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NEWSLETTER CONTENTS

Memorial Day Triple 2

Newport Marathon 3

Green River Marathon 4

Deadwood Mickelson Marathon 5

Marathon Show 5

Casper Marathon 6

N. Olympic Disc. Marathon 7-8

Half Fanatics 8

Rock N Roll San Diego 9

Bear Lake Marathons 10

Maniac Poll 10

Utah Valley Marathon 11-17

Marathon Maniac Book 13

Hall of Fame 17

Vancouver USA Marathon 18

Canton Marathon 19

Social networking 19

Maniacs of the Year 20

½ Sauer ½ Kraut Marathon 20

Ann Arbor Marathon 21

Report from the InSane AlyLum 21

Rock N Roll Seattle 22-24

Running with the Devil 25

Kona Marathon 25

Promotions 26

Mayors Marathon 26

Calendar 27

New Maniacs 28-29

Note from the Editor 30

Discounts 31

Rhetorical Revelations

from “The Rev” 32

Volume 9, Number 6

MANIACS of the YEAR HALL of FAMERS

Page 20

Page 17


Carol

Earles

Memorial Day for Marathon (5/26): Kevin Brosi, Carol

"Ponytail" Earles, Claude Hicks Jr., Steve Hughes,

David "Running Preacher" Johnson, Nichole "and her

little dog too" Mathis, Donna Palmer, Chad Spilman,

Charlie Viers

Jim's Goose Chas Marathon (5/27): Kevin Brosi,

Richard "See Dick run" Carroll, Carol "Ponytail" Earles,

Renee "Run Girl Run" Shaw, Claude Hicks Jr., Steve

Hughes, David "Running Preacher" Johnson, Nichole

"and her little dog too" Mathis, Phil Nimmo, Donna

Palmer, Chad Spilman, Charlie Viers

Bachman Memorial Day Marathon (5/28): Kevin

Brosi, Richard "See Dick run" Carroll, Breanna Dullum,

Carol "Ponytail" Earles, Renee "Run Girl Run" Shaw,

Greg Glennon, Claude Hicks Jr., Steve Hughes, David

"Running Preacher" Johnson, Phil Nimmo, Andrew

Olsen, Donna Palmer, Chad Spilman, Charlie Viers

Richard Carroll and Steve Boone

Donna

Palmer

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

May 26-28, 2012 in Dallas, Texas

David Johnson

Phil Nimmo

David Johnson and Renee Gillespie

Chad Spilman

Angela

Tortorice

Kevin Brosi

Claude Hicks

Greg

Glennon

Wayne Frost and

Angela Tortorice

Nichole Mathis

Yen Nguyen

Renee

Gillespie

2


Mary

Coffelt

Laura Klink

Tina Holmes

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Newport Marathon (6/2): Cormac Burke, Mary Coffelt, Kris 'CLYDESDALE'

Damiano, Valerie Ells, David England, Traci Falbo, Marc Frommer, Istvan,

Mary "mph" Hanna, Eric Jensen, John Jester, Dean Kayler, Julia Khvasechko,

John Lafayette, Cyndie Merten, Keith Parks, Vern Patterson, George

Pemberton, Maria Pemberton, tony (tp!) phillippi, Kathy Rafish, Cliff "quack,

quack" Richards, Jc "The Saint" Santa Teresa, Kirk Stafford, Liz Storn, Steve

"Marathon Freak" Walters, Rose's Revenge, Cindy Wetzel

George

Pemberton

Jerry Mark

Carl Marshall and

June Thanasophon

JC Santa Teresa and Julia Khvasechko

Congrats Marc

Frommer on #100!

Kathy Rafish

Cyndie Merten

3


Michael Shiach

Mike

Mahanay

Leslie

Miller

Jon Clark

and Epic

the

UltraDog

Jon

Mahoney

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Steve Barrick

Linda

Rinker

Jeff Webb

Jim Boyd

Monte Pascual

Green River Marathon (6/2): Janna Barrick, Steve Barrick, Jim "Ol' Jimbo" Boyd,

Mic, Aaron Buffington, Jonathan Clark, Jack Curtis, Paul David, Bob & Lenore

Dolphin, Ted Eckert, Steve "El Pinguino" Frederickson, Lynn Frosch, Greg Glockner,

Liz Gotter, Sharon Hendricks, Paul Hoffmann, Micaela Jensen, Steve Jensen, Laura

Johnson, PK, Mike Mahanay, Jon "Coconutboy" Mahoney, Jules Mann, Tracy

Marshall, Jim McGoorty, Little Leslie, Heather Nugent, Jim "Jamaal" Oliver, Gary

Otheim, Monte Pascual, Lisa "Cupcake" Reid, Linda Rinker, Shannon Schulz, Scott

Sebelsky, Michael Shiach, Brian Starkey, Richard "Obiwan" Stewart, Shana

"Rustynail" Tolean, Steve White, Marie "Mimi" Zornes

4


Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon (6/3): Kevin Abraszek, Bill, Ralph

Blanchard, Fernando Bosseloo, Dallas Campion, John Carboni, Van

DeWald, Kansas-The "Tri Lunatic" G. J. Galindo, Roxana Lewis, Jeff Loen, Ed

Loy, MM Diva #7, Vincent Ma, Dave Mari, Michele Miller, Sonja Normann,

Jeff "Slice" Pettett, Gabrielle Popoff, Cade Remsburg, Michael Rice, Chip

Southern, Big Al Thomas, Joni "why rush?" Van Arsdale, Ruth Walsh,

Nancy Wentink

Allen Thomas

Vincent Ma

Michele Miller

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

Dave Mari

Fernando Bosseloo

Jeff Pettett

Joan VanArsdale Jeff and Robin Loen

Ed Loy

Chip

Southern

and

Fernando

Bosseloo

Shannon Hays

5


Larry Macon and Angie Whitworth Pace

Casper Marathon (6/3): Jawn "Marathawn Jawn"

Angus, Kane Baker, Dave Bell, Diane "Sparkle Skirts"

Bolton, Todd "T-Dog" Breneiser, Kyra Bronson, Dan

Cardell, Jacob Case, Marathon Mitch, "Runner Lis"

