Friday 31 May 2013

Weekend Runaround

Cork City Marathon +++++

It was very  hot out there today and as a result most people seemed to suffer and had slower than expected times as a result. We had far too many out there in the various sections to give a detailed report as we had runners in all sections from the marathon, half marathon and the relay. Luckily all seem to have got home without any serious injury as unfortunately I saw several people collapsed and being treated by the civil defence and others.

Our first man home in the Marathon was Adam Duchnicz in 3.08.33 which despite being a very good time was a disappointment to Adam who appeared to also suffer from the heat. Kris Dowdall and Don O’Callaghan worked very well together and both got nicely under that magical four hour barrier. From what I know so far our first lady was Andrea McNamara who made a very good marathon debut. Mary B Walsh also had a great run so soon after her recent marathon and once again breaking the 4.30 barrier in style. I don’t have details on our other runners but well done to each and every one of you.

The half marathon was a little different in that the start was delayed by almost 30 mins which is bound to have an effect on runners standing around in the heat ready to race. This simply is not good enough and if Cork wants to continue it will need to get its act together fast. It costs enough to enter and having to wait around like this is simply not fair. Again here the heat seems to have taken its toll with several of our faster runners not doing as well as expected. Neilus Aherne consistant as always was our first man home in 1.29.34 followed by Don Ryan who continues to improve in 1.36.19 followed by Andre Brodkorb in 1.27.01 .Shane Gannon who despite recent injury also had a fine run.  Carmel Deane was our first lady home suffered also from the heat Sheila Buckley was our 2nd  lady home and again as most others suffered from the heat as well .Well done especially to all the ladies who made their half marathon debuts.

As regards the relay there are far too many to mention but everyone seemed to enjoy themselves from the various reports and hopefully it will encourage people to set up and try the half and the full next time out. It was great to see so many Midleton AC vests out there today.Again well done all who competed also a huge WELL DONE & THANKS to our wonderful supporters who were widely spread around the course.

Daniel Strikes Gold In The All Ireland Schools

On Sat.Daniel Colbert fulfilled his ambition and made history for the club by winning an All Ireland medal and he certainly did it in style setting a new PB in the process.
Daniel won the 400mtr hundles in anofficial time 54.83(this is even better than the time reported earlier).
Having watched this young man progress from his early days with the club I am truly proud of his achievement as is his family, club and school.
Knowing the dedication he has put into his training he is a credit to the club and I know this is only the beginning of a very successful career and there will be many more All Ireland medals to come.
Dan starts his leaving Cert on Wed. We wish him Good Luck with that too.

Kilcredan 5Km

We had a great crowd at this new race which again was very well organised and hopefully will becomae anannual event.All reports say the after race spread was excellent and lots of prizes were to be had.We had a great many prizewinners.

Michelle Kenny 2nd Lady

Mgt Jones 2nd O/40
Breda Cahill 3rd O/40

Helen Gilroy 1st O/45
Mary O'Keeffe 2nd O/45

Mary McGuigan 2nd O/50
Mary B.Walsh 3rd O/50

Joan Mc Carthy 2nd O/45

Mgt Barry 1st O/60


Frances Maunsell 3rd O/40

Satn Byczek 1st O/50

Billy Griffin 1st O/75

Friday 31 May 2013. 8:00pm

Finishers in the Midleton AC team. Pace Race Race

Place Time Name Team Race Age Category min/mile No Place

1 0:18:05 COFFEY, Shea Midleton AC M 05:49.1 215 14

2 0:18:11 CARROLL, Nigel Midleton AC M 05:51.0 271 16

3 0:18:51 MAUNSELL, Francis Midleton AC M40 06:03.9 270 21

4 0:18:55 KENNY, Michelle Midleton AC F 06:05.2 232 22

5 0:19:11 BYCZEK, Stanislaw Midleton AC M50 06:10.3 188 28

6 0:19:39 COTT, Brian Midleton AC M 06:19.4 269 32

7 0:19:48 O'DWYER, Barry Midleton AC M40 06:22.3 355 35

8 0:20:05 CASHMAN, John Midleton AC M45 06:27.7 309 42

9 0:20:18 O'SULLIVAN, Billy Midleton AC M 06:31.9 243 43

10 0:20:54 GILROY, Helen Midleton AC F45 06:43.5 219 53

11 0:21:30 JONES, Margaret Midleton AC F40 06:55.1 217 66

12 0:21:36 WALSH, Pat Midleton AC M50 06:57.0 233 69

13 0:21:47 CAHILL, Breda Midleton AC F40 07:00.5 317 72

14 0:22:02 O'KEEFFE, Mary Midleton AC F45 07:05.4 167 77

15 0:22:32 DELANEY, Susan Midleton AC F 07:15.0 221 85

16 0:23:02 PERRY, Anne-Marie Midleton AC F40 07:24.7 316 99

17 0:23:17 FOUHY, Joseph Midleton AC M 07:29.5 161 103

18 0:24:30 DALY, Trish Midleton AC F 07:53.0 46 134

19 0:24:36 SEXTON, Joy Midleton AC F 07:54.9 343 139

20 0:24:43 BARRY, Louise Midleton AC F 07:57.2 286 142

21 0:24:43 CRONIN, Brendan Midleton AC M 07:57.2 330 143

22 0:25:11 GILMAN, Marie Midleton AC F 08:06.2 371 150

23 0:25:22 O'KEEFFE, Tara Midleton AC FJ 08:09.7 350 155

24 0:25:24 MCCANN, William Midleton AC M40 08:10.4 238 158

25 0:25:26 MCGUIGAN, Mary Midleton AC F50 08:11.0 69 160

26 0:25:32 DOLPHIN, Rayleen Midleton AC F 08:13.0 231 166

27 0:25:32 DOLPHIN, Michael Midleton AC M 08:13.0 285 167

28 0:25:33 HEGARTY, Linda Midleton AC F40 08:13.3 199 168

29 0:25:35 CRONIN, Marie Midleton AC F 08:13.9 361 170

30 0:25:47 MORRISSON, Moira Midleton AC F40 08:17.8 351 176

31 0:25:53 TWOMEY, Bernie Midleton AC F40 08:19.7 338 178

32 0:25:55 BARRY, Margaret Midleton AC F60 08:20.4 308 179

33 0:26:18 MCNAMARA, Michael Midleton AC M55 08:27.8 278 183

34 0:26:40 STEELE, Frances Midleton AC F45 08:34.8 126 189

35 0:26:44 WALSH, Mary Midleton AC F50 08:36.1 95 190

36 0:26:53 HALLAHAN, Olive Midleton AC F45 08:39.0 348 194

37 0:28:12 CRONIN, Marian Midleton AC F 09:04.4 329 227

38 0:28:45 AHERNE, Michelle Midleton AC F35 09:15.1 276 246

39 0:29:05 SAVAGE, Michelle Midleton AC F35 09:21.5 364 252

40 0:29:16 O'REGAN, Louise Midleton AC F35 09:25.0 352 258

41 0:29:49 GRIFFIN, Billy Midleton AC M75 09:35.7 314 273

42 0:30:06 MCCARTHY, Joan Midleton AC F55 09:41.1 96 280

43 0:31:13 HURLEY, Maria Midleton AC F40 10:02.7 289 303

45 0:33:13 O'LEARY, Clare Midleton AC F 10:41.3 301 331

There were 45 finishers in the Midleton AC team.

Wishing the very best to everyone running tonight in Kilcredan and most especially to everyone running on Monday.
 Please if you want a mention e mail me at We do want to know how you got on or that you ran. (Relay, Half or Full Marathon)There will be far too many for me to keep track of everyone so its up to yourself to let me know.

Tip for the Weekend

For those doing the marathon for the first time and even the experienced ones. Drink plenty of water on Sat and Sun. (and very little Mon. morning) place bottles around the house to remind you and sip from one each time you pass (ie kitchen, bathroom bedroom,hallway etc) there is no point in drinking a litre/pint etc at a time that runs through you it’s the sipping that adds up and hydrates you. Also do take a drink (a slug) at each water station during the race as it all helps in the end.

If the day is very hot allow yourself 5/6 seconds a mile extra (off you intended pace) for the first 15/20 miles and then if you are feeling good drive on if not remain steady. It’s better to lose 5 secs a mile than 5 mins a mile which is what will happen if you burn out and dehydrate. All serious runners take the heat of the day into account.


Thursday 30 May 2013

This race is on Fri evening and club member Rose Herlihy is one of the organisers She asks as many as possible to support.It is a fast and easy course and suitable for all levels So put yourself in marathon mode and come out and enjoy this.You are guaranteed a PB for the course.
Race HQ for this race is Fr.O'Neill's Sports Field near Ballymacoda.

From Youghal.......take the left onto the R633 for Ballymacoda. After 3.25 miles, you cross over a small river and at 3.75 miles, you see the turn off right for the GAA grounds.

From Cork City / Midleton.....Take the turn off in Castlemartyr and head south towards Ladysbridge. From there, take the left and the R633 for Ballymacoda. At 3.3 miles, you drive through a small crossroads and at 3.5 miles at the next crossroads, take the left for the GAA grounds.


Tuesday 28 May 2013

John Buckley 5Km
Night Of The PBs

Tonight Tuesday saw the biggest crowd ever for the John Buckley 5Km over the fast and flat Marina course.The was a total of 960 people took part in what for the most part was a very well organised event and the chip timing worked a treat.The only criticism is the amount of slow runners up near the front and then slowing to almost walking pace after a mile making it hard for the faster runners to pass them but overall it was a great success with no lining up at the finish etc.
We had a fair number of runners taking part with two amongst the winners Mary O'Keeffe 2nd O/45 and Stanislaw Byczek 2nd 0/50 whilst several others got PBs including Michelle Kenny 18.59 and Adam Duchnicz 17.51 Emmet Ronan and Fionan O'hAodain were amongst the several others who also got PBs.
 Mike Dolphin was our first man home smashing his PB with a time of 17.34 and that was after coming off nightshift.
Others also had fine runs but far too many to mention also it was nice to see some of our injured runners making their comebacks.
The race was won by Mark Hanrahan in 14.58 (taking it handy as he says because he is racing in Manchester nest Sat.) whilst his girlfriend Laura Crowe won the ladies setting a new course record of 16.16
Full results can be seen at There are no team results out yet.


Monday 27 May 2013


Some superb achievements from our athletes Michelle Kenny and Daniel Colbert who were guesting with Youghal AC in Tullamore yesterday.
Michelle came 1st in the 800mtrs in 2.30.89 and 2nd in 1500mtrs in 5.01.48.
Daniel whilst not running at his best still managed 2nd in 200mtrs Hurdles and 2nd in 400mtr Hurdles in 57.38.
He is certainly a young athlete to watch and without a doubt will bring more All Ireland medals to the club. No pressure Daniel just do what you do best.
Well done both of you.
This race is also on next Fri night in the very beautiful Donerail Park in memory of a very great runner.
John Buckley Sports 5Km
Tue 28th @8pm
Marina Circuit (Fast and Flat)


Just run through the finishing line-No tunnels

Pre Enter Avoid queues on the night

a BHAA EVENT ENTRY FEE 5 Euro (Reg) 8 Euro (Non Reg)

This is a great night with lots of prizes in all catg.
Free draw for a Raleigh Bicycle for all finishers.
Lots of spot prizes.
There will be huge crowds so best arrive early.

Course record 14.34 by Noel Berkeley

Sunday 26 May 2013

Kilcredan 5Km Next Friday

Pre Reg Available

Hi All,
          just a reminder that the kilcredan 5k is on next Friday may 31st..walk@6.30,run@8pm, prizes for the top three male and female in each category!we'll be doing pre registration from 7-8pm on Tuesday night next in Aghavine sportsfield between Ladysbridge&Ballymacoda!last week we had eighty people doing the race route!this week we're expecting even more as Ballintotis developmental squad are hoping to join us!all welcome to try the route before race night! thanks Rose
Cill Na Martra 10 Mile Charity Run
(in aid of Suicide Aware)

This race took place on Sunday 26th over a hilly but scenic course.It had a fine turnout considering the number of races around and that it was a charity run.We had two runners there doing their first ever 10mile.
Aoife Jones and Fionan O'hAodain who both finished in 1.40 fine running especially considering they both did a hard run in Ballyandreen last Thur. night.

