Friday, 27 November 2020


Official training resumes on Wednesday evening at 6.30pm for C2 5K Group and all others at 7pm with Declan. 
Meet outside the Co Op Stores at Market Green

This Form MUST be completed before coming to training


 Last week's totals have now surpassed the target of 5000 miles for the month with a week remaining. Please keep submitting up until Monday night and lets see what we can achieve.

Link for this week's total mileage

Cloyne 4Km Series is back and its VIRTUAL

And the great thing about it is that it co insides with our 5Km's so that now you can do two races in one run. Just do our 5Km and Cloyne 4Km is included in the same run unless you would like to do two separate runs.

Saturday, 21 November 2020


Please submit you mileage for the week here

Cloyne 4Km Results

Cloyne 4Km unable to finish their series with their fifth race decided to do the results after four races and we are delighted to report that we had two prizewinners. Eileen Leahy came 3rd Lady overall and John Hennessy came 3rd Male. Well done to both and also to Louise Barry who finished 5th Lady overall. There are great results especially with the top class competition that is always in Cloyne. Well done also to Cloyne Community for being so fair in awarding the prizes.

Keeping The Five Alive by John Walsh


There is no doubting the popularity of the 5km on today’s fixture list. Part of the attraction is obviously due to the profusion of parkruns now held throughout the country every Saturday morning, along with the various Couch to 5K programmes.

Therefore, it’s heartening to see the five-mile distance alive and well in West Cork with the introduction this year of the Beara Autumn 5-Mile Series. Even though as a nation we may be all going the metric way, there is still something special about the imperial distances, especially the five and 10-milers.
When Mark Gallagher asked me to pen a little article for this programme, he suggested that maybe I’d recall the attraction of the Ballycotton Series which I was involved with. The years move on and today many new runners, especially in this region, probably have never have heard of such a venture. So a little bit of history mightn’t go astray

The first race to take place in the East Cork village of Ballycotton happened in August 1977 (yes, it was the last century!). A total of 34 runners turned up that night to run five miles and seven months later the inaugural Ballycotton ‘10’ arrived. The five-miler moved to June that summer with another race of the same distance taking place in the nearby village of Shanagarry in August. Over the following years, two more summer races were added in Chuchtown South and Ballyandreen and so a four-race series was born.

The fourth Thursdays of May, June, July and August therefore became sacrosanct because to gain the coveted plaque, runners had to complete all four events. Family holidays were arranged around the dates and for those on shift work, many a swap had to be accommodated.

Numbers taking part in each race gradually grew to around 200-250 and the standard was exceptionally high. At the Ballycotton ‘5’ in 1993 – a race won in 23:50 by Mark Carroll, European junior 5000m champion two years before and still the Irish 3000m record holder at 7:30.36 – a total of 51 runners (out of 262 finishers) were all under 28 minutes.

Into the new millennium, numbers continued to increase up to the 500 mark. These brought with them the headaches associated with parking, stewarding and the general workload undertaken by a small organising committee. Therefore, a combination of factors heralded the end of not only the Summer Series but also the Ballycotton ‘10’. After 40 years, it was decided, not without regret, that maybe it was time to go out while still on too

And so, what constitutes a good race series? Well, there’s the obvious such as accurate courses (even though they don’t all have to ‘fast and fast!’), reasonable entry fees, individual and category prizes and of course that welcome cup of warm beverages and goodies afterwards. But there must also be an element of challenge so that those completing the set number of races can feel a sense of achievement.

There is no doubt that all those ingredients are evident in this Beara Autumn Series. You can be sure when those lovely commemorative medals shown on the website (by the way, one of the most impressive sites around) are presented today in Eyeries, they will certainly have been hard earned and richly deserved.


Monday, 16 November 2020


 Well Done to everyone for participating in the MOVE-MBER Challenge.

Week 1 = 1925
Week 2 = 1549
3474 Miles So Far  

€750 in the sponsorship so far and on course to reach the €2000 max club donation by the end of November.


