Thursday, 13 June 2019


Blast From The Past

Fading fast but never ever to be forgotten. How many of you recognise this famous start and finish line ?.

Half On The Head

Club member Esther Murphy ran the Half On The Head on Saturday.The Half on the Head follows a wonderfully scenic course from Ballyheigue Village right around the Kerryhead loop before ending up back at the start point. The 13.1 mile run takes you along one of the most unspoilt portions of the Wild Atlantic Way. Run beside the Shannon Estuary with views across the river mouth to the coast of Clare. Glancing back you will see the rugged Kerry coastline stretching to the town of Ballybunion. You might even catch a glimpse of the fabled Cliffs of Dooneen.

Day Two East Cork Track and Field

This event takes place on grass in Ballynoe next Thursday evening and is well worth trying out. Everyone of you are more than able for these distances and you have a chance of winning an East Cork medal. Its only fifteen minutes out the road and you could even warm up with the Trail Running session if you felt so inclined.

Date For The Diary

On 17th August in the Hunted Hog.
More details to follow shortly.

Coolagown 5Km

Anne Geary Wins Coolagown

We had a fine crew out in Coolagown on Thursday evening where Ann Geary showed she is regaining her form. Ann who had a few seconds this year was a clear winner in Coolagown running a very good race. Incidentally she was second here last year.

Other fine runs were had by Edmond O'Sullivan who won 1st O/55 and Neilus Aherne who stopped half way around to give a massage to an injured East Cork runner and still managed to win 2nd O/60. The rest of our men John Cashman, Tom Cody, Donie O'Connell and Brian Martin had fine runs also.

Kathleen O'Connell won 1st O/60 whilst Anne Marie Perry, Joan McCarthy and Noreen O'Riordan had excellent runs.

Trail Running In Curragh Wood

There was a fine crowd at the fifth week of trail running in Curragh Wood on Thursday evening.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

One Of The Best Around

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

New Jackets Now Available

Bernie has informed me that the new jackets that were ordered have arrived and will be available for collection at training next Monday evening.

Message From The County Board

Cork Athletics / Athletics Ireland Approved Events

A gentle reminder to Cork Athletics clubs and registered members that Cork Athletics Bye-laws concerning promotion of Unregistered races are still in place. 

Some clubs and individuals appear to have forgotten, or are unaware, of the Bye-laws: It is NOT permitted to promote, either before or after, any unregistered event. It is very unfair to cl
ubs organising permitted events to find other member clubs actively promoting, or even helping organise unregistered events. One unregistered event coming up shortly clashes with a registered event, just 8 miles away, at exactly the same time!

Remember it may be YOUR club that is affected next time. 

Most unregistered races are not measured, will not have a medical plan, medical presence or a safety plan...and probably does not have valid insurance in place.
So..please support Registered Events.

Monday, 10 June 2019

Run With Ray ( But Don't Pass Me Out)

Some of our gang that "Ran With Ray" in Ballincollig on Monday evening. There were no PBs from what I hear you could not pass Ray for the first Km. but a great evening was had by all whilst our very own Margaret Jones finished 3rd Lady overall.

Friday, 7 June 2019




Midleton AC 3rd Team in Mixed Relay in Cork City Marathon

Our team "Running Out Of Time" for the mixed relay  Barry O'Dwyer,  Sean Walsh,  Tim Hannon, Declan Dorgan and Eileen Leahy finished 3rd overall in the race. Which is a great result. Unfortunately there was no prize for 3rd. One would think that with all the teams in the relays there would at least be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. After all there would not be many out there except for the Half Marathon and the relays.Danny

Coolagown 5Km

This hugely popular local race takes place on Thursday next 13th at 8pm. This is only out the road near Castlelyons and is well worth supporting. Organised by local club St Nicolas AC who were great supporters of our own race.

East Cork Track and Field Day 2

Day Two is on Thursday, 20th of June at Ballnoe  GAA grounds starting at 7pm

Cloughduv 5Km

Great running once again from Helen Gilroy who on Thursday evening finished 3rd Lady in this race also from Mick Murphy who did 19.06 to finish 10th overall out of a field of four hundred runners.

Trail Running

A picture of a few of the crew that went to Glenbower Wood on Thursday and Yes that is Paul Geary despite having run the full marathon in Cork last Sunday.

Next Thursday is in Curragh Wood ten minutes from Midleton and is well worth trying.

6             Thur       20/06/2019         Walshtown Woods (just 6 miles outside Midleton)               52.001303, -8.158309 Google maps coordinates

7             Thur       27/06/2019         Ballyannan Woods (Midleton)     

8             Thur       04/07/2019         Glenbower Wood (Killeagh)    

Clashmore 5 Mile

This takes place this Friday evening and is only about fifteen minutes outside Youghal and is one of the nicest in the West Waterford series despite having one of the toughest hills. Well worth doing.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Club Member Margaret Twohig Invites You All To This

Tom Leahy is an eight time Paralympic medalist from Ballyhooley, Fermoy, Co. Cork. Tom was born with Cerebral Palsy and has gone on to acclaim 3 Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals and 3 Bronze Medals in the Paralympic Games for Ireland over the last number of years.

Alongside this, Tom has been painting and sculpting for most of his life despite only having the use of one hand to do so. Tom is an incredibly talented man who deserves to have his paintings shown to the world.

In recognition of Tom’s impressive artistic skills, we will be holding an Art Exhibition at My Place, Midleton from Friday 14th June @ 6pm until Sunday 16th June 4pm to showcase and hopefully sell some of his beautiful paintings.

The exhibition will be opened on Friday evening with a few nibbles and light refreshments will be available also. All are invited to attend and we look forward to seeing you there.

Any enquiries please contact Karen Savage (0863906042) or Margaret Twohig (0872094493)