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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.


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;


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.

Table Quiz 2015

DFR Table Quiz 2015 Thank YouOur annual quiz in The George was a huge success with great feedback from lots of participants.

It was a great result for the club with €1,510 raised from the quiz itself and a huge success for Yes Equality, our raffle raised €1,900, we’ll be donating this over the coming days to support the campaign.

There are lots of people to thank, the committee, all the DFR’s who attended and helped out on the night our sponsors who provided prizes for the raffle and of course our wonderful quiz host.

If you haven’t already or want to do a little more, here’s the link to donate to Yes Equality.

Donate Now


Fartlek Summer 2015

Patricia has put together a Fartlek program kicking off this Monday 13th, here’s the details.

Farklek 2015 Kick OffAs you all know Fartlek will start on the 13th of April @19:00 and we meet at the Magazine fort car park.

AnneMarie, Mick and Steve are helping me with the sessions, but if anyone is interested to help out, let me know.

Just something to think of when you join us Monday:

  • Try to bring a stopwatch or your running watch to record your lap times. This is to ensure you get the most out of the sessions.
  • Mainly it will be off road but ensure you wear clothing that is visible, I guess most of us do but just in case.
  • Bring your water bottle.
  • Be on time

You must be a registered member to take part in Fartlek.

See you next week!!!


Wednesday Run Location Change

It’s that time of year again, with the evenings longer we’ll be moving back to the Cricket Club for our Wednesday evening run, if you’re coming in from Parkgate St. entrance go through the first roundabout, its the 2nd turn on the left, follow the road all the way to the end and there’s a large car park.

Wednesday run start points are the yellow pins on the map below.

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Kinvara & Run-A-Muck

Last weekend was a busy one for lots of DFR’s, Kinvara, Run-A-Muck, My1000Hours and Hague.

Check out the galleries for some pics – Kinvara Run-A-Muck

Place Name Race Result
31 » Jason BRADSHAW Kinvara 10km 55:53
1135 » John COTTERELL Kinvara 10km 45:48
1253 » Tony FLYNN Kinvara Half Marathon 1:35:52
337 » Timothy HURLEY Kinvara 10km 47:08
1535 » Damien MOLLOY Kinvara Half Marathon 1:39:30
1611 » Thomas OCONNOR Kinvara Half Marathon 1:32:45
615 » Karin OSULLIVAN Kinvara 10km 54:22
872 » David PRENDERGAST Kinvara 10km 47:27
645 » Declan REDDY Kinvara 10km 51:59
1701 » Aidan RODGERS Kinvara Half Marathon 1:40:13
1762 » Michael SMYTH Kinvara Half Marathon 1:35:51
1782 » kieran TIERNEY Kinvara Half Marathon 1:47:55
882 » Declan TREANOR Kinvara 10km 43:00
564 Sandra Galvin Run-A-Muck 5K 46:12
565 Regina Byrne Run-A-Muck 5K 46:13
573 Siobhan O’Brien Run-A-Muck 5K 46:17
576 Claire Goss Run-A-Muck 5K 46:19
580 Angela Gallagher Run-A-Muck 5K 46:24
581 Anna Marie Lillis Run-A-Muck 5K 46:25
614 Martin Smyth Run-A-Muck 5K 47:09
621 Martha Cahill Run-A-Muck 5K 47:15
702 Joanne Neilan Run-A-Muck 5K 48:19
705 Maria Calnan Run-A-Muck 5K 48:20
709 Julie Anne Valois Run-A-Muck 5K 48:23
710 Susan Reillt Run-A-Muck 5K 48:24
711 Olwen Griffith Run-A-Muck 5K 48:24
256 Declan O’Reilly The Hague Half Marathon 1:38:58
113 Robert Dempsey My 1000 Hours 10k 45:13
381 Mark Armstrong My 1000 Hours 10k 51:06
34 Dermot McCarthy My 1000 Hours 10k 42:04
144 Damien Callaghan My 1000 Hours 10k 46:24

DFR 10th Anniversary

DFR Logo Event Header - 10 YearsWe’re having a party!!!

2015 marks 10 years of Dublin Frontrunners. To celebrate the occasion we’re having a party (what else would you expect!).

The fiesta takes place in Viva tapas restaurant, there’ll be some bubbles, some food, and lots of dancing, partners and friends are welcome.

Tickets can be bought online only and places are limited.

We hope to see you all there
Dublin Frontrunners

DFR News 18th August

Coaching Updarte Wednesday 20 August

Following the success of our first 5k coaching session last week, we’ll be continuing with Richard’s programme this week, aiming for the 5k Park Run on 20 September.  Even if you missed last week, there’s still plenty of time to catch up, so give it a go.

