Pikes Peak Road Runners

Colorado Springs, Colorado


April 2009 Nielson 2 Mile Challenge

Computing the Nielson Handicap

                        2009 April Nielson 2 Mile Challenge     

Name                        Finisher Handicap    Actual Time   Difference
Kenneth Gregoire                20   0:19:06.4   0:17:37.435   -01:28.965
Dani Mortensen                  23   0:19:14.2   0:18:41.086   -00:33.113
Rev John Riley                   6   0:14:29.7   0:14:11.833   -00:17.867
Cheryl Gorthy                   40   0:26:37.6   0:26:30.481   -00:07.119
Hydi Peterson                   15   0:15:54.6   0:16:10.535   +00:15.935
Pete Solie                       4   0:13:07.6   0:13:26.085   +00:18.485
David Minter                     2   0:11:50.7   0:12:15.719   +00:25.019
Bret White                       8   0:14:14.9   0:14:41.828   +00:26.928
Laura Hronik                    13   0:15:31.7   0:16:00.117   +00:28.417
Eric Peterson                    1   0:11:41.2   0:12:10.491   +00:29.291
Michael K. Olson                14   0:15:37.0   0:16:07.177   +00:30.177
Jeff Green                      32   0:21:22.2   0:21:54.79    +00:32.59 
Lisa Bejarano                   16   0:15:40.4   0:16:20.132   +00:39.732
Paul Sullivan                    3   0:11:44.7   0:12:24.46    +00:39.76 
Chris Knapp                     36   0:23:21.4   0:24:19.95    +00:58.55 
Michelle Cox                    11   0:14:46.2   0:15:46.571   +01:00.371
Mark Norton                     28   0:18:29.0   0:19:30.291   +01:01.291
Rick Bair                       26   0:18:12.9   0:19:23.669   +01:10.769
Terry Kurtz                      5   0:12:45.0   0:14:00.65    +01:15.65 
Ed Gleason                      12   0:14:35.7   0:15:52.614   +01:16.914
Peter Hilts                     21   0:16:30.6   0:17:49.042   +01:18.442
Mary Whitman                    38   0:23:38.2   0:25:02.325   +01:24.125
Carl Nelson                     10   0:13:53.5   0:15:29.643   +01:36.143
Karen Karl                      24   0:17:09.0   0:18:47.772   +01:38.772
Jim Massa                       31   0:19:51.4   0:21:33.722   +01:42.322
David Fenell                    29   0:17:46.7   0:19:37.805   +01:51.105
Donald Karl                     19   0:15:24.5   0:17:17.94    +01:53.44 
Linda Hackman                   39   0:23:14.3   0:25:08.338   +01:54.038
Jim Coker                        7   0:12:40.6   0:14:37.967   +01:57.367
Scott Gorthy                    18   0:14:42.0   0:17:02.281   +02:20.281
Les Bell                        27   0:17:04.3   0:19:26.789   +02:22.488
Gary Gabrielson                 35   0:21:01.8   0:23:40.709   +02:38.909
Dennis Stalnaker                30   0:17:11.2   0:20:10.897   +02:59.697
Kathy Landis                    33   0:19:34.7   0:23:19.482   +03:44.782
Brian Landis                    37   0:19:59.4   0:24:30.293   +04:30.893

New Runners                   Place  Time
Evan Nelson                      9   0:15:28.893   
Melisa Schluessler              22   0:18:35.064   
Chad Dickerson                  25   0:18:59.48    
Debbie McMonigle                34   0:23:37.83

Brrrrr... Winter returned with temperatures in the 30s with a very, very
strong wind out of the north.  This made for quite a cold run for the
runners and for the volunteers.  But we made it.  As far as anybody
remembers, the Nielson Challenge has never been canceled, even when
the weather does not cooperate.

There were still a few people who ran under their handicaps, which is
quite amazing.  Kenneth Gregoire was under his handicap by 1:28, so he
is this month's most improved runner.  Congratulations, Kenneth.  You
'da man.

Join us again in May.  Surely, the weather will be nice then.  And
stay warm.  I'm heading to the hot tub so I can warm up in time for the
May race.

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