Monday, 6 July 2020

TRAINING PROCEDURES

Covid-19 Phase 2 Return to Training Procedures:

All members of all levels are welcome to training


You MUST book in with Sally Please text 0872265857.

NEW 

You CAN if you wish email the form (below) to midletonaccovid19officer@gmail.com 

Cricket Field on Monday 6th Please bring your signed form (see below)
Training will continue on Monday, 6th July. On booking, 

We have no problem with taking as many members as wish to attend but for safety and insurance purposes we MUST comply with the rules laid down.

1. Each member must complete questionnaire prior to coming to each session. There will be two sessions available; 6pm and 6:15pm.

2. All members must maintain 2 meters Social Distance at all times. To allow for this, we can only permit 14 people per session. We will have two stewards in place.

3. Members must book in advance of training to secure a slot time. This will work on a first come, first serve basis. To book your slot, you must contact Sally Drennan at 0872265857.

4. All runners must adhere to HSE + AAI Covid-19 guidelines during sessions

5. Transport to and from training individually.

6. Each Member must bring own sanitiser and water bottle.

7. Follow Midleton Appointed Covid-19 Marshalls advice at all times 
This is unprecedented times and we appreciate all your assistance during this time.

The form which will need to be completed prior to each session is available here.

Friday, 3 July 2020

Midleton AC 4 Mile Race
(Members Only No Exceptions)


Tortoise and Hare Run

Race Briefing: Date: Sunday 12th July
Time: 9:00am
 Location: Midleton 5 Mile Course Reduced to 4 Mile and
Starting Point on 1 Mile Marker Outside Castle Rock Estate 
Finish same as Midleton 5 Finish 

The club has organised a unique race to encourage all club members to participate
 All members must submit their predicted 4 mile race time prior to race 
Runners must start the race in their scheduled allotted time 
Winner of the race is the 1st Athlete Home 
Remember going out too fast at the start could hinder your chance to win 
If people give fair times at beginning everyone YES Everyone has a chance to Win!!!! 
Slow and steady wins the race 

Covid-19 Safety Warning - Try to keep Social Distance at all times of 2 meters 
Each participant must complete the Covid-19 questionnaire prior to race and submit to : midletonaccovid19officer@gmail.com 
Please refrain from gathering in large groups before or after the race Parking in Market Green and run to start for Warm Up Roads will not be closed and it will be recommended to run on left hand side of road 
Note this is not a sanctioned AAI Race This race is strictly for Midleton AC Members only and entries can be sent to: daltonmarc@gmail.com by 9pm Friday 10th July 
Your start time will be allocated based on your predicted time 'If you run 30mins for 4 miles and your friend runs 24 mins you start 6 mins before them'

Thursday, 2 July 2020




SAVE THE DATE

Sunday 12th July @ 9am

Club Race with a Twist

"Slow and Steady
 Wins the Race"

More details to follow

Open to Midleton AC members only 


Tuesday, 30 June 2020

TRAINING SESSION

A large crowd was in attendance in the Cricket Field last evening where a great session was had. We can now cater for as many that turn up but we ask you to please let Sally know if you are coming and please complete your form.

These are regulations we must abide by they are not of our making but are required for tracing purposes etc and so that YOU WILL BE INSURED whilst you are training with the club.

The sessions are suitable for all levels from the slowest to the fastest. Anyone not able to attend and wanting the session just give me a text 0872403940 or anyone looking for individual advice or training plans etc give Donie a call 0862092795 he will be happy to help.
All part of the service from your club.

New members always welcome .You can try out for a session or two  with no obligation just to see if it is suitable for your individual needs. Just give us a call at 0872403940.

Below are a few photo's from last nights session. Apologies to those I missed.

















Sunday, 28 June 2020





Covid-19 Phase 2 Return to Training Procedures:

Cricket Field on Monday 29th Please bring your signed form (see below)
Training will continue on Monday, 29th June. On booking, Sally will confirm training location. 
1. Each member must complete questionnaire prior to coming to each session. There will be two sessions available; 6pm and 6:15pm.

2. All members must maintain 2 meters Social Distance at all times. To allow for this, we can only permit 14 people per session. We will have two stewards in place.

3. Members must book in advance of training to secure a slot time. This will work on a first come, first serve basis. To book your slot, you must contact Sally Drennan at 0872265857.

4. All runners must adhere to HSE + AAI Covid-19 guidelines during sessions

5. Transport to and from training individually.

6. Each Member must bring own sanitiser and water bottle.

7. Follow Midleton Appointed Covid-19 Marshalls advice at all times 
This is unprecedented times and we appreciate all your assistance during this time.

The form which will need to be completed prior to each session is available here.

