Thursday, 20 September 2012

Hi all,

Midleton AC held their open night on Wednesday 19th September. There was a great turn out of existing and potential new members.
Our Ladies captain Sally Drennan hosted the night and introduced speakers.
First up was Vincent Connolly who spoke about his 20 week beginner’s class. This class will begin on Wednesday 26th September at 6pm in Midleton Community centre. This class is aimed at complete beginners who are new to running.
Our Men’s captain Edmond O Sullivan had a few words of advice to all intending new members about how to approach training and to stay injury free. Ladies captain Sally Drennan outlined the clubs intention to promote cross country. If you are interested in doing cross country please contact Sally.
Sally also spoke of her delight that in a recent report, Midleton AC was confirmed as having the highest number of members in the county.  “We are surely doing the right things as the club thrives with new membership”
It was great to see a lot of our existing members make the effort to come out and support the night. Our own physio and Injury expert Nelius Aherne was there to offer his services. His services range from helping you back from injury with a good rub in his treatment room, followed by a creamy pint in his newly opened pub in Mogeely. Whichever helps you more is up for discussion. Rumour has it that alcohol is the new anti-inflammatory.
Club registrar Danny McCarthy outlined the process of joining the club. He advised people to try it out for 2 weeks and if it suits then to join up.  Judging by the numbers of new people, Danny looks like he’ll have a busy few weeks ahead. Club membership is only €30 until December 2012.
As the clubs clothing officer, Claire Fitzgerald discussed the official club training gear and how the club subsidises almost 50 % of clothing. All items can be purchased from Claire.
Just a reminder regarding training, Beginners class will commence on Wednesday 26th September  at 6pm in the Midleton community centre. Intermediate training will be held at 7pm. Training on Monday nights will be held in the hockey pitch in Midleton College at 6pm.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who volunteered on the night and making it a huge success.
Marc Dalton