News - 22nd October 2019

Vhi Roadshow Recap!


Vhi would like to express a huge thank you to everyone that has helped to make the Vhi roadshow events a reality this year. Vhi ambassador and Olympian, David Gillick, welcomed walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers to join him in a warm-up, offering support and encouragement to newcomers and seasoned parkrunners alike. Overall, 1,390 parkrunners, took part, with over 200 Personal Best times posted and an incredible 267 first timers joining us!


It was a pleasure to visit each parkrun as each event enjoyed a lovely atmosphere, with parkrunners enjoying hospitality post run in four separate recovery zones – Rehydrate, Relax, Refuel and Reward. This included a Vhi vending machine providing goodies, healthy snacks, water stations and yoga classes post-event to cool down.


A big thank you to all the event directors who helped to make the events run as smoothly as possible; Paul Richardson in Griffeen, Kenny Franks in Templemore, Leonie and Muriel Weekes in Fairview, Ken Landy in Navan, Alan Foley in Father Collins, AnnaMarie Cleary in Monaghan Town and Julie O’Dowd in Porterstown. The junior parkrun roadshow continued in 2019, and we must also extend thanks to Lavinia Duggan in Shelbourne park junior parkrun, Co. Limerick and Lucia Lambe in Deerpark junior parkrun, Co. Dublin.


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.


Keep an eye on the parkrun newsletter and Facebook for more details on future events, and we look forward to welcoming even more parkrunners to the 2020 roadshows!

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