Miserable conditions greeted the athletes at the annual Bandon New Year’s Day 5 Miler. Nevertheless, Michelle Finn was able to set a new course record, a phenomenal 27:07, improving Lizzie Lee’s previous best of 27:53. At the other end of the age scale, 76-year-old John O’Leary ran three minutes faster than last year when winning the M70 category in 38:19. James Grufferty and John Shine also both ran well, 3rd and 4th in 26:02 and 26:13, while Carol Finn was 3rd in the ladies’ race.
Results courtesy of John Walshe