Wednesday, 30 May 2012




Midleton AC Senior Section
by Peter Gunning
It is a sure sign of summer when we run with the cheetahs, pack up the buckets and spades for a trip to Youghal and then line up for the first of the four-race Ballycotton 5 mile series as sights are set on the bank holiday weekend and the Cork City Marathon. Ah yes fellow runners, check the road-racing calendar, summer has most definitely arrived.
Leaving the cheetahs for dust, Kevin Smith finished a terrific eight place in the highly competitive Eagle 4 miler in Fota Wildlife Park with a time of 23.19. Marc Dalton came in 22nd place in 24:07 with Tom Cody and Emmet Ronan comfortably inside the top 40. Tom once again came home with a golden category prize for first over 55. Also on the podium were Donie O’Connell and Danny McCarthy, first and second respectively O-60. There was great running also from John Cashman, Morgan O’Regan, Brian Cott, Fergal O’Meara, Owen O’Connell and Barry Aherne. Michelle Kenny led our ladies home just ahead of Margaret Jones and the resurgent Anna Doris. Cork-marathon bound Sheila Buckley also had a fine run narrowly missing the 28 minute mark. Margaret and Anna took category prizes at the event as did Mary Toher and Cathleen O’Connell.
In Youghal last Sunday the Emer Casey 10k proved a gruelling course for the twenty club members who donned the sun-cream and headed to the sea-side town.  Congratulations to Morgan O’Regan who broke the magic 40 minute barrier in a comfortable 39:49 to lead our team home.  Great running too by our next three male athletes, Se├ín O’Sullivan, John Cashman and Kevin Cooney. Once again, Michelle Kenny was our first lady with Mary O’Keeffe, Sheila Buckley, Margaret Jones and Denise Hickey making up our first five. Good to see Bernie Twomey back on the road here again to join Marion Cronin, Mary Smith, Joan McCarthy, Sheila Bulman and Ciara Baldwin amongst our finishers.
The main event of the last two weeks however, took place last Thursday in Ballyhandreen as the now synonymous with summer Ballycotton 5 Series kicked off. The huge field led to the predictable  slow start and with the undulating terrain many of the athletes found the course challenging and were unable to maximise the generous descent to the finish line. The beauty of this four-race series however is the variety offered by each of the four courses ranging from hilly to flat and monotonous to scenically breath-taking. Ballyhandreen is notorious as a tough introduction to the series. The much coveted T-shirts for the Top-50 men and Top-20 women will be well-earned. Darragh Canavan 29:04, Kevin Smith 29:26, Marc Dalton 30:09, Denis Kelleher 30:13 and Adam Duchnicz 30:14 are well-placed going into the second race in Shanagarry in June as are Nigel Carroll 30:40, Mike Dolphin 30:43, Kieran Mulcahy 31:10 Tom Cody 31:18 and Emmet Ronan 31:52. After a frustrating season it was wonderful to see the return of Donal Broderick who along with John Cashman, Fergal O’Meara, Francis Maunsell and Alan Kelly will all be battling to improve their overall standings over the next three races.  Our ladies once again seem to set to dominate the leader-board. Michelle Kenny 35:50, Susan Delaney 37:01 and Mary O’Keeffe 37:03 can all run faster. Helen Gilroy 37:33 and Sheila Buckley 37:34 ran conservatively, no doubt mindful  of the challenge of next Monday’s marathon. Kara Reilly, and Catherine Terry are new club members who caught the eye with hugely impressive finishes while Breda Cahill and Marian Aherne are among the more senior members who hope to be sporting T-20 logos come the autumn.
Best of luck to all our athletes who are taking part in next Monday’s Cork City Marathon. There will be a post-marathon post-mortem in the Maple on the night where club member and proprietor, Brian McCarthy will be displaying his blisters after his morning’s 26 mile jog through the city streets.  Brian has informed this column that his Carlsberg works wonders for nipple bleed (probably) while Guinness possesses restorative respiratory qualities (definitely). Whatever is your cure, Brian and Gary will find it for you behind the bar from (or before) 8.30pm.
Training continues on Mondays 6.30 at the CBS and Tuesday from the Community Centre at 7pm. Check the blog for fixtures and updates and remember to contact John if you want  to mention any personal running achievement, particularly a PB or a run in an unusual location. With over 200 members it is not easy to track every member’s itinerary.
Until next time.... keep running!
Updates
Leevale AC 5KM @ St Vincent's Hurling & Football Club

On what was a lovely evening for a race some of our members again came away with prizes
Results


 2nd O/50 Stanislaw Byczek


1st O/50 Joan Mc Carthy
2nd O/50 Mary Toher
Well done to all.
Danny                                  
Updates
John Buckley 5Km
We had great representation tonight as usual at the John Buckley 5Km Race.From a field of over 800 runners we had several PBs and again had prizewinners

2nd O/45 Mary O'Keeffe Mdt News


1St O/55 Kathleen O'Connell Mdt News
2 Nd O/55 Mary Toher Dept Of Ed.


