News 24th July
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!
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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!