Tuesday, 27 June 2017



IMRA Local Race in Curragh Wood

My name is Matthew Branch and I'm Race Director for an IMRA race (Irish Mountain Runners Association) to be held in your local woods (Curragh) on Wed the 5th July. I'm just trying to get word out to local clubs to join us if possible. The more the merrier and its a fantastic introduction route to trail running so I hope the road runners would be interested in a bit of a change. 

I'm familiar with some of your club members already that regularly join us on the trail races (Barry Williams, Siobhan Murphy, Matt Chojan, Michael Hallahan, to name a few...), but would be very grateful if you could post details of this race on your local Facebook page and Blog to try and attract a bunch more to this event. Details of the event can be found here:
Sambos and coffee and tea afterwards at the Water Rock Golf Course.

Many thanks!
Matthew
Summer BBQ


 
 
Summer time BBQ with Midleton AC will take place Saturday 12th August in Sage, Midleton at 8pm.
Members  €15 ( subsidised )
Non members €25
Desert included!
Always a great night for new and regular members. Hoping to see a great turnout.
East Cork harbour marathon/ half/ 10k is on that morning for anyone wishing to get an early Saturday run in and build up an appetite.
For anyone going, it would be very helpful to put your money in an envelope with your name and give to to the Social Committee Members aka Ester & Louise.


Claire Fitzgerald Capt.
NEW SINGLETS




New Singlets Announcement 2017

 

Most of you may be aware at this stage that Midleton AC have decided to refresh our current singlet.  We are aware of some club members’ difficulties with the present singlet and have taken this on board.  So we have been doing some background work in researching and speaking to various distributors of running gear and fellow runners from various clubs.  From our research we have selected, tentatively, to run, excuse the pun, with a company called Inverse. 

 

This is a major decision the club is taking and one which will have long term effects if we do not select the right singlet.  Therefore to ensure that I am not hounded out of Midleton by a lynch mob, if members are unhappy with the new singlet, I urge you to become involve.

 

First of all by reviewing the accompanying photos modelled by some of our Vogue models (fellow club members).  Secondly, if you would like to try a singlet on, you are welcomed to do so.  They will be at speed training next Monday 03 July only for you to feel and try on.  

 

Please note they are only samples from the company, not representing the design chosen by the club, prototype photo attached.  We have a mixture of samples, female and male, from XXL to XS with round and V necks.  A word of warning, these sizes are much smaller that the singlets we are currently wearing so don’t be offended if you try on a medium and it’s a little tight. Others who tried them on last night had to go up either one or two sizes, so you haven’t put on weight!!

 

Overall most members, at speed training last night, loved the new lightweight material though some expressed concerns about the length, a little on the short size i.e. they just stop below the hip.  I am conscious that some runners may not like that style.  If we find it is a deal breaker then we may have to look for another supplier as I think, until confirmed, this is the only length the company does.

 

As you cannot make any comments on the blog please feel free to text me or Facebook/What’s App message me with your observations.  You can also let others in the committee aware of your opinions as well.  All our welcomed but remember we are not going to be able to satisfy everyone’s taste and the majority consensus will prevail.  I will probably have the sample singlets for another week or so, so there is a short window for you to voice your opinion(s).

 

As I mentioned, at the beginning, this is a both an exciting and nervous step your club is taking and hopefully it will all go well so that we can move on to other new stylist gear e.g. light jackets, but we cannot do it without your help.

 

Remember it very important you become involved.  Your club needs YOU!

 

Bernie
 



 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 22 June 2017

WEEKEND RUNAROUND

Shanagarry 5

Fantastic Night Once Again For Our Club with Prizes Galore

Sinead Kevany increases her lead and Helen Gilroy ups her overall position and takes 1st O/50. Midleton AC Ladies 1st once again.

Another great night of racing in hot and windy conditions saw some great running from our club members. Sinead Kevany finished 2nd lady but increased her overall lead in the series and Helen Gilroy finish 5th lady and 1st O/50 and upped her overall position to 3rd. Midleton Ladies team of Sinead, Helen and Eileen Leahy once again came 1st Ladies Team.
Other prize winners were Louise Barry 3rd O/35, Michelle McGrath 3rd O/45, Mary O'Keeffe 2nd O/50 and Neilus Aherne 1st O/60. these are subject to change when the official results come out.