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October 1st, 2003


2003 Fall Running Series

2003 Statewide Race Calendar


Hash House Harriers Meet October 2nd

The Socorro Hash House Harriers will meet on Thursday, October 2nd, at the Socorro Springs Brewing Company. Meet at 6:00PM for a 6:15PM start. Bring a flashlight!


Alyssa Higgs Takes National Age Group Title

Alyssa Higgs won her 14-under age group at the USA Triathlon National Age Group Championship, the Gatorman Triathlon, held on September 28th, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. That makes her the National Champion! Alyssa left the 1000-meter swim second in her wave, then cruised to a 1:51:10 finish. Her father, EP Higgs, finished in 1:57:44, good for 5th in the Clydesdales. This concludes a great season for Alyssa, who now has to concentrate on school and the short course swimming season for a while again. Look for her on the triathlon podiums again next summer!


Regular Meeting October 7

The next regular meeting of the Socorro Striders And Riders will be held on October 7th, at 6PM, at the Socorro Public Library meeting room.


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.


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 (not very regular!).
  • 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.

Fall Running Series Race #2

The second Fall Running Series race was held on September 28th, with 10 runners racing the 5K race. This race went north on East Road from the EMRTC building to a turnaround point at the gate, then returned to the start for another out-and-back leg on South Road. The overall winner was David Romero with a time of 19:29. First female was Diana Grijalva with a time of 23:47. Overall point standings after two races are totalled in the table below:

19-under MalePoints
David Romero3
Michael Cannady2
Brenton Cramer1
20-34 MalePoints
Ephraim Ford4
Richard Sobieski2
Travis Newton1
20-34 FemalePoints
Diana Grijalva2
Julie Ford2
35-54 MalePoints
Juan Alvarado2
EP Higgs1
Robert Abernathy1
55-over MalePoints
Bill Brundage2

Be at the EMRTC building on the New Mexico Tech campus Sunday morning, October 19th, for the third 5K in the 2003 Fall Running Series.

Prizes going to the overall winners in each of four age groups in both genders. The series fee is $5 and that'll buy entry into all of the remaining three races and a series T-shirt. All races meet in front of the EMRTC building (at the rattlesnake sculpture). The actual courses will be determined later. Download a flyer here.


September 24, 2003

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