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Next meeting is on January 8th, 2008

Spring Running Series Starting!

NEW!! - Winter Road Bike Time Trials 

2007 Chile Harvest Triathlon
2007 Chile Harvest Triathlon
2007 Statewide Race Calendar
2007 Statewide Race Calendar
2007 Tour of Socorro
2007 Tour of Socorro Omnium
2005 Southwest Challenge Series
2004 Socorro Fat Tire Fiesta

Upcoming Races and Local Race Results

Winter Time Trial (Bike) 1/12

Ex-Socorroan Runs 3nd Annual Yokosuka 1/2 Marathon

Shingo Date took 1 hour 55 minutes 32 seconds (gross time) to complete the race in even chillier (a liittle below 50F) and more gusty conditions when compared to last year, but said that he was was glad that he completed the race.

Good Job Shingo and nice outfit!

Shingo after the marathon

Cathy Places Fifth at SOMA 1/2 IM

It was nearing record highs in Tempe (and that's saying a lot) but Cathy kept her cool and finished fifth out of 30 in her age group! Her final time was 5:37:11 and full results for all of the SOMA races can be found at thier timing website.

Did you know the current U.S. record holder in the Scheeb is an SRS member?

That may have sounded a bit weird, but it's true. On a recent trip to New Zealand, Mark Bottjer took a turn at the Schweeb in Rotorua, NZ. When he stepped out of the recumbent contraption, err, the Schweeb, he was holding the U.S. record at 1:08.92, only 5 seconds off the world record!

The Scheeb on the course

The Scheeb on the course

Ellen Aster Garners 2nd in Ruidoso Race

On the 20th, Ellen placed second in the Ruidoso Ski Run  Challenge. Read about it online and check out the cool little bear she won.

Newspaper photo

Alamo Days 5k (10/11)

Here are some unofficial race results from our man on the street:

  • 1: ??? Pino
  • 2: Colbert Mexicano
  • 3: JoJo Stanton
  • 4: Emerson Mexicano
  • 5: Robert Abernathy
  • 6: Cathy Pfeifer
  • 7: Jan Tarr

1st Elephant Man Tri In The Record Books

Petra on the run!

It appears if you race the new T or C Olympic tri and hail from Socorro (in some way) you place! Way to go:
  •  Cathy (3rd in AG), 
  • Michael (1st in on bike and 2nd OVERALL!), 
  • Lynette (2nd in AG), and 
  • Petra (2nd in AG)!

Chips 'N Salsa Participants

They may have changed the course due to construction, but that didn't scare off Robert and others from racing. Results 

Ellen Aster wins age group in Imogene Pass Run

Congratulations to Ellen for winning her age group at the very difficult Imogene Pass Run

Local Athlete completes IM Louisville

Michael Ruth completed his first IM in 13:34. A few days later he was even showing off the bike at the Tech Club Day, surely turning some heads.


Spring Running Series

It's time for the Spring Running Series again! As usual, it will be handicapped, meaning runners start at different times in order to all finish together (theoretically).

Current tentative race dates:
  • January 19th or 21st
  • February 16th or 18th
  • March 1st
  • March 29th

Winter Time Trials

Four 10k timed bike training rides. SSR will set up the course, the starter, and the timer. These are non-competitive and each day requires a $5 daily USA Cycling membership if not already a member.

See the announcement.
  • December 1st
  • January 12th
  • January 26
  • February 9th

The Next Hash will be ...


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

  •  Concept II Rowing Machine (non-pneumatic); Weider Multi-gym ("universal"-style weight machine). Make offers. Call Pat or Catharine at 838-1110.


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, 7:30 AM Sundays (email to verify!).

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

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December 31st, 2007
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