The Munster Novice and Senior Road Race Championships take place on Sunday, 10 March in Newtownshandrum, Co. Cork at 1.00 pm. This is a 4 mile race. We are hoping to enter a Midleton AC women's team and are short a few runners. If you are interested in running, please contact Sally Drennan, tel. 087 2265857 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Then, on Sunday 24 March the Munster Masters Road Championships take place in Moyglass, Co. Tipperary. Again, we would like to field a team and are looking for athletes aged over 35. There are two categories in the team competition (over 35 and over 45) and it would be good to be able to enter a team in each of the age categories.
If you are interested please contact me as soon as possible as entries have to be in this week.
Any men and hopefully lots that are interested should contact the Mens Competion Sec. Mr Noel O'Regan at 0861704072 or e email@example.comDont worry about getting to any of these races as there will be lots of people to share lifts with. Danny
Many of our members have sponsored Margaret Jones in her Back to Back Marathon she has done her bit now its time to do yours.Here is a message from Margaret
Well lads as a lot of you know I finished my Back to Back Marathons last weekend so I've done my hard bit. Now its up to ye to do the hard part by dipping your hands into your pockets, Bags and handing over your donations.I can call to or meet those of you that don't know where i live. I will be at training both Mon. and Wed nights for those that want to give it to me there. When all collected thank you sooo much i've raised 1300 Euro Margaret
Other news from the weekend is that Michelle Kenny came 2nd Lady in the Inniscarra 4 Mile race in Ballyanley today having a great run on a very tough course.Well done Michelle. Several other members ran but I have no details to hand yet. Also Sheila Buckley had a superb run in Dungarvan 10km today clocking a time of 43.47 and looking good for Ballycotton. Danny
Magic is the only word I can use to describe the run today by club member Margaret Jones who today made history and completed her first back to back marathon in Clonakilty in just over four hours. Despite her sore and very badly blistered feet she headed out this morning accompanied by the great Helen Gilroy who did the first 13 miles with her and then Sheila Buckley took over for the last thirteen. Making the rest of us look like whimps, Margaret had a superb run smiling as always through the pain as she finished either second or third lady overall ( a few only did one marathon so we await the official results).Amazingly she was flying the last few miles and as always did her club proud. In what were far from ideal conditions of cold and wind she let nothing deter her. What a lady. Margaret was running to raise funds for her young buddy Jonathan who is very seriously ill so anyone that still wants to sponsor her can still do so. Pat Walsh ran the full marathon with Margaret on Saturday as he finished his last few hours in his 40’s as Pat turned 50th today. Happy Birthday Pat, Well done on sat new marathon PB for a young lad.
Midleton 5 Race Wins Best Race of 2012 A race poll held on the Cork Running Blog has voted our 5mile race as the best 5 mile of 2012. Plenty of club members help out each year to maintain our record of having a fantastic spread of food and friendly atmosphere. Our very fair challenging course presents runners with a great opportunity to record a pb going into the Ballycotton summer series. Thanks to all who voted. Well done to all who help make this race a success, we hope to have the same level of standards for the up and coming race on the 2nd of May. Ballycotton 10 With only 2 weeks to go before the much anticipated Ballycotton 10 race, we will do up a preview of the race next week with all the information about how to get to and from the venue. Over 100 members registered to compete, it could be our biggest turn out for this flagship race. Mealagh 10 Mile 3 of our members braved the tough hilly course in West Cork to take on the challenging Mealagh 10 mile course. Sean O Sullivan was our 1st man over the line to finish in an impressive 11th place overall to continue his rise back to form to win the 0/40 category. Sheila Buckley was our 1st lady home to finish 4th lady overall on what is a very challenging course. Paul Kieran’s was our final member of the trio to have a good run leading up to the Ballycotton 10 in 2 weeks time. Janssen 4 mile: Darragh Canavan knocked 15 seconds off the time he set in the FMC race which was held in the same course 3 weeks earlier to be our 1st man home again. Next up was John Hennessy followed closely by team mate Mike Dolphin who were both part of the Janssen team which won the B Category. Nigel Carroll was our next man in with an