Thursday, 5 June 2014


East Ferry 5Mile

                                                                  Friday evening saw some fine running from our club members over the East Ferry Rowing Club's 5Mile route where luckily the weather cleared up in time for the race.
                                                       There was around one hundred and twenty runners took part and the whole event was superbly organised and I hope it becomes an annual event and the numbers grow as it really does deserve support. Well done Emmet Foley and CREW ye did a great job. Its best just list our prize winners as we had so many.

Sheila Buckley 2nd Lady
Emmet Ronan 3rd Male

Eugene McCarthy 1st O/40
Alan Kelly 3rd O/40
John Cashman 1st O/45
John O'Halloran 2nd O/60
Ian Kohler 1st O/65
Mary O'Keeffe 2nd O/45
Margaret Twohig 3rd O/45
Joan Mc Carthy 1st O/55

East Ferry Rowing Club

                                                                                                                                   EAST FERRY '5'

                                                                                                                             Friday 6 June 2014. 8:00pm


Finishers in the Midleton AC team.                                                                                                                   Pace       Race    Race

Place     Time     Name                                                         Team                                             Race Age Category     min/mile     No     Place

        1    0:29:59  ROHAN, Emmett                                       Midleton AC                                 M40                                  05:59.7         84          3

        2    0:30:38  MCCARTHY, Eugene                                 Midleton AC                                 M40                                  06:07.5         95          6

        3    0:31:54  CASHMAN, John                                       Midleton AC                                 M45                                  06:22.7         83          9

        4    0:32:11  CREMIN, Mike                                           Midleton AC                                 M                                      06:26.1         56        13

        5    0:33:47  KELLY, Alan                                               Midleton AC                                 M40                                  06:45.3       111        20

        6    0:33:55  BUCKLEY, Sheila                                       Midleton AC                                 F                                       06:46.9         32        22

        7    0:34:45  HALLAHAN, Mike                                     Midleton AC                                 M45                                  06:56.9       104        28

        8    0:36:45  O'HALLORAN, John                                  Midleton AC                                 M60                                  07:20.8         94        39

        9    0:37:36  FITZGERALD, Barry                                  Midleton AC                                 M                                      07:31.0         99        51

      10    0:37:58  O'REILLY, Mark                                         Midleton AC                                 M40                                  07:35.4         44        53

      11    0:38:12  MORAN, Kevin                                          Midleton AC                                 M45                                  07:38.2         42        54

      12    0:39:04  BARRY, Colette                                         Midleton AC                                 F                                       07:48.6           1        60

      13    0:39:06  DUGGAN, Eleanor                                    Midleton AC                                 F45                                   07:49.0         90        61

      14    0:39:41  O'CONNELL, Donie                                   Midleton AC                                 M60                                  07:56.0         82        64

      15    0:40:54  O'KEEFFE, Mary                                        Midleton AC                                 F45                                   08:10.6         14        70

      16    0:42:16  TWOHIG, Margaret                                  Midleton AC                                 F45                                   08:27.0         57        74

      17    0:42:59  POWER, Richard                                       Midleton AC                                 M40                                  08:35.6         40        77

      18    0:44:40  CREEDON, Lana                                        Midleton AC                                 F                                       08:55.8         67        83

      19    0:44:47  KOHLER, Ian                                             Midleton AC                                 M65                                  08:57.2         51        84

      20    0:52:49  MCCARTHY, Joan                                     Midleton AC                                 F55                                   10:33.6         35      111


There were 20 finishers in the Midleton AC team.



Donie Walsh a real running legend former Irish International Runner and highly respected coach will be acting as head coach at our Monday night sessions as and from the 14th July. His advice will be available to all who attend, More to follow but see training notice below for info.

Weekends seem to start on Thursday these days with so many races.

Belle Of Ballincollig 5Km

Belle Of Ballincollig 5Km saw Helen Gilroy continue her winning ways with a fantastic 2nd place overall in this very competitive event. She did a super time of 19.37.Well done Helen delighted for you as always. Colm Jordan back from his travels was the other Midleton AC runner there Full results on Running In Cork or
( In case any of you are wondering that I got the results wrong yes Helen did get 2nd as the girl ahead of her was a juvenile )

Tonight Thursday saw Andre Brodkorb organise a mile run for the club and it was very successful and great fun. Hopefully he might consider doing it on a monthly basis over the Summer,Some peoples times were as follows. As the race was run on the left hand side of the road from Mile two to one it is slightly over the mile. Andre 5.31, Don 5.35, Sheila 5.52 Mags 5.58, Peter 6.30, Lorna 6.35.

Don't forget East Ferry 5 Mile on Friday evening and be sure to get there early as the start is at least a half mile from the reg. in Saleen School.


Don't forget that on Monday's we have moved the  speedwork training to Midleton College Cricket Field. This is situated at the back of Midleton Hospital and has a very good surface . There is also loads of space there to run around if you want an easy session. Time still the same 6.30pm

This is open to all our members at whatever level. If you want to improve you need to do speed work and it is always better not to do it on the road all the time as this can lead to injury.

There will be new special session for 8-9 min (or slightly above or below) milers which will be taken by John Dunphy so if you really want to improve here is your chance. There is no better pacer around than John as can be seen from the demand on his services by race organisers.

Our usual trainers, Noel, Edmond and Danny will continue to cater for other groups at the various levels.  We are also delighted to have Jim McMurtry (club president and former international athlete) involved in setting the sessions.

Directions: park behind Supervalu/opposite Midleton Hospital, then with your back to the hospital, go right and take the right hand turn at the "Detour" sign - it's only a 2 min jog from there.  

If you have any problem finding the place give me a call on 087-2403940.


Our first session the last Monday week was hugely successful with a great crowd and trainers catering for all levels and everyone who attended seemed delighted with the track and the sessions.

Upcoming Races
06-Jun Fri 18:30 Grange-Fermoy Open Sports Vars Colaiste an Chraoibhinn, Fermoy Club No Yes Sports
06-Jun Fri 20:00 East Ferry 5M 5M East Ferry, Midleton Rowing Club No Yes JW07-Jun Sat 09:30 Parkrun (Macroom) - Free race 5k Macroom Voluntary No No ???
07-Jun Sat 09:30 Parkrun (Clonakilty) - Free race 5k Clonakilty Voluntary No No ???
07-Jun Sat 18:30 Duhallow 4M - Twomey Remorial Run 4M Meelin, Newmarket, Co. Cork Club No Yes ??
07-Jun Sat Munster Juvenile U/9 to U/13 T&F Chps - Day 1 Vars Lee's Road, Ennis AAI Yes AAI Track
08-Jun Sun Munster Juvenile U/9 to U/13 T&F Chps - Day 2 Vars Lee's Road, Ennis AAI Yes AAI Track
08-Jun Sun 10:00 Clonakilty 4 4M Castlefreke Woods, Rathbarry, Clonakilty Club No Yes MH
10-Jun Tues 20:00 Streets of Fermoy 5km 5k Fermoy Community No Yes DF
11-Jun Wed 20:00 Glanmire 4 4M Glanmire Club No Yes JQ
12-Jun Thurs 19:30 Cork AAI T&F League - Round 3 Vars CIT TRack AAI No AAI Track
12-Jun Thurs 20:00 Coolagown 5k 5k Coolagown Club No Yes JW
12-Jun Thurs 20:00 Merck Millipore 5k 5k Carrigtwohill BHAA No Yes KC
13-Jun Fri 19:30 Blarney-Inniscarra AC 4 4M Ballyanly, Inniscarra Blarney-Inniscarra AC No Yes