Again anyone doing races and want mentioning please let me know at If you dont let me know I cannot report on it.

Friday 24 May 2013

Ballycotton Summer Road Race Series 2013


Last Thursday night saw the start of the Ballycotton Summer Race Series and it was great to see so many Midleton AC members running We had a total of 90 runners taking part on what is a tough course on a cold and windy night.
It is great to see so many doing so well. Overall with two ladies in the top six and several of the men under and around the 30 min mark we did very well .This shows that the training programme under our various coaches is starting to pay dividends but I must also congratulate the members of the Dev. Squad on how well they ALL did. Ye did Vince and myself proud for guys and gals that only started last Oct. to be doing as well as ye all did on this course is wonderful.
Overall several people got PBs and even more got PBs for the course.Its quite some time since we had a second lady in this race I must consult John Walshe to get the exact year from the records..

More Detailed Roundup


Karen Grant 2nd Lady 32.07 (beaten by 1 second for first)
Anna Doris (F40 ) 6th Lady
Margaret Jones 1st O/40
Helen Gilroy 1st O/45
Mary O'Keeffe 1st O/50
Mary McGuigan 3rd O/50
Margaret Barry 1st O/60
Midleton Ladies 3rd Team
Tom Cody 3rd O/55

Finishers in the Midleton AC team. Pace Race Race

Place Time Name Team Race Age Category min/mile No Place

1 0:29:35 DOLPHIN, Michael Midleton AC M 05:54.9 44 29

2 0:29:56 COFFEY, Shea Midleton AC M 05:59.1 70 34

3 0:30:44 RONAN, Emmet Midleton AC M 06:08.7 52 47

4 0:30:45 MURPHY, Eoin Midleton AC M40 06:08.9 83 48

5 0:31:14 SPITERI, Paul Midleton AC M 06:14.7 56 58

6 0:31:19 SCANLAN, Rod Midleton AC M 06:15.7 57 60

7 0:31:27 MAUNSELL, Francis Midleton AC M40 06:17.3 487 61

8 0:31:40 BRODKORB, Andre Midleton AC M40 06:19.9 189 68

9 0:31:54 O'MEARA, Fergal Midleton AC M40 06:22.7 80 72

10 0:31:59 MOTHERWAY, David Midleton AC M 06:23.7 14 74

11 0:32:05 MOORE, James Midleton AC M 06:24.9 306 79

12 0:32:07 GRANT, Karen Midleton AC F 06:25.3 15 83

13 0:32:35 DORIS, Anna Midleton AC F40 06:30.9 27 100

14 0:32:53 BYCZEK, Stanislaw Midleton AC M50 06:34.5 570 106

15 0:32:54 CODY, Tom Midleton AC M55 06:34.7 81 107

16 0:33:05 O'DWYER, Barry Midleton AC M40 06:36.9 378 112

17 0:33:18 CASHMAN, John Midleton AC M45 06:39.5 109 118

18 0:33:30 COTT, Brian Midleton AC M 06:41.9 540 125

19 0:33:31 GANNON, Shane Midleton AC M40 06:42.1 54 126

20 0:33:40 KELLY, Alan Midleton AC M40 06:43.9 289 130

21 0:33:48 RYAN, Don Midleton AC M 06:45.5 168 135

22 0:34:12 MCCARTHY, Eugene Midleton AC M40 06:50.3 220 152

23 0:34:16 BUCKLEY, Sheila Midleton AC F 06:51.1 75 156

24 0:34:23 O'CALLAGHAN, Don Midleton AC M45 06:52.5 229 158

25 0:34:46 MCCAUGHLEY, John Midleton AC M40 06:57.1 53 162

26 0:34:50 O'REGAN, Morgan Midleton AC M 06:57.9 482 164

27 0:34:59 FOLEY, Emmet Midleton AC M40 06:59.7 573 168

28 0:35:14 CAREY, John Midleton AC M45 07:02.6 392 178

29 0:35:16 GILROY, Helen Midleton AC F45 07:03.0 74 180

30 0:35:42 REILLY, Kara Midleton AC F35 07:08.2 262 192

31 0:35:48 O'HERLIHY, Aidan Midleton AC M 07:09.4 58 194

32 0:35:51 O'HALLORAN, John Midleton AC M60 07:10.0 467 196

33 0:36:07 JONES, Margaret Midleton AC F40 07:13.2 76 207

34 0:36:17 KENNEALLY , Michael Midleton AC M45 07:15.2 532 215

35 0:36:18 CAHILL, Breda Midleton AC F40 07:15.4 11 217

36 0:36:25 GEARY, Michael Midleton AC M 07:16.8 26 223

37 0:36:27 MCMANUS, Ronan Midleton AC M40 07:17.2 72 225

38 0:36:33 WATSON, Karol Midleton AC M 07:18.4 371 229

39 0:37:15 WALSH, Pat Midleton AC M50 07:26.8 22 243

40 0:37:25 AHERNE, Marian Midleton AC F45 07:28.8 18 248

41 0:37:26 DELANEY, Susan Midleton AC F 07:29.0 513 250

42 0:37:46 SHEEDY, Breeda Midleton AC F45 07:33.0 405 263

43 0:38:04 O'KEEFFE, Mary Midleton AC F45 07:36.6 117 281

44 0:38:17 HEALY, Brian Midleton AC M45 07:39.2 97 287

45 0:38:33 O'CONNELL, Donie Midleton AC M60 07:42.4 46 298

46 0:38:43 PERRY, Anne-Marie Midleton AC F40 07:44.4 8 303

47 0:38:45 O'NEILL, Vincent Midleton AC M45 07:44.8 440 305

48 0:38:52 MURPHY, Christine Midleton AC F40 07:46.2 17 311

49 0:38:59 AHERNE, Neilus Midleton AC M55 07:47.6 171 317

50 0:39:01 O'SHAUGHNESSY, Ger Midleton AC M 07:48.0 25 320

51 0:40:06 MORRISON, Kevin Midleton AC M45 08:01.0 82 360

52 0:40:07 DALY, Trish Midleton AC F 08:01.2 30 361

53 0:40:22 FOUHY, Aoife Midleton AC F 08:04.2 13 370

54 0:40:30 FOUHY, Joseph Midleton AC M 08:05.8 16 374

