John Brodhead, Vince O'Connell, and Keith Woodward on a training run in 1982 on the Common.
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Kudos for Keith
Last Updated: 08.May.2012
Long-time Craftsbury groomer, race organizer, and staff member Keith Woodward has recently been named part of the 2012 class of the Mount Washington Road Race Hall of Fame. Keith will be inducted in June as part of the 3rd class of the Hall of Fame in recognition of his win, the number of times he's competed (36!!!), and the consistency he's demonstrated throughout the effort. From the press release announcing the feat:
"Keith Woodward, of Stowe, Vermont, won the Mt. Washington Road Race just once, but no one has run this race more often or more consistently. Woodward won in 1983 with a time of 1:06:38, and 28 years later (2011) he set a new age group record for men 60-64, with a time of 1:21:29. Between 1973 and last year, he has completed the race 36 times, the most finishes by anyone ever. He has finished under 1:10 on sixteen different occasions, the second most in that category in the history of the race, and fifteen times in the top ten overall. His personal best was a 1:03:06 in 1985, when he finished second. In 1977, when he placed third in 1:08:15, he led the North Country Athletic Club team to the first sub-6 hour team finish (five runners’ combined times) at Mt. Washington."
Pretty sweet, Keith! Way to go! Keith will be inducted on Friday, June 15 in a ceremony at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road, at 6pm. You can read the full press release here, and find race information here.
Full Press Release