Read more › News - 22nd June 2017

Ode to parkrun

[To the tune of The Mountains of Mourne]   Ballincollig this parkrun’s a wonderful sight It’s got people out running by day and by night It costs nothing to do it, twill always be free So please come and join us on the banks of the Lee!   I’ve seen them myself and you must…

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Read more › News - 21st June 2017

Get the right shoe for you with Intersport

If there’s one piece of kit that’s essential to get right with running, it’s your footwear, and many Intersport stores across the UK and Ireland offer gait analysis to help you choose the right shoe.   Simply walk across a pressure plate a couple of times and the machine will take all the necessary measurements…

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Read more › News - 20th June 2017

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Anna Grealish Age: 33 Occupation: Triathlon Ireland Development Officer and Women’s Participation Lead Local parkrun: Ennis, Lees Road Number of parkruns completed: 7 How did you get involved in parkrun? I was always a competitive runner and triathlete but after having my first baby I had several difficult months where I couldn’t do any exercise….

Read more › News - 14th June 2017

My running renewal

In February this year I completed my 50th parkrun at Hartstown, West Dublin. Not a particularly notable achievement for many, but for me it was the latest step in my running renewal - a journey that had started in February 2012 when I woke up in Argentina, unable to move, with a herniated L5 disc in my lower back.   Before…

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Read more › News - 13th June 2017

Fingal parkruns honoured at Mayoral ceremony

On Monday 12 June, representatives of the eight Fingal parkruns were invited to a presentation at the Fingal County Council offices in Swords, Co Dublin.   30 members of the core teams of Ardgillan, Donabate, Hartstown, Malahide, Porterstown, River Valley, Balbriggan junior and Rush junior parkrun attended the Council Chambers to accept awards on behalf…

Read more › News - 12th June 2017

The new Pegasus arrives!

Here at Intersport we’re the first to hear about the latest gear in the world of running, and we’re more than a little excited to bring you the new Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34. Eagerly awaited by many loyal Pegasus fans, this is the Ferrari of running shoes – and you can nab yourself a…

Read more › News - 12th June 2017

People of parkrun

Name: Frank Greally Age: 66 Occupation: Editor of Irish Runner Magazine Local parkrun: Malahide Castle Number of parkruns completed: 6 How did you get involved in parkrun? Originally through parkrun Ireland country manager Matt Shields, and from other runners What do you love about parkrun? The informality and high standard of organisation. parkrun brings a very…

Read more › News - 9th June 2017

Be very proud

I deliberated long and hard in the week leading up to last Saturday as to which parkrun I would do that weekend. Having completed 119 parkruns, 67 at Griffeen and 36 at Castletown, I’m trying out a bit of parkrun tourism at the moment.   I’ve run a total of 10 different venues (all of them…

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Read more › News - 6th June 2017

Mutual benefits

St. Brendan’s Athletic Club members are very committed to both Tralee parkrun and Tralee junior parkrun. Pat Sheehy and myself are both members who are also on the parkrun and junior parkrun core teams, with Pat playing a pivotal role on both parkruns. 75 of its members (both youth and adults) are registered with parkrun…

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Read more › News - 6th June 2017

A little summer love from Intersport

We don’t know about you but here at Intersport we can’t quite believe it’s June, it’s nearly the longest day and summer holidays are just around the corner! It doesn’t seem very long ago that we were advising you what to wear for your winter runs, whereas we’re most definitely into our summer gear now…