SUCH A FUN TEAM WE ALL WORK WITH! Mike
KELLY BELL AMG Senior Account Manager - The weather was so beautiful in Colorado this weekend with temps in the upper 80's that the activities were never ending. I spent Saturday at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs for 'Family Day' playing volleyball, softball and just hanging out with the family and fellow soldiers as one of my nieces (tall blond in the middle next to me) is being deployed to Iraq this Thursday. Then on Saturday night, the weather continued to be perfect for the Colorado Rockies vs. Minnesota Twins baseball game. GO ROCKS...they won 3-2...so it was close, but at least they won! Sunday I went on a hike in Morrison and planted a garden
PIERRE DUVELLEROY Senior Account Executive from Active International was invited by one of our event directors on the French Riviera where the Provence Half marathon was being held on Sunday. On a warm and very wet Sunday morning, I took the start despite a serious tendinitis on my left knee and ended up finishing in 1h44 which was not great at all but I couldn’t do more. Good atmosphere on the race and very well organized race!
For anyone who wants to experience the French Riviera, the event director and a local wine maker organize a tour the day before the race so you can learn how they make wine in this part of France and of course…you can have a taste….This is where I screwed up I think…I should have taken that Tour. It would have helped me so much for the race; I wouldn’t have felt the pain.
CAROL TASHIRO Tournament & Event Sales Coordinator Click4TeeTimes & Active Golf did the 8K Sycamore Trail run in Malibu, CA! It was Hot Hot Hot!!!
EMILY CHAN-NORRIS Account Manager ran the Navy’s Bay Bridge 4-Miler on Sunday morning. It was HOT out, but a lot of fun and pretty cool to be able to go across the Coronado Bay Bridge on foot.
Yours truly had fun weekend in Fargo, North Dakota at their Marathon and Half. They are a great client of Active and I did a guest speaker thing with Sarah Reinersten & Dave McGillivray at the pasta dinner. Sarah is the first female leg amputee to finish an Ironman and Dave is the race director (among many other feats) of the Boston Marathon. Sarah & Dave ran the Half and I played at the finish line bringing 13,000 runners in. It was a very unique finish running inside the 20,000 seat Fargo Dome. I must have been having a bad hair day since the photographer cut off my top.
JIM DE LA CRUZ and his wife ran the Palos Verdes ½ Marathon this past Saturday, because it was so close to the coast line we had a nice forgiving breeze graced us during the race along the beautiful coast line helped as a positive distraction. The routed also goes past Donald Trump’s golf course. There time was 3:15.
TRISH OBERHAUS, Online Community Specialist for Team Sports, jumped in a kayak with a friend of hers and went on a 2.5-hour paddle of the Chicago River downtown on Saturday. The weather was beautiful but it was still early enough in boating season around here that we had the river to ourselves for the most part. Here is a cool photo we shot from the water: Hey Trish isn’t that river GREEN on St. Patrick’s Day?
TOBY GUILLETTE , Online Community Specialist for Endurance Sports met up with a group of ultra runners in Cuyamaca State Park on Saturday for a 31-mile trail run in the heat. It was great running with these guys who really know their stuff but they are fast! I was only able to stay with them because no one else knew the route, so they were looking to me for navigation. Sunday morning, I met JESSE HAMMOND, LUKE SMITH and ASHLEY ELLIS at La Jolla Shores for a refreshing 1.5-mile swim.
JIM GARFIELD did the HOT Encinitas Sprint Triathlon! It was great, but not as great has having fellow Active X’s CHRIS WHEELER and REBECCA DIVITA there to cheer. They were checking out their first triathlon in preparation for the Solana Beach Triathlon July 27th that is a fundraiser for the Monarch School. Hope you showed them how it is done Jim.
NUNO COSTA also competed in the Encinitas Sprint Triathlon – my first tri race of the season, and it was a good one J. I finished 32nd overall – I believe there were over 600 people competing, 8th in my age group 30- 34. Total time was 1:11:52 for 750 meter swim, 20K bike and 5K run. There were a few Active groupies out there cheering us on and that was really encouraging – I really appreciated the support.
LAUREN DACHILLE ran yesterday in the Navy’s 22nd Annual Bay Bridge Run/Walk across to Coronado Bay Bridge. It was a great course over the water and there were over 8,000 runners. Participants even got to take Ferry across the water back to downtown where the race started! Such a fun event!
LAURA HILTS biked 15-miles on Saturday and ran the Coronado Bay Bridge Run on Sunday with some friends. We got there late and missed the runner’s heat, so we had to run (push) our way through the herd of walkers. Even though we had a ‘challenging’ start, we finished strong and had a fantastic time! The views were amazing from on top of the bridge!
ARCH FUSTON reports that the ActiveX Charity Team got after it Saturday morning with a bike workout at Fiesta Island. Said one Xer, “I haven’t been on a bike since I was 10 years old”. Blasphemy! An open water swim at La Jolla Shores followed. With “Shark Fears” quickly subsiding, great instruction from Aly Terry, and one heck of a workout, everyone left feeling much more confident about being in the ocean. Although the workouts were great, The Cheese Shop afterwards was even better.
This Saturday, the Edison Cyclers (a team of 14) took our bikes to ride 52 miles in the “Coast the Coast” MS Bike Ride. This is the 5th year that I ride to help raise money to fight Multiple Sclerosis. It was a fantastic ride, for a great cause and the weather was amazing. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.
SCOTT ROBINSON reports:
The U17 BC Cup concluded in Mission with Team Maple Leafs winning the BC Cup. The 2008 BC Cup competition, hosted by the Mission Leisure Centre from April 30-May 4, was a tremendous success in which BC's top 120 players born in 1992 showcased their talent to program evaluators and spectators from across the province.
In the championship game, Team Maple Leafs defeated Team Bruins 6-4. Team Maple Leafs finished the competition undefeated with a 4-0 record. The Maple Leafs were lead by the Greater Vancouver staff including: Head Coach DONEAU MENARD (Port Coquitlam), Assistant Coach RYAN WEBER (Richmond), Manager SCOTT ROBINSON (Richmond), Trainer TERESA KERR (Delta) and Coach Mentor MATT HUGHES (Salmon Arm, Salmon Arm Silverbacks).
The BC Cup represents the second stage in the talent identification and training of players born in 1992 for the BC Hockey High Performance U17 Program. In a few weeks, the names of the top 46 players will be announced for the U17 Provincial Camp held in Nanaimo, BC July 20-26. Eighteen players will be short listed from the summer camp for potential participation representing Team Pacific at the 2008 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge. Of the 18 short listed players 11 players will be selected and announced in mid November to join 11 selected players from Alberta to form Team Pacific 2008.
The Regional U17 Hockey Program is the first stage in Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence. The objective of this program is to introduce players and coaches to world international style competition and IIHF playing rules. This program assists with the identification and training of players and coaches for the National Under 18 Team, National Junior Team and the Canadian Olympic Team.