Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Something Very Different From Running

A New Book From Club Member Christopher McCarthy

 Christopher McCarthy Book Release

Chris has just published a volume of short stories titled 'Dark Omens and Halos' which he had diligently been editing for many months.

The book features 22 original stories in a number of genres - horror, fantasy, science-fiction, love stories and several real-life stories - none about running but maybe they'll be in the next volume :) 

It has a theme of opposites - good and evil, light and dark and keen readers will notice characters re-appearing elsewhere in the book.

It includes several stories which were under consideration in the RTE Frances McManus Short Story Competition.

The book has been well received and is available now online at the link below costing €12 + €3.50 for local deliveries.

Chris will have copies at training next Monday evening for anyone that wants one.

Friday, 2 December 2022


Some of our Waterford Half Marathon Crew more below


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National Novice Cross Country

GOLD with Cork Team for Tony Forristal

At a wonderfully National Novice Cross Country in Conna on Sunday afternoon Midleton ACs Tony Forrestal won Gold with the winning Cork team. Our other runners Tim Hannon, Declan Dorgan, John Hennessy and Michael Murphy all ran fine races. Huge credit must go to our neighbors St Catherines AC who organised such a superb event.



Christmas Night Out 

Our Christmas night out was a huge success and great kudos must go to Colette Dalton who organised the whole event. Thank you Colette once again for the great work you do for our club. A few shots from the night (Thanks to Bernie)

Our Annual Captains Run takes place at the usual spot at Barryscourt Castle at 10am on Christmas Eve. This year all funds raised will go to St Vincent De Paul. Friends family kids all welcome but please park carefully and NOT on the grass etc.

The schedule for next Sunday in Conna. We have runners entered in both Novice Women and Men plus the juveniles.

Waterford Half Marathon

We saw some really class running today from our crew at the Waterford Half Marathon. Results to hand so far has John Aherne 1.27 which was great after his first marathon only two months ago. Mark Walsh had a fine run also coming fourth in his category. Mark Fuller also had a great run in 1.59.20 Tony Murray got a new PB by over two minutes. Great also to see so many of the crew making their comebacks after various setbacks. Time to celebrate tonight.

Saturday, 26 November 2022


"How To Train As A Midlife Woman"

A hugely successful course entitled "How To Train As A Midlife Woman" was held on Saturday morning in My Place. Organised by John Hennessy Chairman East Cork Division. 

It was very well attended and all reports praised it highly. John is hoping to organise some more courses in the new year, Below is our crew who attended.

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 Clonakilty Half Marathon

The full marathon was cancelled due to flooding which meant that Kevin Moran had to do the Half Marathon instead which was very disappointing for him as he had really trained hard for it.

He ran a great half despite the very bad conditions. Coming home in a time of 1.52.32.

We also had Declan Dorgan there who also had a good run in the tough windy conditions coming home in 1.27.17. Well done guys.


Sunday morning saw the return of the Glenville 4 mile and as always its was superbly organised by Waterglasshill AC.
We had three runners there Joan McCarthy, Mark Fuller and John Cashman, All had fine runs and John won 1st O/55.
Whilst Joan McCarthy won 1st O/65

John Cashman 1st O/55

Joan McCarthy 1st Lady O/65

Old Parish Turkey Trot

We had one runner here today and he certainly was not trotting. Ger O'Regan finished 1st O/50 and 16th position overall in a great time of 33.10 for this 5 mile race in very windy conditions.

Macroom Bye Pass 5Km and 10mile Run

We had Edmond O'Sullivan here today doing the 5Km race and running under 20min but unfortunately he had no chip to get exact time. Whilst Mags Twohig, Gina Brunton, Clare Deegan and Amanda Cooney did the 10mile.

Edmond with Michael Creed TD who he went to school with.