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Read more › News - 10th January 2018

Eight and a half parkruns on ice

28-year-old Emer Buckley from Malahide parkrun loves combining running with travel. As well as taking part in 31 different parkruns in Ireland, Emer has travelled far and wide to run in marathons, with her most recent adventure being the gruelling Antarctic Ice Marathon.   My aunt first told me about parkrun. She believed that my…

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Read more › News - 3rd January 2018

Part of the solution

With 2018 now upon us, parkrun Ireland Country Manager Matt Shields looks at the impact parkrun is having across the country and discusses plans for our most exciting year yet.   Firstly I’d like to wish every parkrunner in Ireland a healthy and happy 2018. I want to thank each and every person who walked,…

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Read more › News - 3rd January 2018

parkrun on the Isle of Man!

The Isle of Man sits in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. It is known for its rugged coastline, medieval castles, rural landscape and an annual motorcycle race around the island.   More recently, the talk of the island has been about Nobles parkrun! So we asked Event Director Ian Bates…

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Read more › News - 3rd January 2018

Soaking up the community spirit at parkrun

As we hoover up the pine cones from the carpet and put our decorations away for another year, it’s good to reflect that this Christmas season has seen more people than ever come together to spend time with friends and family at parkrun.   In the UK alone, almost 200 parkruns took place on Christmas…

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Read more › News - 3rd January 2018

People of parkrun: Sarah O’Connor

Name: Sarah O’Connor   Age: 19   Occupation: Studying to be a teacher in St. Pats, DCU.   Local parkrun: Johnstown parkrun, Wexford.   How did you get involved in parkrun? I got involved through my local club. My local club is St. Martins, Wexford and we have participated together as a team on many occasions….

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Read more › News - 20th December 2017

Putting parkrunners in the picture

People have been asking me a lot lately why I am always taking photos at parkrun and never actually running, so I thought I would explain how not being able to run has helped me fall in love with volunteering.   After a successful Dublin City Marathon last year, and running parkrun through the winter,…

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Read more › News - 20th December 2017

parkrun in prisons

The first parkrun to take place in a prison has been launched thanks to a pioneering initiative between parkrun UK and HMP Haverigg, a Category C prison in England that has 286 prisoners.    If successful the initiative could be rolled out, with further prisons already expressing interest in starting their own parkruns and a second…

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Read more › News - 19th December 2017

Last minute Christmas shopping made easy!

There are always those who have Christmas all wrapped up with weeks to go, and then there are those who we LOVE who breeze through our doors on Christmas Eve not in the slightest bit panicked. You see, these are the people who know that they will always find the perfect gift at Intersport. A…

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Read more › News - 18th December 2017

People of parkrun: Louise Heraghty

Name:  Louise Heraghty  Age: 35 Occupation: RTE Weather Presenter  Local parkrun: Fairview  Number of parkruns completed: 10 How did you get involved in parkrun? I was helping a few ladies to complete a ‘Couch to 5k’ programme a few years ago and we finished the course by taking part in parkrun. I’ve also completed a…

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Read more › News - 14th December 2017

Smoking man to marathon man – all thanks to parkrun!

31-year-old Dean Beirne credits Lough Key parkrun with transforming him from a 20-a-day smoker to a 3:18 marathon runner in just three years. This is his story:   parkrun has changed my life dramatically since running my first parkrun in October 2014 at Roundhay parkrun in Leeds. It was not a planned visit – my…

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