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2016 10 Mile Race Series Results

Last Saturday was the 10 mile from the Dublin Race Series, it was an extremely wet and windy day, well done to everyone from DFR who got out to run, and the supports too.

10 Mile Race Series 2016

Name Time Name Time
Enda Currid 01:04:40 Mairead Crowley 01:19:31
Seamus Moore 01:06:15 Sandra Galvin 01:23:32
Tom Foley 01:07:46 Lydia Bigley 01:23:32
Dermot McCarthy 01:10:36 Angela Gallagher 01:26:25
Damien Molloy 01:16:34 Susan Reilly 01:30:19
Eric Reyes 01:15:28 Siobhan O’Brien 01:30:35
Rob Dempsey 01:18:30 Maria Calnan 01:33:46
Alan McEntee 01:19:38 Regina Byrne 01:34:37
Roger Dowds 01:22:09 Patricia Paffen 01:52:05
Ronan MacMuiris 01:24:42
Gregory Curran 01:26:37
Richard Kennedy 01:30:22

Team RaboDirect

Claire who many of you will know is going to cycle 650km over four days in early September to raise money for the Gavin Glynn Foundation, she’s doing this along with a number of RaboDirect colleagues, both Claire and RaboDirect are big supporters of the club so I hope you’ll consider sponsoring them.


On 21st October 2014, four year old Gavin Glynn lost his three year fight with an extremely aggressive form of Cancer known as Rhabdomyosarcoma. Gavin was a big fan of Superhero’s especially Superman. But he was our Superhero. His dad John worked in Rabobank in Ireland during this time and a number of fundraisers were held to support Gavin’s treatment to assist in his fight. Unfortunately most of the treatment had be sought outside of Ireland and was very expensive. After Gavin’s passing his family setup the Gavin Glynn Foundation to support other families in a similar situation who need to travel overseas for cancer treatment. The Foundation provides money to take the financial burden away from families so they can fully focus on the needs of their child. Sadly one of the children the Foundation was assisting passed away this week which makes raising money even more poignant and important.


To raise money for the Foundation a group from RaboDirect are planning a four day cycle from the most southerly point in Ireland to the most northerly point commonly referred to as the Mizen to Malin cycle (M2M). The total distance of the cycle is 650km with a few hills along the way.

Our aim is to raise €10,000 for the Gavin Glynn Foundation and your support is much appreciated and much needed at this point in time. You can donate using the following link:

Alternatively you can attend or provide raffle prizes for a Table Quiz that is taking place on Thursday, 29th September in the Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place. 4 people per table, €10 per person. Your support would be hugely appreciated!!!

Location Change & 10 Mile

imageThis Saturday is the Frank Duffy 10 mile in the park, so we’ll move our Saturday run to Irishtown Stadium. Usual time of 10 am meeting in Irishtown Stadium car park, we’ll go to Browns in Sandymount afterwards for food.

For the 10 Mile Race, DFR’s should meet at the Papal Cross car park at 9am for a few pictures, then head to he bag drop and start line.

Best of luck to everyone running 🙂

Rock n Roll Dublin 2016 Results

Results AAI Half Marathon Championships and Rock n Roll 5k and 10k. PB’s from Sandra in the 5k, Alan in the 10k and Lydia in the half, but well done for everyone who ran 🙂


15 21002 Enda CURRID 00:18:35
91 21029 Eric REYES 00:21:34
208 28159 Sandra GALVIN 00:23:54
378 22039 Siobhan O BRIEN 00:25:50
1234 25014 Joanne EMMETT 00:34:23


102 1519 Alan MCENTEE 00:46:59
1411 10533 Joanne EMMETT 01:13:35

Half Marathon

196 1398 Enda CURRID 01:28:17
490 2066 Andrew CHAMBERS 01:36:45
701 4037 Peadar FAHERTY 01:40:40
993 4038 Mark ROONEY 01:45:04
1066 3058 Bryan DURKAN 01:45:56
1074 2069 Eric REYES 01:46:04
1404 13038 Damien CALLAGHAN 01:50:07
1414 5034 Robert DEMPSEY 01:50:14
1433 4008 Lydia BIGLEY 01:50:27
1521 4036 Declan O’REILLY 01:51:15
1780 12008 Francis HANILY 01:53:59
1874 4053 Sandra GALVIN 01:54:47
2413 7046 Madeleine DAVIS 01:58:57
2537 6026 Siobhan O BRIEN 01:59:54
3469 13024 Maria CALNAN 02:09:13
5452 14017 Patricia PAFFEN 02:39:36

AAI Team Results (Provisional)

Team Place Runners Category Combined Time
15 Lydia, Sandra, Madeleine F35 05:46:12
31 Andy, Peadar, Mark M35 05:03:05
34 Rob, Declan, Francis Senior 05:36:43
40 Eric, Bryan, Damien M35 05:23:28
50 Siobhan, Maria, Patricia F35 06:49:29

