20 Tales From Medal Monday Chapter 12

Medal Monday brings many stories of achievement for our members. Here are recent stories from the Marathon Maniacs and Half Fanatics, as told by you, as posted on the Marathon Maniacs/Half Fanatics Facebook pages.


Jorgina Sanders (HF16456) Half #82
BCS Half Marathon

Ron Childres (HF15826) Medal Monday early.
Rocket City Marathon half marathon/5k

Loo Phoenix (HF8011) Jingle Bell Half in Haverhill, Ma final half for the year for a total of 24 for the year and lifetime #186

Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon and Half Marathon, Sunday December 11.

Pre-race photo!!

Charlene Mercer Board (HF7024) Today I finished my 86th Half Marathon and 25th race this year. Not bad for a girl who had 2 knee replacements in 2020!
To top it off, I ran my fastest time today in over 9 1/2 years. 2:35:33🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 thank you Anita Burns #7613 for pushing me🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️

Kristin L Anderson (HF18623) Run Holden Beach Half Marathon. They made really pretty medals for the series this year

Maniacs representing at 2022 Rehoboth marathon and Half marathon 😁🏃‍♀️

Jamie Miller (MM14478) State #38 Delaware ✅ – we came, we saw, we conquered!

Sarah Justice (HF12281) medalmonday I won 3rd place in my age group and leveled up to Mars on Sunday at the Stennis Space Center Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5k Run !

Rachel Ross (HF6506) Turkey Trot challenge complete. 52.4 miles in 4 days. #ABetterWorldRunning.

Melinda Langlois (MM12242, DA2065, HF13464) – Queenstown marathon in New Zealand is in the books.
It was hilly trail race and I was wearing the wrong shoes. I was slipping n sliding. Luckily I didn’t fall n hurt myself. Some parts were kinda scary. So decided to take it easy and walk it. Beautiful course with good aid station. Volunteers were super nice snd helpful.

Another marathon country ✅

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Michelle Migneault Cox (HF17533) – Well, this is my 2nd most important @medalmonday because I finished my 100th Half Marathon Sunday in Outer Banks NC. They ran out of medals and as I was writing my name down for them to send it to me a 50 state angel grabbed me and gave me a medal. They had saved a couple back for a few of us who were finishing challenges! I’m so thankful because I was kind of upset to not get a medal for my 100th half, but it all worked out. I’m sorry for my running friends who didn’t get one, but hopefully they’re in the mail soon. So I’ve been asked what’s next? Well, I will still do half marathons and I’m thinking abt 1 each month is good. The next challenge is 10 provinces of Canada, but I’m sure it will take a while as I’ll probably plan 1/year. I will continue to find races while on vacations or visiting Caitlin and will do local states. Couldn’t have done any of this without the support of my family and I am so thankful! #gallowaymethod #whatwouldgogginsdo #cookiejar #womenwhomove #zoomarunclub #skirtsportsambassador #procompressionambassador #50stateshalfmarathonclub #halffanatics #100halfmarathonsclub #100thhalfmarathon

Jennifer Clark (HF16743, MM15623) In May 2019 I finished my 50 state journey. The next day I ran a race in mystic Connecticut. I never intended to do a second round of 50 states.
Today I cross the finish line in Nevada finishing my 50 state second round and Half #221.
It was great to complete this journey with my Mainly Marathon family!
Friday we fly out for Nagshead North Carolina in the Outer Banks half marathon. It’s also the meet up for the 50 State Half Marathon Club to get my award for the second round. Then the next day I’ll run the OBX half marathon. No, I’m not intending to start a third round… but…

Maniacs and Fanatics at Honolulu Marathon

Olivia Medina (MM7842) Finished the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon drenched and content. I’m always in awe of the beautiful views encountered on my running journey. Today I was privileged to run along the coastline overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Fog lifted mid morning bringing steady rain. Saw other fellow Maniacs out there but only had the opportunity to talk to one. Mississippi ✅

Shani Waite (MM15086, DA3483, HF17863) My first Texas marathon completed. Rock N Roll San Antonio, TX is one worth running (it’s also a Boston qualifier 😬). Maybe next time for me🥴

Badhri Chakravarthy (MM11055)
St. Jude Memphis Marathon!

Karen Hohertz-Jacobs (MM15430, DA3716, HF18668) St. Jude Half in Memphis!

A couple maniacs present for the early start this morning at the Rocket City Marathon

Heidi Marie Hammond (HF18098) The rain held out during my portion of the half marathon. Lifetime half #98 is in the books. It was hillier than I anticipated but the mimosa and breakfast buffet quickly erased my memory of the challenges. 13 miles for Luke’s 13th birthday tomorrow!! I Run4 Luke ❤️

Maria Kasher (MM15600) Kiawah Island Marathon

Glenn Richardson (UMAD 18) and Andrew Wetterer (UMAD 26) last week at Tunnel Hill.

Congratulations to Sandy Stiner (MM3790) who finished her 100th marathon at the Grand Rapids (MI) Marathon October 16th this year. 

From Sandy, “I ran my first marathons in 1995 and 1996, then one in 2003. Started back to it in 2010 and just finished my 100th marathon this year! I became a Marathon Maniac in 2011. I love the group because I feel like I have made so many friends all over the world. Thanks for all the support while I worked to achieve this goal. My favorite race is the Marquette (MI) Marathon.”


Photos and Post Credit; Marathon Maniacs & Half Fanatics Facebook Pages,

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