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Yesterday we kicked off the City Wall Marathon in BR SD, and distrubite the race package for all the 16 participants, after that, most of the runners took the ActiveX Running Workout followed couple of functional movements, 3K is not long, but it's a good warm up.

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Best Ride Ever

Posted by ericbenjaming Oct 24, 2010

Yesterday, 7 ActiveXers - Eda, Dylan, Cash, Bruce, Colin, Jimmie and Eric from Xi'an office took a 70 miles challenge ride to the top of the Qinlin Mountain, the whole course was amazing and was one of the most difficult courses in Xi'an for the cyclist. The ride started from Xi'an Electoric Mall, 20 miles road race to the mountain foot, 15 miles uphill to a 1,300-meter latitude high, 15 miles downhill along the same course back to the mountain foot, then the last 20 miles flat road back home.

It was definitely the team's best ride so far, based on the distance and difficulties. Such a memorable experience since first time gathered so many Xers in a ride, when you feel this the team unified spirit stuff, you felt proud of being in the team. But there was a little regret, Only Eda made to the top of the mountain at the point of 998, Jimmie, Colin, Dylan and I was stopped at 991, 7km to the final point, while Bruce and Cash stopped at 985, but when making up to 980, every meter is a challenge to your determination and physical, whatever how much you up to, every meter at that level is a success for your break through!

The whole ride was perfect, but expect Colin's injury, he fell down his bike when passing a deceleration strip in the downhill, luckily he was OK. I was close down hilling with Dylan, and saw his bike was almost lost control from my eyes, so scary, because the cars are passing by all the time.

I would add up something I learned from this ride: Get enough clothes and protections, Take enough food and water, don't waste too much time for lunch (Especially when pausing at the roadside restaurant), Try to avoid downhill at night, control your speed when downhill (Especially passing by the deceleration strips), Follow your team and don't get lost, Take your teammates, Encourage more.

This is not just a tough ride, but also we made to the goal committed in April, which set to challenge it April, 2011. It obviously we need a higher goal.
Thanks to my great riding team and all the teammates, I never think I could get so much improved comparing what I was in April.

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3rd Hash Run

Posted by ericbenjaming Oct 17, 2010

"No Name" Eric's 3rd hash run this week, 5K run at Qujiang Pool Park, great experience, with more than 30 ppl joined. Great to bring Jimmie for the run. Awesome time spending.

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Night Xride to Xianyang

Posted by ericbenjaming Oct 15, 2010

First time ride to Xianyang, like always, another awesome ride. Pretty smooth for the whole thing, and the dinner we had is called "Tiger Duck"??? Didn't track the ride stats, but estimated at least 40miles tonight. Well, one thing need to mention here is, it was sooooo cold, especially wearing ActiveX cycling gears. Remind to put on the long sleeves, and not shorts.

Tomorrow, I'll go for my 3rd Hash Run, it's gonna be fun, since I'm gonna hare the event this time, and some of my Active buddies will come as well. On On!












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40M Night Ride

Posted by ericbenjaming Oct 9, 2010

There's no more interesting thing than a 40 miles night ride as the ending of a 10-day National Holiday, Cash, Bruce and I just did it! We firstly rode 10 miles to Chanba, our fifth time to the place, but it's not fun as it used to, since the air was terrible, and the Ba He river was almost dry.

But when sitting down at the BBQ street, we suddenly thought another place, the new opened DaMingGong Relic Park, which is just opened for 9 days, then quick decision made, and of course it was an epic ride there! I never thought It could be that huge and amazing! We almost got lost after 20mins high speed ride in it.

Finally got back home at 3:30am since too much spent in the park!!! Awesome night! Thanks to my team!










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Active Fan Group visited Shiquan, Shaanxi for two days at the 2nd and 3rd day during the national holiday, after Eric Old's wedding. It was on Leon's treat, and the whole trip was awesome.

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Today, Arch, Bruce and I visited Terracotta Warriors Museum at LinTong, and it's awesome, I am local, but shame is I never visited Terracotta Warriors, all I know is from pictures, books, and from TV. It's really impressive. Share you pictures later..





Next time, we are gonna make some ActiveX ride here.

