Eagle AC Member Profile:
Name: Joe Murphy
Member of Eagle AC since: January 1983
How long have you been running and what made you take it up: Cork Road Championships were on in Blarney on December 26th 1982. I was not joined a club so they would not give me a number. I met Fred Gilbert – it was my lucky day! He gave me a number from Eagle so that I could run!
Favourite thing about running: My favourite thing about running is racing which I miss at the moment
Can you remember the first Eagle AC member(s) you ran with: I ran with Michael Doherty, Declan Gilbert and Martin Crowley.
Favourite Cork race and why: It has to be Ballycotton!
Ultimate/Overall running goal: My goal is to try and get back to running better times.
Tell us something most people might not know about you: I was a scratch pitch and putt player.
Biggest heroes (sporting or non-sporting): Sonia O Sullivan or Padraig Harrington
One bit of advice you would give to someone thinking of taking up running: Join a club – you will get great support like I did!
IF you could go on a run with one elite athlete (at your pace!) who would it be and what would you ask them:
Mo Farrah – I would ask if he wants any advice about his marathon running! Ha ha!