Finishing 100 in Grand Rapids

Congratulations to Sandy Stiner (MM3790) who finished her 100th marathon at the Grand Rapids (MI) Marathon October 16th this year.  From Sandy, “I ran my first marathons in 1995 and 1996, then one in 2003. Started back to it in 2010 and just finished my 100th marathon this year! I became a Marathon Maniac inContinue reading “Finishing 100 in Grand Rapids”

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”

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”

20 Tales From Medal Monday Chapter 6

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. Mark Jennings (HF13602) Lots of Mt. Rainier runners posting today! I’ll jump in too. 5K and Half done. State #32 forContinue reading “20 Tales From Medal Monday Chapter 6”

Going the Distance at Charlevoix

Katie Galvin (HF18478)-#medalmonday State #19 and half #30 at the Charlevoix Half Marathon this weekend! An out and back course with most of the middle miles on a bike path. We had great cool weather with breezes off Lake Michigan. It was so nice getting a break from the summer heat and humidity!!! And aContinue reading “Going the Distance at Charlevoix”