WEEKEND RUNAROUND PART 2/3
Icing On The Cake
Midleton AC Ladies 3rd O/35 team in the National Marathon Championships
Midleton AC Ladies came 3rd O/35 team in the National Marathon Championships Our Ladies of Anna Doris , Esther Murphy and Margaret Jones were the three top finishers from our club and we are super proud of them as we are of ALL our runners and our supporters.
Some more great photos from Rayleen Dolphin
Anyone else with photos, reports etc please send them in.
Midleton AC Ladies Make National News RTE Television 6.01 and 9pm News Monday plus Irish Times on Tuesday.
What an absolutely amazing weekend we had some fantastic runs over the weekend from Tipperary, Cork and Dublin. Starting with the Cross Country our ladies did really well unfortunately not in the medals despite great runs and packing very well with Eileen Leahy, Sally Drennan, Sheila Buckley and Helen Gilroy all finishing within a few seconds of each other. Whilst with the men Brian Harty had a fine day and a strong run He was running solo for the club whilst his brother Michael went on to win the overall event. As always when you start moving up a level the standards become higher and as always we rose to the occasion.
Whilst at the Lee Fields we had great runs and PBs from Paul Fleming 31.08 and Simon Fitzgerald also got a PB and Marian Aherne had a fine run of 29.59 whilst John Cashman and Mary O'Keeffe also had great runs. A total of 259 took part more details later of other runners if they come to hand.Please remember I am depending on you to send me in the details. firstname.lastname@example.org
Some absolutely amazing runs reached a fitting climax when word started coming through that some of our ladies were on the 6.01 news yesterday evening then the 9 o Clock news and today Tuesday's Irish Times and whilst all this is very nice the important thing is the running and that was amazing from each and everyone from the club that took part.
Starting at the beginning but in no order of merit our first athlete home was Anna Doris with a superb run of 3.14.48 starting to do justice to her true talent (7th Lady o/40 and 41 st woman out of a total of 3782) and she was closely followed by an amazing run by the "Dark Horse" Brian Cott with 3.14.52 surprizing everyone including himself with such a great run. Don Ryan continues to get better by the day and again got a PB with 3.17 whilst Margaret Jones showed the powerful woman that she is struggled through every porta loo on the course with her illness and still managed 3.36.41. Louise Barry and Claire Fitzgerald our "Calendar Girls" both had great runs finishing very close together Whilst Camilla O'Connor running her first marathon had a superb run with 3.49. As I said this is in no order but Denis Collins had another great run with 3.41.22 and Francis Maunsell despite a great first half came home in 3.38.03 which I have no doubt will be put to rest next time out,
Niamh Dorgan did herself justice despite her recent injury with 4.05.37 whilst the ever solid Peter Gunning did 3.40.50 and like wise the great Neilus Aherne 3.19.20. Arthur McCarthy did what he intended and took revenge on last year and broke with comfort the four hour barrier 3.49.01 assisted by Gillian Murphy who had a brilliant run also,
Esther Murphy had as always a fine solid run with 3.32.40 and her buddy Amanda Stavoru showed the benefits of "warm weather training" and did 4.29.Whilst Chris Dowdall and Paul Geary had great runs with 3.53 and 4.22 respectively . Fionan OhAodain and Aidan O'Herlihy both had solid runs but will show their true talent next time out. Dereck Aherne had a good run also in 4.33 and Alan Kelleher despite struggling with severe cramps in his legs from nineteen on also had a mighty run
Anon quote (but can be verified from one of our leading men)
" A Midleton AC vest is the best thing ever" and along with that I say the Midleton AC supporters are the best supporters ever. Those that travelled up for the weekend and those that came up on the day Andre, Sandra, Deidre, Catherine, Ciara, Helen, Sheila, Rose x 2, Sally ,Barry, Mike, Rayleen, Mike Dolphin, Mick Murphy , John Carey ++++++++ the list can go on and on.
Every runner said "ye were brilliant and thanks" and every Cork club has come back to say thanks because we all know every shout, TXT ,cheer etc counts, So THANKS one and all. And the cry that seemed to come from all the runners was "Thank you Donie Walsh for the advice and support at training it certainly paid off.
I probably have left some few out as always but please let me know.
More details and photos later, Please send them in,
Anna says " Jezz Francis I forgot my make up and here comes Mary Sweeney"
Neilus smiling as always
Denis Flying at 11.
Paul Geary cruising at 11.
Bernie helping as always
The great Stevie D from Youghal AC
Too fast for the camera ever on Sports speed.
I wanna PB or die.
Where is the porta .
Denis says "where did that pain come from"
Hi guys" step aside I am going to be on TV"
Camilla and her new friends.
Arthur with 500 to go.
Niamh almost there.
Derek and The Magic Moments.
Alan its all been worth it,
The I can't believe it smile.
Camilla "I have the medal to prove it"
The Smile that made the News.
Champers all the way.And well deserved.
Don with his own fan club and the best supporters of the day.
Just before the dancing started . All photos beyond this point stay there.