Friday, 3 October 2014


New Beginners Sessions

The new beginners sessions are just starting and everyone  is welcome to come and to try out for a session for free to see if it suits them.
These sessions are designed especially to help people to start running from a zero base. There is no pressure, people are encouraged to progress at their own pace.
Why not learn to run from runners who have been there and done it and  at a very affordable price. Once you join the club you are covered by the insurance of Athletics Ireland at all official club  training sessions and races etc. 
There is no better value around. Many of our leading runners started at these sessions and many others still continue to run for fun. Just turn up any Wed night at 6pm at the Community Centre
or phone 0872403940 or email for further info.

We also welcome new members who are already running at any pace at any time. Enquiries as above
Running with an athletics club is guaranteed to improve your running, make new friends and save you money with free advice, proper training etc.

Midleton AC is an official athletics club affiliated to Athletics Ireland and as such carries all the benefits of Athletics Ireland. The club has been in existence since 1966.

Cross Country Cork AAI Novice and U-23

We had some really fine running here today with our ladies taking the bronze medals and our men having fine runs but unfortunately we had only three men and not enough for a team.


                                                     Our ladies were brilliant today with Eileen Leahy so new to cross country and taking to it like a duck to water has a great future ahead of her and Sheila Buckley getting back into her stride again ran beautifully. Helen Gilroy solid as a rock as always had a powerful run also deserves a big thank you for organising the whole of the entries etc. as well as running herself. Whilst Margaret Jones fulfilled the promise she has always shown and for the first time out had a super run also Marie Gillman had another of her great runs and then went on to support her girls who had been supporting her.
                                                        Our men also had great runs Brian Harty again a first timer had a brilliant run and before long will be up there with his brother Michael who won the event. Mike Murphy showed his true strength with a truly powerful run battling all the way whilst Kevin Moran returning to X Cntry first time since his schooldays also had a fine run.
This was all over a very tough course but the conditions were not bad as the rain and wind held off. East Cork won the ladies which was wonderful as this was the first time the had a ladies team competing in this event in many many years. East Cork tied with Leevale on points but won it on the countback with a total of 64 point whilst Midleton AC ladies came home only six points behind with seventy points (15,17,18,20) showing some superb packing from our ladies.Well done to the County Board and West Muskery AC for the super organisation and sign posting.
A big thank you also to all who came out to support us especially Michael and Martha
McNamara, Joan Buckley, Andre Brodkorb +++

Athlone 3/4 Marathon

We had two runners here today Fionan O'Haodain who was using it as a training run for Dublin Marathon .It proved to be a much tougher course than Fionan expected with a bad hill towards the finish but he acquitted himself well finishing in around 2.46 and held his pace throughout which augers well for Dublin the end of the month.
Amanda Stavaru also had a fine solid run here today also in preparation for Dunlin Marathon.

Killarney Adventure Race 70Km Expert Route

We had three athletes competing here on Sat. Matt and Maggie Chojan and Catherine Terry. Matt and Maggie are very experienced at this type of race and both had great results Matt (with injury) around 6hours and Maggie 6.07 whilst Catherine Terry who is getting stronger race by race came home in 6.22.

The event consisted of 7Km run up Strikeen Kayak on the lakes 35Km cycle then 19Km hill run up Mangerton and a 6Km cycle back to Killarney. I am almost exhausted typing the route not alone competing on it, Well done Matt and Maggie as always whilst it was Catherine firdt time doing it and did brilliantly until she came to Mangerton where she lost a lot of time finding it very tough but she struggled through and did herself proud with a fantastic result. Well done all.

Best of luck to anyone racing this weekend and to our Dublin Marathon Crew who will be doing their last long one this weekend. A very successful evening was had last Wed night getting advice from Donie Walsh re final preparations and tapering. It was after 9.30 when we left the hall and that was after starting at 6pm.

Cross Country This Weekend   Cork AAI Novice, U-23

If you are not running please consider coming and supporting.

Directions etc
Venue location, Course map and related details for next Sunday's Cork AAI Novice, U-23 and Even Ages Cross Country Championships, in Carrigadrohid, hosted by West Muskerry AC: