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Achill 2016 Results

Achill LogoLast weekend saw the Achill 10km and half marathon, some great running by DFR and a great time by all accounts. I did see a video pop up on Facebook of the after party but didn’t spot any faces, I’m sure everyone behaved.

Thanks to Dermot and Eric for organising.

 Name 10k   Name Half
Alan Murtagh 00:43:50 Ray Buckley 01:34:34
David Gannon 00:48:16 Dermot McCarthy 01:34:47
Roger Dowds 00:48:17 Eric Reyes 01:48:11
Alan McEntree 00:50:23 Bryan Durkin 01:48:15
Richard Kennedy 00:53:24
Decaln Reddy 00:53:47
Regina Byrne 00:53:50

Achill Half/10km 2016

Dermot and Eric have offered to organise DFR’s going to Achill this year, see below;

Hi DFRs,

It’s that time of year again , Achill Half Marathon. This year it will be held on July 2nd 2016. Maura from Roskeelhouse has been in contact . Find below her email.

Hi Dermot, thanks for your message. I have held over a triple room and two twins or doubles for DFR. No problem with doubles the twins are scarcer. The triple room is 45 euro pp per night including breakfast and the doubles or twins are 50 euro pp per night. I have your two original rooms and there us one other twin booked by David Gannon. Hope the training is going well for you all.

You can pass on the tel.no (098 43537) or email to anyone who may be interested.
Regards Maura

So looks like if you want a twin room , better to ring her now . We have agreed with Maura to hold the rooms for us until the end of May. After that date , she is free to advertise the rooms to other participants for the Achill half marathon .

Also when registering for the Achill Half , use the team Dublin Frontrunners to avail of the 5 euro discount .

Eric and I are looking at restaurants to book for the meal afterwards . Details to follow

Dermot and Eric

News 1st July

Dublin Pride Festival

imageHopefully everyone had a good day and night out; thanks to those members who marched behind the DFR banner or popped up around town to support.

Thanks especially to Kieran Cooney and Andy Chambers, our highly-trained official marshals who bravely put themselves in the firing line in case of any danger, and where very well accessorized.

We had fewer DFRs marching this year, so if anyone has any suggestions as to how DFR could better engage with or partake in Pride 2014, please let us know on the Committee.


The summer course of pilates starts this Tuesday 2 July at 7pm in St Andrew’s Resource Centre, 114 Pearse St.


It’s E60 (no subsidy from DFR) for the six week course, payable up front, and don’t forget your mat and the application form.

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire

Thanks to Kieran Cooney for organising this, contact him on dfrsecretary@gmail.com with any last-minute queries or interest.


Fartlek continues every Monday at 7pm at the Magazine Fort in the Phoenix Park.  Good luck to Anne Marie who’s leading the session this week!

Rock n Roll half marathon

Discounted entry for this race in Dublin on Monday 5 August (the bank holiday) expires tomorrow 1 July.  Sign up if you’re interested and we’ll look to enter a DFR Team.  So far, Seamus Moore, Dermot McCarthy and Declan Treanor have expressed an interest, so one more needed….

Achill half marathon

We’ve had a few late withdrawals from Achill so if anyone has a race number or accommodation to offer, please let the club know.

If anyone needs a lift over, or can offer a lift, please post on Facebook or email Rónán.