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Meath Running Group

Meath Running Group was created by Meath Local Sports Partnership in 2009. The group facilitates members who want to participate in marathons, primarily, but who train and run many distances. Contacts: David McCaffrey Tel: 046-9067337

Location: Navan, Co.Meath
Group Administrators: 2
Latest Activity: Sep 9, 2010

Site News - updated February 8th, 2013


Welcome to the MRG website!____________________________________________________________________________

News and Events for 2013

Hi Folks,

That time of year again – ONLY 5 days to go to the start of the training season with the Meath Running Group!!!!


Due to demand the CORE sessions this year will now cover 12 weeks commencing on Wednesday February 13th. Membership to this block is just €50.00 to include exercise mat. Places on this block limited so you will need to register in advance.

Please email for registration form and health screening form, please fill out and return to us with appropriate fee or alternatively please fill out and bring along on the night. Registration will take place at 6.45pm on Wednesday February 13th at Claremont Stadium Navan. For further details please contact Meath LSP on 046 9067337 or email

Looking forward to welcoming you all back.


Meath Running Group






Hi folks. Please see poster for info on the upcoming Longwood 5k on October 16th.



MRG on a recent training session - keep them at it Paddy! 



Meath Running Group calling all Runners & Joggers


In 2010, Meath Running Group helped over 60 joggers & runners to reach their target – either completing a 10km, 10 miles, half or full marathon.


Meath Running Group is now open to new members who have a running base and are aiming to complete a 10 mile, half marathon or full marathon this year. This group training can be hugely beneficial to runners as sessions will focus on speed and endurance training such as tempo runs and interval training.


This 9 week programme, which starts Wednesday 31st August at 6.45pm in Claremont Stadium, Navan is ideal for runners aiming to improve their times this year.  The programme will cost €30(that’s just over €3 a session!), members will receive individualised programmes and coach led training sessions.


Also members can avail of our group runs on Saturday mornings,


For further information please contact Ruairi Murphy on 046 9067337 or email




Aisling Group Charity Mini-Marathon 10k - Sun 18th September starts and finishes at Teach Na Teamhrach (Old Balreask Arms) Trim rd, Navan. Register on-line @ Live bands on the day provided by 'Navan Live' who are partnering with the 'Aisling Group Charity' for this event. Great fun packed atmosphere, BBQ/Picnic on finishing. All welcome. Children must have parental consent. For details call 046 9074300. Register early to be included in raffle.


Navan Live Festival information, bands and tickets, etc for that weekend can be obtained here:









Hi there,
Here is a promotional poster attached for the upcoming Bohermeen 5k Run & Family Walk on Saturday June 11th. A well organised event and supporting a good local cause!!

See you out there!




This may be of interest to some of you...




Here's a promotional leaflet on Block Two of the training plan for MRG, which begins on May 11th in Claremont Stadium @ 7PM.

Paddy Mangan will be the first coach in Block 2.


Promotional Poster 2011.Block 2.doc




Hi folks. Please see attached information and entry form for the upcoming Clare Burren Challenge - races on May 21st. 


Burren Marathon 2011 Entry Flyer 



Here's a poster for the Royal County 5k coming up....



Hi folks. Please see below worksheet with running events for the year. Most of the details are included to register for the events. 



