Friday, 21 April 2017


Midleton 5

You can enter online here
Please if possible club members enter online as it saves you time and enables to organising committee to deal quickly with the large crowd expected on the night.Please pass the word and encourage your friends to enter online too.

East Cork Road Championships
The East Cork Road Racing Championships take place in Ballynoe next Thursday evening 27th April @7.30 Ladies and Man @8pm. The ladies have to run 3Km and Men 5 miles.
We want/need as many as possible of our members there No matter how fast or slow you are your presence will count. There is no lady in the club that cannot run 3km (unless injured) or man that cannot run 5 Miles so please make the effort and come out and support YOUR club.
It is a great opportunity to run a championship race and be part of a TEAM where every member counts. These races are confined to members of Athletic Ireland clubs of which you are a member also it is always one of the most social nights of the year in a beautiful country village (20 mins from Midleton) and a fantastic spread after.  Enquiries 0872403940 Danny

Great Railway Run 25Km and 10Km in Carrigaline

(Thanks to Margaret Jones for the photo)
Midleton ACs Sheila Buckley was 3rd Lady home in the Great Railway 25Km run in Carrigaline on Sunday and no she did not get the baby as 3rd prize she had that already. Others who ran included Maire Walsh, Amanda Cooney, Dereck Aherne, Richard Power, Kevin Moran, Fionan O'hAodain (4th overall and 1st O/40 in the 5km) whilst Margaret Jones had a fine run in the 10km event.

(Thanks to Maire Walsh for the photo's)

The East Cork & District Sports Awards were held in Midleton Park Hotel on Friday the 21st of April and this year, they recognised the Ballycotton 10 Mile Road Race team for their contribution to sport.

Anyone who is familiar with the Ballycotton 10 race will know that it is a huge logistical event and takes an enormous amount of work. For an successful event that is run on a non-profit basis, it's great to see their efforts being recognised by the local community.
Ballintotis 4 Mile



What can one say about the Ballintotis 4 Mile except to say that it is an example of how races should be run. The whole organisation was superb from start to finish. It is wonderful to see how a community comes together to make things happen and wonderful also to see so many of the organisers being able to run the race whilst being supported in stewarding by non runners. The line of people along the main road in the last mile alone was outstanding. Well done once again to the community of Ballintotis.
As has become to be expected we had loads of prize winners there and also lots of PBs. Helen Gilroy had a great run to finish eight overall and take 1st O/50. Joan Hough once again in the prize winners took 2nd O/55 and Kathleen O'Connell took 2nd O/60.
Our men also did great with Frank O'Brien our first man home winning male Junior in a time of 21.47. Mark Walsh took 2nd O/55 and Neilus Aherne won 1st O/60 with Donie O'Connell making it a family double took 3rd O/65 and our oldest member showing he still has it in him Billy Griffin 2nd O/75.
There were several PBs including David Moynihan running 23.23 whilst Alan Morley also got a PB 29.23. Others out there with PBs etc please let me know. We know its not all about PBs and winning prizes and it was great to see so many doing well most especially our C2 5K groups from October and January all doing superbly well achieving great times and improving with every race and often leaving more experienced runners behind. Well done all.