Pride March 2015

Pride March 2013 01It’s Gay Christmas!!! I hope everyone’s excited and looking forward to a fun day :)

Saturday Run

Our run this morning is from the War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge instead of the park, meet near the Islandbridge entrance, see below, usual time of 10am.

Google Maps

5 Mile Race

If you’re doing the 5 Mile in the park this morning, the meeting point is the bag drop area at 9:30am, good luck to everyone running.

Brunch

Instead of scones after the run (I hear a sign of disappointment) we’ll be having a fabulous brunch and some bubbles in Bleaker St on Dorset St for anyone marching with the club today. Meet there from 11:30am before we move to Parnell Square to assemble for the march.

Pride March

We’re meeting outside the Hugh Lane Gallery at 12:30pm to assemble for the March, don’t forget to wear a DFR t-shirt for the march either your singlet, running top, Pride Run or Yes Equality t-shirt.

I’ve also emptied the DFR safety deposit box and will have all our good jewellry so share around.

Happy Pride

 

Pride Run 2015 Results

Pride Run

The 4th annual Pride Run last Friday was a big success, many thanks to David Lee our Race Director and his committee, Brian Carter, Pat Lonergan and Aidan Rodgers for all there hard work, also a big thank you to all the DFR’s who volunteered and registered to run the race, and finally to our sponsors Citi, Arthur Cox and Rabo Bank and our race starter Senator Katherine Zappone

We had 500 registered runners and nearly 400 runners on the night, results are available here;

http://t.co/Wj1dBqyI2C

David and our treasurer David P will finalise the accounts over the coming weeks and we’ll organise a cheque handover to our charity partners this year, BeLonG To.

Bloom 2015

Bloom is on in the Phoenix Park this weekend, there are lots of road closures and the main event is in the visitors centre, so we’ll be running at an alternative location this Saturday 30th of May.

Saturday’s run will take place from Irishtown stadium at the usual time of 10am, it’s located beside Ringsend Park, there’s plenty of parking available. Afterwards we’ll go for food to Mulligans in Sandymount.

Google Maps – Irishtown Stadium

Pride Run Training Week 1

Richard has compiled a training program that starts today and runs up to the Pride Run on June 19th and it ties in with out regular runs and his training sessions.

Week 1
Monday 6km Run
Tuesday Day off
Wednesday Club Training
Thursday Day off
Friday Day off
Saturday 8km long run
Sunday Day off

I’ll post each weeks schedule in advance on website, Twitter and Facebook.

Race Results

Madrid

Some recent race results, first up is the Marid Rock’n’Roll, just a note about the position it seems to be based on gun time not chip time.

Name BIB Race Pos Finish Time
Andrew Chambers 22139 Half Marathon 546 01:35:43
David Prendergast 22103 Half Marathon 844 01:42:37
Declan O’Reilly 21332 Half Marathon 1023 01:45:10
Martin Smyth 21374 Half Marathon 1625 01:49:21
Declan Treanor 21370 Half Marathon 1624 01:50:18
Patricia Paffen 22021 Half Marathon 2476 02:35:13
Dermot McCarthy 30296 10km 142 00:43:20
Robert Dempsey 31072 10km 357 00:46:38
Gregory Curran 31091 10km 565 00:49:19
Tom Crowley 31831 10km 512 00:49:33
Rónán MacMuiris 31088 10km 583 00:49:36
Sandra Galvin 31723 10km 99 00:50:36
Andrew Harkin 30459 10km 1134 00:50:40
Mark Armstrong 31089 10km 715 00:50:45
Susan Reilly 30427 10km 973 00:52:02
Regina Byrne 30652 10km 1030 00:52:32
Luis DaSilva 30822 10km 1464 00:53:33
Siobhan O’Brien 30279 10km 1258 00:54:42
Joanne Neilan 30726 10km 1433 00:55:08
Maria Calnan 30926 10km 1967 00:57:55
Richard Kennedy 32713 10km 2015 00:59:05
Anna Marie Lillis 30367 10km 2288 00:59:30
Claire Goss 30365 10km 2290 00:59:31

Manchester Cake Race

Manchester Frontrunners Cake Race was a tough 10k, 3 laps with some very big hills.

Name BIB Race Pos Finish Time
Tom Foley 185 10km 11 40:57
Andrew Chambers 32 10km 12 41:07

Great Limerick

We had 1 DFR running in Limerick, well done Dermot.

Name BIB Race Pos Finish Time
Dermot McCarthy 11124 10km 155 01:38:07

DFR Theatre Night

Hello all,
As part of the Gay Theatre Festival we are planning a night out on Saturday 16 May. There is a double bill in the Players Theatre in Trinity College, The Astonished Heart by Noel Coward @ 19:30 followed by St. Joan @ 21:00. We will be meeting up in the Front Lounge afterwards, around 22:00 to discuss the merits of both plays in great detail. If you are interested in coming along please book your tickets.
Hopefully see you on the night.


