Hope you all had a fantastic weekend.
Remember last week: ARCH FUSTON, creative manager here in San Diego, ran the Maui Marathon with his wife, Christy. Well, what we didn't know is they were celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary and during the race they renewed their vows! Congrats, and here's to another 10, 20, 30 years and beyond. P.S.: Now we know why you ran over five hours!
MARC VILLANUEVA works in the San Diego office as a web applications developer on the Consumer Media team. This weekend he rode in the 24 Hours of Adrenalin mountain bike race at Hurkey Creek State Park in Idyllwild, California. His team got on the podium in third place in the four-person category with 23 laps.
TOBY GUILLETTE, the online community specialist for endurance sports, content producer JESSE HAMMOND and client services consultant CARRIE SMITH participated in the La Jolla Cove 10-mile Relay Swim on Sunday. Our coed team of three averaged a 27-minute-per-mile pace to finish in 4 hours, 35 minutes. The sunrise photos from the cove with the rain clouds along with additional event details will be posted on Active Toby's Adventure Blog later today.
We are hearing for the first time from TIM MCMAHON a CAE out of Chicago. He ran the Claudaugh Foundation 5K in a great time of 20:58. Next time, Tim, break that 20-minute mark!
MARK WARBLE, network support in San Diego, participated in Urban Dare . It was like a mini Amazing Race in San Diego. The race used combinations of trivia questions, photo hunts and dares in order to complete each checkpoint. Teams of two had to solve a total of 12 clues in order to figure out where each checkpoint was located. The race began in Balboa Park and went to the following locations: Hillcrest, Mission Hills, Old Town, Downtown (City Hall, Gaslamp, Convention Center, Petco Park), and ended back in Hillcrest. Participants were allowed to walk, run or use public transportation, mobile devices (Mark took his BlackBerry), and phone friends in order to get to each checkpoint. Mark and his teammate ran most of it, except for taking the trolley from Old Town to Downtown and the bus back to Hillcrest. They finished fifth with a total time of 3:05:17. It was tons of fun and he can't wait to participate again next year.
We should definely get an Active bunch to do this next year. What fun!
TOYA REAVIS account manager for endurance sports has been a running fool lately. She raced again this weekend in the City College Cross Country 10K Invitational in Bonita south of San Diego. It was a cool overcast day and Toya was 11th woman overall and third in the 40-44 age group. It was a four-loop course with a steep hill on each loop. She ran a fast time of 43:47. That's around a 6:30 pace per mile--way to fly, Toya!
Next week I'll be in Mexico unable to do a report but I'll let you know to whom you should send your report.