Marathon Maniacs News Letter – April 2009
April 2009 Highlights
50 new members for the month of April (total of 1486 members)
Mary “mph” Hanna is the female winner of the Yakima River Canyon Marathon
Chuck “Marathon Junkie” Engle wins the Hogeye Marathon
Van Phan takes the female title at the McNaughton 150 miler
Annie Thiessen takes the women‟s crown at the Mount Si 50 miler and Ryan McKnight wins the 50 km race
Yakima River Canyon Marathon – site of the 2009 Marathon Maniacs Reunion
Marathon Maniacs….At the Races
Marc Frommer, Cormac Burke and TJ Ford Roger McMillan Claire Carder, Liz Cooper, Dave MacBean, Dave Bell
Yakima River Canyon Marathon: Herb Allen, Jenny Appel, Corrine Austerman, “Hotrod”, Eric Barnes, Michelle Barnes, Steve Barrick, Amy “blister
bliss” Begnal, Dave Bell, Bret Bellevue, Jessica Bienvenue, Chip Boggs, Rikki Bogue, Jeff “Boneman” Bollman, Darren Boone, Jim Boyd, David
Bridgeman, Ken Briggs, Mike Brooks, Abi Brownell, Christina Bruce, Jen Bruce, Tim Bruce, Mic, Cormac Burke, Claire Carder, Roger Chou, Ruben
Contreras, “Runner Lis” Cooper, Bob Coyne, Patch #231, Cheri Damatio, Paul David, Stephanie Day, Bob & Lenore Dolphin, Vivian Doorn, Becky
Erstin, T.J.Ford, Earl Fenstermacher, Andy Fritz, Marc Frommer, Brock Gavery, Shawn Gay, Paul “medal guy” Gentry, Rick “Road Kill” Haase,
David Hamilton, Istvan, Steve Hamling, Craig Hanela, Francie Hankins, Mary “mph” Hanna, Ric Hart, Christie Hayes, Bob Hearn, “Insane jane”,
Claude Hicks Jr., Jill Hudson, Pedro Infante, Rob Jacobsen, David Jones, Jae-Byung Jung, Chester “Southernmost Walker” Kalb, Dean Kayler, Chris
Kenny, Don “The Rev” Kienz, Richard Kintsler, Gary Kobold, John Kokes, Scott Krell, Phil “Uncle Philly” Kriss, Stevie Ray Lopez, Dave MacBean,
Doug MacLean, Hunter MacLean, Roger McMillan, Gary “The Red Rabbit” Marr, Bob Martin, Marci Martin, King Arthur Martineau, Amy Mathis,
Rich Menzel, Cyndie Merten, Little Leslie, Jud Moore, Alan Morton, Janice Moyer, Jess Mullen, Al Nabors, Mariposai, Tony Myrie, Bob „BobO”
Obrien, Gary Otheim, Stacy “PoSSum” Otter, Lesa Overfield, Keith Parks, Piper Peterson, Tony >tp!< Phillippi, Cheri Pompeo (Gillis), Bill Powers,
Mel Preedy, Mike Pruyne, Marilyn “Mare” Pyke, Bruce Quam, Jeannette Quintana, Cliff “quack, quack” Richards, Randen Richards, Guillermo Rios,
Susie Ro, Fenny Roberts, Bryan Robertson, sLuG, EatDrinkRunWoman, Marilou “Dove” Russell, Ray Scharenbrock, Jim Scheer, Mike Schmitt, Cat.
Schwartz, Sam Scoby, Narv, Terry Sentinella, McGyver, Michael Shiach, Sonny “Tranquilrunner” LaForm, David “Marathon Diet” Spooner, Scott
Stader, Brian Starkey, Tim Stensen, Wendy Stensen, Steve Stoyles, Jason Streubel, Jerry Thayer, Robert Towne, Merita Trohimovich, Gregg Walchli,
Linda Walter, CJ**Hollywood** Warren, Larry Welch, Rose‟s Revenge, Steve White, Karen Wiggins, Jessica Williams, Roger Winchell, Janine “I
Kick Rocks” Windom, Steve Wisner, Wayne “Dead Guy” Wright, Prez Steven Yee, Guy Yogi, Jen Yogi, Roy Young, Marie Zornes
Jeanette Quintana and Chris Kenny Alan Morton Jud Moore, Sonny LaForm, Mike Schmitt Chester Kalb
The Yakima Canyon Marathon from the eventual women’s winner Mary “mph” Hanna It was a beautiful weekend in Yakima, the best weather in the five years I have run this race. It was also my slowest Yakima, but it was good enough this year. As Marc said, it all depends who shows up. Unfortunately, Annie Thiessen is injured, but it sounds like she will be back soon. I expect her to run real well at Newport. Until I talked to Scott Sandsbury of the Yakma Herald Republic on Wednesday, I had expected Annie to win and figured I'd be out of the spotlight, running for second if I was lucky. There were three women highlighted in the paper as potential winners: Selina Danko (3rd last year, just minutes behind me), Amber Green (former CWU runner, 2nd marathon, but shooting for 3:10-3:15), and me. I looked around when I started the race and found myself in the lead, but after a couple of miles, Selina joined me. I didn't know her, but guessed it had to be her. We ran together and chatted for about 13 miles of the race. After a few miles, we started to hear a woman's voice behind us. It was Amber, and she slowly caught up to us. I really enjoyed having the three of us running together. I knew that we were all three running under our goal time. I hung back a little, but stayed with them. Then Selina dropped back and told me to hang with Amber. I said OK. I ran along with Amber a couple of miles and noticed our splits were slipping. At mile 18, I decided to make my move. Not knowing what would happen, I picked the pace up just a notch and never looked back. I found out in the newspaper Sunday that Amber had hung within 30 yards of me for the next three miles! At mile 23, my calves started cramping, so I slowed down and took shorter steps. That kept the cramping at bay, and I was able to get
to the finish before Selina (2nd-3:16:59) and Amber (3rd-3:19, new AG record). It was my slowest Yakima (3:14:59) and the closest women's finish since 2001. The weather has never been better, and I had a lot of fun.
