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8/12/2002 - Socorro Chile Harvest Triathlon Results
Congratulations everyone on a great race!

8/7/2002 - Nearing 200 entries in the triathlon!
We are nearing 200 entries in the triathlon, and so we will probably run out of the embroidered running caps. Get your entry in early; you will get a small discount if you don't get a cap, but if you wait until race day, you will be starting after the 200 preregistered people start, and nobody wants that.

7/25/2002 - Before I forget again, here's a link to the Fat Tire Fiesta.

7/25/2002 - The second triathlon committee meeting will be held at 6PM on Wednesday July 31 at the Chamber of Commerce office. Here is a prelimary summary of volunteer instructions.

7/8/2002 - There will be a triathlon committee meeting at 6PM on Wednesday July 10 at the Chamber of Commerce office. Here is a prelimary summary of volunteer instructions.

7/8/2002 - July meeting minutes are posted.

6/17/2002 - USAT Sanctioning for Chile Harvest Triathlon
AIG, the insurer of last year's triathlon, is longer providing event liability insurance. Our second choice for event liability insurance is through USA Triathlon, and therefore, we have obtained USAT sanctioning for the Socorro Chile Harvest Triathlon. The entry fee has changed to reflect the one-day USAT membership fee of $7 for non-USAT members.

6/17/2002 - The June/July newsletter is online
Click here for a color PDF of the newsletter.

5/24/2002 - Socorro Chile Harvest Triathlon
Registration for the Socorro Chile Harvest Triathlon (formerly the Socorro Sprint Triathlon) has begun. The event name change reflects the new event order: swim 400m/bike 20K/run 5K. The swim start will be seeded according to an estimated 400 meter swim time you will provide when you register, with the fastest swimmers going first. Race-day entries will be seeded in a later wave.

We're also proud to announce the introduction of ChampionChip timing for the Chile Harvest Triathlon. We've found enough sponsorship to offset the increased costs due to the electronic timing, and so we've been able to keep the registration fee the same as last year, $30. The fee goes up to $35 on August 4th, and then to $40 for race-day registration.

We're also able to bring back the popular marathon caps from the 2000 race, and we'll be presenting a better quality award for the top finishers in each category.

Visit for complete race information, online registration through, and downloadable registration forms.

5/24/2002 - San Marcial Time Trial race results
Sorry, had them weeks ago, but I've been neglecting this website while I've been getting the triathlon up.

May 11 - San Marcial Time Trial flyer.

5/2/2002 - Volunteer instructions for the San Marcial Time Trial

4/26/2002 - The April/May newsletter is online
Click here for a color PDF of the newsletter.

3/6/2002 - April meeting minutes are posted.

3/6/2002 - March meeting minutes are posted.

3/6/2002 - Change for the April meeting
Kim Schaffer has volunteered her home for the next monthly meeting. Since the first Monday in April is the day after Easter, the meeting will be moved to Tuesday, April 2. Kim's home is at 1211 Apache Drive.

3/6/2002 - SSR to combine with Trex for Relay for Life
Our Relay For Life squad will combine with Fred Yarger's former team, Trex Enterprises. Trex will have trouble finding enough people this year, and Camille Scelzi, their leader, and her husband, Mark Bottjer, have been extremely helpful at SSR events in the past. Fred is signing people up for the relay; as last year, it costs a $10 donation to sign up for the relay itself. Fred is also taking any donations you might like to make.

3/6/2002 - SSR adopts Sedillo Hill
SSR will adopt a section of US highway 60 between mileposts 129 and 131 (Sedillo Hill). The signs should be up in a couple of weeks. We will be organizing the first clean-up soon.

2/28/2002 - Southwest Challenge Series Schedule is released.
Click here for a PDF copy of the schedule.

2/28/2002 - The February/March newsletter is online
Click here for a color PDF of the newsletter.

2/8/2002 - Bosque Run on Sunday
Final information for the 15K club run from San Marcial to Bosque del Apache: meet at the Bosque Visitor Center at 3:00 PM Sunday afternoon (2/10/2002) for a ride to the start. If you want to drive directly, we'll leave from the San Marcial turnoff on NM Hwy 2 at approximately 3:15 PM. Come enjoy a nice long run and the late afternoon fly-in of the snow geese and cranes. Don't forget to bring warm clothes.

