Our Couch to 5k (C 2 5K) programme will commence on Wednesday evening, September 21st, 7-8pm, at Midleton Community Centre. It is designed for people who have never run before or want to get back to running and fitness.
Depending on the demand and progress, Saturday morning sessions may be added plus programmes will be given for sessions outside of these for those interested in improving. It is hoped that the majority of participants in this programme will be able to run the Shanagarry 5k as a group by Christmas. So give yourself a Christmas present and be fit for Christmas.
In January participants are welcome and encouraged to also attend the Monday night session, under the expert guidance of coach and former Olympian Donie Walsh (also coach to Rio Olympians, Lizzie Lee and Michelle Finn). This is optional as the Wednesday evening sessions will continue as programmed where participants will be guided towards running the Ballycotton 10 if they so wish - you will have automatic entry as a member of an official athletic club once you apply in time.
There's no better value around - €50 for over 30 coached training sessions, from September to the end of January 2017, including insurance. This programme, offered by a reputable and well established Athletics Club ("Midleton AC - 50 years on the Run 1966-2016"), offers the opportunity to those who enjoy running, to continue to do so, once the programme is complete. Integration to the wider club membership is a seamless transition, and training continues for as long as you continue to run. “50 years on the run” proves our commitment to the people of Midleton and the wider East Cork area.
Midleton AC also has an active social side so getting to know like-minded people and making new friends is easy, and with members at all levels - there's always someone to go for a run with any day of the week. Trips away are organised regularly. You also have the option of purchasing club gear at a subsidised rate and to avail of a discount at Cork’s major running specialist shop. Also we have the facility to train indoors when there is rain and ice outside. Enquiries to email firstname.lastname@example.org or 087-2403940.
Group Photo (If you want to be part of history)
Please do NOT forget that we have a group photo shoot tomorrow Monday at 6.30 latest at training in the Cricket Field. Pass the word and remind people PLEASE PLEASE PLEASEDanny
John Buckley Cork City 10 Mile
Claire Parker (Thanks Doug this is a classic.)
Well done to Midleton AC members, Noel O'Regan, Marc Dalton, and Sally Drennan who completed the Olympic distance triathlon in Cobh on Sunday. On a very windy day, all three did so well and finished very strong on this 1500m swim, 40k cycle and 10k run. Ger McLean did the 10k run leg of the relay.