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Heaton parkrun
Read more › News - 6th November 2016

Filming in Ireland

We are excited to be filming the next in our series of videos celebrating our partnership with parkrun in Ireland this month!   Having filmed some fantastic parkruns in Wimbledon, Reigate and Manchester this year, it’s time to showcase the beauty and spirit of Ireland. We’ll be filming around the Intersport Elverys stores on Friday…

Sean Greensit
Read more › News - 11th October 2016

The best decision ever

My initial experience of parkrun was at Malahide a couple of months after it had started. My wife Elaine had heard about it through work and as I had just got into running she registered us both.   Our first parkrun was on a wet and windy morning and we nearly decided to turn over…

Tom Foley at Ennis parkrun with an RD and junior parkrunner
Read more › News - 10th October 2016

Your running experts

One of the many reasons we love being a partner of parkrun is that running is one of our real passions. With Intersport’s General Manager Tom Foley taking part in the Ennis parkrun recently, we’re often seen out running ourselves, putting all our fab new gear to the test and making sure we bring you…

Melissa Doohan running in her apricot shirt
Read more › News - 10th October 2016

Gala parkrunner of the Month

Name: Melissa Doohan   Home parkrun:Lough Key parkrun   Melissa runs with her husband Dean, and encouraged her mother-in-law Lorraine to join parkrun. Lorraine is now up to running the full 5k, having never run before she started parkrunning at Lough Key! Melissa is positive and energetic and promotes parkrun to other people wherever she…

Eoin Kenny
Read more › News - 10th October 2016

Eoin Kenny – parkrunner of the month

Name: Eoin Kenny   Age: 12   Home parkrun: St Anne’s   Occupation: I go to school   Number of runs:  22. 11 at St Anne’s and 11 at Albert College junior parkrun   Favourite Volunteer Role: Token sorting, because I like putting all the tokens in order and I like the chats and a treat in the café.   What…

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Read more › News - 21st September 2016

Northala Fields parkrun

When I moved from Nepal to the UK in 2001, I settled in Northolt in west London. At that time there was not a large Nepalese community here, but when the UK Government approved Gurkha settlement in 2006 that number increased dramatically. The RAF in Ruislip is nearby and it’s very easy to reach the…

Declan Moran with his dog Archie, David Gillick and Matt Shields 16/12/2016
Read more › News - 30th August 2016

Vhi/parkrun ‘Spot the difference’ competition – Terms & Conditions

1. This competition is open to those aged over 18, who reside in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland except employees of Vhi Healthcare and its subsidiary companies, their agencies, parkrun and anyone professionally connected with this promotion.   2. The competition prizes are offered by Vhi Healthcare and the competition will close for…

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Read more › News - 1st April 2016

Another running milestone

When I was a kid, running was nothing more than a mode of transport. My mother didn’t drive, so once my father had gone to work I either had to walk or run to get anywhere – and I soon realised it was much faster to run! Much of my childhood was spent running and…

parkrun profile – March
Read more › News - 25th December 2015

parkrun profile – March

March is a market town in Cambridgeshire that has played host to a parkrun since January 2016. It is located in The Fens (a local term for an area of marshland), a coastal plain that was drained hundreds of years ago.   March parkrun is four equal laps around West End Park and is run…

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