Date Distance Title Venue Registration
13-Feb 10km - 6.25 miles Cupid`s Dash Papal Cross, Phoenix Park
19-Feb 5 km - 3.1 miles Operation Transformation 5k Phoenix Park
05-Mar 1/2 marathon & 10 mile Carlingford Carlingford, Co. Louth
17-Mar 5 miles - 8km Fr Murphy 5 mile Fr. Murphy AC, Ballivor, Meath On the day
25-Mar 1/2 marathon Wicklow Wicklow
27-Mar 4 miles - 6.4km Dunboyne AC 4 miler Dunboyne AC, Dunboyne, Meath On the day
10-Apr 10km - 6.25 miles Great Ireland Run Phoenix Park
02-May 5 km - 3.1 miles Royal County 5k Kells, Co.Meath
04-May 1/2 marathon & 10k Dundalk Dundalk Co.Louth
13-May 6km - 3.75 miles Simon Cumbers 6k Navan AC, Claremont stadium, Co.Meath On the day
15-May 10k/1/2 & marathon Kildare Kildare
22-May 1/2 marathon Wexford Wexford Town google title
24-May 5 km - 3.1 miles Bob Heffernan 5k Hamlet Court Hotel, Enfield, Meath On the day
11-Jun 5 km - 3.1 miles Patrick Bell Memorial 5k Bohermeen AC, Navan, Co.Meath On the day
17-Jun 5 km - 3.1 miles The Braveheart 5k Trim AC, Porchfields, Trim, Co.Meath On the day
25-Jun 10km - 6.25 miles Michael Manning 10k Dunshaughlin AC, Dunshaughlin, Co.Meath On the day
10km - 6.25 miles Women`s mini marathon Galway google title
06-Jun 10km - 6.25 miles Women`s mini marathon Dublin
26-Jun 1/2 marathon Strawberry half marathon Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford
03-Jul 1/2 marathon Clontarf Clontarf, Co.Dublin google title
10km - 6.25 miles 10k Charity Fun Run Phoenix Park 086 8596992
06-Jul 5 km - 3.1 miles South O Hanlon 5k South O Hanlon AC, Senschelstown, Meath On the day
16-Jul 5 miles - 8km Irish Runner 5 mile Phoenix Park
20-Jul 5 km - 3.1 miles St Brigid`s AC 5k St. Brigid`S AC, Ballinacree, Co.Meath On the day
01-Aug 1/2 marathon Midlands Half marathon Laois
20-Aug 10 mile Frank Duffy 10 mile Phoenix Park
26-Aug 5 km - 3.1 miles Tara AC 5k Tara AC, Skyrne, Co.Meath On the day
28-Aug Marathon Longford marathon Longford google title
03-Sep 10km - 6.25 miles Great Dublin Run Phoenix Park ARC
17-Sep 1/2 Marathon Dublin Half Marathon Phoenix Park
11-Sep 5 miles - 8km Fr. Delaney 5mile Bohermeen AC, Navan, Co.Meath On the day
02-Oct 3/4 Marathon Athlone 3/4 Marathon Athlone
31-Oct Marathon Dublin Marathon Dublin City
03-Dec 5 km - 3.1 miles Jingle Bells run Phoenix Park google title
26-Dec 10km - 6.25 miles Paddy Hyland 10k Navan AC, Claremont stadium, Co.Meath On the day




Here's another worthwhile event for all you runners/joggers coming up shortly:






Please see below a promotional poster for the upcoming Dunboyne 4 Mile road race. Hope it interests some of you.







2011 training is here!



Meath Local Sports Partnership is happy to announce that the Meath Running Group is BACK!


Meath Running Group 2011 will recommence on:


  • Wednesday March 2nd at Claremont Stadium, Navan.
  • Registration from 6.45pm
  • Training commences at 7pm sharp.


The running group will be delivered again in 3 phases:


Training Type



Block 1

Core & Conditioning

Wed March 2nd 7pm-8pm

(9 weeks)


Block 2

Track & Speed Work

Wed May 11th7pm- 8pm

(12 weeks)


Block 3

Endurance Running

Sat Aug 13th – (10 weeks)







Special rate for all 3 blocks is €120.00.


Membership includes:

Exercise Mat

Coach led training sessions

Access use of Claremont running track- March – Oct 2011

Nutritional & coaching advice

Recommended training programmes throughout each phase


Please find a Registration Form 2011.doc attached or it can also be downloaded from


If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I hope to see you all back FRESH & EAGER TO GO!!!!!!!!




