Tuesday, 16 September 2014

CROSS COUNTRY

The East Cork Cross Country takes place in Castlelyons next Sunday (see previous posts) the weather forecast is good. This is an ideal opportunity to try this aspect of our sport in a friendly not very competitive situation. You might love it and it will definitely improve your running.
Please let Helen Gilroy know if you are interested and she can advise you.
Helen's number is 0862713072


Would all those who have already contacted Helen PLEASE contact her again as she had trouble with her phone over the weekend and lost everyone's number and also her messages.
Thanks
Danny

Monday, 15 September 2014

TRAINING

Training continues on Monday evening from 6 pm on in the Cricket Field.This has proved hugely successful over the Summer.
Donie Walsh our coach is available from 6pm for anyone who wants to discuss their training schedules or needs any advice on their running. He can also be contacted at 0862092795 .

OPEN NIGHT

Don't forget our Open Night is on next Wed at 7PM in the Community Centre we need as many as possible in attendance please.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

WEEKEND RUNAROUND Part 2

Open Night

Don't Forget our Open Night is next Wednesday at 7pm.We would like as many as possible to attend to welcome any potential new members, Remember when you joined you were glad to be made welcome so now is your chance to do the same. All welcome So please pass the word around.


John Buckley 10Mile


                                                         Sunday morning saw the inaugural running of the John Buckley 10 Mile over a circuit based around the Marina and Blackrock it promised to be a course of very fast times. Unfortunately the wind got in the way and deprived many of the hoped for PBs. This did not apply all round as Vicky Cleary continued with her PB streak and came home in 77.41 and another PB. Almost everyone else had fine runs as well and it was great to see Sile Kearns back in form completing another 10.

 












                                                         Our first man home was “Birthday Boy” Eugene McCarthy having a fine run in 64.54 followed by Mongan O’Regan getting stronger by the race in 65.58.

In the Ladies our first home was Anna Doris coming fifth lady overall in a time of 67.36 she was followed by Margaret Jones who took 1st O/45 and between them took 2nd Team for Midleton AC ladies. More importantly both are just back from injury and had fine injury free runs. Looking good for Dublin. Esther Murphy had another great run with73.38 coming home as our third lady..

 Many of our runners used this as a training run doing a few miles before and after including Don Ryan who had a super race despite doing five before and knowing he had the same to do after.

It was a superbly organised event well stewarded and t shirts for everyone and food after for one and all. With a total of five hundred runners taking part this is a race with a big future. It was won by Mark Hanrahan in 51.22 which goes to show how strong the wind was out there.
I didn’t manage to get everyone’s photo so if anyone wants to send in more the invitation is there as always to mdtacinfo@gmail.com
















The following photo's came in from Aidan O'Herlihy. Thanks Aidan. Anyone else with photo's are more than welcome to send them in please.









 
And from Paul Spiteri showing Vicki Cleary on her way to her PB. Thanks Paul.
 
 

Friday, 12 September 2014

WEEKEND RUNAROUND

Doneraile Park

Some fine running last evening in Doneraile Park by Mike Cremin where he finished 2nd overall in 19.10. Well done Mike.




Midleton and District Sports Awards Given to Midleton AC's Daniel Colbert





                                                                 The club is delighted to announce that our member Daniel Colbert has been given the Midleton and District Sports Award sponsored by Midleton Park Hotel for the Month of August. Daniel received it in recognition of his outstanding athletic achievements most notably his winning of the National U23 400mtr H Championships.
                                                                  Daniel who has had an outstanding career as a juvenile winning both Munster and National medals in several disciplines including an All Ireland medal in the hammer before deciding to concentrate on both the 400 mtrs and the 400 H. He has gone from strength to strength since starting in UL where he is now coached by specialists Haley and Drew Harrison.
                                                                Daniel joined the club when he was around eight when the club was just about to rejuvenate itself with the juveniles under the guidance of Helen McSweeney, Maura Leahy, Edmund Colbert and of course Tom Houlihan. Coming from a stage where there was only a couple of families involved there is now almost two hundred juveniles registered. Daniel had been a shining example all through his career inspiring others to follow in his footsteps and hopefully he will now inspire some of our seniors as well.





John Buckley 10 Mile

I know we have a fine crew doing this on Sunday so here's wishing everyone the very best.


Cross Country

Just a gentle reminder that the first cross country race of the season is coming up on Sunday week, 21st Sep:

Sun 21st Sep (11:30) East Cork Novice and Masters Cross-Country Championships...Castlelyons...St Nicholas AC...
This is a great opportunity to try out cross country if you haven't done it before as it will just be the East Cork clubs participating.  Although, FOR THIS RACE ONLY, you can just turn up on the day, we would appreciate it if you would please contact Helen Gilroy on 086-2713072 if you are interested, so we know if we have teams.