2Nd O/50 Stanislaw Byczek Mdt News

No team prizes are available at present but hopefully some of our members will feature there also

Danny

PS Dont forget there is another 5 Km Race tomorrow Wed Night organised by Leevale AC in aid of the North Mon. Reg at St Vincents Hurling Club from 6Pm  on.
RACE AT 7.30

Monday, 28 May 2012

The Gathering

We have organised a post marathon gathering in the Maple Lounge next Monday night from 8pm (before it if you wish.) This is open to all members but most especially Marathon Runners ,Half Marathon Runners and Relay Runners and all the supporters we expect to see along the route on the day.Finger Food will be served.
Danny

Events This Week
Monday – Midleton AC – Juvenile/Adult AGM at Two Mile Inn – 8pm
Tuesday – John Buckley 5K – Marina Road Circuit (near Pairc Ui Chaoimh) 8pm
Wednesday – North Mon 5K – HQ – St Vincents GAA Club, Fair Hill, Cork
Friday-  Dan Byrne Memorial 5K at Doneraile Park 8pm
Midleton AC Away Trip Lanzarote 2012:
Lanzarote Running Challenge 2012.
Flights
Thurs November 22- Dep Cork Airport – 07.00 Arrive Lanzarote -11.05
Tues 27-Dep Lanzarote -12.05 Arrive Cork – 15.55
As of today 25/05/2012 Flight costs €193.98 checkout: www.aerlingus.com
Accommodation:
Elena Apartments Puerto Del Carmen (check out on www.booking.com )
Couple sharing price is €192.5 = €96.25pps for 5 nights
3 lads or ladies sharing is €218.5 = €72.83pps for 5nights
Running challenge:
€25 per one race €75 for all 4, we can only make 3 races. €20 refundable deposit for timing chip.
Allow €25 for 2 bus trips to venue.
Attached is a flyer of the race schedule
As it stands all in:
Flights €200
Accommodation €96.25 if couple or €72.83 if single
Race €25 + Bus €25
Total per person = €346.25 if part of couple or €322.83 if on your own sharing
NB: These prices can fluctuate due to airline costs, advice is to book early.

All that is needed of you if you are going is to book your own flight and inform myself Marc Dalton or Fergal O Meara that you are going so we can book the accommodation.
25 Midleton AC club members did this trip in 2010 and it was a huge success, it has everything from good food to nice bars with all round sunshine. Escape the November Rain and join  the fun in Lanzarote 2012. More info to follow soon on Itinerary of the trip. So Please get Booking….

Friday, 25 May 2012

Updates

We are hoping to arrange a post marathon get together for all members who take part in the Cork City Marathon on the night of the race. Full,Half,Relay and supporters will all be welcome.Full details shortly.Also for those interested the AGM of the club both Juvenile and Senior will take place in the Two Mile Inn on Monday next at 8pm.

