Medal Monday brings many stories of achievement for our members. Here are 10 recent stories from the Marathon Maniacs and Half Fanatics, as told by you, as posted on the Marathon Maniacs/Half Fanatics Facebook pages.
Craig Smith (MM4430) 7 Hour New Years Day Ultra Celebration, Flagler Beach, Fl (it was 86 degrees)
Marion Breeze (MM15601) -Marathon done at the Planner Challenge 6hr timed event on New Year’s Eve. Gravesend, Kent
Jan Steenkamp (MM9420 DA787 HF7811) – Cure for The Brrr marathon in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. First marathon for us for 2022.
Charles Cangialosi (MM8560 DA1147 HF10652)- I got to complete my goal which was to put on a comeback after two back operations. Yesterday I made it back to the marathon. It was a good low key well run event in Ocala Fl called the Savage Seven, it’s a good one check it out, J C Teresa was the timer, he let me store a bag which was much appreciated. Fortunately there was no real time cut off or I would probably have been in trouble. I took a wrong turn somewhere and ended up doing 28.3 miles. You could say I got my moneys worth. Now I get to take a rest for a few days. Some guy there celebrated 1700 marathons, wow. That is inconceivable to me. Yea him.
Carla Stewart (MM11595)-#medalmonday Yukon Do It marathon in Port Orchard, WA, on Saturday. I was so cold when I finished I forgot to take a finisher’s photo with my medal! But here are all my medals from 2021…my goal was to run 26 marathons this year, and I did it!
Randy Riley( HF 16432 DA3218 MM14470 )–Santa Hustle in Sandusky, OH. On Sunday the 19th they initiated a new half marathon course. The old one ran through closed winterized Cedar Point Amusement Park which made for a dramatic start background. New course deals with much more traffic but also more of a wind break from Lake Erie. Age group awards were a Christmas stocking and elf socks. The finisher medal is tree ornament worthy. HF 16432 MM14470. 1st place AG.
Ryan Slight (MM904 DA68 HF377)–Run for the Ranch Marathon in Rogersville, Missouri. Won masters. #medalmonday
Michelle Cox (HF17353)-WOW 🤩 what a year! Finished 2021 with 23 total halfs (record year), 13 new states + D.C. with 3 back-2-back weekends(record year)🏃🏻♀️🏅For 2022 I need only 2 more states & 21 total halfs by the beginning of Nov. to finish my 50 states & 100 half challenges & get my awards at the banquet 🏃🏻♀️ Totally doable! #myrunningjourney
Michael Neff (HF18434) –2021 marked ten years of running a half marathon a month. My lifetime count stands at 138, and I’m looking forward to at least 12 more in 2022. Happy New Years everyone!
Amy Seagroves(MM15648, DA3652, HF18410) – Finished the year with half fanatics race #38 state #21 at the New Year’s Double in Allen, TexasIt’s been a strange year but a successful one for my racing. I completed 4 of my biggest racing goals1. Run a 50K ultra 2. Complete a triathalon 3. Qualify for marathon maniacs (3 marathons in 90 days) 4. Run 100 live races in a year And this also qualifies me for Earth level!Here’s to 2022!
Photos and Post Credit; Craig Smith, Marion Breeze, Jan Steenkamp, Charles Cangialosi, Carla Stewart, Randy Riley, Ryan Slight, Michelle Cox, Michael Neff, Amy Seagroves