News - 8th May 2019
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Join Olympian David Gillick at the Vhi parkrun Roadshows

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Vhi ambassador and Olympian, David Gillick, is calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join him at the Vhi Roadshows where Vhi will host a series of special events to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland.

 

The Vhi parkrun roadshows will be rolling out across the country over the next number of months, helping to boost participation rates at the events it visits. Keep an eye on the parkrun newsletter and Facebook for more details.

 

In addition to the normal parkruns on Saturday morning, David Gillick will be on hand to lead the warm-up for parkrun participants and offer support and encouragement to newcomers and seasoned parkrunners alike. Afterwards, parkrunners can enjoy Vhi’s hospitality in four separate recovery zones – Rehydrate, Relax, Refuel and Reward.

 

Vhi will be helping participants rehydrate and refuel with a selection of healthy snacks. A qualified yoga instructor will be on hand to guide participants through a post-event cool down and stretching routine in the ‘Relax’ zone and finally, Vhi will be rewarding participants with a selection of goodies when their scan their barcode in the Vhi vending machine.

 

Vhi Roadshow dates:

15 June        Griffeen parkrun, Griffeen Valley Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin

22 June       Templemore parkrun, Templemore Park, Templemore, Co. Tipperary

20 July         Fairview parkrun, Fairview Park, Fairview, Dublin 3

14 Sept        Navan parkrun, Blackwater Park, Windtown Road, Navan, Co. Meath

5 October    Father Collins, Father Collins Park, The Hole in The Wall Rd, Dublin 13

12 October  Monaghan Town parkrun, Rossmore Forest Park, Gortnakeegan, Monaghan

19 October  Porterstown parkrun, Porterstown Park, Porterstown Road, Dublin 15

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