impressive 23:21, Adam Duchnicz was next and 3rd member of the MD Insulation team including Darragh Canavan to come 3rd in A category. Kieran Mulchay was next just under the 24 mins to continue his good work this season. Francis Maunsell was next man home just over the 24 min mark. Michelle Kenny was our 1st lady home again to knock 22 seconds off her time from 3 weeks ago to come in 3rd overall and be 1st in the Dept of Education team in grade A category. Rod Scanlon was next home as he continues his good form going into his 1st Ballycotton in 2 weeks. London marathon bound Fergal O Meara produced a pb as his preparation for London looks like it is paying off. Stanislaw Bycek was the 1st man over 50 as he continues to rack up the prizes in each event. Sally Drennan was 1st O/45 and 2nd in the Dept of Education team which won the grade A category. Helen Gilroy wan 2nd O/45 pretty impressive considering she was ill for a few days leading up to the race. Margaret Jones warmed up for her back to back marathon’s with this race to be 2nd O/40 and part of the Midleton News team which were 2nd in the A category. Other prize winners on the day were Joan McCarthy who was 1st O/55 followed by Kathleen O Connell who was 2nd 0/55. Plenty of other members ran including some of the development group who seem to be progressing nicely under Vince and Danny’s guidance. LETTER PACKING BALLYCOTTON 10
A huge thank you to the large number of our members who came out last week to help with the packing of the envelopes .Your help was really appreciated. We achieved a record in getting finished so early and hopefully you all will get record times in Ballycotton as a reward. Thanks again Ballycotton Dinner This year’s Ballycotton 10 Dinner will be held in the East Cork golf club at 7pm on the 3rd of March after the race. Colette Barry is taking bookings at training, its €10 for members and €15 for non members. Book early to avoid disappointment. Carragaline 5 Mile Anna Doris was 3rd overall in the Eagle 5 mile race today, as she continue’s her good form coming into Ballycotton in 2 weeks.UPDATE News just in gives Anna a time of 31.19 giving her 3rd Place but exactly the same time as 2nd Placed Lady. This is Anna's 2nd PB for the 5 mile this year. Looks like it could be "the Year Of The Doris". also just in has John O'Halloran 2nd Male O/60 and Margaret Barry 1st O/60 Lady. Well done lads I hope ye got prizes for this. Great to see Noel O Regan back in the prizes again as he won 3rd 0/45 as he comes back to some form. I’ll do up a full report on this during the week for the others that ran. Killarney 5k Well Done to Marian Cronin and Brendan Cronin who ran in the 5k series in Killarney on Saturday to both record PB’S. Well done lads keep up the good work. Fixtures Sun 24th Feb (11am)...Inniscara 4 mile...€10 Sat 2nd March (11am)...Doneraile Park 5k race Sun 3rd March (1:30pm)...Ballycotton 10 mile road race closed Sun 10th March (11am)...Cork BHAA Bord Gais 5k road race...€5/€8 Sun 10th March Munster Senior and Novice Road Championships (4 miles) Newtownshandrum Sun 17th March (10:30am)...Ballydehob 10k road race...€15 Sun 17th March (11:00am)...Ballinhassig 4 mile road race Mon 18th March (12:30pm) Kostal Ireland Mallow 10 mile road race €15 (1200) entry limit Book Now
Magic is the only word I can use to describe the run today by club member Margaret Jones who today made history and completed her first back to back marathon in Clonakilty in just over four hours.Despite her sore and very badly blistered feet she headed out this morning accompanied by the great Helen Gilroy who did the first 13 miles with her and then Sheila Buckley took over for the last thirteen.Making the rest of us look like whimps Margaret has a superb run smiling as always through the pain she finished either second or third lady overall ( a few only did one marathon so we await the official results).Amazingly she was flying the last few miles and as always did her club proud.In what were far from ideal conditions of cold and wind she let nothing deter her.
What a lady.
Margaret was running for to raise funds for her young buddy Jonathan who is very seriously ill so anyone that still wants to sponsor her can still do so.
Carrigaline 5 mile
A few results in from todays Carrigaline 5 mile where Anna Doris finished 3rd Lady overall with a great run of 31.45 whilst Noel O'Regan came 3rd O/45.Well done lads.
The good news in from Clonakilty is that Margaret Jones has successfully completed day one of the back to back marathon.Accompanied by her two training buddies Helen and Sheila she crossed the line well under her four hour target and is at present reviving her legs in the cool west Cork sea water.
Pat Walsh was also successful and achieved his target of getting in under the four hours for his last race in the O/45 cat.
