First Lady, First Ladies Team and First Male Jnr.. Plus lots more.
We had a fantastic night of racing in Churchtown South on a wild and windy Thursday evening. Where we had so many PBs Shane Fitzgerald Foley, David Moynihan, Ger O'Regan plus many more.(Send me the details please) We had Frank O'Brien 1st Jnr and our first man home plus Edmond O'Sullivan 1st O/50 and Donie O'Connell 1st O/65. Whilst our ladies excelled once again, Sinead Keavney 1st Lady over all where she continues to lead the series. Esther Murphy 2nd O/40, Michelle McGrath 2nd O/45, Helen Gilroy 1st O/50 and Mary O'Keeffe 2nd O/50. Our Ladies Team once again came 1st Team Sinead Keavney, Helen Gilroy and Esther Murphy, We done all.
Two men with two PBs.
Praying for faster times.
Michelle with her biggest fan.
The winning team minus one. Shining the light
Don't forget that you can pre register for this race on Monday evening in Market Green between 5 - 8. It really is a great help to the organisers if you pre register. So please avail of it and our club member Margaret Twohig will be there before and after our training session to look after you.
Churchtown South Race Numbers - Ballycotton 5 Mile Summer Series, 8pm Thursday July 27th, 2017
Allocated Numbers for Churchtown South 5 Mile Road Race NB: These numbers are ONLY for athletes who ran BOTH of the previous races in the Series If you did NOT run in BOTH previous races, you can still enter the Churchtown South 5 on race night, Thursday July 27th.
also gents and ladies if you think you might have won a prize please arrange to have someone collect it if you cannot stay around as Ballycotton Running Promotions operate a policy that if its not collected on the night you lose it.
Amanda Cooney had a great run here today where she finished in 2hrs 25seconds on the usual tough Killarney course. Looking good for Dublin.
Donoughmore 7 Mile
Some fine running here with Sheila Buckley finishing 5th Lady Overall and Marie Gillman 2nd O/50.
About 130 runners took part in the first edition of this race with all proceeds going to the national rehabilitation hospital. Paul Spitere came home in 3rd position leading home a good representation from the club.There were 50 walkers also. ( Thanks to Kathleen O'Connell for the report and photo).
There would have been lots of cat. prizes for our members who supported it in great numbers and had fine runs but there were no cat. prizes probably down to it being the first running of the event, Here's hoping it will become an annual event,
Just watch yourselves and be careful at this one because if you read the small print you will see that dogs, buggies kids etc are allowed. Its a great cause but be sure and avoid getting injured. Danny
And Coming SOON
and please do not forget Churchtown South 5 Mile next
Well done to Carrigtwohill AC on another great night of running and without a doubt one of the best "Afters" around. Despite being let down by the "Chip Timing Company" (these things happen with computers as we all know) they battled on and produced the results. We had our fair share of prize winners.
Esther Murphy 1st O/40, Mary O'Keeffe 2nd O/50, Margaret Barry 1st O/65.
Mark Walsh 2nd O/55, Donie O'Connell 2nd O/65 and Ian Kohler 1st O/70. Prize winners please give me a call to collect your prize if you are not at training Monday evening.
Thanks to Edwin Cashman for the action shots
The family that runs together. Twenty five years married today and still running together. Congrats guys.
CARRIGTWOHILL 5Km One of the best organised local races around. Great course. great prizes and a super spread after. Several of our club mates are involved in the organisation of this so it is well worth supporting.
sun and fun with maybe a little run in November? Some Midleton AC members and
friends planning a 4 night stay in Lanzarote at the end of November. This will
be the fourth trip and all have been great crack with some tales being
legendary by now. Flights and accommodation generally work out at €300. If you
are interested in joining text either Mick Murphy or Eugene McCarthy by July
31st, and we will go from there.
Well done to Shane Fitzgerald Foley who finished 3rd in the Shannpnvale 10km in a great time of 36.46 on Friday evening.
We had a fine crowd out from the club on Sunday morning supporting this local race in aid of a very worthy cause. Marian Aherne recovered from her excellent Cork Marathon exploits finished 3rd lady.
Picture shows Margaret Barry with her grandson Adam Perry. Another unique occasion where mother,daughter and grandson ran in the same race. Despite running a fine race rumour has it that Adam is much faster on the fingerboard of his guitar than on the road.
Some Went East And Some Went West and Midleton AC won prizes everywhere they went.
So many races to choose from we had people in various places. In the BHAA EMC race in oven we had three ladies who all did brilliant. Sheila Buckley 2nd Lady overall, Louise Barry 2nd O/35 and Marie Gillman 2nd O/50. Midleton Town Council Team were 1st Team Grade A ( Sheila and Louise). Well done ladies these are some fantastic results. (Thanks Louise Barry for the report)
Youghal 5Km On a windy night in Youghal we saw some FANTATIC running with the top three men breaking the course record and the top woman also breaking the course record. Once again we had some great running from our club members. Helen Gilroy was 4th Lady and 1st O/50 whilst Esther Murphy and Marian Aherne both took prizes in the O/45 cat. then Joan Hough and Amanda Cooney took the O/55 cat. and Kathleen O'Connell came 3rd O/60. Margaret Barry came 1st O/65. Our men also took lots of prizes with Tom Cody 1st O/60 and Donie O'Connell 3rd O/65. Ian Kohler 1st O/70. It was a really well organised event with no small children involved and great support from the crowds all the way round the town.
(Thanks to Edwin Cashman for the above action photos )
One for the Diary
On a glorious Wednesday evening 87 athletes participated in the annual Blackwater Aquathlon in Fermoy, organised by the Blackwater Triathlon Club: 750m swim up and down the Blackwater river followed by a 6km run.
Ger McLean kept his feet dry, run a fast time and together with his swimming partner James McMurty had a good relay result. André Brodkorb, Sally Drennan and Susan Fitzgerald were happy with their swim and run but noticed that … it doesn’t get easier... However, we can only recommend this well organized event and it was a welcome change from the road races.
Formed in 1966 Midleton Athletic Club is one of the few clubs in the Cork area that has both a juvenile section and a senior section as well. This blog will deal with the senior section. The senior section has a wide variety of members ranging from members in mid seventies to just out of juvenile. It is proud to boast that two of our members represented Ireland in the Olympic Games. Whilst most members nowadays seem to favour road running over the complete variety of distances from 3Km to marathon and beyond also X Country and track and field as well. There is an active social side to the club. Anyone wishing to join is welcome to try out for a session before committing to the club. The club trains on Mondays from 6pm in the Midleton College Cricket Field and on Wednesdays @ 6.30 we meet for indoor and outdoor training with Edmond O'Sullivan at Midleton Community Centre A Couch 2 5Km group also meet there on Wednesdays. Other group runs are organised amongst members during the week. New members are welcome anytime.
Contact Senior Section enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 086-1931338
(For information on Juvenile Section please ring 086-7904199)