There was a big turnout from Eagle AC at the Waterford Half-Marathon this year with 28 members taking part.
20 Foley Vivian 1350 1:16:15 1:16:15 5:49/M M45 Eagle A.C.
45 O’Keeffe Sean 3128 1:19:25 1:19:24 6:04/M M40 Eagle A.C.
52 O’Connor Pat 1129 1:20:09 1:20:06 6:07/M M45 Eagle A.C.
73 O Sullivan Vincent 2737 1:22:21 1:22:18 6:17/M MS Eagle A.C.
117 Dowling Donal 2566 1:26:55 1:26:47 6:38/M M40 Eagle A.C.
136 Geary Kevin 2275 1:27:47 1:27:43 6:42/M MS Eagle A.C.
197 Power Annemarie 1608 1:29:51 1:29:39 6:51/M F40 Eagle A.C.
221 Regan Maura 2363 1:31:29 1:31:17 6:59/M F35 Eagle A.C.
264 O’Connor Eugene 1918 1:33:03 1:32:45 7:06/M M45 Eagle A.C.
282 Manning Sandra 2953 1:33:45 1:33:29 7:09/M F35 Eagle A.C.
302 McCarthy Tim 1888 1:34:14 1:34:03 7:12/M MS Eagle A.C.
304 Moore Gregg 1375 1:34:17 1:33:51 7:12/M M45 Eagle A.C.
314 Ryan Mairead 2468 1:34:49 1:34:22 7:14/M F35 Eagle A.C.
346 Forbes Peadar 1708 1:35:33 1:35:14 7:18/M MS Eagle A.C.
353 Murphy Catherine 1958 1:35:49 1:35:31 7:19/M F40 Eagle A.C.
355 Bevan Karen 1090 1:35:53 1:35:26 7:19/M F35 Eagle A.C.
454 Murphy Joe 1755 1:38:20 1:37:57 7:30/M M60 Eagle A.C.
637 Kelly Andrew 1709 1:42:13 1:42:01 7:48/M MS Eagle A.C.
650 Fitzgerald Ed 1995 1:42:36 1:42:06 7:50/M M45 Eagle A.C.
652 Cronin Helen 2077 1:42:39 1:42:05 7:50/M F35 Eagle A.C.
659 Trindle Eddie 3097 1:42:49 1:42:22 7:51/M M40 Eagle A.C.
668 Cotter Maeve 1500 1:43:05 1:42:24 7:52/M F35 Eagle A.C.
684 Boland Lisa 2716 1:43:38 1:43:02 7:55/M F50 Eagle A.C.
696 Cotter Tracy 1201 1:43:52 1:43:17 7:56/M F35 Eagle A.C.
733 Costello Derek 1043 1:44:50 1:44:13 8:00/M M45 Eagle A.C.
735 Lonergan Mairead 2082 1:44:51 1:44:14 8:00/M FS Eagle A.C.
1100 Lucey Sean 2831 1:53:13 1:52:13 8:38/M MS Eagle A.C.
1505 O’Riordan Fiona 2990 2:02:51 2:01:31 9:23/M F45 Eagle A.C.
Club Notes…by Karen Bevan
A quieter week this week in the run up to all of the Christmas races. Hopefully people are making the most of the down time! As a result we won’t keep you too long for the newsletter.
Well done to those running in the Great Glenville 4 mile and thanks to Mairead for the results below.
Wishing all who are heading to Waterford this Saturday the very best of luck, have a great race and a safe journey down. Hopefully the roads won’t be so icy by the weekend!
Thank you to all who supported and contributed to the Joseph Murphy fundraiser in Doneraile last Saturday; great to see Eagle AC members out to support fellow club member Joe Murphy.
EYERIES 5MILE ROAD RACE 11TH NOVEMBER 2017 …by Pat Twomey
Thirteen hardy Eagles made the journey to Eyeries for their annual 5mile road race which took place in that most picturesque and colourful village located on the Beara peninsula.
