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Read more › News - 10th January 2018

Kit yourself out for your best winter of running with Intersport

Here at Intersport we understand that it’s hard to get moving when it’s cold, wet and dark – which January usually is! But this is also the time of year when it’s most important to get out and feel the endorphins, and to make sure that your new year goals stay intact from the outset!…

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Read more › News - 10th January 2018

Vhi to visit Bushy Dublin parkrun

Whether you’re a regular runner, jogger, walker or complete newbie we want to help you get the New Year off to a great start with parkrun in partnership with Vhi. That’s why we’re continuing our Vhi Roadshow with the first event of 2018 taking place at the Bushy Dublin parkrun on Saturday, January 13th.  …

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Read more › News - 10th January 2018

It was never really about the run

When Paul Sinton-Hewitt created parkrun back in 2004 he thought he was developing a running time-trial that would enable keen runners to measure their ‘progress’ and get faster. In reality, he was building a stunningly-effective yet wonderfully-simple health-and-happiness intervention, with himself as the first targeted recipient.   For a few years Bushy parkrun rolled along…

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Read more › News - 10th January 2018

Why I love being the final finisher

I’m not always the final finisher at parkrun, although I am usually second to last. If Mary is running then she will have the honour of bringing up the rear – and it is an honour.   It’s an honour just to be running, on as many Saturday mornings as I can manage, in whatever kind…

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Read more › News - 10th January 2018

Eight and a half parkruns on ice

28-year-old Emer Buckley from Malahide parkrun loves combining running with travel. As well as taking part in 31 different parkruns in Ireland, Emer has travelled far and wide to run in marathons, with her most recent adventure being the gruelling Antarctic Ice Marathon.   My aunt first told me about parkrun. She believed that my…

Clonmel parkrun in partnership with Vhi
Read more › News - 3rd January 2018

Part of the solution

With 2018 now upon us, parkrun Ireland Country Manager Matt Shields looks at the impact parkrun is having across the country and discusses plans for our most exciting year yet.   Firstly I’d like to wish every parkrunner in Ireland a healthy and happy 2018. I want to thank each and every person who walked,…

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Read more › News - 3rd January 2018

parkrun on the Isle of Man!

The Isle of Man sits in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. It is known for its rugged coastline, medieval castles, rural landscape and an annual motorcycle race around the island.   More recently, the talk of the island has been about Nobles parkrun! So we asked Event Director Ian Bates…

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Read more › News - 3rd January 2018

Soaking up the community spirit at parkrun

As we hoover up the pine cones from the carpet and put our decorations away for another year, it’s good to reflect that this Christmas season has seen more people than ever come together to spend time with friends and family at parkrun.   In the UK alone, almost 200 parkruns took place on Christmas…

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Read more › News - 3rd January 2018

People of parkrun: Sarah O’Connor

Name: Sarah O’Connor   Age: 19   Occupation: Studying to be a teacher in St. Pats, DCU.   Local parkrun: Johnstown parkrun, Wexford.   How did you get involved in parkrun? I got involved through my local club. My local club is St. Martins, Wexford and we have participated together as a team on many occasions….

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Read more › News - 20th December 2017

Putting parkrunners in the picture

People have been asking me a lot lately why I am always taking photos at parkrun and never actually running, so I thought I would explain how not being able to run has helped me fall in love with volunteering.   After a successful Dublin City Marathon last year, and running parkrun through the winter,…