Category Archives: Events

Kinvara & Run-A-Muck

Last weekend was a busy one for lots of DFR’s, Kinvara, Run-A-Muck, My1000Hours and Hague.

Check out the galleries for some pics – Kinvara Run-A-Muck

Place Name Race Result
31 » Jason BRADSHAW Kinvara 10km 55:53
1135 » John COTTERELL Kinvara 10km 45:48
1253 » Tony FLYNN Kinvara Half Marathon 1:35:52
337 » Timothy HURLEY Kinvara 10km 47:08
1535 » Damien MOLLOY Kinvara Half Marathon 1:39:30
1611 » Thomas OCONNOR Kinvara Half Marathon 1:32:45
615 » Karin OSULLIVAN Kinvara 10km 54:22
872 » David PRENDERGAST Kinvara 10km 47:27
645 » Declan REDDY Kinvara 10km 51:59
1701 » Aidan RODGERS Kinvara Half Marathon 1:40:13
1762 » Michael SMYTH Kinvara Half Marathon 1:35:51
1782 » kieran TIERNEY Kinvara Half Marathon 1:47:55
882 » Declan TREANOR Kinvara 10km 43:00
564 Sandra Galvin Run-A-Muck 5K 46:12
565 Regina Byrne Run-A-Muck 5K 46:13
573 Siobhan O’Brien Run-A-Muck 5K 46:17
576 Claire Goss Run-A-Muck 5K 46:19
580 Angela Gallagher Run-A-Muck 5K 46:24
581 Anna Marie Lillis Run-A-Muck 5K 46:25
614 Martin Smyth Run-A-Muck 5K 47:09
621 Martha Cahill Run-A-Muck 5K 47:15
702 Joanne Neilan Run-A-Muck 5K 48:19
705 Maria Calnan Run-A-Muck 5K 48:20
709 Julie Anne Valois Run-A-Muck 5K 48:23
710 Susan Reillt Run-A-Muck 5K 48:24
711 Olwen Griffith Run-A-Muck 5K 48:24
256 Declan O’Reilly The Hague Half Marathon 1:38:58
113 Robert Dempsey My 1000 Hours 10k 45:13
381 Mark Armstrong My 1000 Hours 10k 51:06
34 Dermot McCarthy My 1000 Hours 10k 42:04
144 Damien Callaghan My 1000 Hours 10k 46:24

Event – National Concert Hall

Our resident classical aficionado Séamus is organising a night out at the National Concert Hall. From the man himself…

Dear Frontrunners, Dear Friends 
 
Fancy a night out in the National Concert Hall on Friday 20th February? 
 
There is a fantastic concert on that night as follows: 
 
– Beethoven: Fidelio Overture – beautiful overture to his only opera

– Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D – serenely eloquent!

– Richard Strauss: An Alpine Symphony – absolutely fabulous – monumental homage to elemental and unchanging nature. 
 
If you fancy coming along, just book yourself a ticket on the NCH website – choir balcony section is only €12 – fab value!

The concert starts at 8pm. If you are free to go for a drink before the concert, we will be meeting in the downstairs bar in the Hilton Hotel, just across the road from the NCH from 7pm onwards. 
 
Let me know if you are able to come along ( email Andy and he’ll pass on ) and very much looking forward to seeing you. 
 
Yours in music and in running!!
Séamus

DFR 10th Anniversary

DFR Logo Event Header - 10 YearsWe’re having a party!!!

2015 marks 10 years of Dublin Frontrunners. To celebrate the occasion we’re having a party (what else would you expect!).

The fiesta takes place in Viva tapas restaurant, there’ll be some bubbles, some food, and lots of dancing, partners and friends are welcome.

Tickets can be bought online only and places are limited.
http://tiny.cc/dfr10

We hope to see you all there
Dublin Frontrunners

Park Run & Dublin Race Series Half Marathon

It’s a busy Saturday this weekend, with the Dublin Race Series Half Marathon on in the Phoenix park, good luck to all the DFR’s running. Meeting point is the Papal Cross at 9:15am for a 10am start, don’t forget to weather your club t-shirt or singlet.

Due to the half marathon there will be no DFR run in the park on Saturday, instead we’ll be travelling to St. Anne’s Park in Raheny for the Park Run. If you need collection from the Dart station let Ronan know and we’ll try to org anise lifts, also if you’re driving and can offer a lift.

