Friday, 31 December 2010

THE BANDON 5 MILE RACE TAKES

PLACE ON SUNDAY NEXT - 1PM


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR MEMBERS

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

A poem by club member Patsy Keane delivered on our Xmas night out



Psychology for Beginners by Patsy Keane – Midleton A.C.


(I)

When I sat down to write this poem
My tortured mind began to roam.
To the bottom of the hill in the Ballycotton 10,
Up and down, and up again.

When I came to Cork from Ballinasloe,
Ballycotton back then was the place to go.
For drink and craic and fine cuisine,
The expansive ocean, picture the scene.

But that’s all gone !


(II)

After much persuasion from Mary Jo,
I finally conceded I had to go.
With gear bag packed, I looked the biz,
The lycra shorts and my high viz.

The beginner’s class between six and seven,
Might seem to you to be mana from heaven.
Vincent Connolly, he had the plan,
The ladies all thought he was an army man.

Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right.


(III)

The competitive instincts are still intact,
Though your body thinks your minds half cracked.
You promise to run times you couldn’t run,
When you were half your age or 21.

You check the list for the last 5K,
And promise that you will beat him or her next day.
Next time around, you slaughter their time,
And wait patiently for them on the winning line.
Only to find out to your dismay,
That him or her didn’t run that day!


(IV)

If you have an injury or a health concern,
You pay a visit to Neilus Ahearne.
With a rubb a dubb dubb, or a straightened hand,
Neilus will sort out your IT band.

He’ll explain the intricacies of referral pain,
And in no time at all have you back in the game.
Neilus the guru, the medical sage,
Whatever the problem- it’s never age.

His list of clients are a sorry lot,
Whose ailing bodies have gone to pot!

(V)

On the roads of East Cork, you’ll meet Kathleen and Donie,
That man’s made of steel, he’s built like a pony.
And Danny; and Breda; and Margaret and Joan,
These are the people who will keep you going.

Last year’s winner, he hailed from Derry,
But we’ve got our own Ann Marie Perry,
Her mantra will put your head in a spin,
You’ll only get out what you put in.

(VI)

One thing’s for certain as you all know,
I couldn’t mention everyone in my little show.
And so we’ll meet you on March 6th
As we jostle for position on route 66.
And make our way to Ballymaloe gate
And tackle that hill that we all hate.

Happy in the knowledge that we’re nearly home.
As we see in the distance, the lighthouse dome.

© 2010 Patsy Keane

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Special FREE Training Session
on Wed 29th @7pm
(courtesy Vincent Connolly)
We have organised a special free session for both groups
to help people make up for time lost due to the recent bad weather.
All welcome.

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Belgooly 4
St Stephens Day

Friday, 24 December 2010

The
Race
Is
ON
Shanagarry 5Km is on tomorrow 24th Dec @12.30
In aid of GOAL
A gr8 RACE 4 A gr8 cause
Results
24th Annual SHANAGARRY CHRISTMAS '5K - Friday 24 December 2010. 12:30pm

Place Time Name Team Race Age Category min/mile
1 0:16:52 MCGRATH, Sean East Cork AC M 05:25.6 321 1
2 0:17:06 CASEY, Eoin Midleton AC MJ 05:30.1 351 2
3 0:17:25 MURPHY, David Midleton AC MJ 05:36.2 354 3
4 0:17:30 MEADE, Eric East Cork AC M40 05:37.8 302 4
5 0:17:37 HENNESSY, John Midleton AC M40 05:40.1 334 5
6 0:18:00 MCCARTHY, Denis East Cork AC M45 05:47.5 179 6
7 0:18:52 CAHILL, Maurice Youghal AC M 06:04.2 340 7
8 0:19:42 DESMOND, John Eagle AC M45 06:20.3 364 8
9 0:19:46 O'CONNELL, Owen Midleton AC M 06:21.6 371 9
10 0:19:52 O'CONNELL, John Midleton AC M 06:23.5 312 10
11 0:20:12 CLEARY, Paul East Cork AC M 06:30.0 320 11
12 0:20:35 GUNNING, Peter Midleton AC M50 06:37.4 332 12
13 0:20:48 COONEY, Kevin Midleton AC M45 06:41.6 309 13
14 0:21:13 O'SULLIVAN, Billy Midleton AC M 06:49.6 350 14
15 0:21:56 RAMSELL, Ned Midleton AC M 07:03.4 296 15
16 0:22:05 O'LEARY, Ted West Waterford AC M40 07:06.3 324 16
17 0:22:15 WALSHE, John East Cork AC M55 07:09.6 301 17
18 0:22:55 KIERANS, Paul Midleton AC M45 07:22.4 297 18
19 0:23:14 CLEARY, Eibhlin East Cork AC F 07:28.5 303 19
20 0:23:48 O'DONOGHUE, Donal unatt/Little Island M40 07:39.5 365 20
21 0:26:59 CONNOLLY, Vincent Midleton AC M50 08:40.9 366 21
22 0:27:17 HEALY, Brian Midleton AC M45 08:46.7 367 22
23 0:27:22 O'CONNELL, Donie Midleton AC M60 08:48.4 355 23
24 0:27:39 MULLANE, Philip Midleton AC M 08:53.8 310 24
25 0:27:43 JORDAN, Colm Midleton AC M 08:55.1 293 25
26 0:28:08 KELLEHER, Alan Midleton AC M45 09:03.2 341 26
27 0:28:09 MCCARTHY, Danny Midleton AC M60 09:03.5 344 27

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

TRAINING ON
Training will go ahead tonight Wed 22nd Dec indoors only.
The hill up to the hall is icy but the car park is ok as per Vincent

Monday, 20 December 2010

News Updates

Training for tonight is cancelled as the all weather pitch is out.
Anyone going on the grass in the CBS please note the road to the CBS is closed at present due to ice but you can still walk up.
At present Wed night training is still going ahead but keep an eye on the Blog.
Shanagarry 5km
Is now rescheduled for 12.30 on Christmas Eve.Please try and support this local event as they expect the numbers to be down due to the change of date and it is in aid of GOAL.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Bad News Again
Both races cancelled for the weekend
Shanagarry 5km and Newmarket to Kanturk

Dont 4get


5 Km Tomorrow Saturday 18th Dec

@1230

in Shanagarry

(in aid of GOAL)
A great race for a worthy cause
Please support

Wednesday, 15 December 2010




MIDLETON ATHLETIC CLUB

Christmas Training Arrangements

Wednesday December 15th – training as usual
Monday December 20th – training as usual
Wednesday December 22 – training as usual
Monday December 27th – no training
Wednesday December 29th – no training
Monday January 3rd – Bank Holiday - no training
Wednesday January 5th – training resumes as usual

Fixtures -
contact numbers included for local organisers

Saturday December 18th – Shanagarry Christmas 5K – 12.30pm
Sunday December 19th – Newmarket to Kanturk – 5 Mile – 2pm – 086-8050821
Saturday December 25th – Goal Mile (see below for more information)
Sunday December 26th – Belgooly 4 Mile – 12 noon – 086-8411193
Sunday January 2nd – Bandon 5 Mile – 1pm – 087-6501649
Tuesday January 4th – East Cork 3K – Race 5 – 7.30pm
Sunday January 9th Munster Series – Mallow 10 Mile – 12.30pm – 087-2461515
Saturday January 15th – Waterford City Half Marathon – 12 noon – 086-0879790
Sunday January 23rd – FMC 4 Mile Race – Little Island – 11am – 021-4292509
Sunday January 23rd – Colligan Cup- 5 Mile – Dungarvan – 2pm – 086-8184762
Tuesday January 25th – East Cork 3K – Race 6 – 7.30pm
Sunday January 30th – Munster Series – Dungarvan 10 Mile – 1pm – 086-8184762
Sunday February 13th – BHAA Cross Country – Beaumount – 11am – 087-9790806
Tuesday February 15th – East Cork 3K – Race 7 – 7.30pm
Sunday February 20th – Carrigaline 5 Mile – 11am – 087-6261178
Sunday February 27th – ESB – Fota Island Hotel 5K – 11am – 086-1091782
Sunday March 6th – 34th Ballycotton 10 Mile – 1.30pm

Goal Mile
The Goal Mile has become very much part of the Christmas Day ritual for many runners. This year there are a number of options where you can participate locally.
In total there will be seven participating venues in Cork. The most adjacent are – Cork IT 10am to 12.30pm. Ballynoe – 11am to 12.30pm and Youghal at Tower Park 11am to 12 noon.
Remember to keep a daily check on the Midleton AC blog www.midletonathleticclub.blogspot.com for regular updates throughout the week.

- Happy Christmas to all our members and friends.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

East Cork 3km Results 14/12/2010

2 Eoin Casey Midleton AC 9.39
4 David Murphy Midleton AC 9.42
9 Marc Dalton Midleton AC 10.29
12 Darragh Canavan Midleton AC 10.39
17 Stan Byczek Midleton AC 10.53
22 Owen O'Connell Midleton AC 11.09
23 Michael Furlong Midleton AC 11.11
35 Billy O'Sullivan Midleton AC 11.46
38 Kevin O'Reilly Midleton AC 11.49
47 Colm Egan Midleton AC 12.07
48 John Cashman Midleton AC 12.08
50 Joan Hough Midleton AC 12.31
52 Brian Kenneally Midleton AC 12.44
60 Susan Delaney Midleton AC 12.59
66 Deirdre Aherne Midleton AC 13.16
71 Caroline Fletcher Midleton AC 13.36
74 Darragh Thompson Midleton AC 13.39
78 Mary O'Keeffe Midleton AC 13.49
79 Trish Murphy Midleton AC 14.07
80 Camilla O'Connor Midleton AC 14.08
83 Danny McCarthy Midleton AC 14.13
84 Yvonne Kennedy Midleton AC 14.16
85 Elga Ryan Midleton AC 14.17
86 Philip O'Mullane Midleton AC 14.17
89 Francis Maunsell Midleton AC 14.25
91 Elaine Hennessy Midleton AC 14.26
92 Donie O'Connell Midleton AC 14.29
93 Denise Hickey Midleton AC 14.31
96 Vicki Cleary Midleton AC 14.52
97 Margaret Twohig Midleton AC 14.52
102 Marie Magann Midleton AC 15.08
109 Mags Mulcahy Midleton AC 15.57
110 Eoin Cashman Midleton AC 16.02
111 Sinead Ivers Midleton AC 16.08
120 Marie McGrath Midleton AC 16.59
123 Vincent O'Neill Midleton AC 17.06
125 Joan McCarthy Midleton AC 17.12
130 Jim McMurtry Midleton AC 17.37
131 Catriona Brennock Midleton AC 17.52
133 Helen Gilroy Midleton AC 17.57
134 Colette Barry Midleton AC 18.15
136 Mary Dixon Midleton AC 18.35
137 Mary Daly Midleton AC 18.46
138 Siobhan Browne Midleton AC 18.49
139 Karen Morrissey Midleton AC 18.53
140 Mary Cashman Midleton AC 19.02
141 Mary Toher Midleton AC 20.29

