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Falmouth, MA, December 28, 2001
Bradleys Run Well at Coffee-O Five
by Ken Gartner
Twenty-four runners showed up for the last Coffee-O-Five run of the year 2001. Carolyn Bird and Brian McDevitt were both able to run the course early in the daylight and were the first to post their times. For some reason Jim O'Connor and Jamie O'Connor both picked the last cold winter night of the year to make their Coffee-O-Five debuts. They both got hopelessly lost in the dark, but ended up still completing the five miles with a somewhat "alternative route."
The Bradley girls dominated the field this week. Margaret Bradley undoubtedly had the run of the night as she crossed the finish line first over-all. She ran a perfectly paced race and finished with a time of 31:43, which is the second fastest women's time of the year. Ms. Bradley is also the first woman to win the Coffee-O-Five outright, since Jessica Baker accomplished the prestigious feat a couple of years ago. Mary Jo Bradley took second for the women with a time of 42:10. Joanne Corsano took third, while Heather Farrell bested Doris Beatty for fifth.
Early pace setter, Dave Farrell, hung on to take fifth in the men's race and sixth over-all. He finished just 7 seconds behind Bob Crowley and 25 seconds behind Mike Ouimet in a tightly contested race.
The Coffee-O-Five is held every Friday night at 5:30 PM from Town Hall Square in Falmouth. There is no entry fee or registration required, reflective running vests are strongly encouraged in the winter. All runners are invited to usher in the new year at next week's run.