Whatever the pace, wherever the race, manners matter.
Rules of the road and trails
Run against traffic if running on the road. If running on the sidewalk or multi-use trails, travel on the right and pass on the left.
Never run more than two abreast if you are running in a group. Don’t be a road or trail hog.
Don’t run down the middle of the road or trail.
If you are running an out-and-back route, don’t just make a sudden u-turn at your turn around point. Stop, step to the right to allow oncoming traffic the opportunity to pass. Ensure the road or trail is clear of oncoming traffic (runners, cyclists, in-line skaters, etc.) then make your u-turn. Making a sudden u-turn without looking over your shoulder is a good way to get hit.
Alert pedestrians when you are passing them – don’t assume they are aware of their surroundings. A simple “on your left” warning will suffice.
Be alert on blind curves.
Stop at stop signs and ensure oncoming traffic yields to you before proceeding across a road. Don’t assume cars will stop if you are entering a cross walk.
Respect private property along your route. Don’t relieve yourself in the neighbor’s bushes.
Don’t litter. If you can’t find a trash can, carry your trash home.
Formed in 1966 Midleton Athletic Club is one of the few clubs in the Cork area that has both a juvenile section and a senior section as well. This blog will deal with the senior section. The senior section has a wide variety of members ranging from members in mid seventies to just out of juvenile. It is proud to boast that two of our members represented Ireland in the Olympic Games. Whilst most members nowadays seem to favour road running over the complete variety of distances from 3Km to marathon and beyond also X Country and track and field as well. There is an active social side to the club. Anyone wishing to join is welcome to try out for a session before committing to the club. The club trains on Mondays from 6pm in the Midleton College All Weather Cricket Field and on Wednesdays @ 6.30 meeting at the Community Centre also on Thursday's at the Co Op Market Green at 9pm. Other group runs are organised amongst members during the week. New members are welcome anytime. Phone 0872403940
Contact Senior Section enquiries email email@example.com or phone 0872403940
(For information on Juvenile Section please ring 0830767876