29th June…Results round up – Midnight Marathon, Courtmacsherry 10k, Millstreet 10k, Waterford Marathon

Eagle_resultsSome of the recent Eagle AC results…

Le Cheile Midnight Marathon : Grellan McGrath travelled to Co.Kildare on Friday the 20th of June to take part in the annual Le Cheile Midnight Marathon. Starting at midnight, roughly 50 runners took part in this event and did multiple laps of the new Le Cheile AC 400m track to make up the 26.2 mile distance. Grellan finished in the early hours of Saturday morning  in 4th place in a time of 3:23:03.

Waterford Viking Marathon :  This was on Saturday the 28th of June and we had a number of members in the half and the full. In the full marathon, we had Alan O’Brien pacing 3:15 with Grellan McGrath and John Desmond both pacing 3:45. In the half-marathon, Jim Costelloe finished in a time of 2:18:13.

 Courtmacsherry 10k : This fast 10k race was held on Friday evening the 27th of June. Seven members took part in it with several getting category prizes.
6 Don KEOHANE (171) 00:36:33 00:36:32 Ages 45-49 (1st M45)
15 Gearoid OLEARY (172) 00:38:20 00:38:18 Senior (5)
39 Pat TWOMEY (71) 00:42:04 00:35:27 Ages 60+ (2nd M60)
41 Ruairi EGAN (13) 00:42:38 00:42:35 Ages 45-49 (2nd M45)
43 Sandra MANNING (86) 00:42:40 00:36:08 4th Female
44 Denis LOONEY (51) 00:42:45 00:42:42 Ages 45-49 (3rd M45)
137 Bernadette LOONEY (50) 00:50:07 00:49:59 Ages 45-49 (2nd F45)

Millstreet 10k : This was the 3rd race in the Ballyhoura Cork Series and was on Friday the 27th of June.  Denis Carroll was our only member in it and won the 2nd M50 prize.
29 Dennis Carroll Eagle  M50  42:28

Daniel Kingston 5k : This 5k was held in Macroom on Thursday the 26th of June and we had six members in it.

6 Ciaran Bouse (244) 00:17:23 Ages 19-34 (3) Male (6)

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Keith Sexton…2nd M45

23 Keith Sexton (295) 00:20:03 Ages 45-54 (2nd M45) Male (19)

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Sandra Manning…20:16

26 Sandra MANNING (21) 00:20:16 Ages 19-34 (3) Female (5)
28 Eugene OCONNOR (416) 00:20:16 Ages 45-54 (3rd M45) Male (23)

Eugene O'Connor...3rd M45

Eugene O’Connor…3rd M45

65 Gregg Moore (452) 00:21:45 Ages 35-44 (19) Male (52)
73 Declan Daly (953) 00:21:59 Ages 45-54 (6) Male (60)

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29th June…Pat Twomey wins M60 category in 5 mile race in London

Pat_TwomeyBack in mid-June, Pat Twomey took part in the Concorde 5 mile road race in London. Organised by British Airways Athletics Club, this race attracted a small field of just 67 runners with Pat picking up the first prize in the M60 category. The other two M60 runners who finished ahead of him picked up prizes in the younger age categories instead.

We asked Pat about the race, why the entry numbers were small and how it compared to races back in Cork. Here’s what he said….

The reason for it being a small entry is choice and maybe races are not booming in London like here in Cork. There were 3 or4 races in London that morning… Richmond Park 10km (attracted 248 runners), ‘GoDad’ run for prostate cancer in Crystal Palace park, & ‘race for life’ 5km also in Richmond park.

The Concorde reminded me of a BHAA race as it was organised by British Airways AC from their Concorde sports club in Cranford near Heathrow. It was £11 to enter & £13 for non-affiliated runners. 

The race was very well organised with lots of stewards and I was made feel very welcome. There were showers and a bit of a spread afterwards which was very enjoyable.

The biggest difference between that race and races here was size of entries as that would be considered a very small race here but I got the impression that the Concord 5 organisers were very happy with the turnout there (it was a small bit down on last year’s race).

The course was around trails, tracks, housing estates and a couple of flyover bridges but it worked very well as it avoided traffic for the most part. The participants in the main seemed to be seasoned club runners. 

As to the differences running in London and here – while I thoroughly enjoyed any races I did abroad, there is still something magical about running a race in Cork, but I would say that wouldn’t I? :o)

Concorde Five Mile Road Race Sunday 15th June 2014 Results
Place Time Name Team Race Age Category
1 0:28:11 NAGI, Umar JM
2 0:29:01 WYATT, Paul Metropolitan Police MV40
3 0:29:25 NORRIS, Stephen Thames Valley Harriers MV40
4 0:29:40 WHITE, Danny Lordshill Road Runners SM
5 0:29:53 KYTE, Jon Harrow SM
6 0:30:35 BRADBURY, Bob Woking AC MV60
8 0:31:41 AMBROSE, Christopher Road Runners Club MV60
17 0:33:39 TWOMEY, Pat Eagle Athletic Club MV60
67 1:04:08 O’NEIL, Maurice MV70

The full results can be seen at http://www.barunner.org.uk/Event_Concorde.shtml

Course map

27th June…Results of the Shanagarry 5 mile road race

A total of 37 Eagle AC members took part in the Shanagarry 5 mile road race on Thursday the 26th of June 2014.