A very special well done to our ladies who did it for the first time an d DONT forget Shanagarry 5km next Saturday @12.30 Entry Fee 3 Euro in aid of SIMON so donations are most welcome

FULL RESULTS

1 Noel Berkeley DSD AC 9.30
2 Eoin Casey Midleton AC 9.39
3 Robert Patterson St Finbarrs 9.40
4 David Murphy Midleton AC 9.42
5 Alan O'Reilly CIT AC 9.45
6 Mark Bickerdyke Leevale AC 10.00
7 Eric Meade East Cork AC 10.15
8 Denis McCarthy East Cork AC 10.23
9 Marc Dalton Midleton AC 10.29
10 Leslie Coughlan Midleton CBS 10.35
11 John Lynch East Cork AC 10.38
12 Darragh Canavan Midleton AC 10.39
13 Ronan Power Cork 10.43
14 Jonathan Finn Carrigtwohill 10.45
15 Ian O'Sullivan East Cork AC 10.46
16 Brian Kavanagh Little Island 10.48
17 Stan Byczek Midleton AC 10.53
18 Phillip O'Neill Midleton 10.57
19 Brian O'Connor Grange Fermoy AC 10.58
20 David Nyhan Cork 11.04
21 Coran Swayne Midleton GAA 11.07
22 Owen O'Connell Midleton AC 11.09
23 Michael Furlong Midleton AC 11.11
24 Niamh Walsh Youghal AC 11.13
25 Justin Costigan Midleton 11.24
26 Stephen Murphy Midleton CBS 11.26
27 Aidan O'Reilly Midleton 11.32
28 Patrick Dunlea Midleton GAA 11.38
29 Cillian Lynch Midleton CBS 11.38
30 Trevor Collins Naas AC 11.39
31 Pat Fogarty ESB 11.41
32 Damien Cotter Castlemartyr 11.42
33 Cian McParland Cobh 11.43
34 Paul Cleary East Cork AC 11.45
35 Billy O'Sullivan Midleton AC 11.46
36 Denis O'Sullivan Midleton 11.47
37 Emmet Foley Whitegate 11.48
38 Kevin O'Reilly Midleton AC 11.49
39 AJ Murphy Ballinacurra 11.50
40 Helen Leonard Rathfarnham WSAF 11.52
41 Brian Parkinson East Cork AC 11.53
42 Andrew Murphy Midleton CBS 11.55
43 Roger O'Mahony Glounthaune 11.56
44 Aisling Moran UCC AC 11.57
45 Maurice Tobin Grange Fermoy AC 12.05
46 Pat O'Neill Whitegate 12.07
47 Colm Egan Midleton AC 12.07
48 John Cashman Midleton AC 12.08
49 Paul Spiteri Midleton 12.28
50 Joan Hough Midleton AC 12.31
51 Kieran Murphy Cork 12.42
52 Brian Kenneally Midleton AC 12.44
53 Declan Kearney Aghada GAA 12.46
54 Jimmy Murray Rising Sun AC 12.48
55 Dave Barry Midleton 12.54
56 Sean Murphy Ballintotis 12.56
57 Mary Histon-de Barra Rising Sun AC 12.57
58 John Walshe East Cork AC 12.58
59 Aidan O'Herlihy Whitegate 12.59
60 Susan Delaney Midleton AC 12.59
61 Simon Fitzgerald Glounthaune 13.06
62 Tim McCarthy Carrigtwohill 13.11
63 Elaine O'Donoghue Riverstick Kinsale AC 13.12
64 Matt Chojan Cork 13.13
65 Pat Walsh Midleton GAA 13.15
66 Deirdre Aherne Midleton AC 13.16
67 David Fleming Midleton 13.17
68 Dermot Cashman Carrigtwohill 13.18
69 Dave Smith Midleton 13.24
70 David O'Sullivan Lisgoold 13.26
71 Caroline Fletcher Midleton AC 13.36
72 Ted O'Leary West Waterford AC 13.36
73 Finbarr Lyons Midleton 13.39
74 Darragh Thompson Midleton AC 13.39
75 Michael Travers Glounthaune 13.46
76 Leo O'Donovan Ballinacurra 13.47
77 Padraig O'Regan Ladysbridge 13.48
78 Mary O'Keeffe Midleton AC 13.49
79 Trish Murphy Midleton AC 14.07
80 Camilla O'Connor Midleton AC 14.08
81 Alison McCarthy St Finbarrs 14.10
82 Shirley Coleman Youghal 14.13
83 Danny McCarthy Midleton AC 14.13
84 Yvonne Kennedy Midleton AC 14.16
85 Elga Ryan Midleton AC 14.17
86 Philip O'Mullane Midleton AC 14.17
87 Liam Morrissey Saleen 14.18
88 Batt Kearney Leevale AC 14.20
89 Francis Maunsell Midleton AC 14.25
90 Donal O'Donoghue Little Island 14.26
91 Elaine Hennessy Midleton AC 14.26
92 Donie O'Connell Midleton AC 14.29
93 Denise Hickey Midleton AC 14.31
94 Rebecca O'Sullivan UCC AC 14.33
95 Vincent Murray Glanmire 14.49
96 Vicki Cleary Midleton AC 14.52
97 Margaret Twohig Midleton AC 14.52
98 Patrick Cotter Tower 14.57
99 Paul Cahill Cloyne 15.01
100 Ciara McGrath Cloyne 15.06
101 Rachel Carey Youghal AC 15.06
102 Marie Magann Midleton AC 15.08
103 Lisa Collins Cork 15.09
104 Mary Mulcahy St Finbarrs 15.10
105 Helena Creedon Midleton 15.36
106 Michael Cahill Cloyne 15.44
107 Liam Wall Whitegate 15.47
East Cork AC 3Km Winter Series Race 4 14/12/10
108 Grace Hamilton Midleton 15.53
109 Mags Mulcahy Midleton AC 15.57
110 Eoin Cashman Midleton AC 16.02
111 Sinead Ivers Midleton AC 16.08
112 Therese O'Donovan Cobh 16.11
113 Jim Curtin East Cork AC 16.17
114 Aideen McGrath Cloyne 16.23
115 Aine McGrath Cloyne 16.33
116 John Corcoran Ballynoe 16.37
117 Lochlann McCarthy Midleton 16.40
118 Colin Reilly Whitegate 16.41
119 Billy Caball Cork 16.46
120 Marie McGrath Midleton AC 16.59
121 Katie Nolan Youghal AC 17.02
122 Ben O'Neill Midleton 17.05
123 Vincent O'Neill Midleton AC 17.06
124 Fiona O'Mahony Midleton 17.09
125 Joan McCarthy Midleton AC 17.12
126 Linda Watson Midleton 17.13
127 Sarah O'Mahony Midleton 17.15
128 Margaret O'Connell Cobh 17.16
129 Dick O'Brien Castlelyons 17.36
130 Jim McMurtry Midleton AC 17.37
131 Catriona Brennock Midleton AC 17.52
132 Jake Holmes Cloyne 17.56
133 Helen Gilroy Midleton AC 17.57
134 Colette Barry Midleton AC 18.15
135 Donna Sexton Midleton 18.30
136 Mary Dixon Midleton AC 18.35
137 Mary Daly Midleton AC 18.46
138 Siobhan Browne Midleton AC 18.49
139 Karen Morrissey Midleton AC 18.53
140 Mary Cashman Midleton AC 19.02
141 Mary Toher Midleton AC 20.29
Tri n Run

Due to unforeseen circumstances – the proprietors of the new sports shop in Midleton

Tri n Run will be unable to attend tomorrow’s training session as arranged.

They will re-organise a suitable date in the near future. The shop is due to open later this week.

DUNGARVAN 10


Interested in running the Quantum Life Dungarvan 10?
Get your entry in for €15 before first closing date on December 17th. All entries after this date will revert to 2010 price of €20.

Entries close on January 17th or when 1.500 entries is reached, enter online at www.dungarvan10mile.org

Sunday, 12 December 2010




















Senior Section News
It’s that time of year again to extend the compliments of the season to all associated with our club and their family members. 2010 seems to have zoomed by at pace and here we are already glancing to what lies ahead in what promises to be another hectic year of activity. 2010 saw a number of new races intorduced to the local fixture list, some of which attracted a huge number of entries. It was also a year which saw Midleton athletes break new ground is terms of prizes collected and times recorded. Our club membership soared again and many who have joined our club in the past 12 months have gone on to make huge progress in a very short space of time.



Big Race Line Up

There is something for everybody over the next few months on the race scene. Those who wish to cover a shorter distance mid week or those who wish to tackle the Munster 10 Mile Series, beginning in Mallow on January 9. (Please take note of the specific entry details for each of the races which is outlined later n this report.)



Add in the usual mix of seasonal fixtures in Shanagarry, Newmarket, Belgooly and Bandon along with the traditional Goal Mile on Christmas Day and it appears as if the winter running schedule is almost as busy as the summer schedule. Because of the uncertainty with weather which we experienced recently and indeed during the months of January and February this year, the advice is if in any doubt make sure to check if the race is going ahead before you make your journey. A list of contact numbers is in most cases included below which give direct access to the respective race organisers.



Remember also to keep a daily check on the Midleton AC blog www.midletonathleticclub.blogspot.com for regular updates throughout the week.



Fixtures
Tuesday December 14th - East Cork 3K - Race 4 - 7.30pm

Saturday December 18th – Shanagarry Christmas 5K – 12.30pm

Sunday December 19th – Newmarket to Kanturk – 5 Mile – 2pm – 086-8050821

Saturday December 25th – Goal Mile (see below for more information)

Sunday December 26th – Belgooly 4 Mile – 12 noon – 086-8411193

Sunday January 2nd – Bandon 5 Mile – 1pm – 087-6501649

Tuesday January 4th – East Cork 3K – Race 5 – 7.30pm

Sunday January 9th Munster Series – Mallow 10 Mile – 12.30pm – 087-2461515

Sunday January 23rd – FMC 4 Mile Race – Little Island – 11am – 021-4292509

Sunday January 23rd – Colligan Cup- 5 Mile – Dungarvan – 2pm – 086-8184762

Tuesday January 25th – East Cork 3K – Race 6 – 7.30pm

Sunday January 30th – Munster Series – Dungarvan 10 Mile – 1pm – 086-8184762

Sunday February 13th – BHAA Cross Country – Beaumount – 11am – 087-9790806

Tuesday February 15th – East Cork 3K – Race 7 – 7.30pm

Sunday February 20th – Carrigaline 5 Mile – 11am – 087-6261178

Sunday February 27th – ESB – Fota Island Hotel 5K – 11am – 086-1091782

Sunday March 6th – 34th Ballycotton 10 Mile – 1.30pm



10 Mile Series Updates

Remember the final cup off point of Thursday December 16th for all club runners wishing to run in Ballycotton is now almost upon us. The initial 2,500 entry cut off point was reached three days after the forms became available – all of these entries are now posted on the Ballycotton Running Promotions web site.



