Eagle AC take Bronze in Munster Masters Cross Country


Congratulations to the 5 Eagle AC Members who took part in the Munster masters cross country in Clare recently. Brilliant performance from Vivian Foley winning silver in the O45 category and Eagle AC won Bronze in the O 35 team event. Cork county won gold in both the O35 and O50 team event with Mark Smith, Vivian Foley, and Damian Keneally scoring points for Cork in the County race. Well done to Eagle AC men’s XC team!

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New York Marathon 2018 Report by Dermot Slyne

By Dermot Slyne

Well with a bit of prompting from Mairead in the Eagle PR department I used my time on the plane back to write a bit of a report on the New York marathon. First a small bit of background (assignment no. 2 from Mairead!) for those who don’t know me. (The Sunday morning crew can go straight to the New York report!)


Dermot with his well earned NYC 2018 Marathon medal!

I started running in April 2012 after spending the previous 18 months reacquainting myself with fresh air thanks to getting my first Labrador dog called Bumble. We did a 5 mile walk most days and one day we ran between two telephone poles, Bumble was fine, I was in bits. Next day we did two telephone poles and six months later I ran DCM12 as my first ever race of any description. Continue reading

Training Programmes for the 2019 Dungarvan 10 mile road race

Dungarvan-Training-Programme-AdvertJohn Desmond will be running three 11 week training programmes for the 2019 Dungarvan 10 mile road race and they start on Monday the 19th of November 2018.

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 Dungarvan, they should get you into good shape for any other race around that time.

A. Easy/Improvers – Based on 3 days training (20-30 miles per week)
B. Intermediate – Based on 4 days training (30-40 miles per week)
C. Performance – Based on 5 days training (40-50 miles per week)

More details sent by mail to all club members.

Journey to a 2.48 Amsterdam Marathon

Amsterdam 2018 Marathon Report

By Pat O’ Connor

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Background :

I started running for the first time late 2006 at the age of 39 and still remember that first run. On the way home that day I heard a radio promotion for the Cork Marathon to take place in June 2007, first time to take a marathon back to Cork since 1986. I found an old pair of runners and off I went, no idea where I was going or how far I should run I just kept going, from Ballincollig in the Straight Road, cut across past the Tennis Village out Model Farm Road and back Killumney road to my house. Curious how far I went I hopped into the car to drive the same route – just over 9 miles.

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Club Notes for October 2018

200-pix-news-resultsClub Notes & News for October 2018

[eagleAC] Eagle AC weekly club email 25.10.2018

EAGLE AC Weekly Club Email

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Congratulations this week to Pat O’ Connor on a great performance in Amsterdam a great result, and Ruairi has the details below for you so I won’t spoil the surprise! Great stuff Pat!

The very best of luck to all our fantastic Eagle AC runners heading to the Dublin city marathon this Sunday! The long training plans have come to an end and it’s time to put all of those plans into action and make to most of your time on the roads of Dublin, we hope everyone has a great day out and you reach your planned targets.

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