Friday, 14 March 2014


Joey Hannon 10Km Croom

Mike Cremin had a fine run here finishing in a time of 40 16 and coming 11th overall.

More Ballycotton 10 photo's

Some extra images of Ballycotton 10 supplied by Vincent Connolly .
 See end of post below also for some more.  Others also very welcome

Munster Novice and Senior Road Championships - Dungarvan on Sunday, 30 March
As the above race takes place in Dungarvan it is very easy to get to.  I hope we will be in a position to enter men's and women's teams.  Please let me know if you are interested in running on the Midleton team.  I would be very grateful if anyone interested in running could please come forward and tell me and save me having to contact everyone individually.  Thank you!

Sally (087 2265857).

Midleton Athletes Shine
                                                                                  St Patricks Day morning saw the 10th running of this great race and as always we had a fine representation there from the Midleton club. Our first man home was consistently improving John Dunphy who today got a new PB and managed to break the elusive 24 mins for the 4 miles and this all after racing in the Munsters yesterday in Kilnaboy. For those of you that know the Ballinhassing course with its hilly start and its 1 3/4 mile hill near the end will agree it is a tough course to get a PB on. John also got 3rd O/45 for his trouble. Next home was the ever consistent Neilus Aherne taking 2nd O/55 whilst our final male prize winner was John O'Halloran taking 3rd O/60.
                                                                                    Two places behind Neilus came John Cashman who seems to be getting back to his best hoping to peak for Ballintotis no doubt. Christopher McCarthy who is recovering from injury came next with a great run too. Fionan O'hAodain had a superb run finishing well under the 30 min mark despite not even having time to warm up. Paul Kearns was just ahead of  Donie O'Connell  who solid as always came in under the 32 again and he was followed by Danny Mc Carthy.
                                           Of the ladies Catherine Carroll came home first having a fine run her first since the birth of her daughter Sarah and she was followed by Joan McCarthy whilst our lady prizewinner was the consistent Kathleen O'Connell who came 2nd O/60. Well done to all who ran and to Rising Sun AC for the usual well organised event and for the fantastic array of prizes and spot prizes.


The club's John Dunphy running today in the Cork vest ran 24.30 in the Munster Masters in Kilnaboy Co Clare today. Those of you who remember the roads around Kilnaboy and the Burren will know that that is some fine running. Well done John on doing the club and county proud.

Munster Masters

Best of luck to club member John Dunphy who is running on the Cork Team in the Munster Masters in Kilnaboy on Sunday. Hope you have a great one John.

This weekend is slightly quieter that the buzz around Ballycotton 10 last weekend but there are a few notable events on the calendar. Good luck to our athletes running in Kilnaboy in the Munsters.

Please remember there is no training on the All Weather in Midleton College on Mon 17th due to the Bank Holiday for St Patricks Day.

Ballinhassig 4 Mile St Patricks Day

There is a really enjoyable and excellent race in Baallinhassig (about 10 mins beyond Cork Airport) at 11 am on St Patricks day. This race is organised by Jimmy Murray of Rising Sun AC and is one of the best traditional races around. There are always lots of prizes in each cat. and also lots of spot prizes and you can still be home in time to watch the parade.
The course is very nice It starts with an uphill for about 200 mtrs which is fine once you have warmed up properly then it heads on the old Bandon road for a mile and a half and turns back onto the new Bandon road to head back to the village then a steep downhill to the flag at the finish. A very well organised race and well worth supporting.

Munster Novice and Senior Road Championships - Dungarvan on Sunday, 30 March
As the above race takes place in Dungarvan it is very easy to get to so I hope we will be in  a position to enter men's and women's teams. This is open to all eligible members (that is most of you) so why not come and give it a try. You will be made very welcome.
 Please let me know if you are interested in running on the Midleton AC team.

Sally (087 2265857).

Note photo's not in finishing order.