Sweat was an issue in the minds of more than 40 youngsters-to-oldsters as monsoonal humidity added to the challenge of completing one and three mile pace race courses on North Mesa Tuesday evening.
Seeking to minimize the difference between their predictions and actual running and walking times, most participants were surprised that they moved much faster than predicted.
The best predictor was Zach Medin (33 sec. error) followed by Paul Elkins (45 sec.), Jackie Marr (60 sec.), and Georgia Pedicini (66 sec.).
Fastest male and female on the three mile course were Ted Romero (19:10) and Roxana Candia (23:22) while the fastest on the one mile course were Tad Hughes (7:31) and Heather Hughes (11:41).
Next Tuesday’s pace race will be at 6:00 p.m. and feature one and three mile courses on pavement starting at Rocket Park on Sherwood Boulevard in White Rock, across from Smith’s grocery.
For more information, call 505.672.1639 or visit atomicrunners.com.