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Read more › News - 8th January 2019

parkrun Profile: Portumna

Tara Byrne from Portumna parkrun in County Galway tells us more about her home event…     Portumna parkrun was created almost one year ago by three ladies who felt that Portumna was missing out on the parkrun fun!   They include Teresa Murray, Eleanor Madden and Tara Byrne. They each had experience of other parkruns…

Heritage junior parkrun in partnership with Vhi
Read more › News - 8th January 2019

Get active with your family this weekend

We are calling on families across Ireland to get active this weekend by visiting their local parkrun. Throughout the month of January, Vhi is running a series of online competitions and this week the focus is on families! Last weekend’s #VhiRewards competition was a big success so whether you’re a family of regular parkrunners or complete…

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Read more › News - 7th January 2019

The parkrunning Mayor!

Growing up in Ballybough, we played football on the streets, football in the schoolyard (Canice’s and O’Connell’s) and in Fairview Park. After playing Gaelic football and hurling as well as soccer I also tried my hand at rugby and ended up playing all of these sports in DCU – mainly because this was when the…

Vhi Special Event at Kilkenny parkrun
Read more › News - 2nd January 2019

Vhi/parkrun Ireland competition – Terms & Conditions

1. This competition is open to those aged over 18, who reside in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland except employees of Vhi group and its subsidiary companies, their agencies, parkrun and anyone professionally connected with this promotion.   2. The competition prizes are offered by Vhi group and the competition runs for the…

Vhi Special Event at Kilkenny parkrun
Read more › News - 2nd January 2019

Win With Vhi in January!

Here at Vhi we want to reward you for kicking off the New Year with parkrun!   For the month of January Vhi will be hosting a series of weekly social media competitions. Keep an eye on parkrun Ireland’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for details of the competition and different weekly themes. This weekend…

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2019

A look back at 2018

As we enter 2019, I thought it would be a good time to look back over the past year and also take a glimpse our plans in 2019.   With the support of Vhi our presenting partner and the HSE we have achieved a lot in 2018.   In January we said we wanted to…

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Read more › News - 19th December 2018

Why we should never have to justify going for a run

It’s that time of year again. Christmas songs on the radio, a calendar full of festive party invitations and ironically ‘bad’ seasonal knitwear.   But in recent years, a new tradition has started to catch on. Rather than fill us with joy, however, this seemingly unavoidable new pretender to Christmas tradition is utterly devoid of…

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Read more › News - 18th December 2018

parkrun Name Club

What’s in a name? A lot when it comes to parkrun!   In this edition of our Tourism Series, we take a look at the five parkruns around the world that share their name with parkrunners.   1. Name: Alice Holt parkrun Number of parkrunners named Alice Holt: 2   Alice Holt Forest in Hampshire…

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Read more › News - 17th December 2018

Tralee parkrunner named Vhi parkrun Hero

The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of November has been awarded to Pat Sheehy from Tralee parkrun, Co. Dublin.   The monthly award recognises and rewards inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the parkrun community who embody the ethos of parkrun or have made an outstanding contribution – be they participants or volunteers….

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Read more › News - 12th December 2018

parkrun Twins Tour!

584 parkruns take place around the UK on Saturdays, but just six share their name with a parkrun in another part of the world: Albert, Bushy, Cambridge, Durham, Gladstone and Victoria.    In this edition of the parkrun Tourism Series we take a look at these parkrun ‘twins’ and reveal how many people have completed…