Christina, Tim and Jen Bruce Cheri Damatio HotRod, Steph Day, Jess Mullen, Vivian Doorn, Karen Wiggins
Marie Zornes, Betsy Rogers and Wayne Wright Jae-Byung Jung Jen and Guy Yogi
From Rikki Bogue… Well, since I met Marc face to face I now feel the pressure to report my Yakima marathon from my Garmin, although I
completely forgot to turn on the option that keeps the Garmin running whenever I stop, so it is not completely accurate, and I
when I stop at the aid tables sometimes I get a little chatty and then I also stopped for pictures, probably where I lost the BQ
by 6 minutes. This was a really fun marathon and just a completely beautiful course.
Oh, I won MM arm warmers in a roundabout fashion as they were too small for my friend who won them, although I think the
hand knitted type would be most cozy and you could have them to complement all of your running apparel!
Christie Hayes and Paul David Rikki Bogue Piper Peterson and Dave Bell Rose‟s Revenge
And of course the awards ceremony where many Maniacs received age-group awards:
Mary Hanna (Women’s Overall Winner)
Cliff Richards (overall Master’s winner)
Michael Shiach (100th
9- time Marathon Maniacs Yakima River Canyon Finishers: Bob and Lenore Dolphin, Steve Barrick, Steve Hamling, Jim Scheer, Fenny Roberts,
David Jones, Mel Preedy, Jim Boyd, Prez Steven Yee (if I forgot anone, please let the Prez know)
The Marathon Maniacs Hall-of-Fame Awards: Bob Dolphin, Mel Preedy and Van “pigtails” Phan
The “Rev” will once again be the guest speaker at the 10th
Annual Yakima River Canyon Marathon (March 27, 2010)
THE FESTIVITIES AT THE AWARDS CEREMONY
Mary “mph” Hanna Speaker‟s award: Rev Kienz Roy Young Volunteer Frank Purdy
Have you joined Facebook yet? Over 500 Marathon Maniacs have. Members have been adding photos to the site to the “Marathon Maniacs”
Group site (administrator is Steve “marathon freak” Walters), so please check out the site. And join if you want to interact with maniacs
already on the site, since we prefer not to give out members e-mail addresses.
Marathon Maniacs group on Facebook
Marathon Maniacs group on LinkedIn
Many thanks to photographers whom submitted photos, Phil Min, Paul David, Matt Hagen, as well as having them on your Facebook
page for me to download and include them in the MM newsletter. And of course all of the new members whom submitted photos of
Illinois Marathon: Dave Bell, Cowboy Jeff Bishton, Robert Britain, Joe Ely, Jacob Gross, Mike Herrin, Angela Ivory, Stuart Jackson, “Marathon Don”
Kuhnle, Stevie Ray Lopez, Tim “I gotta get more stars” Marquardt, Mel Martin, Vicki Merry, Phil Min, Don Pattison, Jim Patton, Missy Peters, Aaron
Redinger, Shanan Redinger, David “Zen Runner” Reid, Tony Renello, Cathy “MininCat” Saylor, McGyver, George K. Tchakanakis, Matt Weis
Phil Min and McGyver Don Kuhnle Tony Renello
Diez Vista Ultra: Lorelei and Richard Sadowski with their twins Promised Land 50 km: Lynne Evans
Mt Si 50km/50 mile Ultras: Frnacis Agboton “El Maestro”, Joe Aguero, Linda Barton, Jessica Bienvenue, Barb Blumenthal, Francesca Carmichael,
Mark Dahlby, Matt Glew, Paul Grove, Rick “Raod Kill” Haase, Craig Hanela, Jill Hudson, Dean Kayler, Tory “Teechur” Klementsen, Ashley “rogue
wave” Kuhlmann, “MMKuhl”, Kurt Lauer, Stevie Ray Lopez, Tamara MacLaren, Patty McKerney, Ryan McKnight, Little Leslie, Pete Nicholson, Bob
„BobO” Obrien, Andre “bonk!bonk! O‟Donnell, Van “pigtails” Phan, Nic Plemel, Cheri Pompeo (Gillis), Mike Pruyne, Susie Ro, Annie Thiessen, Olaf
Weckner, Jon Yoon, Marie Zornes
Annie Thiessen Tamara MacLaren Heidi Hubler and Michael Lacombe Cheri Pompeo
Little Leslie BobO OBrien Ashley Kuhlmann Tory Klementsen and Marie Zornes
Boston Marathon: Kevin Abraszek, Mickey (QuickMick) Allen, Keith Almeida, Meghan Arbogast, David “Bart” Bartholomew, Amy „blister bliss”
