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Read more › News - 25th February 2020

Meeting people I’d never have met

Bushy parkrun Dublin parkrunner Evonne Hogan tells us how Saturday mornings are a time she gets to meet people she wouldn’t have met otherwise, and be an integral part of her local community.   My parkrun story starts in 2013 when I took part in the first Marlay parkrun.   I only ran intermittently following…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 17th February 2020

It’s the journey not the destination

Bushy Dublin parkrunner Niall Coppinger has just completed 100 parkruns. Here he tells us about all the memorable moments on his six year journey.   So I’ve completed 100 parkruns. It’s no big deal. Or is it? What’s the fuss.   It has taken me six years to reach this 100 parkrun milestone and along…

Read more › News - 17th February 2020

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Claire Ryan Age: 30 Occupation: Trainee Solicitor Local parkrun: Waterstown Number of parkruns completed: 14   How did you get involved in parkrun? My running guide, Nanda, first alerted me to parkrun a few years ago. She thought it would be a good way for me to incorporate another training session into the week…

Read more › News - 11th February 2020

parkrun with Dyspraxia for me

Katelyn, aged 13, tells us about a love for barcode scanning, and all the ways parkrun has helped improve her life.   I can vividly remember my first ever parkrun. I went with my younger sister and my Mum. It was a cold December morning in Castletown, but that didn’t bother me.   I was…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 11th February 2020

Vhi’s parkrun rewards go digital!

Vhi’s parkrun Rewards has now gone digital with a host of new rewards to claim!   Vhi want to reward you for taking part in parkrun on Saturday mornings. If you’re a Vhi member, you can earn a €5 reward when you participate or volunteer at five Saturday parkruns. You can either use your €5…

Read more › News - 11th February 2020

Just go for it

Frank McLoughlin started parkrun after his children encouraged him to get fit. Now aged 57, Frank tells us how he came to finally call himself a runner.   I started parkrun in 2013 after some pressure from my children to get fit. I’d passed the 50 age bracket and was feeling overweight and unfit.  …

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Read more › News - 11th February 2020

Ten out of ten

Yann O’Carroll is 19 years old and lives in Tralee, Co. Kerry. He loves parkrunning with friends, and welcoming new parkrunners at the First Timer’s brief, here he tells us why he gives parkrun ten out of ten.   My name is Yann O’ Carroll and I am 19 years old. I live in Tralee,…

Read more › News - 5th February 2020

Help us celebrate female participation on international women’s day

Join us on Saturday 7 March 2020, the day before International Women’s Day, in a celebration of female participation at parkruns all around the world. Why not bring along a female friend, colleague or family member and walk, jog, run or volunteer together. Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #IWDparkrun.   parkrun events will…

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Read more › News - 4th February 2020

Bring a friend to parkrun on Saturday 8 February for World Cancer Day

The Irish Cancer Prevention Network (ICPN) and parkrun are teaming up for the third year to encourage you to bring a friend to parkrun on Saturday 8 February to mark World Cancer Day. Áine Lyng from the HSE National Cancer Control Programme explains why this is important:   “Sadly cancer touches the lives of thousands…

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Read more › News - 4th February 2020

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Brendan Branigan Age: 53 Occupation: Nurse Local parkrun: Oldbridge, Drogheda. Number of parkruns completed: 53   How did you get involved in parkrun?   parkrun was mentioned by a few of my friends and neighbours over a time. I was slow to try it because I knew nothing about it. Now, we all do…