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

Upcoming Races and Local Race Results

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Important USAT News

USAT recently sent out a newsletter detailing some important rules & fees changes & a new series.

Your race age will be based on your age at the end of the year, the youth membership fee is reduced, and a Grand Prix Series is starting, including a race in Arizona.

Click here for the whole letter.

Polar Bear Triathlon

Six souls braved the cold weather and ventured down to WSMR for the 2006 Polar Bear Triathlon on the 10th of December. Fortunately, it actually "warmed up" a bit from the frigid temperatures New Mexico had been experiencing in the days prior. Perhaps that explained why a few of did so well and why all of us enjoyed our time. Below are our results but things were a little mixed up that day (200+ racers for too few volunteers) so I reserve right to change placements later if mistakes continue to come to light. All times are for 5k run * T1 + 30k Bike * T2 + 400m swim


  • Christian Krueger 2nd in Elite Male

    18:15*48:17*07:11* 1:13:43

  • Steven Montoya 1st in M25-29

    19:41*51:57*08:18* 1:19:56

  • Ephraim Ford 3rd in M25-29

    19:59*54:11*09:28* 1:23:38

  • Julie Ford 1st in W30-34

    22:35*1:00:29*10:15* 1:33:19

  • Matt Perini 4th in M40-44

    24:10*51:52*08:32* 1:24:04

  • Cathy Pfeifer 4th in F40-44

    28:14*57:45*10:42* 1:36:41

  • Robert Abernathy 6th in M45-49

    24:04*1:08:37*11:20* 1:44:01

  • Rheda Brown 5th in Athena

    36:46*1:25:23*17:28* 2:19:37

SSRers at the 2006 Polar Bear Triathlon

Some of the SSR members at the Polar Bear Triathlon

SSRers at the 2006 Polar Bear Triathlon

The three SSR members present to receive their SWCS awards


Recent Marathon & Half-marathon Results

Three SSR'ers recently completed some long races. Robert visited Sin City in order to run the Las Vegas Marathon. And boy did he! revenged his nearmiss in San Diego and clocked a 3:56! Full results are In fact, he was tenth overall!! Out of all New Mexicans, that is. Great job, Robert!

Linda and Gerry ran (and placed, I believe) in the Rio Grande Half-marathon but we are still waiting for their results to be posted on

Southwest Championship Series

The 2005 season is over for the world’s oldest Triathon and Duathlon series. Socorro athletes can be proud this year, there are 4 champions in our midst. Ephraim Ford so dominated his age group with 69.75 points that none dared to challenge him. Julie Ford took second in her age group with 72.25 points, although there is no shame to finishing second to Shanna Armstrong. Rheda Brown finished second of the Athena category with 49 points. Christian Krueger took third in the Elite category with 51.125 points (7 races). Matt Perini was pushed into fourth in his age group with 52.375 points in just the last few races. Matt’s age group was tough, with a total of 8 qualifiers with 8 or more races, more than any other group. Robert Abernathy qualified in the same group, finishing 8th with 37.125 points. (Yes, I know I was last, you don’t have to point it out. And, yes, I did have the lowest point total of any 8 race qualifier, how clever of you to notice.) Final results are 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.


2005 Fall Running Series

2005 Fall Running Series

Photo of Sydney finishing the last 5k

Well it is over! Congratulations to the winners but don't forget we will have another series in the Spring. So don't eat too much fruitcake.

Participant Current Place Average Time Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4

MALE 20-34            
Ephraim Ford
1st 20'51 21'19  - 20'59 20'43
Nick Smallridge
2nd 21'31  - 21'55  - 21'06
Brad Dotson
3rd 23'25 24'00  22'50  -  
Remke Van Dam
4th 23'27 25'08 24'22 23'14 23'39
Peter Van Moorsel
5th 24'07  - 24'32 23'43 25'30
David Romero
NQ 22'08 22'08  -  -  
Robert Baca
NQ 23'12 23'12  -  -  
Jordan Martinez
NQ 26'17  -  -  - 26'17
Jason Brooks
NQ 30'29  -  -  - 30'29
FEMALE 20-34            
Sydney Ryan
1st 22'54  - 23'03  - 22'45
Julie Ford
2nd 23'55 24'35  - 23'15 24'48
Tiffany Charlie
3rd 25'52  -  - 25'59 25'45
MALE 35-54            
Robert Abernathy
1st 24'19 25'23  - 23'41 24'57
Matt Perini
2nd 25'25 26'07  - 24'45 28'01
Kevin Wedeward
3rd 28'34 31'42 29'41 27'46 29'22
Travis Newton
4th 29'13 31'39 29'11 29'15  
Fred Yarger
5th 32'40  - 33'12 32'09  
Shingo Date
NQ 21'35 21'35  -  -  
Jan Kleissl
NQ 23'45  -  -  - 23'45
Gustaaf Van Moorsel
NQ 23'52  -  - 23'52  
Joe McMullin
NQ 24'15 24'15  -  -  
FEMALE 35-54            
Rheda Brown
1st 38'10 40'47 40'05 37'59 38'20
MALE 55 & UP            
Gerry Strathman
1st 25'51 26'21  - 25'21  
Bill Brundage
2nd 28'46 32'11 29'08 28'24  
Pat Roache
3rd 31'44  -  - 31'55 31'33
FEMALE 55 & UP            
Jan Sramek
1st 30'21  -  - 31'27 30'55
Linda Giesen
2nd (NQ) 29'32 29'32  -  -  
Lynette Napier
3rd (NQ) 35'42  -  - 35'42  


The Next Hash will be on the 19th of January

Stay tuned for details & I believe Alcatramp & Nuclear are the co-hairs

Read one of the Hash Trash reviews from November, The HALLOWEEN Hash, Early October, September 2005's Hash, August 2005's Tech Dress-up Hash, July 2005's Hash, 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.



December 18th, 2005
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