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.
Nicole DeBord (MM15101) -Medal Monday! Lovell County Marathon – Mt. Charleston, NV – first in age group. Perk of small race!! Hard race, but beautiful.
Laura Koopman Lee (MM12092, DA2687, HF15570) – ONE MORE STATE TO GO!!! State 49 (Marathon #60) done yesterday in Estes Park, CO…beautiful scenery!!!! HAWAII up next in December…bring it!
— with Lorri Fechtman (MM11807, DA2698, HF15590) in Estes Park, CO.
Merry Mullins (MM15936) – Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth. And it was so much fun.
Jan H. Steenkamp (MM9420, DA787, HF7811) – Banff Marathon, Half and 10K in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada 🇨🇦
Gilberto Sosa (MM7904, DA1598, HF12046) – Lifetime Marathons #141 and 142 and States 31 (NJ) and 32 (NY) done!!!! Thank you Jc Santa Teresa for an amazing weekend!!!!
Sameer Khurana (MM13642, DA2835, HF12046) – Grandma’s Marathon ~ Lifetime Marathon# 39, 14th State and 4th of 2023! Beautiful course running next to Lake Superior surrounded by trees all around with gentle rolling hills. Very well organized race and had a great time overall.
Shannon Lindgren (MM6940) – The Estes Park Marathon was incredibly beautiful from Mile 1 to Mile 26.2! Always fun to meet other Marathon Maniacs on the course. 😀
with John Shangin.(MM15948)
Carla Simon (MM14304, DA3133, HF13789) – Am still alive and moving have to say that because ran/walked and finished the Maritime full marathon in Manitowoc Wisconsin this morning. Not sure which one is correct or if my watch messed up but watch got me finishing in around 5 hours 43 minutes but race results said about 5 hours 37 yeah and course according to watch was a little long so who knows a finish is a finish which am happy with because Friday and Saturday had competed in track at Special Olympics State summer games taking gold in 3000 meter run Friday having to compete against a guy who I was able to outsprint at end then Saturday I took gold in shot put and also got bronze in 1500 meter run which isn’t as much of a specialty of mine because am used to starting slow and then if feel good sprinting at end but either way still got a PR in my 1500 with around a 8 minute time. Think rest of today and tomorrow will rest up and see where am at Tuesday.
Eric DeBelly (MM14270) , Carla Stewart (MM1595) and I ran Light at the end of the tunnel marathon in North Bend, WA.
Michael Neff (HF18434)– Redmond Half Marathon in Redmond Oregon. Very well organized event on a beautiful course.
Heather Cohen (HF17520, DA3729, MM15904) – 3 races cause I’m a slacker on posting: VT City Marathon (half marathon for wheelchairs) division winner, UCONN health half marathon, division winner and a half marathon PR, grandmas marathon, marathon PR!
I’ve had a great month!
Dailyn Valdez (MM15916, DA3732, HF18660) & Tony Valdez (HF18746) – Quick trip over to San Antonio. Found a very pretty shaded trail Half at McAllister park with the @saroadrunnersclub Woah it’s hot 🥵 down here lol Sponsored by @cabbarras Italian restaurant. A well organized race with an awesome tech shirt nice medal at the end yummy Italian food drinks and fun DJ too ! What a win 🙌🏼Tony placed 4th in his age group . I got first in my ag what 😮 💪🏼🔥#halffanatics #doubleagent #marathonmaniacs #liveyourbestlife #iloverunning #medalmonday
Kat Robnett- (HF16425) –Gary Bjorklund Half. #55 Lifetime State #21 Walked entire course with Randy Brinkley (HF4373, DA2381, MM12794)
Randy Brinkley (HF4373, DA2381, MM12794) – In 2018 I wanted to do the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.
It sold out in less than four hours so I did the Grandma’s Marathon for my 8th Full Marathon..
I returned to Duluth in 2023 for the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon for my 130th Half Marathon.
Older and slower but still moving.
Jolanta Thorburn (MM15959, DA3742, HF18464) – Super Fast Half, Hyak, WA
Gina Forestieri- (HF18136) – Gorges ithaca half marathon in ny… super pretty and it did not rain!!!
Jacqueline Schreiver- (HF17811) – Charlevoix Half Marathon!! Woo Hoo!!
Met Barbara Leiser(HF15169) en route in Charlevoix!!
Brenda Folkerts (MM15695, DA3674, HF18068) – Millersylvania 50K
Jennie Harris- (HF17091) – Trail half #2 yesterday at the transcend way over yonder trail series in Randolph, New Jersey and state #33. Tough race, but managed 2nd in my age group
Gregory Rouson (HF8068, MM12723, DA2354) – I finished lifetime half marathon #197 and THE SUPER FAST HALF #2 nine minutes faster than I did the last time I ran it two years ago. Oh…and I also ran into some awesome fellow Fanatics, too. 😉😎 #HF8068 #MM12723 #DA2354 #RoadTo200 #Roustance #RunnerFriends #RunSuper
Jorgina Sanders- (HF16456) – Half #95
SARR Carrabba’s 5K, Half Marathon, and Half Marathon Relay
Darlene Schuman (HF17507) Ok..Praise God half #94 is done and also finished the hometown half series too!
Donna Sarasin (HF6371, DA3562, MM15364) – Half #110 on Sunday at Town and Country Half Marathon in Newburyport MA 🙂
Tricia Davis (HF18538) & Aubrey Davis (HF18587) – It’s #medalmonday and it’s June in Georgia so you just have to run the Hotlanta Half Marathon and 5k in Atlanta! Aubrey Davis and I completed the 5k and placed 1st and 2nd in our age groups, respectively. But, the true highlight of the race for us was being there to witness our friend Charlene Mercer Board complete her 100th half marathon! Congratulations
Charlene! We enjoyed hanging out with Charlene and her family and with our friend Anita Burns and others who also completed the Hotlanta Half Marathon. #HF18538 #HF18587
Dailyn Valdez (MM15916, DA3732, HF18660) – What an amazing experience 🙌🏼 Thank you #mainlymarathons Got 5 halfs and 1 full accomplished with the #newenglandseries CT, VT, RI, NH, ME ,MA #medalmonday #DoubleAgent #halffanatics #marathonmaniacs
Katie Galvin (MM15882, DA3721, HF18478) – State#24 and half#39 this weekend at the Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon. It was such a pretty area and running along the water was nice. But saving most of the hills for the last 3.5 miles wasn’t so fun lol Love the medal and race shirt too. Free pizza and ice cream but they ran out of the free beer before I finished. Visited a bunch of the lighthouses in the area afterwards and great food options in the area. A great race and a great place to visit but make sure you are comfortable finishing under 3:15 for this one!
LBS Financial Long Beach Classic Half & 5K 2023…
- Patty Z Bishop (HF12118)
- Mitchell Chan (MM790)
- Karen Eviltwin Vollan (MM2361. DA64, HF104)
- Robert Manon (MM6700, DA431, HF3646)
- Natalie Uyeno(MM15186, HF17314, DA3505)–
- Ginny Lee (HF5004, DA516, MM7603)
Photo and Post Credit Marathon Maniacs/Half Fanatics Facebook Pages