Club Notes…Fri 21st July 2017

eagle_notes2Results from the Eagle AC newsletter…Karen Bevan (Newsletter Editor)

Hope you are all keeping well and running well.

A note of thanks sent in this week from John Dunphy ; ‘The Currabinny woods sessions are fantastic and a good turnout by members, pass on a big thank you to John Desmond and Ed Fitz for putting these on for the club”.

Always nice to hear positive feedback on events organised by the club.

This week brings the 3rd of the Ballycotton Summer series 5 milers in Churchtown south, which is one of our club targeted races, we also have plenty of Eagle’s running and pacing in the Killarney Half Marathon and 10K this Saturday, along with plenty of summer evening races to choose from, best of luck to all involved!

If you are running in any of the smaller summer races with no club results listed please do send on your results so that they can be included in the weekly email.

Enjoy the summer running and racing.

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

Thursday 13th July
Cork BHAA Dell EMC 4 Mile Road Race
Over 200 runners took part in this 4 miler in Ballincollig. Plenty of Eagle names in the category prizes. Special mention to Sandra Manning who was 3rd lady home on the night! Well done to all Eagle members who ran.
1st M55 – Mike McGrath 26.18
2nd M55 – Denis Carroll 28.39
3rd M55 – Paul MacCotter 29.28
1st M65 – Ken Higgs 29.45
1st M70 – Richard Piotrowski 29.50
3rd Female Overall – Sandra Manning 27.42
2nd F40 – Elaine Guinane 28.23
1st F45 – Adelle O’Connor 28.17

Coachford 5 Mile Road Race
In a busy night on the road racing front, this 5 miler had 271 participants, 3 of whom were Eagles. Well done to Pat, Colin and Eric. Pat was 1st M55 over the line.
13 PAT O’CONNOR (EAGLE AC) 242 00:30:30:81 6:06/m M 49
17 COLIN O’ HERLIHY (EAGLE A.C) 186 00:31:31:28 6:18/m M 46
66 ERIC FOLEY (EAGLE AC) CORK, 243 00:36:31:40 7:18/m M 38
Results & Photos

Youghal AC 5K Road Race
No clubs were named for this 5k in Youghal which also took place on Thursday night. Apologies if I’ve missed anyone. If anyone has been missed please let me know and we will include it in next week’s mail. Thanks to those who sent their results in!
120 Gillian MURPHY (272) 00:21:57 Ages 40-44 (4) Female (23) 00:21:57
134 John SWANTON (51) 00:22:29 Senior Male (39) Male (107) 00:22:29
168 John QUIGLEY (177) 00:23:55 Ages 60-64 (4) Male (128) 00:23:55

Sunday July 16th
Cloyne 4k Summer Run
Ciaran was the only Eagle runner at this 4k on Sunday morning. Ciaran had a great run, finishing well up the field in 6th place.
6 0:14:22 BOUSE, Ciaran Eagle AC M 05:46.7 653 6

Wed 19th July 2017
Carrigtwohill 5k road race
A large number of runners turned out for the Carrigtwohill 5k yesterday evening with plenty of Eagle’s in the mix, well done to all running on the night.
18 Michael Forde Eagle AC 18:19 SM 198
40 Kevin Geary Eagle AC 19:17 SM 197
44 Mike O Connor Eagle AC 19:28 SM 214
54 Eugene O Connor Eagle AC 19:48 M45 145
60 Tim McCarthy Eagle AC 19:52 SM 14
157 John Swanton 23:03 SW 138
143 Ken Higgs Eagle AC 22:37 M65 220
170 Frances O Connor Eagle AC 23:24 W55 358
249 John Dunphy Eagle AC 25:42 M50 386
255 David Donnelly Eagle AC 25:55 SM 215
409 Ann Hayes Eagle AC 31:56 W55 357
Results & Photos

Crookstown Utd. 5k
115 runners in this 5k which also took place on Wednesday evening. No clubs were listed but Denis Carroll was spotted in the results earning himself a top 20 finish.
19TH Denis Carroll 21.58

Parkrun Results – Saturday July 15th 2017
5. Ciaran Bouse 19.10 VM 35-39 M 5
22. Niall McSweeney 21.53 SM 30-34 M 20
24. Pat Twomey 22.11 VM 65-69 M 22
116. Derek Costello 28.22 VM 45-49 M 88

Castle Demense, Macroom
Well done to John, who was second man home in Macroom Parkrun on Saturday.
2. John Dunphy 19.50 VM 45-49 M 2
28. Richard Piotrowski 25.59 VM 70-74 M 24
54. Derry Casey 36.15 VM 40-44 M 35

Bere Island
Congrats to Hugh on his new Parkrun PB!
27. Hugh McSweeney 25.51 VM 70-74 M 21 (New PB!)

