TURKEY TROT HELD AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL THIS PAST SUNDAY
Approximately 160 participants ran/walked the CROP/Turkey Trot 2.57 mile course on Sunday, the 20th of November. Turkeys and pumpkins pies were awarded via random drawing after the run. All donations collected will be utilized by the CROP Organization to help the needy.
Stated below are the top 25 finishers in the event with their appropriate times:
1. Alexander Romero
2. John Rees
3. Conner Bailey
4. Dan Rees
5. Ted Romero
6. David Coblentz
7. Tom Stockton
8. Nate Phillips
9. Greyson Venhaus
10. Will Dearholt
11. Laura McCellan
12. Paul Bradley
13. Ben Rees
14. Fuehre Duncan
15. Shari Kelley
16. David Kratzer
17. Kai Coblentz
18. Margie Stockton
19. Sean Reynolds
20. Pamela Erickson
21. John Erickson
22. Lindy Jacobs
23. Sarah Pickle
24. Nikki Cunningham
25. Katie Gattiker
24:35submitted by: Ted Williams
The best time predictors for the 2011 Atomic City Road Runners Club race season (the top 5 predictors are recognized from their 10 best run predictions where the delta time totals added up to the lowest amount in seconds as compared with all the other Club members utilizing the same format. Delta time being the difference in seconds between the participant's stated predicted time for a run and the actual recorded time for that run. The winners were awarded cash prizes):
1. Ted Romero-155 seconds off
2. Daniel Rees-242 seconds off
3. James Jablin-289 seconds off
4. Alexander Romero-319 seconds off
5. Tom Sandford-369 seconds offsubmitted by: Ted Williams
ROSS IS TOP PREDICTOR IN FINAL RACE OF SEASON
Inez Ross was only 1 second off her predicted time for the race on October 4th, 2011 held in the rain on the Canyon Rim Trail. All participants ran the one and one half mile Cooper's Run and it was the last weekly race of the 2011 season.
Jamie Jablin and Duane Marr tied at 15 seconds off their predicted time for next best predictor.
Jamie was also the fastest male finisher with a time of 9:00. Marin Kelly was the best female finisher at 13:53.
The Atomic City Road Runners will co-sponsor the annual Turkey Trot which will be held on Sunday, November 20th. Key on "Next Race" on the left for more specifics.submitted by race director: Ted Williams
MARR HAS A PERFECT PACE RACE PREDICTION
At the weekly Tuesday pace race, Jackie Marr had a perfect prediction for the 1 mile race. The races were held on paved roads in Pajarito Acres under mainly clear skies with no wind.
For the 1 mile course, the fastest runners were Hannah and Norald Gartz (both 9:16).
For the 2.8 mile course, the fastest runners were Jaime Jablin (18:11) and Laura McClellan 20:49). The best predictors were Karen Thorn (2 s), David Kratzer (10 s), and Jaime Jablin (11 s).
Next Tuesday's Pace Race (Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 at 6:00 PM) will be the 1.5 mile Cooper Run on the paved Canyon Rim Trail. It will start in the parking lot across from the Los Alamos Co-op Market in Eastgate and will be the last of the weekly pace races for the season.submitted by race director: Bob Reedy
COPE IS PREDICTION WINNER
Roy Cope was only 3 seconds off his predicted time in Tuesday's pace race held out on North Mesa. Ted Williams was next with a 4 second differential and Tom Sandford had a 6 second error as well as being the fastest finisher in the one mile run at 10:02.
Jackie Marr was the top female one mile runner coming in at 10:58.
In the three mile race Ted Romero finished in 20:54 and Laura McClellan came in at 21:56 for the best female time.
Next week's race will be held starting on Acoma Lane in Pajarito Acres in White Rock on Tuesday, September 27th at 6:00 PM.submitted by race director: Georgia Pedicini
THORN IS BEST RACE PREDICTOR
Karen Thorn was the top predictor at this week's pace race held on the new Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail at 8 seconds off her predicted time.
The course proved to be a tough run and most of the participants finished much slower than their predicted times.
