Newburyport Daily News
---- — Michael Derhammer
Residence: Portsmouth, N.H.
“I’ve done it in the past, and it’s a good way to kick off the year. I get the worst done first, and everything else is a piece of cake after that. The water was a little brisk.”
“I came here with a friend who’s running the 10K, and I’m not much of a runner. It was good; I made pretty good time, and the plunge was definitely a good addition.”
“If you love running, what better way to ring in the new year. This is actually the fourth time I’ve jumped in the ocean. It’s fun actually. I was hot after running, and ready to peel off layers.”
“I came with a friend, and we have a lot of quick kids. I have four and she has three. We needed something crazy on New Year’s. Right now, I can’t feel my legs.”