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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

  • 2nd Spring Handicap Race (Clarke Field!!) March 4th @ 8AM
  • Stealth Duathlon March 12th @ Holloman AFB
  • MVTC Tri April 2nd @ Las Cruces

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 (except #2!!!) 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.

Mt. Taylor Quadrathlon

Even though there wasn't enough snow for the "true" quadrathlon a decent amount of people turned out in Grants, including some SSR members doing the race solo or on a team. Here are the results of the members and some local athletes. Congratulations for racing such a tough event!

Rick Aster making his way back down Mt. Taylor


  • Rick Aster - 58th Male - 11th M45-49

  • Stuart Allen - 60th Male -7th M19-24


  • Matt Perini - 90th Male - 12th M40-44


  • Cathy Pfeifer - 20th Female - 6th F40-44


  • Trophy Husbands (Ephraim Ford & Patrick Walsh) - 9th Pair - 2nd Male Pair 19-29


  • Sugar Mamas (Julie Ford & Lynda Walsh) - 19th Pair - 3rd Female Pair 30-39


  • New Mexico Tech Viejos -10th Team - 2nd Male Team 50-59


John Stermer Duathlon

4 members visited WSMR for the 1st annual John Stermer Duathlon. It consisted of a 5k run and then a 30k bike during what started out to be a VERY cold morning. We are still waiting for final results but the following placements are based on awards received.


  • Ephraim Ford 1st/6 in Male 25-29


  • Julie Ford 1st/2 in Female 30-34
  • 1:25:54

  • Rheda Brown 2nd/2 in Athena


  • Robert Abernathy 9th/14 in Male 40-44
  • 1:28:30

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.

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 9th of March

Nothing is the hare and we will 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.
  • Race bikes: Both are road race bikes with Time Trial bars added.
    46 cm custom built
    56" Serotta with Tri-Spoke wheels
    Make offer to Pat or Catharine 838-1110



Feb 21st, 2006
Previous Update: February 8th, 2006
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