Mark Smith finishes 2nd in Cork to Cobh 15 mile road race

Well done to club member Mark Smith who finished the annual Cork BHAA Cork to Cobh 15 mile road race in an impressive time of 1 hour 25 minutes and 10 seconds. That works out as roughly 5:41 per mile pace!

2 Mark Smith M2 01:25:10 N

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L-R …Mark Smith 2nd, Colin Merritt 1st & Michael Corbett 3rd

The club had 38 members taking part …listed below.

The following members picked up these category prizes…
Tom Fox…3rd M50
Denis Carroll…2nd M55
Frances O’Connor…2nd F55

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Many used the race as part of their build up to the Dublin Marathon at the end of the month.

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Update Fri 6th Oct : These are the 38 members that ran in the race…

2 Mark Smith M2 01:25:10
19 Ruairi O’Callaghan 01:34:29
35 Pat O’Connor 0/45B 01:39:0
47 Paul Cotter 0/40A 01:40:59
52 Thomas Fox 0/50C 0/50C3 01:41:33
60 Colin O’Herlihy 0/45B 01:41:56
61 Dermot Slyne 0/40A 01:42:15
77 Michael Forde 01:44:20
108 Denis Carroll 0/55D 0/55D2 01:47:52
128 David O’Keeffe 01:50:40
163 Martin Ryan 01:53:58
178 Mike McGrath 0/55D 01:55:28
181 Martin Daly 0/40A 01:55:42
188 Elaine Guinane 0/40I 01:56:21
214 Jerome McCarthy 01:58:01
228 Mark Gallagher 0/40A 01:58:54
269 Darren Casey 0/40A 02:01:34
270 Eddie Trindle 0/40A 02:01:36
274 Greg Moore 0/45B 02:01:46
291 Gary Gibbons 0/45B 02:02:26
309 Karen Bevan 0/35H 02:03:45
310 Danielle McCarthy 02:03:46
322 David McCann 0/40A 02:04:35
330 Gillian Murphy 0/40I 02:04:49
339 Derek Costello 0/45B 02:05:26
361 Denis Kelleher 0/50C 02:07:21
377 Alan Foley 0/45B 02:08:54
378 Helen Cronin 0/35H 02:08:57
388 Patrick O’Gorman 0/40A 02:09:35
391 Michael Noonan 02:09:54
392 John Swanton 02:09:55
427 John McCarthy 0/40A 02:12:37
437 Frances O’Connor 0/55L 0/55L2 02:13:0
503 Charlie Byrd 0/50C 02:18:06
586 Fiona O’Riordan 0/45J 02:26:58
598 Pat King 0/40A 02:27:41
613 Edward Fitzgerald 0/45B 02:28:45
620 Denise O’Brien 02:29:18
621 John Dunphy 0/45B 02:29:21

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Race report on the 2017 Berlin Marathon…by Donal Dowling

Berlin 2017 – The graft, elation and leaving thoughts of where is the End Game! …by Donal Dowling

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As I sat last Saturday morning in the hotel lobby waiting for fellow Eagle Ronan Boland to go for a jog, I opened a magazine which was lying on the table and as I flicked through it I came across a nice quote from a famous Surfer Maya Gabeira who set the world record in 2009 for surfing the biggest ever wave by a female athletic. It went “Not cracking under pressure is the most essential thing in Sport. When the time comes, pressure can’t stop you; instead it makes you rise above what you thought possible”.

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Alan O’Brien runs 2:28 marathon in Berlin

 

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Well done to club member Alan O’Brien who broke 2h 30m for the first time in the Berlin Marathon last Sunday! His time of 2h 28m 46s was the 5th fastest Irish performance in the German capital on the day.

Alan’s previous best was 2h 33m 31s in Dublin in 2016 so his Berlin time is almost a 5-minute improvement!

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Alan was just part of a strong Eagle AC team that traveled to Berlin for the race with no fewer than 5 going sub 2h 50m.

