Thursday, 14 May 2015


Blackwater 10 Mile

The inaugural Blackwater 10 mile road race was held in Clondulane near Fermoy on Sunday the 17th of May 2015. For a first outing, it  attracted a field of 327 runners which is an excellent turnout. 

The course itself was really split up into two halves. The first 5 miles had a gradual uphill while there was plenty of downhill running in the second half. Overall people seemed to find it a rather tough course and the times reflect that. Despite the tough course all our runners acquitted themselves well with fine runs.

55 » Esther MURPHY Midleton AC F F40 7116 1:13:00
57 » Paul GEARY Midleton AC M MO 7273 1:13:16
62 » Derek AHERN Midleton AC M MO 7126 1:14:09
78 » Francis MAUNSELL Midleton AC M M40 7259 1:15:15
91 » Patrick COTTER Midleton AC M MO 7356 1:16:20
93 » Louise BARRY Midleton AC F FO 7104 1:16:24
104 » Marie GILLMAN Midleton AC F F50 7187 1:17:22
148 » Paul FLEMING Midleton AC M M40 7115 1:22:07
184 » Siobhan MURPHY Midleton A/C F F40 7098 1:26:01
242 » Mags MULCAHY Midleton a.c. F F50 7103 1:33:23
244 » Helen SHEEHAN Midleton AC F F40 7078 1:33:30

NOTE Francis Maunsell's time is definitely wrong (he was much faster) but whats up is the results time.

OK Francis the clock is always right. Don't mind the chip.
Well done all.

Waterford Adventure Race
Michelle McGrath reports

Congratulations to Midleton AC members Kara Reilly and Susan Fitzgerald who finished 1st and 3rd in Waterfords Adventure Race held Saturday in Cappaquin
The race was a distance of 64km starting with a run of 11km around Cappaquin followed by a 20km cycle up to the Vee ( uphill all the way), a further 3 km run to the lough, 10km cycle down to beautiful lismore, here bikes were left and next was a 5km kayak down the river to Cappaquin after which was a run back to lismore to get bikes and finally ,cycle to finish.
A tough course not helped by the strong winds on the day
Well done to all involved.

Park Runs

Michael McNamara had a fine run this morning on his ancestors home turf when his ran Bere Island Park Run in a fine time of 25.15 for a 5Km over a tough and hilly course and Margaret Twohig had a tough one in Clonakilty with four hill making her think of the men's race in the East Cork Road Racing Championships in Ballynoe .

Some images of the Clondrohid Complex see Andre Brodkorb's report in 30th April Weekend Runaround also 

Fota 4 Mile

3rd Place For Sheila Buckley

Almost nine hundred runners took part in this race on Thur.14th and we had a fine representation not quite as many as other years but those that ran did very well. Our first lady home and 3rd overall was Sheila Buckley showing she is really starting to come into her own. Mary O'Keeffe got 2nd O/45, Breda Sheedy took 1st O/50 and Kathleen O'Connell got 1st O/60 whilst Keva Crotty got herself a PB.. Declan Dorgan was our first man home whilst using it as a training run did a great time.
Full results