Member Profile : Paul Cotter

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Eagle AC Member Profile:
Name: Paul Cotter

Member of Eagle AC since: November 2015.

How long have you been running what made you take it up: October 2010. Myself and a friend met after the funeral of a mutual school-friend and it prompted us to get healthier. We targeted the Ballycotton 10 of 2011 to give us a focus. I got hooked and have been running ever since.

Favourite thing about running: No matter how stressed out you are, everything always seems better after a run.

Favourite race distance to run: Like most club runners, I try my hand at all distances (I’ve ranged from 3k to marathon) but I have a soft spot for 10 milers as my first races were all over that distance.

What is your main goal for this year: Currently working towards either the St Finbarrs 10 miler or Charleville half marathon…depends on how training goes.

Your best race/most memorable racing moment to date: Finally breaking the 3 hour barrier at the London marathon of 2017 and being met by a big gang of family members (wife, kids, parents, sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews) to celebrate with after the finish line.

Tell us something most people might not know about you: Represented Cork and Munster in table tennis.

Biggest heroes (sporting or non-sporting): I was fortunate enough to know all 4 of my grandparents well, all of whom were inspirational in different ways.

One bit of advice you would give to someone thinking of taking up running: Get fitted for a decent pair of runners.

3 things you would take with you onto a desert island: A decent pair of runners, a Kindle loaded with books, enough food/drink to allow me to enjoy using the runners and Kindle.

Big turnout for Coachford 5 mile race…Thurs 12th July 2018

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The 3rd race of the Eagle Summer Series took place in with a huge 38 Eagle AC members taking part in the Coachford 5 mile road race. Damian once again led the club home with a great 6th place finish. Great to see Viv’s name back in the race results also. Viv was 11th overall and 1st M45 home. There were a number of other category prize winners on the night. Mike was 1st M55, Lisa was 1st F50 and Ken was 1st M65.

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Overall, a very successful and enjoyable night in Coachford last night for Eagle AC!… Karen Bevan

6 Damian Kenneally M Eagle A.C 0:27:41
11 Vivian Foley M45 Eagle AC 0:29:18 (1st M45)
12 Sean O’Keeffe M40 EAGLE AC 0:29:21
21 Ronan Boland M50 EAGLE AC 0:30:34
30 Mike McGrath M55 EAGLE AC 0:31:36 (1st M55)
40 Darren Casey M40 EAGLE AC 0:33:08
50 Jerome McCarthy M EAGLE A.C 0:33:41 Continue reading

Club training programmes for the 2018 Dublin City Marathon

Dublin-Marathon-Training-2018It’s that time of year to start training in earnest for the 2018 Dublin City Marathon. The club has several programmes on offer for members that wish to follow them…

 

Dublin Marathon – 4 Day ‘Easy’ Programme (Approx 30-40 miles per week)

Dublin Marathon – 4 Day Intermediate Programme (Approx 35-45 miles per week)

Dublin Marathon – 5 Day ‘Hard’ Programme (Approx 45-55 miles per week)

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Members will be asked to complete a questionnaire and then will be advised on suitable paces for the programme they wish to follow. A training programme will be sent out to all participating members on a fortnightly basis.

The programmes can also be used with reduced mileage to target a half-marathon or similar distance in September or October.

The programme begins at the start of July 2018 and Eagle AC members are asked to sign up asap if they are interested.

Big turnout from Eagle for Inniscarra race

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The annual Inniscarra 4 mile road race was held on Friday the 15th of June 2018 and the club had over 30 members taking part!

Top performance of the night goes to Karen Bevan who moved from 8th place after the first hill to 2nd place at the end to be the second woman home… with a new personal best as well!

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Second place finish for Karen Bevan

Also joining Karen on the podium was Sandra Manning who was the 3rd woman home with a time of 28:05 on what is a very hilly 4 mile course.