Cooper, Barb Damon, Greg Damon, Teota Dangel, Traci

Falbo, Kathleen Gorman, Carol Goslin, Liz Gotter, Elaine

Green, Paul Grinvalds, Tim Gundeck, Matthew

Hamidullah, Bill Hardy, Craig Haugaard, Lora Haugaard,

Dr. J, Nick Karem, Bob "Birdman" Kennedy, Dagmar

Knudsen, Gordon Kratz, Jeff Liu, Terri Menghini,

Marsha Monson, Greg Nelson, Chris "O-Dog"

Oppenlander, Richard Park, Aaron Redinger, "Lyle, Lyle

Crocodile" Robertson, har, Eva Sanmartini, Levi

"Pokey" Shank, Joanne Sodano, Debra Templin, Ryan

Westin, Angie Whitworth Pace, Troy "Industrial

Bellybutton" Windsor, Lichu Wu Sloan, Mark Zaremba

Marsha Monson

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Elaine Green

Todd Breneiser

Kyra Bronson and Lynne Damron

Shanon and Aaron

Redinger

Terri

Menghini

Liz Gotter

Lichu Wu Sloan

Lis Cooper

Dave Bell

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Christina Bruce

Tim Bruce

Richard Stewart and Greg Glockner

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Steve Yee and Julia Khvasechko

Bill Barmore and Brandy Layton

Marci and Bob Martin

Kaila Crandall

Julia and Greg McLewsen

North Olympic Discovery Marathon (6/3): Shawn Aebi,

Miranda Bachman, *Hotrod*, Jenna Barrows, Robert

Bondurant, Tim Bruce, Mark Cliggett, Sarah Colby, Kaila

Crandall, Anthony Epps, Deb Evdemon, Judy Fisher, Greg

Glockner, Ginger Gruber, Laura Johnson, David Jones, Julia

Khvasechko, Brandy Layton, Sarah Lynch, Jon "Coconutboy"

Mahoney, Shoney Mahoney, Gary "The Red Rabbit" Marr,

Gary Otheim, Nancy Patrick, Vern Patterson, The

Programmer, Bryan Robertson, EatDrinkRunWoman, Jc

"The Saint" Santa Teresa, Melinda Scharf, Tom Scott,

Sabrina, Terry Sentinella, Laura Spears, Richard "Obiwan"

Stewart, Ginny Turner, Prez Steven Yee

Laura Johnson Angela Tortorice Tom Scott

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David Stout

Robert Bondurant

HALF- M AR ATHON C R AZY

Sabrina Seher

Laura Spears

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

Marathon

Maniacs

running half

marathons…

YES, it’s true!

Brandy

Layton

Ginny Turner

Greg Glockner

Elaine Green

Nancy Patrick

Deb Evdemon

Sue Fauerbach

Half Fanatics at the Rainer to Ruston Half Marathon

Ginger

Gruber

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Al Hernandez

Paula Hamilton

Rock N Roll San Diego Marathon (6/3): Hector Aleman, Sally "me and my dad" Boles,

Stacey Brennen, Pony Express, Rajan Christian, Haywood Crowder, Julie Crusor, Sef

"Try-Athlete" Cuesico, Cody Dangel, Jessica Deree, Doug Dominey, Dexter Emoto, Ed

"Mad Hatter-Fancy Pants" Ettinghausen, Noel "Knees Hurt" Garibay, Christiana

Garton, Phillip Griffith, Paula Hamilton, Tom Hosner, Mike Huvaere, Adam Irvin, DEO,

Jaehee Kim, John 'Oksie' Lazaro, Suzanne Marchesano, Kirby W. Mills, Bobby

"Whatever" Montague, Dana Mosell, Andy Naumann, Jim "Jamaal" Oliver, Steven

Peterson, Jeffrey Rees, Irish Joe Reilly, Keith Reyes, Tyler Rich, Kerri Sandoval, Keith

Schlottman, Shaun Schottmiller, Shirley Shaw, Andrew Solovay, Lu-E "-(O_O)-"

Soriano, Bryndis Svavarsdottir, Joseph "The Marathon Show" Taricani, Jim "SD

Ambassador of Rock" Tello, Chris Thompson, Margaret Tollner, Dolores Valencia,

Marina 'vasolina' White, Jim Willis, Steve Wisner

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Bryndis Svavarsdottir

Joe Taricani

Tami Harmon Kim Elliott

Steve Wisner

Phillip Griffith

Jessica Deree

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Vincent Ma

Carol Earles and

Chad Spilman

Yolanda

Holder

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

June 8-9 - Idaho & Utah

Larry Macon

Cindy DeSirant

Dave Mari

Elaine

Green

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: Does on course entertainment matter to you?

Carol Earles

Please vote online between now and August 7: http://tinyurl.com/MMpollAug2012

Missy

Peters

Bear Lake Idaho Marathon (6/8): Paul "Bronx Boy" Arroyo,

Kane Baker, John Bozung, Mike Brooks, Tracy "Trixie" Crane,

Teota Dangel, Cindy DeSirant, LizNoel Duncan, Carol "Ponytail"

Earles, Earl Fulcher, Jungle Juli/ MM Diva # 2, Laura Gorycki,

Carol Goslin, Liz Gotter, Rob Gould, Elaine Green, Derek "Toes"

Hogle, Murray Honick, Mellody "Smiling Walker" Hughes, Steve

Hughes, Adam Irvin, Russ "Imminent Catastrophe" Johnson,

Nick Karem, Julia Khvasechko, Steve Kissell, Susan Larsen, John

Kent Leighton, Vincent Ma, Dave Mari, Lacey Martinosky,

Valerie Merges, Cyndie Merten, Laura Milak, William Milak,

Sonja Normann, Jon O'Neil, Leah Pelfrey, Missy Peters, Patty

Powell, Maryann "malvs2walk" Ramirez, Tony Ripberger, Patrick

Rosch, Jc "The Saint" Santa Teresa, Susan Siragusa, Chad

Spilman, John Strohmeyer, Bryndis Svavarsdottir, Michelle

"Mom o' 6" Walker, Darwin "runninguy" Weimer, Terry

"rocketgirl" Weimer, Troy "Industrial Bellybutton" Windsor,

Brian Wright, Lichu Wu Sloan, Heather Zeigler

Bear Lake Utah Marathon (6/9): Kane Baker, Rhonda Blackford-

Noonan, Mike Brooks, Carol Goslin, Mellody "Smiling Walker"

Hughes, Russ "Imminent Catastrophe" Johnson, Nick Karem,

Julia Khvasechko, Steve Kissell, Susan Larsen, Vincent Ma, Jon

O'Neil, Leah Pelfrey, Patty Powell, Maryann "malvs2walk"

Ramirez, Alice Schneider, Lori Sherwood, Susan Siragusa, Troy

"Industrial Bellybutton" Windsor, Lichu Wu Sloan

Last month’s question: Do you ever listen to music

when you run?

