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Margaret Weniger and husband Luke competed in the Tiki Swim in Oceanside on Sunday.  We both competed in the 2.4 mile swim and had a great time while battling 8-10 feet waves.  It was great to get back to our swimming roots and managed to come home with some cool tiki statue hardware.

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Michele Crepeau ran the Hamptons Half Marathon in East Hampton, NY with friends Stephanie, Ann Marie, Kristina and Hillary from California, Milwaukee and Chicago. 

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From the Singapore office.  STUART OLDHAM (Sprint distance), GRACE TAI (Sprint distance), BRIAN BERGEY (Olympic distance), and DANZEL TAY (Olympic distance) participated in the Singapore Triathlon on Saturday.  It was the first triathlon for Grace and Brian and everyone finished with a strong time despite the sweltering heat and humidity.

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Ferrari Bunker, Customer Support Representative would like to turn in the attached photos for my Active X Day on Friday September 28, 2012.  The one with the shadow is me pushing my 2 year old daughter along the Blue Heron Trail (not an easy task BTW!)  It was just the 2 of us so it was hard to take pictures of myself LOL.

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Courtney Munson- Memphis, TN- I finished up my triathlon season on Sunday, competing at Ironman Augusta 70.3.  It was my first half ironman and I went into it confident in the work I had done this summer.  I was very pleased to stick to my plan, take advantage of the downstream and wetsuit legal swim, beautiful bike in South Carolina, and pancake flat run to have a great race.  I finished way under my expected time (mostly because I finally put together a better bike segment) and really enjoyed the whole day.  I am very thankful for my friends and family who put up with my swim/bike/run all the time; it was great to have support in Augusta and know that people back at home were cheering for me too.

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Shekhar Wankhede and Hemant Choudhary from Clarksburg MD office ran 5K-Great Pumpkin Fun Run this Sunday. Cross-country course was throughout Summers Farm, including a run through the corn and pumpkin fields. Run was fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Donation can be done @ http://www.active.com/donate/greatpumpkinrace2012

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Ed Mullen- Senior Account Executive Golf won his Ryder Cup Match in Florida over the weekend representing the US team for his club in a match play format.

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Melissa Wray, Software QA Engineer and her husband, friends and went tree climbing and zip lining this weekend. It was in cottage country here in Ontario, Canada and it is gorgeous fall season here.  We climbed trees about 65 feet high. The zip line was about 1000ft long and can reach speeds of up to 40km/h.  A very fun way to spend a Sunday and my first time zip lining!

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Thom Haupt from DMT is enjoying the last lift for the season at Beaver Creek Ski Resort.  After doing a couple of runs on downhill single track he finished it off with a run through Village to Village enjoying the fall colors.  Snow is coming soon to all my friends in Colorado.

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Michael Hardeman spent Saturday and Sunday hiking and photographing the Mt. Sneffels range, Uncompahgre National Forest.

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La Vada Taylor, Sr. billing Specialist on September 22nd, I completed my first 5k – The Dirty Girl Run – with my daughter, Sami.  It was a lot of fun and I’m glad I did it!  The picture doesn’t show how muddy we were.   It was fun to get out and do something Active, with my daughter, for a good cause. On September 30th, my husband and I, with his sister and her husband,  took a short hike at Lily Lake near Estes Park, CO.  The weather was perfect and the foliage was in full color. 

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Heather West, Project Coordinator.  Sunday I did a 9 mile run at Folsom lake in Rocklin, CA.  It was so much fun.  Rolling hills for the first half, and the second half was flat…except for the last mile which was a hill that slowly kept going and going until you realized “Hey, I’m running up a hill.”  Beautiful scenery as well.

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Stephen Branstetter, GM Youth & Education: On Sunday I joined a buddy that's training for Ironman Florida for 50 Miles of his 100 mile training day. Even though he pulled me the whole way the ride still smoked me. It was a great day for a ride though, we made our way through beautiful Woodinville, Carnation, and Redmond Washington.

 

Cindy Bones Account Manager for Faith-my ACTIVE was hiking and Jay walking 11 miles from the "Tunnels Trail" by the Hoover Dam an continuing on to the "Dam Trail" and "Bridge overlook". Because the trails do not actually connect, we had to get creative that's where the Jay walking comes in... :O . ok ok i'm a "Law Breaker"

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Justin Moser, Marketing- Outdoors, raced the Bear Chase 50K in Lakewood, CO.  Temperatures in the lower 70’s and beautiful scenery made for an excellent race overall.  Fifty kilometers is a long way- but great friends and volunteers helped me get to the finish with a 4:09 time and 8th place finish overall (1.5 HR PR too!!).  The finishing announcer lost his voice after only 4 hours though- he probably needs to take notes from Mike Reilly on how to push through a long day of finish line announcing.

