The Toledo Mini Half Marathon

Randy Riley (MM14470, DA3218, HF16432)– Toledo Mini Half Marathon & Quarter Marathon Lifetime Half Marathon #214 Always enjoy putting in miles with Half Fanatics Heidi Marie Hammond (HF18098) who pushed me to my fastest half of the year. This is a point to point race starting in Maumee and finishing in the Mudhen’s ballpark inContinue reading “The Toledo Mini Half Marathon”

Overcoming the Elements at the Moebius Green Monster Trail Race

Laurie Weiner (MM15681, DA3668, HF9266) – Race report: Yesterday I slayed the Moebius – Green Monster Trail 50k race in Aurora ,Ohio. ! It took a lot to get this race finished. Thanks to Mother Nature’s bad mood the last week, where she dumped many inches of rain during the week, she added a twistContinue reading “Overcoming the Elements at the Moebius Green Monster Trail Race”

Going for the Podium Finish at the Akron Goodyear Half

Randy Riley (MM14470, DA3218, HF16432)– Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k I’ve competed in this Akron, OH Half Marathon all 8 years they’ve held it and it’s always been my nemesis. I’ve tried my best to AG podium finish and never quite made it, finishing 4th several times. I started strong today but the 3 H’sContinue reading “Going for the Podium Finish at the Akron Goodyear Half”

Running the Inaugural Burning River Marathon

Laurie Weiner (MM15681, DA3668, HF9266) – Today, I had a new challenge. I ran the 26.2 mile event of the 17th Annual Burning River Endurance Run & Relay. This is my longest technical trail race and my goal was to finish in 8 hours. Well I finished in 7:30:31. It rained for a few hoursContinue reading “Running the Inaugural Burning River Marathon”

The Grand Rapids Towpath Trail Half

Heidi Hammond (HF18098) – The towpath trail half in Grand Rapids, Ohio was Sunday and offered another cool day with a tree covered out and back trail along a historic canal. Flat with crushed stone made for smooth sailing…I finished with 2:11:01 and Grand Master Female which awarded a nice fold up picnic blanket andContinue reading “The Grand Rapids Towpath Trail Half”

Enduring at the Eagle Up Ultra

Brian Johnson (MM8807, DA707, HF7287) – The event helps benefit TeamRWB. Being a veteran, I like races like this that support veterans’ organizations, I am both happy and frustrated with how the day went. The biggest thing I learned is, I need to be even better with my salt intake. The event started at 6amContinue reading “Enduring at the Eagle Up Ultra”

13.1 Mile Running Tour Of Cleveland

Randy Riley (MM14470, DA3218, HF16432) – Cleveland Marathon Half Marathon today with Britters Corrigan. This is a new course with an incredible tour of downtown Cleveland. Love that it goes into the Tremont neighborhood past The Christmas Story House And Museum that will be featured in probably the most fun 5k you can run #TheClevelandChristmasRun-Continue reading “13.1 Mile Running Tour Of Cleveland”

My Flying Pig Marathon Adventure

Brian Johnson (MM8807, DA707, HF7287) To say the Flying Marathon on May 7 was an adventure would be an understatement. But there is a bit of a build up to get to that point. I started Marathoning 10 years ago. I have never completed this race. I have heard about the hills and how “legendary”Continue reading “My Flying Pig Marathon Adventure”

20 Tales From Medal Monday Volume 2 Chapter 7

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. Paul Vining (MM15580, DA3647, HF18444) This past Sunday I completed the very wet Flying Pig Marathon, took me a long timeContinue reading “20 Tales From Medal Monday Volume 2 Chapter 7”

Lightning, Thunder and a “Shelter in Place” at the Flying Pig Marathon

Olivia Medina (MM7842) – State #31 – OhioFlying Pig MarathonAt the start, hoards of runners staged in corrals expressed concern about whether the race would be canceled. It began to rain at 6:30am, same as the race start time. Around mile three, lightning and thunder rolled overhead. I later came to learn race officials hadContinue reading “Lightning, Thunder and a “Shelter in Place” at the Flying Pig Marathon”