Maniacs are pretty split on listening to music while

running. 40% listen to music while running, 16%

listen to music sometimes and 44% don’t listen to

music. Thanks for voting!

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Karen Vollan

Yolanda Holder

John Bozung

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Alison Black

MANIAC REUNION

Jackie Gulino and daughter Allie Levy

Giovanni Guevarra

Pascal Radley gets help from Galen and Juli to

show that he has run 100 marathons

Michael Hanson

Steve Walters and Sam Felsenfeld

11


Heather Zeigler Joe Taricani Missy Peters

Franz Kolb and Angie Whitworth Pace

Murray Honick

Bling!

Bridal Veil Falls

Mo Gillis

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Jennifer Nuttall

Georgeta Gruescu and Lisa Wood

Anders Forselius and his Utah wives!

Juli Goldstein

Raj

The Asian

Invasion!

Cheri Pompeo

Tony Nguyen

12


Paul Arroyo

Sue Mantyla

I want you!

Michael Hsu

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Gary Marr

Ray and Angie Barb Wnek

The Weimers from Canada

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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Lindsay Baker

Angie

Whitworth

Pace

Having fun at the finish!

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Skyler

Martinez John Kent Leighton

Mo Gillis

Roger

MacMillan

Marie Zornes

Chad Spilman

Giovanni Guevarra

Rich Menzel

Maniac only porta potties!

Maniac bling!

14


Endorphin Dude and Jill Bidwell

Utah Valley Marathon (6/9): Paul "Bronx Boy" Arroyo, Miranda Bachman, Bob Baker, Lindsay Baker, Teresa Baker, Bethany Barnes, Eric Beck, Dave

Bell, Raj(RunningYogi), Jill Bidwell, Alison Black, Jim Blake, Jeff "Boneman" Bollman, John Bozung, Kyra Bronson, Joshua Bryant, Casey Chernesky,

Doug "It's Cheaper Than Therapy" Clark, Martha "Ginger26.2" Corazzini, Jonathan Crampton, Tracy "Trixie" Crane, Teota Dangel, Brian Dedeke, Cindy

DeSirant, LizNoel Duncan, Carol "Ponytail" Earles, Patrick Finney, Jim "Superdawg" Fisher, Abbi (Abbi-Normal) Florence, Anders "Biking Viking"

Forselius, Paul Fournier, Earl Fulcher, Jorge Garcia, Galen Garrison, Mo Gillis, Jungle Juli/ MM Diva # 2, Laura Gorycki, Liz Gotter, Rob Gould, Elaine

Green, Georgeta (GG!) Gruescu, Giovanni Guevarra, Jackie Gulino, Michael Hanson, Bob Hearn, Mike Herrin, Derek "Toes" Hogle, Yolanda "Walking

Diva" Holder, Lecia Holley, Murray Honick, Michael Hoyt, The Shoe, Steve Hughes, Margaret Hvatum, Adam Irvin, Russ "Imminent Catastrophe"

Johnson, Dan Jolley, Kim Jolley, Karen Khodadadi, Shelley "Maddog" Kincaid, Hideki "Kino" Kinoshita, Jamie Knight, Franz Kolb, Andrea Kooiman,

Gary 'Cougar Bait' Krugger, Paige "quacky running chick" Kurtz, Ryan "Ultra Pussycat" Launder, Beatrice Le, Steven "Thunder" Lee, John Kent

Leighton, Jim "Diesel" Levy, Shawn Loy, Roger MacMillan, Dotty Maddock, Bill Mandler, Jeremy Mann, Sue "Italian Stallion" Mantyla, Dave Mari,

Gary "The Red Rabbit" Marr, Skyler Martinez, Lacey Martinosky, Rich Menzel, Valerie Merges, Cyndie Merten, Laura Milak, William Milak, Marsha

Monson, Mike Mulholland, Roberta Mulholland, Julie Musselman, Chris Myers, Tim Nave, Jean Neely, Kurt "The Kidd" Neilan, Cyndie Nell, Tony

"Endorphin Dude" Nguyen, Sonja Normann, John Oster, Jackie Panfili, Sue Parks, Mark Parrotte, Missy Peters, Jeff "Slice" Pettett, tony (tp!) phillippi,

Blaine Phillips, Joni Pinkley, Cheri Pompeo, Trina Poppe, Maria Poranski, Mike Pruyne, Pascal Radley, "Captain" Dan Ratliff, Amy Reed, Irish Joe

Reilly, Randen Richards, Scott Richardson, Tony Ripberger, Liz Roberts, "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile" Robertson, Patrick Rosch, Nadia Ruiz, Jc "The Saint"

Santa Teresa, Chris Scott, McGyver, Chad Spilman, Katherine Stickney, John Strohmeyer, Takao Suzuki, Bryndis Svavarsdottir, Joseph "The Marathon

Show" Taricani, David "Dog Bone" Thierjung, Shana "Rustynail" Tolean, Joni "why rush?" Van Arsdale, Eddie Vega, Alicia Verburg, Susan Vogt,

Karen"Evil Twin" Vollan, Gregg Walchli, Michelle "Mom o' 6" Walker, Steve "Marathon Freak" Walters, CJ **Hollywood** Warren, Jennifer Watson,

Kim Weddington, Darwin "runninguy" Weimer, Terry "rocketgirl" Weimer, John Wells, Kat White, Angie Whitworth Pace, Barb Wnek, Houston

"Wolfmaniac" Wolf, Lisa "Mama Lisa" Wood, Patrick Wood, Brian Wright, Li-Chym Wu, Prez Steven Yee, Unsteady Eddie, Mark Zaremba, Heather

Zeigler, Marie "Mimi" Zornes

Teena Bauhuis

Susan Vogt

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Patrick Rosch

Kim

Weddington

Cyndie Merten

Bob Baker

Angie Whitworth Pace

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Jackie Guilino and Allie Levy

John Wells and Mo Gillis

Scott Richardson

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Patrick Finney

Maniacs on the run!

