Thursday, 19 May 2022


Midleton AC

New Couch 2 5K Starting

May 25th @ 6.30pm

Get Fit For Summer

 Male & Female Qualified Coaches

Suitable for beginners or those returning to running.

Places strictly limited.

Enquiries or 0872403940

Castleisland 10 Mile

Amanda Cooney ran the Castleisland 10Mile on Sunday .A very well organised race finishing on the track.

Eagle AC FOTA 5Km

Around one thousand signed up for the annual Fota 5Km on Thursday evening which was a lovely evening for running. The race was won by Alan O'Shea with Carol Finn the 1st Lady.

Our first man home was Henry Milward and our first lady was Collette Dalton. We had a good number of runners there and apologies to anyone whose photo I missed.

New Members Always Welcome




 One door closes, another opens! Many years ago, Midleton AC established MIDLETON TOWN COUNCIL as a BHAA team ( with the enthusiastic permission of the then town clerk, Joe McCarthy) in order to facilitate club members who did not have access to their own work BHAA registered team. Down the years the successes have been phenomenal at category and team levels…..JUST CHECK THE BLOG! Many a loud cheer arose when MIDLETON TOWN COUNCIL were invited to the winner’s podium.


Some few years ago, MIDLETON TOWN COUNCIL as such was disbanded and replaced with the larger MIDLETON MUNICIPAL DISTRICT entity. Team Secretary Edmond O’Sullivan discussed this at the time with the town clerk and Midleton AC committee members and it was felt that there was no particular need to change the team name.  Familiarity etc.


ALL WAS WELL - the winning continued apace!!......UNTIL last week, when a formal complaint was lodged to the BHAA by Cork County Council BHAA Team members along the lines that MIDLETON TOWN COUNCIL no longer existed!! An element of pettiness has to be attributed to this complaint. BHAA executive are most apologetic about this development but obviously they have to act upon a formal complaint.


Therefore, with immediate effect, MIDLETON TOWN COUNCIL BHAA Team is no more and all registered MTC members are now to use the BRAND NEW team name 


when registering for all forthcoming races. We are a collection of Midleton AC members who are also members of a local artists collective.


So remember for your next race when you register you are saying MIDLETON COLLECTIVE and not MIDLETON TOWN COUNCIL.


Also, remember if you have a BHAA team at your work-place you cannot register with MIDLETON COLLECTIVE team. I think a few of you are in that situation which will be ok for the rest of this year but NOT from January onwards.


Ar aghaidh linn! 


Mise le meas,


Edmond O'Sullivan,

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Date For The Diary

Wonderful to see another classic 5 Mile on the East Cork Circuit to compliment the Midleton 5


Trail Running Week 2

Glenbower woods Killeagh
Thursday 6.30 pm sharp; meet at the playground see map

Easy trail with some hills; one 4 mile lap, clockwise

No need to reply on WhatsApp, just turn up. All welcome, any pace.

Week 1: Ballyannan woods
Week 2: Glenbower woods Killeagh
Week 3: Ballycotton cliff walk
Week 4: Marlogue woods Great Island; optional kayaking
Week 5: Castlemartyr woods
Week 6: Knockadoon cliff walk
Week 7: Leahy’s farm woods
... to be continued


Dropped pin

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

John Buckley 5Km

Another Night Of Multiple Prizewinners

It appears we must be doing something right as a club because once again within a week we have come away with  lots of prizes in various categories.

Vicki Spiteri 2nd O/35 

Ger O'Regan 3rd O/50

Edmond O'Sullivan 3rd O/60

Donie O'Connell 3rd O/70

Midleton Town Council Ladies Team 1st Grade C

Well done to all our prizewinners and to all who ran its not just the prizewinners that make us the great club that we are. In Midleton AC everybody counts.

Thanks to Edmond O'Sullivan for the photos

Reminder Places running out fast Enter NOW


 To celebrate the success of our recent 5 mile race, there will be a night out this Saturday evening from 8pm in JJ Coppingers. There will be a few free drinks but we will need an estimate of numbers so please email or WhatsApp the runnerbeans group chat to confirm your attendance. 

Monday, 16 May 2022

Midleton AC

New Couch 2 5K Starting

May 25th @ 6.30pm

Get Fit For Summer

 Male & Female Qualified Coaches

Suitable for beginners or those returning to running.

Places strictly limited.

Enquiries or 0872403940

Cross Country Training 

Hi all,

At the end of the last cross country season we decided to approach the next season with a more organised plan.  With this in mind we plan to hold cross country training sessions on a weekly basis throughout the summer so that we have a well-prepared cross country team by September.  We plan to target a 5k or 4 mile race in September to have a goal to help us get fit for cross country.  The training sessions will be primarily led by Sinead and will incorporate different terrains - speedwork on pitches, hills, woods etc.

In the meantime, if you are interested in running cross country in the autumn could you let me know and we will start to organise the training sessions.

Our plan is to set up a whatsapp group for those interested. We will probably train on different days and times as it will be hard to get a time to suit everyone.

Look forward to hearing from anyone who is interested.

Kind regards
087 2265857