First Ultra Marathon at Jacks 50K

Congratulations to Jason Hube (MM12601). He finished his first Ultra Marathon at Jacks 50K Trail Race in Palm Coast, Florida Jason’s Race Report: This #medalmonday is a special one. I finished my first ultra marathon yesterday!!! #jacks50k was no joke. Very tough course on a mountain bike trail which was very curvy and had someContinue reading “First Ultra Marathon at Jacks 50K”

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”

The Kettle 100

Rick Albanese (MM11181) – There is just something about the Kettle 100. A 100 mile ultramarathon race that many accomplished veteran ultarunners I respect and admire have not been able to complete for a variety of reasons over the years. The heat and mud years, relentless hills that force you to strategically insert running hardContinue reading “The Kettle 100”

Becoming an Ultra Marathoner

Natalie Uyeno(MM15186, HF17314, DA3505) I’M AN ULTRAMARATHONER!!! Completed 32 miles (a little over a 50K) in under 9 hours!!! Lifetime marathon or longer #8 (1st ultra) is in the books! I was way undertrained, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity when I was gifted a race entry to the Nanny Goat 12-hour race byContinue reading “Becoming an Ultra Marathoner”

Running the Cruel Jewel

Rick Albanese (MM11181) – RACE REPORT: I’ve been trying to catch up on rest and recovery but wanted to share a bit more from my experience at the Cruel Jewel 56. I knew this race had a reputation as being difficult but I felt comfortable tackling the 56 (58) mile version based on a 28Continue reading “Running the Cruel Jewel”

Going Iridium at the Pistol Ultra

Brian Johnson (MM8807, HF7287, DA707). One of my goals since I qualified for Marathon Maniacs was to try to level up to at least the Iridium Level. (4 stars) After 5 years of trying I finally got there at the Pistol Ultra/Pistol Creek Marathon in Alcoa Tennessee March 19-20 First, the formality: (yes the bloggerContinue reading “Going Iridium at the Pistol Ultra”

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 Half/Full/Ultra Marathon in Tulsa Oklahoma on January 22, 2022 Photo Credit Annie Adkins

Across the Years (Arizona)

Carla Simon (MM14304 DA3133 HF13789) –Finished my 4th lifetime over 100 miler this morning with finishing the Across the Years 72 hour fixed time run in Phoenix Arizona. Not complaining with the over 116 miles I got in along with taking 8th overall female even though my PR for 72 hours is 134 which cameContinue reading “Across the Years (Arizona)”

Black Hills Endurance March and Veterans Marathon — Brian Johnson –MM #8807, HF #7287, DA #707

Black Hills Endurance March and Veterans Marathon Sept 2020 The Black Hills of South Dakota. I stumbled into this race by accident. In the time of Covid, a lot of races had called off. This one had a plan in place. They intended to go with the race. They also had a full refundContinue reading “Black Hills Endurance March and Veterans Marathon — Brian Johnson –MM #8807, HF #7287, DA #707”