Read more › News, Uncategorized - 7th February 2017

Be ready for winter running

It’s been a cold start to the year but we have to admit that, as runners, we have been treated to the most beautiful sunrises, frosty landscapes and magical, misty days. In a season where it’s tempting to just curl up indoors, this is a superb time of year to get out there and run,…

Maia Moore POTM
Read more › News - 7th February 2017

February parkrunner of the Month

Name: Maia Moore Club: Raheny Shamrocks AC Age: 13 Home parkrun: St. Annes parkrun Occupation: 1st year Secondary School – Pobailscoil Neasain, Baldoyle Number of runs: I think that I’ve done 75, 70 in St. Anne’s. Favourite Volunteer Role: Probably handing out tokens, as it’s the only one I’ve ever done that isn’t marshalling.  …

Philip Slattery
Read more › News - 6th February 2017

Feedback from the Field

So far in my life, Saturday morning has had many meanings. Sleep-ins, breakfast rolls or decent kids’ shows on telly. But since June 2015 that changed when Saturday morning truly became parkrunday.   Prior to this I had dabbled in parkrun but was not there week in week out. This changed at the first Dundalk parkrun….

Declan Moran with his dog Archie, David Gillick and Matt Shields
Read more › News - 6th February 2017

Some tips from Vhi on how to fuel your run!

It’s Saturday morning, time is tight and you’re trying to get out the door to your weekly parkrun. While breakfast is probably the last thing on your mind, Vhi, parkrun’s Ireland’s partner, wants you to put this vital meal at the top of your kit list each day.   Skipping breakfast is one of the…

OT Nationwide Walk
Read more › News - 13th January 2017

Operation Transformation Nationwide Walk visits Porterstown parkrun

Mum of two, Nicola Somers, stepped out for the 2017 Operation Transformation Nationwide Walk/Run at Porterstown parkrun last Saturday.   Nicola took part with her sister Hilary at Porterstown park in west Dublin and chose to walk the 5k parkrun route. They joined 200 other parents, grandparents, runners and joggers on an unusually mild January…

Paul Spain
Read more › News - 13th January 2017

Going beyond the wall

‘The wall’ is an idea familiar to all marathon runners, when you hit that invisible but real barrier and feel you can go no further. There are various strategies for dealing with the wall. Climb over it, run through it or weep at its base. I know it well, having run four marathons. But they…

Peter Trevaskis
Read more › News - 12th January 2017

Feedback from the Field

When I was asked me to take on the Run Director role at River Valley I felt extremely honoured. I have organised complex events in the past so I wasn’t daunted by the task. In fact after I had gone through the tasks with Bryan and read the core notes I was quite comfortable with…

Paul Duffy
Read more › News - 11th January 2017

January parkrunner of the Month

Name: Paul Duffy Age: 43 Home parkrun: St Anne’s, Dublin Occupation: Civil Servant Number of runs: 90   Favourite Volunteer Role: Pacing (usually 29 or 30 minutes). Getting fellow parkrunners over the line for a pb or a milestone is a fantastic reward. I enjoy the personal challenge of setting and holding a steady pace…

Read more › News - 10th January 2017

Start New Year off on the right foot with Intersport

Happy New Year everyone! New Year is a perfect time to try something new, plan some running goals and feel inspired about what lies ahead. As parkrunners, you’ll know that running is a great way to blow away the cobwebs after the season of indulgence and here at Intersport we’re behind you every step of…

Declan Moran with his dog Archie, David Gillick and Matt Shields 16/12/2016
Read more › News - 9th January 2017

Tips to keep you on the Right Track and Injury Free in 2017

You’ve registered for your local parkrun, your Doctor is happy with your proposed new exercise regime and you have decided to start training – you’re ready to go! Vhi, parkrun Ireland’s presenting partner have some tips and hints to ensure you keep fit, healthy and injury-free in 2017.   Step one: Remember that you have…