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Rock n Roll Dublin 2016 Results

Results AAI Half Marathon Championships and Rock n Roll 5k and 10k. PB’s from Sandra in the 5k, Alan in the 10k and Lydia in the half, but well done for everyone who ran ūüôā


15 21002 Enda CURRID 00:18:35
91 21029 Eric REYES 00:21:34
208 28159 Sandra GALVIN 00:23:54
378 22039 Siobhan O BRIEN 00:25:50
1234 25014 Joanne EMMETT 00:34:23


102 1519 Alan MCENTEE 00:46:59
1411 10533 Joanne EMMETT 01:13:35

Half Marathon

196 1398 Enda CURRID 01:28:17
490 2066 Andrew CHAMBERS 01:36:45
701 4037 Peadar FAHERTY 01:40:40
993 4038 Mark ROONEY 01:45:04
1066 3058 Bryan DURKAN 01:45:56
1074 2069 Eric REYES 01:46:04
1404 13038 Damien CALLAGHAN 01:50:07
1414 5034 Robert DEMPSEY 01:50:14
1433 4008 Lydia BIGLEY 01:50:27
1521 4036 Declan O’REILLY 01:51:15
1780 12008 Francis HANILY 01:53:59
1874 4053 Sandra GALVIN 01:54:47
2413 7046 Madeleine DAVIS 01:58:57
2537 6026 Siobhan O BRIEN 01:59:54
3469 13024 Maria CALNAN 02:09:13
5452 14017 Patricia PAFFEN 02:39:36

AAI Team Results (Provisional)

Team Place Runners Category Combined Time
15 Lydia, Sandra, Madeleine F35 05:46:12
31 Andy, Peadar, Mark M35 05:03:05
34 Rob, Declan, Francis Senior 05:36:43
40 Eric, Bryan, Damien M35 05:23:28
50 Siobhan, Maria, Patricia F35 06:49:29

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

Berlin Half Marathon

Berlin 2015 PosterHere’s all the details you need to know for our Berlin Half Weekend.
Race Date & Time: April 3rd at 10am.


People are arriving various days, I assume everyone is coming in by plane ūüôā

Schönefeld Airport (Ryanair)

It’s a short walk to the train station which is outside the main airport building, the S-9 and S-45 as well as some regional trains serve Berlin. Trains run from here on the S-Bahn into the city until 1:30 AM you need a ticket for zones A,B,C which is about ‚ā¨3.20 and covers transfer to another line or lines to get you to your final destination.

If you’re staying in Prenzlauer Berg like me then take the S-9 and there’s no need to change. Remember to stamp the ticket to validate it before boarding.

Tegel Airport (Aer Lingus)

This isn’t served by a direct train connection, there are buses to the city centre but most sites recommend getting a bus to one of the nearby S-Bahn or U-Bahn stations and using those of onward journey. Check out WikiTravel or use Google Maps.

Race Expo & Number Pick Up

Station BerlinThe expo is on in STATION Berlin, a¬†19th-century former railway station now an events center, with 7 halls for conferences & meetings. In Madrid last year the Expo was badly run and number collection (unless you skipped the queue) took ages, I’m sure it will be better run in Berlin but leave yourself plenty of time.

Opening hours:

Thursday, March 31th, 3:00 p.m. ‚Äď 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 01st, 12:00 a.m. ‚Äď 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 02nd, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


The closest U-Bahn station is¬†Gleisdreieck, ¬†there are several S-Bahn stations close by too, suggest checking out Google Maps for directions from wherever you’re staying.

What You Need for Number Pickup

  • Presentation of a photo-id (ID-card, passport, driver‚Äės licence) is mandatory!
  • Presentation of the start card is mandatory! (you’ll be emailed this before the race)
  • Your participation documents have to be picked up personally!
  • Pick-up by any other person is not possible!
  • The athlete‚Äôs wristband is your access authorisation to the starting area. The wristband will be attached at the race number pick-up. Please do not remove it before leaving the finishing area on the day of your race.
  • If you have your own ChampionChip, please bring it along and present it for the registration at the counter.
  • If you have booked a rental chip, you will receive it together with your starting number.
  • Every participant will receive a clothing bag.
  • T-Shirts: the pre-booked official adidas Event Shirts has to be picked up at the expo BERLIN-VITAL.
  • Start-block changes are only possible with the proof of an official certificate.

Race Day

Meeting Point

Berlin Congress CentreIt’s going to be a busy race with nearly 30,000 athletes registered. We’ll meet before the race at the Berlin Congress Center between 8:45 and 9am, for a quick photo and then off to bag drop.

The BBC is west of Alexanderplatz, and should be easy to find, but check directions before you leave where you’re staying.

Nearest stops of Public Transportation:

Underground: Alexanderplatz (U2, U5, U8)
S-Bahn: Alexanderplatz (S3, S5, S7, S75)
Train: Alexanderplatz (RE1, RE2, RE7, RB14)

Bag Drop Off

Be sure to also only use the clothing bag and label that you received at the Expo, the baggage drop off area is at the end of the start area then you walk up and into your designated start area.

You’ll have a designated truck to drop your bag off in, check out the link below, you need to match you number to a truck.


Starting Blocks

There will be three start waves:

1st  wave
block A                under 1:29:00h
block B ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1:29:01 ‚Äď 1:39:00h
block C ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1:39:01 ‚Äď 1:49:00h

2nd wave
block D ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1:49:01 ‚Äď 1:59:00h
block E ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1:59:01 ‚Äď 2:14:00h

3rd wave
block F                 over 2:14:01 and without times

Social Stuff

Dinner is booked for 6pm on Sunday in¬†Brauhaus Lemke¬†on¬†Dircksenstra√üe 143, 10178, it’s a German beer hall that takes groups and serves a lot of traditional German food (Patrick apologies if this is the Berlin equivalent of Templebar ūüôā )

Link to the menu below if you want to check it out before hand.

Food & Drink Menu

Alexanderplatz is one of the closest S-Bahn and U-Bahn stops, it’s just a short walk away if you get off here.

  • From Prenzlauer Berg take U2 from Sch√∂nhauser Allee or Eberswalder Stra√üe¬†to Alexanderplatz
  • From¬†Sch√∂neberg take U2 from¬†Wittenbergplatz¬†to Alexanderplatz
  • Or from Sch√∂neberg take S5, S7 or S75 from Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten¬†to¬†Berlin Hackescher Markt (this is directly at the restaurant)


It looks like it’s going to be a bit of a scorcher on Sunday after the race so I plan on soaking up some atmosphere in¬†Prater Garten which is a big beer garden¬†Prenzlauer Berg near where I’m staying.

If it’s wet or too cold I’ll head somewhere else but I’ll let you know on Facebook & Twitter.

Berlin Map

Here’s my Berlin map, covers start point, meeting point, restaurant and bars and stuff to see (red pins).

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

Race Results


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

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


There’s a gear check near the finish line at the end of¬†Paseo Duque Fern√°n Nu√Īez,

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

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.