Read more › News - 23rd February 2021

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Grainne Stephens has a message for anyone who thinks they could never complete a 5k – you can.   Encouraged by her mum, she’s now a regular at Waterworks parkrun. This is her story.   I started the Jog Belfast Programme in January 2018. In summer of 2017 I became very unhappy with the way…

Read more › News - 23rd February 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 23 February

On Monday 22 February, the UK Government published a roadmap for exiting lockdown over the coming months, detailing how and when restrictions will be eased if everything goes to plan.   We welcome this announcement and support the Government’s cautious framework for a return to normality. The roadmap provides us with an opportunity for junior…

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Read more › News - 17th February 2021

Congratulations Helen!

Congratulations to Helen Carr who has been selected as the week one winner of the Vhi parkrun social media competition. Helen entered the competition by posting a picture of herself completing her (not)parkrun and used #Vhi. Helen has won a pair of wireless Apple AirPods headphones, which will no doubt come in handy for all…

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Read more › News - 17th February 2021

Join team parkrun for a brand new virtual challenge!

Keep the parkrun community walking, jogging and running around the world with the World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 21 Global Challenge.   We’re calling all parkrun and (not)parkrun runners to join “Team parkrun” for this global event so we can keep as many passionate movers as we can, clocking up the kilometres, before 21…

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Read more › News - 17th February 2021

Never alone

It’s the penultimate week of our New Year campaign, The parkrun Resolution.   Your #parkrunresolution might be a personal journey, but you are never alone.   At the dawn of 2021 we invited you to set your own parkrun Resolution, and we made a commitment to support you every single step of the way. Every…

Read more › News - 16th February 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 16 February

The coming weeks and months are likely to prove critical as the world strives to overcome the continued challenges presented by COVID-19.   Unfortunately, whilst Australia and New Zealand have so far successfully prevented significant levels of infection, both countries are currently experiencing regional lockdowns in response to localised outbreaks. In South Africa, thankfully, cases…

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Read more › News - 16th February 2021

Encouragement and support

Gill Keenan embarked on a Couch 2 5k programme and never looked back. Here she tells us about her special memories at Malahide parkrun.   Starting a Couch 2 5k programme with Sloggers to Joggers in September 2014 was definitely one of the best things I’ve ever done for my physical and mental health.  …

Read more › News - 16th February 2021

Some food for thought

Olympian and Vhi Ambassador David Gillick shares some food for thought when it comes to fuelling for exercise.   As a former elite athlete and now parkrunner, I regularly get asked questions about food.   It’s a really interesting topic regardless of their level, especially as it affects both health and performance. For someone who…

Read more › News - 11th February 2021

The Big Bang

parkrunner Paul Spain is missing his pals more than his parkruns. Here he shares some parkrun memories.   They say it all started with the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago! Out of the resulting chaos everything evolved to lead us to where we are today. The chaos of the COVID. Everything is changed, utterly…

Read more › News - 10th February 2021

Vhi – terms and conditions

Vhi/parkrun competition – Terms & Conditions This competition is open to those aged over 18, who reside in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland except employees of Vhi Group and its subsidiary companies, their agencies, parkrun Ireland, and anyone professionally connected with this promotion.   The competition prizes are offered by Vhi Group and…