55 0:40:38 KENNEDY, Yvonne Midleton AC F35 08:07.4 6 381

56 0:40:50 TWOMEY, Bernie Midleton AC F40 08:09.8 23 388

57 0:40:59 CRONIN, Brendan Midleton AC M 08:11.6 33 391

58 0:41:13 TWOHIG, Margaret Midleton AC F45 08:14.4 86 398

59 0:41:43 BARRY, Louise Midleton AC F 08:20.4 439 415

60 0:41:59 BUCKLEY, Sinead Midleton AC F 08:23.6 342 421

61 0:42:14 MORRISSON, Moira Midleton AC F40 08:26.6 575 429

62 0:42:35 FITZGERALD, Sinead Midleton AC F35 08:30.8 542 434

63 0:42:37 MCGUIGAN, Mary Midleton AC F50 08:31.2 28 440

64 0:43:09 COADY, Trish Midleton AC F 08:37.6 435 453

65 0:43:40 O'DONOVAN, Anne-Marie Midleton AC F40 08:43.8 299 464

66 0:43:55 JONES, Aoife Midleton AC F 08:46.8 67 467

67 0:43:56 O'HAODAIN, Fionan Midleton AC M 08:47.0 47 468

68 0:43:58 BARRY, Margaret Midleton AC F60 08:47.4 9 469

69 0:44:09 MURRAY, Andrew Midleton AC M 08:49.6 373 472

70 0:44:17 IVERS, Sinead Midleton AC F 08:51.2 5 475

71 0:44:23 CRONIN, Marie Midleton AC F 08:52.4 24 477

72 0:44:25 SAVAGE, Siobhan Midleton AC F35 08:52.8 10 479

73 0:44:32 DOPHIN, Rayleen Midleton AC F 08:54.2 45 484

74 0:44:55 MCNAMARA, Michael Midleton AC M55 08:58.8 2227 491

75 0:45:17 HARTE, Jim Midleton AC M 09:03.2 243 500

76 0:45:20 KEANE, Mary Midleton AC F45 09:03.8 385 501

77 0:45:24 FITZGERALD, Annette Midleton AC F40 09:04.6 66 503

78 0:45:33 MURPHY, Sue Midleton AC F 09:06.4 31 510

79 0:47:47 BULMAN, Sheila Midleton AC F45 09:33.2 65 548

80 0:47:59 MCGRATH, Marie Midleton AC F40 09:35.6 574 554

81 0:48:24 SMIDDY, Maura Midleton AC F35 09:40.6 383 559

82 0:48:32 CANAVAN, Cathrina Midleton AC F 09:42.2 20 561

83 0:48:33 SLOANE, Suzanne Midleton AC F35 09:42.4 21 562

84 0:49:54 NESTOR, Fiona Midleton AC F40 09:58.6 48 576

85 0:49:54 AHERN, Michelle Midleton AC F35 09:58.6 572 577

86 0:50:01 LYNCH, Winnie Midleton AC F40 10:00.0 49 579

87 0:51:01 O'SULLIVAN, Anne-Marie Midleton AC F 10:12.0 51 588

88 0:51:33 COMERFORD, Karen Midleton AC F35 10:18.4 557 589

89 0:55:00 O'LEARY, Clare Midleton AC F 10:59.8 34 597

90 1:06:47 MCMURTRY, Jim Midleton AC M65 13:21.2 88 611

There were 90 finishers in the Midleton AC team.


Well done to Michelle Kenny and young Daniel Colbert who are doing superbly well in the Graded Track & Field series in the CIT especially Daniel who has won several of his events.We hope to have a more detailed roundup shortly.In the meantime well done to ye both for paving the way.We hope to have more athletes competing next year.

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Malta International For Paul

This should have been in the weekend runaround that Paul Spiteri was over  in sunny Malta for the weekend where he represented Midleton AC in his very first 10 k race  the Mosta 10 k.
He had to deal with lots of hills and 23 degree heat.
His time was 39.38 and he came 8th out of over a 100 runners.

Monday 20 May 2013

Pre Entry Ballyandreen.

We will be doing a pre entry for Ballyandreen as per usual on Wed evening from 6--7 at the Comm Ctr. All are welcome even non members to avail of this.
Please pass the word.
Entry fee 5 Euro which definately represents the best value around.

Development Squad
Training will be at 6pm on Tue at the Community Ctr.A short run as most will be doing Ballyandreen 5mile on Thur night.

Sunday 19 May 2013

There are still some places available on the Pilates course.The course is being held on Tuesday nights from 8.30pm until 9.30pm in the Ballintotis Community Hall.

This Pilates class is specifically aimed at runners to help prevent injury and to improve performance.
There is a discount for all club members and the cost of the remaining five classes is € 55 which is great value.

If you are interested please contact Matt, tel. 087 2150946   Highly recommended by all who have previously taken this course from beginner to advanced. Danny

Thursday 16 May 2013

Run Of The Week
Pride of place for the week must go without doubt to young Daniel Colbert who won both the 110 Mtr and 400 Mtr Hurdles in the Munster Schools on Saturday
also he  won the County 400 Mtrs in the CIT last Wed night in 51.49.
These are just superb results and give inspiration to the rest of the club.
Well done Daniel your club is truely proud of you.

Emer Casey 10Km
Today Sunday saw some great running from our members with  Sean O'Sullivan getting back amongst the prizewinners with 3rd O/40 and our ladies taking first team.
Also great to see John Cashman well on his way to recovery after his recent injury.
Below are the Midleton AC results.