Grass feels good!

Georgita Gruescu, Tony Phillippi

and Lisa Wood

MM Reunion

coordinator Angie

Whitworth Pace!

Give me some of your powers! Amy Reed

Elizabeth

Duncan-

Ricks

New 5 star Maniacs!

16


Galen Garrison and Lyle Robertson

Mo Gillis

and John

Wells

Ray Shaw

Abbi Florence and Matthew Maday

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Ryan Laurder

The Evil Twin with

Endorphin Dude and

Dave Mari

Yolanda

Holder

#638

of

INTRODUCTING THE CLASS OF 2012:

Henry

Rueden

#441

Yolanda Holder and Heather

Zeigler

#2 and the ladies!

Stan

Nakashima

#176

17


Eric Jensen

Vancouver USA Marathon (6/17): Tripster Roger, Miranda Bachman, Margaret Barrett, Todd Bellamy, Dan Bowman, Aaron Buffington, May

Cheng, Sporty Diva Coates, George Cornett, Jerry Desmul, Bob & Lenore Dolphin, Hope Fox, Lynn Frosch, Gary Girten, Susan Glesne, Istvan,

Sharon Hendricks, Gail "Detour" Phillips Henry, Eric Jensen, John Jester, Paulette Kosinski, PK, Gary "The Red Rabbit" Marr, Todd McCrory, Cyndie

Merten, Sonja Normann, Bob 'BobO" OBrien, Monte Pascual, tony (tp!) phillippi, Doug Shanks, Evelyn Smith, Kirk Stafford, Liz Storn, Caitlin

Toohey, Gary "Ben Franklin" Walker, Karen Wang, Melissa M. Williams, Kimberly Worthen, Prez Steven Yee

New Maniac

Brianna Oke

and Gail

Henry

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Gary Marr

Prez, Monte and PK

Hope Fox and Miranda Bachman

Jon Dotson

Tony

Phillippi

Cyndie

Merten

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Canton Marathon (6/17): Cowboy Jeff Bishton, Wendy

Blauman, Diane "Sparkle Skirts" Bolton, Ila Brandli, Susan

DeRoberts, Darrell Digman, Tamie Digman, Steve Hughes,

Melissa Johnson, Robert Kazar, Herb Keefer, John Kent Leighton,

Chase Merriman, Daniel Nieves, Pascal Radley, Logan Samson,

Laura Schneider, Tawni Sigelmier, George" from Georgia"

Southgate, Andrea Spohn, Greg Terry, Kyle "Cow" Terry, John

Teyhen, Sam Wachsman, Larry Wasson, Daniel "10-Spot"

Weaver, Marlin Yoder, Stephanie Zehr

Jeff Bishton

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Tamie Digman

and Ila Brandli

Stephanie Zehr, Tawni Sigelmier and Larry Wasson

Andrea Spohn

Diane Bolton

Stephanie Zehr Robert Kazar

Marlin

Yoder

Tawni Sigelmier

Greg Terry

Ila Brandli

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

Wendy Blauman

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FIRST PLACE

Traviss Willcox

(114 marathons)

SECOND PLACE

Larry Macon

(113 marathons)

THIRD PLACE

Ed Ettinghausen

(94marathons)

FOURTH: Vincent Ma (90 marathons)

FIFTH: Henry Rueden (64 marathons)

1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut

(3/16): Tomer Benyair,

Danielle Cupido, Lara

Gonzalez, Jack "JJ Mac"

Heely, Eddy Horn, Kathy

Kass, Allie Lasssoe, Nicole

LeVine, Lou Manza, Dave

Mari, Daiki Nakajima,

Tracey (from NJ)

Newenhouse, Michael

Nusblat, Mark Parrotte,

Sutah "run the beach"

Robins, Jc "The Saint"

Santa Teresa, Lisa

Schneiders, Austin

Sedicum, Wayne "The

Manimal" Sherman, Trish

Wakeham

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Kathy Kass

FIRST PLACE

Angela Tortorice

(71 marathons)

SECOND PLACE

Cyndie Merten

(61 marathons)

THIRD PLACE

Diana “Slug” Robinson

(54 marathons)

FOURTH: Elysa Barron (50 marathons)

FIFTH: Susie Ro (43 marathons)

Lisa Schneiders

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Sarah Corliss

Terry and Juli Monk

Doug MacKenzie

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 - - - - - - 814

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Mark Janosky

Dan Semsel

Julia Khvasechko Jen Savage

New Maniacs in June 2012 147

New Maniacs in 2012 814

Total Maniacs 5650

Ann Arbor Marathon

(6/17): Mike Chewar, Sarah

Corliss, Tracy Eaves, Steve

Gunnels, Jennifer Hatcher,

madDOG, Matt Johnston,

Julia Khvasechko, Doug

MacKenzie, Juli Mork, Terry

"Olympic Gold" Mork, Pat

Neff, Jen "Hey, I'm still out

here" Savage, Dan

"MadCow" Semsel, Levi

"Pokey" Shank, Anthony

Shapiro, Unsteady Eddie

State MM Pct%

Washington 917 16.2%

California 546 9.7%

Texas 419 7.4%

Illinois 253 4.5%

Florida 222 4.0%

New York 187 3.3%

Oklahoma 173 3.1%

Virginia 172 3.0%

Oregon 164 2.9%

Georgia 133 2.4%

Ohio 133 2.4%

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Vivan, Matt and Betsy ran 4.8 miles

from Green Lake to get in a 50k!

