Race day started early, especially for two Brooklyn runners, Angel Confesor and Felipe Garcia, who shared the Sunday morning drive to eastern Long Island for the Jamesport First Department’s 18th annual Sound to Bay 10K. Garcia said they were on the road by 6:20 a.m.
At about 11:50 a.m. Monday, under the warm Boston sun on Patriots’ Day, Tina Vaccarella of Cutchogue began the grueling 26.2-mile journey around the city, a race that dates back more than a century.
“There’s no other marathon like it,” she said. READ
David Katz makes no bones about it. Without hesitation, he declares himself a nerd.
“For the nerds of the world — I’m a nerd and I’m proud of it — this is my Olympics,” he said. READ
The sun was nowhere to be seen, hiding somewhere behind a thick cover of clouds. The temperature was in the 70s, the humidity wasn’t bad, and a refreshing breeze acted like a natural fan. READ
Eliud Ngetich of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the 36th Shelter Island 10K. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
Some runners like the rain. Don’t count Eliud Ngetich among them.
The 21-year-old Kenyan says some of his worst races have come on wet courses and, if he had his say over Mother Nature, the streets of Shelter Island would have been dry as a bone Saturday.
The race results tell a different story.
Ngetich, fresh off a win last week at the 7-mile Litchfield Hills Road Race, was the top finisher of the 36th Shelter Island 10K despite the slippery conditions, breaking the tape at 28:53.51 (more…)
Runners take off in the 5K race Saturday morning. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
Peconic Landing held its 10th annual May Mile & 5K race in Greenport Saturday morning. The popular race benefits the Greenport Fire Department and highlights Older Americans Month.
Local businesses donated raffle prizes and North Fork Cheer sent a squad of cheerleaders to boost runners’ spirit. (more…)
Runners pack the street in Mattituck for the ninth annual Turkey Trot. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
The Mattituck-Cutchogue Teachers’ Association held its ninth annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in Mattituck Thursday morning. (more…)
Jack Kimmelmann, No. 376, finished fourth overall for the Shelter Island youth. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)
John Honerkamp of New York City and Julianne Milliman of Moriches took home top honors in Saturday’s Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk to benefit the North Fork Breast Health Coalition and the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital. (more…)
Kevin Harvey, a miler from Sag Harbor, never ran in the Sound to Bay 10K before, but that didn’t prevent him from winning on Sunday morning. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
SOUND TO BAY 10K AND 5K
The four winners of the 16th annual Sound to Bay 10K and 5K on Sunday morning faced some obstacles. Not only didn’t they know exactly who they would be racing against, but they didn’t even know the course they would be running on.
Something is to be said for familiarity with a race course. It’s helpful for a runner to know the twists and turns of a course, where the hills are, and what side of the road is the best to run on.
Yet, despite being newcomers to the event, they managed, with the aid of a well-marked course, to find themselves first to the finish line. (more…)
Using his quadcopter drone with a GoPro camera attached, ferry boat captain Matt Rohde shot a 3 1/2 minute video of the Shelter Island 10K for us this weekend. We hope you enjoy the view from up above.