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2005 Statewide Race Calendar
2005 Statewide Race Calendar
2005 Southwest Challenge Series
2005 Socorro Chile Harvest Triathlon
2004 Socorro Fat Tire Fiesta


Upcoming Races and Local Race Results

  • Grady Williams Memorial Freedom Days Triathlon - July 2nd

  • Bottomless Triathlon - July 9th

  • Tour de Los Alamos (NMRS Road Bike Race) - July 9th

Sportz Outdoor Offroad Triathlon

Jayme Margolin and Robert Abernathy headed upstream to the first ever Sportz Outdoor Offroad Triathlon held at the Albuquerque Academy on Sunday. The course was 12k bike, 5k run, and 400yd swim. The start was a Le Mans start in which the bikes were laid down and, at the whistle, everyone ran from the starting line to their bikes. The bike course was two times around a loop and would have been very fast if not for a few patches of sand. After the bike and the 5k trail run (partially over the same course as the bike), was the 400yd swim. This was held in not one but two 25 yd pools, 150 yds in the first and 250 in the second, one length in each lane, so passing was easy. Attendance was very good, over a 100 competitors were registered at the start of the race. Mark Mico and Sportz Outdoors should be complimented on yet another fine race course and give them credit for the good weather as well.

Jayme distinguished herself in her very first triathlon by taking second in her age group with an 83:48 after factoring out the overall winner who was also from her AG. A medal on her very first tri! Robert -no legs- Abernathy managed to plod his way into 7th out of 8 in 73:40. Final results can be found HERE.

2005 Run to the World's Longest Tram 10K

Shingo headup north to do another high-altitude race and did great again! His time was 1:46:20 (as given in the print-out sheet came in 2nd out of 5 participants in male 35-39. He said the MANY hills were steeper than expected but the trail was great, including a lot through the forrest. At some point the Final Results should show up HERE.

Fracis Stevens Triathlon

Way to go Robert!! Two medals in one week!

  • Rober Abernathy 3rd/4 26:40 (5K) 1:04:04 (30K) 10:50 (400m) (40-44)

San Diego Rock 'n Roll Marathon

  • Robert Abernathy 336/1121 in AG (40-44), 2905th/17,113

Milkman Triathlon

  • Jennell Higgs 2nd/2 1:29:16 (13-14)

  • Alyssa Higgs 1st/1 1:16:14 (15-17)

  • Amy Cole 1st/8 1:12:59 (20-24)

  • Ephraim Ford 5th/13 1:14:23 (25-29)

  • Julie Ford 2nd/5 1:20:37 (30-34)

  • Christian Krueger 1st/23 1:02:30 (35-39)

  • Shingo Date 16th/23 1:24:22 (35-39)

  • Matt Perini 6th/16 1:10:53 (40-44)

  • Sandy Nolan 2nd/8 1:13:53 (40-44)

  • Rheda Brown 7th/8 1:53:07 (50-54)

Sahuarita Lake Triathlon

On Memorial Day Alyssa, E.P., Ephraim, Julie, Steven, & Mike got down and slimey at the Sahuarita Lake Tri in Arizona (1000 meter swim - 25 km bike - 5 km run). Below are the results and you can eventually check the website for all of the RESULTS. The T1 and T2 times seem to be added to the swim and bike splits, respectively. It also appears that Alyssa set the all-time women's record for the swim split by 26 seconds!

  • Alyssa 1st/2 in 15-19 AG

    Swim 0:12:22 Bike 0:53:56 Run 0:28:44 Total 1:35:02

  • Julie Ford 3rd/20 in 30-34 AG

    0:17:44 0:56:30 0:23:09 1:37:23

  • Mike Montoya 1st/39 in 35-39 AG, 5th overall!

    0:12:42 0:41:20 0:19:09 1:13:11

  • Steven Montoya 3rd/29 in AG

    0:14:52 0:49:22 0:21:31 1:25:45

  • Ephraim Ford 6th/29 in AG

    0:16:45 0:51:31 0:21:26 1:29:42

  • E.P. Higgs 17th/30 in AG

    0:16:39 0:52:15 0:25:33 1:34:27


Magdalena Ridge Road Closure

From the official web site for the Magdalena Ridge Observatory:

"Intensive road maintenance and repair, including cleaning out culverts, will commence on March 21. This is in preparation for the Single Telescope construction which will start on or about April 18. In consultation with Dennis Aldrich of the USFS, Forest Road 235 will be closed to the public on work days from March 21 until further notice. Work days currently are Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. The road is open during non-work hours and on weekends. In mid-April work days may be extended to six days per week, and hours may change. This site will be updated accordingly.

According to Rob Selina, site engineer for the Magdalena Ridge Observatory, the guards were misinformed and work days do not include weekends, so the road is closed only on weekdays from 6 AM to 5 PM, and some Saturdays for the next 3 years and possibly much longer, depending upon how long the construction lasts.


The Next Hash will be on the 7nd of July

Hares are still unkown so feel free to volunteer.

Read one of the Hash Trash reviews from May 2005's Cinco De Mayo Hash, April 2005's Spring Forward Hash, 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.


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, 7 AM Sundays .

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



June 27th, 2005
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