The Emer Casey Memorial


Sunday 19 May 2013. 1:30pm

Finishers in the Midleton AC team. Pace Race Race

Place Time Name Team Race Age Category min/mile No Place

1 0:39:37 O'SULLIVAN, Sean Midleton AC M40 06:22.4 707 46

2 0:40:29 AHERNE, Neilus Midleton AC M55 06:30.8 1020 58

3 0:41:37 CASHMAN, John Midleton AC M45 06:41.7 1021 78

4 0:41:52 DEANE, Carmel Midleton AC F 06:44.1 509 79

5 0:42:19 O'REGAN, Morgan Midleton AC M 06:48.5 1016 82

6 0:42:30 MCCARTHY, Eugene Midleton AC M40 06:50.3 916 85

7 0:44:48 O'KEEFFE, Mary Midleton AC F45 07:12.5 839 126

8 0:47:45 HEALY, Brian Midleton AC M50 07:40.9 640 184

9 0:49:21 MCCARTHY, Colette Midleton AC F 07:56.4 915 222

10 0:49:49 TWOMEY, Bernie Midleton AC F40 08:00.9 900 230

11 0:53:10 JONES, Aoife Midleton AC F 08:33.2 550 295

12 0:54:20 CRONIN, Marian Midleton AC F 08:44.5 560 316

13 0:54:49 CLEARY, Vicki Midleton AC F 08:49.2 1019 325

14 0:56:44 FITZGERALD, Annette Midleton AC F40 09:07.7 912 368

15 0:57:18 BULMAN, Sheila Midleton AC F45 09:13.1 559 385

16 0:58:09 PEARSON, Sylvia Midleton AC F50 09:21.3 622 403

17 1:01:38 MCCARTHY, Joan Midleton AC F50 09:55.0 722 461

18 1:13:01 TOHER, Mary Midleton AC F50 11:44.9 920 537

Midleton AC Ladies took first team . Carmel Deane,Mary O'Keeffe, Colette McCarthy
Well done ladies.

Killarney Half Marathon
Well done to Niamh Collins on completing her first half marathon today in Kilarney. 1 h 58 mins.Great running for a first time half .Here's to many more and maybe a full before too long.

Passage West 10Km
Last night Friday saw thw first running of The Passage West 10Km. We apppear to have had a few runners there who described the course as very tough and hilly. Despite beautiful views it was hard going Marie Gillman did 54.06 and Fionan O'hAodain one second behind in 54.07. Shane Gannon had a fine run here too finishing in just overv 43mins a few mins behind his normal time again showing how hard the course was.


The weekend starts early this week.
Well done to all our members (far too many to name) who took part in this race. We were lucky that the rain stopped just before the start of this very enjoyable race.Our first man home was the constantly improving Declan Dorgan whist it was the ladies turn to again take the prizes with Margaret Jones 2nd O/40 and Mary O'Keeffe 1st O/45 & Breda Sheedy 2nd O/45. Next came Mary McGuigan who had a superb run last week in Gortroe coming 2nd O/50 there (but no prize) tonight again she had a super run and came 2nd O/50 (but this time got the prize). Finally Joan Mc Carthy took the 2nd O/55 prize. Well done to everyone else especially all those who had PBs.

Streets Of Fermoy 5Km

We had two runners here tonight who both did really well showing the hard training is starting to pay dividends Nigel Carroll came 9th man home in a time of 18.15 and Anndre Brodkorb came 20th in 19.33.

Good Luck
Best of luck to everyone running over the weekend.We have runners tomorrow night in Passage West, Saturday in Killarney and Sunday in the Emer casey 10Km in Youghal. If you are doing these or any other races over the weekend please sned in your news to if you want it mentioned on the blog. otherwise we wont know and cannot mention you .

The big race next weekend is of course the Emer Casey 10k in Youghal. The organisers sent on this following info...
"The twin goals of the Emer Casey Foundation are to fund the best research and provide practical assistance to women diagnosed with gynaecological malignancy. The Foundation has funded 3 Research Scientists at T.C.D to the value of €500,000. The Emer Casey Foundation is now funding a Gynaecological Oncology Liaison Nurse at C.U.M.H. The position has been filled by Vickie Cleary who is a member of Midleton Athletic Club.

Every cent raised by this race goes to carry out the work of the Foundation.
Registration takes place on Saturday from 12 to 2 and on Sunday from at Pobalscoil Na Trionoide."........Juliette Casey

This is a fantastic race and one of the best organised around.The course is a relatively easy one with only one big hill and that is run downhill and no you dont have to run back up it the organisers even provide a bus back to the hall.
The rest of the course is around the town of Youghal which most of you know is relatively flat.Please come out and support this great race even if you only use it as a training run or just jog it. It is for a very worthy cause something each and every one of us have been touched by.If you dont run you can also walk.


Wednesday 15 May 2013

New Class For Runners

A message from Kevin Smith, Midleton AC coach:

I have organised a TRX course that I am hoping will be very beneficial for runners - the trainer Barry Vaughan, a very impressive guy, is going to tailor it for runners. At € 60.00 for 10 weeks - its great value.

A new class is starting Thursday week 23/05 @ 7am (45 mins duration) at Midleton Fitness off Dwyers Road. Only 3 places left - email It is on a first come first serve basis.

Tuesday 14 May 2013




Our clothing officers will be putting in an order for club clothing this Friday, 17th May. This will be your last opportunity to order for some time.

Please contact Claire Fitzgerald at to place orders for singlets, rain jackets, and hats;
 and Anna Doris at to place orders for hoodies and squad tops.
Remember all the gear is of top quality and is subsidised by the club.Any monies made by the club goes back into the club for the benifit of its members .Clothing is one area to benifit from subsidity.

Training as per usual Wed evening 6pm.6.30pm & 7pm.

Development Squad
As not many are doing the Fota race we will meet @ 6 at the Community Ctr. and do a 5/6 mile run.


Thursday 9 May 2013


Michelle Wins Again and Retains Her Title
Michelle Kenny with race organiser Jimmy Murray

Sunday evening saw the tenth running of the Ballinhassig Straight Mile with its biggest crowd ever which was well deserved for this very well organised event under the organisation of the great Jimmy Murray and Rising Sun AC.
Michelle Kenny had an easy win in that there was no one seriously challenging her and she finished in a time of 5.36 .This was Michelle's second time doing the race as she did it last year and also won.So next year she will hopefully be her hat-trick.Well done Michelle on some very fine running.
Billy O'Sullivan was in just ahead of Michelle also had a great run and continues to improve with every race.
Joan Mc Carthy and Danny Mc Carthy also ran maintaining his record of doing all the ten races so far.


Training on Wed @6pm from the Community Centre.