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4 0:22:35 KENNEALLY, Damien Eagle AC M 05:38.7 634 4
6 0:23:10 O’CALLAGHAN, Ruairi Eagle AC M 05:47.4 633 6
8 0:23:22 BOUSE, Ciaran Eagle AC M 05:50.4 759 8
12 0:24:34 O’CONNOR, Pat Eagle AC M50 06:08.4 653 12
16 0:24:59 FOX, Thomas Eagle AC M50 06:14.6 644 16
17 0:25:00 HERLIHY, Colin Eagle AC M45 06:14.9 712 17
18 0:25:06 DOWLING, Donal Eagle AC M40 06:16.4 659 18
22 0:25:42 MAGUIRE, Brian Eagle AC M45 06:25.4 684 22
23 0:25:51 CASEY, Darren Eagle AC M40 06:27.6 730 23
24 0:26:16 SLYNE, Dermot Eagle AC M40 06:33.9 696 24
30 0:27:25 EGAN, Ruari Eagle AC M45 06:51.1 630 30
32 0:27:45 GALLAGHER, Dermot Eagle AC M40 06:56.1 722
33 0:27:53 BEVAN, Karen Eagle AC F 06:58.1 667 33
35 0:28:03 O’CONNOR, Michael Eagle AC M 07:00.6 637 35
36 0:28:05 MANNING, Sandra Eagle AC F 07:01.1 713 36
43 0:28:55 LUCEY, Sean Eagle AC M 07:13.6 670 43
50 0:29:36 PIOTROWSKI, Richard Eagle AC M60 07:23.9 648
55. 0:29:58 NYHAN Ken Eagle AC M40 07:29.4 677 55
56 0:30:00 O’SULLIVAN, Olga Eagle AC F40 07:29.9 701 56
57 0:30:08 MCGRATH, Grellan Eagle AC M50 07:31.9 704
58 0:30:13 CRONIN, Helen Eagle AC F 07:33.1 652 58
60 0:30:23 CARROLL, Denis Eagle AC M55 07:35.6 726 60
63 0:30:26 LOONEY, Denis Eagle AC M50 07:36.4 662 63
66 0:30:40 HIGGS, Ken Eagle AC M60 07:39.9 663 66
67 0:30:42 TRINDLE, Edward Eagle AC M40 07:40.4 676 67
69 0:31:04 FEENEY, Laura Eagle AC F 07:45.9 693 69
72 0:31:22 SWANTON, John Eagle AC 07:50.4 669 72
84 0:32:12 BRADY, Marie-Therese Eagle AC F40 08:02.9 721
85 0:32:25 MURPHY, Joe Eagle AC M60 08:06.1 627 85
113 0:35:21 O’BRIEN, Denise Eagle AC F 08:50.1 668 113
117 0:35:40 HOLMES, Olivia Eagle AC F40 08:54.9 643 117
124 0:37:10 LOONEY, Bernadette Eagle AC F45 09:17.4 661

Full results

Cork City Marathon Results 2018 Eagle AC

Cork City Marathon Results 2018 Eagle AC…by Mairead Lonergan

Congratulations to all members who ran in the Cork City Marathon yesterday in what were very humid conditions.

There was a large Eagle representation across the Full, Half and Relay events with a number of PBs being recorded. In the full marathon the club had 15 members completing the 26.2 miles. Leading them home was Alan O’Brien who took a brilliant 4th place finish in a time of 2:26:52. Alan was also the first M35 to cross the line. Tony Cambridge broke the 3 hour mark in a time of 2:56:45 and was 3rd M50.

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4th place finish for Alan O’Brien in the marathon

In the Half Marathon we had 24 members taking part. Tom Fox was the first Eagle and 2nd M50 overall to cross the line in a time of 1.24.47. The Eagle Ladies were led home by Catherine Murphy who ran a great time of 1.35.24. Special mention to Frank, Mike, John, Ruairi , Ed, Dermot, and Conn who were on pacing duty for the day.

In the relay event Eagle entered 3 teams. The male team of Ruairi O’Callaghan, Paul Cotter, Damian Kenneally, Ciaran Bouse and Derek O’Keeffe came home in a very impressive 6th place overall. The 2 mixed teams also did very well finishing in 5th and 11th pace in the mixed teams category. The team of Donal Dowling, Keith Sexton, Ber Lee, Colin O’Herlihy and Chris Bristow finished in a time of 3.01.57 and the team of Richard Hawkins, Mairead Lonergan, Laura Feeley, Martin Daly and Andrew O’Farrell. finished in 3.20.18.A special word of thanks to Damian and Elaine for organizing the relay teams!

Full Marathon Results
4 Alan O Brien (#115) EAGLE A.C. 02:26:54 02:26:52 O35 (1) Male (4)
30 Tony Cambridge (#545) EAGLE A.C. 02:56:49 02:56:45 O50 (3) Male (30)
73 Ken Mulcahy (#773) EAGLE A.C. 03:10:25 03:10:09 O45 (14) Male (69)
86 David O Keeffe (#378) EAGLE A.C. 03:14:21 03:13:53 O40 (21) Male (81)
92 Darren Casey (#258) EAGLE A.C. 03:15:36 03:15:24 O40 (23) Male (87)
124 Padraic Maher (#953) EAGLE A.C. 03:21:47 03:21:40 O30 (18) Male (116)
198 John Sheehan (#188) EAGLE A.C. 03:32:02 03:31:56 O45 (38) Male (182)
208 Gary Gibbons (#598) EAGLE A.C. 03:33:37 03:33:21 O45 (42) Male (192)
213 Denis Carroll (#799) EAGLE A.C. 03:34:30 03:34:15 O55 (4) Male (196)
278 Sean O Regan (#758) EAGLE A.C. 03:43:02 03:42:37 O35 (47) Male (257)
407 Elaine Guinane (#347) EAGLE A.C. 03:55:13 03:55:01 O40 (15) Female (42)
459 Charlie Byrd (#46) EAGLE A.C. 03:59:25 03:58:15 O50 (40) Male (404)
475 Patricia Healy (#269) EAGLE A.C. 04:00:19 03:59:47 O40 (19) Female (58)
544 Olive Dooley (#668) EAGLE A.C. 04:08:14 04:07:46 O40 (23) Female (73)
760 Cathal Twomey (#604) EAGLE A.C. 04:33:13 04:32:14 O30 (84) Male (627)

