Friday 31 December 2010

THE BANDON 5 MILE RACE TAKES

PLACE ON SUNDAY NEXT - 1PM


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR MEMBERS

Wednesday 29 December 2010

A poem by club member Patsy Keane delivered on our Xmas night out



Psychology for Beginners by Patsy Keane – Midleton A.C.


(I)

When I sat down to write this poem
My tortured mind began to roam.
To the bottom of the hill in the Ballycotton 10,
Up and down, and up again.

When I came to Cork from Ballinasloe,
Ballycotton back then was the place to go.
For drink and craic and fine cuisine,
The expansive ocean, picture the scene.

But that’s all gone !


(II)

After much persuasion from Mary Jo,
I finally conceded I had to go.
With gear bag packed, I looked the biz,
The lycra shorts and my high viz.

The beginner’s class between six and seven,
Might seem to you to be mana from heaven.
Vincent Connolly, he had the plan,
The ladies all thought he was an army man.

Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right.


(III)

The competitive instincts are still intact,
Though your body thinks your minds half cracked.
You promise to run times you couldn’t run,
When you were half your age or 21.

You check the list for the last 5K,
And promise that you will beat him or her next day.
Next time around, you slaughter their time,
And wait patiently for them on the winning line.
Only to find out to your dismay,
That him or her didn’t run that day!


(IV)

If you have an injury or a health concern,
You pay a visit to Neilus Ahearne.
With a rubb a dubb dubb, or a straightened hand,
Neilus will sort out your IT band.

He’ll explain the intricacies of referral pain,
And in no time at all have you back in the game.
Neilus the guru, the medical sage,
Whatever the problem- it’s never age.

His list of clients are a sorry lot,
Whose ailing bodies have gone to pot!

(V)

On the roads of East Cork, you’ll meet Kathleen and Donie,
That man’s made of steel, he’s built like a pony.
And Danny; and Breda; and Margaret and Joan,
These are the people who will keep you going.

Last year’s winner, he hailed from Derry,
But we’ve got our own Ann Marie Perry,
Her mantra will put your head in a spin,
You’ll only get out what you put in.

(VI)

One thing’s for certain as you all know,
I couldn’t mention everyone in my little show.
And so we’ll meet you on March 6th
As we jostle for position on route 66.
And make our way to Ballymaloe gate
And tackle that hill that we all hate.

Happy in the knowledge that we’re nearly home.
As we see in the distance, the lighthouse dome.

© 2010 Patsy Keane

Tuesday 28 December 2010

Special FREE Training Session
on Wed 29th @7pm
(courtesy Vincent Connolly)
We have organised a special free session for both groups
to help people make up for time lost due to the recent bad weather.
All welcome.

Saturday 25 December 2010

Belgooly 4
St Stephens Day

Friday 24 December 2010

The
Race
Is
ON
Shanagarry 5Km is on tomorrow 24th Dec @12.30
In aid of GOAL
A gr8 RACE 4 A gr8 cause
Results
24th Annual SHANAGARRY CHRISTMAS '5K - Friday 24 December 2010. 12:30pm

