Read more › News - 7th April 2021

What has been your favourite parkrun experience? Vhi asks parkrunners!

As the warmer weather approaches and the evenings get brighter, it has us thinking about the great memories that we have all built over the years through parkrun. We know that you are all longing for the day when you’ll be able to return to your local parkrun again, and hopefully as brighter days lie…

Read more › News - 7th April 2021

I thought I would give up

Gillian Roden was convinced by friends to sign up for a couch to 5k programme.   After graduating the programme at Waterworks parkrun, she fell in love with the parkrun community and now thinks it’s the best way to start any weekend.   I signed up for Jog Belfast at the Girls Model School in…

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Read more › News - 6th April 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 6 April

The situation with regards to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to be somewhat turbulent in nearly every parkrun territory.   Whilst some of the parkrun family are experiencing a challenging time at the moment with increasing lockdown restrictions, others are beginning to see the green shoots of recovery.   In South Africa, the Government recently amended the…

Read more › News - 31st March 2021

Who would be your dream parkrun buddy? Vhi asks parkrunners!

In the absence of parkrun during the Covid-19 pandemic, it is safe to say that we all currently have a parkrun-shaped hole in our lives. We’re all longing for the day when we will be able to return to our local parkrun on a Saturday. Hopefully, with the promise of brighter days ahead, it won’t…

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Read more › News - 31st March 2021

Great inspiration

Ali O’Brien can’t wait to be back at Waterford Nature parkrun, until then she is busy organising and enjoying (not)parkrun with three neighbouring parkrun communities.   My parkrun story started back in 2015 at the then Johnstown parkrun in my home county of Wexford. I ran with my Dad, finishing behind him jogging in the…

Read more › News - 30th March 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 30 March

Whilst, this week, there are no significant changes that impact the 22 countries in which we operate, we are delighted to confirm that we expect 52 junior parkrun events to restart in England on Sunday 11 April.   As we continue to work through the reopening checklist with our junior teams, and receive the necessary…

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Read more › News - 24th March 2021

People of (not)parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Orla McElhinney         Age: 43           Occupation: Accountant Local parkrun: St. Anne’s Park Number of park runs completed: 51   How did you first get involved in parkrun? My good friend Ciara recommended we run it!   How have you been completing your (not)parkruns? I have been running as often as I can in my local…

Read more › News - 24th March 2021

Research on running through COVID-19

University of Nottingham researchers are looking for runners of all levels to take part in a study examining how their running habits have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what impact running could potentially have on the virus itself.   This research is supported by The parkrun Research Board, and here’s how you can take…

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Read more › News - 24th March 2021

It started with parkrun

For Antoinette McGough parkrun was the springboard for making some big, positive changes in her life. Now a member of the team at Gorey parkrun, she tells us her parkrun story.   Having been through an extremely stressful time, I’d moved, with my husband from Dublin to Wexford. I initially hated the place. We were…

Read more › News - 23rd March 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 23 March

Writing this on the one-year anniversary of the UK going into lockdown, it’s difficult to comprehend the challenges we’ve all faced over the last 12 months. And it’s quite remarkable to know that, wherever you are in the world as you read this message, you will undoubtedly have been impacted negatively in some way.  …