Eagle AC finish 2nd in the Munster Masters Cross Country Championships

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The Munster Masters Cross Country Championships were held on Sunday the 19th of November 2017 and the club’s M35 team secured a Silver medal after finishing 2nd.

Men O35 Team Club Team …Points
Place Club Positions
1 East Cork A.C. 1, 9, 11, 17 …38
2 Eagle A.C. 2, 4, 24, 29 …59
3 An Riocht A.C. 8, 18, 20, 32 …78
4 Leevale A.C. 6, 16, 31, 41 …94
5 Mallow A.C. 37, 40, 48, 51 …176
6 Youghal A.C. 38, 74, 82, 95 …289
7 Galtee Runners A.C. 69, 70, 94, 109 …342

The scoring members of the Eagle AC team were Alan O’Brien 2nd, Vivian Foley 4th, John O’Callaghan 24th and Ruairi O’Callaghan 29th.

In the individual categories, Alan O’Brien took Silver in the M35, Vivian Foley took Gold in the M45 and Pat Twomey won Silver in the M65.

Full results… MenWomen

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Pat O’Connor wins 10k race in Cork City

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Well done to club member Pat O’Connor who took first place in the Run in the Dark 10k road race in Cork City on Wed 15th November.

It was a difficult race for faster runners as the roads were narrow and the four loops around the city centre meant that many slower runners had to be lapped.

Despite the congestion and 700+ other 10k runners, Pat managed to still finish first in a time of 37:42.

Pat is in flying form at the moment having run a PB of 2h 48m in the recent Dublin City Marathon.

Big turnout for the club talk on Wed 8th Nov!


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The club had a large turnout of about 30 members for our two part talk and workshop in Cork City on Wednesday the 8th of November.

The evening started off with a very informative talk by Jennifer O’Callaghan about nutrition specific to endurance running. With the high physical demands of training and racing, there was plenty of good advice from Jennifer for members to take on board.

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After a short break for tea & coffee, the second part of the evening was a practical demonstration of Strength & Conditioning for endurance runners by Kieran McKeown and Aoife Cooke.

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Strength and Conditioning is probably one aspect of training that a lot of runners neglect and our brief to Kieran was to come up with a simple programme that our members could do at home without any specialised equipment.

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With due credit to Kieran and Aoife, they came up a well prepared graphical programme which was demonstrated on the night and which has been sent out to all those who took part.

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Our thanks to Jennifer, Kieran and Aoife for a very informative evening. We hope to hold some more talks in the Spring of 2018.

Eagle AC Talk & Workshop…Wed 8th Nov 2017

The club will be holding its next talk & workshop on Wednesday the 8th of November.

The evening will start at 7pm with a talk by Jennifer O’Callaghan titled ‘Fueling for Peak Performance’.

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After a brief coffee break, the second part of the evening will be a practical workshop by Kieran McKeown titled ‘Functional Strength and Conditioning for Runners’.

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We hope to finish off the evening by about 9:45pm. More details by email to club members.

Club Notes…Sat 4th Nov 2017

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Well done to the Club Members who ran the Dublin City Marathon last Sunday. It was a very special occasion, the atmosphere was electric and the crowds of supporters on the day were just amazing. There were some very impressive results posted too and Ruairi has plenty more on this HERE. Alongside the congratulations to the club members running, is a very special word of thanks to the Eagle members who go out of their way to assist other club members in achieving their goals, providing training plans, advice and a listening ear to get people to the start line long before they reach the finish line. This is most sincerely appreciated and peer support is a very strong quality within Eagle AC.

We wish club member Mark Smith the very best of luck as he heads to the USA to take part in the New York Marathon. This will be Mark’s first race in his new EAGLE AC singlet and we will be thinking of him and wishing him the very best on the day.

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New club logo!

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New month, new logo! The club has now introduced a new logo as shown above on the right.

While the old logo has served the club well for many years, it was thought that the new version would be more distinctive when seen from a distance. The decision to change was made by the club members who voted in favour of it by 64% to 38%.

new-topThis change will be reflected in the new singlets which will also have the club name on the front as well. Again, it was felt that with so many Black singlets and tops now seen in an average race, the old club logo on its own wasn’t distinctive enough.

As part of the change, the club has also decided to increase the subsidy for all singlets so that they now cost just €10. While the old logo is likely to be seen around for a while yet, the new logo will gradually replace it over time.