Well done this week to everyone, everything was thrown at you from biting winds, stinging hailstone, freezing sleet, snow and heavy downpours! I think they call that a character building week of running!
We need to say a huge congratulations to the team of 6 Eagle members who did the club very proud in the 2018 Munster Masters Indoor Championships in Nenagh last Sunday. A huge hall of medals and fantastic performances by Damian Kenneally, Steve Chrysanthou, Denis Looney, Ken Higgs, John Sheehan and Hugh McSweeney. See below for results and more information.
Club Awards Night:
A reminder that the club award nights is this Saturday the 27th of January. This is always a very enjoyable night and a nice opportunity to catch up on 2017’s achievements while making plans on what new records will be broken in 2018! Hope to see many of you there on the night.
Club membership renewal fees are now due for 2018. (€50 for individuals and €60 for families)
New members that joined the Club since 01st September 2017 are automatically paid up for 2018 also.
By far the easiest way to pay is via our PayPal option on the Club website here:- https://eagleac.net/membership/
*A PayPal Account is not required only a Credit/ Debit card needed.
If this is not possible then fees can also be collected as follows:
Club registration night at the CIT track on TUESDAY 23rd JANUARY. (Mairead)
Give your sub to a fellow member that is attending either of the above and they can pass it on.
Post a cheque to our Treasurer, Kevin Sievewright (details on the website). please use this as a last resort we don’t want poor Kevin buried under a mountain of post!
Tempo Run Thursdays
The Club tempo runs continue on a Thursday night and all in attendance agree that it is a great training session. A few volunteers are needed just to ensure there is a contact person to keep this going.
Current available dates are : Thurs 1st Feb, Thurs 22nd Feb, Thurs 8th Mar, Thurs 15th Mar
If anyone is interested in a spring marathon Eddie Trindle Ken Nyhan are heading to Hamburg at the end of April. Marathon is on Sunday, April 29th. Give Eddie a shout if interested. Current price is €80. Guaranteed entry. Direct flights from Dublin. Website is:
Long Runs for the weekend ahead: This weekend is the coffee run!
Date: Saturday 20th January 2018
Meeting Place: Woodies and Costa Car Park in Turners cross.
Distance: 10-11 miles (Most of the last half of the route for the Cork City Marathon)
Pace: Suitable for all paces and open to non-members also.
There is currently a 8mm pace and a 9mm pace group but this can be split into further groups on the morning as needed.
Contact Person: Tracy Cotter or just turn up on the morning
Results – below 10k (Mairead Lonergan)
Sunday 14th January
Cork BHAA FMC 6K Little Island
Plenty of Eagles in the prizes from this race in Little Island at the weekend. Special mention to Alan O’Brien who had another great race, winning in a time of 19.06. Well done to all members who took part.
Alan O’Brien 19.06 – 1st Male Overall
Thomas Fox 22.10 – 2nd M50
Denis Carroll 24.36 – 3rd M55
Elaine Guinane 25.17 – 3rd F40
Adelle O’Connor 26.04 – 1st F45
Lisa Boland 26.29 – 1st F50
Frances O’Connor 28.23 – 1st F55
MMRA Corrin Hill Trail Race
198 runners took part in this trail race near Fermoy on Sunday. Well done to the Eagle AC members who were listed in the results.
74. Richard Hawkins M50 37.45
113. Frank Cotter M50 40.25
142. Siobhain Murphy F40 43.05
144. Ita Kirwan F50 43.11
167. Mary Cotter F50 46.27
Parkrun Results – Saturday 13th January
There was no parkrun in Ballincollig on Saturday due to flooding in the park.
15. Richard Piotrowski 24.53 VM 70-74 M 14
Track Field News ( John Desmond)
The club was well represented at the Munster Masters Indoor Championships in Nenagh on Sunday the 14th of January with 6 members making the trip to Tipp. All said and done, 11 medals were brought back to Cork with a fine collection of 2 Golds, 7 Silvers and 2 Bronze.
A special word of note to Ken Higgs who won 2 Gold medals in the 800m and 1500m and set an age group championship record in both events!
Well done to Damian Kenneally, Steve Chrysanthou, Denis looney, Ken Higgs, John Sheehan and Hugh McSweeney for representing the club at this Championship event.
2 Hugh McSweeney Eagle AC M70 10.01 … M70 Silver
2 John Sheehan Eagle AC M45 10.32 … M45 Silver
2 Damian Kenneally Eagle AC M35 59.15 … M35 Silver
2 Denis Looney Eagle AC M50 1.17.77 … M50 Silver
5 Denis Looney Eagle AC M50 3.01.16 …
1 Ken Higgs Eagle AC M65 2.50.09 … M65 Gold Championship Best Performance!
2 Hugh McSweeney Eagle AC M70 34.69 … M70 Silver
3 Damian Kenneally Eagle AC M35 4.56.20 … M35 Bronze
2 John Sheehan Eagle AC M45 4.58.94 … M45 Silver
4 Steve Chrysanthou Eagle AC M55 5.49.47 …
1 Ken Higgs Eagle AC M65 6.00.47 … M65 Gold Championship Best Performance!
Shot Putt 7.26 KG
2 Damian Kenneally Eagle AC M35 7.46 meters … M35 Silver
Shot Putt 6 KG
3 Denis Looney Eagle AC M50 6.56 meters … M50 Bronze
Flickr Photos : Derek Costello
14 Jan 2018 FMC 6 km race https://flic.kr/s/aHsmcwyscw
14th Jan 2018 MMRA Corrin Hill Trail Race https://flic.kr/s/aHsmcxezgo
Nov 2017 – Jan 2018 Castle Demense parkruns https://flic.kr/s/aHsm9nYHg7
Upcoming Events club target races :
Club Awards and Social Night on the 27th January 2018
Club News: John Desmond
12 Week Training Programme for the Mallow 10 : 37 members have signed up for the Mallow 10 training programme which started on the 1st of Jan. These are based on training for 3, 4 or 5 days per week so they should suit most people. Even if you’re not doing Mallow, they should get you into good shape for any other race around that time.
Tempo Run, Rochestown Road (Thursdays)
It is advised that members participating in the Thursday Tempo runs wear hi viz clothing, along with either a head-torch or some form of lighted armbands. Could members also please keep to the left hand side of the path when completing tempo sessions.
(Do a warm up of at least a mile on your own beforehand).
Thurs 4th Jan…John D.
Thurs 11th Jan…Lisa Boland
Thurs 18th Jan…Lisa Boland
Thurs 25th Jan…Elaine Guinane
Thurs 1st Feb (Thurs before Dungarvan 10)…???
Thurs 8th Feb…Elaine Guinane
Thurs 15th Feb…Karen Bevan
Thurs 22nd Feb…???
Thurs 1st Mar…Karen Bevan
Thurs 8th Mar…???
Thurs 15th Mar…???
Check Mairead’s weekly mail on Monday for confirmation.
Cork City Marathon News
Entries are being taken for the 2018 Cork City Marathon which will take place on Sunday 3rd June. The online fee to enter the full marathon is €65 until the 31st March. The cost for the half is €42. For further details see here: http://www.corkcitymarathon.ie/entry
Races abroad around Ireland:
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.