Ted Romero had the next best prediction at a 151 second differential.
The fastest finisher on the 1 mile course was Anya Gonzales at 15:58. On the 3.25 mile course the top finisher was Jamie Jablin coming in at 24:46. The best female runner was Katie Gattiker at 44:08.
Next week's race will be held on Tuesday, September 20th at 6:00 PM starting in front of 1279 San Ildefonso Road on North Mesa.submitted by race director: Ted Williams
THE KELLY FAMILY ARE TOPS IN PREDICTIONS
The Kelly family had the best predictions in the weekly Tuesday fun-run/pace-race in Pajarito Acres. They were the first finishers for the 1-mile run. Christie Kelly was only 1 second off her prediction. Marin Kelly was 29 s off her prediction.
The course was a fairly-flat 1-mile paved-loop mainly on Estante Way. One could run any distance but with a requested predicted time of 45 minutes or less. Several runners did neither of the typical 1- or 3-mile distances. All distances from 1 to 5 miles were done. The differences between predicted and actual times were all adjusted by distance to 3 miles.
David Kratzer, who did 5 miles, was the fastest and the best predictor (an adjusted delta time of 58 s) for those doing more than 1 mile.
Other good predictors for longer than 1 mile and their adjusted delta times were Tom Sandford (3 miles, 81 s) and Katie Gattiker (4 miles, 85 s).
Next Tuesday's pace race will start at the Aquatic Center and will run into the canyons North of there.submitted by race director: Bob Reedy
WILLIAMS IS BEST PREDICTOR AT WEEKLY PACE RACE
The weekly pace race was held at the Los Alamos Middle School and the following results were complied:
Long Course fastest men James Jablin, Ted Romero, Ben Rees.
Long Course fastest women Amy Regan, Katie Gattikor, Karen Thorn
Short Course fastest men Bob Weeks, Duane Marr
Short Course fastest women Sammy Keie, Georgia Pedicini
Best predictors (distance adjusted error)
Ted Williams 2 seconds off, Tom Sanford 8 seconds of, Ted Romero 10 seconds off
Next week's run will be held on Tuesday, September 6th at 6:00 PM on the Estante Way loop in Pajarito Acres in White Rock.submitted by race directors: Anya Gonzales and Bob Westervelt
QUEMAZON CLIMB/PERIMETER TRAIL RUN
Sixteen runners and walkers enjoyed pleasant weather for the one mile and three mile Quemazon Climb/Decadent Table Dessert run which had everyone climb up through the Quemazon subdivision. The one milers looped back around to the bottom of Quemazon Road while the three milers headed off onto the Perimeter Trail for a while and then headed down Pipeline Road back to the bottom of Quemazon Road. All finishers were treated to fresh-made cookies.
On the short course, Duane Marr had the best prediction only being off by 24 seconds (normalized to the three mile course). Bob Westervelt was 120 seconds off of his prediction and Bob Weeks came in third at 141 seconds off his prediction.
Anya Gonzales was the first finisher on the one mile course with a time of 13:38.
For the long course, Tom Sanford had the best prediction of 30 seconds off, followed by Dan Rees and Jamie Jablin who were 125 and 139 seconds off their predictions over three miles.
Jamie was the first finisher with a time of 21:41 and Sammy Keie was the first female finisher at 33:04.
Next week's pace race will be on Tuesday, 8-30-2011 and begins at 6:00 pm at the Los Alamos Middle School parking lot.submitted by race director: David Kratzer
REES IS TOP PREDICTOR AT POWER LINE RUN
Dan Rees was only 1 second off his predicted time and was also the top finisher in the three mile race at 21:44 held at the Power Line trail run in White Rock off State Route 4.
Other excellent predicted times were Tom Sandford with a 13 second differential and Katie Gattiker was 15 seconds off. Gattiker was also the fastest female finisher in the three mile race with a time of 34:15.
In the one mile race family members 10 year old Morgan Jones was the first female finisher at 10:56 and 7 year old Zach Jones came in at 11:07 for the male category.
