Anne-Marie Power completes World Championship Ironman in Hawaii

Congratulations to club member Anne Marie Power who completed the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii over the weekend.

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Anne-Marie’s time for the full Ironman was 11 hours 18 mins and 09 seconds. The time is broken down as follows…

Race Summary
2.4 mile Swim 01:10:26
112 mile Bike 05:37:52
26.2 mile Run 04:18:52
Overall 11:18:09

Anne-Marie described the conditions as hot and humid which made the final leg especially tough.

 

Results from the 2018 Berlin Marathon

Well done to all the Eagle AC members who posted some fine times in this years Berlin Marathon.

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Smith, Mark (GBR) M40 Eagle AC 02:32:49
Foley, Vivian (IRL) M45 Eagle Athletics Club 02:41:25
O’Keeffe, Sean (IRL) M40 Eagle Ac 02:42:30
Okeeffe, Derek (IRL) M40 Eagle Ac 02:59:12
Boland, Lisa (IRL) W50 Eagle Ac 03:31:17
Bevan, Karen (IRL) W40 Eagle Ac 03:31:29
Roche, Ian (IRL) M40 Eagle A C 03:37:30
Lonergan, Mairead (IRL) W30 Eagle AC 03:47:20
Costello, Derek (IRL) M50 Eagle Ac 03:57:52

They were part of a large contingent of runners from Cork who made the journey to the German capital.

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Club Notes… Fri 14th Sept 2018

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Hi Everyone,
Stepping in for Karen this week who, like many others, is getting the game face on for Berlin Marathon on Sunday. The very best of luck to all our members travelling at the weekend; at the risk of leaving someone out (and apologies for this), the gang heading over include Karen Bevan, Derek Costello, Mairead Lonergan, Ian Roche, Mark Smith, Derek O Keeffe, Lisa Boland, Ronan Boland, Vivian Foley and Sean O Keeffe.. Have a great run, everyone.

Special Mention to Richard Piotrowski this week: As reported on last week’s mail Richard, one of our outstanding masters athletes, gave a terrific performance in the Cross Country world Championship event in Malaga, finishing in 9th place and leading his National team to a silver medal. Unfortunately, luck was not Richard’s side as he tackled the 10km event this week. A runner went down ahead of Richard, which led to a bit of pushing from behind and Richard unfortunately took a tumble. Down but not out, Richard still managed to pick up again and finish the race in 8th place in an excellent time of 44.25. The incident did, however, end Richard’s involvement in the championships and rule him out of the 5km track race. Congratulations to Richard on his achievements prior to this and we wish him a speedy recovery!

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Club Notes… Thurs 6th Sept 2018

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We will have to start by congratulating club member Richard Piotrowski who was representing Britain and Northern Ireland in the World Masters Championships in Malaga yesterday, a great run by Richard lead his team to a Silver medal, more on this below.

I guess the countdown is on to the two upcoming Marathon events that we have several Club members involved in, with 10 days to left to the Berlin Marathon – hope you are all tapering well; and 50 Days to Dublin and hopefully the training is going well! Best wishes to all, hope things are going to plan, and sometimes these things do not go to plan but these are the highs and lows of marathon training- The fun is in the challenge!

Long Runs for the weekend ahead: Thanks to all who have sent in this weeks long runs. (Full details to members)

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Richard Piotrowski medals at World Masters Championships

Richard_Piotrowski_aThe World Masters Championships Malaga Spain, Cross country event. 05.09.2018

Huge congratulations to Eagle AC runner Richard Piotrowski who represented Britain and Northern Ireland on the M70 team for the 6 mile cross country event in the World Masters Championships in Malaga yesterday . Richard finished in 9th place overall and 1st in his team, leading them to a Silver medal for the team overall. Fantastic running as always from Richard.

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Club Notes… Thurs 30th Aug 2018

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Hope everyone is keeping well this evening.

I’m pretty sure everyone enjoyed the club summer BBQ last Saturday, it was a great night out. Our thanks to those who put the time in to make it a success especially Damian, Mairead, Colin and many more behind the scenes. The medals for the first half of the year were presented including those won in Munster and County championships races, the county roads, track and field events and more, needless to say Eagle AC has had a very successful year to date, keep up the amazing work! The Eagle AC summer series medals and prizes were also given out on the night and well done to everyone who took part in the series races. As mentioned below a report will be written on the Summer Series and published on the Eagle AC website, we can include this in next weeks email too.