While the weather wasn’t the best nothing could detract from the enthusiasm of the local community who had come out in their droves to run and support this event which is organised so brilliantly by fellow Eagle Mark Gallagher and his very able support crew. One member of this support crew is another Eagle Kevin Sievewright who kindly provided us first-timers with some words of wisdom in our approach to the race – ‘don’t get carried away and keep something in reserve for mile three to four’ – wise words indeed!
Maura Regan…1st woman!
The race starts about a half mile up the hill from the village and as it finishes in the village then the course should be considered a net downhill one – in theory! Following a fast start down the hill and through the village the race then turns northwards and begins to climb steadily until mile two when it descends rapidly for the following mile. From mile three on the really difficult climbing begins and just when you think that the worst must be over another hill appears to challenge you and to force you to dig even deeper and then another and another. Onwards and upwards until you reach four and a half miles and then it’s a fast finish into the village and the cheering locals who have come out to support the runners. Young and old runners take part in what must be the most picturesque and scenery laden race in Ireland, if not the world.
The spread after the race in the community hall was only the best and the two local pubs (O’Sheas and Causkeys) together with the local Bistro (Rhonwen’s) made sure that the athletes and their supporters were well hydrated and fuelled up before their journey home.
The Runners World has a list of the 20 races you should do before you die and for me I believe the Eyeries 5mile road race should be included on this list.
To paraphrase the ‘Knocknagoshel Banner’: Arise the Eyeries 5 miler and take your place among the road races of the world!
EAGLE AC RUNNERS
5. Dermot Slyne M40 Eagle AC 31.39 (2nd M40)
6. Vincent O’Sullivan M Eagle AC 32.05
8. Colin O’Herlihy M 45 Eagle AC 32.50 (1st M45)
11. Jerome McCarthy M Eagle AC 34.02
12. Maura O’Regan F35 Eagle AC 34.21 (1st female)
14. Denis Carroll M55 Eagle AC 34.56 (1st M55)
27. Elaine Guinane F40 Eagle AC 37.35 (1st F40)
29. Pat Twomey M50 Eagle AC 37.59 (2nd M50)
31. Eddie Trindle M40 Eagle AC 38.06
32. Maeve Cotter F35 Eagle AC 38.16 (2nd F35)
43. Niamh Lehane F 40 Eagle AC 40.07 (2nd F40)
44. Tony Merritt M50 Eagle AC 40.28
50. Ed Fitzgerald M45 Eagle AC 41.22
Well done to club member Richard Piotrowski who was a scoring member of the English M70 team that finished first at the recent British & Irish Masters International Masters Cross Country competition in Derry.
Richard Piotrowski pictured far left help secure a team Silver. Photo: Kieran Carlin
In the individual competition, Richard finished 4th M70, just 4 seconds behind the Bronze placed finisher.
Richard made up for it though in the team competition where his 4th place finish made sure that his native England secured first place.
England 2, 3, 4…9pts
Scotland 5, 9, 10…24pts
N Ireland 1, 12, 14…27pts
Club Notes,,,by Karen Bevan
Well done to everyone on the involvement in, and also great results in, a wide variety of events across the country this week. We had Richard on International duty representing England in the British and Irish Masters cross country in Derry and a team of Eagle’s competing in the Munster Masters Cross Country here in Cork. There were also club members taking part in marathons and half marathons in Kerry, Clare and Laois, and not forgetting or races here in Cork also. Congratulations to all on a great weeks work!
5K In Doneraile Park for Joseph Murphy.
The event we would all love to support this weekend is 5k in Doneraile park on November 25th at 12 noon, this is as you know is a fundraising event for the repatriation of Joseph Murphy, son of club member Joe Murphy whose funeral took place this week.
If club members are travelling to Donerail to run in or help out with the fundraiser on Saturday, please do wear your Eagle AC club gear.
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.