Saturday, 27 June 2020

One of our several Saturday Morning Groups




Several groups from the club meet up on Saturday mornings for various runs. Ranging from the seriously fast to the not so fast and all stages inbetween. Its so wonderful to be able to meet up again after the lockdown. Photo's, articles, stories and advice always welcome to the blog. mdtacinfo@gmail.com

Thursday, 25 June 2020

TRAIL RUNNING

How wonderful it is to be able to post some photo's again and report that a wonderful evening of Trail Running was had on Thursday evening. Organised by Andre who will be doing a different wood every Thursday evening for the Summer. 
Note how well Social Distance is being maintained. Big thanks to Andre and well done all.





Friday, 19 June 2020

Covid-19 Phase 2 Return to Training Procedures:

You MUST book your place  Text Sally Drennan at 0872265857 and please do NOT forget to bring your completed form (see below)

NB 

Change of venue to Market Green (for one night only) Meet near Army Surplus Store. Please park in Tesco Car Park.


Training will continue on Monday, 
1. Each member must complete questionnaire prior to coming to each session.
 There will be two sessions available; 6pm and 6:15pm.

2. All members must maintain 2 meters Social Distance at all times.
 To allow for this, we can only permit 14 people per session. We will have two stewards in place.

3. Members must book in advance of training to secure a slot time.
 This will work on a first come, first serve basis. To book your slot,
 you must contact Sally Drennan at 0872265857.

4. All runners must adhere to HSE + AAI Covid-19 guidelines during sessions

5. Transport to and from training individually.


6  Each Member must bring own sanitiser and water bottle.

7   Follow Midleton Appointed Covid-19 Marshalls advice at all times 


This is unprecedented times and we appreciate all your assistance during this time.

The form which will need to be completed prior to each session is available here

Monday, 15 June 2020

Back On Track Return To Training

We had very near a full compliment at training tonight and it sure felt great to be back on the track. Well done to all who attended on your behavour and your keeping of the Social Distance.

Also thanks for bringing your attendance forms with you. We have to strictly abide by Athletics Ireland guideline in order to be covered by insurance and its your safety that is our main concerns.

A HUGE thanks your to our Covit 19 Safety Officer Marc Dalton without whose help and guidance we would never have managed so well.
The same rules apply to next week and if there are any changes we will inform you on the blog and by email. Danny

MAC ABÚ

Sunday, 14 June 2020

Covid-19 Phase 2 Return to Training Procedures:

Training will resume on Monday, 15th June at the Cricket Pitch
1. Each member must complete questionnaire prior to coming to each session.
 There will be two sessions available; 6pm and 6:15pm.

2. All members must maintain 2 meters Social Distance at all times.
 To allow for this, we can only permit 14 people per session. We will
have two stewards in place.

3. Members must book in advance of training to secure a slot time.
 This will work on a first come, first serve basis. To book your slot,
 you must contact Sally Drennan at 0872265857.

4. All runners must adhere to HSE + AAI Covid-19 guidelines during sessions

5. Transport to and from training individually.

6. Utilise parking around Midleton Hospital to ensure no congestion by Cricket Pitch.

7. Each Member must bring own sanitiser and water bottle.

8. Follow Midleton Appointed Covid-19 Marshalls advice at all times 
This is unprecedented times and we appreciate all your assistance during this time.

The form which will need to be completed prior to each session is available here

Sunday, 7 June 2020



A Big Thank You to Jon Waterman of Carrig Print Litho Press who gifted us a number of the above badges to remind us to 
Stay Smart Stay Apart 
and to keep the 2m distance.
 Anyone looking for one give me a call or  text. Danny

Please continue to abide by the HSE and Athletics Ireland guidelines and it is wonderful that we can now train in groups of up to fifteen.

The below may be of interest and the West Waterford AC website is always worth keeping an eye on.




Monday, 1 June 2020



Well done to all our members out there who are observing the guidelines of the HSE and Athletics Ireland. It is great to be able to meet up again in groups of four observing the social distancing and have a run and a chat. Remember anyone needing specific training plans etc just give Donie a call.
Please continue to observe the advice given and remember the public are watching us  also ignore what other groups/clubs are doing ( I have seen several on the roads and even on FB ignoring the rules as I am sure you all have) we can get through this and hopefully all race together again soon. Danny

Just for information if you care to read it.



Serious Training Issues Arising During COVID-19

Cork Athletics County Board wishes to express its appreciation and thanks all clubs and individuals - the overwhelming majority - for their co-operation, patience and adherence to HSE and Athletics Ireland guidelines and advice.
We are all hoping that normal club activity and competition can resume as soon as possible. However, the actions of a minority may delay these resumptions.
Since the start of the 'lockdown', the County Board has been aware that a small minority of members have been flouting HSE and AAI guidelines and advice, and undermining the lockdown strategy.
https://www.corkathletics.org/news/1737-covid-19-serious-training-issues.html





Friday, 29 May 2020


Midleton AC Virtual 5 k Series!

Week 4 – Final week in this year’s event!

Well done to all that participated again in our little 5k series. This week saw 37 athletes take up the challenge and in spite of  the scorching heat, a magnificent 17 min and 22 seconds saw John Hennessy lead the mens team home with Eileen Leahy being quickest lady!

There were lots of impressive results once again all you need to know can be seen on the results and improvement columns below!  

This weeks special mention goes to Donie and Kathleen O’Connell! When a man over of over 70 years and his much younger wife are consistently running such impressive times it deserves to be highlighted and celebrated! Sometimes we don’t need to look very far for inspiration!  Well done to you both.


Finally, thank you all once again for participating! Another event is currently being planned for Wednesday 10th or 17th June and this will probably be a slightly longer 4 mile event….so keep training!

Best wishes.
Paul Geary, Derek Ahern, Declan Dorgan and Fergal O’Meara.


Special thanks to Danny, Máire and Marie that help with updating the blog, social media, emails etc. too.








Results - week 4.
Week 1 – 3.
Highest weekly improvement in a week.
Fastest & slowest times highlighted.
Name
Cat
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Diff W4+/-.
Highest Improvement
Andre Brodkorb

24:52
19:16
00:00
19:50
-00:34
05:36
Annette Fitzgerald

29:24
27:51
27:05
27:40
-00:35
02:19
Astrid Micheel

00:00
30:49
30:43
30:31
00:12
00:18
Brendan Barry

27:28
25:38
25:44
00:00
00:00
01:50
Brian Martin

00:00
31:53
31:33
29:28
02:05
02:25
Caroline Geary

22:49
22:17
21:48
22:02
-00:14
01:01
Chris McCarthy

00:00
20:48
20:11
20:56
-00:45
00:37
Christine Murphy

25:38
25:13
24:26
26:00
-01:34
01:12
Colette Dalton

26:21
26:27
25:39
25:23
00:16
01:04
Dan Twohig

29:20
23:01
23:42
21:56
01:46
07:24
Darina O Brien

00:00
34:35
00:00
00:00
-00:00
00:00
David Cody

00:00
21:05
00:00
00:00
00:00
00:00
David Hughes

34:50
33:01
32:41
32:23
00:18
02:27
Declan Dorgan

19:25
19:28
00:00
19:01
00:27
00:27
Donie O Connell

27:08
27:44
27:36
27:25
00:11
00:19
Elaine Finn

37:55
35:38
34:59
37:10
-02:11
02:56
Eileen Leahy

21:10
21:30
21:28
20:59
00:29
00:31
Fergal O Meara

20:12
19:56
00:00
20:43
-00:47
00:16
James Long

00:00
21:21
00:00
20:43
00:38
00:38
John Hennessy

18:51
18:29
00:00
17:22
01:07
01:29
John Spelman

20:08
20:00
00:00
00:00
00:00
00:08
Kathleen O Connell

34:50
35:30
35:19
34:45
00:34
00:45
Kevin Moran

21:08
21:01
21:49
21:06
00:43
00:43
Kevin Morrison

26:22
25:19
25:50
25:04
00:46
01:18
Kevin O Sullivan

22:34
21:51
00:00
00:00
00:00
00:43
Joan Hough

26:18
00:00
00:00
24:38
01:40
01:40
Maura Smyth

29:20
27:04
00:00
31:02
-03:58
02:16
Maurice Ring

00:00
22:20
21:41
21:52
-00:10
00:39
Michael Collins

00:00
40:04
28:15
25:28
02:47
14:36
Mike Dorney

32:04
31:59
31:00
00:00
00:00
00:59
Morgan O Regan

18:34
18:18
00:00
18:28
-00:10
00:16
Norma Moore

38:36
35:20
00:00
00:00
00:00
03:16
Paul Geary

20:26
19:31
24:34
00:00
00:00
00:55
Xavi Lopez

29:14
29:13
28:27
30:42
-02:15
00:46
Paul Kierans

27:33
26:36
00:00
24:46
01:50
02:47
Paul Moore

26:53
24:25
00:00
26:00
-01:35
02:28
Rebecca Dennehy

00:00
40:04
38:31
36:26
02:05
03:38
Richard Power

24:02
23:56
00:00
00:00
00:00
00:06
Sally Drennan

00:00
24:50
24:15
23:43
00:32
01:07
Sheila Bulman

32:08
30:33
30:18
29:30
00:48
02:38
Shevaun Hogan

00:00
30:00
00:00
00:00
00:00
00:00
Sinead White

32:02
26:01
26:19
27:22
-01:03
06:01
Siobhan Murphy

26:34
26:27
25:47
25:51
-00:04
00:47
Vikki Peters

25:56
24:35
23:54
00:00
00:00
02:02
Joan McCarthy
33:49
32:29
32:56
31:50
01:06
01:59
Tim Hannon
00:00
00:00
19:11
19:00
00:11
00:11
Francis Maunsell
00:00
28:59
24:53
00:00
00:00
04:06
Michelle Dorney
00:00
32:01
29:13
00:00
00:00
02:48
Ian Kohler
00:00
00:00
30:05
29:38
00:27
00:27
Ger O Regan
00:00
00:00
00:00
19:30
00:00
00:00