JUDY CARD PHOTO
The first Shelter Island 10K was August 9, 1980, on the same course used today. Seven hundred and twenty-six runners ran, an amazing number for an inaugural race.
Question: How does a tiny Island launch a world-class race and keep it growing for 40 years? (more…)
MARY LYDON PHOTO
It is never easy to move from non-exercise to exercise.
Even the most basic commitment to embrace fitness is downranked. Walking from a remote parking spot is a fool’s request. So, park at the post office to go to the pharmacy — are you nuts? (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)