There has been a lot of chatter about the Ultra Runner of the Year award lately. Who is eligible, who is most deserving; roads?, trails?, 100 milers?, shorter distances?.
Fortunately, the WUROY has no such controversy or strings attached.
I am honored to be the 2011 recipient of Woody’s Ultra Runner of the Year! Woody is someone I have a great deal of respect for, both as a runner and even more as a great dad and person. His positive outlook and demeanor are a pleasure to be around. Plus he is a darn good runner, rocking a sub-24 at Leadville in his first try at 100 miles!
Of course this award is completely tounge-in-cheek, and we had fun with the idea. It is still a great way to cap the season and I very much appreciated the sentiment.
In Woodys words:
Alright, I have an announcement to make. After winning at 12 hours of Moab, witnessing your performance finishing Collegiate Peaks with a busted leg, running 100 miles at Bighorn with waterlogged feet, finishing Leadville with a 30 mile walk when you could have dropped, and NOW tacking on an additional 11 miles after getting your buckle…..I hereby select you for Woody’s 2011 Ultrarunner of the Year award. Certificate to follow via email. Haha! Seriously Chris, what a race and what a year!
This thing is definitely getting framed and put on the wall. Thanks, Woody!!!