The Day Of The Diehards
The annual Bandon 5 mile took place new years day in very bad conditions. The morning started bad and continued that way with wind and rain all the way. We had some very brave souls out there and everyone acquitted themselves very well. Our first runner home was Eugene McCarthy in a time of 30.58 .Then came our first lady Anna Doris in 32.06 she had a fine run coming 5th Lady overall and 1st O/40 next came Francis Maunsell having another fine run in 32.42. These are fine time especially considering the conditions out there and that their is an uphill of over a mile from two to three. Donie O'Connell and Bernie Twomey both finished close together in just over the forty minute mark. For me the run of the day must go the Kathleen O'Connell who has not run this distance in over two years and made her comeback today with an injury free run and managing to break the fifty minute mark as well. Welcome back Kathleen its a great start to the new year.