Ridgefield's Osborn wins back-to-back Road Runners races

Ridgefield's James Osborn made it back-to-back wins to start the Westport Road Runners summer series last Saturday as he came home first in a 3.05 mile run, which started and finished at Longshore Club Park. Osborn clocked in at 16:16, ahead of a pack of 239 other runners. The first woman to finish was Caroline Murray, of New Canaan, in ninth place with the time of 18:24.

Second and third places in the men's division in Saturday's race were awarded to Pat Dennen, of Middlebury, and Tim Downs, of Norwalk, with respective times of 16:22 and 17:03. Second and third places in the women's division were awarded to Karina Lubell (18:44), of Washington, D.C., in 13th place overall and Liz Herbert (18.59), of Darien, in 15th with the respective times of 18:44 and 18:59.

Other Westport-Weston residents who finished in the top 10 were Daniel Landy, fourth in 17:16, and David Allen, seventh in 18:21.

The next scheduled Road Runners race will be held on Saturday, July 12 at 8 a.m. with a 3.8 mile race starting at Longshore Club Park. The record for the 3.8 mile course of 19:06 was set by Dave Peterson, of Fairfield, in 1981. The women's record of 22:45 was set by Mary Zengo, of Wilton, in 19:97.

For applications 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 westportroadrunners.org. The fee for the program is $30 for Westport residents and $50for non-residents. In addition, participants have the option of paying a weekly fee of $5 (resident) or $8.00 (non-resident) per race fee instead of the program fee.

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