December 12, 2018

Musher Details

2003 Iditarod » Mushers » William Pinkham

William Pinkham

Bib Number: 52
Hometown: Glenwood Springs, CO


Biography

William Pinkham, 53, was born in the District of Columbia and grew up in New Jersey. He went to college and got his degree in geology/polyscience. He went to Colorado in 1980 and fell in love with the Rockies, skiing, hiking, and biking. He began mushing in 1994 after the “seed had been planted when he was a child.” William said he played rugby for 23 years and filled the void left from that when he moved to Colorado, where he moved to get “mountains and space,” with distance mushing. He started racing in 1994 when he started thinking about being out “in the white silence.” William married Jody in 2008 and says, “Jody and I work together with the dogs and other parts or our relationship. They are the parents of Grace Ruby Pinkham, born in January 2011. He lists his occupation as “builder and baby sitter” and his hobbies as biking, reading, climbing, Soo Bahk Do, (Korean martial art) and surfing.


2003 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 11:52:00 9
Campbel Airstrip (BLM) 3/01 12:50:00 9 0h 58m 0.00
Ruby 3/03 11:40:00 16 317
Galena 3/03 16:15:00 16 3/03 20:07:00 15 3h 52m 4h 35m 11.35 52
Nulato 3/04 10:32:00 15 3/04 16:10:00 15 5h 38m 14h 25m 3.61 52
Kaltag 1 3/04 23:55:00 15 3/05 09:02:00 14 9h 7m 7h 45m 5.42 42
Eagle Island 1 3/06 10:08:00 14 3/06 15:42:00 14 5h 34m 25h 6m 2.79 70
Grayling 1 3/06 22:02:00 14 3/07 08:03:00 13 10h 1m 6h 20m 9.47 60
Anvik 3/07 16:36:00 13 3/07 16:44:00 12 0h 8m 8h 33m 2.11 18
Grayling 2 3/07 20:49:00 12 3/08 21:15:00 12 24h 26m 4h 5m 4.41 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 2 3/09 09:10:00 12 3/09 16:50:00 11 7h 40m 11h 55m 5.03 ✔ 60
Kaltag 2 3/09 23:38:00 11 3/10 06:46:00 10 7h 8m 6h 48m 10.29 ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/10 09:00:00 10 3/10 09:33:00 10 0h 33m 2h 14m 40.30 ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/10 12:24:00 10 3/10 18:55:00 9 6h 31m 2h 51m 14.74 ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/11 09:40:00 9 3/11 10:10:00 9 0h 30m 14h 45m 3.25 ✔ 48
Elim 3/11 23:53:00 9 3/12 08:06:00 8 8h 13m 13h 43m 3.50 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 23:05:00 8 3/13 07:22:00 8 8h 17m 14h 59m 3.07 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 14:10:00 8 3/13 23:55:00 8 9h 45m 6h 48m 8.09 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 07:25:00 8 3/14 14:07:00 7 6h 42m 7h 30m 2.93 ✔ ✔ 22