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Congratulations to Wallyand Kathy on completing the Fox Valley Half-Marathon. Great job in rainy conditions!
Naperville Country Club Women’s Low Net Club Championship
Congratulations to Karenon 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!!
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!
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 inhis age group. Great work!
Insane Candy Cane 5K **1st in AgeGroup**
Congratulations toWallyon 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 WallyandKarlon 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!
Congratulations to Jim on his first Bodyweight Deadlift (2 sets, 5 reps each!). Great job!
Bucktown 5K **4th in age group**
Congratulations to Michelleon 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 toKarl 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!
Congratulations to Karlfor finishing 3rd in his age group at the Carlsbad Half Marathon in 1:39. Great job!
Winter Challenge Cross-Country 5K
Congratulations to Wallyfor 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 Wallyfor completing the Schaumburg Turkey Trot Half Marathon in 2:01. Great job!
VCU Health Richmond Marathon**Boston Qualifier**
Congratulations to Karlon 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
Congratulations to Wallyon 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!