Our usual runs will also continue.

Richard’s programme for week two is:

Group 1 (Beginner) WEEK 2 (5 weeks to race)

Monday – Day off

Tuesday – 6 Mins jogging / 10 mins walking / 6 Mins jogging

Wednesday – Coaching session

Thursday – Day off

Friday – 12 mins jogging

Saturday – 25 mins jogging with club

Sunday – 30 mins walking

Group 2 (Intermediate) ~Week 2 (5 weeks to race)

Monday – Day Off
Tuesday -35 Mins running

Wednesday – Coaching Session

Thursday – Day off

Friday – 25 Mins Running

Saturday – 10km Long Run with club

Sunday – Day off

All very achievable with plenty of mutual support and encouragement from your club-mates!

Saturday 23 August

Due to the Frank Duffy 10 mile event, we will move out of the Phoenix Park and will meet in the car park of Irishtown athletics this Saturday at 10.00 for our usual coaching and runs.  It’s beside Ringsend Park, just off Strand St/Pembroke St in Irishtown.

If driving from town, fork sharp left at the Irishtown House pub, keep left and it’ll be on your left after 200m.  Bus 1 or 47 from town stop nearby.  (If you reach Sean Moore Rd or the Clanna Gael GAA grounds, you’ve gone too far.)  We’ll be in Sandymount afterwards for brunch.

DFR hike Sunday 24 August

We’re off to the mountains again for our annual hike!

Thanks to Shay Foody for organising this with Aidan Rodgers.  Full info here: http://www.gay-hiking.org/dublin-frontrunners-hike/2014/

Important: No specialist equipment is needed, but be mindful of the vagaries of an Irish summer and bring appropriate clothing and provisions as advised by Shay in the link above.  We’ll finish up with a meal back at the Glenmalure Inn.

Please confirm if you plan to attend; if you need transport; whether you can offer carpooling from the meeting point in town; or if you’ll meet up at the start point in Glenmalure.  Email Aidan at aidan.rodgers@gmail.com no later than this Wednesday (20th).

Events & results

Well done to all who did the Duleek 10k last Sunday 17 Aug (including your Chairman…).  A fantastic run by Dominick who came 18th overall, 14th in category.

Dominick Branigan 37.26 (18th overall)

Liam Nulty 43.03 (top 100 finish)

Aidan Rodgers 44.29

Ronan MacMuiris 46.03 (PB; watch me cross the finish line here!: http://www.precisiontiming.net/result.aspx?v=2133)

Gregory Curran 46.51 (PB)

Men’s winner was Gary O’Hanlon 32.28 (winner of our 2013 Dublin Pride 5k)

Women’s winner Patricia Vlodarczik 37.25

Good luck to the large number of DFRs doing the Frank Duffy 10 mile in the Phoenix Park this Saturday 23rd.  The suggested meeting point for DFRs before the race is at the Papal Cross at 09.15/09.20 for the 10.00 start.  I’d encourage you all to wear a DFR t-shirt or singlet.

Dingle half is on Saturday 6 September.  If you’re travelling and want to join a DFR meal after the race, please email Gregory Curran at gcurran@gcurrandesign.com.

We’re encouraging every member to do the 5k Park Run in St Anne’s Park, Raheny on Saturday 20 September (coaching sessions with Richard are under way as above!).  No entry fee, but you must register in advance here http://www.parkrun.ie/stannes/ and print your own bib/barcode.

Amsterdam trip

Mick Smyth has compiled our Amsterdam contingent:

Andrew Harkin 8km
Brian Carter Marathon
Brian Young Half Marathon
David Prendergast Half Marathon
Declan McShane Half Marathon
Declan Reddy 8km
Dominick Branigan Half Marathon
Jason Bradshaw Half Marathon
Joe Keena Half Marathon
John Cotterell Half Marathon
John Keane 8km
Kevin O’Riordan Marathon
Luiz da Silva 8km
Mark Armstrong Half Marathon
Martin Smyth Half Marathon
Michael Smyth Marathon
Nelson Moody Half Marathon
Sean Dunne Half Marathon
Tom Crowley Marathon
Vincent Hibbert Half Marathon

All have booked for the DFR dinner after the race, kindly organised by Mick.

If you’re going to Amsterdam but not on the list, or any details are incorrect, please let Mick know at mickdtsmyth@hotmail.com.

I appreciate there’s a lot there, but worth the read!