Club Notes…Thurs 28th Sept 2016

Eagle_Notes2Results – below 10k (Karen Bevan and Mairead Lonergan)

Saturday 24th September 2016
Parkrun Results
Only 2 Eagles braved the Parkrun in the terrible weather that Saturday morning brought. Well done Gillian First Lady home.
10. John Dunphy 20.47 VM 45-49 M 10
15. Gillian Murphy 22.05 VW 40-44 F 1 (1st Female!)

The Wild Atlantic Way Run was held on Saturday the 24th of September in Castletownbere in West Cork. A total of 89 people took part, 47 in the 10k and 42 in the 4k. Well done to Vincent on winning the 10K event !
1 395 Vincent O’Sullivan Eagle AC 0:41:29


Vincent O’Sullivan…1st in the Castletownbere 10k

Race results, 10k & above:(Ruairi Egan)
The Killarney 10 mile race was on last Saturday, 24th. Just 2 Eagles took part but both finished in the prizes. Deirdre Nagle was 1st Female home and a top 20 finish overall, and Pat O’Connor took 1st M45 with his 10th place finish. Well done to both.
10 Pat O’CONNOR (175) 01:04:16 Ages 45 49(1)
19 Deirdre NAGLE (163) 01:08:42 Ages 18-39(1)

The Berlin marathon took place on Sunday the 26th, A group of 5 Eagles made the trip, and after dedicating most of this year to training, all 5 recorded PB’s. Pride of place must go to Alan O’Brien with a sensational 2’34”56, averaging sub 6 min/mile, but all 5 must be delighted with their times. Very well done to the gang.
Alan O Brien 2:34:56
Ronán Boland 2:45:43
Frank Hill 2:52:07
Linda Cussen 3:31:21
Lisa Boland 3:35:16

Trail and Hill Notes – Gerard Down
The IMRA Hill/Trail season for 2016 in Cork/Munster is effectively over and will recommence in late January with the start of the MMRA short race league. For any runner considering trying trail/hill racing, there are quite a few parks and forests in Cork city and close to Cork that would be useful for training.
This week I will briefly mention Beaumont Drive park in the Southside.( The park doesn’t seem to have an official name and some people may know it by the name of the adjacent Beaumont Quarry) The main access points are Beaumont Drive and at the end of Woodvale Road next to Scoill Barra. There is also a pedestrian access to the park along a pathway parallel to Ballinlough Pitch & Putt club opposite Cork Constitution Rugby Club. This park is the venue for the only cross country race on the BHAA calendar, which takes place in January and is a 5 k race taking in 3 circuits of the park. So the park is also a useful ground for cross country training.The main body of the park is on gently sloping ground and should not present a challenge to any runner. By extending your run into the smaller section by Beaumont Drive you have the option of
incorporating one of two hills; one is a short incline and the other is a relatively short but more challenging hill- the BHAA X country race uses the more challenging hill. By using the whole park, you have a circuit of approximately one mile. Next week I will briefly look at Garryduff Coillte forest
Upcoming events:
1. There is a 5 K trail race being held in Oldcourt Woods ( Garryduff Woods) on October 9th- further details courtesy of Cork
Running Blog

Eagle News:
Autumn/ Winter 3000m races: For the past two years, the club has organised a 3km race series throughout the autumn/winter months. These take place during the usual Tuesday track training time approximately every 6 weeks, and the provisional date for the first one is in two weeks time- Oct. 11th. Further details nearer the time. All members are welcome to take part and in previous years we have held two races on each night to accommodate various paces.

Coffee Run: Having been scuppered by adverse weather last Saturday, we will now have the next coffee run on Sat. Oct. 22nd, which will make an ideal taper run for anyone doing Dublin the following week. All details will be sent as usual the previous week.

Flickr photos by Derek Costello:
18th Sept 2016 Charleville Half Marathon
10th Sept 2016 Midland Park 5km, New Jersey