Robert

Lopez

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Amy Holt

Eddie Vega

Steven Lee

Michael Hsu

Cyndie Merten

and Monte

Pascual

Christina

Mitchell

Pedro Infante

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Christi Olson

Matt Hagen

Jon

Mahoney

Joe Reilly

Annette

Tomal

Monte Pascual

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Amy Lynes

Tony Phillippi

Patti

Krebsbach

Lorinda

Hagstrom

Christina Mitchell, Patrick Mitchell and Allen Benson

Steve Walters Monte Pascual and Kevin Douglas

Rock N Roll Seattle (6/23): Spencer Albin, Jenny Appel, Vanessa Bailey,

LeadFoot, Allen Benson, Jonathan Betanoff, Monica Bloom, Mic, Jane

Buck, Pony Express, Ruben Contreras, James "Gimme my Medal" Copley,

Shaun Curry, Bethie Decker, Paige Denison, Jessica Deree, Jerry Desmul,

vvn Doorn, Robin Dunlap, Ted Eckert, Steph Eldore, Valerie Ells, Deidre

Emerson, Sarah Englund, Omar Evans, Deb Evdemon, Kevin Fallon, Ken

Fattmann, Judy Fisher, Jen Eff, Lil Mango, Clark "The Dude" Gilbert, Martin

Gordon, Phillip Griffith, Ginger Gruber, Georgeta (GG!) Gruescu, Matt

"Pooky" Hagen, Lorinda Hagstrom, Carole "Foreverbronze" Higa >,

MikeHiga "HabuRunner", Marie Hoffman, Paul Hoffmann, Amy Holt,

Malya Howaida, The Shoe, Mike Huvaere, Margaret Hvatum, Kirk Isakson,

Dean "Lazy Ass" Ishida, Narongdej "Jay" Jaroensabphayanont, Steve

Jensen, Barefoot Jon, Lesley Jones, Rychen Jones, Daniel Katsin, Jaehee

Kim, Gary Kobold, Joseph Kolinsky, PK, Michael "Endorphin Nephew" Lam,

Kurt Lauer, Brandy Layton, Steven "Thunder" Lee, Robert 3x111 Lopez,

Lauren Lundy, Jon "Coconutboy" Mahoney, Shoney Mahoney, Jules Mann,

Michel Maokhampio, Jennifer Maraschky, Letty Marino, Gary "The Red

Rabbit" Marr, Tracy Marshall, Larissa "Nordic Moxie" MM Diva #8, Liz

McMichael, Cyndie Merten, Phil Millard, Kevin Morris, Maggie Mount,

Frank Muller "Beer Hunter", Tracy Murillo, Heather Myers, Caedmon

Nash, Brad Nelson, Maureen Neumann, Monte Pascual, Nancy Patrick,

tony (tp!) phillippi, Cheri Pompeo, Suzanne Potts, Kathy "Rad Queen"

Pryor, Bruce Quam, Bill Ralph, Lisa "Cupcake" Reid, Irish Joe Reilly,

Shannon Rich, EatDrinkRunWoman, Tom Rogers, Linda "Girlie" Rowe-

O'Neal, Kenneth Safford, Logan Samson, Sabrina, Terry Sentinella, Hilly

Shackelford, Shirley Shaw, Michael Shiach, Lu-E "-(O_O)-" Soriano, Kristen

Spaeth, "Marathon Diet", Brian Starkey, Shana "Rustynail" Tolean, Annette

Tomal, Heather "htrain" Trainor, Ginny Turner, Eddie "The Star" Vega,

Gregg Walchli, Rebecca "Bad Ass" Walker, CJ **Hollywood** Warren,

Larry "Is it Still Sunday?" Welch, John "J-Bone" Weldon, Courtney Willson,

Rusty Willson, Debby Wilson, Jeff Wood, Kimberly Worthen, Ashley

Wright, Chrissy Yamada, Prez Steven Yee, Rossana Zemek, Don Zeth

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Gregg Walchli and

Cheri Pompeo

Jules Mann

Michael

Shiach

Brandy Layton

Lan VoBa and Michael Lam

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Carole and

Michael Higa

Brad Nelson

Mighty

Louie

Soriano

Stephanie Eldore Georgeta Gruescu

Ernest Chen

Lisa and Jeff Wood

PK sees

something.

Brad Nelson and Terry

Sentinella

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Running with the

Devil (6/25): Bryan

Baroffio, Paul "Pacer

Paul" Carringer,

Marathon Mitch,

Jim Collins, Ed "Mad

Hatter-Fancy Pants"

Ettinghausen,

Jasmin "La Tortuga"

Flores, Claude Hicks

Jr., Todd Hine, Ryan

"Ultra Pussycat"

Launder, Michael

"Uncle Mike" Miller,

Andrea Spohn

Kyra Bronson

Michael

Miller

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Greg O’Meara

Alfredo

Aromin

Marathon

Mitch

Hector

Aleman

Kona Marathon (6/24): Glen Anderson, Kyra

Bronson, Rodney PYGOYA Chang, Brooke Sydnor

Curran, Chris Dibbs, Lora (AZ Runnergirl) Eklund,

Marius Hansen, Running Rob Kay, Terry "Koz"

Koslofsky, Gary 'Cougar Bait' Krugger, Rhonda

Larson, Ed Loy, MM Diva #7, Paula Jean Lunt, Dave

Messer, Harvey Nakasone, Jeffery John Nakasone,

Richard Park, Christopher "Teen Machine" Rayder,

"The Lone Runner" Rob Rayder, Ron Reid, Scott

Richardson, Ron Rodriguez, Levi "Pokey" Shank,

Helen Soto, Michelle "Mom o' 6" Walker

Steve Boone

Rob Kay

Ed Loy

Kimberly

Miller

Robert Rayder

Harvey

Nakasone

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�Titanium (10 star) Maniac: None

