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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER:

We are a group of recreational runners that get together for social runs around Dublin. We are not a professional running group. Any run that you participate in you do so at your own risk. It is up to the individual to assess their ability to participate in the run. We advise that participants dress suitably; wear proper running shoes and gear, and in poor light we recommend the use of High Viz Clothing. We take no responsibility for personal injuries or new or existing medical conditions that may be aggravated by running. If you are new to running or exercise in general we recommend consulting your physician before joining us. We are not responsible for property lost during runs.

By applying for membership to this group you are accepting responsibility that all group activities that you participate in are at your own risk. This includes all runs and any other activities. If you are not in agreement, please do not proceed with membership.

Benefits of joining Dublin Runners:

Keep fit

Improve your pace

Attempt longer distances

See parts of Dublin you wouldn't normally visit

Share running tips

Make new friends

Stay motivated

HAVE FUN!

Some of us have minimal running experience, others have lots or train with professional running clubs. Some of us have taken up running for the social benefits!

We are NOT a competitive group. We encourage everyone to start off at their own pace. We always meet up afterwards to make sure the last runner/s arrive safely.

There is a €5 once-off joining fee which we use to pay the meetup.com fees and to provide yearly prizes. Payment is usually by paypal but we can make provisions if you do not have a paypal account by contacting one of the organisers.

IF YOU ARE NEW TO RUNNING IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT SHOES, NOT ONLY FOR COMFORT BUT TO PREVENT INJURIES. WE ARE SPONSORED BY RUNLOGIC WHO CARRY OUT GAIT ANALYSIS AND SHOE FITTING.

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Wednesday Interval Sessions (Road & Trail)

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Join us for Wednesday evening Interval Sessions in the build up to DCM.
We will meet at the Cricket Grounds (opposite the Zoo) for a 6:30PM Sharp start.
2 Km Warm up followed by 2Km hard with 500 metres rest repeats to cover a total of 13 Km.
(the Ordinance survey area loop is ~3 km so we can add further distance as the weeks progress).
All welcome as you run at your own fast pace followed by recovery period.
Any questions let me know,

Darragh

Wednesday evening run - Phoenix Park

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We'll run circa 8, 9 or 10km on grass or trail. We'll try vary the route weekly but commence the run on the grass within the fifteen acres before going further afield. The avg pace will be 5:15/5:20 mins/km.

It would be great if people did n't leave it until the last minute to click in, try Rsvp a few days beforehand.

Any questions, let me know
Thank you
Maeve

Dublin Marathon Training- Group 3

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This week we will be doing a recce route for Dublin City Marathon. Starting at the Hilton hotel we will follow the exact route including over the belfield flyover and down Nutley Lane and through Ballsbridge. When we reach Mount St bridge we will follow the Canal back to Kilmainham. That should be about 30 km. If we need a bit extra at the end we can run a bit down the Memorial gardens again. You can park in the carpark at the Memorial Gardens and walk up the hill to Kilmainham or if you are enthusiastic jog up the hill. You should be at the Memorial Gardens for 7 40 as it takes a few mins to get up to the Hilton for 7 50. Bring some change or a card as our water stops will be shops.

Join this group, where the average Saturday run pace will be 5.50km to be able to finish the marathon in and around 4.30 hours. If you want to run faster please do not join this group, or if you fall behind unfortunately we won't be able to wait for you.

Most weeks our run will commence at 8am but closer to when we are doing the 18 and 20 mile runs, it will start earlier.

Keep an eye on the weekly distance and starting time of the run. We will organise water stops between everyone who clicks into the group by rotating the task weekly.

If you have any questions please let us know.

Sinead & Harry

Dublin Marathon Training 32k - Group 2 (5:20-5:40 min/km)

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This week week we will start with our friends from group 3 for a few k warmup before moving ahead. The route will cover approx 18k dcm mark to 42.2k finish line plus run back to d8
Text from group 3:
‘This week we will be doing a recce route for Dublin City Marathon. Starting at the Hilton hotel we will follow the exact route including over the belfield flyover and down Nutley Lane and through Ballsbridge. When we reach Mount St bridge we will follow the Canal back to Kilmainham. That should be about 30 km. If we need a bit extra at the end we can run a bit down the Memorial gardens again. You can park in the carpark at the Memorial Gardens and walk up the hill to Kilmainham or if you are enthusiastic jog up the hill. You should be at the Memorial Gardens for 7 40 as it takes a few mins to get up to the Hilton for 7 50. Bring some change or a card as our water stops will be shops.’

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We are a group of runners that do our weekly long run at a conversational pace between 5:20-5:40 min/km, which is suitable for a marathon goal time of between 3h10 to 4h00. Occasionally, we will mix a long run with a progression run, where we start easy and finish fast.

Water stops will normally be at around 10 km intervals, which are facilitated by looping back to the starting point. It is therefore important that you bring adequate water with you.

The training distances are indicative and as most of the running will be within the Phoenix Park, there are usually opportunities to cut a run short or to join us later at a waterstop.

If you have any questions, let us know, thank you! John, Garret, Debra

Time on your feet is more important than pace in a Long Run - Coach Greg McMillan.

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Phoenix Park Evening Run

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