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Escape to the mountains - Summer Trails Runs in the Dublin Mountains

Jun 17, 2024


For 3 weeks only this summer we leave the beach behind and head uphill! Yes, its time to make the most of the mountains that we look up at from the city and get out on foot in the evenings. 

How it works: 

Coach Aoife leads these 3 events. We will be on the move for about 2 hours each evening with mixture of walking and running and chatting all things trail running. 

"Some of my best summer adventures have been running in the mountains over the years. I plan on doing more this summer and would love to bring you along with me. Summer traffic is usually quieter so I love escaping over to the mountains in the evening without the stress of bumper to bumper" Aoife 

Here are the 3 dates we will meet from 6.30pm to 8.30pm Fernhill Park, Stepaside: 

  • Thursday 18th July  
  • Thursday 25th July 
  • Thursday 1st Aug

Sign up here:

  • 1 evening of your choice €20
  • All 3 evenings €40

How often will we see you : If you sign up to 1 class, come along to your choice of any of the dates above. If you have signed up to all 3, even better - you will see the progression in your hill running as the weeks go on. We will do similar route each week and you will learn more each time. 

What to wear/bring : Wear your running shorts/bottoms, and a few layers for the top half. A singlet, long sleeve running top and a light raincoat. If you have trail runners you can wear these, but if not, dont worry, your regular running shoes are just fine. 

Food/Drink : You will also need a small water bottle and a snack, if you can pop these into a running belt it would be easier than carrying them. We will be moving for 2 hours approx so throw in a small packet of nuts, jellies or even a gel for convenience.

Where we meet : Meeting at Fernhill park  in Stepaside (see map at link) at 6.30pm. We will meet at the toilets in the carpark. The park closes at 9pm so we will finish our run by 8.30 to get us out in plenty of time. 

New to the mountain : Don't be nervous, thats why we are doing this - to get us up and out and have more confidence in our ability to head off the beaten track a little. We can only do this in evenings in the summer months, so lets make the most of it. 

Cancellations : These classes are not transferrable to another term. They are separate to our usual beach classes. We will be back on the beach again with our new term in September. 

So lets make the most of the long weekday evenings between now and then! 

Sign up here:

  • 1 evening of your choice €20
  • All 3 evenings €40

You never know who you might meet! Last time we were joined by a French TV crew and they did a whole feature about how great it is to get out and about in a group and share the chats and the trails! 

Look at that view down to the city! It all awaits you (minus the TV crew) this summer!

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