Friday, 22 September 2017

WEEKEND RUNAROUND

Report from Siobhan Murphy on Tipperary Trail Marathon

Just a quick report from sunny Lanzarote re the full & half marathon races in Tipperary last weekend!
It was a first for myself to run a trail half marathon, & I was intrigued to see how it compared to a road half. Barry Williams & Mike Hallihan ran the full marathon together, another notch to their ever expanding race belts! 
 
Tucked away up a narrow bristly track hidden from the picturesque village of Lissverrnane we were lead to the start line. My race started at 12noon, the full Marathon at 10am & the ultra at 8am. The terrain was challenging to say the least - & it had it all! Rough fire road, sprawling puddles, gouged pathways, mud, forestry carpet, tarmac, sand, more mud, horse droppings, deep water ponds...it was brilliant! The legs had trouble calculating what the eyes were seeing there was so much to navigate. The climb for the half was c.500 metres & c.1000 for the full, one loop of the course for the half, two for the full (and three for the ultra 😩). 
We were treated to a hot meal, showers (these were not hot!), craft beers (I know!)& a free massage after our races. I was happy to accept the offerings in no particular order as I dragged myself across the finish line. Job done, a tough one but I'm looking forward to signing up again next year!

Siobhan Murphy (half) 2.24
Barry Williams (full) 4.52
Mike Hallihan (full) 4.52
 

 
 
Thanks Siobhan for the report and well done to all   Danny
 
 
 
 
This is your club so please pass the word around.
 
 
 

A few place are still available due to some people not being able to come on Wednesdays. So just call or come along next Wednesday if Wednesdays suit you.

 

Wednesday, 20 September 2017


Cross Country Dates Reminder

Reminder of upcoming cross country dates:
Sunday, October 1 - County novice and under 23, Riverstick
Sunday, October 8 - County Junior, under 19 and Senior, Conna
Sunday, October 15 - County intermediate, Carrignavar

Could anyone who would like to be entered in the above please let me know by the Wednesday prior to the event, i.e. next Wednesday, 27 September for the novice.   You can reply to this email or contact me on 087 2265857.  Thank you.
Kind regards,
Sally midletonac66@gmail.com

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Women's Mini Marathon

Your Captain Calling

Two volunteers needed from the club/ friends of Midleton club who will steward the women mini marathon Sunday September 24th.
Great day and great way to see the race.
Contact Claire 086 3327827 or email 
Midletonac66@gmail.com

Evening Echo Women’s Mini Marathon

The Cork Women’s Mini Marathon was founded in 1982. The event is hailed as Munster’s premier 4-mile road race and it has grown to become one of the biggest sporting participation events outside Dublin and attracts around 8,000 participants each year, many of whom are fundraising for their chosen charity. The race attracts women of all ages and abilities. The Evening Echo has been title sponsors since the inception of the race and is very proud of this fantastic event.
The race is run over four miles, starting at the city end of Centre Park Road at 1pm and taking in The Marina, Blackrock Village, Ballintemple, Maryville, Monahan Road and finishing in Kennedy Park.

Full details http://minimarathon.eveningecho.ie/about/




Kilkenny Medival Half Marathon

Hi Guys, 
I ran the Medieval Half Marathon in Kilkenny yesterday. It was a tough, hilly course, mostly through narrow country roads, some without stewards. I finished 9th out of 246 runners. No official PB today as such though the distance came up as 13.39 miles on my watch, so either a discrepancy in measuring the course (which wouldn't surprise me), or I need to get a new watch! 
Best Regards,
 
Fionan

 

Thursday, 14 September 2017

WEEKEND RUNAROUND

Don't forget to spread the word.






East Cork Cross Country



Medals Galore Once Again

Just so proud and delighted with every ones performance out in Ballynoe today. Ye did absolutely amazing guys and ladies. Some people running cross country for the first time and others running marathons the day before. A detailed report and our amazing results will follow from Sally later.

Sally Drennan Reports

It was a perfect day for the first day of the cross country season.  The weather was great and the ground was good apart from the ever present cow pats!  Having said that, it was a challenging course with a very long gradual hill all the way up one side of the course which tested all the athletes.

