Tuesday, 20 October 2020


 


Update 20th October from Athletics Ireland

From midnight this Wednesday 21st October Ireland moves to Level 5 of the National Covid Framework. The implications to sport are significant and as we await specific guidance from the Sport Ireland Expert Group we ask all our members to continue to be vigilant in observing all health guidelines and to reduce your social interactions.
The specific sporting advice for Level 5 is below.
Currently the government advice is that you must not travel outside the 5km radius from your home. Hence travel to Clubs for anyone living further than 5km from their Club is not recommended.

We recommend as a club that all our members abide by the guidance of the Government to ensure we do as much as possible to protect our friends, families and fellow citizens during this tough time.

We wish you all the best during this tough times and hope to see you all at training again soon.

Regards,
Marc Dalton
Midleton AC Covid-19 Officer


It is possible to meet with one other household in an outdoor setting which is not a home or garden, such as a park, including for exercise.

See below for details


https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/66269-ireland-placed-on-level-5-of-the-plan-for-living-with-covid/#

Saturday, 17 October 2020

VIRTUAL 5Km Run

We had over eighty runners taking part making it a wonderful success and huge thanks must go to Marc for organising it and to you the members for making it such a success. Here's hoping that real racing will be back to us soon. Stay Safe Danny

Race Results

There were some remarkable times all across all categories.

If anyone is not on the list please let me know.

It's really refreshing to see so many new members coming on board.

Great to see so many tops out there and co-operating with Covid-19 guidelines.

Thanks must go to Colette who helped out with compiling the results.

Well Done everyone and we will see you all at the next one in November. Marc Dalton


 

Name

1

Paul Hartnett

15.24

2

Tony Forristal

16.46

3

Daniel Bloom

17.03

4

John Hennessy

17.27

5

Edwin Cashman

17.47

6

Derek Ahern

17.56

7

Vicki Spiteri

18.10

8

Mike Cremin

18.38

9

Morgan O Regan

18.39

10

Ger O Regan

18.55

11

Henry Milward

18.56

12

Sinead O Driscoll

19.21

13

Paul Spiteri

19.35

14

Declan Dorgan

19.45

15

Brendan Curtin

19.51

16

James Long

19.55

17

Paul Moore

20.00

18

Andre Brodkorb

20.10

19

Fergal O Meara

20.24

20

Dan Twohig

20.33

21

Mark O Reilly

21.09

22

Paul Geary

21.25

23

Barry O Dwyer

21.25

24

Don McDonald

21.27

25

Louise Barry

22.04

26

Sean O Sullivan

22.04

27

Maire Walsh

22.05

28

Eugene McCarthy

22.05

29

Margaret Jones

22.28

30

Yvonne Fitzgerald

22.33

31

Gillian Bransfield

22.56

32

Kevin Moran

23.19

33

Breda Sheedy

23.27

34

Marc Dalton

23.28

35

Marian Ahern

23.30

36

Joseph Power

23.42

37

Marie Gilman

24.07

38

Siobhan Murphy

24.13

39

Christine Murphy

24.22

40

Linda Curtin

24.50

41

Maurice Ring

25.15

42

Colette Dalton

25.46

43

Katherine O’ Connor

26.19

44

Kevin Morrison

26.25

45

Brian Martin

26.27

46

Mary O Keefe

26.35

47

Bernie Twomey

26.38

48

Margaret Anglin

26.40

49

Donie O Connell

26.41

50

Susan Fitzgerald

26.45

51

Aistrid Michel

27.07

52

Elga Ryan

27.20

53

Natalie O Connell

27.26

54

Maura Smyth

27.33

55

Amy Cody

27.40

56

Tom Cody

27.40

57

Kevin Toth

27.42

58

Ian Kohler

27.46

59

David Hughes

28.09

60

Mike Dorney

28.20

61

Annette Fitzgerald

28.26

62

Loveness Hegarty

28.43

63

Noreen O Riordan

29.00

64

Gina Brunton

29.11

65

Sheila Bulman

30.39

66

Sabina Nagel

32.49

67

Billy Griffin

33.30

68

Andrea Lyons

33.36

69

Margo Donnelly

33.36

70

Michelle Dorney

34.08

71

Sarah O Brien

34.35

72

Suzanne Sloane

34.43

73

Kathleen O Connell

34.57

74

Elaine Finn

35.19

75

Darina O Brien

35.30

76

Sarah Jane Flaherty

36.05

77

Rebecca Dennehy

36.05

78

Michelle McGrath

36.13

79

Joan McCarthy

37.21

80

Anne Moore

39.00

81

Norma Moore

39.58

 

 

 

 

 

 
 















 








Thursday, 15 October 2020






This weekend sees the start of our 5Km Series. Unfortunately we have to start with a virtual run but that is the times we are living in unfortunately and hopefully we will have real races before too long.

This run will form part of the series and will count as one of the races to qualify you for the T Shirt.
See Poster Below

You can do the 5Km anywhere you wish and then you e mail your time to daltonmarc@gmail.com 

If a few do it together the one e mail for all the times will do. If you do run it in a group PLEASE Social Distance and no more than fifteen in a group.

Several of you have been asking me what route will the actual run be on when we do get around to real running. The idea is we will start where the 1 Mile mark is on the Midleton 5 route and finish just beyond the 4 Mile mark. Any new members not sure of the suggested route give me a call or text. 0872403940

But you can run any route once it is 5km and anytime between Friday and Sunday.
 Results must be returned to Marc before 10pm Sunday

This is open to registered Midleton AC members only.

Best of luck to all and ENJOY




Monday, 12 October 2020

The Adventures Of Daniel Bloom

In January, my mum, Claire, received an email from the motor 
neurone disease association (MNDA) to ask if she'd support them
 and run the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 11th October. She's been
 competing in sprint triathlon for over 10 years so long distance 
running wouldn't be her strength but she's been supporting MNDA
 ever since 2012 when my uncle (her younger brother) sadly
 passed away at the age of 36 from this awful disease. 

As the Royal Parks Half Marathon was cancelled due to Covid,
 the MNDA set up a mission 5000 challenge, one mile for every 
person currently suffering from the disease in the UK. My mum
 set a target of 250 miles towards their goal and would finish 
with the virtual half marathon on 11th. I told her I'd provide 
her with some moral support by doing the virtual half 
on the same weekend as her. 

She did fantastically well, finishing in a time of 1 hour 53 minutes.
My aim was to run sub 90 mins but Edwin and Tony managed to 
convince me after a few pints that we'd go for sub 85 minutes 
and that they'd pace me for it. We set off at 7:15am on Saturday 
morning and were also joined by Derek with a few miles to go. 
We all crossed the line in approx 83:15 which was a new PB
 for the 3 of us - a huge thanks to the lads for getting up early 
and coming along to support me. A big thanks also to Mags Anglin 
(Twohig) 
for the drinks and running gels she gave us at mile 8, they were
 much needed! 

To date, the tribute fund for my uncle stands at over £50,000 -
 if anybody wishes to donate, the link to do so is below.
Any contribution would be much appreciated.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/clairebloom1?fbclid=IwAR
38tAHJ9FQ9-i7jV5mOHTng0

Thanks very much!

Dan



Further Adventures
Many of you will be aware that we claimed the Bronze 
Medal Team Prize In the County Novice Cross Country
last Sunday. Dan was our 4th scorer on the team.If Dan had been
passed by the athlete behind him we would have tied for 3rd position
and then lost out on the count back. So as I always say every 
place counts. Well done Dan and his team on a job well done
Danny