Eagle AC Cork Marathon Results 2019

Congratulations to all members who ran in the Cork City Marathon on Sunday. The club had a large representation across the Full, Half and Relay events. Conditions weren’t ideal on the day with the weather being quite warm and windy on various parts of the course.

In the full marathon, according to the provisional results, Eagle had 14 members taking part. Vivian Foley led the crew home when finishing in a hugely impressive 10th place overall in a time of 2.44.16. Viv was also 1st M45 home on the day.

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Vivian Foley – 10th place overall in Full Marathon

Andrew O’Farrell too won his age category finishing 1st M65 in a great time of 3.43.44. Dan Kelleher completed his first marathon in 3.41.59 – Congrats Dan. A word for John Swanton too who decided to sign up for the 26.2 miles on Saturday, less than 24 hours before the start of the race!!

In the half marathon Tom Fox was the first Eagle AC member to cross the finish line in a time of 1.26.38. This time ensured a category win for Tom. Martin Leahy also secured a 1st place finish in his category when he finished in 1.28.53.

Frances O’Connor was 2nd in her F60 category also. Catherine Murphy, continued her brilliant form so far this year, leading the Eagle ladies home in 1.31.13, a big PB for Catherine.

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Catherine Murphy – 1.31.13

Aswell as those racing in the half we had a large number of members acting as pacers for the race, helping many runners achieve their goals on the day.

marathon Pacers group pic finish

Gregg, Elaine, Karen, Michelle, Denis, Catherine, Derek, Ruairi, Helen and Richard!

In the relay event the club entered one mixed team which finished in an impressive 8th place out of 400 mixed teams. (3.17.20) They also finished in 26th place overall out of 623 teams. Well done to Ruairi O Callaghan, Ken Higgs, Sandra Manning, Michelle Traynor and Anne Lucey Murphy. Thanks to Damian and to Karen for organising the relay team.

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Last relay handover! Michelle and Anne!

Results listed below are provisional. Some members did not seem to be listed as Eagle in official results. If your result is missing please send Mairead an email and your result will be added.

Full Marathon Results

10. Vivian Foley 2.44.16 M 45 1 M 10
58. Mark Murphy 3.09.40 M 40 13 M 55
125. Christopher Bristow 3.25.04 M 30 16 M 116
128. Darren Casey 3.26.01 M 40 28 M 119
143. John Sheehan 3.28.01 M 50 12 M 131
210. Gregg Moore 3.37.06 M 45 26 M 192
217. Denis Carroll 3.38.08 M 55 5 M 198
246. Dan Kelleher 3.41.59 M 40 58 M 225
247. Siobhan Holland 3.41.51 F 40 4 F 22
261. Andrew O’Farrell 3.43.44 M 65 1 M 238
282. Charlie Byrd 3.45.01 M 50 22 M 259
301. Eddie Trindle 3.47.08 M 40 72 M 275
483. Niall McSweeney 4.02.07 M 35 79 M 418
597. John Swanton 4.14.50 M 35 98 M 505

Half Marathon Results

48. Tom Fox 1.26.38 M50 1 M 46
67. Damian Geraghty 1.28.09 M30 14 M 16
79. Martin Leahy 1.28.53 M55 1 M 71
85. David O’Keeffe 1.29.12 M 40 20 M 76
86. Alan O’Brien 1.29.23 M 35 18 M 77
98. Vincent O’Sullivan 1.30.29 M 40 25 M 89
106. Catherine Murphy 1.31.13 F 40 5 F 11
181. Jason Crosbie 1.35.10 M 30 31 M 163
309. Adrian O’Sullivan 1.39.17 M 40 59 M 281
364. Derry Casey 1.41.39 M 45 49 M 327
393. Ken Nyhan 1.41.55 M 40 76 M 356
404. Gary Gibbons 1.42.48 M 45 59 M 367
444. Derek Costello 1.42.51 M 50 21 M 400
528. Richard Hawkins 1.44.59 M 50 27 M 465
592. Helen Cronin 1.47.02 F 35 12 F 72
593. Gillian Murphy 1.47.28 F 40 15 F 73
594. Karen Bevan 1.47.03 F 40 16 F 74
595. Michelle Cheung 1.47.02 SF 13 F 75
725. Ruairi Egan 1.49.36 M 50 41 M 622
750. Denis Looney 1.49.52 M 50 46 M 640
1065. Michael Noonan 1.57.08 M 35 175 M 842
1154. Frances O’Connor 1.58.10 F 60 2 F 249
1199. Olivia Holmes 1.58.37 F 40 73 F 269
1237. Catherine McCarthy 1.59.14 F 45 33 F 278
1270. Ed Fitzgerald 1.59.31 M 45 146 M 975
1492. Joaquim Rachao 2.02.55 M 60 15 M 1091
1693. John McCarthy 2.08.35 M 40 240 M 1193
1714. Ber Looney 2.08.28 F 45 67 F 513
1761. Conn Donovan 2.09.34 M 30 173 M 1225
1764. Tracy Cotter 2.09.34 F 35 92 F 538