Fingal 10k 2016 Results

Races Series 10k 2016The Fingal 10k took place last Sunday, part of the Dublin Marathon Race series, thanks to Rónán for collating the results;

Congrats to first DFR male home Enda Currid, first female Lydia Bigley.
Name Surname Time
Enda Currid 38:11:00
Seamus Moore 38:40:00
Tom Foley 39:17:00
Dermot McCarthy 41:01:00
Damien Molloy 43:54:00
Eric Reyes 44:42:00
Roger Dowds 44:44:00
Bryan Durkan 47:07:00
Alan McEntee 47:52:00
Lydia Bigley 48:09:00
Sandra Galvin 48:35:00
Ronan MacMuiris 49:52:00
Regina Byrne 50:02:00
Siobhan O’Brien 52:33:00
Maria Calnan 56:38:00
Patricia Paffen 64:24:00
Joanne Emmett 73:48:00
Overall men’s winner Mick Clohisey (representing Ireland at the marathon in Rio Olypmics) in 30:24, and overall women’s winner Laura Graham 35:26.


Waterstown parkrun Results July 2016

Waterstown Group Trophy Handover 2016Last Saturday DFR took on our second parkrun of 2016, thanks to everyone who turned up, and for the support from Waterstown themselves.

Some great running with Jacqui and Dermot finishing 4th in the women and men’s categories, well done.

Waterstown Warriors also won the Best Dress Group at the Pride Run, and Dermot gave them their winning trophy.

Waterstown parkrun is our local run and we’re always happy to support, check out the full results below.

If I’ve missed anyone let me know, it may be because you don’t have Dublin Front Runners listed as your club.

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Gender Pos
4 Dermot MCCARTHY 19:36 VM40-44 4
33 Jacqueline HORAN 27:05:00 VW50-54 4
9 Aidan Connolly 20:49 SM20-24 9
12 Roger Dowds 21:49 V45-49 12
13 Damien MOLLOY 22:08 VM45-49 12
22 Ronan MACMUIRIS 23:58 VM50-54 21
25 Gregory CURRAN 24:56:00 VM50-54 24
29 John O’ DONOVAN 26:18:00 VM35-39 27
32 Isaac BAILEY 27:02:00 VM40-44 29
34 Declan REDDY 27:06:00 VM50-54 30
38 Robert Devereux 27:42 VM35-39 33

Irish Milers IMC vs BMC Mile Sponsorship 2016

IMC Logo BlueDublin Front Runners will again sponsor this years Irish Milers 1500m IMC vs BMC race. From the IMC;


With less than two weeks to go here is the latest

The IMC have 7 race slots at this famous meet , six 800m races (4 men’s and 2 women’s) and a 1500m men’s race .

The following is an approximation of race times:-
5.40 to 6.10 Men’s B,C,D and Women’s A and B
6.45 Men’s A race
7.15 1500m featuring IMC v BMC match

Men’s 800 Kieran Kelly, Kevin McGrath and Elliot Slade (Wales)
Women’s 800m Kelly Neely, Fiona Kehoe and Rose Finnegan
Men’s 1500 James O’Hare, Cormac Kelly, Richie Owens, Eric Keogh. Representing the BMC will be Jack Hallas, Kevin Bell, Cameron Field and Joe Wilkinson

1500m We will accept entries from athletes who have run FASTER than 4 minutes this year.
800m Men. Run 1.59 or faster this year
800m Women Run 2.30 or faster this year
In addition to these standards you must have entered an IMC meet this year or last OR be a member of the BMC

REMEMBER WE WILL CLOSE ENTRIES ONCE FIELDS ARE FULL. So really, yes you’ve guessed, you need to enter now!!
Enter on our site

We are delighted to announce that the sponsor of the 1500m IMC v BMC race (and for the second year running) will be the Dublin Front Runners Athletic Club.
Dublin Front Runners A.C., is a running club for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans runners and friends.

Check out their website

For more information on the event check out the IMC website

Club Gear 2016

Club Gear

Run Logic LogoIt’s been 3 years since we’ve offered any club branded gear, so we’ve been working with Run Logic in Templebar to provide some.

The singlet is not AAI approved, I’ve been unable to source Navy Singlets in both men’s and women’s fit, so you won’t be able to wear these in AAI races, we will look at options for AAI approved club singlets. The club has a stock of singlets should anyone need one for an AAI race.

Try On Night

Tuesday 12th July 5pm – 8pm, samples of kit in various sizes will be available to try on, so you can see what it looks like and check your size.

I’ll also look to have some samples available at our runs to have a look, you’ll also be able to drop into the shop to check them out.


Orders must be placed by 17th July at the latest, and will be ready the last week of July for collection in the Run Logic store in Templebar.

You will be dealing directly with Run Logic for payment and collection, and payment is via PayPal. Ash can be contacted in Run Logic if you have any questions.