For those who don't know, both are clubs that you qualify to join by running a certain number of Half's and Full's. You can move up the ranks (so to speak) within both Clubs. It's a crazy group of international runners all over the world who love to run and encourage everyone else to achieve their goals. You might of seen us/them at any major race - we have a traditional pre-race photo session.
I qualified for Half Fanatics at 2011 Hoover Dam, where I finished my first sub2 Half. Moved up a level at Running From an Angel in January 2012. I am HF #1508
|Photo courtesy of MarathonManiacs.com|
So- the next question is when will I try for Marathon Maniac status? With 90% of my running friends are MM's, I have finally bowed-down to peer pressure and will work to achieve that status this Fall.
You can join MM's by running 2 Full's within 16 days or 3 in 90 days. Since I have to travel for most of my races ($$$), I have opted to do the 3 in 90 days.
- St George - October
- Malibu - November
- Hoover Dam - December
So, once again - I will be qualifying for Marathon Maniacs at Hoover Dam and I will be an official HF/MM Double Agent. Rumor has it that a special Maniac is going to lend me his MM singlet so I can carry it across the Finish Line, to mark the special occasion.... (can't wear it until I am qualified)
Are you a Half Fanatic or Marathon Maniac?
(c) C. Ragsdale 2011-12
Charlene L. Ragsdale - Las Vegas, NV
RRCA Certified Running Coach, IFA Certified Sports Nutritionist & Public Speaker
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