Monthly Archives: January 2014

Targets 2014


Here are the targets I discussed at Fartlek the last 2 nights, these are mine for last year and this year, if you’re interested in setting some as well send me on the times and if there are enough submissions I’ll put these up on the website for some motivation.


1 Mile 3000m 5k 5 mile 10k 10 mile 1/2 mara marathon
2013 Target 00:05:30 00:19:00 00:31:00 00:39:00 01:05:00 01:33:00 03:20:00
2013 Actual 00:05:30 00:18:41 00:31:12 00:39:50
2014 Target 00:05:25 00:11:00 00:18:30 00:30:45 00:39:00 01:05:00 01:28:00 03:15:00

DFR News January 20th

Annual General Meeting

Thanks to all who showed up and contributed to our AGM last Thursday 16th, a copy of the DFR accounts for 2013 are available on request from Treasurer Dave.

The main decisions taken were:

New Committee

Andy and Dave Shaw stepped down after sterling service to DFR, a big thanks to them.  We welcome Bairbre and David Lee and will have lots of work for all to do!

Pride Run

Fantastic news – the AGM unanimously approved the club to go ahead with the third annual 5k Pride Run 2014.  Andy Chambers will be Race Director and more information will follow.

Runner of the Year

Congrats to those who, in the opinion of their peers and the committee, contributed significantly to the club during 2013:

Men: Seamus
Women: Sandra
Newcomer Men: Des
Newcomer Women: Patricia

Membership 2014

Is now overdue.  Please pay the E30 as soon as possible.  We will be registering with AAI soon, and after 31 January all non-members will be removed from email and private Facebook page.

Winter track training/fartlek

Has recommenced in Donore Harriers, Chapelizod every Monday at 19.00.  For insurance reasons, this is open to paid-up club members only.  Thanks to Andy and Anne Marie for their continuing work with this.

Club running gear

Courtesy of Martha, we have great winter hoodies available, see my last email for full details.  Please order from Val no later than Saturday 25 January to avail of a group discount.

New members night out

To welcome our new and newish members (and just an excuse for a night out), we’ll meet in Pantibar on Saturday 1 February from 21.00.  No need to book, turn up whenever, pop in, pop out, and have a great night out!  We finished 2013 with 144 members, our highest yet, and look forward to building on that in 2014.

And in the meantime, our Wednesday and Saturday runs go on!


DFR Warm Up Jackets

2014 will be the year of new DFR merchandise. We have secured a significant discount from Martha at for Newline Warm Up Jackets which include DFR logo printed on them. We will have samples of the mens and womens jackets available at the AGM.

We are also looking at a couple of companies in relation to new club t-shirts and singlets. Details of the new DFR Newline Warm Up jackets below.

Newline Women Warm Up Jackets

Womens Warm Up Jackets

Colours Red Blue Black
Sizes: XS S M L XL

Newline Men’s Warm Up Jackets

Mens Warm Up Jackets

Colours Red Blue Black
Sizes: S M L XL XXL

How to order:

Val will be available to take orders and collect money at the AGM on Thursday evening. Alternatively you can email Val to order the jacket and lodge the money directly into the DFR account. When ordering please indicate preferred colour and size.

Closing Date for Orders

To avail of this discount, we need to process this round of orders by next Saturday 18th January. Once we have final numbers we will organise to have our logo printed on them.

ALSAA Race Series

The race series continues in ALSAA, beside the airport, I’ve run the 1 mile before Christmas and its a tough run but good opportunity to test your fitness.

When they shout go you run all out till you feel like dropping 🙂 I’ll be going again next Tuesday week, anyone interested in doing it let me know.


Tuesday 22st January         7.30pm            3000 metres

Tuesday 18th February       7.30pm            1 mile

Tuesday 25th March            7.30pm            3000 metres (Annual Peter Doody Memorial)

Tuesday 15th April              7.30pm            1 mile

Venue – ALSAA, Dublin Airport

Entry – €4 per race