Monday 31 December 2018

Starting Wednesday 9th January at 6.30 in Midleton Community Centre ( old Gaelscoil)
Learn to run in a relaxed friendly atmosphere and make new friends. Both female and male coaches with many years of experience in helping people to run with absolutely no pressure.
We cater for all ages from eighteen upwards with no level of fitness required.
Become the New You for the New Year.
Enquiries 0872403940 or email
You are welcome to try the first session free
Please pass the word around

Sunday 30 December 2018

Togher 5Km

We had a really great crowd out from the club on Sunday at the Togher 5Km. Our first club member home was Frank O'Brien (15.53) whilst still a juvenile he finished 4th overall he was followed shortly after by Barry O'Shea whilst Neilus Aherne took 2nd O/60.
Our first lady home was Ann Geary who also finished 5th lady overall and won 1st O/40. Margaret Jones running in her new Cat. for the first time took 2nd O/50. Well done Margaret may it be the first of many.
Martha McNamara came 1st O/55 and the ever consistent Joan Hough took 2nd O/60.(Results are provisional)
Apologies to those whose photos I missed. Danny


Saturday 29 December 2018

East Cork Duathlon

Full details available here

Carrigaline 5Km and 10Km
Well done to Richard Power who ended his great year of running with a PB in the 5Km and
the 10 Km In Carrigaline.

Thursday 27 December 2018

East Cork Duathlon on Sat 29th Dec at 9:30am Carrigtwohill.
The race is made up of 4.4km run followed by 14km bike and 4.4km run to finish.
Transition and registration is in the Carrigtwohill Community Secondary School
The run will leave transition and head east  along the walkway in front of Ballyseedy until you reach Dennehys Commercials, take this left and head north over the railway until you come to the crossroads. Take a left here and head west back towards AOC Commercials and take the 1st left south down the hill towards the start. You will come to a T Junction and take a left and follow the path all the way back to transition.
Run Route:
Once in transition head to bike and make transition and exit as requested by the stewards.
You will mount the bike outside transition and head east up to Cobh Cross Roundabout.
Take the exit that brings you back down to the start of the Cork Tri Time Trial Route. Follow the time trial route until you come back to transition and dismount and head back into transition.
Once you head back out on the run route, use the same run as the 1st time.
Cycle Route:
Please just note that it's not insured and roads are open and not sign posted . People are competing at their own risk. This is a great opportunity to try out a Duathlon with alot less chaos.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Race Organiser

Lap Of The Lake

Once again there was a great crowd at the "Lap Of The Lake" in Ballintotis on the morning of the 27th and we had a fine crew attending this really great fun event which is always well worth supporting with all the monies raised going to Pieta House.

Report from Sally Drennan

Yesterday Barrie and I went out to Ballintotis to take part in the charity relay run around the lake.  I just wonder why I didn't run there before!  We got the usual friendly welcome and great organisation that we are all used to from the Ballintotis 4 mile race in the spring.  The community spirit in Ballintotis is second to none.

The way this race is organised is that you send in your four team members' names in advance, they help make up numbers if you don't have four.  On the day you give the overall team's predicted time to run four times around the 1.3 mile lap of the lake.  This makes it an ideal run for anyone to take part in.  I was talking to a couple of people who were running their first race that day.  How fast you run is really irrelevant, it is all just about having fun.  Each person carries a baton and hands it over to the next runner having run their lap.  In fact Barrie and I each did 2 laps, as our team fell apart a bit!  Still that made no difference.

By all accounts there is a great spread afterwards, although we were under time pressure so we didn't stay around.

As well as a really enjoyable morning, this is in aid of a deserving charity.  This year it was Pieta House.  At € 20 per team, it is great value and good to know that the funds are being so well spent.

I would highly recommend this race to more Midleton AC runners and hope that this will tempt more of us out next year.  I certainly plan to run it again!