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Half Marathon Results
60 Tom Fox (#3253) EAGLE A.C. 01:24:54 01:24:47 O50 (2) Male (58)
110 Frank Hill (#4256) EAGLE A.C. 01:30:18 01:30:10 O50 (4) Male (106)
137 Jerome Mc Carthy (#3085) EAGLE A.C. 01:33:10 01:32:59 O35 (26) Male (129)
155 Raphael Cabral (#4465) EAGLE A.C. 01:34:15 01:33:53 O30 (25) Male (144)
184 Catherine Murphy (#4228) EAGLE A.C. 01:35:34 01:35:24 O40 (4) Female (14)
246 Michael Forde (#2277) EAGLE A.C. 01:38:51 01:38:18 O35 (45) Male (220)
285 Karen Bevan (#3743) EAGLE A.C. 01:40:12 01:39:40 O35 (8) Female (33)
407 Olga O Sullivan (#3712) EAGLE A.C. 01:45:19 01:44:11 O40 (17) Female (51)
443 Dolores Gibbons (#3642) EAGLE A.C. 01:46:19 01:45:10 O45 (6) Female (56)
448 Niall Mc Sweeney (#4136) EAGLE A.C. 01:46:25 01:45:17 O30 (67) Male (392)
452 Derek Costello (#4884) EAGLE A.C. 01:46:34 01:46:01 O50 (25) Male (396)
459 Michael Noonan (#4179) EAGLE A.C. 01:46:48 01:46:11 O35 (85) Male (403)
593 Helen Cronin (#3083) Eagle A.C. 01:50:14 01:48:49 O35 (17) Female
655 John Desmond (#4515) EAGLE A.C. 01:51:50 01:50:07 O50 (34) Male (548)
761 Frances O Connor (#2511) EAGLE A.C. 01:54:39 01:53:17 O55 (6) Female (142)
940 Marie Cooke (#4513) EAGLE A.C. 01:57:55 01:56:16 O45 (16) Female (212)
1146 Ed Fitzgerald (#4286) EAGLE A.C. 02:01:54 02:00:00 O45 (126) Male (854)
1158 Ruairi Egan (#3609) EAGLE A.C. 02:01:58 01:59:56 O45 (127) Male (861)
1183 Dermot Slyne (#3829) EAGLE A.C. 02:02:15 02:00:10 O40 (187) Male (878)
1184 Martin O Leary (#3762) EAGLE A.C. 02:02:15 02:01:08 O35 (185) Male (879)
1190 John Mc Carthy (#4813) EAGLE A.C. 02:02:21 02:00:59 O35 (186) Male (882)
1316 Amy Newman (#3846) EAGLE A.C. 02:05:48 02:03:48 O40 (109) Female (373)
1590 Ian Brennan (#4883) EAGLE A.C. 02:12:06 02:09:08 O50 (77) Male (1081)
1663 Conn Donovan (#4805) EAGLE A.C. 02:13:36 02:10:50 O30 (183) Male (1115)
1747 Leah D’Souza (#2896) EAGLE A.C. 02:15:38 02:12:50 Senior (116) Female (605)

Relay Results
6 TEAM Eagle AC (#6253) EAGLE A.C. 02:35:11 Senior (5) Male (5)
18 TEAM Eagle AC (#6251) EAGLE A.C. 03:01:57 Senior (5) Mixed (5)
34 TEAM Eagle AC (#6247) EAGLE A.C. 03:20:18 Senior (11) Mixed (11)

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Photos courtesy of Doug Minihane

Ann Marie Power wins category in Ironman Tri

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Congrats to club member Ann Marie Power who won her category in the recent Lanzarote Ironman. Ann Marie now qualifies for the IronMan world championships in Kona, Hawaii.

After starting off with a 3.8km swim and 180km bike ride, Ann Marie finished off with an impressive 3h 43m marathon to secure first place in the F45 category.