News in from Amsterdam has Louise Barry doing a fantastic run and getting a time of 3.54.29 which is great running especially considering this is her first marathon.She says everything went right and it was a great day for running and she loved every minute of it. Well done Louise you again did yourself and your club proud.
Don O'Callaghan also had a fantastic run returning a time of 3.18 (approx) Don was going great until his watch packed up at mile 6 and was without it from then on which is very hard if you are used to having one he was also upset by seeing another runner get a heart attack at mile 25 Don who despite not getting his aspired time still had a great run and like Louise did himself and his club proud.
Cross Country Report
In the Masters race the Midleton team were led home by Adam Duchnicz, closely followed by Stan Byczek. Next was Seán O'Sullivan, carrying a hamstring injury, but it certainly didn't seem to affect his running. Neilus Aherne and Edmond O'Sullivan then came in strongly to complete the over 50's team which we are hopeful won a medal (still awaiting full results). Following Edmond were Fergal O'Meara, James Moore and John Carey. These were all great runs over a challenging 7000 m race (1000 m longer than expected) Sorry lads!
Sadly, we didn't have a team in the women's masters. Our two individual runners did themselves proud. Joanne Mahony, running her first cross country race ever finished well up the field (top 12-15 I think) smiling and with plenty still left in the tank. Trish Murphy who is becoming a consistent and dependable cross country runner had another very good run.
Later on our Novice B team took to the field. Paul Spiteri had a fantastic run and was first Midleton man home in 8th place overall. He was followed by Dave Motherway, Mike Cremin and Aidan O'Herlihy. There was strong competition in this race and we are still awaiting full results.
Congratulations to all our runners, many of whom were running their first cross country race this afternoon. Several people commented during the afternoon on the great numbers of Midleton runners in every race. It is also encouraging that all the newcomers agreed that while cross country is challenging it is enjoyable and they would do it again.
Two of our athletes will be flying the Midleton AC colours this weekend in Amsterdam. They are Louise Barry who will be making here marathon debut and Don O'Callaghan. We really wish them both the very best and hope they get the times they want and that the weather is better than here at the moment
We also wish the best to all our cross country runners this weekend and hope the weather improves for you as well.
Book Of The Week recommended by Matt Chojan
Are you ready for reading marathon because it is hard to stop ones you get first few pages.
Just a great story and very well written.This book will change your thinking about running.
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