Thursday 28 March 2019


UCC 10Km

On a beautiful Sunday morning the UCC Carmel Lynch Memorial 10Km took place over the Lee Road circuit. We saw some really fine running there and we had two prize winners. Margaret Jones on her comeback trail came 3rd O/50 and Martha McNamara once again took 3rd O/55 with a very fine run. Our first man home was Paul Geary and first lady was Margaret Jones. All others seemed very happy with their runs. There was a superb crowd of over five hundred in attendance.

New Training Times

As we are now in Summertime there are a few changes to the times for training.

Monday continues @ 6pm but is moving to the grass in the Cricket Field as from next Monday.
( Running on the road all the time leads to injury so come along and try these guided sessions for all levels)

Wednesday continues but @ 6.30 for all levels. Meet at the main entrance of Co Op in Market Green.

Thursday continues as usual same place same time. Meet at the main entrance of Co Op in Market Green @ 9pm

Weekend sessions of all levels continue with the various What's App Groups.

We are always open to new members of all levels so just turn up at training or further info from 0872403940 or email 

We are an Athletic Ireland club which means you are insured whilst training with fully qualified and experienced coaches for all levels. You are invited to try your first session FREE with no commitment to join.

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Message From Brian Cott 

Hi guys hope ye all enjoying the fine weather. It’s that time of year again! 
We are hosting “The Great Irish ☘ Bake" for Temple Street on Sat. 6th April here at our home (P25PK19 opposite Grotto in Ballinacurra) from 10am - 3pm.
Hope ye can all make it. Bring a friend...
Message me if you need directions!!!  Brian

Race Notification: UCC 10k

The next race on the Cork BHAA calendar is the UCC Carmel Lynch Memorial 10k on Sunday March 31st at 10.30am. Please note change of date and time from original calendar.
UCC Staff Athletics Club have their own event for this on Facebook which also have further details about the race day

Thursday 21 March 2019


Online entries for Charleville Half Marathon are now open.

Mallow 10 Mile

Mallow 10 Mile took place on Sunday morning in dry but very cold conditions which suited running. We had a fine crew there as always with most having very fine runs. Derek Aherne had a great run showing all is on track for the Manchester Marathon shortly. He was followed by Fionan O'hAodain who had a very good run and looked calm and collected all the way.
Our first lady home was Esther Murphy who hopefully will be in the prizes and she was followed by Maire Walsh who had a very fine run also looking in control all the way and coming home in a very good time. Everyone else seemed to have fine runs except Don McDonald who unfortunately had to drop out due to injury but hopefully will be back in action soon.
As always with Mallow AC the event was superbly well run with plenty of stewards and a fine spread after.

Well Done Brendan Barry

Brendan's Report

Finished the 1/2 in 2.34 in 20 degrees & about 16 St Patrick’s hills. I’m really happy with it. 
I ran it for Al Basma special needs school in Beit Sahour & Lajee children centre in Aida refugee camp Bethlehem.
We also dedicated the race for Ahmad Manasrah a 26 year old who was shot by Israeli soldiers 150 meters from our hotel while helping an injured family in a car on Wednesday night. We were honored to be invited to his funeral in Wadi Fukin a village surrounded by Israeli settlements.
We watched as his mother gave him one last kiss goodbye on the day called “Mothers day” in Palestine. 
Rest In Peace habibi 
Free free Palestine

Brendan Barry

Midleton 5 Online Entries Now Open

Join us in Midleton on Thursday 2nd May 2019 for the 36th annual Midleton AC 5 Mile Road Race.
The Joe Hourighan Memorial 5 Mile Road Race  
Chip Timed - Free goodie bag - Online Entry fee €10 - Race night walkup fee €15 - subject to entry limit*
*Race entry limit:
  • We are encouraging early online entries to secure a place and help us manage expectations for walk-up entries on the night.
  • If there are indications of an online sell out we will post reminders on social media, plus we have the online facility to indicate how many places remain available.
The conveniently located Market Green Shopping Centre with ample parking will serve as our race night HQ for number collection, post-race refreshments and prize giving.

The Joe Hourighan Memorial 5 Mile Road Race cup will go to first  across the line with 50 additional prizes on the night worth over €1500; top 5 male and female finishers, top 3 M40-45-50 & F35-40-45, top 2 M55-60 & F50-55; 1st M65-70 & F60-65, WC, M Jnr., F Jnr. ,1st Midleton AC M & F
We are offering additional €100 prize to top male and female finisher if they manage to break the current course records, 24m20s (male) and 27:30 (female)
For this years race we are going to introduce Race Pacers for 
30min (6min per mile)
35min (7min per mile)
40min (8min per mile)
45min (9min per mile)
50min (10min per mile)
55min (11min per mile)
60min (12min per mile)
This is an AAI licensed race taking place over open public roads. For your own safety, we do not permit headphones to ensure you can always hear the stewards and to be aware of your fellow runners around you.