Friday, 25 September 2020

New Order For Club Gear

Bernie is in process of placing a new order for club gear and is taking order from members now. Please text your requirements, size etc. to 0872311688 

Singlet's Cost 25e and Club Jackets are 50e.

 All gear is subsidised by the club.


Below are the dates for the County and Munster cross country championships as things stand at the moment:

4 October - County Novice, Riverstick
11 October - County Senior, Riverstick
18 October - Munster Novice, Two Mile Borris, Co. Tipperary
25 October - County Masters, Riverstick
1 November - County Intermediate, Riverstick
8 November - Munster Senior, Clarecastle, Co. Clare

Please remember that this year the entry deadlines are very strict.  I will be sending out reminders before each race, but  I would be very grateful if anyone running in can let me know before the deadlines.

Kind regards,

Sally Drennan  0872265857


Membership is still available for 20euro YES Only 20e

so please pass the word around. This covers insurance for official club training and entitles you to subsidised gear and coaching .Our own 5Km series will be starting in October. Five races run four and get a special limited edition T shirt. 

C2 5K continues Wed @ 6.30 and Improvers @7pm Meet at Co Op Stores Market Green.

Enquiries 0872403940


The evening Trail Runs have come to an end due to the closing in of the evenings. A huge thank you to Andre Brodkorb who organised and planned and advised on these runs. The variety of the runs was great and they proved a huge hit with our members and the results showed in our great Cross Country recent successes. Well done Andre we look forward to the next batch. Some shots of the last night in Knockadoon.

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Climb a mountain, Jump in a lake anything to avoid Cross Country by Edmond O'Sullivan

 Unable to take part in the cross country last Sunday, 1 super-elite over 55 athlete and 2 fairly average over 60 athletes struck off for a training camp on Carrantuohil. Up the Devils Ladder like a troupe of mountain goats followed by a sprint finish to the base of the cross...similar to the biblical Peter and Johns’ dash to our Lords tomb, the super elite athlete controversially reached the cross first.

All three athletes were absolutely delighted with the club success relayed to the summit from Carrignavar. Well done all athletes.
Midleton AC athletes and all members, with such phenomenal success for the club, bear a huge debt of gratitude to Danny and Sally for doggedly keeping the cross country arm of the club alive for so many years, often in appalling weather and with very small representation by our members. Thank you SO much, Danny and Sally.

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

 IMPORTANT MESSAGE Novice and U23 Cross Country

Please let Sally know ASAP before Thursday Text 0872265857

Entries Closing Thursday! - County Cross-Country Championships 2020 - Day 1 Sunday Oct 4th

Day 1 is Sunday October 4th, with 6 races planned: U14, U16 and combined Novice & U23. Entries MUST be submitted by THURSDAY NEXT, September 24th. Please share/pass this on to you club's officials asap.
Brian Harty, Eamonn McEvoy and 9 others
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Sunday, 20 September 2020

 We Are The Champions

Midleton AC Men's Team Win The East Cork Novice Championships 

and Win 1st and 2nd Individual Men

 plus Bronze for Eileen in the Ladies.

On a spectacular day for the club we won the Novice Team Championships in flying style with Frank O'Brien having a great run to continue his winning streak closely follow in Silver by Tony Forrestal next home after running a gallant race was John Hennessy in fifth position who was followed by our fourth scoring member Daniel Bloom. All our runners had really fine run and the rest of the team was made up of Edwin Cashman, Declan Dorgan, Ger O'Regan, Andre Brodkorb, Michael Beirne and Mark O'Reilly.

Our ladies also had great runs with Eileen Leahy leading our crew home and claiming an individual Bronze Medal. Every single one ran their hearts out on a very warm day. The ladies team were Eileen Leahy, Sally Drennan, Louise Barry,Catherine Sheridan, Loveness Hegarty Margaret Twohig. 

Well done all once again ye all did the club proud on what was the most unusual day for cross country I have ever seen in many's the year of attending cross country. A big well done also to Carrignavar AC who organised the event in a most excellent manner.

Monday, 14 September 2020

 Training returns next Wednesday at 7PM meet at Co Op Stores Market Green. Any new runners that intend to come along you are welcome but please contact 0872403940 beforehand so we can abide by the HSE Covid guidelines etc

C2 5K Commences Wed. at 6.30 Co Op Stores Market Green

CROSS COUNTRY Next Sunday in Carrignavar

Please contact Sally 0872265857 if you wish to enter before mid day Friday. This is NOVICE so ye are all well capable of it. So lots of entries like last week please Danny

