Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Graded Track and Field

Cork Athletics Graded Leagues 2017 - Round 1, Sponsored by John Buckley Sports, CIT Track, 19:45pm, Wednesday April 26th 2017

This T&F Meet is open to all Registered Athletics Ireland Members (or members of another IAAF Member Federation).
Meet entry fee: €5 - Guest athletes, from outside Cork, welcome.

Events: 100m, Mile, 400m, Long Jump, Shot, Discus, 56lb for Distance


Friday, 21 April 2017


Midleton 5

You can enter online here https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/Midleton5MileRace2017
Please if possible club members enter online as it saves you time and enables to organising committee to deal quickly with the large crowd expected on the night.Please pass the word and encourage your friends to enter online too.

East Cork Road Championships
The East Cork Road Racing Championships take place in Ballynoe next Thursday evening 27th April @7.30 Ladies and Man @8pm. The ladies have to run 3Km and Men 5 miles.
We want/need as many as possible of our members there No matter how fast or slow you are your presence will count. There is no lady in the club that cannot run 3km (unless injured) or man that cannot run 5 Miles so please make the effort and come out and support YOUR club.
It is a great opportunity to run a championship race and be part of a TEAM where every member counts. These races are confined to members of Athletic Ireland clubs of which you are a member also it is always one of the most social nights of the year in a beautiful country village (20 mins from Midleton) and a fantastic spread after.  Enquiries 0872403940 Danny

Great Railway Run 25Km and 10Km in Carrigaline

(Thanks to Margaret Jones for the photo)
Midleton ACs Sheila Buckley was 3rd Lady home in the Great Railway 25Km run in Carrigaline on Sunday and no she did not get the baby as 3rd prize she had that already. Others who ran included Maire Walsh, Amanda Cooney, Dereck Aherne, Richard Power, Kevin Moran, Fionan O'hAodain (4th overall and 1st O/40 in the 5km) whilst Margaret Jones had a fine run in the 10km event.

(Thanks to Maire Walsh for the photo's)

The East Cork & District Sports Awards were held in Midleton Park Hotel on Friday the 21st of April and this year, they recognised the Ballycotton 10 Mile Road Race team for their contribution to sport.

Anyone who is familiar with the Ballycotton 10 race will know that it is a huge logistical event and takes an enormous amount of work. For an successful event that is run on a non-profit basis, it's great to see their efforts being recognised by the local community.
Ballintotis 4 Mile



What can one say about the Ballintotis 4 Mile except to say that it is an example of how races should be run. The whole organisation was superb from start to finish. It is wonderful to see how a community comes together to make things happen and wonderful also to see so many of the organisers being able to run the race whilst being supported in stewarding by non runners. The line of people along the main road in the last mile alone was outstanding. Well done once again to the community of Ballintotis.
As has become to be expected we had loads of prize winners there and also lots of PBs. Helen Gilroy had a great run to finish eight overall and take 1st O/50. Joan Hough once again in the prize winners took 2nd O/55 and Kathleen O'Connell took 2nd O/60.
Our men also did great with Frank O'Brien our first man home winning male Junior in a time of 21.47. Mark Walsh took 2nd O/55 and Neilus Aherne won 1st O/60 with Donie O'Connell making it a family double took 3rd O/65 and our oldest member showing he still has it in him Billy Griffin 2nd O/75.
There were several PBs including David Moynihan running 23.23 whilst Alan Morley also got a PB 29.23. Others out there with PBs etc please let me know. We know its not all about PBs and winning prizes and it was great to see so many doing well most especially our C2 5K groups from October and January all doing superbly well achieving great times and improving with every race and often leaving more experienced runners behind. Well done all.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017


The Joe Hourigan Mermorial Midleton 5 was officially launched in Market Green ( Official Race Headquarters) on Wednesday evening.

You can enter online here

Please if possible club members enter online as it saves you time and enables to organising committee to deal with the large crowd expected on the night.

