Wednesday, 1 June 2022


No Official Training on Monday Bank Holiday

Cork City Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay

On a rather miserable day for supporting but not bad for running and that's the important thing we saw a fine number of Midleton AC athletes run here today. Apologies to anyone whose photo I missed and thanks to Bernie Twomey and Joan McCarthy for the extra photo's. And HUGE congratulations to Tim O'Donoughue East Cork AC on his fantastic win and to Lizzie Lee Leevale AC (a former Midleton 5 winner) on winning the Ladies race. Daniel Bloom got a PB in the half of 18 seconds and came 2nd in his age category. Henry Milward had another fine run knocking over two minutes off his PB. Any other PBs or stories please send them to me.

A picture that says it all

Margaret Jones out early supporting others before she ran the Half Marathon herself

The winner of the Men's Race Tim O'Donoghue at the 
three mile mark

Great supporters always Edwin and Lewis

Midleton ACs First Lady Susan McGrath in 3.29.05

Luckily no one followed this pacer

Declan with his school relay team



More after's and well deserved 
and still more. The party gets bigger

Cloyne 5 Mile

Prizes Galore Once Again

A really well organised event and a credit to the organisers but such a pity not to see a larger crowd with more local clubs supporting it. 

We took a great number of prizes once again for the club. Our first lady home was Eileen Leahy having a great run and our first man was Tony Forrestal having his first race in a while .Well done to all who ran.

Amongst our prizewinners were

Louise Barry 2nd O/40

Breda Sheedy 1st O/55

Martha McNamara 1st O/60

Declan Dorgan 1st O/45

Ger O'Regan 1st O/50

Mark Walsh 1st O/60

Donie O'Connell 1st O/60 and Loveness Hegarty got a new PB.

Cork City Marathon 2022 - Volunteers Required for Saturday Afternoon - June 4th

Are you free this Saturday, 4 June? We're looking for volunteers, to help with race pack collection, and similar Marathon related tasks, at Cork City Hall, anytime from 12-6pm, and particularly between 3pm and 6pm!
If you can spare even an hour or so, when collecting your own pack, would be greatly appreciated!

Trail Running

 Week 4 of summer trail running sessions 


Marlogue woods Great Island, not far from Cobh
Thursday 6.30 pm sharp; meet at the car park, see map
It is a small and hilly course with
Trail difficulty: 5/10 , 
Hills: 6/10
Scenery: 8/10 great views of East Ferry and Cork harbour 

I will ditch the car and kayak across from the East Ferry pier ~5.45pm. If anyone wants to join me, please reply privately, we’ll find you a kayak :-)

No need to reply on WhatsApp, just turn up. All welcome, any pace.

Week 1: Ballyannan woods
Week 2: Glenbower woods Killeagh
Week 3: Ballycotton cliff walk
Week 4: Marlogue woods Great Island; optional kayaking
Week 5: Castlemartyr woods
Week 6: Knockadoon cliff walk
Week 7: Leahy’s farm woods
... to be continued


Dropped pin

Shots from last week Ballycotton Cliffs

Unfortunately it clashes with this but is it not great to have choices again.