Ryan Smeltzer Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

The weekly ACRR Pace Race gets underway Tuesday on Estante Way in Pajarito Acres. Courtesy/ACRR

Runners pick up the pace Tuesday on Estante Way in Pajarito Acres. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

Ryan Smeltzer predicted very well and was only 5 seconds off for 4 miles at Tuesday’s Atomic City Road Runners weekly Pace Race.

Georgia Pedicini was 11 seconds off for 2 miles, and Nikol Strother’s delta time for 6 miles was 25 seconds.

There were 34 people who competed in Tuesday’s pace race in cool weather. The course was a fairly-flat 1-mile paved-loop mainly on Estante Way in Pajarito Acres.

One could run any number of loops but with a requested time of 45 minutes or less. All distances from 1 to 6 miles were done.

The fastest for 1 mile were Griffin Hubner (9:58) and Chloe Keilers (10:21). For 2 miles, Isolina Viloria did 17:54, and Jason Pieck did 20:55. The faster 3 milers were Rigo Chavez (21:35) and Monica Cook (26:00). For 4 miles, Ryan Smeltzer did 28:33 and Katie Gattiker did 45:55. For 5 miles, Mark Bjordlund did 39:21. For 6 miles, Nikol Strother did 42:14 and Ted Romero did 43:26.

The differences between predicted and actual times were adjusted by distance to 3 miles. The better predictors (with their distances in miles and adjusted delta times in seconds) were Ryan Smeltzer (4, 4), Nikol Strother (6, 13), Georgia Pedicini (2, 17), Zach Leonard (3, 20), Ted Romero (6, 23), Nicholas Para-Vasquez (5, 23), Bob Weeks (1, 36), and Laura Woodroffe (6, 45)

Next Tuesday’s Pace Race will be the new ‘Pipeline Gutbuster’ and will start at the tot lot at the intersection of Quemazon and Brisa del Bosque and go up on paved roads. Part of the 3-mile run will be on dirt on Pipeline trail.

For more information, call 505.672.1639 or visit the Atomic City Roadrunner’s website: atomicrunners.com.

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