Friday, 28 September 2018


Cork to Cobh 2018


This classic BHAA race is an all time favourite with many. Maybe its because its just a very simple old fashioned metric run from one place to another or possibly because its that time on the running calendar when the popular marathons are within spitting distance, who knows.

Our 14 Midleton AC athletes, who rocked up this morning for the 9am start were blessed with a perfect morning, crisp and bright, perfect autumnal weather. While we had a few rookies attempting their first C2C race, most were Dublin/New York/Frankfurt marathon bound and using this as a long run training session.

First to cross the 9 mile mark was Kevin Smith, very comfortable and taking it easy. A pace well within his race pace and not a bead of sweat on his brow. Kevin is looking physically very strong for Frankfurt in 4 weeks. Edwin Cashman passed the 9 mile mark high fiving and energised from the MAC crowd. Given that Edwin clocked 15 miles the previous day, he didn’t look like he was under any pressure.

Mick Murphy was next and looked like he was bursting to race but restrained himself. Mark O Reilly and Helen Gilroy for the second weekend running passed thereafter.  Its at these races when you know you are physically fit, when you can chat for 15 miles and these two did just that. Suffice to say, they enjoyed their long run from C2C, judging by the pictures. Dan Twohig was letting these two break the wind as he trotted comfortably just behind them.

Not in his Midleton singlet, Brian Cott nearly escaped our sights, but thankfully he alerted us just in time. Brian arrived at the finish line in 1’57, his longest run since the marathon 4 years ago!


Following two great performances in the Dingle and Dungarvan greenway halfs, Richard Power and Kevin Moran are peaking at just the right time. Again both laughed and chatted passing by.

Gillian Bransfield and Maurice Ring completed their first ever 15 miles and C2C today in 2’03 and 2’11 respectively. Gillian is in top form at the moment and completed a great run in the cross country last weekend. Evidence from today that Xcountry will really boast your running performance, both enjoyed their run.

Our final three ladies arrived, surprise surprise, together, Helen Sheehan, Mags Mulcahy and Paula O’Sullivan. They did Dublin last year and are destined again for the big smoke in under 4 weeks time. They looked confident and comfortable.

 Well done to all our supporters en route, a big clap of the back for helping these athletes along the route.



Training continues at the Cricket Field @ 6pm on Monday and we return to the 7pm in the Community Centre on next Wednesday. C25K continues at 6.30 in the Community Centre still a couple of places left. Info 0872403940 or email


Top Of The World ( well almost)

This is surely the highest point in the world that the Midleton AC colours have even been seen. Big congrats to club member Margaret Jones on reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro. We are all totally proud of you.

C2C Cork to Cobh

Well done to all who ran the Cork To Cobh (15 miler) today we will have more detailed results later. We had a mighty crew doing it and look at all the smiles which show that we are doing something right in training if people can smile like that in the middle of a fifteen miler.
We had such a huge crowd out there supporting as well. It made one proud to be part of such a great club also thanks to all our members who stewarded.
Without the stewards there could be no race and without supporters the times would not be as good. Please email/ text me PBs etc 0872403940 or Thanks to everyone who sent in photo's etc.

First Park Run

Ger O'Regan did his first Park Run in Killarney on Saturday.

Best of luck to all running this weekend especially the Cork 2 Cobh crew.

Cross Country

The County Novice Cross Country Championships takes place on Sunday, 7 October.  Entry deadline is Monday, 1 October.  If you would like to run there or have any questions about it, please let me know.

Kind regards
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