10 Short Stories from Medal Monday Volume 20

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.


Heather Broyles (HF18483) -Medal Monday from the Liberty Hospital “hilly” Half on Saturday. Half #20 and half 1 of 3 in three weekends. This is a new and big challenge for me, especially coming back from a groin muscle injury.

Katie Galvin (HF18121)-#medalmonday It was a fun weekend spent at the Rock n Roll Washington DC Half Marathon!! It was my brother and sister in law’s first half marathon…I think they might be hooked… they did awesome! My cousin ran also! So nice being able to spend some time with family!! Accidentally left my gels and headphones in my gear check bag🤦‍♀️and my legs started cramping the last few miles, ugh! But I finished!! I’m glad that I was able to meet some Fanatics at the pre-race photo!Got to see a bunch of the monuments and the cherry blossoms too!! 🌸 half#24 for me

Run the Bluegrass this weekend!🐎

Tricia & Aubrey Davis (HF18538 HF18587)- It’s #MedalMonday and Aubrey Davis and I had a great weekend at the Two Rivers Marathon Running Festival in Lackawaxen PA. Aubrey received the AG Champ award for first place finisher in the 5k/10k Combo and I was 2nd place AG in the half. We both received 2 medals that interlock for completing a race on Saturday and a race on Sunday, and the “I Did The Double” t-shirt. So exciting to meet and dine with fellow Fanatics and Maniacs and to meet the race directors Mark Hughes and Jc Santa Teresa.

Congratulations to Jc and to Julie Quinn for their AG awards! Great running weekend along the beautiful Delaware River.

Linda Snell (HF18475) – #medalmonday Half # 20 (I think!) at Two Rivers Marathon yesterday! Such a beautiful course, I loved running along the river ❤️. The volunteers and support were awesome, as was the swag! I was able to volunteer before I ran and it was all such a great experience! Wish it didn’t snow, but everything else was lovely! Not my best race but I did not dress for snow 🤦. Saw a couple MM there as well! Highly recommend ❤️

Claire Gladstone (MM12421) -medalmonday #tworivers great fun in Lackawaxen Pennsylvania! Start & finish near the Zane Grey Museum on the Lackawaxen & Delaware Rivers.

JC Santa Teresa (MM1883, DA3285, HF17373)- Co race directed, paced and cooked. It was great meeting a few Maniacs last weekend at Two Rivers marathon! Hope you had an awesome time like I did! See some of you soon!

Julia Garling (MM3960, DA2566, HF15262) – We did it, not the hills, the cobblestones, and there were many, nor the heat could take the permanent smile off my face today! Rome was marathon 263 and my first time pacing internationally.

I loved everything about this race. It’s like running through history, or an open air museum. I highly recommend this race to anyone looking for a European getaway.

Gilberto Sosa – (MM7904, DA1598, HF12046) Come, See, Run, Conquer! Marathon in Rome!!!!

Linc Stokes- (MM10592) – Half Marathons #93 and #94, Rock n Roll DC and B&A Trail Half Marathons are in the books! #BackToBack

Teon Taylor ( HF7350, DA2180, MM12448) – Yesterday finished Rock N Roll Washington D.C. my 73rd lifetime half, second half in 6 days, and first time running in my city of my birth 😊 Excluding MCM. Great course despite all those disrespectful hills on the back half. Serious what’s up with these uphill finishes lately lol. I may have to add this race to my yearly schedule. It was great seeing so many familiar faces out there as well. Nothing but praise for this race. My only complaints were: no GoGo bands on the course and one of my medals being stuck in customs. 🤣🤣🤣


Photos and Post Credit; Heather Broyles, Katie Galvin, Tricia & Aubrey Davis, Linda Snell, Claire Gladstone, JC Santa Teresa, Julia K Garling, Gilberto Sosa, Linc Stokes, Teon Taylor

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