Sunday, 6 January 2013

Midleton AC News

Race Reports:

Shannagarry 5k

On the Saturday before Christmas the annual Shannagarry 5K was held with 88 runners turning up for the event. Midleton AC was well represented again with 37 member’s competing. Over 10 of those members were from our development group who took part in their 1st ever race, well done all that’s a great achievement.

First home for Midleton was Marc Dalton in 17:34 followed closely by John Hennessy in 17:57. Club Captain Edmond O Sullivan was next in 19:45.

Michelle Kenny was 1st lady home for another impressive win to add to her expanding cv. Ladies Captain Sally Drennan was 2nd lady overall followed by Sheila Buckley in 3rd overall to wrap up all the prizes for the Midleton Girls.

Newmarket 5

Denis Kelleher was our 1st runner home in Newmarket 5k in a time of 18:52. Closely on his tail was Anna Doris who ran a superb PB in 19:03 to be the 1st 0/40 winner and continue her great form which saw her awarded Athlete of the Year. Joan McCarthy was 3rd in the 0/55 category, Danny McCarthy and Mary Toher also made the trip.

Captains Run

An enthusiastic crowd turned up on Christmas Eve in Killeagh woods for the annual Captains run. Edmond O Sullivan as usual entertained the group with his warm hospitality and tea and biscuits. By all reports it was a lovely day for this unique run as it is handicapped to give the slower runners a chance of a win. Jake Moore from Youghal AC won the men’s and Kathleen O Connell won the women’s.

Belgooly 4 mile

There was a massive crowd as usual at this annual event and Midleton AC had a fine turn out. Our ladies as is now becoming the norm were well up amongst the prize-winners. We were very lucky that despite the terrible weather all morning it cleared up completely for the race.

Michelle Kenny had another great run and was 6th Lady Home. Joan Hough and Kathleen O'Connell were back on winning form coming 1st O/50 and 1st O/55 respectively. Joan Mc Carthy 2nd O/55.It was great to see Denis Kelleher back to his winning ways taking 2nd O/45 in a very competitive field. Some of the others from the club who took part were Adam Duchnicz, Kieran Mulcahy, John O'Halloran, Donie O'Connell, Danny Mc Carthy and Mary Toher.

One disappointing factor was that the course despite being 4 miles had once again incorrect mile markers this is becoming a reqular feature of this race.

Goal Mile

Well done to our many members who did the Goal Mile on Christmas Day. It was great to see so many there even some of our juveniles but especially to see such support for such a worthy cause. The mighty John Walshe is the main man behind this fantastic event, without this man’s dedication a lot of the great races we have in this city wouldn’t go ahead. A big thank you John from all Midleton AC members.

Togher AC Fancy Dress 5 Mile

This has to be reported, one of our very well know Polish members went all out with his fancy dress costume to be awarded the 1st prize for effort in making his very simple but brilliant costume. Picture Below, Well Done Stanislaw Bycezk

Bandon 5 Mile

On a lovely fresh New Years Day, 5 of the 12 runners from Midleton AC recorded PB’S to start the New Year on a high.

Marc Dalton was 1st home in a time of 28:31 to record a PB, followed close by Mike Dolphin who after numerous attempts broke the 30 min barrier. He did so by smashing it to record a superb PB of 29:04. The man couldn’t stop smiling the whole way home. Next home was in form Kieran Mulchay as he was just outside the 30 min mark.

Two of our award winning ladies were up there again as Anna Doris led the girls home in 31:28 to set a new PB of over a minute to win the 0/40 Category, for the second race in a row. She was followed closely by another of our impressive ladies Michelle Kenny who also recorded a PB of 31:30. Sean O Sullivan is coming back into some great form to be just on the tails of the ladies. Both Husband and Wife couples Danny & Joan McCarthy and Donnie & Kathleen O Connell made the trip to Bandon.

New Member Joseph Fouhy from our Development group made the step up to a 5 mile race after trying out the 5k in Shannagarry . Well done Joseph plenty more to come.


Now is also the time to join the Cork BHAA (Business Houses Athletic Association) as their races are starting very shortly and you need to be registered in advance to be eligible for prizes etc. It only costs 10 Euro to join and then it is only 5 Euro to enter a race .Races cost 8 Euro per race for non members so you save 3 Euro per race by becoming a member. Further info and forms are available online at

Anyone requiring further information or needing info re teams etc give me a call at 0872403940 or e mail me at


Club Membership 2013

The club membership is due for renewal, Danny will be at training to collect the €35 fee from Monday 7th.


Monday 7th January CIT SEVENS RACES SERIES 3K Track at 6:30pm €7

Sunday 13th January Cork BHAA ESB Cross Country 5k Beamount pk 11am

Sun 20th January (11am)...Cork BHAA FMC 4 mile...€5/€8...Little Island

Sun 27th January (1pm)...John Treacy Dungarvan 10 mile road race...Entry Closed

Thurs 7th February (6:30pm)...CIT X-Country 4k/7k...€7

Sun 10th February (11am)...Cork BHAA Janssen 4 mile road race...€5/€8...Little Island

Sun 10th February (11am)...Mealagh Valley 10 mile...€15/€20 late