Name: Orla McElhinney
Local parkrun: St. Anne’s Park
Number of park runs completed: 51
How did you first get involved in parkrun?
My good friend Ciara recommended we run it!
How have you been completing your (not)parkruns?
I have been running as often as I can in my local area.
How has (not)parkrun helped you over the past few months?
It’s been an absolute saviour for me during these difficult times.
What do you miss the most about parkrun?
There are plenty of things I miss. I miss running with friends, and all the camaraderie – especially the cheers, smiles and laughter, I loved starting my weekend with a completed parkrun!
What are you looking forward to the most when parkrun returns?
I can’t wait to see our community back running together again, where we all encourage each other. I am looking forward to pushing myself and trying to achieve a new personal best!
What is your favourite parkrun memory?
My favourite memory is my 50th parkrun and celebrating it with wonderful friends while also enjoying the amazing cake and coffee after!
Anything else you would like to include?
A massive big thank you to all the amazing volunteers especially the volunteers in St. Anne’s Park!
We are delighted to see so many of you have been taking part in (not)parkrun recently. While we are hoping we can see each of you again at your local parkrun soon, we spoke with some parkrunners who have been taking part in (not)parkrun, to find out how it has helped them during these difficult…
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