Training Programmes for the 2019 Dungarvan 10 mile road race

Dungarvan-Training-Programme-AdvertJohn Desmond will be running three 11 week training programmes for the 2019 Dungarvan 10 mile road race and they start on Monday the 19th of November 2018.

These are based on training for 3, 4 or 5 days per week so they should suit most people. Even if you’re not doing Dungarvan, they should get you into good shape for any other race around that time.

A. Easy/Improvers – Based on 3 days training (20-30 miles per week)
B. Intermediate – Based on 4 days training (30-40 miles per week)
C. Performance – Based on 5 days training (40-50 miles per week)

More details sent by mail to all club members.

Journey to a 2.48 Amsterdam Marathon

Amsterdam 2018 Marathon Report

By Pat O’ Connor

pat finish flag and medal
Background :

I started running for the first time late 2006 at the age of 39 and still remember that first run. On the way home that day I heard a radio promotion for the Cork Marathon to take place in June 2007, first time to take a marathon back to Cork since 1986. I found an old pair of runners and off I went, no idea where I was going or how far I should run I just kept going, from Ballincollig in the Straight Road, cut across past the Tennis Village out Model Farm Road and back Killumney road to my house. Curious how far I went I hopped into the car to drive the same route – just over 9 miles.

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Club Notes for October 2018

200-pix-news-resultsClub Notes & News for October 2018

[eagleAC] Eagle AC weekly club email 25.10.2018

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Evening all

Congratulations this week to Pat O’ Connor on a great performance in Amsterdam a great result, and Ruairi has the details below for you so I won’t spoil the surprise! Great stuff Pat!

The very best of luck to all our fantastic Eagle AC runners heading to the Dublin city marathon this Sunday! The long training plans have come to an end and it’s time to put all of those plans into action and make to most of your time on the roads of Dublin, we hope everyone has a great day out and you reach your planned targets.

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Eagle AC at Dublin City Marathon 2018

Report by Ruairi Egan.

Post DCM discussions at Doheny & Nesbitts!

The big event last weekend was of course the Dublin City Marathon. 24 Eagles made it to the start line and a word of commiseration to the other 5 members originally entered who didn’t make it this year.

Before Dublin start

All wrapped up before the start!

Leading in the Eagle challenge this year was Viv Foley in a brilliant 02:42, followed by club captain Damian smashing through the 3 hr barrier for the first time going all the way to down to 02:50.



Four more made it home under the 3 hour mark. Donal Dowling with a massive PB outing of 2:53, Ruairi O’Callaghan 02:55, Tom Fox 02:59 (first sub 3 for Tom) and Padraic Maher with some nice pacing for 02:59:54.

Donal Dublin

Huge PB for Donal Dowling. 2.53

First lady this year was Karen Bevan with a fantastic PB run of 03:26, well done Karen! Catherine Murphy (PB), Helen Cronin (PB), Mairead Lonergan (PB) and Dolores Gibbons (PB)  the others in our top 5 lady finishers, super running all. Congratulations also to Catherine McCarthy on completing her first marathon.

Karen Dublin

First sub 3.30 marathon for Karen Bevan.

Plenty of war stories were exchanged afterwards in Doheny & Nesbitts, along with the usual “Never again” promises which are probably already forgotten. Well done to all, everyone got around safely and some great times with plenty of PBs as well.

John Dublin

John Swanton post race with his well earned silverware.

(Photo credits to Kieran Carlin and John Quigley)

Full details:

Place Name From Cat. Place in cat. Chip time Finish time

133 Vivian Foley Eagle A.c. M45 10 02:42:47 02:42:58

257 Damian Kenneally Eagle A.c. M35 71 02:50:08 02:50:19

339 Donal Dowling Eagle A.c. M40 74 02:53:04 02:53:15

414 Ruairi O’ Callaghan Eagle A.c. M40 93 02:55:22 02:55:34

636 Tom Fox Eagle A.c. M50 23 02:59:10 02:59:26

721 Padraic Maher Eagle A.c. MS 210 02:59:54 03:01:14

807 Brian McGuire Eagle A.c. M45 101 03:04:06 03:04:17

1536 John Sheehan Eagle A.c. M45 239 03:18:02 03:18:49

1681 Ken Mulcahy Eagle A.c. M50 82 03:18:59 03:19:59

2159 Karen Bevan Eagle A.c. F40 41 03:26:04 03:27:45

3856 Catherine Murphy Eagle A.c. F40 102 03:37:10 03:52:20

4182 Helen Cronin Eagle A.c. F35 103 03:40:16 03:55:25

4310 Mairead Lonergan Eagle A.c. FS 140 03:41:52 03:57:01

5281 Dolores Gibbons Eagle A.c. F45 137 03:49:53 04:06:45

6927 Patrick Walsh Eagle A.c. MS 1183 03:52:09 04:23:03

7187 John Swanton Eagle A.c. M35 1311 03:53:22 04:25:42

5824 Andrew O’Farrell Eagle AC M65 7089 03:54:42

4400 Ruairi Egan Eagle A.c. M45 713 03:56:22 03:58:02

6292 Ian Roche Eagle A.c. M40 1290 03:58:36 04:15:40

8661 Michael Noonan Eagle A.c. M35 1499 04:08:30 04:38:53

6050 Damien Malone Eagle A.c. M35 1149 04:11:44 04:13:42

9496 Catherine McCarthy Eagle A.c. F45 410 04:16:04 04:47:38

10573 Andrew MacDonald Eagle AC M35 04:27:53


Anne-Marie Power completes World Championship Ironman in Hawaii

Congratulations to club member Anne Marie Power who completed the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii over the weekend.


Anne-Marie’s time for the full Ironman was 11 hours 18 mins and 09 seconds. The time is broken down as follows…

Race Summary
2.4 mile Swim 01:10:26
112 mile Bike 05:37:52
26.2 mile Run 04:18:52
Overall 11:18:09

Anne-Marie described the conditions as hot and humid which made the final leg especially tough.


Club Notes for Sept 2018

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[eagleAC] Eagle AC Weekly Club Email 27.09.2018

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Evening all

Hope the week so going ok so far, it’s almost Friday anyway!

Well done to all the Eagles in Charleville last weekend with some brilliant running on the day. I know many were also using the run as a build up to the Dublin Marathon, in 30 days, so hope it went to plan. Thanks to Ruairi for the results on this below.

This weekend brings the ever popular Cork to Cobh 15 miler. The race starts at 9 am on the lower Glanmire road outside St Patrick’s Church and if anyone has not done it before and would like to, you can sign up for this one on the morning the race at the Union Chandlery from 7.30am , for €20. There are always plenty of Eagles running this race so plenty of company to be found.

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