State Fair Parade Run Photos & Results

The 2010 Illinois State Fair 2 Mile Parade Run was held on Thursday night.  The heat and the humidity were unbearable.   But that didn't stop a repeat win from Dan Dunbar, last year’s winner, who ran around 9:20. Bryan Glass & Neal Anderson gave him a good race.  There were some difficulties with the timing and results will be posted as soon as possible.  In the mean time... check out some of … [Read more...]

My Steelhead 70.3 Race Report

I signed up for Steelhead 70.3 in Benton Harbor, MI as a training race for Ironman Wisconsin.  But hundreds of dollars later, it was kind of hard to take it as just a training race.  This was the real thing with a start line, finish line and results posted online. The weekend started off early Friday morning meeting up a Starbucks.  Jason, Eric, John, Patty, Travis and I caravan-ed up to the … [Read more...]

Springfield Tri Fest Results & Photos

Photos and Results are now available for the Springfield Tri Fest.  Hundreds of triathletes came out to participate and race in the 5th annual Springfield Tri Fest.  The event started out on Saturday July 24th with the Dew the Tri for Kids event at Lincoln Park.  On Sunday July 25th, the main event consisted of the Stoneman Sprint Triathlon and the Iron Abe Olympic Distance Triathlon. Photos … [Read more...]

Women’s Distance Festival Results & Photos

Saturday, July 10 was a  perfect day for the 31st annual Women's Distance Festival, a 2-mile race through beautiful Washington Park. A record participation of over 500 women completed the race to benefit the SIU Breast Center.  HardyBreed photographer Tom Kulmacz was on the scene taking hundreds of great photos to share with all of you.  (a BIG thanks to Tom!)  So go ahead I know you want … [Read more...]

Hy Vee – Rain, Roots and More Rain

by Peter Wise How do you measure a good weekend race experience? If rain and thunderstorms result in the cancellation of the youth race and then turn the transition area of the age group racing into a quagmire but you still had a good time, then that is a good race weekend. So it was with the 2010 Des Moines Hy Vee triathlon. For years, my sister who lives in Des Moines has been suggesting … [Read more...]

Front Porch Review

Episode 30 - Dan and Jason make an impromptu podcast on the front porch while enjoying some 200 Meter Ale on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend.  Listen and watch as they reminisce on previous races,  discuss current training, and give some helpful advice to volunteers.  Take a seat and join us for the next 30 minutes you'll be glad you did! … [Read more...]

Emily Zimmerman Interview

Episode 29 - Have you every noticed this girl at local races who is always in front of you and pulling away? Here’s your chance to see what Emily Zimmerman looks like from the front. A runner, triathlete, nurse anesthetist, volunteer, and humanitarian, Emily wears many hats. Come join us and get to know Emily. From her accolades as a high school runner, to a division 1 student/athlete, to her … [Read more...]