Well done to both .I hope to have exact times later.
Bright and early tomorrow morning Margaret Jones begins her epic journey to run back to back marathon's in Clonakilty.
Close friends and members are running with Margaret at certain stages by none mad enough to go the 2 days in a row.
She will be accompanied by two stalwart ladies in Helen Gilroy and Sheila Buckley each doing a half with her.On Sat the first half by Sheila and at the 13 mile mark Helen will take over They will reverse positions for Sunday with Helen doing the first half and Sheila the second. Helen is then under instructions to have a "Nice Cool" drink waiting at the finish line.
The Great Pat Walsh will also be doing the full Marathon on Sat. He says its his first because the last one he did was so long ago he cannot remember it. He will surely remember this one as he changes "age cat."on Sat night.
Happy Birthday Pat and hope you have a great run.
Margaret is running for charity and all donations will be welcome before or after the run.
A huge thank you to the large number of our members who came out tonight to help with the packing of the envelopes .Your help was really appreciated.We achieved a record tonight in getting finished so early and hopefully you all will get record times in Ballycotton as a reward. Thanks again
Our club always helps out with the Ballycotton 10 preparations and this year is no exception. We are calling on as many club members as possible to come out tomorrow night to help us pack numbers and programmes into envelopes for posting. All you have to do is call up to Midleton CBS hall. (where we train in the Summer months) and you will be put to work packing.Even if you only come for a half hour your help will be appreciated as there are a couple of thousand to be done. Any queries please give me a call 0872403940 Thanks Danny
As most of you are aware club member Margater Jones is doing the back to back marathon in Clonakilty next weekend.She is doing this to raise much needed funds for a very ill little boy who has huge medical expences .I know many have sponsored her already but for those of you who missed out and want to sponsor her she will have cards a training tonight and next Wed. also Anyone who cannot make training etc can e mail their sponsor ship to the blog firstname.lastname@example.org
As usual we had a great crowd from the club here today and a special word of mention must go to club member Denise Hickey who is on the organising committee for this race and a superb job she made of it too.Well done Denise on a great race. As usual we had some great runs.First lady from the club home was Michelle Kenny Who came 3rd overall with a super run of 24.54 she also helped the Dept Of Education take 1st in Grade A TEAM .Well done again Michelle. Next to take a prize was Margaret Jones taking 2nd O/40 and dont forget Margaret is doing her back to back Marathon in Clonailty next weekend and anyone who wants to sponsor her for her worthy cause can still do so. Sally Drennan took 1st O/45 followed by Helen Gilroy who took and amazing 2nd O/45 after being ill for several days during the week. Joan Mc Carthy took 1st O/55 followed by Katheen O'Connell who took 2nd O/55. We had only one man in the prize winners Stan Byczek taking 1st O/50 Well done Stan. In the teams MD Insullation took 3rd in Grade A (Sean McGrath, Darragh Canavan and Adam Duchnicz ) whilst Sally Drennan took second grade A also Dept of Education. Well done to all who ran far too many to mention but a special word must go to the members of the Development Squad Joseph Fouhy and Fionan O'hAodain who both had great runs and got PBs. Conditions varied a lot from the same course three weeks ago when today was not as cold but was very windy for the last two miles. Danny
Our annual Ballycotton 10 Dinner will be held this year in the East Cork Golf Clubhouse.
It will be a 2 course dinner with tea and coffee. The price will be €10 for all members and €15 for non members. It's open to all members whether you are running or just supporting. Colette Barry will be taking money from this Monday 11th of February. Book early to ensure your place.
This is our flagship event of the season and a great way to share your experience of the big day.
This running related workshop is coming up next Saturday in Carrigaline between 1pm and 5:30pm. It is run by George Anderson of IntelligentRunning.Com
The workshop will cover running fundamentals, the systems and strategies that beginners need to know and even experienced runners sometimes forget. Also included will be how to incorporate various speed, hill and threshold sessions into your training program for 10k, half or full marathon. He will also be taking a deeper look at running technique as well as running nutrition.
