Plenty of long runs being put in for the final stages of training for the Dublin Marathon coming up on the 29th October. Hope that all the niggling injuries and blisters heal in the next few weeks as we enter the taper phase. Plenty of club members spotted on various locations around Midleton early on Saturday and Sunday morning runs. With a majority of members making the annual trip to Dublin the club will be very well represented.
Cork to Cobh
The next race up is the BHAA 15 mile Cork to Cobh on Sunday 7th October. There is still a chance to enter on the day from 7:30 – 9 am at the Montenotte Hotel. The race starts on the Lower Glanmire road at 9:30am sharp. All bags can be dropped at the hotel and transported to Cobh on the day. Hopefully the weather will be kind as it has been for the last few years.
Charleville Half Marathon
On what can only be described as perfect conditions for a race, organisers could do no wrong as this popular event will no doubt become a permanent fixture on the racing calendar. It was a nostalgic day for native Charleville man AJ Murphy. He produced the goods again to record his second PB in as many weeks to come home in a time of 1:18 (sub 6’s) trailed home by training partner Marc Dalton in 1:19 (PB). Next home was inform Kieran Mulcahy in 1:25. It proved to be a great day for the Murphy brothers as Eoin, AJ’s brother ran his first race for Midleton AC and had a PB to finish 1:28. Francis Maunsell was our next man home followed closely by Denis Kelleher who both comfortably broke the 1:30 barrier.
James Moore was next home followed by Anna Dorris who helped James to record his PB. James would like to to thank Anna for the team work she provided to him along the way. Well done Anna, our Vice Ladies Captain has started her new role very well. Great runs from Michael Geary and Sheila Buckley who both produced great PB’s. Paul Kierans, Shaun Gannon, Ger O Shaughessy and new member Yvonne Sheehan, Eilish Walsh and Rosarii Griffin also had good performances on the day.
East Cork Cross Country
Well done to all the Midleton AC runners at the East Cork novice and masters cross country championships in Conna on Sunday.
It was fantastic to see the ladies out in such numbers. We had both novice and over 45's teams. For several of the runners it was their first cross country race ever or since their childhood. Their efforts paid off, with the ladies novice team of Michelle Kenny, Sally Drennan and Moira Morrisson taking first place and the ladies over 45 team of Sally, Mary Morrisson and Mary Keane also in first place. Individually, Michelle Kenny had an excellent run to win the novice race. Other Midleton runners who ran were Maggie Chojan, Emer Hayes and Mary Toher. Unfortunately Maggie didn't get a medal as she is out of novice this year having won the same competition last year.
There was a smaller contingent of men. John Hennessy and Stan Byczec were unlucky to just miss out on medals. Both of them ran great races.
Well done again to the girl of the moment Michelle Kenny who won the Roscarbery 5k over the weekend. She is really flying at the moment. Great running Michelle, Keep up the good work.
Kinsale 5 mile
Well done to Simon Fitzgerald who was our first man home in Kinsale 5 mile, he was followed home by Annemarie O Donovan.
The club is supporting a pilates class run by Matt Chojan, one of our members. The class is limited to 12 people and it costs €80 for 8 weeks.
It begins on Tuesday the 9th of October at 8pm in St Johns the Baptist Hall. Anyone wishing to go along please contact Matt Chojan on 0872150946 www.mattpilates.com
Cork to Cobh BHAA 15 Mile - Sun 7th October @ 9:30 am
Cork AAI Novice Cross Country - Sun 14th October @ 12 noon Men 6k / Women 3k ( Carrignavar )
The Rebel Run 10k – Sun 21st October @ 9:45am CIT campus
Munster Novice Cross Country – Sun 21st October (Beaufort Co Kerry)
Until next time, “Get out there and do what you love!”