Friday, 20 February 2015


Another Weekend Of Top Class Results For Midleton AC

Cloyne 4Km

The first race of the day was Cloyne 4km at 9.30 am run in the worse conditions we have seen for a while. There was a total of one hundred and ninety five competed and we saw some fine runs. Our first Lady home was Eileen Leahy (16.42) who finished 3rd overall very closely followed in a great battle one second later by Vicki Cleary (16.43) who finished 4th overall our third lady home was Mary O'Keeffe (17.42) Our men also had good runs with Brian Harty(14.06) 5th overall ,Paul Spiteri (14.44) 10th overall and Mike Cremin (15.20) 16th overall.
Full Results

Adare 10Km

John Dunphy gave himself a fine workout when running a time of 44.13 in Adare 10Km today.

Mealagh Valley Ring 10 Mile

In a race that describes itself as Blood, Sweat and Tears and then add into the mix the wind and rain we had this morning you will get some idea of what this was like. Brutal is the word used to describe it. That did not daunt to mighty Midleton AC ladies who came home with fantastic results Sheila Buckley 2nd overall and Helen Gilroy 3rd overall. Well done ladies great to see ye getting back there.

Dungarvan 10Km

Saving the best result (highest finish) till last we had a winner here in Dungarvan this morning. Anna Doris also braved the wind and rain and was 1st Lady home. Over a tough course with a very strong headwind from mile two on she claimed another well deserved victory. Not leaving it all to the ladies Sean O'Sullivan took 1st O/45 with another great run and John Cashman also had a fine run.

Don't Forget Athletics On RTE

RTE2 to cover Highlights of this weekend's National Senior Indoor Championships. The event is being held on Sat 21st Feb & Sun 22nd Feb, in Athlone IT, Co. Westmeath. TV coverage on RTE 2, from 18:30 to 19:30 on Sunday 22nd.

AAI National Senior Indoor Championships 2015. Athline IT, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Saturday and Sunday February 21st - 22nd 2015

We have at least three races this weekend where we will have runners competing. Starting nearest home we have Cloyne 4 Km at 9.30 on Sunday morning then we have a very nice 10Km in Dungarvan and then the tough ones a 10 Mile and a 5 Km in Melagh Valley near Bantry.We wish all our runners well.

Charity 4 mile Fun run/walk in Whitegate - Sat 28th Feb 2015

From the organisers.......On the 28th February there is a Run /Walk starting at Whitegate School 10am for walkers and 11am for runners. Martin Coleman was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease in April 2011. We need to raise 10,000 euro to enable us to purchase a Smartbox and software (SB Mounted) for Martin. The smartbox Tablet will give Martin back the ability to ring people, to go on the internet, to change the TV channel and work any infrared device. This is vital as this will enable Martin to keep up with the world.

In Association With East Cork A.C 
Chip Timing To Be Introduced In Ballintotis 


The countdown is underway to the 2015 Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race which takes place on Thursday April 16th – 8pm. After last year’s very successful event which attracted 996 runners and was won for the fifth year in a row by James McCarthy of East Cork AC, another big entry is expected this time around. 

Chip timing at start and finish will be introduced this year and with it comes the opportunity to pre register.  On line entry will be open from Monday March 9th until 12 midnight on Monday April 13th. Thereafter there will still be the opportunity to register at Race HQ in Ballintotis Community Centre. Registration will be open there from 5.30pm to 7pm on the evening prior to the race and again from 1pm onwards on race day Thursday April 16th. Entry fee is 10 euro (plus administration fee if availing of the convenient on line entry) By logging on to from March 9th and following the link to PRECISION TIMING, participants will be able to pre register and also find out the latest pre race news. 

This year’s race will again feature a very generous list of prizes with individual prizes to the top 6 men and women across the line. There also be 1st, 2nd and 3rd in all categories and a host of spot prizes to be won. Each participant in the race will also receive a souvenir of the occasion. 

Both Castlemartyr Resort and Trabolgan Holiday Centre have again confirmed that they will sponsor the top prizes. Castlemartyr Resort are offering 1 year free membership of their magnificent Leisure Centre for the race winner and leading lady with Trobolgan providing an extended weekend break for both runners up.

The Ballintotis 4 Mile Race is of course held in association with East Cork AC and with the assistance of Ballycotton Running Promotions.

All enquiries to Sean Murphy or John Cashman on 086-8778182