Place Time Name Team Race Age Category min/mile
1 0:16:52 MCGRATH, Sean East Cork AC M 05:25.6 321 1
2 0:17:06 CASEY, Eoin Midleton AC MJ 05:30.1 351 2
3 0:17:25 MURPHY, David Midleton AC MJ 05:36.2 354 3
4 0:17:30 MEADE, Eric East Cork AC M40 05:37.8 302 4
5 0:17:37 HENNESSY, John Midleton AC M40 05:40.1 334 5
6 0:18:00 MCCARTHY, Denis East Cork AC M45 05:47.5 179 6
7 0:18:52 CAHILL, Maurice Youghal AC M 06:04.2 340 7
8 0:19:42 DESMOND, John Eagle AC M45 06:20.3 364 8
9 0:19:46 O'CONNELL, Owen Midleton AC M 06:21.6 371 9
10 0:19:52 O'CONNELL, John Midleton AC M 06:23.5 312 10
11 0:20:12 CLEARY, Paul East Cork AC M 06:30.0 320 11
12 0:20:35 GUNNING, Peter Midleton AC M50 06:37.4 332 12
13 0:20:48 COONEY, Kevin Midleton AC M45 06:41.6 309 13
14 0:21:13 O'SULLIVAN, Billy Midleton AC M 06:49.6 350 14
15 0:21:56 RAMSELL, Ned Midleton AC M 07:03.4 296 15
16 0:22:05 O'LEARY, Ted West Waterford AC M40 07:06.3 324 16
17 0:22:15 WALSHE, John East Cork AC M55 07:09.6 301 17
18 0:22:55 KIERANS, Paul Midleton AC M45 07:22.4 297 18
19 0:23:14 CLEARY, Eibhlin East Cork AC F 07:28.5 303 19
20 0:23:48 O'DONOGHUE, Donal unatt/Little Island M40 07:39.5 365 20
21 0:26:59 CONNOLLY, Vincent Midleton AC M50 08:40.9 366 21
22 0:27:17 HEALY, Brian Midleton AC M45 08:46.7 367 22
23 0:27:22 O'CONNELL, Donie Midleton AC M60 08:48.4 355 23
24 0:27:39 MULLANE, Philip Midleton AC M 08:53.8 310 24
25 0:27:43 JORDAN, Colm Midleton AC M 08:55.1 293 25
26 0:28:08 KELLEHER, Alan Midleton AC M45 09:03.2 341 26
27 0:28:09 MCCARTHY, Danny Midleton AC M60 09:03.5 344 27

Wednesday 22 December 2010

TRAINING ON
Training will go ahead tonight Wed 22nd Dec indoors only.
The hill up to the hall is icy but the car park is ok as per Vincent

Monday 20 December 2010

News Updates

Training for tonight is cancelled as the all weather pitch is out.
Anyone going on the grass in the CBS please note the road to the CBS is closed at present due to ice but you can still walk up.
At present Wed night training is still going ahead but keep an eye on the Blog.
Shanagarry 5km
Is now rescheduled for 12.30 on Christmas Eve.Please try and support this local event as they expect the numbers to be down due to the change of date and it is in aid of GOAL.

Friday 17 December 2010

Bad News Again
Both races cancelled for the weekend
Shanagarry 5km and Newmarket to Kanturk

Dont 4get


5 Km Tomorrow Saturday 18th Dec

@1230

in Shanagarry

(in aid of GOAL)
A great race for a worthy cause
Please support

Wednesday 15 December 2010




MIDLETON ATHLETIC CLUB

Christmas Training Arrangements

Wednesday December 15th – training as usual
Monday December 20th – training as usual
Wednesday December 22 – training as usual
Monday December 27th – no training
Wednesday December 29th – no training
Monday January 3rd – Bank Holiday - no training
Wednesday January 5th – training resumes as usual

Fixtures -
contact numbers included for local organisers

Saturday December 18th – Shanagarry Christmas 5K – 12.30pm
Sunday December 19th – Newmarket to Kanturk – 5 Mile – 2pm – 086-8050821
Saturday December 25th – Goal Mile (see below for more information)
Sunday December 26th – Belgooly 4 Mile – 12 noon – 086-8411193
Sunday January 2nd – Bandon 5 Mile – 1pm – 087-6501649
Tuesday January 4th – East Cork 3K – Race 5 – 7.30pm
Sunday January 9th Munster Series – Mallow 10 Mile – 12.30pm – 087-2461515
Saturday January 15th – Waterford City Half Marathon – 12 noon – 086-0879790
Sunday January 23rd – FMC 4 Mile Race – Little Island – 11am – 021-4292509
Sunday January 23rd – Colligan Cup- 5 Mile – Dungarvan – 2pm – 086-8184762
Tuesday January 25th – East Cork 3K – Race 6 – 7.30pm
Sunday January 30th – Munster Series – Dungarvan 10 Mile – 1pm – 086-8184762
Sunday February 13th – BHAA Cross Country – Beaumount – 11am – 087-9790806
Tuesday February 15th – East Cork 3K – Race 7 – 7.30pm
Sunday February 20th – Carrigaline 5 Mile – 11am – 087-6261178
Sunday February 27th – ESB – Fota Island Hotel 5K – 11am – 086-1091782
Sunday March 6th – 34th Ballycotton 10 Mile – 1.30pm

Goal Mile
The Goal Mile has become very much part of the Christmas Day ritual for many runners. This year there are a number of options where you can participate locally.
In total there will be seven participating venues in Cork. The most adjacent are – Cork IT 10am to 12.30pm. Ballynoe – 11am to 12.30pm and Youghal at Tower Park 11am to 12 noon.
Remember to keep a daily check on the Midleton AC blog www.midletonathleticclub.blogspot.com for regular updates throughout the week.