 (L) Daithi Creedon...first Eagle AC member home in 28:55 closely followed by John O'Callaghan in 29:00. (R) Paul Cotter (#52), Kevin Geary (#60) and Colm Glavin (#73)...31:20, 31:23 and 31:22 respectively. Photo : Paudie Birmingham

(L) Daithi Creedon…first Eagle AC member home in 28:55 closely followed by John O’Callaghan in 29:00. (R) Paul Cotter #52, Kevin Geary #60 and Colm Glavin #73…31:20, 31:23 and 31:22 respectively. Photo : Paudie Birmingham

13 0:28:55 CREEDON, Daithi Eagle AC M 05:46.9 14 13
14 0:29:00 O’CALLAGHAN, John Eagle AC M40 05:47.9 16 14
27 0:30:01 O’HERLIHY, Colin Eagle AC M40 06:00.1 38 27
37 0:30:42 MULCAHY, Kieran Eagle AC M45 06:08.3 36 37
47 0:31:09 LEHANE, Donnacha Eagle AC M 06:13.7 39 47
52 0:31:20 COTTER, Paul Eagle AC M 06:15.9 52 52
53 0:31:22 GLAVIN, Colm Eagle AC M40 06:16.3 73 53
55 0:31:23 GEARY, Kevin Eagle AC M 06:16.5 60 55
71 0:32:05 O’MAHONY, Roger Eagle AC M40 06:24.9 98 71

(L) New PB of 32:05 for Roger O'Mahony #98) with Damien Kenneally (#67) hot on his heels. (R) Cathal Twomey with about 800m to go. Photo : Paudie Birmingham

(L) New PB of 32:05 for Roger O’Mahony #98 with Damien Kenneally #67 hot on his heels. (R) Cathal Twomey with about 800m to go. Photo : Paudie Birmingham

82 0:32:25 MULDOWNEY, David Eagle AC M40 06:28.9 144 82
83 0:32:25 KENNEALLY, Damien Eagle AC M 06:28.9 67 83
85 0:32:29 SIEVEWRIGHT, Kevin Eagle AC M45 06:29.7 86 85
93 0:32:47 WATSON, Dave Eagle AC M 06:33.3 131 93
105 0:33:13 DESMOND, John Eagle AC M50 06:38.5 76 105
107 0:33:16 O’CALLAGHAN, David Eagle AC M45 06:39.1 91 107
114 0:33:30 SCANNELL, John Eagle AC M45 06:41.9 724 114
116 0:33:37 CARROLL, Denis Eagle AC M50 06:43.3 112 116
164 0:34:53 GUINANE, Elaine Eagle AC F35 06:58.5 516 164
200 0:35:49 COURTNEY, Laurence Eagle AC M50 07:09.6 723 200
226 0:36:37 MCCARTHY, John Eagle AC M 07:19.2 254 226
230 0:36:39 O’CONNOR, Kevin Eagle AC M40 07:19.6 449 230
245 0:37:00 QUIGLEY, John Eagle AC M60 07:23.8 263 245
249 0:37:12 BOLAND, Lisa Eagle AC F45 07:26.2 540 249
255 0:37:21 SCANNELL, Paul Eagle AC M 07:28.0 215 255
268 0:37:34 CUSSEN, Linda Eagle AC F 07:30.6 519 268
275 0:37:42 TWOMEY, Cathal Eagle AC M 07:32.2 302 275
276 0:37:42 KELLEHER, Donal Eagle AC M40 07:32.2 239 276
277 0:37:44 GALLAGHER, Mark Eagle AC M40 07:32.6 279 277
323 0:39:01 BRUTON, Patricia Eagle AC F45 07:48.0 559 323
333 0:39:16 MCGRATH, Donal Eagle AC M50 07:51.0 298 333
386 0:40:53 BRUTON, Seamus Eagle AC M45 08:10.4 732 386
399 0:41:23 O’DRISCOLL, Kevin Eagle AC M60 08:16.4 359 399

12 days after running a 50k ultra, Nora Corcoran runs the Shanangarry 5m in 42:06

12 days after running a 50k ultra, Nora Corcoran runs the Shanangarry 5m in 42:06

