Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon and Coastal 5k

Randy Riley (MM14470, DA3270, HF16432) Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon and Coastal 5k My 193rd Half Marathon on a beautiful day. Met a couple of Half Fanatics Charlene Mercer Board and Anita Burns. A nice course with long grades but no hills. Miles of ocean views. Very few and far between aid stations. Wasn’t a problemContinue reading “Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon and Coastal 5k”

At the I-35 Challenge

Amy Seagroves (MM15648, DA3652, HF18410) Another B2B weekend with the I-35 challenge. Saturday was state #30 half #60 Kansas City half in Missouri. This was a nice but extremely hilly tour of the city. Sunday was state #31 half #61 Des Moines half in Iowa. This was a great and very flat, fast course andContinue reading “At the I-35 Challenge”

The Detroit Free Press Half Marathon

Joanne Blatchley (HF14845) Half #53 and State #21This was my yearly St Jude race so of course I was in costume.I headed to Michigan this weekend for the Detroit Freepress Half Marathon. Packet pick up was fairly easy once you found it at the back of the venue. There was no clear path to it.Continue reading “The Detroit Free Press Half Marathon”

Journey Finished at the Duke City Marathon

Congratulations to Randell Hansen (MM8508, DA2931, HF16161) who finished his 50 State Marathon goal after finishing yesterday’s Duke City Marathon in Albuquerque, NM on October 16, 2022 From Randell Medal Monday. MM #8508/DA 2931 has finished his 50 State Marathon goal after finishing yesterday’s Duke City Marathon in Albuquerque, NM in 3:23:37. 🇺🇸🏁 The overcastContinue reading “Journey Finished at the Duke City Marathon”

Marathon Maniacs Hall of Fame Class of 2022 October Inductee

Congratulations to Shelly Mack (MM6414, DA2020, HF13449) as the newest inductee into the Marathon Maniacs Hall of Fame. Shelly is an avid distance runner, completing many 100 milers in addition to her hundreds of marathons. Shelly is a regular at Mainly Marathon events and has completed the Vol State 500K race. Congratulations and welcome toContinue reading “Marathon Maniacs Hall of Fame Class of 2022 October Inductee”

Running Abroad in Berlin and London

Sue Landa (MM15825, DA3705, HF10009) Back from travels abroad! I completed the Berlin Marathon on September 25 and then the TCS London Marathon on October 2. Since it’s a Monday, time to show off the bling! I also received a third medal with the Wanda Age Group Champs. I know many of you were atContinue reading “Running Abroad in Berlin and London”

At the Center of the Nation Series

Bryon Solberg (MM12350) Medal Monday.From my Birthday Week.Three new-to-me marathon states ( #23, #24, #25).Marathons 250, 251, and 252.**Nebraska: about half shaded trail and grass. A verypretty park. 🙂**South Dakota: W.W.W= Wet, Windy, and Without-warmth by a lake that I am sure is very pretty on a summer day.**Montana: by a very pretty lake onContinue reading “At the Center of the Nation Series”

Bear Lake Ultra

Tim Mullican (MM7665) Today was cool and colorful at the Bear Lake Ultra near Lapeer MI. The course was hilly and challenging, but the trails were mostly smooth with the exception of some small roots on the single track sections. I officially completed 34.1 miles with about 3,200 feet of total elevation gain. Photo andContinue reading “Bear Lake Ultra”

Journey of a 6-Star Finisher

Mikala Shremshock (MM7087, HF14614, DA2414) I started my running journey in 2010 with a 5k local race. I’m not even sure I knew what a marathon distance was at that point. Then some friends from my running community inspired (also known as peer pressured) me to start running more and longer and eventually to qualifyContinue reading “Journey of a 6-Star Finisher”