Club Notes… by Elaine Guinane & team
Stepping in for Karen this week who, like many others, is getting the game face on for Berlin Marathon on Sunday. The very best of luck to all our members travelling at the weekend; at the risk of leaving someone out (and apologies for this), the gang heading over include Karen Bevan, Derek Costello, Mairead Lonergan, Ian Roche, Mark Smith, Derek O Keeffe, Lisa Boland, Ronan Boland, Vivian Foley and Sean O Keeffe.. Have a great run, everyone.
Special Mention to Richard Piotrowski this week: As reported on last week’s mail Richard, one of our outstanding masters athletes, gave a terrific performance in the Cross Country world Championship event in Malaga, finishing in 9th place and leading his National team to a silver medal. Unfortunately, luck was not Richard’s side as he tackled the 10km event this week. A runner went down ahead of Richard, which led to a bit of pushing from behind and Richard unfortunately took a tumble. Down but not out, Richard still managed to pick up again and finish the race in 8th place in an excellent time of 44.25. The incident did, however, end Richard’s involvement in the championships and rule him out of the 5km track race. Congratulations to Richard on his achievements prior to this and we wish him a speedy recovery!
Under 10km (Mairéad Lonergan and Karen Bevan)
Jack O Driscoll 5km, Mayfield
We had several Eagles at this fundraiser last night. Well done to Denis Carroll who ran 22.57, and also spotted were Eddie Trindle and Ken Nyhan who took part in the walk to support this excellent cause. Pat Murphy was on hand to help with the Finish line timing, while several other Eagles were out supporting, taking photos and generally hanging around 😉
Saturday 8th September
Well done to Sandra, who was first woman home at Ballincollig Parkrun last Saturday, getting herself a new Parkrun pb also!
11. Sandra Manning 20.42 VW 35-39 F 1 (New PB!)
15. John Dunphy 21.23 VM 45-49 M 14
31. Joe Murphy 22.56 VM 60-64 M 30
126. Anne Lucey Murphy 30.09 VW 60-64 F 29
Results – Over 10k (Ruairi Egan):
Waterford Greenway half marathon
Just 3 Eagles travelled to Dungarvan for the Greenway half marathon this year. Well done to Colin, Tim & Brian, details below:
Place Name Net Time Gross Time Bib Cat Sub Cat Club
134 Colin FOLEY 01:38:41 01:38:50 260 M (118) MS (55)
229 Tim MCCARTHY 01:46:08 01:46:41 508 M (192) M40 (52) Eagle AC
321 Brian BARRY 01:54:42 01:55:10 288 M (244) MS (94)
John Buckley 10
23 Eagles were at the annual John Buckley 10 miler on a very damp Saturday evening last. Some great times recorded, led home by Paul Cotter in a PB of 60 mins 23 secs, well done Paul. Quite a few category prize winners on the night, well done to Mike McGrath winning the M55 prize closely followed by Denis Carroll 3rd M55. Pat O’Connor used the race as a tempo run but picked up 2nd M50 for his troubles. Frances O’Connor was 2nd F55 and Andrew O’Farrell 3rd M65. We also had Alan O’Brien and Ed Fitz on pacing duties. Well done to all, details below:
Position Name Club Time Net Time Cat (POS) Gender (POS)
16 Alan O Brien (#962) 00.59.40 00.59.38 S11 Male (16)
23 Paul COTTER (#553) Eagle AC 01:00:26 01:00:24 O40 (4) Male (21)
31 Pat O CONNOR (#760) Eagle AC 01:02:40 01:02:40 O50 (2) Male (29)