411 0:42:06 CORCORAN, Nora Eagle AC F 08:25.0 577 411
453 0:43:51 O’RIORDAN, Fiona Eagle AC F45 08:46.0 604 453
459 0:44:09 O’SULLIVAN, Hazel Eagle AC F40 08:49.6 748 459
460 0:44:10 KEOHANE, Irene Eagle AC F40 08:49.8 626 460
565 0:50:07 RYAN, Barry Eagle AC M 10:01.2 760 565

The full results can be seen HERE

After the second race, there are still 30 Eagle AC members in the overall list…24 men and 6 women…

9 CREEDON, Daithi Eagle AC M 0:28:36 0:28:55 0:57:31
13 O’CALLAGHAN, John Eagle AC M40 0:28:45 0:29:00 0:57:45
27 O’HERLIHY, Colin Eagle AC M40 0:30:36 0:30:01 1:00:37
28 MULCAHY, Kieran Eagle AC M45 0:30:23 0:30:42 1:01:05
34 LEHANE, Donnacha Eagle AC M 0:30:37 0:31:09 1:01:46
39 COTTER, Paul Eagle AC M 0:31:11 0:31:20 1:02:31
43 GEARY, Kevin Eagle AC M 0:31:27 0:31:23 1:02:50
50 GLAVIN, Colm Eagle AC M40 0:32:02 0:31:22 1:03:24
60 KENNEALLY, Damien Eagle AC M 0:31:44 0:32:25 1:04:09
66 O’MAHONY, Roger Eagle AC M40 0:32:41 0:32:05 1:04:46
67 SIEVEWRIGHT, Kevin Eagle AC M45 0:32:18 0:32:29 1:04:47
74 DESMOND, John Eagle AC M50 0:32:04 0:33:13 1:05:17
81 O’CALLAGHAN, David Eagle AC M45 0:32:31 0:33:16 1:05:47
87 WATSON, Dave Eagle AC M 0:33:37 0:32:47 1:06:24
90 CARROLL, Denis Eagle AC M50 0:32:59 0:33:37 1:06:36
91 MULDOWNEY, David Eagle AC M40 0:34:12 0:32:25 1:06:37
169 SCANNELL, Paul Eagle AC M 0:36:33 0:37:21 1:13:54
173 MCCARTHY, John Eagle AC M 0:37:34 0:36:37 1:14:11
180 KELLEHER, Donal Eagle AC M40 0:37:07 0:37:42 1:14:49
182 QUIGLEY, John Eagle AC M60 0:37:55 0:37:00 1:14:55
189 GALLAGHER, Mark Eagle AC M40 0:38:38 0:37:44 1:16:22
198 TWOMEY, Cathal Eagle AC M 0:39:29 0:37:42 1:17:11
213 MCGRATH, Donal Eagle AC M50 0:39:19 0:39:16 1:18:35
251 O’DRISCOLL, Kevin Eagle AC M60 0:42:44 0:41:23 1:24:07

12 GUINANE, Elaine Eagle AC F35 0:35:22 0:34:53 1:10:15
16 CUSSEN, Linda Eagle AC F 0:36:38 0:37:34 1:14:12
27 BOLAND, Lisa Eagle AC F45 0:38:31 0:37:12 1:15:43
40 BRUTON, Patricia Eagle AC F45 0:39:56 0:39:01 1:18:57
64 CORCORAN, Nora Eagle AC F 0:41:48 0:42:06 1:23:54
81 O’RIORDAN, Fiona Eagle AC F45 0:43:57 0:43:51 1:27:48

25th June…Clonpriest 5k & BHAA Mount Oval race

Some results from last week…

RhonaClonpriest 5km: Well done to Rhona Lynch who finished 3rd at the Clonpriest 5k race in East Cork on Wednesday June 18th:
15 RODIGARI SIMONE 18:53 6:05/M EagleAC
26 LYNCH RHONA 19:39 6:20/M Eagle AC…3rd woman
47 MANNING SANDRA 20:29 6:36/M EagleAC

Cork BHAA Mount Oval Bar 6 mile : This race was held on Thursday 19th June with a large number of club members taking part. A number of them were photographed and you can see them on the club’s Facebook page.

16th June…Eagle results…Glanmire 4m, Fota run, Ballyclough 5k, Portumna, Dunmanway 10k

Another busy few days with lots of race. Congrats to Nora Corcoran who completed her first Ultra-Marathon in Portumna!

