Eagle AC Member Profile…
Name: John Dunphy
Member of Eagle AC since: May 2014
How long have you been running what made you take it up: Started running in April 2007
Favourite thing about running: Enjoying been out and about, meeting new people and of course the buzz of getting that new pb.
Favourite race distance to run: 5k and this will never change, it’s the distance I’m most comfortable with, I never have to worry about pacing myself I just go mad and hang on for dear life 🙂
What is your main goal for this year: I never set goals I don’t like pressure,if I pick a time for a race I never get it,my best times have come when I least expected them because in my head it’s getting from A-B and enjoy it.
Your best race/most memorable racing moment to date: 5k feet first race series in Killarney 2014, ran my fastest ever 5k time and was over the moon. I even doubled checked with the famous John Walshe of East Cork was the course measured right and he confirmed it was… well I had to be sure 🙂
Tell us something most people might not know about you: I’m OCD about everything 😀
Biggest heroes (sporting or non-sporting): Roy Keane, Mo Farrah
One bit of advice you would give to someone thinking of taking up running: Go for it and stick with it and you will get many years of happiness, and many new friends.
3 things you would take with you onto a desert island: Suncream, fishing rod and a boat 🚣♀️
These are some of the club training programmes for 2019 :
Started Jan 2019 : The club is holding a series of Strength and Conditioning classes at present for members.
Starting March 2019 : With the Cork City Marathon and Half-Marathon coming up in June, we’ll be starting training programmes for these.
Starting July 2019 : After a short break, we’re back with programmes for an autumn half-marathon and the Dublin City Marathon at the end of October.
Starting November : No rest for the wicked as we look forward to 2020 and the Dungarvan 10 miler in February.
These programmes are free for all paid up club members.
Cost of Annual Membership is €50 for individuals and €60 for families.
PayPal option on the Club website here:- https://eagleac.net/membership/
Club member Annemarie Power has just written a great report about her experience at the 2018 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
To view it, visit the Cork Tri website… http://www.corktri.com/2019/02/12/powerful-lady/
Report on the 2019 Dungarvan 10 mile by Ruairi Egan….
As usual, a large number of Eagles made the trip East to Dungarvan on Sunday for the annual John Treacy 10 miler. WIth weather conditions much improved and almost ideal for racing, some great times & PBs were recorded. Well done to Viv, back from injury as strong as ever, leading home the Eagle challenge and taking 2nd in his M45 category. Next 2 home were Sean O’Keefe and Mike Forde, with Mike breaking the 60 min barrier for the first time, a great reward for a lot of hard work. First lady back was Catherine Murphy, running a big PB & breaking the 70 mark for the first time, Catherine almost broke 68 mins while she was at it with a chip time of 68’08. Catherine came an impressive 5th place out of 316 in her F40 category. Special mention to Richard Piotrowski who won the M70 prize.
We had quite a few members feature in and indeed win some category prizes so I’ll list them separately. A mention too for the Eagle Ladies Team who finished in a strong 6th position in the team event.
Looking at the list of finishers compared to the number of Eagle entries published recently, there was around 20 people who didn’t make the start line. Presumably injury is a major factor and best wishes to those who are currently battling back to fitness. On that note, good to see Vincent O’Sullivan back racing again. Well done to everyone who took part, results below:
Club Notes for January 2019… by Karen Bevan & the news team.
Eagle AC weekly club email 31.01.2019
Hope you are all well and everyone enjoyed the awards night out. Well done again to the winners and indeed to everyone who was nominated in each category, there was some pretty strong competition in every category which shows the strength of the club overall, well done everyone. Thank you so much to those involved in organising the night with special mention Damian, Ed Fitz, Grellan John D and Colin who put a lot of time & effort into the evening.
Results of Awards:
Club Person of the Year: Mairead Lonergan
Most Improved Athlete: Donal Dowling
Performance of the Year: Alan O’Brien (Cork City Marathon)
Male Athlete of the Year: Mark Smith
Female Athlete of the Year: Karen Bevan
The entry list for the 2019 Dungarvan 10 mile road race at the start of February has just been released and it shows that a total of 59 Eagle AC members have entered!
At the recent club AGM, our long time treasurer Kevin Sievewright stepped down from the post after many years of service.
Club chairman Colin O’Herlihy marked the occasion by presenting Kevin with a small gift.
Ray Harrington now takes on this important club role.