Sunday, 30 January 2022


Registration for 2022 is now due. You are not insured to train with the club unless you are registered. 

Two National  Silver Medals at National Indoors

Well done to new member Chris Nei who won Silver in the 0/50 Shot Putt in Athlone today.

John Hennessy 2nd in National 1500m Indoor in Athlone

John Hennessy came 2nd in a very fast 1500m on the indoor track in Athlone Sunday morning .

National Masters Indoor Race Report by John Hennessy

The national masters indoors championships took place at the TUS Sports Arena in Athlone today. It was my first time running in this great stadium which has a fast, responsive track. The race consisted of M45 and M50 age categories with 12 athletes toeing the line. 

Having done my homework I knew it was going to be a tough race. The favourite based on ability and form was Shane O'Neill (Rathfarnham) who beat me by over 2 minutes in the Autumn International XC recently. There were a few other strong M50 runners in the field including Donal Iremonger (Donore Harriers) who finished a close 3rd behind me in the Outdoor National Championships over 1500m last September. 

I was a bit slow out of the traps, but worked my way up the field and by mid race I was sitting nicely in 4th place overall (2nd M50). A leading group of 5 started to form consisting of three M50 and two M45 athletes. Tactically, with about 3 laps to go,  I knew I needed to move closer to the lead athlete, but the pace was fast and I was already pushing to my limit. The front two, Shane O'Neill M50 and Paul Horan M45 were applying the pressure up front and pulled away inside two laps to go.  I was still in 4th overall at the bell but 3 seconds behind the leading two. I knew at this stage that the gold was out of sight but I put in a strong last lap to finish in 3rd overall and 2nd M50. I finished 3 seconds behind race winner Shane O'Neill with Donal Iremonger finishing 3rd M50.

I was delighted with my performance, running a PB of 4:24 which is a great start to the season.

 Youghal Park Run

We had several runners here on Saturday morning.

Henry Milward 3rd 18.47, Fionan O'hAodain 24.46, Claire O'Connor 26.54,Una Murphy 29.06. Apologies if I missed anyone but its hard to find people when no clubs are listed.

Thursday, 27 January 2022

See previous  Special Offer post for details

  BALLINTOTIS Road Race Update.. 
Entries Open Soon

Plans are advancing ahead of the Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race which will be held on Thursday April 21st at 8pm.  It's year 11 of the race and it marks the return to action at the picturesque venue after covid halted proceedings in both 2020 and 2021.
It is a bit of a distant memory recalling our last race in 2019, but it was a very special night as a record entry of almost 1,300 shared in the tenth anniversary celebrations.
Details regarding entry procedure for this year's race will be announced next week, with entries set to open soon.

Sunday, 23 January 2022


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St Paul's Frank Leahy 5 Mile

This race took place in Waterford city on Sunday morning. We had one runner there. John Hennessy running on his home turf has a brilliant run. John ran 27.22 finishing 5th overall and 1st O/50. Of course he is not satisfied he aims to break the 27 next time. Well done John.

BHAA Little Island 6Km

A great crowd of over three hundred and fifty runners turned out in Little Island on Sunday morning and needless to say we had a great crew amongst them. It was great to meet with so many  friends and see some good racing also.  Ger O'Regan had the powerful run that had been promised and got himself a PB Christopher McCarthy also got himself a PB. Some great results for our club.

Midleton Town Council 2nd Team Grade B

John Cashman 2nd O/55

Edmond O'Sullivan 2nd O/60

Nrilus Aherne 1st O/65

Joseph Power 3rd O/65

Youghal Park Run

We had some runners here on Saturday and Henry Millward came 3rd in 18.31 whilst his father in law Neilus Aherne did 21.20. Our sole female Caroline Geary was 4th Lady in 21.20. Henry's is the highest finish we have had since Christopher McCarthy came 2nd there at Christmas. Well done Henry.

Apologies if I missed anyone Do please email or message me 0872403940

Final Cross Country

The national masters and intermediate cross country championships take place on Sunday, 13 February in Castlelyons, Co. Cork.

Anyone interested in running please let me know.  This is as close as this event will ever get to Midleton so let's go for it!

Kind regards
Sally Drennan
087 2265857


People have been asking where the best place  to find upcoming races Here it is

"Running In Cork" advertises mostly races that pay it to advertise  with it. It is a private commercial business. Most clubs cannot afford to pay for advertising at present. Cork Athletics is run by Cork County Board and is free to Athletic Ireland clubs etc.

Details of approved (some provisionally) permits, along with tips on quickly searching the Cork Athletics Calendar

Sunday, 16 January 2022

Final Cross Country

The national masters and intermediate cross country championships take place on Sunday, 13 February in Castlelyons, Co. Cork.

Anyone interested in running please let me know.  This is as close as this event will ever get to Midleton so let's go for it!

Kind regards
Sally Drennan
087 2265857

International Medal

Picture shows John Hennessy receiving his International Club medal from club Captain Declan DorganEvery Midleton AC athlete who is selected to run for Ireland receives an especially cast medal from the club. John represented Ireland in an International Cross Country late last year.

Caherconlish Tom Walsh 10Km 

We had three runners travelling to Co Limerick to the To Walsh 10Km on Sunday Amanda Cooney, Kevin Morrison and Fergal O'Meara all had fine runs. Amanda Cooney came 3rd O/60


Youghal Park Run

We had six runners here on Saturday Henry Milward 19.09, Tony Murray 21.09, Neilus Aherne 25.36 and Fionan O hAodain 26.16. Barry Drennan 27.07. Special well done to Kathleen O'Connell who did her first Park Run in 34.02 

Apologies if I missed anyone.

There was one  hundred and thirty five runners there in total.

Registration is now due also there are a few spots open in the C2 5K session just starting  so please pass the word. Info 0872403940.

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Sunday, 9 January 2022

Reminder registration for 2022 now due. Just go to club website to register online

or NEW members wishing to avail of our two weeks FREE TRIAL contact 0872403940 or


Our new Couch 2 5Km is starting next Wednesday the 12th Jan at 6.30pm

Whilst there are various other C2 5K courses out there ours is the best value around. Some courses are charging four and five times ours and do not give the personal advice and attention that ours does.

We have both female and male qualified coaches with years of experience of helping people learn to run between them. Our course has put hundreds on the road to happy days of running and has a proven track record.

You will be covered by Athletics Ireland insurance whilst you train and will be a club member for the year enabling you to progress from when you complete your 5Km to what ever distance you so desire.

Further info from 0872403940 or

BHAA Cross Country

1st for Edmond O'Sullivan 2nd for Sinead

The annual BHAA Cross Country took place in Beaumount on Sunday morning. The underfoot conditions were a little slippy in places but we saw some fine running. Our first runner home was Sinead O'Driscoll who also came second overall. She was followed by Edmond O'Sullivan making his debut on this course and having a really great run especially as he is just back from injury.Edmond wound up coming 1st in his Category.

 Mark Fuller also making his debut had a very fine run also. Barry Drennan, Kathleen O'Connell and Donie O'Connell are veterans on this course and showed it with fine running . Around one hundred and sixty runners took part which was a fine increase on recent years showing cross country is gaining in popularity.