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Let the races begin!

Our next meeting is on the 7th of March

2005 Statewide Race Calendar
2006 Statewide Race Calendar
2006 Cerrillos del Coyote
2006 Cerrillos del Coyote Mountain Bike Race
2005 Southwest Challenge Series
2006 Spring Handicap Series
2005 Socorro Chile Harvest Triathlon
2004 Socorro Fat Tire Fiesta

Upcoming Races and Local Race Results

  • John Stermer Duathlon (WSMR) February 11th

  • Mt. Taylor Quadrathlon (Grants, NM) February 18th

  • 2nd Spring Handicap Race (NMT Pool) March 4th @ 8AM

Spring Handicap Series

The Spring Handicap Series is starting on February 4th! It is only $5 for the whole series but it is also only open to club members. So what better reason to sign up than race in the series where anyone can win?! Remember, it is $5/$10/$15 for students, individuals, and families, respectively.

All races will start at the NMT pool and some will have brunches afterwards. This week's race starts at 8AM and ends at Robert's house (just down School of Mines from the pool) for a brunch. Please contact Robert for information on what you can bring to the brunch.

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.

Tammy's Run (10k)

Robert kept up his running ways with a nice showing at a tough 10k in Albuquerque on New Year's Day. In a packed age group he came in 8th at 53:30. Click here for full results.

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


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

Regular Rides and Runs Around Socorro

These are not SSR-sponsored club events!


  • Cycling (Road): Wednesday at NOON!, 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

2006 Spring Running Series

Photo of Julie E. starting the first 5k

One race is under our belt and we three more to go. Thanks to everyone for helping in the turnout and thanks to Robert for running and hosting the brunch!

Full results are in this document.

Participant Place Time Old Hdcp New Hdcp
Rafael Hiriart 1st   21'47 86.0  69.5
Jayme Margolin 2nd 29'46 115.0 106.0
Richard Nelson
3rd 19'43 65.5  57.5
Robert Baca
4th 20'57 71.0 65.0
Jan Sramek
5th 29'56 111.0 107.0
Julie Ford
6th 23'10 77.5  77.0
Kim Schaffer
7th 23'12 77.5  77.0
Ephraim Ford
8th 20'53 63.5 64.5
Ryan Halton
9th 21'21 65.5  67.5
Travis Newton 10th   31'20 104.0  113.0
Kendrick Walter
11th 22'44 60.0 75.0
Bill Brundage
12th 31'03 101.0 111.0
Bill Holmes
13th 35'02 115.0  120.0
Julie Eilers  14th  31'23 96.0  113.0


The Next Hash will be on the 2nd of March

Stay tuned for details but we will probably meet at the Matador at 6PM.

Read one of the Hash Trash reviews, such as the one from the Red Dress Run in December. Or go further back and read the trash 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.

SSR Classifieds

Feel free to ask me about posting Want To Buy, Want to Sell, or Want To Trade items


  • Jan Sramek and Lynette Napier are both looking for used road bikes under $1000. Probably in the low to mid 50 cm size range.



Feb 8th, 2006
Previous Update: February 2nd, 2006
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