Today saw a new course record being set here by David McCarthy who ran the course in a time of 23.41. This was a great start to the year for Bandon AC who this year celebrate fifty years as a club.
We had nine members from our own club taking part and all had good runs,
Our first man home running a fine time was Mike Dolphin followed by the ever improving Sean O'Sullivan. Next came a man on a mission Fergal O'Meara who not only got a new PB but took 2nd Place O/45 as well. John O'Halloran was next with a fine run followed by Joseph Fouhy who got a new PB here with 38.31 knocking over ten minutes of his time here last year. Others who had fine runs were Donie O'Connell and Kevin Morrison,
We had only two ladies running Anna Doris who came 6th lady overall and also took 1st O/40 place. Joan McCarthy also had a fine run keeping up with last years time which is always a good start to the new year.
The race was well organised as usual with a fine spread after the only criticism is that the ladies prizes were rather poor especially as they stopped with only one O/50 for the ladies and the men's continued until O/70. Not much equality there.