Sunday, 6 June 2021


Don't forget we have TRAINING ON MONDAY 6PM

PLEASE enter Ballynoe East Cork Road Racing Championships Form below in previous post. It won't cost anything if you can't make it on the night but there are NO LATE ENTRIES.

Well done to everyone running this weekend

Big congrats to Richard Power on a very fine Cork Half Marathon and to Amanda Cooney who did a half in Lilliput Adventure Centre.

Several of you were asking re Daniel Bloom Unfortunately Daniel got a bug Friday night and had to postpone until a later date.


Friday, 4 June 2021

 How To Enter for Ballynoe UPDATE

East Cork Roads - Tuesday June 15th

You must use the link below to enter due to Covid etc. 
but please let Sally 0872265857 know that you have entered so we can keep track of entries ourselves.

Link to enter the East Cork Roads on Tuesday 15th 
Entry is €5 on the night and everyone must pre enter.

Entry Link:

Details Of Races

East Cork Athletics Division Road Championships 2021
Venue: Ballynoe
Date: Tuesday 15th June 2021
Ladies Race 3000 metres. Start Time.7.15 pm
Men’s Race 5 miles.  Start Time. 8.00 pm.
Entry Fee. €5.00 pay on the night, (exact fee please no change given)
Race Numbers can be collected on the night outside the Community Hall (bring your own pins)
Entries are confined to athletes that are members of clubs affiliated to the East Cork Athletic Division.
Club Officials and stewards to pre enter (no fee if not racing)
There will be no entries taken on the night. 
Medals to the First 3 individuals at the Finish.
Team Medals will be handed out at a later date.
Ladies Teams 1st, 2nd, 3rd. (3 to Score) outside top 3
Men’s Team 1st,2nd,3rd.    (4 to score) outside top 3
Results will not be available on the night but will be on the East Cork Athletics website and Cork County Board website as soon as possible after the race.
Entries for athletes and officials will only be taken by filling in the form at the above link
Closing Date Friday 11th June 2021 10.00pm (It will not be possible to enter after this date)

Training On Monday

Training Monday @ 6 pm as usual. Even though Monday is a Bank Holiday and we normally don't have official club Training we have decided due to the times we  have been in and upcoming races that WE WILL HAVE TRAINING on Monday next. Just letting ye know early so ye can pencil it in and get ready for the upcoming races.

See below for race details.

Here's wishing anyone running this weekend the very best of luck. Please let us know how it goes.

Best of luck to Daniel Bloom and his great club support crew who will be running his first marathon this weekend.

Derek Aherne wins the new club Intosport Zip Up Top. Congrats Derek.

Mother and Daughter Run Virtual Cork Half Marathon with Sanctuary Runners 

Club member Rosarie Griffin accompanied by yours truly braved the elements on Thursday morning to complete the Virtual Cork Half Marathon and succeeded admirably. Not the nicest morning for the outing with strong winds and rain over half the course.

Not to be outdone her daughter Miriam ( aged13) ventured out that evening and completed the thirteen mile distance (13.1) in fine style in much kinder conditions. Well done ladies on your great effort. 

They both ran with the wonderful organization Sanctuary Runners.

Thursday, 3 June 2021


Confined to East Cork Division Affiliated Club

Tuesday 15th June 7.15 Ladies Men 8pm

ALL entries MUST be Pre Entered 
See above post with link


Sunday, 30 May 2021


Some Midleton AC members under the guidance of Sherpa Andre went for a walk on Sunday.

Well Done Nicola McPherson (Nicola Cooney)


A massive well done to Nicola McPherson (Nicola Cooney) on having completed the Edinburgh Virtual Marathon on today Sunday. This was her first marathon and all was on target until two weeks ago when she acquired a pelvic injury. She was advised by her physio  to go ahead and run as it would be her only chance as due to her injury she would have to confine herself to shorter distances in the future. So go ahead she did and despite her constant pain and having to put up with the first really hot day we have had in ages she persevered and being the trojan warrior she is she managed to finish it in style. She ran the last Km with her daughter Molly who herself had run the virtual kids race in Edinburgh yesterday. Well done Nicola you did your club proud.

( Thanks to her proud Dad Kevin for the photos)