Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Cill Na Martra 5KM

                                                                   John Dunphy had a very fine run here tonight and is a man going from strength to strength. He achieved his highest even individual finish here when he came 3Rd overall in a time of 18.44 on this out and back course over rolling hills. Well done as always John.

Leisureworld BHAA 5mile 2014

Night Of The PBs Again

                                                   There was some great running from our members here tonight with 50% of them getting PBs . Marie Gillman 38.06, Martha McNamara 39.02, Michael McNamara 41.41 and Paula O'Sullivan 42.57 all got PBs on this very up and down tough course.
Sheila Buckley was our first lady home in 33.22 and Christopher McCarthy was our first man. Donie O;Connell had another fine run and Eugene McCarthy had an easy night acting as a running buddy.
Marie Gillman and Martha McNamara took 1st Team Grade B with Millipore and
Marie Gillman also took 3rd O/50


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Sunday 24th of August in Midleton, Co. Cork - Morning run
The Midleton marathon will start at Fota Island Resort at 7am on Sunday 24th August 2014 and will finish in Midleton town on the main street.  This is the first ever marathon to take place in Midleton town. It is also the final event of the whole series and the home town of the two athletes taking on the entire 2068km Endurance Challenge. Each of the four distances will have chipped timing and enjoy the homecoming celebrations as you cross the finish line on teh main street of Midleton town.
Pre registration and late registration will take place in the Midleton Park Hotel (Jameson Suite) from 4 to 8pm Saturday August 23rd.
Beginning at 7am in Fota Island Resort, participants will enjoy this breathtaking multi-terrain route from the hotel helipad through the forest trail unitl exiting the resort and into Fota Gardens and Fota Wildlife. 17.5km/ 11.55miles of the first half of the marathon is spent on the island itself before exiting through the main gates of Fota Island Resort and on to Barryscourt Castle in Carrigtwohill via the Ballintubber West Road where the half marathon begins. The full marathon gives a truly unique experience that will offer runners the chance to experience a route that will mix beautiful scenery, landscapes, buildings and wildlife, finishing in the hometown of the two volunteer athletes, Sean Buckley and James Colbert.
€80 entrance - Includes technical t-shirt and medal on completion. All proceeds go directly to the charity.
Half marathon:
The half marathon begins at Barryscourt Castle in Carrigtwohill at 9am, with runners taking the immediate left for 200m to the adjoining Barryscourt Road. Then taking a right turn the runners continue south towards the Ballintubber T junction, Then taking a left tehy head east on the Ballintubber Road towards Midlton for 3.5km. Upon reaching the Ahanesk T Junction, runners will take a right turn joining the 10km route.
€50 entrance - Includes technical t-shirt and medal on completion. All proceeds go directly to the charity.
10km Route
The 10km route begins next to the Park Hotel in Midleton town at 10:00am and heads west towards Dwyer’s Road, continuing under the underpass to the Service Relief Road junction. Taking a right, runners will follow this road towards the Baneshane entrance where they will take a right followed closely by a left, heading west towards Carrigtwohill on the Ballintubber Road. Following this road for 1.5km runners will take a left at the Ballintubber/ Ahanesk Junction. From there you head south for 1.5km taking a left at Horgan's Corner, entering the Baneshane South Road. Runners follow this road for the next 2km until again reaching the Baneshane Entrance to the Service Relief Road. From here the 10km route will join the second half of the 5km route below. €25 entrance - Includes technical t-shirt and medal on completion. All proceeds go directly to the charity.
5k Route
Similar to the 10k route above the 5k route begins on Church Lane at 10.30am with runners again heading West towards Riverside Way where they will take an immediate right continuing towards the gyratory. From there you take an immediate left crossing the Cork Road Bridge and follow the Old Cork Road towards the roundabout on the junction of Market Green Roundabout. Runners will then go left, South towards Dwyers Road, continuing under the underpass to the Services Relief Road Junction. Taking a right runners will follow this road towards the Baneshane Entrance. This represents the half way point and where the 5k runners will then double back on the above route until reaching the gyratory where you continue through the Junction with Riverside Way, joining Midleton Main Street. 
Runners will continue to the Finish Line, just before the junction of Main Street and Church Lane.
€20 entrance - Includes technical t-shirt and medal on completion. All proceeds go directly to the charity.

See for full details and how to enter etc.
Killeagh Woods Trail Race on August 13 2014
There were perfect weather conditions for a summer’s evening race last Wednesday. MMRA organised the last race of the Cork Summer Trail League in the beautiful Killeagh Woods; one large lap of more than 6km starting at the playground. All three Midleton AC had good runs and were happy with their times
6              0:25:11 Andre Brodkorb M40
10           0:27:35 Barry Williams M45
13           0:28:28 Paul Geary M
The junior race (2km) was won by Aaron Brodkorb, also a Midleton AC member.

