Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Hi All
Over the past few weeks, many new members have joined our club. Following my recent update of addresses on data base, please find attached latest club news. Many of you may have received part of this content already, but hopefully all of our latest members are included in this updated mailing list.
Midleton Men Do Club Proud In Munster Championships
Congratulations To A.J Murphy
– Individual Medal Winner
A.J. Murphy, Noel O’Regan, Stanislaw Byczek, Denis Kelleher, Adam Duchnicz, Ned Ramsell and John Hennessy travelled to Waterford on Sunday to take part in the Munster Masters Road Race Championships.
Congratulations go to A.J. Murphy who put in a storming finish to take 3rd place in Munster in the M45 category in a time of 22:27 for the 4 mile course. A. J. doubled up with a Gold medal as a scoring member on the winning Cork county team.
The Midleton team finished as 4th place club for the second year in succession, just losing out to Waterford AC by 2 pts in what would have been a clean sweep for east cork clubs with Youghal AC taking 1st and East Cork AC 2nd. Maybe next year will be 3rd time lucky!”
Club Gear For Sale

We have still a wide range of club gear in stock and we urge all our members to wear their colours, singlets, jackets, track suits on race night and also at all the races throughout the year. Here the special subsidised prices – Club Tracksuits are €50 T-shirts €15 Hats. €5 Raincoats. €25 Singlets - all now available from our clothing officer Claire Fitzgerald.

New Training Arrangements

The summer season is fast approaching and thus a change is also on the way with regard to training. Monday training will revert to Midleton CBS Field from April 16th at the new time of 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Note no training on Bank Holiday Monday April 9th. The regular Wednesday 7pm training will now take the form of a TUESDAY outdoor run from the Community Centre as and from last evening Tuesday March 27th.
The Development Group (formally Beginners) will continue to meet Wedensdays @6 pm until further notice.
Also PLEASE note we are NOT taking any beginners (ie people just starting running ) until October due to safety reasons as we will be outdoors until then.
Of course anyone who wishes to join and CAN RUN at least 4-5 miles before then is VERY welcome. So please do not invite beginners along as refusal may offend them(and you) and most likely discourage them from joining in the future. Danny

Collectors URGENTLY Needed
A subscription of 2 euro will be collected each night. We urgently need new collectors for the months of April, May and June on either Monday or Tuesday. Our present group have shown tremendous commitment and we urge you to play your part by volunteering for one the above slots. Please drop me a mail back if you can help.

Training On CIT Track
The club has hired the CIT track in Bishopstown for a regular weekly training session each Saturday MORNING between 7.30am and is available up until 9.15am. at a cost of 2 euro per session. Please call Kevin Smith 087-9716372 for more information.

Our Big Race Is On The Horizon
The Joe Hourigan Memorial Midleton 5 Mile – Thursday May 3
As you can see from the selected list below there is no shortage of races over a variety of distances during the next few months.
Our own race, the Joe Hourigan Memorial Midleton AC 5 Miler takes place on Thursday May 3rd. Please spread the word and encourage your friends, family, colleagues etc to either take part or lend a helping hand with stewarding or catering. Attached is the race flyer which we ask you to forward via e mail or down load in order to promote the big race.


Sunday April 1st – UCC 10k – 11am
Friday April 6th – The Good Friday Run – Killarney - 7.30pm
Sunday April 8th – Kilnaboy (County Clare) 10 Mile – 2pm
If you are interested in travelling to this race by bus please text
Helen @ 0868056011 NB TEXT ONLY
Monday April 9th – Clonakilty – 10k – 11am
Monday April 9th – Boherbue to Kiskeam 4 Mile – 2pm
Sunday April 15th – Great Island 10 Mile – Cobh – 10.30am
Thursday April 19th – Ballintotis 4 Mile – 8pm
Sunday April 22nd – The Bride 10k - Rathcormac – 12 noon
Sunday April 22nd – Stride By The Tide at Redbarn – 11.30am
Thursday April 29th (provisional) East Cork Road Championships, Ballynoe – 7.30pm
Thursday May 3rd – Midleton AC 5 Mile – 8pm
Sunday May 6th – Bay Run Half Marathon - Bantry
Wednesday May 9th – Pfizer’s 6 Mile – Ringaskiddy – 8pm
Saturday May 12th – Bandon 10k and Half Marathon – 9am
Thursday May 17th – ‘The Cheetah Run’ 4 Mile at Fota – 8pm
Sunday May 20th – Emer Casey Memorial 10k – Youghal – 1.30pm
Thursday May 24th – Ballycotton Summer Series - Ballyandreen 5 Mile – 8pm
Friday May 25th – Clashmore - 5 Mile – 8pm
Tuesday May 29th – John Buckley Sports 5k – Marina Road, Cork – 8pm
Monday June 4th – Cork City Marathon and RELAY (Team of 3, 4 or 5) 9am

for all the latest club news.
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Please forward your details to this number to avail of club messages.

John Cashman
Midleton AC Joint P.R.O