Tuesday 31 December 2019

Blast From The Past

Twenty years ago today we ran the last race of the millinium organised by Duhallow AC. I recall that at the time there was some great hype about it and to cap things off they had a special memorial plate for all finishers. 
We had the mugs from Ballycotton 10 and now the plate from Duhallow. I recall Donie and Kathleen O'Connell were also there as was the great and much lamented Frankie Devlin who won 1st O/45 on the day.
The following day we took the road to Bandon for the Bandon 5 which was the first race of the new millinium. I cannot recall what we got that day but it definately was not a saucer. Danny

Thursday 26 December 2019


Togher 5Km

Sunday 29th saw the Togher 5Km take place in ideal conditions. A total of seven hundred and seventy nine runners finished the race. We saw some great racing up front with both the Male and Female course records being broken by Rory O'Connor North Cork AC and Michelle Finn Levale AC.
Our first man home was Frank O'Brien 15.55 finishing 10th overall and he was followed by Barry O'Shea 17.06 and 25th overall. All the others seemed to have fine runs also.


John Cashman 1st O/55
Neilus Aherne 1st O/60
Michael McNamara 3rd O/65
Joan Hough 3rd O/60

Lap Of The Lake

One of the most fun events on the racing calender took place on the 27th Dec in Ballintotis. The Lap Of The Lake is a great event for charity and really does deserve support. We had several members there.

December 27th 

You can enter on the day.

This is a great FUN event organised by our friend in Ballintotis Fit4Life and is well worth supporting even if you don't run.

Terms & Condition's 
Teams of 4 people at €10 per person
Each team has to guess the time it will take all four teams members to run around the lake.
No timing devices allowed
14 years and older
Team who guesses the closest time wins  

Money can be paid morning of the race

Festive dress optional
All proceeds go to Cork Penny Dinners

We needs names ASAP - the drawing of the names will be on Wednesday December 18th. 
This is open to everyone not only club members, please spread the word.

You can send me your name here and I'll add you to the list.

Any questions let me know.

Louise  ballintotisfit4life@gmail.com

Belgooly 4 Mile

Well done to everyone who did the GOAL Mile on Christmas Day and to our brave souls who faced the wind and rain in Belgooly on St Stephen's Day.

Friday 20 December 2019


The Captains Fun Run

A fantastic crowd came out Sunday morning for the Captain's Fun Run which was run this year in aid of the Midleton Branch Of COPE. A big thanks to everyone who came including many from other local running clubs. Also to our wonderful Social Committe who once again played a blinder in organising everything.
A total of 738 euro was collected. 
Thanks again to all who contributed.

Our club's annual Captain's Fun Run in aid of a local charity will take place at Barryscourt Castle on 
Sunday 22nd Dec. at 10am. 

Lots of spots Tea, Coffee Cakes, Pies etc

All welcome. Everyone is welcome so please bring your kids and your friends. If possible please dress up for the occasion and this is a FUN event in aid of a local charity.
If you cannot make it please send a donation.

This years charity is the Midleton Branch of COPE

This is by far the best value around for what you get. Athletic's Ireland Insurance whilst training being one of the major benifits. Plus lots of other benifits as well Like Subsidised gear. Subsidised race entry. Personalised training plans.Trips away. Great friendships. Subsidised social events plus plus plus.

Enquiries mdtacinfo@gmail.com or 0872403940

Registeration available online at https://www.midletonac.com/registration 
or at training any evening.

Midleton AC reserves the right to refuse membership

Give the gift of running for Christmas
New C2 5K starting January 8th 2020
enquiries mdtacinfo@gmail.com or 0872403940

Lots of races over the Christmas. Christmas Day sees the Goal Mile in the CIT track all morning and also in Ballynoe. St Stephens Day sees the annual Belgooly 4 Mile and then we have the Togher 5Km. All these are advertised by poster in previous posts.