Club member Matt Chojan did a 46Km trail marathon in the Polish mountains in 5.57 with 2300m elevation gained in 26 degrees of heat in blazing sunshine on Saturday. He finished 70th of four hundred runners . His wife Maggie did the 28km race at her ease. Well done to both of them.
John Hartnett 1O Km
John Hartnett 10 Km took place in Belgooly on Friday evening and Amanda Cooney took 1st O/50.
Training Monday evening as usual but NO training Tuesday evening due to John Buckley 5Km.
Sinead Keavney 1st Lady, Helen Gilroy 1st O/50 (4th overall) sets a new course record and Midleton AC Ladies 1st Team
What a great night for our club with some fantastic running all round. Our ladies excelled themselves with an incredible run from Sinead Keavney knocking 1.17 off her PB to finish in a time of 30.10 leading the Midleton AC crew home and that includes the men. Helen Gilroy also had an incredible run finishing 4th overall and 1st O/50 where she set a new course record for her category. To crown it off then the two ladies along with Eileen Leahy took 1st Team for Midleton AC. The icing on the cake then was Louise Barry got 3rd O/35, Michelle McGrath 2nd O/45, Marie Gillman 2nd O/50 and Mary O'Keeffe 3rd O/50. Our men also had fine runs with Neilus Aherne coming 1st O/60. Well done all.
A special mention also for some other heroines from our club who stopped and gave up their times to help Gerry Forde when he fell out of his wheelchair around the two and a half mile mark. They easily lost three to four minutes off their time and also to the Ballintotis athletes who also gave up their times when they stopped to help. Ye all did your clubs proud.
Thanks to Kathleen O'Connell for the above photos