NOLAN HANSEN just may be the fastest triathlete in the entire company. He did the 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run at Oceanside 70.3 in 4:42:46 good for 10th place in his age group of 25-29. We've got to get than boy in some Active Gear.
JON CHRISTOPHER, Senior Software Engineer did the Oceanside, CA 70.3 Half Ironman Saturday as did many Active San Diego team members. Jon went 5:47:03.
MICHAEL WILSON, Sales Manager Sports had a great day in Oceanside at Ironman 70.3 going 5:48:29! He did the race with Brandon Culley who was doing his first ever 70.3. It was so nice to see fellow Active people competing and out on the course cheering on. And always great having Reilly calling you in and out of each transition!
SHANNON TURNER STEWART, Sales Manager Sports completed her first 1/2 Ironman this weekend in Oceanside, CA going 6:21:34. Highlight of the day was our own Mike Reilly calling me in and out of each transition and seeing a bunch of fellow Active athletes out on the course, especially during the run. All I heard about before this event was the hills during the ride, the hills are no joke...some sweet elevation happening between miles 30-45. Here is a picture of me coming in after the ride. I was smiling because I knew all I had left was a 13 mile run...my smile quickly left at .5 miles into the run!
ANDY REILLY, Endurance Sales rep did his first 70.3 triathlon going 6:03:55 in Oceanside. The Old Man got to call him out a few times with the entire family watching.
JAMES SOLA IT App Support from the SD office also did his first 70.3 and all the training paid off. The swim had calm waters most of the way but there was lots of contact the whole time. The bike was fun for about the first half, then came the famous hills and headwinds. The run was really tough, mostly because the legs were cooked from the bike ride. Overall a great experience and one heck of a sense of accomplishment doing it in 7:04!
KRISTIN CARROLL says the next generation of ActiveX-ers took to the streets at the Jr. Carlsbad in Carlsbad, CA. Brian Enge's entire posse (of 4 kids) competed. From left to right...Sierra ran a blazing 5:52 mile. Skylar won the 9 year old girls race with a 6:14 mile and little sister Larsen was the lead girl in the 6 year old race running a 1/2 mile in 3:32! Wow - those girls are fast. Their brother was already at lacrosse practice by picture time. Kellen Bassler ran a fantastic time and showed some team spirit sporting his ActiveX t-shirt. Toddler Trotters McKenna Carroll and Penny Chen (both age 2/12) ran and had fun just getting a medal! (MIKE SAYS THIS MAY BE THE CUTEST PICTURE EVER!)
Here are BRIAN ENGE’S kids all by themselves who ran Jr. Carlsbad. If his kids keep this running thing up his entry fees over the next few year will be massive!
WILLIAM BASSLER, Visual Designer. His 9 year old son Kellen did the Kid's mile, and I did the 5K, at the Carlsbad 5000 over the weekend. On Saturday we met up with a few other ActiveX kids as well! It was a fun run along the coast with great weather. The only distraction were the great waves! We had fun!
ARACELI DAGDAGAN – Marketing Manager – San Diego. My 5 year old son, Nico ran the Junior Carlsbad, he was so excited that the medal was an alien spaceship. He had a blast - his goal is to get more medals than mom and dad!
JEN ROMINE, Account Manager – Running, and her sister Lindy took on the Carlsbad 5000 yesterday. After racing at 10:20 they decided to run the race again with the 11:30 wave for additional mileage and had a great time. Jen finished in 25:26 in the first race, which is a PR for her by over a minute and a half! Sorry no picture.
PAUL MCLURE, Account Mgr did his third Carlsbad 5000 yesterday and finished at 25:33 and then went down to La Jolla for some great waves on a really nice San Diego day.
SIMON WANG works in Thriva team at China Xi’An office as developer, but currently I’m on a trip in Bothell office, today I just ride on the bicycle which Michael Matt borrowed to me, riding from Bothell to Golden Gardens Park at Seattle , round trip 44.8 mi(72km, Google said so, J), it took me about 6 hours counting on the time I stay in the park. To be honest even myself can’t believe that number, it’s really a long way! I may not be able to call as warrior but I do challenged myself as I used to just ride 12km max.
JAY OZIMINSKI, Facilities Manager – Nashville (ActiveX Champion-Nashville) reports there was some Shooting and some Climbing done in Nashville this weekend by the Outdoor division. Now there is a combination we’ve never had before in WW!
Shooting on Saturday:
Joe Drury-Network Admin
Jeff Strickland-php Developer, plus wife
Bobbie Zweck-Configuration Mgr
Phillip McClendon-NOC Admin
LeeJayne Stone-Business Analyst
Climbing on Sunday:
Mike O’Brien-Desktop Support, plus wife
Jackie Lambert-Shipping Clerk
LeeJayne Stone-Business Analyst
Here is the report from Rui Zhang (Class Team): ActiveX-Xi'an Ping-Pong tournament! ActiveX-Xi'an Ping-Pong tournament is sponsored in Xi’an now. There are 29 Activers from different teams to attend the tournament; these players are divided into 2 groups by drawing lots. The whole tournament includes group game and Elimination game, and there are 196 matches to take place only in group stage. 8 players in each group can enter into Elimination game! This is really funny and interesting with a long schedule around 2 months. Every afternoon, many colleagues will come to watch the matches and add oil for players.
ALISON SALINGER, Marketing Manager in San Diego, ran (more like power-walked) her first ever 5k Warrior Dash with friends over the weekend. Good times, lots of fun obstacles, some serious mud, and beers at the finish…that’s a good day.