Race 1 in the John Buckley Sports Munster Series is in Mallow on Sunday January 9 (12.30pm). Whilst entries will be taken in advance or on the day for this race, it is certainly easier for all concerned to log on to the Mallow AC web site and enter in advance. This year will have pacers for various target times whilst chip timing will also be used.



The organisers of Race 2 in Dungarvan on Sunday January 30th have stressed that they will only accept pre entries. It costs 15 euro before this coming Friday December 17th or 20 euro before the final cut off point of January 17th. More info is available on the West Waterford AC web site

Goal Mile

The Goal Mile has become very much part of the Christmas Day ritual for many runners. This year there are a number of options where you can participate locally.

In total there will be seven participating venues in Cork. The most adjacent are – Cork IT 10am to 12.30pm. Ballynoe – 11am to 12.30pm and Youghal at Tower Park 11am to 12 noon.



Seasonal Fixtures
- Just a quick word about some of the more immediate seasonal fixtures. The Ballycotton Running Promotions team organise the Shanagarry 5K which is a low key event over the same course as the Festival 5K back in August. Just drop along to St Colman’s Boxing Club to register on Saturday next. The race begins at 12.30pm. By the way if you can bring along a seasonal spot prize it would be appreciated.



Then on Sunday next the Duhallow A.C promoted Newmarket to Kanturk 5 Miler will begin at 2pm. Entries will be taken at Hourigans High Street Bar in Newmarket and there will be lots of prizes in all categories. There is also a non competitive walk commencing at 1.30pm. Donie Shine of the organising committee told me on Sunday last that there will be a prize for each finisher. All proceeds go towards the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.



Belgooly should see a huge gathering on St Stephen’s Day for the noon start in the Dick Copithorne Memorial over 4 miles. Given any luck with favourable weather numbers could stretch to 500. Give yourself plenty of time in advance.

In some of the earlier fixture guides the Bandon 5 miler may have been listed as a mid week event just after Christmas. Note the race will be on Sunday January 2nd.



Sign Up With The BHAA



The first BHAA race of the New Year will be in Little Island – the FMC 4 Miler on Sunday January 23rd. Please note all membership of the BHAA will be due from January 1. In order to be in contention for prizes on day 1, runners will need to registered in advance of race day. Kevin Cummins is the key link – just log on to the Cork BHAA web site for more information.



Looking Back – Annual Dinner

After all that looking ahead it’s now time to look back and pay tribute to Midleton Park Hotel who proved to be great hosts as our club dined and wined at our Christmas Dinner. A huge gathering was present and it was great to see many of our new members joining many of our regulars.
At the end of a superb meal, presentations were made to Margaret Twohig (Most Improved Female Athlete), John Carey (Most Improved Male Athlete), Deirdre Aherne (Female Athlete of the Year) and Marc Dalton (Male Athlete of the Year).

Tributes and words of praise were directed to all our competitors who took such an active part in the running year, with many achieving personal best times and several collecting individual prizes on a regular basis.

Ladies team captain Sally Drennan had special words of praise for Michelle Nolan who climaxed her fantastic season with a splendid run in the Dublin City Marathon in late October.






One of our members Patsy Keane brought his own special touch to the evening when reciting his poem centring on the famous Ballycotton ‘10’ and featuring our own club. Well done Patsy!



- A word of thanks to all in the social committee for the efforts in organising the night’s function. Here’s hoping for another great running year in 2011.





New Sports Shop



A new sports shop for all runners will open in Midleton soon. ‘Run and Tri’ will soon open its doors at The Square, Coach Horse Lane. The proprietors have offered a club discount to Midleton AC and will indeed will visit us at training at Midleton Community Centre (7pm) on this Wednesday.



Training Arrangements



Mention of training, with the holiday season approaching please note our training arrangements for the forthcoming weeks.



Wednesday December 15th - training as usual

Monday December 20th – training as usual

Wednesday December 22 – training as usual

Monday December 27th – no training

Wednesday December 29th – no training

Monday January 3rd – Bank Holiday - no training

Wednesday January 5th – training resumes as usual

At this stage a big 'thank you' is extended especially to Edmond and Vincent and all of who helped with training during 2010.

Many club runners will of course continue their own training over the next few weeks, so ask around at training and get into some group training during the holiday season.





Kevin Excells in Clonakilty

Great to see Kevin Smith back in action after injury and back to his best. Kevin had a brilliant run in last Saturday's 10K in Clonakilty coming home in second place overall, another significant land mark in his excellent season. Meantime in Marathon action – we say congratulations to Mary Toher who ran the inaugural Clonakilty Marathon and to both Denis Kelleher and Shirley Garde who took part in the Half Marathon. The Half Marathon in Waterford was postponed.

Well Done Ned



A special word of congratulations to Ned Ramsell who received a special award on Sudnay last when he completed 5 years as an ever present in all BHAA races. During that time the Carrigtwohill man has picked up a number of prizes but last Sunday's award is one which very few runners in the county might ever match. Well done Ned! Over 200 runners took part in the Cork Simon Charity Run on Sunday. (no results have yet come to hand)





Cork City Marathon



The introduction of a Half Marathon will give a new look to next year’s Cork City Marathon, which was launched recently. One other significant change sees the Marathon begin a half hour earlier at 8.30am.





Greetings



Finally, as this our bulletin of the year, may I take this opportunity to wish all our members a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year. Please note that race news and results will be sent to members via the e mail service over the next few weeks. Our next review will come following the Mallow ‘10’ on Sunday January 9.



Until then, as always – ‘keep on running’.

Thursday, 9 December 2010


TURKEY TROT


Next Sunday sees the annual BHAA Turkey Trot (4 mile)in aid of Simon and we recomment all our members take part in this great cause.It is a run with a difference in which everyone has a chance of winning from the fastest to the slowest.

The winner is the person who predicts their time exactly or to the nearest second so everyone has a chance of winning.

It takes place at the Lee Rowing club at the Marina at 11 am but be early as there is always a huge crowd and bring a SPOTPRIZE as they want to have a prize for everyone.

It is a mostly flat level course and so is suitable for everyone including beginners as many walk or run n walk.

Entry is 5 Euro or by donation so please give as much as you can.
and dont forget to bring your spotprize.
Dungarvan 10 Mile
Sunday 30TH Jan 2011

REMINDER

􀀗 PRE ENTRY ONLY
􀀗 ENTER ONLINE OR BY POST
€15 BEFORE 17 DECEMBER 2010
€20 BEFORE 17 JANUARY 2011
􀀗 FIRST 1,500 ENTRIES ACCEPTED
􀀗 NO ENTRY AFTER JAN 17 2011
􀀗 STRICTLY NO ENTRY ON RACE DAY

Full Info

http://dungarvan10mile.org/enter.shtml

Waterford Half Marathon
This race has bee cancelled until the 15th Jan @ 12 noon
full datails

http://corkrunning.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

REMINDER BALLYCOTTON '10' 2011
- DON'T MISS DEADLINE DAY
SEND YOUR ENTRY FORM TODAY
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The 2011 Cork City Marathon was launced this week - now is the time to plan ahead !

Ireland’s greatest track and field athlete, and our Chef de Mission for the 2012 London Olympics, Sonia O’Sullivan, swapped sunny Australia for wintery Cork this week to launch the 2011 Bord Gåis Energy Cork City Marathon. Organised by Cork City Council, with Bord Gáis Energy as the title sponsor, this year’s event sees two firsts: the introduction of an official half marathon and IAAF-certified measuring of the course.
Heading into its fifth year, the ‘marathon for everyone’ continues the tradition of being as open as possible with the addition of a half marathon for the first time. Combined with the existing relay race, it means more people than ever will take part in the event on the 6th June.

Cork Lord Mayor Cllr Michael O’Connell said the event has established itself as a major weekend in the Irish sports calendar. “The marathon, combined with the annual traditional rowing race, Ocean to City, taking place on Saturday the 4th of June, will see Cork become Ireland’s sporting capital for the June Bank Holiday Weekend.

The people of Cork have taken the race to their hearts and we’re looking forward to record entries and record support for 2011. With the addition of the half marathon, and the continuation of the 50% discount for those in receipt of benefit, the Cork City event is the most accessible in Ireland.”

John Mullins, Chief Executive of Bord Gáis said: “We’re delighted with the introduction of the half marathon in 2011. The marathon is all about volunteers, runners raising money for charities of their choice and people achieving personal ambitions. The day itself is a fantastic experience that gets bigger and better every year. It is also a tremendous boost for business in the region and showcases the city at its best to runners and their families from all over the globe.”

Bord Gáis Energy Cork City Marathon Ambassador Sonia O’Sullivan said: "the event has improved and expanded every year since its re-introduction in 2007 after a 21-year lapse. IAAF certification is another major boost for the event and puts it firmly in the top bracket of marathons around the world. This will be my fourth return for the marathon. Last year I did fifteen miles of the course and even though the weather was at its worst, the experience was all the more memorable for it. I’m looking forward to running again in 2011 and encouraging others to join me in doing so.”

City Manager Tim Lucey said: “As a committed runner myself, I’m delighted that Cork City Council will again organise and host this event and that Bord Gáis Energy have continued as the title sponsor. I am particularly pleased with the continued growth of the City Marathon and with the introduction of a half marathon. The success of the race is down to the support of a number of partners, not least Bord Gáis Energy. We also rely on the support of the Athletics Association of Ireland, the Cork Business Houses Athletics Association, the Gardaí, the Defence Forces, the Health Services Executive and almost 400 volunteers on the day.

"It’s a day when people push themselves to the limit," continued Tim. "Having run the marathon in 2010, I experienced the tremendous support from the people of Cork, which makes a huge difference for the runners. As the event continues to grow, that support will be needed more than ever."

