Monthly Archives: March 2016

Berlin 2016 Details

Berlin 2015 PosterWe have nearly 30 runners heading to Berlin this weekend for the half on Sunday, I’ve put together all the info you need on the events page on our website;

Important points

  • Collect you number Friday or Saturday, and bring the right documents
  • Meeting at 8:45/9am on the morning of the race @ Berlin Congress Center
  • Wear your DFR singlet please
  • Dinner booked for 6pm Sunday @ Brauhaus Lemke
  • Stay out of trouble… or at least don’t get photographed 🙂

You should have received an email requesting In Case of Emergency contact details from the organisers, in light of recent events ensure you complete this please.

Anyone who needs a singlet let me know and I will bring one for you, I won’t have a stock of them with me so you need to let me know in advance.

Patricks Day 5k and Tyrone 5K

Some great running over the St. Patrick’s weekend, the annual Metro St. Brigid’s St. Patrick’5 Day 5k from the Mansion House in Dublin.

Patrick's Day 5k
Patrick’s Day 5k

And congrats to Ray Buckley for taking 1st place in the Washingbay Green Run 🙂

Ray's 1st place trophy in Tyrone 5K
Ray’s 1st place trophy in Tyrone 5K

Waterstown Results March 2016

A great turnout for our first Parkrun of 2016, and a very warm reception by the organisers of Waterstown Parkrun.

Waterstown Parkrun March Waterstown Parkrun March
Pos Name Time Gender Pos
2 Dermot MCCARTHY 19:17 2
3 John KELLY 19:39 3
4 Andrew CHAMBERS 20:12 4
6 Colm CORRIGAN 21:31 6
9 Eric REYES 21:51 8
23 Gregory CURRAN 24:24 20
27 Ronan MACMUIRIS 24:46 23
31 Suzie PFAEFFLI 25:04 6
32 Sandra GALVIN 25:10 7
33 Susan REILLY 25:24 8
39 Fiona WALSH 27:26 12
45 Jacqueline HORAN 28:51 14

For the full results check out the Parkrun Website, and here are some more photos from the Waterstown Parkrun Facebook page;

Thanks to Julie O Conner for taking the photos.

Posted by Waterstown parkrun Dublin on Saturday, 12 March 2016

Runamuck and Hague Results

Some results from two races last weekend, well done to everyone who ran 🙂


Runamuck March 2016 Before Runamuck March 2016 After
Place No. Name Time
602 442 Martha Cahill 1:00:11
603 451 Sarah Regan 1:00:12
608 450 Fiona Haran 1:00:13
609 443 Siobhan O’Brien 1:00:13
605 441 Maria Calnan 1:00:13
610 439 Joanne Neilann 1:00:15
1676 447 Tina Lawlor 1:17:59

The Hague Half
Hague 2016

Place Category Cat. Place No. Name Time
 1246 M35 196 19839 Patrick Bamming 1:34:46
 3811 M40 488 19317 Eric Reyes 1:48:40
4270 M45 499 18253 Greg Lyons  1:51:13
 3894 M40 504 19533 Joachim Van der Worp 1:49:37
4366 M35 627 12195 Martin Smyth 1:51:42

The Hague 10km

Place Category Cat. Place No. Name Time
458 Male 423 5605 Alan Gallagher 44:25
6227 Male 4030 2682 Andrew Harkin 1:00:15
7266 Male 4452 8248 Ciaran Diamond 1:03:37

Their Lives Matter

Two DFR’s, Hugh Hannigan and Tom O’Connor, are taking on one of the toughest races in the world in aid of a very worth cause, they are looking for your support in raising €10,000.

From Hugh;

About the Charity

This charity was set up by Irish paediatric oncologist Dr Trish Scanlan from Bray. For over 8 years she has dedicated her time to treating children with cancer in Tanzania. Her story is truly remarkable. When she started less than 100 children each year were being treated with a 5% survival. Thanks to her extraordinary and selfless work, today over 500 children are being treated annually by Dr Trish and her team with survival rates now up to 50%, a massive improvement.

Not only that, in the 8 years of treating the children she has also found time to build a cancer ward, a hostel, classrooms for children and a skills room for parents. All her services are provided free. Dr Trish has also set up a Masters Programme at the University in Dar es Salaam to train doctors to be paediatric oncologists with a similar third level programme now introduced for nurses.

There is a link below to a short video clip showing some of the work of this outstanding woman who Pat Kenny described as a ‘miracle doctor’ during a UCD awards ceremony to recognise her achievements.

Marathon des Sables

The Marathon des Sables is known as the toughest footrace in the world involving a 254 km race over 6 days across the Sahara desert. The toughest stage of the race is the 81.5 km run on day 4. The rules of the race require you to be self sufficient meaning you have to carry all your food, sleeping bag etc on your back. Only limited water and a tent each night is provided to those taking part.

Their Lives Matter really need help this year. I am Chair of this Irish charity and any funds raised by Thomas and myself running the Marathon des Sables will go directly to the charity to allow Dr Trish continue her extraordinary work in Dar es Salaam.

I would hugely appreciate any support that can be offered. Money can be donated by either following this link to the iDonate page–s-fundraising-page.html

Pride Run 2016 Charity

LGBT Helpline LogoWe’re delighted to announce that LGBT Helpline have been chosen as this year’s charity for the 5th annual Pride Run.

The LGBT Helpline is a national support service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people and their families and friends.

The service was established in 2010 by seven local LGBT helplines, who shared a vision to create an infrastructure to enable them to offer support and information nationally through their network of trained volunteers.

Funds raised from the Pride Run will help training of volunteers, and to fund the continued work of such an important service.