Articles by

Richard Denning

05/20/17 11:00am
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO

Walker or runner, the trick for turtles and hares is putting one foot in front of the other until you see the finish line.

At that point, your instincts will be your guide. Although years ago, our Island 5K did make a logistics screwup. The bountiful food that is provided at all our races was improperly located. The grills for hot dogs and hamburgers were on Crescent Beach’s sand. (more…)

04/20/17 4:30pm
REPORTER PHOTO This $100 bill, or one of its mates, could be yours if you show up at Crescent Beach Saturday morning.

REPORTER PHOTO This $100 bill, or one of its mates, could be yours if you show up at Crescent Beach Saturday morning.

This Saturday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m., come to Crescent Beach — meet at the Sunset Beach Hotel — to re-start a “Community Walk,” which is another debt to Cliff Clark.

Diane Anderson was the inspiration for this revival. No cost, no distances, no times. Bring yourselves, spouses, kids (strollers encouraged), dogs and cats. No chipmunks. Everyone who is there is automatically entered in a lottery drawing to select a $100 winner. (more…)

04/10/17 10:00am
 COURTEsY GOOGLE MAPS Three favorite walks on the Island’s northwest coast include great views and a combination of flats and hill work.

COURTEsY GOOGLE MAPS
Three favorite walks on the Island’s northwest coast include great views and a combination of flats and hill work.

Kicking off 2017, this column is designed to bring maximum guilt to those who consider close parking spots more important than the STR debate or the national debt. (more…)

04/10/16 11:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Yes, all you couch marathoners, Run For Your Life is back for a second year — uh, running.

If you’re not a runner, please keep reading. My objectives are the same: push exercise, provide tips and get Islanders to participate in the 37th annual running of the Shelter Island 10K and 5K races on June 18. While 37 seems terribly young to me, in the circles of serious road racing, we are legendary. (more…)

06/28/15 3:00pm
COURTESY ART | Final words on the Shelter Island 10K Run.

COURTESY ART | Final words on the Shelter Island 10K Run.

For a few hours last Saturday afternoon, our Island embraced the Shelter Island race.

Everything else dropped off the radar. The rest of the world was delightfully abstract as we concentrated on getting ready for a race whose scale is reflected in back-to-back buses dropping runners at the school steps. (more…)