Begnal, Jonathan Bernard, Valerie Beyer, Jim Bitgood, Faye “Princess Pal” Britt, Bonni Brooks, Kim Budzik, Roger Chou, Moses Christian, Ruben
Contreras, Rick Cooney, Greg D., Luke Eichten, Marathon Junkie, Richard Ervais, Mark Essenberg, Kay “Dirtball” Evans, Sam Felsenfeld, Jeff Fong,
David Forbes, T.J. Ford, Marc Frommer, Annie Fu, Cheryl Gamache, Gary Geuss, Eric Gierke, Beth Giffing, Bruce Gilbert, Jeff “CrossFitQ” Giles,
Ryan “roarinryan” Gillia, Pat Gleason, Nancy Goodnight, Margaret Gorog, Tom Grant, Emily Grossman, Sarah Grue, Brian Hampsch, Boonsom
“Lipstick Lady” Hartman, Ron Harvey, Christie Hayes, Bob Hearn, Jack Heely, Judith Henderson, Andrea Hill, Jeffrey “50sub4” Hill, Suzy Holt
Goodwin, Chris Humble, Ed Indvik, Debbra Jacobs-Robinson, DEO, Elizabeth Jones, Peter Josefchak, Dennis Kato, Michele Keane, Pattie Keller,
Cherry Kent, James Klarich, Carol Knez, Gary Kobold, Johnny “Shaka” Landeza, Michael larkin, Vickie Lau, Jim Laubsted, Sheila “LuLu” Lawless-
Burke, Karl Leitz, Doug MacLean, Hunter MacLean, Larry Macon, Mike Mahanay, Shelly Mahoney, David Malone, Bob Martin, King Arthur
Martineau, Judy Mathison, Jennifer “lifesabeach” McDaniel, Tim McGinity, Al “Commandant” McGowan, Max M, David Nemoto, David Nevitt,
Steve Noone, Charles Oatman, Ellen Olp, Les “Maniacles” Omura, Keith “Kip” Panzer, Deric Park, Keith Parks, Steve Pavao, Brian Pendleton, Hoa
“Flower” Pham, Tony >tp!< Phillippi, Don Raake, Brian “Ram” Roderick, EatDrinkRunWoman, Tom Rogers, Rian Rosenthal, Linda “Girlie” Rowe-
O‟Neal, Stephen Rudmann, Marilou “Dove” Russell, Anne Scarazzo, Mark Seaburg, Laura Skolozdra, David “Marathon Diet” Spooner, Mark
Stodghill, Steve Supkoff, Angela Sy, Deydre Teyhen, John Teyhen, Jennifer “JT” Triplett, Erika Van Flein, CJ **Hollywood**Warren, runninguy, Bill
Wilcox, Steve Wisner, Claudia Wolfe, Wayne “Dead Guy” Wright, Amy Yanni, Guy Yogi, Jen Yogi
Back: tp, Amy, CJW, Marci, Eric, Steve. Front: Steve, Bob and Prez Maniacs Nemoto, Gierke, Hearn, Macon and Lipstick Lady
His best Boston marathon: Maniac #9 Marc Frommer
Short: 3:27:33, 9th (and fastest (2005) Boston (by 4 min); 5 min faster
than last year; 73rd marathon; 116th AG
As you know, Boston ranks up there with Newport as my two favorite marathons. Even with all the crap that surrounds it
and the logistics, there is something special about it. For those of you who haven't yet
experienced it, I would highly recommend it. The crowd support is unbelievable with Wellesley, Newton, BC, and the
finish the highlights but all along the course it is amazing. All the kids to high-five, everyone showing fantastic
support, getting updates on the Sox game, drunk folks at 11AM -- all part of Boston. Then there is the pre-race and
post-race hoopla. And of course, the race itself.
My goal for the race was to finally break 3:30. I've tried a couple of times and the weather stopped me from trying a
few times but I've only come close in 2005 and last year. But I had a very good Yakima two
weeks ago and decided to go for it again. As always my goal was to run the race as evenly as possible, realizing that
the hills will be a bit slower but making up the time over the last 5 miles. Last year, I went out at an 8 minute pace
and was right on target but after the hills I couldn't get the miles back down below 8 minutes. This year, I decided
to go out a little faster (around 7:50) but with the same plan. It worked this time. The weather was a bit of a
concern. The rain held off but the wind was supposed to be an issue. The forecast was for 15-20 mph winds from the
east (headwind) with higher gusts. It was pretty windy on the walk to the bus but the wind turned out to be a minor
annoyance. It was there the whole way but I only felt it a bit as we got closer to Boston. The temps were cool and I
decided to run with a LS shirt under my singlet, shorts, and gloves with handwarmers.
