Vhi roadshow at Templemore parkrun
Read more › News - 9th June 2021

A look back to Vhi’s visit to Templemore parkrun

In the absence of parkrun during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are looking back at some of the events Vhi visited throughout the years as parkrun’s partner.   Back in 2019, the Vhi parkrun roadshow visited Templemore parkrun, Co Tipperary. It was an incredible day as the parkrunners were joined by Olympian and Vhi ambassador David…

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Read more › News - 9th June 2021

Age is no barrier

Francie Arthurs is one of the most treasured parkrunners at Falls parkrun in Belfast.   Run Director, Debbie Walsh, tells us his inspirational story.   If you have ever had the fortune of visiting Falls parkrun in Belfast you will no doubt have met our very own, homegrown legend, Francie Arthurs.   Picture this, a…

Read more › News - 8th June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 8 June

Last weekend we saw 700 events take place across seven countries, with more than 62,000 participants enjoying the magic of free, community-led, outdoor, social physical activity opportunities.   It is so encouraging to see these events welcomed back by local communities, and to see our COVID-19 Framework in action and working well. This COVID-specific framework…

Read more › News - 2nd June 2021

Let’s celebrate Global Running Day together!

Hello June!   Today is a day dedicated 100% to getting active, and what could be better? As holidays go, Global Running Day has always been our friends at Brooks’ favourite, even if they are a little biased!   While we may not all be able to get together for our parkrun just yet, we can still…

Read more › News - 2nd June 2021

Missing the banter

To maintain her weekly 5k routine, Mary Meaney created her own Derryard (not)parkrun 75 lap garden course. Mary Lynch, Run Director of Vandeleur parkrun, tells us the story.   Mary Meaney, a passionate parkrunner, attended the first ever Vandeleur parkrun back in March 2016 and has been an avid participant ever since.   Mary achieved…

Read more › News - 2nd June 2021

Are you a Vhi member? Get double rewards this weekend!

Will you be doing (not)parkrun this bank holiday weekend? Our friends at Vhi want to reward those who are getting out and taking part in (not)parkrun!   Thanks to Vhi (not)parkrun rewards, any Vhi customer who takes part in (not)parkrun and registers their run, will automatically get a second run free. Two runs for running…

Read more › News - 1st June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 1 June

It was fabulous to see 25 events return across South Africa last weekend, the seventh country to welcome back free, weekly, community events since lockdown began last March.   Unfortunately a temporary lockdown in Victoria, Australia meant that 97 events were cancelled there, but in total 663 events did take place around the world, with…

Read more › News - 26th May 2021

How did you get involved in parkrun? Vhi asks parkrunners!

As we head into the summertime, it has us thinking about the great memories that we have all built over the years through parkrun. We can’t wait for the day to come where you’ll be able to return to your local parkrun again. Hopefully, with brighter days ahead, it won’t be too long before that…

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Read more › News - 26th May 2021

Cheers and smiles

Colette Ryan loves the simplicity of parkrun, and has missed her weekly event at Ballincollig Regional Park. When restrictions lifted she was welcomed back by friends for a (not)parkrun, and there were cheers and smiles all round.   Here’s her parkrun story.   I first heard about parkrun way back in 2015. I had just completed a Couch…

Read more › News - 25th May 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 25 May

It was fantastic to welcome back ten events across the USA last Saturday, the sixth country to see events restart since the suspension of all parkruns worldwide last March.   In total, 725 events took place last weekend, with just under 70,000 participants walking, jogging, running and volunteering, including nearly 3,500 people attending a parkrun…