The track at ALSAA

Training Details

Organised training sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday at 7 pm. Weekend training sessions are arranged for Saturdays and Sunday, with specific times shared week to week via our social media channels. 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:

September-April (Cross Country and Road)

Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7pm from our clubhouse in Islandbridge

May-August (Track and Field season)

Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7pm from our clubhouse in Islandbridge
Saturday morning speed sessions are held at a Track.

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.

Jimmy Monaghan

Jimmy Monaghan

Our Club Coach for women runners is Jimmy Monaghan. Jimmy is an accredited Athletics Ireland (AI) Level 2 coach and a Liffey Valley AC member

He is also an accredited timekeeper and course mesurer and actively volunteers at Dublin Athletics board event