The annual HSE four-mile road race took place on Sunday, November 3. Under the Cork BHAA rules, the flat course was the usual two-lap route of the marina. A total of 245 athletes took part with first over the line, 2013 Bandon half marathon winner, John Meade, in a time of 21:25. John was representing Joyce Wolfe Physiotherapy. Twelve seconds behind in second place was Kevin Wilmot of EMC in a time of 21.37. David Craig finished in 14th place in 23:04, representing Cork Gardaí.
Mark O’Sullivan was the only Bandon AC athlete to run in the Feet First Mizuno 5K Winter Series 2013 Road Race, which took place through the grounds of Killarney National Park on November 9. This was the second race in the Mizuno 5K Winter Series. Mark put in a fine performance to win the race in a very fast time of 15.50.
The Great Railway Run was held on November 10 in somewhat wet conditions. The 25K race started in the Marina in Cork City and finished in Carrigaline. There were 87 runners in the race, which was won in a new course record of 1hr 30.25 by Kevin Wilmot of Bandon AC. He had more than six minutes to spare over Eagle AC’s Eric Browne. The 10K Race went from Monkstown to Carrigaline and attracted 154 runners. David Craig of Bandon AC finished secondin a time of 37.08.