Atomic City Road Runners were back in action Tuesday evening following a two-week hiatus due to the Cerro Pelado Fire. Courtesy photo
Atomic City Road Runners members gather for Tuesday’s pace race. Courtesy photo
BY TED WILLIAMS
Atomic City Road Runners
Michael Cooper was the best predictor at 2 seconds off his predicted time in the weekly pace race held at Firefighter’s Park at the corner of Arizona Avenue and 45th Street after a hiatus of 2 weeks due to the Jemez Fire. Other accurate predictors were: Janette Darlington with a 9 second differential; Laura McClellan at 15 seconds off; Mark Bjorklund recording a 16 second difference; and Ryan Smeltzer at 21 seconds off.
On the 1 mile course 12 year old Diego Leonard was the first finisher recording a time of 7:58. Lindsay O’Brien was the top female finisher at 10:19.
Paul Geimer was the top finisher in the 3 mile distance with a time of 19:12 and the best female finisher was Nikol Strother recording a 21:32 time.
Next week’s race will be held on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:00 p.m. in White Rock at Pinon (Rocket Ship) Park on Sherwood Boulevard across from Smith’s. One- and three-mile paved courses will be available on the Route 4 Bike Path.
For more information call (1)505-672-1639 or visit the Club’s Web site at: http://atomicrunners.com