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…
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.