Club Notes…Sat 4th Nov 2017

200-pix-news-resultsClub Notes…by Karen Bevan

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.

Eyeries 5 Mile

Trip to Eyeries
Thanks to the members who put their names down for the annual trip to the Eyeries 5 mile road race which takes place on Saturday 11th November. There are still a number of seats left on the coach and for just €10 you get entry to the race, luxury coach travel to and from Eyeries and an opportunity to see Ireland beat Denmark in the world cup play-offs! To book your seat send me an email at Pat Twomey.

Last Years Race report by Vivian Foley :

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

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

Sunday 29th October
Midleton Rugby Club 5k
Well done to Mick who took part in this 5k in Midleton on Sunday morning.
21. Mick Dooley 23.21

Parkrun Results – Saturday 28th October
Congrats to Damian who claimed 2nd spot at Saturday’s parkrun in Ballincollig.
2. Damian Kenneally 18.14 SM 30-34 M 2
21. Niall McSweeney 21.13 SM 30-34 M 21
25. Denis Carroll 21.51 VM 55-59 M 25
46. Joe Murphy 23.47 VM 60-64 M 44
113.Hugh McSweeney 27.18 M 88

Results – Above 10k (Ruairi Egan)

Dublin SSE Airtricity Marathon Sunday 29th October 2017:

Flickr Photos : Derek Costello
7th Oct 2017 Ballincollig 5k parkrun
7th Oct 2017 Rosscarbery 5k
14th Oct 2017 Ballincollig 5k parkrun
15 Oct 2017 Ardfield 5km
22nd Oct 2017 Rebel Run 10k 5k
28th Oct 2017 Ballincollig 5k parkrun

Cork to Cobh and Dublin City Marathons photos will be up next week . A lot of photos to scroll thru first to find our Eagle runners.
If anyone has photos from any races that i have missed, please send them to me and I will add them to the album.

Events coming up club target races :
Eyeries 5 Mile Road race November 11th at 2.30 pm
Club workshop: Nutrition, Strength and conditioning 8th November 2017
Club 1 mile track race Tuesday November 21st 2017
Club Coffee Run from Turner’s Cross on Sat 25th Nov 2017
Club Christmas Run on the 24th of Dec 2017

Club News: John Desmond
Coffee Run: Tracy Cotter is organising the next club Coffee Run on Saturday the 25th of November and it will be starting at Costa Coffee in Turners Cross.

Marathon Championship Results : Following on from the Dublin Marathon last Sunday, Athletics Ireland have now released the provisional results of the marathon championships. They currently show that Alan O’Brien and Vivian Foley won National Silver medals in the M35 and M45 categories respectively.

While the individual categories results will probably stay much the same, the teams will are still all over the place. We should have a better idea next week how they got on.

Dungarvan 10 Mile : Entries opened for this on the 1st of November and closed later that day as all the places were filled. The race will be on the 4th of February which is 13 weeks from the 5th of November.

Thursday Evening Tempo Runs : The club is going to hold another batch of tempo runs from Hop Island on the Rochestown Road from early November until the end of the year. The format will the same as before….Start at 7:15pm (Do a warm up of at least a mile on your own beforehand). Session is 3 x 11 mins at your 10 mile pace with a 2 minute standing recovery. Check Mairead’s weekly mail on Monday to confirm.
Session leaders…
Thurs 9th Nov…Ed Fitz
Thurs 16th Nov…Elaine
Thurs 23rd Nov…Karen
Thurs 30th Nov…John D.
Thurs 7th Dec…Ed Fitz
Thurs 14th Dec…Elaine
Thurs 21st Dec…Karen
Thurs 28th Dec…John D.

Waterford Half-Marathon : Please note that entries to the Waterford Half-Marathon in December are now closed.

Club Talks Workshops : The club is currently looking at organising some talks and workshops over the next few months. Tracy Cotter and myself are working on these at the moment and we’re looking at one on the 8th of Nov and another one in Feb 2018. The one on the 8th of November will be a two part presentation on Nutrition for Runners followed by Strength Conditioning.

Evening Everyone

Huge congratulations to club member Richard Piotrowski this week who has been selected to run for England in the British and Irish Masters Cross Country Championships in Derry on Saturday the 18th of November. We are delighted for Richard who is an inspirational runner in our club and we wish him all the very best on the day.

