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October 27, 2008



LIZ & SCOTT HARRELL (San Diego) one of our few Husband and Wife teams here at Active rode all over San Diego County on Saturday.  From Poway, around Rancho Bernardo, across the 56 to the Coast, up the 101 and back again to the 56 and back to Poway.  Liz covered 71 miles with 3200 feet of climb and Scott tackled 80 miles with 3800 feet of climb.  We are just a few weeks away from the big event…the El Tour de Tucson!  109 miles through scenic Tucson, AZ.  We are both on this crazy journey raising funds for a great cause, finding a cure for blood cancers.  Check out our websites: and


TOYA REAVIS ran in the Pumpkin Patch 4 Mile Cross Country race this Saturday in Bonita a suburb of San Diego. The course was at Sweetwater Park - no big hills just some inclines, lots of twists and turns. I had an off day. I ran 25:26 and was 4th in my age group. The big (final) championship series race is Nov. 8th on the famous 4 mile Morley field course. (that crazy hill twice! I cried on the way up and had a recover for 10 minutes after we safely landed on the ground, but it felt great to confront a major fear. My favorite part was after my tandem-jumper-man pulled the chute and we got to float around over Otay lakes, and enjoy a view of San Diego that I’d never seen before. Weird to see my feet dangling thousands of feet over the ground! 



SKIP CLEAVER ran at the Hamptons Half Marathon and Rockfest yesterday at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.  I was fourth in division with a (slow) time of 2:04:02.  Beautiful course along the crashing surf of the Atlantic shore.  Second half marathon in two weeks.  Way to go Skip now when will you do the Marathon?


The 33rd Annual Marine Corps Marathon one of Active’s largest clients was held this weekend and we were represented well.  The team of ANGIE GIANULIS, JAMIE CAMERON, MICHELLE CREAPEAU, TIM MACMAHON, MIKE DOBRANSKY, MIKE COLEMAN & MIKE REILLY worked the event and entertained many of our other events attending.



But CAITLYN BARKER, Support Team Lead was the real Hero in DC she ran the Marine Corps Marathon yesterday breaking 5:00 hours. Saturday brought torrential downpours to the Virginia area which had everyone a little nervous but yesterday couldn’t have been more beautiful, great running weather! 60 degrees, clear skies and streets lined with fall leaves. The course was absolutely gorgeous and well staffed with volunteers, Marines and more fans than I’ve ever seen on a marathon course. My sister cheered me on the whole way. I highly recommend this race, especially to first timers. Just beware of the (very) steep hill on the last tenth mile of the course, talk about a harsh approach to the finish!! J


JULIE WOOLF and her Husband ANTON competed as a relay team in the Challenge Athletes Foundation (CAF) San Diego Triathlon Challenge.  Anton did the swim and Julie did the run.  Unfortunately, due to intense fog, the swim was cut short, but it was still a blast and Anton finished in just under 10 minutes.  FRAN BENEDICT  accompanied me on the run portion.  We started early before it got hot, and we finished 1:45:48 unofficially – not bad considering Fran was running on just 3 hours of sleep and this was my first race 8-months postpartum.  The event was amazingly inspiring as always.  There were heroes all over the course.  We were just lucky to take part and cheer everyone along.  




JIM GARFIELD, (AMG) also participated in the 15th annual Challenged Athlete Triathlon in La Jolla this weekend raising money for the Challenged Athlete Foundation.  After a 56 mile bike and 13 mile run, I realized I need to do a lot more Active X!


STEVE MAZZA sales person extraordinaire in San Diego rode his mountain bike on a “hilly“ 22 mile dirt ride through technical trails in Mission Trails Regional Park. I ascended the east side of Cowles Mountain from Big Rock Park in Santee. Great views from the summit, looking over East County towards the Cuyamaca Mtns.



EMILY OGATA, (Application Specialist, NFL) and KRISTIN HARTOS, (Implementation Analyst, LeagueOne) travelled to St. Louis over the weekend to compete in the USA Rugby National Championships Round of 16.  Our team, the San Diego Surfers, was the lone representative from the Southern California region and #12 seed overall (based on last year’s results).  The results of our game on Saturday against Keystone (#5) were frustrating.  We frequently lost possession of the ball in both set and loose pieces, often failed to execute when we got the ball out to the backs, and missed some crucial tackles – resulting in our disappointing 5-17 loss to the Pennsylvania-based club.  Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Women (#13) was a completely different story.  Philly came out running hard and touched down for the first try of the game in the opening 10 minutes, but missed the conversion to go up 5-0.  Our scrumhalf took a quick tap at the 40-meter, spun the ball wide to the left winger who sprinted downfield for our first try to tie the match (missed conversion).  We did a much better job retaining and winning possession of the ball in the scrums, line-outs and rucks, helping get clean ball out to the back line to score several tries throughout the game. We beat Philly by a final score of 36-8.  Since we lost on Saturday, we do not advance to the Top 8 in Florida in November – and will end up between 9-12th place overall.  Thanks again to everyone at Active for your support! J  



NCHOLAS MOWBRAY, JARED & CARSON HINCKLEY with a friend went up to the Kern River, which is apart of the Sequoia National Park. A lot of trout fishing, hiking, and camping made for a great weekend. The stars at night were incredible!


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