06/16/19 11:00am
Jo Ann kirkland PHOTO Dad John Quinn with his daughter — and our reporter — Halsey at the finish line of Saturday’s 10K.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO John Quinn with his daughter — and our reporter — Halsey, at the finish line of the 2015 10K.

This story appeared in the June 25, 2015 issue of the Reporter

The 3-mile marker of the 36th annual Shelter Island 10K Run was a lot more than just a milestone, much more than a sigh of relief as I approached the halfway mark.

The white picket fence and green grass of the golf course, the rush of the race and the thud of sneakers on concrete were all familiar. For years I stood by that fence, handing out high-fives and words of encouragement to the racers, but I was always waiting for one person — my dad, John Quinn. (more…)

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06/19/16 10:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO Dad John Quinn with his daughter Halsey at the finish line of the 2015 10K.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO
Dad John Quinn with his daughter Halsey at the finish line of the 2015 10K.

The 3-mile marker of last year’s Shelter Island 10K Run was a lot more than just a milestone, much more than a sigh of relief as I approached the halfway mark.

The white picket fence and green grass of the golf course, the rush of the race and the thud of sneakers on concrete were all familiar. For years I stood by that fence, handing out high-fives and words of encouragement to the racers, but I was always waiting for one person — my dad, John Quinn. (more…)

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12/29/15 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Jennifer Keller, moments after being the first Island woman across the finish line of the 2015 Shelter Island 10K race, with Meb Keflezighi.

COURTESY PHOTO | Jennifer Keller, moments after being the first Island woman across the finish line of the 2015 Shelter Island 10K race, with Meb Keflezighi.

A 35-year record was broken at the 2015 Shelter Island 10K Run, but it wasn’t set by runners.

Mother Nature was the record breaker at the 36th annual running of the Island’s signature sporting event.

For the first time in the history of the race, it poured throughout the late afternoon. (more…)