Thursday, 31 July 2014

Roll Up Roll Up

Daniel Colbert Midleton AC and under 23 All Ireland Champion along with Thomas Barr the fastest 400h in Europe this year are training partners and friends. They have started making these amazing rollers . Basically they are used for massaging out your muscles. They are very effective for relieving sore muscles, after training especiallyThey are selling them for less than half the price you pay in the shops   but as well, they are also a lot firmer, so you get a deeper and more effective massage. 
They are selling them for only 12 Euro

See their facebook page  or contact Daniel at  

Kinsale 5 mile

                                                     Brilliant running again tonight Friday in the Kinsale 5 by Emmet Ronan who after a hard weeks training came home in a great time of  29.20 not a PB but still brilliant running especially considering that it is a course one needs to know to take the full advantage of and this was Emmet's first time doing it.
Another Midleton AC runner to have a great run was Christopher McCarthy who smashed his PB and got a time of  32:58. Well done Christopher.

National League Finals

Best of luck to Daniel Colbert who is competing as a guest with Youghal AC in these finals in Tullamore on Sunday. Daniel will be doing the 200, 400h and the triple jump (his first time doing it) .

40 Days On Foot Update
I posted the below some time ago and I don't know if any of you contacted the organisers but they are arriving in Castlemartyr around 2pm this Friday afternoon and are leaving in the morning at 10am.They would appreciate anyone who can running with them so if anyone or a training group wishes to join them in Castlemartyr at 10am in the morning they would be most welcome to run a  mile or a few miles with them. Info and more details from or phone on either 0861526885 or 0851453439.


40 Days on Foot came about after a close friend of mine who has dealt with mental health issues for a long time came very close to taking her own life last year.

Thankfully she made it through a very tough time in her life but she spoke very highly of the help she received from Pieta House when she was in her darkest moments.

This inspired me to organise a fund raiser for Pieta House as my own way of showing my appreciation of the amazing service they offer.
I've always been quite a fit person but started endurance running about a 12 months ago and since then it has completely taken over my life! 
I decided the best way to raise money for Pieta House was to run  multiple marathons around the country so I could also spread the word of pieta House and raise awareness of the mental health issues that the everyday person can struggle with.
Myself and Sean have been organising the run for the past 6 months to the best of our ability but as we are just 2 people Organising a large scale event between full time work and training we unfortunately lack a few resources which has lead to us wanting to try to rely on the help of Athletics Clubs and the Irish public in supporting us on our journey around the country.
Hopefully the country will really get behind us and support the run and in doing so support Pieta House.
Kind Regards,
Callum Jacobs 

Conna 5km

                                             Its a long weekend so it started on Thur. evening with the Conna 5km.There were over two hundred and twenty runners at this race which was very well organised and well deserving on the support that it got. There is a hill here from mile one to just after mile two and guys its one of the toughest hills I ever ran and I have run some hills. It just goes on and on around every bend getting steeper. All our runners had fine runs here with Paul Geary who got a PB in Novartis the previous night having a fine run as did Danny McCarthy who also ran Novartis.
Sheila Buckley did the same time as she did last year 20.41 and took 4th Lady overall with another fine run. Joan McCarthy who also did Novartis battled all the way over the last mile to hold her position and take 1st O/55 Lady whilst Emer O'Doherty running here for the first time also had a great run.

 Sheila Buckley 4th Lady overall
Joan McCarthy 1st Lady O/55
Emer O'Doherty and Friends
Kinsale 5
Don't forget anyone doing the Kinsale 5 tomorrow evening that the race starts @ 7.30

Midleton Cycling and Triathlon Club are holding their triathlon this Sunday in Whitegate at 10.30am.  If anyone has about three hours to spare on Saturday or Sunday to help it would be much appreciated.

For further details please contact Garry McGuinness, email: or phone 085 7542367

                                                             A huge crowd of 635 runners turned out for this race on Wed evening and we had a great crew there from the club. The race was won once again by Mark Hanrahan in a time of 15.05.