- Happy Christmas to all our members and friends.

Tuesday 14 December 2010

East Cork 3km Results 14/12/2010

2 Eoin Casey Midleton AC 9.39
4 David Murphy Midleton AC 9.42
9 Marc Dalton Midleton AC 10.29
12 Darragh Canavan Midleton AC 10.39
17 Stan Byczek Midleton AC 10.53
22 Owen O'Connell Midleton AC 11.09
23 Michael Furlong Midleton AC 11.11
35 Billy O'Sullivan Midleton AC 11.46
38 Kevin O'Reilly Midleton AC 11.49
47 Colm Egan Midleton AC 12.07
48 John Cashman Midleton AC 12.08
50 Joan Hough Midleton AC 12.31
52 Brian Kenneally Midleton AC 12.44
60 Susan Delaney Midleton AC 12.59
66 Deirdre Aherne Midleton AC 13.16
71 Caroline Fletcher Midleton AC 13.36
74 Darragh Thompson Midleton AC 13.39
78 Mary O'Keeffe Midleton AC 13.49
79 Trish Murphy Midleton AC 14.07
80 Camilla O'Connor Midleton AC 14.08
83 Danny McCarthy Midleton AC 14.13
84 Yvonne Kennedy Midleton AC 14.16
85 Elga Ryan Midleton AC 14.17
86 Philip O'Mullane Midleton AC 14.17
89 Francis Maunsell Midleton AC 14.25
91 Elaine Hennessy Midleton AC 14.26
92 Donie O'Connell Midleton AC 14.29
93 Denise Hickey Midleton AC 14.31
96 Vicki Cleary Midleton AC 14.52
97 Margaret Twohig Midleton AC 14.52
102 Marie Magann Midleton AC 15.08
109 Mags Mulcahy Midleton AC 15.57
110 Eoin Cashman Midleton AC 16.02
111 Sinead Ivers Midleton AC 16.08
120 Marie McGrath Midleton AC 16.59
123 Vincent O'Neill Midleton AC 17.06
125 Joan McCarthy Midleton AC 17.12
130 Jim McMurtry Midleton AC 17.37
131 Catriona Brennock Midleton AC 17.52
133 Helen Gilroy Midleton AC 17.57
134 Colette Barry Midleton AC 18.15
136 Mary Dixon Midleton AC 18.35
137 Mary Daly Midleton AC 18.46
138 Siobhan Browne Midleton AC 18.49
139 Karen Morrissey Midleton AC 18.53
140 Mary Cashman Midleton AC 19.02
141 Mary Toher Midleton AC 20.29

A very special well done to our ladies who did it for the first time an d DONT forget Shanagarry 5km next Saturday @12.30 Entry Fee 3 Euro in aid of SIMON so donations are most welcome