Blackwater Triathlon Fermoy 16 August 2014
Five Midleton AC members took part in the Blackwater Triathlon in Fermoy. 
Our first man home was John O'Connell.
training for more.
Sally Drennan, Andre Brodkorb and Alan Kelly started in different waves but finished within seconds of each other well under 1h24min. Susan Fitzgerald also had a great race and is in training for more.
Report Andre Brodkorb

Friday, 15 August 2014


Route 2Crook 5Mile Race

Whilst most will agree that this is one of the most scenic races on the calendar they will also agree that it is one of the toughest. But Midleton AC had a sole representative there again Breda Sheedy who again scored amongst the prize winners. .Breda came home 3rd Lady overall in a great time of 38.48. Well done again Breda.

Clonmel Half Marathon

In the Boston Scientific Half Marathon in Clonmel on Sunday Bernie Twomey had another fine run. She finished in 1.51 an excellent time especially considering she raced in Ringaskiddy last Wed evening where she got a PB and still managed a fine half so soon after.
 A great run was also had by Esther Murphy 1.39.36 as had Niamh Dorgan 1.51.27 and Amanda Stavaru 2.02.20, Derek Aherne was our only male rep. there and he came home happy in 1.43.00


Superwoman/Wonderwoman are some of the words used to describe Catherine Terry's amazing achievement in today's GAELFORCE adventure race .Coming home in the brilliant time of 6hrs 26 mins. What a woman !

Upcoming Races

Inch 5Km

                                                                 Friday 15th saw the Inch 5km take place in really ideal conditions for running.It also saw some superb runs by our members inspired not doubt by Mark English's bronze medal victory just before the start. Our first person home was Mike Cremin who had a brilliant run and got a PB which on this course is a major achievement . Some people said he was going extra fast because he was EXPECTING a phone call but whatever the reason he had a great run. He wasn't alone in having a good run as John Cashman again had a great run coming home in 19.22. Eileen Leahy was our star of the night coming 2nd lady remember Eileen is still a Jnr and this is her highest ever finish.Well done Eileen may it be the first of many.Mark O'Reilly and Donie O'Connell also had fine runs.
                                                                Lorna Santry was our 2nd Lady home and is constantly improving with every race. Gillian Bransfield came next with another fine run followed by Margaret Twohig and Lana Creedon.Lana who had to stop because she lost a gold ear ring and had to find it and pick it up lost well over a minute in the process. Paula O'Sullivan and Emer O'Doherty both had fine solid runs as had Kathleen O'Connell coming 2nd O/60.

Margaret, Paula and Emer
Gillian and Margaret
 Mick Cremin having some well deserved "recovery drink" after getting a PB
Eileen Leahy 2nd Lady Overall
Kathleen O'Connell 2nd O/60

Pre Registration Is Available

You can pre reg. for the above race/races next Monday evening at training in the Cricket Field from 6pm onwards. We will make this facility available to all whether you are a member of the club or not .Please pass the word around.


Thursday, 14 August 2014

Inch (near Killagh) 5Km is on Friday 15th.This is always an excellent event over a nice course and well worth supporting.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014


                                                                  Tonight saw the Army/Navy 5 mile race take place in Ringaskiddy. Starting and finishing in the Naval Base and taking in about three miles and hills of Ringaskiddy in between. Running into a stiff breeze there seems to have been some great times achieved.
                                     All of our members seemed to have great runs and those that didn't get prizes seemed to have got PBs and some got both.
                                     Emmet Ronan again ran sub 30 and got 3rd O/40  Noel O'Regan was 2nd O/45 whilst Fergal O'Meara was 3rd O/45 also Neilus Aherne 2nd O/55 and Donie O'Connell was 3rd O/60.
                                     Our ladies did great also Helen Gilroy well recovered from her National win on Sunday again took the 1st O/45 lady whilst Marie Gillman (38.25) continued with her winning streak taking 2nd O/50 and also got a PB. Others who had great runs and also got PBs were Martha McNamara 39.32 and Bernie Twomey 39 mins. Michael McNamara also got a new PB with 42.15.

AA Archer (Eugene McCarthy.Fergal O'Meara and Michael Murphy) took 1st Team Grade B.

Anyone else with results please email

Full results will be on Cork BHAA website or Running In Cork.

Monday, 11 August 2014


Wed 13th (7:30pm)...Killeagh Woods Trail Race, Killeagh, East Cork (5k)...€10

Wed 13th (7:30pm)...Cork BHAA Army-Navy 5m race...€5 reg/€8 non-reg...Haulbowline.

Fri 15th (7pm)...Coachford 5 mile road race...€10

Fri 15th (7:30pm)...Inch 5k road race (Near Killeagh)

Fri 15th (7:30pm)...Inchigeela Festival 5k fun run/walk...€8
Fri 15th (7:30pm)...Knocknagree One Mile Road Race...€3
Sat 16th (9:30am)...Clonakilty 5k Park Run...€Free
Sat 16th (9:30am)...Macroom Castle Demense 5k Park Run...€Free
Sun 16th (3pm)...Timoleague 10k fun run...€15 
Sun 17th (10am)...Rebel Run4Fun 5k, Ballincollig...€5 pre-entry/€10 on day
Sun 17th (11am)...Clonmel Half-Marathon...€35...limit of 750
Sun 17th (3pm)...Route2Crook 5 mile road race...€10