Tuesday, 3 December 2019


Simon Turkey Trot

We had several athletes out on Sunday morning to support this very worthy cause and great fun was had by all.

East Cork Novice Cross Country Championships
Silver for Siobhán O'Leary and Silver for our Mens Team

In the East Cork Novice Ladies Siobhán O'Leary ran a great race and the end was only defeated by the strong wind and lack of warm up time. Whilst she was dissapointingly our only representative what we lacked in numbers Siobhán made up for in talent running a brilliant race and coming home with the Silver medal.
Our men also had great races and we had a fine team made up of Edmond O'Sullivan, Ger O'Regan, Andre Brodkorb, Mike Hallihan and the ever consistant Neilus Aherne. They showed great team effort and packed well running fine races in really bad conditions with sleet and hail plus wind and rain. 
They took the Silver Medals with Edmond, Andre, Neilus and Mike with Ger very close behind.

The Hardy Boy's arriving to do the business

The Team that did the business.

Siobhán O'Leary with her Silver Medal and her own personal support crew.

No rest for our "Athlete Of The Year" Ger O'Regan was out racing the morning after showing what a worthy winner he is.

Christmas Party Night

Our annual Christmas Party night was held in Water Rock Golf Club on Saturday night and a great evening was had by all. Huge credit to our Social Committee for a wonderful evening. The following received awards. Bernie Twomey International Athlete Of The Year. Kathleen and Donie O'Connell got Supporters Of The Year. Breda Sheedy got Phoenix Of The Year and Amanda Cooney got Racer Of The Year.
Kevin Moran got the much coveted Lovely Legs Award.

Ger O'Regan got the Athlete Of The Year Award and
 Edmond O'Sullivan got the Club Person Of The Year Award.

Waterford Half Marathon

What a rollercoaster (literally and figuratively) of a half marathon it proved. The change in the course brought in many new Rayleen/Claire hill chalanges.But the piece de la resistance was an acute half a mile 80 degree hill at 11.50 miles. This was after long miles of hills at miles 8 and 10. But none the less a great morning. Claire Fitzgerald

(Big thanks to Claire Fitzgerald for report and photos)
Sineád Wins Again

Sineád O'Driscoll (Keavney) was the OUTRIGHT winner of this morning's Run the Line 5km at Carrigaline. On her own all the way on the out-and-back route, Sinead finished in a time of 18:42, over a minute ahead of the second placed runner.
She is pictured here with Linda O'Connor and twins Paul and Tom Kelly.( Thanks to John Walsh)


Registeration for 2020 is now available and once again we have a very Special Offer. 
It will only cost you 60euro if you register before 31st Jan 2020 then it reverts to 70euro. Couples 120euro all year round. Installments available if required.
 Students and Juniors 25euro.

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.

Registeration available online at https://www.midletonac.com/registration 
or at training any evening.
Midleton AC reserves the right to refuse membership

Best of luck to all running this weekend. We have Waterford Half on Saturday and the Turkey Trot and Cross Country on Sunday and inbetween is our Christmas Party.

Remember Mallow 10 opens on 
 Friday morning 
(See below for details)


Note Change Of Venue

Change of venue for the East Cork's this Sunday, 8th of December
VENUE: Ballynahina, Whites Cross ....on the main road between BLACKPOOL via Dublin Hill and before CARRIGNAVAR village
CODE: T23 AY86

East Cork Cross Country Part 2 is on next Sundayin Whites Cross at 11.30. This once again is an ideal oppertunity to try cross country in a relaxed friendly athmosphere. All our runners are very well able for these distances and its a nice easy course. (4,000m for the women and 6.000 for the men).

 So come on out and give it a try. All our runners who got PBs this year ran cross country last year. It is an ideal way of improving your running. You can enter on the day but if possible let Sally know 0872265857. Be part of a team where every runner counts and its less than half an hours drive.

Remember Mallow 10 opens on 
 Friday morning