob has gained another hundred yards. Then he pauses,

leaning on his knees. Clearly he will be caught now.

Ahh, no. He straightens up before the gap is closed, and sets off again, stretching the gap 400 yards. What? So the younger man musters a jog, gets back to

within 150 yards, but then has to walk. Surely with three miles left, he can still catch a guy who is 82.

Not a chance. Determination, single-mindedness, pains, all are surely there in Bob, but above all of these, what surfaced? His impeccable, unshakable

graciousness. That is Bob, this day, all days.

Neg, isn’t glory, real glory, earned in who we are revealed to be, instinctively? I’d say, especially after earning the right to talk of ourselves at age 82, never

mind while exhausted on a hill at a mile numbered 22, our inner thoughts might be revealed? And Bob thinks of others.

I will tell you what… put his 500 marathons aside for a minute. If we can even just carry Bob Dolphin’s sneakers in terms of graciousness, then we did this Life thing

all right, huh?

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Luvya,

Rev

dgkienz@yahoo.com

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