FULL RESULTS

1 Noel Berkeley DSD AC 9.30
2 Eoin Casey Midleton AC 9.39
3 Robert Patterson St Finbarrs 9.40
4 David Murphy Midleton AC 9.42
5 Alan O'Reilly CIT AC 9.45
6 Mark Bickerdyke Leevale AC 10.00
7 Eric Meade East Cork AC 10.15
8 Denis McCarthy East Cork AC 10.23
9 Marc Dalton Midleton AC 10.29
10 Leslie Coughlan Midleton CBS 10.35
11 John Lynch East Cork AC 10.38
12 Darragh Canavan Midleton AC 10.39
13 Ronan Power Cork 10.43
14 Jonathan Finn Carrigtwohill 10.45
15 Ian O'Sullivan East Cork AC 10.46
16 Brian Kavanagh Little Island 10.48
17 Stan Byczek Midleton AC 10.53
18 Phillip O'Neill Midleton 10.57
19 Brian O'Connor Grange Fermoy AC 10.58
20 David Nyhan Cork 11.04
21 Coran Swayne Midleton GAA 11.07
22 Owen O'Connell Midleton AC 11.09
23 Michael Furlong Midleton AC 11.11
24 Niamh Walsh Youghal AC 11.13
25 Justin Costigan Midleton 11.24
26 Stephen Murphy Midleton CBS 11.26
27 Aidan O'Reilly Midleton 11.32
28 Patrick Dunlea Midleton GAA 11.38
29 Cillian Lynch Midleton CBS 11.38
30 Trevor Collins Naas AC 11.39
31 Pat Fogarty ESB 11.41
32 Damien Cotter Castlemartyr 11.42
33 Cian McParland Cobh 11.43
34 Paul Cleary East Cork AC 11.45
35 Billy O'Sullivan Midleton AC 11.46
36 Denis O'Sullivan Midleton 11.47
37 Emmet Foley Whitegate 11.48
38 Kevin O'Reilly Midleton AC 11.49
39 AJ Murphy Ballinacurra 11.50
40 Helen Leonard Rathfarnham WSAF 11.52
41 Brian Parkinson East Cork AC 11.53
42 Andrew Murphy Midleton CBS 11.55
43 Roger O'Mahony Glounthaune 11.56
44 Aisling Moran UCC AC 11.57
45 Maurice Tobin Grange Fermoy AC 12.05
46 Pat O'Neill Whitegate 12.07
47 Colm Egan Midleton AC 12.07
48 John Cashman Midleton AC 12.08
49 Paul Spiteri Midleton 12.28
50 Joan Hough Midleton AC 12.31
51 Kieran Murphy Cork 12.42
52 Brian Kenneally Midleton AC 12.44
53 Declan Kearney Aghada GAA 12.46
54 Jimmy Murray Rising Sun AC 12.48
55 Dave Barry Midleton 12.54
56 Sean Murphy Ballintotis 12.56
57 Mary Histon-de Barra Rising Sun AC 12.57
58 John Walshe East Cork AC 12.58
59 Aidan O'Herlihy Whitegate 12.59
60 Susan Delaney Midleton AC 12.59
61 Simon Fitzgerald Glounthaune 13.06
62 Tim McCarthy Carrigtwohill 13.11
63 Elaine O'Donoghue Riverstick Kinsale AC 13.12
64 Matt Chojan Cork 13.13
65 Pat Walsh Midleton GAA 13.15
66 Deirdre Aherne Midleton AC 13.16
67 David Fleming Midleton 13.17
68 Dermot Cashman Carrigtwohill 13.18
69 Dave Smith Midleton 13.24
70 David O'Sullivan Lisgoold 13.26
71 Caroline Fletcher Midleton AC 13.36
72 Ted O'Leary West Waterford AC 13.36
73 Finbarr Lyons Midleton 13.39
74 Darragh Thompson Midleton AC 13.39
75 Michael Travers Glounthaune 13.46
76 Leo O'Donovan Ballinacurra 13.47
77 Padraig O'Regan Ladysbridge 13.48
78 Mary O'Keeffe Midleton AC 13.49
79 Trish Murphy Midleton AC 14.07
80 Camilla O'Connor Midleton AC 14.08
81 Alison McCarthy St Finbarrs 14.10
82 Shirley Coleman Youghal 14.13
83 Danny McCarthy Midleton AC 14.13
84 Yvonne Kennedy Midleton AC 14.16
85 Elga Ryan Midleton AC 14.17
86 Philip O'Mullane Midleton AC 14.17
87 Liam Morrissey Saleen 14.18
88 Batt Kearney Leevale AC 14.20
89 Francis Maunsell Midleton AC 14.25
90 Donal O'Donoghue Little Island 14.26
91 Elaine Hennessy Midleton AC 14.26
92 Donie O'Connell Midleton AC 14.29
93 Denise Hickey Midleton AC 14.31
94 Rebecca O'Sullivan UCC AC 14.33
95 Vincent Murray Glanmire 14.49
96 Vicki Cleary Midleton AC 14.52
97 Margaret Twohig Midleton AC 14.52
98 Patrick Cotter Tower 14.57
99 Paul Cahill Cloyne 15.01
100 Ciara McGrath Cloyne 15.06
101 Rachel Carey Youghal AC 15.06
102 Marie Magann Midleton AC 15.08
103 Lisa Collins Cork 15.09
104 Mary Mulcahy St Finbarrs 15.10
105 Helena Creedon Midleton 15.36
106 Michael Cahill Cloyne 15.44
107 Liam Wall Whitegate 15.47
East Cork AC 3Km Winter Series Race 4 14/12/10
108 Grace Hamilton Midleton 15.53
109 Mags Mulcahy Midleton AC 15.57
110 Eoin Cashman Midleton AC 16.02
111 Sinead Ivers Midleton AC 16.08
112 Therese O'Donovan Cobh 16.11
113 Jim Curtin East Cork AC 16.17
114 Aideen McGrath Cloyne 16.23
115 Aine McGrath Cloyne 16.33
116 John Corcoran Ballynoe 16.37
117 Lochlann McCarthy Midleton 16.40
118 Colin Reilly Whitegate 16.41
119 Billy Caball Cork 16.46
120 Marie McGrath Midleton AC 16.59
121 Katie Nolan Youghal AC 17.02
122 Ben O'Neill Midleton 17.05
123 Vincent O'Neill Midleton AC 17.06
124 Fiona O'Mahony Midleton 17.09
125 Joan McCarthy Midleton AC 17.12
126 Linda Watson Midleton 17.13
127 Sarah O'Mahony Midleton 17.15
128 Margaret O'Connell Cobh 17.16
129 Dick O'Brien Castlelyons 17.36
130 Jim McMurtry Midleton AC 17.37
131 Catriona Brennock Midleton AC 17.52
132 Jake Holmes Cloyne 17.56
133 Helen Gilroy Midleton AC 17.57
134 Colette Barry Midleton AC 18.15
135 Donna Sexton Midleton 18.30
136 Mary Dixon Midleton AC 18.35
137 Mary Daly Midleton AC 18.46
138 Siobhan Browne Midleton AC 18.49
139 Karen Morrissey Midleton AC 18.53
140 Mary Cashman Midleton AC 19.02
141 Mary Toher Midleton AC 20.29
Tri n Run

