2022 Racing – Client Accomplishments

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!

2021 Fall Racing – Client Accomplishments

Carlsbad Half Marathon **3rd in Age Group**

Congratulations to Karl for finishing 3rd in his age group at the Carlsbad Half Marathon in 1:39. Great job!

Winter Challenge Cross-Country 5K

Congratulations to Wally for completing the Winter Challenge Cross-Country 5K. Great job in icy conditions!

Bodyweight Deadlift (for reps)

Congratulations to Sanaa for deadlifting her bodyweight for repetitions (5 reps, 2 sets). A great accomplishment! Her dog Lennon is impressed too!

Carraig Challenge 5K **2nd in age group, 3rd in age group**

Congratulations to Michelle , Wally and Kathy on running the Carraig Challenge 5K. Michelle was 2nd in her age group. Wally was 3rd in his age group. Great job everyone!

Schaumburg Turkey Trot Half Marathon

Congratulations to Wally for completing the Schaumburg Turkey Trot Half Marathon in 2:01. Great job!

VCU Health Richmond Marathon **Boston Qualifier**

Congratulations to Karl on running the VCU Health Richmond Marathon in 3:36! A Boston Qualifying time for 2023 (by 29 minutes)! Great job!

Ooh La La Chocolate 5K **1st in Age Group**

Congratulations to Michelle for finishing 1st in her age group at the Ooh La La Chocolate 5K. Great job!

Hot Cider Hustle 8 Miler **2nd in Age Group**

Congratulations to Michelle on finishing 2nd in her Age Group at the Hot Cider Hustle 8 Miler. Great job!!

Chicago Marathon **1st Marathon**

Venkat completed his First Marathon today at the Chicago Marathon! Great job battling injury on a very hot day! Venkat said “I owe you big time! Without your constant support I couldn’t have done it.” Congratulations! You are a marathoner now!

Fox Valley Races – 20 miler

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Congratulations to Wally on completing the 20 mile race at the Fox Valley Races. Hot weather prevented finishing a longer race (the marathon was black-flagged due to heat), but a good job in hot weather!

2021 Spring & Summer Racing – Client Accomplishments

Rooted Acoustic Barn Raising 5.5K

Congratulations to Wally and Michelle on completing the Rooted Acoustic Barn Raising 5.5K. Wally was 2nd in his age group in 30:16. Great job!

Michigan Titanium Races

Congratulations to Peter on completing his First Full Ironman Triathlon! He completed the Full Ironman at the Michigan Titanium Races. Congratulations on a tremendous accomplishment!

Congratulations to Catherine on completing the Olympic Distance Duathlon at the Michigan Titanium races! Catherine finished in under 4 hours! Great job!

Naperville Sprint Triathlon

Congratulations to Kathy for completing the Naperville Sprint Triathlon. Great job!

Route 66 Half Ironman Triathlon, Stoneman Sprint Triathlon **3rd in age group, PR**

Congratulations to Peter and Catherine! Peter was 3rd in his age group with a PR by almost 15 minutes in the Route 66 Half Ironman Triathlon! Catherine completed the Stoneman Sprint Triathlon! Great job by both of them!

Fit America Half Marathon **Personal Record**

Congratulations to Venkat on finishing the Fit American Half Marathon in 2:03 – a PR by 12 minutes! Great job!

Naperville City Golf Championship **1st overall**

Venkat completed the weekend by winning the Naperville City Golf Championship! Great weekend!

Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac **1st place Chicago-Mackinac Trophy **

Congratulations to Jerry and his boat Providence on finishing 1st in Section and 1st in the Chicago-Mackinac Trophy! Great Job!

The Super Marathon **Boston Qualifying Time, 2nd in age group**

Congratulations to Karl on running 3:44:04 at The Super Marathon, a Boston Qualifying Time by 6 minutes. Karl was also 2nd in his age group! Great job in a race with 95° heat at the finish!

River Grove FOP Rodger Loni 5K **3rd overall, 1st in age group**

Congratulations to Karl on finishing third overall and first in his age group at the River Grove FOP Rodger Loni 5K. Great job just two weeks after finishing the marathon!

Chicagoland Spring Half-Marathon (virtual)

Congratulations to Catherine on completing the Chicagoland Spring Half-Marathon (virtual) this weekend, Great work!

Chicagoland Spring Marathon **2nd in Age Group**

Congratulations to Karl on completing the Chicagoland Spring Marathon in 3:49! An excellent time in the heat! Karl was also 2nd in his age group! Great job!

In-person racing is starting to return! Clients are planning a few races this Spring:

  • Chicagoland Spring Marathon – 2 Clients
  • Chicagoland Spring Half Marathon – 1 Client
  • Grandma’s Marathon – 1 Client
  • River Grove FOP 5K – 2 Clients
  • Hoffman Estates Fit America 1/2 Marathon – 1 Client

Stay tuned here for results!