Westport Island Run Day
And, a Westport Islander takes home the “gold”
Yesterday was a beautiful day in the neighborhood for the 10th Annual Westport Island Shore Run. And, it was a great day for Westport Island college sophomore, Chase Hughes, who “took home the gold.” He ran first place overall with a winning time of 40:53 minutes — besting last year’s first place winner.
Trying to run a race on Westport Island is no small feat where the temptation is to stop and smell the occasional rose, take in the view from an Adirondack chair on Heal’s Cove, check out the “oyster fields” in Squam Creek, say “hello” to the fishermen and let the dog take a paddle here and there along the shoreline…
All in all, a good day. According to Race Director Rob Whitney, the Fire Department will take in about $1,300 from the run; and the department sold another $200 or so in T-shirts and hats… See the complete race results.