Dublin Bay Running Club  


Welcome to Dublin Bay Running Club

Thursday 27th, June


Greetings all ! Dublin Bay Running Club is open for membership, membership for 2019 is just €75

For this €75, you get registered with Athletics Ireland, you get to be part of one of the best clubs in running, trained by a top coach, who has too many accolades to mention and will guide you to become the runner that you want to be. You also get one of the much sought after DBRC running tops.

We cater for runners from beginners to Ultra marathon runners, everyone is welcome and encouraged, we believe in the power of running and in the power of positive encouragement, so come and join us and be part of one of the most exciting running clubs in Ireland.

Training is every Tuesday evening, with multiple sessions available to suit all levels. Thursday evening is an open running session and we have a trail run for all levels every Saturday morning.

New for 2019, we will be taking part in Tri events, many of our members are involved in tri and Ironman events and will be training together this year and travelling to take part in events, so if you are interested in adding these disciplines to your training, or your looking for some tri training partners then why not join us.

Our club takes part in events all over the country and around the globe, a large group have just returned from a very successful and enjoyable trip to Lanzarote for the marathon, half marathon and 10K .

Sign up at dublinbayrunners.ie (on this website !)

WEEKLY ROUNDUP  ! Monday 24th of June 2019.


Great week for the best little running club in Ireland. 

The racing week started on Tuesday at the Lord Mayors series and for the second week in a row Steo and Carmel take honours !

Steo Butler 10.27  1st overall  Carmel Ward 13.09  1st in catagory  Katherine Marsh 13.38  

Gregory O'Beirne 13.48  Sinead Morrissey 20.00


On Thursday the Grand Prix Crew were back in Santry Stadium, this time for a testing 800 metre trial.  Very interesting night was the general opinion, tactics were much in discussion, but there was no disputing Ann Mc Donnells 2nd place in the handicap. Well done ANN !  


Also on Thursday the Docklands 5k took place on the  Dublin City Quays. We picked out a few of ye from the results ..

Anthony Sheridan 19.49  Suzanne Colgan 23.59 (PB) Jennifer Bowers  26.26


On Friday, Gary ODaly got stuck into the Royal Canal Challange. 

Gary covered the entire distance of 146km in great condition, in a time of 20 h 47m 46 s,  a fantastic achievement, congrats Gary and Crew. The route is now an official FKT !


Meanwhile in Scotland, Steo Butler took on the Ben Nevis challenge, running from foot to summit and back (1345m assent) in 5h 24m 39s. Fab. stuff.


In Kerry, Alastair Higgins not only took on the 100km Kerry Ultra, and not only won it, but also set a new course record of 8h 23m 45 s. to put it in context, second place was 11.33.37 !!


Saturday brought parkrun and the start of Energia 24 hour !

St Annes :  Kevin Greene  25.33

Fr. Collins:  Gregory O'Beirne 24.35

Marley:  Anthony Sheridan 19.45  Richard Deeny 19.58

Corkagh: Mark Conlon 21.19

Strokestown:  Colin Doolan 24.22  Niamh ODaly 27.56


Ann Marie ODaly was the sole DBRC competitor at the 24hour this year.   Ann Marie racked up a total of

74 km, congrats and well done! 


Sunday brought us to Waterford for the Marathon and Cork for the Iron Man event.

Waterford Marathon:

George Brady 3.18.52  (26th)  Louise Heraghty  3.49.20 (PB 8th lady/ 7th in cat)

Katherine Marsh (Half)  1.46.09  (12th in cat)


The Iron Man event was spolied by terrible weather with the swim being cancelled, and the competitors faced a daunting marathon and bike ride in rain and wind.  Anyone taking this on deserved respect with a 32% dnf rate ! 

Mike Gonda 10.58.59   Rolando Espina  11.36.36  John OMahony  12.59.18  Ger Redmond dnf


Congrats and well done to all.  Keep up the training, keep up being awesome, and keep up wearing BLUE ! 

Photo credits: Thanks to all ! :) 

And keep us posted about what you do ! pm/post/email !  

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. DBRC  5 mile at Howth 2018 Chaela Gonda mem.

2018 Chaela Gonda 5 Miler






Full membership is €75 which includes AAI affiliation & one club top. 
It's still €50 if you are a student or if you are unemployed !


Our club motto - “Me, We!”

Me, we.” by Muhammad Ali is the shortest poem recognised by Oxford University. Ali used it to sum up his career, as in there can be no “me” without “we” – the support of his family, his friends and his fans. It's same with our club...we only succeed when we work together.

The latest club news can be found here.

Through the East of Ireland Marathon Series, Dublin Bay Running Club aims to make running events such as 10kms, half marathons, full mararthons and ultra marathons affordable and convienient for the runners of Ireland. We aim to promote marathon running and to make the process as stress free and enjoyable as possible. All courses will be measured to full AAI standards and have a minimum of 10 Entrants. The races will be self sufficent to a degree although there will be a limited supply of water available on the day. There will be no extra frills like chip timing and finish gantrys. This is to keep the price down and keep the races as affordable as possible. Information on upcoming races can be found here

Committee Members


Chairperson - Ger Copeland

Vice Chairperson - Deirdre O'Malley

Secretary - John O'Mahony

Treasurer - Gary Seery

Welfare Officer - Colin Doolan

Acting PR Officer - Colin Doolan Webpage Gregory O'Beirne / Dashe Jordan

Head Trainer - Ger Copeland



Contact us here.