Due to unforeseen circumstances – the proprietors of the new sports shop in Midleton

Tri n Run will be unable to attend tomorrow’s training session as arranged.

They will re-organise a suitable date in the near future. The shop is due to open later this week.

DUNGARVAN 10


Interested in running the Quantum Life Dungarvan 10?
Get your entry in for €15 before first closing date on December 17th. All entries after this date will revert to 2010 price of €20.

Entries close on January 17th or when 1.500 entries is reached, enter online at www.dungarvan10mile.org

Sunday 12 December 2010




















Senior Section News
It’s that time of year again to extend the compliments of the season to all associated with our club and their family members. 2010 seems to have zoomed by at pace and here we are already glancing to what lies ahead in what promises to be another hectic year of activity. 2010 saw a number of new races intorduced to the local fixture list, some of which attracted a huge number of entries. It was also a year which saw Midleton athletes break new ground is terms of prizes collected and times recorded. Our club membership soared again and many who have joined our club in the past 12 months have gone on to make huge progress in a very short space of time.



Big Race Line Up

There is something for everybody over the next few months on the race scene. Those who wish to cover a shorter distance mid week or those who wish to tackle the Munster 10 Mile Series, beginning in Mallow on January 9. (Please take note of the specific entry details for each of the races which is outlined later n this report.)



Add in the usual mix of seasonal fixtures in Shanagarry, Newmarket, Belgooly and Bandon along with the traditional Goal Mile on Christmas Day and it appears as if the winter running schedule is almost as busy as the summer schedule. Because of the uncertainty with weather which we experienced recently and indeed during the months of January and February this year, the advice is if in any doubt make sure to check if the race is going ahead before you make your journey. A list of contact numbers is in most cases included below which give direct access to the respective race organisers.



Remember also to keep a daily check on the Midleton AC blog www.midletonathleticclub.blogspot.com for regular updates throughout the week.