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Rob Mitchell (Web Designer – San Diego) headed up to do the Bakersfield Tri with his wife Blair and friend Jeff.  It was a 100 degree day but the course along the Kern river and refreshing lake water made for a good race.  The best part was our son Luke (7 ) doing his first triathlon with his buddy Aiden.  The kids course was a ½ run followed by a 3 mile ride and a 100m swim but a volunteer error sent the kids on the bike route during the run so it ended up being a 3 mile run.  Despite the extra run Luke had a blast and can’t wait to do it again!

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Kyle Rose, Justin McHenry, Cliff Jurgens , Katie Schultz and Kirsten Barnocky of the new Broomfield Office participated in the Color Me Rad 5k as our Active Charity Challenge.  Although we had seen the pictures and heard it was fun – we were all pleasantly surprised at how “colorful” it was!  It was a beautiful Colorado day and loads of fun!

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Jason Liebrecht and girlfriend Alison Whitney at Tour De Fat, San Diego. Alison organized this great event and raised over $27,000 for San Diego Mountain Bike Association. Volunteers Vaughn Valencia and girlfriend Sami at the start along with Lisa Woll were also there.

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Exactly a year after her first half-marathon, Melissa Douglas completed her sixth, at the inaugural Surrey World Music Marathon.  It must be running in the family: her 4-year-old son Rowan also did his first Kid’s Fun Run at the event.

 

Michael Rufli participated in a kickball tournament this weekend sponsored by Joe’s Crab Shack.  The goal was to raise money to feed kids in the Nashville area.  This was the first time they’ve done this tournament but plan to again next year with hopefully more teams.  They had 8 teams this year and we brought home the trophy after playing 4 games over 4 hours.  It was a long day but well worth it for the trophy and the kids.

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Shayne McCoy, Online Account Manager was in Europe, and it was an incredible experience.  In the first picture I from hiked through Cinque Terra from Vernazza to Monterosso, on the rugged coast of the Italian Riviera. The town pictured is called Vernazza, and is the most unique of all the towns. It’s also where the massive mud slide took place a few years back. The community really came together to clean up the mess, and it’s as beautiful as ever.  I also traveled to Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland and had the chance to paraglide off the small city of Murren. I had breathtaking  views of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountain ranges. It was such a rush!

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Mark Roebke, Director of Product Innovation, was part of a 4-person team that won the 24-Hr Mountain Bike National Championships over the weekend in Colorado Springs, CO. The team completed 21 laps of the 14-mile technical course that was fun and challenging both day and night! Here's a podium shot rockin' the Star and Stripes (Mark is second from the left).

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Katie Morse completed the Superfrog ½ Ironman this weekend in Coronado, CA. She placed 5th in her age group and was 21st overall female. Katie is the Program Manager for Wellness in the San Diego, CA office.

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ACTIVE, was well represented at yesterday’sSuperFrog, sorry SUPERFROG, 70.3 Triathlon. All the buzz will be about early Active investor Lance Armstrong winning the race in a course record time. And how he looked in his Speedo. But a whole host of employees and friends ofActive were out there, doing great work on a hot day, across a difficult course(6 miles running in sand!):

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Ashley Tejada, Nolan Hansen, and Jon Christopher did the super frog Triathlon this weekend. They finished 6th overall and 2nd in the mixed relay division. What a fun day.

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Dave Turner reports.  This is Staff Team Run Course for Saturday’s TRIDENT 4 miler and Sunday’s SUPERFROG triathlon.  Pictured from left to right are Tom Bevilacqua,  Dave Turner,  Jess Bevilacqua,  Ben Vaughan,  and Sean Boucek.  Our team was responsible for the run portion of the race in its entirety on Sunday which included race day execution,  logistics, water stops, volunteer coordination,  racer support and complete breakdown of the run course post-race (and a whole lot of other stuff) : ). We arrived on-site Saturday morning at 4:45AM to begin prep for the 4 miler that was set to take place.  We worked until about 4pm Saturday and we were back at it Sunday all day from 5am til 5pm with a large percentage of the work over the weekend just plain gorilla labor.  Good for the soul but it definitely feels different at 44 years old than it did at 18. : ) Loading, off-loading, wash, rinse, repeat.  Our team feel things went fairly smooth out on the run course with a couple hiccups that we overcame quickly.  Our unit takes a lot of pride in delivering a consistently well-organized, supportive, and efficient run course and we hope we delivered that the racers. As an athlete of these races myself, it is very gratifying to work the events that we love to race so much and to give back to both the organizations that put them on and to give to our fellow athletes during their hours of suffering.  I saw lots of my Active brothers and sisters and everybody was having fun.  Congrats and thanks to all for their support and participation in this race which only makes it better year after year!

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Dani Oliver enjoyed Sunday morning with Active friends finishing the Mission Bay Sprint Triathlon. Big congratulations to Izzak Brassea, Bill Enloe, Cece Salomon-Lee, Katya Mansurova and Rachel Warren!!!

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