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!
Caroline Kennedy tells us about the integral part Templemore parkrun has played in her cancer recovery journey, and breaking that 35 minute barrier. On the last weekend in June 2017, I became very ill and was given a bowel cancer diagnosis just a few weeks later. The chemotherapy followed, culminating in me undergoing extensive surgery…
Name: Brighid Smyth Age: 54 Occupation: Head of Corporate Communication, Vhi Local parkrun: St Anne’s parkrun Number of parkruns completed: 83 in 16 locations How did you get involved in parkrun? I ran my first parkrun on the 28 September 2013. At the time I was training for the 2013 Dublin City Marathon…