Another busy few days with plenty of members in action at various races. See the results below including a race report from Mike McGrath.
Cloyne 5k : The very popular Cloyne 5k road race on Wed 6th Aug attracted a huge field of 600 runners. The club had 9 members taking part.
9 Alan O Brien Eagle AC M MS 16:47
12 John O Callaghan Eagle AC M M40 17:18
16 Eric Browne Eagle AC M MS 17:41
37 Paul Cotter Eagle AC M MS 18:20
38 Damien Kenneally Eagle AC M MS 18:21
75 Mike McGrath Eagle AC M M50 19:39
147 David Speight Eagle AC M M40 20:55
210 Deirdre OCALLAGHAN Eagle AC F F40 22:43
314 Nora Corcoran Eagle AC F F35 25:10
Race Report Cloyne 5K August 6th by Mike McGrath : This race is fast becoming one of the best and most popular 5K races in Cork. A few miles from Midleton en route to Ballycotton the entire local community assist on the night acting as Stewards, directing parking, ensuring that all 600 runners and spectators enjoy their visit to their village. Unlike a lot of other races parking, registering and moving around this event is so easy and is one certainly to run if you have not done so to date !
The route is flat , very fast and on a good mix of paved street and county roads which are closed for traffic & makes for a great circuit for running. A PB is certainly on the cards if you are in good form and with a nice down hill stretch to the finish outside the Community Centre you should have no excuses here !
A great spread of tea /coffee sandwiches and cakes and a goody bag awaits in the Community Centre so for €10 this race represents great value. With the aid of chip timing full results are pinned on the walls for inspection within 20 mins of the winner crossing the line ! Awesome organisation !
Whilst I was not in the category prizes I was delighted with my visit to Cloyne on this lovely balmy summer nite and am already planning a return in 2015
Shanagarry 5k : This was on Thurs 7th of Aug and had a field of 58 runners. Cathal Twomey was our only member present…
25 0:22:00 TWOMEY, Cathal Eagle AC M 07:04.7
GR8KM : The Galtee Runners AC GR8KM race in Mitchelstown was held on Friday the 8th of Aug with 282 runners. Five Eagle AC members took part…
17 Derek O Keefe Eagle AC M40 136 29:41
41 Denis Carroll Eagle AC M50 33:02
55 Alan Hackett Eagle AC M35 33:48
134 Trish Bruton Eagle AC F45 39:00
156 Seamus Bruton Eagle AC M45 40:51
National Half-Marathon : The Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon in Dublin on Monday the 4th of August also doubled up as the National Half-Marathon. Keith Sexton made the journey to Dublin for this one finishing 21st in the M45 age category.
21 1121 01:37:31 Keith Sexton Eagle A.C. MM45-49
Streets of Galway 8k : The Streets of Galway 8k was on Sat 9th of Aug and attracted a huge field of 2319 runners. Our sole representative was Denis Carroll…
170 772 CARROLL Denis Eagle AC M50 0:32:57 0:32:43
John Hartnett 10k : The John Hartnett 10k road race was held in Ballyhooley on Sun the 10th of Aug.
44 0:43:59 MANNING, Sandra Eagle AC F 07:04.6
67 0:47:56 TWOMEY, Cathal Eagle AC M 07:42.7