Turner wins first Pace Race of 2013

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By The Staff

The first Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race of the 2013 season was Tuesday at the Canyon Rim Trail.
This season marks the 40th year of the Pace Race in Los Alamos. Races are held Tuesdays at various spots around Los Alamos County.
This week, the Pace Race consisted of 1, 1-1/2, 2 or 3 mile courses along the trail.
Elizabeth Turner was the top predictor of the week. Turner was 35 seconds off her predicted finish time.
Turner was also the fastest female finisher on the 3-mile course.
Tom Sandford was off by 43 seconds and Mary Snow and David Kratzer both finished with 53-second errors.
The fastest finish on the 1-mile course was Bob Weeks with his time of 13 minutes, 24 seconds. Georgia Pedicini was the fastest female finisher in a time of 14:16.
The top finisher on the 1-1/2 mile course was Linda Vance (16:27). Zach Leonard was the fastest finisher on the 2-mile course (19:50) and Ted Romero was fastest on the long course (19:42).
Next week’s Pace Race will start near the junction of N.M. 502 and N.M. 4 along the road to the sewage treatment plant in Lower Bayo Canyon. There will be 1- and 3-mile courses for that event.
More information on the Roadrunners and the Pace Race can be found by calling 672-1639 or visiting atomicrunners.com on the Internet.