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Read more › News - 21st January 2020

parkrun isn’t about running

Joann Kelly smiled all the way back to the car after her first parkrun. Here she tells us why you won’t be disappointed if you make parkrunning your Saturday morning habit.   I began running in February 2017 in an effort to get healthy and fit. I had taken up running back in 2013 for…

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Read more › News - 21st January 2020

Walk with someone new

One week into the January 2020 launch of the Park Walk initiative at parkruns across Ireland, Country Manager Matt Shields encourages you to walk with someone new this Saturday.   Last week on Saturday 18 January 2020, we launched the latest round of the six-week Park Walk initiative welcoming walkers to come along and participate at parkruns…

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Read more › News - 21st January 2020

Robert Grace is our Vhi parkrun Hero winner for December

The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of December has been awarded to Robert Grace from Tullow parkrun in Carlow.   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.   Robert…

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Read more › News - 14th January 2020

Come walk with me

After rediscovering the joy of walking at parkrun, Pat Newham has a message for all the would-be-walkers out there yet to join us at parkrun. The Park Walk initiative launches 18 January, all across Ireland.   After a nine month absence while I traded in an old hip for a new one, I resumed my…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 14th January 2020

Join us for the Park Walk programme

Saturday 18 January 2020 sees the return of the successful Park Walk initiative at parkrun events across Ireland.   Ireland Country Manager Matt Shields tells us more about the six week walking programme.   Many of us will now be looking forward to a healthier and happier 2020. Volunteering, walking, jogging or running at parkrun could…

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Read more › News - 14th January 2020

Mick wins Vhi competition!

Congratulations to Mick Goss who is this week’s winner of our #VhiRewards competition! Mick kick started the New Year by taking part in the Poppintree parkrun and has won a brand new pair of running trainers for all his upcoming parkruns this year.   Would you like to be in with a chance of winning? We want…

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Read more › News - 8th January 2020

Ken wins Vhi competition!

Congratulations to Ken O’Hara who is this week’s winner of our #VhiRewards competition! You have won yourself a brand new pair of running trainers for all your upcoming parkruns this year.   Would you like to be in with a chance of winning? We want to reward you for kicking off 2020 with parkrun! Post a…

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Read more › News, Press - 6th January 2020

parkrun Ireland launches parkrun practice initiative

parkrun Ireland teams up with the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) to prescribe active lifestyles to patients and practice staff.   The Irish College of General Practitioners and parkrun Ireland have launched a groundbreaking initiative that could see thousands of patients being ‘prescribed’ outdoor, community-based physical activity rather than medication.   The initiative aims to…

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

Happy New Year to all!

From all at Vhi, we would like to wish all parkrunners a very Happy New Year! As we move into 2020, we would like to thank all those involved with parkrun. The level of enthusiasm and passion shown over the last twelve months for parkrun has been inspirational. 2019 was a brilliant year for parkrun in…

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

A wonderful free resource

As parkrun Ireland announces partnership with the Irish College of General Practitioners, Dr. Deborah Ryan talks to us about a recent GP takeover at Navan parkrun, County Meath.   I was really excited to spearhead the initiative to takeover Navan parkrun, on behalf of the Meath Faculty of the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP)….