GOOD LUCK TO ACTIVE TEAM MEMBERS JUSTIN MOSER BOULDER OFFICE AND MIKE DOBRANSKY, MICHELLE NATION & AUSTIN BRAATEN, SAN DIEGO OFFICE COMPETING THIS WEEKEND IN IRONMAN COEUR D’ ALENE, IDAHO!
PLUS THIS PAST WEEKEND WAS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL ACTIVEX CAMP CHALLENGE, THANKS TO ARCH AND TO THE OVER 100 WHO PARTICIPATED. Mike
Ed Mullen Senior Account Executive with Active Network|Golf - playing in a Father's Day Event in Florida "When your sons can drive the ball 300 yards every hole it makes the game much easier in a scramble format."
Cindy Bones Account Manager for Active-Faith Tried "Bikram Yoga" on Saturday morning (that's Yoga when it is 105 degrees & 40% humidity) I did not know sweat glands had a FAUCET...well they do! Almost fainted three times in the 90 minute class. It was on my bucket list of things to try. (no photo for that...it was not pretty...lol) Then off to Kari Quinones (Active customer services Rep) Baby's shower, Then of Course Church Saturday Night. On Sunday short hike to Break in my new boots on the Pitman Wash Trail. Only went 6 miles because my feet are not quite 100% from last weekend's hike and the dog was tired "Mister Bones" is his name.
Whitney Lawrence, Account Manager ran the Estes Park 10k on Father's Day. The short 6 mile race chewed me up and spit me out. Despite the windy conditions and hilly course, the views were phenomenal. A hard race made for a great workout and I ended up placing 1st in my division. No matter how difficult the course, keep on keeping on - you never know where you'll finish!
Brad Keck, Software Engineer ran in the Wasatch Back Ragnar relay this weekend in Utah. 21.1 miles over 3 legs in 24 hours.
After nearly one year from first ActiveX Sprint Tri, KEITH WILLIAMS completed his first IM70.3 this weekend. 2000 athletes took on the UK 70.3 with a wet and brutal course of 6000ft climbing on the bike and 1400ft off road muddy run - meaning a reputation of one of the toughest 70.3 courses in the world. Keith finished in 6hrs:19mins (inc 20mins in transitions faffing about), this is encouraging sign in preparation of the full IM Distance he has in Frankfurt in less than 3weeks!!! Dreaming of couch to IM in 12months!
Paul McLure, Account Manager on Saturday did the Philip Rivers 5k in San Diego for the third time. Every year it becomes more popular and I am pretty sure this was the largest crowd so far. Great event as always!
Laurie Pani, Product Marketing Manager did the Camp Pendleton mud run on Saturday morning as a mixed team with my husband and some friends. We finished in just over an hour which won us first place medals for the mixed team category (and free beers) for our efforts. Gorgeous weather, well organized event, good food/drinks, 80's cover band, and a great vibe all added to the day.
Matthew Concannon, Strategic Partner Account Executive Active Network | StarCite. Caught the Biggest fish ever on Kent Island, MD on the Chesapeake Bay. Ha!
WILLIAM BASSLER had a blast at the ActiveX CAMP! All smiles at the top of a challenging bike climb on day 2. Burt Repine, William Bassler, and Jon Christopher at the top. Marc Villanueva took the photo. A big thanks to Arch for putting it on!
Michele Crepeau and Brenda Seidner Reilly from Active New York office ran the Shelter Island 10K in Shelter Island, NY. Pictures of Michele Crepeau with friends, Joellen Hornig, Jessica Spazik and Rosie Dolan. Nice hilly race course around the island, past the gorgeous summer homes along the sound.
Matt Coffee, SMB AE, Boulder. Road Vail Pass solo on Saturday. 32 miles, 17 up but then 17 down. Always room to improve though happy with my time, took it slower in spots to enjoy the views.
LARS RONNING (Senior Regional Director, EMEA) and his sister ANNE RONNING BOYE-MOLLER: We had a blast racing Challenge Aarhus (Denmark) yesterday. Challenge Aarhus is one of the largest half ironman/70.3 distance races in Europe. Possibly inspired by my races, it was Anne’s first long distance triathlon, and she did great! Fastest swim in her age group, a strong bike and a controlled run. Anne finished in 6.25 (and from talking to her today it sounds like it won’t be her last long distance tri…). As usual my swim was relatively slow, but I quickly made up for it, powering up through the field fighting heavy winds and pouring rain on the technical course with 4,000 feet of climbing. I ended up setting the 3rd fastest bike split of the day in my age group (45-49) with a time of 2.31 (less than 20 mins slower than the fastest pros!). Then a 1.42 half marathon saw me crossing the finish line in 5.06 – by two minutes my strongest half ironman time so far. The time was good enough for a #8 place in my age group (out of 92 competitors). I did not quite break 5 hours – but it was close! Finally, not to forget: a big thank you to my wife Helene and the rest of my family for again being there, cheering on us the whole day!
Jenni Miller, Business Technical Sales Engineer reports she and Dana Blackwood, Jennifer Romine, Kristen Adelman, and Abbey Schingler, hiked Three Sisters Falls on Friday. Three Sisters is a 4 mile out and back trail requiring some minor bouldering and use of ropes left by other hikers. It's called Three Sisters because of the three tiers to the falls before it becomes a river that snakes through the valley. This was by far the most beautiful and difficult hike I have done around San Diego. Highly recommended!