Relay Results

26. Eagle AC 3.17.20 Mixed 8 of 400, 26 of 623

 

(Photos thanks to Mick Dooley and Joe Murphy)

 

 

Eagle AC at County Masters Track and Field Championships, 19th May 2019

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!)

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Eugene O’Connor, Ken Higgs, Richard Piotrowski, Neil Kingston, Richard Hawkins, Tom Fox and Pat Murphy (Photo courtesy of John Quigley) 

Eagle results below:
(Thanks to Track and Field Co-ordinator Neil Kingston for compiling these.)
Shot Putt
Men Over-50
2 Richard Hawkins Eagle AC 6.4
Relay 4X100m
Men
2 Eagle AC 60.2
100m
Men Over-45
4 Neil Kingston Eagle AC 13.15
Men Over-50
1 Richard Hawkins Eagle AC 15.02
200m
Men Over-45
3 Neil Kingston Eagle AC 27.16
Men Over-50
1 Richard Hawkins Eagle AC 31.67
400m
Men Over-45
1 Neil Kingston Eagle AC 60.7
Men Over-50
2 Richard Hawkins Eagle AC 69.27
Men Over-65
1 Ken Higgs Eagle AC 01:12.6
800m
Men Over-50
2 Tom Fox Eagle AC 02:37.3
3 Richard Hawkins Eagle AC 02:51.1
Men Over-65
1 Ken Higgs Eagle AC 02:52.2
1500m
Men Over-50
3 Tom Fox Eagle AC 05:02.9
4 Eugene O’Connor Eagle AC 05:22.5
Men Over-60
2 Pat Murphy Eagle AC 06:08.9
3000m
Men Over-50
2 Tom Fox Eagle AC 10:36.0
For full results see:

Rosscarbery Surf, Turf n Tar May 19th 2019

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.

Group Rosscarbery before

Congrats to Karen Bevan who picked up a category prize for 1st F40 in the half.

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Karen Bevan 1st F40

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

10K Results

60.Eddie Trindle M40 51.13
144.Dolores Gibbons F45 57.01

Midleton 5 Mile Road Race, 2nd May 2019

Approx. 40 members were in attendance at the Midleton 5 Mile Road Race on Thursday evening, the first race of the Eagle AC Summer Series 2019. A great turnout!
All the Eagles

How many Eagles can you spot?!

The club was led home by Donal Dowling who ran under 30 minutes for the first time finishing in a very impressive 29.45. Paul Cotter was right behind in a time of 29.47, a great run so soon after the Boston Marathon. Catherine Murphy led the ladies home in a brilliant 33.03.
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Donal Dowling, Sub 30 minute 5 mile for first time

Catherine

Catherine Murphy – 1st Eagle lady home and F 40 3.

Plenty of category prizes were picked up on the night by club members. Well done to Brian McGuire (M50 1), Tom Fox (M50 2) , Catherine Murphy (F40 3) , Richard Piotrowski (M70 1), Denis Carroll ( M55 2), Mike McGrath ( M55 3) , Helen Cronin (F35 2) , and Frances O’Connor ( F60 1) . Special mention also to Ed Fitzgerald who was on pacing duty for the race. Well done all.
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Photo finish between Ruairi and Finbarr!!

