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Aussie's and U.S. Krispy Kreme's

Posted by IMVoice on Nov 16, 2009 10:05:14 AM

ROHAN LAWTON from our Australia office reports that we have a new endurance athlete in our midst! Our Aussie Account Exec, FIONA MACMILLAN completed her second ever marathon this weekend before last and finished SECOND. The event was the Marysville Marathon held just out of Melbourne. Marysville was the town completely wiped out by the devastating Black Saturday fires in February.

 

TOBY GUILLETTE, Social Media Specialist, San Diego joined a group from the Allied Climbers of San Diego non-profit for a weekend of camping, climbing and turkey eating out in the Valley of the Moon. This was my first time to this remote area which is only accessible via 4-wheel drive vehicle. We cooked 5 turkeys on Saturday and I managed to fit in couple hours of trail running and a few hours of climbing before the tryptophan kicked in It was a great pre-Thanksgiving weekend! Here's a shot of our campsite and the surrounding area.

 

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ANUSHEH CHAVEZ & MARK WARBLE participated in the Silver Strands ½ Marathon.  Mark finished at an amazing time of 1:40 and Anusheh finished at 2:20.  Mark writes: The course was very flat with one rolling hill around mile 10 and weather was perfect.  Fortunately, I felt great the entire race.  I kept a better pace than expected and finished in 1 hour 40 minutes- very happy with my time.  I also had the privilege to share a celebratory beer with fellow Active employee, Anusheh Chavez:

 

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JIM GARFIELD (AMM) ran the First Annual Malibu Marathon and Half Marathon. The race was unique in that it was a point to point all along a closed PCH.  It was a bright sunny day and a real joy to run down PCH without any traffic!!!

 

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GREG WONG held his donuts at an informal “Krispy Kreme Challenge” with a bunch of ultra-marathon runner freaks held Saturday morning at Hospitality Point, San Diego.  

The events consisted of:

2 mile run + 1 dozen donuts + 2 mile run.

Time: 53 min 11 sec. 

See splits below. To recover from the donut overdose, I ran 20+ more miles, surfed, and napped over the rest of the weekend…

 

 

Wow, what a morning and where to begin…

The discussion of the Krispy Kreme Challenge surfaced during a run several weeks ago and as often happens, smack talking ensued. Within a half mile, it was agreed that there should be a KKC on the west coast. A few e-mails later, much to my surprise, registrations started trickling in and then I started receiving applications from people I had yet to have the pleasure of meeting… We had an event!

It was suggested and also agreed that the KKC should be wrapped around a toy drive, so as part of the registration process everyone was asked to bring an unwrapped toy. There were 23 starters and combined a few other generous folks that wanted to kick in some toys, we have a SUV STUFFED with gifts that will be donated to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation www.toysfortots.org . THANK YOU ALL!!

 

As for the competition, if was fierce! There were 23 starters and 13 that recorded an “official” finish by consuming the entire dozen donuts. The format for the event was to run two miles, stop and enjoy one dozen original Krispy Kreme donuts, and finish with another two miles. Here are the results.

 

Place

Last

First

Division

Time In

Eating

Time Out

Finish

Notes

1

M****

Tracy

M

0:12:29

0:07:05

0:19:34

0:31:40

Overall winner

2

C******

Scott

M

0:12:31

0:07:17

0:19:48

0:33:39

 

3

S********

Jeremy

M

0:14:39

0:06:43

0:21:22

0:35:39

Eating winner

4

K****

Stephen

M

0:13:26

0:12:19

0:25:45

0:39:50

 

5

E*****

Paul

M

0:15:11

0:12:34

0:27:45

0:42:26

 

6

D****

Matt

M

0:14:34

0:13:24

0:27:58

0:43:17

 

7

D*****

Robert

M

0:16:52

0:09:32

0:26:24

0:44:25

 

8

F****

Chris

M

0:15:41

0:14:35

0:30:16

0:47:14

 

9

Wong

Greg

M

0:16:34

0:18:51

0:35:25

0:53:11

 

10

S******

Joe

M

0:16:32

0:31:23

0:47:55

1:11:23

 

11

W****

Justin

U18

0:29:22

0:17:31

0:46:53

1:24:44

U18 winner

12

M*******

TJ

U18

0:29:22

0:25:32

0:54:54

1:24:45

 

13

W*****

Adam

U18

0:29:22

0:15:52

0:45:14

1:24:48

 

 

Congratulations to all that had the courage to start the event, it was very impressive!

 

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Krispy Kreme eating.jpg

 

 

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