Tad Hughes Top Predictor in Pace Race Tuesday

ACR News:

Tad Hughes had the best prediction in Tuesday’s pace race, with a delta time adjusted to 3 miles of 7 seconds.  

The annual staggered-start pace-race/fun-run was held Tuesday on the White Rock bike path. The predictors with the slowest times started first from Piñon/Rocket Park. The ones with the fastest times (Heather Bjorklund and Tad Hughes for 1 mile, Ted Romero and Katie Gattikier for 3 miles) started last.

The best predictors (and the time that they were off their prediction) for the 1 mile were Tad Hughes (7 s) and Sue Elkins (63 s). For the 3 mile course, the best predictors were Mary Snow (22 s) and David Kratzer (49 s).

Next Tuesday’s Pace Race will be 1 and 3 miles on the Satch Cowan and Quemazon Trails and 1, 2, and 3 miles on paved roads in the Western area. The start and finish will be at the Quemazon Trailhead, about 100 meters south on the paved spur road near the intersection of Trinity Drive and 48th Street. For information, call 505.672.1639.

About Atomic City Roadrunners

The Atomic City Roadrunners is a family-oriented walking and jogging club that meets every Tuesday April through October for a pace race in which members predict their own time. Anyone can choose to walk or run for one mile or three, and the slowest walker can be a winner if his or her finish time is closest to that predicted.

The first and last meetings are the Cooper Run, a 1.5 mile course to measure aerobic capacity. Using tables developed by Dr. Ken Cooper (which adjusts points for altitude, gender and age) joggers can determine present fitness and check again at the end of the season to measure improvement.

During the season, pace races are held on various streets and trails throughout Los Alamos County. Registration immediately precedes each run with fifty-cent fee for members and students (high school age and below) and one dollar fifty cents for non-members. Members who participate in at least ten runs get a special club T-shirt at the end of the season (members who choose to sponsor a race receive double credit for that run).

In addition to the regular pace races, there will be special races or relays throughout the season, some with prizes. The season culminates in November with the Annual Turkey Trot sponsored in conjunction with CROP and LA Cares, two charity organizations. Turkeys and pumpkin pies are awarded by random drawing.

Dues are $20 for an individual and $30 for a family membership.

Membership form (pdf file). For more information call 505.672.1639 or e-mail williamstj@earthlink.net


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