Michelle

Flying finish for Michelle Cheung!

Next race up in the Summer Series is the Inniscarra 4 Mile Road Race which takes place on Friday, June 14th. At the end of the series there will be prizes for the top 3 men and women aswell as the 1st in age categories. There will also be a prize for the runner who achieves the most improvement in their times as the series progresses. All members who complete at least 4 out of the 5 races in the series will receive a memento! Thanks to Damian for all of his work in organising this.
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Darren Casey, Derek Costello, Siobhan Holland, Karen Bevan, Eddie Trindle and Denis Looney at the start line.

Results : 
30. Donal Dowling 29.45 M40 7 M29
31. Paul Cotter 29.47 M40 8 M30
37. Brian McGuire 30.34 M50 1 M36
40. Tom Fox 30.58 M50 2 M39
62. Vincent O’Sullivan 32.36 M40 17 M57
71. Raymond Harrington 32.54 M40 19 M64
74. Catherine Murphy 33.03 F40 3 F8
82. Daniel Dransfield 33.21 SM 37 M73
86. Jack Murphy 33.27 SM 40 M 76
97. Ruairi Egan 33.47 M50 8 M 86
98. Finbarr Lehane 33.47 M 45 11 M 87
107. Martin Daly 34.03 M45 14 M 95
118. Dermot Gallagher 34.18 M 45 17 M 104
119. Richard Piotrowski 34.24 M 70 1 M 105
124. Darren Casey 34.25 M 40 26 M 110
125. Karen Bevan 34.26 F 40 5 F 15
167. Denis Carroll 35.21 M 55 2 M 148
175. Mike McGrath 35.42 M 55 3 M 156
178. Glenn Kenneally 35.45 M 40 32 M 159
182. Helen Cronin 35.50 F 35 2 F 20
185. Derek Costello 35.55 M 50 13 M 165
192. Mairead Lonergan 35.58 SW 8 F 21
195. Siobhan Holland 36.06 F 40 7 F 23
212. Michelle Cheung 36.53 SW 9 F 24
222. Eddie Trindle 37.08 M 40 44 M 195
227. Sean Lucey 37.17 SM 88 M 197
247. Ken Higgs 37.48 M 65 2 M 216
253. MT Brady 37.59 F 45 7 F 34
278. Andrew O Farrell 38.39
296. Denis Looney 39.07 M 50 23 M 250
300. Frances O Connor 39.20 F 60 1 F 48
309. Tim McCarthy 39.30 M 40 60 M 257
325. Brian Hegarty 40.00 SM 108 M 268
344. Michael Dooley 40.56 M 50 26 M 280
356. Catherine McCarthy 41.36 F 45 13 F 73
374. Olive Dooley 42.15 F 40 22 F 83
401. Dolores Gibbons 43.12 F 45 16 F 93
417. Ber Looney 43.43 F 45 19 F 103
431. John McCarthy 44.16 M 40 74 M 321
551. Ed Fitzgerald PACER 54.51 M 362

 

(Photos from Andy O Rourke Photography, Running in Cork Blog and Michael Buckley Photography)

The Great Railway Run – 28th April 2019

 

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Alan O’Brien on his way to winning the Great Railway Run 10k 

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.

 

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Frances O’Connor – 1st F60 in 10k race

Ken

Ken Higgs – 1st M65 in 10k race

 

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.

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Tony Cambridge – 5th man home in the 25k race.

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Andrew O’Farrell – 1st M65 in 25k race.

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

Eagle AC at Mallow 10 Mile 2019

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.

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Group photo before the off!

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.

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Alan O’Brien, 5th Overall in a time of 52.41

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.

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Mark Smith and Damian Kenneally

 

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Karen Bevan and Ruairi Egan smiling all the way to sub 70 finishes and new PB’s!

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.

Olive Mallow

PB for Olive Dooley!

Andrew Mallow

PB for Andrew McDonald!

