ELAIN BERGERON & BROOKE KIRKPATRICK I rode the Colorado-Eagle River Century Ride in Vail, Colorado on Saturday. The ride was a bit challenging with 4500 feet elevation gain, but the mountain, river, and stream views made it all worth it! This was Elaine's first time in Colorado and she conquered the ride even with slight high altitude sickness. Brooke said it was her first Century and is sold!
SHEILA VANDER-HOEK went ocean kayaking with friends for the first time on Gabriola Island, BC (just off the east coast of Vancouver Island) – 20 minute ferry ride from Nanaimo. I liked it so much I did it the next day too. Weather was hot (28 degrees Celsius), very little breeze, lots of sunscreen and H2O. I am not really a hat person but the sun as so bright I had to succumb to the ball cap.
REPORT FROM XI’AN, CHINA, by ERIC MA (MRI Team Build Lead, M+M), said he really wanted to share this great ride with all the warriors, on Sunday he and CASH XU (Controller) rode a big circle along the Third Ring of the Xi’an City, totally 115KM according from the GPS log, the greatest experience ever counted the last 20mins rushing in the torrential rain when they’re trapped 15KM away from the destination. See the route they rode and where Active Xi’an office is in the map. Well, unfortunately both of them got severe sun burnt during the hours rode under the sun in the noon.
Over 70 SD Active team members did their first Triathlon at the Solana Beach Tri in SD. First two from Friday’s “Buoy for Bubbly” post training/pre-race celebration. Last pic: pre first heat – Solana Tri.
JAMIE WILLIAMS did a quick 35 mile bike ride along the Coast Saturday to check out his bike thanks to Arch for getting a bike mechanic in this past week for tune ups! And then on Sunday
he participated in the Solana Beach Triathlon for the second year and set a PR for this year’s race. He’s smiling in the picture so he must have been feeling good!
RICKY GREY and wife Carly and I took part in the Solana Beach Sprint Tri along with many of our Active friends and supporters. As in past years, it was great to have so many friends out their racing the course together as well as all the Active fans cheering everyone along. The race was a great follow up from our first Ironman 70.3 that we completed just a week earlier. For all those that are still riding the excitement of Solana Beach and thinking of their next race, I can't say enough about Vineman! Such a fun race and awesome experience! I included a photo from Solana Beach and a bike photo of each of us from Vineman.
ANDY REILLY did his first triathlon ever at Solana Beach and was telling his Mom and Sister how it was done! Its just too bad his old man coudn't call him in since he was at Ironman Lake Placid.
Jessica Wexler (Active Works Communications and Giving) - enjoyed another fabulous Solana Beach Tri. Special thanks to the awesome ActiveX cheering squads out there supporting us and of course special thanks to Arch and Christy Fuston for - everything. Pictured: The pink ladies and Arch (trying to blend in).
AMY SCHWENCK had the BEST time racing in the Solana Beach Triathlon this weekend. The camaraderie of the Active team before and during the race pushed me to my best time yet on the course. CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who participated and a HUGE THANKS to those who cheered us on. Only 46 days to Malibu!!
MIKE MACDONALD did the Solana Beach Tri in 1:05:21. By far the most fun I've had in any of my tri's thanks to all of the Active crew being there. We dominated out there!
JIM GARFIELD (M&M) was proud and thrilled to participate in the Solana Beach Triathlon with all the other Active peeps. Watching the Active tri vets and newbies was truly inspiring and getting the extra cheers along the way was better then GU shots for energy!!
RUBEN GOMEZ went to the Solana Beach Triathalon and took some pictures. Feel free to grab any photos you need. If for any reason you need larger quality image just let me know. Thanks.
BRENDAN EGAN this past Sunday, July 25th I joined 70 other active colleagues in the Solana Beach triathlon. This was my first endurance event ever and definitely not the last. Overall the race was great and I finished in a time of 1:10:50. The swim was much harder than I anticipated but I managed to make it through, barely. The crowd and volunteers were fantastic and the energy surrounding the event was amazing, very fun and can’t wait for next year.
KAT KEIVENS, Online Account Coordinator San Diego, conquered her first triathlon this weekend. I competed in the Solana Beach Triathlon along with 69 fellow Active Employees. It was a great day, the weather couldn’t have been more perfect and the surf at the beach was pretty calm which made it easy to get through. I actually surprised myself with how well I did. I was able to finish 11 in my age group with a time of 1:13:51.0. A big thanks goes out to all those that came out to support and encourage I couldn’t have done it without you all.
PAUL MCLURE yesterday was my second year doing the Solana Beach Triathlon with the support of the Active Crew and my family which makes for a great event. It was really cool to see and hear all of the people cheering for us. I was close to 20 seconds slower this year with a finish of 1:21:53.
ANTHONY VALENTINO, Account Executive, finished his first triathlon at the Solana Beach Triathlon & Duathlon in 1:01:56. The best part was the Cheer Squad – tons of Active Network supporters and athletes and my very, very loud and obnoxious family (daughter Jade in this photo). I loved every minute of it and have tremendous pride in being part of the amazing culture perpetuated by Active Network and the ActiveX posse. So proud in fact, I’ve decided to wear this outfit to the office today.
EVAN WITTE (Product Manager – San Diego) – Completed the Solana Beach Triathlon along side countless other Active Network Members with a finishing time of 1:00:45. Thanks to everyone who came out in support and congratulations to the first time Triathletes.
ERIN LANGI wanted to report in that I did my first Tri this weekend in Solana Beach with about 70 other employees from Active. It was an awesome experience seeing so many people from Active out there both participating & cheering. I had a side ache for a lot of the run which slowed me down a little, but ended up finishing at 1 hr and 17 minutes.
On a recent trip to the Burnaby office, MICHAEL STRICKLAND (ActiveWorks) and his wife Cassie reach the halfway point on Vancouver’s “Grouse Grind.” With 2,830 steps, and an elevation gain of 2,800 feet over 1.8 miles, the hike is aptly known as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster.”
MATTHEW HENRY (Interaction Designer – ActiveWorks Swimming, Bothell, WA) finished the weekend 1-1, losing pretty handily (15-9) in ultimate frisbee to the inappropriately named Butterfingers. However, on Sunday his Playground Thuggz beat the Honey Nut Ichiros 19-8. This is his first victory in kickball ever (now a total of 1-9)! The big news of the weekend was that he kicked off the winter season of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training on Saturday morning. For the next six months, he will be mentoring and training for his second Goofy Race and a Half Challenge, with stops at the Chicago Marathon and Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon along the way. If you’d like to donate to his cause, please visit http://pages.teamintraining.org/wa/wdw11/mahenry.
After losing their first playoff game last week, the Active Assassins roller hockey team bounced back with a big 3-1 win on Sunday night. Led by a 1 goal and 2 assist performance by star defenseman Matt Cox, the Assassins stayed alive to play another game. Next up for the Assassins is Kdub on Tuesday night at 10:45pm – Burnaby Lake arena. We encourage all Active fans to come out and support the team for this late night game! The Active Assassins are led by Team Captain Justin Leung along with Matt Cox, Chris Hall, Jon Buyco, Nat Strull, Brian Choy, Ryan Lyster, Inderpal Dhaliwal and Julius Dagot.
MIKE REILLY & TOM ZIEBART a great Active client were in the tower at the finish line of the 12th Ironman Lake Placid, NY.