Millie Darlington Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race Sept. 19

Runners gather for Sept. 19 Atomic City Road Runners pace run. Courtesy photo

Atomic City Road Runners set out Sept. 19 for their weekly pace run. Courtesy photo

Atomic City Road Riders

Five year old Millie Darlington was the best predictor in the weekly pace race held by the tunnel near the traffic circle between North Mesa and Barranca Mesa with a 15 second differential off her predicted time.  Other accurate predictors were:  Tony Borek at 19 seconds off; Mark Bjorklund with a 20 second difference; David Kunsberg recording 24 seconds off; and Ted Atkins, Senior with a 30 second differential.

Felix Candia was the top finisher in the 1 mile course at 10:59 and Katie Gattiker was the first female recording a 11:39.

In the 3 mile distance Jan Velechovsky was the first finisher with a time of 26:42 and Lynn Bjorklund was the best female at 28:08.

Next week’s race will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 6:00 PM on the Water Canyon Trail which is located 2.7 miles on the left from the junction of State Route # 4 and Pajarito Road and headed West on State Route # 4 towards Bandelier National Monument.  1 and 3 mile trail runs will be available.

For more information call (1)505-672-1639 or visit the Club’s Web site at:

Runners check their times. Courtesy photo

Young runners at the Sept. 19 Atomic City Road Runners pace race. Courtesy photo