Tuesday, 22 August 2017

More Keys

This was found at our training session in the Cricket Field last evening.  If someone wishes to claim it they can contact Mark on 0872537805.


Time For Tilara

 
 



Each year when it can Midleton AC donate some of the proceeds of its Midleton 5 Road Race to a deserving charity. This year the club selected "Time For Tilara" and last evening at training Claire Fitzgerald Club Captain and Mark Walsh Vice Captain presented a cheque for five hundred euro to the very deserving fund.

Friday, 18 August 2017

WEEKEND RUNAROUND

C2 5k 
It's That Time Of Year Again

A new Couch to 5km group will be starting in September due to many requests and enquiries we have been receiving. So give yourself an early "Christmas Present" and come along.
Just imagine what shape you will be by Christmas and how good you will feel having run your first 5Km.

This is designed for total beginners or those just starting to learn to run. You will be helped by very experienced coaches who have trained thousands of people around Midleton and East Cork to run.

Midleton AC is an Athletics Ireland affiliated club and therefore you will be fully insured whilst training with the club. (You don’t drive without insurance so why run without insurance. )

We also cater for athletes of all levels from five minute milers to ten/ twelve minute milers and beyond. You will be made feel welcome whatever level you are at and can be sure to find fellow runners at your level and make lots of new friends. You will get advice from those who have experience of all levels of running from fun running to national and international levels.
We are not in this for the money only for the love of running and of athletics.

New members are welcome at any time and we guarantee we are the best value around at 50 Euro for six months coaching from qualified male and female coaches.
If interested please call 0872403940 or email mdtacinfo@gmail.com  as can be seen below there is a fantastic social side to the club also plus national and international trips away etc.

Ironman Dublin






On near perfect conditions for the swim and bike, with rain appearing only towards the end of the run Midleton AC members and friends all did so well in the Ironman 70.3 Dublin. Some achievement for all!
( Thanks to Louise Barry for report and photos)

Clonmel

Pictures show Margaret Jones and No1 supporter Bernie Twomey (Edwin Cashman please note I am counting the shouts ) in Clonmel today where Margaret Jones ran 1.41.29 (aiming for 1.50) which is brilliant especially after a well deserved break shows she is well on track for the cross country season coming up shortly (no pressure Mags) and whilst others went to the pub to celebrate Margaret and Bernie went to St Patrick's Well to bath their tired feet and pray for miracles next time out. Amanda Cooney is in no need of miracles she had another great "solid as a rock" run. Well done all.






KEY FOUND

A house key was found on the Midleton 5 mile route this morning and no doubt was lost by a runner or a cyclist. So please pass the word around . It can be claimed by ringing 0872403940.

Liscarrol 10Km

Some very fine running last Friday evening from club member Mike Cremin when he clocked 40.10 in the 10Km and finished 18th overall. Well done Mike.

Messages from the Captain

Midleton AC would like to wish our three Midleton AC athletes Susan Fitzgerald,Michelle McGrath and Miah McGrath the very best in their Half Iron man in Dublin this Sunday.
Another amazing achievement from Midleton AC athletes.
We extend our wishes to our other good friend Camilla O Connor.
Go girls...

2. True to our tradition, Midleton AC will be making  a donation to a local charity from our race  proceeds. Our chosen charity for 2017 is the Time for Tilara charity.
We will be making the presentation next Monday at training at 6pm and would love  to see as many possible athletes there as possible for a short presentation and photo.

Claire Fitzgerald Club Captain

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Musgraves 5Km



(Thanks to Louise Barry for the great photo)

Around five hundred and forty runners took part in this race Wednesday evening.Results filtering in have some great times Edwin Cashman 17.26 and Derek Aherne 18.41 There was a great representation from our club and we had two prize winners. Sheila Buckley was 2nd O/35 and Helen Gilroy 2nd O/50.

Student Research

To whom it concerns,



I am a PhD student in the University of Limerick. I am running a short
online survey targeted at female distance runners aged between 18 and 35
years. I would be grateful if you could forward the below email to any
eligible athletes in your contact lists. If you have further queries please
do not hesitate to contact me. I have also included a flyer which can be
circulated by email or social media.



