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February New Members Run

New MembersFebruary 6th is our first New Members Run of 2016, if you’ve been thinking about joining Dublin Front Runners why not come along and see if you like it, if you have friends who are interested they’re more than welcome too.

We meet in the car park at the Papal Cross, run starts at 10am so people usually arrive around 9:50, the run is between 6k and 10k, we outline a short and a long route and head for some to eat after the run to the Visitors Centre in the park.

All the details and maps to our runs are on our website;


Membership isn’t compulsory on your first run, but if you like the club and want to run with us regularly you’ll need to join. Membership of the club costs €30, €17 of which goes to AAI for insurance and registration, membership runs from 1st Jan to 31st of December.

If you’re coming along let us know via email, Twitter or Facebook and we’ll keep an eye out for you.

Location Change 5th December 2015

Location Change 2015 12 05Due to the Jingle Bells run in the park on Saturday 5th of December, we’ll be running from the Visitors Centre car park at our usual time of 10am.

There are road and gate closures so please leave extra time to get to the park, more details from the OPW;


New MembersIt’s also our New Members run too so keep an eye out for anyone new that looks lost 🙂

Location Change Nov 14th

Location Change 2015 NovDue to the Mo Run in the park on Saturday 14th of November, we’ll be starting our usual Saturday run from the Visitors Centre.

There are a number of road and gate closures and the park is likely to be very busy, so please give yourself extra time to get there and find parking if you need it.

Details on road and gate closures below;


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

Bloom 2015

Bloom is on in the Phoenix Park this weekend, there are lots of road closures and the main event is in the visitors centre, so we’ll be running at an alternative location this Saturday 30th of May.

Saturday’s run will take place from Irishtown stadium at the usual time of 10am, it’s located beside Ringsend Park, there’s plenty of parking available. Afterwards we’ll go for food to Mulligans in Sandymount.

Google Maps – Irishtown Stadium

Pride Run Training Week 1

Richard has compiled a training program that starts today and runs up to the Pride Run on June 19th and it ties in with out regular runs and his training sessions.

Week 1
Monday 6km Run
Tuesday Day off
Wednesday Club Training
Thursday Day off
Friday Day off
Saturday 8km long run
Sunday Day off

I’ll post each weeks schedule in advance on website, Twitter and Facebook.

Great Ireland Run Saturday 11th April

Because of the Great Ireland Run this weekend, our Saturday run will take place from the Visitors Centre at the normal time of 10am.

The park will be extremely busy so give yourself plenty of time to make it over and if you’re driving allow extra time to find parking. There are a number of road closures with most roads shut between 12:30pm and 3:00pm, so you may need to eat your scone quickly 🙂

Road Closures – OPW

For anyone running in the Great Ireland Run, the meeting point is the Papal Cross car park, at 12:30pm, I will have singlets for anyone racing.


Roads to be closed to vehicular traffic from 7.00 am until 4.30 pm on Saturday 11th April

  • Chesterfield Avenue (Mountjoy to Phoenix Roundabouts)

Roads to be closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday 11th April

  • North Road                                   12.30pm to 2.45pm
  • Odd Lamp Road                            12.30pm to 2.45pm
  • Military Road                                12.30pm to 3.15pm
  • Ordnance Survey Road                  11.00am to 3.45pm
  • Glen and Upper Glen Road               1.15pm to 3.30pm
  • Furry Glen                                      1.15pm to 3.45pm
  • Acres Road (Phoenix to Khyber)     12.30pm to 2.45pm

Gates to be closed between 12.30pm and 2.45pm on Saturday 11th April

  • Chapelizod Gate (Closed except for access to Cara Cheshire Home and St. Mary’s Hospital)
  • Islandbridge Gate (no left turn)
  • Ashtown Gate
  • Castleknock Gate
  • Cabra Gate (left turn only except for access to race route)
  • Knockmaroon Gate will be closed until 3.45pm

Running from Irish Town

Due to Bloom in the Park this weekend, we’ll be doing our usual Saturday run from Irishtown Stadium, Google Maps link, normal time of 10am.

We’ll also have our first session with new coach Richard, if you have a race coming up have a chat with him about a training plan.

If you want to skip the training and do the run that’s fine, we’ll head out through the Irishtown Nature Reserve and on to the Great South Wall.