Friday, 10 October 2014


Masters Cross Country in Conna

Midleton Ladies 1st O/45 TEAM

A Conna morning

Runners in the mist

Joan, Helen Sally.
 Martha telling the other teams where to go.
Joan, Martha, Marie ,Margaret Twohig,Margaret Jones, Helen and Sally

Andre, Mike Eugene and John.

A certain well known dancers legs testing out how its feels to dance on a cow pat. 
Well done to all our crew who wore the club colours with pride today and did our club proud.

To those who came out for the first time running cross country and to those who led by example. A big thanks to Helen Gilroy who organised all the entries and again still managed a great run and also to our cross country newcomers Margaret Twohig (a great run despite having run 6/7miles yesterday) and Martha McNamara solid as always and our men Andre Brodkorb, Eugene McCarthy and Mark O'Reilly all new comers to the event.
Our experienced cross country runners like Sally Drennan, Helen Gilroy and Joan Hough had fantastic runs and Margaret Jones, Marie Gilman showed how well they have taken to the event. Martha McNamara and Margaret Twohig showed they have great potential and will definitely continue to improve with every race.  Cross country is so much a team event and
everyone out there today continued to fight for every positionand help their teams to victory.

Our men also had great runs. Again many doing it for the first time but those that had the experience of some previous races  like Mike Murphy who continues to improve with every race and John Cashman and Barry Williams who both seem like natural cross country runners whilst Kevin Moran already showed the benefits of having run last weekend

The morning started foggy and misty but it was one of those beautiful mornings to go out running and watch the fog rise over the hills of Conna. Of course we will always have the "runners on the ditch" giving out about cross country but  its a proven fact that it benefits all runners and is recommended by all serious coaches.
 S0 Now you still have a chance to contact Helen tonight and register for next weeks races.

Midleton Ladies 1st O/45 TEAM {Sally Drennan,Margaret Jones and Helen Gilroy} and Sally Drennan 3rd O/45 and Joan Hough 1st O/55.
All our other runners were very well placed too,
Full results available at


Munich Marathon

Word just in from Munich had some great running from Michael Geary who had a fantastic run in 3,26 as did Brian McCarthy 4.05. The lads said it was all good and very enjoyable. Champagne in the Maple later Well done guys.

Munich Bound

Two of our club members are Munich Marathon bound this weekend and we wish them the very best. Brian McCarthy and Michael Geary are heading to Munich and hopefully they will both have great runs,

Cross Country In Conna

We have a fine crew competing here and no doubt we will come home with medals.Please come out and support. Directions and details in a previous post.

Eyries 5 Mile Full details