Many thanks,



Jennifer Higgins





EHSREC:    2016_12_10



Dear athlete,

A research group at the University of Limerick are assessing bone health in
female middle and long distance runners. Poor bone health can lead to
injuries and affect long term health and quality of life.

This survey will take a maximum of 15 minutes to complete. It will ask you
about bone injuries and any diagnosis of bone health if known. By
completing this survey, you are contributing to valuable research that may
influence how we promote athlete health and performance.



Participation in this survey is voluntary. You can withdraw from the survey
without explanation at any point.



If you have any questions, please contact:

Jennifer Higgins (jennifer.higgins@ul.ie)

Phil Jakeman (phil.jakeman@ul.ie)



The survey is accessible at the following link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9SFGS7B



This survey has been granted ethical approval (EHS REC 2016_12_10). If you
have any concerns about the survey you can contact ehsresearchethics@ul.ie



Many thanks,



Jennifer Higgins





Jennifer Higgins

PhD Researcher

Department of Physical Education and Sport Science

University of Limerick

Tel: +353 (0) 61 234728 <+353%2061%20234%20728>

jennifer.higgins@ul.ie

Tuesday, 15 August 2017



More Mountains



Above is  a great photo of Barry making his way up through the Galtee mountains last Sunday Aug 13th. Another IMRA race, (Munster & Irish championship) which took in 13km of tough running with a 1340m climb. Not for the faint hearted, this race is graded as a 10, extreme (10 being the toughest on the spectrum). Barry came in at a time of 1.59 which is mighty going. I'm hoping he'll take a rest over the next few days at least but nothing's guaranteed! Mike Hallihan also completed the race finishing just on the 2 hour mark. Great work by the 2 mountain men yet again.
 
(Thanks to Siobhan Murphy for the report)

Thursday, 10 August 2017


WEEKEND RUNAROUND


C2 5k 
It's That Time Of Year Again

A new Couch to 5km group will be starting in September due to many requests and enquiries we have been receiving. So give yourself an early "Christmas Present" and come along.
Just imagine what shape you will be by Christmas and how good you will feel having run your first 5Km.

This is designed for total beginners or those just starting to learn to run. You will be helped by very experienced coaches who have trained thousands of people around Midleton and East Cork to run.

Midleton AC is an Athletics Ireland affiliated club and therefore you will be fully insured whilst training with the club. (You don’t drive without insurance so why run without insurance. )

We also cater for athletes of all levels from five minute milers to ten/ twelve minute milers and beyond. You will be made feel welcome whatever level you are at and can be sure to find fellow runners at your level and make lots of new friends. You will get advice from those who have experience of all levels of running from fun running to national and international levels.
We are not in this for the money only for the love of running and of athletics.

New members are welcome at any time and we guarantee we are the best value around at 50 Euro for six months coaching from qualified male and female coaches.
If interested please call 0872403940 or email mdtacinfo@gmail.com  as can be seen below there is a fantastic social side to the club also plus national and international trips away etc.

Club Annual BBQ In Sage

A great night out was had at our Annual BBQ held in Sage. A big thanks you to Louise and Esther who organised it.


















East Cork Harbour Marathon. Half Marathon and 10Km

On a beautiful morning for running these events took place over the beautiful East Cork Harbour. This was one of the best organised events that I have come across. The stewarding and support were superb. There were several stewards and Garda at every turn of the road and they were out there for the long haul of six hours plus and all had smiles on their faces and words of encouragement for every runner. It was an absolute credit to the local community.
We had lots of runners there in the half and 10Km. In the half Helen Gilroy finished 4th overall and 1st O/50 whilst Sheila Buckley came 5th. overall. In the 10km Marian Aherne was 4th Lady overall.
An extra special well done to our pacers Louise Barry, Maire Walsh and Derek Aherne who paced the four hour group.
Well done to all who ran and please do let me know re any PBs etc. email mdtacinfo@gmail.com

















Our two super pacers Louise and Maire who paced the four hour group for the marathon. Plus Bernie No 1 supporter.
 









Shanagarry 5Km

This was the thirty first running of this historic race and a fine crowd of eighty five turned out. We had a great crowd from the club including lots of supporters. We had two prize winners Anne Marie Perry 1st O/45 and Barry O'Dwyer 1st O/40. Well done all who ran .








 
 
Thanks to Marie Gillman for the photos.