Uncategorized - 31st October 2019

Pat Brophy is our Vhi parkrun Hero winner for September

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The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of September has been awarded to Pat Brophy from Griffeen parkrun, Lucan, Co. Dublin.


The monthly award recognises and rewards inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the parkrun community who embody the ethos of parkrun or have made an outstanding contribution – be they participants or volunteers.


Pat is someone who epitomises the ethos of parkrun and is well known for encouraging first-time runners to try parkrun out, and to keep encouraging them to come back. Pat consistently shows newcomers around the Griffeen course, giving advice on the route and introducing new people to the Griffeen parkrunners. Pat set up the Griffeen junior parkrun after bringing his two sons to other junior parkruns, and decided to set one up in the local area. Many people around Griffeen have Pat to thank for getting them involved in parkrun and junior parkrun.


Nominate a participant or volunteer for the October parkrun hero award at www.vhi.ie/running and if you are a Vhi customer you can also nominate a member of the parkrun community for the award within the Vhi app. Winners will receive a €250 One4All voucher and plaque courtesy of Vhi.

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