Monday, 23 March 2020

Dublin Marathon
National Marathon Championships

This applies to Athletics Ireland members only and as members of Midleton AC you qualify.

It does NOT apply to NON AAI members.
Just one of the many good reasons to join an Athletics Ireland club.

National Marathon Championship
Dublin Marathon 'good for age' standard for AAI members will open for entry on the 1st of April to 26th April.
Entry is through the Dublin Marathon site and verification of times will be required. The standard must met within the last 3 years.
To ensure entry will also be included in the AAI National marathon members should enter the marathon with the same name and details as per their AAI membership

There is no official club training as per Athletic's Ireland guidelines.

This weeks session is the same as last weeks. It is about building a strong base. Any queries please feel free to ring/text Donie or myself 0872403940 Danny 


Stay Safe Run Safe

Please all follow the HSE guidelines. I have had a couple of calls saying that runners in Midleton have been seen not observing the safe distance guidelines. I do not believe they were members of the club but please be careful out there and observe the guidelines. This is your chance to lead by example. Safe running everyone. Danny

Monday, 16 March 2020

Ballintotis 4 Mile Race Cancelled

Due to the ongoing uncertainty with the Covid 19 Virus and keeping in mind the health and safety of everybody, this year's Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race scheduled for Thursday April 16th has been CANCELLED

Those who have availed of pre entry on line, will soon be contacted by Primo Events to arrange a refund.
We thank all our participants for their wonderful support over the past ten years and look forward to hopefully seeing you all back in Ballintotis in April 2021.

In the meantime, take care and look out for one another during these troubled times - here's hoping we are all back running in the not too distant future.

Best Regards
Ballintotis Race Committee 

Midleton Athletic Club regret to announce that the 2020 Midleton AC 5 Mile road race scheduled for Thursday 7th May has been cancelled.

We have been monitoring recent events and in the interest of safeguarding the health of event participants, spectators, volunteers and our own club members we have decided on this course of action.

We will refund any of the online entries that we have processed, please bear with us until we arrange this and all will be contacted by email in due course.

We would like to thank all our sponsors and volunteers who have helped us along the way this year, and in previous years. Without your assistance this race would not be possible.

We would encourage all to stay safe and to follow the HSE Guidelines to help stop the spread of this virus.

Stay safe everyone.

Sunday, 15 March 2020


As you will be aware there is NO OFFICIAL CLUB TRAINING as advised by Athletics Ireland.
 Any member needing to know Donie's recomended sessions for the week give myself 0872403940 or Donie a text or a call. 
Its also posted on the What's App Groups posts.

Please follow the HSE guidelines if going out and keep the social distance.
Keep Safe Danny

Saturday, 14 March 2020


Hi All,

Due to uncertain circumstances with the Covid-19 Outbreak, I have temporally suspended all online entries to our race until the 1st of April.
If we have to cancel in the future I don't want to have to refund too many people.
Judging by the situation we are faced with, it might not be possible to hold the race this May and we might need to look at dates in the summer as possible alternatives.

I spoke to Club Captain Declan Dorgan this morning about this situation and he is of the agreement that we might need to cancel the scheduled race day of 7th of May and look for another summer date.

We will make a call on this by the end of next week.

Obviously the health and welfare of all our members and families is more important during this time, we need to assist the country in every way to stop the spread of this virus.

Best regards,

Marc Dalton Race Director


See previous regarding official club training.

Lots of us are meeting up in small groups so keep in touch with each other and stay safe. Danny

Thursday, 12 March 2020



A statement from Athletics Ireland regarding the CoronaVirus (COVID - 19) posted today, 12th of was March on Athletics Ireland website
The recommendation from Athletics Ireland is that Club training sessions be cancelled with immediate effect
Midleton AC Committee will continue to closely monitor the situation and will make a decision the return to Club training,
Our priority is the safety of our Club members, coaches and their families
Take care all

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

'We are delighted to announce this years Midleton AC 5 Mile Road Race will be held at the Midleton Park Hotel by our New race Sponsor Midleton Park Hotel. Today we had our Race Director Marc Dalton meet the Sales & Marketing Manager Cian O' Callaghan to discuss the race for 2020.
We will use the Hotel as our HQ for race registration and post race refreshments & prize giving.

You Can Enter Here Now

Bad news and a sign of things to come.

Mallow Athletic Club regret to announce that the 2020 Coop Superstores Mallow 10 mile road race scheduled for Sunday 22nd March will not go ahead at this time.
We have been monitoring recent events and in the interests of safeguarding the health of event participants, spectators, volunteers and our own club members we have decided on this course of action.
We are due to meet in the coming week to discuss options for re-scheduling the event as well as how the refund process will work. Please note a full refund will be offered to all participants.
We ask for you to bear with us at this time and we would like to thank all participants along with our sponsors, volunteers and members for all the hard work and support in organising the race to date.
Kind regards
Clive Aherne
Club chairperson

Monday, 9 March 2020

Ballintotis 4 Mile Now Open For Entries

The Countdown is on to the 11th Annual Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race

Enter on line from today until April 14th and you could win on overnight stay for two at Garryvoe Hotel.

Friday, 6 March 2020


Cork County Road Racing Championships

The Cork County Road Racing Championships take place on Tuesday 17th March at 12noon in Banteer (near Mallow). We always as a club have a great crowd at these races and hopefully we will be doing the same this year. Please let Sally or Andre know if you are interested asap. Its only an hours drive and we can car pool or get a bus. You must wear your club singlet.

Fenor 10 Mile

We had three runners here today at the Fenor 10 Mile near Dunhill, Co Waterford. David Cody, John Cashman and Neilus Aherne. John won 1st O/55 and Neilus won 1st O/60. Well done guys as they say two out of three aint bad.

Crosshaven 10Km and 5Km

We had two runners here today representing our club. Declan Dorgan had a great run here in the 10Km finishing fifteenth over all in a time of 40.04 and Barry Drennan also had a great run in the 5Km taking 2nd M60. We had one lady Mary O'Keeffe who won 1st O/50. A total of two hundred and twenty eight ran the 5Km and three hundred and three ran the 10Km.

Duhallow 10 Mile

A total of three hundred and ninty five runners ran in Duhallow on Sunday and we had a nice crew there representing our club. Our first man home was Mick Murphy who ran 67.45 and he was followed by Dan Twohig who also had a fine run. Our first lady was Helen Gilroy who ran 71.49 and won 1st O/50 whilst Esther Murphy won 1st O/45 and Marie Gillman 3rd O/55. Our other ladies who also had good runs were Louise Barry and Amanda Cooney. Well done all in the tough conditions that were out there today.

For the weekend that is in it. Memories are made of this.

Best of luck to all running and racing this weekend. We have two races in Crosshaven and the Duhallow 10 Mile and no doubt some will be reliving old memories in Ballycotton. Members please send in any photos and reports.

Don't forget this is coming up shortly the first evening race of the season and a great race at that.

Monday, 2 March 2020


Big congratulations are due to club member John Hennessy who won Silver in the Master's O/45 section of the Munster Road Racing Championships in Dungarvan on Sunday.
All our athletes Edwin Cashman, Mark Walsh and Ger O'Regan had very fine runs. We are still awaiting the final results but the one we are sure of so far is John's. 

Friday, 28 February 2020


Munster Road Racing Championships

On a fresh,  bright day in Dungarvan a strong field of men and women from across Munster competed for their Clubs on this 4 mile route. Midleton AC was represented by a team of 4 men competing in the masters category.  John Hennessy led the team home in a fine time of just under 22 mins. Fine performances were also delivered by Edwin Cashman,  Ger O'Regan and Mark Walsh. It was a challenging,  but enjoyable course and a great opportunity to turn out in MAC Club colours. Well done to the lads.
Report Mark Walsh

No results to hand yet

Killeagh 4 Mile

A fine crowd turned up for the Killeagh 4 Mile on Sunday morning. It was great to see so many from our club there out supporting another local event.
As always it waas very well organised with a great spread after. Our first man home was Paul Geary and our first lady was Eileen Leahy. All other has very fine runs especially Maura Smyth running her first four mile and finishing in very fine style well up the field..

National Senior Indoor Track and Field Championships

Jack O'Shea, a junior athlete ran in the Indoor Senior T&F Championships.

"Well done to U20 athlete, Jack O'Shea, who represented Midleton AC at the Irish Life Health National Senior Indoor T&F Championships in Abbotstown today. In the 800m heats, he finished 4th in his heat in a time of 1:59.30.
It was a slow tactical race with the athletes going through the first 400m in 61 seconds and then winding up for a blistering finish over the final 400m.
To finish off the day, Jack ran in the heats of the 400m, coming home in a time of 52.83 seconds. "

Report Joan Hough

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Best of luck to all racing this weekend. A weekend in which we are spoiled for choice with races in Cork City, Dungarvan and Killeagh. The BHAA have a new 5Km race at 11am in CIT which takes in the Rebel Run route. It is a pity it clashes with a local race in Killeagh, The Killeagh 4 Mile which is very popular and very well organised and well worth supporting.
It also clashes with the Munster Road Racing Championships which takes place in Dungarvan. We have a Mens Team going there. Remember you must be a registered member to participate here and also have pre entered.