Friday, 24 May 2019


Best of luck to anyone running this weekend. Please keep us posted.


The Touraneena 5 Km took place on Friday evening. This is part of the West Waterford Series and always attracts a top quality field. We had two runners there with Neilus Aherne back on top once again with 1St O/60 in 19.48 and John Cashman who is in flying form once again 1St O/50 in 20.16. Well done lads that is top class running.

Blast From The Past To The Present

Rooting through the archives I can across this picture from the old East Cork 3Km Series that used to take place around the Dark Road circuit.
The picture shows some current members but the lady on the far left is Joan Flynn who started running with us before moving up country to now run with Mullingar Harriers. Two weeks ago she finished 3rd in the Limerick Marathon in 3.02.23.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Trail Running Week 2

Trail running week 2 out of 8 tomorrow evening Thursday @ 6.30 pm Walshtown Woods (6 mls. outside Midleton).

Head out past East Cork Golf Club you come to a V in the road take the right hand side up a hill you some to a crossroad go straight through. The woods are about a mile up the road. There was a great crowd there last week and for others training continues as normal.
Training as usual on Wednesday evening at 6.30 at the Co Op main entrance also on Thursday at 9pm same venue under the guidance of Edmond O'Sullivan.

Monday as usual at 6pm in the Cricket Field under the guidance of Donie as always. It is always better to do your speedwork on grass to help avoid injury.

New members always welcome. Just turn up or call 08724039

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Presentation Of Prize

Picture shows Frances O'Connor Eagle AC receiving her prize of the voucher for Garryvoe Hotel which she won in the draw at the Midleton 5Mile.
John Buckley 5Km

(Thanks to Aisling O'Sullivan for the pics of the male prize winners and Kathleen O'Connell for the ladies.)
                                     Tuesday evening saw the John Buckley 5Km run over a new course. Gone are the two loops and now just one big loop. Most seemed delighted with the new course. We had a huge crowd there from the club and got some very fine results.

Vicki Spiteri continues to excel with another PB. That is two races and two PBs "since the babies" as she says. Well done Vicki.

We came away with loads of prizes as well. I know its not all about prizes or PBs but its nice to see members rewarded for the hard work they put in.

Helen Gilroy 2nd O/50, Marian Aherne 3rd O/50, Joan Hough 2nd O/60 and Kathleen O'Connell 1st O/65. Our men not to be outdone also got prizes. Edmond O'Sullivan 2nd O/50 and Neilus Aherne 2nd O/60.
As always the event was well organised and very well stewarded.


Can you spare a few hours, on Marathon Day, Sunday June 2nd, or for the day before, for Number Collection, please contact Fran Lynch at

Monday, 20 May 2019

Fionán 3rd in County Masters

Fionán Ó hAodain was our sole representative at the County Masters on the CIT track on Sunday. Fionán came away with the bronze medal in the 0/45 1500m. Well done Fionán it was great to see someone from the senior section running on the track. Hopefully you might bring a few more with you next time Danny

Thursday, 16 May 2019


Bay Half Marathon

We had two runners here on sunday morning Amanda Cooney and Esther Murphy. Esther came 3rd Lady overall. Well done ladies,


Roscarbery Surf and Turf 10Km

Saturday saw some of the crew head to the Roscarbery 10Km where Michael McNamara came away with 1st O/60. Bernie eloquently describes the race as follows " It was tough more an obstacle course than a run. We had hills, bagpipes, steps, cliff edges, a forest plus a castle, sand dunes and a pontoon across the water to the end. Its one I wont forget and Oh yes there was lashing rain".

Park Run In London

Kathleen O'Connell did a Park Run (her first) in Hampstead Heath London last weekend. She met a girl from Glanmire and Galway there.

Ballymacoda 4Mile

Great Results For Our Club

Ballymacoda 4 Mile as always was extremely well organised and great fun with live commentary from Martin Drake.

We had a great crowd there as we always do and it never ceases to surprize me that more clubs and running groups do not support this race in numbers . This years cause was surely one of the most deserving around.  It was great to see club members Deidre Aherne and Ger O'Regan back in action after injury. Well done to all who ran.Danny

Helen Gilroy 1st O/50, Margaret Jones 2nd O/50,Marie Gillman 1st O/55, Joan McCarthy 2nd O/60 Kathleen O'Connell 1st O/65.
John Cashman 2nd O/50, Ger O'Regan 3rd O/50, Neilus Aherne 2ndO/60, Donie O'Connell 1st O/65. Ian Kohler 1st O/70.

Trail Running

The first evening of Trail Running (see below for the schedule) was a great success with fantastic reports from everyone who tried it and remember its open to all.

Some of the gang out in Curragh Woods at the Trail Running.

Fota 5Km

The Fota Race took place on Thursday evening with a sold out entry. It was a beautiful evening for running over this not so easy course. We had a nice crew there and our first man home was Chris Dowdall and first lady was Mary O'Keeffe who also won 1st O/50. Others running were Michelle Dorney, Trisha Deady, Christopher McCarthy and Amanda Cooney doing a warm up for the Bay Run on Sunday.

Well we did say "New members always welcome"