Well done to all the Eagles who participated in the County Masters Track & Field Championships at CIT on Sunday 19th May. The team consisted of Eugene O’Connor, Ken Higgs, Neil Kingston, Richard Hawkins, Tom Fox and Pat Murphy. Some great performances and times as well as a very impressive medal haul – 5 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze! (I think!)
A number of club members headed to Rosscarbery on Saturday for some ‘surf’ , ‘turf’ and ‘tar’! We had 9 members take part in the half marathon, with 2 members running in the 10k. They were tough but very enjoyable and well organised runs.
Congrats to Karen Bevan who picked up a category prize for 1st F40 in the half.
Special mention to member Michelle Traynor also who had her first official race for Eagle AC at the run. Great to see Derek Costello and Dolores Gibbons having great runs too having both been out of action over recent months with injuries. They are both well on the mend now! Well done to all who took part on the day. No clubs listed in results but all those spotted are listed below. Please let us know if we’ve missed anyone.
Half Marathon Results
30.Gary Gibbons M45 1.45.20
32.Karen Bevan F40 1.45.29
42.Derek Costello M50 1.47.42
51.Olga O’Sullivan F40 1.49.57
56.Denis Carroll M55 1.50.29
61.Elaine Guinane F40 1.51.31
63.Michelle Traynor F40 1.52.09
67.Helen Cronin F35 1.53.08
81.Mairead Lonergan SF 1.55.11
60.Eddie Trindle M40 51.13
144.Dolores Gibbons F45 57.01
Well done to all who took part in the Cheetah Run 2019 at Fota Wildlife Park tonight . A massive thank you to the many club members who volunteered their time to make the night a great success. Even the rain stayed away!! See results here:
There were plenty of club members in action on Sunday in The Great Railway Run. Special mention to Alan O’Brien who won the 10k race in a time of 34.07 and to Derek O’Keeffe who finished 3rd in 37.53. Ken Higgs was first M65 home and Frances O’Connor was first F60.
In the 25k Tony Cambridge finished in a brilliant 5th place overall in a time of 1.40.03. Andrew O’Farrell also picked up a prize for finishing 1st M65.
Please let us know if we are missing anyone below as club names were not included in the results.
Railway Run 25K Results
5. Tony Cambridge 1.40.03 M50
14. Thomas Fox 1.47.31 M50
41. Catherine Murphy 1.53.31 F40
51. Dave O’Keeffe 1.55.39 M40
55. Finbarr Lehane 1.56.35 M45
63. Karen Bevan 1.58.12 F40
76. Martin Daly 1.59.52 M45
101. Siobhan Holland 2.03.40 F40
110. Elaine Guinane 2.03.49 F40
115. Gregg Moore 2.04.34 M45
116. Andrew O’Farrell 2.04.49 M65
126. Gary Gibbons 2.05.36 M 45
138. Mairead Lonergan 2.06.46 SF
139. Helen Cronin 2.06.46 SF
164. Niall McSweeney 2.09.06 SM
190. John Swanton 2.12.55 SM
Railway Run 10k Results
1. Alan O’Brien 34.07 SM
3. Derek O’Keeffe 37.53 M40
12. Jack Murphy 42.55 SM
34. Mark O’Keeffe 48.59 SM
37. Michelle Cheung 49.12 SF
42. Ken Higgs 49.46 M65
59. Frances O’Connor 51.29 F60
Report by Ruairi Egan
Photos by Derek Costello
The annual Mallow 10 mile was the big race of the weekend and was well supported by Eagles with 34 making the trip. In near perfect weather conditions, some great times & PBs were recorded.
Leading home the Eagle challenge was Alan O’Brien running an incredible PB time of 52’41, placing 5th overall out of 1,500 runners and winning his M35 category.
Next back was Damian Kenneally, also with a PB and Mark Smith was the 3rd Eagle. Karen Bevan was our first lady home, smashing through the 70 minute mark for the first time with a very impressive 69.32, well done to Karen.
Apart from Alan, we had Eagles win the M50 and M70 categories, Tony Cambridge & Richard Piotrowski respectively, and Tom Fox took 2nd M50.