Tuesday, 7 December 2010



URGENT REMINDER


Please do NOT FORGET to post your Ballycotton Entry Form immediately if you have not already done so as there is no exceptions if it does not arrive in time.

Monday, 6 December 2010

TRAINING CANCELLED
Tonights training in Midleton College has been cancelled at the request of the college due to the frozen pitch

Friday, 3 December 2010



DONT 4GET

Its Party Time @Midleton AC


Please dont forget to bring a spotprize (serious ,funny, whatever) to the dinner tomorrow night as then we can
ensure that everyone gets a prize in return.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Midleton A.C Christmas Dinner
IMPORTANT NOTICE


The organisers are awaiting payment for a number of pre booked tickets in advance of Saturday's Dinner.
Those who have booked tickets but have not paid are asked to call Marc Dalton on 087-2388326 by 4pm on Thursday to confirm if they still wish to attend. You can pay on the night but please confirm you are attending

As numbers are limited please make this call if you have not paid.
If no confirmation is received by Thursday at 4pm we will assume that you are not attending.


Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Training Will Go Ahead Indoors but no Outdoor Running This Evening
Also Ballycotton 10 Forms Can Be collected at Community Centre
Alternatively call Danny on 087-2403940

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Wake Up Call
Ballycotton 10

Just to remind everyone that you are under NO RUSH to get your Ballycotton 10 entries in we will have forms at training tomorrow night or anyone that wants one before that can give Danny a call 0872403940 but those with friends etc wanting to run should download one and post it immediatly in order to get it there before cut off point is reached.

http://www.ballycottonrunning.com/files/B10_2011_Entry_Form.pdf


Midleton Athlete Meets World's Best ---------------------------------------------------

Marie Murphy recalls her fund raising efforts - thanks to those who supported her.
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"Had an amazing time in Ethiopia, the race was throughout the streets in Adidas Abba, totally different experience to any race here.

Its was Thanks to John Treacy that I got to meet Haile Gebresalassie twice.

Kind Regards,

Marie
see http://www.corkathletics.org

November 29 – Superb Performances by Cork Teams at National Intercounty Senior, Junior and Juvenile Evenage Cross Country Championships
There were some fine performances by Cork athletes and teams at the above championships which were held in snowbound conditions at Gransha Grounds, Derry at the weekend. The day got off to a great start for Cork with Stephanie Cotter (West Muskerry AC) winning the Girls U12 race and leading the Cork team to victory in the intercounty competition. In the U14 category, Bela Sherlock (Dohenys AC) won individual silver and in the process led her club to the national title and the Cork team to silver medals in the intercounty contest.

There were some equally impressive performances in the boys evenage categories. Fergal Curtin (Youghal AC) finished 6th in the U14 race and led the county team to the silver medal position. Togher AC just missed out on interclub medals at U16 level by finishing 4th but took the U18 title in style as Cork also took intercounty honours.

In the Junior categories, Cork finished 4th in the ladies event with Orlagh Farmer (Midleton AC) finishing best of the Cork athletes in 19th place. Ryan Creech (Leevale AC) was first of the Cork juniors in a competitive mens race and Cork took silver medals in this event.

Lizzie Lee (Leevale AC) took individual silver in the senior ladies race, a performance that guaranteed her a place on the Irish team for the European Cross Country championships in a couple of weeks time. The Cork team did well to snatch bronze medals in the intercounty contest behind Dublin and Meath.

The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the senior mens race where the standard was as always of a particularly high calibre. Dublin were not to be denied another title with 4 of their top 6 finishers inside the top 10. The Cork team performed admirably though and finished a clear 2nd, the margin on this occasion much smaller than in previous years. Top Cork finisher was Mark Hanrahan (Leevale AC) in 10th with Fergus Meade (East Cork AC) who made the long trip from Leeds rounding out the top 6 in 43rd place. With a number of last minute injury withdrawals this was a particularly fine performance by the Cork team.



The County Board would like to thank each and every athlete, parent, coach and supporter for contributing to a very successful weekend for Cork athletics. We are well aware of the sacrifices that everyone made to travel such a long journey and we are most grateful to all of you for entering into the team spirit that goes hand-in-hand with cross country competition. We would like to thank Noel Curtin (Youghal AC) in particular for going beyond the call of duty by driving an athletes car back to Cork in difficult conditions on Sunday evening.



November 29 – Cork County Board Annual General Meeting – Nominations and Motions
Clubs are reminded that the Cork County Board Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday January 15th at a venue to be announced. The closing date for nominations and motions is Wednesday, December 1st. Nominations and motions are to be sent to Tony Kelleher, 43 Kilbrody, Mount Oval Village, Rochestown, Cork or email to corkaaipro@gmail.com Nominations and motions will not be accepted over the phone or by text.
Clubs are requested to consult with the individuals they are nominating for the various positions. Nominations are invited for the following positions: Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, PRO, Competition Secretary, Registrar, Team Managers, Recorder, Starters, Delegates to Munster Council, Representative on Munster Masters Committee, Representative on Munster Juvenile Committee, Juvenile Committee – Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Competition Secretary, PRO. Masters Committee - Chairman, other members. The current position holders are here
Clubs are asked to give careful consideration to motions they are submitting and note that there is no congress (national AGM) in 2011. Motions should be submitted under the following headings – Administration/General, Competition, Cross Country/Road or Track & Field/Indoor. Clubs should indicate if they wish their motions to be forwarded to Munster and/or National.

Notice of the AGM will be sent out to clubs along with venue details in December.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Senior Section News
Final Call For Christmas Dinner



Christmas will come early for members of Midleton AC as their annual dinner takes place on Saturday next December 4th at Midleton Park Hotel. It’s the final call for all those who have booked tickets to ensure they are paid for by this Wednesday at the latest. If you still wish to attend and have not booked your tickets, do so immediately as the house full signs could be put up shortly. Marc Dalton, Kevin Smith and Fergal O’Meara are handling bookings at training this week.



The organising committee stress that all tickets booked will have to be paid for by Wednesday, other wise these spaces may be allocated to other club members. So you have been warned! The ‘male and female athlete of the year awards’ and the two‘most improved athlete of the year’ awards will be presented on the night.

Also all attending are reminded to mainatian our tradition and bring a spot prize to the function



Tour

The recent trip to Lanzarote was by all accounts a great success. We had our ultra reliable roving reporter Marc Dalton on duty and here is his eye witness account.



“After 6 months of planning the day finally came. The group touched down in Lanzarote at 5pm. Groups gathered for light early morning and cool evening runs.



The first 2 nights were started with a few drinks by the pool followed by an evening meal, and off to check out the local nightlife. On Saturday, the group went out by bus to check out the Club la Santa surroundings. It was really spectacular set up for all types of sports. Saturday night was quite with a few runners anticipating the first of the races on Sunday..

Sunday Race Day, 10 kThe Race itself was 2 loops of 5k to and from the Club La Santa Stadium.



16 Midleton AC runners took part. In the Men’s Race the club was led home by Kevin Smith, just back from a 5 month spell on the sideline in a fine time of 38:26(chip times). Just behind him was Noel O’ Regan(Casper) on 38:31 followed by Marc Dalton, Sean O Sullivan, Michael Murphy, Kevin Cooney, Emmett Hennessy, Tom Cody, Fergal O Meara, Mick Walsh, Donnie O Connell, John Carey, Brian Nolan and Donal Broderick.



The big story of the day was Michelle Nolan’s impressive performance to finish 3rd overall in a superb time just under the 40 min mark. She was followed home by Joan McCarthy.

It was a very hot day with temperature rising to 25®C.



Kevin Cooney and Jim McMurthy, ran the 5K Beach run in Puerto Del Carmen on Tuesday morning.

By all accounts it was a very tough course with the sand very heavy to run at times, Well done to the lads for finishing this one.

The general assumption was that people had a fantastic time and can’t wait for next year to see what trip will be planned for 2011”


East Cork 3K Series

Meantime back home Darragh Canavan continues to ‘burn it up’ in the East Cork AC 3K Winter Series. The Cloyne man was our club’s top performer last week and came home in 12th place in a cracking time of 10:46, to enhance his reputation over the distance. Stan Byczek produced his best recent run when breaking the 11 minute barrier and in the process fiinish just five places behind Darragh. Just 2 seconds further down was Eric Owers in 11:02, another superb race for a man that has made a big impression in his first season with the club. Conor McGrath is another man hitting the heights at present as reflected in his 11:12 time. Next to cross the line was Adam Duchnicz,, who is top form after his fine performance in the Dublin Marathon.



Good runs were also enjoyed last week by Neilus Aherne, Kevin O’Reilly, Mike Hallahan, Joan Hough (our 1st lady), Colm Egan, Brian Kenneally, Claire Fitzgerald, Susan Delaney, Caroline Fletcher, Camilla O’Connor, Yvonne Kennedy, Vincent Connolly, Christine Murphy, Elaine Hennessy, Vicki Cleary, Philip Mullane, Danny McCarthy, Margaret Twohig, Ann Savage, Marie Magan, Ber Twomey, Sally Drennan, Mags Mulcahy, Simon Thompson, Barry Ahern, Sinead Ivers, Marian Cotter, Grainne O’Flaherty, Yvonne Savage, Breda Cahill, Alan Kelleher, Lisa O’Lomasney, Catriona Brennock, Sinead Buckley, Helen Gilroy, Colette Barry, Mary Cashman, Sile Kierans, Debbie McCarthy and Mary Toher.



Great credit is due to many of our club’s latest recruits who joined the club in October. Since then they have been training in the beginner’s group under the guidance of Vincent Connolly and have since graduated to take part in the3K Series. Next race is on Tuesday December 14th,



Inniscarra ‘4’ Mile Race

Overall the entry was some what down from recent years in the Inniscarra ‘4’ Miler which took place on Sunday week last. John O’Connell, Ned Ramsell, John O’Halloran and Brian Healy were all well up in the top half of the field .For the first time ever in the history of the race no Midleton AC lady participated.



The next BHAA fixture is the final one of the year and takes the shape of a charity run in aid of the Cork Simon Community. It will be held on the Marina Road Circuit over a distance of 4 miles on Sunday week, December 12th at 11am. It is unique on the athletics calendar in that no watches are allowed and the aim is to predict your finishing time in order to win the race. It’s all good fun for a very good cause.



Congrats To Sally and Joan



Many congratulations ar eextended to Sally Drennan and Joan Hough who won silver and bronze medals respectively in their categories at the Munster Masters Cross Country Championships which were held in Dungarvam recently. Both have been great campaigners on the road and in cross country circles in recent times, winning several honours during 2010.



