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