Tuesday, 31 August 2021

 C2 5K Starting Next Week (Please pass the word)

A new C2 5K session will commence on Wednesday 8th September, Please pass the word around .Places are strictly limited to comply with Covid guidelines etc. Info mdtacinfo@gmail.com or 0872403940


A great fun evening was had on Monday evening when we held the 2nd Club Relay. Co ordinated by Capt. Declan from an idea by Louis Barry.Declan selected the teams from the times submitted by members.

 The selection was very fair and we wound up with some great running and a very close finish. The winning team was Loveness Hegarty, Dan Twohig and Declan Dorgan. Compensation for Declan after Kerry losing on Saturday in the All Ireland Football Semi Final.

Sunday, 29 August 2021

Message from Capt. Declan Dorgan

Just a follow up on the email that was sent during the week. If you plan on attending training tomorrow and participating in our second rely event can you please fill out the jot form below. This will save us time tomorrow night and help us be a bit more organised re teams! If you're not sure if you're going to be at training that's okay too - just show up and we'll make sure everyone is included in some team.

Henry Milward in Moreabbey

A short note about the Mooreabbey 10 Mile this morning/afternoon in Galbally, very warm conditions but a well organised race on its first running I think. Up and down course with some steady drags but a good challenge. Didn't spot any other Midleton AC runners. I ran 1.04.53 good to have the races to do.
Well done Henry that's a great time in those conditions.

Midleton AC Ladies Excel Once Again

 Wonderful running today by Breda Sheedy who had a great half marathon when she completed the Virtual Clonmel in the fine time of 1.46 and also to Catherine Sheridan who completed the Killarney Hardman Long Distance Triathlon today An amazing achievement Well done to both ladies.

For those that don't know (like myself) what's involved in a Hardman Long Distance its a 3,500m swim , a 180Km cycle and a full marathon (26.2miles)

Picture shows Catherine with her No 1 supporter Eve Barry. Sure Midleton AC supporters are everywhere. You cant run a race but they crop up when you most need them and least expect them.

Monday, 23 August 2021

C2 5K 

A new C2 5K session will commence on Wednesday 8th September, Please pass the word around .Places are strictly limited to comply with Covid guidelines etc. Info mdtacinfo@gmail.com or 0872403940


This is a great series organised by a great club.


Update from Chairman Timmy Murray

by Cork BHAA Admin

It has been some time since we have communicated with you regarding the ongoing impact of Covid on the Cork BHAA. I hope all our members and runners in Cork and beyond have been keeping safe and well during these times. The ongoing restrictions have affected all parts of society and while some elements are re-opening we are not in a position to do so yet. Our last race was at CIT on March 1 2020 and in the absence of government guidelines on resuming athletic events we cannot resume our racing calendar.

It is unlikely that we will see Cork BHAA races in 2021 but any changes will be communicated through CorkBHAA.com and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.  The health and safety of all runners, volunteers and committee is our primary concern and we will return to racing when safe to do so.


Thursday, 19 August 2021

Bweeng 5Km

Henry Milward on his way to a PB

Amazing Amanda three races in four days.

We had two runners here in Bweeng on Sunday morning for the 5Km. Henry Milward took part in Wave 1 and had a fantastic run getting himself a PB of 17.29 and Amanda Cooney took part in Wave 2. This was the amazing Amanda's 3rd Race in four days Some woman for one woman and it was Henry's 2nd race in four days.


How great to see racing coming back in earnest with another race on Friday night. It took us to North Cork for the Churchtown 5 Mile where we had three runners. Fergal O'Meara getting back on form was our first man home follow by Joe Power and our sole lady once again Amamda Cooney. All had fine runs in tough conditions.

Joe Power in Churchtown

Ballycotton Returns Virtually Only


Its not the real thing but its the best available and the likes of the real thing will never be seen again but you can always do the original 10mile

 and 5mile courses 


Don't forget to enter the Cloyne 5Km NOW it is filling fast.

Rathcormac 4Mile Thursday 19th

I have been at an awful lot of races in very many places but I never seen the likes of this before. 

The entrance to an empty field no animals etc.

Rathcormac 4mile was held in ideal conditions on Thursday evening and we saw some really good racing. There was a maximum crowd there which consisted once again of a majority of Athletics Ireland club members.

 We had a fine few there as can be seen from the photos and all did very well. Frank O'Brien was our first man home finishing 4th overall followed by John Hennessy who was 1st O/50. All the rest of our crew seemed to run very well also.

Sunday, 15 August 2021


Well done to Amanda Cooney our sole representative at the Kilgobnet 4Mile on Sunday. Amanda came home 1st O/60.

 Well done girl you are flying.






A few have commented that its expensive but remember it costs a lot for chip timing etc. especially when there is a limit of only 200 runners. It is always a great event and always well organised. Danny


Cross Country on the way.


Day 1 - Sun Sept 26th - Juvenile U9-U12 XC Chps
Day 2 - Sun Oct 3rd - Juvenile U15-U16, U17-U19, Junior & Senior XC Chps
Day 3 - Sun Oct 10th - Juvenile U13-U14, U23, Novice & Masters XC Chps
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and 19 others

Sunday, 1 August 2021


We will have training as usual on Monday even though its a Bank Holiday. So 6pm or before at the Cricket Field. Now that races are beginning to come back its time to start training again.

Training as usual on Wednesday at 7pm at the Co Op Stores.

Everyone is welcome to these sessions no matter how fast or slow you are you will be catered for so come on out you will enjoy it.

Mike Dorney is a HARDMAN

Mike reports on his HARDMAN BANTY 

So I finally got onto a runway for the first time in over two years but alas there were no planes to take me somewhere tropical. Instead it was the start, finish & transition area for the Bantry Hardman middle distance triathlon.  With my bike racked and transitions laid out, it was off to the water just after 9. We were reliably informed by wave 1 competitors coming out of the swim that the Jellyfish were only bad for the first leg. They weren't joking. It's never pleasant swimming through them and they got the best of some of us. I was happy to be running back up the beach with the first 1.9km done in my only repectable time of the day coming out of the water in just over 40 minutes.


After winning the usual wrestle with my wetsuit and loading up my picnic for the day, it's out on the bike course - drink every 15 & eat every 30 minutes. The hills start immediately. They never ended. 90km across the Mizen & Sheep's Head peninsulas with about 900m of climbing. The views are spectacular in a multitude of places. After just over 4 hours with 5km split pace ranging from 12kmph to 36kmph I'm back on the airfield.


Quick change of shoes, and it's run time. Run time is fun time!!! Not today. Another 425m of climbing around the Sheep's Head peninsula and I'm reduced to a walk/run strategy. I'm not sure my quads will ever forgive me. After a gruelling 3+ hours to cover 21km, I've kept enough to jog down the last hill and along the airfield to complete my first middle distance triathlon in just over 8 hours. Loads of experience & learnings in the memory bank to improve from here but I'm only racing on pancake courses from now on. Might give Monday night training a skip this week....

 Donie Walsh

A very nice article on Donie was in the Echo You can read it here.


Brendan Boyce at the Olympics

Midleton resident Brendan Boyce is going in the 50Km Walk in the Olympics. Club Captain Declan Dorgan arranged some signs to show our clubs support for our fellow Athletics Ireland athlete.