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