Read more › News - 19th June 2018

Killian Byrne appointed to parkrun Ireland board

parkrun Ireland is excited to announce the appointment of Killian Byrne to its board as a non-executive director.    The non-executive directors are responsible for ensuring that parkrun Ireland continues to develop successfully, whilst adhering to the core principles of breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and volunteering through free, weekly, timed events all…

Read more › News - 14th June 2018

A great feeling

Emma Larkin’s love/hate relationship with running was transformed after she attended Listowel parkrun for the first time – she was hooked!   After becoming injured in January, Emma decided that the best way to get her weekly parkrun fix was through volunteering. Which, as she explains, opened up a whole new world of parkrun.  …

Vhi Special Event at Limerick parkrun
Read more › News - 13th June 2018

Join Olympian David Gillick at the River Valley parkrun this weekend

Vhi ambassador and Olympian, David Gillick, is calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join him at the River Valley parkrun on Saturday, 16th June in Swords, Co. Dublin when Vhi will host a special event to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland. The event will coincide with River Valley parkrun’s second annual ‘children’s takeover’…

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Read more › News - 12th June 2018

parkrun profile: Poolbeg

Poolbeg parkrun in Irishtown, Dublin, joined the parkrun family in August 2017 and has so far welcomed 1,500 walkers, runners and volunteers to its picturesque coastal location.    Marijke Beltman, Poolbeg parkrun Event Director, tells us the story of this coastal parkrun that changes with the tides.      I became involved in parkrun initially…

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Read more › News - 6th June 2018

parkrun profile: River Valley

River Valley parkrun in Swords launched in July 2016, with 129 finishers and 13 volunteers.   We asked Run Director Peter Trevaskis to tell us how he went from thinking he was not cut out for running to being hooked on parkrun and involved in a core team, and to let us in on the…

Read more › News - 6th June 2018

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Tracy Harford Age: 35 Occupation: Civil Servant Local parkrun: Ardgillan parkrun        Number of parkruns completed: 1   How did you get involved in parkrun? I have been training for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon as part of Team Herald with my sister Megan, and being advised by Vhi Support Team member, Louise Heraghty throughout…

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Read more › News - 6th June 2018

Now’s the time to enjoy spring running at its best!

Here at Intersport we love a run any time of year, but there is something particularly special about running in late spring and early summer. Our local parks, woodlands and trails are looking stunning right now – there’s lush greenery everywhere, the birds are singing happily and the weather is for the most part behaving…

Read more › News - 30th May 2018

Five ‘are we there yet?’ parkruns

Many parkrunners are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing which parkrun to visit each week. But for some, their home event is hundreds of miles from the next closest parkrun.   In the latest instalment of the parkrun Tourism Series, we take a look at five of the most remote parkruns around the globe…  …

Vhi Special Event at Bushy Park parkrun
Read more › News - 29th May 2018

Nominate your Vhi parkrun Hero

Vhi is encouraging parkrunners to nominate their Vhi parkrun Hero. The monthly award looks to recognise and reward inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the parkrun community who embody parkrun or have made an outstanding contribution – be they participants or volunteers.   If you think someone from your local parkrun deserves to be celebrated…

Read more › News - 23rd May 2018

parkrun Ireland launches ‘parkwalk’

parkwalk is a parkrun Ireland initiative that aims to help people get involved with their local parkrun as walkers with the support and guidance of Walk Leaders. On Saturday 19 May, Carlow Town parkrun became the first of four parkruns to launch the concept, as co-Event Director Lisa Kennedy explains.    Carlow Town parkrun was proud…

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