Next week's race will be on Tuesday, 8/23 at 6:00PM in the Quemazon Complex across the street from the Quemazon Montessori School.submitted by race director: Ted Williams
RUNNERS RUN ON BARRANCA MESA STREETS
Since Rendija Canyon trails were still closed to runners, the pace racers had the fun run on Barranca Mesa starting from the San Ildefonso Play lot and running toward Barranca School and back for the 1 and 3 mile courses.
Haley Bridgewater was the best predictor with only 9 secs off her time. Jamie Jablin was 17 secs off and David Kratzer was 26 secs off.
Winners of the 1 mile were Noah Bridgewater, 9 mins 15 secs and Marin Kelly, 9 mins 17 secs. On the 3 mile, Jamie Jablin won with 21 mins 17 secs and Katie Gattiker won with 33mins 3 secs.
Next week's pace race (Tuesday/Aug 16th) will be in White Rock and will be the Power Line Run. 3.4 miles West on State Route 4 toward Bandelier National Monument from the intersection of Pajarito Rd/State Road 4.submitted by race directors: Jackie and Duane Marr
BRIDGEWATERS WERE THE BEST PACE RACE PREDICTORS
Haley and Katie Bridgewater were the best predictors, being 1 and 2 seconds, respectively, off their predictions for Tuesday's 1-mile pace-race course.
The course on trails along the perimeter of White Rock was called scenic by one of the 41 who ran or walked it. Another person called it an obstacle course because of the bad erosion from the weekend's heavy rains.
The fastest male and female runners for 1 mile were Gabe Katko and Kim Katko.
For the 3 mile course, the best predictors were Eric Burnside (14 s), Todd Haines (18 s), Nathan Romero (23 s), James Jablin (34 s), and Michael Jablin (35 s).
The fastest male and female runners for the 3-mile course were Michael Jablin and Laura McClellan.
Next Tuesday's Pace Race (8-9-11) will start at the playlot at the intersection of San Ildefonso and Barranca Roads on Barranca Mesa.submitted by race director: Bob Reedy
JABLIN IS TOPS IN PREDICTION IN WEEKLY PACE RACE
Michael Jablin was 4 seconds off in his prediction in the weekly pace race held on the Los Alamos Mesa Trail in East Park; however, the younger runners were dominant in obtaining the fanfare for the event. Charlotte Ulrich was the fastest female in the 1 mile run at 13:48 at age nine and eight year old Zachary Schraad was the best male with a time of 14:35.
In the 3 mile run Paulina Burnside who is ten years old was the top female at 28:48. Jamie Jablin was first clocking in at 20:03.
Other accurate predictors were: Nathan Romero with a 14 second differential and thirteen year old Eric Burnside at 43 seconds off.
Next week's race will be held in White Rock on Tuesday, 8-2 at 6:00 PM starting at the trailhead at the Southern end of the Kimberly Lane Cul-De-Sac off Rover Boulevard just past Rover Park.submitted by race director: Ted Williams
REEDY BEATS OUT FOLEY FOR TOP PREDICTOR
Bob Reedy's prediction error (42 sec.) for Tuesday night's pace race was 7 seconds better than Maddy Foley's 49 second error.
Twenty four runners and walkers were challenged by hot weather on the 1 and 2-2/3 mile courses in upper Bayo Canyon and North Mesa. But all participants enjoyed ice-cold popsicles at the finish.
Three other runners had good predictions: Pauline Burnside (56 sec.), Nathan Burnside (64 sec.), and Alexander Romero (74 sec.).
Fastest female and male on the 1 mile course was Marin Kelly (10:22) and Bob Weeks (16:16).
Fastest on the long course were Romero (17:48) and Foley (27:18).
Next week's pace race will be held on the Los Alamos Mesa Trail beginning at East Park by the County's animal shelter.submitted by race director: Tom Sandford
THREE TIED FOR BEST PREDICTOR HONORS IN WEEKLY PACE RACE
Three runners tied for best predictor honors in the first pace race held since the Las Conchas Fire caused a 2 week cancellation of the weekly event.
