Saturday, December 26, 2015

Nominees for the 2016 Mt Washington Road Race Hall of Fame

Only few days left to send in nominations for the 2016 HOF.  Send nominations to:

dave.Dunham@comcast.net

Here are the nominations so far:
Sumner Brown – has a long history at Mt Washington, he has been highly successful over 25 years in various age groups and has a life time PR of 1:10:53.  In 1989 he set the then 45-49 AGR of 1:13:00 and in 1990 he lowered his record to 1:11:41.  He set an age group record in 1994 when he placed 18th overall in 1:12:27 which topped the 50+ age group. That record stood for 15 years.  He set the 55-59 AGR in 1999 running a 1:17:59.  In 2004 broke into the 60+ age group with the then 2nd fastest time.  In 2009 he set the 65-69 AGR (1:34:36).  He currently holds the single age records for age 63, and 65 and the AGR for 65-69.  He finished the race 25 times from 1984-2010 which ranks tied for 32nd all time.  He has run under 1:20 sixteen times which ranks tied for 10th and under 1:15 eleven times which ranks tied for 11th. He ranks 28th all-time in prize money winnings.  He holds four of the top 31 times in the 45-49 aged group, four of the top 27 times in the 50-54, two of the top 10 times in the 55-59, and four of the top 20 times in the 60-64 age group.

 

Philip S. Campbell - considered his record in the Mount Washington Road Race the pinnacle achievement of his running career in his eighties.  In 1998, he set the still standing Mount Washington course record for Men 80-84 with a time of 2:19:48 beating the previous record by almost 17 minutes. This record remains one of the longest-standing, unbeaten marks in any age category. Five years later at the age of 85 he set a new course record for Men 85-89 with a time of 3:03:18. From 1998 to 2003 he ran the Mount Washington Road race four times finishing first in his age category each of those years while setting three course records.  He was an early and passionate advocate for age categories for senior runners in road races and played an integral role in the growth and success of the New England 65 Plus Runners Club serving as club president from 1994 through 1997.

 

John Cederholmwon the race in 1973 in his first attempt, and went on to finish five times in the top ten from 1973 to 1978.  His five top 10 overall finishes ranks 15th all-time. He has

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Most top 5 finishes - Men

Rank No. Name First Last
1 15 Dave Dunham 1988 2003
2 12 Simon Gutierrez 1998 2013
3 11 Keith  Woodward 1973 1989
4t 10 Bob Hodge 1976 1992
4t 10 Eric Morse 1993 2006
6 9 Eric Blake 2004 2014
7t 6 Joe Gray 2009 2015
7t 6 Gary Crossan 1980 1986
7t 6 Craig Fram 1995 2003
10t 5 Matt Carpenter 1992 2005
10t 5 Paul Low 2002 2007
10t 5 Rickey Gates 2006 2011

Most top 10 finishes - men

Rank No. Top 10 Finishes Name Club Last top 10 finish
1t 15 Dave Dunham CMS 2003
1t 15 Simon Gutierrez Team CO 2015
1t 15 Keith Woodward NCAC 1991
4t 14 Eric Morse CMS 2007
4t 14 Mike Casner CMS 2001

Most top ten finishes - Women

No. Top 10 Finishes
Name
 
Club
 
Last top 10 finish
9
Suzy
West
CSU
VT
2013
8
Brandy
Erholtz
Fleet Feet
CO
2015
8
Donna
Smyers
 
CT
2009
7
Anna
Pichrtova
La Sportiva
CZK
2007

Team records progression

Cat Year Club Time Yrs since Broken by
M Open 2012 Team Colorado  5:12:28 7 0:05:31
2005 CMS 5:17:59 6 0:02:45
1999 CMS 5:20:44 3 0:03:31
1996 CMS 5:24:15 1 0:01:42

All time - women 50+ teams

Rank Time Year Team
1 4:39:12 2013 CSU CR
2 4:44:17 2015 CSU
3 4:49:21 2011 CSU CR
4 4:52:35 2012 CSU

All time - men's 50+ teams

Rank Time Year Team Cat.
1 6:17:33 2015 CMS CR MS
2 6:35:23 2013 WRT CR MS
3 6:50:22 2012 WRT CR MS
4 6:55:52 2008 GCS CR MS
5 7:12:03 2014 TG MS