M Mountain Run Sunday October 26th
Can Christian win three years in a row? The annual run to the top
of M Mountain (as part of Tech's 49'rs celebration) will be held on
Sunday, October 26th. This run starts from the base of the
mountain near Blue Canyon and finishes at the top of the "M". There
are no trails! Students who carry the 50-lb bags of lime to the top
are eligible for prizes. A hamburger and hot dog cookout awaits the
finishers at the top. Registration is required; contact Lisa Garcia.
Hash House Harriers Meet October 30th
The Socorro Hash House Harriers will meet on Thursday, October
30th, for our first Halloween Hash (costumes required)!
Meet at the Socorro Springs Brewing Company at 6:00PM for a 6:15PM
start. This will be a night hash, so bring a flashlight! Also, Matt
and Christian may both be receiving their hash names!
Sunday Run Time Change
Daylight savings time ends Sunday morning, and with it, the Sunday
morning run time is switching back to 8:00 AM from 7:00 AM. See you
Moore Takes Age Group 5that Ironman Hawaii
Terry Moore's first visit to the island of Hawaii for the Ironman
World Championship resulted in a 5th-place finish in the
18-24 age group. Terry swam the 2.4-mile course in an impressive
58:43, the 112-mile bike in 4:54, and the marathon in 4:19, for a
total time of 11:40:32. Former Tech student Urs Fitzi also competed,
finishing in a total time of 10:02:53. Congratulations to both Terry
Singletrack Trail Maintenance Day
Brad Cromey, Nathan Heronen, Shawn West, Isaac Burleigh, Todd White,
Robert Abernathy, and Matt Perini met at the Socorro Singletrack
last Saturday to work on trouble spots in the trail. Most of the
effort this time was to improve drainage. Thanks to all you guys for
your help in keeping this popular trail in good shape.
Taking a break after a morning of trail maintenance
Transition Times New Mexico Radio
Our friends at Transition Times New Mexico and Tri-Team Southwest
are starting an Internet radio show on November
9th. Check out the full story at Transition
Hwy 60 Clean Up November 22nd
There is a highway 60 cleanup scheduled for November 22
(Saturday). We've now cleaned up the entire section of highway, so
there's only a few months worth of trash and it shouldn't take long.
Judging from what we get, we'll gauge how often we need to return.
Duke City Marathon October 26th
Head for downtown Albuquerque this Sunday, October 26th
for the Duke City Marathon, Half-marathon, 5K, and Kids K. You'll
find lots of local runners and you might also recognize some of the
volunteers and organizers. Some of the same people who help out with
the Socorro triathlon and Fat Tire Fiesta are responsible for making
this huge event possible, like Peter Romero, Matt Segura, and Nancy
Herron. Peter is an SSR member and a Socorro resident and has been a
mainstay of SSR since day one.
If you'd like to run, register at www.dukecitymarathon.com. If
you'd like to volunteer, call Peter at 507-5556.
World Run Day is November 9th
World Run Day, a running
fundraiser that benefits charities worldwide, is November
9th. Coincidentally, that corresponds with the last race in the Fall
Running Series, and so we've linked the two events.
We've chosen the Animal Protective Association of Socorro to be our
charity for the event, and we will be accepting voluntary donations
for them at any time. If possible, bring your donation to the race on
Also, you can register at Active.com
for $12.99 and receive a World Run Day t-shirt.
Fall Running Series Race #3
Six runners competed at the third race in the Fall Running Series on
Sunday, October 19th. The overall winners were Ephraim
and Julie Ford, repeating the results of the first race. Full series
standings can be found here.
As mentioned in another article on this page, the last race, on
November 9, is linked with World Run
Day, a worldwide day of running and charity. Register at Active.com
for $12.99 and receive a World Run Day t-shirt. We will also be
accepting voluntary donations for the Animal Protective Association
Prizes go to the overall winners in each of four age groups in both
genders. The series fee is $5 and that'll buy entry into both of the
remaining two 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 printable flyer here.
Click here to
see the current standings in the 2003 Fall Running Series.
Julie Ford at the October 19 5K
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, 8AM Sundays .
Like to start a new regular run or ride? Contact Matt Perini to get it listed