Meghan Arbogast Stephen Rudmann Stanley Hup Keith Almeida Max M
My roomies and I got off to the Athletes Village bright and early and met up with a bunch of Maniacs. After picture
taking, porta-potty visits, etc, we were off to the corrals. This year I decided to do the old Jerome Focosi trick of
taking an empty drink bottle and use it as my personal porta-potty (yeah, I know too much info but it works) while
waiting in the corral. Maniac Steve Supkoff was one corral ahead of me and since we both had goals of around 3:30 we
decided to run together. I've run with Steve a couple of times, last year at Seafair and at Newport 2005 (when I ran
3:19) and have always had a good race and great time. It worked out again so I have to try to coerce him to run some
more races together.
We got into a pretty good rhythm pretty quickly and just started clicking off the miles. Another Maniac, David Forbes,
joined us and we ran together until the Newton hills. Around the hills, Steve pulled a bit ahead but I caught back up
in the middle of them. We then caught up to another Maniac, Eric Gierke, coming off an injury and Steve ran with him
for a bit while I went ahead. Running with Steve for the first 18-20 miles made those miles go by quickly and easily.
And I had a bunch of energy left for the hills and beyond. As you can see from the splits, I had more left than last
year over the last portion of the race, which was the key to my time. There are so many highlights along the course
but running through Wellesley is tops. And going by BC seems to be rivaling Wellesley in terms of noise and
enthusiasm. Finally, as you get closer to the final turn onto Elston's (where the Prez was camped out being official
photographer) the adrenaline really gets going. I love the final stretch along Boylston, even with the headwind this
year. The last two miles were especially great since I knew at mile 24 that unless some major incident occurred, I had
a sub 3:30 (I really didn't know for sure until that time). I was at 3:10:06 at that point and even with the hill
around mile 25 (I hate that last hill right by Fenway), I figured I could run 19 minutes over that portion. My 5 mile
splits last year were: 40:30, 39:48, 40:10, 40:38, 41:23 so I definitely had more left at the end and I ran the first
part slightly faster to give me the extra 5 minutes.
Mike Mahanay Carol Knez Gary Kobold “QuickMick” Allen Les Omura
After the race, the wind picked up and my teeth were chattering while we went through the long walk and wait to get our
warm, clean clothes. I didn't hang around at all after the race and just high-tailed it back to try to warm up. Then
it was off to our traditional post-race get together at John Harvards pub (I think we started doing this back in 2003
I'll definitely be back in 2010 for my 10th running (7th consecutive) of Boston. It just keeps drawing me back. Yes,
it certainly has its logistical issues but it is Boston and the tradition, race, and atmosphere just can't be beat.
Sam Felsenfeld David Forbes Suzy Holt Goodwin John Harvard‟s Pub: tp and David Nemoto
There were two Boston marathons going on at the same time…..one in Boston and one in Iraq. While Maniac #796 John Teyhen was braving the hills of
Newton, his wife Maniac #797 Deydre Teyhen was in Iraq doing the tougher version of the Boston Marathon. Congratulations Deydre and John.
MANIACS DOING MARATHONS ABROAD
Jon and Sherry Mahoney at the Paris Marathon Utrecht Marathon: Jon and David Major
THE HEAT OF THE COUNTRY MUSIC MARATHON
Todd Baxter Kevin Brosi Rob Rayder Al Kohli
Country Music Marathon: Todd Baxter, Diana Bibeau, Diane Bolton, Bethie Bremner, Kevin Brosi, Roxanne Conlan, Darrell Digman, Tamie Digman,
Renita Ellis, Shannon “Jellyfish” Genovese, Bob Hearn, Nicole Hillmyer, Angela Ivory, Matt Jenkins, Cathie Johnson, Troy Johnson, Al Kohli,
“Marathon Don” Kuhnle, John “JLo” Lowry, Jeff Matlock, Phil Min, Dana Mosell, Monica Nop-Running Princess, Kelly “Mongo” Olsen, Danielle
Paschke, Missy Peters, Michael Pulley, “The Lone Runner” Rob Rayder, John Richeson, Monkey Trent, Lisa “Runner Girl” Short, Laura Skladzinski,
Evelyn Smith, Kamika Smith, Travis Sparrow, Scott Stader, Big Al Thomas, Melissa Chick, Marina White, Steve Wisner
Tamie and Darrell Digman Bob Hearn Steve Wisner Arnat Vale and Laura Skladzinski
Maniac #1202 Gabriella Mirollo: Tearing it up at the C & O Canal One Day 50km Hike.
A fourth place finish (tie)in 87 degrees hot and humid conditions…I almost dropped out but finished strong! Only 120 out of the 156 hikers
finished the 50km and a mere 52 out of the 105 starters for the 100km finished. One of these days I’ll be one of those crazy 100kers. For now I am
just happy and proud to have conquered the 50km in the top 5. Usually when I find myself alone on a course it’s because everybody is ahead of
me, not behind me. One of the highlights was passing and greeting a fellow yellow Maniac on the same path going in the opposite direction in a
whole other event. Really gave me a much-needed shot of energy.
Gabriella Mirolli Gopher Attack Marathoners Milos Kostic, Darwin Weimer, Gay Renouf Muir Woods – Jellyfish Genovese
PLEASE RENEW YOUR ANNUAL MANIAC DUES (ON YOUR MANIAC BIRTHDAY)
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Noteworthy Accomplishments / Promotions / Omissions / Maniac Stuff: Please let the Prez know if you reached a higher Maniac level and want the recognition in the Newsletter!