Fixtures
Tuesday December 14th - East Cork 3K - Race 4 - 7.30pm

Saturday December 18th – Shanagarry Christmas 5K – 12.30pm

Sunday December 19th – Newmarket to Kanturk – 5 Mile – 2pm – 086-8050821

Saturday December 25th – Goal Mile (see below for more information)

Sunday December 26th – Belgooly 4 Mile – 12 noon – 086-8411193

Sunday January 2nd – Bandon 5 Mile – 1pm – 087-6501649

Tuesday January 4th – East Cork 3K – Race 5 – 7.30pm

Sunday January 9th Munster Series – Mallow 10 Mile – 12.30pm – 087-2461515

Sunday January 23rd – FMC 4 Mile Race – Little Island – 11am – 021-4292509

Sunday January 23rd – Colligan Cup- 5 Mile – Dungarvan – 2pm – 086-8184762

Tuesday January 25th – East Cork 3K – Race 6 – 7.30pm

Sunday January 30th – Munster Series – Dungarvan 10 Mile – 1pm – 086-8184762

Sunday February 13th – BHAA Cross Country – Beaumount – 11am – 087-9790806

Tuesday February 15th – East Cork 3K – Race 7 – 7.30pm

Sunday February 20th – Carrigaline 5 Mile – 11am – 087-6261178

Sunday February 27th – ESB – Fota Island Hotel 5K – 11am – 086-1091782

Sunday March 6th – 34th Ballycotton 10 Mile – 1.30pm



10 Mile Series Updates

Remember the final cup off point of Thursday December 16th for all club runners wishing to run in Ballycotton is now almost upon us. The initial 2,500 entry cut off point was reached three days after the forms became available – all of these entries are now posted on the Ballycotton Running Promotions web site.



Race 1 in the John Buckley Sports Munster Series is in Mallow on Sunday January 9 (12.30pm). Whilst entries will be taken in advance or on the day for this race, it is certainly easier for all concerned to log on to the Mallow AC web site and enter in advance. This year will have pacers for various target times whilst chip timing will also be used.



The organisers of Race 2 in Dungarvan on Sunday January 30th have stressed that they will only accept pre entries. It costs 15 euro before this coming Friday December 17th or 20 euro before the final cut off point of January 17th. More info is available on the West Waterford AC web site

Goal Mile

The Goal Mile has become very much part of the Christmas Day ritual for many runners. This year there are a number of options where you can participate locally.

In total there will be seven participating venues in Cork. The most adjacent are – Cork IT 10am to 12.30pm. Ballynoe – 11am to 12.30pm and Youghal at Tower Park 11am to 12 noon.



Seasonal Fixtures
- Just a quick word about some of the more immediate seasonal fixtures. The Ballycotton Running Promotions team organise the Shanagarry 5K which is a low key event over the same course as the Festival 5K back in August. Just drop along to St Colman’s Boxing Club to register on Saturday next. The race begins at 12.30pm. By the way if you can bring along a seasonal spot prize it would be appreciated.



Then on Sunday next the Duhallow A.C promoted Newmarket to Kanturk 5 Miler will begin at 2pm. Entries will be taken at Hourigans High Street Bar in Newmarket and there will be lots of prizes in all categories. There is also a non competitive walk commencing at 1.30pm. Donie Shine of the organising committee told me on Sunday last that there will be a prize for each finisher. All proceeds go towards the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.



Belgooly should see a huge gathering on St Stephen’s Day for the noon start in the Dick Copithorne Memorial over 4 miles. Given any luck with favourable weather numbers could stretch to 500. Give yourself plenty of time in advance.

In some of the earlier fixture guides the Bandon 5 miler may have been listed as a mid week event just after Christmas. Note the race will be on Sunday January 2nd.



Sign Up With The BHAA



The first BHAA race of the New Year will be in Little Island – the FMC 4 Miler on Sunday January 23rd. Please note all membership of the BHAA will be due from January 1. In order to be in contention for prizes on day 1, runners will need to registered in advance of race day. Kevin Cummins is the key link – just log on to the Cork BHAA web site for more information.



Looking Back – Annual Dinner

After all that looking ahead it’s now time to look back and pay tribute to Midleton Park Hotel who proved to be great hosts as our club dined and wined at our Christmas Dinner. A huge gathering was present and it was great to see many of our new members joining many of our regulars.
At the end of a superb meal, presentations were made to Margaret Twohig (Most Improved Female Athlete), John Carey (Most Improved Male Athlete), Deirdre Aherne (Female Athlete of the Year) and Marc Dalton (Male Athlete of the Year).

