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20 Tales From Medal Monday Year 2 Chapter 1

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. Maniacs/Fanatics at Go Short, Go Long, Go Very Long Race Series in Tulsa, Oklahoma January 21, 2023 Jorgina Sanders (HF16456) -Half #84…

Run Family Go Short, Go Long, Go Very Long

Before we race, we like to do a “Family Photo” if we can. The Marathon Maniac/Half Fanatic Run Family can be found at races all over the country. They took a quick photo before the Go Short, Go Long, Go Very Long Race Series in Tulsa, Oklahoma Saturday, January 21, 2023. Photo Credit Christabelle Carpenter

Running the 3M Austin Half

Joanne Blatchley (HF14845) – Medal Monday, HF 14845 This weekend I checked Texas off the list!I ran the 3M Austin 1/2 Marathon.My excitement and expectations were high due to the big name sponsor, and everything is always bigger in Texas. I will honestly say this race left me disappointed overall.The expo was held at the…

Pacing at the Carlsbad Half

Natalie Uyeno(MM15186, HF17314, DA3505)- Lifetime half marathon #240 is in the books! ✅ The In Motion Events Carlsbad Half was my 2nd lifetime half back in 2018. I was so impressed with the spectator support and course support that I fell in love with the city of Carlsbad and this race! ❤️Who would’ve thought that…

Lake Samish Half Marathon

Sue Stevens (HF8593, DA2452, MM12891)- My first #medalmonday of the year. Lake Samish Half Marathon in WA. This is a low-key event hosted by the Greater Bellingham Running Club. 2 laps plus a small dogleg round the lake on open roads with enough hilliness to keep it interesting. (The race builds it as mostly flat,…

Congratulations Fanatic #1043 Karen “roadApple” Flynn!

Congratulations to Karen Flynn (MM4024, DA158, HF1043) for finishing her 189th lifetime half marathon & 1st race of 2023 at the Citrus Heritage Run Half Marathon on Saturday 01/07/23. Karen writes: “This was my first time running this awesome race through the citrus tree groves of the California Citrus State Historic Park in Riverside, CA…

Running the Rock n Roll Arizona Half

Katie Galvin (HF18478, DA3721, MM15882) – #medalmonday I had a great time completing the Rock n Roll Arizona 5k and Half Marathon this weekend. Half #34 and state #22 for me! A little stressful ahead of time when I found out that they didn’t complete the transfer of my registration from the canceled Atlantic City…

A Case of Deja’ Vu at the Louisiana Half Marathon

Tricia & Aubrey Davis (HF18538 & HF18587) – It’s #medalmonday and I can’t let this day go by without showing off my bling from the Louisiana Half Marathon and 5k! Aubrey Davis and I just got home from Baton Rouge, where I placed 2nd in my age group in the 5k on Saturday and 1st…

Welcome to the Half Fanatics Heather!

Welcome Heather Stringfellow! Heather became an official Half Fanatic (HF18712)- by completing the Williams Route 66 Half Marathon in November and the St Jude Memphis Half Marathon 13 days later. Congratulations Heather! Photo Credit Heather Stringfellow

Run Family at the Las Cruces Marathon

Before we race, we like to do a “Family Photo” if we can. The Marathon Maniac/Half Fanatic Run Family can be found at races all over the country. They took a quick photo before the State 47 Las Cruces Marathon and Half Marathon in Las Cruces, NM Sunday January 7, 2023. Photo Credit Sadie Smith

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