Midleton AC 5 Mile Race at 8pm Thursday 4th May 2017
The 34th annual Joe Hourigan Memorial Midleton AC 5 Mile Road Race will take place on Thursday 4Th May at 8pm. The event is run by Midleton AC members on a voluntary basis to promote running in the community. This year, we also need help to generate funds to support an ongoing feasibility study into the development of a 400m running track in Midleton for club members and the wider local community.
The race would not be possible without both the support of the local community and the sponsorship of local businesses such as Elverys, McCarthy Insurance Group, Kearys, East Cork Oil, Market Green, ESB, AIB, Ulster Bank, Dairygold and Absolute Chiropractic, who have all made generous contributions.
This race was voted the best 5 mile road race in 2016 by the 12,000+ readers of the Cork Running Blog. For only €10, race entrants will get a drawstring goody bag, a key ring, an accurate chip time, a relatively flat course on quiet country roads and plenty of refreshments afterwards.
There is also a total of 55 prizes worth over €1,700 which will be awarded to the various race category winners with the Joe Hourigan Memorial Trophy going to the outright winner. In addition, those who register online in advance will enter a draw for a free hotel night for two with breakfast at the Garryvoe Hotel.
The 2017 race headquarters will be in the easily accessible Market Green Shopping Centre which has plenty of parking and is only a few hundred metres from the race start. Registration, number and goody bag collection plus the post-race reception, with refreshments and prize giving, will all take place at race HQ in Market Green.
For those wishing to enter, the easiest option is online registration which will remain open until midnight on Weds May 3rd and is available via the Sportstiming.ie website  (https://register.sportstiming.ie/ps/event/Midleton5MileRace2017) or the PrimoEvents.com website   (https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/Midleton5MileRace2017) or the Midleton AC Facebook Event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/290349144732042/).  There will also be walk up registration available at Market Green on Wednesday 3rd May from 4.30pm-8.00pm and again on race night, Thursday 4th May from 4.30pm onwards.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017


Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race 2017

Updated Race Day Information

Car Parks
There are three main Car Parks for runners and walkers.
Car Park A is located on the Main  N25 Road at the Ballintotis Junction on the Midleton side of Loughaderra Lake.
Car Park B is located on the side road, just off the N25 on the Castlemartyr side of the Lake.
Car Park C is located adjacent to the Community Centre just behind the Church.
Car Parks may be prioritised to cater for traffic flow - please follow the instructions of gardai and stewards. In relation to the Car Parks on race route – cars  will not be allowed exit until all runners have passed. -
Race Entry Desks
Entry Desks are located in Main Hall of Community Centre – Open from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday and from 1pm onwards on Thursday. Entry Fee is 10 euro. Please enter via the side door of the hall.
On Line Entries
Those who have entered on line in advance must also collect their number in Community Centre at the aforementioned times at SEPERATE designated desks.
Changing Facilities/ Toilets
A Marquee is located on the green adjacent to Church Car Park.
Toilets only are located in the Church Car Park area.
Race Start/Finish
The race begins at 8pm sharp – the Start Line is approx 200 meters from the Church on way to Main Road. The Finish Line is in front of the Church.
ALL RUNNERS ARE ASKED TO BEGIN THE RACE IN THE TIME ZONE, WHICH REFELCTS THEIR EXPECTED FINISHING TIME. The race is chipped timed with timing mats at the start and finish line.
Bottled water will be available immediately after the race.
Refreshments will be served after the race in the Community Centre. Please enter the Community Centre via the SIDE door after the race. – A second marquee has been erected at the front of the Community Centre where runners can mingle after receiving their refreshments.
Prize Giving
Prize giving will take place in the Main Hall after the race at approx 9.20pm.
Spot Prizes
Runners should check the back of their race number to see if it includes a “spot prize winner’ label. If you are a winner, please collect your prize from the stage area in the hall after the race.
The walk begins at 6.30pm sharp. Entries will be taken in the Community Centre from 5.30pm onwards. When entering, check the back of your number to see if you win a spot prize – these can be claimed immediately. Refreshments served for all walkers in the Marquee at the front the Community Centre immediately after the conclusion of the Walk.
All enquiries to John on 086-8778182
Traffic Access To Community Centre will be severely restricted from 7pm

Pre Entry For Ballintotis 4

Those who pre entered on line are advised to collect their number and running buff in the Community Centre on either Wednesday 19th from 5pm to 7pm or from 1pm onwards on Thursday 20th.