Tributes and words of praise were directed to all our competitors who took such an active part in the running year, with many achieving personal best times and several collecting individual prizes on a regular basis.

Ladies team captain Sally Drennan had special words of praise for Michelle Nolan who climaxed her fantastic season with a splendid run in the Dublin City Marathon in late October.






One of our members Patsy Keane brought his own special touch to the evening when reciting his poem centring on the famous Ballycotton ‘10’ and featuring our own club. Well done Patsy!



- A word of thanks to all in the social committee for the efforts in organising the night’s function. Here’s hoping for another great running year in 2011.





New Sports Shop



A new sports shop for all runners will open in Midleton soon. ‘Run and Tri’ will soon open its doors at The Square, Coach Horse Lane. The proprietors have offered a club discount to Midleton AC and will indeed will visit us at training at Midleton Community Centre (7pm) on this Wednesday.



Training Arrangements



Mention of training, with the holiday season approaching please note our training arrangements for the forthcoming weeks.



Wednesday December 15th - training as usual

Monday December 20th – training as usual

Wednesday December 22 – training as usual

Monday December 27th – no training

Wednesday December 29th – no training

Monday January 3rd – Bank Holiday - no training

Wednesday January 5th – training resumes as usual

At this stage a big 'thank you' is extended especially to Edmond and Vincent and all of who helped with training during 2010.

Many club runners will of course continue their own training over the next few weeks, so ask around at training and get into some group training during the holiday season.





Kevin Excells in Clonakilty

Great to see Kevin Smith back in action after injury and back to his best. Kevin had a brilliant run in last Saturday's 10K in Clonakilty coming home in second place overall, another significant land mark in his excellent season. Meantime in Marathon action – we say congratulations to Mary Toher who ran the inaugural Clonakilty Marathon and to both Denis Kelleher and Shirley Garde who took part in the Half Marathon. The Half Marathon in Waterford was postponed.

Well Done Ned



A special word of congratulations to Ned Ramsell who received a special award on Sudnay last when he completed 5 years as an ever present in all BHAA races. During that time the Carrigtwohill man has picked up a number of prizes but last Sunday's award is one which very few runners in the county might ever match. Well done Ned! Over 200 runners took part in the Cork Simon Charity Run on Sunday. (no results have yet come to hand)





Cork City Marathon



The introduction of a Half Marathon will give a new look to next year’s Cork City Marathon, which was launched recently. One other significant change sees the Marathon begin a half hour earlier at 8.30am.





Greetings



Finally, as this our bulletin of the year, may I take this opportunity to wish all our members a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year. Please note that race news and results will be sent to members via the e mail service over the next few weeks. Our next review will come following the Mallow ‘10’ on Sunday January 9.



Until then, as always – ‘keep on running’.

Thursday 9 December 2010


TURKEY TROT


Next Sunday sees the annual BHAA Turkey Trot (4 mile)in aid of Simon and we recomment all our members take part in this great cause.It is a run with a difference in which everyone has a chance of winning from the fastest to the slowest.

The winner is the person who predicts their time exactly or to the nearest second so everyone has a chance of winning.

It takes place at the Lee Rowing club at the Marina at 11 am but be early as there is always a huge crowd and bring a SPOTPRIZE as they want to have a prize for everyone.

It is a mostly flat level course and so is suitable for everyone including beginners as many walk or run n walk.

Entry is 5 Euro or by donation so please give as much as you can.
and dont forget to bring your spotprize.
Dungarvan 10 Mile
Sunday 30TH Jan 2011

REMINDER

􀀗 PRE ENTRY ONLY
􀀗 ENTER ONLINE OR BY POST
€15 BEFORE 17 DECEMBER 2010
€20 BEFORE 17 JANUARY 2011
􀀗 FIRST 1,500 ENTRIES ACCEPTED
􀀗 NO ENTRY AFTER JAN 17 2011
􀀗 STRICTLY NO ENTRY ON RACE DAY

Full Info

http://dungarvan10mile.org/enter.shtml

Waterford Half Marathon
This race has bee cancelled until the 15th Jan @ 12 noon
full datails

http://corkrunning.blogspot.com/

Wednesday 8 December 2010

REMINDER BALLYCOTTON '10' 2011
- DON'T MISS DEADLINE DAY
SEND YOUR ENTRY FORM TODAY
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The 2011 Cork City Marathon was launced this week - now is the time to plan ahead !

