Yes They did make the Irish Times and not the Sun
After a quiet October, the next Cork BHAA race is the HSE 4 miler on next Sunday November 2 at 11am. This takes place down the Marina with registration at Lee Rowing Club open from 9.30am.
Best of luck on Sunday next to Eileen Leahy who will be running on Sunday in Riverstick in the County Senior Cross Country Championships. She will be running under Immokilly team flag.
Dates For the Diary
CLUB XMAS PARTY
The annual Midleton AC Xmas Party will take place in Midleton Park Hotel on Fri 19th of December Full details shortly.
Birthday Party Time
Michael McNamara's 60th Birthday will take place in O'Neill's bar on the . All members of the athletic club are more than welcome to attend. Looking forward to seeing familiar faces there to celebrate with Michael who without a doubt is one of the most popular people in the club. And if you don't know Michael you know Martha she is the fast one but Michael will be passing her out shortly or so he says.
A Thanks You Letter From Brian Cott
The good news is I finished Dublin City Marathon on Monday 27th October and I am still walking! The better news for me is that thanks to all of you for your generosity, I have managed to raise a whopping €2,739.60 through the support of work colleagues, friends and fellow runners. Your support has been amazing, thank you all so much. For this I am truly grateful.
This money is going to be split 50:50 between 2 very worthy charities –
Special Olympics Ireland
Down Syndrome Ireland, Cork Branch.
Down to the race, I finished in a time of 3:14:54, which I am really delighted about. As Danny said I was surprised… it’s one thing to have a plan but it is another thing to pull it off, and take 52 minutes off my previous and only other marathon when I was 12 years younger! Nothing is easily got, and 26.2 miles is definitely not easy. But thankfully the training paid off… (thanks Donie for the advice – it paid not to start off too fast, Hal Higdon for the plan… I was following the same plan as Anna and even though we didn’t run together as we didn’t meet at the start, we finished just 6 seconds apart…). I didn’t hit the dreaded wall, but the last 2 miles were a particular struggle. The support of everyone along the route and fellow Midleton AC club members running and in particular those team members who travelled up to support was a huge boost. It really highlighted to me how great it is to be part of a team, in particular the Midleton AC team.
Special thanks to Danny for the new nickname, “Dark Horse”. And yes, the Midleton AC vest is the best thing ever, all the shouts of come on Midleton really did help.
Again, thank you all.