Adrian Mallow

PB for Adrian O’Sullivan!

Results:

5 Alan O’BRIEN 00:52:41 00:52:42 1625 M(5) M35 (1) Eagle A.C.
18 Damian KENNEALLY 00:56:03 00:56:04 892 M (17) M35 (4) Eagle A.C.
19 Mark SMITH 00:56:04 00:56:05 1955 M (18) M40 (4) Eagle A.C.
37 Derek O’KEEFFE 00:59:09 00:59:12 1694 M (36) M40 (10) Eagle A.C.
56 Tony CAMBRIDGE 01:01:03 01:01:10 168 M (53) M50 (1)
73 Rob KELLY 01:02:07 01:02:12 881 M (70) MS (25) Eagle A.C.
81 Mark MURPHY 01:03:04 01:03:11 1290 M (77) M35 (21) Eagle A.C.
89 Tom FOX 01:03:49 01:03:55 576 M (84) M50 (2) Eagle A.C.
135 Martin LEAHY 01:07:10 01:07:24 965 M (127) M50 (4) Eagle A.C.
202 Karen BEVAN 01:09:32 01:09:55 52 F (15) F40 (7) Eagle A.C.
212 Ruairi EGAN 01:09:45 01:10:08 491 M (195) M50 (11) Eagle A.C.
223 Richard PIOTROWSKI 01:10:07 01:10:31 1775 M (204) M70 (1) Eagle A.C.
242 Gregg MOORE 01:10:51 01:11:15 1246 M (216) M45 (38) Eagle A.C.
268 Dermot GALLAGHER 01:11:48 01:12:09 585 M (238) M45 (42) Eagle A.C.
274 Adrian O’SULLIVAN 01:11:12 01:12:13 1755 M (243) M40 (73) Eagle A.C.
293 Denis CARROLL 01:12:12 01:12:48 182 M (257) M55 (6) Eagle A.C.
294 Patrick WALSH 01:12:40 01:12:50 2036 M (258) MS (49) Eagle A.C.
297 John DUNPHY 01:12:29 01:12:53 473 M (261) M50 (18) Eagle A.C.
365 Mairead LONERGAN 01:14:18 01:14:50 1010 F (52) FS (14) Eagle A.C.
367 Darren CASEY 01:14:18 01:14:52 197 M (314) M40 (86) Eagle A.C.
372 John SWANTON 01:14:23 01:14:56 1971 M (318) M35 (77) Eagle A.C.
379 Noel O’CONNOR 01:14:30 01:15:01 1480 M (324) M60 (4) Eagle A.C.
415 Charlie BYRD 01:15:04 01:15:39 146 M (356) M50 (31) Eagle A.C.
427 David LYNCH 01:15:08 01:15:57 1033 M (366) M50 (34) Eagle A.C.
467 Ken NYHAN 01:16:09 01:17:10 1409 M (400) M40 (103) Eagle A.C.
494 Eddie TRINDLE 01:17:00 01:17:56 1988 M (421) M40 (108) Eagle A.C.
507 Andrew MACDONALD 01:17:01 01:18:15 1066 M (431) M35 (104) Eagle A.C.
551 Marie Therese BRADY 01:18:23 01:19:04 74 F (92) F45 (15) Eagle A.C.
674 Ken HIGGS 01:21:11 01:22:17 768 M (536) M65 (6) Eagle A.C.
730 Olive DOOLEY 01:22:31 01:24:00 433 F (158) FS (36) Eagle A.C.
835 Frances O’CONNOR 01:25:15 01:26:24 1479 F (202) F60 (4) Eagle A.C.
906 Catherine MCCARTHY 01:26:58 01:28:44 1152 F (242) F45 (42) Eagle A.C.
1106 Jacqueline O’ BRIEN 01:31.45 01:33.52 1598 F (352) F40 (106) Eagle A.C.
1215 B MCKENZIE 01:35:34 01:38:01 1191 M (795) MS (112) Eagle A.C.
MT Mallow

Strong finish for Marie Therese Brady, finishing well under the 80 minute mark.