Pikes Peak Road Runners

Colorado Springs, Colorado


November 2007 Nielson 2 Mile Challenge

Computing the Nielson Handicap

                      2007 November Nielson 2 Mile Challenge  

Name                        Finisher Handicap    Actual Time   Difference
Jessica Barden                  62   0:28:26.1   0:25:06.824   -03:19.276
Dave Hart                       31   0:19:32.6   0:16:58.648   -02:33.952
Katie L. Barden                 64   0:28:31.3   0:25:58.578   -02:32.722
Mike Porter                     19   0:16:45.3   0:15:14.337   -01:30.963
Pam Gustafson                   24   0:17:29.1   0:16:07.91    -01:21.19 
Josh Keen                       36   0:18:40.6   0:17:52.037   -00:48.563
Steve Sanchez                    1   0:12:00.5   0:11:21.692   -00:38.808
Jeff Chowning                    7   0:13:30.7   0:13:10.486   -00:20.214
Don Hawkins                      9   0:13:51.5   0:13:41.133   -00:10.367
Curtis Hamstra                  12   0:14:15.4   0:14:12.523   -00:02.877
Erich Gohlke                     6   0:12:41.3   0:12:40.861   -00:00.439
Sharon Greenbaum                13   0:14:22.3   0:14:24.636   +00:02.336
Ron Nighswonger                 32   0:16:56.8   0:17:04.906   +00:08.106
Candi Kocourek                  26   0:16:07.3   0:16:17.044   +00:09.744
Andrea Owen                     21   0:15:37.4   0:15:47.615   +00:10.215
Doyle Baker                     14   0:14:16.4   0:14:28.032   +00:11.632
Andy Rinne                       3   0:11:23.4   0:11:36.505   +00:13.105
Mark Ewell                      10   0:13:27.7   0:13:43.492   +00:15.792
Doretta Hale                    50   0:20:08.6   0:20:25.455   +00:16.855
Daniel Polak                    30   0:16:31.9   0:16:49.18    +00:17.28 
Steve Hybki                     25   0:15:56.5   0:16:15.433   +00:18.933
Kevin Wood                      57   0:21:49.7   0:22:08.751   +00:19.051
Tim Mullins                     29   0:16:25.3   0:16:44.655   +00:19.355
Carl Nelson                     11   0:13:42.8   0:14:03.961   +00:21.161
Eric Peterson                    5   0:11:29.7   0:11:51.625   +00:21.925
Nicole Hart                     39   0:17:43.3   0:18:05.766   +00:22.466
James Wood                      58   0:21:46.1   0:22:10.288   +00:24.188
Ryan Whitcomb                   35   0:17:14.3   0:17:39.216   +00:24.915
Alex Haberkorn                  16   0:14:10.5   0:14:41.055   +00:30.555
Kim Elster                      46   0:19:07.6   0:19:39.204   +00:31.604
Jim Beckenhaupt                 22   0:15:27.8   0:16:00.172   +00:32.372
Jon Rotzien                      2   0:10:58.3   0:11:35.838   +00:37.538
Ned Brush                       18   0:14:34.4   0:15:12.944   +00:38.544
Jonathan Crowe                  17   0:14:28.1   0:15:09.435   +00:41.335
Steven Sanchez                  41   0:18:13.1   0:18:55.003   +00:41.903
Stacy Gapper                    53   0:20:20.0   0:21:03.036   +00:43.036
Beverly Carver                  28   0:15:47.0   0:16:39.422   +00:52.422
Ken Holmes                      51   0:19:51.1   0:20:43.855   +00:52.755
Eric Hansen                     37   0:16:51.9   0:17:55.725   +01:03.825
Paul Stoller                    66   0:25:19.3   0:26:30.891   +01:11.591
Yolanda Roberts                 56   0:20:53.3   0:22:06.947   +01:13.647
Les Bell                        34   0:16:05.2   0:17:24.223   +01:19.023
Kylee Hart                      47   0:18:20.7   0:19:47.592   +01:26.892
Charles Snygg                   69   0:27:49.1   0:29:22.907   +01:33.807
Julia Mesnikoff                 49   0:18:32.7   0:20:14.62    +01:41.92 
Shane Hansen                    40   0:17:01.7   0:18:43.883   +01:42.183
Travis Hybki                    20   0:13:58.1   0:15:43.708   +01:45.608
Jeffrey A. Barden               54   0:19:15.7   0:21:10.853   +01:55.153
Caleb Stoller                   65   0:23:57.1   0:26:01.514   +02:04.414
Ty Hare                         59   0:21:00.4   0:23:05.847   +02:05.447
Amanda Schofield                45   0:17:22.1   0:19:35.774   +02:13.674
Susan Hirst                     42   0:16:52.3   0:19:11.239   +02:18.939
Taylor Ewell                    60   0:21:37.3   0:23:56.561   +02:19.261
Gregg Keen                      52   0:18:11.7   0:20:59.526   +02:47.826
Gale L. Gerken                  68   0:24:29.7   0:27:24.418   +02:54.718

New Runners                   Place  Time
Katy Delker                     43   0:19:18.104   
Joyce McKelvey                  33   0:17:20.74    
Kory Gohlke                     48   0:20:05.705   
Aaron Calzada                   44   0:19:33.712   
Hannah Joiner                   38   0:17:58.63    
Joel Carpenter                  38a  0:18:00.000   
Larry Duncan                    55   0:21:20.388   
Terry Purvissmith               63   0:25:41.564   
Jason Elster                    23   0:16:05.278   
Kyle Reno                        4   0:11:48.267   
Dione Gott                      61   0:24:14.008   
Melissa Rodriquez               67   0:27:08.839   
Danio Gracin                    27   0:16:19.798   
Bruce Trigg                      8   0:13:28.088   

The weather featured early morning sunshine with temps around freezing.  Despite
the cold temperatures, we still had a good crowd of 69 show up to run the November
Nielson Challenge.

In fact, the Nielson Challenge has gone international, as we had one participant
from Toronto, Canada run today.  Bruce Trigg, of Toronto, arranged a suprise trip
for his wife to attend a James Taylor concert in Colorado Springs.  His wife didn't
know where she was going or what they were doing until they arrived in town.  Bruce
also did his homework and found out that there was a race this weekend.  We invited
him to come back again next month, but he said he may not make it.

Another special participant today was Terry Purvissmith.  Terry was the winner of the
first 3 Nielson Challenge races, which he thinks was in 1974.  Terry was wearing a shirt
from those early Nielson Challenge races, when the club was named Pikes Peak Track Club.

Today's winner was Jessica Barden, as she was a whopping 3:19 under her handicap.  These
youngsters just keep getting faster and faster.  Congratulations, Jessica!  We do have
a shirt for you.

This was the last month of the 12-month yearly cycle for the Nielson Challenge.  The
winner for the 12-month cycle is Dean Buck, as he has 2 wins over those 12 months.

Please join us again in December, as we do it all over again.

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