A Variety of Winners Boast Titles at PPRR’s Nielson Challenge

January 8, 2012 |

The Nielson Challenge, a monthly 2 mile Pikes Peak Roadrunners Event, was held yesterday in Monument Valley Park, Colorado Springs.

The ‘winners’ of this monthly challenge are uniquely determined – those that best their handicap by the largest margin. Kristina Tabares ran the 2 mile race in 19:42, besting her handicap by 4:55. Kristina was the winner for the women and overall for the race, based on her improvement in performance.

Wyatt Bledsoe was the male with the biggest improvement, finishing the 2 mile event in 20:17; and running 2:01 faster than his handicap.

The first male and female across the finish line, however, were Pat McGuire (10:41) and Rochelle Persson (12:25).

The event also offers a 1-mile race. Both races are run on hard packed dirt trails; 144 runners finished Saturday’s race.

For a complete listing of Colorado race results, click here.




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Derek Griffiths is the publisher of Colorado Runner and the race director for all events produced by Colorado Runner Events. An avid runner since middle school, Derek has completed over 50 marathons with a PR of 2:41:09 set at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon in 2003.