Great to see so many participating and getting out and exercising

Best regards,

Marc Dalton

VIRTUAL 5Km Results

1. Daniel Bloom 16.59

2. John Hennessy 17.45

3. Ger O Regan 18.59

4. Vicki Spiteri 19.20

5. Declan Dorgan 19.37

6. Henry Milward 19.48

7. Barry O Shea 20.07

8. Mark Kelliher 20.10

9. Andre Brodkorb 20.12

10. Derek Ahern 20.13

11. Paul Spiteri 20.21

12. Eugene McCarthy 20.33

13. James Long 20.39

14. Mark Walsh 20.45

15. Brendan Curtin 20.45

16. Mags Jones 20.53

17. Barry O'Dwyer 21.09

18. Rod Scanlan 21.14

19. Sean O Sullivan 21.33

20. Don McDonald 21.45

21. Yvonne Fitzgerald 22.00

22. Breeda Sheedy 22.10

23. Louise Barry 22.12

24. Paul Geary 22.23

25. Marc Dalton 22.32

26. Dan Twohig 22.46

27. Marian Ahern 23.15

28. Kevin Moran 23.22

29. Sally Drennan 23.23

30. Marie Gillman 23.28

31. Joe Power 23.39

32. Tony Forristal 24.10

33. Christine Murphy 24.19

34. Elga Ryan 24.25

35. Kevin Morrison 24.43

36. Colette Dalton 24.45

37. Linda Curtin 24.48

38. Mary O Keeffe 24.52

39. Maurice Ring 25.19

40. Katherine O Connor 25.27

41. Gillian Bransfield 25.42

42. Mark Fuller 25.47

43. Donie O Connell 25.55

44. Margaret Twohig 26.06

45. Loveness Hegarty 26.09

46. Brian Martin 26.41

47. Astrid Micheel 26.52

48. Bernie Twomey 26.54

49. Susan Fitzgerald 26.57

50. Javier Gómez López 27.01

51. Kevin Toth 27.32

52. Mike Dorney 28.05

53. Ian Kohler 28.10

54. Annette Fitzgerald 28.47

55. Gina Brunton 28.52

56. Maura Smith 29.00

57. Caroline Cashman 29.02

58. Lorinda McCarthy 29.20

59. Clare Deegan 29.40

60. Mervyn OLuing 30.23

61. Michelle Dorney 30.57

62. Sheila Bulman 31.20

63. Sabina Nagle 31.66

64. Shevaun Hogan 32.00

65. Sarah OBRIEN 32.37

66. Andrea Lyons 33.18

67. Suzanne Sloane 33.24

68. Joan McCarthy 33.32

69. Darina O Brien 33.32

70. Noreen O Riordan 33.36

71. Sarah Jane Flaherty 33.40

72. Anne Moore 34.00

73. Billy Griffin 34.00

74. Kathleen O Connell 34.42

75. Norma Moore 35.01

76. Mary Walsh 35.42

77. Elaine Finn 36.10


Sunday, 15 November 2020


Some shots of those who ran so far, 

Friday, 13 November 2020


Virtual 5Km Times Here

MOVE-MBER Mileage Here

Please only use these ways for submitting your results to Mark  Thanks Danny

Thursday, 12 November 2020


The new gear has arrived so those of you with orders in please Bernie

Wednesday, 11 November 2020


Due to the Current Covid-19 Restrictions.


The Second Race in the series will also be a Virtual 5km Race.


You can run the 5km anywhere you like within current restrictions.


Your time will count in the overall times throughout the series.


You must complete Four of the Five Races to receive a unique finisher T-shirt and be a member of Midleton AC.


The 2nd Race can be run Virtually anytime from:


Friday 13th – Sunday 15th November


Times MUST be submitted via Link provided below only:


No results are gathered from any other platforms as in the previous Race


We encourage all to follow the Covid-19 guidance and not to gather in large groups to run it together.


I hope that when restrictions ease over the next few weeks we might all be able to meet up for the later Races in the Series.


Best of luck everyone!