Well done to everyone, full details below. Hard luck to those who planned to make it but got injured along the way. Nice to see a few members out on the route supporting as well, always a great help when the going gets tough.
Finally, a couple of members used the race to pace clubmates to target times and it’s great to see that happening. We used to have a “Race buddy” system some years back and it’s worth keeping in mind if there’s a race that you might not be targeting where you could help out another member. So well done to Mark & Darren for their successful outings as “unofficial” pacers.
37 Eagle AC members took part in this year’s County Road Championships on what was a very successful day for the club.
8 members took part in the women’s race with Annemarie Power leading the team home in a great time of 26.03. Annemarie’s run earned her a silver medal in the F45 category. Karen Bevan won her first County Roads medal when finishing 3rd F40 and Anne Lucey Murphy also picked up a medal when finishing 2nd F60.
In the men’s race 29 members took part. Alan O Brien was 2nd home overall in a time of 20.06. He was followed soon after by Mark Smith who was 4th to cross the line in 20.41.
Plenty of individual medals were won in the men’s race. Alan picked up medals for 2nd masters and 2nd M35. Damian Kenneally won a bronze novice medal. Mark Smith picked up gold in the M40 category. In the M50 category Pat O’Connor won silver with Tom Fox taking bronze. Pat Twomey claimed silver in the M65 category with Richard Piotrowski winning gold in the M70 category.
More good news on the team front with the men picking up gold in both the M35 and M50 team categories. Alan O’Brien, Mark Smith, Damian Kenneally and Mark Murphy were the scoring members of the M35 team with Pat O’Connor, Tom Fox and Tony Cambridge scoring for the M50 team.
As well as the medal winning performances there were plenty of other great runs from Eagle AC members on the day. Lots of PB’S! It was also great to see club members who have been out of action in recent months due to injury back running and wearing the Eagle AC singlet again- great to see Tracy Cotter, Colin O’Herlihy and Ray Harrington back in action!
Overall, a very successful day for the club and great to see such a large turnout representing Eagle AC.
7. Anne Marie Power F45/Nov 26.03
14. Karen Bevan F40/Nov 27.06
19. Elaine Guinane F40/Nov 27.43
27. Helen Cronin F35/Nov 28.50
29. Olga O’Sullivan F40/Nov 29.09
31. Mairead Lonergan Nov 29.17
40. Tracy Cotter F35/Nov 31.07
60. Anne Lucey Murphy F60 37.31
Novice Womens Team
4. Eagle AC (5,12,17,26) 60 Points
Masters Women F35 Team
4. Eagle AC (5,10,15,23) 53 Points
2. Alan O’Brien M35 20.16
4. Mark Smith M40 20.41
7. Damian Kenneally M35/Nov 21.22
29. Pat O’Connor M50/Nov 23.42
30. Mark Murphy M35/NoV 23.44
32. Mike Forde M35/Nov 23.50
33. Tom Fox M50/Nov 23.52
36. Tony Cambridge M50/Nov 24.06
38. Darren Casey M40/Nov 24.16
53. John Dunphy M50/Nov 25.45
64. Ruairi Egan M50 26.32
65. Finbarr Lehane M45 26.34
68. Ray Harrington M40/Nov 26.43
69. Ian Roche M40 26.46
70. Michael O’Connor M35 26.49
77. Richard Piotrowski M70 27.30
83. Denis Carroll M55/Nov 28.31
85. Pat Twomey M65 28.41
86. Joe Murphy M60 28.49
87. Ken Nyhan M40 28.52
90. Charlie Byrd M50 28.58
91. John Swanton M35 29.09
92. Colin O’Herlihy M45 29.10
99. Tony Merritt M50 29.26
102. Andrew O’Farrell M65 29.32
104. Eddie Trindle M40 29.37
105. Denis Looney M50 30.13
106. Ken Higgs M65 30.22
107. Pat Murphy M60 30.27
Novice Mens Team
4. Eagle AC (3,21,22,23) 69 Points
Masters Men M35 Team
1. Eagle AC (2,4,6,23) 35 Points
Masters Men M50 Team
1. Eagle AC (22,26,29) 77 Points