Dublin 2 Mile Self-Transcendence Fun-Run
Every Saturday, members of the Irish Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team meet together for a 2 mile fun run - members of the public are very welcome to join us! A lot of the time the run takes place in Phoenix Park, although at the moment we hold it more often in Bushy Park (see map).
The run takes place over an accurately measured course - however the race is self-timed so be sure to bring your own stopwatch. By 'self-transcendence', we mean that each runner is primarily racing against their own capacity, trying to better their previous times and improve their performance. In that spirit, all classes of runners are welcome to join us, from ace athletes to people who want to walk/jog their way around the course.
The start of the run takes place on the pedestrian road alongside the main road that cuts through the Phoenix Park, 50 meters beyond the 'Lord's Walk' turnoff to the Polo Grounds, just beyond Dublin Zoo (We hold the distinction of being the only 2 mile race that offers a view of Bengal tigers from the race course). We start our races with a moment of meditative silence, in keeping with Sri Chinmoy's philosophy that self-transcendence is something that comes from invoking the power within.
Very often after the run we meet up for a spot of breakfast in a nearby cafe, which you're also welcome to join...
As the run sometimes changes location, or on some weeks may not take place, please make sure to call in advance.
(Note: the picture isn't of the run itself, but of Nirbhasa (one of the 2 mile regulars) running the Dublin Marathon and coincidentally passing by the starting point of the run. Actual race photos to follow soon :)