Category Archives: Running Race

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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TCSD Conversation: December 2016 – Tim Price

  TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent  I had the pleasure recently of talking triathlon with Tim Price who has given his heart and soul to the TCSD. Tim is our newly elected TCSD Events and Program Director.  We are so … Continue reading

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Bonfield Express 5K

  On Thanksgiving Day I ran the 13th Annual Bonfield Express 5K in Downers Grove, IL.  The race is held in honor of Jim Bonfield who passed away in 2003 after complications of Hodgkin’s Disease, Leukemia and Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Jim … Continue reading

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Kangaroo Island Half Marathon

On August 27th I ran the Kangaroo Island Half Marathon and my wife, Laurie, ran the Full Marathon in South Australia.  Kangaroo Island is a big place (1700 square miles) and home to a lot of wildlife.  Many of the … Continue reading

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Freedom Four

On July 4th I raced one of my all-time favorite events – the Freedom Four Mile Run in my hometown of Glen Ellyn, IL.  I was back in the Chicago area for the holiday weekend visiting family so I decided … Continue reading

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