Talk by Trevor Woods of UCC on ‘Training for Running’

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On Wednesday the 7th of October, almost 40 club members attended a talk titled ‘Training for Running’ which was presented by Trevor Woods who is the Exercise Physiologist with the UCC Department of Sport and Physical Activity, and also one of Ireland’s leading Tri-Athletes.

The topics covered on the evening were as follows………physiological traits and determinants, blood lactate levels, oxygen requirements, running form and efficiency, endurance, intensity of training, strength training, training plan overview, periodisation of training, running programmes and injury prevention. This was followed by an interesting Q&A session which covered even more material.

Thanks to Joe Roche for organising what was an informative evening for Eagle AC club members. Plans are in the pipeline for another talk over the Winter months.

Recent results…Maura Regan wins Cork Woodland Trail 5k race & Damian Kenneally wins 5k in Rathpeacon

Cork Woodland 5km Trail Run: This 5km run was held in Oldcourt woods in Rochestown last Sunday the 27th of Sept 2015. Congratulations to Maura Regan who was back to winning ways, finishing first lady overall.
8    Neil    Mackay    M40    195    25’41”
21    Alan    Foley    M40    113    28’09”
22    Maura    Regan    F    108    28’15” … First Lady
25    Richard    Fahey    M    193    29’21”
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Alan Foley & Maura Regan on the last lap

Rathpeacon 5km: Well done to Damian Kenneally, winner of the Rathpeacon 5km race last weekend! Damian won the race in a time of 19:03, over a minute ahead of second place. Monica and Flor Twohig also took part, finishing in just over 32 minutes.

Eagle team take Bronze in Munster Half-Marathon Championships

The Charleville Half-Marathon was held back on the 20th of September and it also doubled up as the 2015 Munster Half-Marathon Championships. While the individual and category results were released almost straight away, the results for the Munster Championships took a while longer longer to compile. They were released in the last week and they show that the Eagle AC mens O40 team took bronze in that category! Well done to Frank Hill, Colin O’Herlihy and Pat O’Connor who made up the team.

o40 Mens Team Medallists
Team Posn Points Club
1 54 Mallow AC
2 55 Clonmel AC
3 66 Eagle AC

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In total, 30 Eagle AC members took part in the Charleville Half-Marathon with 9 of those taking on duties as pacers, about one third of the total pacing team.

25 Alan O’BRIEN (168) 01:14:41 Ages 18-39 (15) Male (24)
56 Frank HILL (480) 01:20:48 Ages 50 – 54 (2) Male (54)…2nd M50
80 Colin O’HERLIHY (163) 01:24:47 Ages 40 – 44 (20) Male (77)
96 Kevin GEARY (507) 01:25:15 Ages 18-39 (55) Male (91)
158 Pat O’CONNOR (PACER) (33) 01:29:44 Ages 45 – 49 (14) Male (145)
167 Brian MCGUIRE (122) 01:30:40 Ages 45 – 49 (19) Male (153)
173 Donal DOWLING (3233) 01:31:10 Ages 18-39 (89) Male (158)
212 Gearoid O’LEARY (PACER) (36) 01:34:43 Ages 18-39 (107) Male (193)
218 Tony CAMBRIDGE (PACER) (35) 01:34:47 Ages 45 – 49 (25) Male (199)
221 Ruairi EGAN (3238) 01:34:59 Ages 45 – 49 (26) Male (202)
283 John JOHN MCCARTHY (116) 01:39:40 Ages 18-39 (128) Male (248)
304 Ed FITZGERALD (729) 01:40:50 Ages 40 – 44 (60) Male (263)
316 Tim MCCARTHY (785) 01:42:16 Ages 18-39 (140) Male (274)
317 Cathal TWOMEY (624) 01:42:27 Ages 18-39 (141) Male (275)
389 Dympna CONNOLLY (492) 01:46:57 Ages 18-39 (34) Female (67)
400 Frances O’CONNOR (270) 01:47:20 Ages 55 – 59 (1) Female (70)…1st F55
410 Niamh LEHANE (112) 01:48:00 Ages 40 – 44 (22) Female (77)
411 John SCANNELL (516) 01:47:58 Ages 45 – 49 (55) Male (334)
419 Olive DOOLEY (88) 01:48:39 Ages 40 – 44 (24) Female (80)
431 David O’DONOVAN (PACER) (42) 01:49:05 Ages 18-39 (158) Male (345)
455 Maeve HEALY (254) 01:51:13 Ages 40 – 44 (30) Female (100)
520 Elaine GUINANE (PACER) (43) 01:54:43 Ages 18-39 (72) Female (137)
522 John DESMOND (PACER) (44) 01:54:50 Ages 50 – 54 (32) Male (384)
524 Grainne SHEEHAN (735) 01:54:50 Ages 18-39 (73) Female (139)
535 Karen BEVAN (736) 01:56:10 Ages 18-39 (76) Female (145)
594 John DUNLEAVY (PACER) (46) 01:59:35 Ages 50 – 54 (34) Male (406)
596 Joe MURPHY (PACER) (45) 01:59:36 Ages 60 – 64 (6) Male (407)
607 Irene KEOHANE (690) 02:00:02 Ages 40 – 44 (53) Female (197)
660 Fiona O’RIORDAN (515) 02:04:18 Ages 45 – 49 (35) Female (234)
672 Tracy COTTER (PACER) (47) 02:04:37 Ages 18-39 (129) Female (244)

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Alan O’Brien…an impressive 1:14:41 in the half

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Taking a well earned break after their pacing duties…Tracy Cotter and John Dunleavy

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Mick Dooley with the 2nd man home…Ian Kiprono. Ian works as a coach with Br.Colm O’Connell at the famous Iten training camp in Kenya which has produced some of the worlds greatest athletes including David Rudisha, the 2012 Olympic champion and world record holder in the 800m.

More photos can be seen on the club’s Flickr page.

Full results on the Charleville Half-Marathon website.

Photos courtesy of Mick Dooley and Gearóid Ó Laoi