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Garrett Hynes - 18.10.2018 RESIZED
Read more › News - 23rd October 2018

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Garrett Hynes Age: 41 Occupation: Software Developer Local parkrun: Kilkenny   Number of parkruns completed: I have completed 65, 63 in Kilkenny and two in Cabinteely (Although I forgot my barcode once in Cabinteely so the official record is only 64. Lesson learnt, don’t forget your barcode!). I’ve volunteered 12 times.   How did…

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Read more › News - 18th October 2018

parkrun profile: Navan

With Navan parkrun in Co. Meath preparing to celebrate its three year anniversary this weekend, Ken Landy explains how the parkrun community has helped to put a new town park on the map.     Blackwater Park is a beautiful setting and was new to the town when parkrun started in Navan in 2015. Its…

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Read more › News - 17th October 2018

The Remembrance Run 5k 2018 – Walk, Jog, Run & Remember

Join us this year on Sunday 11 November at 11am for the 7th edition of the Remembrance Run 5k in Phoenix Park. You can walk, jog or run the 5k in the company of family, friends or work colleagues and enjoy the special atmosphere that this event has to offer.   It promises to be…

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Read more › News - 16th October 2018

Dublin parkrunner named Vhi parkrun Hero

The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of September has been awarded to Peter Trevaskis from River Valley parkrun, Co. Dublin.   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 - 16th October 2018

What’s so great about running in October?

We’re well into October now and we’ve got to say that we’re loving getting out and running this month. The days are getting crisper, the leaves are turning and our parks, trails and countryside are looking beautiful right now. Running is also a great thing to do to keep happy and healthy as the days…

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Read more › News - 9th October 2018

Pioneer parkruns

Last Saturday 6 October 2018, parkrunners around the world celebrated International parkrun Day, which marked 14 years since the very first event took place in London’s Bushy Park.   Since 2004, parkrun has grown to more than 1,650 events each week in 20 countries worldwide, with around 270,000 walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers every weekend.   As we…

Vhi Junior parkrun Vhi Roadshow in St Anne’s Park
Read more › News - 9th October 2018

Vhi calls on families to come along to Tralee junior parkrun for a special junior parkrun roadshow

Following on from the success of the Vhi roadshow at 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.   The Vhi Roadshow will be visiting Tralee junior parkrun on Sunday 14 October. The event includes…

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Read more › News - 9th October 2018

What’s so great about running in October?

We’re well into October now and we’ve got to say that we’re loving getting out and running this month. The days are getting crisper, the leaves are turning and our parks, trails and countryside are looking beautiful right now. Running is also a great thing to do to keep happy and healthy as the days…

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Read more › News - 8th October 2018

#parkrunabú! Irish speakers and parkrunners in Carlow Town

Earlier this year Oireachtas na Gaeilge distributed wristbands with ‘Tá Gaeilge agam’ (‘I speak Irish’) to Irish speaking parkrunners, so that they could identify other Irish speakers at parkruns and chat to them.   Carlow Town parkrun was the latest parkrun to host an Irish language celebration event, as Majella Ní Chríocháin from Oireachtas na Gaeilge explains….

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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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