Friday 24 February 2023


Silver For Dinny McLean

Well done once again to Dinny McLean who despite a week of coughs and colds he still managed to win a Silver Medal in the Munster's yesterday.

Kinsale 10 Mile

We had a fine number in Kinsale also on Sunday with some good results. Ger O'Regan ran 64.19, Declan Dorgan 64.47 and Tony Murray cracked the seventy minutes once again with 69.44. Others who had fine runs were Bernie Twomey, Martha McNamara, Margaret Twohig, Amanda Cooney and Francis Mauncell. Times were effected by the wind which also effected some in Killeagh.

Thanks to Sharon and Bernie for the photos

Killeagh 4 Mile

We had a nice crowd from the club in Killeagh on what was a beautiful morning for running despite a small wind on the return leg of the race. 

Once again all our runners acquitted themselves very well. Tony Forrestal finished a fine 4th overall .Caroline Geary took 2nd O/45 with a new PB by over a minute (who said Vaporfly's don't work) and Breda Sheedy once again took 1st in her category ( second week in a row) and Marc Walsh took  1st O/60.

A very well organised event with a great spread after plus the added bonus of Michael Harty having a great run to set a new course record.

Michael Harty setting a new course record

Thanks to Yvonne for the extra photos

Saturday Runner (Coffee) Beanz 

Saturday morning saw some of our crew stop post run for coffee and cakes at Elle's Coffee Dock in East Ferry. Word back is that the coffee is the best in East Cork and that the cakes even make you run faster. So it's definitely well worth trying, 

Big thanks to Elle and Marian from all the crew.

Best of luck to all running this weekend

We have two local races this weekend the Kinsale 10Mile (SOLD OUT) but we have members running there and the Killeagh 4Mile.

You can enter online for Killeagh or there is also walk up entry on the day.

For to avail of the reduced rate for Athletics Ireland (Midleton AC) members you will need to be registered for 2023 which most of you are also you will need you Athletics Ireland Life number which is available from the Athletics Ireland website 

You will need this with you on the day.

Friday 17 February 2023


Eagle 5 Mile Tommy Ryan Memorial Carrigaline

                                                   Sunday morning saw whet may be the final running of the Eagle 5 Mile Tommy Ryan Memorial Road Race in Carrigaline over the existing course due to road developments. It is a tough challenging course which in the old days was always a good tester before Ballycotton 10 in March. We saw some excellent running with a new course record of 27.43  in the Ladies being set by Lizzie Lee who picked up an extra 250e for her effort. 

We had a fine crew there and all ran well. Our first man home was Tony Forristal 27.22 who finished 4th overall which was a great result considering he is only getting back to full fitness. Next came John Cashman just back from injury and coming 4th in his Cat. and then Fionan O'hAodain which was great to see him back racing again.

Our first lady home was Margaret Jones 38.33 with another very strong run coming home 2nd Lady O/50. She was closely followed by Louise Barry 38.58 who had an excellent run also and Loveness Hegarty who is also making her comeback after illness.

It was as always a very well organised event with excellent stewarding by a large group of Eagle AC athletes

Tralee Valentine Weekend 10 Mile

Amanda Cooney was on the road again this Saturday when she ran the Tralee Valentine 10 Mile in a fine time of 1.43 and finished 3rd in her category. Well done Amanda on that fine run and most unusual medal.

Free 4 Mile Road Race for Midleton AC Members only 15 minutes From Midleton on 19th March

Yes that's what is available to Midleton AC members who decide to run the County Road Racing Championships. It is always a fun morning where every member counts and you are part of a team with your club and friends. We want to have as many as possible running so further information available from Siobhan.

All we ask is you wear the club singlet.

The same applies to the Munster Road Races except the journey distance but car pooling is always available. See below from Siobhan O'Leary Thanks Danny


4 mile Road Championships

Munster Road Championships

will be held in Quilty, Co. Clare March 5th at 13:00

Entry deadline March 2nd


Teams: Senior Men & Women

Masters Men & Women all age categories (+35, +40, +45, +50, +65)


Cork County Road Championships

will be held in Castlelyons March 19th – schedule to be finalised.


Teams: Novice Men & Women 

Masters men & women all age categories (+35, +40, +45, +50, +65)


In both races there are prizes for top 3 individuals in all categories.


If you are interested in entering please contact Siobhán O’Leary 0872397693

Managing Transitions for Endurance with Emmett Dunleavy -

 Free Webinar

Via Zoom, 8 - 9:30pm, Wednesday March 15th

The webinar will focus on:

• Transition of endurance athletes from junior to under-23 to senior

• Progressing to longer events as the athlete's career develops

• The role of physiology in training and program building

This is applicable to Endurance athletes and coaches at all levels. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis