HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVERYONE THIS WEDNESDAY from MICHAEL JOSEPH PATRICK REILLY!
LISA BALDWIN participated in her first running event, the 2010 Green Thumb Shamrock n Race in Abbotsford, BC. She finished the 5K course in 34:40. While that may be slow, Michelle Nation assures me that the best part of your first race is that it is your personal record so I have comfort in that fact :-) Weather was a balmy 5 degrees C with no rain making it perfect running weather. Now that the first race is under the belt, time to get serious about training for the 10K Vancouver Sun Run in May.
JIM GARFIELD (Active M & M) and LAURENT GAUTHIER visited ESPN X-Games first winter X-Games held in Tignes, France. The half pipe was epic as 150 athletes from all over the world competed. The three year deal ESPN has with the French Alp town assures that France will known for more then just wine and cheese!
SIJEN OLTHOF, Sr Implementation Analyst in Bothell, WA says Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! He ran the St. Patty’s day dash in Seattle with the family, baby stroller and all.
RYAN WOOD, content producer in San Diego, ran the St. Patrick's Day 10K in Mission Bay. The cool weather and flat course really made me happy, and I motored to the finish in 54:33, a couple of minutes under my goal.
ALEX AFANDI had a volunteering opportunity come up with the Catalina marathon and I took care of the First Aide Station. Some of the injuries were deep due to the terrain of the island. I also got to announce finishers and interview a group of runners that ran the marathon twice in the same day, back and forth!!! Great day on Sat... Top female finisher set a new record for the Catalina Marathon at 3:07, beating the previous record of 3:15. MIKE’S COMMENT - THAT TOP FEMALE WAS HEATHER FUHR 14X IRONMAN CHAMPION INCLUDING THE 1997 HAWAII WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
SCOTT FRIESEN, Associate Product Manager for Golf Solutions in Burnaby, BC participated in the Shamrock’n Race 10K in Abbotsford. While the rain was pouring down on the drive to the Fraser Valley, the skies cleared up just prior to the start which made for a very enjoyable run. Scott finished 8th overall with a time of 47:31.
TODD PREECE came away with 4th place in his age group at the Xterra Black Mountain 15k Trail Run on Sunday missing getting an Active.com jersey on the podium by only 30 seconds. The course is advertised as the flattest and fastest of the Xterra trail run series but with 1200 feet of climbing and an 8% grade for the last mile its definitely not the easiest.
MICHELLE ULRICH & JEN ROMINE (Endurance Sales) ran the St. Patrick’s Day 10k AT Mission Bay in San Diego on Saturday. This was a really fun event with a lot of runners getting in the St Paddy’s Day spirit running in costumes, and the weather was perfect with surprisingly little wind around Fiesta Island. Michelle finished 2nd overall female and 1st in her age group with a time of 39:15 and Jen Romine PR’d at 58:44. YOU ARE A FAST GIRL MICHELLE!
THOMAS DRUDGE Climbed Mt. San Gorgonio in Southern California, didn't summit but did get some good experience with ice axe and crampons!!!
MEGAN DUVALL, Project Manager along with JEREMY SPITZBERG & MARC VILLANUEVA completed the Gran Fondo do over 54 mile course provided by ARCH FUSTON on Sunday morning. We started at 7:30 a.m. and had a great time! The weather was gorgeous and as Jeremy said - real "Wish you were here" postcard quality. Check out the video http://cid-6a71084a6c623bb2.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/gran-fondo-redo.wmv We’re all much happier now that we have closure from getting rained out the week before.
SEAN ZIMMERMAN, Visual Designer, EILEEN ZIMMERMAN, Sport Product Manager and MICHAEL STRICKLAND, Copy Writer all participated in the St. Patricks Day 10k and 2-4 mile run/walk over at Mission Bay Park in SD. It was an awesome run that was nice and flat. And you can't beat the free beer garden at the finish line, supplied from local breweries in San Diego.
SCOTT YESKE, Industry Manager played Ice Hockey this weekend in the Las Vegas Hockey Classic Tournament. My team (the Los Angeles Rasputin) took home the Championship and beat Bakersfield 5-2 on Sunday. He netted two goals in the championship game and walked away with a total of 9 points in 5 games in the tourney. We played a total of 5 games with two games on both Friday and Saturday. We beat teams from NY, NC, CA and WA and went 5-0 in the tournament. ALL THOSE GAMES NOW THAT’S AN ENDURANCE EVENT!
VANESSA ALLEN, Senior Mkt Manager hiked up Iron Mountain, in eastern San Diego County and enjoyed the native western lilac blooming and water actually running in the creeks - exotic sights for southern California!