THE ASTONISHED HEART

BEHIND THE MOON PRODUCTIONS, IRELAND
Gay playwright Noel Coward when asked why he didn’t ‘come out’ replied: ‘I didn’t want to offend other people’s prejudices’. He wrote sexually ambiguous plays. ‘The Astonished Heart’ stars a tormented psychiatrist, his wife, her friend in a toxic love affair that splinters their very existence. A raw and emotional journey through the landscape of repressed love and shattered illusions.

Behind the Moon Productions reveals the now eighty year old play, reclaiming Coward’s queer sensibilities in a stripped down, visually engaging and theatrically inventive presentation.

DURATION: 75mins
Contains scenes of a sexual nature.

Written by Noel Coward | Directed by Geoff O’Keeffe


ST. JOAN

PASCAL THEATRE COMPANY/MANYTRACKS/ADD2PRODUCTIONS
Three women are Joan. All trying to save history from itself. This is a highly physical, darkly funny and entrancing work of theatre.

An exhilarating delve into the heady themes of national identity, purity of race, women as victims and makers of history asks – ‘would Joan the girl fighter, with the voices of God in her head, really boot out the foreigners today’? She challenges the view that only a dead saint is a useful saint and dreams of going back in time to stop history’s atrocities. Can she overturn its course? Can she save one life?

DURATION: 55mins
Written by Julia Pascal | Directed by Katrin Hilbe

Madrid Logistics – Food

Restaurant

Gregory has organised dinner in Teberna La Carmencita in Chueca for 9pm, cost is €45 which we’ll collect before the meal, so please be on time and bring the exact amount.

Menu “La Silla de Lorca”

Starters to share:

  • Artesian cheeses
  • Anchovies from Laredo (basically from Santander which famous for anchovies)
  • Monkfish salad with avocado, mango and papaya
  • Calamari (specific special type from Santander) and ham croquettes

Main course, choose from:

  • Pollo en Pepitoria, a classic Chicken dish from Madrid
  • Meat balls
  • Fillet steak
  • Battered hake

La Carmencita Desserts

Water and red (rioja) or white (rueda from verdejo grape)

Price €45

Madrid Logistics – Race

Madrid 2015Singlets

I’ll have DFR singlets with me, I may not have enough of each size so if you have one yourself please bring it. You need to collect it off me on Saturday, I’ll be around Plaza de Chueca from 4pm to 6pm so meet me there, I won’t have any Sunday morning.

Bib Collection

You need to collect your bib and chip on Saturday in the Glass Pavillion on Avenida de Portugal, note this isn’t near the race start its over near the palace.

  • Saturday, April 25 10:00-20:00.

You need to bring ID, you should have specified which type when registering for the race, and a printout of your BIB number voucher which you should have been emailed.

Bib Collection Info

Baggage

There’s a gear check near the finish line at the end of Paseo Duque Fernán Nuñez,

Gear Check Details

Google Maps

Meet Point

All 3 races start at the same point, 10k at 8:30am and half and full marathon at 9am. Meeting point before the race will be Plaza Parterre, 28009 Madrid, Spain, it’s halfway between the bag drop and start line, will meet at the entrance on Calle de Alfonso XII.

Google Maps

I’d like to get some pics beforehand so can the 10k runners meet just before 8am and the half/full marathoners at 8:30am. Drop off your gear first then head to the meeting point.

Race Map

Race Results

Some great running over the last weekend, here’s the results.

Great Ireland Run

Name BIB Club Pos Finish Time
MARIA CALNAN 685 Dublin Front Runners AC 2398 00:57:35
CIARAN CAWLEY 5189 Dublin Front Runners AC 1722 00:53:11
SANDRA GALVIN 702 Dublin Front Runners AC 1170 00:49:28
OLWEN GRIFFITH 5970 Dublin Front Runners AC 2293 00:56:54
DAMIEN MOLLOY 2345 Dublin Front Runners AC 458 00:43:27
GERALDINE NEILAN 4266 Dublin Front Runners AC 3629 01:09:56
JOANNE NEILAN 4199 Dublin Front Runners AC 2292 00:56:53
SIOBHAN O BRIEN 728 Dublin Front Runners AC 1618 00:52:27

Paris Marathon

Name BIB Club Pos Finish Time
Thomas O’Connor 3216 Dublin Front Runners AC 2345 03:12:49

Conamara  Half & Marathon

Name BIB Club Race Pos Finish Time
Shea Fitzpatrick 5325 Dublin Front Runners AC Marathon 239 04:01:24
Dermot McCarthy 1083 Dublin Front Runners AC Marathon 95 01:38:52