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Next meeting is August 12th, a Volunteer's Meeting

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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


Las Vegas Olympic Triathlon

Yowsers. What a tough race and one of us wasn't quite ready (me!). The weather was beautiful and the course was great. Christian had another great showing, Cathy placed, and Matt, Robert, and I rounded out the soloists from Socorro while Julie and Catharine also had kicked butt in the run and bike legs for their relay team. The complete Vegas results are HERE.

  • Christian Krueger 1st/12 in 35-39 AG

    21:39 0:46 1:06:34 0:36 44:02 2:13:35

  • Ephraim Ford 4th/6 in 25-29

    29:44 1:33 1:19:11 0:54 57:25 2:48:46

  • Cathy Pfeifer 3rd/5 in 40-44

    33:05 1:27 1:21:47 1:37 1:02:01 3:01:54

  • Matt Perini 8th/13 in 40-44

    26:52 1:30 1:12:01 0:45 57:37 2:38:43

  • Robert two races in one day" Abernathy 13th/13 in 40-44

    38:19 3:56 1:38:47 1:25 1:03:35 3:26:01

  • Julie, Catharine, & Allen 7th/8 in COED

    27:43 0:23 1:39:16 0:22 51:51 2:59:33

Shingo's Sandia Peak Race Report

I took part in 7.2 miles run part of the Sandia Peak Challenge, which starts from the Sandia Peak Ski Area and ends at the Sandia Crest, and completed the run with a posted time of 1 hour 17 minutes 12 seconds (10minutes 43seconds / mile pace), coming 22nd out of 58 participants and 21st out of 38 male participants. It was a tough run (especially the first mile), running in a narrow dirt trail in the woods and in the grass field, with numerous switch-backs and no mile marks, but it was a good high-altitude training for me, and I was glad that I took part in the race. Results are here.

Roadrunner Triathlon

Robert went nuts and did the Roadrunner the day before the Las Vegas tri. He had a great time and finished 6/7 in his AG, with a time of 2:11:44. Complete results here but let's not try to support his habit.

Shingo's Rancho Viejo Run Race Report

I completed the 10K race with the recorded time of 45 minutes 59 seconds (7 minutes 24 seconds / mile pace) as posted in the result board, finishing 22nd out of 112 participants (for the 10K event) (19th out of 61 male participants; 3rd out of 4 participants in male 35-39 age group).

It was a nice run in a not-so-hot early morning (7am start for 10K) with small ups-and-downs in paved walking paths in Rancho Viejo Community Park and small roads in surrounding housing areas. There was a large turn-out, including the participants in the 5K event and the Kid's race event. There were a fair number of notable overseas athletes such as Mbarak Hussein, who have attended the event. Full results are here.

Boulder Peak Triathlon

Mike Montoya & Cathy Pfeifer participated in the grueling and, sadly to say, deadly Boulder Peak Tri last weekend. Both completed it quite well and Mike placed in the top 50 of a field including 15 elites, relays, and other stiff competition! Final results can be found here.

Mike 5th/163 - 23:37 - 1:06 - 1:07:24 - 01:04 - 42:08 - 02:15:12

Cathy 34th/67 - 33:31 - 02:21 - 01:30:47 - 01:28 - 57:46 - 03:05:54

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


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.



August 3rd, 2005
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