Sunday, 21 September 2014


East Cork Cross Country

So delighted to be able to report some fantastic results here today from Castlelyons

Women's Results
Midleton AC won the Novice Ladies Team with Sally Drennan, Sheila Buckley and Helen Gilroy.

also Sally Drennan 1st O/45, Helen Gilroy 2nd O/45 and Joan Hough 3rd O/45 and Sally Drennan was also 2nd Novice. Eileen Leahy on her very first cross country race took 1st Jnr.

Our men also did brilliant
1St O/45 Team (Noel O'Regan, Fergal O'Meara, John Cashman and Paul Kearns)
2nd Novice Team ( Brian Harty, Ethan Hayes, Noel O'Regan and Rod Scanlon)
Brian Harty 3rd Novice
Noel O'Regan 2nd O/45
Fergal O'Meara 3rd O/45

So wonderful to see so many out there today working as a club and a team just proving what we are all about.
Onwards and upwards together as a club and a team.

Charleville Half Marathon

Sorry but no photos from here yet but reports say it was a fantastic day for running with Marie Gillman 2nd O/50 and Neilus Aherne 2nd O/55. Margaret Jones has a super run unbelievably knocking over 9 mins off her PB with a great run of 1.33.
Morgan O'Regan also had a great run. Whilst Peter Gunning went for a cruise and came home in 1.42.
And what a treat for Mike Cremin to have his new baby daughter to greet him on the finish line in a great time of 1.28.45
Denis Collins also had a great run knocking 4 mins off his pb with a great time 1:34:04 having ran a lot of the race assisted by Margaret Jones which shows what club running is all about.
Would anyone else please send me in your times etc

Thursday, 18 September 2014

What A Weekend For Our Club

Dingle Duathlon

Don Ryan continues on his upwards spiral with a fantastic achievement of 2.35 in the Dingle Duathlon today. Great stuff Don and modest as always.

Dublin Half Marathon

We saw some fine running here today from John Dunphy who having only his second run in three weeks completed the course in 1.33.03. Well done John solid as a rock as always.


Our First Marathon Winner

Word has just come through that Andre Brodkorb has won the Glen Of Aherlow Marathon in a fantastic time of 3.37.
This is on a course of 800mtr climb. This is fantastic running and so very well deserved. More details later when Andre can come to terms with his great run.

 Matt Chojan Great day in Aherlow, 6h55min for 39.3miles ultra trail marathon with 1200m ascend,Magdalena Chojan half marathon in 2:01 and fantastic marathon winner AndrĂ© Brodkorb in 3:37. Well done to everyone!

Great Run by Catherine Terry

Word has also just come through that Catherine Terry had another great race and came home 4Th. Lady overall in the Moxie Pro Adventure Race in Blessington Co Wicklow this morning. This is a very well deserved result for Catherine who is so very dedicated and hard working and continues to improve with every outing. She had to complete 60 Km  between cycling, kayaking and running to finish the course.

Best of luck to everyone running this weekend. We have members running in Dublin, Macroom,Wicklow, Charleville Half Marathon and the East Cork Cross Country Championships in Castlelyons ( still not too late to enter see previous posts).
 Please keep the blog updated .

Open Night

                                                  A big thank you to everyone who made Wednesday Night's Open Night such a huge success. To the fantastic Social Committee who organised the tea and coffee and food, John Cashman for doing MC all our members who turned up to welcome the newcomers and to all the newcomers both runners and beginners. Not forgetting our Clothing Officers who had free samples for almost everyone in the audience. (There will be a report in next Tuesday's Examiner)

 The newly painted hall

Tuesday, 16 September 2014


The East Cork Cross Country takes place in Castlelyons next Sunday (see previous posts) the weather forecast is good. This is an ideal opportunity to try this aspect of our sport in a friendly not very competitive situation. You might love it and it will definitely improve your running.
Please let Helen Gilroy know if you are interested and she can advise you.
Helen's number is 0862713072

Would all those who have already contacted Helen PLEASE contact her again as she had trouble with her phone over the weekend and lost everyone's number and also her messages.

Monday, 15 September 2014


Training continues on Monday evening from 6 pm on in the Cricket Field.This has proved hugely successful over the Summer.
Donie Walsh our coach is available from 6pm for anyone who wants to discuss their training schedules or needs any advice on their running. He can also be contacted at 0862092795 .


Don't forget our Open Night is on next Wed at 7PM in the Community Centre we need as many as possible in attendance please.

Sunday, 14 September 2014


Open Night

Don't Forget our Open Night is next Wednesday at 7pm.We would like as many as possible to attend to welcome any potential new members, Remember when you joined you were glad to be made welcome so now is your chance to do the same. All welcome So please pass the word around.

John Buckley 10Mile

                                                         Sunday morning saw the inaugural running of the John Buckley 10 Mile over a circuit based around the Marina and Blackrock it promised to be a course of very fast times. Unfortunately the wind got in the way and deprived many of the hoped for PBs. This did not apply all round as Vicky Cleary continued with her PB streak and came home in 77.41 and another PB. Almost everyone else had fine runs as well and it was great to see Sile Kearns back in form completing another 10.


                                                         Our first man home was “Birthday Boy” Eugene McCarthy having a fine run in 64.54 followed by Mongan O’Regan getting stronger by the race in 65.58.

In the Ladies our first home was Anna Doris coming fifth lady overall in a time of 67.36 she was followed by Margaret Jones who took 1st O/45 and between them took 2nd Team for Midleton AC ladies. More importantly both are just back from injury and had fine injury free runs. Looking good for Dublin. Esther Murphy had another great run with73.38 coming home as our third lady..

 Many of our runners used this as a training run doing a few miles before and after including Don Ryan who had a super race despite doing five before and knowing he had the same to do after.

It was a superbly organised event well stewarded and t shirts for everyone and food after for one and all. With a total of five hundred runners taking part this is a race with a big future. It was won by Mark Hanrahan in 51.22 which goes to show how strong the wind was out there.
I didn’t manage to get everyone’s photo so if anyone wants to send in more the invitation is there as always to

The following photo's came in from Aidan O'Herlihy. Thanks Aidan. Anyone else with photo's are more than welcome to send them in please.

And from Paul Spiteri showing Vicki Cleary on her way to her PB. Thanks Paul.