Glanmire 4 Mile Race: 10 members took part in the Glanmire 4 mile road race on Wednesday the 11th of June.
17 Derek O Keeffe Eagle AC MS 436 (24:07) 24:07
84 Paul Cotter Eagle AC M55 399 (28:17) 28:29…1st M55
86 Siobhan Murphy Eagle ACF35 443 (28:29) 28:37
125 Fidelma Kirwan Eagle AC F45 286 (29:56) 30:03
142 Dympna Connolly Eagle AC F35 16 (30:25) 30:26
153 Trish Bruton F F45 380 (30:31) 30:43
204 Ray Hall Eagle AC M45 359 (31:15) 32:00
205 Seamus Bruton M M45 381 (31:49) 32:02
278 Irene Keohane Eagle AC F40 (33:58) 34:21
363 Paul Cotter Eagle AC MS (36:39) 36:56

Fota Trail Run : On the same evening, there were two trail runs around the grounds of Fota Island Hotel.
~10k
1 Killian O CONNOR 34:06
13 Alan FOLEY 40:33
69 Karen BEVAN 54:08
~5km
4 Tim MCCARTHY 18:18
6 Conn DONOVAN 18:57

Ballyclough Harbour 5k : …Fri 14th June
6 17:06 BOUSE, Ciaran EAGLE AC M35 5:31
19 20:12 CARROLL, Denis EAGLE AC M50 6:31

Donnacha Lehane...1:26 in the Half

Donnacha Lehane…1:26 in the Half

Portumna Forest Marathon : This year, three members made the trip to Portumna in Co.Galway for the Forest Marathon on Saturday the 14th of June. Pride of place goes to Nora Corcoran who completed her first Ultra-Marathon!

Half-Marathon…
Place Distance Name Surname Finish 1.1km 6.1km 11.1km 16.1km 21.1km
8 Half Kevin Geary 1:25:44 0:03:57 0:19:52 0:20:11 0:20:40 0:21:05
11 Half Donnacha Lehane 1:26:47 0:03:57 0:19:52 0:20:03 0:20:48 0:22:06

50k…
Place Distance Name Surname Finish 5km 10km 15km 20km 25km 30km 35km 40km 45km 50km
48 50km Nora Corcoran 4:59:16 0:28:29 0:29:43 0:28:13 0:28:34 0:29:31 0:29:43 0:30:03 0:32:29 0:30:32 0:31:59

Dunmanway 10k : At least three members took part in this popular 10k in West Cork with Roger O’Mahony doing pacing duties as well.

27 Ken Wynman (220) 00:41:29 Ages 45-49 (3) Male (23)
51 Joe Murphy (92) 00:43:24 Ages 55-59 (2nd M55) Male (43)
61 Damian KENNEALLY (81) 00:44:34 00:44:33 SM 19-39 (28) Male (51)
190 Gillian Byrne (166) 00:57:24 00:57:18 F35-39 (10) Female (54)

13th June…Alan O’Brien wins the 2014 Inniscarra 4 mile race

 

Club member Alan O’Brien was the first man home in this years Murphy Memorial Inniscarra 4 mile road race held on Friday the 13th of June. This was Alan’s second win of 2014 having first also in the Great Railway Run 10k race back in early May.

1 0:23:01 O’BRIEN, Alan Eagle AC M 05:45.2
16 0:27:23 LOONEY, Denis Eagle AC M45 06:50.6…1st M45
22 0:28:56 O’CONNOR, Adele Eagle AC F40 07:13.9…2nd Woman

Adele O'Connor...2nd woman home

Adele O’Connor…2nd woman home

23 0:28:58 MURPHY, Joe Eagle AC M55 07:14.4…1st M55
25 0:29:11 DOOLEY, Michael Eagle AC M45 07:17.6
61 0:33:33 LOONEY, Bernadette Eagle AC F40 08:23.1…1st F40
68 0:34:51 BUCKLEY, Aidan Eagle AC M50 08:42.6

Alan O'Brien with members of the Murphy family

Alan O’Brien with members of the Murphy family

 

9th June…Cork City Marathon stats

With the Cork City Marathon now out of the way, it’s time to have a look back at some of the Eagle AC numbers in the event. This is a breakdown of members in 2014 compared to last year…

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In 2013, a total of 19 Eagle AC members took part in the full marathon. The number in 2014 was up one to 20. This meant that Eagle AC was the largest athletic club by numbers in the full marathon with Watergrasshill AC second with 15 and St.Finbarrs AC third with 14. Both Clonmel AC and Marathon Club Ireland had 9 each.

In the half-marathon, the club had 26 members in 2013. That was up 54% this year with 40 members taking part in the half. In terms of numbers, Eagle AC was the largest club in the half with St.Finbarr’s AC second with 34, Watergrasshill AC third with 19, Youghal AC fourth with 18 and Leevale AC fifth with 14.

In the relay event, the club had one official team of 5 members in 2013. In 2014, the club had 5 teams of 5 which is a huge jump. Although it’s hard to know exactly how many athletic clubs were taking part due to the team names chosen, Eagle AC was the highest with 5.  Togher AC had two, Leevale AC had two, CIT AC had two with others like East Cork AC with one team taking first place.

All told, some 86 members of Eagle AC took part in this years Cork City Marathon event. That represents roughly half of the current membership.