What we’re about
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:
Improve your pace
Attempt longer distances
See parts of Dublin you wouldn't normally visit
Share running tips
Make new friends
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.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Wednesday evening run - Phoenix ParkAcres Road, Dublin, D
We'll run circa 10km ish within the Phoenix Park. We'll try vary the route by running on grass if it's not wet. The avg pace will be around 5:25 mins/km.
If you are new to the group please arrive a few minutes early as we start the run at 6:30pm SHARP, meeting on the Acres Road.
Any questions, let me know
- Marathon training - Sub 4 hours - Saturday Phoenix Park pace of 5:30mins/kmHilton Hotel Kilmainham, Dublin
# This week it’s 33 km / 20.5 miles
Join this group if you're training for the Dublin marathon aiming for a finish time of just under 4 hours where the avg pace will be 5:30 mins/km on our Saturday long runs. We'll increase our mileage weekly by running up to 14/15/16 miles in August, moving to 17/18/19 miles in Sept with two 20 mile runs at the very end of Sept & the first weekend in Oct prior to tapering for three weeks before the marathon date on 29th October. Where possible we will run on grass within the Phoenix Park.
Please DO NOT JOIN this group if your avg pace is faster than 5:30 mins/km, the aim of the different training groups is for people to run together. If you want to run with this group, you need to run at the pace indicated and set by the Host.
Please Rsvp to the runs early, preferably a few days in advance.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
- Saturday Phoenix Park (10-16 km) at 5:20-5:40/km pacePhoenix Park Visitor Centre, Dublin, D
Join this group for a distance between 10 to 16 km on a mixture of trail & road. We start at 8.45 AM SHARP from the carpark of the Visitor Centre. Please only sign up if you're able to run at least 8 km at the indicated pace.
The group will aim to stay together for the first few kilometres and then those who want to break away and go at their own pace will be able to form into subgroups as the distance progresses.
After the run we normally meet with the other Dublin Runner groups for a social catch up coffee.
- Sub 3:30 Marathon GroupPhoenix Park Visitor Centre, Dublin, D
This group is for those with a marathon target of between 3:15 and 3:30.
The Saturday LSR will aim for a pace between 5:05 and 5:25 with the aim of keeping your HR close to your Zone 2 level. Each weeks run and distance may vary and will post a comment with the details.
It is a companion run to harder speed run on Monday evenings.
Any questions, get in touch on the group chat.