The track at ALSAA

Training Details

Organised training sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday at 7 pm and Sunday at 10am. Advice on training and racing is available from qualified NCTC coaches with experience up to International and Olympic Level.

Our clubhouse with shower facilities is situated in Islandbridge beside Memorial Park entrance and all training sessions take place in the nearby Phoenix Park with lots of trails and routes ideal for distance running and excellent for training.

The club can offer an excellent training environment whether you are a beginner or of international level, with a great club spirit and camaraderie that is unique to Liffey Valley.

If you are interested in distance running and want to join a group who can offer organised training and racing facilities with top class advice to help your running why not come along to one of our sessions? Below are the scheduled training times:


Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7pm from our clubhouse in Islandbridge

May-July (Track season)

Tuesday evenings 7pm from our clubhouse in Islandbridge
Thursday evenings 7pm ALSAA track near Dublin Airport

Our coaches

Jim Davis

Jim Davis

Jim Davis is one of our coaches and has European, World & Olympic Games experience. Jim is a fully qualified athletics coach and can be contacted for advice or correspondence at

Jim is a recognised coach among his peers and has proved himself successful, having been part of the 2004 Irish Olympic Team and represented the club at the 2005 World Cross Country Champonships, 2006 & 2008 European Athletics Championships.

Nick Davis

Nick Davis

Nick Davis is the Liffey Valley AC women’s team coach and has a distinguished record in coaching and athletics administration in Ireland. He has coached athletes to win both National Track and Cross Country Championships and to compete in the World Championships. He has managed Irish Teams at Olympic Games, World Championships and Europa Cup Team Competitions. His coaching philosophy is to help athletes of whatever standard to reach their potential and enjoy this great sport. Nick was President of BLE, the fore runner of AAI and was instrumental in setting up Athletics Ireland.