Friday, 30 June 2017


Well done to Margaret Jones who finished 2nd in her category here on Friday evening helped all the way by Edwin Cashman.


Thursday, 29 June 2017

VM Ware 5Km

Some great running last night in Ballincollig last evening.
Sheila Buckley 3rd O/35, Mick Murphy 3rd O/45, Marie Gillman 1st O/50 and a PB.Derek Aherne also got a PB. Others who ran were Paul Geary, Michael McNamara and Ian Kohler. Apologies to anyone we missed. (Thanks to Helen Gilroy for the report)

Wednesday, 28 June 2017


Some really top class running from our members tonight with four of our men finishing in the top ten. Paul Spiteri running his first race since Ballycotton 10 and having a new baby in between finished 5th in a time of 17.57 closely followed by David Moynihan in 18.27 who was followed by Kevin Smith who was just back from holidays and Don McDonald just starting his holidays finished 10th. Our prize winners were John Cashman 1st O/50 and Donie O'Connell 1st O/60.
Our ladies also did very well with Esther Murphy taking 1st O/40 and Margaret Barry getting back on form taking 1st O/60. We would have had several other prizewinners but there was only one in each category. As always this race was an example to all in that it was once again brilliantly organised the rain even held off until the race finished.


A big thank you to Kathleen O'Connell for the great photo's.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

IMRA Local Race in Curragh Wood

My name is Matthew Branch and I'm Race Director for an IMRA race (Irish Mountain Runners Association) to be held in your local woods (Curragh) on Wed the 5th July. I'm just trying to get word out to local clubs to join us if possible. The more the merrier and its a fantastic introduction route to trail running so I hope the road runners would be interested in a bit of a change. 

I'm familiar with some of your club members already that regularly join us on the trail races (Barry Williams, Siobhan Murphy, Matt Chojan, Michael Hallahan, to name a few...), but would be very grateful if you could post details of this race on your local Facebook page and Blog to try and attract a bunch more to this event. Details of the event can be found here:
Sambos and coffee and tea afterwards at the Water Rock Golf Course.

Many thanks!
Summer BBQ

Summer time BBQ with Midleton AC will take place Saturday 12th August in Sage, Midleton at 8pm.
Members  €15 ( subsidised )
Non members €25
Desert included!
Always a great night for new and regular members. Hoping to see a great turnout.
East Cork harbour marathon/ half/ 10k is on that morning for anyone wishing to get an early Saturday run in and build up an appetite.
For anyone going, it would be very helpful to put your money in an envelope with your name and give to to the Social Committee Members aka Ester & Louise.

Claire Fitzgerald Capt.

New Singlets Announcement 2017


Most of you may be aware at this stage that Midleton AC have decided to refresh our current singlet.  We are aware of some club members’ difficulties with the present singlet and have taken this on board.  So we have been doing some background work in researching and speaking to various distributors of running gear and fellow runners from various clubs.  From our research we have selected, tentatively, to run, excuse the pun, with a company called Inverse. 


This is a major decision the club is taking and one which will have long term effects if we do not select the right singlet.  Therefore to ensure that I am not hounded out of Midleton by a lynch mob, if members are unhappy with the new singlet, I urge you to become involve.


First of all by reviewing the accompanying photos modelled by some of our Vogue models (fellow club members).  Secondly, if you would like to try a singlet on, you are welcomed to do so.  They will be at speed training next Monday 03 July only for you to feel and try on.  


Please note they are only samples from the company, not representing the design chosen by the club, prototype photo attached.  We have a mixture of samples, female and male, from XXL to XS with round and V necks.  A word of warning, these sizes are much smaller that the singlets we are currently wearing so don’t be offended if you try on a medium and it’s a little tight. Others who tried them on last night had to go up either one or two sizes, so you haven’t put on weight!!


Overall most members, at speed training last night, loved the new lightweight material though some expressed concerns about the length, a little on the short size i.e. they just stop below the hip.  I am conscious that some runners may not like that style.  If we find it is a deal breaker then we may have to look for another supplier as I think, until confirmed, this is the only length the company does.


As you cannot make any comments on the blog please feel free to text me or Facebook/What’s App message me with your observations.  You can also let others in the committee aware of your opinions as well.  All our welcomed but remember we are not going to be able to satisfy everyone’s taste and the majority consensus will prevail.  I will probably have the sample singlets for another week or so, so there is a short window for you to voice your opinion(s).


As I mentioned, at the beginning, this is a both an exciting and nervous step your club is taking and hopefully it will all go well so that we can move on to other new stylist gear e.g. light jackets, but we cannot do it without your help.


Remember it very important you become involved.  Your club needs YOU!








Thursday, 22 June 2017


Shanagarry 5

Fantastic Night Once Again For Our Club with Prizes Galore

Sinead Kevany increases her lead and Helen Gilroy ups her overall position and takes 1st O/50. Midleton AC Ladies 1st once again.

Another great night of racing in hot and windy conditions saw some great running from our club members. Sinead Kevany finished 2nd lady but increased her overall lead in the series and Helen Gilroy finish 5th lady and 1st O/50 and upped her overall position to 3rd. Midleton Ladies team of Sinead, Helen and Eileen Leahy once again came 1st Ladies Team.
Other prize winners were Louise Barry 3rd O/35, Michelle McGrath 3rd O/45, Mary O'Keeffe 2nd O/50 and Neilus Aherne 1st O/60. these are subject to change when the official results come out.