Wednesday 25 January 2023


The 12th running of the  Ballintotis 4 mile road race, hosted by Ballintotis Area Community Council and held in association with East Cork AC, will take place this year on Thursday April 20th  (starting time 8pm.)   

In 2010, the first staging of the race took place and attracted 425 runners, a figure which at that time well exceeded

 the organisers' expectations.  Our 10th anniversary race in 2019 saw a record breaking 1240 finishers.

 The event formerly took place in Castlemartyr, but East Cork AC moved the race to Ballintotis, which has proved 

a hugely popular location, with the venue boasting in excess of 1,000 participants on a number of occasions. 

The scenic 4 mile loop includes a lap of road bordering Loughaderra Lake in the closing stages. 

Again this year's race offers great value for money with a very attractive prize structure overall and a full list of 

category prizes in all age groups (1st 2nd and 3rd) as well as the opportunity to win one of the many spot prizes

 on offer. As always all participants will receive the famous Ballintotis running Buff.

Registration is open on line from February 1st and is limited to participants over 15 years of age.

Registration costs 15 euro  including service charge, with the option of  availing of your race number being
 posted out for an additional cost.             .
Please enter   on 
From Wed Feb 1st onwards 

In the inaugural race 12 years ago James McCarthy took top spot with a time of 19:54. McCarthy went onto win 

the race a remarkable eight times in a row, his best time being 19:23 set in 2016. Then in 2018 ... a new man was

 on the podium as another East Cork A.C competitor Michael Harty won in style and in the process set a new course

 record of 19:15, with the previous record also being broken by Sergiu Ciobanu who was runner up. Our 2019  race

 saw a new name on the roll of honour - as yet another East Cork Man - Kevin O'Brien broke the tape in a time

 of 20.13.

The entry was a remarkable 1,170 runners in 2015.  Irish Olympian Sonia O Sullivan was among those taking part  

that year following up on her previous visit in 2013.  

Fellow Olympian Lizzy Lee from Leevale is the ladies course record holder (21:22), with her Irish International 

colleague Claire McCarthy posting the second fastest time around the course.   Fiona Santry of East Cork A.C 

made it back to wins in the ladies race in 2019 to complete a fine double..

Last year was a truly memorable one for both Michael Harty and Lizzy Lee who were crowned race

 winners again in Ballintotis after their respective superb performances.

Anybody requiring further information on this year's race can e-mail their query to or

 call 086 8778182. . 

***Updated race info will be issued nearer the event.


Sunday 22 January 2023

NOTE. Membership for 2023 is now due. Please register online 

IFF - Dupont 5Km BHAA

The IFF-Dupont 5Km took place on Sunday morning in Little Island over a new course. The course was a great success as per all the feedback and the conditions were ideal for running. There was almost four hundred running and we had a great crew out from Midleton. 

Vicki Spiteri ran a fantastic race breaking the 19mins and winning 1st O/35 and also leading the HSE Team to 2nd place. Christopher McCarthy also ran a great race to become our first man home and got a PB into the bargain.]

 Edmond O'Sullivan kept up his usual high standard and finished 2nd O/60. All others seemed very satisfied with their runs.

Edmond will have BHAA Membership Forms at training on Monday evening if anyone want one.

The BHAA AGM takes place next Thursday at 8pm in the Silversprings Hotel. All members are invited to attend. 

Thursday 19 January 2023

Senior Section AGM

The AGM of the Senior Section of the Club will take place in My Place at 8pm on Tuesday 7th Feb.

Motions or items for the agenda etc. in advance to Mike Dorney please.

NOTE This is not the club AGM which will take place later.

You must be a current registered member of the club to attend.

All members are asked to attend please.


Wednesday 18 January 2023


National Intermediate & Masters cross country 2023

will take place on 12th Feb 2023 in Gowran, Demesne, Kilkenny.
Deadline for entry: 1st Feb 2023
Races distances are as follows:
Women 4000m
Men 7000m
For the MASTER's Race – all athletes must be O35 😊
We can enter O35 and 050 club teams
For more information please contact Siobhán O’Leary 087 239 7693

Tuesday 17 January 2023

 BHAA Membership Form Below

Please copy and print or Edmond will have forms at training Wednesday evening at 7pm at Co Op Stores Market Green and also at training next Monday evening.

You will need to be registered for next Sundays race in Little Island. 

IFF Jan 22

This 5k race takes place in Little Island with registration at the Little Island Sports Hall. This is now being run by IFF-Dupont. Note the new route which takes in almost 2 loops in Eastgate Business Park due to the new road layout and roundabout.






Team Secretary:_Edmond O’Sullivan

Address:__Glaramara, Suncourt, Midleton.

Contact Telephone Number:__086/8323267


Applicants Name:______________________________




Telephone Number: (home)____________ (work)_021/4632901


Date of Birth:______________



Category:( please tick) Ladies_____Men_____

Veteran    0/35....   0/40....   0/45....   0/50....   0/55....   0/60....   0/65....   0/70....


I _____________________wish to apply for full membership of the Business Houses Athletic Association for the membership year 2022.  I confirm that I am an employee of the above named employer. In applying for membership, I agree to be bound by the rules of the Business Houses Athletic Association.

Team Membership fee of €10 (full annual membership) is enclosed.


Cheques & Postal orders should be made payable to Cork BHAA (Please do not send cash through the post).




Date __________________________



Note: The Business Houses Athletic Association reserves the right to obtain confirmation of employment.


Please send the completed form and cheque or postal order ( NO CASH) to -

Kevin Cummins, 24, Ashleigh Drive, Skehard Road, Blackrock, Cork       Telephone: (021) 429 2509 or



Monday 16 January 2023

Presentation to St Vincent De Paul


At training on Monday evening Senior Section Captain Declan Dorgan presented a cheque for 1,000 euro to Denis O'Shea Midleton Branch of SVP. This was raised by the club at its annual Captain's Run which takes place on Christmas Eve and raised funds for a local charity. Well done everyone.

Sunday 8 January 2023

Cloyne 4Km Race No 3

Sunday morning saw race No 3 in the Cloyne 4Km series take place in ideal conditions. Vicki Spiteri 15.34 was 2nd Lady home and continues to be series leader. She was followed by Eileen Leahy 16.05 having a fine run also  John Hennessy (M50) was our first man home in 13.49 followed by Dinny McLean (MJ) 14.02 with a fine run once again especially after having been ill recently. Well done all. Next in the series is 12th Feb at 9.30.

BHAA 5Km Cross Country in Beaumount

 The BHAA Annual 5Km Cross Country took place in Beaumount in Cork For the first time that anyone can remember we had no runners there.

Pobalscoil na Tríonóide Parkrun 24th December

Michael Beirne ran here on Saturday 24th December and finished in a time of  22.33. It was his 18th Parkrun and his 5th in Youghal He finished in 10th place and came 1st O/55. Thanks Michael for sending this in and well done.