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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

  • Lickety-Split 10k/5k - ABQ - July 17th

  • CANCELLED Las Cruces Duathlon CANCELLED!

  • Roadrunner Triathlon - WSMR - July 30th

  • Las Vegas Triathlon - July 31st

Kelly Mine Run 7K

What a great run, the people who put it on are really enjoying it and it helps make for a nice experience. While we are still awaiting official results I know some of the placings.

The overall winner Christian (29 minutes or so) beat Ephraim (32:30) by a large amount despite biking to the race from Socorro. Shingo came in 3rd shortly thereafter and won his age group. Sandy Nolen kept ahead of Julie to win overall female while Robert beat Matt for 2nd in their age group. The Aster family did a great job with Rick winning his age group, as did Ellen, and Julie received an award for the youngest racer of the bunch. Also present were Fran, Pat and Catharine, Cathy Pfeifer, Addy, Bill Brundage, and Kathy Glesener. I know some of them placed but I don't have those details. I will update this when I remember more names and get the times emailed to me.

Bottomless Lake Triathlon

Another good showing by some Striders & Riders. Christian, sporting a shaved head, nearly beat out Perry Tolles for first! Full results are HERE.

  • Christian Krueger 2nd overall

    0:05:34 0:21:15 0:16:25 0:43:14

  • Julie Ford 1st in 30-34 AG

    0:07:58 0:28:45 0:20:27 0:57:10

  • Jayme Margolin 4th in 20-24 AG

    0:08:47 0:30:22 0:26:36 1:05:45

  • Ephraim Ford 1st in 25-29

    0:06:46 0:25:35 0:18:45 0:51:06

  • Shingo Date 4th in 35-39

    0:08:34 0:31:46 0:18:53 0:59:13

  • Matt Perini 4th in 40-44

    0:06:30 0:24:17 0:21:46 0:52:33

  • Robert Abernathy 9th in 40-44

    0:08:27 0:30:42 0:21:42 1:00:51

  • Rheda Brown 3rd in Athena

    0:13:49 0:34:10 0:32:08 1:20:07

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.

Los Alamos Mini-marathon

Shingo headed up north to do another high-altitude race and he did great again! His time was 1:46:20 and 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 forest. At some point the final results should show up HERE.


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 4th of August

Second Hand and Just Pat are the hares.

Read one of the Hash Trash reviews from June 2005's Hash, 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.



July 12th, 2005
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