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2010 active city wall marathon.jpg
Today, more than 300 employees from Active China office ran the 2nd Active Xi'an City Wall Marathon, the race started with great weather, since it's been raining for a week, then finally God helped us out.




It's so much better than last year, since Arch successfully planted ActiveX spirit into the race, and so many people got inspired from his passion. Arch is a GREAT leader! He ran though the race with almost all levels runners/walkers!

City Wall Marathon332.JPG

City Wall Marathon333.JPG
I finally finished the race at 24th, and much improved comparing with last year finished with 28th/200 people for the 7K, Here are my stats for the race this year:

Time: 46:25

Distance: 8km

Avg. Speed: 10.3km/h

Calories: 449.6cal



Sky Li is the male winner:

Female winner is the first two-time winner Celia, coming from MRI.
Here we go for ActiveX!
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35K Night Ride with Arch

Posted by ericbenjaming Sep 8, 2010

Three hours ago, I was just back from a 35K ride with part of ActiveX China team, including Arch! It was a great ride, weather was good, route was good, and Arch just went a couple of places of interest on the way.















Can't wait to today's official kick off ActiveX in China! This is so inspiring, since Arch just train us a lot of techiques and some designed workouts at afternoon, today we will go to buy some gears, dumbbells, yoga mats, jump ropes, DBalls, MedBalls and Kettle Bells will be shopped later.

With the announcing the ActiveX today on the staff meeting, Arch will organize the first workshop with the group. Awesome week!

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Active Kids Day

Posted by ericbenjaming Sep 7, 2010

Today we had 1st Active Kids Day at Xi'an office.






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2nd Hash Run

Posted by ericbenjaming Aug 29, 2010

On Saturday, my 2nd has ran with 7KM finished inside of city, this was a tradition of sorts, with a hash run after the Messy   Oktoberfest. An A to A run and there's a hostel close by to, "hold yo' Sh&t" as the kids say these days. Hared bythe recently returned Green Nipples and the newly names Xiao Didi, started at the Shuyuan Gate, and back at South Gate. Our hash lead, Patrick "General Sanchez" Antony, get us the new T-Shirts for all the hashers.

And the 2010 Nash Hash will start September 3 - 5, in QingDao.

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Ghost Night, Ghost Ride!

Posted by ericbenjaming Aug 24, 2010

It was said yesterday was ghost day, but we insist heading out for a night ride. It was Leon's frist ride, great experience, since the distance is no longer an issue, and we're into it.



Cash, I said there would be ghosts haunting, especially at ghost night, see?




Leon, you got your head exploded?


Here are the stats from the ride - Total Distance: 41.5KM; Time:1hr 49mins; Average Speed: 17.8km/h; Calories Burnt: 902.5cal.

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The 2010 Xi'an City Wall Marathon has been initialized with the prepartion, for getting started, here're some stuffs shared -

Xi'an City Wall Marathon.jpg

5K training for beginners -


5K training for Intermediate -


Advanced 5K training -


Basic running tips:


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It is a super busy sports month for Active China.

The inner Table Tennis competition is running at the office, both at Xi'an and Chengdu;

The new season basketball league started yesterday afternoon, Active Xi'an signed up two teams, yesterday team A beat TeleNav with 33-25.

More games and activities to come, since we will have 10K for Male and 7K for Female City Wall Marathon in Sep.


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First Hash Run

Posted by ericbenjaming Aug 16, 2010

It was my first hash run with a great International group. It's an A - B Hash Run, with the route direction marked on the ground with blue arrows, from YanTa W. Rd. to TV Tower, 10KM.
Actually it was interesting when you have no idea where to head next turn, coz you have to stick your eyes on the ground to see if you're on the right direction, or you have to follow the people who's leading shouting.
We ran aross two campus, XISU and Shaanxi Normal University, then a construction field, at where Elise lived for around 1.5 years. Finally I finished the whole run at 5th.
We did the quiz after everybody caught up, and I comitted two penalties, one is wearing a new pair of shoes, the other is carrying my cellphones. The hot beer sucks. Yuk!
The German food nearby the Square was awesome! I know a couple of new friends through the run, cant wait for the next run in two weeks!

The pictures about the run will be posted on -

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