43 Brian MCGUIRE (#888) Eagle AC 01:04:42 01:04:40 O45 (9) Male (41)
50 Darren “Finny” Casey Eagle AC 01:05:23 01:05:15 O45 (10) Male (48)
52 David O’KEEFFE (#928) Eagle AC 01:05:35 01:05:27 O40 (11) Male (51)
51 Tom FOX (#188) Eagle AC 01:05:26 01:05:22 O50 (4) Male (49)
76 Mike MCGRATH (#435) Eagle AC 01:08:22 01:08:16 O55 (1) Male (72)
115 Dennis CARROLL (870) Eagle AC 01:11:19 01:11:09 O55 (3) Male (106)
128 Gary GIBBONS (#883) Eagle AC 01:12:28 01:12:20 O45 (21) Male (119)
131 Dermot GALLAGHER (#841) 01:12:47 01:12:35 O40 (35) Male (122)
135 Martin DALY (#592) Eagle AC 01:13:20 01:13:12 O40 (36) Male (125)
193 Gregg MOORE (#293) Eagle AC 01:15:30 01:15:18 O45 (33) Male (170)
205 Niall MCSWEENEY (#338) Eagle AC 01:16:28 01:16:06 Senior (72) Male (181)
219 John SWANTON (#228) Eagle AC 01:17:21 01:17:04 Senior (80) Male (193)
220 Ruairi EGAN (#688) Eagle A.C. 01:17:21 01:16:57 O45 (36) Male (194)
253 Ken HARTE (#691) 01:18:37 01:18:13 O45 (42) Male (225)
260 Marie Therese BRADY (#840) Eagle 01:18:46
01:18:30 O40 (12) Female (27)
378 Frances O CONNOR (#936) 01:25:08 01:24:45 O55 (2) Female (66)
396 Andrew O FARRELL (540) Eagle A.C. 01:26:03 01:25:48 O65 (3) Male (319)
408 Catherine MCCARTHY (784) Eagle AC 01:26:39 01:26:05 O45 (16) Female (79)
453 John McCarthy 01:28:44 01:28:09 Unknown (4) Unknown (4)
494 Ed FITZGERALD (#974) 01:30:12 01:29:34 Senior (154) Male (370)
520 Fiona COTTER (#582) Eagle AC 01:31:50 01:29:41 O35 (23)
Track Rota: We are delighted to have three new volunteers to help out with track rota- thanks to Neil Kingston, Dolores Gibbons and Gary Gibbons for offering their services.
Winter Targets: Cross Country season will be kicking off in the beginning of October. There will be a separate email sent out shortly about the club targeted events.
For anyone who would like to give cross country a go before the season kicks off, the Cork Athletics Cross-Country Leagues 2018 have begun with the next events being held on September 15th at 1pm and September 29th at 1pm at the Cork Athletics Grounds, Slieveroe Riverstick
The Tempo runs are continuing on Thursday nights, using usual format: 2m warm up, tempo session and 1 mile warm down. Please note the tempo part starts at 7.15 so the warm should be done prior to this.
Session Dates & Leader
September 20th Elaine Guinane
September 27th Karen Bevan
October 4th Karen Bevan
October 11th Andrew MacDonald
October 18th John Dunphy
Congratulations to Mike Carroll and Aoife on the birth of their baby girl Caragh. WIshing the new parents all the very best!
Eagle club gear Update (Ruairi Egan/Eddie Trindle):
New on the webstore are Ron Hill jackets. Ladies & mens in both black & yellow. Also new is a track top which is listed as a “Sparta jacket” for €28.
Don’t forget our discount code “EAGLE10” for 10% off.
Flickr Photos : Derek Costello
23rd Aug 2018 Rathcormac 4 mile https://flic.kr/s/aHskEqDMUz
24th Aug 2018 Churchtown 5 mile https://flic.kr/s/aHskEqMMDZ
25 Aug 2018 Valentines Parkrun Ilford https://flic.kr/s/aHsmrNUzxA
01 Sept 2018 Castle demense park run https://flic.kr/s/aHsmpPAode
21 Aug 2018 Carraig Na bhFear 5 km https://flic.kr/s/aHsmnmwosj
Again, best wishes to all running in Berlin at the weekend and stand by for the heroic tales and results next week!