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Read more › News - 21st April 2017

parkrunner of the week – Catherine Gillanders

Name: Catherine Gillanders   Age: 68   Home parkrun: St Anne’s   Occupation: Retired   Number of runs: 67   Favourite Volunteer Role:  Marshall, I just love encouraging everyone especially those who like myself take longer to get around . It’s great to see runners of all ages and abilities taking part. It is all…

Amanda Byram and David Gillick 28/2/2017
Read more › News - 20th April 2017

Six reasons to join us at parkrun this weekend

#1 It’s more fun to run together! Training on your own can be tough going so grab a running buddy, get sociable and visit your local parkrun.   #2 Give your motivation levels a boost by upping the distance. The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon takes place on June 5th and parkrun is the perfect way to prepare…

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Read more › News - 19th April 2017

Your chance to win a TomTom Bandit camera with ASICS and Intersport!

As proud partners of parkrun and keen runners ourselves, here at Intersport we’re excited to have launched the new ASICS fuzeX Rush footwear and apparel, and a great competition where you are in with a chance of winning a fabulous TomTom Bandit Action Camera!*   Exclusive to Intersport, the contest captures the spirit of running,…

Anton
Read more › News - 14th April 2017

That weekly “Rocky” moment

Putting pen to paper on what parkrun means to me is a useful exercise (no pun intended!), as it makes me look back on my life and take stock – something we should all do occasionally!   I was never sporty as a kid and discovered a love of rugby way too late in life…

Amanda Byram and David Gillick 28/2/2017
Read more › News - 13th April 2017

Kickstart your Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon preparation on 22 April

Vhi Support Team member, David Gillick, is encouraging women preparing for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon to get down to their local parkrun and kick start their training on 22 April.   parkrun in partnership with Vhi are extending a warm welcome to women training for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon with just over six…

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Read more › News - 12th April 2017

Join Intersport Elverys at Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon

For the 14th year running, Intersport Elverys are delighted to be an associate sponsor of the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon, the biggest all-women’s event of its kind in the world!   The thousands of women who take part in this event make it what it is – masses of fun and completely inclusive. There is…

Petra
Read more › News - 11th April 2017

parkrunner of the Week – Petra Woods

Name: Petra Woods Age: 38 Home parkrun: St. Anne’s Occupation: Civil Servant Number of Runs: 53 Favourite Volunteer Role: Marshall – smiles and good mornings from nearly 300 people first thing on a Saturday is always a great way to start the weekend if I’m not running! What do you do at parkruns?: I arrive…

Vicarstown
Read more › News - 7th April 2017

Music to the ears

I have been involved in athletics for more than 30 years, and in January 2008 I began to organise a series of ‘handicap runs’ between 3k and 5k in distance. At the first event we had 19 runners.   For many, this was their introduction to taking part in an organised athletics event. It was…

Haj Slattery
Read more › News - 7th April 2017

parkrunner of the Week – Haj Slattery

Name: Haj Slattery Club: Lust for Life Age: 39+ Occupation: Homemaker Number of runs: 21 Favourite volunteer role: Timekeeping. I know it’s a run not a race, but it’s exhilarating to watch parkrunners give their 110% on that last stretch. I can’t help but go ape (yes, literally jumping and gibbering!). How has parkrun changed your…

David Gillick alongside some park runners 16/12/2016
Read more › News - 6th April 2017

The buzz in the air

David Gillick, Vhi Ambassador, is a former 400m sprinter for Ireland and winner of Celebrity Masterchef. He is a two-time European indoor champion, raced at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and represented Ireland at the 2009 World Championships. David’s local parkrun is Marlay Park in Dublin and here he gives a firsthand account of his first…