� Platinum (8 star) Maniac: None

� Palladium (7 star) Maniac: JC Sta Teresa

� Osmium (6 star) Maniac: Eddie Vega, Van DeWald

�Ruthenium (5 star) Maniac: Laura Gorycki, Liz Gotter, Teota Dangel, Marsha Monson, Jim Oliver, Earl Fulcher, Terry Monk, Juli Monk

�Iridium (4 star) Maniac: Rhonda Noonan, Lindsey Simpson, Clem George, Allison Richter, Darren Sorgenfrei, Jamie O’Conner, Paul Turner,

Oswaldo Poggi Junior, Hileray Shackelford, Ryan Matherne, Connie Ramirez

� Gold (3 star) Maniac: Chris Myers, Barbara Alston, Angela Frye

�Silver (2 star) Maniac: Troy Rambo, Sandy Hugill, Steve Felson, Kathleen Holmes, Steve Felson, Margaret Hvatu, Alison Talarcek

100 Marathons: Mark Frommer, Pascal Radley

Shawn

McTaggart

Mayors Marathon (6/23): Michael Ahrens, Wendy Andre, Bijou Chacko, Al Emma, Traci Falbo, Lisa Gesualdo, Matthew

Hamidullah, Adam Irvin, Bob "Birdman" Kennedy, Lisa Kosto, Hannah MacBeth, Shawn McTaggart, Carolynn Parker, Hoa

"Flower" Pham, Troy Rambo, Chris Revoir, Nadia Ruiz, Tim Sandor, Ryan Westin, Marsha 'BookladyWalker' White,

Brandon Wood, Tom Wozencraft, Brian Wright

Brandon

Adam

Irvin

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Ryan West

Wood

Brian

Wright

Linda Revoir

Marsha White

Lisa

Gesualdo

Chris

Revoir

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Saturday, July 21

Angeles Crest (CA)

Big Bear 12h (WV)

CAR Summer Fun 100 Mile (CA)

Cremator Ultra (SC)

Great Cranberry Island 50k (ME)

Kendall Mountain Marathon (CO)

Loonie's Midnight Marathon (TN)

Running with the Devil 12h/6h (NJ)

Tahoe Rim Trail 100m/50m/50k (NV)

Tejas Trails Captn Karl Muleshoe Bend 60k (TX)

Tin Cup Challenge (ID)

Totem to Totem Marathon (BC)

TriLanai 50m (HI)

University of Okoboji Marathon (IA)

Vermont 100m/100k (VT)

Sunday, July 22

Ironman Lake Placid (NY)

Madison Marathon (MT)

Rocket Racing Ocean Blast 50k/26.2 (CA)

Rosaryville Trail Run (MD)

Wild Thing Summer Fling (WA)

Tuesday, July 24

Deseret News Marathon (UT)

Marathon/Ultra Calendar between June 15-July 15

Friday, July 27

24 Hour Around the Lake 24h/12h/26.2 (MA)

Resurrection Pass 100m (AK)

Saturday, July 28

Burning River 100 (OH)

Camp Croft Challenge Trail Marathon (SC)

Cascade Falls FA Marathon (MI)

Catoctin Trail Run (MD)

CTR Wildwood Trail Run (OR)

Dirty Burg 50k (MI)

Frank Maier Marathon (AK)

Grandma’s Marathon

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Grand Island Trail Marathon (MI)

Grand Mesa 100m/50m/37.5m (CO)

Kanawha Trace 50k (WV)

King Salmon Marathon (AK)

Landsford Canal 50k (SC)

Morgan Valley Marathon (UT)

Mt Hood 50m (OR)

Ressurection Pass 50m (AK)

Sogonapmit Marathon (UT)

StoMp the Mega Quarry (ON)

Swissalpine 79k/26.2 (CHE)

White River 50 (WA)

Sunday, July 29

7 Hours of Douglas Island (AK)

Bearfest Marathon (AK)

Kamloops Marathon (BC)

San Francisco Marathon (CA)

Monday, July 30

Tracy's Fat Ass (CA)

Wednesday, August 1

Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset 100k/26.2 (MNG)

Saturday, August 4

Canadian Death Race 125k (AB)

CAR Run with Charlie (CA)

Dahgren Heritage Rail Trail 50k (VA)

El Yunque World Fest 42k (PR)

Evergreen Grand Ridge Trail Run 50k/26.2 (WA)

GUTS Hot to Trot 8h (GA)

HURL Elkhorn 50m/50k (MT)

ITR Santa Cruz (CA)

Kat'cina Mosa 100k Mountain Challenge Run (UT)

Planet Adventure Eagle Creek Trail Marathon (IN)

Racing the Planet: Iceland (ISL)

Wild Idaho 50m/50k (ID)

Estes Park Marathon

Sunday, August 5

Blister in the Sun Marathon (TN)

CAR Rock the Path Marathon (CA)

CTR Steep Ravine 50k/26.2 (CA)

ET Full Moon Midnight 51k/26.2 (NV)

Haulin Aspen (OR)

Friday, August 10

Dirty Girls Run 48h (ON)

Saturday, August 11

CAR Victorious Summit 50k/26.2 (CA)

Corner Canyon 50k (UT)

Crater Lake Marathon (OR)

CTR Crystal Springs Summer 50k/26.2 (CA)

Dirty Girls Run 24/12/6h (ON)

Hamster Endurance Run 24h/12h (WA)

Howl at the Moon 8h (IL)

Ironman US Championship (NY)

Mt Disappointment 50k Endurance Run (CA)

Mt Sneffels Marathon (CO)

Paavo Nurmi Marathon (WI)

Rainshadow Angels Staircase 50m/50k (WA)

Squamish 50 (BC)

Tejas Trails Captn Karl Colorado Bend 60k (TX)

Wild Woman Trail Marathon (WA)

Wildcat Ridge Romp 100k/50m/50k (NJ)

Sunday, August 12

Age of Sail Marathon (NS)

CAR Dos Amigos 50m/50k/26.2 (CA)

Guerilla Running Transcendence 12h (WA)

Maratona de Blumenau (BRA)

Skyline 50k (CA)

Steamboat Stinger Trail Marathon (CO)

Minneapolis Marathon

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Kate Little (#5504)

Lori Bufka (#5505)