                                                                 We had a fine crew of prize winners and PBs as well. Martha McNamara and Marie Gillman both got PBs and Marie who is running fantastic these days also got 1st O/50 Ladies prize as well. Colette Dalton and Eleanor Duggan both had great runs in the very hot conditions.
It was wonderful to see Team AA Archer consisting of Eugene McCarthy, Fergal O'Meara and Mick Murphy take their first prize as a team when they took 2nd Grade B Team prize. Well done lads may it be the first of many. Our first man home was John Dunphy in a time of 18.40 and take 2nd O/45 prize. Fergal O'Meara then took 3rd O/45 whilst John Cashman took 3rd O/50. Most others seemed to have good runs and it was great to see Kathleen O'Connell back in action after her injury. The only disappointment of the night was that they ran out of T shirts and food proving they are victim to their own success and popularity.
Remember all upcoming BHAA races will be at 7.30 from now on also those considering the Cork to Cobh it will be a little earlier this year on Sunday 28th Sept.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Cloyne 5km 6th August
Club member Margaret Twohig the chief organizer or the Cloyne 5Km sent us the following message,

Can you remind club members of my upcoming race in Cloyne on 6/8/14 please? I have attached our flier.
Also can you let members know that I will be doing pre-registration in the Cloyne National School Hall on the Tuesday night before the race from 5.00 -7.00pm if anyone wishes to avail of that?
Also one final request, if there are any members that are not running on the night for whatever reason but would like to help out with stewarding could they please contact me on 087/2094493 before Tuesday if possible.
This is a great race and always very well organised so please support it or as Margaret says if you can't run maybe you can help out.


Wednesday 6th August 2014 @ 8pm

(Walk starting @ 6.30 pm)


All proceeds to Children’s Playground


Entry Fee:                    Run €10   Walk €5


Registration: Cloyne National School

“Chip Timing”


·     1st 4 Men
·     1st 4 Women
·     First 2 Men  O/40
·     First 2 Women  O/35
·     First 2 Men  O/45
·     First 2 Women  O/40
·     First  2 Men  O/50
·     First 2 Women  O/45
·     First  Man  O/55
·     First  Woman  O/50
·     First  Man  O/60
·     First  Woman O/55
·     First  Man  O/65
·     First  Woman O/60
·     First  Man  O/70
·     First  Woman  O/65
·     First Junior Man
·     First Junior Woman
·     First Wheelchair Athlete



Headphones Not Allowed

Accurately measured course & AA1 Permit Granted


Entries taken from 5pm

Refreshments and Spot Prizes after Race in the school


Contact: Margaret Twohig (087) 2094493


Graded Track and Field

                                                          Daniel Colbert was in action again last night in the Graded Track and Field events in CIT. He once again excelled and won the 200m in a time of 22.88 and not only that he also won the Long Jump with a distance of 5.82.
He finished in the Gold Grade overall. Brilliant stuff as always Daniel.
BBQ ELM TREE Sat 2nd Aug @ 8pm.

Can all those who have put their names down for the BBQ  but have unpaid please confirm to me by Thursday 31st July by email ( see below) that they will be coming. We need to give numbers to the Elm Tree. 
Kind regards

Another amazing night of training with over seventy members attending which is great considering how many are on holidays. Everyone seemed to enjoy and benefit from it, It was ALL inclusive from the slowest to the fastest.
Everyone did the same session at their various levels and Donie was available to talk to all and answer any queries anyone had.
There will be No official training next Monday night as its a Bank Holiday but there are a few meeting up so anyone wishing to connect up please e mail the blog and we will connect you up with the group.


New members are always welcome once you can run a little (beginners can join in September).The membership runs from Jan to Jan. Any queries just e mail the blog There are a good few months still in the Summer Sessions so please do take advantage of this. The improvement in so many members from the Monday Night speed work sessions is very obvious and of course as anyone will tell you its so much better to do speed work on grass or track.

Races This Week

Wednesday see the Novartis 5Km in Ringaskiddy. This traditionally is one of the most popular races on the Calendar. With a T-shirt and a good challenging course all for 5 Euro for registered BHAA members and one of the best afters around.

Conna 5km again another great LOCAL race and well worth supporting. Organised by our neighbouring club St Catherine's a great night is assured. So plase consider coming out and supporting.Its only 20 mins down the road.

Kinsale 5Mile

This is the fastest course in the county and takes place on Fri Night at 8pm. If you want a PB this is the race to do.