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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.

Background:

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: https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11360379_mizen-2-malin-in-4-days-.html

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!!!

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;

THE IMC AT THE MORTON GAMES

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 .

DRAFT TIMETABLE
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

LEAD ATHLETES
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

Standards
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 http://www.irishmilersclub.org/on-line-race-entries.html

SPONSOR
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 www.dublinfrontrunners.ie


For more information on the event check out the IMC website

http://www.irishmilersclub.org

Dublin 5 Mile 2016

It’s been a busy few weeks but back to our bread and butter 🙂 race results from the Dublin 5 Mile in the Phoenix Park on June 12th. Fantastic running by DFR’s across the board.

Race No. First
Name
Surname Gender Gender
Pos
Category Cat Pos Overall Pos Chip Time
562 Seamus Moore Male 81 M40 10 86 00:31:27
959 Enda Currid Male 92 M40 13 98 00:31:44
831 Sandra Galvin Female 107 F40 23 575 00:39:01
1500 Damien Molloy Male 300 M45 36 341 00:35:59
473 Dermot Mccarthy Male 201 M40 42 217 00:34:19
3094 Lydia Bigley Female 125 F35 42 646 00:39:48
996 Siobhan Obrien Female 194 F40 43 828 00:42:19
818 Regina Byrne Female 222 F35 65 920 00:43:24
208 Eric Reyes Male 341 M40 66 395 00:36:42
1006 Alan Mcentee Male 467 MS 108 566 00:38:57
885 Bryan Durkan Male 835 M35 229 1129 00:38:55
188 Patricia Paffen Female 909 F35 249 2132 00:51:09
1789 Joanne Emmett Female 1081 FS 318 2345 00:55:38

Park Closure

imageThe OPW have requested that we cancel our Wednesday and Saturday runs for the duration of Joe Biden’s state visit as the park is under extra security. So we’ll be running from the War Memorial Gardens this week;

  • Wednesday 22nd June
  • Saturday 25th June

Meeting point is just inside the entrance off the South Circular Road, pass by the salvage yard.

There will be extra Garda security around the park from today until Sunday.

GALAS 2016 Shortlist

GALAS 2016 Thank YouDublin Front Runners have been nominated for the Sports Award this year, along with Emerald Warriors, Wet & Wild and Out & About Hiking. This is a great achievement for the club and fingers crossed we’ll be successful on the night

Tickets are on sale for the event for €37.15;

Eventbrite Tickets

Hopefully some of you can make it and we’ll be successfully on the night 🙂

Location Change Nov 14th

Location Change 2015 NovDue to the Mo Run in the park on Saturday 14th of November, we’ll be starting our usual Saturday run from the Visitors Centre.

There are a number of road and gate closures and the park is likely to be very busy, so please give yourself extra time to get there and find parking if you need it.

Details on road and gate closures below;

http://www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,35629,en.html

Location Change

Location Change PicDue to the Simon Fun Run in the Park this Saturday we’ll be changing our start location to the Visitors Centre Car Park. Still the usual time of 10am, but parking will be an issue so give yourself plenty of time or else cycle over to the park.

There are a number of gate and road closures this weekend,  lots of these kicking in from 9:30am

More details on these see the Phoenix Park website

Road and Gate Closures

Phoenix Park Map

10 Mile Race Series 2015

Thanks to Ronan to collating the results from last week’s race 🙂

Well done to all DFRs who completed the Frank Duffy 10 miles in the Park last Saturday 22 Aug.  Lots of great times with plenty of PBs – Richard’s coaching and training programmes, plus lots of hard work, are certainly paying off!

Seamus Moore      64.02
Dermot McCarthy      66.39
Rob Dempsey      67.27
Eoghan Woodhouse      70.13
Ray Buckley      72.05
Eric Reyes      75.00
Declan O’Reilly      76.03
Sandra Galvin      79.18
Joanne Neilan      81.39
Ronan MacMuiris      81.43
Angela Gallagher      83.16
Regina Byrne      85.24
Patricia Paffen     101.02

Irish Milers IMC vs BMC Mile Sponsorship

Dublin Frontrunners will be sponsoring this years Irish Milers IMC vs BMC Mile, it’s an opportunity to support athletics and to highlight the activities of our club. From the IMC;

Run the Mile With Pride.

IMC Logo BlueThe Irish Milers Club announces the sponsorship of the Dublin Front Runners for the upcoming IMC v BMC Mile in the Morton Games July 24th. Without the help of the Dublin Front Runners the IMC would be unable to put on this prestigious mile event in the Morton Games. In turn we hope that this link up with the IMC highlights the activities of the Dublin Front Runners and its aims to our athletic community.

The Dublin Front Runners mission is to provide a healthy, athletic and social experience to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans runners ( LGBT) community.

Check out the website
http://www.dublinfrontrunners.ie


For more information on the event check out the IMC website

http://www.irishmilersclub.com

Road & Gate Closures Saturday, 11th July

The Colour Dash 5K for the Irish Cancer Society is on in the park tomorrow and there are a number of road and gate closures;

Colour Dash 2015 Route

Saturday 11th July

Roads to be closed to vehicular traffic – 9.30am to 1pm:

  • Ordnance Survey Road
  • Glen / Upper Glen Road
  • Furry Glen

Gates to be closed – 9am to 1pm:

  • Chapelizod Gate – No left turn on entry (except for access to St. Mary’s Hospital & Cara Cheshire Home)
  • Ashtown Gate – No right turn on entry

Knockmaroon Gate will be closed until 1pm on 12th July

Original OPW Post