Vhi Special Event at Naas parkrun
Read more › News - 14th November 2017

Join Galway GAA footballer Damien Comer at Oranmore parkrun

Our Vhi parkrun roadshow continues this Saturday, 18 November and we are calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join us at Oranmore parkrun. We have been hosting special events throughout the country to celebrate our partnership with parkrun Ireland.   Galway GAA footballer, Damien Comer will be on hand to lead the warm up and…

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Read more › News - 9th November 2017

parkrun Ireland reveals four-year participation strategy

parkrun Ireland celebrates its fifth birthday this weekend and we are using the occasion to announce our new participation strategy. The four-year plan involves proactively reaching out to sections of society that have the most to gain from free physical activity and volunteering opportunities.   From humble beginnings at Malahide parkrun in November 2012, which…

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Read more › News - 8th November 2017

Celebrating five years of success

Michael McMahon (right) was the driving force behind parkrun coming to the Republic of Ireland. As we prepare to celebrate our fifth birthday this weekend, we asked Michael to explain why he wanted to get involved with parkrun and for his thoughts on how far we have come since Malahide parkrun’s first event.   The week…

Vhi Special Event at Poolbeg parkrun
Read more › News - 7th November 2017

Kildare GAA Ladies football captain Aisling Holton to visit Naas parkrun

Vhi’s parkrun roadshow moves to Naas Racecourse this Saturday, 11 November and we are calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join us at Naas parkrun. We have been hosting special events throughout the country to celebrate our partnership with parkrun Ireland.   Former Kildare GAA Ladies football captain and 2016 All-Ireland winner, Aisling Holton…

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Read more › junior parkrun - 6th November 2017

Running Buddies

Most adults can decide for themselves if they want to attend parkrun for the first time, but for children it can be somewhat different. Steven Park, a junior parkrun Event Director, has implemented a scheme that encourages nervous first-timers to take part while providing junior parkrunners with the opportunity to help others.   A few months…

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Read more › News - 3rd November 2017

A network of knowledge

I first heard about parkrun when the first event in Ireland started in Malahide in 2012. I had just completed my first marathon, so a relaxed and free 5k event every week was the perfect recovery after all that training. I ran in the third event and was hooked from the start – it became…

Study into the motivation, well-being and performance of parkrunners
Read more › News - 2nd November 2017

Study into the motivation, well-being and performance of parkrunners

parkrunners are being invited to participate in a study being conducted by the School of Psychology, Social and Behavioural Sciences at Coventry University. The purpose of the study is to investigate motivational factors that influence the quality of experiences in the build-up to a parkrun event.   By taking part in this study you may…

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Read more › News - 1st November 2017

Time to celebrate the early morning run!

It’s that time of year where the clocks have changed and it’s dark before we’ve even finished work… making it hard to find the time or the inclination to get out there for a run. Fear not, lovely runners! Evening runs may be less appealing, but morning runs have just got a whole lot better!…

Vhi Special Event at Tralee parkrun
Read more › News - 31st October 2017

Join Vhi ambassador and Olympian David Gillick at Poolbeg parkrun

We have been hosting special events throughout the country to celebrate our partnership with parkrun Ireland, and our parkrun roadshow continues this Saturday 4 November. We are calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join us at Poolbeg parkrun.   Vhi ambassador and Olympian David Gillick will be on hand to lead the warm up and take part…

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Read more › News - 26th October 2017

No barrier to physical activity

Towards the end of August 2017, our son Nathan (parkrunner A2139438) was complaining of excessive thirst. A pharmacist confirmed his blood sugar levels were excessively high, and after a trip to the GP and then A&E it was confirmed that he had Type 1 diabetes. All this happened within an eight hour period.   Type…