Ballycotton 2011



It’s that time of year again when the word Ballycotton gets a regular mention in our conversations. All club members should note that entry forms for next year’s race will be available at training on this Wednesday evening. There is then a two week window of opportunity to submit your entry.



Mallow/Dungarvan ‘10’ Milers



Ballycotton forms the third part of the John Buckley Sports sponsored ‘10’ Mile Series. Remember you can enter for the first two races by logging on to the respective web sites of both organising clubs. Mallow AC are already counting down to their opener on January 9th and although you may enter on the day, pre entry is a big step forward for all concerned. Remember Race 2 in Dungarvan three weeks later is by pre entry only – so log on West Waterford AC for further info and don’t be left disappointed.



Marathons



The new Clonakilty Half/Full Marathon the Waterford AC Half Marathon on Saturday week offer runners a rare opportunity at this time of year to cover the long distances. However, a journey around either 13.1 mile route would represent great preparation for the aforementioned ‘10’ Mile Series.





Club Merchandise



Club merchandise is still on sale from our clothing officer Claire Fitzgerald. Track suits, tee shirts and hats represent a nice Christmas gift ideas for the runner in your life.





Christmas On Horizon



Our next detailed update in two weeks time will be our final extended bulletin before Christmas. We will carry a full preview of all the holiday fixtures, but would also like to hear your thoughts.



Memories



2010 has been the busiest year on the roads of Cork. It also has seen our club membership at Midleton AC soar to nearly 170. To conclude the year we would like to hear from you – with your outstanding athletics memory of the year. Drop a brief e mail to club P.R.O John Cashman and we will compile your end of year reflections.



Bad Weather



Finally, a word on the weather – where possible training will go ahead as planned on Mondays and Wednesdays. However, common sense has also to rule our hearts and minds. Keep an eye to the blog and to your e mail regarding any possible changes.



In the meantime – ‘keep on running’

Sunday, 28 November 2010

SPOT PRIZES
Will everyone who is attending the dinner please bring a spot prize (however small) this will enable us to insure that everyone attending will win a spot.Thanks
Midleton AC Christmas Dinner Saturday 4th Dec 2010

Just an Update on the Christmas Dinner:

82 people have booked - money is still outstanding from 26 - ALL MONEY MUST BE PAID BY WEDNESDAY NEXT - OTHERWISE WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOUR PLACE AS NUMBERS ARE LIMITED.



Start Time is 8pm in Midleton Park Hotel.



Meal is served after everyone is sitting.

The DJ is arriving at 8pm to set up and commence shortly after dinner.

After Dinner the Awards will Take Place:

As Usual the award for both Male and Female Athlete of the year

And this year a new award for Most improved Male and Female athlete of the year

After that free for all on the dance floor and dance the night away.

Anyone who has not yet paid please get in touch with Marc Dalton, Fergal O Meara or Kevin Smith before next sat night event.

€20 for Members

€39 for Non Members

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Christmas Dinner

Reminder - Saturday Week December 4th



Midleton AC annual Christmas Dinner is now approaching on the horizon. Saturday December 4 is the date for the diary and this year’s function will be held at Midleton Park Hotel. Already many members have booked their tickets and we now encourage all those who may intend to do so, to book as soon as possible as numbers are limited. The organising committee also stress that all money must be paid in advance. Please contact Marc Dalton, Fergal O’Meara or Kevin Smith at training either on Monday or Wednesday.

Remember the cost of subsidised tickets for members is just 20 euro. It’s 39 euro for non members.

The highlight of the function will be the naming of both the Female and Male Athlete of the Year award winners. Also this year two new awards are being introduced for the Most Improved Male Athlete and the Most Improved Female Athlete of 2010. After a year of great success for the club there are many outstanding candidates for all 4 accolades.





East Cork 3 Km 24/11/2010

12 Darragh Canavan Midleton AC 10.46
17 Stan Byczek Midleton AC 10.59
18 Eric Owers Midleton AC 11.02
22 Conor McGrath Midleton AC 11.12
23 Adam Duchnicz Midleton AC 11.14
34 Neilus Ahern Midleton AC 11.53
41 Kevin O'Reilly Midleton AC 12.10
44 Michael Hallahan Midleton AC 12.13
45 Owen Coates Midleton AC 12.20
48 Joan Hough Midleton AC 12.27
50 Colm Egan Midleton AC 12.36
54 Brian Kenneally Midleton AC 12.40
61 Dara Thompson Midleton AC 12.52
69 Claire Fitzgerald Midleton AC 13.15
72 Susan Delaney Midleton AC 13.23
77 Caroline Fletcher Midleton AC 13.39
79 Camilla O'Connor Midleton AC 13.45
83 Yvonne Kennedy Midleton AC 14.05
90 Vincent Connolly Midleton AC 14.22
92 Christine Murphy Midleton AC 14.37
93 Elaine Hennessy Midleton AC 14.40
98 Vicki Cleary Midleton AC 14.51
100 Philip Mullane Midleton AC 14.57
101 Jack Hallahan Midleton AC 14.59
105 Danny McCarthy Midleton AC 15.09
106 Margaret Twohig Midleton AC 15.10
108 Ann Savage Midleton AC 15.23
110 Marie Magan Midleton AC 15.31
112 Ber Twomey Midleton AC 15.42
115 Julian Drennan Midleton AC 15.53
116 Sally Drennan Midleton AC 15.53
118 Mags Mulcahy Midleton AC 16.01
119 Luke Thompson Midleton AC 16.05
121 Simon Thompson Midleton AC 16.06
123 Barry Ahern Midleton AC 16.18
124 Sinead Ivers Midleton AC 16.23
126 Marian Cotter Midleton AC 16.34
127 Grainne O'Flaherty Midleton AC 16.38
128 Yvonne Savage Midleton AC 16.47
134 Alan Kelleher Midleton AC 17.05
138 Lisa O'Lomasney Midleton AC 17.33
140 Catriona Brennock Midleton AC 17.48
142 Sinead Buckley Midleton AC 17.57
143 Helen Gilroy Midleton AC 18.09
144 Colette Barry Midleton AC 18.33
145 Mary Cashman Midleton AC 18.35
146 Sheila Kierans Midleton AC 19.06
147 Debbie McCarthy Midleton AC 19.09
149 Ben Foley Midleton AC 19.42
150 Mary Toher Midleton AC 20.25
151 Darragh Cashman Midleton AC 22.48
152 Eoin Cashman Midleton AC 22.49

