Friday 27 November 2015


Munster Masters Cross Country
Medals Galore for Midleton AC

In Cappawhite Co Tipperary the Munster Master Cross Country Championships took place on Sunday. Described as brave ,courageous ,foolhardy and plain mad by various commentators our crews both male and female did our club proud. As can be seen from the photographs the conditions were simply very bad. This did now deter the Midleton AC teams and everyone acquitted themselves very well.

Fantastic results just in for the Midleton AC teams, Anna Doris took individual  bronze with 3rd O/45 whilst Sally Drennan narrowly missed out on a medal with 4th O/50 and Joan Hough once again showed her class in taking Gold with 1st O/55.
The Midleton AC 0/45 team took Silver with Anna, Joan and Sally scoring whilst Anna Doris also took Gold with the Cork team.
Our men  also did fantastic with Neilus Aherne taking Siver with 2nd O/55 and our men’s team O/50 taking Bronze with Neilus Aherne, Edmond O’Sullivan and John Cashman scoring. Whilst Neilus also took Bronze with the Cork O/50 team.So all in all it was well worth getting muddy for. Well done all.

Great Glenville Run 4 Miles

In what can only be described as terrible conditions of wind and rain the Great Glenville Run took place for the second time on Sunday morning. There was a fine crowd considering the conditions and we as expected had a few there.John Dunphy had a good run in 26.31 taking 2nd O/45 whilst Fionan O'hAodain got himself a new PB by over a minute in 27.17 which is some going on a morning like this. Edwin Cashman who continues to improve with every race did 26.51 and Alan Morley also had an excellent run.

Update on Broomfield Premises

Members may be aware that the Club was recently approached about our possible interest in leasing a small community building in Broomfield with a view to using it for Club-related activities. As a result, a sub-committee was set up to investigate the opportunity, gather the relevant information and report back to the main committee with its findings. This was done and all information was presented, reviewed and discussed at our committee meeting on Nov 25th. The outcome of these discussions was a decision not to proceed with the lease. In general, it was felt that the benefits of such a building to the Club were limited and that the effort and resources needed to manage the premises could not be justified at this point. The committee agreed that the resources and energy of Club members should focus on opportunities to enhance the overall training and athletic facilities available to members into the future.

Christmas Party

As most of you will be aware the Xmas Party takes place in Rosie's on Sat 5th Dec Cost 5 Euro. Please give your names to Danny or Alan at training Monday or Wednesday evening. If you cannot make training please email as we need to know the approx. numbers for the restaurant.
Please if at all possible pay in advance as this avoids the hassel of collecting money on the night

Munster Masters Cross Country

The Munster Master Cross Country takes place in Cappawhite Co Tipperary on Sunday next and the best of luck to all our runners.
Men: John Cashman, Neilus Aherne, Edmond O'Sullivan and Gerard McLean
Women: Anna Doris, Marie Gillman, Joan Hough and Sally Drennan.

Club Gear

Will anyone with monies outstanding for club gear please arrange to make payment to Claire or Anna at training next week as we wish to balance end of year accounts. Thanks.

Race Information

Chip Timing will be provided by Sports Timing
Prizes for Individual & Age Categories.
And not forgetting the very popular spread afterwards....

Registration and View from Start Line

Registration is at the Handball Alley in Glenville Village
Registration fee: €10

Message from Helen Leonard
Banna Weekend

Hey, the Leevale annual Banna weekend is the Fri 9th-Sun11th January. Please let Donie or myself and Danny know if you want to go. 70euro for bus and accommodation or 45euro for accommodation only, the sand dunes are's a great weekend and it would be great to see a few Midleton runners there too..The leisure facilities are great too if you fancy a bit of downtime at the pool and or the jacuzzi..ill see ye all at the Xmas party in Rosie's..if ye have any queries just let me know.

We are currently organising a public science event on sport and nutrition in Teagasc Moorepark, which may be of interest to some members.
We have a few interesting GAA, rugby, jockey guests/speakers but also from an athletics and running point of view, namely:
Nial Moyna, Ireland’s leading sports physiologist based in DCU, also known from RTE’s Operation Transformation. At one of our last meetings I was moaning about my Dublin marathon experience and he casually mentioned that he ran a 2h16min marathon in Pittsburgh a few decades ago.
Joanne Fearon – Cork’s most prominent ultra-runner and triathlete. Her achievements include several iron(wo)men, Marathon des Sables, Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, a solo 601 km run from Malin head to Mizen  and more recently the current Guinness World record holder for the fastest time (male or female) to run 10 marathons on a treadmill, which she completed as the 12 charity marathons of Christmas (she got used to run treadmills after the birth of her second child). Joanne also confessed to me that she beat the 12-hour run world record at an unofficial (24h) event – amazing.

Public Forum at Teagasc Moorpark

Wednesday, 9th
December 2015
Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark,
Fermoy, Cork
Healthy Living through Nutrition & Sport
Learn how to combine food and exercise to enhance health and fitness by listening to Professor Niall Moyna from RTEs Operation Transformation and Dr Sharon Madigan, a performance nutritionist to elite Irish athletes, in addition to an open discussion with a panel of sports personalities (see Programme below).
To ensure we can cater for demand we would appreciate if you registered via the link below.
Light refreshments from 19.00, proceedings start at 19.30 sharp
Welcome and Introduction
Dr.Tom Beresford, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark
‘Biology of Fitness’ covering a discussion on food, fitness and diets
Dr. Niall Moyna, School of Health and Human Performance from DCU 
Introducing nutritional concepts to Children and Adolescents
Dr. Sharon Madigan, DBSM Health Centre of Excellence
What does all of this have to do with Teagasc?
Dr. Paul Cotter, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark
Facilitated discussion with presenters and panel of sports personalities including:
  • Tomás O’Shea – Gaelic Football
  • Mike Ross – Rugby
  • Joanne Fearon – Athletics
  • Mark Collins – Gaelic Football
  • Davy Russell – Jockey
  • Ashling Hutchings – Gaelic Football & Rugby
  • Tomás Clancy – Gaelic Football & Hurling
View the stands highlighting Teagasc and UCC expertise in the area of Food for Health and meet the scientists involved in this research.
For further information email
or contact Niamh O’Brien at 025 42313 or visit Teagasc on facebook.