Monday, 16 January 2017


CLUB GEAR   

New gear has arrived and will be for sale and collection at training next Wednesday evening.
NATIONAL MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY

The national masters cross country championships takes place in Waterford IT on Sunday, 12 February. Anyone over 35 is eligible to run in this and we hope to have men's and women's teams representing the club.

Please let me know if you would like to run in this race, or get in touch with me if you have any questions about it.
Best regards,

Sally Drennan
 
Message from Edmond O'Sullivan re Midleton Town Council BHAA Team.


“BHAA registration time is here. Once again the mighty Midleton Town Council BHAA team will be out there flying the flag for Midleton. Edmond will have reg forms at training nights for the next few weeks so ladies and gents, please make sure to join this elite team or you’ll miss out on the hair-dryers, umbrellas, gym vouchers, kit bags, toasters, ….you know, the kind of prizes that make your day!” Edmond

Please note also by being registered with BHAA you save 5 euro off your entry fee at every BHAA race Danny

Friday, 13 January 2017

WEEKEND RUNAROUND

See below for details.

Neilus Wins Munster Title In His First Attempt

The great Neilus Aherne went out today to try something he had never done before and that was to run indoors on the boards. He did it in style and claimed GOLD in winning the O/60 Munster title in a great time of 11.04. Well done Neilus what a great start to the new year.


FMC 6Km Littleisland

Another great mornings running from the club at the very popular FMC 6Km in Littleisland this Sunday morning.With some fine results for the club. Ann Geary 1st O/35 and Marie Gillman 2nd O/50. Joan McCarthy took 3rd O/55 and Kathleen O’Connell 3rd O/60 and her husband Donie once again took 2nd O/60. Our Ladies Team of Midleton Twn Council took 1ct in Grade C with Shelia Buckley and Kathleen O’Connell. Well done all















 



The big local race this weekend is the FMC 4Mile in Littleisland. Full details are on the BHAA website and please note the change of course. This is the first Sunday morning road race of the year so there is always a huge crowd at it also note you must be registered with BHAA for 2017 to be eligible for prizes.

Munster Senior and Master Indoor Championships

Our man Neilus Aherne will be taking part in these on Sunday and we wish him the very best. This will be the first time on the boards for Neilus and remember its a two hundred meter track and as he says himself he hopes he doesn't get dizzy.

Sun 15 Jan 2017, 10:00 - Munster Senior & Masters Indoor Championships


WARNING

Those of you using what we call the Midleton 5 for training please be careful as there are a lot of new small potholes out there and one could easily trip and fall if one was not careful.


MEMBERSHIP

Membership is now due for 2017 and can be paid at training on Monday or Wednesday evenings. The fee remains at the great value of seventy euro. Please come a little early if registering in order to avoid missing out on training time also if possible bring the exact amount.



C2 5K

We started our new C2 5K group last Wednesday evening with a great crowd of enthusiastic beginners. We still have room for a few more so come along or contact us if you are interested. It is the best value around and the only session around that has both male and female qualified coaches who have years of experience between them in guiding and helping people to learn to run. We are open to all ages from eighteen to eighty. Please pass the word around.

Email mdtacinfo@gmail.com or call 0872403940

Thursday, 5 January 2017

WEEKEND RUNAROUND

BHAA CROSS COUNTRY

A great crowd turned out Sunday morning for the annual BHAA Cross Country in Beaumount. It shows how this section of our sport is gaining in popularity all the time. It was great to see Donie and Kathleen O'Connell return to the cross country scene and also the return of Sheila Buckley to action. The course which is basically three loops of the park contains a short but very steep hill which has to be run up three times.
As usual we had some members in the prizes with Sheila Buckley 1st O/35, Donie O'Connell 1st O/65 and Kathleen O'Connell 1st O/60 and Midleton Town Council Ladies Team were 2nd   in Grade B  Well done all.



















NEW C2 5KM GROUP STARTING

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO BETTER VALUE AROUND.

 

Due to  demand we have decided to start a new C2 5K Group. Starting on Wed next 11th Janurary @ 7pm in the Community Centre (formerly the Gael Scoil).

This will be run and organised by our experienced and qualified coaches and is specifically designed for the new runners starting out or those wanting to return to fitness.

More info from mdtacinfo@gmail.com or 0872403940

Most of our former  C2 5K group (they started last Oct) have already entered for the Ballycotton 10 and they will be doing a new and separate programme.

We have over 50 years experience as a club and there is no better way of starting or improving your running than by joining an official Athletics Ireland club. There are lots of other more expensive and private clubs out there  but none with the experience or successful record of Midleton AC.

And we are not in it for the money but for the love of athletics and running.

Please spread the word.


Cross Country BHAA

THE annual BHAA cross country takes place on Sunday next in Beaumount (see previous post or BHAA website http://corkbhaa.com/races/esb-x-country/ ).
This is about one of the only cross country races that is open to all so one gets a great crowd trying it as its an ideal race for first timers so feel free to give it a go as there will be lots others like you there .

TRAINING

Training will start back officially on Monday 9th Jan at 6pm and Wed 11th Jan at the usual times of 6.30 and 7pm.

Membership

Membership is now due for renewal before the end of January. It still remains at ONLY 70 euro per year. Yes that is at least two nights a week with professional and experienced coaches. Also you are INSURED when on official training sessions. Also that is for a 60 week year as all members are still insured until the end of January.

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO BETTER VALUE AROUND.

New members of whatever level are always welcome and we will start a new Couch 2 5Km group in January if there is a demand for it. More info from mdtacinfo@gmail.com or 0872403940

Most of our current C2 5K group have already entered for the Ballycotton 10 and they will be doing a new and separate programme.

We have over 50 years experience as a club and there is no better way of starting or improving your running than by joining an official Athletics Ireland club. There are lots of other more expensive and private clubs out there but none with the experience or successful record of Midleton AC.

And we are not in it for the money but for the love of athletics and running.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

NEW YEAR RUNAROUND

We wish all our members and all athletes everywhere a happy and successful New Year. May ye all achieve whatever goals ye set.

BANDON 5 Mile

A few from Midleton AC went to the Bandon 5 on New Years Day. These included David Moynihan, Sean O'Sullivan and Matt Chojan. But the run of the day has to go to Ger O'Regan who got a PB 32.56. What a fantastic way to start the New Year and one must remember that this is not an easy course by any means.
 ( Thanks to David Moynihan for the report.)

TRAINING

Training will start back officially on Monday 9th Jan at 6pm and Wed 11th Jan at the usual times of 6.30 and 7pm.

Membership

Membership is now due for renewal before the end of January. It still remains at ONLY 70 euro per year. Yes that is at least two nights a week with professional and experienced coaches. Also you are INSURED when on official training sessions. Also that is for a 60 week year as all members are still insured until the end of January.

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO BETTER VALUE AROUND.

New members of whatever level are always welcome and we will start a new Couch 2 5Km group in January if there is a demand for it. More info from mdtacinfo@gmail.com or 0872403940

Most of our current C2 5K group have already entered for the Ballycotton 10 and they will be doing a new and separate programme.

We have over 50 years experience as a club and there is no better way of starting or improving your running than by joining an official Athletics Ireland club. There are lots of other more expensive and private clubs out there but none with the experience or successful record of Midleton AC.

And we are not in it for the money but for the love of athletics and running.

Friday, 23 December 2016

WEEKEND RUNAROUND


 
Carrauntoohil
 
 
 
 
What some of our more adventurous members get up to over Christmas. Barry Williams , Mike Hallihan and friends ran up and down Carrauntoohil in under three hours. (Thanks to Siobhan Murphy for the photo.)
 
 
 
Make or Break Christmas
 
 
Midleton AC has the highest entry of members from any club in the country. Once again its great to see Athletics Ireland (AAI) clubs as the only clubs listed. Remember also no transfers are allowed as this can play havoc with the overall results.
Ballycotton Running Promotions Publish Entry List for 40th Ballycotton 10, Sunday March 12th 2017
Last week, Ballycotton Running Promotions published the list of entries for the 40th Ballycotton 10 on its website, ballycottonrunning.com There are a record 4,061 athletes registered for the 2017 event, which will be held in the small east Cork fishing village of Ballycotton.
The list, in PDF format, is on the Ballycotton Running Promotions website:http://www.ballycottonrunning.com/
 
 
BALLINTOTIS RELAY 
 
 
Ballintotis Relay tomorrow Tuesday (See previous posts.)
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL THE FAMILY
 
 
 
Ger O'Regan flying as usual in Belgooly on St Stephen's Day. There was also some very fine running from Kevin Smith, Sinead Ivers, Donie O'Connell  2nd O/60 and Kathleen O'Connell.
 
 
Maire and Eugene at the Goal Mile in Doneraile Park on
Christmas Day
 
 
 
 
The Captains Run for Marymount
670 euro raised
(The largest amount ever and still open for donations.)
What a morning the largest crowd ever for the Captains Run. Congratulations to Capt. Anna Doris and her main crew of Edmond O'Sullivan and Vice Captain Mark Walsh.
There was well over a hundred people there and how wonderful to see families taking part. Well done everyone ye make this club the great club that it is and a great way to end our 50th anniversary.
 Thanks again one and all.Danny































































































 




Wishing all our members a very happy Christmas and don't forget there are lots of runs on and around to help get rid of the extra feeding.

Club Captains Run on Christmas Eve at 10 am meet Barryscourt Castle Carrigtwohill. ( See previous posts)



Goal Mile on Christmas Day (All Morning) CIT, Conna, Youghal etc always great fun and a chance to get a correctly timed Mile and meet friends.

Belgooly 4 Mile Always a great event that has been going strong for many years Again a great day out.



The Dick Copithorne Memorial Run



Belgooly Annual 4 Mile Road Race


St. Stephen’s Day – 12 noon  2016


Belgooly Athletic Club promotion


Main Sponsor – Bandon Co-op


Entry Fee : €10


Early entries taken in The Huntsman Bar between 7 – 8pm Thursday 22nd December.


 50% of the profits will be donated to the Bowel Cancer Treatment support fund at Cork University Hospital.

Accurate Course

Open to all Athletes, Joggers, Fun-Runners & Walkers

A.A.I. Permit  Granted

Entries and Changing Facilities in Belgooly GAA grounds

Entries will be taken till 11.45am

Prizes

First 5 men, First 3 men O/40, O/45, O/50, O/55, O/60, O/65, O/70, First Junior man

First 5 Ladies, First 3 Ladies O/35, O/40, O/45, O/50, O/55, O/60, First Junior Lady

First Wheelchair Athlete.

 

One prize per Athlete

Further Details John Copithorne 086-1713500

Eugene McVeigh 087-2192675

Belgooly AC website or Facebook page

For Health & Safety reasons no dogs, buggies or headphones allowed