Bob Kalinsky (#5506)

Ryan Heidenfeld (#5507)

Esther Strasbourger (#5508)

David (#5509)

Ronda Konen (#5510)

Nick Paterno (#5511)

Melissa Strautins (#5512)

Mark Barringer (#5513)

Joseph Montgomery (#5514)

Julie Montgomery (#5515)

Jason Weekes (#5516)

Ruth Walsh (#5517)

Robin Loen (#5518)

David Plyler (#5519)

Cathy Fowler (#5520)

Bobbi Galindo (#5521)

John West (#5522)

Clark Parry (#5523)

Mark Agulnik (#5524)

Steve Reincke (#5525)

Vicki Bentley-Condit (#5526)

Doug Colglazier (#5527)

Allison Robbins (#5528)

Charles Quinsay (#5529)

Emile "Powered by Bacon" Davis (#5530)

Erik Butler (#5531)

Sharon Butler (#5532)

Mihai Pantis (#5533)

Robert Zmirich (#5534)

Mickey Ask (#5535)

Bill Michael (#5536)

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Clinton Kaku (#5537)

Audrey Petterson (#5538)

Lori Litynski (#5539)

Jill Grant (#5540)

Karen Mayes (#5541)

Howard Mayes (#5542)

Heather Osborn (#5543)

Mario Cordova (#5544)

Patricia Johnson (#5545)

Logan Samson (#5546)

Martin McMahon (#5547)

Kay Van Danacker (#5548)

Scott "DLTheo" Jensen (#5549)

Christine Moore (#5550)

Michael Akagi (#5551)

Christine Wendler (#5552)

Kendra Schoffstall (#5553)

Michelle Lenahan (#5554)

Alex Gay (#5555)

Michel Maokhampio (#5556)

Allie Levy (#5557)

Phil Weinzapfel (#5558)

Suzanne Spiceland (#5559)

Patrick Durkin (#5560)

Lindsey Reedy (#5561)

Nicholas Milkovich (#5562)

Lindsey Simpson (#5563)

Carol Krizman (#5564)

Herb Keefer (#5565)

Kathy Nicholaichuk (#5566)

Brent Degenhardt (#5567)

Mary Buroker (#5568)

Ron Castleton (#5569)

Barbara Fitzgerald (#5570)

Marc Bergman (#5571)

Davey Green UK (#5572)

Kathy Davidson (#5573)

Sharon Bowers (#5574)

Fred Reed (#5575)

Dede Owens (#5576)

Irene Gonzales (#5577)

Rose Deal (#5578)

Brigitt Hartin (#5579)

Dustin Washam (#5580)

Georgia Bunko (#5581)

Teresa Conley (#5582)

Arturo Moreno (#5583)

Bill Wells (#5584)

Ryan Peterson (#5585)

Andrea Herrmann (#5586)

Lori Nolte (#5587)

Molly Lesley (#5588)

Kari Taylor (#5589)

Kristina Newcomb (#5590)

Dan Graham (#5591)

Steven Riley (#5592)

Andrew Sheets (#5593)

Angie Huggins (#5594)

James Belcher (#5595)

Mark Weber (#5596)

Janet Volgelzang (#5597)

Lynne Caulkins (#5598)

Kelli Scott (#5599)

Brianna Oke (#5600)

Halbert (#5601)

Jay Brower (#5602)

Nevada Pokorney (#5603)

Maria Millsap (#5604)

Diana Jones 2 (#5605)

Courtney Fay (#5606)

Kelly Hutchins (#5607)

Melissa Fryback (#5608)

Jose Isabella (#5609)

Jon Deaver (#5610)

Stacey Hecker (#5611)

Brian Jacobson (#5612)

Wendy Low (#5613)

Paul Brown (#5614)

Brianna Oke

(#5600) Mark Weber (#5596) Kelli Scott (#5599) Jaye-Linh Shark (#5633)

Mike Evans (#5615)

Carolyn Hicks (#5616)

Amy Hediger (#5617)

Don Adrian (#5618)

Lynn Corson (#5619)

Cliton Sumerall (#5620)

Scott Sunday (#5621)

Jillian Harrington (#5622)

Tim Burns (#5623)

Rhonda Perozzo (#5624)

Steve Brown (#5625)

Tania Johnson (#5626)

Ruby Viryanthara (#5627)

Catherine Yu (#5628)

William Kirschenman (#5629)

Brenda Doucette (#5630)

Maria Cunanan (#5631)

Francis Cunanan (#5632)

Jaye-Linh Shark (#5633)

Robert Bradley (#5634)

Nikki Todd (#5635)

Valerie Nunez (#5636)

Stacie Prater (#5637)

Jordonna Hall (#5638)

Bruce Scruggs (#5639)

Carole Travis (#5640)

Cary Inderbitzin (#5641)

Paul Hart (#5642)

Amy Toporski (#5643)

Donald Riffle (#5644)

Robert Corson (#5645)

Greg Seeger (#5646)

Dave Trautman (#5647)

Ronald Wu (#5648)

Michelle Adams (#5649)

Maureen Miner (#5650)

Maureen Miner (#5650)

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Bobbi Galindo (#5521)

James Belcher, MM #5595

Steve Hernandez

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Melissa

Fryback

(#5608)

Molly Lesley MM # 5588

Irene Gonzales MM#5577

Mary Buroker MM#5568

WELCOME THESE NEW MANIACS!

Allie Levy (#5557)

Andrea

Herrmann

(#5586)

Maritime Marathon

Jaye-Lihn Shark

joins the Maniacs

at the age of 10!

Jay Brower (#5602)

Angie

Huggins

(#5594)

Vicki Bentley-

Condit (#5526)

Catherine Yu (#5628)

Nick Karem and Diane Bolton

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James Wilson

Dave Nevitt

Vincent Ma and Jeff Bollman

Elaine Green and Steve Walters

Dave Mari

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

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Rocky Morales

Sunburst Marathon

Eddie Vega and Monte Pascual

Honey Badger Maniacs of Oregon!

