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Read more › News - 31st March 2020

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Darina Hynes Age: 40 Occupation: Scientist Local parkrun: Tymon Number of parkruns completed: 102   How did you get involved in parkrun? My friend recommended her local parkrun but was a little far away for me so I decided to check out Tymon parkrun on my own one Saturday morning in October 2017 and…

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Read more › News - 27th March 2020

The School of parkrun

parkrun may be out for the time being, but the School of parkrun is here!   We’re super happy to say that from Monday 30 March, we will be setting daily parkrun-themed tasks for children of all ages and the whole family to try together.   We’ll be covering five subjects: English Science Geography Maths…

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Read more › News - 25th March 2020

Share your stories with us

Now, more than ever, we want to keep the parkrun world inspired and engaged. And what better way to do that, than with stories from you – our parkrun family.   Here’s how to get in touch with us.   We’d love to see anything you’d like to send through, but especially –   Films…

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Read more › News - 18th March 2020

We will get through this, together

Dear parkrunners,   I’m writing to you to let you know that as a fellow parkrunner I am here for you during this time and wish to reassure you that the parkrun family, that I started in 2004, is as strong as it has ever been. We will get through this together, and I know…

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Read more › News - 16th March 2020

Aoife Kelly is our Vhi parkrun Hero winner for February

The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of February has been awarded to Aoife Kelly from St. Anne’s parkrun in 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 volunteers.  …

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Read more › News - 16th March 2020

An interesting and wonderful journey

Robert Francis stumbled upon Waterstown parkrun by accident. Now a keen parkrunner and regular volunteer, he tells us all about his parkrun journey.   Soon it will be my 200th parkrun. It should have been sooner, but that’s what happens when you forget your barcode!   So it has been an interesting and wonderful journey….

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Read more › News - 11th March 2020

A huge celebration at International Women’s Day parkrun!

In a celebration of female participation to mark International Women’s Day, #IWDparkrun welcomed an astonishing 15,000 additional women and girls at parkruns all around the world.   On Saturday 7 March 2020, we were delighted to see almost 151,000 women and girls walking, jogging or running at parkrun globally.   Our social feeds lit up…

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Read more › News - 9th March 2020

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Eileen Kennelly Age: 53 Occupation: Secondary School Principal Local parkrun: Tralee Number of parkruns completed: I joined parkrun this time last year. I completed my 50th parkrun on 21 December 2019. I have also volunteered on 20 occasions primarily with junior parkrun.   How did you get involved in parkrun? My son Cathal lives in…

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Read more › News - 4th March 2020

Vhi’s Mini Marathon is back!

Are you taking part in the largest all female event of its kind in the world this May? The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is back for its 38th year and if you are taking part this summer, your weekly parkrun is the perfect preparation for the 10k route!   In the run up to International…

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Read more › News - 3rd March 2020

Incredible friendships

Sixteen members of Deirdre Henchy’s family are now parkrunners. She tells us how discovering parkrun has led to incredible friendships and a new, extended family.   My parkrun journey started late 2014 when my brother Justin suggested I join him for a parkrun in Malahide.   That first parkrun floored me, and I had no…