Numbers were up for the 22nd running of the Dungarvan 10 mile road race, Midleton AC had 67 members competing on a very windy cold day. Darragh Canavan was the 1st Midleton man home in a 59:15 to record a fantastic pb. Mike Dolphin was next man in a pb 60:53 to continue his great form, Marc Dalton was next in just over the 62 min mark followed closely by Kieran Mulchay who was under the 63 min mark. Francis Maunsell was next home for another pb 63:29, Emmett Ronin and Nigel Carroll both crossed the line together to record more pb’s in 63:54. Anna Doris was our 1st lady home in a fantastic pb of 65:21 and secure 1st O/40 prize and our only prize winner on the day. Great runs were had by Noel O Regan, Fergal O Meara, Eoin Murphy, Alan Kelly, Brian Cott and John Cashman who were all inside 70 mins. We had plenty of pb’s on the day Unfortunately I don’t have them all to hand as people need to let me know. Well done to everyone who recorded PB’S on the day, keep up the good work. We had 19 runners under the 80 min mark, with 17 Runners under the 90 min mark and 16 runners over the 90 min mark. Well done to all on who ran on the day and to those who came down to support us all along the route. Ballycotton 10 The club committee meets this week to decide where the location of the Ballycotton 10 annual will be held. More info on this will be released as soon as it comes in. With the Ballycotton 10 just around the corner members who have entered and are considering not running or injured. You are advised to abide by the rules of the race and DO NOT GIVE YOUR NUMBER TO SOMEONE ELSE. Ballycotton 10 organisers have a name and shame policy and will use it if you break the rules. It is club pride that you risk shaming and the club can expel members who fail to follow these rules.
Clonakilty Back to Back Marathon’s With only 2 weeks to go to the Clonakilty Back to Back Marathon’s our own Margaret Jones is the only club member mad enough to give this event a go. Margaret is running this for a very sick boy that is currently receiving care in Crumlin. Margaret has sponsor cards at training if anyone wants to lend their support. Plenty of club members have been lending their support to run some of the marathon with Margaret. Best of luck Margaret on your mighty challenge. Club Membership All people who have not registered for the club are urged to register asap as you are not insured for races and training. Contact Danny on 0872403940 or email@example.com Well Done Joseph As reported last week former club member Joseph McCarthy travel to Korea with the Special Olympics for the floor ball completion. Joseph and his team mates won a bronze medal. Well done Joseph that is a great achievement. Fixtures: Thurs 7th (6:30pm)...CIT X-Country 4k/7k Sun 10th (11am)...Cork BHAA Janssen 4 mile road race...€5/€8 Sun 10th (11am)...Malaga Valley 10 mile Sat 16th/Sun 17th (9am)...Clonakilty Back2Back Marathons. Sun 17th (11am)...Carrigaline 5 mile...€10 Sun 24th (11am)...Inniscara 4 mile...€10 Sat 2nd (11am)...Doneraile Park 5k race Sun 3rd (1:30pm)...Ballycotton 10 mile road race Sun 10th (11am)...Cork BHAA Bord Gais 5k road race
Now is the time that some people might be deciding not to run Ballycotton 10
for whatever reasons.
If you are one of those people we wish to remind you that you cannot give your number to anyone else and ask you to refrain from doing so likewise if you want to run and are not on the entry list and are offered a number
please do not accept it.
This would be against the rules that people signed to abide by when entering the race.
So please abide by the rules.
Ballycotton 10 operate a Name & Shame policy and anyone found breaking the rules are named and their photo will appear on the internet.
What ever you do as an individual is up to you but when your club is involved its a different matter and under no circumstances do we want OUR club brought into disrepute.
Failure to abide by the rules could lead to expulsion from the club.
Formed in 1966 Midleton Athletic Club is one of the few clubs in the Cork area that has both a juvenile section and a senior section as well. This blog will deal with the senior section. The senior section has a wide variety of members ranging from members in mid seventies to just out of juvenile. It is proud to boast that two of our members represented Ireland in the Olympic Games. Whilst most members nowadays seem to favour road running over the complete variety of distances from 3Km to marathon and beyond also X Country and track and field as well. There is an active social side to the club. Anyone wishing to join is welcome to try out for a session before committing to the club. The club trains on Mondays from 6pm in the Midleton College Cricket Field and on Wednesdays @ 6.30 we meet for outdoor training with Edmond O'Sullivan at Dairy Gold Co Op Store Market Green Other group runs are organised amongst members during the week. New members are welcome anytime.
Contact Senior Section enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 086-1931338
(For information on Juvenile Section please ring 086-7904199)