Titanium (10 star) Maniac: Walt Prescott (35 states in one year), Jeanette Quintana (7 states in 29 days)
Palladium (7 star) Maniac: Bryan Baroffio (20 states, countries in 12 months)
Osmium (6 star) Maniac: Jean Reid (16 states in one year)
Ruthenium (5 star) Maniac: Clint Burleson (13 states in one year), Bob Hearn (3 states in 9 days)
Iridium (4 star) Maniacs: Piper Peterson (9 states in one year), Troy Malinowski, Jason McGinnis, Lisa Kedzuf-McGinnis (2 marathons in 2 days)
Silver (2 star) Maniac: Matt Weis, Jae-Byung Jung, Allison Leyrer (6 marathons in 6 months), Rikki Bogue (8 marathons in 12 months)
50 state finish: Robert Lopez (Illinois Marathon)
100 Marathons: Michael Shiach (Yakima River)
Jim Scheer http://www.columbian.com/article/20090428/SPORTS02/904279953
Jean Reid (6-star Maniac) Jim Scheer Robert Lopez (50 state finish) Michael Shiach (100 marathons)
New Members for the Month of April
4/01 – Nancy “rockbridgerunner”Goodnight #1437 (McGregor, Texas): Nancy had a very busy 2008 as she ran marathons in 10 states to qualify for the
coveted 4-star Iridium status. And she saved her best effort last year at the Boston Marathon.
4/01 – Mike Seeley #1438 (Eagle, Idaho): Mike fulfilled the Bronze level criteria by running 5 marathons (Duke City, San Antonio, Dallas White Rock, San
Diego and Austin) in 5 months back in 1996-97. His lifetime totals include 22 marathons in 7 states.
4/02 – mkv #1439 (Washington DC): Iridium
Nancy Goodnight Mike Seeley Keith Parks
4/02 –David “Running Preacher” Johnson #1440 (Odessa, Texas): Iridium
4/03 – Keith Parks #1441 (Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada): It‟s hard to believe that I first met Keith way back in 2005 at the Flying Pig Marathon and is
now applying for membership in the Insane Asylum. So persistence does pay off! This Canadian is a Silver Maniac with his best streak of 3 marathons in 6
weeks achieved back in 2006-2007 (California International, Las Vegas and Arizona Rock and Roll). He has 31 lifetime marathons to his credit and has run in 8
states and Australia and New Zealand..
4/05 – Janine “I kick rocks” Windom #1442 (Oak Harbor, Washington): Like so many previous Maniacs whom are just kicking off their marathon careers,
Janine‟s first 2 marathons (Whidbey Island and Yakima River) on consecutive weekend qualifies her for Bronze level in the Insane Asylum. Like a real Maniac
trooper, she‟s got a bunch more lined up this year and probably by this time has progressed a few more levels..
4/05 – Deanna Vignjevic #1443 (Newport, North Carolina): Like Maniac #1442, Deanna ran Whidbey and Yakima to enter the Insane Asylum as a Bronze level
member. Once part of the famed Whidbey Island runners, Deanna has since moved across the country to North Carolina where she will no doubt continue her
4/05 – Stefan Hornke #1444 (Curitiba, Brazil): Our next member hailing from the South American land of the Maniacs, Brazil, Stefan „s first marathon was
back in 2004 (on 2 packs of cigarettes a day), but since that time has completed 3 ultras and 4 Ironman triathlons. In 2007 he visited the Pacific Northwest to run
4 races (Peterson Ridge Rumble, Spokane River Run, Capitol Peak 50 mile and the Vancouver Marathon in 4 consecutive weeks to meet the 4-star Iridium level.
This year he has run 1 marathon and has in 2 weeks run 400 miles through the Argentinian Andes pushing a baby stroller. But he knows that doesn‟t count in his
Janine Windom and DeannaVignjevic Stefan Hornke Ryan Gillian with Adidas star Carrie T.
4/05 – Ryan “roarinryan” Gillia #1445 (Honolulu, Hawaii): “roarinryan” is a Silver maniac by having run a marathon, 50 km and a 50 miler within a 2 month
period. His lifetime stats include 5 marathons and 2 ultras run in 3 states. By the time you read this, he had run a fast Boston Marathon.
4/06 – Cathie Johnson #1446 (Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee): Iridium
4/06 – Troy Johnson #1447 (Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee): Iridium
Besides being our next wife-husband Maniac combo, Cathie and Troy have a storied running resume, having completed marathons in all 50 states and with the
recently completed Nashville Marathon, will have each run 100 lifetime marathons. Together they have run 95% of their marathons together. Their best streak
was running 4 marathons (Paris, Rotterdam, Zurich and Country Music) in 4 consecutive weeks, thus earning the 4-star Iridium level.
4/06 – Rachel Boyd #1448 (Westminster, California): Silver
4/06 – Susan “Far Run R” Sulphur #1449 (Tulsa, Oklahoma): Susan enters the Insane Asylum as a Bronze member with her 3 marathons/ultras (Little Rock,
TATRUS 6 hour and the Lake McMurtry‟s Trail Ultra) in 4 weeks. She has run 6 lifetime marathons and 1 ultra in 3 states.
