Last Saturday the Westport Parks and Recreation Department sponsored the third race of the 2015 Road Runners series with a 3.8 mile run starting at Longshore Club Park. Despite heavy rain, Kevin Hoyt, of Newtown, won his second straight Road Runners race as he led 191 runners over the scenic course with the time of 20:51. Hoyt’s time was well off the course record of 19:06 set by Dave Peterson of Fairfield in 1981.
The first woman to finish was Westport’s Kate Pfeffer, 11th overall with the time of 23:47. Pfeffer, who also won her second straight race, ran a time that was also short of the women’s course record of 22:16 set by Kerri Lyons, of Wilton, in 2014.