We have been hosting special events throughout the country to celebrate our partnership with parkrun Ireland, and our parkrun roadshow continues this Saturday 4 November. We are calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join us at Poolbeg parkrun.
Vhi ambassador and Olympian David Gillick will be on hand to lead the warm up and take part in the lovely surroundings of Sean Moore Park. Poolbeg parkrun will also mark the culmination of six weeks of training for those who took part in the Vhi Corporate Running Programme, which was delivered by David Gillick, fellow Olympian Mick Clohisey and coach Feidhlim Kelly.
Post event, we are inviting everyone to join us at the Vhi Relaxation area for some tea, coffee and fruit. Massage balls will be given out while stocks last and a qualified physiotherapist will also be on hand to guide participants through a post event stretching routine.
Last weekend’s special event, held at the Tralee parkrun, was a spooktacular morning with zombies, ghosts, witches and wizards turning out for the Halloween-themed parkrun.
Stephen Byrne, a member of Transplant Team Ireland and representative at European and World level, was special guest for last week’s Tralee parkrun motivating and inspiring the 224 participants in equal measure.
Join us at the Poolbeg parkrun this Saturday for what promises to be another memorable morning!
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