4/08 – Mike Brooks #1450 (Danville, Maine): Many of you probably has met or seen Mike at marathons and ultras as he has completed 198 and 47 of them,
respectively. He has run a marathon in all 50 states twice and has one state to go for his third complete circuit. His accomplishments are many, which include
running 320 miles in a 6 day race, completing the Badwater and as he joined the Marathon Maniacs was in the process of doing the Sri Chinmoy 10 day event for
charity and hoping to complete 500 miles! In fact, Gary Allen (MM #59) calls him one of, if the THE best Ultra runner in the state of Maine. And let‟s not forget
that he is a 7-star Palladium Maniac with his best streak of 13 marathons/ultras completed in 9 weeks.
Troy and Cathie Johnson Susan Sulphur Mike Brooks
4/08 –Mike Lynes #1451 (Tacoma, Washington): Mike is one fast runner, having won the Tacoma City Marathon the past few years. He‟s a Bronze Maniac with
4 marathons/ultras in 4 months. His lifetime totals include 4 marathons and 3 ultras in 3 states.
4/09 – Kai “Pancake” Bauer #1452 (Seattle, Washington): Kai started his marathoning saga back in 1993 with the Marine Corps Marathon and has run a few
more in between stints with military deployment. His lifetime totals include 8 marathons and 5 ultras in 3 states and DC. His Bronze marathon streak consisted of
the Seattle Marathon and Ron Herzog 50 km within a time frame of 2 weeks.
4/10 – Ron Miller #1453 (San Antonio, Texas): Ron‟s best streak consisted of the following races within 3 months of each other (Austin Marathon, Prickly Pear
50 km and Big D Marathon) thus earning him Bronze. His lifetime totals include 7 marathons and 2 ultras in 3 states.
4/12 – Kimberly Thurman #1454 (Owasso, Oklahoma):Iridium
Mike Lynes Kai “Pancake” Bauer Ron Miller
4/13 – John Bozung #1455 (Orem, Utah): A huge welcome to our next 10-star Titanium member, many of you know or have seen John running all over the
Unites States and other countries. His lifetime totals are impressive: 227 marathons, 42 ultras and a 50 states and DC finisher. Other feats include being the first
North American and second in the world to do all 7 continents in one year (1997), the unofficial growing current world record of 168 consecutive months of
running a marathon or longer and from March 2005 to March 2006 ran 52 marathons in 52 weeks. He‟s also run in all 16 of the Walt Disney Marathons. When
he‟s not racing, somehow he finds the time to be the race director of the following races: Kahtoola Bigfoot Snowshoe Festival, Squaw Peak 50 Mile Trail Run
and the Kat'cina Mosa 100K Mountain Run Mountain Oasis Adventure Runs
And just to ensure his place in the Insane Asylum, here‟s his tale of his toughest marathon finish ever: Last year at Top of Utah in Logan Utah in Sept where 3
minutes into the race I tripped over a root bump in the road and did a face plant. The paramedics were talking about taking me down in an ambulance, but I said
"I want to finish because I have never not finished in 227 marathons and I was not going to start today" so, after being treated and bandaged by paramedics and
my wife who is a nurse, and said I looked like the mummy, got up, went through the first mile in 29 minutes and finished in 4:25, passing up 225 runners along
the way. Then went to our hotel and checked out and then finally to the hospital and got 19 stitches in my upper left lip, one on my nose, (which was broken) and
14 on my forehead....now if that is not maniac, maybe crazy, but at least inspiring, as I know of 3 people who finished that day, that were going to drop, until we
(my wife and I) came along and found out what happened....
4/14 – David Donald #1456 (St. Louis, Missouri): Silver
4/16 – Sandra Paredes #1457 (Schertz, Texas): Sandra proclaims that she is “ready to be one of us” and rightfully so after completing 5 marathons in (Chicago,
San Antonio, Dallas White Rock, Houston and Napa) in 6 months, thus earning her Bronze. She has run an additional 2 lifetime marathons in 4 states.
4/16 – Charlie Surran #1458 (Norfolk, Virginia): Charlie took the “Maniacal Plunge” back in 2005 when he completed the Hartford and Mowhawk-Hudson
River Marathons on back to back days, thus earning him the coveted 4-star Iridium level. And he‟s done quite a few marathons in his lifetime (90) and says that
he is still on his best hard core streak!
John Bozung and wife Sandra Paredes Charlie Surran
4/17 – Adnil Buse #1459 (Converse, Texas): Adnil enters the Insane Asylum as a Bronze member having run 5 marathons (Chicago, San Antonio, Dallas White
Rock, Houston and Napa) in 6 months, thus earning her Bronze. This sounds like a repeat performance of Maniac 1457‟s running resume‟.Coincidence that
they‟re both from Texas?
4/20 – Eva Lust #1460 (Yakima, Washington): Bronze
4/21 – Bill Berenson #1461 (Fort Worth, Texas): Bronze
4/23 – Sally Boles #1462 (Mission Viejo, California): Gold
4/23 – Harold Jackson #1463 (Riverside, California): Gold
The Main Maniac met Sally at this year‟s Boston Marathon expo and was so pleased that she answered YES to all of the Maniac questions that she signed up her
and her Dad (Maniac #1463 Harold Jackson) into the club. Last year Sally ran 12 marathons and 1 ultra to qualify for Gold level in the Insane Asylum. She has
completed 53 lifetime marathons and has 17 states to her credit, of which 5o0 states is the goal as she and her dad are also members of the 50-states club.