Brothers Daniel and Alexander Romero along with Theresa Wilson were all 2 seconds off their predicted time on the course in White Rock on Sherwood Boulevard/Piedra Loop.
The fastest female on the 1 mile course was Charlotte Leonard with a time of 8:14 and the top male was 7 year old Zac Jones at 10:50.
In the 3 mile run Maddy Foley was the top female at 26:11. Twin brothers Michael and Jamie Jablin came in at 18:19 for top place.
Next week's run will be held just North of the traffic roundabout at the junction of San Ildefonso Road, Diamond Drive, and North Mesa Road.submitted by race director: Ted Williams
LAS CONCHAS FIRE INFORMATION
(6-28-2011) and (7-5-2011)
Atomic City Road Runners members:
Hope everyone is back at home after the Las Conchas Fire.
Per Tom Sandford's E-mail of last week the pace race of Tuesday (6-28-2011) was cancelled of course due to the evacuation.
It looks like the possibility of having this upcoming Tuesday's pace race (7-5-2011) is not practical due to all the negative factors evident (ie., most of the trails still being closed, the smoke, the day after the Fourth of July, the Laboratory not opening en masse until Wednesday the 6th of July, etc.)
The Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 pace race will be held at 6:00 PM at the picnic pavilion at Pinon Park (Rocket Park) in White Rock. (See specifics as described in "Next Race" section of this Web site)
Roy Cope was doing better after his surgery. He was still in hospital as of last Tuesday (6-28) but he may be home by now or in the next few days.submitted by: Ted Williams
ROMERO HAS PERFECT PREDICTION FOR WEEKLY PACE RACE
Ted Romero had a perfect prediction with a time of 22:42 in the 3 mile run held this past Tuesday on Range Road by the Guaje Pines Cemetery. Other top predictors were Jackie Marr 3 seconds off her time in the 1 mile run and Bob Weeks with a 21 second differential.
Eleven year old Ben Rees was the fastest finisher on the 1 mile course at 6:47 and Sofia Mamula at nine years old was the top female at 10:58.
In the 3 mile run The Jablin twins again tied for first place at 21:29. Amy Regan placed first in the female category at 24:55.
Next week's race will be the Original Turkey Trot Course and will start just North of the roundabout at the junction of Diamond Drive, San Ildelfonso Road and North Mesa Road.submitted by race director: Nathan Romero
JABLIN IS FIRST OVERALL IN WEEKLY PACE RACE
Jamie Jablin was the best predictor in this week's pace race with a 5 second differential held on American Springs Road up in the Jemez. He also tied for 1st place in the 3 mile run with his twin brother Michael with a time of 20:05. Katie Gattiker was the fastest female on the 3 mile course at 33:41.
On the 1 mile course the top female was Jackie Marr at 13:42 and Bob Westervelt the first male with a time of 15:16.
Other top predictors included: Nathan Romero with a 13 second differential, Duane Marr at 24 seconds off, and Daniel Romero and Bob Reedy both at 34 seconds.
Next week's run will be held in front of Guaje Pines Cemetery on Range Road off Diamond Drive on Tuesday, June 21st at 6:00 PM.submitted by race directors: Jennifer Reglien and Bob Weeks
REES IS BEST PREDICTOR
Last Tuesday night's pace race featured the vertically challenging New Pipeline Gutbuster courses of 1.0 and 3.2 mile lengths.
In spite of the large elevation changes involved, 3 runners produced good predictions. The best predictor was Dan Rees with an error of 5 seconds, followed closely by David Kratzer who missed his prediction by 7 seconds. Next best was Daniel Romero with an error of 14 seconds.
Fastest male and female runners on the one mile course were Ben Rees (7:58) and Marin Kelly (11:39). Fastest male and female finishers for the 3.2 mile course, with a 750 foot elevation change, were Alexander Romero (25:07) and Katie Gattiker (43:49).
Next week's pace race will be on the American Springs Road, located about 1.3 miles up State Road 4 from the State Road 501 intersection at the back gate, going toward the Valles Caldera.submitted by race directors: Ruth Demuth and Tom Sandford
ANNUAL LOLLIPOP PACE RACE RESULTS
Predictions were quite good/close for the difficult Lollipop figure 8 run. This run was cross- country in Bayo Canyon through the tunnel twice to make the figure 8.
