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Read more › News - 18th April 2018

Leather recliner to parkrun to 10k

In January 2010 a very strange thing happened in our household that was to have a life changing occurrence – we ran out of milk and being a big tea drinker, oh this was big. So I left the comfort of my leather recliner to drive to the village to purchase the much needed milk….

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Read more › News - 18th April 2018

Strength training tips for runners from Intersport

Here at Intersport we love to help parkrunners like you achieve your targets! As well as offering the very best running gear for your needs, we are always here with advice wherever you are on your parkrun journey – and this week we’re bringing you a guide to strength training for runners.   Strength Training for Runners:…

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Read more › News - 17th April 2018

Vhi launch the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon ‘Run Together Day’

Doireann, Aoibhín, Ailbhe and Clare Garrihy, members of the Vhi Run Squad launched the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon ‘Run Together Day’ last Saturday 14 April.   The Vhi Run Squad kick-started their 7 week training programme ahead of 2018 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon taking place on Bank Holiday Sunday 3 June.   Doireann and Ailbhe…

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Read more › News - 14th April 2018

parkrun Ireland: Non-Executive Director

parkrun Ireland is seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director to its Board. The Board has overall responsibility for the performance of parkrun Ireland and is concerned primarily with strategy, impact, governance, finance and the oversight of delivery.   The role description is here.   The application process is here.   The closing date for applications…

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Read more › News - 12th April 2018

Why parkrun is a great part of any race training schedule

April is traditionally a big month of running, with races from 5k to 50k taking place all over Ireland and further afield. April might not have brought the spring weather we were hoping for (yet), but it’s certainly seen a lot of running fever and that can only be a good thing!   Whatever your…

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Read more › News - 12th April 2018

A life changing discovery

Drew Donohoe began running Shanganagh parkrun just over a year ago. He is 15 years old and was diagnosed with autism at the age of five. Only then did he begin to speak a few words.   Drew found it very difficult to cope with everyday living that most of us take for granted. Then,…

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Read more › News - 11th April 2018

Join Vhi’s Run Together Day on Saturday 14 April

The Vhi Run Squad of Doireann, Aoibhín, Ailbhe and Clare Garrihy will lead the Vhi ‘Run Together Day’ at Porterstown parkrun and Lees Road parkrun this Saturday.   Vhi is encouraging parkrunners to join in and kick-start training for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon taking place on Sunday 3 June.   Doireann and Ailbhe will…

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Read more › News - 5th April 2018

Women of parkrun deliver world class research into running during pregnancy

The findings of the largest ever study of running in pregnancy have been published this month thanks to the contribution of 1,293 women parkrunners from around the world.   The results appear in this month’s BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, an open access journal covering all aspects of sport and exercise medicine, and are…

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Read more › News - 4th April 2018

Introducing your local Intersport retailer for all your running needs

As a proud partner of parkrun helping to keep parkrun free, here at Intersport we’d love to highlight our community to you and show how we’re working to support parkrun – and parkrunners – across the country.   As keen parkrunners you may already know where your local Intersport retailer is located (if not, find…

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Read more › News - 4th April 2018

Join Sonia O’Sullivan at Cabinteely parkrun on Saturday 28 April

Former World Champion and Olympic Silver Medallist, Sonia O’Sullivan will complete her 100th parkrun at the Cabinteely parkrun, Dublin on Saturday, 28 April.   Vhi, Presenting Partner of parkrun, will host a special event to celebrate the achievement and is calling on walkers, joggers and runners of all ages and abilities to join Sonia and…

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