Bill Rice was only 3 seconds off his predicted time in the weekly Atomic City Road Runners Pace Race on the Burnt Mesa Trail in Bandelier.
A host of other participants recorded accurate prediction times:
Tamara Jurado was 10 seconds off;
Artemia Rojas recorded a 11 second differential;
Katie Gattiker was 13 seconds off;
Lauraine Maness and Nick Parra-Vasquez tied at 15 seconds; and
Linda Vance had a 35 second difference.
Brian Newnam was the top finisher on the 1 mile course at 12:31. Joan Williams was the fastest female with a 24:24. On the 3 mile course, Ted Romero recorded a 22:17 for 1st place and Nikol Strother came in at 22:31 for top female.
Next week’s race is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 and will take place on the 1 mile paved Estante Way/Potrillo Drive loop in White Rock. Participants may run /walk as many laps of the loop that they prefer up to a 45 minute time limit. For more information, call 505.672.1639 or visit www.atomicrunners.com.