DFR Running News

Lots of running happening over the last few days and forthcoming this week, so please bear with me!


Well done to all DFRs running the Rotterdam marathon:

Darek Kuc David Lee David Prendergast Dominick Branigan
Donal Cronin Eddie Fox Joe Keena (first DFR home) John Barry
John Cotterell Kieran Cooney Kieran Tierney Martin Smyth
Nelson Moody Pat Lonergan Patrick Bamming Seamus McLoughlin
Seamus Moore Seamus Sreenan Tom Crowley

And congrats also to an old friend of DFR (now running with the opposition!) Marius McNichols.

Lots of marathon first-timers, and plenty of PBs, so well done all around.

Fair play to Dominick who hobbled over the finish line, determined to finish despite picking up an injury at km 35.

Hard luck to David McKenna who had to withdraw late on from the trip after injuring his arm so close to the event.

Particular mention must go to David Lee and John Barry who managed to cross the finish line twice. It’s a long story – literally, as they ran 46km rather than the marathon distance of 42km – which I’m sure David or John will be glad to retell if you have enough time….

And well done also to those who ran the Rotterdam 10k:

Deirdre Ryan Dermot McCarthy Gregory Curran Michael Curtin Ronan MacMuiris

Commiserations to Mick Smyth who was carted off to a Dutch hospital after a fall due to an injury. I’m glad to say he’s OK now.

And thanks to our non-running supporters on the day: John K, Declan K, Gearoid K, Aidan R, Brian C, Johnny M

Great Ireland run

Congrats also due to those who completed the Great Ireland 10k in the Park last Sunday:

Anne Marie Lillis Claire Goss Martha Cahill Steven Duffy Susan Reilly

(Apologies if I missed anyone, the above were registered with DFR as their club.)

DFR Quiz

Table Quiz 2013

If you or your company can provide small raffle prizes, please let me know.

We’re also looking for volunteers to help out on the night as well.

Wednesday runs

There will be no DFR run on Wednesday 24 April due to the quiz.

From Wednesday 1 May, we will return to our summer meeting point, the car park of the cricket club off Chesterfield Avenue, with a usual start time of 19.30.


If you’re planning on running Achill this year, and haven’t registered, please let me know ASAP as they’re now offering discounted entry to a group of 10 for a limited time. You’ll also need to book accommodation soon as it fills up quickly.


Our sympathies are with the Boston marathon community and victims of the terrible atrocity there last Monday.

See you at the quiz!