The Dublin FrontRunners committee consists of a maximum 8 members who meet regularly to organise how the club is run, and work on any events we’re organising. Below are some of the committee members.
Roles and Responsibilities Organise the Summer BBQ, Christmas Party, annual Table Quiz, and look after general social events during the year. I also look after our social media and website.
Member since: March 2010
Why did you join: To improve my running and make some new friends
What’s the best thing about DFR: The mix between running and the social side, it’s great to get out running in the park Saturday mornings and then have a catch up over coffee and cake afterwards.
Goals for 2013: Just get back to running regularly after 2 big injuries, oh and be the best social secretary the club’s had
Pride Run Organiser
Roles and Responsibilities Race Director for the 2013 Dublin Pride Run
Member since: June 2009
Why did you join: Primarily to improve my running, but also to find my friend a man (it worked!)
What’s the best thing about DFR: It’s great to get out running with others – the camaraderie with fellow club members really makes it much easier to get out training on those cold winter nights .
Goals for 2013: Starting to get into Natural Running so improving my running form is top of the list!
Competitions & Couch to 5K
Roles and Responsibilities: I’m tasked with getting a crew together for club competitions and launching the “Couch to 5k” on 6th April 2013.
Member since: April 2009
Why did you join: My mantra is “run fat bitch run”. It seemed like a good idea to improve my running in a club way back then and improve my general fitness. I’d heard about Frontrunners and thought I’d see what it was all about. The result is that I eat cake and drink coffee on a Saturday morning after the run. The park is windy and hilly so I don’t want to waste away. Plus Irish weather is unforgiving. It’s cold out there and I feel the need to carb up every week.
What’s the best thing about DFR: The Phoenix Park is an incredible location. We’re very lucky to run in the biggest city park in Europe. Not to mention that brekkie after the Saturday morning run is a great event. The visitor’s centre serves great cake and soup, plus the craic is mighty. Sure where else would you be on a Saturday morning? Apart from bed with a hang over… We’ve been described as a drinking club with a running problem. These rumours may not be without foundation. Although the standard of running improves every year and the club is getting faster. We’re a sociable club and I hope that we’re a friendly environment where people can improve their running and make some good friends.
Goals for 2013: Am hoping that the Couch to 5K will be a great success. We’re aiming attract more female members into the club this year. We would also like to make a successful return to team competitions. Personally, I feel a few BHAA races coming on and I’d like to schedule a half marathon later in the year. 2014 could be the year of my fourth marathon… it seems like a nice synergy and I’d like to get in shape for that in 2013.