News - 30th July 2019

Quick Roadshow Update!


Vhi ambassador and Olympian, David Gillick, has been busy calling on walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers to join him at the three Vhi Roadshows that have taken place so far.


The Vhi parkrun roadshows have visited Templemore parkrun in Tipperary, and Griffeen parkrun and Fairview parkrun in Dublin, with over 100 first timers joining us, everyone has helped to create an incredible atmosphere in every venue. Vhi will host another four events in 2019 to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland, so don’t miss your closest location!


A big thank you to all the event directors and who helped to make the events run as smoothly as possible, Paul Richardson in Griffeen, Kenny Franks in Templemore, and Leonie Weekes and Muriel Weekes in Fairview. A special thanks to the teams of volunteers who have put on brilliant parkruns and to everyone who participated for giving the Vhi roadshow such a warm welcome. Check out all the fantastic images from the events on their respective Facebook pages.


Upcoming Vhi Roadshow dates:

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


Keep an eye on the parkrun newsletter and Facebook for more details. We look forward to welcoming even more first timers over the coming events!

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