Monday, 21 March 2011

Midleton AC Senior Section News
from Peter Gunning - Joint P.R.O

With the Ballycotton dust settled serious attention has now been focused on some shorter course racing with some outstanding performances worth noting from our members. On St Patrick’s day all running roads led to Ballinhassig for the Paddy Desmond Memorial 4 mile county championships with the black and green hooped white hoops prominent amongst the 256 participants. Noel O’Regan and John Hennessy broke the line together at 22:42 to finish in 12th overall and win the 0-40 category. Kevin Smyth and Marc Dalton followed in their slipstream in 23:03 and 23:08 respectively. Donal Broderick, Eric Owers, John O’Connell, Owen O’Connell, Fergal O’Meara (pb)Michael Murphy, Niall McCarthy, Ned Ramsell, Donie O’Connell and Danny McCarthy were all well-placed. with strong performances also from the ever-improving Ann Geary and Mary O’Mahony.

There was a great turn-out in Little Island on Sunday last for the Janseen 4mile road race under BHAA rules. Midleton runners were again to the fore with several prize winning performances. John Hennessy was first home 0-40 with Adam Duchincz third 0-45. Denise Hickey was third 0-35 and Joan Hough picking up yet another first place0-50. Full results will be available on the BHAA website later this week.

Upcoming dates for your running diary:

Sunday 27th March @12.30pm: Mallow AC 10mile road race. Enquiries to Denis at 087 2461515. Entries taken on the day or on-line

Sunday 27th March: Munster Masters Road Race Championships in Dundrum Co Tipperary. Contact Noel, Edmund or Sally

Sunday 3rd April @ 11am: U.C.C. 10k Sundays Well under BHAA rules

Sunday 10th April Kilnaboy Co Clare: 10s mile Road Race. The club will organise a bus for this race. Contact club captains Edmund or Sally by phone or at training.

Wednesday 20th April @8pm: Ballintotis 4 mile road race...

Keep on running!