We’ll meet at the Red Stables coffee shop in the park at 9am and return there afterwards for breakfast.

News 28th Feb

Pride Run charity

Thanks to those members who submitted a proposal for our charity partner for the 2014 5k Pride Run. Following evaluation of all nominations, the committee have decided to partner with BeLonG To.

BeLonG To is working to provide an empowering and safe community for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people, by building a society that supports, includes and accepts them for who they are.

See the attached or their website www.belongto.org

We’re excited about working with them, and they’re keen to use their extensive network to promote the race.

Don’t forget the third annual race is on Friday 20 June; now that we have our charity partner, we’ll step up the promotion and planning! Further details will follow over the next while.

London Front Runners visit

A few visitors from LFR will be joining us for our run and breakfast this Saturday 1 March. We’ll be informally meeting up with them again in the Front Lounge from 9pm onwards, so if you’re in town, pop in and have a drink!

Great Ireland 10k/AAI Championships

The Great Ireland 10k on Saturday 6 April in the Phoenix Park is one of the biggest participation events in Ireland. It’s also the AAI 10k club championship, which pits AAI clubs against each other, and we’re looking to enter a men’s and women’s team to compete as DFR.

If we get enough interest – we need eight on a team – the club will cover the entry fee.

Please let David Lee know ASAP if you’re interested in competing for DFR.

Annual quiz

We’re finalising a date and venue, but provisionally keep Tuesday 15 April free! Start practising your Trivial Pursuit….Confirmation to follow.

Track training/fartlek

Training continues every Monday 19.00-20.00 at Donore Harriers, Chapelizod. No need for prior experience. no need to book, just show up. (Registered members only.)

Kinvara half marathon

Good luck to the big DFR contingent running this Saturday 1 March.

Nice half marathon Sun 27 April

We have a few members still expressing interest in travelling, if there is a vacancy in your hotel, please let me know.

Remember you need a medical cert signed by a doctor to fully complete registration (so can be done after entry). It’s your responsibility to have it, neither DFR nor the AAI can help. The form can be posted, faxed or submitted online in advance.

That’s it for now, see you Saturday.

Ronan

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!

Ronan

DFR News 26th Oct 2013

Hi all,

Hard to believe it’s Dublin marathon time again.
We’ll meet at the usual spot this Monday 28th from 10.30 onwards, under the bridge at the Luas green line Milltown stop.
Watch out for our DFRs taking part:
 
Eugene
Kieran T
Philip
Sandra
Seamus McL
Seamus M
Seamus S
Shane
and don’t forget to bring a supply of jellies as they’ll be sorely needed by the runners at mile 18!
Good luck to all.
Track training/fartlek
There’ll be no track session in Donore Harriers this bank holiday Monday 28 Oct.  Normal service will resume Monday 4 November at 19.00.  This subsidised event is for registered DFR members only for insurance reasons.
 
Christmas party
 
Bookings are essential, so please reserve and pay for your place as soon as possible. It’s on Saturday 14 December in Brasserie66 and cost is E40 per head.  You may of course bring a partner.  First come, first served.
Winter Circuits/Pilates
We haven’t had much interest expressed in running this over winter.  If you would like to take part in a say a six week block session, please email Club Secretary Kieran Cooney at dfrsecretary@gmail.com.
If there are insufficient numbers, we won’t be going ahead with it.
New members
The club continues to grow – we’re now at a record 140 –  and I’d like to say fáilte to the following new members recently formally registered with the AAI:
Damien
Fran
John K
Karin
Lou
Richard
Rob
Steven
Happy Halloween!

Novice Cross Country 2013

Sunday last saw the Dublin Noice Cross Country and Dublin Frontrunners had 2 teams competing which is a fantastic turnout for the club.

It was a 2 lap 3km course for the girls and 4 laps 6km for the boys, we had some great results and though it’s a tough course everyone had a great day. We also had fantastic supporters from the club to cheer us on to the finish.

cross country_4169The girls where up first;

Martha
Deirdre
Joanne
Anne Marie
Tina
Angela
Regina
Patricia
Sandra
Susan

 

cross country_4222Followed by the guys;

Andy
Seamus M
Mark
Hugh
Des
Philip
Michael

Some pics from the day thanks to Philip for his camera and Ronan for taking the snaps.