Pikes Peak Road Runners

Colorado Springs, Colorado


February 2008 Nielson 2 Mile Challenge

Computing the Nielson Handicap

                        2008 February Nielson 2 Mile Challenge  

Name                        Finisher Handicap    Actual Time   Difference
Edgar Trillo                     3   0:14:17.5   0:12:20.698   -01:56.802
Kevin Wood                      20   0:17:30.7   0:15:56.993   -01:33.707
Carsyn Hamstra                  51   0:22:30.6   0:21:33.236   -00:57.364
Laura Ayotte                    36   0:19:26.6   0:18:57.202   -00:29.398
Steven Kidd                     28   0:17:11.8   0:17:01.625   -00:10.175
Doyle Baker                      9   0:14:19.0   0:14:25.229   +00:06.229
Andy Rinne                       1   0:11:26.8   0:11:34.665   +00:07.865
Jim Massa                       44   0:19:40.0   0:19:51.959   +00:11.959
Tammy Karl                      31   0:17:29.5   0:17:47.738   +00:18.238
Lile Budden                      2   0:11:48.1   0:12:11.087   +00:22.987
Jeth Fogg                       23   0:16:13.1   0:16:36.396   +00:23.296
Curtis Hamstra                  10   0:14:15.6   0:14:42.562   +00:26.962
Joel Smithey                    12   0:14:34.0   0:15:05.238   +00:31.238
Jeff Chowning                    7   0:13:16.8   0:13:54.086   +00:37.286
Don Stauder                     22   0:15:43.9   0:16:21.579   +00:37.679
Jo Bradley                      50   0:20:52.0   0:21:30.522   +00:38.522
Brian Smithey                   25   0:16:07.9   0:16:47.682   +00:39.782
Dennis Stalnaker                37   0:18:26.9   0:19:11.641   +00:44.741
Sharon Greenbaum                13   0:14:22.0   0:15:06.827   +00:44.827
Geoff Chance                    27   0:16:00.2   0:16:53.826   +00:53.626
Hollis Lyman                    16   0:14:16.7   0:15:11.771   +00:55.071
Susan Hirst                     33   0:17:01.3   0:18:06.859   +01:05.559
Diana Trillo                    26   0:15:36.4   0:16:52.866   +01:16.466
Kate Lyman                      38   0:18:04.2   0:19:20.761   +01:16.561
Jim Beckenhaupt                 24   0:15:27.8   0:16:45.079   +01:17.279
Wendy Kimmel                    32   0:16:36.6   0:17:54.803   +01:18.203
Jonathan Crowe                  19   0:14:31.4   0:15:53.714   +01:22.314
Greg Brown                      18   0:14:13.4   0:15:44.783   +01:31.383
Jeffrey A. Barden               49   0:19:39.7   0:21:25.708   +01:46.008
David Fenell                    39   0:17:30.7   0:19:21.564   +01:50.864
Mary T. Smithey                 52   0:19:46.5   0:21:59.108   +02:12.608
Ken Holmes                      53   0:19:48.3   0:22:17.39    +02:29.09 
Katie L. Barden                 58   0:24:39.4   0:27:27.267   +02:47.867
Les Bell                        40   0:16:05.2   0:19:27.377   +03:22.177
Jon Rotzien                     14   0:10:59.2   0:15:07.877   +04:08.677
Carl Nelson                     34   0:13:42.8   0:18:13.311   +04:30.511
H. J. Arnold                    57   0:20:48.1   0:26:54.677   +06:06.577

New Runners                   Place  Time
Donald Karl                     21   0:16:01.2     
Zach Brown                       4   0:13:25.588   
Rhys Rathbun                     5   0:13:30.158   
Loren Hanavan                   41   0:19:36.146   
Karen Karl                      35   0:18:27.752   
Tim Nelson                      43   0:19:47.048   
Tim Barry                        6   0:13:48.742   
Alyssa Karl                     45   0:19:53.896   
Andrea Crowe                    46   0:19:55.133   
Jackson Tanton                  47   0:20:10.671   
Chris Sexton                    17   0:15:23.404   
Jeff Courtright                 29   0:17:02.14    
Tre Sisneros                     8   0:14:17.899   
Craig Kaufmann                  30   0:17:32.804   
Karen Barry                     42   0:19:43.605   
Robert Sexton                   11   0:14:53.963   
Joyce Crowe                     54   0:22:51.123   
Genevieve Poucel                55   0:25:24.355   
Deedle Murray                   56   0:25:25.276   
Nick Walsh                      15   0:15:08.381   
Randall Degering                48   0:20:20.703

The weatherman said it was supposed to be sunny with temps in the 30s.
Well, it was actually cloudy, snowing with temps in the mid 20s.  But
this is the Nielson Challenge, and a little snow won't stop us.  Many
others had the same thought as 58 runners still came out to run the
2 mile challenge.  21 of those runners were new to the Nielson Challenge.

2-time consectutive defending champion Kevin Wood came to see if he could
become a 3-time consectutive champion.  Kevin came really close and had the
2nd best improved time for the month.  Topping Kevin was Edgar Trillo who
was 1:56 under his handicap.  Edgar was also the 3rd fastest runner of the
day, finishing in 12:20.  It's unusual for a fast runner to improve by
such a large margin.  Way to go Edgar!

Join us again on March 1st.  We'll see how the weatherman does with the
forecast next month, and we'll see how all of you do in the challenge.

Volunteers
Phil Foster
Julie Foster
Al Grimme
Pat Lockhart
Bill Gallegos
Bob Royse
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