Ballyandreen 5 Mile
Thursday 24 May 2012. 8:00pm

Finishers in the Midleton AC team.                                                                                      Pace     Race   Race
Place    Time    Name                                           Team                                  Race Age Category    min/mile    No    Place
      1   0:29:04  CANAVAN, Darragh                         Midleton AC                         M                            05:48.7       13      19
      2   0:29:26  SMITH, Kevin                                 Midleton AC                         M                            05:53.1       61      23
      3   0:30:09  DALTON, Marc                                Midleton AC                         M                            06:01.7     121      33
      4   0:30:13  KELLEHER, Denis                            Midleton AC                         M45                         06:02.5        9      35
      5   0:30:14  DUCHNICZ, Adam                           Midleton AC                         M                            06:02.7     165      36
      6   0:30:40  CARROLL, Nigel                              Midleton AC                         M                            06:07.9       78      46
      7   0:30:43  DOLPHIN, Michael                           Midleton AC                         M                            06:08.5     187      48
      8   0:31:10  MULCAHY, Kieran                            Midleton AC                         M40                         06:13.9     205      50
      9   0:31:18  CODY, Tom                                    Midleton AC                         M55                         06:15.5       19      52
     10   0:31:52  RONAN, Emmet                              Midleton AC                         M                            06:22.3       72      65
     11   0:32:57  CASHMAN, John                             Midleton AC                         M45                         06:35.3     111      89
     12   0:33:02  O'MEARA, Fergal                             Midleton AC                         M40                         06:36.3       16      93
     13   0:33:20  MAUNSELL, Francis                         Midleton AC                         M40                         06:39.9       77     104
     14   0:33:42  KELLY, Alan                                   Midleton AC                         M40                         06:44.3     463     116
     15   0:33:48  BRODERICK, Donal                          Midleton AC                         M45                         06:45.5       18     119
     16   0:34:23  COONEY, Kevin                               Midleton AC                         M50                         06:52.5       49     134
     17   0:34:30  WALSH, Mark                                 Midleton AC                         M50                         06:53.9       69     140
     18   0:34:43  CAREY, John                                  Midleton AC                         M45                         06:56.5       30     146
     19   0:35:29  WATSON, Karol                              Midleton AC                         M                            07:05.6     453     171
     20   0:35:35  FITZGERALD, Simon                         Midleton AC                         M                            07:06.8       73     173
     21   0:35:50  KENNY, Michelle                             Midleton AC                         F                             07:09.8       59     182
     22   0:36:23  KENNEALLY, Michael                        Midleton AC                         M                            07:16.4     582     203
     23   0:37:00  MCMANUS, Ronan                           Midleton AC                         M40                         07:23.8       24     227
     24   0:37:01  DELANEY, Susan                             Midleton AC                         F                             07:24.0     171     229
     25   0:37:03  O'KEEFFE, Mary                              Midleton AC                         F45                          07:24.4        2     230
     26   0:37:18  KEANE, Patsy                                 Midleton AC                         M45                         07:27.4     204     239
     27   0:37:23  GEARY, Michael                              Midleton AC                         M                            07:28.4       76     244
     28   0:37:27  ANSBRO, Oliver                              Midleton AC                         M                            07:29.2       12     247
     29   0:37:33  GILROY, Helen                               Midleton AC                         F45                          07:30.4       34     253
     30   0:37:34  BUCKLEY, Sheila                             Midleton AC                         F                             07:30.6       58     254
     31   0:37:43  O'HERLIHY, Aidan                           Midleton AC                         M                            07:32.4     489     260
     32   0:37:49  REILLY, Kara                                  Midleton AC                         F                             07:33.6     480     262
     33   0:37:51  AHERNE, Marian                             Midleton AC                         F40                          07:34.0     176     264
     34   0:37:52  NOLAN, Brian                                 Midleton AC                         M40                         07:34.2       42     265
     35   0:38:02  O'CONNELL, Donie                          Midleton AC                         M60                         07:36.2       67     271
     36   0:38:19  TERRY, Catherine                            Midleton AC                         F                             07:39.6       85     277
     37   0:38:23  CAHILL, Breda                               Midleton AC                         F40                          07:40.4       43     279
     38   0:38:38  O'HALLORAN, John                          Midleton AC                         M60                         07:43.4     546     284
     39   0:38:43  MURPHY, Trish                               Midleton AC                         F40                          07:44.4       28     288
     40   0:39:08  CARROLL, Catherine                        Midleton AC                         F                             07:49.4     366     306
     41   0:39:11  KENNEDY, Yvonne                           Midleton AC                         F35                          07:50.0       20     308
     42   0:39:15  HERLIHY, Rose                               Midleton AC                         F                             07:50.8     222     311
     43   0:39:35  OWERS, Eric                                   Midleton AC                         M                            07:54.8     488     321
     44   0:39:47  PERRY, Anne-Marie                          Midleton AC                         F40                          07:57.2        8     329
     45   0:40:04  MCCARTHY, Danny                          Midleton AC                         M60                         08:00.6        3     339
     46   0:40:08  MURPHY, Christine                          Midleton AC                         F40                          08:01.4       64     345
     47   0:40:10  O'NEILL, Vincent                             Midleton AC                         M45                         08:01.8     476     347
