Cool-for-the-season temperatures gave runners, including several from Shelton, ideal conditions for running in Sunday\u2019s Faxon Law Group Fairfield Half Marathon, which started and finished at Jennings Beach. \u201cFrom a weather perspective, this was probably the best,\u201d Shelton\u2019s Jorge Delaguila said of the three Fairfield Half Marathon races he\u2019s done in recent years. Delaguila finished the 13.1-mile course in a time of 1:47.42, good for 610th among nearly 3,000 competitors. \u201cIt\u2019s the best I\u2019ve ever done \u2013 because of the weather,\u201d he said. The Shelton runner said he trimmed about three minutes off his half marathon time from a year ago. \u201cWhen the sun\u2019s beating down on you it just drains you,\u201d Delaguila said. Shelton\u2019s Janet Voelpert, 68, was first in the women\u2019s 60-69 year old age category as she completed the course in a time of 1:55.56, good for 1,130th overall. Shelton\u2019s fastest finisher was Matt Allen, who placed 132nd overall in a time of 1:32.39. Will Lenz came in 164th in 1:34.34; Christopher Capela came in 214th in a time of 1:37.22; Alex Moe came in 217th in 1:37.28; Carl O\u2019Donnell was 234th in 1:38.06; and Justin Kousky was 338th in 1:41.56. The race draws top-notch runners from Ethiopia and Kenya, as well as all over the United States. It was won by Ethiopia\u2019s Gosa Girma Tefera, who completed the course in 1:04.05. \u201cDefinitely a scenic, beautiful course. Challenging \u2014 absolutely,\u201d Delaguila said. \u201cThat\u2019s one I\u2019ll keep doing as long as I am running.\u201d Delaguila, 45, runs about 22 to 28 miles per week, and it\u2019s all worth the effort when finishing a big competition, such as the Fairfield Half Marathon. \u201cWhen you finish a race like that you feel great about yourself,\u201d he said. Shelton had many runners who had a lot to be proud of, including the following who were among the top 1,000 overall: 538. Danielle Hall, 1:46.00; 789. Patricia Taylor, 1:50.18; 872. Paul Miskowicz, 1:52.08; 873. Gregory Prior, 1:51.31; 883. Kathleen Hinkel, 1:51.47; 903. Teri Alved, 1:52.48; 986. Lisa Lafferty, 1:53.48.5K raceMackenzie Bures, 15, was Shelton\u2019s top runner in the Faxon Law Group\u2019s 5K race, also at Jennings Beach, on Saturday. Bures completed the course in 23:47 to place 148th. Nick Blanchard, 20, from Portland was first overall with a time of 15:58. Tim Milenkevich, 33, of Ansonia, was second (16:18) followed by Luke McCambley, 25, of Westport (16:31). Liz Campbell, 24, of Stamford, placed first in the women\u2019s division with a time of 17:53; Trumbull\u2019s Kate Romanchick, 16, was second in 19:26; and Julie McElroy, 48, of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. was third (19:34).