Place number Name ac club Finish
100 33296 O’Brien, Alan (IRL) M35 Eagle AC 02:28:46
299 19439 Foley, Vivien (IRL) M45 Eagle AC 02:39:03
426 13920 Boland, Ronan (IRL) M50 Eagle AC 02:42:47
511 33469 O’Keefe, Sean (IRL) M40 Eagle AC 02:45:12
683 23274 Hill, Frank (IRL) M50 Eagle AC 02:48:55
2449 17655 Dowling, Donal (IRL) M40 Eagle AC 03:07:57
3841 37233 Ryan, Michael (IRL) M50 Eagle AC 03:17:55

As can be seen from the photo below, quite a number of runners from Cork were in Berlin for this marathon.

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The day before the big race. Photo credit : Lisa Boland

Club results in the 2017 Ballycotton 5 mile road race & Summer Series

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A grand total of 32 Eagle AC members turned out for this years Ballycotton 5 mile road race on Thurs 24th Aug 2017, up from the 25 of last year.

Our results were as follows…

Ballycotton Summer Road Race Series 2017 41st BALLYCOTTON ‘5’ Thursday 24 August 2017. 7:30pm

4 0:26:55 FOLEY, Vivian Eagle AC M45 05:22.9 5
11 0:28:27 O’CALLAGHAN, John Eagle AC M45 05:41.3 10
27 0:29:41 FOLEY, Colin Eagle AC M 05:56.1 24
30 0:29:54 FOX, Thomas Eagle AC M50 05:58.7 26
31 0:30:03 O’CONNOR, Pat Eagle AC M45 06:00.5 19
36 0:30:33 MCGUIRE, Brian Eagle AC M45 06:06.5 32
39 0:30:37 O’SULLIVAN, Vincent Eagle AC M 06:07.3 31
49 0:31:00 O’HERLIHY, Colin Eagle AC M45 06:11.9 290
53 0:31:23 O’KEEFFE, David Eagle AC M 06:16.5 54
70 0:32:12 GEARY, Kevin Eagle AC M 06:26.3 474
76 0:32:24 CASEY, Darren Eagle AC M40 06:28.7 58
83 0:32:39 BRISTOW, Chris Eagle AC M 06:31.7 51
91 0:33:01 DALY, Martin Eagle AC M 06:36.1 506
99 0:33:20 DESMOND, John Eagle AC M50 06:39.9 76
135 0:34:46 RYAN, Mairead Eagle AC F35 06:57.1 459
146 0:35:04 SPEIGHT, David Eagle AC M45 07:00.7 101
180 0:36:25 COTTER, Paul Eagle AC M55 07:16.8 469
193 0:37:06 CORCORAN, Geraldine Eagle AC F40 07:25.0 313
203 0:37:17 O’CALLAGHAN, Deirdre Eagle AC F45 07:27.2 322
206 0:37:29 HIGGS, Ken Eagle AC M65 07:29.6 472
228 0:38:11 GUINANE, Elaine Eagle AC F40 07:38.0 263
229 0:38:13 LONERGAN, Mairead Eagle AC F 07:38.4 319
234 0:38:18 SCANNELL, John Eagle AC M45 07:39.4 493
254 0:38:44 MURPHY, Sean Eagle AC M 07:44.6 180
258 0:38:53 QUIGLEY, John Eagle AC M60 07:46.4 168
261 0:38:57 KIRWAN, Ita Eagle AC F45 07:47.2 492
283 0:39:49 MCGRATH, Donal Eagle AC M50 07:57.6 409
296 0:40:12 MCCARTHY, John Eagle AC M 08:02.2 178
318 0:40:51 ALLEN, Denis Eagle AC M50 08:10.0 144
325 0:41:07 COTTER, Tracy Eagle AC F35 08:13.2 267
361 0:42:38 O’DRISCOLL, Kevin Eagle AC M65 08:31.4 219
400 0:44:39 O’RIORDAN, Fiona Eagle AC F45 08:55.6 360

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In terms of clubs taking part, we were in joint second spot.