You can also enter the race during these times and avoid the large crowds expected on the night. This would be a great help to the organisers.

East Cork Road Racing Championships

The East Cork Road Racing Championships take place in Ballynoe on Thursday 27th April so please put the date in your diary as we need as many as possible both men and women to run. More details to follow.

Reminder there will be no official training on Wednesday evening due to Ballintotis 4 being on the night after.

Friday, 14 April 2017


Ballintotis On-Line  Race Entry Closes On Monday

On Line Entry for the Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race closes on Monday next April 17th. Please  Log on to ballintotis.com to avail of the pre reg' option.
Those who pre enter on line are advised to collect their number and running buff in the Community Centre on either Wednesday 19th from 5pm to 7pm or from 1pm onwards on Thursday 20th. By entering on line you can of course avoid potential queues on the night and also help the organisers advance their plans.

Ballybunion Half Marathon

Marie Walsh continued with her winning streak today when she was 1st Lady overall in the Ballybunnion Half Marathon whilst Eugene McCarthy finished well up the field in 6th position and also came 3rd O/4. These are fantastic results especially as many of you will know this is certainly not one of the easier courses around. Well done all.

Best of luck to anyone running this weekend please let us know how you get on.

The above race is well worth doing as it is always a very enjoyable event. It always has a top class field and there are a huge array of prizes on offer plus a t shirt.

Letter to the club.

My name is Sarah Loughnane and I am currently working for Barringtons
Hospital Great Limerick Run.

I am contacting you in relation tho this years event. As you may already
know the BHGLR is the home of the Munster Marathon and Half-marathon

We have four main events:

1. Marathon

2. Relay Marathon

3. Half-marathon

4. 6 mile event

If any of your members are interested in participating in this year's event
the deadline for registration is April 21st. Each participant will receive
a t-shirt, a medal and a goodie bag upon completion. They can enter online
at www.greatlimerickrun.com or over the phone 061 609 627

Please don't hesitate to contact me if have any questions or require any

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I look forward to your

Kind Regards,

Sarah Loughnane.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Ballintotis Run This Evening
The annual pre Ballintotis 4Mile practice run takes place on this evening.

Note - please  assemble in Hall  at 7pm where you can leave keys, phones etc
Enjoy a cuppa afterwards!

Thursday, 6 April 2017


 Headphones Strictly Forbidden In This Race

Cobh 4 Mile and 10 Mile
Great Results for our Club

It was an ideal morning on Sunday for the Cobh 4 Mile and 10 mile and we had several runners in both races. Kevin Smith was our first man home in the 10 Mile with an especially fine run winning 1st O/40 for his effort and Sheila Buckley was our first lady home finishing 4th over all having held off a strong challenge. Marie Gillman won 2nd O/45 and Neilus Aherne 1st O/60.

In the 4 Mile race Maire Walsh won 3th lady overall.

Great Race Great Cause

Ballintotis Run on Tuesday Next

The annual pre Ballintotis 4Mile practice run takes place on Tuesday next at 7pm from the Church and once again we have been invited by Ballintotis Fit For Life to take part. Everyone is welcome whether you can run the actual race or not and of course there will be the usual cuppa afterwards. So please come out and enjoy the run.

Emer Casey 5Km

Another great night in Youghal for the club with PBs all round and loads of prizes too. Louise Barry 3rd O/35, Claire Fitzgerald 3rd O/40, Helen Gilroy 1st O/50 ( and 4Th Overall) and Edmond O'Sullivan 1st O/55.
Also a very special WELL DONE to our C2 5K (January Group) who did their first race and achieved some great times. Well done ladies ye did us  and yourselves proud.

East Cork Track and Field

The East Cork Track and Field Championships take place this Sunday, 9 April at the Youghal Athletic Track, Tower Park  in Youghal, starting promptly at 11.30.

The adult events are as follows:

Ladies, over 19 - 1500m and 200m
Ladies, over 35 and over 45 - 1500m
Men, over 19 - 1500m, 5000m and shot putt
Men, over 35 and over 45 - 1500m

If anyone is interested, just turn up on the day and adult admission is € 5.