Friday, 29 November 2013




Word just in is that Midleton AC O/50 men took silver yesterday in the Munster Masters in Beauford. Stanislaw Byczek,Edmond O'Sullivan and Neilus Aherne. They were beaten by Leevale AC by only four points. These guys had no warm up,no walk around the course They arrived in the nick of time and went straight from the bus to the start line.Imagine what they would do if they had a proper warm up and knew the course.Led home by Stanislaw Byczek having a powerful run as always he was closely followed by Edmond O'Sullivan getting his new spikes dirty but having the race of his life.I have been watching this man run for over twenty years but he has taken to cross country like a duck to water they were followed by Neilus Aherne who has never ran a poor race in his life.
Also the lads were on the Cork team that is why they are not wearing the Midleton AC vests. 
Well done lads we are all proud of you.
The Silver Medalists Stanislaw, Neilus and Edmond

Beauford Munster Masters Cross Country.

Here again we saw some fantastic running from our club members with many of them representing Cork as well as Midleton.
Our ladies were the first off and were led home by a brilliant run by Helen Gilroy who surpassed herself in beating many of her road rivals she was followed home by Anna Doris who had a fine run her first since Dublin Marathon and she was followed by the ever solid Joan Hough. Our ladies came fourth which is a great result but sad in that they were originally given third place. Helen also scored on the Cork Team O/35 team whilst Joan was 2nd O/55 individual.
Our men equally did very well and were led home by Capt. Noel O'Regan followed by Stanislaw Byczek both having a great battle followed by Edmond O'Sullivan having the run of his life in his new spikes followed by Neilus Aherne, Sean O'Sullivan and James Moore. Some of these guys never ran cross country before this season and from one who has watched more seasons than most this augers very well for the future of cross country in the club.
They all ran super especially considering they were delayed in getting to the course and had only time to hop out of the bus stick on their numbers and run.No time for a warm up or a walk around the course.
I have not got the full results for the men yet but am hopeful of medals especially from the O/50 team of Stanislaw, Edmond and Neilus.


Waterford Half Marathon

Sheila Buckley again excelled herself in having another well deserved PB here today Sunday returning a fantastic time of 1.31.05 This is really excellent running.
Others who had good runs there today were (times approx as reported) were Bernie Twomey 1.49.48 another PB she seems to be collecting them at every race these days and Aoife Fouhy 1.56 plus Aidan O'Herlihy a fine time of 1.44.
I dont know if we had others there as yet but if there were please send us in your results if you want them mentioned.

Killarney Update
There is something in the Kerry Air

Today saw some great running from our crew that went back to Killarney for the 5Km Feet First.
Margaret Jones is realy burning rubber by getting a new PB by 14 seconds and came 1st O/40 Whilst the very solid John Dunphy also got a new PB in 17.53 and came 3rd o/40 and Paul Spiteri was our first man home in a great time of 17.37 again a new PB and came 12th overall.
Well done all.

Anyone else who ran here or elsewhere please let us know.


Cross Country Update Urgent

Hi all, 
I received the following message today:
Due to a change in circumstances all master athletes should check in with Mary Meagher at Beaufort Community hall before going to the course.

Best of luck to everyone running this weekend including those heading back again to the Feet First Killarney 5Km. the Waterford Half Marathon and the Cross Country in Beauford on Sunday.

Christmas Party Saturday 21st Dec

We will start collecting from next Monday 2nd Dec at club training for anyone who wants to attend the Midleton AC Christmas Party on Saturday 21st Dec in the Midleton Park Hotel.
We will have a sit down meal at 8pm and the annual club awards will also be presented on the night. Entertainment is to follow with a disco and bar extension until 2am on the night. It should be a great event this year with a full attendance predicted so please sign up ASAP to avoid missing out.
We are limited to 90 places in the room for the sit down meal so like previous years we have to give preference to club members. We also have to have a deadline date for people signing up so we can cater for everyone. 
Please sign up by Monday night 16th December at the latest if you are attending. 

Prices are: 
Member €20
Guest/Partner €30
We will take names &amt; full payment of guests/partners at sign up but we cannot confirm attendance until the sign up deadline is reached. If you are signing up a guest/partner it is best to get them on the list straight away.

Monday nights 6pm
UCC Track:  Fergal
Midleton Collage:  Ber Twomey/Danny Mc Carthy

Wednesday night @ 6pm Danny McCarthy
Wednesday nights @ 7pm Colette/Sinead
Midleton Comm Center:  

Please note: Full payment is required when signing up as we wont be collecting any money on the night.


Directions to Cross Country on Sunday

The start time of the races on Sunday is fairly unclear at this stage.  Some of the forms say 2.00 pm, some say 2.45 pm and a notice on the County Board website said 1.45 today.  I think to be on the safe side we should assume a 1.45 pm start, although the women's race is almost certainly on first.  I plan to be there by 12.45 at the latest and will have the numbers. Remember your Midleton AC singlets, although those running on the Cork team will be given Cork singlets which must be worn. Please bring pins for the numbers too.

Directions (thanks to Joan Hough!)
Beaufort is about 6 or 7 miles outside Killarney.  So, when approaching Killarney take the Ring Road and follow the N72 road and signs for Killorglin.  You will first pass Killarney Golf Club, then the village of Fossa and the sign to the Gap of Dunloe. Keep on the N72 and after about 2 miles you will come across a garage on your right.  Directly opposite the garage there is a road to the left going across a bridge and Beaufort is signposted.  About a half a mile or so up the road turn right and head for the Community Centre, the course is beyond this.

See you all on Sunday!


Weekly Training Schedule

Monday night 6.00pm-7.00pm Midleton College Hockey Pitch or The Maradyke Running track UCC (Official Club Training)
Tuesday night 6.00pm meet outside Midleton Park Hotel Leisure Centre
Wednesday night 6.00pm-7.00pm and 7.00pm-8.00pm Midleton Community Centre (Official Club Training)
Thursday night 6.00pm meet outside Midleton Park Hotel Leisure Centre
Saturday morning 9.00am Midleton CBS or 9am in The Curragh Woods (Official Club Training) also 
Beginners Group @ 10 am Bailick Car Park

Sunday morning 9.00am outside Midleton Park Hotel Leisure Centre