Results from the Rotterdam Marathon

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We had three club members taking part in the Rotterdam Marathon last weekend.

Ruairí O’Callaghan …2:57:57
Martin Leahy Cork …2:59:23
Eddie Trindle Cork …3:49:23

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Ruairí and Martin going sub 3

This was Ruairí’s first time going under the 3 hour barrier so well done!

Martin has gone sub 3 in the past but this is another good performance. Martin was part of our M50 team that won in the National Marathon in Dublin last October.

Eddie_Tridle_Rotterdam_Apr2016This was also a new PB for Eddie Trindle who is one of the newer members in the club. This was a 7 minute improvement on his 3:56:10 in the Dublin Marathon last October. Great to see all that training paying off!

Recent results…Connemara Half Marathon / National 10km / Sheep’s Head 10k / MMRA Claragh Mtn Trail Race / Good Friday Run in Killarney / Boherbue to Kiskeam 4m

Eagle_AC_ResultsConnemara Half Marathon: Well done to Mike McGrath who finished 2nd M50 in the Connemara Half Marathon last weekend. Mike ran a time of 1.38.19 in what sounds like very tough conditions. Mike’s opinion: ‘It is a great event , fab scenery but unfortunately we were battered by high Winds and rain throughout !’

National 10km: Well done to Ken Mulcahy who ran the National 10km race in the Phoenix Park last weekend.
Ken Mulcahy Eagle A.C. 39:58

Sheep’s Head: Two results from the Sheeps Head 10km that was held over Easter weekend.
4 Pat O CONNOR (36) 00:40:35 Ages 40 – 49 (2nd) Male (4)
7 Dermot SLYNE (48) 00:42:50 Ages 40 – 49 (3rd) Male (7)

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Pat O’Connor…2nd M40 in the Sheeps Head 10k and 4th overall

MMRA Claragh Mtn Trail Race : We had 3 members in action in the MMRA Trail race on Clargh Mountain near Millstreet last Sunday. For Denis Carroll, it was his second race of the day haven taken part in the Cork BHAA UCC 10k earlier.
42 Ken Wynman M40 0:47:21 Eagle AC
47 Denis Carroll M50 0:50:56 Eagle AC
58 Mary Cotter F50 0:57:07 Eagle AC

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Mary Cotter heading up Claragh Mtn

Good Friday Run: Several members went west to Killarney on Good Friday to take part in the 5 mile race.
8 Gearoid O’LEARY 00:29:01 00:29:01 5303 M (7) MS (4)
29 Deidre NAGLE 00:32:07 00:32:08 5403 F (5) FS (5)
39 Mike MCGRATH 00:33:16 00:33:16 870 M (30) M55 (1st)
67 Joe MURPHY 00:36:14 00:36:16 890 M (50) M60 (1st)

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Joe Murphy…1st M60 in the Killarney Good Friday Run

Boherbue to Kiskeam: We had two members in this 4 miler on Easter Monday
45 0:27:03 CARROLL, Denis Eagle AC M55 06:45.6 …2nd M55
85 0:31:25 COTTER, Mary Eagle AC F50 07:51.1 …4th F50

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Denis Carroll…2nd M55

Eagle AC 3000m track series…Oct 2015 – Apr 2016

running_trackThe 5th and final race in the club’s 3000m track series was held on Tuesday evening the 5th of April and marked an end to a successful initiative in which 80 members took part in at least one event (74 last year).

A total of 5 races were held over a 6 month period with the intent that a race would be held roughly every 6 weeks. These were broken down as follows (last years numbers in brackets)

6th Oct 2015…27 (24)
17th Nov 2015…34 (33)
5th Jan 2016…30 (38) 
23rd Feb 2016…28 (29)
5th Apr 2016…30 (23)

The idea behind the series was as follows…
1) Give members some idea of the correct pace for doing intervals sessions.
2) A test of fitness so that members could monitor the improvements that they were making.
3) Give members more exposure to track races.
4) ..and of course, a 3000m race is an excellent workout in itself.

With plenty of evening races coming up, the series has now ended but the club hopes to start the series again in October 2016.