Read more › News - 3rd October 2018

The long road to recovery

35-year-old Chris Proby from Tymon parkrun has beaten cancer twice in the past two years. In this highly personal blog, Chris reveals how parkrun is helping him to combat isolation and take his first steps on the road to recovery.   On 24 August 2015 I left work to get an MRI scan. I’d been…

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Read more › News - 3rd October 2018

Feeling inspired after a fantastic summer of parkrunning!

What a brilliant summer of running we’ve had – the combination of beautiful weather and long, light days making it a fantastic time of year to lace up our running shoes! Here at Intersport Ireland we enjoyed taking part in lots of parkrun and running-related events, such as the exciting in-store event at Intersport Elverys…

Kilkenny parkrun in partnership with Vhi
Read more › News - 3rd October 2018

Vhi Staff takeover and Rewards Programme Launch at Kilkenny parkrun

The Vhi staff takeover at Kilkenny parkrun last weekend was a huge success with 180 participants walking, jogging and running their way around the 5k course. 11 first timers gave parkrun a go and no less than 26 people achieving new personal best times!   With the aim of improving the nation’s health and helping…

Read more › News - 1st October 2018

parkrun profile: Father Collins

Located in Dublin 13 in the developing residential areas of Clongriffin and Balgriffin, is Ireland’s first wholly sustainable park. Father Collins Park was opened in May 2009, and has been hosting a parkrun there since October 2015.   Event Director Alan Foley explains more:   Dublin City Council were keen to start a parkrun in…

Read more › News - 24th September 2018

Completing Gaisce at parkrun

parkrun Ireland has become an official challenge partner for Gaisce – The President’s Award, a personal development programme for young people aged between 15 and 25.   19-year-old Lucy Barrett, who recently completed the Award, has volunteered at St Anne’s parkrun for the ‘Community Challenge’ section of the Award over the past couple of years….

Read more › News - 24th September 2018

parkrun profile: Tymon

Straddling the M50 between Greenhills, Walkinstown, Tallaght, Terenure and Templeogue, Tymon Park boasts many attractions: a fairy forest, a dog park and canine club, a playground bravely bisected by a stream, a rounders club and cricket club, two GAA clubs and a soccer club and kilometre upon kilometre of footpaths that go up hill and…

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Read more › News - 24th September 2018

Vhi launches parkrun Rewards Programme

Vhi is launching a brand-new parkrun Rewards Programme. Vhi customers can earn free rewards when they take part in 5k parkruns across Ireland. Customers can claim their first reward after completing just one parkrun and as they accumulate parkruns they will unlock a variety of different rewards. Rewards include sports towels, LED running lights, phone…

Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Ready for a fantastic autumn of running!

Here at Intersport we’re well and truly back into routine and looking forward to all that autumn has to bring. It’s a fantastic time of year to be a runner, the slightly cooler days a bit of a relief after the hot summer and our parks and trails looking stunning as the colours start to…

Shelbourne Park junior parkrun in partnership with Vhi
Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Vhi launches junior parkrun roadshows

Following on from the success of the Vhi roadshow at 5k parkruns across Ireland, Vhi is calling on families to experience junior parkrun as it launches a series of special junior parkrun roadshows to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland.   junior parkruns are 2k timed runs for for 4-14 year-old walkers and runners, and their…

Read more › News - 18th September 2018

First prison-based parkrun in Ireland launches

A total of 27 runners and walkers completed seven and a half laps at the inaugural Progression parkrun, the first prison-based parkrun in Ireland. Run Director on the day, Richard Bruce, explains more:    Progression parkrun is a closed event in the grounds of the Progression Unit, in Mountjoy Prison in Dublin. 17 inmates, accompanied…

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