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Blair Matthews from the Boulder office on a warm up run making a few turns.  He completed the slalom course three times in a row hitting all the buoys each time!  He was skiing at Lake Loveland in Loveland, Colorado.

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Mud, sweat, and beers!

 

BURNABY WARRIORS, Tracy Vezina, Scott Friesen, Matthew Cox, Bardya Ariana, Irene Coghlan and Taelor Leinss took part in the Warrior Dash in Whistler, BC on Saturday August 6th. The sun was splitting the rocks and with a steep uphill start to the race, the Warriors battled against a tough five 5k course which snaked around the Whistler-Blackcomb Tube Park and included trail-running, wall climbs and ankle-wrenching downhill descents. It was not an easy race to say the least but the Active Warriors battled it out and with beers and bananas in-hand afterwards, enjoyed the triumph of conquering the hellish course!  Tracy commented “When we started up that ski hill, all that went through my head was ‘what was I thinking?!’ and by the end I was ready to sign up for next year!  It took me 1:01:31.  Not last in my 40-44 age group but certainly not first.  Can’t wait for Warrior Dash 2012!” Click here to view a 90 second head-cam view of the race.

 

WHERE'S ALEX IN THESE PICTURES, MUST STILL BE ON THE COURSE! Mike

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On Saturday, BURT REPINE and TOBY GUILLETTE "hiked" Mt. Williamson (14,389"), the 2nd highest peak in CA. We covered 31 miles with 11,000' of elevation gain during our 19-hour car-to-car effort. It was far from easy, but worth every moment for views like these: 360 video from the summit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tobyguillette/6020100416/in/photostream/

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Justin Moser, Lead Gen Boulder, completed the 70.3 in Boulder on Sunday.  Overall this was a fantastic race, although temps got into the 90’s during the shade-less run.  I finished in 5:36, in my second road tri ever.

 

MATT CONDIE, Software Developer Draper, Utah took a group of scouts on a 25 mile backpacking trip into Coyote Gulch, near Escalante, Utah. The hike through the desert to get into the canyon was a test in water rationing, but the views from the canyon were worth it.

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PATTI ROSENTHAL, Industry Manager, Cycling Durango, CO went on an epic mtn bike trip in Crested Butte over the weekend with a bunch friends from Durango.  Did the classic 401 Trail which starts at 10,707 feet & keeps climbing to the top & then pretty much downhill through waist-high wildflowers (15 mile loop).  Camped at the Washington Gulch campgrounds located on Gothic Road about 5 miles from the trailhead.  Also did the Snodgrass trail closer to town & hit the Arts Festival after.  Weather was fabulous - good times!

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ANTHONY VALENTINO and JON CHRISTOPHER took the train up to Newport Beach, CA and rode their two wheeled steeds back down the 101 to San Diego. Below is one of the stops they made at Seaside Market where Anthony Valentino posed as the Cardiff Kook!.

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Jim Garfield (M&M) had a great racing weekend in NYC. Friday was the infamous New York City Underwear Run (check out report and pictures at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-garfield). Hundreds of NYC Triathlete’s, runner’s and “other’s” legally dropped their drawers to run in this world record event.  The event is a pre-race ritual to the iconic New York City Triathlon held later that weekend. I joined thousands of other Triathletes including Active’s Brinlea Johnson in braving 90% humidity and Hudson pollution to battle the new WTC 5150 race.  I even got to congratulate 3-peet winner Rebecca Wassner and her pro-triathlete twin sister Laurel at the finish line.

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CRAIG MOTZ, Manager Online Media Sales.  Over the past 6 months I’ve been an assistant coach to training 500 NYC Team In Training athletes for the NYC Nautica Triathlon that was held this past weekend.  In addition to coaching I was able to participate in the Olympic Distance triathlon in my hometown.  Even though mother nature didn’t play fair with a choppy swim in the Hudson River (not as disgusting as one might think), a wet bike ride along the West Side Highway then a sweltering hot run through Central Park I was able to finish.  It was an incredible race in which I enjoyed participating in and watching the TNT athletes, for many it was their first triathlon, cross the finish line!

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PAUL HOMER, Sales Enablement Manager spent the last three weeks backpacking with friends through Europe.  Not exactly a specific weekend event but with the combination of carrying a 40lb. pack, many cycling/walking sightseeing adventures, teaching ActiveX workouts to my Danish friends, and a few international tennis rivalries it was quite the workout.  Cities visited: Copenhagen, Aalborg, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Lyon, Marseilles, Barcelona, Madrid, Estepona, Grenada and Gibraltar.

 

OKAY PAUL LOOKS LIKE A GOOD TRIP BUT NO ONE PICTURE WITH A BACKPACK! Mike

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JENNIFER CENEDELLA, Enterprise Account Manager here are pictures from this weekend’s road ride  by 4 Active employees: Copper Triangle in Copper Mountain, Colorado. 5,900’ climbing, 78 miles, 3 mountain passes. From left in first pic: Anthony Chiulli aka The Diesel (Mid Market events), Tiffany Brisette (friend), Jen Cenedella (Enterprise Events), Greg Schwarzer (Mid Market Events), Matt Coffee (Mid Market Events) The last picture includes Greg’s son Ty at the finish line! Wish you rode with us too!

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TREY GORMAN, BRETT BURCH (Development, Boulder) and several others in the Boulder office who will be reporting in separately rode the Copper Triangle on Saturday.  The ride took us over 3 mountain passes for 6000’ of climbing in a 79 mile loop.

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MATTHEW HENRY and JOEL WERDELL (Bothell, WA) and LARRY DOUGLAS (San Diego, CA) from the ActiveWorks Swimming group descended upon Auburn University for the 2011 U.S. Masters Swimming Summer Nationals.  Everyone had a great time and learned a ton about Masters swimming.  We got to meet and show off some of Active's new swimming products to Misty Hyman (Gold medalist in the 200 Fly at Sydney) as well as watch 95-year-old Anne Dunivin compete in eight events.  Definitely one of the most impressive and inspiring things about the meet. 

 

Unfortunately, Auburn has had its share of poor fan-ship (see picture of Toomer's Corner) so that made it even harder for us to do bleacher runs in their football stadium.  Maybe next time!

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