The BAC Men’s section is intended for all adult runners who have some existing running experience. We cater to various running abilities up to and including elite level; as a rule of thumb, most of our group are able to run at least 10k. We train together twice per week, meeting in Blackrock village, on a Tuesday evening (training run) and a Sunday morning (long run). We have a friendly and relaxed atmosphere at our sessions, with the aim that everyone enjoys it, but also have an opportunity to push themselves and help achieve their running goals. Our sessions are not exclusively for men – runners of any gender are welcome!

At our Tuesday training, we do some form of intervals, speed work, hill reps or other workouts. Many of our members much prefer to do such a session as a group, not just for the social aspect but also for motivation! The vast majority of these sessions are done in a park or a short circuit such that runners of various speeds can train together while also remaining in one group.

Our Sunday long run is normally done on a coastal route around Dublin bay, usually at about 5 minutes/km pace and typically 15k – with options for shorter or longer routes as we see fit (for example, we often increase the distance in the run-up to the Dublin City Marathon which is one of our biggest target events each year).

The BAC Men’s section is highly active participants in road, track, cross-country and trail runs of various distances, mostly in/around Dublin but occasionally further afield; we target a number of particular races every year together with the Women’s and Fit4Life sections to race as a group, as well as hosting several of our own in-house events including an annual club 5k race each spring in Blackrock Park. Many of our members are also enthusiastic participants and volunteers at parkrun on Saturday mornings, especially those local to us such as Cabinteely, Poolbeg and Marlay.

If you are interested in joining us or would like to try out a session please contact Rob at bac.mens@gmail.com