2024 Client Accomplishments

Green Bay Marathon **Age Group Winner**

Congratulations to Karl on completing the Green Bay Marathon and winning his age group! Great job on a hot day.

Race to the Flag 5K **4th in age group**

Congratulations to Wally on completing the Race to the Flag 5K today. Wally was 4th in his age group. Congratulations!

Boston Marathon – **2 Clients, 1 Six Star Finisher**

Two clients, Wally and Paul, ran the Boston Marathon today! Wally has completed the Boston Marathon! Wally ran Boston for Dick Pond Athletics (sponsored for his work in the running community, including directing the River Grove FOP 5K Race). Wally is now a Six Star Finisher! Paul has completed the Boston Marathon! Paul ran Boston for the Mental Health Collaborative charity! Paul said “It was everything you said it was. Awesome. Thank you for helping me get here.” Congratulations to both of you!

Walt Disney World Races – **Dopey Challenge, Goofy Challenge**

Congratulations to Bill on completing the Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge (for completing the 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon and Marathon over consecutive days) and the Goofy Challenge (for completing the Half-Marathon and Marathon over consecutive days). Great accomplishment!

2023 Client Accomplishments

BMW Dallas Half Marathon **4th in age group**

Congratulations to Karl on finishing 4th in his age group at the BMW Dallas Half Marathon. Karl said “I did better than I thought I would. The foot was not a problem.” Karl ran a 1:48 – a solid performance coming off of injury!

The Carraig Challenge 5K **2 clients – 3rd in age group, 4th in age group**

Congratulations to Michelle (3rd in age group) and Wally (4th in age group) for their races at the Carraig Challenge 5K. Great job in the snow!

Ooh La La Chocolate Races **4 Clients**

Congratulations to Wally and Michelle on completing the Ooh La La Chocolate Half Marathon5th in each of their age groups! Congratulations to Blanka on completing the Ooh La La Chocolate Half Marathon. Congratulations to Dahlia on completing the Ooh La La Chocolate 10K (just a few weeks after her first marathon).

Chicago Marathon **3 Clients, 2 First-time Marathoners**

Congratulations to First-Time Marathoners Dahlia and Kathy on completing the Chicago Marathon! Congratulations to Bill on finishing another Chicago Marathon! Bill has finished over 20 marathons. Great job with all of your training and hard work! Dahlia said “I still can’t believe I finished a marathon! Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU for all your help, wisdom, guidance and encouragement. You helped me stick to my goal: to finish without injury. This has been such an empowering journey I never thought was possible.” Dahlia you worked hard to make it happen! Kathy said “Thanks for getting me here!”. Kathy, you did all of the training!

Fox Valley Races – Half-Marathon **2 Clients**

Congratulations to Wally and Kathy on completing the Fox Valley Half-Marathon. Great job in rainy conditions!

Naperville Country Club Women’s Low Net Club Championship

Congratulations to Karen on winning the Naperville Country Club Women’s Low Net Club Championship!

Paavo Nurmi Marathon **Boston Qualifying Time**

Congratulations to Karl on a Boston Qualifying time at the Paavo Nurmi Marathon! Great job!

Bank of America Chicago 13.1

Congratulations to Kathy on completing the Bank of America Chicago 13.1! Great job!

10th Annual River Grove FOP 5K **4 clients win age group awards!**

Congratulations to Karl (1st in Age Group), Jim (2nd in Age Group), Dave (3rd in Age Group) and Blanka (3rd in Age Group) for a great performance at the 10th Annual River Grove FOP 5K. Great job everyone!

Chicagoland Spring Half Marathon **Personal Record**

Congratulations to Dave on a 2 minute PR in the Chicagoland Spring Half Marathon in Schaumburg! Dave said: “Thank you for all your help in keeping me healthy and fit in RunSmart!!!” Great job Dave!!

Bodyweight Deadlift

Congratulations to Fran on her first Bodyweight Deadlift (8 reps). Great job Fran!

Naples Half Marathon **First Half-Marathon**

Congratulations to Dahlia for completing her First Half Marathon at the Naples Half Marathon! Congratulations on a nice steady pace! Dahlia has more racing planned this year so stay tuned!

