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Read more › News - 22nd May 2018

Vhi launch parkrun Hero Awards

At Vhi we believe that when we get together, to encourage and support each other, we’re able to achieve more, particularly when it comes to getting healthier and happier.   The Vhi parkrun Hero monthly award looks to recognise and reward inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the parkrun community who embody the ethos of…

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Read more › News - 22nd May 2018

The Habermayers at Ballincollig parkrun

The Habermayer family have been enjoying their Saturday mornings at Ballincollig parkrun for the past few weeks. The weekly parkrun is particularly important to mum Nauzika, as she is totally blind as the result of a condition developed age 24.   Nauzika and her husband Peter have run in the past, and their children David…

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Read more › News - 22nd May 2018

START with one daily win to get healthy

The HSE, key funders of parkrun Ireland, will be promoting the START campaign at St Anne’s parkrun this Saturday 26 May.   There will be fun and games galore with giveaway t-shirts and frisbees for children who participate in our quizzes. The START campaign is a partnership campaign between the HSE, safefood and Healthy Ireland…

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Read more › News - 16th May 2018

It’s a great time of year to be a parkrunner!

If there was ever a time to start running, it’s now! With these lovely long days and warmer weather, it is the perfect time to dig out those running shoes and get outside. Whether you want to do a few km at your local parkrun, a post-work run at sunset or a longer run in…

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Read more › News - 16th May 2018

Join Cork GAA star Rena Buckley at Castle Demense parkrun this weekend

Cork GAA star and 18-time All-Ireland Winner, Rena Buckley is calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join her at the Castle Demense parkrun on Saturday 19 May in Macroom, Co Cork when Vhi will host a special event to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland and Castle Demense parkrun’s 5th birthday.   In addition…

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Read more › News - 15th May 2018

Falls parkrun in Belfast to host Irish language celebration on 26 May

Earlier this year Oireachtas na Gaeilge distributed wristbands with ‘Tá Gaeilge agam’ (‘I speak Irish’) to Irish speaking parkrunners, so that they could identify other Irish speakers at parkruns and chat to them. More than 1,500 bands have since been distributed to 64 parkruns.   Falls parkrun in Belfast is now inviting Irish speakers around…

Vhi celebrate Sonia O’Sullivan’s 100th parkrun
Read more › News - 10th May 2018

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name:                         Lloyd Hamilton                        Age:                             26     Local parkrun: My local parkrun is Shankill but I like to run in Marlay. It’s great to be able to see the same people week in week out and it’s closer to my friends.   Number of parkruns completed:        17   How did you get…

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Read more › News - 9th May 2018

Here’s to everyone who ran over the bank holiday

Hands up who squeezed in an extra run over the bank holiday weekend? Here at Intersport we certainly did and, with better-than-average bank holiday weather, it seems to have a been a fantastic weekend of running for many! It’s been great to see so many runners new and old taking part in parkrun and enjoying…

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Read more › News - 9th May 2018

Helping me find myself

In August 2012 there was a moment that changed our family’s life forever: the suicide of a teenage family member. We never thought that something like this would ever come to our door and the shock was something we had never experienced before.   My nephew was 17 years old and had a love of…

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Read more › News - 8th May 2018

Guides for Visually Impaired parkrunners

In my last article for the newsletter I spoke about how we are becoming far more proactive at bringing parkrun to those who are often the least likely to engage with physical activity and volunteering, and therefore potentially have the most to benefit. This covers many different initiatives, one of which is starting to bear…