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Read more › News - 16th August 2018

Island parkruns you must sea!

When you think of parkrun, you might envisage an idyllic, green, parkland setting in the countryside, or an inner-city park bustling with people. But what about those people who live on an island? That’s no excuse to miss out on their free, weekly, timed 5k!   With almost 1,600 parkruns across the world, we take a…

Vhi Roadshow at Dundalk parkrun
Read more › News - 14th August 2018

Vhi ambassador and Olympian David Gillick will be at Longford parkrun this weekend

Get your weekend off to great start at the Vhi Roadshow at Longford parkrun on Saturday morning. Vhi ambassador and Olympian David Gillick has returned from supporting Team Ireland at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin and is calling on walkers, joggers and runners of all ages to join him in The Mall Park, Longford,…

Read more › News - 8th August 2018

Farewell to an unsung hero

My first memories are of bright sunshine, blue seas and strange accents. I belonged to Patricia who is now the Event Director of Lough Key parkrun. When we moved from Australia to Ireland she no longer had any need for me so I was stashed away in a dark attic. I thought life was finished….

Vhi Roadshow at Dundalk parkrun
Read more › News - 7th August 2018

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Michael Parks   Occupation: IT professional   Local parkrun: Dundalk   Number of parkruns completed:  26   How did you get involved in parkrun? I was aware of the concept and when the first run took place in Dundalk I turned up to run it despite carrying an injury. That somewhat unwise decision left… (24)
Read more › News - 7th August 2018

WIN a Back to School bundle with Intersport!

We hope you are all enjoying a fun and active summer and making the most of the lovely warm days we’ve been having! Here at Intersport we’re always one step ahead and we’ve got Back to School all wrapped up so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Whether you and your youngsters are…

Read more › News - 1st August 2018

parkrun Profile: Donabate

Situated just outside of Dublin, Donabate parkrun was born in October 2015 and is set in the picturesque grounds of Newbridge House. Core team member Sean Greensit tells us a little more about the surrounding parkland, interesting animals and the post-parkrun café!     My wife Elaine initially registered us both for Malahide parkrun in January…

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Read more › News - 1st August 2018

How yoga can support running training

We are all guilty of bypassing stretching before or after a run – or at least not doing as much as we probably should. Yoga and running are very good friends, and here at Intersport we’re here to shed light on the benefits that yoga offers to runners. By integrating yoga into your routine, you…

Vhi Roadshow at Dundalk parkrun
Read more › News - 1st August 2018

Join Olympian David Gillick at Longford parkrun on August 18

Vhi ambassador and Olympian, David Gillick, is calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join him at Longford parkrun on Saturday 18 August at the Mall Park when Vhi will host a special event to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland.   In addition to the normal Longford parkrun on Saturday 18 August, David Gillick will be…

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Read more › News - 23rd July 2018

Carlow Town parkrun Co-Event Director named Vhi parkrun Hero

Lisa Kennedy, Co-Event Director at Carlow Town parkrun has been named a Vhi parkrun Hero as she picked up the award for June.   The monthly award recognises and rewards inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the parkrun community who embody the ethos of parkrun or have made an outstanding contribution – be they participants or…

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Read more › News - 17th July 2018

All you need to know about ‘runner’s high’

It’s the end of July and here at Intersport we’re feeling pretty good right now after some glorious summer running over recent weeks.   Sometimes the best part of running is not the running itself, but the way you feel both during and afterwards. As a parkrunner, chances are you’ll have experienced ‘runner’s high’ at…

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