EAST CORK CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS SUNDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 2020 – INFORMATION Registration: All athletes must pre enter through their respective club competitions secretaries. Entries emailed to the Carrignavar A.C. Competition Secretary Ger Foley at no later than 2 p.m. on Friday the 18th September. No Late Entries Only Athletic Ireland registered athletes whose club are affiliated to the East Cork Division may compete. No entries will be accepted on the day and this will be strictly enforced. Any coaches or guardians who intend accompanying athletes also need to register. Details to be forwarded are: 1 Athlete/coach/ parent/guardian name 2 Athletes club 3 Contact phone number. 4 Race intending to compete in. 5 Athletes age category Please note only one parent/guardian may accompany athletes to the warm up field and competition field. This will enable more athletes to compete as total numbers including officials cannot exceed 200. Any club sending athletes must appoint a Covid officer to attend the event to ensure Athletics Ireland guidance is being adhered to. All competing athletes must make themselves familiar with and abide by Athletics Ireland return to competition protocols. We would appreciate if each club could provide one additional steward with their Covid officer. Arrival: The venue will be well sign posted. There will be three fields in operation as follows: 1. Parking will be in one field only. Plan to arrive in good time for your race as they will go off on time. Allow time to check in. Please follow stewards’ instructions at all times. 2. Warm up field – all athletes must remain in warm up field until called into competition field. Please note that only athletes in the girls and boys U-9 races will be allowed walk the course before their race. 3. Entry on to the competition field: A single-entry point will be used and only athletes, coaches and one parent/guardian of underage participants who have pre-registered will be allowed in. A physical distancing queuing system will be operated and all entrants will be asked to use hand sanitiser. An entrance fee of €5 per adult, €3 per juvenile (Under 19) or €10 maximum per family will be charged. No change can be given on the day so exact money only to be placed in an “honesty bucket”at the check in desk. Public address: A public address system will be in operation to call athletes to their races. Toilets: Toilets will be available in both warm up and competition fields Appropriate cleaning products will be provided and all users will be asked to sanitise before & after use. In competition: Athletes will be called to the competition field no sooner than 10 minutes before their race. Medals for the first three individuals of each race will be on the podium for collection. Team medals will be forwarded through the club competition secretaries. After competition: After an athlete’s race we ask that they leave the venue as soon as practicable. There will be a separate exit point from the competition field back to the car park field. Food & Drinks: Athletes/spectators must bring their own refreshments with them. No bins will be provided so all rubbish must be brought home by those that would like to bring a picnic. Recording of athletes at finish: As we can no longer give out tickets at the finish line – we ask each club to provide a stick- on number to all of their competing juvenile athletes marked with their relevant club number. Each juvenile club will be allocated a number and all club athletes must wear that number as follows: Ballymore Cobh A.C. 1 Carrignavar A.C. 2 Midleton A.C. 3 St. Catherines A.C. 4 St. Nicks A.C. 5 Watergrasshill A.C. 6 Youghal A.C. 7 It is very important that each club coach knows their first four athletes in each race as our recorders will only record a club number and not a name. A separate recording procedure will be in place for the Ladies and Men’s Novice race. All athletes must pre enter in order to compete. 

Friday, 11 September 2020


East Cork Cross Country Conna

Club Wins Gold Silver and Bronze Medals

The East Cork Junior, Senior and Master Cross Country took place in Conna on Sunday. It was superbly organised by St Catherine's AC. We had the largest crew that we had in any years in attendance with several making their debuts and all did really well. 

In the Junior race Frank O'Brien took control on the second lap and stayed in control all the way. He was well followed by John Spelman who also had a very fine run.

We saw some fantastic running from our club members and well done to all. Paul Hartnett ran a superb race staying with the much more experienced Kevin O'Brien a lot of the way and coming home a very comfortable second getting a well deserved silver.

There was a great PHOTO finish for Bronze when Tony Forristal and Sean McGrath were neck and neck to the line. Again a great run from Tony running his first cross country race against the vastly experienced Sean McGrath. A finish that will be talk about for years to come.

Our ladies also had some great runs with Sinead O'Driscoll just returning after a break leading the crew whilst every other lady ran their hearts out. Sonia O'Sullivan was there also jokingly seeking revenge on Eileen Leahy who she lost out against in Ballynoe. Eileen had another great run today returning to form. How wonderful it is to see an athlete of Sonia's caliber racing in the East Cork Championships and how great it was for us all to return to racing once again. Everyone respected the new regulations and a great day was had by all. Roll on the second round next weekend in Carrignavar. Don't forget to let Sally know if you want to run. Danny

Provisional Results

Junior Race

Frank O'Brien Gold 

John Spelman Silver


Sinead O'Driscoll Bronze

1st O/35 Gold  and Bronze O/35 Team

F35 Ladies Team Bronze

Sinead O'Driscoll, Louise Barry, Gillian Bransfield

F45 Ladies Team Silver 

Joan Hough, Breda Sheedy, Christine Murphy

Senior Men Team SILVER

Paul Hartnett, Tony Forestal, Daniel Bloom,Edwin Cashman.

Men O/45 SILVER Team

Ger O'Regan,Andre Brodkorb, Neilus Aherne, Barry Drennan.

Ger O'Regan Bronze O/45 individual

Training Updates

Monday Training continues as usual in the Cricket Field at 6pm. This will continue for the month of September then we will move to the All Weather Pitch in Midleton College.

Wednesday Training will resume at 7 PM 16 Sept. under the guidance of Declan Dorgan. Meet outside the Co Op Stores Market Green. Circuit training and a run.

A NEW C2 5K will commence at 6.30 PM 16 Sept. Meet outside the Co Op Stores Market Green. Very few places left. Contact immediately please if interested. Please pass the word.

Thursday The very successful Trail Running will continue with Andre until the end of the month. Then the usual Thursday evening sessions with Edmond will recommence on the 1st Oct at 9PM.

Other sessions Whats App etc will continue as normal. All HSE Guidelines and Athletics Ireland guidelines are strictly observed at all times.

Further information or 0872403940


Midleton Athletic Club


Join The Club For Only 20 Euro

We are doing a very special offer for the rest of the year where you can join or rejoin the club for only 20euro.

In the club you will have the comradeship of fellow runners of all levels. You will have the advice of qualified coaches and organised training sessions.

You will be covered by Athletic’s Ireland Insurance whilst on official training sessions.

C2 5K Starting 16th Sept @6.30

(This is strictly for c2 5k people)

Improvers Starting 16th Sept @7pm

(This is for anyone who is already running)

There are several other sessions organised also. Please make enquiries and we can advise which one suits your needs best.

You can try any session for free to see if the club suits you.

Enquiries 0872403940 or email

Best of luck to everyone racing this weekend (how lovely it is to write those words again). We have a fine crew signed up for the Cross Country in Conna. The details are on a previous post and below please find the course. We also have some members doing a Tri this weekend so best of luck to them also. Danny