Westport Islander David Grant, 32, won the 14th Westport Island 10k Shore Run on Sunday with a time of 47 minutes and 14 seconds. The other resident among the 21 entries was Dr. Edward Kitfield, 71, who finished in 1.05.54. Leslie Couper, 55, of Falmouth was the first woman to finish. She had a time of 51.19. Serena Blasius, 16, of Friendship finished sixth and was the youngest runner. Jerk Hedberg, 58, of Sweden came the farthest to compete.
Walkers consisted mainly of island residents, visitors and their guests.
Organizer Rob Whitney said the course was not easy, especially with a sharp hill at kilometer six. Whitney stressed that the run and the 3.5-mile “Fun Walk” were just for that, fun. And he said the event has raised over $18,000 over the years for the Westport Volunteer Fire Department. He said the proceeds go mainly for firefighting equipment.
Event sponsors were Wayfair, Ames True Value, Norm's Used Cars, Newcastle Jeep Chrysler Dodge, Bath Savings Bank, Sheepscot River Marine, and Crossroads Coffee Company.