One of the nice things about working at VMware is the number of active people here, and the support that the company gives to non-work "wellness" activities. People regularly get together during the week to play pretty much every sport imaginable, from ultimate frisbee to soccer to capoeira. A number of us are runners, and in addition to getting together for training runs we have fun competing in the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge in San Francisco every September. This year, despite cold, fog, and wind, 107 VMware employees participated - a pretty significant percentage of the employees in the area. Although we didn't win the event, we did place 2nd in the men's team competition and 5th among the women's teams. Pictured above is 3/4 of the men's team - that's Mike Clayville on the left, me in the middle, and Ole Agesen on the right. Chris Gullo couldn't make our impromptu award ceremony and is missing from the photo. Inside the boxes are very nice engraved plates from Tiffany's, awarded to the top 3 teams in each competition.
Thanks to Craig Williams for organizing the VMware participation at the race, and for the picture.