Cross Country Updates
( from Sally Drennan)
Congratulations to all those who ran in the County Novice cross country on Sunday. The next races are as follows:
Senior County in Carrigadrohid on 9 October,
Intermediate county in Carrignavar on 16 October
Masters and Novice B in Carrignavar on November 6.
The senior county is primarily for athletes who are no longer eligible to run at novice or intermediate level and the standard is high.
We definitely hope to have teams at the subsequent two events. Everyone is eligible to compete in intermediate unless they have won an intermediate individual medal. The masters is open to anyone over 35 and the novice B is for anyone who has not won any cross country medal (team or individual at novice level or above).
Please contact me if you would like to be entered in any of the above. All entries have to be made in advance.
Some great photo's from Andre Brodkorb
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Roll Up Roll Up Get You Tickets
We will have raffle tickets for sale once again at training tomorrow evening (see previous post) also we will have tickets for our 50th anniversary night out in Fota Hotel for sale also (again see previous posts).
In the meantime if you want to pre order tickets @ 20e each Please contact
Maura Leahy at 086 190 0455 Limited numbers available so please order asap. Guest speaker on the night is John Treacy.
This promises to be a wonderful evening where we will honour all the Midleton AC athletes who have ran internationally for Ireland with a specially commissioned medal.
We will also launch our 50th Anniversary publication on the night which marks the fifty year history of our club.
Plus a meal and a free bus. Order now.
Sinead Win The County Novice
and our Ladies team take the Silver.
We saw some brilliant running today in Conna in the Novice and U23 County Championships where Sinead Keavney had another fantastic run to win it with ease and to be followed home by her team mates Anna Doris, Eileen Leahy, Louise Barry, Christine Murphy and Claire Parker. Louise and Claire were making their debut at Cross Country and it was only Christine's second outing.
Our men also ran very strong with another powerful run from Neilus Aherne and Edwin Cashman making his debut. All our runners had very fine runs and more detailed results will follow.
Winning is easy when you have time to give high five's to your kids.
Cork to Cobh
On a glorious autumn morning conditions were ideal for the annual Cork to Cobh 15 mile road race. The cool temperatures, very light breeze and bright sunshine added to the occasion. The Club was well represented, between those using the race as further preparation for the upcoming Dublin and Frankfurt marathons, and those running it as a race in its own right.
We had two prize winners, with Helen Gilroy taking second in the O50's and Mark Walsh taking second in the 055's.
We'll done also to Helen Gilroy, Amanda Coney, Maire Walsh, Claire Fitzgerald, Marie Gillman, Bernie Twomey, David Moynihan, Shane Foley, Morgan O'Regan, Fergal O'Meara, Eugene McCarthy, Mick Murphy, Fionnan O' Hadain, Denis Collins, Paul Kerins, Sean O'Sullivan, Kevin Morrison, Francis Maunsell, Kevin Moran, Richard Power and to anyone else representing Midleton AC whom I may have inadvertently overlooked or not met. Excellent refreshments were served afterwards and, all in all, a very well organised race and great value for money. Credit to Cork BHAA and to all involved from Cobh. (Report from Mark Walsh)
Some of our support crew.Cross Country
I have been getting a few queries re the location. It is on Frank Hayes's land in Conna but just head to Ballynoe down the hill and it will be signposted from there .Its the same course that we had three years ago.
As for the other queries re the race you must be a member of an AAI affiliated club to take part. More details to follow.
Cork 2 Cobh
Best of luck to everyone taking part. Hopefully everyone will have fine runs. I know many are doing it as a training run for Dublin and others will be racing it. Also you can enter on the morning of the race.