Pikes Peak Road Runners

Colorado Springs, Colorado


April 2007 Nielson 2 Mile Challenge

Computing the Nielson Handicap

                   2007 April Nielson 2 Mile Challenge     

Name                        Finisher Handicap    Actual Time   Difference
Sergio De Lourence              15   0:18:15.0   0:17:20.3     -00:54.7  
Paul Jaszkowiak                  4   0:13:53.4   0:13:01.624   -00:51.776
Terry Kurtz                      5   0:13:08.1   0:13:03.225   -00:04.875
Dean Buck                       12   0:16:00.0   0:16:00.805   +00:00.805
David Donelson                   6   0:13:31.4   0:13:34.359   +00:02.959
Carl Nelson                      7   0:13:46.0   0:14:08.983   +00:22.983
Paul Sullivan                    2   0:11:54.0   0:12:17.473   +00:23.473
Curtis Hamstra                   9   0:14:21.1   0:14:47.421   +00:26.321
Jim Massa                       23   0:19:40.9   0:20:19.655   +00:38.755
Don Johnson                     11   0:14:59.8   0:15:39.062   +00:39.262
Doyle Baker                     10   0:14:22.9   0:15:16.116   +00:53.216
H. J. Arnold                    25   0:20:18.0   0:21:11.788   +00:53.788
Michael Schenk                   8   0:13:27.8   0:14:24.358   +00:56.558
Lou Christensen                 19   0:18:14.3   0:19:17.87    +01:03.57 
Jim Beckenhaupt                 14   0:15:28.3   0:16:40.228   +01:11.928
Ed Gleason                      13   0:14:53.3   0:16:17.497   +01:24.197
Les Bell                        16   0:16:05.2   0:17:35.963   +01:30.763

New Runners                   Place  Time
Scott Nalbach                   18   0:18:36.878   
Jay Luna                         1   0:10:15.178   
Emma Porter                     20   0:19:29.49    
Mike Porter                     21   0:19:32.522   
Benjamin Sandoval               22   0:19:38.994   
Jonathan Ripke                   3   0:12:38.823   
Jessica Ripke                   24   0:20:41.293   
Sean Konik                      17   0:18:36.266   
Jenna Ripke                     26   0:22:02.686   
Doug Jackson                    27   0:22:51.698   
Carsyn Hamstra                  28   0:23:14.756   
Elizabeth Wolfe                 29   0:26:44.486   
Jennifer Carpenter              30   0:29:24.233   
Mia Sandoval                    31   0:29:24.726   

26 degrees, cloudy & foggy skies, and a light freezing drizzle.  We just can't
seem to get a decent weather day for the Nielson Challenge.  But we still had
31 runners brave ice-slicked streets and compete in the Challenge.  One of the
runners was from Nebraska and commented that the altitude really affected him.
The trail was in good shape without any ice.

Jay Luna ran the fastest time we've had in quite awhile, as he clocked a 10:15
2-mile time.  But it was Sergio de Lourence who had the largest improvement over
his handicap.  He was 54.7 seconds under his handicap, which is really amazing
when you consider the weather conditions.  Congratulations Sergio.  Wear your
Nielson shirt proudly.

Also, young Carsyn Hamstra competed for the first time ever.  In fact, it was the
first time she's run 2 miles.  She finished with a smile on her face and received
big hugs from her father and grandfather.

We'll see you all next month.  Same time, same place.  Be sure to bring your hugs.

Volunteers
Phil Foster
Al Grimme
Bill Gallegos
Pat Lockhart
Dave Sorenson
Bob Royse
EON Studios (shirt donation)