FULL RESULTS


> East Cork AC 3Km Winter Series Race 3 23/11/10
> 1 Frank O'Carroll East Cork AC 9.35
> 2 Aidan Mullins Bantry AC 9.42
> 3 Conor Tierney East Cork AC 9.52
> 4 Eamonn Maher CIT AC 9.55
> 5 John Collins CIT AC 9.56
> 6 Denis Lyons Cork 9.59
> 7 Alan O'Reilly CIT AC 10.02
> 8 Mark Bickerdyke Leevale AC 10.06
> 9 Eric Meade East Cork AC 10.10
> 10 Denis McCarthy East Cork AC 10.36
> 11 Craig Harrington CIT AC 10.45
> 12 Darragh Canavan Midleton AC 10.46
> 13 Leslie Coughlan Midleton CBS 10.47
> 14 Jonathan Finn Carrigtwohill 10.51
> 15 Ian O'Sullivan East Cork AC 10.56
> 16 John Dunphy Eagle AC 10.57
> 17 Stan Byczek Midleton AC 10.59
> 18 Eric Owers Midleton AC 11.02
> 19 Niamh Walsh Youghal AC 11.04
> 20 Philip O'Neill Midleton 11.08
> 21 Roy Evans CIT AC 11.10
> 22 Conor McGrath Midleton AC 11.12
> 23 Adam Duchnicz Midleton AC 11.14
> 24 John Griffin Grange Fermoy AC 11.25
> 25 Martin O'Reilly St Finbarrs AC 11.27
> 26 Stephen Murphy Midleton CBS 11.30
> 27 Ronan Power Cork 11.30
> 28 Eanna Farrell CIT AC 11.32
> 29 AJ Murphy Ballinacurra 11.33
> 30 Patrick Dunlea Midleton GAA 11.43
> 31 Denis O'Sullivan Midleton 11.48
> 32 Darren Flynn Grange Fermoy AC 11.49
> 33 Trevor Collins Naas AC 11.51
> 34 Neilus Ahern Midleton AC 11.53
> 35 Kevin Fennessy Watergrasshill 11.57
> 36 Cillian Lynch Midleton CBS 11.58
> 37 Roger O'Mahony Glounthaune 11.59
> 38 Paul Twohig Cork 12.01
> 39 Paul Cleary East Cork AC 12.03
> 40 Emmet Foley Whitegate 12.08
> 41 Kevin O'Reilly Midleton AC 12.10
> 42 Damien Cotter Castlemartyr 12.12
> 43 Barry Drake Youghal 12.13
> 44 Michael Hallahan Midleton AC 12.13
> 45 Owen Coates Midleton AC 12.20
> 46 Matt Chojan Cork 12.22
> 47 Dermot Murphy Midleton 12.26
> 48 Joan Hough Midleton AC 12.27
> 49 Eibhlin Cleary East Cork AC 12.30
> 50 Colm Egan Midleton AC 12.36
> 51 Ted O'Leary West Waterford AC 12.36
> 52 Jimmy Murray Rising Sun AC 12.37
> 53 Graham Kelleher Dungourney 12.39
> 54 Brian Kenneally Midleton AC 12.40
> 55 Michael Kenneally Crosshaven 12.45
> 56 Mary Histon de Barra Rising Sun AC 12.46
> 57 David Fleming Midleton 12.47
> 58 Declan Kearney Aghada GAA 12.49
> 59 Finbarr Lyons Midleton 12.50
> 60 Noreen Mackey CIT AC 12.51
> 61 Dara Thompson Midleton AC 12.52
> 62 Batt Kearney Leevale AC 12.56
> 63 Aidan O'Herlihy Whitegate 12.57
> 64 Eadaoin O'Neill East Cork AC 12.59
> 65 Rebecca McEvoy St Finbarrs AC 13.03
> 66 Shane Ruddle Ballinacurra 13.04
> 67 Pat Walsh Midleton GAA 13.13
> 68 Kevin Dunne Ballinacurra 13.14
> 69 Claire Fitzgerald Midleton AC 13.15
> 70 John Walshe East Cork AC 13.17
> 71 Elaine O'Donoghue Riverstick Kinsale AC 13.19
> 72 Susan Delaney Midleton AC 13.23
> 73 Angela McEvoy St Finbarrs AC 13.28
> 74 Simon Fitzgerald Glounthaune 13.30
> 75 Padraig O'Regan Ladysbridge 13.35
> 76 Daire Crotty Midleton CBS 13.38
> 77 Caroline Fletcher Midleton AC 13.39
> 78 Eleanor Fennessy Watergrasshill 13.42
> 79 Camilla O'Connor Midleton AC 13.45
> 80 Vincent Murray Glanmire 13.50
> 81 Andrew Williams Midleton CBS 13.51
> 82 Paul Cahill Cloyne 14.05
> 83 Yvonne Kennedy Midleton AC 14.05
> 84 Colman Quirke Midleton GAA 14.06
> 85 Conor O'Callaghan Whitegate 14.16
> 86 Michael Travers Glounthaune 14.18
> 87 Don O'Callaghan Whitegate 14.18
> 88 Padraig Herbert CIT AC 14.19
> 89 Donal O'Donoghue Little Island 14.21
> 90 Vincent Connolly Midleton AC 14.22
> 91 Karen O'Brien Cobh 14.29
> 92 Christine Murphy Midleton AC 14.37
> 93 Elaine Hennessy Midleton AC 14.40
> 94 Patrick Cotter Tower 14.43
> 95 Paul O'Hanlon Carrigtwohill 14.47
> 96 Rebecca O'Sullivan UCC AC 14.48
> 97 Michael Cahill Cloyne 14.49
> 98 Vicki Cleary Midleton AC 14.51
> 99 Tim O'Sullivan CBC 14.55
> 100 Philip Mullane Midleton AC 14.57
> 101 Jack Hallahan Midleton AC 14.59
> 102 Dermot O'Sullivan East Cork AC 15.01
> 103 Francis Maunsell Lisgoold 15.02
> 104 Fiona O'Callaghan Aghada 15.03
> 105 Danny McCarthy Midleton AC 15.09
> 106 Margaret Twohig Midleton AC 15.10
> 107 Jim Curtin East Cork AC 15.19
> 108 Ann Savage Midleton AC 15.23
> 109 Helena Creedon Midleton 15.25
> 110 Marie Magan Midleton AC 15.31
> 111 Denis Manning Cork 15.39
> 112 Ber Twomey Midleton AC 15.42
> 113 Aidan Hickey Ballinacurra 15.46
> 114 Mike Dorney Midleton 15.48
> 115 Julian Drennan Midleton AC 15.53
> 116 Sally Drennan Midleton AC 15.53
> 117 Zac O'S-Hourihan Ballyandreen 15.59
> 118 Mags Mulcahy Midleton AC 16.01
> 119 Luke Thompson Midleton AC 16.05
> 120 Paul O'S-Hourihan East Cork AC 16.06
> 121 Simon Thompson Midleton AC 16.06
> 122 Billy Caball Cork 16.13
> 123 Barry Ahern Midleton AC 16.18
> 124 Sinead Ivers Midleton AC 16.23
> 125 Harry Farmer Cloyne 16.28
> 126 Marian Cotter Midleton AC 16.34
> 127 Grainne O'Flaherty Midleton AC 16.38
> 128 Yvonne Savage Midleton AC 16.47
> 129 Jake Holmes Cloyne 16.49
> 130 Breda Cahill Cloyne 16.49
> 131 John Corcoran Ballynoe 16.54
> 132 Michelle Dorney Midleton 17.03
> 133 Luke Hales Nally Ballintotis 17.04
> 134 Alan Kelleher Midleton AC 17.05
> 135 Aideen Murphy Midleton 17.11
> 136 Dick O'Brien Castlelyons 17.12
> 137 Hannah Kierans Carrigtwohill 17.22
> 138 Lisa O'Lomasney Midleton AC 17.33
> 139 Gordon Callanan Midleton 17.40
> 140 Catriona Brennock Midleton AC 17.48
> 141 Margaret O'Connell Cobh 17.53
> 142 Sinead Buckley Midleton AC 17.57
> 143 Helen Gilroy Midleton AC 18.09
> 144 Colette Barry Midleton AC 18.33
> 145 Mary Cashman Midleton AC 18.35
> 146 Sheila Kierans Midleton AC 19.06
> 147 Debbie McCarthy Midleton AC 19.09
> 148 John Walsh Ballynoe 19.34
> 149 Ben Foley Midleton AC 19.42
> 150 Mary Toher Midleton AC 20.25
> 151 Darragh Cashman Midleton AC 22.48
> 152 Eoin Cashman Midleton AC 22.49
> 153 Lisa Collins Cork 23.20
>

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Congratulations To Sally and Joan


Congratulations to Sally Drennan and Joan Hough of Midleton A.C who both won individual medals at Sunday’s A.A.I. Munster Masters Cross Country Championships in Dungarvan



3K

Remember the next East Cork 3K Race takes place on this evening Tuesday 23rd at 7.30pm



Sunday, 21 November 2010

MESSAGE FROM MALLOW A.C.

As you may be aware the Mallow AC 10 Mile road race is scheduled for January 9th 2011.

This year we have on line entry and chip timing.

On line entry at €15 is now available (entries will be taken on the day at a cost of €20) and can be accessed via the following link



http://www.runireland.com/events/mallow-ac-10-mile



Further details from



www.mallowac.ie



And our Facebook event page at



http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=113447705356037#!/event.php?eid=107885892614114

Thursday, 18 November 2010

URGENT MESSAGE
C.B.S. TRACK
There is to be absolutely NO RUNNING on the C.B.S. track by any member of the club until further notice. Running on it now will damage the track and lead to the facility not being available to us next year so please consider yuor clubmates and do NOT run on the track.
If you want to run on grass please run around the perimeter of the field which is allowed but NOT on the track.
Failure to obey this request could lead to expulsion from the club.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

MIDLETON AC PHOTOS
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Marc Dalton has been good enough to set up a Flicker Acct. for the club and has uploaded some photos he took - they can be accessed at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54731306@N07/

Anyone that has photos that they want put online please e mail them to the club at midletonac@ireland.com or contact Marc at training and he will arrange it for you. It would be a good idea to save the address to your browser as he hopes to update it regularly.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54731306@N07/

Monday, 15 November 2010

Christmas Dinner

Midleton AC annual Christmas Dinner is now approaching on the horizon. Saturday December 4 is the date for the diary and this year’s function will be held at Midleton Park Hotel. Already many members have booked their tickets and we now encourage all those who may intend to do so, to book as soon as possible as numbers are limited. The organising committee also stress that all money must be paid in advance. Please contact Marc Dalton, Fergal O’Meara or Kevin Smith at training either on Monday or Wednesday.



Remember the cost of subsidised tickets for members is just 20 euro. It’s 39 euro for non members.

The highlight of the function will be the naming of both the Female and Male Athlete of the Year award winners. Also this year two new awards are being introduced for the Most Improved Male Athlete and the Most Improved Female Athlete of 2010. After a year of great success for the club there are many outstanding candidates for all 4 accolades.

Winter Sun
A travelling part of almost 30 Midleton AC personnel will be flying high on this Thursday when they head for the sunshine of Lanzarote. There are three races taking place during the 5 days of the stay. Best wishes to all – have a great holiday!.

Back Home
Meantime, back home for those of us who will have to deal with frost and rain, there are two local fixtures in the immediate future. The Inniscarra Community Centre ‘4’ Mile Classic take places under Cork BHAA rules with 11.30am start on Sunday next.

Then on Tuesday week we have the third race in the East Cork AC Winter 3K Series. Already this year some outstanding performances have been recorded by many of our athletes in this Series. The likes of Darragh Canavan, John O’Connell, Eric Owers, Marc Dalton and Owen O’Connell will no doubt be eying up another big performance on Tuesday next in the popular event.

In cross country action the Munster Masters Championships will be held in Dungarvan on Sunday next.


‘10’ Mile Spring Classic Series

The John Buckley Sports Munster Spring Classic Series which takes in four ‘10’ Mile Road Races in three counties is likely to again prove a major attraction for runners in early 2011.

Full details of the forthcoming series were confirmed recently with the popular venues of Mallow, Dungarvan, Ballycotton and Kilnaboy set to be the focal points for many runners’ ambitions over the first few months of the new calendar year.

All roads will lead to Mallow on Sunday January 9 when the host club Mallow AC will hopefully have a clear run with weather this time around. The industrious North Cork club were unfortunate earlier this year when due to freezing conditions they had to move the series opener from it’s original date, a fate that also befell them a few years earlier when dense fog descended on the banks of the Blackwater.

On line entry at a cost of 15 euro for the 2011 Mallow ‘10’ opens TODAY. Whilst entries will taken on race day (costing 20 euro each), advance entry greatly benefits the organising committee. Action is scheduled to begin as usual at 12.30pm.

Incidentally this year’s race was eventually run in early February and saw Carraig na bhFear clubman Colin Merritt lead home a field numbering over 500 in a winning time of 53:17.



Race 2 on the provincial series will take the runners to Dungarvan for the West Waterford AC promoted ‘10’ on Sunday January 30. The event will again be sponsored by Quantum Life, but the local committee have stressed that no entries will be taken on race day. At present intending participants can enter for the race for 15 euro up until December 17. From there until the final cut off point of January 17, entry will cost 20 euro.
It will be 20 years since the inception of the race and the occasion will be extra special as former World Cross Country Champion and Olympic medallist John Treacy will be part of the big day. In his honour the inaugural John Treacy Club Challenge will be launched to find Ireland’s best teams over the classic 10 mile distance.

After that comes the Ballycotton ‘10’, but much earlier the ‘house full’ signs will again be displayed in advance of the most famous road fixture in the land.

Arrangements for the 2011 race are similar to twelve months ago. Application forms can be applied for up until Friday November 26 by sending a SAE to Ballycotton Running Promotions. All forms will then be posted out on the following Monday, whilst forms may also be downloaded from the web site from Tuesday evening November 30. The first 2,500 postal entries opened will automatically be accepted.

Thereafter there will be an extra window of opportunity up until December 16 for AAI registered club runners and runners who completed this year’s 2010 Ballycotton Summer Road Race Series. The big race itself will take place on Sunday March 6. Entry forms will be available at Midleton AC training on Wednesday December 1.
In stark contrast there are no such deadlines in relation to the concluding fixture in late spring. The beautiful Burren landscape which sets the backdrop for the Sonny Murphy Memorial Kilnaboy ‘10’ in April usually attracts no more than 300 runners. Entries on Sunday April 10 will again be taken on the day.

Keep An Eye To The Blog

Again we would like to highlight especially to new members the many ways of keeping in touch with club info and ongoing running details.

