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Next meeting is April 5th

2005 Statewide Race Calendar
2005 Statewide Race Calendar
2005 Southwest Challenge Series
2005 Cerrillos del Coyote MTB Race
2005 Cerrillos del Coyotoe MTB Race
2004 Socorro Fat Tire Fiesta


2004 Socorro Chile Harvest Triathlon


Calling all members: SCOPE is doing a Walk To Wellness program and we also need help to chart new MTB courses!

The SCOPE Diabetes / Obesity Core Team has organized an 8-week walking program designed to motivate people in the Socorro area to get fit. It culminates with the April 16th 5K Run and 1-mile Walk. Help spread the word by printing out the flyer and registration paperwork.

For the mountain bikers, please stop by Spoke N Word Cycles to see how YOU can help map out new and personal trails in the Gordy's (or Johnson') hill area! BLM needs our help in making this a great biking area. They will provide GPS units and give you a map of what you charted. Also, take some time to check out the Fat Tire Trail Guide, an awesome resource on the current local trails!


Upcoming Races and Local Race Results

2005 Southwest Challenge Series Calendar Is Out!

In addition to our general calendar that we keep updated, the 2005 Southwest Challenge Series calendar has been released. To see it, just click on the roadrunner on the left side of the page or here. Pay no attention to the fact they got the Chile Harvest Tri order of events wrong. Again. Some upcoming races are:

  • Defined Fitness Duathlon - April 10th

  • MVTC Triathlon - April 17th

Trans-Mountain 20k Run

Robert had to skip the Stealth Du in order to maintain his marathon training by running the difficult 20k Trans-Mountain race. It seems that was a wise move as he did quite well, finishing 19th out of 54 men in the 40-44 age group. His final time was 1:53:06.8, good enough for 116th in thr 521 person field!

Stealth Duathlon

Where else do you get to race past high tech airplanes, across runways, and through normally highly restricted land? Why at the Stealth Duathlon (and the triathlon in the fall). It was a little windy but the sun was out - making for a great race. The timing, however, was a different story. There was a lot of controversy as people's times were read. The placing seemed about right so that is all we will report in the Age Group results below:

  • Ephraim Ford 3rd (25-29)

  • Julie Ford 2nd (30-34)

  • Sandy Nolen 1st (40-44)

  • Urs Fitzi 1st (30-34)

Wind Triathlon

With much better weather than at the WSMR Du, a few locals enjoyed a great tri on March 5th (5K/35K/400m). Age Group race results below:

  • Ephraim Ford 3rd/4 (25-29) 21:42 1:09:54 9:56 1:41:33

  • Julie Ford 2nd/4 (30-34) 22:12 1:14:20 10:38 1:47:10

  • Matt Perini 2nd/12(40-44) 23:20 1:00:14 7:39 1:31:13

  • Robert Abernathy 11th/12(40-44) 22:18 1:15:59 11:00 1:49:17


Results of the RAINY 3rd Spring Handicap Series 5k

  • 1st Shingo Date

  • 2nd Jayme Margolin

  • 3rd Addy Bhasker

  • 4th Gustaaf van Moorsel

  • 5th Travis Newton

  • 6th Vanessa Sager

  • 7th Julie Ford

  • 8th Kim Schaffer

  • 9th Bill Brundage

  • 10th Fred Yarger

For full results and standings of the 2005 Spring Handicap Series click HERE. Results from the second race can be found HERE and those from the first race can be found HERE.



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!).
  • Cycling (MTB): Sunday 10 AM (no-drop), meet at Spoke-N-Word.
  • Running: Sunday social run, meet at Tech pool parking lot, 8 AM Sundays .

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

The Next Hash will be on the 7th of April

We will meet at the NEW!! Socorro Springs Brewery at 6PM and in honor of "Springing Forward" you MUST wear a clock or spring! Also, a flashlight will still be needed.

Read one of the Hash Trash reviews from March 2005's St. Patty's Hash, February 2005's Valentine's Day Hash, January 2005's Hash, December 2004 Red Dress Run, November 2004's, 2004's Halloween Hash, September, August, July, June, May, April, March 2004, February 2004, January 2004, December 2003's Red Dress Run Report, November 2003, or October 2003 Halloween Hash to see what hashing's about.



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