Category Archives: Running Race

TCSD Conversation: August 2018 – Andy Thacher

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I recently had the pleasure of talking triathlon with TCSD member Andy Thacher.  Andy has done more races than any person I know.  This interview will be published just after Andy represents Team USA at … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: June 2018 – Keith Benline

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I had the pleasure recently of talking triathlon with Keith Benline.  Keith is a long time member and sponsor of TCSD as the owner of Robert’s Auto Service.  Keith is passionate about giving back to … Continue reading

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122nd Boston Marathon

On April 16th I raced in the 122nd Boston Marathon.  This was the 16th time I have done the race and these were by far the most difficult conditions I’ve run a marathon in.  The temperature in Hopkinton at race … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: April 2018 – Mark Alfaro

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I recently got the chance to talk triathlon with Mark Alfaro, TCSD’s new Track Coach.  We are so lucky to have Mark coaching us.  It is always great to such good volunteer leaders like Mark.  … Continue reading

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Bonfield Express 5K Turkey Trot

On November 23rd I raced the Bonfield Express 5K Turkey Trot in Downers Grove, IL.  This was the 3rd consecutive year I have done this race.  The previous 2 years I ran 19:32 and 19:36 and won my age group.  … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: October 2017 – Diane Ridgway

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I had the pleasure recently of talking triathlon with TCSD member Diane Ridgway.  Diane has accomplished a lot in her endurance career from ultramarathons to Ironman.  Diane recently won her age group at Ironman Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Glen Ellyn Freedom Four Mile Race

On July 4th I ran the Glen Ellyn Freedom Four Mile Race in my hometown of Glen Ellyn, IL.  I have had a lot of practice on this course as this was the 16th time I’ve done this race.  I … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: April 2017 – Monica Sberna

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I had the pleasure recently of getting to know Monica Sberna, the Volunteer Coordinator for the Triathlon Club of San Diego.  Monica has a huge heart as you will see with all the money she … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: March 2017 – Carl Johnson

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I recently got to talk triathlon with TCSD member Carl Johnson.  Carl has always led an active lifestyle and he just wrapped up another stellar performance representing the TCSD in the USA Triathlon National Challenge … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: February 2017 – James Ismailoglu

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I recently had the chance to talk triathlon with James Ismailoglu.  James does a lot of heavy lifting for the TCSD as he is our Membership Director and one of our beginner coaches.  If you … Continue reading

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