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ABACAS parkrun 20th May
Read more › News - 23rd May 2017

ABACAS Special School running club graduates at Father Collins parkrun

ABACAS Kilbarrack Special School is an evidence based school for children with a diagnosis of autism and complex needs.   Each student follows an individualised education programme that encompasses curriculum based learning, behaviour support and the acquisition of life skills.   Anna Wright, a tutor at the school, explains how the life skills strand of…

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Read more › News - 23rd May 2017

Inclusive parkrun Programme launched at Castle Demense parkrun

Last Saturday at Castle Demense parkrun in Macroom, an Inclusive parkrun Programme was launched.   Event Director Vincent Cronin explains.   This is a partnership between the Special Olympics and Castle Demense parkrun, which aims to highlight local Special Olympics athletes and their clubs and encourage them to take part in parkrun.   A similar…

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Read more › News - 23rd May 2017

Intersport and parkrun helping to bring the community together through running 

At Intersport we are a big believer in grassroots sports and we are hugely proud to be a partner of parkrun, bringing the community together through running. In addition to parkrun, there are events all over the UK and Ireland which show communities coming together thanks to a shared love of sport.   The Intersport…

Misty Ashmore
Read more › News - 23rd May 2017

Dogs of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Dog’s Name: Misty Ashmore Dog’s Age: I’m going to be 3 in September Owner’s Name: Mommy Ashmore, oh sorry, I mean Sharon. Local parkrun: Castletown parkrun, Celbridge, Co Kildare   Tell us about your dog? I’m a Samoyed-Husky cross, but I really look more like a collie. Everybody thinks I’m a boy.  Can they not see that I have…

Gorey parkrun
Read more › News - 17th May 2017

A sense of community

Meet Elaine Harold, who kick started the idea that has brought hundreds of runners and walkers to Gorey Town Park.   I moved to Gorey four years ago to be with my partner John who then lived in Ballymoney, and we now live in Gorey Town with our dog Rosie. Until I broke my leg…

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Read more › News - 16th May 2017

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Pauline Robertson is an accountant with the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon and her dream parkrun running buddy is Bruce Springsteen! Name: Pauline Robertson Age: 50 Occupation: Accountant Local parkrun: Marlay Park, Dublin Number of park runs completed: 27 How did you get involved in parkrun? I’m a member of DSD Athletic Club and they let…

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Read more › News - 16th May 2017

Getting the most out of your parkrun with Intersport

This week at Intersport we want your help! We know that there are plenty of parks out there with gym equipment, and if you’re lucky enough to have a free outdoor gym, there are plenty of quick and easy exercises you can do to enhance your running! But – we know that many of them…

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Read more › News - 15th May 2017

parkrunner of the Week – Sean Heneghan

Name: Sean Heneghan Age: 47 Home parkrun: Castletown parkrun Occupation: Team Manager Number of runs: 43 Favourite volunteer role: Pre-event Setup How has parkrun changed your running: I run everyday before work but being around others at parkrun has helped me improve my pace. The other runners are so friendly and help us to keep pace. Years ago I could easily run…

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Read more › News - 12th May 2017

Castletown Demesne – The oldest and greatest of the Palladian Mansions of Ireland

The Office of Public Works has responsibility for the day-to-day running of all National Monuments in State care and National Historic Properties. Oldbridge, Castletown, Kilkenny, and New Ross parkruns are all hosted on their sites.   Hugh Bonar, who manages Castletown House, explains how parkrun has become yet another chapter in this property’s fascinating history….

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Read more › News - 9th May 2017

Families of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Kathy Endersen is an avid parkrunner and CEO of the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon   Family Members: Kathy Endersen, Lar Endersen, Sarah Endersen, Laurence Endersen   Local parkrun: Shanganagh Park, Shankill   How often do you take part in parkrun together as a family? We try to get there every week but usually two of…

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