Thursday, 18 February 2016


Dungarvan 10k

Six of our members ran the Dungarvan 10k on Sunday in windy conditions - Fergal O'Meara, Trevor Condon, Ger O'Regan, Kevin Morrison and Esther Murphy and Amanda Cooney.  Esther who was 4th lady overall had a fine run and got 1st O/40 for her efforts - it is great to see her back after a prolonged injury last year.  Well done to all.

Book That Massage Now

Neilus Aherne all Ireland Champion is now taking booking for both pre and post Ballycotton 10 massages so the advice is book now to avoid disappointment. Special rates for all Midleton AC athletes. Neilus is at 0868438355

Cloyne 4Km

A total of two hundred and fifteen runners took part in the Cloyne 4Km on Sunday and as per usual we had a great crowd out from the club. Gerard McLean was our first man home coming sixth over all in a time of 14.48 closely followed two seconds later by Mike Cremin. This was a PB for Gerard and Edwin Cashman who is improving with every race also got a new PB.

Eileen Leahy was an easy winner of the ladies race and that means she has the overall title already in he bag. There was some fine running from all our athletes and it was really great to see Rod Scanlan continue to make progress after his long absence due to injury also to see Kathleen O'Connell back in action again. Please let me know re PBs etc

Carrigaline 5Mile

A great crowd turned out for the Carrigaline 5 Mile also on Sunday morning. We had two runners here Noel O'Regan who just used it as a training run and Christopher McCarthy who had a very fine run and was just one second off his target time so things are looking good for him to break that magic seventy in Ballycotton in two weeks time. 


East Cork Athletic Division Awards Night

Five of our members received an Annual Achievement Award 2015 tonight at the Midleton Park Hotel from the East Cork Athletic Division in recognition for their All-Ireland achievement during 2015.  They were Joan Hough, Anna Doris, Daniel Colbert, Neilus Aherne and John Cashman.  Well done to all.

Ballycotton 10 Party Time

Our annual "Post Ballycotton 10 Party" will take place as it has for numerous years now at 8pm in the Maple Lounge Main Street. All members are welcome even if you didn't run you are welcome to join in the celebrations and the drowning of sorrows. The Maple's always great finger food will be served.

Stewards Needed Urgently

As we may be holding the County Road Championships on the morning of St Patricks Day we are in urgent need to know if we will have enough stewards available to run the event safely. It will only take an hour of your time so PLEASE if you are not running and available to help let us know immediately also if you have any friend or family member that is willing to help. E mail or text 0872403940.

Envelope Packing

A big thank you to everyone who turned out to help with the envelope packing for the Ballycotton 10 on Thursday evening. We had the usual great crowd from our club and all was done and dusted by 8.15. Your numbers and programmes should arrive in the post in the next couple of days. Thanks again.

Races This Weekend

Two very popular local races take place this weekend. The first off is Cloyne on Sunday morning at 9.30am which is a 4Km This is followed at 11am by the Carrigaline 5Mile at 11am.See previous post.

Runs At The Weekend

There are several runs planned for the weekend around the Ballycotton 10 most seem to be planned for both 9am on Saturday and Sunday mornings. All members are welcome to join in and there will be a pace to suit everyone. See also previous post re Donie O'Connell.

Cloyne 4 Km Positions To Date After Three Races