F R O M T H E E D I T O R …

Ty Thurlow

Andrew Dacanay

Louie Soriano

Monica Bloom

June was full of fun! The first weekend of June was packed with marathons, whether you ran in

Newport, Green River, Casper, San Diego, Deadwood or anywhere else. That was followed up

with a super fun Maniac reunion in Utah. Angie Whitworth Pace and Franz Kolb did a wonderful

job in making it the best Maniac reunion in the club’s 9 year history! Hundreds of Maniacs came

to Seattle to rock n roll to finish the month.

- Steve “Marathon Freak” Walters MM#338

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Jeff “Boneman” Bollman (#1058)

Some great new races have been added, even our first 2013 race! 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.

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

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

• *Leading Ladies’ Marathon (SD) 8/19/12: www.leadingladiesmarathon.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

• Skagit Flats Marathon (WA) 9/9/12: www.skagitrunners.org/skagitflats.shtml

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

• 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

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

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

• 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

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

• 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

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

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

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

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

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

• *IMS Arizona Marathon 2/17/13: http://thearizonamarathon.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 new MarathonManiacs:

“Prez” is Steve Yee, member #1, MarathonManiacs co-founder along with #2, Chris “Hollywood” Warren and #3, Tony (tp!) Phillippi.

We’re big on nicknames around here.

“Rev,” #48, a fiendishly handsome fellow who, sadly, rather like an old boxer, exhibits evidence of perhaps having run one marathon too

many, writes Prez a letter once a month. We use the letter to fill out the last page of this newsletter because The Coca-Cola Bottling Co. has

not yet placed the $500,000 advertisement we’ve recommended for the page.

“Slug” is Mrs. Diana Robinson, the slight and fit, light-hearted and endlessly delightful member #30. She resides with her very supportiveof-her-running

husband Superman, alias Steve Robinson.

Rev and the Mrs. Rev live 3000 miles east of the Washingtonian Robinsons and the co-founders, in Pennsylvania somewhere.)

Hiya Prez….

M-m-m-man, it’s hot, and soooo I am tired, and…..yes, I have been drinking plenty of water, Prez….. Slug would slug me if i didn’t, see, because one time I

passed out near her because I didn’t drink enough water, even though she had been telling me, “you need to drink enough water,” and I was saying “yes, yes,

yes,” but I didn’t really mean it, and so bingo down i went, even though I was sitting relaxed at the time, which made the passing out some kind of neat trick,

huh?, but anyhow Slug was a real sweetheart about it and didn’t slug me that time, but the next time I think she might slug me, not that she ever did slug

anybody before or since, as far as I know, and she doesn’t SEEM to be the type to, you know, to slug people?, but her nickname gets me to wondering a bit, and

that story about her nickname coming from her running “slow like a slug” i think is mythological bolderdash if I ever heard some, because if you’ve ever seen her

run, and then she starts dancing and stuff at milepost 22, you’d know that Slow She Ain’t, so I got a tip for you, Prez, just me to you, seeing as how Slug is at a lot

of races, here it is: drink enough water and bring extra for me so we don’t pass out, just in case you-know-who is there.

Staying hydrated makes perfect sense, right? Yet sometimes we are not so smart.

Further, did you ever notice how people (me, too) walk around with a mental suitcase full of positions and opinions we acquired at age 4, learned from our

brilliant 28-year-old parents, and if we ever come close later to new suggestions which contradict our long-held mental gems, we instinctively guffaw and pshaw

and react to people like they are silly, superfluous, or just plain daft?

And sometimes we are the presenters of the “new” idea. OF COURSE you have noticed that. You’re a Maniac. You converse with people. Marathoning comes

up. They reply that they “would never do that,” or “couldn’t do that,” or the more eloquent say “heh heh,” and take a nervous step backwards.

This “Not-changing-my-mind” conversational phenomenon is commonplace in all sorts of arenas of course. Now, many ideas are wrong, or inapplicable,

sure. My brother-in-law loves climbing mountains, the views are gorgeous, the physical activity stimulating. But I need to muster courage to climb a twelve-foot

ladder. Real live dizzy spells I get, you see, and I am prone to the aforementioned passing out. Not wise at 12 feet, nevermind 12,000. I do admire his skills and

adventures though.

But what of generally applicable good ideas, even right ideas, that haven’t yet filtered through to the 28-year-old parents raising the 4-year-old children, but

really should? I bet I found one, and either you already like it, Prez, or you’ll be uncertain. Then, you’ll either react like above, or you’ll pause, reflect, research,

maybe even evolve slowly and start trying the change.

Before mentioning it, a second regrettable piece of the dynamics here occurs, and the marathoning idea serves as an example again. Running a marathon is

frequently guffawed away by people who actually COULD finish one. Given the contorted bodies I’ve seen PASSING me (e.g. fellows on one leg and a spring; folks

with bottoms bigger than Montana, down from the size of the Yukon Territory since beginning training; silver-haired Methuselahs; and a bunch of others not

nearly as good-looking as Rev chattering and laughing as they glide past me), many who say “no” could say “yes.” If only they would pause, reflect, research,

maybe even evolve slowly and start.

Ok, the “new” idea, which isn’t very new really, isn’t mainstream yet either. Prez, you being my friend, I have to tell you, because it’s imPORTant, because?

Because it appears this one extends our lives and make us healthier by adopting it:

Kick way back on the dairy and meat, Prez.

The kicker: Protein from animal sources encourages the growth of already present cancer cells, cells we may carry undetected for years. (More commonly

understood: the same foods contribute to clogging arteries, which leads to choked hearts and attacks). Oppositely, getting our protein from vegetable sources

REVERSES both of these negatives. Reference works increase in number, but try The China Study by T. Colin Campbell for a bolt-of-lightning starter. Besides

clarity, the author isn’t selling related products.

I’m stopping early. If you already knew this, sweet. Getting this guffawer of 37 years past the V-words (vegetarian, vegan) took too long, but I think even

with imperfect effort (ohh, I’m good at that) my chances of circumventing some nasty C-words like cancer and coronary just got way better.

Besides, seeing you only once a year means we need more years. So Live long and prosper, Yee!

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Luvya,

Rev

dgkienz@yahoo.com

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