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Summer BBQ 2016

It’s our Summer BBQ for 2016 and this year we’ll be going to MV Cill Airne on North Wall Quay, they’ve organised a fabulous menu and we’ll have an area to ourselves.

You need to purchase your ticket in advance, no paying on the night and as usual partners are welcome.

Summer Hike 2015

Dublin Frontrunners Hike 2015 with Out and About

Out and About hiking group is pleased to organise a hike Dublin Frontrunners on Sunday, 13 September 2015. Hike leaders Grant and Chris will guide a trail walk in the Wicklow Mountains. The walk will give runners an active break from marathon training and races, and a chance to enjoy some nature and meet members of Out and About. It promises to be a fun and sociable day.

hike1Hike Description This year the hike will start from Ballinastoe Woods in the centre of the Wicklow Mountains – on the slopes of Djouce mountain. This area offers many great forest trails as well as access to open mountain trails, including one of the most scenic sections of the Wicklow Way. We’ll choose the exact route on the day depending on the conditions. After the hike we’ll stop at a local pub before returning to the city.

What you need to bring  No specialised gear is required for this walk. If you have hiking boots bring them, but we have specifically chosen a route that does not require boots, so if you don’t have hiking boots or fell runners, your old runners will be fine for this hike. However, as this walk is in a remote area and weather in the mountains is often very changeable, please bring the following:

  • Rain jacket
  • Warm layer (fleece or jumper)
  • 1.5 litres of water
  • Packed lunch
  • Change of clothes , which you can leave in the car

Please don’t wear jeans. If there is rain it will make the hike very uncomfortable and you’ll get very cold. We advise you not to leave any valuables in your car and put your change of clothes bag into the boot.

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Getting there  We encourage you to carpool as parking is limited. Furthermore carpooling is sociable and better for the environment. For carpooling we will meet in the city centre, outside the gates of the National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 at 10:00. Parking is free at this location on Sundays so extra cars can be left here. Alternatively you can meet us at the hike start at 10:45.

Directions from the National Concert: First drive to Adelaide Road than then turn right at Leeson Street (N11). Follow the N11/M11 south. After passing Bray, turn at the flyover onto the R755. Follow signs for Glendalough/Roundwood. Follow this road for approximately 10km until you come to a cross roads. Here take a right turn onto L5036, follow this to the end (1.5km) you will come to a T-Junction. Turn left here to arrive at Ballinastoe Woords after about 100m.

The hike start is here:

GPS coordinates: Lat/Lon N53.10769 W6.21786
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Summer BBQ 2015

Our annual summer BBQ kicks off on Sunday from 6pm, it’s in the Radisson Blu on Golden Lane. We have an outside area booked until 10pm when we need to head back inside so as not to cause a noise nusance for neighnours. But we’ll probably be on our way to Bingo at that stage 🙂

There are still some tickets left if you want to grab one;

http://tiny.cc/dfrbbq

Directions to the hotel for anyone who hasn’t been there, it’s off the top of Georges St/Aungier St on Golden Lane;

https://www.google.ie/maps/place/Radisson+Blu+Royal+Hotel+Dublin

Thanks to Gregory for organising.

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.

Brunch

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

 

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

Madrid Logistics – Food

Restaurant

Gregory has organised dinner in Teberna La Carmencita in Chueca for 9pm, cost is €45 which we’ll collect before the meal, so please be on time and bring the exact amount.

Menu “La Silla de Lorca”

Starters to share:

  • Artesian cheeses
  • Anchovies from Laredo (basically from Santander which famous for anchovies)
  • Monkfish salad with avocado, mango and papaya
  • Calamari (specific special type from Santander) and ham croquettes

Main course, choose from:

  • Pollo en Pepitoria, a classic Chicken dish from Madrid
  • Meat balls
  • Fillet steak
  • Battered hake

La Carmencita Desserts

Water and red (rioja) or white (rueda from verdejo grape)

Price €45

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

Baggage

There’s a gear check near the finish line at the end of Paseo Duque Fernán Nuñez,

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 24th July

News 24th July

Hi all,

Not that we’re complaining, but this hot weather wasn’t made for Irish runners, and we do have lots of other DFR stuff happening over the next while.  Our Wednesday and Saturday runs continue of course, but we’re staying in the shade as much as possible.  Remember to stay hydrated!