Just check www.midletonathleticclub.blogspot.com for all regular updates. E mail contact is midletonac@ireland.com You may also have regular club news, updates and results sent directly to you via our club e mail service. Please give your e mail address to PRO John Cashman to avail of this service. Telephone enquiries regarding the club may be directed to Danny McCarthy on 087-2403940.



Summary



So a quick summary of the next week’s events –



Today - Training at Midleton Al Weather Pitch - 6pm

Wed 17th – Training at Midleton Community Centre 6pm-Beginner’s. 7pm – Other Members

Thursday 18th – Club Tour To Lanzarote

Sunday 21st – Inniscarra ‘4’ Mile Race – 11.30am /Munster Master’s Cross Country

Monday 22nd – Training at Midleton College All Weather 6pm

Tuesday 23rd – East Cork AC 3K - 7.30pm



In the meantime – ‘keep on running’

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Ballycotton 10
ADVANCE WARNING

Due to the abuse of the system last year we are advising people in advance that you must be currently registered with Midleton AC to apply for entry under the clubs name and avail of the the extended entry afforded to Athletics Ireland registered club athletes.
We will be forwarding a full list of currently registered members to Ballycotton Running Promotions to ensure this is applied. Any ex members etc wishing to register with the club can still do so by contacting the club. e mail midletonac@ireland.com
also we would ask current members not to apply for entry unless thet intend running the race and under no circumstances apply for entry with the intention of passing on the number.
Ballycotton 10 operate a policy of naming and shaming such athletes. So please do not bring your club into disrepute by such actions.
CROSS COUNTRY
If anyone is interested in running in either the County Intermediate
Cross Country Championships in Carrignavar on Sunday November 14 or
the Munster Masters Cross Country Championships in Dungarvan on
Sunday November 21, could you please let Sally Drennan know by next
Wednesday, 10 November.
Tel. 087 2265857, Email: thedrennans@eircom.net

Thursday, 4 November 2010

IMPORTANT NOTICE
Lisgoold 5km Road Race

We have been advised by our County Board of Athletics Ireland that this race does NOT have a permit from Athletics Ireland nor was one requested DESPITE the fact that the organisers were advised that one was required under
Athletics Ireland rules.
As a result of this the County Board are requesting that all Athletics Ireland registered athletes
(that is ALL registered members of Athletic Clubs including Midleton AC)
DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THIS RACE.

We in Midleton AC ask that you co operate with this request
but
if you decide to run this race
Please DO NOT WEAR YOUR CLUB COLOURS
and
DO NOT enter as Midleton AC

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

3K m Results for MidletonAC (full results below)

16 Darragh Canavan Midleton AC 10.46
18 Eoin O'Connell Midleton AC 11.04
22 Eric Owers Midleton AC 11.12
23 John O'Connell Midleton AC 11.13
27 Michael Furlong Midleton AC 11.24
28 Stan Byczek Midleton AC 11.29
29 Adam Duchnicz Midleton AC 11.32
31 Orlagh Farmer Midleton AC 11.36
41 Kevin O'Reilly Midleton AC 11.57
50 Sally Drennan Midleton AC 12.29
53 Brian Healy Midleton AC 12.44
55 Marian Ahern Midleton AC 12.47
60 Dara Thompson Midleton AC 13.06
66 Brian Kenneally Midleton AC 13.12
68 Claire Fitzgerald Midleton AC 13.15
69 Colm Egan Midleton AC 13.16
74 Susan Delaney Midleton AC 13.23
76 Trish Murphy Midleton AC 13.25
77 Marie Murphy Midleton AC 13.26
78 Mike Hallahan Midleton AC 13.27
85 Caroline Fletcher Midleton AC 14.01
87 Donie O'Connell Midleton AC 14.05
89 Neilus Ahern Midleton AC 14.07
90 Camilla O'Connor Midleton AC 14.07
91 Mary O'Keeffe Midleton AC 14.08
93 Elga Ryan Midleton AC 14.12
95 Danny McCarthy Midleton AC 14.16
97 Yvonne Kennedy Midleton AC 14.22
98 Christine Murphy Midleton AC 14.26
99 Catriona McGregor Midleton AC 14.27
102 Vincent Connolly Midleton AC 14.39
105 Breda Cahill Midleton AC 14.43
107 Trish Macropolis Midleton AC 14.49
108 Elaine Hennessy Midleton AC 14.57
109 John Carey Midleton AC 15.00
112 Margaret Twohig Midleton AC 15.07
116 Ann Savage Midleton AC 15.13
120 Colm Jordan Midleton AC 15.34
122 Marie Magan Midleton AC 15.40
128 Sinead Ivers Midleton AC 16.15
130 Marion Cotter Midleton AC 16.36
132 Mags Mulcahy Midleton AC 16.53
133 Philip Mullane Midleton AC 16.56
137 Margaret Sinclair Midleton AC 17.07
138 Joan McCarthy Midleton AC 17.17
139 Jim McMurtry Midleton AC 17.26
144 Grainne O'Flaherty Midleton AC 18.19
148 Paul Kierans Midleton AC 18.37
147 Sheila Kierans Carrigtwohill 18.36
150 Colette Barry Midleton AC 19.02
152 Alan Kelleher Midleton AC 19.19
153 Mary Cashman Midleton AC 19.54
154 Mary Toher Midleton AC 21.26
155 Kathleen O'Connell Midleton AC nt


(54 RUNNERS for Midleton AC)
Full Results
EAST CORK AC
3k race 2
results


East Cork AC 3Km Winter Series Race 2 2/11/10
1 Sean McGrath East Cork AC 9.23
2 Tony Kelleher Togher AC 9.25
3 Aidan Mullins Bantry AC 9.39
4 Andrew Ross CIT AC 9.43
5 Frank O'Carroll East Cork AC 9.44
6 Frank Hayes East Cork AC 9.52
7 Alan O'Reilly CIT AC 10.03
8 Denis Coughlan St Finbarrs AC 10.11
9 John Collins CIT AC 10.12
10 Eric Meade East Cork AC 10.20
11 Conor Tierney East Cork AC 10.27
12 Craig Harrington CIT AC 10.29
13 Philip O'Neill East Cork AC 10.36
14 Josh O'S-Hourihan Midleton College 10.37
15 Denis McCarthy East Cork AC 10.42
16 Darragh Canavan Midleton AC 10.46
17 Mark Cummins CIT AC 11.00
18 Eoin O'Connell Midleton AC 11.04
19 Jonathan Finn Carrigtwohill 11.09
20 John Dunphy Eagle AC 11.10
21 Matt Chojan Cork 11.11
22 Eric Owers Midleton AC 11.12
23 John O'Connell Midleton AC 11.13
24 Roy Evans CIT AC 11.14
25 Martin Drake Youghal AC 11.15
26 Philip O'Neill Midleton 11.22
27 Michael Furlong Midleton AC 11.24
28 Stan Byczek Midleton AC 11.29
29 Adam Duchnicz Midleton AC 11.32
30 Brendan Flaherty Aghada 11.36
31 Orlagh Farmer Midleton AC 11.36
32 Niamh Walsh Youghal AC 11.37
33 Helen Leonard Rathfarnham WSAF 11.37
34 Andrew Murphy Midleton CBS 11.39
35 Dave Creedon East Cork AC 11.44
36 Stephen Murphy Midleton CBS 11.46
37 Eanna Farrell CIT AC 11.47
38 Martin O'Reilly St Finbarrs AC 11.49
39 Ciaran O'Sullivan CIT AC 11.51
40 Darren Flynn Grange Fermoy AC 11.53
41 Kevin O'Reilly Midleton AC 11.57
42 Pat Fogarty ESB 12.00
43 Denis O'Sullivan Midleton 12.01
44 Emmet Foley Whitegate 12.02
45 Patrick Dunlea Midleton GAA 12.03
46 AJ Murphy Ballinacurra 12.04
47 Damien Cotter Castlemartyr 12.08
48 Chris Beausang Midleton 12.11
49 Roger O'Mahony Glounthaune 12.27
50 Sally Drennan Midleton AC 12.29
51 Kevin Dunne Ballinacurra 12.39
52 Denise O'Brien Grange Fermoy AC 12.42
53 Brian Healy Midleton AC 12.44
54 Mary Histon de Barra Rising Sun AC 12.45
55 Marian Ahern Midleton AC 12.47
56 Bob McNamara Cork 12.49
57 Jimmy Murray Rising Sun AC 12.50
58 Vincent O'Neill Midleton 12.56
59 Ted O'Leary West Waterford 13.05
60 Dara Thompson Midleton AC 13.06
61 David Fleming Midleton 13.08
62 Eadaoin O'Neill East Cork AC 13.09
63 Noreen Mackey CIT AC 13.10
64 Dermot Cashman Carrigtwohill 13.10
65 Tim McCarthy Carrigtwohill 13.11
66 Brian Kenneally Midleton AC 13.12
67 Shane Ruddle Ballinacurra 13.14
68 Claire Fitzgerald Midleton AC 13.15
69 Colm Egan Midleton AC 13.16
70 Pat Walsh Midleton GAA 13.18
71 David O'Sullivan Lisgoold 13.20
72 Batt Kearney Leevale AC 13.21
73 Tadgh O'Connor Killeagh 13.22
74 Susan Delaney Midleton AC 13.23
75 Paula Fogarty Tipperary 13.24
76 Trish Murphy Midleton AC 13.25
77 Marie Murphy Midleton AC 13.26
78 Mike Hallahan Midleton AC 13.27
79 Finbarr Lyons Midleton 13.28
80 John Walshe East Cork AC 13.31
81 Rebecca McEvoy St Finbarrs AC 13.47
82 Kathy Monaghan CIT AC 13.50
83 Eamonn McEvoy St Finbarrs AC 13.53
84 Sinead Sheppard Cobh 13.59
85 Caroline Fletcher Midleton AC 14.01
86 Martin Carr Midleton 14.03
87 Donie O'Connell Midleton AC 14.05
88 Tom O'Neill Midleton 14.06
89 Neilus Ahern Midleton AC 14.07
90 Camilla O'Connor Midleton AC 14.07
91 Mary O'Keeffe Midleton AC 14.08
92 Vincent Murray Glanmire 14.11
93 Elga Ryan Midleton AC 14.12
94 Karen O'Brien Cobh 14.14
95 Danny McCarthy Midleton AC 14.16
96 Leo O'Donovan Ballinacurra 14.17
97 Yvonne Kennedy Midleton AC 14.22
98 Christine Murphy Midleton AC 14.26
99 Catriona McGregor Midleton AC 14.27
100 Colin McGregor Cloyne 14.28
101 Denise Hickey Leamlara 14.29
102 Vincent Connolly Midleton AC 14.39
103 Padraig Herbert CIT AC 14.42
104 Michael Cahill Cloyne 14.43
105 Breda Cahill Midleton AC 14.43
106 Mary Mulcahy St Finbarrs AC 14.47
107 Trish Macropolis Midleton AC 14.49
108 Elaine Hennessy Midleton AC 14.57
109 John Geary Midleton AC 15.00
110 Máire Burke Carrigtwohill 15.01
111 Shirley Coleman Youghal 15.05
112 Margaret Twohig Midleton AC 15.07
113 Norah O'Brien Carrigtwohill GNS 15.09
114 Donal O'Donoghue Little Island 15.11
115 Francis Maunsell Lisgoold 15.12
116 Ann Savage Midleton AC 15.13
117 Deirdre Lane Carrigtwohill 15.15
118 Zac O'S-Hourihan Ballyandreen 15.28
119 Paul O'S-Hourihan East Cork AC 15.29
120 Colm Jordan Midleton AC 15.34
121 Patrick Cotter Tower 15.38
122 Marie Magan Midleton AC 15.40
123 Frank O'Brien Carrigtwohill BNS 15.42
124 Jim Curtin East Cork AC 15.44
125 Helena Creedon Midleton 15.54
126 Aidan Hickey Ballinacurra 15.57
127 Lisa Collins Cork 16.11
128 Sinead Ivers Midleton AC 16.15
129 Belinda Moyo CIT AC 16.33
130 Marion Cotter Midleton AC 16.36
131 Fiona O'Mahony Midleton 16.39
132 Mags Mulcahy Midleton AC 16.53
133 Philip Mullane Midleton AC 16.56
134 Jake Holmes Cloyne 16.57
135 Joy Sexton Ladysbridge 16.58
136 Paul Cahill Cloyne 17.01
137 Margaret Sinclair Midleton AC 17.07
138 Joan McCarthy Midleton AC 17.17
139 Jim McMurtry Midleton AC 17.26
140 Grainne Murphy Inniscarra 17.28
141 Michelle Dorney Midleton 17.43
142 John Corcoran Ballynoe 17.57
143 John Tarrant Midleton 18.06
144 Grainne O'Flaherty Midleton AC 18.19
145 Hannah Kierans Carrigtwohill 18.29
146 Kevin Cummins Cork BHAA 18.32
147 Sheila Kierans Carrigtwohill 18.36
148 Paul Kierans Midleton AC 18.37
149 Dick O'Brien Castlelyons 18.40
150 Colette Barry Midleton AC 19.02
151 Catriona Brennock Ballinacurra 19.04
152 Alan Kelleher Midleton AC 19.19
153 Mary Cashman Midleton AC 19.54
154 Mary Toher Midleton AC 21.26
155 Kathleen O'Connell Midleton AC nt





