Pierre Duvelleroy, Account Executive, International:
On Sunday April 6th, Paris was hosting the 5th largest marathon in the world with 35 000 participants and 29 706 athletes on the start line. Among them, 3 Active members: Jenny Kinnear from our London office, the Active Globe trotter Laurent Gauthier, and Pierre Duvelleroy from France.
For her first marathon, Jenny ended up finishing around 4h30 with a strong finish. With only 35°F on the start line, the conditions were not ideal but assisted by 9 times former Ironman Laurent, Pierre ended up his first attempt on the distance in 3h40. Great race, lots of fun and one more marathon run for Active.
Check out Laurent and Pierre’s picture below. Laurent is wearing the Active.com hat just in case…Lots of ED on the start line…
Stephen Branstetter, General Manager:
This weekend I participated in a decathlon requiring the utmost advanced training and skill. The training time required to prepare for this event is similar to ultra-marathons and the iron-man – only true warriors and competitors need apply. Here are the events and my score (low score wins – typically between 3 and 10 combined score):
Egg Toss: 10 points (I blew it and dropped an easy one because I was getting cocky)
Beer Pong: 9 points
Volleyball: 0 points (WINNER)
Three Legged Race: 10 points (penalty points for spilling drink)
Badminton: 2 points
Croquet: 2 points
Botchy Ball: 0 points (WINNER)
Horse Shoes: 0 points (WINNER)
Shell Toss: 3 points
P.I.G.: 6 points
TOTAL: 41 points
Next year I vow to improve! If anyone in the Bothell office would like to practice any of the above events during lunch please contact me immediately.
Brendan McCarthy, Director, Business Development:
The weather in Boston is getting better – a bit above freezing. This weekend I ran the Cohasset Road Race By The Sea 10K. The conditions were not great, very windy as you ran along the ocean but no real rain – a little mist. The run was a lot of fun and I was happy with my time. Looking forward to the warm weather and more outdoor events, to start the season this was a great one.
Kelly D. Bell, Senior Account Manager:
With over 2 feet of fresh snow over the last few weeks in the Colorado High Country (and more falling today), Kelly Bell enjoyed one of the last weekends of skiing in Vail. This picture was taken at the top of Vail Mountain overlooking the Back Bowls. The snow was absolutely phenomenal which made a day of skiing fabulous! On Sunday, Kelly headed back down from skiing to hit the golf course and test out her new clubs at Overland Golf Course! You gotta love Colorado J
Lauren Guinn, Senior Director of Marketing:
Lauren and her son Kevin, 11, spent three days snowboarding in Winter Park, CO. It snowed close to a foot while they were there. Spring boarding at its best! Best of all, no broken bones! Photos pending.
Burt Repine, Development, Foundation Team:
I braved the desert heat yesterday and summited Villager Peak (5755 ft) in the Santa Rosa Mountains in the Anza-Borrego State Park. The 14-mile round trip took 7.5 hours and gained almost 5000 feet in elevation.
Here’s a pic of me at the top……
Tina Novak, Software Trainer:
Went hiking at Cuyamaca State Park. Gorgeous!
Chris Wheeler, School Finance Consultant:
I raced in the San Diego Crew Classic this weekend. I rowed in a UC Davis Alumni boat that finished 6 of 19 in the Men’s Open 8 Event. This was a fun event because you run into ex-Olympians and nation teamers on the water. This year we got to race a bunch of guys from the Estonian under 23 National Team. Needless to say, they were pretty good. My second event of the weekend was the Men’s Masters A Event. I competed with San Diego Rowing Club. We put together a really solid race with a great move across the 1500m mark rowing through a crew that was coxed (steered) by an Olympic Gold Medalist. We finished 2nd in the event. Our coxswain said it was one of the bigger thrills of her life finishing ahead of her idol. Also, thank you to all the Active people that came out in support. It was really great seeing you all out there.
Debra Urka, Jr. Application Specialist:
I hit the ocean this weekend and went free diving. It was a great diving weekend with visibility up to 20 feet, which was amazing considering that the swell was also coming in at about 5 feet.
Justin Lakin, Software QA Tester – San Diego office:
Had the opportunity to participate in the Walk for Recovery 5k through Balboa Park on Saturday (04.05) with his mom and girlfriend. There is no finishing time to report because this was a non-competitive event. Beautiful scenery, fun people, good music, and a great cause made this 5k really enjoyable. Justin recommends the Walk for Recovery to those who appreciate diversity, are compassionate toward others, and are not uber-competitive.
Steven Twohy, Staff Accountant:
This weekend was the Superfrog Triathlon in Coronado where competitors race with and against Navy Seals and their comrades. This year the proceeds went to help support those families who lost their Navy Seal fathers in combat. Considering I am doing Ironman Arizona next weekend I felt it was my call of duty to be able to step and race! The half Ironman event also has relay race for those who wanted to split up the swim, bike and run. I did the run which was 13.1 miles on the sandy beach of the Silver Strand State Beach. As a team we managed to finish 4th place overall amongst 20 or so other teams. It was another great weekend in San Diego and what a great way to raise money for those in need.
Toby Guillette, Online Community Specialist:
I hit the trail for a 28-mile run on Saturday in Cuyamaca State Park. I'm feeling strong and right on track for the SD100 in June. Next weekend, I'm bumping it up to 43 miles
Catherine Hansen, Sr. Marketing Services Consultant:
Ran the Carlsbad 5000 in 31:16
Sean Thompson and Arch Fuston ran the Carlsbad 5000. Sean’s watch was still set for a 2 minute interval and instinctively dropped for 15 pushups every time it went off. Arch lunged the entire 3.1. They had fun.
Jenni Miller, Account Manager, Running:
I did the Carlsbad 5000 Sunday in 28:55. My only goal was to be under 30 minutes so I was pumped.
Jim De la Cruz, System Administrator:
My wife and I spent Sunday running the fun and short Carlsbad 5000 this past weekend, the weather, the giveaways and energy level was great! A strong recommendation to run this fun event just get there early.
Amber Martin, Senior Marketing Services Analyst:
did the Carlsbad 5,000 in 23:09. It was fun race!
Michelle Ulrich, Account Executive:
I ran the Carlsbad 5000 yesterday with a PR of 18:58, which placed me in the Top 25 Females. What a great, fast race it was with some great athletes to run against!
Michelle Nation, Product Manager:
My sister Janean (Team Sports Sales) and I led the fan club for our 9 year old nephew Sean at this weekend’s “Junior Carlsbad” 1 mile run. This is an incredibly well-managed race for kids held every year in conjunction with the Carlsbad 5000. Those of you who have kids under 12 should definitely be sure to sign them up for next year! Sean PR’d with an official time of 9:08 and had a blast. Janean and I made sure Sean (and everyone else) could see us by wearing BRIGHT orange and white “GO SEAN” t shirts. Can’t wait till Sean’s next race …
Steve Kemper, Chief Financial Officer:
Marina Kemper takes 3rd in Junior Carlsbad 11 year old category running a 6:05 mile
Sejal Pietrzak, VP International:
My family had an active weekend! Raina (3 years old) and Deven (almost 2 years old) both ran in the Junior Carlsbad! Here’s a picture of Raina running the ¼ mile – she had a blast with a smile the entire time!
I ran the Carlsbad 5000 and got a PR – definitely not “fast” for most people, but for me it was a great run in 26:57 with my husband and kids cheering me on – it was so fun! My sister Monal also ran the Carlsbad 5000 and placed 2nd in the 30-34 age group in 18:10!
My son Jack and I ran the Carlsbad 5000 yesterday