Bob Weeks and Ted Romero were each only 3 secs off their times and Jennifer Reglien only 9 secs with Dan Kelly rounding off the top predictors with 15 secs off.
Charlotte Ulrich was the top runner in the 1 mile with a time of 10:40. Daniel and Alexander Romero tied for lst place in the 3 mile run with a time of 22:32.
Next weeks pace race will be the Quemazon Gut Buster near the Montessori pre-school in the Quemazon Community off North Road.submitted by race directors: Jackie and Duane Marr
THE ANNUAL STAGGERED START PACE RACE/FUN RUN WAS HELD ON THE WHITE ROCK BIKE PATH
The predictors with the slowest times started first from Pinon/Rocket Park, and the ones with the fastest times started last.
The best predictors for the 1 mile were Bob Weeks (2 s), Jackie Marr (3 s), and Duane Marr (6 s).
For the 3 mile course, the best predictors were Ted Romero (3 s), Daren Jones (4 s), Roy Cope (13 s), John Rees (14 s), Nathan Burnside (16 s), and Paulina Burnside (17 s).
Next Tuesday's Pace Race (5-31-2011 @ 6:00 PM) will be the figure 8 run and will start at the traffic circle at the end of Diamond Drive east of the Golf course.submitted by race director: Bob Reedy
BARRANCA MESA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RACE
Thirty-two runners and walkers enjoyed pleasant weather for a one mile and three mile run on Barranca Mesa and in Bayo Canyon.
On the short course, Daren Jones had the best prediction only being off by 6 seconds (normalized to the three mile course). Duane Marr was only 30 seconds off of his prediction and Morgan Jones came in third at 33 seconds off her prediction.
Ben Rees, age 11, was the fastest male, at 7:26, and Charlie Hills, age 9, was the fastest female, 8:47, on the short course.
For the long course, on which runners ran around Barranca Mesa Elementary School and then down into Bayo Canyon to the point and back Gonzales Road to Barranca School, John Rees and Eric Burnside, both 13 years old, had the best predictions, only three and seven seconds off their predictions over three miles. Alexander Romero was the third best predictor at 17 seconds off. The best female predictor on the three mile course was Sarah Kratzer at 21 seconds off her prediction.
Alexander Romero was the fastest male finisher with a time of 19:30 and Paulina Burnside (age 9!) was the fastest female with a time of 27:30, only 30 seconds off of her prediction.
Next week's pace race will be held on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 at 6:00 pm at Pinon Park in White Rock on Sherwood Boulevard (across from the Smith's store). This pace race will be the "Staggered Start" where participants will start their runs at different times with the participants predicting the longer times starting ahead of the participants predicting the shorter times with the ultimate, ideal concept of everyone finishing together. One and three mile courses will be available.submitted by race director: David Kratzer
RUN WITH A VIEW
19 runners and walkers participated in Tuesday night's pace race on a difficult scenic course in the hills overlooking S-site.
On the one mile course
Fastest, Charlotte Leonard 10:16
Bob Weeks Zero error PERFECT PREDICTION
Jim Nesmith adjusted for three miles 147 seconds
Jennifer Reglien adjusted for there miles 171 seconds
On the three mile course
Fastest , Jamie Jablin 20:50
Daniel Romero 8 seconds
Ted Romero 19 seconds
Dan Rees 27 seconds
Next week's pace race will start at 6:00pm at Barranca Mesa school, starting in the parking lot.submitted by race director: Roy Cope
BURNSIDE HAS A PERFECT PREDICTION
Thirteen year old Eric Burnside had a perfect prediction of 22:00 on the North Mesa Trail in this week's pace race. Dan Rees was right behind him with a 1 second differential from his predicted time. Other top predictors were Michelle Jones at 9 seconds off as well as the fastest one mile finisher at 10:03 and John Rees with a 13 second difference.
