The Munster Masters Cross Country Championships were held on Sunday the 19th of November 2017 and the club’s M35 team secured a Silver medal after finishing 2nd.
Men O35 Team Club Team …Points
Place Club Positions
1 East Cork A.C. 1, 9, 11, 17 …38
2 Eagle A.C. 2, 4, 24, 29 …59
3 An Riocht A.C. 8, 18, 20, 32 …78
4 Leevale A.C. 6, 16, 31, 41 …94
5 Mallow A.C. 37, 40, 48, 51 …176
6 Youghal A.C. 38, 74, 82, 95 …289
7 Galtee Runners A.C. 69, 70, 94, 109 …342
The scoring members of the Eagle AC team were Alan O’Brien 2nd, Vivian Foley 4th, John O’Callaghan 24th and Ruairi O’Callaghan 29th.
In the individual categories, Alan O’Brien took Silver in the M35, Vivian Foley took Gold in the M45 and Pat Twomey won Silver in the M65.
Full results… Men … Women
Well done to club member Pat O’Connor who took first place in the Run in the Dark 10k road race in Cork City on Wed 15th November.
It was a difficult race for faster runners as the roads were narrow and the four loops around the city centre meant that many slower runners had to be lapped.
Despite the congestion and 700+ other 10k runners, Pat managed to still finish first in a time of 37:42.
Pat is in flying form at the moment having run a PB of 2h 48m in the recent Dublin City Marathon.
The club had a large turnout of about 30 members for our two part talk and workshop in Cork City on Wednesday the 8th of November.
The evening started off with a very informative talk by Jennifer O’Callaghan about nutrition specific to endurance running. With the high physical demands of training and racing, there was plenty of good advice from Jennifer for members to take on board.
After a short break for tea & coffee, the second part of the evening was a practical demonstration of Strength & Conditioning for endurance runners by Kieran McKeown and Aoife Cooke.
Strength and Conditioning is probably one aspect of training that a lot of runners neglect and our brief to Kieran was to come up with a simple programme that our members could do at home without any specialised equipment.
With due credit to Kieran and Aoife, they came up a well prepared graphical programme which was demonstrated on the night and which has been sent out to all those who took part.
Our thanks to Jennifer, Kieran and Aoife for a very informative evening. We hope to hold some more talks in the Spring of 2018.
The club will be holding its next talk & workshop on Wednesday the 8th of November.
The evening will start at 7pm with a talk by Jennifer O’Callaghan titled ‘Fueling for Peak Performance’.
After a brief coffee break, the second part of the evening will be a practical workshop by Kieran McKeown titled ‘Functional Strength and Conditioning for Runners’.
We hope to finish off the evening by about 9:45pm. More details by email to club members.
Club Notes…by Karen Bevan
Well done to the Club Members who ran the Dublin City Marathon last Sunday. It was a very special occasion, the atmosphere was electric and the crowds of supporters on the day were just amazing. There were some very impressive results posted too and Ruairi has plenty more on this HERE. Alongside the congratulations to the club members running, is a very special word of thanks to the Eagle members who go out of their way to assist other club members in achieving their goals, providing training plans, advice and a listening ear to get people to the start line long before they reach the finish line. This is most sincerely appreciated and peer support is a very strong quality within Eagle AC.
We wish club member Mark Smith the very best of luck as he heads to the USA to take part in the New York Marathon. This will be Mark’s first race in his new EAGLE AC singlet and we will be thinking of him and wishing him the very best on the day.
New month, new logo! The club has now introduced a new logo as shown above on the right.
While the old logo has served the club well for many years, it was thought that the new version would be more distinctive when seen from a distance. The decision to change was made by the club members who voted in favour of it by 64% to 38%.
This change will be reflected in the new singlets which will also have the club name on the front as well. Again, it was felt that with so many Black singlets and tops now seen in an average race, the old club logo on its own wasn’t distinctive enough.
As part of the change, the club has also decided to increase the subsidy for all singlets so that they now cost just €10. While the old logo is likely to be seen around for a while yet, the new logo will gradually replace it over time.
Provisional results below with 9 members breaking the 3 hour barrier. Report by Ruairi Egan.