After the juvenile competitions, the women's race was next.  The race was combined masters and senior.  Eileen Leahy ran as senior and the rest of the Midleton ladies were on the senior and masters team.  Siobhán O'Leary was running her first cross country race and excelled herself.  She had a fantastic run, finishing in 7th place and looking like she's been doing it for years!  Second Midleton athlete home was Sally Drennan, followed by Eileen Leahy, Louise Barry (who made the journey back from a weekend in Killarney a day early in order to run), Michelle Mc Grath and Susan Fitzgerald (it was Michelle's first cross country race and Susan's second one ever)  Well done to everyone.  Our senior team took the bronze medal and our over 35 masters team took second place. Also, Siobhan was 3rd over 35 individually.

Next up were the men. As usual this is a very fast race, with East Cork running away with the top five places individually! Declan Dorgan had a good run and led the Midleton men home.  It was good to see Marc Dalton back running cross country and finishing a few places behind Declan.  We also had a few newcomers to cross country running including Don McDonnell, Kevin Moran and Dan Twohig. The over 35 team team finished in 3rd place. It was also an incredible achievement that  Mike Hallahan and Barry Williams both ran today having run the Glen of Aherlow marathon yesterday!  What a feat!

Next competition is the county novice on 1 October in Riverstick.  Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to run there.






































Charleville Half Marathon

On an ideal morning for running, with cool temperatures and little wind, Midleton AC runners put in many excellent performances at the Charleville International Half Marathon today. There were several PBs among those, including Ger MacLean,  David Moynihan,  Derek Ahern, Ger O'Regan, Marie Gillman and Paul Geary to mention some. Neilus Aherne was first home O60 while Marie Gillman  (O50) and Mark Walsh  (O55) were both third in their categories. Other great runs from Morgan O'Regan,  Amanda Cooney, Emer MacLean, Katherine O'Connor, Sheila Bulman, Sahara Horgan, Margaret Jones and Annette Fitzgerald.  Apologies if I have omitted anyone. Congrats to all.  (Thanks to Mark Walsh for the report)
 


 


Late Result Just In From The Greenway Half Marathon

Midleton AC Ladies team took First Place in the Greenway Half Marathon. Sheila Buckley, Louise Barry and Claire Fitzgerald. Well done ladies once again ye have done your club proud.
 



Cross Country

Reminder of East Cork Senior and Masters Cross Country this Sunday.
I'm hoping to hear from some more eager cross country runners to make up teams for this Sunday.
It will take place in Ballynoe and will be signposted from there.  The juvenile races are first, starting at 11.30am.  Adults should be ready to run by 12.30pm as it is hard to be accurate about the start time. I would recommend getting there by 11.30 in order to have time to see the course and warm up.

The distances are 4000m for the women and 6000m for the men.lease let me know by email to this address or phone 087 2265857 if you plan to run on Sunday.

Kind regards,
Sally Drennan
 
 
Charleville Half Marathon
 
Best of luck to everyone running here on Sunday. Please keep us updated with your results.  mdtacinfo@gmail.com

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

OPEN NIGHT FOR THE SENIOR SECTION OF THE CLUB
 
All Welcome Please Pass the Word Around
 
 
 
also a c2 5k is starting a week earlier.
 
 
 
Gillian Runs The Great North Run

Well done to club member Gillian Bransfield who ran the Great North Run on Sunday. Here is what she says on Facebook about her amazing experience. Well done Gillian and thanks for the advertising.


Just had the most 'canny' weekend in Newcastle. A persistent injury has kept me out of race action for almost 6 months, so I thought I'd start back with something low key. Just me, Mo Farah & 40,000+ others taking on the biggest half-marathon in the World, at the Great North Run 😁 Good job I brought my support crew from Cork & London to help with the race prep!!! Thanks to their efforts & the roar of the 'Toon Army' lining the entire route, you couldn't really go wrong 😄 I even managed to slip in a little advance publicity for next year's Midleton 5 race