News - 9th March 2022

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

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Name: Sarah Mc Eneaney


Occupation: Administrator


Local parkrun: Dundalk IT junior parkrun


How did you get involved in parkrun?

Setting up Dundalk parkrun in 2015 to bring parkrun to my town as Drogheda was the nearest.


What do you love about parkrun?

It’s friendly, not competitive and free.


Who do you participate with?

I volunteer weekly with core members, my partner Colin and friends.


Any parkrun milestones / achievements you would like to share?

I have 168 volunteer roles and 15 parkruns completed. I’m very proud to volunteer. I have currently changed jobs to give me my Saturday off so hoping I can run Saturday and volunteer Sundays.


How has parkrun impacted positively on you?

It’s given me confidence but I’ve made friends for life from it and that’s the best part of it. We would never have crossed paths otherwise.


What have you missed most about parkrun?

Meeting everyone weekly. It has been sad coming back and finding out some people have lost friends and relatives over lockdown.


Who is your dream parkrun buddy?

My besties from parkrun Brenda and Debbie although we have never ran together, I walked parkrun with Debbie.


What was your best parkrun experience?

The first event of junior parkrun was my best experience. We had hoped to start in 2021 but covid delayed it. It started in August this year and it was brilliant. The kid’s faces, smiling and laughing even in the rain made it worth while.


What was the funniest parkrun moment?

At one of our Christmas parkruns everyone dressed up. One man had an inflatable Santa outfit and he struggled to get the costume on, it was hilarious. It’s a great picture of us too.


What advice would you give to someone who’s never been to parkrun?

Try it, you have nothing to lose but everything to gain.

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