     48   0:40:12  FURLONG, Kay                               Midleton AC                         F                             08:02.2       11     350
     49   0:40:23  BUCKLEY, Sinead                            Midleton AC                         F                             08:04.4       40     355
     50   0:40:24  AHERNE, Barry                               Midleton AC                         M                            08:04.6       41     356
     51   0:40:56  BUCKLEY, Michelle                          Midleton AC                         F                             08:11.0       33     368
     52   0:41:09  HEALY, Brian                                  Midleton AC                         M45                         08:13.6     181     372
     53   0:41:19  MCCARTHY, Martha                         Midleton AC                         F50                          08:15.6     109     375
     54   0:41:34  MURPHY, Marie                              Midleton AC                         F                             08:18.6       63     383
     55   0:41:41  DALY, Trish                                   Midleton AC                         F                             08:20.0        6     386
     56   0:41:43  HEGARTY, Linda                             Midleton AC                         F40                          08:20.4       46     388
     57   0:41:44  CONNOLLY, Vincent                         Midleton AC                         M55                         08:20.6        1     389
     58   0:41:45  FOUHY, Aoife                                 Midleton AC                         F                             08:20.8       10     390
     59   0:42:05  TWOHIG, Margaret                          Midleton AC                         F45                          08:24.8       74     396
     60   0:42:09  FITZGERALD, Susan                         Midleton AC                         F40                          08:25.6        4     398
     61   0:42:11  DALY, Sabrina                                Midleton AC                         F                             08:26.0       66     399
     62   0:42:33  HENNESSY, Elaine                           Midleton AC                         F55                          08:30.4       29     404
     63   0:42:55  IVERS, Sinead                                Midleton AC                         F                             08:34.8       84     414
     64   0:43:17  MCGREGOR, Catriona                       Midleton AC                         F50                          08:39.2       93     422
     65   0:43:45  MORRISON, Moira                           Midleton AC                         F45                          08:44.8       36     427
     66   0:43:47  MCGRATH, Michelle                         Midleton AC                         F40                          08:45.2       23     429
     67   0:43:52  CONWAY, Darragh                           Midleton AC                         M45                         08:46.2     226     435
     68   0:43:53  EMERSON, Noreen                           Midleton AC                         F45                          08:46.4     269     436
     69   0:43:56  BARRY, Margaret                            Midleton AC                         F60                          08:47.0        7     439
     70   0:44:05  LANE, Claire                                  Midleton AC                         F                             08:48.8       75     444
     71   0:44:28  WALSH, Mary                                 Midleton AC                         F45                          08:53.4       70     453
     72   0:45:02  MCGRATH, Miah                             Midleton AC                         M40                         09:00.2       22     466
     73   0:45:14  O'REGAN, Morgan                           Midleton AC                         M                            09:02.6       32     470
     74   0:45:34  SEXTON, Joyce                               Midleton AC                         F                             09:06.6     255     475
     75   0:45:50  HARTE, Jim                                    Midleton AC                         M40                         09:09.8     520     484
     76   0:45:52  O'DONOVAN, Anne-Marie                  Midleton AC                         F35                          09:10.2     253     485
     77   0:45:56  DIXON, Mary                                  Midleton AC                         F45                          09:11.0       52     489
     78   0:46:34  MULLANE, Philip                             Midleton AC                         M                            09:18.6       68     497
     79   0:46:46  ROBINSON, Sinead                          Midleton AC                         F35                          09:21.0       39     500
     80   0:46:53  CANAVAN, Catriona                         Midleton AC                         F                             09:22.4       14     502
     81   0:47:08  KEANE, Mary                                  Midleton AC                         F45                          09:25.4       37     505
     82   0:47:09  CRONIN, Marian                             Midleton AC                         F                             09:25.6       56     506
     83   0:47:50  TWOMEY, Bernie                             Midleton AC                         F40                          09:33.8     498     517
     84   0:47:53  FITZGERALD, Annette                       Midleton AC                         F35                          09:34.4     162     518
     85   0:47:55  ROHAN, Margaret                           Midleton AC                         F55                          09:34.8     483     520
     86   0:48:03  MURPHY, Sue-Ellen                          Midleton AC                         F                             09:36.4       31     521
     87   0:48:14  SMIDDY, Maura                              Midleton AC                         F35                          09:38.6     140     524
     88   0:48:34  SLOANE, Suzanne                            Midleton AC                         F35                          09:42.6       54     530
     89   0:48:40  SWANTON, Barbara                         Midleton AC                         F                             09:43.8       53     532
     90   0:48:46  MCGRATH, Marie                            Midleton AC                         F40                          09:45.0       38     537
     91   0:51:54  GRIFFIN, Rosarii                             Midleton AC                         F35                          10:22.6     301     573
     92   0:52:13  O'MAHONY, Mary                            Midleton AC                         F                             10:26.4     395     576
     93   0:54:25  COUNIHAN, Elaine                          Midleton AC                         F40                          10:52.8     138     582
     94   0:55:12  O'LEARY, Clare                               Midleton AC                         F                             11:02.2       45     588
     95   1:06:36  MCMURTRY, Jim                             Midleton AC                         M65                         13:19.0       82     598

There were 95 finishers in the Midleton AC team.