Report by Ruairi Egan
The Eagle AC Summer Series 2019 came to a close last Thursday night at the Rathcormac 4 Miler. Another great turnout with approx. 40 members taking part in the race.
First mention must go to Catherine Murphy who was 1st lady home on the night in a time of 25.51- her first race victory! Well done to Alan O Brien also who was 2nd M overall in a brilliant time of 19.53. There were a number of category prizes picked up by club members also – Michelle Traynor claimed first F35, Mark Smith 1st M35 and Mike McGrath, 1st M55. There were plenty of great runs and pbs by other members also. A mention to Daniel Luxton who ran his first official race for the club in his Eagle AC gear!
With the last race complete, the final standings for the series could be calculated! Claiming top spots this year were Catherine Murphy and Tom Fox , both of whom had very impressive performances throughout the entire series.
Eagle AC Summer Series Results 2019
1st M – Tom Fox
2nd M – Brian McGuire
3rd M – Daniel Dransfield
1st F – Catherine Murphy
2nd F – Karen Bevan
3rd F – Michelle Traynor
1st M 40 – Ray Harrington
1st M 50 – Ruairi Egan
1st M 60 – Ken Higgs
1st M 70 – Richard Piotrowski
1st F 30 – Mairead Lonergan
1st F 40 – Elaine Guinane
1st F 50 – Ber Looney
Most Improved – Brian Hegarty
The 4th race of the Eagle Summer Series 2019 took place on Friday night in Kinsale at the Kinsale Regatta 5 Mile. There was another great turnout from the club with over 30 members taking part.
Tom Fox took the honours of being first Eagle home on the night, finishing in a time of 30.07. He was followed not too far behind by Dermot Slyne. Great to see Dermot back in the race results after a long layout with injury.
First Eagle lady home was Catherine Murphy who, when finishing in 32.42 also claimed a category win. Aswell as Catherine, Tom Fox and Mike McGrath also won their respective categories.
There were plenty of pbs recorded, too many to mention which is always a good sign!! It was also great to see a number of club members pacing fellow members on the night, helping them to achieve ( and surpass!) their targets. Well done all. Attention now turns to the final race of the series which is the Rathcormac 4 Mile on August 22nd.
14 club members travelled to scenic West Cork on Friday evening for the annual Ardfield 10k Road Race. Ardfield is located just outside Clonakilty. It turned out to be well worth the trip for Karen Bevan who recorded her first race win at the event. Karen ran a great time of 43.22 on what was a challenging course. Also picking up a podium spot was Mark Smith, who claimed 2nd spot overall in a time of 34.50.
Well done to all club members who took part in what was a very enjoyable and well organised race. Eagle results are listed below.
Eagle AC Results, Ardfield 10k
2. Mark Smith M 34.50
15. Dave O’Keeffe M 41.59
22. Karen Bevan F 43.22
23. Ruairi Egan M 43.23
25. David O’Callaghan M 44.24
28. Darren Casey M 44.44
29. Dermot Slyne M 44.22
40. Denis Carroll M 47.49
43. Ken Nyhan M 48.17
45. Mairead Lonergan F 48.29
46. Helen Cronin 48.29
55. Eddie Trindle M 51.00
69. Dolores Gibbons F 54.06
70. Gary Gibbons M 54.08
Congratulations to club member Alan O’ Brien who had a very impressive win at the Run Killarney Half Marathon last weekend. Alan won the race in a time of 1.09.13, well over 1 minute clear of the rest of the field. Fellow Cork runner Michael Morgan ( St. Finbarr’s) finished in 2nd spot with Eagle AC’s Vivian Foley finishing in 3rd place with a time of 1.11.05. (PB!) Brilliant to see 2 Eagle members on the podium, well done!
Special mention to Mike McGrath also who was 1st M60 overall when finishing the race in 1.32.08.
Well done to all other members who took part in the event, no club names are listed in the results. A number of members were on pacing duty for the day and they finished bang on target!! Well done all.
(Photos thanks to Run Killarney)
The third race of the Eagle AC Summer Series took place last Thursday in warm , dry conditions. A huge number of members participated with 42 members spotted in the results.
Damian Kenneally was first Eagle home with a brilliant 50 second pb of 26.51. Catherine Murphy, continuing her great year was 6th overall with a time of 33.46.
There were also category prizes for Helen Cronin, Karen Bevan, Elaine Guinane, Pat O Connor and Richard Piotrowski.
The club also won the prize for largest club attendance at the race! Well done all and congrats to Coachford Family Festival on the organization of a great race for a very worthy cause.
The 4th race in the series is the Kinsale 5 Miler which takes place on Friday, 2nd August.
15 Eagle members made the trip to West Cork last Friday, 28th June to take part in the annual Courtmacsherry to Timoleague 10k.
Alan O Brien had a brilliant run, winning the race comfortably in 31.58.
Aswell as Alan, a number of other club members also picked up prizes on the night. Richard Piotrowski was 1st M60 in a time of 43.21, David O Callaghan was 1st M50 with 43.39, and Derek Costello picked up a prize for 2nd M50 finishing in a time of 44.32.
Well done to all members who took part. A great spot for a 10k race. The cakes afterwards were nearly worth the trip down alone! (See photo below for proof!)
1. Alan O’Brien 31.58 31.58 M 35 1 M 1
11. Fergus Nugent 35.47 35.47 M 40 4 M 11
13. Sean O’Keeffe 35.53 35.53 M 40 6 M 13
17. Derek O’Keeffe 36.33 36.32 M 40 7 M 17
47. Raymond Harrington 40.30 40.28 M 40 13 M 42
66. Richard Piotrowski 43.24 43.21 M 60 1 M 55
68. David O’Callaghan 43.39 43.37 M 50 1 M 56
82. Mairead Lonergan 44.31 44.29 SF 4 F 15
83. Derek Costello 44.32 44.29 M 50 2 M 68
122. Denis Looney 47.09 47.06 M 50 3 M 100
138. Jack Murphy 48.18 48.06 SM 26 M 113
139. Michelle Cheung 48.27 48.15 SF 7 F 26
178. Gary Gibbons 51.04 50.57 M 45 18 M 135
179. Dolores Gibbons 51.04 50.57 F 45 8 F 44
217. Ber Looney 54.44 54.35 F 50 6 F 68
Photos thanks to Ruairi Egan