Thursday, 30 March 2017


Joe Hourigan Memorial Midleton 5 Mile Takes Place 4th May @ 8pm

Manchester Marathon

Beautiful sunny day, light breeze, great crowd and support. Super runs by Morgan O'Regan p.b.3.04, Trevor Condon 3.26 and Ger O'Regan 3.33 first marathon for both. Fergal O'Meara 3.27, Mark O'Reilly 3.45 and Shane Foley4.21. Super runs for Morgan and the debutants Midleton AC was well represented by those heros. Fergal finished in a great time in a tough battle. Shane finished but barely. All now having post race pints. ( Report Shane Fitzgerald Foley)

Mark O'Reilly with the job done and dusted in Manchester.

UCC Carmel Lynch 10Km

A great crowd turned out as usual for the annual Carmel Lynch Memorial UCC 10KM on Sunday. There was some very fine running on a morning that was ideal for running. Our first man home was Edwin Cashman with a new PB by over two minutes and Sheila Buckley was our first lady with another very strong run. No doubt but we had some prize winners. Sheila Buckley 1st O/35, Mark Walsh 1st O/55, Neilus Aherne 1st O/60 plus Mens Grade B Team Midleton Town Council 2nd Edwin Cashman, Neilus Aherne and Mark Walsh.


Cork City Marathon Early-Bird Closes on March 31st
Two Days Left for Cork City Marathon Early-Bird. The Early-Bird option for the Cork City Marathon, Half-Marathon and Marathon Relay ends in two days time, at midnight on Friday night, March 31st 2017.
After Friday next, the entry fee for each of the events will rise by €10. There will be a further €10 increase for entries received during April, with another €10 again for entries received after the April 30th cut-off and before the May 12th final date for entries.

Greater Manchester Marathon

Best of luck to all our members doing the Manchester Marathon this weekend. We have a fine crew out there Trevor Condon, Shane Fitzgerald Foley, Morgan O'Regan, Mark O'Reilly, Ger O'Regan and Fergal O'Meara +++.



APRIL 2ND 2017

A superfast course, great entertainment, outstanding crowd support and glorious finish at Emirates Old Trafford, the home of Lancashire Cricket Club, plus a medal and ASICS technical t-shirt for all finishers!
To give you an idea of how fast this course is, at the recent Aldi Manchester Half Marathon (a similar route) 74% of the top 50 runners got a PB or SB (season best) with 22 runners going under 70mins (only the world half marathon champs got a higher number of Brits running sub 70mins this year). This race is YOUR best chance to get a marathon PB.

Coming up

Monday, 27 March 2017


Counting Down -  To The Ballintotis 4 MIle Road Race On Thursday April 20th

It's is recognised as one of the biggest races of it's kind in Ireland - the Ballinttois '4' Mile Road Race and it's very much part of the early summer fixture list here in East Cork.

This year's race will take place on Thursday April 20th (8pm) and is again expected to attract a very large entry. In fact entries via the online option are steadily being received and that option remains open to participants until Monday April 17th. Thereafter, entry desks will be open from  5pm to 7pm on the evening prior to the  race and then again on race day from 1pm onwards at Ballintotis Community Centre.
The success of the event which was brought to the picturesque venue by East Cork A.C in 2010, is due to a number of factors. It's fair to say that the generous sponsorship and backing from the local business community has been a key component in it's rise and with this in mind, the local Ballintotis Race Committee wish to acknowledge again the continued backing of a number of their loyal major sponsors.
Sincere thanks to main sponsors Castlemarty Resort, Trabolgan Holiday Centre, Garryvoe Hotel, McCarthy & McGrath Auctioneers, Ballintotis Fit 4Life Club, Market Green Shopping Centre, Michael Kennedy Plant & Agri and Eurocom Technologies for their sponsorship of this year's event.
As  usual all proceeds from the race will go towards and development of Ballintotis Community Centre.

In advance of this year's race,a trial run around the course for members of local clubs will take place on Tuesday April 11th at 7pm..

 In the meantime for those wishing to find out more details about the race or indeed to contribute to the race sponsorship fund/donate a prize - please call 086-8778182.

Remember this year's race will  again by chipped timed, with a mat at both the start and finish lines, whilst those who may prefer to walk rather than run are pointed in the direction  of the non competitive walk  which begins at 6.30pm.  Entry fee on the day for the run or walk costs 10 euro with all participants receiving a free buff, courtesy of McCarthy & McGrath Auctioneers. Refreshments will be served afterwards with loads of spot prizes to be won together with the usual overall and category race prizes

So please join us in Ballintotis on April 20th - for the race that was voted "Best 4 Miler in Cork" in 2016.

Miah McGrath of McCarthy & McGrath Ltd Auctioneers Midleton presents a sponsorship cheque to John Cashman Ballintotis Race committee at this year's race launch.  Included are members of the organising committee Tom O'Neill, Michael Ryan, Jean O'Gorman, Kevin Cronin - Chairman B.A.C.C and Ger Broderick.


Martin Drake and Tim Twomey of the East Cork Athletics Division join sponsors and members of the organising committee on the start line ahead of the Ballintotis 4 MIle Road Race which takes place on Thursday April 20th. On line entry is now open at

Friday, 24 March 2017


Running On Holidays

Olympia Half Marathon - Maire 4th lady home and 1st in age category, great running on hot hilly course. I was called up for the 3rd lady prize but they wouldn't hand it over - eventually had to settle for 3rd in my age category. Words to the wise - half marathons and holidays do not mix. (report Eugene McCarthy)

Mallow 10

Some thrived in it some died in it but the heat today played a major part in todays race.
Mostly times were down in Mallow today with a winning time of over fifty three minutes where it was wonderful to see local East Cork man Michael Harty have a great victory.
We luckily had some fine runs from the club with Sinead Keavney having a great run to break the sixty five minute barrier and run faster that she did in Ballycotton finishing 5th overall and 1st O/40. Our first man home was Kevin Smith who continues to improve with every race and he was closely followed by Fionan O' hAodin who suffered a little from the heat. Well done to all who ran and apologies to anyone whose photo I missed.


Update from coach Edmond O'Sullivan

 The clocks go forward this Saturday so training can move outdoors on next Wednesday 29th. Venue ( Community Centre) and time ( 6.30 to 7.30) remains the same but we will not be using the hall.
There will be a warm up run followed by basic stretches before we head off in groups. The indoor winter strength and conditioning work is done so now we can concentrate on pace-runs/hills/fartlek/intervals/recovery runs. So spread the word amongst your training/run partners and build this club training session into your spring/summer training programme”.