Eagle AC Summer Series – Race 1 – 20th-22nd May

Thanks so much to all club members who were able to take part in the 1st 5 Mile Race of the Eagle AC Summer Series 2020 (Virtual Edition!). The 1st race has been a huge success, with 79 runs being recorded over the 3 days from 20th – 22nd May. It was brilliant to see the photos of Eagle singlets in action once again and to see club members out in such force and in as far flung places as France! (Thanks Joaquim Rachao !)

Joaquim pounding the pavements in France!

Some members used the race as an excuse to get a PB (Well done Martin Daly!) , some used it as a chance to re-unite at a safe distance with club mates, some used it as a first run back from injury and some used it as an excuse to spend time with family. (Some also probably used it as an excuse to get away from family!!)

Both a 4 mile and 5 mile PB for Martin Daly!
New medal for the collection for Michelle Traynor from her kids!
Mark Murphy and pacing crew!
John Sheehan discovered a new run route close to home!

The club would like to thank everyone for adhering so well to HSE guidelines at all times while completing their runs.

With all that said, a draw was made on Sunday evening to determine the winners of our first 4 spot prizes. Results are as follows…..

Mark Smith – €15 voucher – The Edge Sports
Gary Gibbons – €10 voucher -The Edge Sports
Dermot Slyne – €15 voucher – The Edge Sports
Dan Kelleher – €15 voucher – The Edge Sports

Dermot and Jacqueline Slyne
Dermot , winner of €15 voucher
Dan Kelleher – Winner €15 voucher
Dolores and Gary Gibbons.
Gary – winner of €10 voucher
Mark Smith – Winner of €15 voucher

Well done to our winners! Don’t worry to those who lost out – lots more prizes to be won over the remaining races in the series!
A massive thanks to The Edge Sports Shop for their very generous sponsorship of prizes. It is really very much appreciated.

A big thanks also to Damian Kenneally and Ruairi Egan for all of the time and work they have put in to the organising of the event.

The club are delighted to announce that they will be donating €1 to charity for every run completed during the series. (charity to be chosen) This means that the more people who run each month, the more that will be raised for our chosen charity. This of course, is an extra incentive for as many members as possible to take part in the next 3 races!
So that’s €79 raised so far and hopefully a lot more to come over the summer!

With that, the 5 mile training plan will resume, with the next sessions being sent to club members by email. Training must begin for the 2nd race of the series which will take place from the 17th – 19th June! Hopefully it will be just as big a success as the 1st one! 🦅

See the following link for an album of photos from Race no. 1 Derek has put together on Flickr also… https://flic.kr/s/aHsmNpcRYG Thanks Derek!

Laura Feeley – Caught in the rain!

Brilliant running from Sean and brilliant supporting from Stephen!