Still on the move, and still competing John Woods, 91, plans to participate again in track and field and swimming at the Maine Senior Games.By RACHEL LENZI, Staff WriterAugust 24, 2009
John Patriquin/Staff Photographer
John Woods no longer runs long-distance events, but he continues to take part each summer in track and field at the Maine Senior Games.
MAINE SENIOR GAMES
WHEN: Saturday through Sept. 24
EVENTS: Softball, road racing (5K and 10K), triathlon, bowling, table tennis, tennis, basketball, track and field, horseshoes, cycling, swimming, racquetball, golf.
For event schedules and more information, visit www.smaaa.org or call 1-800-427-7411, ext. 519
HARPSWELL — The windowsills of John Woods’ home are lined with framed photographs of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the people whom he considers the focal point of his life.
In between the photos are mementos from his years at Harvard, from his time in the military and from road races – certificates, plaques, medals and photos of people whom he has become friends with because of running.
When Woods was younger, he rarely passed up a race, competing in marathons, half marathons and many other races. ………………
Staff Writer Rachel Lenzi can be reached at 791-6415 or at:
This was posted on the old Maine Running Photos blog which was part of the AOL Journal Homestead blog group. Now that Homestead is history we once again share this as an end of the year review. 2008 New Hampshire Senior Games Photo collection on Flickr
If you want to look at any of my AOL Journal photos they will be there until 31 Dec 2008. AOL is getting out of the photo archiving business. We will try to move as many as we can to this blog, but time is running out.