Well done also to those who turned out to run the Clonmel boston scientific half marathon the Clonakilty 10 mile last Sunday, and of course the other races in the week plenty of results below.

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Medal haul at National Masters Track & Field Championships…

The National Masters Track & Field Championships were held in Tullamore last weekend with several club members taking medals. We have reports below from Pat Murphy and Ken Higgs…

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Ken Higgs & Neil Kingston

Report by Pat Murphy….
Last weekend 5 members travelled to Tullamore for the National Masters Track & field Championships. It turned out to be another successful day as 9 medals were won in very competitive events.

First into action was Hugh Mc Sweeney in the M70 100m and he set the trend winning the silver medal in a time of 14.76sec. Hugh was next to go again this time in the 200m and he got his second silver of the day in a time of 30.77sec.

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Neil Kingston was next to go in his first event of the day the M45 800m. Neil sat in the bunch all the way and was well placed when the sprint for the finish started. He powered down the home straight to take second in a time of 2.12.32. Eagle’s third silver of the day.

Pressure was now on Ken Higgs as he lined up for the M65 800m. It was always going to be a battle for the silver and bronze medals in this as with Joe Gough (World Masters medalist) running he was assured of the gold. From the start Gough went to the front and opened up a gap on the rest of the field which he held all the way to the finish. Ken bided his time at the back of the chasing pack and down the back straight for the last time started to move closer to the front and when he hit the finishing straight he left the rest in his wake finishing in 3.44.11. Eagle’s fourth silver of the day.

5000m was next with Richard Piotrowski going in the M70 category. They combined M60, M65, M70 and M75 in the one race which caused confusion for the officials counting the laps as Tommy Payne the winner of the M60 category lapped practically everyone else in the race and some more than once. Richard’s main M70 competitor was Martin McEvilly from Galway and both ran together early on. With about 5 laps to go McEvilly opened a gap on Richard which he extended to approx. 20 – 30 metres over the next 4 laps. Just as it was looking that it was going to be a fifth silver for Eagle McEvilly stopped thinking he was finished. Richard came through got the bell and carried on and did the final lap while McEvilly was sitting on the track removing his spikes. Another runner that stopped as well was Neilus Ahern of Midleton but when he realised he had another lap he jogged around to finish the race. When the results were first published it had McEvilly in first and Richard second but official results published later had Richard in first. Richard’s finishing time was 21.22.96. Eagle’s first gold of the day.

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While the 5000 was on Hugh was competing in his last event the M70 Long Jump. Hugh showed his rustiness at this event as on his first three jumps he was taking off well back from the board. He managed to correct it on his fourth and final jump and took his third silver of the day with a jump of 3.37m. Eagle’s fifth silver medal.

 

Neil went in his second event the M45 400m. Coming off the final bend Neil was in second place and try as he might could not pull back the leader and had to settle for second finishing in 58.36 to take his second and Eagle’s sixth silver medal.

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Ken was up next in the M65 400m. Running in the outside lane he kept his focus and when the stagger unfolded he was in front and held it all the way to the finish to take gold in 70.99. Eagle’s second gold.

Last events of the day was the 1500m. I was surprised to see Neil line up for this as he was feeling the effects of his two previous events. The M40 and M45 was combined into one race. He sat at the back of the group for the most of the race and it was his finishing kick that got him up take the bronze for his third medal of the day in a time of 4.48.74. Not bad for a first timer at Nationals.

I went then in the M60 1500m but unfortunately couldn’t add to the medal haul and had to settle for 7 th in a time of 5.53.93.

So at the end of a long day a medal haul of 2 Gold, 6 Silver and 1 Bronze must count as a good day out.

Report from Ken Higgs…
Eagle AC had a very successful day at the National masters Track and Field championship that took place in warm and very humid conditions in Tullamore on Saturday.

It was cracking day out. Five Eagles competed and nine medals were won :
Hugh McSweeney – silver medals in the M70 100m, 200m and long jump
Richard Piotrowski – gold in the M70 5000m
Ken Higgs – gold in the M65 400m and silver in the 800m
Neil Kingston – silver in the M45 800, and two bronze in the 400m and 1500m

Photos courtesy of Kieran Carlin up on the club Facebook page.