10 Short Stories from Medal Monday Volume 18

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.


LeAnn Saliga (HF18586) – Great weather for a half!


Dani Shown (MM8045, DA565, HF4557) Myrtle Beach, SC. Third time at this race, and second time doing the half. It was warm! First above freezing race Ive done since Chicago Marathon in October. Got the Bless Your Heart extra medal for doing this one and Charleston (canceled but they gave it out to those who signed up for both). Congrats to everyone wherever your finish line was this weekend.

Ralph Sarmiento (HF17645) Zion Half – Wet half but the scenery was amazing.

Ronita Bland (MM12368, DA2131, HF8514) -Representing in TN today!!! Another 13.1 in the books🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Amy Seagroves (MM15648, DA3652, HF18410) – Half fanatics race #42 state #24! Little Rock Half Marathon in Arkansas. I also walked the 5K with my mom Saturday so got a ton of amazing bling. This was a really fun race environment with a ton of spectators and course entertainment. We also lucked out with the weather as storms were in the forecast but there was just a bit of drizzle during the race. While I wouldn’t call it a flat course I didn’t think it was too hilly. I didn’t love the course scenery though there were some nice parts but the production and course support more than made up for it. Definitely a race I would recommend

Fanatics/Maniacs this morning before the Alamo 13.1! It was hot and humid, but it’s always a great race and worth the amazing medal!

Steph Masone Jorgina Sanders Ed Childress Kris Bannon Klessig Katy Hopper

Lisa Wiedower (HF16948) – LR Half Marathon, my half #39, is in the books! As always, the medals do not disappoint! Course is flatter this year and with many porta potties, aid stations and great crowd support. Still one of my favorites!

Gregory Rouson (#HF8068 #MM12723 #DA2354) Lifetime half marathon #165, One City Half Marathon #3, and my first Submarine Challenge (5K + Half Marathon)…DONE!!! Warmer than usual temperatures turned an otherwise easy and enjoyable course into a 2 hour and 21 minute sweaty, nasty slog through the streets of Newport News. Oh, well…they can’t all be PRs. 🤷🏿‍♂️. #HF8068 #MM12723 #DA2354 #OneCityMarathon

Rachel Ross (HF6506) – Lifetime half #336 finished yesterday at Vacation Races’ Zion Half in Utah. We had blue skies, clouds, rain, sleet, wind, and hail along the course but the VR team put on a top-notch race with nice bling, a very nice shirt, good course support, plenty of port-o-potties at the start, finish, and along the course, and good snacks at the end. First picture is my inaugural Zion medal and this year’s 10 th anniversary medal.

Half Fanatics at the SARR Prickly Pear 15K


Photos and Post Credit; LeAnn Saliga, Dani Shown, Ralph Sarmiento, Ronita Bland, Amy Seagroves, Katy Hopper, Lisa Wiedower, Gregory Rouson, Rachel Ross, Jorgina Sanders

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