DFR News April

Couch to 5k

Exciting times as we launch our novel “Couch to 5k” programme this Saturday 6 April. This is a structured programme for complete non-runners, with the aim of the nine week course being to get beginners in a position to run our second annual 5k Pride Run on 21 June.

We’ve had an encouraging level of interest (22 first timers enquiring), and Aidan and Val will be kicking it off this Saturday at 10.00 alongside our usual run.

However, we’re looking for volunteers – particularly our women members! –  to help out just one week.  The “coaching” is based on an app we have, so no formal knowledge is required, just good motivational skills!  Contact Aidan or Val if you can help out.

DFR quiz

Our annual quiz takes place on Wednesday 24 April (so no run that night) in Pantibar.  This is our main fund-raiser for the club.  No need to pre-book (E40 for a team of 4) but please bring along non-member friends to fill the tables!  We’ll be having a raffle on the night, so if you or your employer/company or your contacts can provide some prizes, we’ll be grateful.

Rotterdam trip

Our Rotterdammers are now tapering down their runs prior to the big day on Sunday 14 April.  We’ll be having a club dinner on the Sunday night, all welcome.

Paris marathon

Bonne chance to Tim H, Hugh H and Tom O’C who are running the Paris marathon this weekend!

European athletics

Morton Stadium, Santry will be hosting a major event, the European Athletics Team Championships on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June.  Many household names will be competing.  Entry is free and the AAI are encouraging clubs to attend.