Results – 10k and Above (Ruairi Egan)

The Shannonvale 10k near Clonakilty was held on Friday the 14th of July 2017 and 7 Eagles made the trip. We had 3 finishers in the top 10 and a few category prizes as well, well done to all, details below:
6 Ciaran Bouse Eagle AC M (6) MO (5) 197 00:37:06
9 Colin Foley Eagle AC M (9) MO (8) 246 00:37:57
10 Pat O’Connor Eagle AC M (10) M40 (2) 192 00:38:12
17 David O Keefe Eagle AC M (17) MO (12) 251 00:39:36
31 Richard Poitrowski Eagle AC M (31) M60 (1) 167 00:42:08
43 Denis Carroll Eagle AC M (42) M50 (3) 279 00:44:24
53 Geraldine Corcoran Eagle AC F (4) F40 (2) 250 00:45:34

Missed from last week’s results:
Well done to Mairead Lonergan in last week’s Cahir Half Marathon, running a super PB of 1:49:43.


Flickr Photos : Derek Costello
15th June 2017 Coolagown 5k
22nd June 2017 Daniel Kingston Memorial 5k in Macroom
30th June 2017 Courtmacsherry 10k
30th June 2017 Willie Neenan Memorial Millstreet 5 mile
5th July 2017 CPO-Garda 5km
8th July 2017 Bere Island Midsummer Run
9th July 2017 Old Head of Kinsale 7km
14th July 2017 Shannonvale 10k
08 Jul 2017 Castle Demense parkrun

Sports First Aid Course : John Desmond
Cork Sports Partnership held a Sports First Aid course last Saturday and we had four members taking part…Ed Fitzgerald, Grace O’Leary, Gary Gibbons and Ger Down. By all accounts, there was a lot packed into the six hours of the course. The club paid for the four members to do this course with the aim of having a pool of people who are trained in the use of a defibrillator and to have a basic understanding of first aid.

Results – below 10k (Mairead Lonergan and Karen Bevan)
Sunday 9th July
Old Head of Kinsale 7k
A very successful day out for the club in Kinsale on Sunday morning with 2 members placing on the podium! Well done to Ciaran Bouse who finished in 2nd place and to Michael Forde who finished in 3rd. Congrats to Ruairi Egan also who claimed a top ten finish and to Ita Kirwan who was 6th lady home.. Great times on what was by all accounts a very hilly course.
2 578 Ciaran Bouse 0:26:09
3 530 Michael Forde 0:26:29
10 535 Ruairi Egan 0:30:10
6 190 Ita Kirwan 0:35:07
Results & Photos

Thursday the 6th July 2017
CORKBEG ‘4’ Robbie Steele Memorial
Well done to the 2 Johns racing in the Corkbeg 4 mile last Thursday. Great time and top 11 finish for John O’ Callaghan, Congratulations.
11 0:22:50 O’CALLAGHAN, John Eagle AC M45 05:42.4 48 11
180 0:35:15 DUNPHY, John Eagle AC M45 08:48.6 207 180

Parkrun Results – Saturday July 8th 2017
75.. Flor Twohig 27.38 VM 50-54 M 60
96. Gary Gibbons 29.04 VM 45-49 M 72
111. Monica Twohig 30.48 VW 50-54 F 33

Castle Demense, Macroom
20. Richard Piotrowski 23.01 VM 70-74 M 20
32. John Dunphy 24.47 VM 45-59 M 32
89. Derry Casey 32.34 VM 40-44 M 70

Results – 10k and Above (Ruairi Egan)
Bere Island Midsummer Run Saturday 8th July 2017
Well done to club members Vincent O Sullivan who finished 3rd in the annual Bere Island Midsummer run on Saturday 8th July 2017, Mark Gallagher also finishing well on the day
3rd Vincent O’Sullivan Eagle AC 39.55
11th Mark Gallagher Eagle AC 45.56

Sydney Harbour 10K
2 club members were in Sydney last weekend and and took part in what must have been a beautiful race around Sydney Harbour. Andrew described it as a Super race in perfect conditions sunshine, cold but no wind. The field in total was 3,758 runners. A photo below sent on by Andrew thank you for sending it on !
Net time Average pace Overall Male/ Female Category
Andrew O’ Farrell 00.45.41 00.44.59 04.34 617 624 6
Betty McKenzie 00.62.54 00.61.18 06.07 2784 1216 104

Trail and Hill news – Gerard Down
Results Curragh Woods Trail race –
Name Place Category Category Place Time Club
Austin Browne 9th M 40 3rd M 40 36.04 Eagle AC
Well done to Austin on a 3rd category place with only 2 seconds separating him from 2nd place.

