Friday 31 August 2018


Relay For Life


The Midleton AC crew are there ready and waiting. Please come up and support and not only that they were there all night and day as well. So proud to be part of this amazing club. Club Captain Claire Fitzgerald's report will follow.

Dear Midleton Relay for Life


Thank you for inviting us to participate in Midleton’s ‘Relay for Life’. It was our privilege to have experienced this very special and unique event.

When the US Colorectal Surgeon, a marathon runner, decided to raise money for cancer by running around a track for 24hrs thirty four years ago watched by so many, we (Midleton AC and others) were delighted to simulate this at your event.


Relay for life couldn’t have been closer to our club ethos, that being community, health (through running), memories and team effort.

It is often said that running can be a lonely sport, but most of our 150 members plus would argue differently. Long runs are filled with personal stories. Stories that are for the most part, light, or positive, but others then that are challenging, difficult, hard to talk about and/or hard to listen to.

At the emotional silent candle lighting ceremony at 9pm, Midleton AC remembered the stories on the roads, of mums and dads, sisters and brothers, and the other relations and friends, our past members who lost their battles and our current members still fighting.


A special mention goes to those who were there throughout the night. For our part Don McDonald, Helen Gilroy, Mick Murphy, Barry Drennan, Christine Murphy & Brian Cott. Thank you also to our team captains, Deirdre Ahern & Yvonne Fitzgerald and their families. These two ladies led from the front, 18 out of the 24 hours on site.

Midleton Relay for life, thank-you for the privilege of allowing us to be present over the past 24 hours. This was special and unique which surpassed any PB or race win. Relay for life will stay with us.


Midleton AC





Charleville Half Marathon

Dingle Half/full Marathon

A big well done to Richard Power on his PB in Dingle Half Marathon on Saturday morning where he clocked 1.46.19 awaiting results from Declan Dorgan and Catriona McGregor.

Best of luck to everyone running this weekend.

Relay For Life

Date:                          1st September 3pm- 2nd September 3pm
See previous posts for details. Even if you don't run a cheer and a donation will be welcome.
Cross Country

Cross-Country League Day 1, 1pm Saturday September 1st, Cork Athletics Grounds, Slieveroe, Riverstick…/176r93zds9_NVX1Q-Dytbkg-OAS…/edit…

Messsage from Our Captain

Reminder to all those doing Cross Country
Cork county board league starts tomorrow in Riverstick at 1pm.
This is a great way to get an introduction to those who have decided to give the Cross Country a go.
We have a great number of men and women who have expressed an interest this year.
So just rock up tomorrow to Riverstick field for 1pm













Wednesday 29 August 2018

Tuesday 28 August 2018

Thursday 8th Nov - Tuesday 13th Nov 2018

Only €190 per person sharing*
Go get some winter sun, fun and run!

1) Register your interest and hold your accommodation place with a refundable room deposit at:
2) Book your own flights @
Thu, 08 Nov 2018: ORK-ACE EI0876 13.30-17:15
Tue, 13 Nov 2018: ACE-ORK EI0877 13.40-17:40
(Cheaper flights available from Dublin too)
3) Turn up at Cork Airport on Thursday Night

Lanzarote training camp...pack your shades, sun screen, engrossing novels, garmin and selfie stick..
The trip is ON...yahooooo Five lucky members already booked to go with another 4 definites in the pipeline. Booking the accommodation is the main constraint for the trip so it is VITAL that I have DEFINITE commitment to go ASAP. The details again are as follows:
  • Depart Cork-Lanzarote Thursday November 8th at 1.30pm
  • 5 nights in self catering shared apartments at Elena complex ( ideal location, pool, beach, shops etc) Approx €30pppn
  • Depart Lanzarote-Cork Tuesday 13th November at 13.40pm.
  • Flights working out at around €200 return.
This is a holiday with a bit of club work thrown in....and other stuff too of course....all in the programme which will be revealed on the Thursday evening at the poolside by your wrap-around-shade- wearing-tanned- toned- love-island -wannabe coach.....
Text Edmond on 086-8323267with your DEFINITE commitment asap. All you have to do then is book that flight.


Monday 27 August 2018

Picture shows club member Barry Williams who along with Mike Hallahan ran in the Galtee Mountains Half Marathon (IMRA) recently full details

Friday 24 August 2018


Boston Scientific Half Marathon Clonmel

Martha Wins Again

Some fantastic running from our crew who ventured to Clonmel in the pouring rain and wind on Sunday morning. Martha McNamara had another fantastic win in the O/55 cat. and Margaret Jones who despite the lack of training returned a very fine 1.44.48 Unfortunately Bernie Twomey had an  accident and had to drop out with injury at the five mile mark but as can be seen from the photo's she is still smiling as always.

Below shows Bernie and Mag's wearing their new special offer 25e for membership recruiting hats but as Bernie says "we would need to fatten him up with a few burgers before we would get any speed out of him".

Late News Update

Two of our club members, AndrΓ© Brodkorb and Ronan McManus, participated in the well organised Blackwater Triathlon (sprint 750m swim, 22km cycle, 5km run) in Fermoy on Sunday.

Get In Now Less Than 100 Places Left.

Information Evening

A few shots of our dedicated members on the Information Desk in Market Green on Friday evening. Remember please pass the word and tell your friends that membership as a special introductory offer is now available for 25Euro for the rest of the year and NO that is not a misprint 25 Euro see our FB page or website for further details or text 0872403940 or email and yes there is a great social side to the club. See below for our annual BBQ.

Come on down to Market Green Friday from 4pm - 8pm as we are holding an information evening for those of you unsure of whether or not to join a club. We are offering a special introductory rate for rest of year of €25 πŸƒπŸΏ‍♀️πŸƒπŸΌ‍♀️πŸƒπŸΌ‍♂️πŸƒπŸΎ‍♂️πŸƒπŸ»‍♀️.





Date:                          1st September 3pm- 2nd September 3pm


Location:                   CBS Midleton


Team:                                    Midleton Athletic club


Team Captains:       Deirdre Ahern & Yvonne Fitzgerald (MAC)



What is relay for life?

·         24 hour fun and festival event that brings the community together to celebrate cancer survivors and remember those who’ve lost their lives to cancer

·         MAC Team will maintain a 24-hour relay around the track whilst hosting a fundraising event in our tent.


Candle of hope

·         As darkness falls, the lit candles will be placed in the candle bags, sold by the team captains at  training, around the track perimeter.


What can Midleton AC members do to play our part in Relay for life

·         Sign yourself, family, friends to run skip or walk around the track

·         Purchase a candle bag €5

·         Bake cakes to be sold in the Midleton AC tent

·         Take part


Where do the funds go

·         ARC cancer support centers

·         Drivers for cancer patients getting treatment

·         Night nurses which cost €330 per night



Last Saturday night Midleton Athletic club hosted their annual summer BBQ. Despite being a very busy date, event wise for many members, the usual hardy bunch appeared. The night was mild and misty and Sage provided the perfect spot for our athletes to top up on hydration and protein whilst marathon training plans and race tactics were discussed. Fabulous food and fun was served till about 12. Whilst a few Cinderella’s retreated home, more members progressed to discuss training next door.

 Well done to our superb social committee for the great night.