Lidl Run Kildare 10k

Rod Scanlan ran the Lidl Run Kildare 10k today at the curragh racecourse in a new PB of 40:44 and came home in 11th place out of 1252 runners. He was delighted with the PB because after a flat first mile, the next 3.5 miles were uphill and into a very strong head wind.
Since joining the club last October he has ran in 7 races and has recorded a PB in each race so 7 PB's in a row shows he continues to improve and that the hard work is really paying off. Well done Rod.

Well done to Bernie Twomey who did a fantastic 1.55.07 here today over a very hilly and windy course.

Well done also to our many athletes who ran "Darkness Into Light" this morning including Winnie,Anne Marie Lisa and Aoife plus allthe others Over 3000 took part.
Good luck to anyone doing Bandon Half Marathon or 10 Km on Saturday

also good luck to club member Norma Kennedy who is doing the Valentia Island Triathlon tomorrow Sat‎

Good luck also to those who are running "Darkness Into Light" at 4am Sat morning .Especially those I know of Lisa, Winnie and Anne Marie but to everyone else also.


                                                                   The tenth annual Straight Mile takes place at Landfill Road ,Ballinhassig next Sunday evening @ 7pm..
This is a fundraiser for Enable Ireland and is well worth supporting.It is a really enjoyable event and interesting to see what time one can run a straight mile in. There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes with loads of spot prizes.Entry fee is by donation (min 5 euro). Please consider supporting this event.It has an AAI permit and is organised by Rising Sun AC who always support our race.
Race Report

Gortroe 5Km Fun Run

                                            This turned out to be a very well organised event under the guidence of Tim Twomey and Martin Drake one would expect no less but this run did by far excel expectations. Lets hope it becomes an annual event on the calender. Over a very nice and well marked course almost 300 runners took part. Amongst the Midleton AC athletes who took part were Tom Cody,Sean O'Sullivan, Billy O'Sullivan,John Cashman,Joseph Fouhy,Colm Jordan and Brendan Cronin, Both Brendan and Joseph from the Development Squad having excellent runs with Joseph coming home in slightly over 22 mins .
Mary Mc Guigan having a powerful run was our first lady home followed by Marian Cronin (good to see you back Marian) and out for the second night running Joan Mc Carthy.
Our only Prize winner was Tom Cody who took 1st O/50
                                                           The race was won by Sean McGrath, followed by Tim Twomey and Noel Berkley (The Running Guru) whilst local Anne Marie Holland was the first lady followed by the fast improving Rhona Lynch.
There were numerous spot prizes and the food was really superb with wonderful home baking.One can certainly say the ladies/men of Gortroe can bake.In very many years of running I never came across fresh  Black Forest Gateau after a race until tonight. Well done all. Bring back "The Gortroe MiIe" was a sentiment expressed by many runners there tonight.
WARNING/Words Of Advice

I have been asked by a club member to bring to your attention that several cars in the carpark of a local club were robbed over the weekend in broad daylight and that a gang seems to be targeting groups of unattended cars.
So members please be careful where you leaves your keys (and what you leave in your car) when you are going for a run. Try getting a small pocket fitted to your shorts etc rather than leaving the keys in the usual spot where many seem to leave them.

Race Report

Pfizers 6 Mile

Tonight Wed. saw the running of Pfizers 6 Mile over its usual tough hilly course which was not helped by a very strong wind but at least we did not have the rain like we did last year.
The race was won easily by Timmy O'Donoghue in a little over 31 mins .Our first man home was Declan Dorgan followed by our first woman home Mary O'Keeffe next came Christine Murphy, Donie O'Connell, Fionan OhAodain,Trish Murphy, Brian Healy,Elaine Hennessy,Alan Kelleher,Joan Mc Carthy and Mary Toher. Results were very quick and there was a good selection of spot prizes. We had two prizewinners both ladies. Fionan OhAodain (Dev Squad) had a very good run finishing in just over 50mins and getting himself a new PB on what was a tough night for this run.

Christine Murphy 2nd O/40
Mary O'Keeffe 1st O/45


Wednesday 8 May 2013

Development Squad Cork Marathon Relay Team

Any members of the squad interested in doing a section of the Cork Marathon relay as part of a Development Squad team please contact Fionan @ 0863231356 asap please as entries are closing friday.

Monday 6 May 2013


Pfizers 6Mile

This takes place Wed @8PM in Ringaskiddy .Reg. in Pfizers Social Club which is well signposted.One of the only 6 milers around (note NOT 10km ) over a tough enough but interesting course as it incorporates the routes of several of the shorter summer races ie Novartis,Navy etc.

5Km Fun Run
Gortroe Youghal
Thur 9th May @7.30PM
Fee 8 Euro.

This is a new race on the scene over a Fast,Flat Course Lots of Prizes and Spots.It is well worth supporting (even if you do Pfizers) as its organised in aid of the local school and Eadaoin O'Neill East Cork AC who many in our club know is one of the main organisers. So please support this Fun Run. There is also a walk at 6.45  Full details and you can Pre-register online at
There used to be a very nice Summer Series of 1 mile runs here before up to a few years ago. There were 4 one mile runs every Tue for 4 weeks and the total time you took for the four was your finishing time.

Development Squad
We will meet Tue @ 6pm at the Community Ctr. warm up and go for a run around 6.10 ish.


Friday 3 May 2013



San Francisco Half Marathon

She is some amazing woman Midleton ACs Sheila Buckley she goes on holiday to USA and whilst there does a half marathon in San Francisco in the heat but no bother to Sheila she does it in 98 mins and comes home in 18th place. Great result.

Bay Run

Reports coming in from the Bay Run have all our runners doing very well despite the heat among those finished are Carmel Deane, Shane Gannon, Andrea Mc Namara, Aidan O'Herlihy, Pat Walsh, Margaret Jones and Catherine Terry. This is not the finishing order.
Shane Gannon had a superb run in 1.37.48 getting himself a new PB by over 6 mins in the process.
Great Limerick Run

As far as I know we had only one runner in the 10Km here today with Trish Coady having a fantastic run  in 50.29 over 5 mins ahead of her hoped for time. Trish is just recovering from injury sustained after the Dublin Marathon last Oct. so she appears well on the road to recovery after todays run.
Well done also to Don O'Callaghan who had a fantastic run in the marathon by all accounts.