Thursday 29th June
Courtbrack 5k
Over 200 people turned out for the first running of this 5k near Blarney. Special mention to John Dunphy was first M45 home and to Adelle O’Connor who was 5th lady home and 1st F45.
10. 568 John Dunphy M45 Eagle AC 10 19.11
16. 444 Michael O’Connor MS Eagle AC 16 20.15
22. 438 Cathal Twomey MS Eagle AC 22 21.04
32. 449 Ken Nyhan M40 Eagle AC 32 21.51
38. 423 Adelle O’Connor F45 Eagle AC 38 22.10
94. 443 David Donnelly MS Eagle AC 94 27.07
Results & Photos

Friday 30th June
Willie Neenan Memorial 5 Mile Road Race
There was one Eagle participant at this 5 miler in Millstreet, North Cork. Well done Colin!
71. Colin Foley 39.34 851 M 61 MS 30 Eagle AC

Wednesday 5th July
Cork BHAA CPO-Garda 5K
There was a large number of Eagle participants in this 5k on Wednesday evening. Well done to all who took part. Members who were were spotted in the category prizes are listed below.
1st M55 – Dennis Carroll 21.42
1st M65 – Ken Higgs 22.22
1st M70 – Richard Piotrowski 20.42
3rd F35 – Sandra Manning 20.54
1st F45 – Adelle O’Connor 21.56
2nd F55 – Frances O’Connor 23.40

Parkrun Results – Saturday July 1st 2017
13. Niall McSweeney 21.33 SM 30-34 M 12
72. Sean Lucey 26.50 SM 25-29 M 56
104. Monica Twohig 28.42 VW 50-54 F 28
106. Flor Twohig 28.44 VM 50-54 M 78

Bere Island
63. Derry Casey 33.47 VM 40-44 M 39
80. John Dunphy 48.28 VM 45-49 M 46

Castle Demense, Macroom
5. Richard Piotrowski 23.07 VM 70-74 M 4

Results – 10k and Above (Ruairi Egan)
9 members travelled to the popular Courtmacsherry 10k on Friday evening, June 30th. Eagles featured prominently in the results, with 3 in the overall top 6, 5 in the top 20 and 4 age category winners. Well done to all, results detailed below:
3 Alan O’BRIEN (101) 00:33:02 00:33:02 Age 35-39 (1)
4 Mark SMITH (435) 00:34:09 00:34:08 Age 35-39 (2)
6 Vivian FOLEY (144) 00:34:20 00:34:19 Age 45-49 (1)
13 Ronan BOLAND (66) 00:36:34 00:36:33 Age 50-54 (1)
19 Frank HILL (1481) 00:38:17 00:38:14 Age 50-54 (3)
59 Jason CROSBIE (142) 00:41:59 00:41:53 Senior (16)
63 Ruairi EGAN (293) 00:42:18 00:42:18 Age 45-49 (8)
65 Martin DALY (456) 00:42:21 00:42:16 Age 40-44 (17)
67 Richard PIOTROWSKI (986) 00:42:30 00:42:30 Age 60+ (1)
Results & Photos

Aizenay 10 Km Trail run – France
Well done to Tim McCarthy and Darren Casey who ran a wet and tough 10k trail run in Aizenay France. Darren’s time was 45.45 (32nd overall) and Tim’s time was 47.55 (44th overall).


Trail and Hill news – Gerard Down
Great Run by Ger Down in Austria a PB and 8th in category position, congratulations Ger! (Karen)
Eagle AC was represented for the 6th successive year at the Montafon Mountain Marathon run between Silbertal in Vorarlberg Province and St Anton in Tyrol Province in Austria.
Name Place Category Category Place Time Club
Gerard Down 84th (Men) M 60 7th 4.54.09* Eagle AC
*PB for this race

Club News: John Desmond
‘Myrtleville Selkies’ to swim English Channel for Cork University Hospital : John Desmond
This was spotted in the news during the week by Denis Looney. Club member Laurence Courtney is part of six member team who will attempt a relay crossing of the English Channel on Friday. Named the ‘Myrtleville Selkies’, they will be swimming at least double the length of the 35km-wide channel, as the currents force participants to swim from side to side as the tide ebbs and flows. Full story here…

Club Membership Stats : John Desmond
Athletics Ireland recently released the membership stats for all clubs in the country at the end of June 2017 and these show that Eagle AC now has 180 members.

Club Training Programmes for the Dublin Marathon Charleville Half-Marathon: John Desmond
32 members have sign up so far for the training programmes for the Charleville Half-Marathon and Dublin Marathon. These are the 6 programmes…
Charleville Half-Marathon – 3 Day Programme (3 key workouts per week…approx 30 miles per week)
Charleville Half-Marathon – 4 Day Intermediate Programme (Approx 40 miles per week)
Charleville Half-Marathon – 5 Day ‘Hard’ Programme (Approx 50 mile per week)
Dublin Marathon – 4 Day ‘Easy’ Programme (Approx 30-40 miles per week)
Dublin Marathon – 4 Day Intermediate Programme (Approx 35-45 miles per week)
Dublin Marathon – 5 Day ‘Hard’ Programme (Approx 45-55 miles per week)
These are based on a typical club runner who has done a half-marathon in the past and wants to follow a supervised programme. They can also be used for other half-marathons or marathons in the Autumn. Programmes are sent out by e-mail once a fortnight.
If you’re interested, sign up asap as we’re starting straight away.