Tuesday 31 July 2018


A total of two hundred and eighty runners ran in Cloyne on Tuesday evening (about one hundred down on last year) but considering the number of races on this week is still a great crowd. As usual the race was superbly organised. The finish between Alan O'Shea and Paul Moloney was one of the most exciting I have seen on the road in a long time with O'Shea winning out by one second in the end in 15.11.

Our first man home was Michael Abernethy who once again got a PB with 18.38 and our first woman home was Sally Drennan who  got 1st O/50.
Other prize winners were Joan Hough who got 1st O/60 and Mick Murphy 2nd O/45. Midleton AC also took the two 1st Jnr prizes with Allanah Drennan and Jack O'Shea. We had a fine crowd from the club there and Paul Geary also got a PB as did Don McDonald. Also a big well done to the fine crew of supporters we had out there. Danny

More photo's by Maire Walsh available here https://www.facebook.com/midletonathleticclub/
Ballynonty 10 Mile

Well done to our own Neilus Aherne who ran here on Sunday posting a time of 65.36 and taking the 1st O/60 prize.

Early bird entries close 31/07/2018

Monday 30 July 2018

Athletics Ireland Approved Local Races
This Week

A hugely popular local race which is always very well organised over a flat fast course.

St Catherine's always organise a great event. This one has a few steep hills both up and down.

This Kinsale race seems to have been the focus of the August Bank Holiday weekend for decades. We used to take a bus there at one time. It is where to go if you are running well and want a new PB. It is well regarded as the fastest five mile course in the county. 
There is also a BHAA race this week the Novartis 5Km. This takes place at 8pm from Novartis Hqs. in Ringaskiddy. Once again it is a very popular race and always draws a great crowd and there is usually a free t shirt for all finishers.

Thursday 26 July 2018


Athletics On TV

Don't forget that the Irish Life Health National Athletics Championships from the Morton Stadium Dublin will be on RTE2 from 5.30 to 8pm tomorrow Sunday. It should be well worth watching as many will be try to book their places for Berlin next month.Danny

Killarney Calling

Reports in from three very happy ladies who completed the Killarney Half Marathon this morning saying it was one of Irelands most scenic races and the weather was just perfect. Well done all.

Best of luck to everyone running this weekend. We have a fine bunch due to run in both the 10km and Half Marathon in Killarney and we have young Frank O'Brien running in the Nationals in Dublin. If you want FREE TICKETS for the Nationals see my previous post.

Ballinacurra 4 Mile

                                      On one of the worst evening's we have had in months Ballinacurra 4 Mile took place Thursday evening. Starting in the pouring rain which luckily stopped about five minutes into the race which helped a little but the surface was very wet underfoot. We had a fine crowd there despite having so many running at this weekend and everyone came home well satisfied with their runs.

                        Michael Abernethy had another powerful run and came away with a PB once again. Our first man home was Edwin Cashman despite being in holiday mode and Helen Gilroy also had a very fine run to be our first lady home and take the 1st O/45 prize. Sheila Buckley took 1st O/35 prize. It was a very well organised event with lots of spot prizes which were distributed before the race and a fine spread after. Danny

Maire Walsh has some more great pics on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/midletonathleticclub/posts/2069952829909462