Gaze Film Festival Sat 3 Aug

Andy has been all cultured again and has come up with the following suggestions:

Right I’ve eventually read the program and chosen 2 movies, both are on Saturday 3 August at 8:30pm in the Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield, Dublin 7:

Option 1 – Margarita
Option 2 – Let My People Go

Margarita has gotten better reviews, and that’s the one I’ll be going to, but people may prefer the other one. We’ll head to the Front Lounge for a few drinks afterwards and a debrief.

If you’re interested, the book the tickets yourself (see http://www.gaze.ie/) and just turn up!

https://www.facebook.com/events/485470481540286/

DFR summer hike Sun 25 Aug

It’s now a popular annual event, and we’re taking to the hills again on Sunday 25 August for a trek through the forest trails of Glenmalure in Co Wicklow.  It’s an easy enough walk, no hiking boots or specialist gear is needed.  Thanks to Shay Foody for organising and leading this.  Further details will follow.

DFR summer BBQ Sat 31 Aug

We’re in the Hilton Hotel Charlemont this year on Saturday 31 August.  It’s E20 per head, and booking is essential as capacity is restricted.  Please pay by bank transfer or to any committee member as soon as possible to book your place (and advise of any special dietary requirements).

https://www.facebook.com/events/156815194504293/

DFR Committee meeting

We have a committee meeting coming up next week, so if you have any suggestions or issues you’d like to raise, please let club secretary Kieran Cooney know at dfrsecretary@gmail.com no later than Saturday 27 July.

Dublin 10 mile road championship

The third race in the Dublin Series – the Frank Duffy 10 miles – takes place in the Phoenix Park on Sat 24 August.  This doubles as the AAI Dublin County Board team championship, so if you are entering please ensure you note DFR as the club, as all entrants score towards an overall club position.

Rock n Roll half marathon 5 Aug

We’re still keen to cobble together a team entry if enough are planning to run it… we only seem to have two at the moment, but need four, so if you’re planning to enter, let me know.

Other results and events

Well done on some recent events for which I have info:

Clontarf 5 miles: Olwen & Sandra (PB!)
Dublin Series Fingal 10k: Shane R & Ronan
Beast of the East Olympic Triathlon: Hugh, Gregory and Tim

The Great Pink Run 10k is on in the Phoenix Park on Sat 31 Aug.  Why not get the day of the BBQ off to a good start?  See http://www.greatpinkrun.ie/race-info/

London Front Runners are hosting a 10k Pride Run on Sat 17 August. See http://www.pride10k.org/

Check out Martha’s website http://www.ooyosports.com/ for event listings and more.

If you’re considering raising sponsorship for any race you’re participating in, Marriage Equality (http://www.marriagequality.ie/) and Clifden Lifeboat (http://www.clifden10k.com/) have asked to be considered.

Various Voices Festival 2014

Our German Dublin Front Runner Ingo Petersen has a request for help:

“As you are probably aware off, that the Various Voices Festival is in Ireland next year, exactly in Dublin. See the link below.

http://variousvoices.ie/

There will be some of us coming around the 13th-16th June 2014. I will have accommodation, but there are one, may be two gay couples who are looking for private accommodation for some days. They are all singing in the Munich Gay Choir, which is called “Philhomoniker”. And they will participate in the festival. If anyone from the running club could offer a place to stay. I know it is all a bit early, but you know, how organised Germans are. They need to know in time. And all the accommodation offered on the website is pretty much booked out.”

Thanks for sticking with me, I appreciate that’s a lot to digest, but there’s a lot happening!

Yours sunningly,

Ronan