Sunday, 2 May 2021




Midleton 5 2021 - Race week

  Race week is here and we’re looking forward to hosting our special edition, club members only, Midleton 5 race on Thursday evening. We ask all participants to read the following carefully, to be mindful of the ongoing restrictions, to help us with the running of this event and to keep all participants safe

1.    We ask members to register online using the following before 8pm on Tuesday 5th May.

2.    All runners will be allocated a specific start time on race night based on the information given to us via your registration form.

3.    Start times and running groups will be published before 6pm on Wednesday

4.    A Midleton AC registration table will be located outside Midleton Fitness (near the start line on Dwyer Road). Runners are to sign in here (but please register online). Please wear a mask while at the registration table

5.    Race starts and finishes at the usual Midleton 5 start and finishing places. We will have personnel at start and finish lines. The road will be marked so please follow the arrows on the road. 

6.    Once finished, please return to the Registration table to register your time, to collect your belongings along with your commemorative Snood, a bottle of water and a chocolate bar. Please do hot ‘hang around’ this area though as we do not want to have large groups gathering on account of this event.

7.    Prizes will be presented at a club training session next week (TBC).

8.    Club members that are not in Midleton on Thursday 6th can run the race virtually and will be eligible for any of the prizes - apart from the cups! The winning cups are specific to runners that run on the course on that night.

9.    We need a number of Marshals. Please inform the club if you’re available to help for any half hour / hour period on the night. The areas where personnel are needed include the start and finish line, the area by the roundabout near Gaelscoil and at the farm near mile 2.

Thank for your help and cooperation in this and we look forward to welcoming you all, in a socially distant and safe way, on Thursday 6th May.

 Club member Astrid Micheel based in Portugal took advantage of another Virtual Race and ran the Great Limerick 10Mile and got herself a PB for her effort Well done Astrid.

Any members who do virtual races etc. or want to write something for the blog. you are more than welcome Please email to

Aoife Cooke

A big well done to Aoife Cooke who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics last weekend here is an interview with her with Barry Drake on CRY104FM