Sunday 22nd October
Athletics Ireland “Autumn Cross Country Festival”
Congratulations to club member Ken Higgs who travels to Dublin to take part in the Athletic Ireland Cross Country festival, in the National Sports campus in Abbotstown last Sunday. Ken finished 8th in his category on the day – well done Ken!
8 Ken Higgs 00.20.57 690 M65(8) Eagle AC

Rebel Run 5K
The Rebel Run 5k took place on Sunday morning and 1 Eagle member was spotted in the results. Apologies if I missed anybody as there were no clubs listed. Well done to Maeve who finished F5 overall.
16. Maeve Cotter 22.15 Female 5 192

Parkrun Results – Saturday 21st October 2017
There were no parkruns in Ballincollig or Macroom this week as a result of the storms and storm damage.

Results – Above 10k (Ruairi Egan)

Sunday 22nd October
Rebel Run 10k – The annual Rebel; Run took place in Bishopstown last Sunday morning. 11 Eagles took part in the 10k, well done to all. Annemarie Power came home 3rd female, full Eagle results below. Apologies if anyone is missing but club names were not listed. Thanks to Tim for helping with the list.

28 Mike MCGRATH (92) 00:41:19 00:41:19 open (48) Male (48)
33 Annemarie POWER (193) 00:41:57 00:41:53 Over 40 (3) Female (3)
37 Tim MCCARTHY (199) 00:42:40 00:42:38 Senior (21) Male (33)
45 Denis CARROLL (508) 00:43:11 00:42:59 Over 50 (3) Male (40)
55 Catherine MURPHY (198) 00:44:36 00:44:31 Over 40 (4) Female (6)
93 Eddie TRINDLE (126) 00:47:04 00:46:58 Over 40 (30) Male (82)
128 Ita KIRWAN (659) 00:48:47 00:48:34 Over 40 (12) Female (21)
134 Dolores Gibbons (189) 00:48:58 00:48:54 Over 40 (13) Female (22)
135 Alan FOLEY (897) 00:49:00 00:48:49 Over 40 (37) Male (111)
157 Andrew O’FARRELL (540) 00:50:16 00:50:08 Over 60 (4) Male (127)
332 Ed FITZGERALD (606) 01:00:12 00:59:56 Over 40 (70) Male (207)

Track Field News
Athletics Ireland have launched a new initiative this year which they are calling NIA Live. In short, they are running midweek athletics meets on the new track at the National Indoor Arena, which are open to all levels. The meets start at 8 p.m. and run until 9.30 p.m. with some races at the meet being a break from the norm (e.g. 1,000m, Team 5k). Full details are on the National Sports Campus website. The NIA Live dates are 9th and 23rd November, 7th and 14th December, 11th and 23rd January and 8th and 22nd of February. These meets might suit somebody who happens to be overnight in Dublin midweek around the date of a meet (you can enter on the night) or looking further ahead, they represent a good opportunity to get some indoor races in before the Munster Indoors Senior/Masters Track Field Championships on Sunday 14th January 2018. Contact Keith Burke if you are interested in taking part at one of the NIA Live meets.

Club News: John Desmond
Track Etiquette : Just a reminder for when you are running at the CIT track. Lanes 1 and 2 are for training. Once you finish your interval, move out of lanes 1 and 2 so as to not impede others.

Sunday 15th October
Ardfield 5k
The rescheduled Ardfield 5k took place last Sunday, 15th October. 3 Eagle members took part. Elaine Guinane finished 2nd female overall. Well done Elaine! Derek Costello also finished well up the field.
13. Derek Costello Eagle AC M45 22.08
15. Elaine Guinane Eagle AC F40 22.16 (2nd Female Overall)
52. Mairead Lonergan Eagle AC F 30.36

Juvenile ‘B’ Cross Country Championships 2017, Sunday 15th October 2017
Eagle AC had 3 men in last weekends cross country events hosted by Carraig na BhFear Ac and held in Glenville, last weekend. Well done to the lads on the results below, 4 members are required for a team score so if you would like to take part in any of the upcoming cross country events please do look at the email that was sent out earlier today with further information.

Intermediate Men
In a field of 48 finishers Eagle AC men finished as follows
8 John O Callaghan
16 Damian Keneally
45 Ian Roche

Parkrun Results – Saturday 14th October 2017
8. Niall McSweeney 20.51 SM 30-34 M 8
38. Joe Murphy 23.17 VM 60-64 M 35
55. Michael Dooley 24.33 VM 50-54 M 48
117. Hugh McSweeney 27.44 VM 70-74 M 88
180. Monica Twohig 31.50 VW 50-54 F 66

Results – Above 10k (Ruairi Egan)

Run Galway Bay October 6th 2017
Great run by Tim in Galway the weekend of the 6th October. Apologies Tim we missed your results last week. Tim finished in a great time and in 71st place in a field of 1180 participants.
Place No. Name M/F Club Start Finish Chip
71 2855 Tim McCarthy male Eagle AC 12:15 1:33:34 1:33:31

Trail and Hill news
Palma Marathon Sunday 15th October
Gerard Down completed another Marathon, the Palma Marathon last Sunday. This was the third of a planned three marathons in one month starting with the Glen of Aherlow on September 16th, then Kaiser Marathon on Oct 7th and finishing with Palma last Sunday.
Gerards finishing time was 4 hours 18 mins despite difficult conditions with temperatures reaching 30 degrees at times, and some achilles pain and blisters ! Congratulations to Gerard on a month full of great achievements.