South Munster Schools

Fantastic results from Daniel Colbert in the South Munster Schools
where he came first in both the Senior 110m Hurdles and the 400m Hurdles.Well done Daniel.

Pilates Course
Matt Chojan, Pilates instructor will be running a Pilates course starting on Tuesday, 14 May. It will run for 6 weeks and will take place at 8.30 - 9.30 pm each Tuesday in the Ballintotis Community Centre.

The course is beginners level, but with modifications for those who have done a previous course. It is Pilates aimed specifically at runners to help injury prevention and improve performance.

The cost of the course is € 70.00 for Midleton AC members (€ 85.00 for non members).

To book your place on the course please contact Matt directly, tel. 087 2150946.Good luck to everyone racing this weekend in Bantry,Limerick and Belfast ? Do please check in and let us know how you get on .The blog get a large number of hits so your clubmates interested in how you are doing.

Dev. Squad we will meet at 930 Sat as per usual in Bailick Car Park. Well done to each and every one of you who ran last night as expected ye did yourselves and your club proud.
For all those of the group who bet me they would come last I will be collecting my winnings tomorrow so dont forget to bring the money.
What A Night

Well Done Midleton AC

What a night What a club. Well done to everyone who helped in any way to make last night the success that it was.The way the club members pulled together and worked together to make last night was truly wonderful. Everyone played their part and it really is impossible to single out any one individual but I know no one will mind if I give special mention to race director John Cashman who did a magnificient job in pulling the whole thing together and make the 30th running of the race such a very special occasion. To those who did the baking and the food you were definately the winners no other post race spread can compare.The way it was served was great too. Well done ladies. The use of the new hall was a great success also and the prize giving went very smoothly. A sincere thank you to each and every one of you who helped.

A big congrats also to all who ran and ran so well.We had loads of people reporting PBs and most seemed very happy with their runs. Well done to Shay Coffey our first man home and Michelle Kenny our first lady home.Peoples times show that the extra  training is starting to pay off already (thanks to Kevin, Edmond and Pat).

As usual we had our share of prizewinners

Breda Cahill 2nd O/40
Helen Gilroy 1st O/45
Marian Aherne 2nd O/45
Breeda Sheedy 3rd O/45
Joan Hough 1st O/50 (Joan won the race ten years ago)
Joan Mc Carthy 2nd O/55
Margaret Barry 1st O/60
Francis Maunsell 3 rd O/40
Tom Cody 3rd O/55

Finally a huge thank you to John Walshe and Ballycotton Running Promotions without whose help this and many other races would not take place or be the success that they are.

Joe Hourigan Memorial

30th MIDLETON '5'

