Monthly Archives: May 2015

Bloom 2015

Bloom is on in the Phoenix Park this weekend, there are lots of road closures and the main event is in the visitors centre, so we’ll be running at an alternative location this Saturday 30th of May.

Saturday’s run will take place from Irishtown stadium at the usual time of 10am, it’s located beside Ringsend Park, there’s plenty of parking available. Afterwards we’ll go for food to Mulligans in Sandymount.

Google Maps – Irishtown Stadium

Pride Run Training Week 1

Richard has compiled a training program that starts today and runs up to the Pride Run on June 19th and it ties in with out regular runs and his training sessions.

Week 1
Monday 6km Run
Tuesday Day off
Wednesday Club Training
Thursday Day off
Friday Day off
Saturday 8km long run
Sunday Day off

I’ll post each weeks schedule in advance on website, Twitter and Facebook.

Race Results

Madrid

Some recent race results, first up is the Marid Rock’n’Roll, just a note about the position it seems to be based on gun time not chip time.

Name BIB Race Pos Finish Time
Andrew Chambers 22139 Half Marathon 546 01:35:43
David Prendergast 22103 Half Marathon 844 01:42:37
Declan O’Reilly 21332 Half Marathon 1023 01:45:10
Martin Smyth 21374 Half Marathon 1625 01:49:21
Declan Treanor 21370 Half Marathon 1624 01:50:18
Patricia Paffen 22021 Half Marathon 2476 02:35:13
Dermot McCarthy 30296 10km 142 00:43:20
Robert Dempsey 31072 10km 357 00:46:38
Gregory Curran 31091 10km 565 00:49:19
Tom Crowley 31831 10km 512 00:49:33
Rónán MacMuiris 31088 10km 583 00:49:36
Sandra Galvin 31723 10km 99 00:50:36
Andrew Harkin 30459 10km 1134 00:50:40
Mark Armstrong 31089 10km 715 00:50:45
Susan Reilly 30427 10km 973 00:52:02
Regina Byrne 30652 10km 1030 00:52:32
Luis DaSilva 30822 10km 1464 00:53:33
Siobhan O’Brien 30279 10km 1258 00:54:42
Joanne Neilan 30726 10km 1433 00:55:08
Maria Calnan 30926 10km 1967 00:57:55
Richard Kennedy 32713 10km 2015 00:59:05
Anna Marie Lillis 30367 10km 2288 00:59:30
Claire Goss 30365 10km 2290 00:59:31

Manchester Cake Race

Manchester Frontrunners Cake Race was a tough 10k, 3 laps with some very big hills.

Name BIB Race Pos Finish Time
Tom Foley 185 10km 11 40:57
Andrew Chambers 32 10km 12 41:07

Great Limerick

We had 1 DFR running in Limerick, well done Dermot.

Name BIB Race Pos Finish Time
Dermot McCarthy 11124 10km 155 01:38:07

DFR Theatre Night

Hello all,
As part of the Gay Theatre Festival we are planning a night out on Saturday 16 May. There is a double bill in the Players Theatre in Trinity College, The Astonished Heart by Noel Coward @ 19:30 followed by St. Joan @ 21:00. We will be meeting up in the Front Lounge afterwards, around 22:00 to discuss the merits of both plays in great detail. If you are interested in coming along please book your tickets.
Hopefully see you on the night.


THE ASTONISHED HEART

BEHIND THE MOON PRODUCTIONS, IRELAND
Gay playwright Noel Coward when asked why he didn’t ‘come out’ replied: ‘I didn’t want to offend other people’s prejudices’. He wrote sexually ambiguous plays. ‘The Astonished Heart’ stars a tormented psychiatrist, his wife, her friend in a toxic love affair that splinters their very existence. A raw and emotional journey through the landscape of repressed love and shattered illusions.

Behind the Moon Productions reveals the now eighty year old play, reclaiming Coward’s queer sensibilities in a stripped down, visually engaging and theatrically inventive presentation.

DURATION: 75mins
Contains scenes of a sexual nature.

Written by Noel Coward | Directed by Geoff O’Keeffe


ST. JOAN

PASCAL THEATRE COMPANY/MANYTRACKS/ADD2PRODUCTIONS
Three women are Joan. All trying to save history from itself. This is a highly physical, darkly funny and entrancing work of theatre.

An exhilarating delve into the heady themes of national identity, purity of race, women as victims and makers of history asks – ‘would Joan the girl fighter, with the voices of God in her head, really boot out the foreigners today’? She challenges the view that only a dead saint is a useful saint and dreams of going back in time to stop history’s atrocities. Can she overturn its course? Can she save one life?

DURATION: 55mins
Written by Julia Pascal | Directed by Katrin Hilbe