Full Results
Club member Peter Gunning recently had these two articles published in the Sunday Tribune

http://www.tribune.ie/article/2010/oct/24/real-lure-of-a-marathon-is-that-feeling-of-achieve/
and

http://www.tribune.ie/article/2010/sep/12/back-stage-peter-gunning-foot-and-mouth/

Monday, 1 November 2010

Marathon Reflections

Perfect weather conditions on Bank Holiday Monday in Dublin helped make it an almost perfect day for many runners in the record Marathon field. Our representatives did the club proud with their excellent performances and whilst much of the post race chat has been about the first few across the line, each and everyone of our 17 strong entry can be very proud of their performances.

However, it would be remiss not to again illuminate the superb individual performances of our leading man and leading lady. Neilus Aherne broke new ground when conquering the magical three hour mark with arguably the finest display of his career. The same script could be written about Michelle Nolan who put in massive pre race effort and was rewarded with personal best time of 3:01, leaving her as the 5th lady Over 35 to cross the line.

Elsewhere there many more stories to tell, amongst them a husband and wife double delight. Joan and Danny McCarthy along with Mary and Mark Walshe both completed another marathon on a day when the younger generation from both households continued the sporting family feel good factor. Cathal McCarthy and Cormac Walshe were both part of the Midleton team that claimed County Premier Minor Hurling Championship glory, just hours after their parents had received their marathon day medals.

Adam Duchnicz produced another excellent run inside 3:15 whilst not far behind Peter Gunning. Mick Murphy, Owen O’Connell and Vincent O’Neill can all be very pleased with their solid displays. Denis Kelleher added another excellent finishing time to his extensive collection of recent marathon exploits.

As for the ladies there was a mixture of new and experienced runners on the start line and the name of Deirdre Aherne certainly stands out after she excelled with a 3:42 finish first time out. Heartiest congratulations are also extended to Noreen Emerson, Mary Toher, Anne McCarthy and Catriona McGregor who all completed the course in fine style. (Full marathon results including split times are available by logging on to the Dublin Marathon web site.)

There is still plenty of marathon talk in the air at present. Clonakilty is due to host it’s inaugural marathon early next month, whilst Waterford city looks set to join the marathon brigade with a new race in November 2011. Before that some of our Midleton athletes are planning a spring time marathon abroad whilst word has it that there is a change on the way in relation to the Cork City Marathon next June.

Shorter Races

In the meantime there is plenty of action this side of the New Year with the East Cork 3K continuing every third Tuesday (NEXT RACE THIS TUESDAY – 7.30PM) and the usual list of traditional races at this time of the season.
The upcoming programme includes the Lisgoold 5K on Sunday next at 11am, the Inniscarra 4 Miler on Sunday 22nd at 11.30am, the Cork Simon Christmas Run on Sunday December 12th, and the Belgooly ‘4’ on St Stephen’s Day.

HSE 4 Mile

Sunday saw the BHAA fixture list continue with the HSE 4 Mile race on the Marina/Monahan Road circuit. The fact that we had heavy rain overnight and that the County Cross Country Championships were on later, prevented some runners from taking part but there was still a healthy turn out.

Midleton AC were again well represented with several of our runners producing very good performances. Congrats to Peter Gunning who picked an individual prize just seven days after his marathon exploits and also to our club members who were amongst the team prize winners.

Munster 10 Mile Series

Mallow, Dungarvan, Ballycotton and Kilnaboy will again be in the spotlight during the early months of the New Year when the John Buckley Sports Munster 10 Mile Classic Series will occupy the minds of many runners. Race 1 is in Mallow on Sunday January 9 (12.30pm). Whilst entries will be taken in advance or on the day for this race, the organisers of Race 2 in Dungarvan on Sunday January 30th have stressed that they will only accept pre entries. It costs 15 euro before December 17th or 20 euro before the final cut off point of January 17th. More info is available on the West Waterford AC web site.

In relation to Ballycotton, the race of course is pre entry only and the organisers have issued the following press information in relation to the 2011 event.
1) People can apply for forms from now up until Friday November 26th by sending a SAE to: Ballycotton Running Promotions, Ballycotton, Co Cork
2) All forms will then be posted out on Monday November 29th - ideally to arrive with applicants by the following day (Tuesday).
3) The entry form will be put up on the website www.ballycottonrunning.com on Tuesday evening (Nov 30th), also in John Buckley Sports (Cork), Ger Wyley Sports (Dungarvan) and local shops in Ballycotton and Shanagarry that same afternoon.
4) The first 2,500 postal entries opened will be automatically accepted – regardless of who they are.
5) Entries for the following will be accepted by post up to and including Thursday December 16th:
(a) All bona fide AAI (Athletics Ireland) registered club members.
(b) All runners who completed the 2010 Ballycotton Summer Road Race Series (all four 5-mile events).
6) All bona fide overseas entrants accepted by post up and including Monday January 10th.
7) As usual, a limited number of elite athletes will be accepted up to near race day.
REMEMBER - When applying for forms, please enclose a large (A4) SAE with the correct postage, stating the number of forms required. If more than one form is going to the same address (two or three members of the same family, etc) one envelope is sufficient.
If the correct postage is not on the envelope we cannot be held responsible for postal delays. Also, we prefer people to enter on the official form, so ask for enough of forms – there is no need to photo-copy.


From our club point of view the most important reference is in point number 5. The extra few weeks for all club athletes does take the pressure off, but don’t caught out and get too relaxed about the deadline date. Get the form filled up and sent away! We will have forms available at training after November 30th.

There are no such deadlines in relation to the final fixture in the Series which will be held in Kilnaboy in County Clare in mid April. Here the average turn out is in the region of 300 athletes.

Cross Country

After last Sunday’s County Senior and Junior Cross Country Championships in Cloyne, there is more action on the immediate agenda. Next Sunday sees the Munster Intermediate Championships in Charleville, on Sunday November 14th the County Intermediate Championships will be hosted in Carraig na bhFear whilst on Sunday November 21st it’s the Munster Masters Championships in Dungarvan.

Sally Drennan is doing a wonderful job in promoting cross country in our club. You can call Sally on 087-2265857 regarding entry details for all the above. So far this year Midleton AC have certainly stepped up their presence on previous years, so why not keep up the trend and make a temporary change and sample life off the roads.

Christmas Dinner

So far there has been a very good response to this year’s Christmas Dinner which will be hosted by Midleton Park Hotel on Saturday December 4th. On offer is a 3 course meal for just 20 euro for all club members – the cost for non members is 39 euro. All bookings and payments should be made to Fergal O’Meara or Marc Dalton at training on Mondays or Wednesdays
.


Club Merchandise

There is a range of quality club merchandise available for purchase at training each week. Our Clothing Officer Claire Fitzgerald is the contact person in relation to singlets, track suits, rain jackets, caps etc which are great value as they are heavily subsidised by the club. But don’t delay hurry whilst stocks last.

Midleton AC Key Contact

Again we would like to highlight especially to new members the many ways of keeping in touch with club info and ongoing running details.
Just check www.midletonathleticclub.blogspot.com for all regular updates. E mail contact is midletonac@ireland.com You may also have regular club news, updates and results sent directly to you via our club e mail service. Please give your e mail address to PRO John Cashman to avail of this service. Telephone enquiries regarding the club may be directed to Danny McCarthy on 087-2403940.

So there is absolutely no reason for not feeling right up to date with events at Midleton AC. Incidentally at present our membership has soared to in excess of 150 and again we take this opportunity to offer a very warm hand of welcome to newcomers who have recently joined us.

Training

Training returns to normal again this week after a temporary alteration last week. The Monday sessions at Midleton College All Weather Pitch have a slant towards speed training and runs from 6pm to 7pm. The beginner’s session continues from 6pm to 7pm at Midleton Community Centre each Wednesday with the usual follow on session for the rest of the club taking place at the same venue from 7pm to 8pm.
With winter time no upon us please ensure that you wear some form of reflective clothing.

Until next time – keep on running!