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Race results, SWCS changes, and more! 

Our next meeting is on the 6th of June

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

  • Jay Benson Triathlon (ABQ) - May 14th
  • Kirtland AFB Memorial Run (ABQ) - May 20th

Run For the Zoo 5k/10k (ABQ)

We had at least 8 Soccorans run either the 5k or 10k on May 7th! For the official results, see the Do It Sports website.

San Diego Spring Sprint Triathlon

Pete had quite an interesting  trip on the weekend of May 6th-7th - He drove to San Diego and did a spint tri while there! Despite the water being around 65 degrees and the swim start going off without him for 90 seconds, he finished 11th/35 in his age group with a time of 1:04:35 according to the results online.

Atomic Man Duathlon Results 

Good job Cathy for getting a third place in the Fat Man Duathlon! She finished the 10k/40k/5k in 3:03:30.
For full results, see the Atomic Man Duathlon website.

High Altitude Classic (MTB) 

We had a few locals race this MTB race on the 30th of April. has the race results (PDF) on their website.

Way To Go Marathoners!

Congratulations to Katie Devine (4:22) and Robert Abernathy (4:13) for running the Big Sur Marathon and the Music City Marathon, respectively.

MVTC Tri Results Are In

Thanks again to John LeRoy - here are the MVTC Age Group results and the Order of Finish results.

Cerrilos del Coyote MTB Race Results

Click on the logo to the left to catch up on how the 2006 Cerrillos del Coyote (4/15)went. Or, if you are lazy, you can just open up the 2006 Results (PDF).

Way to go Willie, Ligia, and Richard for winning your categories! Richard's finish must have been exciting as he won by a mere two seconds.

Wind Triathlon, err, Aquathlon Race Report

The windy preparation for the WIND Triathlon (blown over cones)

Yikes! WSMR was the site of some really strong winds on Saturday morning (4/15). I estimated them to be to about a steady 25 mph with gusts around 50! It made the Mt. Taylor bike descent look easy.

Signs were getting blown around, people were being sand-blasted, and bike racks (with $10,000 + in bikes on them) were being knocked over. After a brief discussion, the organizers canceled the bike leg and extended the run leg. For what it's worth, the run course was later measured in our truck to be 4.25 miles, or just under a 7k. The swim stayed 400m long.

To give you an idea of how strong the winds winds were, let me tell you that my feet were being knocked into each other, drafting packs formed, and, at one point, my cheeks & gums were flapping - and I wasn't even talking! That said, Julie and I did pretty well as the bikeless course worked to our advantage. I scanned in the full results here (465k).
  • Ephraim Ford - 5th overall of 40, 2/4 in M25-29
30:53 - 8:33 (includes T1) : 39:20
  • Julie Ford - 2nd overall of 24, 1/3 in F30-34
34:28 - 8:43 (includes T1) : 43:11

New Clydesdale Classification in SWCS!

This just in: The Southwest Challenge Series Clydesdale division will be split into 40 + and 39 & below. As always, you can check out the current SWCS standings on John Leroy's page.

Defined Fitness Duathlon

Full results for the 5k/30k/5k Du are on the TriSportCoaching website, though I can only spot one local who did the event:

Robert "Anything less than 26.2 miles is easy" Abernathy:
(M45-49) 26:28 - 53:07 - 29:57 TOTAL 1:49:32

2006 Spring Running Series

2006 Spring Running Series

The Spring Handicap Series is Over! Congratulations to Jayme Margolin for winning the series. Full results for race 1 are in this document, results from race 2 are here, race 3 here, and te FINAL RESULTS here

Place Runner


Cathy Pfeifer


Ligia Ford


Rheda Brown


Ryan Halton


Bill Holmes


Rafael Hinart


Erica Burleigh


Katrina Burleigh


Jan Sramek


Ephraim Ford


Jayme Margolin


Patricia Frisch


Julie Ford


Kendrick Walter


David Romero


Kevin Wedeward


Peter van Moorsel


Bill Brundage


Matt Perini


Berta Gutierrez


Mahsa Karamy


Richard Nelson


Toby Sachs-Quintana


Fred Yarger


The Next Hash will be on the 1st of June

Info TBD.

Read one of the Hash Trash reviews, such as February's, January's, or 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


  • 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



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): Monday, Wednesday AND Friday 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): Saturday 10 AM (Girls only!), meet at Spoke-N-Word.
  • 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 (email to verify!).

Like to start a new regular run or ride? Contact SSR to get it listed here.

May 9th, 2006
Previous Update: May 1st, 2006
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