You must be registered in order to be insured to train with the club. Talk to any committee member or to myself 0872403940 . Instalments etc. available no problem.
Lots have mailed in to say thanks to Alan Morley for the use of his van in Dungarvan. Thanks Alan another great club member.
Dungarvan 10 Mile
What a day!
PBs, No PBs, Bernie lost and celebations in Kanturk…. Only in Mideton AC!
Midleton AC made our way East; destination ‘Dungarvan,the new best 10 miler race”. Conditions were perfect; dry & bright. There were a few sore throats, head colds, phanton tweaks and aches but soon, all dissipated as the starting time edged closer.Buses and autombiles brought the biggest club partipants to this years race.
The bus was a cauldron of nerves and anticpation but once we arrived and John Treacy obliged us by taking our bus photo, we loosened up.
We then saw it deferential to include him in the next photo.! Hon to John Treacy, Olympian extradinaire.
All 58 of us arrived at the starting line and finished, albeit with a few minor injuries. There are too many highlights to be mentioned but its necessary to include a few.
Morgan O’Regan was our first Midleton athlete home and considering Morgan’s recent injury, it was a phenomanal time.
Super woman Ann Geary, our rising star romped home in pristine condition.
9th lady overall, 1st in her category and was champoroned closly by Don Mc Donald who clipped 3 minutes off his PB. Derek Ahern had them within his sights, arriving through the gantry in 65, chopping minutes off his PB.
Dave Cody, who has gone from strenght to strenght bagged a PB of 68, well done Dave.
Deirdre Ahern was our second lady home in 72, and 10th lady overall in this hottly contested category knocked minutes off her PB. She is in peak form following her superb Cloyne winter series, and is currently in third postion.
Dan Twohig despite an injury muscled a PB of 77 and Richard Power also knocked 5 minutes off his PB coming home in 78. Brendan Barry also clocked a PB after his first race in 3 years.
Our true heros are often unsung, and deserve equal if not more recognition because of their effort and time spent on the road. Our newest member Brian Martin hacked 9 minutes off his first ten miler last year in Ballycotton, well done Brian.
But it was Mike Dorney who completed his first ten mile race that excelled in the field. Well done Mike, you beat everyone for the top PB time.
As we edged closer to home time and loaded onto the bus, we were down one on the roll call, Bernie! What appeared like hours, Bernie casually appeared a half an hour later; This was after a second search party had gone out for the first search party, Monty python had nothing like it.
We didn’t party like it was 1999 but rumour has it Derek led Eugene astray to celebrate his PB in Kanturk of all places. Why Kanturk?
Only Derek’s Marathon 2017 bus crew know the answer.
WAC excelled in their race preparation and execution. Well done to them.
Special thanks has to go to Anna, Danny, Donie, Edwin, Eugene, Gillian, Kathleen, Louise and Mark, we are truly grateful for your generosity of spirit to support us.
If Carlsberg did clubs, they’d be Midleton AC.
Report by Claire Fitzgerald
Report by Claire Fitzgerald
Well our new most popluar 10 mile race has arrived.
The quick sellout of the Dungarvan 10 in hours saw only 60 Midleton club members get that lucky willy wonka golden entry.
On Sunday next, we head to Co Waterford, home to Ester, who sadly heads for the Kingdom next week
(We wish her well and hope to visit in a running capacity)
It’ll be a case of trains, buses and automobiles getting there, but we will arrive with our Donie training completed and we”ll give it our best shot.
Many are peaking in their fitness and ready for road while others are winging it. But we’ll all arrive at the finish.
While we wish everyone luck and extra pep along the way, we particulary want to wish our newest members who run with the club for the first time.
We will have our supporters along the way to egg you on.
Wear your singlet with pride.
CLUB PHOTOGRAPH : 12:30pm In front of the bus parked near the petrol station for all RUNNERS & CLUB SUPPORTERS
AFTERS: MAPLE next Saturday 10th at 8.30pm for the after party
Claire and Mark
Just wondering will Dungarvan ever manage to replace these
( Photo curtsey Kathleen O'Connell)
This is now due but of course you can register at any time during the year but from now on you must be registered to be insured for training with the club and for races. It is only seventy euro for the year which covers all AAI races and all official club training sessions.
There are instalments available if required (please just ask any committee member ) and special rates for full time students and unemployed members etc.
A great race by a great club and well worth supporting but its just a pity that they do not have an O/60 O/65 women and women's cat. prizes drop after O/50 etc Danny