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Read more › News - 18th November 2019

Much more than just a morning run

Independent survey commissioned by parkrun Ireland gets more than 4,400 responses and shows that volunteering has a bigger impact on health and wellbeing than just running or walking.   Participating in parkrun has significant physical and mental health benefits, suggests new research from parkrun in partnership with Vhi. The research marks parkrun’s seventh anniversary in…

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Read more › News - 12th November 2019

The love of routine

Susan, Gerard and Amy, are regulars at parkrun. Gerard and Amy both have autism, Susan tells us how the routine of parkrun makes them feel so good.   It was a miserable, wet and windy parkrun morning in November, but we got up as eager as ever, running clothes laid out the night before.  …

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Read more › News - 11th November 2019

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Petula Ní Chléirigh   Age: For ladies – Non disclosure!   Occupation: Accountant   Local parkrun: Navan   Number of parkruns completed: 101   How did you get involved in parkrun?   I heard about parkrun events in Marley Park and Malahide and I hoped parkrun would come to Navan.   On the launch…

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Read more › News - 6th November 2019

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Olaf Dennison Age: 41 Occupation: Retail assistant Local parkrun: Navan Number of parkruns completed: 125   How did you get involved in parkrun? I had been running for a while and a friend told me about parkrun. I attended Oldbridge parkrun to see how it was, really enjoyed it there and afterwards I got…

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Read more › News - 6th November 2019

Delighted to feel so healthy

Lisa Dowling started parkrun in January 2018. Now a regular runner with the visually impaired community at Brickfields parkrun, she tells us her story.   I was born with a visual impairment and in my younger years I was very involved with sports and very independent.   When I was in my twenties I had…

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Read more › News - 31st October 2019

Top tips for cold weather parkrunning

The days of parkrunning with the warm summer sun on our backs are a distant memory!   Now that the leaves are brown and have fallen from the trees, temperatures have dropped and everything just looks a little bit grey, for many parkrunners it can be tricky to know how to best prepare for Saturday mornings…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 31st October 2019

Pat Brophy is our Vhi parkrun Hero winner for September

The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of September has been awarded to Pat Brophy from Griffeen parkrun, Lucan, Co. Dublin.   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.  …

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Read more › News - 29th October 2019

parkrun Profile: Royal Canal

Royal Canal parkrun in Kilcock launched earlier this year and averages at around 110 parkrunners every week. Event Director John Ryan explains how it got started, the history around the canal and the flat, out and back course.   I knew very little about parkrun but I had often encountered the Ballina parkrun during my…

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Read more › News - 23rd October 2019

Everyone is a friend

Paula Magee found parkrun after losing her four month old son. Here she describes her Armagh parkrun extended family, and why she looks forward to going every week.   My parkrun journey started three years ago now, at the end of October 2016.   It was after losing our four month old son, and living…

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Read more › News - 23rd October 2019

parkrun Profile: Glengarriff

This week, Michael Healy talks all things Glengarriff parkrun, the breathtaking 5k route, the unique setting and the people…   I got involved in parkrun to get fitter and meet some new people as my wife and I recently retired to the area. Glengarriff parkrun is set in the beautiful and unique Glengarriff Woods Nature…