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Read more › News - 1st December 2021

Understanding parkrun and its impact

We are proud to support research that helps us understand what makes parkrun so special, as well as advancing scientific knowledge into a range of topics related to health and wellbeing.   Academics around the world have been busy undertaking such research, with approval from the parkrun Research Board at Sheffield Hallam University.  The last…

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Read more › News - 1st December 2021

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Colette Ryan   Occupation: Retail operative   Local parkrun: Ballincollig parkrun   How did you get involved in parkrun? I was looking for a running event that didn’t require to be a fast runner after doing a couch to 5k course. So, I decided to give parkrun a try!   What do you love…

Read more › News - 24th November 2021

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Greg Start   Occupation: Engineer   Local parkrun: Borrisokane Town parkrun   How did you get involved in parkrun? I got involved through my brother, he was the one that encouraged me to join.   What do you love about parkrun? The thing that I love most about parkrun, has to the community that…

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Read more › News - 24th November 2021

Supporting those impacted by cancer with 5k Your Way

The reopening of parkrun events across UK and Ireland has brought a smile to all of our faces, not least the members of the many 5K Your Way groups who are finally able to get together, in person, again.    Linked to parkrun events, 5K Your Way is a community-based initiative to encourage those living…

Read more › News - 24th November 2021

What are you thankful for?

Each year, parkruns around the world celebrate one ‘special day’, where they can hold an additional parkrun outside of the usual Saturday morning.   The United States are about to celebrate Thanksgiving, and with it their special parkrunday. Join us as we take a look at the tradition.   For much of United States history,…

Read more › News - 22nd November 2021

Scanning from mobile devices

Since the personal barcode system was introduced in 2009, over 60 million instances of participation have been recorded at parkrun events around the world.   Over that time we have insisted that in order to record a time, all finishers must present a printed barcode (either in the form of a paper printout or an…

Galway Westside Playing Fields junior parkrun in partnership with Vhi
Read more › News - 17th November 2021

Galway Westside Playing Fields host their first junior parkrun!

Vhi is thrilled that junior parkrun events have returned around Ireland, meaning our junior parkrunners have been able to return to their Sunday morning 2k. On top of that, it has been great to see new junior parkrun events also starting around the country!   Galway Westside Playing Fields in Co Galway held their first…

Read more › News - 17th November 2021

Don’t look for inspiration, look to inspire

Born with a rare genetic eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa, causing slow vision degeneration, Shayne Allen said his life motto was not to look for inspiration but to inspire.   Shayne started taking part in Woy Woy parkrun in Australia in 2019, and this is his story.   Despite having less than five per cent central vision,…

Read more › News - 16th November 2021

parkrun celebrates four year success of events on the custodial estate

Every Saturday morning hundreds of people in prisons, young offender institutions, and correctional facilities are walking, jogging, running and volunteering as part of the global parkrun family.   Four years on from the launch of the very first custodial event, Black Combe parkrun at HMP Haverigg, we take a look at the phenomenal success of…

Vhi roadshow at Griffeen parkrun
Read more › News - 10th November 2021

Ask David: nutrition

Each month we’re putting your questions to Olympian and Vhi ambassador David Gillick. This week, he focuses on your questions around nutrition.   The great thing about parkrun is that it’s open to everyone. As a result, there will be people keen to make weekly improvements and others who simply enjoy getting out on a…