Thursday, 21 March 2019


Midleton 5 Online Entries Now Open

Join us in Midleton on Thursday 2nd May 2019 for the 36th annual Midleton AC 5 Mile Road Race.
The Joe Hourighan Memorial 5 Mile Road Race  
Chip Timed - Free goodie bag - Online Entry fee €10 - Race night walkup fee €15 - subject to entry limit*
*Race entry limit:
  • We are encouraging early online entries to secure a place and help us manage expectations for walk-up entries on the night.
  • If there are indications of an online sell out we will post reminders on social media, plus we have the online facility to indicate how many places remain available.
The conveniently located Market Green Shopping Centre with ample parking will serve as our race night HQ for number collection, post-race refreshments and prize giving.

The Joe Hourighan Memorial 5 Mile Road Race cup will go to first  across the line with 50 additional prizes on the night worth over €1500; top 5 male and female finishers, top 3 M40-45-50 & F35-40-45, top 2 M55-60 & F50-55; 1st M65-70 & F60-65, WC, M Jnr., F Jnr. ,1st Midleton AC M & F
We are offering additional €100 prize to top male and female finisher if they manage to break the current course records, 24m20s (male) and 27:30 (female)
For this years race we are going to introduce Race Pacers for 
30min (6min per mile)
35min (7min per mile)
40min (8min per mile)
45min (9min per mile)
50min (10min per mile)
55min (11min per mile)
60min (12min per mile)
This is an AAI licensed race taking place over open public roads. For your own safety, we do not permit headphones to ensure you can always hear the stewards and to be aware of your fellow runners around you.


Best of luck to club member Brendan Barry who is running a  marathon in Palestine on Friday.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Well Done Amanda in the County Roads
Amanda Wins Silver

In the provisional results of yesterday's County Road Race Championships Amanda Cooney was incorrectly listed as F35 when in fact she should have been listed as F55. This was not the clubs fault but a typing error by the organisers.We had entered her correctly. Upon amending the results Amanda now wins SILVER O/55.
Super well done Amanda.

Monday, 18 March 2019

Cork County Road Racing Championships
Medals Galore For Midleton AC
Ladies and Men

At the Cork County Road Racing Championships in Castlelyons on Monday we had a great crowd out representing the club and also a great crowd supporting. It was all well worth it as we came away with a load of medals all very well deserved. Our first lady home having another great run was Gillian Bransfield and our first man home was Barry O’Shea both too young to qualify as masters.

Our ladies team took 2nd O/45 and got the Silver Medals. They were Marian Ahern, Claire Fitzgerald, Christine Murphy and Margaret Twohig whilst Marian Aherne also won Bronze 3Rd O/50 and her first championship medal.. Other lady prize winners were Kathleen O’Connell Silver  2nd O/55, Joan McCarthy Bronze 3rd O/60 and Margaret Barry Gold 1st O/65. Anne Marie Perry and Amanda Cooney also had very fine runs narrowly missing out on  medals.

Our men also had great runs with Tim Hannon getting another PB that is two PBs in two days over different distances. Kevin Smith also had another great run. Our medal winners were Mark Walsh Gold 1st O/55 and our men O/50 team Bronze with Mark Walsh, John Cashman, Donie O’Connell and Barry Drennan.

 Midleton 5 Race Director Marc Dalton believes in
starting them young.


Thursday, 14 March 2019


Cloyne 4Km Race 5

Eileen Leahy receiving her prize for coming 2nd overall in the Cloyne 4km series.
The Murphy girls having a well earned rest after the Cloyne 4Km race and no the dog didn't run.


The last in the current series of the Cloyne 4Km races took place on Sunday morning. Once again we had a great crowd there and were the highest supporting club. Our first lady home was Vicki Spiteri making a comeback after a three year absence and it was great to see her back in action and running so well. Our first man home and having another fantastic run was Tim Hannon who got a PB for his mighty run and got 3rd overall in the series. Eileen Leahy came 2nd overall in the series so well done once again Eileen and Tim and well done to all who ran.

Tim Hannon who won 3rd overall in the series.

Blast from The Past thanks to Kathleen O'Connell. Club tour to Frankfurt in 2004.

Cork County Roads

The Cork County Road Racing Championships take place on Monday next 18th March @ 11am in Castlelyons. We ask as many as possible of our members to come out and support our runners. Its only twenty minutes down the road and you will have the rest of the day free. As you all well know a little support is greatly appreciated. So "Come On, Come On, Come On."


Ricky Devereaux has contacted looking for volunteers for the upcoming Ironman in Youghal.
It would be great if members of the club were available to marshal the run course for this spectacular event.
Volunteers are asked to take 6 hour shifts, and requirement will be 12-6pm and 6pm-midnight. The contribution is €5 per athlete per hour, back to Midleton AC.
Let me know your thoughts and support.
Ricky's number is  0868181366 or email