Midleton AC athletes as part of the Irish Squad(See below for details)
Four Races Three Venues One Day
Munster Masters Cross Country
Whilst we got no medals here today it is only right to say that all our athletes ran really well today in what were trying conditions underfoot. We had some very good individual Cat. results with Sally Drennan 4th, Siobhan O'Leary 5th and Edmond O'Sullivan 5th also. Full detailed results plus more photos and videos will be available at https://www.corkathletics.org/latest-results/2017/65-november/726-munster-masters-and-juvenile-relay-cross-country-championships-2017.html
A total of two hundred and thirteen runners ran here today we had four from the club. Sheila Buckley, Joan McCarthy, Sean O'Sullivan and Brian Martin. All had fine runs with the two ladies winning prizes. Sheila Buckley with her second race in three days finish 3rd lady overall. Whilst Joan McCarthy fresh from her Dublin Marathon and running in her new category came 2nd O/60.
A huge crowd turned out once again this morning for the Cloyne 4Km where it was great to see a Midleton AC athlete win the men's race. Young Frank O'Brien had a comfortable win and our first lady home was Eileen Leahy who finished 3rd lady. An added attraction for the club this morning was some of our C2 5K group made their racing debuts and I am delighted to say that they all acquitted themselves very well, ably guided by Alan Kelleher. This group have only started in October and are flying.
British and Irish Masters Cross Country
Gold for Neilus and Silver for Sinead
Results in from the British and Irish Masters Cross Country has Sinead Keavney finishing 17th overall and fifth Irish woman. Claire McCarthy was the overall winner and the three Irish girls ahead of Sinead were O/35 so Sinead came 2nd O/40 on Irish team. The Irish women's O/40 team took the Silver medals.
Neilus had a brilliant last lap where he passed four or five athletes in his cat. helping his O/60 team take the Gold O/60 team prize.
This is a fantastic result for both our athletes and our club.
Cork Airport Midnight Run
A massive crowd of over seventeen hundred ran there where Sheila Buckley finished 3rd Lady and Edwin Cashman also had a fine run finishing 22nd. Anyone else that ran please send me your results if you would like to be listed mdtacinfo@gmail,com Danny
We are spoiled for races this weekend
There is also a BHAA 6 Km race in Littleisland at 11am (https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/#inbox/15fc982418712df6 }and then we have the Munster Masters Cross Country in Riverstick in the afternoon where we have male and female teams competing.
They include Barry Wlliams, Edmond O'Sulivan, Edwin Cashman, Derek Ahern, Mike Hallahan, Louise Barry, Siobhan O'Leary, Susan Fitzgerald and Sally Drennan
It's a big weekend for the club when we have two of our athletes competing for Ireland. We have Sinead Keavney and Neilus Aherne running in the British and Irish Masters Cross Country Championship in Derry on 18th November. We wish them the very best of luck and have no doubt they will do us proud.