Do you want to start running?

Have you started running and are interested in learning about club running?

Ever wanted to know what Intervals are or what a Tempo run is?

Then you need to come and join us for our Fit4Life Programme. It starts on Tuesday 30th January 2018 at 7.30pm and runs for 8 consecutive weeks.

It is only €25.00 which is payable online at:  www.athleticsrathfarnham.ie

Fit4Life is suitable for everyone, men and women, of all abilities.

All you need is a pair of runners and lots of enthusiasm. We will teach you the rest!

Register Now!

The Annual Club Dinner and Awards Ceremony is fast approaching. It is the social highlight of the year and not to be missed by anybody. The venue preparations are already underway and quite a few of our multi-talented athletes have chosen to be part of the growing annual musical performance under the guidance of Master of Ceremonies Owen McLoughlin. (Contact Owen for the next rehersal)

Whether you are new to the club or a battle hardened racer it is a great chance to meet up casually outside the pressure of training! The date is set for Saturday 13th January 2018 for dinner at 7:30pm. Same as last year, we are delighted to have Grange Golf Club as our venue. A delicious three course dinner is lined up at still only €25.00 per person, including wine.(Let me know about any dietary requirements) . Dress code is smart casual.

Everybody, either in the club or associated in any way are very welcome. Come on your own or bring the other half! Please rsvp asap to secure a place.  Email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., text me at 086-8306310, Whatsapp or FB messenger me!

Look forward to seeing the whole club there.

Denis Daly

Notice of Club AGM, Monday 11th December 2017

Dear All

This is a reminder to let you know that this year's Club Annual General Meeting is on Monday 11th December at 8.00 pm in the Clubhouse.  All positions on the Management Committee are open for nomination. The Management consists of the following positions:
 
1.      Finance Manager
2.      Administration Manager
3.      Coaching Manager
4.      Public Relations Manager
5.      Development Manager
6.      Events Manager
7.      President

If you want to nominate anyone for these posts or put a motion to the AGM, please E-mail Derek Bain at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday 7th December. A copy of the Club's Constitution is in the Members part of the Club website. If you want a copy please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you want to have a say in the running of the Club please come along.

Thanks for your support

Peter J. Claffey
Club President

 

It was with sadness that we learned of the death of our fellow club member Adrian Tucker who passed away suddenly on Friday afternoon. Adrian had long been a member of Rathfarnham W.S.A.F. He was a very successful cross-country, road and marathon runner but his strength and passion lay in mountain running and ultra-trail running.

Adrian was also a well-respected member of IMRA and had worked hard on the committee over the past year. He had established two new races on the IMRA calendar and was working ardently to progress the world of ultra-running in Ireland. He was one of the few to have successfully completed the Wicklow Round; a race which involves navigating the summits of 26 peaks in the Dublin and Wicklow mountains in less than 24hours. He also competed internationally with another great result in 2013 in the Tor de Géants; a 330km trail race with over 24,000m of climbing which is completed in less than 150hours. Modesty belied all of these achievements.

Adrian was a great friend to many and he was always willing to share his knowledge, experience and love of the hills. He was hard-working, gentle and genuine. He will be sadly missed in our running world and fondly remembered forever.

We offer the most sincere condolences to his family and friends, most especially his wife Catherine, son James and daughter Gillian.

May he rest in peace.

Eilis Connery

 

 

 

Tuesday night's speed session in Loreto Park always has has a buzz about it with often up to 100 people doing intervals from 100m to 2k and everything inbetween, the chatter is ferocious in the recovery minutes and the long tempo people are there looping around and around in the backround. This Tuesday 16th May there was an extra buzz before training kicked off with a special presentation from the club to Seán Hehir in recognition of his fantastic achievement of qualifying for the marathon at the World Athletics Championships 2017 to be held in August in London. Following dissappointment last year after running the qualifying time but not being selected for the Rio Olympics, a determined Seán managed to up the ante this year to run a marathon PB to earn his qualification for the World Championships. Such dedication and determination is an inspiration to all athletes young and old. Best of luck to Seán in London. For anybody interested, a group from the club is heading over to support him and the rest of the irish marathon team running on August 6th. Ask at training if you want to join in!