Senior Section News
Joe Hourigan Memorial ‘5’ May 6th
Midleton AC held a successful meeting recently where the plans were put in motion for the highlight of our year - the Midleton AC Joe Hourigan Memorial 5 Mile Race on Thursday May 6th.
There are a number where ALL club members can help.
Firstly we would appreciate if would please download the attached race promotion poster. If possible please copy it (as often as you can) and then display it at your work place, local shop, gym, pub etc. We need you to spread the word about the race.
Secondly, Edmond O’Sullivan is co-ordinating stewarding for the race. Is there somebody you know that can spare some time to help us on the night – a family member, friend or work colleague?
If so please send text to Edmond with details -086-8323267
We will also have a draw for spot prizes on the night of the race – if you can acquire any prizes please forward them to Kathleen O’Connell.
Finally, Midleton AC has developed a reputation for the best after race food in the county. As usual we would ask each of our club members to bring a plate of sandwiches or some cakes if possible.
Kilnaboy 10 Miler
We are entering the busiest period of the year on the local front with races galore close at hand and of course the conclusion of the Munster 10 Mile Series in Kilnaboy County Clare on Sunday next. Midleton AC has currently 5 runners in the top 50 going into the final race. I’ve attached the full list of placings overall in the Series so that everybody knows where they stand going to the race. - Best of luck to all our travelling party in the big event.
Closer to home there is of course another 10 mile option on Sunday week when the inaugural Great Island ‘10’ will be run in Cobh. After last Sunday’s Belgooly ‘4’ and the Boherbue race today there are loads more events on the horizon.
Well done to all our runners in Belgolly – as you can see from the winners list, our crew collected plenty of prizes.
DICK COPITHORNE MEMORIAL 4-Mile Road Race, Belgooly, Co Cork
1 D Smith (Ballynonty) 21:28; 2 T Kelleher (Togher, M40) 21:46; 3 J Meade (St Finbarrs) 22:06; 4 T Laffan (Bandon, M40) 22:24; 5 S Simcox (Mallow) 22:35; 6 E O’Donovan (Rising Sun) 22:40; 7 L Lee (Leevale, F) 22:58; 8 M Murphy (unatt) 22:59; 9 T Mahony (East Cork) 23:08; 10 J Walsh (unatt) 23:09.
M40: 3 A Browne (Eagle) 23:52; 4 J Dunphy (Eagle) 24:36.
M45: 1 M Bulman (Donoughmore) 24:10; 2 J O’Callaghan (Rising Sun) 24:20; 3 S Byczek (Midleton) 24:44.
M50: 1 J Collins (Leevale) 24:29; 2 M McGrath (Eagle) 24:53; 3 W Hayes (St Finbarrs) 24:58.
M55: 1 D Kennedy (St Finbarrs) 26:13; 2 C Carroll (St Finbarrs) 28:27; 3 E McEvoy (St Finbarrs) 28:30.
M60: 1 P Gyves (Mallow) 28:39; 2 D O’Connell (Midleton) 29:31; 3 N O’Leary (Belgooly) 30:54.
MJ: 1 M O’Sullivan (Bandon) 24:39; 2 D St Ledger (unatt) 26:26; 3 E O’Donovan (Bandon) 27:04.
Women: 1 L Lee (Leevale) 22:58; 2 E Murphy (St Finbarrs) 24:56; 3 A Murphy (UCC) 26:31; 4 M Kingston (unatt, F35) 27:05; 5 J Hough (Midleton, F50) 28:07; 6 A McEvoy (St Finbarrs, F45) 28:25.
F35: 2 S O’Callaghan (St Finbarrs) 31:25; 3 T Gray (unatt) 34:45.
F40: 1 M Aherne (Midleton) 28:46; 2 M Bradfield (Leevale) 30:34; 3 S Murphy (Leevale) 30:40.
F45: 2 E Buckley (St Finbarrs) 30:17; 3 M Mulcahy (St Finbarrs) 30:38.
F50: 2 T Barnett (unatt) 29:57; 3 M Rohan (Midleton) 33:02.
F55: 1 M Lyons (St Finbarrs) 32:11; 2 K O’Connell (Midleton) 55:26.
F60: 1 M Barry (Midleton) 32:21; 2 C Scannell (unatt) 50:16.
FJ: 1 A Harrison (unatt) 44:06; 2 R O’Mahoney (Belgooly) 55:25; 3 C Lane (Belgooly) 63:54.
FULL RESULTS TO FOLLOW SHORTLY
FIXTURE LIST APRIL
Sunday April 11th – UCC 10K – The Mardyke – 11am
Sunday April 11th – Kilnaboy – Co Clare – Munster Series – 10 Mile – 1.45pm
Friday April 16th – Marine Climb – 6 Mile – Dungarvan – 7pm
Sunday April 18th – Great Island 10 Mile – Cobh - 11am
Thursday April 22nd – East Cork AC 4 – Ballintotis – 8pm
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Friday April 23rd – Butlerstown 10K – Co Waterford – 7.30pm
Monday April 26th – Stride By The Tide 4 Mile – Redbarn – 8pm
Thursday April 29th – East Cork Road Championships – Ballynoe – 7.30pm
Friday April 30th – Ballyhoura Series Begins – Doneraile 5K
The months of June, July and August bring several new additions to the already busy schedule. There will a new 10K Race in Dunmanway on Sunday June 20th and a new 5K in Macroom on Thursday July 1st. We believe plans are already in motion for three more races in July – two Sunday events in Youghal and Ballinrostig on successive weekends and a mid week 5K in Carrigtwohill. - Full details of fixtures for June, July and August to follow later
The Castlemartyr ‘4’ which usually opens the summer programme is of course taking place in Ballintotis this year on Thursday April 22nd. Please note the pre register option listed in fixtures above. Many of you will already know that the race HQ is located at Ballintotis Church Car Park. For those visiting this scenic location for the first time keep an eye out for road signs which will highlight the venue. The simple advice is if you travelling from Midleton take the right hand turn just before Loughaderra Lake. If you are travelling from Castlemartyr direction take the left hand turn just after passing the Lake.
Training will continue during the month of April each Monday at Midleton College from 6pm to 7pm. Training will also take place each Tuesday at 7pm from the Community Centre. This will consist of an outside run and replaces the usual Wednesday session indoors during winter. Remember no training on this evening Easter Monday.
Finally sincere good wishes are extended to our marathon athletes – Fergal O’Meara and Kevin Morrisson who are heading for Paris and Noel O’Regan who is on the way to Rotterdam. All three have the work done and are in great shape. Best of luck lads!
‘Keep On Running’