Monday, 5 November 2012

Midleton News: 4-11-2012

Dublin Marathon 2012:

Low temperature and cloudy skies with a little wind set up almost perfect conditions for the 33rd Dublin Marathon. In a field of 12,165 our club was very well represented with seasoned campaigners to first timers. It’s safe to say we had one of the biggest represented clubs from Cork and probably the best supported. Thanks to our club members who braved the cold weather to give up a day of their long weekend to make the big trip up to Dublin and support the athletes. It was very much appreciated. There were supporters on nearly all major junctions along the course, some made to 3-4 destinations. It can be said some of our supporters covered more ground than the runners themselves.

Well done to AJ Murphy who was our 1st man home with a fantastic time of 2:46 to be 101st place overall. It proves all the early morning runs and hard work and Trish Murphy’s cooking are shining through. Our second man over the line was Marc Dalton in 2:50 to record a super time. Breaking the 3hr barrier for his first time was Adam Duchnicz in a tremendous 2:58. After many close attempts to break 3 hrs, John Hennessy finally broke his duck to record 2:59. To have 4 members under 3hrs is fantastic achievement for the club.

On his maiden trip to the capital Mike Dolphin came in a fantastic 3:05 for his first marathon. Francis Maunsell was our next man home to record a PB of 3:09. Although it was a PB of 3:14 Darragh Canavan was hoping to come in a little bit better before suffering cramp along the route. Similar fate happened upon Emmett Ronin as he pulled up with a stitch along the way, yet still recording a PB of 3:16. Toe to toe on the start line with his brother, Kieran Mulchay came in 3:16, followed by Denis Kelleher who posted a PB of 3:09 to wrap up a successful year on the running scene.

Mark Walsh was next home in 3:26, at one stage it looked like Mark wasn’t going to make the start with a calf problem. Thankfully Mark ran with his injury and it stayed at bay for the entire race, well done Mark.

Our ladies had a great outing with 3 of them breaking the 3:30 for the first time. Our First Lady was Margaret Jones who seems to love this distance as she finished her 3rd marathon of the year in 3:27 to record a PB. Margaret seems to be an addict to this distance as she hopes to do back to back marathons in 2 days next year. Another girl enjoying a great season is Sheila Buckley who set a new PB in 3:27. One of our seasoned campaigners Deirdre Aherne was next home in 3:28 to record another PB. Don O Callaghan was next up with a super 3:32.

Helen Gilroy who is having a fantastic year on the road ran 3:35 to rack up another PB. Owen O Connell ran a fantastic 3:39 to finish the season is style. Peter Gunning was next home in 3:42 to add another marathon to his growing no of attempts, following Peter was Barry Aherne in 3:47 just ahead of Brian McCarthy in 3:48. He was followed by Denise Hickey who ran her first marathon in a super time of 3:54, It seems all the daning at the Ceili last week didn’t do this lady any harm. Colette McCarthy attempted the distance for the first time to record 3:54 alongside partner Eugene McCarthy. Eugene admitted he was hanging in there for the last few miles as Colette wanted to power home. They say behind every great man stands a great woman,Ger O'Shaughnessy did a very credible 3.57 and  Trish Murphy wife of AJ showed it’s not just AJ that can produce the goods. Trish ran 3:58 to break the 4hrs for the 1st time and to wrap up a great day for the Murphy household. Sinead Buckley experiencing her first marathon ran a fantastic time to follow groom to be Barry home in 4:07.

Noreen Emerson was next home in 4:08 for a great time over the 26.2 course. It seems to be a day of stories of first timers, next was Michelle Buckley in 4:09 followed closely by training partner Aoife Fouhy in 4:09. It was a great day for both girls. Next home was Mary B Walsh in 4:10 to record a PB by over 11 mins well done Mary on completing another Husband and wife combination. Next up was Bernie Twomey followed by 1st timer Ronan McManus in 4:20.

Danny McCarthy and first timer Alan Kelleher ran the whole way together. Well done Alan, and to Danny for helping Alan make the big step up to the marathon. Mia McGrath was next home in 5hrs .
Lads I could have missed 1 or 2 along the way as I had no exact figure of how many ran. If I missed you I am sorry. Let me know and I can report it.

It was a fantastic day out for all athletes as PB’S seemed to be the magic word spoken after it was all over. Our 1st timers came up trumps with some fantastic times also.

And to all of those that didn’t get a PB or the time they planned there is always next year.

Bandon 10K

A few of our members turned up for 2nd year of the Bandon 10k.

Michelle Kenny won again as her year gets better and better. The inform girl of 2012 notched up yet another win. There is no stopping this girl at the moment. Well done Michelle. The following day she was running around the streets of Dublin cheering on all the marathon runners.

Declan Dorgan was our leading man home to show he is coming back into some form recently.

Yvonne Sheehan was next home to continue her good performances of late.

Cork BHAA HSE 4Mile

News just in Noel O Regan won the O/45 category. Well done Noel.

These are the only results to report as full results should be out in a few days.

Senior Cross Country / Senior East Cork Championships

It proved to be another fantastic day out for our ladies who won the Senior East Cork Championships in Carrignavar. Michelle Kenny led our team home followed by Orlagh Farmer, Anna Dorris and Sally Drennan. Well Done ladies, more medals for the club. This year has been a huge success for the club on the cross country side.


Sun 11th (11am)...Lisgoold 5k road race...€5 (only out the road so lets support our neighbours)

Sun 11th (12:30pm)...Great Railway 25k Fun Run...€45

Sun 18th (11am)...Cork BHAA Movember 6 mile road race...€5/€8.

Sun 25th (11am)...RNLI Reindeer 10k Fun Run...€22

Sun 25th (12 noon)...Castlefreke 5k Fun Run/Walk