Thursday 24 April 2014


Delighted to report that Cork won. at this veryThere were huge crowds at this very unusual race last night where ten members from the cub were stewarding in order to raise funds for a defibrillator. We also had several members running who seemed to have great runs. Louise Barry finishing 14th lady followed by Aoife Fouhy and Bernie Twomey. Declan Dorgan finished 21st and Neilus Aherne also had a great run. Full results

The last remaining Midleton A.C. Marley tops & hoodies will go on sale on Wednesday before training (6:30pm).
There are 6 Marley tops (2 size 13/14 - ladies small - & 4 small) and 7 hoodies (1 lge, 4 med & 2 small) remaining.
These will be sold at last year's subsidised price of €30 each.  Any future orders will be sold at the full cost price, so this is your last opportunity to get one at a bargain!

Analogue 6Km
Mike Cremin ran this unusual distance (6Km) race in Raheen,Limerick on Sat night in a time of 22.36.
Passage 10Km
Anna Doris 2nd Lady
On what turned out to be one of the worst nights for running in a while the Passage 10Km took place Friday night. Over a very tough and hilly course, the wind was even against one going uphill Anna Doris running her third race in four days came home as a prize winner again. when she took 2nd Lady overall there tonight. Well done again Anna.
Midleton 5 Pre Entry
We will have pre entry for our own Midleton 5 Race on Wed evening at the Community Centre from 6pm -7.30 pm
Please if at att possible pre enter this race as it will save you time on Thur .
Pre entry is open to everyone not just club members and you can get someone else to do it for you if you cant make it yourself.
Also don't forget we need sandwiches or cakes etc for Thur nigh as request every member to bring some please.
The organisers of the Sansung 10k Night Run in Cork City have extended the closing date for entries untilFriday April 25th at 3pm.
This is a unique event in that the course is on closed roads on a Sunday evening in the heart of Cork City. The entry also includes a dry fit top.
In comparison to most races, the entry fee is more expensive but most 10k races don't give out a long sleeved dry-fit top or have the associated costs of having a course through the heart of Cork City at night.

For more info and to enter, go to the race website... or see the Running In Cork site.
The club will have members there helping with the stewarding and raising funds for a club defibrillator.
Race in Passage
East Cork Road Racing Championships
 The Men's team who won the bronze

The East Cork Road Racing Championships were held in Ballynoe Thur. 24th and a great crowd of runners turned out for this important local occasion.

In the ladies race we saw some superb running from all the Midleton AC ladies and great credit is due to all who ran. In this race we took Gold and Silver individual medals and also took the first team  prize as well. Karen Grant had a mighty run to win the trophy closely follow by Anna Doris taking the silver. The team that took Gold consisted of Ladies Captain Sally Drennan,Claire Fitzgerald and Lorna Santry. They were assisted and followed by Bernie Twomey and Margaret Twohig who had excellent runs as had Joan Mc Carthy. We done ladies as always ye did your club proud and once again brought home the silverware.


 Mags and Bernie after polishing The Joe Hourigan Trophy for next week

The winning Ladies Team with East Cork AAI Board Chairman Martin Drake.


The men’s race was a much closer fought affair with East Cork taking all the individual medals but losing out on a countback to Youghal in the teams. Midleton did very well here too only losing out in the closing stages to take the bronze team prize.It was nice to see Youghal winning as it has been some time. Midleton were led home with another great run by John Dunphy followed by Paul Spiteri who had a massive run considering the heavy training he did the day before. Our third scorer was Andre Brodkorb closely follow by a powerful run by John Cashman who was unjustly passed in the final few meters. Others who had good runs were Declan Dorgan and Neilus Aherne, Neilus  an example to all of sheer quality with his third race in five days. Barry Williams, Fionan OhAodain and Mark O’Reilly doing the course for the first time acquitted themselves very well and gained valuable experience for another day. Like the ladies well done to all the men who ran and also did the club proud. Abig thank you to all the supporters who cheered on both teams.


 Some of the Midleton AC Ladies team with mascot Sophie.
 Karen starting as she finished leading all the way.

 Bernie, Mags and James with Mr Marathon himself just back from Boston