Friday 28 August 2020

Trail Running

Trail running continues every Thursday under Andre's expert guidance and organisation. This week run was on the Ballycotton Cliff Walks and a great evening was had by all.


Training continues at 6pm on Monday evenings at the Cricket Pitch under HSE and Athletic Ireland guidelines. So just come along any evening and we will arrange to fit you in.
Other groups meet on various evenings of which most of you are aware but if not please give me a call 0872403940.
Anyone needing advice re training or training plans etc please feel free to give Donie a call anytime 0862092795


The East Cork Cross Country is still scheduled to go ahead and I know many of you are looking for a race so here is your chance. The ideal time to try Cross Country for the first time. Day 1 Sunday 13th Sept organised by St Catherines AC and Day 2 Sunday 20th Sept organised by Carrignavar AC. So both are quite local and are guaranteed to be great fun.


Best of luck to young Frank O'Brien who will be running the the Nationals this weekend. You can watch this live on the Athletics Ireland Youtube Channel or on their Facebook page.
Frank will be running the 800m Senior Heats tomorrow Saturday at 12 noon.

Some great shots from the Trail Running thanks to Declan.


Thursday 20 August 2020

East Cork Road Racing Championships

Silver and Bronze Individual Medals

GOLD for our Ladies Team 

Bronze for our Men's Team

Best Result In Years For Our Club

We saw some fantastic racing Thursday evening in Ballynoe. Not only was it great to be back racing again but this was quality stuff. In the men's race we saw some brilliant running from Paul Hartnett and Frank O'Brien who claimed individual Silver and Bronze Medals respectively. Remember that the first three do not count in the team results.
The rest of our men also had very fine runs with Tony Forrestal leading the team home followed by John Hennessy. Ger O'Regan got another PB which is some achievement  on the Ballynoe course. The fourth scoring member of the team was Daniel Bloom 
Declan Dorgan, Andre Brodkorb and Maurice Ring  also had very fine runs. Edwin Cashman had to drop out due to injury which will heal soon hopefully.

Our ladies won GOLD Team medals.The team were led home by spectacular running from Eileen Leahy who battled up the last hill with the one and only Sonia O'Sullivan Eileen held on to win that battle. Sonia being the great athlete she is congratulated Eileen after. She was followed home by Caroline Geary and Sally Drennan.
A big thank you to Claire Fitzgerald who organised the group photo and a big thanks also to the fifteen Midleton AC ladies who ventured out in the wind and rain this evening ye did the club proud once again.

Kevin O'Leary Gold, Paul Hartnett Silver, Frank O'Brien Bronze


Wednesday 19 August 2020


Ballynoe Gets The Go Ahead

Word just in from the Chairperson of the East Cork Division Board Martin Drake is that Athletics Ireland have given the go ahead for the East Cork Road Championships to go ahead in Ballynoe on Thursday evening at 7.30. 

This is due to the small field involved with separate starts and a small audience. PLEASE observe all social distancing etc. You MUST wear the club singlet Danny

Monday 17 August 2020

East Cork Road Racing Championships

Ballynoe Thursday 20th August

Ladies 7.30 Men 7.35

Ladies 3Km Men 5 Miles

The road racing championships take place next Thursday and this is your chance to run a race again. Many have been saying how much they miss racing so he is a chance exclusive to East Cork clubs only. This is always a well organised event and all HSE Guidelines will be strictly observed.

You must let Sally 0872265857 know by Tuesday 2pm if you intend running. Entry will be paid for by the club but you MUST wear your club singlet.

NOTE The times and arrive early please,

No Guest Runners you must be a member of an East Cork Division affiliated club like Midleton AC.


Thursday 13 August 2020

East Cork's in Carrignavar

Wins in Senior's and Master's for Midleton AC

Another fantastic night of running took place in Carrignavar on Thursday evening. Firstly we had Frank O'Brien winning the Senior Men's 600m and then he continued in great style to demolish the field in the Senior Men's 1500m. Tony Forrestal ran in this also and had a very fine run for his first ever track race. The first of many hopefully as he looked a natural out there tonight.

John Hennessy once again ran a hugely intelligent race by changing his tactics from last week and leading from the very start to clearly win the Masters Mens O/45 1500m in great style. Ger O'Regan also ran in great style in this event to once again get a new PB. Well done all on a great nights racing it was really wonderful to see the Midleton AC singlets out there doing so well.