Breakdown of clubs in the Ballycotton 5 mile… Midleton AC 44, Eagle AC 32, Ballintotis Fit4Life 32, St.Finbarr’s AC 22, Watergrasshill AC 18, Aghada RC 16, Mallow AC 12, St.Catherine’s AC 12, St.Catherine’s AC 11.

Ballycotton 5 mile results & photos

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We had 16 members who completed all 4 races in the Ballycotton Summer Series with 9 men getting top 50 t-shirts and 3 women getting top 30.

4 FOLEY, Vivian Eagle AC M45 … 0:27:20 … 0:27:42 … 0:27:17 … 0:26:55 … 1:49:14
8 O’CALLAGHAN, John Eagle AC M45 … 0:28:56 … 0:29:03 … 0:28:35 … 0:28:27 … 1:55:01
18 O’CONNOR, Pat Eagle AC M45 … 0:29:34 … 0:30:14 … 0:30:14 … 0:30:03 … 2:00:05
20 FOLEY, Colin Eagle AC M … 0:30:32 … 0:30:40 … 0:30:12 … 0:29:41 … 2:01:05
22 FOX, Thomas Eagle AC M50 … 0:30:54 … 0:30:44 … 0:30:26 … 0:29:54 … 2:01:58
28 O’SULLIVAN, Vincent Eagle AC M … 0:31:56 … 0:30:48 … 0:30:37 … 0:30:37 … 2:03:58
29 MCGUIRE, Brian Eagle AC M45 … 0:31:33 … 0:31:32 … 0:30:39 … 0:30:33 … 2:04:17
47 O’KEEFFE, David Eagle AC M … 0:33:23 … 0:32:42 … 0:31:28 … 0:31:23 … 2:08:56
50 BRISTOW, Chris Eagle AC M … 0:32:22 … 0:32:21 … 0:32:33 … 0:32:39 … 2:09:55
52 CASEY, Darren Eagle AC M40 … 0:33:09 … 0:32:43 … 0:32:10 … 0:32:24 … 2:10:26
69 DESMOND, John Eagle AC M50 … 0:34:21 … 0:33:53 … 0:33:28 … 0:33:20 … 2:15:02
92 SPEIGHT, David Eagle AC M45 … 0:36:06 … 0:35:40 … 0:35:42 … 0:35:04 … 2:22:32
140 ALLEN, Denis Eagle AC M50 … 0:38:10 … 0:38:04 … 0:38:54 … 0:40:51 … 2:35:59
150 QUIGLEY, John Eagle AC M60 … 0:40:29 … 0:40:33 … 0:38:10 … 0:38:53 … 2:38:05
160 MURPHY, Sean Eagle AC M … 0:42:36 … 0:40:31 … 0:39:23 … 0:38:44 … 2:41:14
168 MCCARTHY, John Eagle AC M … 0:40:30 … 0:40:22 … 0:41:36 … 0:40:12 … 2:42:40

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Chris Bristow finishes in 50th place in the overall series to pick up the last t-shirt!

12 CORCORAN, Geraldine Eagle AC F40 … 0:36:02 … 0:37:02 … 0:38:15 … 0:37:06 … 2:28:25
17 O’CALLAGHAN, Deirdre Eagle AC F45 … 0:38:44 … 0:38:00 … 0:38:25 … 0:37:17 … 2:32:26
20 LONERGAN, Mairead Eagle AC F … 0:38:18 … 0:38:29 … 0:38:13 … 0:38:13 … 2:33:13

Results in the overall Ballycotton Summer Series

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Mairead Ryan picking up an F35 category prize after dipping under 35 minutes for the first time

Club results in the Churchtown South 5 mile road race…Thurs 27th July 2017

The annual Churchtown South 5 mile road race was held on Thursday the 27th of July and 25 members took part. We also had a number in the category prizes as well.