A Message from Meath Local Sports Partnership:

"Meath Local Sports Partnership would like to congratulate all the members of Meath Running Group who participated in and completed the Dublin City Marathon! Well done all on a fantastic achievement.

All started training last March and for most this is their first 26 miler- just goes to show with training and determination your goal is achievable."


MLSP Presentation to Paddy Mangan, Thurs Nov. 4th

Below are some pictures taken at the presentation for Paddy. Paddy trained MRG from the outset of the training to get the members to the marathon. All present showed great appreciation for Paddy and the work he put in.

Click on the photos for bigger picture

If you are interested in lining out for the Dublin Marathon in 2011 we can help you- Please contact Meath Local Sports Partnership at 046-9067337 or email at

Members of the Meath Running Group: Back L to R. David McCaffrey, Paul Barrell, Ken Reilly, Colum Harrington, Declan Fox, Dessie Browne and Orla O’Brien. Front L to R. Marion Morris, Alicia Reynolds, Roisin Foley, Karen Galligan, Edel Plunkett, Stephanie McManus and Mark Lynam


There are some upcoming Sports Partnerships Workshops in Navan in the Ardboyne Hotel - details to be found here:


It's been a while getting here, but we are finally on the web. We hope you enjoy visiting - and maybe you will get enough information to whet your appetite about running.

Whether your distance is 3km or 26.2m, if we can give you some encouragement and information on our group, maybe you will be tempted to join us in the near future!

Meath Running Group is sponsored by Meath Local Sports Partnership (MLSP)

During the season the group meets on Wednesday nights in Clairemont Stadium and Saturday mornings at the Ramparts car park. Times are 7PM Wednesdays and 9:15AM Saturdays.

The group provides excellent training and support for anyone thinking of completing distances up to and including the marathon. MLSP provides excellent trainers for both running and Core/strengthening work. The Core/strength/speed work is completed in Clairemont and Saturday mornings is reserved for the weekly 'long run'.

If you are interested in Meath Running Group please download and complete the following documents. Please contact David McCaffrey @ 046-909-8322 or if you have any further questions.

PAR Q Running Group.doc

Registration Form 2010.doc

Marathon Notices

There's an article on Runners World about tapering down for the can access it here:,7120,s6-238-244--5958-2-1X2X3X4X5-6,00.html

Carbo loading for Marathons....

Some excellent information about marathon carbo loading. There’s an article and then a carbo loading calculator.

Events and Details

Here is a schedule of the races in Ireland this year: Running Events 2010.doc

Here's another web calendar of upcoming races in Ireland
Running Calendar Ireland

Here is a link to a Fun Run in Longwood on October 17th - click on the picture to open it larger.

Year to Date 2010

This year the group has participated in numerous races from 5k to a half marathon and had good follow-on success from our first year in existence.

The focus of this year's training is participating in the Adidas Race Series(race results here) which will prepare those of us who will go on to compete in the Dublin Marathon in Ocober. Getting close now guys!

For the unitiated, the Race Series includes 5 mile, 10 mile and Half-Marathon distances, all of which are run in the Phoenix Park. The group also participated in a 10k in May in the same location.

We're now coming into October after the half marathon being completed two weeks ago. Long runs will begin to ease back soon and the big day is 4 weeks away!


Click on all photos to see the bigger picture!


Adidas Irish Runner 5 Mile


Roisín, Paul and Ken DeclanEdel

Frank Duffy 10 Mile


Edel lapping some guy and looking happy! Ladies at the start...

Mark Lynam and his growing fan club!

Useful Links

Probably the best running website for all sorts of information...
Runners World

Dublin Marathon results site - you can get the results here of the races run this year and your times
Dublin Marathon

High Five - for buying energy bars and gels, etc
High Five

Links for Buying Running Gear Just found this one and I think it's fairly new...prices are excellent
Bourne Sports


Runways  Parnell St.

Amphibian King  Bray

Sports Direct  This is a good site for cheap deals

Map My Run  You can map runs out around your area and get mileage for each run...good site.






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