Open Information Night 
 
We have arranged our annual Open Night for Wednesday Sept.17th at 7pm in the Community Centre. This is open to everyone including any potential new members and all existing members. The programme for the Winter season will be outlined and details of our new Beginner Sessions will be given. 
These are the sessions especially designed for people with no running experience and give a gradual introduction to the sport in a relaxed and easy atmosphere. Again everyone is welcome to try it out for a session before committing to join. The sessions are co ordinated by Vincent Connolly and Danny McCarthy who between them have vast experience of introducing people to the sport. Further information 0872403940 or e mail mdtacinfo@gmail.com 
Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested 

Friday, 5 September 2014

WEEKEND RUNAROUND

Open Information Night
 
We have arranged our annual Open Night for Wednesday Sept.17th at 7pm in the Community Centre. This is open to everyone including any potential new members and all existing members. The programme for the Winter season will be outlined and details of our new Beginner Sessions will be given.
These are the sessions especially designed for people with no running experience and give a gradual introduction to the sport in a relaxed and easy atmosphere. Again everyone is welcome to try it out for a session before committing to join. The sessions are co ordinated by Vincent Connolly and Danny McCarthy who between them have vast experience of introducing people to the sport. Further information 0872403940 or e mail mdtacinfo@gmail.com
Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested 

Kinsale 5 Mile



Eugene McCarthy had a fine run in  the Kinsale 5  finishing 15th overall and 1st O/40 in a time of 31.14 

Cobh Triathlon

                                                                              In the Cobh Triathlon today over a fairly flat cycle and run with a tough longish swim Sally Drennan came 4th Overall and 1st O/45. Others from the club who took part were Noel O'Regan, John O'Connell, Susan Fitzgerald and Michelle McGrath. Well done all.

Dingle Half Marathon

Matt Chojan reports

Little report from a fantastic morning:

I woke up at 4am, travelled to Dingle to run easy paced recovery jog after last weeks mountain marathon.
It turned out to be my fastest (PB) Half Marathon on hilly course.
I have started very slowly and with each mile gaining speed feeling strong decided to go for it.
Finished 22nd in 1:28:43 and quickly got back to Cork before 2pm. It was very fast morning in deed :)
Now 2 weeks rest before 39,3 miles ultra trail Glen of Aherlow.
 
We also had Sheila Buckley (1.49.24)running there  doing the half and Declan Dorgan doing the full on his home turf  again as he always does and having a fine run in 3.52.46
                                         



Cross Country Dates

Here are the provisional dates for the upcoming cross country season. We encourage as many of our members as possible to try and take part especially in the East Cork's. This way you can see if you like it. The benefits to your running by doing X- country are enormous which is why so many like to do it. So why not give it a try and see how it goes for you.
Contact Helen Gilroy @ 0862713072 who is  coordinating entries or any of the coaches at training who will be only too happy to provide any further info you require.

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Sun 21st Sep (11:30) East Cork Even Age, Juvenile, Novice & Masters Cross-Country Championships...Castlelyons...St Nicholas AC...

Sat 27th Sep (?)...West Cork Cross-Country Championships - U9 to Senior...West Muskerry?...

Sun 5th Oct (12:00)...Cork AAI Cross-Country Championships - Even ages (10-18), Novice & U-23...West Muskerry AC...
Sun 12th Oct (12:00)...Cork AAI Cross-Country Championships - Uneven ages (9-19) & Masters...Conna, St Catherine's AC...
Sun 19th Oct (12:00)...Cork AAI Cross-Country Championships - Juvenile 'B', Novice 'B' & Intermediate...Castlelyons, St. Nicholas AC...
Sun 26th Oct (?)...Munster Novice, Juvenile Even Age & U23 Cross Country Championships...Turnpike, Two Mile Borris, Tipperary
Sun 2nd Nov (14:00)...Cork AAI Senior Cross-Country Championships...5k women/10k men...Cork AAI Riverstick Grounds...
Sun 9th Nov (?)...AAI Munster Intermediate, Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country Championships...Co. Clare...

Sun 16th Nov (11:30)...East Cork Uneven Ages & Senior Cross-Country Championships...Carrig na bhFear AC...

Sun 30th Nov (?)...AAI Munster Masters & Juvenile 'B' Cross Country Championships...Co Cork...



Cork City 10 Miler


Online Entries Close next Sunday

 


 Just a reminder that online entries for the John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 miler close next Sunday the 7th of September. If you want to avoid the queues on the morning and make sure you get one of the 800 dry fit tops then you can enter online  Note that all online transaction costs have been absorbed by the organisers.

Dingle

Best of luck to anyone doing any of the Dingle races this weekend.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

 
 
 
Glanmire 4 Mile
 
 
 
 
 























 
We had a great crowd from the club here tonight (sorry I couldn't manage to get everyone's photo) in this the first running of the Glanmire 4mile, It was very well organised and very well stewarded which was vital as the roads were still open to traffic and quite busy. There was a total of two hundred and ninety nine runners took part. Our first man home was Brian Harty who finished 18th position overall and our first lady was Eileen Leahy who was 5th lady overall but still got no prize and she was also 1st Jnr and got no prize for that either.
That is my only criticism of the event. It was advertised as having category prizes which would lead one to assume that the usual categories would apply but in this case they didn't. They only had one O/40 prize and one O/50 prize (M&F) which considering that it cost 10 Euro to enter was very mean and bad value for money.
 
 
 
Danny