Friday, 4 September 2015


Bweeng 5Km

Late report but very well done and great running to John Dunphy who did 19.25 today after a hard 5Km in Macroom Park Run yesterday. Good to see John settling back into running after his time on the bike. John got 3rd overall which just shows what this man is capable of when he knuckles down to running.

Come "Join Our Club"

Midleton AC Open Night 23rd Sept @7.30 pm

Midleton AC has been serving the community of Midleton and surrounding area’s  for almost fifty years (formed 1966) with continued success. We have had members ran in the Olympics and also many who represented Ireland internationally on numerous occasions we also cater for the average athlete. We have a huge juvenile section and are one of the few clubs in the county to cater for both senior and juvenile athletes. Our dedication to athletics and  expertise  is beyond question and we are certainly not in it for the money as we offer the best value and commitment around.

 We have a fully qualified professional head coach along with coaches and trainers (AAI approved) who between them have vast experience and also a friendly membership who have experience in all forms of athletics. We have a great social side to the club and frequently go on various trips both at home and abroad  also annual parties and barbeques etc..

So please feel free to come along on the 23rd to see and hear what we are about. We cater for 5min miler to complete beginners. We are open for membership all year round but have a "Beginners Section" starting at the end of September and are offering a free session to anyone who wants to try it out before joining. Membership is only 50 Euro. Further info or phone 0872403940

Lost Sheep

Some great results in from our crew at the Lost Sheep in Kenmare yesterday Noel O'Regan Club Capt. did a half marathon time of 1.27 which considering that its a tough and hilly course he managed to break the 5 hour mark overall. The great and very experienced John Carey did 1.45 for the half which is superb and Marc Dalton who is just back to serious training was happy with his overall time despite being a bit disappointed with his swim. Well done guys ye are really amazing.

Dingle Marathon
Report from Declan Dorgan

It was a beautiful day in Dingle for Marathon 2015. Conditions were perfect for running and a huge crowd (most doing the half) started on a loop of Slea head at 9 this morning Sept 5th. I started well. Tried to hold myself back as much as i could but youthful exuberance(!) and not paying that much attention got the better off me and i ended up averaging sub 7.30 for the first half (1hr 39). I knew the second half was going to be that bit tougher (some big hills) but i also got very tired. Second half was a long, tough, lonesome affair! I finished the race in a time of 3hrs. 34 min. It wasn't my best effort ever in Dingle and i didn't expect to tire and struggle as much as i did in parts. ....but I've finished fine and no injuries! All in all, lessons have been learned and it was a good workout. A lot of work to be done though before Dublin. The real training starts now! Thanks to all for messages last night and this morning. Declan
Well done Declan you did yourself and your club proud as always

Best of luck to Marc Dalton and John Carey who are doing the Lost Sheep Middle Distance Triathlon and also to Declan Dorgan who is doing Dingle Marathon this weekend also. Declan has done every Dingle since it started and hopes to keep his record intact. Good luck also to everyone running this weekend.

Marc and John looking at the hill they have to climb tomorrow.


Tonight, Friday Sept 4th, 19:00pm, Doneraile Park - Liscarroll National School 5k Trail Run
Athletics Ireland registered Liscarroll National School 5k, organised and hosted by Liscarroll National School, in association with Liscarroll AC, takes place on Friday evening, at 19:00pm Sept 4th, in Doneraile Park. Event details, maps etc, on Cork Athletics website.



Sunday Sept 6th, 12:00pm, Bweeng - Bweeng 5k & 10k
Athletics Ireland registered Bweeng 5k and 10k Road Races, organised and hosted by new Athletics Ireland club, Bweeng Trailblazers, take place on Sunday, at 12:00pmnoon, Sept 6th, in Bweeng village. Event details, maps etc, on Cork Athletics website.