Other Dates on the race Calendar


·         Sunday 20th December 2020 - 9:30am


·         Sunday 17th January 2021 - 9:30am


·         Sunday 21st February 2021 - 9:30am


Monday, 9 November 2020


 Week 1 Totals = 1810 Miles 

This is massive commitment from all that participated.

This might go up as more people might still submit their times.

Best regards,

Marc Dalton

Sunday, 8 November 2020

 Some of our members who did the Virtual Remembrance Run on Sunday. Susanne Sloane. Sheila Bulman, Annette Fitzgerald and Bernie Twomey.


Don't forget the club's Virtual 5Km continues next weekend. Details to follow later.


Please submit your mileage for this week to

See Link below

1. Amanda Cody 2. Andre Brodkorb 3. Andrea Lyons 4. Anne Moore 5. Annette Fitzgerald 6. Astrid Micheel 7. Barrie Drennan 8. Barry O'Shea 9. Bernie Twomey 10. Breeda Sheedy 11. Brendan Curtin 12. Brian Martin 13. Brian Cott 14. Caroline Cashman 15. Christine Murphy 16. Claire Fitzgerald 17. Clare Deegan 18. Colette Dalton 19. Dan Twohig 20. Daniel Bloom 21. Danny McCarthy 22. Darina O Brien 23. David Cody 24. David Hughes 25. Declan Dorgan 26. Deirdre Aherne 27. Derek Ahern 28. Don McDonald 29. Donie O Connell 30. Edwin Cashman 31. Eileen Leahy 32. Elga Ryan 33. Ger O Regan 34. Gillian Bransfield 35. Gina Brunton 36. Helen Gilroy 37. Henry Milward 38. Ian Kohler 39. James Long 40. Javier Gómez López 41. Joan Hough 42. Joan McCarthy 43. Joe Power 44. John Hennessy 45. Katherine O Connor 46. Kathleen O Connell 47. Kevin Moran 48. Kevin Toth 49. Linda Curtin 50. Louise Barry 51. Loveness Hegarty 52. Mags Jones 53. Maire Walsh 54. Marc Dalton 55. Margaret Twohig 56. Margo Donnelly 57. Marie Gillman 58. Mark O'Reilly 59. Mark Walsh 60. Mark Kelliher 61. Mark Fuller 62. Mary Walsh 63. Maura Smyth 64. Maurice Ring 65. Mervyn OLuing 66. Michelle Dorney 67. Michelle Mcgrath 68. Mick Murphy 69. Mike Dorney 70. Morgan O'Regan 71. Norma Moore 72. Paul Moore 73. Paul Geary 74. Rebecca Dennehy 75. Rod Scanlan 76. Sabina Nagle 77. Sally Drennan 78. Sarah O'Brien 79. Sarah Jane Flaherty 80. Sheila Bulman 81. Shevaun Hogan 82. Sinead O'Driscoll 83. Siobhan Murphy 84. Siobhàn O'Leary 85. Susan Fitzgerald 86. Suzanne Sloane 87. Tony Forristal 88. Yvonne Fitzgeral


Saturday, 7 November 2020

 Below is the list of those already signed up for MOVE-MBER

Anyone not on the list please contact Marc asap.

The nominated charity by the members is Marymount Hospice.

The link to upload the mileage will be sent tomorrow.