4/24 – Mark “milkbaby” Ou #1464 (Gainesville, Florida): Mark enters the Insane Asylum as a Bronze level member having run 3 marathons (Ocala, Five
Points of life Gainesville and Boston) within a 90 day period. He has run 10 lifetime marathons in 3 states.
Adnil Buse Sally Boles with the Main Maniacs Mark Ou with Boston Billy and Bart Yasso
4/24 – George Brinegar #1465 (Westerville, Ohio): Iridium
4/25 – Roger Winchell #1466 (Asheville, North Carolina): Ruthenium
4/25 – Jenn English #1467 (Huntington Beach,, California): If the last name sounds familiar, it‟s because Jenn is the wife of Maniac #302 (Robert English).
She is a Bronze Maniac having done the Surf City, Bataan Death March and Camp Pendleton Hard Corp Marathons within a 3 month period. She started running
marathons in 2007 (San Diego) and has run 5 lifetime marathons and I ultra. Within that time she has run numerous 10kms and half marathons.
4/26 – Tim Stensen #1468 (Seattle, Washington): Bronze
4/26 – Wendy Stensen #1469 (Seattle, Washington): Bronze
Welcome to the Maniacs next Father – Daughter combo, they both want to be re-born as Marathon Maniacs! Having recently completed the Yakima River
Canyon Marathon and Mt. Si Ultra within a 3 week period, they qualify for Bronze level in the Insane Asylum. Tim claims that his best hard core streak is
wearing out a pair of running shoes within 30 days. Wendy‟s is running the Mt. Si 50 km and then returning that day to play in a double-header kickball game!
4/27 – Tom Minton #1470 (Fort Smith, Arkansas): Bronze
4/27 – Chuck Van Duzee #1471 (Bradenton, Florida): Chuck is the first of four consecutive Maniacs that live in Bradenton, Florida, each with impressive
marathons stats. His best hardcore streak was accomplished way back in 1993 when he ran 13 marathons in 13 states to make him a 5-star Ruthenium Maniac.,
Chuck has now completed a whopping 241 marathons and has run them in all states except Hawaii, of which the 2009 Maui marathon is on his race calendar.
4/27 – Bill Ouchark #1472 (Bradenton, Florida): While Bill does not have as many lifetime marathons (132) as Chuck he does enter the Insane Asylum at a
higher level, having run in 16 states in 2008 to make him a 6-star Osmium Maniac. He has completed the 50 state circuit once already and is 12 states away from
completing the second round. Also included in his running resume are 3 ultras.
4/27 – Cristy Snellgroves #1473 (Bradenton, Florida): Like Bill, Cristy is also a 6-star Osmium Maniac by virtue of having done 16 marathons in 16 states in
one year (2008-2009). Her lifetime totals include 54 marathons and 1 ultra in 31 states.
Jenn English Wendy and Tim Stensen Bradenton, Florida Maniacs Chuck, Bill. Cristy and Kari
4/27 – Kari “Cream Puff” Graf #1474 (Bradenton, Florida): Kari may be considered the “infant” of the four with 23 lifetime marathons in 16 states but has
managed to run 13 marathons in 13 states in one year (2008), which makes her a 5-star Ruthenium Maniac.
4/28 – Jason Streubel #1475 (Grandview, Washington): Jason‟s dream has been to be a part of the Marathon Maniacs since he started getting serious about
running long distances 5 years ago but being a PHD student cut into serious training. Nevertheless he is finally in as a Bronze member having run 2 marathons
(Yakima River and Wenatchee) within 16 days. He ran his first marathon back in 1999 (Seattle) and has run 7 lifetime marathons.
4/28 – John Boggess #1476 (Cincinnati, Ohio): John likes to boast that he‟s an AARP member and his marathon times keep improving, so like gfine wine, he
gets better with age. His Bronze maniac qualifier of 4 marathons in 4 months consisted of the 2008 Myrtle Beach, DC National, Flying Pi and Grandma‟s. His
very first marathon was the 2000 Marine Corps and now has 23 lifetime marathons in 7 states, DC and Canada to his credit.
4/28 – Jon Chernila #1477 (Seal Beach, California): Jon recently completed the Big Sur Marathon, and coupled with the Surf City and Orange Curtain 50km
within 3 months of each other makes him a Bronze Maniac. He has run 14 marathons and 1 ultra in his lifetime in 3 states.
Jason Streubel John Boggess Jon Chernila Annie Fu
4/28 – Brett “turbo” Oliver #1478 (Fort Worth, Texas): Bronze,
4/28 – Annie Fu #1479 (Fontana, California): Annie recently completed the Boston Marathon and with the San Miguel Buzz and Pasadena Marathons she enters
the Insane Asylum as a Bronze member. She has run 13 lifetime marathons in 6 states.
4/29 – John Schaphorst #1480 (Tacoma, Washington): John qualified for Bronze level way back in 2003 with his best streak of 3 marathons (Alferd Packer
Trail, Lincoln and Steamboat) in 3 months. He has completed 10 marathons and 1 ultra in 7 states in his lifetime.
