Friday, 18 July 2014


Fantastic Run By Daniel Colbert

                                                                   Running in his first National Senior 400 h Final today Daniel Colbert exceeded all expectations and finished a brilliant 4th place he was well placed to take the bronze until a slight mishap at the second last hurdle. This is a great result for a very young man of only twenty and rest assured that the Midleton AC  vest will be on the National Senior Podium next year. Remember that Daniel already won the National U23 title two weeks ago.
For those of you that missed it the race can be found on RTE Player on RTE2 at 6pm and Daniel's was the first race.
It was truly wonderful to see the Midleton AC's colours on national television and worn with
such class. May it be the first of many occasions.

Summer BBQ

Midleton Athletic Club invites you all to the club's summer event BBQ on Saturday 2nd August at 8pm at the Elm Tree - €10 for members and €15 for non members. 

Coeliacs and vegetarians are catered for, just make sure to let us know in advance.

Names and money will be taken next Monday from 6.15pm onwards from Claire and Bernie or after training from Colette.

This is a great social night and gives us time to mix with all our groups, meet new running colleagues, and kick off the runners - to party!
Midleton AC Social Committee
Club Singlets
New club singlets have arrived.  Claire will be at training this Monday night, July 21st, from 6:15pm if you wish to purchase one (€15).


Training will continue as usual with guest coach Donie Walsh in the Cricket Field on Mondays. Donie will be available from 6pm (before training) for individual consultations re your training plans, difficulties etc.
Everyone is encouraged to avail of this over the coming weeks.
All others are requested if possible to be there by 6.20 to start your warm up and be ready for training at 6.30.

Daniel Makes National Finals

                                                      The wonderful news has just come through that Midleton ACs Daniel Colbert will be running in the National Finals in the 400m H. tomorrow. This is a great achievement especially considering that he only just buried his close friend and uncle (see previous post). The final will be shown on on RTE tomorrow evening. Win, lose or draw Daniel we are extremely proud of you and wish you the very best. Racing in the final at such a young age and in such esteemed company (several internationals also running) will be a great experience for Daniel and for the club as it is many many years since we had someone in a National Senior Final..

Coming Soon
Cloyne Community Council






Wednesday 6th August 2014 @ 8pm

(Walk starting @ 6.30 pm)


All proceeds to Children’s Playground


Entry Fee:                    Run €10   Walk €5


Registration: Cloyne National School

“Chip Timing”



·     1st 4 Men
·     1st 4 Women
·     First 2 Men  O/40
·     First 2 Women  O/35
·     First 2 Men  O/45
·     First 2 Women  O/40
·     First  2 Men  O/50
·     First 2 Women  O/45
·     First  Man  O/55
·     First  Woman  O/50
·     First  Man  O/60
·     First  Woman O/55
·     First  Man  O/65
·     First  Woman O/60
·     First  Man  O/70
·     First  Woman  O/65
·     First Junior Man
·     First Junior Woman
·     First Wheelchair Athlete



Headphones Not Allowed

Accurately measured course & AA1 Permit Granted


Entries taken from 5pm

Refreshments and Spot Prizes after Race in the school


Contact: Margaret Twohig (087) 2094493


Donaghmore 7 Mile
"Take The Challenge "

                                                    Many Midleton AC members went there on Friday evening took the challenge and won. Our ladies were 4th,5th and 6th namely Helen Gilroy, Sheila Buckley and Margaret Jones and they also took FIRST TEAM in the Ladies.
                                   This is superb going and they each knocked about four minutes off last years times. Not only did these ladies do well but Deidre Aherne came home 2nd O/35  with some great running especially considering it was her first time doing the race and to top things off Margaret Twohig came 2nd O/45 which was particularly nice considering she went mainly to advertise her upcoming Cloyne 5km.  Ciara Baldwin doing it for the first time also had a great run.
                                         Sean O'Sullivan was our only male prize winner coming 2nd O/40 with a great run in this very competitive section. Veterans of the race Donie O'Connell and Danny McCarthy also had good runs.
                                                    This is one of the toughest runs around but is organised so very well with time callers at every mile and great prizes and a great spread after. Entry fee was only 10 Euro which included a dry fit T shirt. Some value for money. Full results are available on the Precision Timing website which means it was chip timing plus a Dry Fit T-shirt all for 10 Euro.

Best of luck to everyone running this weekend. The big one Friday is "Take The Challenge" the Donaghmore 7 which is one of the really tough ones around. I know we have several members going.
The other big one is the National Championships where we have Daniel Colbert competing. Daniel will be running under difficult circumstances as can be seen from previous post and we also wish him the very best of luck.

This won't apply to our members but some of it might be of interest.
 Weekend Races
Fri 18th July, 20:00, Donoughmore 7
Fri 18th July, 18:45, Fanahan McSweeny Open Sports, Araglin
Sat, 19th July, 09:00, Waterfront Ultra-MarathonCourtmacsherry
Sat, 19th July, 09:00, Waterfront Half-Ultra, Courtmacsherry
Sat, 19th July, 09:00, Waterfront 10k, Courtmacsherry
Sun, 20th July, 12:30, Banteer Show 5k
18-JulFri20:00Donoughmore 77MDonoughmoreDonoughmore ACNoYesJW
18-JulFri18:45Fanahan McSweeny Open SportsVarsAraglinFanahan McSweeny ACNoYesSports
19-JulSat09:30Parkrun (Macroom) - Free race5kMacroomVoluntaryNoNo???
19-JulSat09:30Parkrun (Clonakilty) - Free race5kClonakiltyVoluntaryNoNo???
19-JulSat09:00Waterfront Ultra-Marathon36MCourtmacsherryCommercialNoYes???
19-JulSat09:00Waterfront Half-Ultra18MCourtmacsherryCommercialNoYes???
19-JulSat09:00Waterfront 10k10kCourtmacsherryCommercialNoYes???
20-JulSun12:30Banteer Show 5k5kBanteerClubNoYes???
24-JulThurs20:00Churchtown South 55MChurchtown SouthClubNoYesJW
25-JulFriShannonvale 10k10kClonakilty??NoYes??
25-JulFri19:00West Cork Board Confined T&F League - Rd 3VarsBandonAAINoAAISports
26-JulSat09:30Parkrun (Macroom) - Free race5kMacroomVoluntaryNoNo???
26-JulSat09:30Parkrun (Clonakilty) - Free race5kClonakiltyVoluntaryNoNo???
27-JulSun10:00Cork Sports Partnership 5k - Race 15kBallincollig Regional ParkSports PartnershipNoYesPark