1. Andre Brodkorb
2. Katherine O Connor
3. Margo Donnelly
4. Ian Kohler
5. Deirdre Aherne
6. Kevin Moran
7. Annette Fitzgerald
8. Daniel Bloom
9. Kathleen O Connell
10. Marc Dalton
11. Ger O Regan
12. Kevin Toth
13. Edwin Cashman
14. Caroline Cashman
15. Andrea Lyons
16. Morgan O'Regan
17. Brendan Curtin
18. John Hennessy
19. Margaret Twohig
20. Mike Dorney
21. Colette Dalton
22. Maura Smyth
23. Mervyn O Luing
24. Shevaun Hogan
25. Claire Fitzgerald
26. Brian Martin
27. Gillian Bransfield
28. Mark Kelliher
29. Louise Barry
30. Paul Geary
31. Siobhan Murphy
32. Declan Dorgan
33. Barrie Drennan
34. Clare Deegan
35. Sally Drennan
36. Gina Brunton
37. Mags Jones
38. Christine Murphy
39. Henry Milward
40. Derek Ahern
41. James Long
42. Maire Walsh
43. Michelle Mcgrath
44. Mick Murphy
45. Tony Forristal
46. Breeda Sheedy
47. Joan Hough
48. Sarah 
Jane Flaherty
49. Linda Curtin
50. Danny McCarthy
51. Joan McCarthy
52. Susan Fitzgerald
53. Siobhàn O'Leary
54. Astrid Micheel
55. Rod Scanlan
56. Amanda Cody
57. Elga Ryan
58. Helen Gilroy
59. Mark O'Reilly
60. Joe Power
61. Mark Walsh
62. Javier Gómez López
63. Mary Walsh
64. Don McDonald
65. Norma Moore
66. Darina O Brien
67. Sheila Bulman
68. Dan Twohig
69. Sinead O'Driscoll
70. Anne Moore
71. Barry O'Shea
72. Rebecca Dennehy
73. Mark Fuller
74. Sarah O'Brien
75. Brian Cott
76. Maurice Ring
77. Eileen Leahy
78. Donie O Connell
79. Bernie Twomey


Wednesday, 4 November 2020



For the month of November, we want all members to get on the move for MOVE-MBER

• Send on your total weekly mileage at the end of each week
• For every 1000 miles accumulated from the club members the club will donate €250 to a nominated charity
• The goal for the month is 5000 miles. If this is achieved the club will donate a capped amount of €2000 to a nominated charity
• The best part is you get to nominate the charity of your choice. The charity with most nominations will receive the donation
• This is a fantastic way to stay connected during this dark and dreary month in the current restrictions
• Prize for most miles during the month 


So let’s all try to MOVE-MBER together during this month


How does it work?

• If you want to participate you must register before 6th November 2020 via link below
• Nominate your preferred charity via link
• Keep track of your weekly totals
• First weekly submittal due on Sunday 8th November (1st-8th Nov)
• A separate link will be provided to all participants once registered to submit weekly totals



Registration Link:


Everyone should have got an email outlining the Sessions for this week. If you have not got an email and want the sessions please give me a text with your name and email address 0872403940 Danny

Saturday, 31 October 2020



For the month of November, we want all members to get on the move for


·          Send on your total weekly mileage at the end of each week

·          For every 1000 miles accumulated from the club members the club will donate 250 to a nominated charity

·          The goal for the month is 5000 miles. If this is achieved the club will donate a capped amount of 2000 to a nominated charity

·          The best part is you get to nominate the charity of your choice. The charity with most nominations will receive the donation

·          This is a fantastic way to stay connected during this dark and dreary month in the current restrictions

·          Prize for most miles during the month


So lets all try to MOVE-MBER together during this month


How does it work?

·          If you want  to participate you must register before 6th November 2020 via link below

·          Nominate your preferred charity via link

·          Keep track of your weekly totals

·          First weekly submittal due on Sunday 8th November(1st-8th Nov)

·          A separate link will be provided to all participants once registered to submit weekly totals



Registration Link:


Friday, 30 October 2020


Margaret Jones who not only ran a great marathon last Sunday she managed to collect 1,600 Euro along the way on her Go Fund Me page. She is seen here presenting the cheque to Amanda Cooney who accepted it on behalf of Marymount this morning. Margaret wishes to extend a Big Thank You to all our club members who contributed to this very worthy cause.

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Friday, 23 October 2020

Guard Of Honour

The club has been asked to provide a Guard Of Honour for the funeral of Mary Smith. The idea is we form a line along the road as the cortege passes through Ballinacurra on its way to the funeral mass in Togher. We propose to meet at Jacko’s Car Park in Ballinacurra and then form a socially distanced line. It is suggested we meet around 10.45am on Wednesday 28th.

