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February 28, 2012

Winter Time Fun & Mud

Posted by IMVoice Feb 28, 2012

Brian Bergey, Grace Tai (shown) and Cassie Trasmonte from our Singapore office all participated in the Singapore Duathlon over the weekend.  It was the first time any of us participated in a duathlon and we had a great time, especially during the bike portion.  We are all looking to buy bikes now so we can keep riding!  The Singapore Duathlon is an event using Active and takes place along the beach at Singapore’s East Coast Park.  As always, we were sporting our Active gear at the event.

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Brad Harper, Software Engineer out of the Draper, UT office. The mountains received plenty of snow over the past week and almost a foot over the weekend. My friend and I rode some good snow on Sunday. Our downhill riding covered about 7.8 miles and 7,107 feet of elevation. Here's a clip that's under a minute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXP5N1pSiVY&hd=1

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DAVE “THE HAMMER” TURNER, AE Encurance went out to San Diego Skydive with two buddies and jumped out of an airplane 6 times! Followed that up with a hard 11 mile trail run in Rancho Santa Fe this morning. Great weekend!

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KEITH WILLIAMS, London ran one our clients races in Brighton which was my first half marathon ever in 1:36. This is all preparation for a full marathon in April and Ironman Frankfurt in July!! All feels good at the moment.  The picture is a group called Project 26.2 and a magazine I am training with called Mensrunning, you can be part of the journey and read the story here http://www.mensrunninguk.co.uk/project262.obyx

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Nashville office went climbing Sunday. LeeJayne Stone (Business Analyst), Jackie Zweck (QA), Shelby Abernathy (QA), Katie Key (former employee), and Jackie Lambert (Shipping). We all got quite a workout attempting our hardest climbs yet.

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Courtney Munson ran Sylamore Trail 25K (there was also a 50K option that is more popular) held in the tiny town of Allison, Arkansas on Feb 18th.  The out and back course through the Ozark Mountains was absolutely gorgeous and we had perfect weather with overcast skies and about 45 degree temps.  It was quite a departure for this city girl to be out on the trails with the "no frills" ultrarunners, but I absolutely loved it and would highly recommend a race like this to anyone wanting to do something a little out of their comfort zone.  The race is known the creek crossing that you hit near mile 1.5 and then on the way back in around 14 or so... Luckily, the water was pretty low this year and didn't seem too cold. 

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CINDY BONES went Hiking in Red Rock Nevada state park on Sunday. Pictured at the "sign in station" on top of Turtle Head Trail. With 360 degree views of Las Vegas it was a perfect day!

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Brian Enge spent the past 2 weekends coaching his 12 year old girls soccer team in the Southern California Championships... "State Cup".  The tournament started with 64 teams and with 4 teams left we are still in it.  Semi-finals this weekend!

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Robert Mitchell (Web Designer at the San Diego office) and his wife Blair raced in the Cityscape Adventure race in San Diego. It was like a mini Amazing Race with 12+ challenges.  We ran a great race and made a very good decision not to take public transportation and run the 7.5 miles it took to get to each challenge.  To our surprise we did it in under two hours and ended up getting first out of 124 teams. We’re still a little shocked we got first, I guess all those days riding bikes in Balboa Park as a kid came in handy.  It was a great race and we can’t wait for the next one in September.

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Todd Preece ran the 9-mile King of the Hill Iron Mountain race last weekend enduring 2000 ft of climbing. He came away with 6th place overall but probably only because fellow ActiveX'r Toby Guillette and his merry band of ultra-marathoner friends were a no-show.

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ROBERT EREKSON ran Tough Mudder SoCal #1 with two of my brothers and a couple friends on Saturday. Absolutely brutal course, but awesome trails were ran and tough obstacles were conquered. Oh, and we all got shocked multiple times and plunged into water that was cold enough to almost make us stop moving within about 10 seconds. I'm the bright green glasses in the photo, second from the right.

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William Bassler's boys Gavin and Connor competed in the CIF Soccer play-offs for La Costa Canyon High School last Friday night. La Costa beat Serra high school 2-0 in the first round. Connor (a sophomore) was moved up from JV for the play-offs, but did not play, and did not want to be in the photo... I respect that. In the photo are Gavin (Senior Goalie), William, and my younger son Kellen.

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Justin Moser, Marketing, Active Outdoors, participated in the Chilly Cheeks duathlon in Denver on Saturday.  Mild weather gave way to a great race and muddy trails, but a fantastic way to get motivated for the upcoming race season.

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Lisa Woll, Product Manager – Endurance 911 - Emergency Fun!!!   My first Pro Marathon Mountain  bike race - 40 miles.  Thanks Arch for all those great Active X workouts that gave me the strength and endurance to finish with a smile!

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Daniel Simmons enjoyed several days in Mammoth with his family.  Pictured here with his wife and oldest son at the top of the mountain just before hitting some great runs.

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ANDREW BUTTERWORTH reports The Draper Office had an ActiveX Night Skiing event on Friday.  Scott Bassett, Brandon Rich, Terrell Rohm, Kyrk Wright (left to right in the photo) and Andrew Butterworth hit the Brighton Resort and spent about 4+ hours night skiing.  The great thing is that it only cost each of us $17. For the first 2 hours we had some great sunshine and out of bounds skiing, then followed it up with some groomers.  It was a great night.

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Jen White, Ryan Scanlon and Dennis Triplett tackled Tough Mudder at Temecula's Vail Lake this Saturday.  Everyone was all smiles at the finish after 11 muddy miles and 26 adrenaline pumping obstacles including wall climbs, monkey bars, dumpsters full of ice and live electrical wires.  Can't wait to do this race next year!

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