The Dublin City Marathon took place yesterday in good conditions and as usual Eagle was well represented with 34 finishers. We are hearing of several members recording big PB times, well done to all. Some of the results are a bit sketchy at the moment, I have added in a couple of people who are currently missing from the official lists and there may be more not spotted yet.
Hitting the headlines again is Alan O’Brien, a stunning 21st place out of the 16,000 competitors. Elite running from Alan, 4th placed M35 as well. Next in was Viv Foley, with a fantastic 2nd place in the M45 category. Big runs from Derek O’Keefe, Pat O’Connor and Ruairi O’Callaghan, all in under 2:50. Frank Hill came 4th M50. Shout out as well for Mike Forde & Dermot Slyne, first time under 3 hours for the two lads.
2:29 finish for Alan O’Brien
Elaine led home the Eagle women, closely followed by Karen Bevan. Well done to the gang who have trained together over the last few months and came home with impressive times and several PB’s. Special mention to Denise O’Brien for completing her first marathon, congratulations Denise.
Below are the results we have as of midday Monday:
Number Name Gender Gen Pos Cat Cat Pos Club Chip Time
34 Alan O’Brien Male 20 M35 4 EAGLE A.C. 02:29:32
5602 Vivian Foley Male 42 M45 2 EAGLE A.C. 02:38:54
580 Derek O’Keefe Male 83 M40 17 EAGLE A.C. 02:44:35
4852 Pat O’ Connor Male 126 M45 13 EAGLE A.C. 02:48:20
5388 Ruairi O’Callaghan Male 136 M35 44 EAGLE A.C. 02:49:21
810 Frank Hill Male 153 M50 4 EAGLE A.C. 02:49:57
5249 Michael Forde Male 320 M35 112 EAGLE A.C. 02:57:04
16910 Dermot Slyne Male 371 M40 96 EAGLE A.C. 02:57:58
2323 Ronan O’Reilly Male 405 M45 40 EAGLE A.C. 02:58:46
2102 Paul Cotter Male 492 M40 122 EAGLE A.C. 03:00:07
4195 Thomas Fox Male 561 M50 25 EAGLE A.C. 03:02:04
5081 Colin O’ Herlihy Male 583 M45 68 EAGLE A.C. 03:03:42
4986 Brian Mc Guire Male 584 M45 69 EAGLE A.C. 03:03:32
1249 Tony Cambridge Male 609 M50 28 EAGLE A.C. 03:04:45
1101 Darren Casey Male 1197 M40 327 EAGLE A.C. 03:16:47
2150 Ken Mulcahy Male 1571 M45 243 EAGLE A.C. 03:21:00
2786 John Sheehan Male 1514 M45 229 EAGLE A.C. 03:21:16
Mark Gallagher Male EAGLE A.C. 03:29:05
5087 Ian Roche Male 2540 M35 670 EAGLE A.C. 03:33:38
346 Gary Gibbons Male 2558 M45 414 EAGLE A.C. 03:32:43
4302 Elaine Guinane Female 278 F40 79 EAGLE A.C. 03:34:00
5123 Karen Bevan Female 327 F35 69 EAGLE A.C. 03:36:05
3045 Frank Farrell Male 3336 MS 683 EAGLE A.C. 03:42:31
9906 Helen Mc Kenna Female 629 F35 138 EAGLE A.C. 03:48:45
9905 Mairead Lonergan Female 773 FS 211 EAGLE A.C. 03:52:49
5917 Martin Daly Male 4900 M40 1246 EAGLE A.C. 03:57:01
2237 John Mc Carthy Male 6207 M40 1573 EAGLE A.C. 04:08:35
14309 John Swanton Male 6333 M35 1472 EAGLE A.C. 04:10:37
2787 Catherine Redmond Female 1730 F40 440 EAGLE A.C. 04:12:37
7763 Derek Costello Male 6761 M45 1149 EAGLE A.C. 04:13:50
7375 Michael Noonan Male 7343 M35 1673 EAGLE A.C. 04:21:12
19597 Denise O’ Brien Female 2236 FS 600 EAGLE A.C. 04:24:41
10852 Gillian Murphy Female 2934 F40 756 EAGLE A.C. 04:38:23
2108 Charlie Byrd Male 8580 M50 823 EAGLE A.C. 04:41:55
2:57 for Michael Forde as he breaks the 3 hour barrier
First marathon in a time of 4:24 for Denise O’Brien