Ireland’s greatest track and field athlete, and our Chef de Mission for the 2012 London Olympics, Sonia O’Sullivan, swapped sunny Australia for wintery Cork this week to launch the 2011 Bord Gåis Energy Cork City Marathon. Organised by Cork City Council, with Bord Gáis Energy as the title sponsor, this year’s event sees two firsts: the introduction of an official half marathon and IAAF-certified measuring of the course.
Heading into its fifth year, the ‘marathon for everyone’ continues the tradition of being as open as possible with the addition of a half marathon for the first time. Combined with the existing relay race, it means more people than ever will take part in the event on the 6th June.

Cork Lord Mayor Cllr Michael O’Connell said the event has established itself as a major weekend in the Irish sports calendar. “The marathon, combined with the annual traditional rowing race, Ocean to City, taking place on Saturday the 4th of June, will see Cork become Ireland’s sporting capital for the June Bank Holiday Weekend.

The people of Cork have taken the race to their hearts and we’re looking forward to record entries and record support for 2011. With the addition of the half marathon, and the continuation of the 50% discount for those in receipt of benefit, the Cork City event is the most accessible in Ireland.”

John Mullins, Chief Executive of Bord Gáis said: “We’re delighted with the introduction of the half marathon in 2011. The marathon is all about volunteers, runners raising money for charities of their choice and people achieving personal ambitions. The day itself is a fantastic experience that gets bigger and better every year. It is also a tremendous boost for business in the region and showcases the city at its best to runners and their families from all over the globe.”

Bord Gáis Energy Cork City Marathon Ambassador Sonia O’Sullivan said: "the event has improved and expanded every year since its re-introduction in 2007 after a 21-year lapse. IAAF certification is another major boost for the event and puts it firmly in the top bracket of marathons around the world. This will be my fourth return for the marathon. Last year I did fifteen miles of the course and even though the weather was at its worst, the experience was all the more memorable for it. I’m looking forward to running again in 2011 and encouraging others to join me in doing so.”

City Manager Tim Lucey said: “As a committed runner myself, I’m delighted that Cork City Council will again organise and host this event and that Bord Gáis Energy have continued as the title sponsor. I am particularly pleased with the continued growth of the City Marathon and with the introduction of a half marathon. The success of the race is down to the support of a number of partners, not least Bord Gáis Energy. We also rely on the support of the Athletics Association of Ireland, the Cork Business Houses Athletics Association, the Gardaí, the Defence Forces, the Health Services Executive and almost 400 volunteers on the day.

"It’s a day when people push themselves to the limit," continued Tim. "Having run the marathon in 2010, I experienced the tremendous support from the people of Cork, which makes a huge difference for the runners. As the event continues to grow, that support will be needed more than ever."

Tuesday 7 December 2010



URGENT REMINDER


Please do NOT FORGET to post your Ballycotton Entry Form immediately if you have not already done so as there is no exceptions if it does not arrive in time.

Monday 6 December 2010

TRAINING CANCELLED
Tonights training in Midleton College has been cancelled at the request of the college due to the frozen pitch

Friday 3 December 2010



DONT 4GET

Its Party Time @Midleton AC


Please dont forget to bring a spotprize (serious ,funny, whatever) to the dinner tomorrow night as then we can
ensure that everyone gets a prize in return.

Thursday 2 December 2010

Midleton A.C Christmas Dinner
IMPORTANT NOTICE


The organisers are awaiting payment for a number of pre booked tickets in advance of Saturday's Dinner.
Those who have booked tickets but have not paid are asked to call Marc Dalton on 087-2388326 by 4pm on Thursday to confirm if they still wish to attend. You can pay on the night but please confirm you are attending

As numbers are limited please make this call if you have not paid.
If no confirmation is received by Thursday at 4pm we will assume that you are not attending.


Wednesday 1 December 2010

Training Will Go Ahead Indoors but no Outdoor Running This Evening
Also Ballycotton 10 Forms Can Be collected at Community Centre
Alternatively call Danny on 087-2403940