2/8/2002 - The San Marcial Time Trial information is available.

2/5/2002 - February meeting minutes are posted.

2/4/2002 - USA Triathlon membership renewal problem
SSR members who wish to become USA Triathlon members are eligible for a $3 discount on their USAT membership fee. However, you can't get the discount online (, you must fax or mail the form.

1/28/2002 - Monthly meeting Monday night
There's a regular monthly meeting on Monday, with a twist. We will have a guest speaker, Tom Hendricks, who will give a lecture on interval training for cycling. Tom is a coach and racer from Albuquerque with an impressive resume. This meeting will be held at the public library, at 7PM, on Monday, February 4th.

The regular business to be conducted at the meeting will include a decision on a section of highway to adopt, organization for the Bosque run on February 10th, and a report on the recent Relay for Life captain's meeting. If you've got something I've forgotten or something you'd like to add to the agenda, please let me know ahead of time.

1/28/2002 - De Soto apparel order being prepared
We'll be placing an order with De Soto Sport during the last week of February. De Soto ( offers a 40% discount on their apparel when ordered through a club. If you'd like to be included in this order, let me know.

1/28/2002 - Computrainer available
Steven Montoya would like to make it known that he's recently purchased a Computrainer, and he's offering to let others use it. Please contact Steven at

1/25/2002 - Guest Speaker at February meeting
We will have a guest speaker at the February meeting. His name is Tom Hendricks and he's a cyclist and cycling coach from Albuquerque. He's offering two choices: a presentation on interval training, and a presentation on time trialing. If you have a preference, please let me know. The meeting will be held at 7PM on Monday, February 4th, at the public library.

1/25/2002 - SWCS Points now available
John LeRoy of the Southwest Triathlon Club is posting the up-to-date points for the Southwest Challenge Series on his website. This location will be available throughout the season on the Related Links page.

1/10/2002 - Club run being planned on 15K route
SSR will be organizing a club run from the San Marcial turnoff on NM Hwy 1 to the Bosque del Apache visitor center on Sunday, February 10th, at 3:00 PM. This will be much like the Crusin' With The Cranes 15K, except it's not a race. In fact, this is still in the formative stages, so if you have ideas, please let me know. I already know that we'll be looking for vehicles to carry runners to the start, so please volunteer to lend a hand with transportation if you can.

1/10/2002 - Relay for Life plans
As we did in 2001, SSR will be participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life this year. This is a fundraising event for the ACS which involves the whole community. The first captain's meeting is set for Saturday, January 19th, at 11am at Macey center. Anyone is welcome to attend. The Relay for Life will be held May 31st through June 1st.

1/10/2002 - Ad postings
I (Matt Perini) occasionally receive offers via e-mail that are designed for clubs and members. I think SSR club members should be able to see these advertisements and decide for themselves. So, from now on, I will post advertisements at the web site under Items For Sale, but I won't claim any responsibility for the validity of the offers.

1/10/2002 - Afternoon runs in store starting February
Liz Alvarez will also be starting a regular weekday run starting at the high school at 5:15 PM, once there's enough late afternoon daylight. This will probably start the first Thursday in February, but stay tuned.

1/9/2002 - January meeting minutes are posted.

12/10/2001 - The December/January Newsletter is available for download. Members will receive their copies in the mail shortly.

