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Waterstown Park Run

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Saturday July 16th we’ll take our second Parkrun of the year, we’re looking for our Couch to 5K graduates to sign up for this, it should be a doddle after the Pride Run, and we’re going back to Waterstown Park in Palmerstown.

Where is it?

The event takes place in Waterstown Park, Waterstown Avenue, Palmerstown, Dublin 20. See Course page for more details.

http://www.parkrun.ie/waterstown/course/

How do I sign up?

You need register before your first run, you just need to register with Parkrun once, so if you’ve done so before for another Parkrun you don’t need to register again. Use the link below;

https://www.parkrun.ie/register/

Once registered bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

Where are we meeting?

Waterstown car park 9am, drive through the 1st car park and down the hill, for the race at 9:30am, we’ll head to the Visitors Centre for food afterwards and meet up with the rest of the club.

Irish Milers IMC vs BMC Mile Sponsorship 2016

IMC Logo BlueDublin Front Runners will again sponsor this years Irish Milers 1500m IMC vs BMC race. From the IMC;

THE IMC AT THE MORTON GAMES

With less than two weeks to go here is the latest

The IMC have 7 race slots at this famous meet , six 800m races (4 men’s and 2 women’s) and a 1500m men’s race .

DRAFT TIMETABLE
The following is an approximation of race times:-
5.40 to 6.10 Men’s B,C,D and Women’s A and B
6.45 Men’s A race
7.15 1500m featuring IMC v BMC match

LEAD ATHLETES
Men’s 800 Kieran Kelly, Kevin McGrath and Elliot Slade (Wales)
Women’s 800m Kelly Neely, Fiona Kehoe and Rose Finnegan
Men’s 1500 James O’Hare, Cormac Kelly, Richie Owens, Eric Keogh. Representing the BMC will be Jack Hallas, Kevin Bell, Cameron Field and Joe Wilkinson

Standards
1500m We will accept entries from athletes who have run FASTER than 4 minutes this year.
800m Men. Run 1.59 or faster this year
800m Women Run 2.30 or faster this year
In addition to these standards you must have entered an IMC meet this year or last OR be a member of the BMC

REMEMBER WE WILL CLOSE ENTRIES ONCE FIELDS ARE FULL. So really, yes you’ve guessed, you need to enter now!!
Enter on our site http://www.irishmilersclub.org/on-line-race-entries.html

SPONSOR
We are delighted to announce that the sponsor of the 1500m IMC v BMC race (and for the second year running) will be the Dublin Front Runners Athletic Club.
Dublin Front Runners A.C., is a running club for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans runners and friends.

Check out their website www.dublinfrontrunners.ie


For more information on the event check out the IMC website

http://www.irishmilersclub.org

Wicklow Way Relay 2016

Wicklow Way Poster 2016We are looking to see if we can get a DFR team for the IMRA Wicklow Way Relay (https://www.imra.ie/events/details/id/1354/) on Saturday, 21st May. It is an ambitious challenge – it involves running a relay team from Dublin to Carlow on 127km of trails through Wicklow Mountains. Expect lots of great scenery and a fun chatting to all the other teams taking part. There are a variety of relay legs from 8km to 21km – all fairly hilly (but some hillier than others). We plan to organise a taster trail group jog on 20 February, let us know if you’re interested.

Manchester Cake Race

MFR Logo

Manchester Frontrunners are organising their 2nd Cake Race, Tom from Manchester sent on this invite;

We would like to invite you to come join us for our race, which will be taking place on the 30th April, and to attend our birthday party that evening. We had an excellent turnout last year from other frontrunner clubs across the UK, and would like to extend our invitation again!

We have only just had our provisional licence for the race approved, so we are not taking bookings at the moment, this is just to act as a Save the Date, so that you can mention it to your members.

Some details on the race, and photos from last year, can be found on our cake race website http://cakerace.uk/ 

We look forward to seeing you next year!

Best Wishes,

Tom

AAI National 10km

Sunday April 10th is the AAI National 10Km Championship, it’s an important race on the AAI calendar and it would be great to get as many DFR’s out running for the club as possible.

It’s run as part of the Great Ireland run, but you register separately as an AAI athlete, you’ll need your AAI number for this and Regina our secretary can give this to you;

Check out the photos from last years Great Ireland Run, and click below to register online
AAI 10Km National Championship Registration

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.

Travel

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

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 €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. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 01st, 12:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 02nd, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Directions

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‘s 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’s 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.

http://www.berliner-halbmarathon.de/files/events/halbmarathon/assets/pdf/hm2016_orientierungsplan-nord.pdf

Starting Blocks

There will be three start waves:

1st  wave
block A                under 1:29:00h
block B                 1:29:01 – 1:39:00h
block C                 1:39:01 – 1:49:00h

2nd wave
block D                1:49:01 – 1:59:00h
block E                 1:59:01 – 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 Dircksenstraße 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 🙂 )

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 Schönhauser Allee or Eberswalder Straße to Alexanderplatz
  • From Schöneberg take U2 from Wittenbergplatz to Alexanderplatz
  • Or from Schöneberg take S5, S7 or S75 from Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten to Berlin Hackescher Markt (this is directly at the restaurant)

Prater

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).

Berlin 2016 Details

Berlin 2015 PosterWe have nearly 30 runners heading to Berlin this weekend for the half on Sunday, I’ve put together all the info you need on the events page on our website;

http://dublinfrontrunners.ie/wp/index.php/event/berlin-half-marathon/

Important points

  • Collect you number Friday or Saturday, and bring the right documents
  • Meeting at 8:45/9am on the morning of the race @ Berlin Congress Center
  • Wear your DFR singlet please
  • Dinner booked for 6pm Sunday @ Brauhaus Lemke
  • Stay out of trouble… or at least don’t get photographed 🙂

You should have received an email requesting In Case of Emergency contact details from the organisers, in light of recent events ensure you complete this please.

Anyone who needs a singlet let me know and I will bring one for you, I won’t have a stock of them with me so you need to let me know in advance.

Park Run Waterstown

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Saturday March 12th we’ll take on our first Parkrun of the year, in Waterstown Park in Chapelizod, if you haven’t raced before this is a great first race to start with.

Where is it?

The event takes place in Waterstown Park, Waterstown Avenue, Palmerstown, Dublin 20. See Course page for more details.

http://www.parkrun.ie/waterstown/course/

How do I sign up?

You need register before your first run, you just need to register with Parkrun once, so if you’ve done so before for another Parkrun you don’t need to register again. Use the link below;

https://www.parkrun.ie/register/

Once registered bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

Where are we meeting?

Waterstown car park 9am for the race at 9:30am, we’ll head to the Visitors Centre for food afterwards and meet up with the rest of the club.

AAI National 10km Championship

Great Ireland LogoSunday April 10th is the AAI National 10Km Championship, it’s an important race on the AAI calendar and it would be great to get as many DFR’s out running for the club as possible.AAI Logo

It’s run as part of the Great Ireland run, but you register separately as an AAI athlete, you’ll need your AAI number for this and Regina our secretary can give this to you.

Check out the photos from last years Great Ireland Run, and click below to register online
AAI 10Km National Championship Registration