Monday 3 December 2012

Midleton News 02-12-12

Lanzarote trip 2012

All 12 of our travelling members are settling back into normal life in the cold conditions after enjoying a few lovely days in the sun. The trip proved to be a great success with all members competing in the 10k in Club La Santa. Unfortunately the weather on race day proved to be a great challenge with 20 mph winds and very warm conditions. Times reflect how tough conditions were on the day. Sean McGrath from East cork was a guest on the trip and finished in 2nd place overall in a time of 33:52.

Fortunately the conditions in the local pubs proved very favourable. Each night the group met up and the craic was mighty, it was a great bunch of lads and everyone got on really well with each other. It was a great way to finish off the season after a long year of training, with the majority of the group recovering after toeing the line Dublin a few weeks back. If anyone has any fresh ideas about where to go on our next club outing please let us know, all options will be considered.

Ballinacurra 5 Mile Race

Last Sunday the inaugural 5 mile road race was held in the local village of Ballinacurra. Weather conditions on the day were described as horrendous, heavy rain and bitter conditions faced the runners on the start line. Michael Dolphin was our first man home in 30:10, just coming up short of the magic sub 30. It’ll happen soon for the Cloyne man. Adam Duchnicz who is enjoying great success this year was next in 30:56. Next up was Owen O Connell followed closely by Brain Cott.

Anna Doris had a fantastic run to come 2nd Lady overall and continue her very impressive season on road and cross country.

Next home was John Cashman who is returning to some form for the end of the season. Good runs were also had by Shane Gannon, Stan Byczek, Killian Looney, Caroline Leahy, Paul Kierans, Tara O Keeffee and Linda Hegarty.

Others who ran on the day were Ann Harrington, Mary Keane and Colm Jordan. From all accounts next year should grow and grow as this race cements its place on the fixture list.

Waterford Half Marathon

 Waterford AC held their annual Half marathon on Saturday 1st December. With over 1300 competitors, 5 of our club members lined out for this race. Our our 1st man over the line was Kenneth O Keeffe in 1:33. Aidan O Herlihy was our next man home followed by Pat Walsh.

Others who had good runs on the day were Andrea McNamara and Mary Keane.

  Xmas Party

The Annual Christmas party is a complete sell out, however there are a few names on the cancellation list. If you are interested in attending please email Colette Barry at

Well Done to Colette on a super job planning the Xmas Party.


Fri 7th (6:30pm) CIT Floodlit Charity X-Country €5 CIT, Bishopstown, Cork City...

Sat 8th (9am) Clonakilty 10k/Half/Full Marathon €25/€50/€60 Sat 15th (11am) Santa Hat Dash 5k €5 Doneraile Park Sun 16th (3pm) Bantry Charity 5k Fun Run Sun 23rd (1pm) Duhallow AC Classic 5k

There will also be a 5Km in Shanagarry on Sat 22nd and the Annual Belgooly 4 Mile will be on Stephens Day