Halloween: a Halloween fun run that may be of interest to members is the Currabinny Woods Halloween Race being held on Thursday 26th October, 2017 at 8.00 pm. Details at
Club News: John Desmond

Evening Echo : There was a two page spread in the Evening Echo last about the club with plenty of photos as well.

Waterford Greenway Run : The club organised a very successful 14 mile run on the new Waterford Greenway last Saturday with 15 members taking part. It really is a scenic route with the 3 multi-span viaducts and railway tunnel adding to the charm. The club might look at holding another one next year.

Here is the link to the Club member profile this month Starring…Ber Lee!

Results – below 10k (Mairead Lonergan )
Saturday 7th October
Rosscarbery Steam Engine 5k
Well done to our 2 participants in this 5k race in West Cork on Saturday. Both Ciaran and John finished in the top ten, with Ciaran claiming a podium spot!
3. Ciaran Bouse Eagle AC 17.41 – 3rd man home !
8. John Dunphy Eagle AC 19.55 – first M40 Home !

Parkrun Results – Saturday 7th October 2017
8. Conor O’Brien 19.47 M 7 (New PB!)
12. Pat O’Connor 20.03 VM 45-49 M 11
18. Niall McSweeney 21.15 SM 30-34 M 16
23. Joe Murphy 21.39 VM 60-64 M 21
53. John Swanton 23.26 VM 35-39 M 47
73. Sean Lucey 24.51 SM 25-29 M 61
101. Hugh McSweeney 26.04 VM 70-74 M 80
186. Derek Costello 30.00 VM 45-49 M 130
190. Monica Twohig 30.34 VW 50-54 F 58

Castle Demense
11. Richard Piotrowski 22.21 VM 70-74 M 11
15. John Dunphy 23.15 VM 45-49 M 15

Trail and Hill news
Gerard Down was in Austria for the Kaiser Mountain Marathon last weekend. Despite picking up an injury in the previous Glen of Aherlow trail Ger decided to stick to his plans and give it a go. It worked out very well! Congratulations to Gerard on a PB in his 3rd successive participation in that marathon; knocking 10 mins off his previous PB for Kaiser
Result Kaiser Mountain Marathon, Soll. Austria , Saturday 7th October 2017
Gerard Down time 5.50.44 – 286th out of 388 male racers and 5th in the M60 Category

As the leg held up well Gerard decided to enter the Polven Trail the following day Sunday; A 23 K trail race on the mountains adjacent to the Kaiser course :
Gerard Down time 317.07 and 217th out of 398th male racers and 4th place in the M 60 Category.

Both the Kaiser and Polven Trail are part of the 3 day Tour of Tyrol race festival held in Soll each October and are part of the Austrian Trail League. We can look forward to race reports to be sent on by Gerard. Thanks very much Gerard for letting us know about what is no doubt a beautiful but challenging event.

Club News: John Desmond

Club Transfers : The 6 month window for club transfers closed at the end of August and Athletics Ireland have just released the national list. It shows that we have two outgoing with one incoming.

First Name Surname Outgoing Club Incoming Club
Noella Carroll Eagle A.C. > Belgooly A.C.
Fiona O’Connor Eagle A.C. > Togher A.C.
John Swanton Galtee Runners > Eagle A.C

End of the road for the Ballycotton races : The shock news last week was that the Ballycotton 10 and the Ballycotton Summer Series are coming to an end. These races have been hugely popular with club members over the years and we were often one of the largest clubs taking part. The statement from Ballycotton Running Promotions can be seen here…

Sports First Aid : Denis Looney and Tracy Cotter are the latest members to have completed the Sport First Aid Course. That brings the total now to 6 members who have done the course in 2017. The club may look at paying for more members to do the course in 2018 if any members are interested.

Please Share the Race Results :
If you or a friend are running in races around Ireland or abroad please do let us know so we can include the results in the weekly email.

If anyone has anything that they would like to add to the Weekly club email or we have missed anything please do let me know, by 6pm on Thursday evening if possible.

Kind Regards,