The rest of the Jones family finished in the top spots for the one mile course. Ten year old Morgan Jones had a time of 10:29 followed by seven year old Zac Jones at 11:09.
Jamie Jablin was the top finisher on the three mile course at 18:37 followed by Alexander Romero with a time of 20:19 and Jeramy Coettee finishing at 20:30.
Next week's race will be held next Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 at 6:00 PM on West Jemez Road (State Route # 501) across from the Laboratory "S" Site location about one half mile before the junction of Route # 501 and State Route # 4 (The Backgate).submitted by race director: Ted Williams
WILLIAMS BEST PREDICTOR
Ten pace racers, undaunted by cold temperatures accompanied with periods of snow, wind, and occasional sunshine, completed the 1 and 3 mile pace race courses on West Road Tuesday night, having started and finished at the ice skating rink.
The best time predictor was Ted Williams, with an 8 second error. The two next best predictors were Dan Kelly and Inez Ross with respective errors of 93 and 96 seconds.
Fastest female on the 1 mile course was Ross (16:32) and fastest male was Bob Westervelt (17:38).
Fastest female on the 3 mile course was 9 year old Paulina Burnside (29:28) followed by the fastest male, Nathan Burnside (29:29).
Next week's pace race will be held on North Mesa near the rodeo arena at the lower end of the horse stable area. The courses will be on a relatively level trail.Submitted by race directors: Ruth Demuth and Tom Sandford
24 RUNNERS AND WALKERS PARTICIPATED IN TUESDAY'S PACE RACE ON THE CANADA DEL BUEY TRAIL IN WHITE ROCK
On the three mile course
Fastest runner Jamie Jablin 18:30
Best predictors: Only two seconds separated the top three predictors!
Ben Rees Zero error, perfect prediction!!!
Ted Romero 1 second error
Bob Reedy 2 second error
On the one mile course The Kelly's clean up!
Fastest runner Marin Kelly 9:43
Best predictors: Only .45 seconds separated second and third place.
Dan Kelly adjusted error of 42 seconds
Christie Kelly adjusted error of 94.14 seconds
Michelle Jones adjusted error of 94.59 seconds
Next week's pace race will start at the Ice Rink and will be an out and back on West Road.submitted by race director: Roy Cope
KRATZER IS TOP PREDICTOR IN BAYO CANYON RUN
Sarah Kratzer was 5 seconds off her predicted time as well as the top female 3 mile finisher at 28:55 in this week's pace race held in lower Bayo Canyon followed by Ted Romero with a 10 second differential. Georgia Pedicini was off by 21 seconds and Tom Sandford missed by 23 seconds.
In the 1 mile run the youngsters were the dominant participants for the top finishers. 9 year old Marin Kelly was the fastest female with a time of 9:32 and 7 year old Zac Jones was tops for males at 12:27.
Jamie Jablin was the fastest finisher on the 3 mile course with a time of 18:35.
Next week's pace race will be held next Tuesday at 6:00 PM on the Canada del Buey Trail in White Rock. Start will be just West of Chamisa School near Mountain Meadows Play lot at 205 Meadow Lane.submitted by race director: Joan Williams
WEEKS IS BEST PREDICTOR IN OPENING PACE RACE OF SEASON
Bob Weeks was off by 5 seconds in the one-and-a-half mile opening pace race of the season held on the Canyon Rim Trail. Alexander Romero was the next best predictor with a 7 second difference and 2nd finisher overall at 8:37. Sarah Kratzer missed her prediction by 12 seconds and was the 1st women's finisher with a time of 13:42. Jamie Jablin was the 1st overall finisher at 8:32 and also had a 17 second differential. Other participants included Georgia Pedicini and Inez Ross tying for 5th accurate predictor with 19 seconds off their predictions. Ted Romero had a time of 9:43 for the 3rd best time. Sammy Keie was 2nd fastest female at 14:05 followed by Janine Detter with a time of 14:07.
Next week's race will be held next Tuesday (4-12) at 6:00 PM near the junction of Routes #502 and #4 on the road to the sewage plant at the lower part of Bayo Canyon.submitted by race directors: Joan and Ted Williams