 We ask as many as possible to attend and please wear your club colours. I know many of you will be working but those that can please come along.

PS If there is any change of time I will post it here on Wednesday Danny

It is with very deep regret that I wish to inform the club members of the untimely passing of former club member Mary Smith,

Mary is the wife of current member Kevin Smith whom many of you know. Mary was a very popular and active member of the club for many years and was a regular at many of our social functions and races.

The club offers its sincere condolences to Kevin and their daughter Gabrielle on the loss of a beloved wife and mother. May she rest in peace.


Anyone looking for this weeks sessions please give me a call or text 0872403940 or contact Donie at 0862092795. Please abide by the HSE rules and also a big thank you to all those who abided by them over the weekend racing. It was not easy having to change routes and lose running buddies but ye did the club proud.

 Keep it up and Stay Safe. Danny

Virtual Dublin 

Bernie Does The Half

Bernie Twomey did the Half on Monday morning in keeping with the tradition of Dublin being run on the Monday. Its only been Sunday the last few years. She had a fine run and was aided along the way by "Believe It Or Not" the superwoman that is Margaret Jones. Yes the same woman that did the marathon only yesterday.

Morgan and Mick

Well done also to Morgan O'Regan and Mick Murphy who did the Virtual Marathon as a training and came home in 3.28 .

Michelle does her Virtual 10Km

Well done to Michelle Dorney who completed her Virtual 10Km assisted by the best Water Boy in the world.

Mark and Mags 

Mark Walsh and Margaret Jones complete the Virtual Marathon on Sunday morning. Starting at 7.30 in Market Green they both had great runs and were well supported. It was tough on the Support Crew too as they could only cheer them on and not give the usual "run along with them" support that Claire and her gallant crew usually give and are renown for but the cheering helped compensate.

The man behind in blue was doing Dublin too and was thankful for our support.

Early morning lone supporter. 

We may not be in Dublin but we still got the clappers.

The smiles say it all.

Forty Marathons between them.

A marathon a day. Mary yesterday Mark today.

All Virtual Marathon Runners 

Some of the Support Crew

Collette PB By 15 Minutes

Colette Dalton had a fantastic run in the Virtual Half Marathon and knocked 15 minutes off her PB. Colette is an example of how putting in the hard work pays off. One can see the effort she puts in on our Monday evenings training all Summer and Autumn and its wonderful to see it paying dividends. 

 Job well done

Colette with her support crew.

Amsterdam Ladies

Well done to Sheila Bulman and Annette Fitzgerald who completed the Virtual Amsterdam Half Marathon today.

Well done to Dan Twohig who completed the Half Marathon on Saturday and got himself a PB. Congrats Dan.

Below shows Mike Dorney at a feeding station and finishing his Virtual Dublin Marathon. It was his first marathon in seventeen years and forms part of his training for the Ironman.

Mary B Walsh completes her 20th Marathon

A huge well done to Mary B Walsh who complete her 20th today. Mary did her first Dublin Marathon in 2005 on an extremely wet day and was lucky today that the weather was much more suitable for running despite the odd shower. Congratulations Mary on your success and here's to twenty more.

See below for more information on Mary's very worthy cause.

Mary with her very proud family

Pictures below show Gina Brunton running and having completed her Virtual Dublin Half Marathon after a very good run early Saturday morning.

 Linda Curtin First Midleton AC Lady Home 

Well done to Linda Curtin who completed the Virtual Dublin City Marathon on Thursday making her the first Midleton AC athlete to complete the race. Linda completed the 26.2 miles on her own making it an extra hard event. Well done Linda.

Picture of Linda proudly wearing her Dublin Marathon Top

It seems so strange not to be travelling to Dublin this weekend having been there every October weekend for well over twenty years but its great to have so many running on our doorstep instead.

We have several other athletes doing it over the weekend and we wish them all the very best and hope to keep ye updated. So runners whatever distance send your photo's and reports in please. 0872403940.

 Please all abide by the rules and regulations and stay safe. I have already seen groups out running together(not from our club) please do not be tempted to copy them.