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August 13th, 2003

2003 Socorro Chile Harvest Triathlon

2003 Statewide Race Calendar

2003 Socorro Fat Tire Fiesta

Socorro Chile Harvest Triathlon

One hundred ninety-four swimmers entered the Socorro City Pool on Saturday for the start of the 2003 Socorro Chile Harvest Triathlon. By that time, however, dozens of volunteers had put in thousands of hours toward organizing one of the largest sporting events in New Mexico. There were lots of happy, satisfied athletes and the compliments were coming in left and right. Congratulate yourselves on producing an event that, as one participant put it, "was hands down the most organized and well run sports event I've participated in."

Total attendance was 208 people, including 11 in relays. There were also 29 kids in the youth triathlon that followed the adult race. For the first time, we divided up the kids into 2-year age groups and gave out special prizes for the first three in each age group.

Links to the results and to photos are at the race web site.

Duke City And Rio Grande Marathon Date Conflict

It was recently brought to our attention that the Duke City Marathon (Albuquerque) and the Rio Grande Marathon (Las Cruces) have landed on the same date, October 26th. You choose. Both events offer a marathon, marathon relay, half-marathon, and 5K run and walk. Duke City also offers a marathon walk and a kids-K. Both are Boston qualifiers. Duke City has a website, while Rio Grande has an entry form, and will have a website by October.

Hash House Harriers Meet August 14

The fifth meeting of the Socorro Hash House Harriers will be at 6PM at the brew pub on August 14th. The run starts at 6:30PM with a live hare! It's also Just Robert's 5th hash, and he gets an official hash name!

Fat Tire Fiesta Planning Meeting

The triathlon is barely over, and now the 2003 Fat Tire Fiesta draws near. Why do we keep doing this to ourselves? It must be the heat...

The "T minus one month" meeting of the Fat Tire Fiesta planning committee will be held on Wednesday, August 20, at 6:00 PM in the Socorro Chamber of Commerce. While much of the preliminary work for the Fat Tire Fiesta is complete, we still have _plenty_ to do. Contact Mark or Camille if you want to help!

Regular Rides and Runs Around Socorro

These are not SSR-sponsored club events!

  • Cycling (Road): MWF 11:30 AM, meet at the IRIS Parking Lot.
  • Cycling (MTB): Friday 11:30 AM, meet at the IRIS Parking Lot.
  • Running: Sunday social run, meet at Tech pool parking lot, 7AM Sundays.

Like to start a new regular run or ride? Contact Matt Perini to get it listed here.

July 31, 2003

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