4/29 – Chris “sweetpea” Scott #1481 (Abilene, Texas): Chris has run in 96 lifetime marathons (7 states) and recently completed the Boston and Oklahoma City
Marathons within a week of each other to qualify him for Bronze level in the Insane Asylum. He has done a 190 mile event over 6+ days in Germany 5 times
and he‟s proud of it.
4/29 – Gary Schancer #1482 (Albuquerque, New Mexico): Iridium
John Schaphorst Chris Scott Mark Pack (with Evan) Vic Paganuzzi
4/30 – Mark Pack #1483 (Ironton, Ohio): After completing his inaugural marathon in Virginia Beach (Shamrock) and 15 days later the Athens Marathon, Mark
is totally hooked and has been bitten real hard by the running bug. He says it‟s hard to concentrate on work these days and finds himself studying the MM,
marathonguide.ocm and trail runners Race Calendar in search for more events. He is a Bronze Maniac but with that kind of enthusiasm probably won‟t stay at
Bronze too long.
4/30 – Cara Homan #1484 (Richmond, Virginia): Bronze
4/30 – Chip Boggs #1485 (Coquille, Oregon): Bronze
4/30 – Vic Paganuzzi #1486 (New Orleans, Louisiana): And our last member to be inducted in April, Vic is a Bronze Maniac with his streak of 3 marathons
(2007 New York City and Mississippi Coast and 2008 Mobile First Light) within 90 days. He has run in 11 lifetime marathons and has run them in 6 states.
Rhetorical Revelations and W(Rites)…from the Rambunctious Rev Steve – Found this from a year after you and I had met. It picked me up a bit.
A Sample of a Sort of a Diary of a Runner
Tues. Jan. 18, 2005.
(Loosely hum in the background Simon and Garfunkel’s, ”Feelin’ Groovy…”)
Got a cold. Feeling old. (Perk up, kid.)
Got to make those other feelings last, yeah,
Going to run at Mi-a-mi,
Looking for fun, and all is Groovy....
Oh man, I am old. That was a great song, at the time. I want to feel good. But now I have to fight the “Slow down,
you move too fast” part of the lyrics. I move too slow.
Good run yesterday, though: ten miles. Faster than my last ten-miler, Jan. 1, by four minutes. But still, I move too
slow, slower than last September.
No way have I peaked. If somebody says I have, my response will be simple.
“Bull hockey”. (Any nit-wit can curse. Dumber nit-wits pay to watch comedians cursing, and call it funny. Justifies the
ticket price, I guess. Bull hockey.)
Faster running takes Time, kid, training time.
Four more months until 50th Birthday. I want to use and enjoy every second. There are a whole lot fewer seconds left
than there used to be. (God bless good entertainers, like some of the old sit-com creators, but I spent too many hours
watching “M*A*S*H” and “Cheers” as a young adult, and too many as a kid watching “Superman” and “McHale’s Navy.” I wish
now I had been keeping fitter.)
Upon further review of my life, I would sure like a whole bunch of my hours over. Living life is better when living it, not
watching it, or double that, watching somebody else’s make-believe stories all of the time. Time. Man, it is precious.
Training…(too harsh a word?, alright)… Participating, over a period of time, regularly, daily even, we get better. Silly, fun
PR’s start popping up. Like pop-corn. Muscles learn, over time, to adapt to the distances, the breathing, the effort. The PR’s
come seemingly out of nowhere. Bull hockey; they come out of participating, over time.
Ran five days in a row. Got a cold. It is 22 degrees out today. Might rest, might not. Getting to really enjoy the
accomplishment of posting a run, and a string of runs, and doing so even against the elements. Something good about living
out the discipline, and lots of good in seeing the results. For one thing, I feel better.
And sometimes I get to run with better-looking people than me. Or sometimes, I get to run with Larry. Either way, it is
easy on the soul.
This exercising stuff, this is good stuff.
Addendum, May 3, 2009:
Prez, and Hollywood Warren, and Tony, ye of the kind conversations,
I wrote that piece above four years ago. Thought it was all true then.
But I might not have kept after it. Something else kept me going (you know, besides God.)
Thanks for the club. Thanks for the shirts to find the people in the club. Thanks for the website, to talk to the people in
the club. Thanks for the encouragement at the end of the races, and the pictures, and all the great stories you post in the club.
Thanks for laughing and smiling, and being my friend, and thanks for keeping positive about all of this. You inspire me, and
make me happier.
(cue the guitars, boys…) and all is Groooooovy…..
IT‟S NEVER TOO LATE TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS FOR THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
Lucky Seabrook” Michael Larkin and Lauri “The Kid” Shamrock: Andrew Levy and The Kid March members Mike Mosher and Cassy Russell
Maniac Ongoing Discounts
15% off shoes, apparel at the Balanced Athlete (Kent, Wa); ask for Eric Sach
10% off any running shoes, apparel at the Foot Zone store (Bellevue location only, ask for Jenny)
$10 off marathons put on by Bob Green
More to come in the May 2009 Newsletter. The President has written…late as usual!
Backward Maniacs Deo Jaravata and Bobbie Howard “Snout Kings” Phil Kriss and Eric Barnes
Shawn Gay says the marathon is worth the pain! Good Maniac Hair Day at Boston Marathon Junkie helps to inspire