Pair of South Whidbey men take top spots at Reserve Half Marathon

Two South Whidbey men took the top two spots in the Race the Reserve Half Marathon on Saturday.

Kurt Warwick

Two South Whidbey men took the top two spots in the Race the Reserve Half Marathon on Saturday.

Kurt Warwick, a 25-year-old Clinton resident, finished with a strong cushion for first place in 1:15:24.

Alastair McLachlan, 42, of Langley finished in second place in 1:21:41.

The 13.1-mile race took runners around Coupeville and Ebey’s Reserve during a foggy morning Aug. 9.

The first female half marathon finisher from South Whidbey was Brenda DeForest, 48, of Clinton. She wrapped her run in 1:50:39.

Race the Reserve featured three different courses: a 13.1-mile half marathon, a 10,000-meter run, and a 5,000-meter run.

In all, 287 people ran in the fundraiser for Coupeville High School’s senior graduation night celebration. Of the racers, 12 called Clinton home; eight hailed from Langley; and six were from Freeland.


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