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

Wednesday Run Move

It’s that time of year again and we’ll be moving to the Garda HQ for our Wednesday night run as of 30th September, it’s important you bring some reflective gear when you’re running Wednesday’s during Autumn – Spring as its quite dark, some runners use head torches as well.

Dingle Results 2015

Thanks to Ronan for compiling this;

Dingle half times were:
Dermot McCarthy 01:31:48
Tom Foley 01:32:11
Dermot Dawson 01:35:30
Ray Buckley 01:36:33
Aidan Rodgers 01:38:26
Tom Crowley 01:42:43
Eric Reyes 01:44:35
Darek Kuc 01:45:31
Gregory Curran 01:48:45
Ronan MacMuiris 01:50:56
Richard Kennedy 01:56:07
Luiz da Silva 01:59:07
Adrian Harte 02:07:04
Seamus McLoughlin 02:10:00
First DFR home Dermot McC placed 62nd overall, we had three in top 100 with 1,632 finishers.  Men’s winner John Meade in 1:14:23. Women’s winner Mary O’Donnell 1:26:28.
Dingle full marathon
Damian Langan 03:58:15

Men’s winner 2:39:24.

Summer Hike 2015

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.

hike1Hike 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

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

Rock n Roll 2015

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

Course Map

Final Instructions

Summer BBQ 2015

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.

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

For more information on the event check out the IMC website


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

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