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Read more › News - 21st March 2017

Top gifts for Mother’s Day with Intersport

At parkruns up and down Ireland this weekend there will, as always, be mums of all ages and abilities running their weekly 5k – in addition to doing all the other fabulous things that mums generally do. With Mother’s Day on Sunday, this is a great chance to treat all the sporty mums out there…

Read more › News - 20th March 2017

The Virgin Media Night Run is back for 2017

The Virgin Media Night Run is back for its second year on Sunday 23 April at 9pm, and with 8,000 runners it’s going to be bigger than ever!   Don’t miss this incredible experience, running at night along a route featuring O’Connell Street, the Spire, the GPO, the Diving Bell, Grand Canal Dock and the…

Read more › News - 17th March 2017

Featured parkrunner – Dervla Batt

Name: Dervla Batt   Club: Blackrock Athletic   Age: As old as my tongue, older than my teeth and a tiny bit younger that that amazing lady Olwyn   Home parkrun: Cabinteely   Occupation: Systems Analyst   Number of runs: 69   Favourite volunteer role: Anything! I love helping out, love calling out times, and…

Kevin Longford
Read more › News - 8th March 2017

Going from strength to strength

I emigrated to London in September 2008 to become a primary school teacher. It was a huge move for me as I knew nobody over there apart from my aunt and her family on the other side of the city. London can be a difficult place to make friends, apart from your colleagues that is….

VHI CEO Parkrun
Read more › News - 8th March 2017

The Right Fit – a first time parkrunner perspective

John O’Dwyer is Vhi’s Chief Executive.  Like so many of us he’s trying to fit exercise into a busy life so what better time to try his first parkrun than with the start of Bushy Dublin parkrun.  John tells us about his experience below:   “Like most people I know, I’d like to be more…

Read more › News - 7th March 2017

Featured parkrunner – Dara Quirke

Name: Dara Quirke Age: 38 Home parkrun: Tralee Occupation: Teacher Number of runs: 58 Favourite volunteer role: Timekeeper   What do you do at parkrun?: I use parkrun as my motivation to get up and out early on a Saturday morning. I enjoy the buzz of milling around with friends before it starts, and after…

Read more › News - 6th March 2017

Intersport Elverys Great Offer on Running Gear

As proud partners of parkrun, here at Intersport Ireland we have teamed up with our friends at Puma to offer Buy 1, Get 1 half Price on selected Puma women’s running gear at Intersport Elverys stores. Whether you’re buying for yourself or as a gift for someone special, this is a seriously great chance to…

Mayor of Fingal
Read more › News - 24th February 2017

Showing my support

I have completed all five of the Fingal 10k (Swords) since 2012 and I’m looking forward to completing my sixth this July. I’ve never really been fit, so the joke each year is that my training for this year’s event was completing the previous year’s event!   Most years I’ve walked or walked/ran the event…

Peter Trevaskis
Read more › News - 23rd February 2017

Feedback from the Field

When father and son team Brian and Michael Spratt signed up for a Hell and Back in 2013 they knew they had to do some actual training. When at a New Years eve bash with parkrunner Eamon Kinsella, Eamon suggested they go to the local parkrun at Malahide. There is little question that the idea…

Read more › News - 22nd February 2017

Top tips from Vhi for staying safe while training

So you’re a regular parkrunner – well done, there are so many benefits associated with exercising and having a goal such as regular participation in your local parkrun.   At Vhi we are always thinking about the benefits of physical activity and of course safety so here are some simple common- sense precautions that can…