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La Jolla Run & Mtn Bike Treks

Posted by IMVoice on Apr 27, 2009 1:13:34 PM

Laurent Gauthier (Endurance European managing director) and Jack Caress from Pacific Sport (Event director for L.A. Triathlon, Newport Beach Triathlon, Catalina Marathon, etc…) were meeting together with some potential venues during the London Marathon week.

Laurent & Jack are currently working together on a very large project where Active will paly a big role; stay tune for the worldwide announcement on May 19th at Nyc!



DAVE NEFF Systems Admin InfoSpherix ran in the 2.6 mile Greenway Stadium Run in Frostburg, MD to benefit the high school field revitalization.  Included in the picture is his friends cousin Killian.  



SARA ALLEN participated in the LIVERight 5k Run this past Saturday along the Charles River in Boston. It was a beautiful day, 85 degrees and sunny, and a wonderful race. Thanks!


JENNIFER MAGNONE participated in the Melbourne Arts Festival 5k Flamingo Run in Melbourne, FL.  She shaved 2 minutes off her previous 5k run so it was a very successful weekend!



On Sunday JIM HINE and some buddies did an 'exploratory' 31-mile ride to the top of the Boise foothills in Idaho to see if the ridge road at 6,000 feet was clear.  It wasn't.  At the end of the main climb, we had to push the bikes across dozens of snow fields until we reached the summit.  The work paid off with a fast 3,300 foot descent down dry, fast singletrack.  The only downside was the little black fluffy-haired nipper dog that nailed 5 out of 7 of us (in a row) as we rolled slowly past its laughing owner!  Maybe the dog was trying to tell us to stay off the ridge until June...




MICHELLE ULRICH from San Diego office traveled to Nashville, TN this weekend for the Country Music Half Marathon.  It was my first time in Nashville so I was excited to get a tour of the city by running in the race   Despite the hot weather (@ 87 degrees) I had a GREAT race!  The course was hilly and challenging but I ran a 1:29:24.  This brought me in as 9th Female Overall.  It was a great race for me and a really fun weekend.


MARIA LAU San Diego managed to stand up on her surfboard for the first time on the whitewater at Beacon’s Beach in Leucadia.  It was definitely an awesome experience and one that I attempted to repeat after that first time.  I guess I will just have to wait until next time to try it again.


KAREN HARDY, CAEHLE ROMANO & BETHANY DOMINICK in San Diego attended Self’s Magazine’s Workout in the Park Saturday…it was no ActiveX, but it was a great time with some free swag and some fun workouts from Crunch instructors…who knew the Salsa and ChaCha could be such a good workout?!





MIKE DE LA CRUZ System Administrator in the San Diego IT department. My wife and I took part in the La Jolla Half again this year, no pushing jogging stroller for me in this event. Thank goodness the weather was beautiful for this event, we finished in 2:35:19. This always is a great challenging event for any runner, and recommend it. Look forward to doing this event again next year!


MICHAEL READE like a lot of people (6500 to be exact) ran the La Jolla half this weekend. Goal 2:00:00, did it in 1:56:27. Great run, better weather than last year and lots of fun.


CHRIS WHEELER ran the La Jolla Half Marathon this weekend in 1:41:49. 


TINA WILMOTT, Public Relations had a beautiful day at the LJ Half this weekend! Felt good and crossed the finish line with my training partner. Ran a personal best placing 20th in my age division!


RICKY GREY ran La Jolla Half Marathon on Sunday. It was my first half, and I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.  I was hoping to finish in under 2 hours and I came in at 1:57. Lots of active folks out there running and spectating.  It was nice to see some familiar faces cheering us on!


JESSE HAMMOND with the Content Team didn’t run but on Sunday did the Dana Point Grand Prix, a criterium bike race consisting of laps around a .8-mile course. Though my race didn’t go as well as I’d hoped, it was a beautiful day in a beautiful setting, and I then I went to Disneyland afterward!


MIKE DOBRANSKY participated in the La Jolla Half Marathon this weekend.  It was great to see all the Active folks out there – in the race and on the course supporting.  A huge help!! 


ANDY GEORGE placed 7th in 8-Hour Mountain Bike Relay. He and a buddy competed in the 24 Hours of Adrenaline race series at southern California’s at Hurkey Creek (6k ft) . One lost chain ¼ mile from lap finish, a broken shoe cleat, and a faulty primary light (night trail), competing against bike shop teams, all-age sub-event, not a bad place for a couple old guys.




JON JAMES & PHIL GRAHAM out of the Draper Utah office rode the epic White Rim Trail which is also referred to as the Island in the Sky.  The White Rim Trail is about 30 miles outside of Moab, Utah and wraps around Canyon Lands National Park offering 1,000 foot cliffs, hoodoos and scenery that is unmatched.  The ride itself is 103 miles, encompasses 6,000 feet of vertical climbing and if done in a single day becomes a journey of questioning your sanity, to being awe-struck at the incredible vistas and landscape to finally feeling pretty dang good climbing the final 1,000 feet at Horse Thief Hill.   We had rain, sun and the ever constant 20-40 mile/hour winds that for the first 70-80 miles were head-on!  In total we were a part of 70 other riders that did it in a day and look forward to it again next year.




SCOTT FRIESEN, Business Analyst for Golf Desktop in Burnaby, participated in the 2nd Annual River Run 10 K to support the Family Education and Support Centre in Maple Ridge.  He finished 6th overall with a time of 45:12.


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