News - 24th February 2021

Congratulations Mary!

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Congratulations to Mary Phelan Carr who has been selected as the week two winner of the #Vhi parkrun social media competition. Mary entered the competition by posting a picture of herself completing her (not)parkrun and used #Vhi. Mary has won a pair of wireless Apple AirPods headphones, which will no doubt come in handy for all her future runs!


Mary is a retired primary school teacher from Dublin, who has been running or walking 5km every day since the start of the new year. So far, she has completed 34 (not)parkruns in Poppintree, her local parkrun venue.


For Mary, (not)parkrun has been great for her physical and mental health during these difficult times, and she finds getting out and running in the fresh air really helps lift her spirit. Mary has taken part in parkruns throughout Ireland, England, Scotland and even as far as Knoxville, Tennessee! Her dream is to run a parkrun in Japan one day, as her son is living there. For now, she is most looking forward to getting back to running and volunteering in Poppintree and coffee and chat afterwards!


Next week will be the last week of our Vhi (not)parkrun AirPod competition. Make sure you enter to have a chance of winning. All you have to do is follow these simple steps.

  1. Take a picture yourself out while you are out completing your (not)parkrun and upload it to either your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account.
  2. Tag @parkrunie on Instagram or Twitter, and tag @parkruneire if you are posting on Facebook
  3.  Make sure you are following parkrun on the platform you are posting on too.
  4. Use the hashtag #Vhi when posting and make sure your profile is public so we can see your entry!


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