2022 Racing – Client Accomplishments

Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon **Boston Qualifying Time, 3rd in Age Group**

Congratulations to Karl for a Boston Qualifying run of 3:56 at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, good for 3rd in his age group. Great work!

Insane Candy Cane 5K **1st in Age Group**

Congratulations to Wally on finishing 1st in his age group at the Insane Candy Cane 5K. Great job!

Paleozoic Trail Races – Permian Fall II **1st in Age Group 50K, 3rd in Age Group 25K**

Congratulations to Peter on finishing 1st in his age group at the Paleozoic Trail Race 50K! Congratulations to Wally and Karl on completing the Paleozoic Trail Race 25K in cold windy conditions. Congratulations to Karl on finishing 3rd in his age group! Great job by everyone!

Hot Chocolate 15K **1st 15K**

Congratulations to Dahlia on completing the Hot Chocolate 15K race – her longest race so far! Keep it up Dahlia!

Galena River Fall 8K

Congratulations to Dahlia on completing the Galena River Fall 8K! Great job!

New York City Marathon (Virtual)

Congratulations to Peter on completing the New York City Marathon (virtual) in 4:05:15. Great job!

Bodyweight Deadlift

Congratulations to Jim on his first Bodyweight Deadlift (2 sets, 5 reps each!). Great job!

Bucktown 5K **4th in age group**

Congratulations to Michelle on finishing 4th in her age group at the Bucktown 5K! Great work!

Morton Arboretum Fall Color 5K

Congratulations to new client Dahlia on finishing her first 5K in 5 years at the Morton Arboretum Fall Color 5K. Dahlia has a full fall of training ahead for her goal race in the winter of 2023. Stay tuned…

West Suburban Humane Society 5K **1st Overall**

Congratulations to Peter on being 1st Overall at the West Suburban Humane Society 5K. Great job!

Fox Valley Races (Marathon, Half-Marathon)

Peter completed the Fox Valley Marathon in 4:06:37. Wally completed the Fox Valley Half-Marathon in 2:00:10. Great job to both of you!

Great North Run (Half Marathon) **5th in Age Group**

Congratulations to Karl for completing the Great North Run (Half Marathon) in 1:40:41. The race runs from Newcastle to South Shields in Northern England and is the World’s Largest Half Marathon with over 60,000 runners. Karl was 5th in his age group, an incredible accomplishment in such a large race! Karl said “I am very pleased with my result and feel good about where I presently am at in my running (especially, given the situation with my foot). I give you a lot of credit for keeping me in good condition with our training sessions and RunSMART”. Great job Karl on your first international race!

Naperville Country Club – Women’s Club Championship **Low Net Winner**

Congratulations to Karen on winning the Naperville Country Club Women’s Low Net Club Championship! Great job! Karen said “Thank you for all your help. Couldn’t do it without you!” The golf talent is all you, Karen!

Michigan Titanium Olympic Distance Duathlon (virtual)

Congratulations to Catherine on completing the Michigan Titanium Olympic Distance Duathlon (virtual) in 4:08. Great job!

RAGBRAI (Bicycle Ride across Iowa) **5th RAGBRAI**

Congratulations to Susan for completing the RAGBRAI – an 8 day, 462 mile bicycle ride across Iowa. This was Susan’s 5th RAGBRAI! Great job!

Road Warrior Ultra (33+ Miler) **1st Place Overall**

Congratulations to Peter on finishing 1st overall in the Road Warrior Ultra (33+ miler)! Great job Peter! More great preparation for his upcoming Triathlon!

Grandma’s Marathon (virtual)

Congratulations to Peter on completing the Grandma’s Marathon (virtual) in 4:06:47. For Peter, this marathon is preparation for a triathlon later this summer (stay tuned for more on that!). Great job!

Naperville Women’s Half Marathon **Personal Record**

Congratulations to Naomi on a 6 minute PR at the Naperville Women’s Half Marathon. Great job!

Chitown 10K **PR, 7th in age group**

Congratulations to Scott on setting a PR (by over 2 1/2 minutes!) in the Chitown 10K. Scott ran a 50:02 and was 7th in his age group. Great job Scott!