12/9/2001 - December meeting minutes are posted.
12/3/2001 - Santa Fe Masters Swim Meet Announcement
The Santa Fe Masters Swimming club will host a swim meet on December 16th. Click here for details.
11/29/2001 - 2002 Crusin' With The Cranes 15K Canceled
I regret to inform you that I won't be able to be the director for the Cruisin' With The Cranes 15K race in February. Too many higher priority things are taking up my time this winter. As a result, the race has been canceled.
11/9/2001 - Southwest Challenge Series Results
Congratulations to Christian Krueger for winning the elite division in the Southwest Challenge Series. To do this, he had to have the best placings at 8 or more SWCS events against some of the Southwest's best triathletes. The only other SSR member to place was E.P. Higgs, who won third place in the Clydesdale division, against 6 qualifiers. View the complete results at the Southwest Triathlon Club web site.
11/6/2001 - The Polar Bear Triathlon is on!
The web site maintained by WSMR's Bell Gym, says that the race will go on as scheduled. That is, December 8th, 2001. Please remember to bring the following to get access to the base:
  1. Valid photo ID for driver and all passengers
  2. Vehicle registration
  3. Proof of insurance
11/6/2001 - November meeting minutes, including questionnaire results.
10/24/2001 - Discount available at Cycle Cave
A 10% discount on non-sale items at Cycle Cave in Albuquerque has been arranged for SSR members. Present your membership card when you pay for your purchase.
10/24/2001 - New run announced in ABQ
A representative of the Albquerque Road Runners club called tonight to let us know that there will be a race this Saturday in Albuquerque. The race will start at the SIPI campus on Coors (south of Paseo del Norte). The women's run is a 5K, starting at 9AM, and the men's run is an 8K, starting at 9:45. Both runs will be cross-country. The cost is $5, and they say that the awards will be Acoma hand-crafted pottery. Sounds neat. Call Mr. Daney at 256-7236 for more information.
10/24/2001 - Flag run update
The Flag Run is still looking for runners. Please contact the people at if you're available to help carry the flag in our area. They have a detailed schedule posted on the New Mexico page.
10/24/2001 - M Mountain Run recap
The turnout for the 49er's M Mountain Run was terrific. There were around 70 climbers, led by SSR members Christian Krueger and Kim Schaffer, who finished first. There was also a nice cookout at the top. Good fun, hard climb.
10/24/2001 - Misprint in newsletter
Kim pointed out that the latest newsletter still has the Sunday morning run listed for 7AM. That is not correct. The Sunday run will be at 8AM until the weather gets too warm next year. This Sunday, please meet at the pool for a nice social run.
10/24/2001 - Questionnarire reminder
If you haven't yet returned the questionnaire you received with your newsletter, please do. It'll the first item on the agenda for the next meeting, November 5th, 7PM, at the Brew Pub, and we'd like to review the results before the meeting.
10/18/2001 - Have you ever wanted to run through Pie Town?
Flag Run update: E.P. Higgs and Shorty Vaiza are coordinating the police support and Matt is coordinating the SSR volunteer runners. It appears that we may be going all the way to the Arizona border, and that'll require 30 people if each runs five miles. The police will provide support vans. Please volunteer: call 838-1610 or mail Matt
10/15/2001 - The October/November newsletter is available here
10/15/2001 - Memorial Flag Run to pass through Socorro
American Air Lines employees, United Air Lines employees, military service personnel, and civilian runners are currently carrying out a cross country run that will pass through Socorro. Runners began carrying a flag from Boston on October 11th, and will finish in Los Angeles on November 11th. The run will pass through Socorro on or around November 5th. Help is needed. Please visit for more information.
10/5/2001 - Run to benefit Bosque projects to be held 10/14 (ABQ)
There will be a 5 and 10K run, 5K walk, and 1K kids run. Proceeds will go to help the Conservancy district fund fuels reduction and clean up efforts. Click here for event details.
9/30/2001 - Qualifications for 2001 Southwest Challenge Series changed
From Sean Connery, Southwest Triathlon Club: "You now need only complete 8 (EIGHT) races to qualify. You will take your TOP 8 races for the total points and will get 1/4 (0.25) points for each race completed over the 8. All the bonus point for bonus races (Las Vegas and Buffalo Springs) remain the same."
Both Stealth Triathlon and Yucca Duathlon are cancelled.
9/28/2001 - Total Immersion swim clinic to be held in Albuquerque
A two-day Total Immersion swim clinic will be held in Albuquerque on November 10th and 11th. Cathy Perini is planning to register, but there is a 10% discount if two or more people register at the same time. The discounted fee would be $390. Please contact Cathy or call 838-1610 if you're interested.
9/24/2001 - Quebradas 100K results posted
This was a great event! Results here

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