Friday, 23 January 2015


National Indoor Bronze For Daniel Colbert

In Athlone today Sunday Daniel Colbert showed what a superb athlete he is in taking the bronze medal in the 400m U23 National Indoor Championships. Running solidly throughout he held off a strong challenge to take his well deserved medal.

URGENT!! Cork AAI Teams for AAI National Intermediate & Masters Cross Country Championships

                                    Palace Grounds, Tuam, Co. Galway, Sunday February 8th 2015

Can all Intermediate and Masters athletes intending to compete in the AAI National Intermediate or Masters Cross-Country Championships, in the Palace Grounds, Tuam, Co. Calway., on Sunday February 8th, please contact Cork AAI Team Manager, Noreen Murphy, 085-7157810, ASAP, so that teams can be finalised 

Teams must be entered by Tuesday next, January 27th.

Cork AAI County Board intends hiring a bus, but Noreen needs to kniow who is travelling, so that arrangements can be made wrt an appropriate size bus.

The intention is that the bus will depart from Patrick's Quay (at rear of Metropole), at 08:00am on Sunday Feb. 8th.

Cloyne 4Km

Another Win for a Midleton AC woman

Another huge crowd turned out Sunday morning for the Cloyne 4Km. A total of 281 competed on what was a lovely morning for a run.
It was great to see Helen Gilroy coming back into her own and making it a great start to the new year by coming 1st Lady (16.04). This was Helen's first race after a very nasty injury and she is only in the early stages of training. She was closely followed by the constantly improving Eileen Leahy(16.28) who was 2nd Lady and our next lady was Vicki Cleary (16.52) who finished a very close 4th lady with another fine run.
Our first man was the flying Paul Spiteri (14.48) finishing 11th overall and was closely followed by Mike Cremin (14.57) 14th overall. Next came John Dunphy 15.30 who is just getting back to full training also. Well done to all our members who took part. Full results

It Takes a Midleton AC woman to beat the Cats

Margaret Jones ventured up to Kilkenny on Sat morning to take part in het first ever Park Run on a fine frosty morning. Not knowing her opposition or the course very well being the wise woman she is she started near the back and was able to enjoy picking people off all the way. It was a three loop course with a fine hill to be repeated the three times. She was the 1st Lady (21mins) home and finished 10th overall out of a field of one hundred and seventy two. She achieved an age graded score of 76.23%. Now if we could only get our hurlers to do the same. Well done Margaret and there is no truth in the rumour that she was only showing off for her grandson Dylan who was there supporting her. 

Under 23 and Jnr All Ireland Indoors

Best of luck to Daniel Colbert who will be competing in the All Ireland u23 400m Indoor Championships in Athlone next Sunday.You can watch this live at where full timetable etc is available.

CLOYNE 4Km Sunday @ 9.30am

The third running of this race takes place on Sunday morning next. The organisers have asked people to come early in order to avoid a rush near the end. Between the first and second races over two hundred people are eligible so far for the t shirt so you can be sure there will be another huge crowd there.

Rod Scanlan made us aware of the below

To facilitate road works at the underpass of the N25, the Bailick Road in Midleton, Co. Cork will be closed to vehicular traffic on four separate weekends as follows:
8pm Friday 23/01/15 to 8pm Sunday 25/01/15
8pm Friday 30/01/15 to 8pm Sunday 01/02/15
8pm Friday 06/02/15 to 8pm Sunday 08/02/15


County Roads

We have again been asked as a club to organise the County Road Racing Championships. These will take place on St Patrick's Day March 17th at 11am.We want as many of our members as possible to take part and those not running to help with the organisation. The course will be the same as last year starting at the 1 mile mark on our own Midleton 5 and finishing in the usual spot. Please put the date in you diary.



The AGM (including juveniles) as previously stated will take place in the Two Mile Inn on Tue 27th @ 8pm.All welcome.

Membership is due for renewal before the end of Jan. and can be done at training any night or contact the blog ..for alternative arrangements. It can be paid in two instalments if desired. New members at all levels are always welcome.


Training continues under the guidance of supercoach Donie Walsh every Monday evening at the All Weather Pitch at the rear of Midleton College at 6pm. This is open to all members at all levels. Everyone who has tried it so far has benefited from it and Donie's advice is proving invaluable. So its there for you if you need it.