This was the third race of four in the Ballycotton Summer Series and we still have a number of members who have completed all three so far.

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3rd F35 prize for Mairead Ryan

Ballycotton Summer Road Race Series 2017
CHURCHTOWN SOUTH ‘5’ Thursday 27 July 2017. 8:00pm

12 0:27:17 FOLEY, Vivian Eagle AC M45 05:27.3 6 12…2nd M45
19 0:28:35 O’CALLAGHAN, John Eagle AC M45 05:42.9 14 19
42 0:30:12 FOLEY, Colin Eagle AC M 06:02.3 28 42
43 0:30:14 O’CONNOR, Pat Eagle AC M45 06:02.7 20 43
47 0:30:26 FOX, Thomas Eagle AC M50 06:05.1 30 47…2nd M50
51 0:30:37 O’SULLIVAN, Vincent Eagle AC M 06:07.3 39 51
52 0:30:39 MCGUIRE, Brian Eagle AC M45 06:07.7 42 52
64 0:31:28 O’KEEFFE, David Eagle AC M 06:17.5 71 64
79 0:32:10 CASEY, Darren Eagle AC M40 06:25.9 69 79
90 0:32:33 BRISTOW, Chris Eagle AC M 06:30.5 57 90
110 0:33:28 DESMOND, John Eagle AC M50 06:41.5 86 110
134 0:34:10 DALY, Martin Eagle AC M40 06:49.9 550 134
168 0:35:09 RYAN, Mairead Eagle AC F35 07:01.7 548 168…3rd F35
181 0:35:42 SPEIGHT, David Eagle AC M45 07:08.2 113 181
210 0:36:54 O’CONNOR, Noel Eagle AC M55 07:22.6 137 210…2nd M55
252 0:38:10 QUIGLEY, John Eagle AC M60 07:37.8 207 252
255 0:38:13 LONERGAN, Mairead Eagle AC F 07:38.4 323 255
257 0:38:15 CORCORAN, Geraldine Eagle AC F40 07:38.8 310 257
261 0:38:25 O’CALLAGHAN, Deirdre Eagle AC F45 07:40.8 322 261…2nd F45
276 0:38:53 WALSH, Patrick Eagle AC M 07:46.4 712 276
277 0:38:54 ALLEN, Denis Eagle AC M50 07:46.6 156 277
291 0:39:23 MURPHY, Sean Eagle AC M 07:52.4 225 291
299 0:39:34 O’FARRELL, Andrew Eagle AC M60 07:54.6 181 299
353 0:41:36 MCCARTHY, John Eagle AC M 08:19.0 205 353
417 0:43:47 DONNELLY, David Eagle AC M 08:45.2 514 417

Race & Series results

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2nd M50 prize for Tom Fox

Niamh McCarthy wins Silver at Para Athletics World Championships

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Congratulations to club member Niamh McCarthy who has just won a Silver medal in the F41 Discus at the 2017 Para Athletics World Championships in London! Back in 2015, Niamh who is from Carrigaline won a Bronze medal in the same event in Doha.

As can be seen from the results below, Niamh effectively secured the Silver medal with her first attempt.

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Report on the Paralympics Ireland website HERE

RTE News report HERE

Richard Piotrowski wins British M70 10k title

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Well done to club member Richard Piotrowski who the British M70 10k title last weekend. The British Masters 10k road race was held on Sunday the 9th April at Gravesend in Kent.

Conditions for the race by all accounts were very warm with the temperature up around 22 to 23 deg C. Richard managed to secure the M70 title in a time of 43m 08s on what was a very hilly course.

The second and third men in the M70 categories were 33 seconds and 3 minutes behind respectively.

The 10k course was made up of four 2.5km loops and Richard went through the 5k mark in 21:02.