20 Tales From Medal Monday Chapter 10

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. Ed Brown (MM15793) Great day, great experience, and great people – especially amongst the Maniacs! Thanks to everyone who made thisContinue reading “20 Tales From Medal Monday Chapter 10”

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”

Run Family at the Chicago 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 and internationally. They took a quick photo before the Chicago Marathon on October 9, 2022. Photo Credit Bryan Anderson, Paul Maguire, Natan Edelsburg

Becoming a Marathoner in Chicago

Jolanta Thorburn (HF18464) What a great first Marathon experience! Everyone told me I would love this Marathon and they were right! The city views, the spectators in all different neighborhoods and the volunteers – this awesome city shows up for this Marathon.Thank you Chicago! You will forever hold a special place in my heart! ♥️Continue reading “Becoming a Marathoner in Chicago”

Becoming a Double Agent in Chicago

Katie Galvin (HF18478, DA3721, MM15882) Took a 26.2 mile tour of Chicago today😀 I’m glad that I didn’t second guess the tank and shorts combo because it warmed up quick, I even got suburned!! Thanks to Ray Furlong , Rachel Nass , and TriCia Cross for cheering me on and finding me on the course!Continue reading “Becoming a Double Agent in Chicago”

10 Short Stories from Medal Monday Volume 5 Part 2

October 11th Edition Because last weekend was such a big weekend in running, we are bring a bonus installment of “10 short stories” Medal Monday brings many stories of achievement for our members. Here are an extra 10 of them, as posted on the Marathon Maniacs/Half Fanatics Facebook pages. Katie Galvin HF18478 State #13 half#19#medalmondayContinue reading “10 Short Stories from Medal Monday Volume 5 Part 2”

At the Races

Before we race, we like to do a “Family Photo” if we can. The following photos are of the Marathon Maniacs and Half Fanatics Family the weekend of October 8-11, 2021 Before the Bentonville Half Marathon (October 9th) Before the Long Beach Marathon/Half Marathon (Occtober 10th) At the Prairie Fire Marathon (October 9th) At theContinue reading “At the Races”

10 Short Stories from Medal Monday Volume 5 Part 1

October 11th Edition Medal Monday brings many stories of achievement for our members. Here are 10 of them, as posted on the Marathon Maniacs/Half Fanatics Facebook pages. Tim Mullican (MM7665) Mo’ Bell ultra for me. I dropped down to the 50K due to my Achille’s tendonitis. We had a choice of running a 3 mile,Continue reading “10 Short Stories from Medal Monday Volume 5 Part 1”

Baltimore and Chicago Marathon Group Photo Announcements

Baltimore From David Larson MM8051 Baltimore Marathon / Half Marathon Maniac/Fanatic Picture on Oct 9 at 7:30 AM. Chicago From JM Gabriel (MM9970) On October 10th (Sunday) Group photo won’t be at the Buckingham Fountain unlike in the past. Let’s meet at the Roosevelt University corner of S. Michigan Avenue and Congress Parkway. Same cornerContinue reading “Baltimore and Chicago Marathon Group Photo Announcements”