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Members of Team Carey at the 5K start. From left, Ali, Max, Lauren, Beth, Georgia, Kathryn, Marianne, Susan.
The Carey clan, originally 14 children who grew up spending summers in Shelter Island, has sprouted children and grandchildren in abundance. For the 40th anniversary of the 10K, it would be only natural that we’d field a multi-generational team of runners and walkers. Involving us in any event requires an understanding of the Law of Large Numbers. Or Murphy’s Law.
JUDY CARD PHOTO | Spectators cheer on the runners in the June 17 Shelter Island 10K.
I had a front row seat to the 10K race last Saturday from the end of the driveway at my Midway Road house. I sat in a beach chair with my 4-year-old granddaughter Anouk. We watched the runners push through their last mile. (more…)
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…)
South Ferry boat captain Matt Rohde was at it again this weekend. (more…)
GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | Runners hit the course at the start of the 34th annual Shelter Island 10K Run.
The 34th annual Shelter Island 10K last month attracted some of the elite runners from around the world once again. It was Ayele Megersa Feyisa of Ethiopia crossing the finish line first in 28 minutes 59 seconds.
He finished six seconds ahead of the runner-up, Amos Sang, a Kenyan who lives in Manchester, Conn.
OnlyOnRunning recently published a video looking back on the Shelter Island 10K. Watch the video by clicking below: