Monday, 4 May 2020

Greetings and Lockdown 5Km News

Sláinte chugaibh!
’Sé mo ghuí is ár nguí go raibh clann club lúthchleasaíochta Mainistir na Corann slán, agus go bhfanann sibh ar fad folláin ón bhfaopach ina bhfuilimid!
I hope this finds you and yours all well, and that you continue to keep safe as we face unprecedented challenges and restrictions across our community.
Just as running activities across all levels was approaching peak season, the COVID-19 outbreak brought all club activity to a standstill.
This past few weeks has been a particularly difficult time for our athletes. We have been denied the joy of training with likeminded athletes and we all miss the thrill of training and competing at this time. 
It was difficult for us to bring all club based activities to an abrupt halt in early March but it was the right thing to do. As an integral part of the the local community and the Athletics Ireland family, we had no hesitation in complying with best practice guidelines and directives. The important of our Club and community rising to this challenge and doing what was necessary to help rid us of this deadly virus cannot be understated. 
Now as the restrictions are slowly being lifted we ask everyone to continue looking out for one another, to reach out to vulnerable people in our community and to abide by the guidelines as set out.
We thank everyone for their patience and solidarity as we did our bit to contribute to the national campaign to rid Ireland of this evil virus but let us give particular thanks to the front-line staff in all spheres that worked so hard at this time of uncertainty.
Finally I wish everyone good health for the coming weeks. Stay safe, and I look forward to the day where we can run with one another once again.
Sláinte chugaibh, agus nára fada uain an lá go mbeimid ar ais ag rith le chéile arís.
Go éirí libh!
Midleton AC
Midleton lockdown 5.
Midleton Ac are organising a weekly 5k virtual running competition.
Starting Wednesday 6th May 2020.
Members of Midleton AC that wish to compete in this race need to complete a 5k run by 9pm on each Wednesday in May 2020.
All 5k runs will need to take place between 6am on the Tuesday morning and 9pm on the Wednesday.
We'll be able to get the results directly from those of you that are members of our Midleton AC Strava group or you can simply text or email in your times to me (we trust you all to be honest!) and we'll take it from there.
Details of your race run can be sent to 0876324667 or between 6 am Tuesday and 9 pm Wednesday only!
On Wednesday night's, after 9pm we'll put together a weekly league table which will be broken into various categories with the most important category being the table for top 10 weekly/overall improvements with regards your weekly time!
All club members are welcome to participate so please pass it on to any club member that you know.
We can look at doing something similar in June if needs be and if there's sufficient interest from club members. 
First run results to be in by Wednesday 6th May @ 9pm.
No prizes! This is simply for fun!

Stay safe and enjoy!
Paul, Fergal, Declan 
(with the support of the Midleton AC Club committee)