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
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
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
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
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