Thursday 2 May 2013. 8:00pm

Finishers in the Midleton AC team. Pace Race Race

Place Time Name Team Race Age Category min/mile No Place

1 Midleton AC Club

2 0:29:38 COFFEY, Shea Midleton AC M 05:55.5 784 32

3 0:29:58 RONAN, Emmet Midleton AC M 05:59.5 536 41

4 0:29:59 MAUNSELL, Francis Midleton AC M40 05:59.7 972 42

5 0:30:45 DORGAN, Declan Midleton AC M 06:08.9 619 55

6 0:30:53 SPITERI, Paul Midleton AC M 06:10.5 453 58

7 0:30:56 SCANLAN, Rod Midleton AC M 06:11.1 445 60

8 0:31:42 O'SULLIVAN, Edmond Midleton AC M50 06:20.3 535 77

9 0:31:43 MOTHERWAY, David Midleton AC M 06:20.5 405 79

10 0:31:44 WOJS, Sebastian Midleton AC M 06:20.7 766 80

11 0:31:46 KENNY, Michelle Midleton AC F 06:21.1 502 82

12 0:31:48 CODY, Tom Midleton AC M55 06:21.5 534 83

13 0:31:55 MOORE, James Midleton AC M 06:22.9 492 88

14 0:32:15 BYCZEK, Stanislaw Midleton AC M50 06:26.9 642 97

15 0:32:18 O'CONNELL, Owen Midleton AC M 06:27.5 544 98

16 0:32:19 GRANT, Karen Midleton AC F 06:27.7 406 99

17 0:32:45 O'DWYER, Barry Midleton AC M40 06:32.9 973 109

18 0:33:14 GANNON, Shane Midleton AC M40 06:38.7 487 121

19 0:33:18 COTT, Brian Midleton AC M 06:39.5 480 124

20 0:33:33 O'KEEFFE, Kenneth Midleton AC M45 06:42.5 521 131

21 0:33:47 MCCAUGHLEY, John Midleton AC M40 06:45.3 479 135

22 0:33:51 DOWDALL, Kris Midleton AC M 06:46.1 497 137

23 0:34:02 GILROY, Helen Midleton AC F45 06:48.3 500 146

24 0:34:31 RYAN, Don Midleton AC M 06:54.1 473 163

25 0:34:48 FITZGERALD, Barry Midleton AC M 06:57.5 460 175

26 0:34:51 MAHONY, Joanne Midleton AC F 06:58.1 448 177

27 0:34:53 O'HALLORAN, John Midleton AC M60 06:58.5 627 178

28 0:34:54 GEARY, Michael Midleton AC M 06:58.7 576 179

29 0:34:54 O'HERLIHY, Aidan Midleton AC M 06:58.7 407 180

30 0:35:02 GUNNING, Peter Midleton AC M50 07:00.3 606 184

31 0:35:05 KIERANS, Paul Midleton AC M45 07:00.9 491 186

32 0:35:09 WILLIAMS, Barry Midleton AC M45 07:01.7 494 188

33 0:35:12 CAHILL, Breda Midleton AC F40 07:02.3 554 192

34 0:35:28 KELLEHER, Aidan Midleton AC M 07:05.4 599 199

35 0:35:38 MCCARTHY, Eugene Midleton AC M40 07:07.4 549 202

36 0:35:42 KENNEALLY, Michael Midleton AC M45 07:08.2 904 203

37 0:36:14 MCMANUS, Ronan Midleton AC M40 07:14.6 489 222

38 0:36:22 JONES, Margaret Midleton AC F40 07:16.2 501 225

39 0:36:24 HOUGH, Joan Midleton AC F50 07:16.6 553 226

40 0:36:27 MCCARTHY, Brian Midleton AC M50 07:17.2 447 227

41 0:36:45 AHERN, Marian Midleton AC F45 07:20.8 414 235

42 0:37:05 SHEEDY, Breeda Midleton AC F45 07:24.8 674 245

43 0:37:06 DELANEY, Susan Midleton AC F 07:25.0 656 246

44 0:37:09 O'KEEFFE, Mary Midleton AC F45 07:25.6 402 249

45 0:37:39 PERRY, Anne-Marie Midleton AC F40 07:31.6 416 269

46 0:37:42 O'NEILL, Vincent Midleton AC M45 07:32.2 623 272

47 0:37:47 WALSH, Pat Midleton AC M50 07:33.2 465 273

48 0:38:19 KENNEALLY, Fergus Midleton AC M45 07:39.6 675 287

49 0:38:19 LYNCH, Michael Midleton AC M 07:39.6 695 288

50 0:38:20 O'SHAUGHNESSY, Gerard Midleton AC M 07:39.8 425 289

51 0:38:24 MURPHY, Christine Midleton AC F40 07:40.6 490 293

52 0:38:34 TERRY, Catherine Midleton AC F 07:42.6 603 299

53 0:38:51 AHERN, Derek Midleton AC M 07:46.0 410 306

54 0:38:59 O'CONNELL, Donie Midleton AC M60 07:47.6 401 309

55 0:39:15 TWOMEY, Bernie Midleton AC F40 07:50.8 511 314

56 0:39:19 FOUHY, Aoife Midleton AC F 07:51.6 442 318

57 0:39:38 BARRY, Louise Midleton AC F 07:55.4 585 330

58 0:39:45 FOUHY, Joseph Midleton AC M 07:56.8 461 339

59 0:39:47 HEALY, Brian Midleton AC M50 07:57.2 803 342

60 0:40:01 MORAN, Kevin Midleton AC M40 08:00.0 984 351

61 0:40:06 TWOHIG, Margaret Midleton AC F45 08:01.0 590 353

62 0:40:40 GILLMAN, Marie Midleton AC F45 08:07.8 540 371

63 0:41:06 BRANSFIELD, Gillian Midleton AC F 08:13.0 976 379

64 0:41:06 MORRISON, Moira Midleton AC F45 08:13.0 438 380

65 0:41:20 SEXTON, Joy Midleton AC F 08:15.8 588 383

66 0:41:25 BUCKLEY, Michelle Midleton AC F 08:16.8 498 384

67 0:41:57 COADY, Trish Midleton AC F 08:23.2 433 396

68 0:42:03 O'KEEFFE, Tara Midleton AC FJ 08:24.4 652 402

69 0:42:03 LEAHY, Caroline Midleton AC FJ 08:24.4 653 403

70 0:42:11 FITZGERALD, Karen Midleton AC F 08:26.0 459 406

71 0:42:21 FITZGERALD, Sinead Midleton AC F 08:28.0 917 412

72 0:42:21 MCGUIGAN, Mary Midleton AC F50 08:28.0 404 413

73 0:42:27 KELLEHER, Kerry Midleton AC F 08:29.2 600 417

74 0:42:29 BARRY, Margaret Midleton AC F60 08:29.6 415 419

75 0:42:38 JONES, Aoife Midleton AC F 08:31.4 418 424

76 0:42:49 CRONIN, Brendan Midleton AC M 08:33.6 458 426

77 0:42:51 IVERS, Sinead Midleton AC F 08:34.0 589 427

78 0:42:51 CRONIN, Marie Midleton AC F 08:34.0 467 428

79 0:43:09 SAVAGE, Siobhan Midleton AC F 08:37.6 417 433

80 0:43:39 KEANE, Mary Midleton AC F45 08:43.6 477 437

81 0:44:16 WALSH, Mary Midleton AC F50 08:51.0 543 448

82 0:44:31 MC NAMARA, Michael Midleton AC M55 08:54.0 717 451

83 0:44:39 KENNEDY, Norma Midleton AC F40 08:55.6 533 453

84 0:44:59 FITZGERALD, Annette Midleton AC F40 08:59.6 529 460

85 0:45:03 MURPHY, Sue Midleton AC F 09:00.4 430 462

86 0:45:06 CLEARY, Vicki Midleton AC F 09:01.0 546 464

87 0:45:34 BALDWIN, Ciara Midleton AC F 09:06.6 545 474

88 0:46:26 CRONIN, Edel Midleton AC F 09:17.0 419 488

89 0:47:25 BULMAN, Sheila Midleton AC F45 09:28.8 530 501

90 0:47:26 HARTE, Jim Midleton AC M45 09:29.0 531 502

91 0:47:46 JORDAN, Colm Midleton AC M40 09:33.0 621 507

92 0:47:50 MCCARTHY, Joan Midleton AC F55 09:33.8 403 510

93 0:48:05 AHERNE, Michelle Midleton AC F 09:36.8 434 513

94 0:48:06 MCGRATH, Marie Midleton AC F40 09:37.0 437 514

95 0:49:28 O'SULLIVAN, Anne-Marie Midleton AC F 09:53.4 427 532

96 0:49:32 NESTOR, Fiona Midleton AC F 09:54.2 426 533

97 0:49:33 HURLEY, Maria Midleton AC F40 09:54.4 548 534

98 0:49:45 O'REGAN, Louise Midleton AC F 09:56.8 474 536

99 0:50:46 DALTON, Colette Midleton AC F 10:09.0 484 548

100 0:50:48 COMERFORD, Karen Midleton AC F 10:09.4 412 549

101 0:53:33 O'LEARY, Clare Midleton AC F 10:42.4 462 557

102 0:57:12 TOHER, Mary Midleton AC F55 11:26.2 944 568

There were 101 finishers in the Midleton AC team.

Thursday 2 May 2013

Club Write Up

In today's FIT Magazine (free with the Irish Independent) the is a very nice article on the club by John Walshe plus a group photo and individule photo's of Michelle Kenny, Sheila Buckley and Daniel Colbert.