A race report from Race Directors Ruairi Egan and Tracy Cotter:
A final report for you all on the Eagle AC Virtual Tommy Ryan Memorial 5 Miler which ran for the past 11 days.Firstly, a huge thanks to everyone who took part in and/or donated to the event. As usual, there was great support from both the Eagle AC membership as well as the wider Cork running community.
We are delighted to say that we have ended up raising a lot more money for our two charities (Carrigaline Meals on Wheels and Carrigaline Foróige) than we expected initially! We had 85 donators to the GoFundMe page, raising €1,370 altogether which is a brilliant amount! 100% of this money will be donated to our 2 chosen charities.
There were 70 entries to our virtual race in total which was a fantastic turnout also! (Because of the large number of race entries the club committee purchased some extra vouchers for spot prizes to be raffled between all entrants.)
And so to the results:
Congratulations to our 2021 race winners…………… Damian Kenneally & Aoife Cooke!
Some hugely impressive 5 mile times were posted over the course of the week and the final results were very close. This was especially the case in the men’s race, with just 6 seconds separating the top 2 men’s times.
Damian Kenneally 27.22 ( Eagle AC)
James Doran 27.28 ( An Ríocht AC)
Mark Smith 27.50 ( Eagle AC)
Aoife Cooke 27.36 ( Eagle AC)
Linda O’Sullivan 31.26 ( Watergrasshill AC)
Karen Bevan 33.18 ( Eagle AC)
( The full list of race results can be found here… https://eagleac.net/…/links-for-the-virtual-tommy-ryan…/ )
Next up, our spot prize winners! These were drawn from the list of donators to the GoFundMe page and each will receive a €30 voucher for John Buckley Sports. Our winners are……….
Well done all! We will be in touch to arrange delivery of the vouchers to our 2 race winners, as well as our 5 spot prize winners soon.To end, thanks again to you all for taking part, and to the Eagle AC committee members who helped us out along the way. Hopefully we will be back on the roads around Carrigaline next year!!