Friday, 12 May 2017


Half Marathon Weekend

Maybe we should call this Half Marathon Weekend with so many going on. First we have David Moynihan having a great run in Killarney with a time of 1.26.20 and that was after taking a wrong turn. A fine run indeed and he was injured two weeks ago.

Mark O'Reilly did the River Moy Half Marathon and whilst starting out hoping for a PB things did not go his way and rather than just plodding on he decided to hold back and help his sister get a PB which she did. Fair play Mark it is always nice to help others achieve a PB.

Sunday saw the Bay Run Half Marathon where we had fine runs from Esther Murphy and Amanda Cooney.

Kevin Smith also had another good run coming home in 90 Min showing his preparation for Dublin is well on track

Continuing with Half Marathons Margaret Jones headed to Castlecomer, Co Killkenny to do a 10 Mile and then decided to do the Half Marathon instead. It was one of the toughest courses she had ever ran and she has done a lot of courses. She is trilled with her time of 1.44.25 and delighted with the help from her grandson who ran the last couple of hundred meters with her.

Riga Marathon

Congrats to Christopher McCarthy who completed the Riga Marathon in around 3.55 in the blazing sunshine. Full report to follow later.

Some Photos From Pfizers

(THANKS TO Kathleen O'Connell for the photo's )


Best of luck to club member Christopher McCarthy who is doing the Riga Marathon in Latvia on Sunday. Report to follow.

Midleton 5 “Thank You” Night
9pm Saturday 13th May in The Maple
Finger food
Spot prize raffle for race volunteers
All race volunteers & Midleton AC members welcome

Our recent Midleton 5 race was a big success with huge participation and great feedback. The race could not take place without the help of volunteers and it certainly wouldn’t have been the success it was without the fantastic efforts of all on the night……be it stewarding, registration, packing bags, bringing food, serving food, cheering runners….it all counts.
As a very small token of appreciation compared with the effort put in, the race and club committees wish to invite all volunteers and members to pop into the Maple on Saturday night at 9pm, where there will be some finger food and a raffle for spot prizes.

Bantry to Ballina

Best of luck to all our members running this weekend. We have members doing the "Bay Run" Half Marathon and also a member doing a half in Ballina.
Lots of races coming up next week. A 5Km in Glanmire Tuesday Fota 5km on Thursday and Kilcredan 5km on Friday which is always a great run (free buff for all runners) with a great spread and prizes after.