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Meet some current Liffey Valley members

Meet some of the members of Liffey Valley: Some people think that running clubs are exclusive, that you need to be a star athlete to join. At Liffey Valley we welcome all people who want to improve their running. At our club we focus on getting the best out of each runner and our coaching team have the experience and skills to do this for any type of running event at every level.

We also have an inclusive and supportive environment created by experienced runners. This page is about meeting some of these runners and reading their stories. Our hope is that once you have met some of us you may take a chance and try us out. Running is not easy: it takes toughness, commitment, patience and concentration but with the right coaching and encouragment it is possible to achieve things you may not have thought possible.

Name Michael
Group Men Masters
Before I joined Liffey Valley I was a three-runs-a-week person (on a good week). I had been running on my own like this for about a year and while I initially got better I found that I had plateaued. I was not sure about joining a club but used to run past the blue door of the Liffey Valley club house every week and one day I decided to give them a try. I joined the beginners group and at first it was quite a challenge. However, thanks to the coaching support and camaraderie I quickly progressed and, within 9 months managed to get my 5K time down from just over 21 minutes to under 19 minutes. I now regularly race with the the club who are fully engaged in the Dublin and Ireland athletic scene

If you connect with any of the stories above then why not give us give us a go? Contact details are below and the Tuesday session is best for stretching your legs with us.

Contact us

Liffey Valley Athletics Club
Sandpitts Cottage,
Dublin 8
Club Secretary: Orla Gordon
Men's Coach: Jim Davis
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