Friday, 21 February 2014


All Ireland Bronze For Joan Hough

In the All Ireland Masters today Sunday in Dunboyne, Co. Meath Midleton ACs Joan Hough took the bronze medal in the O/55 section. She actually posted the same time as the second runner but was awarded third. Joan who gives so much of her time to coaching the Juveniles its amazing how she finds time for her own training so this result is really very well deserved. We are delighted for you Joan. Well done .

Kilworth Trail Run

Maggie and Matt Chojan did the trail run in Kilworth today Sunday which included two river crossings.

Adare 10 Km

Sunday saw the Adare 10Km take place where we had two runners. Sean O'Sullivan who is in flying form these days had a great run after completing seven + miles in the relay section of the Indoor Marathon yesterday was our first man home in a time of 39.47 which is fine running.He was closely followed by Mike Cremin in 40.51 running on his home turf and appears to be the first of the Cremin clan home. Well done guys. There was a total of 572 runners there today.

Midleton Indoor Marathon

John Dunphy on the run,

                                                           Well done to the organisers of this event It really was well organised especially for a first event great credit is due to them. On the home front the amazing Don O'Callaghan who last weekend completed the Clonakilty Back to Back Marathons this weekend did the Indoor Marathon and not only completed it but came 2nd Male as well. He was closely followed by John Dunphy who as always had a fine solid run and finished well up around fifth or sixth.

Don O'Callaghan with his beautiful handcrafted trophy.
                                                    In the relay section sisters Rose Barrett and Mary O'Keeffe did a half marathon each. This was Rose's longest race in years as these days she concentrates mainly on training the juveniles whilst Mary just completed her first marathon in Dublin last year. Maybe this will see the comeback of the famous "Dunne Sisters" who dominated the races some time ago.
                                                            Also in the relay we saw some really fine running from Sean O'Sullivan and Carmel Deane who made up half of a four person team.
                                                       All reports are that everyone seemed to enjoy it but most found it tough especially running on the carpets but overall a super event by all accounts.

A big thank you goes to all the Midleton AC supporters who came out today to support the event and the runners.
                                                                  The great Gerry Forde did the first ever indoor marathon in Ireland in a wheelchair here today and the organisers think it might be the first in the world. It was great to see so many of the Midleton AC Juveniles running along supporting Gerry in his race today. It would have been a lonely journey on his own so our juveniles volunteered to help keep him company.


Don't forget to book your pre and post Ballycotton massage before its too late. Club member Neilus Aherne is offering Special Rates to all Midleton AC members.
Neilus can be contacted at 0868438355

Cobh 10 Launched

Our club member John Dunphy is organising pacers for this race Anyone interested please contact the blog

Ballycotton Programmes & Numbers

A big thank you to all our members who came out on Thur. evening to help get the envelopes for the Ballycotton 10 ready. This is the kind of thing that makes this club the great club that it is. You should be receiving your number and programme in the post today or within the next few days thanks to the efforts of these volunteers.
Thanks again everyone.

Indoor Marathon

This weekend sees the first ever Indoor Marathon in Ireland and it takes place in Midleton Community College from early morning to late evening. We wish the organisers the Monday Night Club every possible success. Please call in and show your support.
We have at least one of our members taking part. John Dunphy will be flying the Midleton AC flag there and we wish John the very best and hope he has a great run and remains injury free. This will be totally unknown territory for all the runners.
We wish any other of  members doing it the very best also.

Runs Over The Weekend

There will be a training run in Balltcotton at 9am on Sat.Morning at 9am Led by Donie O'Connell and is open to all. Pace will be around 8/9 min per mile.
There will be another run there at 9am on Sunday morning.

Ballycotton 10 Info.

As we have done for twenty years or more we will have club cars stationed on the cliffs in Ballycotton on the day of the race. Members can leave their gear there safely during the race and then not have far to go to get their gear after the race also we can do our warm ups on the pitch n putt course next to the cars.

The AGM of the full club will take place in the Two Mile Inn at 8pm on Mon 24th All welcome

Anyone running over the weekend please let the blog know. email