Shoreline Marathon — Eddie Hahn — MM184

Here is an extrapolation / summary from a comment thread I wrote to my friend Iyob Tessema in his half marathon experience at the Shoreline Marathon in Ventura on Sunday. “For me, I believed the event to be the perfect temperature (a prior 8 to 10 time heat casualty I would not otherwise run aContinue reading “Shoreline Marathon — Eddie Hahn — MM184”

Sweltering Sangria Half Marathon — Joanne Blatchley — HF14845

I ran the Sweltering Sangria Half Marathon this morning in Cobden, Illinois and the race is aptly named; Sweltering.It was overcast for most of the race, with the temp at start 75 degreees and ended with it at 80 degrees with 79% humidity. 🥵This was a smaller race which started and ended at StarView VineyardsContinue reading “Sweltering Sangria Half Marathon — Joanne Blatchley — HF14845”

Yukon Do It! Summer Edition Half — Dani Shown — MM8045 HF4557 DA565

Shout out to Run Amok Racing for doing an outstanding job with Yukon Do It! Summer Edition Half. Smaller race, but with all the organization and perks of much larger races. Swag was great, finisher medal was beautiful, and post race food was fantastic! Course was well marked, safe and absolutely beautiful along the shorelineContinue reading “Yukon Do It! Summer Edition Half — Dani Shown — MM8045 HF4557 DA565”

Coney Island Half — Katina Green — HF#12236 — MM#155380 — DA#3564

#MedalMonday Knocked out half marathon #67 on Sunday, at the Coney Island half marathon event. I did experience a couple of trips and almost a fall on the uneven/loose wood and raised nails along the boardwalk, but it was still a fun event and an excuse for me to visit one of my favorite placesContinue reading “Coney Island Half — Katina Green — HF#12236 — MM#155380 — DA#3564”

State 50! –Kurt Neilan — MM2554

State #50! It only took me 25 years to complete this journey. It was my plan to finish #50 at Flying Pig in Cincinnati, but the race got cancelled. I’m so glad I got to finish with the Heartland Series in Ohio. Mainly Marathons does such a great job honoring their runners with their medals.Continue reading “State 50! –Kurt Neilan — MM2554”

Happy Birthday Half Fanatics –July 4, 2009

Several years after creating the Marathon Maniacs club, the Main Maniacs knew it was something special with so many members joining daily. Yet, something was missing. There were lots of people out there running half marathons. There were also quite a few Maniacs looking to hang up the 26.2-mile distance and sort of retire asContinue reading “Happy Birthday Half Fanatics –July 4, 2009”


This blazing fast course brings runners out through the forested Mud Mountain Dam Park, downhill along the Foothills Rail Trail and through the quaint towns and farmlands of the surrounding area, with a finish that takes you across both the McMillin Foothills’ Trail Bridge and the Historic McMillin Bridge.With a Marathon, Half Marathon, and 2-PersonContinue reading “MUD MOUNTAIN DAM MARATHON, RELAY and HALF,”

The Passing of Lady Ila Brandli — MM1350 -DA661 HF6464

Lady Ila Brandli Mesa – Lady Ila Brandli of Mesa, Arizona passed Wednesday, June 23 with family and friends by her side at age 75. Ila was born on a cold Minnesota day. In 1953, she moved to Arizona with her family where she graduated high school from Tempe High. In 1969, Ila graduated fromContinue reading “The Passing of Lady Ila Brandli — MM1350 -DA661 HF6464”

Anchorage Mayors Midnight Sun Half Marathon — Dani Shown — MM8045 HF4557 DA565

Completed Anchorage Mayors Midnight Sun Half marathon yesterday in Alaska. If you haven’t done Alaska yet, I recommend this one. Very pretty and scenic with a section of actual trail. Mostly on paved bike paths with a few rolling hills. Another one done ✔️ Post and Photo Credit Dani Shown

Anchorage Mayor’s Marathon & Half Marathon — Paula Jamieson — HF 6154

Happiest of Medal Monday’s … finished half #78 and the 50th State (plus DC) Endurance Challenge at Anchorage Mayor’s Marathon & Half Marathon this weekend, few hills, little trail action, rain but a beautiful course with great volunteers…highly recommend this race. #medalmonday Photo and Post Credit Paula Jamieson