Club Notes…Fri 8th Sept 2017

Club Notes…Fri 8th Sept 2017…by Karen Bevan & the news team : Well done to all involved in races this week, I think we covered all bases. Great results in the Greenway half marathon and some very impressive endurance running in the wind and rain over the Kerry mountains. We also had a representative in the cross country running and plenty of Eagle Ac members out in the St Luke’s 5k this evening. Great stuff everyone!

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L-R…Maura Regan, Adelle O’Connor & Kelly Agnew at the St.Luke’s 5k. This was Maura’s first 5k race in two and half years and ended up winning the F35 category!

Best of Luck to anyone running in the John Buckley 10 mile road race on Saturday evening, the 9th. A fast and fast course so do get out there and show them what the Eagles can do; You’ll be great we have no doubt about that!

Have a great weekend and hope the training is going well for whatever you next goal may be.

Thanks as always to all who have contributed to the email this week.

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Report on the 2017 Paris Marathon…by Eddie Trindle

Report on the 2017 Paris Marathon (by Eddie Trindle)

The 2017 Schneider Electric Paris Marathon took place on Sunday, April 9th. In glorious weather (for walking!) 43,754 runners started the race with 42,441 finishers. This makes Paris the largest marathon in Europe (just ahead of London). By 12.30 the temperature had reached 20 degrees and it peaked at 25 later in the afternoon. 3 Eagles went to the start line that morning: Tony Cambridge, my brother Aidan and I. Coincidentally it took place the same day as the Rotterdam marathon.

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Aidan & Eddie Trindle

With the Paris marathon taking place on the Sunday morning I flew into CDG airport on the Friday afternoon. Aidan arrived that night. Both our families had traveled over for it. We met up on the Saturday morning for a coffee, Parisian style, on the terrace. Karen Bevan had run the marathon in Paris the previous year and gave us good tips in advance. I didn’t take part in the Breakfast Run on the Saturday morning. This in itself is a stunning 5k route starting at the Place du Palais Royal and finishing under the Eiffel Tower – with about 3,000 runners.

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Eagle AC in the prizes at the Greenway Half-Marathon in Waterford

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Eagle AC was well represented at the West Waterford AC Greenway Half Marathon on Saturday the 2nd of September and came home with with plenty of prizes.

Mark Smith was 3rd Male overall. Elaine Guinane, Karen Bevan & Helen Cronin won 2nd Ladies Team. Paul Cotter, Pat O’Connor & Vincent O’Sullivan won 2nd Men’s Team. Also, Mairead Ryan won 2nd F35 category & Pat O’Connor 3rd M45. Fantastic running everyone.

3 Mark SMITH 01:13:23 107 MS (2) Eagle AC
21 Paul COTTER 01:22:37 110 M40 (4) Eagle AC
22 Pat O’CONNOR 01:22:47 170 M45 (3) Eagle AC
25 Vincent O’SULLIVAN 01:23:19 117 MS (16) Eagle AC
88 Mairead RYAN 01:37:06 195 F35 (2) Eagle AC
94 Elaine GUINANE 01:38:05 94 F40 (5) Eagle AC
119 Karen BEVAN 01:42:04 177 F35 (5) Eagle AC
132 Helen CRONIN 01:45:16 174 F35 (7) Eagle AC
141 Mairead LONERGAN 01:46:37 206 FS (6) Eagle AC
220 Gregg MOORE 01:55:54 212 M45 (32) Eagle AC
257 Lisa BOLAND 01:58:24 89 F45 (12) Eagle AC

Results & Photos

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3rd place finish for Mark Smith

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Mairead Ryan…2nd F35

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Team Prize for Eagle AC!

 

 

Club Notes…Fri 1st Sept 2017

Club Newsletter by Karen Bevan & Co…

Hope you are all keeping well in this end of summer back to school week.

The Ballycotton Summer series has come to an end for another year well done to all who took part in these races this year. There was a great turn out of Eagle AC members for the final race last Thursday and great results too. 16 club members did all 4 races with 9 men and 3 women taking those much coveted top positions, Congratulations. Plenty more on this below.

A reminder for those of you who have not let Damian know if you can join us for a club BBQ on September 23rd. Please contact him so they can get an idea on numbers .

Lots of club new this week including club information talks, and plans for a social club run on the Waterford Greenway so please do read on many thanks to John for this.

Good Luck and the best of wishes to all running this weekend. There are plenty of events taking place from Kerry Way Ultra Ultra Lite, and the munster League in North Cork ( Ger has more on this below for you), to the Greenway Half Marathon in Waterford; there will be Eagles running far wide!
Enjoy it and hope all goes to plan.

Thanks as always to all who have contributed to the email this week.

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3rd place finish for Damian Kenneally in the Cork City FC 5k

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Club run in the Glen of Aherlow planned for Mar 2018

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Grellan McGrath and John Desmond are planning a club run in the Glen of Aherlow in March of 2018. The distance will be 13.1 miles and the course will be on forest trails with spectacular views out over the Glen of Aherlow and the Galtee Mountains to the south.

The exact date will be decided much closer to the event as the weather will be the deciding factor. We hope to accommodate as many members as possible as regards paces with the emphasis on enjoying the run rather than making it a speed session.

In terms of running shoes, standard runners will do but it might be best perhaps not to wear your latest pair.

More details by mail to members.