Last Saturday Art Gunther, of Nyack, New York won his first Road Runners race of the season, leading 142 runners across a 8.4 mile course with a winning time of 48:05. Darien’s Liz Herbert was the first woman to cross the line, clocking in at 56:06.

Ridgefield’s James Osborn and Stamford’s Leo Biala crossed the line in second and third respectively with times of 51:28 and 53:02. Second and third places in the women’s division were awarded Amanda Morgan, 15th in 58:17 and Deidre O’Farrelly, of Westport, 39th in 1:04:41. Other Westport-Weston residents who finished in the top 10 were Tom Harding, fifth in 54:02, Paul Greenberg, sixth in 54:55 and David Allen, ninth in 55:51.

The next scheduled Road Runners race will be held on Saturday, August 29nd at 8 a.m. with a 8.4 mile race starting at Compo Beach.

All interested persons are invited to participate the program. Applications for and information about the Road Runners program are available at the recreation offices at Longshore Club Park, at the start of each Saturday’s race, or at the Program’s website located at