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Read more › News - 16th February 2018

The importance of staying involved

I recently passed the 50 mark for volunteer roles performed at parkrun. A half century, to use a cricket analogy. I’m not a huge cricket fan but having Malahide as my home parkrun has meant cricket has been unavoidable on occasions over the years whenever the Ireland bandwagon has rolled into Malahide Castle, requiring us…

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Read more › News - 15th February 2018

Vhi competition winner Stella O’Shea visits Bushy parkrun

Our ‘spot the difference’ competition winner, Stella O’Shea, tells us about her trip to London’s Bushy parkrun which she won via the Vhi competition hosted on parkrun Ireland’s Facebook page.   It all began with the Vhi ‘parkrun spot the difference’ competition. It was special as I won a weekend trip, which included flights and…

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Read more › News - 14th February 2018

Spreading a little parkrun love this week

With love in the air this week, there’s no better time to spread a little parkrun love! Here at Intersport we don’t mind admitting that we #loveparkrun…it’s always there for us no matter what, it never stands us up and it makes us feel all warm inside. For these reasons and more, we’re so proud…

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Read more › News - 8th February 2018

Ponderings of a parkrun pooch

I’m Isaac, and I love parkrun. I am a Golden Retriever, three and a half years old, and I started parkrunning in 2016. The rules of parkrun state that I must be attached by a short lead to a two-legged parkrunner, so I bring Teresa along every week.   I trained with Teresa when she…

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Read more › News - 7th February 2018

Melissa’s magic milestone

Saturday, 20 January marked a big celebration for me this year: it was the date that I finally completed my 100th parkrun and become the first parkrunner at Lough Key parkrun to join the parkrun 100 Club.   Reaching the 100th parkrun is a big milestone. It even comes with its own special black t-shirt…

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Read more › News - 6th February 2018

Introducing the first parkrun in Shetland

Kate Wills has lived on the island of Bressay nearly all her life, and recently became the Event Director of Bressay parkrun. The 29-year-old married mother of two, who works as a Social Worker and Retained Fire Fighter, tells us what it was like to set up one of the most remote parkruns in the…

Vhi Special Event at Limerick parkrun
Read more › News - 5th February 2018

Vhi special event at Marlay parkrun

Whether you’re a regular runner, jogger, walker or complete newbie we want to help you stay on track this year with parkrun. That’s why we’re continuing our Vhi Roadshow with the fourth event of 2018 taking place at Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin this Saturday, 10 February.   Vhi Ambassador, Olympian and Marlay…

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Read more › News - 1st February 2018

Endurance I only dreamed of

This time last year I was running parkrun as part of the training for my first marathon. I was happy, carefree and enjoying my weekend runs. A few weeks later I received the devastating news that I had breast cancer.   Recalling the days after my diagnosis I was shocked and frightened to learn of…

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Read more › News - 1st February 2018

Bring a Friend to parkrun for World Cancer Day

This year parkrun Ireland is teaming up with the National Cancer Control Programme. parkrunners are being encouraged to “Bring a Friend to parkrun” this Saturday, 3 February to raise awareness of the importance of exercise in preventing cancer.   Approximately 30-40% of cancers could be prevented by making small changes to our lifestyle. Most people are…

Vhi Special Event at Bushy Park parkrun
Read more › News - 31st January 2018

Join Vhi and David Gillick at Limerick parkrun this Saturday

Whether you’re a regular runner, jogger, walker, volunteer or complete newbie we want to help you stay on track this year with parkrun. That’s why we’re continuing our Vhi Roadshow with the third event of 2018 taking place at Limerick parkrun this Saturday 3 February.   Vhi Ambassador and Olympian, David Gillick will be on…

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