Dublin Frontrunners Hike 2015 with Out and About
Out and About hiking group is pleased to organise a hike Dublin Frontrunners on Sunday, 13 September 2015. Hike leaders Grant and Chris will guide a trail walk in the Wicklow Mountains. The walk will give runners an active break from marathon training and races, and a chance to enjoy some nature and meet members of Out and About. It promises to be a fun and sociable day.
Hike Description This year the hike will start from Ballinastoe Woods in the centre of the Wicklow Mountains – on the slopes of Djouce mountain. This area offers many great forest trails as well as access to open mountain trails, including one of the most scenic sections of the Wicklow Way. We’ll choose the exact route on the day depending on the conditions. After the hike we’ll stop at a local pub before returning to the city.
What you need to bring No specialised gear is required for this walk. If you have hiking boots bring them, but we have specifically chosen a route that does not require boots, so if you don’t have hiking boots or fell runners, your old runners will be fine for this hike. However, as this walk is in a remote area and weather in the mountains is often very changeable, please bring the following:
- Rain jacket
- Warm layer (fleece or jumper)
- 1.5 litres of water
- Packed lunch
- Change of clothes , which you can leave in the car
Please don’t wear jeans. If there is rain it will make the hike very uncomfortable and you’ll get very cold. We advise you not to leave any valuables in your car and put your change of clothes bag into the boot.
Getting there We encourage you to carpool as parking is limited. Furthermore carpooling is sociable and better for the environment. For carpooling we will meet in the city centre, outside the gates of the National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 at 10:00. Parking is free at this location on Sundays so extra cars can be left here. Alternatively you can meet us at the hike start at 10:45.
Directions from the National Concert: First drive to Adelaide Road than then turn right at Leeson Street (N11). Follow the N11/M11 south. After passing Bray, turn at the flyover onto the R755. Follow signs for Glendalough/Roundwood. Follow this road for approximately 10km until you come to a cross roads. Here take a right turn onto L5036, follow this to the end (1.5km) you will come to a T-Junction. Turn left here to arrive at Ballinastoe Woords after about 100m.
The hike start is here:
GPS coordinates: Lat/Lon N53.10769 W6.21786
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!
Rock n Roll Half Marathon
This Sunday is the Half Marathon, for anyone in the club running here are the logistics.
- You need to collect your number at the Expo in the RDS Friday or Saturday
- You need to bring a confirmation form (you should have been emailed this) and photo ID
- Race starts at 8:30am from near 3 Arena, there’s a bag drop and bags will be transported to the finish line
Meeting point for DFR’s running the race will be the statues (bears/mice) at the 3 Area at 8am, you’ll need to do your bag drop beforehand.
Anyone looking for a DFR singlet let me know and I will bring them tomorrow, I won’t have any on Sunday.
General Race Info
Our annual summer BBQ kicks off on Sunday from 6pm, it’s in the Radisson Blu on Golden Lane. We have an outside area booked until 10pm when we need to head back inside so as not to cause a noise nusance for neighnours. But we’ll probably be on our way to Bingo at that stage
There are still some tickets left if you want to grab one;
Directions to the hotel for anyone who hasn’t been there, it’s off the top of Georges St/Aungier St on Golden Lane;
Thanks to Gregory for organising.
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.
The 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
For more information on the event check out the IMC website
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;
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
St. James’s Hospital Foundation are organising a fun run Thursday 16th of July with all funds raised going towards their “Target Lung Cancer” campaign.
It’s a 6km race around Dublin’s Liberties and promises to be a fun evening out in support of a great campaign. Places are limited so sign up soon.
Tomorrow is our New Members run, here are the routes we’ll be running;
It’s Gay Christmas!!! I hope everyone’s excited and looking forward to a fun day
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.
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.
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.
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.
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;
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.