Pikes Peak Road Runners

Colorado Springs, Colorado


February 2007 Nielson 2 Mile Challenge

Computing the Nielsen Handicap

                  2007 February Nielson Challenge 2 Mile  

Name                        Finisher Handicap    Actual Time   Difference
Steve Sanchez                    1   0:12:37.9   0:12:13.628   -00:24.272
Anthony Luna                     4   0:15:45.6   0:15:30.49    -00:15.11 
Dean Buck                        6   0:16:01.2   0:16:02.828   +00:01.628
Woody Noleen                     2   0:12:03.8   0:12:59.608   +00:55.808
Doyle Baker                      5   0:14:27.6   0:15:31.866   +01:04.266
Jim Beckenhaupt                  8   0:15:28.3   0:16:35.364   +01:07.064
Ed Gleason                       7   0:14:43.3   0:16:06.78    +01:23.48 
Jim Hemesath                    17   0:23:30.4   0:25:18.967   +01:48.567
Dennis Stalnaker                15   0:18:52.7   0:20:48.9     +01:56.2  
Clyde L. Landry                  9   0:14:50.3   0:17:04.988   +02:14.688
H. J. Arnold                    16   0:20:18.0   0:22:46.56    +02:28.56 
Mike McKay                      18   0:26:45.7   0:31:48.527   +05:02.827
Jan Huie                        19   0:17:07.6   0:35:00.111   +17:52.511

New Runners                   Place  Time
George Whyte                    14   0:20:47.873   
David Donelson                   3   0:14:41.863   
Julie Crist                     12   0:19:32.191   
Josh Synes                      13   0:19:32.71    
Lily Donelson                   10   0:18:05.15    
Zaena Mosher                    11   0:19:06.804

Well, for the third month in a row, it was another "significant" weather
day at the Nielson Challenge. The temps were mild, in the lows 30, but
the wind was blowing something mighty fierce.  Steady winds were in the
low 20 mph with gusts in the 30-40 mph range.  This added a little extra
challenge to this month's event.

19 runners still came out and challenged themselves to the 2 mile course.
Two-time defending champion Dean Buck was one of those runners, however,
he did not extend his steak to three.  It was Steve Sanchez that finished
both first in the race and had the largest improvement over his handicap.
It's very, very seldom that the winner of the race also is the most improved.
Steve is wearing a brand new, well-earned shirt now, courtesy of EON Studios.

We are putting in our order now for good weather at the March Nielson Challenge,
so please come out and join us next month.

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